Monday, April 23, 2012

Do You Speak Chanel?

Hi everyone!
I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
Speaking of fabulous,
did you know there's a secret language called
Oh yes, mmmm-hmmm, there is ...
we may want to study up ...
maybe even major in it.

I'm not sure you'll find a CliffsNotes
on the subject, but don't worry ...
we're featuring a speed-course today
on a few of the ways
 that you can speak Chanel right now ...

so sit back, relax and sip your latte ...
 or your coco (smile) ...

 and listen closely.

Chanel as a language?

Oh, most definitely!
Here's an example:
To say, "I am a woman of mystery, sophistication and taste,"
you need only carry this ...

Need another example?
Okay ... we all know that

some things are just so difficult to say and
sometimes it's just so hard to say no to people.
But no need to worry when faced with this dilemma.

There are no words needed
with the language of Chanel.
For instance,
with this bracelet you can wordlessly say ...
"I would love to help you

toil away in your garden all afternoon, darling,
but I'm afraid my hands are tied!"

I don't know about you,

but I clearly hear this message coming from
some of these beautiful pieces of Chanel standing in line ...
"I know composure is important,
but people tell me I'm even more beautiful
when I'm a little ruffled
" ...

This particular strand of pearls

turns magically into words when you wear them ...
others will swear they've heard you say
"I'm the sort of woman you take somewhere special."

I bet the following mademoiselle wants us to know

something about her, don't you think?
If you listen closely, you'll probably hear ...

"I keep what's important to me close to my heart."

If a peek in your closet looks like
this ...
you've essentially said:
"It's not unusual for glamour to be seen
hanging around with me everyday

Wouldn't this be the most perfect dressing room floor?

Of course, we're all familiar with that oh-so-famous Chanel logo ...
but if this floor were in a dressing room,  
we'd also clearly hear these "C" words, in Chanel-speak,
floating somewhere in the air ...

"Closet Chic"

Sometimes Chanel speaks in whispers.

A spritz of one of these legendary perfumes and
those around you, more than likely,
would hear a whisper that says ...

"Alluring ... mysterious ... sophisticated" ...

All good classrooms
have a movie day occasionally.

(Remember when those days
were our favorite days in school?)

I've mentioned in the past that I believe 
we create our own
 personal play each day ... 
a play in which 
we get to be the star.  And doesn't the perfume we wear
help us to create our own fantasy?
No one gets that message across better than
Coco Mademoiselle's Keira Knightley.
I thought you might enjoy these tiny flicks,
if you haven't seen them.

The first video below:

"The Making of Coco Mademoiselle ~ In Her Footsteps"
is a peek behind-the-scenes at the making of
the Chanel advertising campaign film in Paris.

The second video is the
actual film itself
"Coco Mademoiselle ~ In Her Footsteps,
Verrrrry seductive, I must say.
Grab your popcorn and pinot grigio!

So ... do you speak Chanel?
It's such a beautiful language that I thought
 it should be celebrated in artwork.
So, I created four new "I SPEAK CHANEL" illustrations
featuring the following Chanel 2012 bags:

To view the actual Chanel bags
that I featured in the illustrations:

Chanel Canvas Tote
Chanel Pink Boy Flap Bag
Chanel Blue Chevron Satin Evening Bag
Chanel Black Boy Flap Bag 
And in two of the prints, I've also illustrated a bottle of
 Chanel No. 5 and Coco Mademoiselle perfume.

The following prints can be purchased
here on the blog, either individually
or in a set of four for a chic touch
in a powder room or dressing room!

Print Details:
Paper Size: 10" x 12"
Illustration Size: approximately 8" x 10"
Price: $20 each or set of four $60
plus shipping/handling.
Prints are shipped flat,
protected between sheets of foam core.

To purchase the print of the
Chanel Canvas Tote, shown below, click this button:

To purchase the print of the
Chanel Pink Boy Flap Bag & Chanel No. 5,
shown below,
click this button:

To purchase the print of the
Chanel Blue Chevron Satin Evening Bag
click this button:

To purchase the print of the

Chanel Black Boy Flap Bag & Coco Mademoiselle,

shown below,
click this button:

To purchase a set of all four prints
click on the button shown below

To view your cart at any time,
click on the button shown below.

Thanks so much for joining me, everyone!

By the way, have I told you lately
how much I LOVE your comments?
Thank you always for the pleasure of your 
company, your time and messages!
Maybe this pooch is saying ....
Don't all girls deserve a little Chanel?"

