Monday, September 10, 2012

You Say It's My Birthday?

You say it's my birthday?
Yes, it is!
And I DO LOVE birthdays!


And what better day to fill up with
things you love, don't you think?
I know I'll be trying to fit as many of those things
into my day as possible ...
 things like ...

~ delectable treats ~






~ sparkle at every turn ~




~ a pretty bouquet for my nightstand ~


~ shopping for boxes brimming with happy ~

~ and pretty gift-wrapped perfection! ~



So, since this is my birthday week,
I'm off to play as much as I can!
But before I go, I wanted leave you with some links ..
 if you love the gorgeous sparkly cake servers above,
they are from Leif and they have other
sparkly utensils too ...
they were featured recently on
The Demoiselle
"A Modern Damselle, Accessorizing Life"...
{a lovely blog to visit that's made some exciting changes!}

FASHION WEEK
Also, remember, if you aren't one of the very lucky ones
walking amidst the glamorous sea of yellow taxis and celebs
in NYC right now for Fashion Week (September 6-13)
{like the fashionista in my illustration is below!}...


... the next best thing is that
you can feel as if you are
ACTUALLY THERE
by viewing some of the live-streaming runway shows ...
you can find links to the live shows
 and more NYFW info here!

SPARKLE
In closing,
did you see last week's Sparkle post, when
I announced that a pretty pink book called
SPARKLE by Cara Alwill Leyba
of The Champagne Diaries,
would be released October 9
and that it would contain an illustration
 of a Sparkle girl created by moi (!)
just inside the cover?



Well ... guess what?!?
SURPRISE!!!
The book has been released early!
You can order it on Amazon NOW
and have some pretty pink on your nightstand
before you know it!
PLUS ...
 it's a #1 BESTSELLER ALREADY in the
"Happiness" category!
(I can't imagine a better category to be No. 1 in!).
Congratulations to the author, Cara ...
it was an honor to create a little illustration sparkle
for the fabulous book,
SPARKLE!

Have an awesome and glamorous
 September week, everyone!


Ooh La Frou Frou
is the blog of illustrator
SANDY M.
If you are interested in a custom illustration,
you may contact Sandy here.

Image Sources:
Images #1-#5 you can find on Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou's
Pretty Things board on Pinterest.
Image #6 (sparkly utensils) from Leif via The Demoiselle
Image #7 and #8 (flowers) on Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou's
Pretty Things board on Pinterest.
Image #9 (girl shopping) via Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou's
Shopping board on Pinterest.
Image #10 and #11 (gifts) via Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou's
Gifted board on Pinterest.

TAXI GIRL illustration by SANDY M
SPARKLE GIRL illustration by SANDY M
(commissioned by author Cara Alwill Leyba
for the book SPARKLE)

17 comments:

miss b said...

Wonderful images as usual and I absolutely love your Taxi Girl and Sparkle Girl illustrations. The books' released early - I may have to treat myself! Have a great birthday week.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

classiq said...

Happy birthday, dear Sandy! My warmest wishes! I hope you have a fabulous birthday week with lots of wonderful surprises. I love the black and white book illustration. Congrats! xo
Ada

Fashionista622 said...

Oh sweet Sandy! Wishing you a sparkly and glamorous Birthday! Bring out the confetti shall we. :))

I'm enjoying NYFW but cutting it short, hubby & I leave wednesday to Italy for our 10th Anniversary. So happy and ready to go. :)

Have an amazing bday sending you lots of love. XOXO

Maria
http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

Dee said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! I can only imagine a very sparkly birthday for you. Can't wait for my very own copy of "Sparkle" to arrive.

Best wishes to you on your birthday!
Dee xoxo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy, I think I may have accidentally deleted my comment. I just wanted to wish you the happiest of birthdays! Hope that you do lots of fun things and love that you got a pretty flower arrangement to put by your bed!

xo Mary Jo

Sam said...

Hi Sandy, wishing you the most wonderful and joyful birthday! MAy this year bring you everything you wished for, much love, happiness, great luck and success! Stay as sweet as you are!

rolala said...

Happy Birthday dear Sandy! Wishing you love, laughter happiness and health on this day and beyond. Your NYFW and Sparkle illustrations are stunning! How fab that Sparkle is already #1 in the "Happiness" category.

Have a lovely birthday week filled with all things wonderful!

x Rowena @ rolala loves

bridechic said...

Happy Birthday sweetheart! BTW I'm ordering the book and guess what! Sparkle already has a stellar review on Amazon. Way to go and congrats again on your illustration . .

Glitterista said...

Wishing you the very happiest of birthday weeks! :) Congratulations on your book illustrations, and here's hoping there is lots of sparkle for you all week. ;)

Fashion-isha said...

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest glamour girls I know! I can't wait to see the book!
xo
Sharon

Pink Champagne said...

Happy birthday, beautiful! I hope your day was as fabulous as you! XX

Catherine Robinson said...

A belated happy birthday Sandy..have a FABULOUS week...gorgeous images...I love the Chanel biscuits ;-)
Catherine
xx

Sam said...

Thanks fro your super lovely comment!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Happy belated birthday, Sandy! I hope you had an amazing day and that you were spoiled beyond belief. You totally deserve it! Off to order my Sparkle right this minute :) xoxo

Le péché de Venus said...

Happy birthday sweety!
we follow you by GFC and hope you follow back!!
please keep in touch and visit us whenever you want!
http://www.lepechedevenus.blogspot.com/
xoxo. A

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sandy!!! I know it was fabulous doll. Sorry I missed it, I've been dealing with a lot lately and was out of town. I love your illustration and I am so buying that book. It looks exquisite! Thanks for the link!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Margarita Bloom said...

Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday sweet Sandy!! You sparkle!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

I just adore that illustration..it reminds me of me actually! *wink* Cara's book looks super awesome!!!

I hope you had the best more fabulous wonderful birthday you talented gal you! *hugs*