Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Take Me To Spade!

On a cold February day,
our illustrated Ooh La Frou Frou City Girl
found herself craving a little color
in place of the wintry branches that she looked down at
from her kitchen apartment window in the luxurious
Mark Hotel.
Her morning juice simply
made her think of sunshine.

Always one to have a theme song of the day,
on this cold February morning,
the song Sunny had running through her head was ...

and as much as she loved the city,
the song made her wish to be swept away for the day
to a land of swaying palms and tropical breezes ...

(cinemagraph and photo of water above by the talented Jamie Beck)

A little color infusion would certainly help ...

And Sunny knew just who to call on to
bring a little color to a winter day ...
so she hailed a cab and headed straight for ...

On the ride over, she felt a little Bryce Howard thing happening ...
maybe she should look for a little hot hot pink ...


And when she arrived at Kate Spade,
she found the perfect solution to chase away the
winter blues!
After all, isn't a store that invites us to
Play Hooky,
Eat Cake for Breakfast
Skirt the Rules
just right for a winter's day?

Since Sunny was feeling like she wanted to hop a ship,
she found the perfect solution ...
she'd start with an
All Aboard Ship Clutch

... and she'd add something that simply said
"summer breezes" ...

... because by this time she almost certainly
had decided that today she'd do this ..

If you decide to do the same, be sure to
drop a line or send a picture postcard
back home ...

When Sunny had her treasures
tucked safely in a Kate Spade New York bag
and walked back out onto the city street,
she felt much more like summer had almost arrived.

As we close,
if you'd like a little more of that
summer feeling,
come take a dip in this
Kate Spade video ...
{and have a very tropical week!}

Until next week, darlings ...

~ xoSM ~

All illustration in this post
(with the exception of the Kate Spade video)
is by Sandy M
(Sandra Shelton Markwalder)
artist & creator of Ooh La Frou Frou.
To purchase Ooh La Frou Frou cards
go here.
For custom illustration quotes
drop her a line here.

Images via:
Image 1: Orange Slice
Image 2 and 3: Cinemagraph & Water
by Jamie Beck of From Me to You
Image 4: Vintage image of woman lying on beach via
Kate Spade images of car interior and striped heels
plus all other Kate Spade photos are from either
Kate Spade NY or Kate Spade's Tumblr.
Illustrations of Kate Spade Sign, Bryce Howard &
Kate Spade purse with Kate Spade items by
illustrator Sandy M, Ooh La Frou Frou.
Video via You-Tube


Christel @ Captivated by image said...

This what I come to your blog for every week! Great thoughts of Sunny;) Kate Spade is sun itself indeed.

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madam Spoiled said...

I adore everything about this post! Color is the key to happiness for me as well! Today...a gorgeous leopard outfit with hotty pink tights and cowboy boots just for fun. Mink coat with hotty pink leather gloves and pocketbook! Yaaaay!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madam Spoiled

rolala said...

I like the way Sunny thinks :) The cheery colors and whimsical designs of Kate Spade can surely chase away any blues. That is one store that I can never pass without stopping and admiring the windows at the very least. Great illustrations as always Sandy!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Mrs. Kindergarten aka Madam Spoiled: I usually hop right over to someone's blog to thank them for their lovely comments and leave a comment in return at their blog ~ and wanted to do the same for you, as I LOVED your wonderful comment but couldn't see which blog was yours if you have one. If you see this comment, just leave me a note and I'll be happy to come see you too! Love your outfit description, you sound like a blast! ;) ~xoSM

classiq said...

The Kate Spade bag illustration is adorable, Sandy! Your blog is such a lovely escape. Wishing you a beautiful week and not too cold! We are freezing here. xo

Sam said...

Loving this adorable and uplifting post, the pics are so inspiring. You have brightened up my Tuesday!


I'm with Sunny today! Craving all things bright and beautiful! I'll meet her at Kate's :)

Happy Tuesday, Sandy! Thanks for brightening up the winter week! xoxo

bridechic said...

This is what KS does best: inspire and offer a certain inspiration and mood when you slip in her doors. Lovely post, dear. Love it!

oxoxoxo from San Francisco

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

GORGEOUS!! that image of the dress blowing in the breeze is stunningly ethereal. Have a lovely week Sweets xx

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I LOVE THIS...so inspirational and creative and the photos are just so lovely.

PS. Following you too now gorgeous. Come visit me soon. Loving your blog already.

<3 Marina

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Just lovely! I adore the Kate Spade store and always find something in there to fall in love with! Happy tuesday Sandy! I have your music playing now--so easy breezy!

xoxo Mary Jo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HAHA Sandy! You always know how to make my day girl. I love this post. No Bluesday Tuesday here today! :) I love the way Sunny thinks and I love Kate Spade everything. She definitely puts the fun and finesse in fashion. Her items always put a SMILE on my face. Gosh those heels look like candy. Sandy, you are so much fun! I just love you girl. Will be posting my thank you tomorrow. Look for it :)Have an awesome week my friend.

Layers and Layers said...

I am sooooo glad I stopped by ... it was exactly the little get a way from the everyday I needed. Feeling better already :) lovely

Kristin said...

I wouldn't mind a little getaway right now!

Anonymous said...

She has the cutest, happiest, good-mood accessories!

Fashionista622 said...

Ooh Sandy! You know to brighten up a day. I'm battling a nasty cold but this post was a great pick me up. Love the colors and sunny vibe. Kate Spade is always a favorite too.
Your illustrations are always so amazing! Have a great weekend doll.


Angelica N. said...

Ahhh yesss Kate Spade. How you make me swoon. This post was just so chic, beachy and relaxing. Love the seafoam green swimsuit you have there. So pretty! And the heels? Yes, please. Listening to the music you posted as I'm typing this up. I instantly feel classy. ;D


Taj Acosta said...

I've got those KS bright satchels on the brain lately! I Can't decide which color I want! Great post dear! xx -Taj Keep it Glam!

LV said...

I am swooning over those striped heels! And I absolutely love Kate Spade!


Pink Champagne said...

Kate Spade will forever be one of my faves. How can you not be happy when wearing such fun colors and chic styles?!

LisaTEA said...

OOOOH donc très joli! I love the pink boots, and most certainly will have to find the pink/white stack-able bangle bracelets!!

The pink and tan flats are a must have for the season... flats are so in for this season. Yeah!

Love, love, love today's post.

Marianne M. said...

this pics make me sad and i know that this sounds silly but its due to the way they remind me of summer. and i miss summer and sun and beaches and bright colors