Monday, June 6, 2011

Glamorous Review of Ooh La Frou Frou Girl Sunny ... Up Close!

Happy Monday,
all of you
Ooh La Frou Frou girls!
It's now the beautiful month of June
... the unofficial beginning of summer ...
and we're so glad it's here!

To celebrate June's arrival,
we've chosen our beach girl Sunny
to be the subject of the Glamorous Review this week.
If you're new to Ooh La Frou Frou, welcome!
The Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card line
stars eight fun, glamorous illustrated girls
and this blog is the magical place
where we look into their fantasy city adventures ...
don't we all need luxurious adventure in our lives?

We recently began a series of Glamorous Reviews
of each of the eight girls, taking a close-up look
at the details about each of them.
Ooh La Frou Frou girl Sunny
is Glamorous Review number six of the eight so far.
If you've missed one of the previous Reviews,
just click the names below to go to each girl's Review post
and see each girls oh-so-luxe city residence and more:
Hope ~ Tiffany ~ Cherie ~ Aimee ~ Belle

The first thing we'll discover about Sunny
is which Ooh La Frou Frou Collection cards
she's appeared on so far, below:
"Glamour Girls" (upper right in front of the bridal shop)
"Sweet News" (left in front of a Sweet Shop window)
and "Sunny Days" (lower right lounging by the pool).

Glamorous Ooh La Frou Frou girl Sunny is all about:

She's adores:
~ beach and pool ~
~ sandals~
~ glamorous straw hats ~
~ umbrella drinks ~

She's all about:
~ melon-colored nail polish ~
~ sultry summer eyes ~
~ that summer glow ~
~ looking just so while poolside ~

Here's a little inspiration to help you get into a Sunny frame of mind ...
close your eyes ... can you feel the sand between your toes yet?
Nine West Swimwear Campaign 2011 via
Calzedonia Swimwear Campaign 2011 via
Chanel Eyewear by Karl Lagerfeld Campaign 2011 via

Now that we're starting to feel the sun on our backs
and the summer breeze in our hair,
let's take a quick look back at
~ Sunny's Previous Posts ~

~ Sunny's First Post ~
was called

In this post,
Sunny introduced us to some oh-so-pretty swimwear from
the following designers:

Swimwear Designer One:
~ Get Undrest ~
This year at Undrest you'll see pretties like
the Biarritz Maillot below ... soft as the ocean waves ...

Swimwear Designer Two from Sunny's
"Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" post was:
~ Norma Kamali ~

And this summer from Norma Kamali ...
suits such as the C Mio suit with its striking design
will steal the show ...

And Swimsuit Collection Number Three
from Sunny's "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" post was:
~ Anthropologie ~

If you shop this summer at Anthropologie for swimwear ...
you'll find ooh-la-la pieces such as the lovely vintage-looking
~ Sunny's Second Post ~
was called

Where does Sunny live?
The main playground
for all of the girls of the card line is the city.
I chose New York as their home, of course,
because of the shopping, excitement and glamour ...
there's nowhere quite like New York!

But just as Ooh La Frou Frou girl Aimee
loves and frequently travels to
Paris ...
Ooh La Frou Frou girl Belle
is originally from the lovely

Sunny is a city girl
from California.
Since Ooh La Frou Frou is all about glamorous fantasy,
whenever the winter weather is simply too much for Sunny,
she becomes a California Girl
until the weather starts behaving itself again!
I think we'd all like that lifestyle, don't you?
Her exciting apartment you'll learn about today
is her city apartment in New York.

In Sunny's "California Girl" post,
she mentioned that she loves the girls to visit her
when she's flies back to California.
These are two of the "California" things
the girls like to do together:

... shop, shop, shop on Rodeo Drive ...

... and drive around in Sunny's convertible
with wind in their hair, soaking in all of the sights ...
like the gorgeous homes of Beverly Hills ...

In the "California Girl" post,
she even showed us
how a California girl looks inconspicuous
if she finds a movie star or two sitting next to her
while doing lunch at "The Ivy" ...
she simply peers at them

over big sunglasses ...

When back at home in New York, Sunny loves to spend
summer days at the beach and pool too ...
leisurely summer weekends at Long Beach and The Hamptons ...
too lovely, don't you think?

Are you wondering where Sunny lives in New York?

