Monday, February 6, 2012

All In The Details

Hello Fabulous Ooh La Frou Frou Girls!
I hope you're all doing marvelous!
I've been very busy creating for Ooh La Frou Frou
as well as lots of custom  illustration ...
I just love seeing what clients have in mind for me!

Thanks for joining me for a little
glamour break!
Grab a latte or whatever says cozy to you, loves, and ...

~ Let's Talk About The Details ~

Attention to detail is key to fabulous style ...
Cinemagraph "Juicy's Rock Candy" via Photographer Jamie Beck ~  From Me to You

We Ooh La Frou Frou Girls

{you and I AND the illustrated ones
 that represent our glamorous side, of course!}
absolutely love lovely things.
And lovely things of all kinds
 become simply breathtaking things
when they've been sprinkled
with the magic of detail ...

I think one of the wonderful things about fashion
is the fact that we can simply switch up the details
 and reveal a different side of our personality each day ...
{like an actress playing different roles},
giving voice to the part of us we want the world to see ...
literally creating the pages of our life's fashion story.

Here's a page from my sketchbook ...

So, the next time you peek out at a new day
 and get ready to open the doors and step into the world,
think about who you want that world to see ...

This is the way I look at it, darlings ...
so many people see us each day ...
simply walking down the street, at the office,
in restaurants, in a shopping mall ...
and most of those people don't know us.
They can't possibly know how fabulous we really are
or what an incredible and talented lady
happens to be walking by them at that moment.
They simply see the outside vision we present.
And decisions are formed about us in a split second.

And this is my favorite part ...
the extreme fun we can have using the many tools at our disposal
{make-up, nail polish, scent, the way we carry ourselves}
to help us create just the right look that speaks volumes ...

A "French Girl" In Starbucks
One example that I can tell you about
happened when I was standing in a line
at Starbucks three or four years ago.
In line in front of me stood a woman of about 30.
She had a short pale pink strand of those
 large pearls around her neck at her collarbone,
tied in the back with a black satin bow.
Her blonde hair was in a french braid
 that had been tucked under neatly at the nape of the neck,
with little whisps escaping around her face.
Her sweater was the softest of pale champagne cashmere.
Her skirt was black with a little flounce and a wide waist band.
Champagne colored tights led to pretty ballet flats.
I thought she looked like a girl
 fresh off the plane from Paris.
Then, when she came up to the counter to order,
she didn't have a french accent at all.
She simply had chosen that look for the day ...
 and here, a complete stranger, still remembers her
impression all of these years later.

Be Memorable: It's All In The Details.

This has been a little peek
 into the world of my
Fashion Philosophy.
I thought you may enjoy it,
 as it bleeds over into my illustrations.

Details, details, details.

Oh, and one last thing to remember and
you can never go wrong ...

Thanks for joining me, everyone!

, by the way, did you notice that we now have
 tabs at the top of the blog?
The "About" and "Pleasure To Meet You" tabs
have details in them and more info will be added to the
remainder of the tabs shortly!

All Ooh La Frou Frou
 illustrations are by
Sandy M
(Sandra Shelton Markwalder)
artist and founder of Ooh La Frou Frou.
Ooh La Frou Frou CARDS can be purchased here.
contact Sandy M, the artist,  here.

(All Quotes Are By Sandy M)
(Sketch pad page with
stiletto, camera and Eiffel Tower drawings by Sandy M)

Photos used in this post found via following sources:
(Cinemagraph Photograph by Jamie Beck) From Me To You.
(Pierre Herme Paris box of pastries) and
(Girl in sweater with stacked gold bracelets) found via
(Girl looking out blue blinds) found via
(Girl walking out pink doors); (Arm with bracelets tied with bow);
(Oatmeal color sweater with bow belt); (Lollia Imagine Perfume);
 (Braided hair); (Pink flats with gold bows) all found via
 Dior Addict lipsticks, purse, etc. found via
 Pink cocktail ring found via
Leopard print and pearls found via
 Stay Classy pencils found via