Monday, June 13, 2011

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

Hello Lovelies!
Happy Monday from Ooh La Frou Frou!
We've been taking a close-up look at the eight illustrated girls
that star in this fun and glamorous card line ...
and the subject of our Glamorous Review this week is ...

So far in our
Glamorous Reviews
we've seen the city apartments of
six of the eight girls ...

HOPE lives in an luxe apartment building named
"The City Girl" ... complete with a white-gloved doorman!
 TIFFANY's sweet townhouse with tiffany blue shutters and door
looks like Holly Golightly's ... but even prettier!
CHERIE has an ultra-chic apartment in the luxurious St. Regis Hotel.  
Who knew they had residences there!
 AIMEE lives in a gorgeous french-inspired limestone townhouse
near Central Park with a
glossy black arched door.
BELLE has a lovely townhouse full of charm
with a pink awning and flowers ... and we learned there's a
private walled garden
out back we haven't seen yet...
 SUNNY has sleek, modern oh-so-luscious digs at The Mark!

Two more girls to go!
Let's take a look at Violet ...
What do we know about her?
Hmmmmmmm ...
well, so far she has starred in these Ooh La Frou Frou Collection cards:

... she has chestnut hair and green eyes ...
... and like many of you, she is passionate about interior design ...
Violet would be the girl trying to fit a BIG chandelier

into a taxi to whisk it home
just because she couldn't bear to leave it behind.
She's the friend all the girls go to
for decorating advice ...
don't we all love friends like that?

Violet would love the
the whimsical Spring/Summer catwalk couture details
by designer Mary Katrantzou, with fun trompe loeil scenes of
interiors such as lampshades and curtains ...
some of the models even wore necklaces resembling sconces!

Like all of the girls, Violet loves the city.
She's adores rooftops.
And I know she's not the only one ...

Let's take a brief look back at Violet's previous posts ...
in a post called "Violet and the City"
we learned that she loves the excitement of the city ...
yes, that's Violet in the pink jacket ...

and she loves the gorgeous city architecture ...
here she is in yellow just like those gorgeous umbrellas .... 

In a post called "Snowflakes, PJ's and Glamour"
Violet threw a glamorous holiday PJ party
for the girls ... we watched as she had this invite
hand-delivered to them along with some fancy PJ's and instructions
to wear them to the party ...
and on the night of the party,
all of the girls were whisked away complete with
their overnight bag and PJ's
and delivered to Violet's apartment ...

... the party held lots of treats, including
facials, mani's and pedi's' for all!

In a post called "A Glamorous New Year"
we learned that Violet's New Year's resolution
was to plan her summer outdoor parties ...
before summer!
She's been reading up ...

Violet is quite the designing and entertaining girl.

In the fantasy world of Ooh La Frou Frou,
a girl that loves design and entertaining
as much as Violet does
deserves a jewelbox of an apartment,
don't you think?

Well, Ooh La Frou Frou has given her one!
She lives in a 25-story luxury apartment building.
And as I did with the six previous
Glamorous Reviews,
I've done a quick rough sketch ...

This is Violet's pretty jewelbox ...
this penthouse apartment is the 25th floor
of a lovely fantasy historic apartment building called "25."
It has a slate roof and green weathered copper details.
You can see two french doors that open
onto her private terrace!

Below the pretty penthouse
are 24 more floors including the lobby.
This is the very quick rough sketch of the lobby entrance ...

Since we're talking about penthouses and rooftops,
isn't it interesting that you can walk the glamorous streets of the city
and not even be aware of the beauty and life high atop the buildings?
Most of us would never get the chance to see one of these diamonds
sparkling atop the beautiful architecture.
But that's why we have the the fantasy world of
Ooh La Frou Frou ...
let's take a tour of some!
You ready?

This isn't a penthouse, but it reminds me of one ...
It's Hermes New York ... isn't it pretty?

Come with me ... let's dream ....
The four Charles de Vaivre photos directly above from the book "New York Rooftop Gardens" via

Skyloft Penthouse in Tribeca sits atop the 14th floor ...

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's Chelsea penthouse
in Manhattan has an en suite Sky Garage ...
a car elevator that will let them take their car to the 6th floor ...
Two photos directly above via

Penthouse Boutique Apartment at 385 West 12th ...

