Monday, October 22, 2012

FLIPINISTA™ Illustrated

We all love glamour ...

via Dustjacket Attic

We adore things that are feminine ...


... things that are sparkly ... 

... things that are stylish ...

... things that are chic ... 

Then there are shoes ...
we all know that a pair of heels are glamorous.
But, if you're like me, you don't want to
sacrifice glamour each time you're not in heels.

I was recently commissioned
by the lovely Monique,
designer of a very glamorous
brand of flip flops,
to create an illustration for
(c) SANDY M Illustration for FLIPINISTA

The blonde on the right
is the illustrated version of Monique!

As I was researching all of the
beautiful FLIPINISTA
designs in preparation for the illustration,
I was stunned by these gorgeous
works of art for our feet ...
these are certainly NOT ordinary flip flops ...
they're more like haute couture.
I wanted to be sure to introduce them to you.

The flip flops are made for FLIPINISTA in Brazil
of the finest rubber
and then they are personally
hand-designed by Monique,
one pair at a time by hand!
She wires the design on and then has them
sewn by an expert, using a special technique
so the wearer will never feel the embellishments.
Each pair is made upon order and each design
is a Limited edition.
I think they are all of the things we like ...
feminine, sparkly, stylish and chic!

Following are just a few of the
gorgeous FLIPINISTA designs ...






You can see more of these pretty flip flops
on the Pinterest board of FLIPINISTA
and also follow her on Twitter ...
to order, simply send Monique an e-mail at

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Ooh La Frou Frou
is the blog of illustrator
For a quote on a custom illustration,
drop Sandy a note here.


Monique~ Owner~ Designer Flipinist said...

Hi Sandy!! Actually The Flip Flops are MADE IN BRAZIL for FLIPINISTA, HOWEVER..I personally hand design every pair and then the design is HAND SEWN RIGHT HERE IN the USA by an expert. They are entirely hand crafted from start to finish and made upon order!!

Sam said...

I adore your illustration, I can see you put your entire heart, warmth and fashionability into your drawings, they are always lovely. Ohh wow, I love the sparkly pieces from Flipinista, they are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Ahh this is one of my favorite stops Monday morning. Full of lush glamour! Wishing you the most fabulous week!

Fashionista622 said...

Hi Sandy,
These sparkly Flipinista's are fabulous! The illustration you created is beautiful and brings such glam to match the pretty merchandise. Have a great week darling!



Anonymous said...

Your drawings are so one of a kind!!!!! Over the top fun for feet!!! And, only YOU could find these!!


Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Wow! your illustration is GORGEOUS Sandy. I love the flip-flops also; absolutely stunning. My fav is the butterfly version you show.
What a gal way to start my week ;-)

Margarita Bloom said...

That Valentino dress has my name on it! lol..

Oh, those flip flops are gorgeous!! Those nautical ones are divine! I usually don't like to wear flip flops but these are awesome.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh my goodness, how cute are those flipflops - so glamourous, I love it! I also love your illustrations, they're fabulous as always!! Congrats Sandy!
xo Mary Jo

A Well Styled Life said...

These are fabulous. As a woman with difficult feet, I appreciate the ability to be feminine, pretty and comfortable at the same time. I love your illustrations!! They are the best!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Beautiful illustration Sandy!!! I love her flip flops! So gorgeous! I really love the Chanel perfume bottle ones, butterflies and flower ones. Sooooooooo pretty! Thanks for showcasing her. Have a great week doll.

Catherine Robinson said...

I do glamour, femininity, stylish chic...gorgeous daughter would adore the Chanel flip flop; I'm going to pop across and follow Monique on Twitter, thank you for the introduction.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Yoga has changed my life; one of the main benefits it has brought to my life is an inner calm; I am a born worrier and by regularly practicing this wonderful philosophy I have quietened my mind. I think initially, Sandy you need to find a teacher, it takes awhile to find the right one for you and I would suggest if you can have a one to one class you gain so much more from your time as a beginner. I recommend Christy Turlington's Living Yoga book; it's inspiring and full of good advice...enjoy, keep me posted on your yoga journey.

Monique said...

Have to share my gratitude for all the lovely comments about my creations as well as the beautiful illustration Sandy created for Flipinista! Life, it is always filled with beautful surprises..... Thank you again!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Sandy, your gorgeous illustrations never fail to amaze me. If anyone can make flip flops look fab and glamorous it's you. These Flipinistas are like works of art. So lovely!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my photography. Made my day :)

I'm having a blogiversary giveaway. I hope you'll join.

Hope you're having a splendid week!

x Rowena @ rolala loves
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Monique said...

Thanks Rowena..I design each pair with a LOT OF LOVE!! XO.

Fashion Tales said...

How marvellous! First off, I adore the illustration Sandy. I have not heard of these designs, but really love the glamourous flip-flops. I bedazzled some over the summer! It really makes a different than your regular versions. Love that first black Chanel inspired style! xx/Madison

miss b said...

Those glamorous dresses just took my breath away - stunningly beautiful! Your illustration is once again gorgeous as are those imaginative flip flops!

ALESSANDRA - HowToBeInStyle - fashion and style blog said...

Hi Sandy, darling :-)

I love your new illustration for FLIPINISTA! It's so glam as all these flip flops are. I love to read all your blog posts!

Wishing you a wonderful week



Anonymous said...

Dear Sandy,

Your illustrations are fun, flirty and sweet!!

As a personal friend of Monique I can attest to the fact that she puts all her time and ernergy into her craft. She works 24-7 to ensure each pair of Flipinista is made to perfection and meets her client's special requests. I am so proud of her and her continued success.


(I secretly believe I am the brunette on the lavish sofa in you illustration)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on the Flipinista post! Wishing a very happy weekend to all of you!

PS Stephanie, love your note that you secretly believe that you are the brunette on the lavish sofa! xo

~Sandy M

Vicky Hetrick said...

Just got back from a trip to Cabo and what a wonderful surprise to see my dear lady friend Monique's accomplishments. The Fliipinista site and product is outstanding and soooooo beautiful. I have sent the email and blog you sent me to several people I know. THey all want to know whem your back in town so they can see them. You rock girl. xoxo, Vicky

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Vicky, glad that you like my blog post here and my feature of the lovely Monique and her glamorous Flipinista creations. It was fun creating the illustration for her Flipinista line and I was happy to show them off here!

Illustrator SANDY M

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment :)Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Angelica Ng said...

Haha, ok maybe I'm not really feeling the glamorous flip flops...flip flops are still casual shoes in my mind. But those dresses...stunning. Especially that first one with the gold trim around the sleeves. Gorgeous!!