Sunny's a modern kind of girl.
I've chosen for Sunny
a glamorous co-op apartment in a luxurious hotel
with the view of Central Park:
The place she calls home is
The Mark
on the corner of 77th and Madison Avenue ...

Illustration of The Mark via

Can't you just see Sunny going to and from this elegant entrance?
And it's so very nice that it's also home
to the world's most famous hairstylist Frederic Fekkai ...
what could be more convenient .. a salon at your doorstep!

As you know,
I've been creating just a quick rough illustration
of the entrances of each of the girls' apartments
for their Glamorous Reviews and here's the quick sketch of
Sunny's glamorous entrance ...

~ And here's a little treat ~
I think you'll adore this little film
brought to us by The Mark called
"Life At The Mark"
as much as I do ...

The Mark, originally built in 1927, recently went through
a very avant-garde restoration by famous French designer

When you enter, you'll first be awed by the
dramatic graphic striping of the marble floors
and a dramatic black marble spiral staircase ...

You never know who you'll see in New York ...
scenes from the movie "Have You Heard About the Morgans"
starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant
were filmed at The Mark ...

The Mark has 118 rooms for guests and 42 luxurious co-op apartments.
Attention to detail is what The Mark is known for ...
the house staff is outfitted by Turnbull & Asser of London ...

If you were to visit Sunny at The Mark,
these are some of the things you'd enjoy:

A lovely view of Central Park ...

... monograms, monograms, monograms ...

... silky soft Frete Italian linens adorning the beds ...

... marble luxury in the baths ...


... not your ordinary mini-bar ...
(should we call it a maxi-bar?)

... and a dramatic glass floor-to-ceiling wine cellar
 connecting the Restaurant to the Bar ...

Ahhhh, Sunny's glamorous life at The Mark.

~ Before I end this Glamorous Review on Sunny ~

The exciting set of twelve
Summer "City Girl" Boxed Notecards
that we've begun introducing card-by-card recently
star all eight of the girls
and will be available for purchase
next Monday ... June 13!
Their availability will be announced here on the
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog!
(box of 12 ~ 3 each of 4 designs)
The fourth notecard in this Collection will be
revealed in the June 13 post, as well!

Oh, yes
a "little something extra" will be included in the package
to the first ten customers that order the notecards!
Following are the three notecard designs we've revealed so far
starring (L to R) Tiffany, Cherie, Belle, Sunny and Aimee:
All Ooh La Frou Frou Collection cards
can be purchased at our website:

~ But don't change your flipflops
for heels quite yet, darlings
We need the proper send-off for Sunny's beachy post,
don't you agree?
I want to keep you in Sunny's
"perpetual beach" frame-of-mind for a while
So that all of you, our darling real-life Ooh La Frou Frou girls,
can head back into your day humming a little beach tune!

Sunny introduced this link in her "California Girl" post ...
and we'd like to transport you once more
to the beachy fun world of
"Pistol Panties."
When you click on the link below,
you will instantly be sent to a beach scene ...
and you don't even have to buy airfare!
The longer you stay in the beach scene,
the more cute things you'll see pop up onto the beach
(like a little crab that skitters across the sand).
After you've enjoyed the first beach scene a bit,
take your mouse and click on the bathing suit-clad girl
standing on the far left side of the beach in front of the store.
You'll be transported to yet another fun beach scene
with more surprises!
It is in this second beach scene that you will see little
beach signs you can click on
and a fun display of their swimwear will appear.

Ready for your trip? Let's go!
And darling ... remember, we are glamour girls ...
don't forget your sunscreen!
Click here to fly to the beach:

Have a Very Glamorous and Sunny Week,

All Ooh La Frou Frou Collection Illustrations
are by the artist and creator of
The Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
~ Sandra Shelton Markwalder ~


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for another beautiful post Sandy.
Sunny is the girl I connect with the most, as I am a beach girl, living close to the beach in Australia. I love animals too, especially cats & horses.
I wonder if Sunny rides a horse in the waves.I can imagine her doing that too.
I did not want Sunny's post to end.
So love your skills.
Love Chelsi

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Wow! Your beach images are gorgeous, and I really love Sunny.Mind you, I love them all -not sure I have a favorite anymore.
Sandy, I am really interested in purchasing the new set of cards. Any idea on postage costs to Spain? (you can DM me via Twitter if you prefer) ;-)
Have a lovely and glamorous week sweetheart.

