Monday, May 9, 2011

Glamorous Plan B Fantasy Frou Frou Party

 Hello Darlings!
This is Sandy, the artist and creator
of The Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.

Sometimes we girls need a Glamorous Plan B
don't you agree?
I needed one this week!
My illustration time was cut drastically short
because of my schedule
I had unexpected out-of-town guests
for the weekend.
As wonderful as all of that is ...
it left little time to do the illustrations necessary
for the planned third "Recap of the Girls" post
(otherwise known as Plan A!)
so ...

We'll continue with the third
"Recap of the Girls" post
next Monday.
If you haven't seen the first two Recap posts ...
don't miss them!
We started with a Recap of Ooh La Frou Frou Girl Hope
and continued with Ooh La Frou Frou Girl Tiffany
where we found out what the apartment
of each of these girls looks like!
Next Monday, we'll feature Ooh La Frou Frou Girl Cherie!

As for this week ...
Enter Glamorous Plan B!
It's always a good rule to have a Glamorous Plan B
at the ready to pull out of our jeweled clutch
at a moment's notice, no?

via (edited by Ooh La Frou Frou)
And at Ooh La Frou Frou ...
that Glamorous Plan B
is an invitation to you
to join us here right now for an impromptu
Fantasy Frou Frou Party
in honor of wonderful YOU,
our Glamorous Girlfriends!
Ooh La Frou Frou
positively delights
when we hear of the
success and happiness
of you, our Girlfriends,
and we've chosen one of you to be our
"Special Guest of Honor"
at our Fantasy Frou Frou party!
A Pink Toast to Kori Donahue!

Lovely Kori of a charming blog called Blonde Episodes
has written her first novel (I know, right?)
and it has just been released
in e-book form on Amazon!
(paperback version to be released in about a week!)
Book Description:
Our Congratulations to You, Kori!

Shall we party now, girls?
Come with me and step into
Ooh La Frou Frou's private dressing room and
let's get gorgeous ...

slipping into something glamorous is so divine ...
what would slip into if you could slip into anything?


Hurry, girls,
alas, our carriage awaits!
Is there really anything more fun than a girl party?

When you open the door
to a glamorous Fantasy Frou Frou party,
of course, there will be lots of sparkle ..

Ooh La Frou Frou
toasts all of you, our Glamorous Girlfriends ...

Bubbles and Sweets for the Sweet ...

And what would a Frou Frou Party be
without kicking off our heels
to dance the night away!



Hope you had fun at our
Glamorous Plan B
Fantasy Frou Frou Party!
And best wishes to Kori
for a fabulous new writing career!

Be sure to come back next Monday,
when we'll continue with our "Recap of the Girls"
and find out where
Ooh La Frou Frou girl Cherie lives,
as well as the introduce the second notecard
to be included in our soon-to-be-released
City Girl Boxed Notecards!
Till then ...
we'll send you into this new week
with a little more Audrey
that speaks Ooh La Frou Frou's sentiments
so very well ...


Illustrations of
settee, wine bottle, Ooh La Frou Frou girl Violet
are by artist Sandra Shelton Markwalder,
creator of Ooh La Frou Frou.

None of the photographs above belong to me.
(See "via" link below each image for source.)


Lottie said...

I would greatly enjoy your party! That pink dress is just wow. This post made me smile :-) -x-

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

For someone who didn't have much time this week, your blog is still so DIVINE!! How lovely to have a party for the lovely Kori (what an achievement!!) Count me in, I'll be there ;-)

SoapyMermaid said...

charming post as usual. I was very delighted by that glamorous froufrou party. and Kori's book seems very nice. (in case you'd have been looking for my award post, go down my home page for i posted it on saturday (the 7th of may)). a bientôt! :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I glance at this blog while I'm at work ;) It's always nice to take that little moment of escape into another world, it's very refreshing!

Unknown said...

