Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Season Premiere!

 Happy Autumn from Ooh La Frou Frou!

Our bikinis are packed away ...
replaced with cashmere and the butter-soft things
that we crave when a chill is in the air.
And with all of the fabulousness of Autumn
comes the new Fall Season of the
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection Blog!

For everyone new to the blog,
you've stumbled upon a delectable fantasy world.
I'm artist and illustrator Sandy Markwalder.
Not long ago, I created eight glamorous fictional
illustrated girls to be the stars of my card line called
The Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.
In this blog, which is the accompaniment to my card line,
you get a weekly glimpse into the fun fantasy adventures
of these fictional city girls:
 Aimee, Tiffany, Hope, Belle,
Alex, Cherie, Sunny and Violet.
 It's grand fantasy ... in true girl style.

Let me begin by introducing you to our
very fashionable new fall card entitled
"Autumn Ballgown."
This card stars Violet who is always
decorating something ..
this time she's standing atop a stack of
very stylish books to hang autumn ornaments
on a lovely chandelier.

With Violet dressed in an Autumn-colored gown,
this card is a nod to fashion and the glorious way
trees are dressed for the season.
It is embellished with
glitter on her gown and the chandelier.
Pink crystals grace the chandelier and a ring on her finger.

The message on the light pink paper lining inside reads:
It's that glamorous season when trees
dress up in brilliant ballgowns
and throw glitter at us as we pass!
Happy Autumn

Following is an enlarged version of the card illustration.
(c) Sandra Markwalder 2011 - all rights reserved.

To order "Autumn Ballgown," simply go here.

This glamorous card is comes with a coordinating
orange envelope with hot pink liner.

Also coming in November ...
"Winter City Girls" boxed notecards!
The "Summer City Girls" notecards were a big hit
and soon the girls can be seen enjoying the city
in the glittery snow in our winter-in-the-city version!

Now, here's a sneak peek at some of the
upcoming adventures of the girls on the blog this season ...


Aimee is our city girl that simply adores Paris.
During October, we'll look in as she
and three other Ooh La Frou Frou girls
fly off on a fantasy trip to the City of Light for a week!


Ooh La Frou Frou girl Tiffany
loves Audrey Hepburn and classic Hollywood style.
We'll get a glimpse of her new hobby this season ...
she's taking acting lessons!


Hope likes nothing better than shopping ...
and it's always fun  when she takes us along on the blog!
We'll get a glimpse of some of the things on her wish list ...


Belle is our sweet Southern girl in the city ...
and she's started a long-distance romance
with a sweet Southern boy back home ...


Alex is fabulous at entertaining with style and this season
we peek in as she opens her doors
for a Halloween bash in the city ...
what mask would you wear to her party?


Cherie is our fashion model Ooh La Frou Frou girl.
Have you ever wondered what it must feel like
to be asked to be the face of an ad campaign?
I've included today, just for fun,
one of these fabulous ad campaigns  ...
J'adore Dior ...
and this season on the blog we'll get a glimpse of Cherie
in a little fantasy fragrance adventure of her own!


Violet is our decorating darling
that starred in our fall card above.
On the blog this season, she takes part
in a fundraiser in which she's asked
to create a fantasy tablescape.  We'll see Violet's table
and some other fabulous tablescape inspiration,
such as this one ..


Sunny lives in the chic Mark Hotel in NYC ...
this season on the blog, she meets a very handsome stranger
in the hotel lobby and is invited for a dinner cruise on a yacht ... will she go?
Ooh la la! How romantic!

Thanks for joining me on a little sneak preview
of the Fall Season, everyone!
Join us next Monday where we'll get our
first peek at Aimee's trip to Paris!
Till then, have a lovely week!


Anonymous said...

So good to have you back! Especially with an Autumn post, because this is my absolute favourite season :D

Fashion-isha said...

Ahh Sandy, I've missed your posts...I'm so delighted by this one! And I love love love the new card!! Have a fabulous week!


Yay, so fabulous!! Missed these glam posts so much!! I love the combo of orange and pink together...HAPPY!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi girls!

SARAH L-B: Thank you, Sarah! I LOVE Autumn too - it's fresh and glorious! xo

FASHION-ISHA: Awww thanks, Sharon! So glad you love the card! I thought the brilliant leaves of fall needed a little more celebrating! ;) xo

MARGARITA BLOOM: Hi Lovey! Isn't orange and hot pink so vibrant? There aren't really hot pink trees in the fall, but in my world there ARE! Mixed with orange, it translates into fire and warmth .. and, of course, that's just what we like to cuddle up to in fall! ;) haha

SoapyMermaid said...

welcome back!! what a pleasure to see the eight glamourous froufrou girls again!! violet is splendid in those automnal colours and the seven other ones' glamourous adventures to come really sound exquisite!

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Dazzling as ever! I used to do my chandelier with leaves just as you depicted! So pretty!

pretty pink tulips said...

WOW! So worth the wait. The fall card is DIVINE!!!! Must have!

So happy you're back!!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Soapy Mermaid: Hi lovely! Sorry I had to take some time away to get settled, but it was SOOO very necessary since I was moving not only home but studio! I too am happy to be back! xo

Rubys Musings: Hi Ruby! I would have expected you to hang things from chandeliers ... I do the same! sparkly things for each of the seasons! Hope you're having better weather now in your world! xo

Pretty Pink Tulips: Elizabeth, thank you for the compliments on the card and Violet (x 6) will be thrilled to be on her way to your side of the country very soon! xo

~ Sandy xoxo

Kori Donahue said...

Love the new card Sandy!!! It's simply precious! Kori xoxo

Kimberly at Life Liberty & Lip Gloss said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Fall!

Dale said...