Various Chanel images found via:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Photo of three Chanel perfumes together
 photostyled by Ooh La Frou Frou.

This blog is written and
all illustration is by artist & illustrator
Sandy M
founder of Ooh La Frou Frou.

For CUSTOM illustration inquiries,
leave a note for Sandy here.

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miss b said...

What a fun post! I love the beige catsuit with the very stylish beige motorbike and Coco Mademoiselle happens to be one of my favourite perfumes too. Lovely illustrations as usual!!

{ aggie } said...

Oh Sandy! Who DOESN'T speak Chanel?
My fave print is the one with the Coco Mademoiselle perfume.

Btw, I'm the founder of Elements Magazine ( and we would love to feature your work with a short interview ;)

Do you have an email address where I can email you more info about it?

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Aggie .. thanks so much for your interest in featuring my work! I left you a direct message on twitter with my e-mail ;) xo

Sandy M

classiq said...

I would love to speak Chanel, maybe with a Chanel jacket. I think this is the item I would like to own most of all. Your illustrations are beautiful, Sandy, just like always. Wishing you a wonderful week! xo

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oh My!!! your prints are divine. Who doesn't love Chanel. I do love the way the shop canopy is blowing in the breeze in the first image; it just really transported me to Paris immediately ;-)

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Wow Sandy! I just LOVE the way the canopy in the first image is blowing in the breeze. It transported me to Paris immediately (as it has always been windy and rainy whenever I go ;-)
I LOVE the new prints also. You are SO talented.
Have a lovely week Sweets xx

Danielle said...

All I can say is this is my favorite blog because I love Chanel so much! I wish & one day will own a Chanel bag for sure! Thank you for the lovely blog! xoxo

Danielle said...

All I can say is I love this blog, I love Chanel you have made my week! This is my favorite blog of 2012 thank you so much! xoxo

Sam said...

Aww wow Sandy...I Love this post, the prettiness of it really made my day that much better. I seek to speak Chanel, not fully there yet. Your prints are truly beautiful

Margarita Bloom said...

Oh, I you so! I adore that moving Chanel pic at the top. so FUN! And I want one of those Chanel bracelets! Such a lovely post again Sandy...just perked up my chilly day!

Hmm, love how you put the add to cart buttons in your post...that's genius. I need to do that too! giggle... I think I need to go get a hot steaming cup of tea to warm me up from the chill outside.... brrr...hope you're enjoying your day! Mwah!!


Oh Sandy, I most definitely speak Chanel! And I have to say my heart is beating fast after reading this swoon worthy post! I'm hoping to get my long lusted after Chanel bag for my 40th bday this summer. Finger's crossed :)

Happy Monday! xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

Hello, Sandy darling!!

I have spoken Chanel here and there, but I have yet to find the perfect bag or jacket. This makes me want to make the big splurge. Oh, so chic and I could say so much without saying a word! :)

Here's to a stylish week!
xoxo Elizabeth

Kim said...

Your blog this morning was so fabulous and fun I felt glamous just reading it!!! I always love brushing up on my Chanel. Thank you !!


Betina said...

Glad I stumbled on your blog! I enjoyed reading it—so full of inspiration! Following you!

Travel à la Mode

PS. Chanel is love. :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh that last photo kills me! Your new illustrations are fabulous Sandy! I love your work! Are you going to do cards from these prints by any chance?

xoxo Mary Jo

Taj Acosta said...

Girrl your Chanels are fabulous! I love the pink and black ones! What a glam post! Don't we all adore Chanel! xo! -Taj

Robyn Rhodes Jewelry said...

Who doesn't love anything Chanel? AMAZING!!

Not Just Another Milla said...

I think even Coco herself would love this post! Such elegant illustrations.

Paige and Alise said...

You seriously have a way with words and fashion! This post was so adorable and entertaining, you inspire me to become a better blogger! xoxo

Fashionista622 said...

Once again you have mesmerized me with this post! Oh Chanel, Oui I do speak that language, fluently. :)
I loved the images, the art drawings, the videos...all of it! Nothing says "I've Arrived" like Chanel.

SoapyMermaid said...

the video is dreamy of course. But I really love your illustrations : love their soft colours, they would look great in a boudoir-like room!

Angelica N. said...

Aha! What a fun post! I would sure love to speak Chanel. Certainly one of the most alluring and elegant languages out there. ;) If only the clothes could speak...the stories they'd tell...

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Awesome illustrations Sandy! Chanel speaks for itself girl! Exceptional!