Suburban Princess said...

Adorable!! I love the video!

Raicreations Designs said...

I feel like I am on vacation already and wish it was in sunny Califonia, like the comment above I cannot choose who I like the most, I love them all!

SoapyMermaid said...

Sunny is very nice. she reminds me how much i miss the sea! the mark is gorgeous and all those swimwears are fantastic!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy, as a Californian I have to love Sunny! And that chevron bathingsuit is now on my wishlist. Did you do the illustration for the Mark little film? It's adorable? Love to stay there too--it's my initial, after all! Happy Monday dear!

xo Mary Jo

Alexa said...

Gorgeous post...beautiful beach images!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Anonymous: Hi Chelsi! I love reading your sweet comments and certainly hope that you know that I leave responses to all of them ... wasn't sure how to reach you! Thanks so much for your sweet and thoughtful compliments always. Loved hearing about your beach adventures in Australia .. I think we certainly must see Sunny gallop through the waves at some point, now that you mention it! xo ~♥~

Vanessa at Luxuria: Hi sweet Vanessa! So glad you like Sunny and all the girls! I don't have a figure off the top of my head for postage to Spain, but I'll DM you as soon as I check! Glad you love the notecards! xo ~♥~

Suburban Princess: Thanks, sweets. I loved the video too. So fun watching the little characters come out of the hotel and head in the different directions to the park, shopping or galleries! xo ~♥~

Raicreations: What a lovely compliment to have you love all of the girls and not be able to choose a favorite! And I'm so happy I could bring a little of the beach to you this week, Myra darling. xo ~♥~

Soapy Mermaid: Aren't all those marble stripes on the lobby floor of The Mark stunning?! Lucky Sunny! ;) Thanks so much, darling, for stopping by .. so glad you enjoyed our little trip to the beach! ~♥~

Mary Jo from Trust Your Style: Haha love the mention of the "M" as your initial ... you should definitely visit Sunny! And stop by the gift shop and purchase everything with an "M" on it is what I say! Isn't that film adorable? No I can't take credit for the film illustration, but I just loved the little video! ... the credits for the creative are at the very end of the video if you're intrested, Mary Jo. Thanks so much for stopping by! xo ~♥~

Alexa: Thanks, sweetie ... so glad you could stop by Ooh La Frou Frou for a little Monday-Mini-Vacay! xo ~♥~


Oh my, Sunny is so my girl!!! And you know it too, don't you? I can't get the beach out of my mind or my dreams so I'm just going to live there with Sunny all summer long :)

Have a wonderful week, sweetie! xoxo

Dale said...

What beautiful pics. I'm so glad it's almost summer! All of your beach pics are so classic and fun, I really like the swimsuit options too. Nice post :)


Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

I live in CA as you know and once was a definite Sunny girl, am sure some part of her is within me still...I do own large floppy straw hats,desire the sun and sand between my yes, guessing a bit is there as always bring out the best in me xx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

The Alternative Wife: I just had to smile when I saw your beach post and your comment of not being able to get the beach out of your mind ... so glad you could enjoy just a little more of the sunshine on your Monday! xoxo ~♥~

Dale: Thanks, sweetie! So glad you could stop by and glad you liked our little visit to a beach on a Monday! xoxo ~♥~

Ruby at Ruby's Musings: Hi Ruby! Yes, as you said, Ruby, I'm thinking that there's definitely some of Sunny in there ... you've just had too much bad weather lately and need to close your eyes and actually go there in your mind! Can you feel the sun on your face for a moment? Sooooo warm .... you open your eyes and see the sun sparkles on the water ... the sound of the waves crashing in and you and your freshly painted toes walking along the edge, feeling the tickle of the foam as it washes past your ankles ... yes, that girl is there, I'm so sure of it! ;) xoxo ~♥~

Fashion-isha said...

WOW! That's about the only word I cant say to express how I feel about this blog! I just found you and it's gorgeous. I could learn a few things from you about blogging girl!!
Can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

You are just too talented... love it! I want to be Sunny! xo

The Wildfleur said...