A residential terrace on the 76th floor of the Time Warner Center ...
can you imagine?

If you were walking around on the street, would you be thinking of looking up?

15 Broadstreet Condominiums

15 Broadstreet Condominiums ... feel like curling up with a book on a rooftop?

And in New York,
if you find yourself weary, there are always
all of the many rooftop restaurants and bars in the city ...
this is the stylish rooftop bar at a boutique hotel ... 60 Thompson ...

Speaking of rooftop restaurants,
may I introduce the fourth glamorous notecard
in our brand new
"Summer City Girls"
Boxed Notecard Collection!
In this card,
Alex, Hope and Violet
are enjoying a cosmopolitan
"up on the roof!"
Alex is touching up her lipstick while Hope checks out the menu ...
And don't they look stylish?
Alex and Violet are in their sleek pink dresses
and Hope is all dressed up in a frothy black tulle skirt.

The fourth notecard "Up On The Roof" and its corresponding envelope!
The Boxed Collection of
"Summer City Girls"
consists of 12 blank notecards, three each of four designs.
Each design has its own coordinating envelope liner.
The notecards are embellished with touches of
glitter or crystals
and they are available as of today!
To celebrate our first boxed notes,
the first ten orders of
"Summer City Girls"
will receive a little something "extra"
in their package!
To order, simply go here!

To celebrate our fabulous
"Up On The Roof"
fourth notecard,
I'll send you off with a little tune ..
Thanks, everyone, for joining us today
for our Violet Glamorous Review
and the launch of our first boxed notecards!


Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Looking at the top of the buildings in NY is all I did when I was there. Thank for letting Violet giving us a sneak peek of whats going on up there;) The girls look fabulous drinking their cocktails on your new card!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

OMG!! those rooftop images are to die for. I just sat here imagining one of those penthouses were mine (perfect daydreaming for Monday).
Love the final design for the cards. They are ALL so glam and gorgeous.

Raicreations Designs said...

Thank you for introducing Violet, It's wonderful to be able to daydream of the lives of your fabulous girls, that's why I always look forward to your blog to have a taste of the lovely lifestyle! :)

kristina@beancakes said...

violet sure seems like my type of gal! i relate to her on so many levels ~ that book flair, looks like a good one, may have to try and find it at barnes & noble next time i'm out! i love how each of the girls are incorporated into the photos ~ so cute!!! happy monday to you! i look forward to mondays now because of your blog!
xo~ kristina

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Christel ~ Captivated by Image: Thank you, sweet Christel! I know, I am in love with rooftop mystery and I can't imagine anything much more glamorous than living with diamonds scattered at your feet every night! ~♥~

Vanessa ~ Van Luxuria: Hi sweetie pie! Sent you a DM re international shipping on the notecards that you requested. I know, the images of the rooftop "palaces" are so awe-inspiring, I could hardly pull myself away ... wanted to walk right into them! So glad you love the cards ;) ~♥~

Raicreations: Thanks so much, sweetie. It's my feeling that we have more control over our destiny than we think and the mind is a powerful thing. I love giving our fans something glamorous to spark the imagination ... taking them away to a fabulous place ... and hope that the vacation feeling of walking along with the girls stays with them all week long ... until the next Monday! ~♥~

Kristina ~ Beancakes: So happy to have you as one of our new fans, darling! And it always makes me so happy to hear our Glamorous Girlfriends say that they now look forward to Mondays ... precisely the feeling Ooh La Frou Frou hopes to give! Thank you so much for the compliment ~ have a lovely week! ~♥~

Layers and Layers said...

Fabulous...I would think I had died and gone to heaven to have a roof top deck especially overlooking Manhattan. Love this card ... I think it's my fave so far. and I adore Violets new home :)

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Simply think I must have a bit of all the girls in have lost track as I see bits and pieces in each divine post! xx

Alexa said...