Sandy, I loved reading through this and learning all the names of the characters of your cards. And wow, how exciting she is your model for the cards. She is beautiful! Great post and thanks so much for your nice comment. I'm so glad you're back.


aki! said...

It's still quite warm here but after the equinox, there's no denying it. It's definitely fall!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

So great to see you back Sandy; missed you lots
LOVE the new card and can't wait to see the Winter collection, as I've used all my Summer Collection. I guess I'll have to buy 2 boxes this time around ;-)

franki durbin said...

Welcome back, oh stylish one!

Pink Champagne said...

Looks like there are LOTS of exciting things in store for our glamorous girls this fall - trés excited! Kisses!

Diane at Tonic15 Jewelry said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! Looking forward to more posts!

Diane at Tonic15 Jewelry said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! Looking forward to more posts. :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Pink Champagne: Hi Lovely! So nice to chat with my blogging buds again ... hopw all is well with you too! Yes, there ARE exciting things in store for the girls ... Happy Autumn to you!!! xo ;)


Hi Sandy!!! I've so missed you! Welcome back, love. I'm so excited to have you back just in time for the magical season of fall. I love the new card. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you and Aimee in Paris next week :) xoxo

classiq said...

Hi, Sandy! Welcome back! I was looking forward to the new season and I can't wait to see what the girls are up too, especially Tiffany (the Audrey and Old Hollywood inspiration just touched my passion for classic cinema). Oh, that Dior video is stunning, I keep watching it. Have a wonderful week! xo

Stitchfork said...

Glad to see you back Sandy! And I prefer all things cashmere and butter-soft. Beautiful work!
xo Cathy

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Diane at Tonic 15 Jewelry: Thanks so much, Diane! So happy that you're a part of the fun! xo

The Alternative Wife: Hi Dawn darlng! It's very good to be back .. and I too am looking forward to all of the girls' adventures! I've missed my blogging buds! xo

Classiq: You're not along, Ada ... from what I hear, Tiffany is a favorite of many! I think so many of us are charmed by the classic style of the Hepburn era and old-Hollywood glamour. Did you see Tiffany's fantasy townhouse in a previous Glamorous Review post? If you missed it, go to the right sidebar of the blog. There's a section that says something like "which girl are you most like?" and has each girl's name listed where you can click on Tiffanye or any of the others and it will take you go to their Glamorous Review post. The Glamorous Review post for each of the girls shows e fantasy home thwhere each one lives in the city and tells a little about them ... fun! ;) xo

Stitchfork: I'm just like you, sweets ... give me soft and cudddly next to my skin anyday! Hope you're having a fabulous fall ... can't wait to see what you've been "stitching" up! xo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy, I LOVE your new card! She's so beautiful, and I love that big pile of fashion books she's standing on!

xo Mary Jo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle: So good to talk to you Mary Jo! Hope all is going well with your new fall collection ... and thank you so much for your compliment on the new card ... very fashion illustration-esque .... if you're going to stand on a stack of books, could there be more glamorous books to stand on? I think no! :) Have a lovely fall, love! ;) xo

BethAnn said...

The blog is going to be so exciting! I can't wait to read it each week - it will make Mondays ever so nicer!

And really, how much do I LOVE that you included the Dior J'Adore film! I've already watched it a squillion times.


Wida said...

Sounds so exciting! <3

Missing Amsie Blog

Fashionista622 said...

Welcome Back Sandy! What a great introduction to a new season. I can't wait to see what all the girls will be up to. I have no doubt it will be filled with glitzy & fabulous adventures! Cheers, xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

BethAnn: LOL squillion times ... that's a lot! I love it too, it's so fun from beginning to end! Thanks, sweets, for stopping by, so glad you'll be part of the fun! xo

Wida: It will be, it will be! Thanks for joining me in all of the fun of the glamorous fantasy world of Ooh La Frou Frou! xo

Fashionista622: Hi Darling! Thanks so much .. it's so glad to be back .. it was an extremely busy summer! And for sure the adventures will be glitzy and fabulous ... just what fantasies should be, no? xo

Megan Joy said...


Amazing work as always. Grabbed your button!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi Megan! Thanks so much for your lovely compliment and for grabbing an Ooh La Frou Frou button! So appreciated! I hope you have a lovely Autumn ... and now I need to hustle over to visit you! xo

Isabelle Lafleche said...

Hi Sandy, thanks for stopping by, it's great to see you back in action! Isabelle

Heather said...

Sandy, it is really great to have you back! I was so excited to read your fall premier. Lots to look forward to with the girls. Of course, I am thrilled about the Paris trip!!! Your autumn card is lovely and, I can't wait for the winter box set. Thanks for visiting me at Big City Belle. You are always welcome! XO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Isabelle Laflech: Thank YOU for stopping by, Isabelle! Best wishes to you in your second book ... waiting with baited breath! xo

Heather: Thanks so much for the sweet comment and compliment on your card, Heather. It's good to be back and visiting my blogging buds again! So glad you're a part of Ooh La Frou Frou! xo

Sarah Klassen said...

Hello my lovely friend,

I know we were just chatting on Twitter, but I had to stop by and see the entire post that you created... oh my, my—so heavenly... It feels so glamorous, yet Autumn—an entire new twist on the season, you've created... lovely cards, too, I might add :) The colors are splendid!

xoxo, Sarah

Taj Acosta said...

I love the new card it's so glam! Love all the colors ;) Yay to Autumn and all it's wonderful luxuries! Hope you have a fab weekend dear and can't wait for your next post! xo -Taj

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

So gorgeous, Sandy! The Autumn Ballgown card is stunning!!! Congrats on your new fall line! xx

BerryKissed said...

Happy Autumn!!
I love your illustrations :)

{ aggie } said...

That gown is stunning! Just wow.