Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hallow's Eve Show

Getting ready for the Fetish Ball at the Austin Music Hall tonight. I am doing my
champagne bath number tonight with an added spooky touch! I will also be one
of the models in the fashion show this evening. Time to touch up my nails, roll my
hair, and decide between the pink dress or the black dress!

Livevil Hallow's Eve Tantric Fetish Ball 
Austin Music Hall 6:00pm

Saturday, October 23, 2010

attending breast cancer burlesque benefit

Looking forward to dinner tonight with an old friend, then it's off to a breast cancer benefit at Opal Divine's. Tonight, it's not me performing, I simply get to luxuriate in a burlesque show put on by some really talented gals. I am excited to wear my white swing dress with orange polka dots belted with a vintage navy piece, camel colored heels, white double stranded pearls, and my Grandmother's leaf broach. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

oh the glamour of it all!

            The woman in me who is obsessed with the collision of fashion and burlesque 
            simply had to post this image of Dita Von Teese.  Loving the pearls strung from the 
           drawer, the feathers emerging from the soft pink box, the elegance cut of the rose 
                   covered dress, the velvet pillow. And of course...the largess of the bottle of cointreau on the vanity!

Have a glamorous weekend lovelies!  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

it piles up now and then

Gardenia is my focus today, scouring the internet for good ad placements, web hosts, creating a fall budget. It's a day for doing typical free lance florist business work. Simply putting myself and my arrangement talents out there! Emails, tea, blogging, petite snacks, etc.

Stop on by and visit Gardenia's Blog

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Tuesday darlings

It's an errand running day. Time to buy essential fall/winter wardrobe items, gather Halloween burlesque show necessities, office supplies, book shows, answer phone calls...Looking forward to the moment of pulling the apple roasted pork loin out of the oven tonight. It's a good old fashioned Tuesday!

Monday, October 18, 2010

small town pumpkin patch

This evening it's dinner with my god parents, brother, sister-in-law, husband, mother-in-law, nieces and nephews. Then we are off to select perfect pumpkins from the Buda pumpkin patch. It's a beautiful pumpkin patch, with varieties of pumpkins piled together in the church yard. Being that Buda is a small Texas town that's famous for its weenie dogs, you can bet that there will be lots of Halloweenies amongst the pumpkins!

Friday, October 15, 2010

on the veranda

                                 It's a bit obnoxious that this picture would make me miss my
                          best friend who moved to Chicago this year. One reason being because
                          it is dramatic, the other being because their dresses match. Her response:
                          "I miss when we wore floor length dresses on the veranda too!"
                           So in honor of matching dresses, similar hair styles, best friends, and verandas
                           I am going to get plants today for my veranda so that time spent on it
                           will be time pleasantly spent.  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

fresh air

            A cold front rolled in this morning, bringing with it a soft wind and sunny skies. As I am
            still mostly puttering around the house waiting to get well, it is so pleasant to throw
            open all the windows and let fresh air in. While in limbo, I look forward to dawning
            a big comfy sweater, drinking tea from my Grandmother's brown and white china,
           curling up with my miniature dachshund, and delving into the fantastic piece of
           literature I am currently reading.  

I found this image at Sasha Ezquerra's blog, a really lovely blog.
              P.S. I highly recommend reading The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In addition to being a burlesque performer and jazz singer I am a florist as well. The guest book table arrangement was inspired by Dutch paintings and the elegant transition that happens between summer and fall. Deep purple grapes, gray dusty miller, coral hypericum berries, and ambrosia roses add the elegance of fall while peach stock and white sweetheart roses give a last nod to spring.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Damsel in Distress

I know it's been a week since I lasted posted however I got a concussion last Sunday when out in the country and have been recovering ever since. As a result I have some pretty wretched vertigo and it's caused me to be red ridden. Now, I am finally able to sit in chairs and walk around the house some. I will admit though that I am aching to get out of the house, to go play in the October weather. I think I've got a bit of a damsel-in-distress syndrome.