Farewell...for now :)

 As you may have read in JP's previous post, he and I have decided to put Ooh La La on a bit of a hiatus while we regroup and think about what our next project may be. With so many things pulling us in so many directions, the duty to post was becoming just that...and that's something I never want it to become. Writing for a blog about things you adore should be a joy...and this was, from the moment it began back in the early summer of 2009. That summer was a tough one for me...and Ooh La La Du Jour was like a lovely and unexpected surprise in the middle of all that was during that time. But now, well, there are so many things pulling us all  in so many directions and maybe, Ooh La La Du Jour has just run its course. 

I personally want anyone and everyone who read and enjoyed this blog to know how much I deeply appreciate it. You all are what made it the fabulous experience that it was and knowing that we may have connected with even a few folks out there...well, that will always make me smile. If any of you are interested in keeping in touch, you may email me at oohlaladujour@gmail.com at any time. Send your ideas for future projects or anything else that might pop into you head :)

I think I speak for KJ and JP when I say, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to express ourselves and for taking the time to participate in our thoughts, hopes, dreams and wishes. Goodbye for now kids...you've been truly, delightful :)


Time to Refresh

KatieP and I have decided to take a hiatus on ooh la la. KatieP will be writing her farewell post soon. I have absolutely adored this experience and am eager to see what projects lie ahead for both KatieP and myself. KJ is already up and running with her new Tumblr, which I love. I like this image as my last because it includes who I consider to be the patron saint of this blog sitting next to someone who, for me, represents the next generation of fashion icons. The story goes that, after this very event, Madame Wintour sent Miss Minaj a note that read "We matched!" Nicki Minaj saved that note and cherishes it dearly. Dear readers, please know that I cherish each and everyone of you! Sending much love and wishes for gorgeous fashion and delicious design. xoxo


Classic Trends

The always spot-on Julie Rath has just released her Trends in Menswear Report. I'm not sure I'm loving all the trends she's spotting but her interpretations of them are wonderful, like this outfit above. I'd love to be able to pull off white pants like this. It's never easy to take a trend and make it a classic. If anyone can do it, Julie can.


You Too Can be a Magazine Editor

I know polyvore.com has come up on ooh la la before (maybe in the comments?) but I'm loving it so much I wanted another mention. For all you fashionistas out there who fancy trying on the hat of a magazine's Creative Director, you can try putting together fashion spreads yourself. And, if you love amazing collages, you'll find some great ones on this site!


A Wise Choice

How cute are these bowls from Uncommon Goods? I can't imagine anything better to put my cereal in to brighten up my day in the morning. Delightful!