Thursday, March 31, 2011

today is a day for leisure

Words cannot express how delightful it is to have this one day of nothing but
relaxation after three weeks of traveling and performing. Tomorrow, I will be
right back at it, but today is a day for leisure. It's lovely to repose on the 
balcony with refreshments and the latest issue of Vogue. It's so luxurious to 
have this day just to basque in the sunlight beaming into the living room,
to water the gardenias, to prepare a loving meal with my darling husband.

sigh. xo, Jolie

Saturday, March 26, 2011

{LA}{Chanel}{Burlesque} = showgirl loves!


Quick jaunt to LA tomorrow to perform! 

Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue
                                         Time Today at 11:00pm - Tomorrow at 2:00am

Location
M Bar
1253 Vine Street Suite 1

Friday, March 25, 2011

california

My trip to California has been thus far quite magnificent!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

California, here I return!

Jet setting in the morning, headed for the sunny shores of San
Diego. Looking forward to catching up on the glossy pages of
magazines, looking out to see sunshine on the clouds, sipping
a cocktail. Once there, it's a true whirl wind and I will be wisked
away from the airport to be in a photoshoot. Currently unpacking
the winter scarves still in the suitcase from Chicago, and 
replacing them with vintage tropical dresses and flowing garments
fit for the beach. I can't wait to have my toes snug in the sand.

California, I've missed you so!

Monday, March 21, 2011

fluffy blankets, sweets, and mad men


Chicago was an absolute delight! Now that I'm home, I plan only
to  lie in bed covered in fluffy blankets, eating sweets, and watching
Mad Men. All day.
I'm simply too exhausted to do anything else. 


Friday, March 18, 2011

cocktails at the Signature Lounge, Chicago!

Things are splendid in Chicago...so far it's been cocktails at the
Signature Lounge,  magnificent cathedrals, glimpses of Chanel,
stunning views of the city skyline from the 95th floor, and delightful
speakeasies. It's been glorious to see Chicago through a champagne
glass, the city a surreal palace of fashion and jazz. I'm always thrilled
when the L train comes rushing overhead as it's a nostalgic icon of the
city. Last night...burlesque, seeing friend from other cities.
And tonight? More burlesque to come.

Monday, March 14, 2011

off to Chicago!

My bags are packed and ready to go to Chicago! My suitcases are
filled with furs, wool coats, gloves, hats, feather fans, garters, cocktail
dresses, and heels. I couldn't be more ready or more excited! 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's Cabaret & Burlesque

Location: Swan Dive
Time: ‎5:00PM Sunday, March 13th
Show at 10:30

Friday, March 11, 2011




















Yet another burlesque show tonight for SXSW. It's all been a 
flurry of conversations, champagne, and costumes. Time for
a petite nap, then off to the city for the show!

March 11th, 2011 8pm-1am
Emo's Austin
, 603 Red River, Austin,TX
DOORS open at 7pm

Tickets available at the door
$15 in street clothes / $10 in western steampunk costume
FREE FOR ALL SXSW BADGE HOLDERS

Thursday, March 10, 2011

sxsw

 
SXSW is kicking off this week and it's coming with full force. I 
have 4 shows this weekend, so this morning is all about realxation...
 iced tea out in the garden, listening to the leaves rustle,  sunshine
gently pressing on my skin...because I know that later life will be 
just the oppostite;

feather fans, rhinestones, glitter, bright red manicures, hot curlers,
cocktails, conversations with patrons, and just plain insanity.

Location: U.S. Art Authority
Time: ‎12:00AM Thursday, March 10th
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

thrilling things

Three absolutely thrilling things are happening this week;

1. My album is almost finished and it's beautiful
2. I'm performing four shows at SXSW
3.  I've been asked to write two articles for the next 
issue of She! Magazine

Happiness. 

 

Friday, March 4, 2011

finally the Dallas skyline


Soon, hitting the road, traveling to Dallas for the Viva Dallas burlesque
Mardi Gras show! Spent the morning rehearsing, packing, enjoying a lovely
cup of coffee, grabbing pillows, magazines, feather fans, and evening gowns.
I love this moment, the moment right before I leave, once everything is packed
and ready. I know what is coming...the windows rolled down, countryside, fresh
air, stops for coffee, and finally the Dallas skyline. I <3 it. 
Have a lovely weekend! xo, Jolie Ampere Goodnight

Thursday, March 3, 2011

my burlesque life equation

March is thus far the busiest month of the year so it's essential
to keep in mind how blessed I am to have such fabulous careers.
In order to keep my creative careers continually moving in an
effective direction, I rely on rather uncreative formulas to keep
myself focused.
 
writing 8 counts of songs + choreography + costuming + rehearsal + scheduling dates + 
meetings + promotion + sewing + traveling + packing + organizing costumes + performing + recording in the studio = burlesque & singing

But what are the equivalents to the variables in the equation? Because from the 
outside it all looks rather boring, but when I break it down, I'm able to truely
recognize how lucky I am to be able to do what I do.

choreography < finding ways to express emotion through my body, 
communicating in the most beautifully basic way. 
costuming < working with the most luxurious fabrics and the most 
opulent objects simply so they can be wrapped around my body.
It's couture of my very own. 
rehearsal < a moment in time to simply better if not perfect myself
and/or my craft, to delve myself into what I love to do. And when
rehearsal is with others, I get to work on creating an energy that
we will collectively bring on stage. And laugh a lot. 
meetings < Drink cocktails with the girls, dream about our goals, 
discuss the future so we keep moving forward, helping each other to
be the best and want the best. 
promotion < placing posters across media, basically saying, "I'm 
proud of what I am a part of, and I hope you'll be there to share that
with me."
travling < Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Los Angeles...not only do I 
get to take beautiful road trips, but I get to jet set. I get to see lovely
places. Dreaming of soon going to....New York, Paris, London, San
Francisco. 
All of it is supported by creative conversations, inspiration boards,
cocktails, reading, writing, singing, melodies, instruments, music,
literature, dance, and most of all.... fans.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

in lust with a garmet

Could I need this dress anymore than I do right now? I think not! Is it possible
to be in lust with a dress? Honestly, this whole ensemble could not be more per-
fect. Sigh. Oh the burlesque routines I could do in this baby...