I just love the dresses this week especially the pink one and the purple one!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Lottie: SO glad you came to visit for our party, Lottie, love! Always a pleasure to have you! I know, isn't that pink dress beautiful? I love the sleek elegance of the last one too ;) Have a wonderful week! xo

Vanessa@Luxuria: Hi sweetie! Thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed the party! When you do the kind of posts that I do, there are several things that are time-consuming ~ the planning and dreaming; the image searching, if using; the writing and the ILLUSTRATING. The illustrating is the most time intensive. For this party, I relied upon some illustrations that I had previously created and were in my archive, so that made it a little easier! xo

Soapy Mermaid: Hi Sweetheart! Ooh, I got an award? Merci!! Can't wait to visit and check it out ... I'm so very happy that Ooh La Frou Frou is one of your favorite blogs! xo

Sarah-L-B: Hi Darling Sarah! I love to hear that you check out the blog and escape into another world ... so fun that you can step out of your workplace and into Ooh La Frou Frou for a fantasy break!! Have a lovely week, sweetie and thanks so much for commenting ~ I so love it ;) xo

Raicreations Designs: Something about sparkle always makes me happy. Anyone that knows me well knows that I positively melt looking at city lights twinkling at night ... I'm such a city girl, maybe the sparkle I see everywhere .. in clothes, in chandeliers .. just brings to mind the sparkle of the city at night! ;)

Unknown said...

I love this glamorous party Sandy! Thank you so much for hosting and I ADORE that first bottle of Frou Frou blush--so clever! I hope you release your own private label in the very near future!

xo Mary Jo

Julie Leah said...

What a fabulous party for an even more fabulous girl :) We love Miss Kori, don't we?! How sweet of you to do this post for her and invite all of us to the celebration! I would love to dance the night away with all of these lovely ladies!

I can't wait until you do the recap of Belle- you know she's my favorite!


Margarita Bloom said...

Ooh, how glamorous...a Fantasy Frou Frou Party!!! Count me in! I'm totally warring something glittery and gorgeous! I'm really loving that pink dress and that purple one!! Happy Monday doll!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Mary Jo (trust your style): Hi sweetie! I LOVE that you love the Frou Frou Blush wine ;) You never know, maybe one day it will be reality!!! So glad you were one of the girls piling into that pink limo! xoxo

Julie (brown eyed belle): Hi Julie! Yes, we're very excited for Kori! What an exciting thing to happen, your own book published! And it's funny, I was just thinking of the fact that you love Belle the other day ... where do YOU envision she lives in the city, my love? ;) xoxo

Margarita Bloom: Hi lovey! A Fantasy Frou Frou party sounds just perfectly made for Margarita Bloom, no? And you'd be gorgeous, Regina, dressed head to toe in a glittery gown! So glad you were able to party with us and Happy Monday to you too! xoxo

Ruby said...

There are no words! Simply can not come up with any divine enough!

Kori said...

You are amazing honey!!! This is just the sweetest. I am so honored and flattered that you mentioned me in your post for the week! I'm in love with the images, especially that gorgeous pink dress, and feel so loved sweetheart. I can't wait to post a link to this post on my blog! Hope you enjoy the book and have a fantastic week friend!!!! Kori xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Ruby (Ruby's Musings): The words you just said said it better than anything else! Thank you, sweetie! A good new motto for all of us girls might be: "When Life Gets Hard, Just Twirl!" xoxo

Kori: My pleasure, Kori! Such a huge achievement and we would never want to miss celebrating one of our girls' fireworks! Thanks so much for linking the post on your blog ;) Kisses, doll! xoxo


I would absolutely LOVE to attend that party, sweetie! And I would love to bring that gorgeous clutch along :) xoxo

Stitchfork said...

Plans?? I was too distracted by all the stunning photos to worry about a plan!
xo Cathy

Unknown said...

I'm ready for this luxe party! My diamonds and pearls are ready darling. My glitzy gown and shoes are ready for that clutch. What a spectacular post! xoxo

Paris Pastry said...

What a celebration! The dresses, the macarons, the Moet champagne... sighs... Here's to Kori's novel!

classiq said...

I would be happy to attend such a glamorous and fabulous party! The backless dress is exquisite and the last one, in tulle and chiffon, is so romantic and fairytale like. Hope you have a wonderful week! :) Ada

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

The Alternative Wife: Thanks, sweet Dawn, for stopping by our little party this week ... and the clutch is so YOU! xoxo

Stitchfork: Hi lovely! Thanks so much for stopping by, sweets ... perhaps the perfect dress for this party would have Fantasy Frou Frou embroidered all over it! xoxo

Fashionista622: Hi darling! So glad you're ready-set-go for the glamorous party of ours!! Would love to be sitting in that pink limo next to all our girls!

Paris Pastry: The only thing that perhaps could have made it better would have been some of your delectable creations on the table!! Thanks for attending the party, darling! xoxo

Classiq: Hello Ada! So glad you enjoyed our little party! I agree with you ... those two dresses are so gorgeous in totally separate ways ... one is so sleek and sensual, the other ... and you said it so well ... is like a romantic fairy tale!! Thanks for attending the party, love!