Really loving the rooftop photos and of course Marilyn. Great post!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Layers and Layers: Thank you so much, sweets! So good to see you ... you and I both would feel as if we'd gone to heaven with one of these lovely abodes ... can you imagine the glittery lights all around you? Love it! And thanks so much for your compliments on the notecard, Sharon ... so glad you like it ;) ~♥~

Ruby@RubysMusings: Tee-hee ... it's a good thing that you've lost track of which girls are most like you because it means exactly what you said ... there's a little bit of each of them in us all perhaps. I know there is in me. Thanks so much, Ruby. ~♥~

Alexa: Hi Alexa .. thanks so much for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou .. I love that pic of Marilyn too .. makes you wonder how many people were up there on that rooftop with her for the photoshoot? ;) ~♥~

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy,
Yes, I noticed your answers.
Something too, that is nice about your blog,
the gracious answers, to all your lovely blog readers, no doubt it takes a lot of your time.So I understand if you don't answer too. (I don't have a blog or anything).
Where do I begin,
to say how gorgeous Violet's post is!
The beautiful music at the end! Thank you!
"The Mark" video that someone thought was your work, (in Sandy's post)
all I can say is,
no I did not think it was yours because yours is so much better & you pay more attention to detail.
If any hotel out there wants "brilliant", than ask Sandy is all I can say.
Thank you for sharing your talent.


Heather said...

Fabulous! You are a creative genius! I adore your work and respect your talent. I am always blown away when I visit the girls at your site. You create such beautiful world and, I love getting lost in it. Violet is lovely! Enjoy your upcoming break! XOXO Heather

Kori Donahue said...

Congrats on the launch of your first box of notecards darling. They are gorgeous. I would love to order them but am on such a budget. We can't all live like the gorgeous Violet! I also love seeing Marilyn in this post. Have a great night doll! Kori xoxo

classiq said...

An amazing view on NYC from the rooftops of the buildings. When I go to NY I simply have to have a picture taken up there (yes, Marilyn is the inspiration). It's nice to meet Violet, lovely cards! :)Ada

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous cosmopolitan excursion. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous cosmopolitan excursion. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Anonymous (Chelsi): Your comments are always such a happy pill for me ... thank you so very much for your always thoughtful and kind words, Chelsi. What a lovely, lovely fan and friend you are and I'm so very happy to have you as one of Ooh La Frou Frou's Glamorous Girls. Don't know the proper definition for the name Chelsi, but something tells me that it's probably "darling" ... you're a pure pleasure! xoxo

Heather: Heather, thanks so very MUCH, sweetie ... such lovely compliments ~ so glad you've discovered us!! It makes me feel so good to know that Ooh La Frou Frou's friends are enjoying the girls' fantasy world. I think we all have a little of that glamorous world floating around in our heads everyday trying to squeeze into our life but it's mixed in with the everyday stuff ... and this is the place where we can leave the everyday stuff behind for a while and slip into the world of pure glamourous fun for a while! And it's my hope that it creates happy feelings that follow everyone into their week .. xo ~♥~

Kori: Kori, thanks for stopping by, sweetie. Always love to have you pay us a visit ;) And thank you so much for your compliments on the notecards ... how are things with the book on Amazon going? xo ~♥~

Classiq: Thanks, honey. LOVE the idea of having your picture taken atop one of the buildings next time you're in the city ... and when you go and have that picture taken, you simply MUST share it with us and I'll include it in one of Violet's posts! Have a wonderful week, darling. xo ~♥~

Coco Coterie: Thanks Alexandra! Cosmopolitan excursions are one of my verrrrry favorite things! xo ~♥~

SoapyMermaid said...

I love rooftops. I dream of a swimmingpool and a little garden on a rooftop in paris! Violet is so cute. I love her name and style. And Peter Cincotti's song is very beautiful.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Lovely Sandy! I'm in love with that chandelier and need one for my house! I'm listening to this song right now, it's such a great song for today! Cheers to Violet!

xo mary Jo

Rhônya Holman said...

I just ADORE your blog, it is SUPER CHIC, feminine and creative ... Keep up the great work and positives vibes.

Have a lovely week! =(^.^)=


Oh Violet and I could be great friends! I'd meet her for a drink on a rooftop any day, any time :) xoxo

Kristin said...

Violet has quite the fabulous pad!

Angelica Ng said...

