Friday, September 30, 2011

{A Night of Glam & Glitter}


 This evening is about to be a glitter, lace, and leather filled
dance party. Tonight I'm wearing my tallest heels & rhinestones
on my face as I'm performing for a charity event to for Equality 
Texas. It's doing to be a gleaming, sparkling, outlandish night
of fun and fabulous and of course lots of champagne!

{You are cordially invited to put on your fancy pants 
and join us for Gagarazzi: A Lady Gaga themed burlesque and variety show,
benefiting Equality Texas. The Highball is pulling out all the stops to bring 
your bubble dreams to life and will leave you speechless on Friday, 
September 30, 2011. Austin has never gone Gaga like this before!}

{Fall Obsession} Terrain Harvest Items

Gingham plates, ready for beouf bourguignon. 
(The pumpkin has a blasé attitude, I think.)  
A plaid motor robe, perfect for an impromptu 
 picnic atop the crispy fall leaves.  
A wax canvas tote, for his or her weekend away
items (maybe to Vermont?)
As much as I adore my usual format for Maisonette, my current
Autumn obsessions have caused me to branch out a bit. I find it
impossible to refrain from sharing with you all of my fall finds.
My favorite part of Terrain's fall aesthetic, is its masculine
qualities and feminine romantic tendencies. Don't worry, I haven't
abandoned my overly glamorous style, I've simply always been
in love with masculine details. Leather, large gold zippers, brass
buttons. These pieces are all simultaneously chic and utilitarian.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{Overtly Autumn styling}

I am undoubtedly excited that fall fashion has been including some unexpected
colors this season, however I have to admit that I will always crave the more
overtly "autumn" styling as well. I can't help but love the rust colored pumps &
moody polka dotted black on black pencil skirt paired with a slate blousy top. 
I like the cheeky qualities of the tightly fitted Nordic sweater and the pumpkin
and gingham combination. They are unabashedly fall: one being a cliche of prep
autumn & winter wear, the other the typical color scheme of Halloween. Also
important, is the billowy back to school look...a mustard "grandpa" cardigan
accompanied by powder blue pleats. These garments are all classics for a 
reason. They recall certain memories, that I think for most are pleasant:

{new school supplies, a plastic orange pumpkin, stormy nights, & harvest festivals)
They are nostalgic in a way that isn't too kitsch and is therefore
sublimely chic. 


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{under the weather}

It comes as no surprise to me that I'm a bit sick this week, as I'm very much due for some R +R. Let's recount what I've been up to the past two weeks:

1. {The Java Bachelor Pad Burlesque Tour & Beach Party (many shows and parties}
2. {Baby jellyfish sting illness (residual from beach party)}
3. {The New Orleans Burlesque Festival (shows, parties, little sleep)}
4. {Moving into the new house}
5. Recording my new jazz record

I think it's safe to say that Mrs. Goodnight needs some much needed recovery time. Though I promise, details about the adventures listed will be posted soon! Just, allow me to get over this cold...

A fantastic blog post about R+R: {Mrs. Lilien)  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{to miss New Orleans...}

I know I've been missing as of late! And I will be missing for yet another
weekend. So many fabulous things have been happening. Tonight I depart
for New Orleans for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival...who will be
crowned the queen of burlesque this year?  Have a fabulous weekend!

xo, Jolie

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{carefully crafted comfort}

The week to begin settling into our new home has finally arrived
and I couldn't be more excited. As I move our beloved things into
the place, I can't help but imagine how beautiful it will be. This 
morning will be spent, coffee in hand, outside with the sunrise,
imagining how I will carefully craft comfort for us, layer by layer.
I've been turning to my collection of images for inspiration and
I've come to the conclusion that "home" exists in the details &
luckily, so does style.