Monday, August 23, 2010

A Post from Sunny ... Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

I can hardly believe (thrill!) that I'm the first of the girls to blog!
There I was, lying on the beach,
considering what fabulous thing to post about,
when I received a call on my cell from the artist,
requesting that I pose by a pool for a fun new card entitled,
Sunny Days!

I quickly ran home and stepped into my dressing room
to consider which swimsuit would be the lucky one ...
being a California girl with invitations for fun in the sun often,
I've collected quite a variety choices.
I was in a retro mood ... a vintage cute mood,
so I slipped into my yellow polka dot bikini,
tied a chic scarf around my hair,
and with the addition of hoop earrings and shades, I was off!

It's a tough job, but somebody's ... oh, you know.

Sunny Days Card Illustration by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection - glittered card will be available on the Ooh La Frou Frou website Wed., 8/25/10.  Inside message: I'm a summer girl all year round.
The other girls and I like to travel to exotic places together  
every chance we get (St. Tropez, are you ready for us?
and they often ask me where I shop for my 
glamorous, old-Hollywood-movie-star bathing suit styles.  
These are a few of my secret favorites I've shared with them:

Anthropologie has a very darling ruffled  
Rosy and Dotty bikini by designer Nikki Poulos 
that comes in floral (Rosy) or polka dots (Dotty).  
I also look for suits that make me feel rather Marilyn Monroe 
and the Natalie black one-piece by Seafolly
with its sweetheart neckline and shapely ruching would do it ...
I think kitten heels would be a must poolside with this one!
Dotty Bikini
Rosy Bikini
The Natalie
Shopping Bag Illustration by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
If you tell your friends you'll be getting
Undrest by the Sea,
they may raise their eyebrows!
Undrest by the Sea recently opened its new flagship store in Venice Beach. 
Designer Maria Paz Navales takes her inspiration
from the places she loves most ...
Paris, Biarritz and Rio De Janeiro to name a few.
Two of my personal favorites are the
Malibu Halter Monokini and Malibu Cinched Halter with Ruffle Heart Hipster

Malibu Halter Monokini

Malibu Cinched Halter with Ruffle Heart Hipster
Cabana Illustration by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection

And, for a very sophisticated old Hollywood look,
I adore the always fabulous Norma Kamali.
The lovely Halter Mio with its oversized black and white polka dots
and the elegant Bill swimsuit in black mesh
will have agents trying to book you for the next hot movie!
Top off your suit with the glamorous
One-Shoulder Modern Sculpture Mesh Top
and ... what can I say ...  you'll be simply fabulous!
Halter Mio
Bill Swimsuit
Umbrella Illustration by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection

I'd slip on a pair of glamorous sandals
add a ruffled beach towel to my bag,
(all from Beach Bunny Swimwear)
and I'd be glamorous-vintage ready!

Beach illustration by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection

I'll wrap up my late summer vintage swimwear post with a
little present of a fun website you simply must visit
whenever those leaves start to fall and you miss sand between your toes.
The Pistol Panties website
will take you to the beach even in the dead of winter.

One click and a beach scene starts small, with a plane
pulling a banner over a sandy faraway place.
Then it grows and grows to include a whimsical view of
private cabanas with flashing neon signs overhead,
as well as a sand castle being built by bathing beauties
and clouds floating by ...
all with a soundtrack we all probably secretly hear
as we walk down the beach with the waves crashing around us!
Simply by hovering your cursor over the items on the beach,
you'll be able to visit other areas of the website where you'll find
more lovely vintage swimwear ... of course!

All artwork in this post by myself - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou: Summer Days card illustration, Anthropoligie bag illustration, cabana illustration, umbrella illustration, sand/water illustration.
All bathing suits and swimwear photos came from the respective websites: Anthropologie; Undrest by the Sea; Norma Kamali; Beach Bunny Swimwear.


Sparkles N' Sports said...

I'm looking forward to Monday mornings now with my new guilty pleasure - your blog!!! I started a new favorites folder on my computer - "Frou Frou Favorites" listing all the fun links you have posted. I am in love with the Pistol Panties website. The Sunny Days card is so glamorous as usual! Can't wait for next week! You've been working hard girl!

XO & Hugs dahling! Shannon

Julie Leah said...

Hello, Sunny! So nice to meet you, darling!

I am loving your bathing suit picks, especially the Malibu Halter Monokini! I'm obsessed with that suit! So flirty and sexy yet perfectly feminine :)

That picture Miss Sandy illustrated of you is gorgeous! Looks like the perfect summer day.

Hugs and kisses to you and Sandy both! MUAH!


Unknown said...

Stunning! How is a girl to choose x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just came across your blog, Sunny. It's so so cheery here! Love the perfectly pretty colors.
Have a happy Tuesday! xx

nomo wino daph said...

I am loving all this stuff! The Sunny Girl is FAB!
I am your newest follower and can't wait to explore!

dana said...

Love the Malibu Monokini! Such cute picks. New follower.

Love the artwork!

Anonymous said...

This is why Sunny is my imaginary bff, she has impeccable taste!! Amazing Post as always!

Pink Champagne said...

Oh my goodness, I'm in LOVE! That navy and white ruffled bikini? Perfection. I think I need that lovely for my upcoming honeymoon... You have another new follower! XO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Sunny wanted me to say thanks so very much for stopping by! She loves meeting new friends and can't wait to hear more about you! She sends a very big thank you to all of her new glamorous girlfriends.

the pink prep said...

oh, i am just love-love-loving your blog!!! newest follower and already a devotee!
i have always dreamed of a ruffle-bottom swimsuit, kindof retro, a-la pinup girl, and yes kitten heels to go with.
when i was a pageant girl (back in the day) we always had to have matching heels to go with our swimwear for competition. flip flops do not do it justice!
happy blogging!

Trish {Pink Preppy Lilly Lover} said...

Dearest Sunny girl, you are just gorgeous and I am absolutely in love with you, and all of your beautiful friends!

Sandy, you are amazingly talented and boy are we grateful to Miss Julie for introducing us to your fabulous blog! I'm following!! xoxoxoxo

Kerr said...

I love those swim suits. Makes me wish summer was just beginging!

Kaysens nye kl├Žder said...

Lovely blog!
I really like the swimsuits ! :)
I'll follow you..

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thanks to all of the wonderful new friends that have commented on the post already -- you're fab & glamorous! xoxo

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Thank you for reminding us all that summer is not over yet. Your card is amazing! You are one amazing talent. The retro swimsuit are gorgeous. I love the one piece, deep V, black swimsuit - glamour! Gorgeous post. Gorgeous!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thanks, The Simply Luxurious Life, for such a lovely comment. Truly means a lot coming from the author of such a fabulous blog as yours. xo

Unknown said...

Oh Sandy, my yellow polka dot bikini is my favorite too! Love the ruffles!

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