Brunette with green eyes? Wow, that sounds gorgeous and captivating! Wish I had green eyes! And those interior print dresses are absolutely fabulous. Such a great concept, and with great results! THAT'S the ultimate way to live... :D

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Soapy Mermaid:Hi sweetie! Thanks ... glad you enjoyed the rooftop dreams. And one in Paris with a pool sounds so VERY dreamy! Yes, I discovered Peter Cincotti's video quite by accident .. I knew the song I wanted and listened to several artists singing it and his video had the right vibe. Sending love! xo

Mary Jo (Trust Your Style): Hi honey ... I love the chandelier too ... isn't it HUGE? Love it! And I just mentioned to Soapy Mermaid in the previous comment that I discovered the video by Peter Cincotti quite by accident .. glad you enjoyed it. Have a lovely week! xo

Rhonya Holman: Hi sweetie! So glad you enjoy the blog and can pick up on the positive feelings. I always want Ooh La Frou Frou to be a happy and carefree place for we girls to enjoy ... it makes me happy that you picked up on it. Have a wonderful week! xo

The Alternative Wife:Hi love! Perhaps we'll have to have a post sometime with a few of the New York girls meeting up with the Ooh La Frou Frou girls! That would be fun! ;)xo

Kristin (Bon Bon Rose Girls): I agree, Kristin! Why stop at anything less than fabulous is what I say! xo

Angelica Ng (Red-Soled Fashionista) Glad you enjoyed the post ... yes, those dresses make you want to just sit and stare at all of the details in them! Must have been a very fun runway show! xo

Karena said...

I adore violet she is my kind of girlfriend!! My dream lifestyle!!

Your new note cards look amazing...Sandy you are so talented!

Art by Karena

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Noelani said...

I love the world you weave around each of your girls. I especially love day dreaming about all the rooftop parties and living...that is truly the glam life!! Would be so perfect on a lovely day like today. Heading out to enjoy it now!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Karena: Hi sweetie. I, too, think it would be fun to tag around with Violet ... popping into the latest chic home decor spots with her ... how very handy to have a designer friend! Thank you for your compliment on the notecards and of my work ~ so much appreciated! Always a pleasure to have you stop by, Karena. ;) xo ~♥~

Noelani: I hope your day in the sun was lovely! Thank you so much for your compliments on the blog and the world I'm weaving around the girls...I'm so glad you're enjoying it! When I first started the card line a year ago, I didn't know that I would create a blog to go along with it, but as the brand developed, it seemed just the PERFECT thing to do! And when I began the glamorous reviews, my thought was to refresh everyone's memory about the details of the girls and that afterward, the posts would become even MORE like a weekly television show or the next chapter in a good book ;) Stay tuned! ~♥~

pretty pink tulips said...

Violet is the girl everyone would love to be!!! Gorgeous, living the penthouse life in the Big Apple!!!

I love learning the back story behind each of your Glamour Girls!!

Congratualations on this fabulous boxed set!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips: Thanks, sweetie, for your congratulations on the boxed set ... just leaving to ship several boxes out today ;) And I'm so glad you enjoy the background story on the girls ... if I'm setting out to create a fantasy world for us all to enjoy, why settle for anything less than something fabulously glamorous to dream about, right? Have a perfectly lovely weekend, darling! ~♥~

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, everything looks so glamorous here. Even the rooftop view. And I must confess I'm loving the illustrations and the fabulous clothes. I warmly hope you are well and in good form. xx

The French Mouse said...

Oh that rooftop garden next to the church is absolutely divine!! And thank you so much very for your kind comment dear! My husband is recovering wonderfully and I am so happy to have him at home!

The French Mouse

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Everything is so gorgeous and glam! =)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Fashion Art & Other Fancies: Hi sweetie ... thank you so much for stopping by, it's always a pleasure. So glad you enjoyed the rooftop glamour! xo

The French Mouse: I've thought about you and your husband's accident several times since you posted he was injured and I'm so glad to hear that he's doing well. Thanks so much, lovely, for stopping by! xo

Hope Adela: Hi! So glad you enjoyed the glam factor here at Ooh La Frou Frou .. much more to come! Thanks for stopping by .. can't wait to check out your blog as well! xo