Monday, February 28, 2011

my favorite gown of the night

purposes of sanity

As the month draws to a close and March begins, life is a dizzying array of
calender engagements, corporate rehearsals, feather fans arriving in packages,
festival events, recording sessions... 

...but amidst all of this there are belted trousers, sunny days, leopard ensembles,
golden crusted breads, desks awaiting contemplative moments, pops of color,
and throws in which to wrap up at the end of the day. 
These things are essential for purposes of sanity.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Still covered in glitter

We had a fabulous show last night! The girls and I had a delightful time on &
off stage. It's always so thrilling to have a fabulous show, an enthusiastic audience,
and a decadent party backstage. 

I awoke this morning to find that I'm still covered in glitter. 

Time for a bridal shower brunch with old friends, a perfect event for such a 
hazy day, reminiscent of old Dior editorials. Time to exchange glitter for brunch ,
stockings for conversation, a gown for a sweet day dress, and cocktails for 
warm cups of coffee.

{Additionally} A big thank you to StijlMag for the fabulous article about Maisonette!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dior has my heart...

Dior. Has. My Heart. 
This collection made me cry the first time I
saw it. 

I'm returning to the studio today as well as choreographing
burlesque numbers, rhinestoning costumes, and other work
related activites. I'd like all of these outfits to wear for my
"work days" please.

xo, Jolie

Monday, February 21, 2011

rehearsal, jazz, burlesque, recording, burlesque

Rehearsing, learning music, recording, dance practice,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday wrapped in grace

Sundays seem always to be wrapped in grace. Sunday mornings have softer edges and sweeter sounds. The elegance of Sunday comes from ease, as if the light clouds have steeped the air and made it more refined. Sunday morning's sounds are more delicate; church bells languidly ringing, magazine pages listlessly rustling, spoons tinkling against the side of coffee cups. This day will be more serene than the rest....the morning spent out on a terrace, watching the pollen gradually fall to the grass, the lemon trumpet vine in cadence with the wind.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

c'est merveilleux

The past week has been extraordinary! I've begun a new project,
causing me to go into the recording studio to record songs. C'est
merveilleux to find myself in a new creative realm, challenging as
it is, it's a fantastic challenge. Today I have a flurry of activity to
do; picking up promotional posters from the printer, lunch with a
dear friend, writing, then rehearsal with the girls.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

work day plain & simple

It's a work day, plain & simple. This week has been filled with 
designing posters, taking posters to the printer, designing mail-
out stickers, going to the post office, mailing CDs, choosing song
choices for all of my upcoming shows, selecting costume pieces
for said shows, and getting prepared for the next weeks to come.
This weekend is luckily going to be relaxing and fun as our dear
family French friend, Fred de Fred, is coming to town! I will 
finally be able to use some of the French I worked so hard to get
a degree in. Better brush up!

To listen to Fred's fabulous music, click here! The Lovers

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's been an extremely long work day for me and I'm exhausted.
I've had a nice long bath, a wonderful time spent laughing with
my husband, and a warm cup of milky hot chocolate. 

I'm ready for sleep! 

Don't both of these spaces look perfectly inviting, ready for 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Series: Homes: 1870 coach house {equestrian chic}

Equestrian homes are undoubtedly charming. They make use of plush smooth leathers,
rustic woodgrains, horse head book ends, and equestrian award ribbons. What I love
about this house is that it is unabashedly equine. It is unafraid to have an abundance
of equestrian themed decor and to be apologetically WASP-y. I love the Hermes orange
touches...books, blankets, bags, ribbons. The plaid bag, ready for a day out at the market.
The saddle and boots patiently awaiting the afternoon ride. The bar provides the perfect
afternoon cocktail, an amperatif to drink in front of the fire. 

Things I love: plaid cuffed wellingtons, big heavy door, barn like hinges, blankets on
the book shelf, the boot on the desk "leg,"the King Charles Spaniel on the plaid throw, 
the antlers on the silver platter, & the think gilded framed horses above the bar.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

a weekend in the country

Spending the weekend in the country luxuriating in a new book, taking long
walks through the winter grass, and eating delicious food cooked on the
campfire. Have a lovely & relaxing weekend my dears!
xo, Jolie

Thursday, February 3, 2011

As you might have noticed after my blog post last Friday, I seem to be on a lilac, pink, 
and mauve kick. Perhaps it's the anticipation of Valentine's Day, or the desire to bridge 
the gap between winter and fall. It's been extraordinarily cold for Texas this week &the
dreary weather arrived just after a week of gloriously sunny days. Needless to say, we 
were all unprepared.

May your year of the rabbit be filled with serenity, compassion,
sincerity, and diplomacy! xo, Jolie