Pink Champagne said...

You sure do know how to throw a fabulous party on the fly, my dear! I'm RSVPing YES and I'll be wearing that frilly pink number... j'adore! Sending you air kisses! XO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Pink Champagne: Hi lovey! You're just so much fun and I'm so glad you made it to the girl party!! And the frilly pink number looks perfect on you ... goes so well with your pink champagne!!! ;) Air kisses back - on both cheeks! xoxo

Anonymous said...

When I see all those gorgeous tuille dresses and sparkles I want to crack open the champagne and blow a lot of money on my credit card! Tonight however I will just celebrate with a macaron... :-) I love the NY city shots here, reminds me how lucky I am to have an adventure in this city!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Style on the Couch: New York IS a divine place to have an adventure .. that's why I chose New York as the place for the girls to live (Sunny's the only one that goes back and forth from NY to CA ;) ... she's gotta have that beach, you know!). Enjoy your macaron, lovely! Thanks for joining us for the party! xo

Christina Kim said...

When I arrive at your blog, it felt like I have arrived at a glamourous celebrity hall of fame!! I absolutely loved your design and I am bookmarking your page now, what a lovely page you have!! Thumbs up!!!! :D

Unknown said...

After several loud gasps my husband ran in from the other room to be sure I was alright! This is absolutely beautiful! I love that pink dress - I love it all! Merci, merci, merci!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

It's so wonderful to see a bloggy bud achieve her dreams isn't it? xoxo

Unknown said...

This IS a fabulous post in honor of Kori and the release of her book. :) Love it!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

How I loved all the sparkle! And I suppose I have a new book to pick up as well.

Anonymous said...

I love dresses with wide, romantic sashes. The skyline photo is lovely with the grey clouds. Also, those cupcakes are delightful. What wonderful photographs. Have a lovely week ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Christy: Thank you so much, Christy, for your lovely compliments on the blog and so glad you found us!! Lots and lots of glamorous fantasy fun to come! xoxo

Beth in My World: LOL, Beth, you made me truly laugh out loud! What a funny picture you painted with your words. So very glad you enjoyed our little frou frou party! xoxo

Kristin: Yes, I'm so excited for Kori ... and for all of our girls when success knocks at our doors! xoxo

Heather Pranitis: Hi lovely ... Thank you and so glad you could join us for the frou frou party! We're so happy for Kori girl! xoxo

Gabriella (sensibly luxe): Thanks, sweetie! So glad you could party with Ooh La Frou Frou! I will be ordering the book too, but will have to wait for the paperback, as I haven't moved on to the e-book route quite yet ... I can see it in my near future, though! xoxo

Coco Coterie: Hi sweet Alexandra! So glad you could stop by the party ... and I agree, those crown cupcakes ARE delightful. I've seen crowns similar to those that are meant to hold votive candles or tea lights ... I wonder if that's what these are? If so, what a great idea! ;) Have a simply wonderful week! xoxo

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Well, I don't mind at ALL that part three has been set to next week with you taking me to a girls night out like this. Clearly with little time your best comes out just as much:)
Oh and about your pug and the same sort of expressions as a Frenchie, I know I know! That's why I LOVE Frenchies. I'm already spoiled with three pugs-in law. They made me fall hard for the little cuties... sigh <3

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Christel @Captivated by Image: So glad you enjoyed our little party, sweetie! Regarding the pugs ... our pug Lily is 6 years old now and she's the first pug we've ever had ... she's also the smartest dog! She knows SO many words I say on a regular basis in conversation and comes running to me because she recognizes them! ;) xoxo

Silver Magpies said...

Oh, oh, oh pink dress and champagne dress with keyhole back!! That was quite a party!

Anonymous said...

Such inspirational and amazing photos! I love the last quote the best, keeping that! =)

Miss Neira

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Silver Magpies: I agree ... isn't that dress just the most delectable? I'm trying to think (other than a girl party) what kind of event I'd be courageous enough to wear it ... it shows a little cleavage of a different kind!

Miss Neira: I love that quote as well ... especially because it says so well what we try to say at Ooh La Frou Frou .. if you love fairytales, you have imagination ... if you have imagination, you can do anything ;) Thanks for joining us this week, sweets!

Barbara von Enger said...

Warm congratulations to Kori on the release of her new first book.
This is a good reason to party and swirl. I adore that peach-coloured dress - so romantic and pretty.