On this grey and rainy day I am seriously dreaming about running away to the beach with a straw hat and pretty swimsuit now. Thanks for another beautiful post, sweet Sandy! :-)


Camille @ The Wildfleur

Anonymous said...

Love the room with the view, the incredible maxi bar, and looking forward to a beach trip ourselves. Your posts just makes me even more enthusiastic. Have a lovely week ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Fashion-isha: So glad you discovered Ooh La Frou Frou, darling! Thank you so much for the compliments ... I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It's definitely a fun place to be!

Debby: Haha .. we'll just nickname you Sunny, Debby, how's that? You're so right, though ... it's so fun to slip into Sunny's fantasy life! Thanks so much for stopping by! ~♥~

The Wildfleur: Hi sweet Camille ~ thanks so much for stopping by ... I can just see you running in the water at the beach for one of your gorgeous posts! ~♥~

Coco Coterie: Hi Alexandra! Lucky you, getting ready for a beach trip! So am I, leaving on the 24th of June for a week ... so looking forward to taking a couple of good books and relaxing! Have a wonderful time on yours! ~♥~

Beth's Blog said...

I love the blue ans white chevron swimsuit! gorgeous!!!!
can't wait to see the next card!!!!

classiq said...

Sandy, I would love to move to sunny California whenever the weather gets worse. ;) Summer is my favourite season, plus I'm a meteo-dependent, if the sun is shining I'm one happy girl, so I have to love Sunny. A Central Park view, that fabulous striped bathroom floor, the attention for detail at The Mark: that's the place to live. Hope you have a wonderful week! :)Ada

Fashionista622 said...

I'm still getting to know your girls and Sunny was so much fun to have an escapade with! She is my inspiration for my vacation week I'm on. I love how you took us from sun to city and it felt chic the whole time! Have a great week doll!

Pop Champagne said...

looking at your post makes me want to go to the beach and visit NY, I've never been!

Kristin said...

I'll be dreaming about that chevron maillot!

Taj Acosta said...

I love all this beach inspiration! And I love the black and white floors I love em!! The new card set is gorgeous! Can't wait for the last reveal! oh and p.s. I would love to find out about the rates for a custom badge! email me when you get a chance: of course I would have to get on my perch and tell the whole world you made it for me! lol. xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

I may be brunetter, but otherwise, I think I'm a lot like Sunny! My bday is the first day of summer, so my father tried to name me that. You can see who won out! MOM!!

Love the you think they would notice if a few of their monogrammed M items went missing?! :)

Here's to Sunny days ahead!
xoxo Elizabeth

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Beth's Blog: Hi sweet Beth! The blue and white seems to be the hands-down favorite of the suits in this post ... lots of others have commented on it too! Glad you're looking forward to the next card ... fun! xox ~❤~

Classiq:I'm with you, darling, living at The Mark ... divine! Can you imagine getting home after a long day, walking into the black and white striped lobby with the click click click of your heels knowing the comfort waiting for you? I'm like you, adore the sunshine and am happiest on sunny days! xox ~❤~

Fashionista622:Hi lovey! Thanks for the compliments ~ so appreciated. I love both the beach and the city, so to me Sunny has the perfect life! And how nice that her beachy post was up for your week's vacation! ;) So glad you're getting the chance to get to know more about each of the girls ;) xox ~❤~

Kristin: One more for the chevron!! It's been SO popular in the comments ... wouldn't be surprised if we see lots of chevron maillots out there this year! Thanks so much, Kristin, for stopping by.xox ~❤~

Taj Acosta: Hi sweet Taj .. I'm with you, those floors are so striking! Even if lots of people were standing all over them, they would be glamorously eye-catching!
I'll send you an e-mail re: the button, love. Thanks so much for stopping by!! xox ~❤~

Pretty Pink Tulips: haha ... nah, I doubt if they'd miss just one little "M" ... and what a wonderful day of the year to have as your birthday ... the first day of summer! (ooh you have a birthday coming up soon!) I was born in September, and I always thought that Autumn would have been a great name for me ... maybe I should make that my "art" name! xox ~❤~

Stitchfork said...

Your talent and love of what you do shines through your girls!
xo Cathy - love the monogram glimpses too!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Stitchfork: Hi sweets! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and the lovely compliment .. I'm so glad the love of what I do shines through the girls ... probably not a better compliment you could have given me! I must say the same thing for you, as your eye never misses a lovely monogram, you fabulous monogram girl! ;) xoxo ~❤~

Pink Champagne said...

What a fun, flirty girl Summer is - I want to lie on a beach and gossip over magazines with her! And the Mark is now on my must-visit list. Have a fab night, Sandy! XO

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

AHH, am terribly fond of the sunshine, sunny beach girl;-)
And all these fanciful images remind one of a European summer.
Or the never ending beaches of South America/North America.
I am badly in need of a few swimwear for summer. Ok, off I go shopping;-)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Pink Champagne: Hi cutie! Yes, Sunny is definitely a lay on the beach under an umbrella, listening to the waves, leafing through Vogue kind of girl and I'm sure she would love to have you as company! Yes, the Mark ... yum. Sleek and modern and pow! So Sunny! ;) Thanks for coming by, lovey. xo ~❤~

Fashion Art & Other Fancies: You and I both in the need-to-go-shopping-for-swimwear category ... I'll be doing that soon, as I'm off for a little vacation on June 24 and that's almost here! So glad you enjoyed our beachy post, sweetie ... and so glad you could drop by! xo ~❤~

kristina@beancakes said...

oh i LOVE, love, love this blog! the illustrations are just too cute!! thanks for stopping by, i will definitely be back ;)
xx~ kristina

Anonymous said...

Perfect for the heatwave in NYC right now! I adore those polka dot swimsuits, but the vintage one piece looked perfectly classic for summer. I already own a pistol panties bikini, so nice to see them here too!

Wonderful introduction to another spectacular hotel as always!

Angelica Ng said...

This is a fantastic recap of Sunny! From this, I can imagine her personality, passions, and preferences! That polka dot swimsuit is so fantastically unique! I would love to have a swimsuit like that. And I love the section with all the stripes. The floor might make your head spin after a while, but you can always relax in those luxury bathrooms! :D And my my, I must say, Hugh Grant is quite the man! ;)


Oh, Sunny is definitely a girl after my own sunshine California girl loving filled heart! And that video was truly adorable-licous! :)

Gosh, that one picture with the water just looks so refreshing I want to jump into it! lol..

designchic said...

I just love Sunny and her wonderful relaxed, beach loving personality, and The Mark...fabulous!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Kristina @ Beancakes: Kristina, thanks so much for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou! So happy you love the blog ... a warm welcome to you! Lots more fun to come! xo ~♥~

Style on the Couch: I'm with you, I love the glamorous look of the black vintage-chic one-piece! Would look SO perfect with some cat-eye sunglasses and a big beach hat, no? Glad you're going to have a little fun in the sun this weekend ... wearing your Pistol Panties suit, I wonder? xo ~♥~

Angelica Ng: Hi sweetie! Let me say first of all congratulations again on your graduation! Such an exciting time! And so glad you enjoyed the recap of Sunny ... makes me so happy that everyone is enjoying these Glamorous Reviews ~ and to know that you could feel her "personality" is fabulous! Thank you! xo ~♥~

Margarita Bloom: Hi darling ... I do believe the scent of something Margarita Bloom-delicious followed you here to the comment section! Thanks for stopping by, love ... and I'm with you, that water in the photo looks SO inviting ... I'm ready, meet you there! ;) xo ~♥~

Design Chic: Hi sweets! So glad you enjoyed Sunny and her summer frame of mind! And yes, I agree ... Sunny's life at the Mark sounds pretty D.R.E.A.M.Y. and visiting her there would be sooooo very much fun! ;) Thank you so much for stopping by! xo ~♥~


Heehee, that must be the lovely sweet smell of lavender apples!!! Mwah!!

Paris Pastry said...

Sunny's style is so perfect for June! This post is getting me in Summer mode! And merci for introducing me to my next stay in Manhattan! ;) Have a lovely Sunday!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Paris Pastry: Thanks so much, lovely French Mademoiselle and divine Paris Pastry darling, for making a visit to Ooh La Frou Frou part of your glamorous week! And if anyone can get us in that sultry summer mode, it's certainly Sunny! She's an interesting combination of city chic and carefree beach girl, like you're an interesting combination of French design and delightful taste enticements! Have a lovely remainder of the weekend, darling!