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{Work Day Pleasures}

There is a lot to be thankful around here these days...glimmering new opportunities, visions becoming realities, creativity and the sparking of an imagination. But the simple things hold just as much importance -- a warm cup of coffee decorated with the spirit of the holidays, leaves crunching beneath fancy feet, the delicate balance of autumn teetering toward winter...

Have a fabulous day! xo, Jolie
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{New Orleans} My Photoshoot with Kaylin Idora

This is the fabulous shoot I did with Kaylin Idora in New Orleans! I couldn't be happier!
Happy Monday! xo, Jolie

How to Mix Fall Fashion and 1970s Style

"A LOST WEEKEND" -- Take glamour to the country with languid shapes, luxe fabrics and a hint of modern day decadence." 
I'm absolutely positively in love with this editoral from net-a-porter. It perfectly blends some of my latest obessions: 70s style lengthy gowns,  Annie Hall-esque aesthetic and wide brimmed hats--- with stand-by obsessions: high-waisted trousers and mix-matched textures and patterns. How to Mix Fall Fashion and 1970s Style1. Maxi Dresses with long sleeves (thick hose underneath will add a layer of warmth) 2. Pair wide-brimmed felt hats with cozy vets in heavy fabrics 3. Bell sleeves + boots? A classic! In velvet? Perfect! 4. Pair any luxe fabric gown with a chunky necklace and you have 70s glam!
That and I can't get enough of the moody fall countryside, the stately home and wayward hydrangeas. It's perfection!
Have a decadent day! xo, Jolie

{ Making Your Life Richer and Fuller} Dark Velvets and the Coming of Fall

Changing things up a bit...around the house, in the office, in everyday life... on costumes, on task lists. When fall arrives I find it a great opportunity to remove those things I find unnecessary and to embellish what is almost perfect.  In fall, I want my live to feel richer.

Why not make things more lush or luxurious? Fall is begging for us to indulge in dark velvets, days of work done by the fire instead of at a desk, added sparkly accessories, and hours of deep pensive thoughts. Add to yourself, to your home, to your work! Whether it be a vintage velvet gown, a silky cozy throw, a series of meaningful rehearsals, a well edited document --- reach further to not only pamper, but to improve yourself!

Do you find yourself wanting to feel as though your life is fuller these days? 
xo, Jolie

{My Top Makeup Daily Picks} Favorites and Must-Haves!

Top Makeup Picks: My Daily Favs by joliegoodnight featuring chanel handbags

I'm often asked how I get my lipstick to stay on all day, what mascara do I recommend since I wear contacts, or how I keep my skin tone even, even when I'm blushing from head-to-toe. So, I figured why not share with you my favorite makeup products that I love to use on a daily basis? My favorite out of the whole bunch: the MAC prolong wear in red. It stays on ALLLLLLLL DAYYYYYY!

Do you have some staples that are always in your purse? Makeup you simply can't do without? Comment to tell me about it. I'd love to know! xo, Jolie

{Kickstarter Countdown:} 19 days left To donate, tweet, blog, or share my kickstarter: Jolie Goodnight's Kickstarter  If you'd like to interview me for your blog about my jazz album & and kickstarter, please email me! I'd love to hear from you! :  

{5 Ways to Add Old Hollywood Glamour to Your Home}

{Images from: 1. Traditional Home 2. Patrick}
Five Ways to Add Old Hollywood Glamour To Your Home:
1. Mix metals - Whoever said metals shouldn't be mixed hasn't glimpsed at the magic that happens when a room is filled with gold and silver details accompanied by mirrors and crystal. The result is a beautifully opulent room!

2. A fur (or faux fur) throw - Tossed about on a chair or couch, this room accessory makes any snuggling instantly more glamorous.  (This luxury can also be in the form of a pillow or rug.)

3.  Color Pallette - The go-to-never-fail feminine color pallette tends to be camel, ivory, and soft pink. I'm a fan of also adding small bits of blue here and there (it adds depth.)

4. Art deco lines + Plush furniture - Balance out more comfy couches and chairs with sleek, art deco pieces like tables, bar carts, coffee tables, mirrors, etc.

5. Have a bar set with alcohol, crystal glasses, and an ice bucket - What ALWAYS happens in every hold Hollywood movie? A cock…

{A Teal Office Space & My Recent Photos}

Although there is much work to do today, so I only have a moment, I want to share with you some fabulous photos taken of me by photographer Steve Dement! We had such a great time!   Have a splendid day! xo, Jolie To view more of Steve's Work: {Kickstarter Countdown:} 22 days left To donate, tweet, blog, or share my kickstarter: Jolie Goodnight's Kickstarter  If you'd like to interview me for your blog about my jazz album & and kickstarter, please email me! I'd love to hear from you! :  

Perfect Cardigans For Sweater Weather

I was pleasantly surprised to find that I needed a cozy sweater this morning for my daily walk with the doxies. Fall has graced us with its presence and I couldn't be happier! Inspired by the slight chill of autumn and this post, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite trends for sweaters this season.

Vintage & Chic Ways To Style Sweaters:1. Pair a bulky, knit sweater with a short skirt 2. Cropped cardigans fit perfectly with high-wasited pencil skirts 3. Longer sweaters create nice lines when tucked into Katherine Hepburn style trousers.

What is great about sweaters this season is that they aren't mere accessories. They are part of the outfit and statement in the ensemble. Which ones are your favorites? I'd love to know!

Enjoy this blustery day! xo, Jolie

{Kickstarter Countdown:} 29 days left To donate, tweet, blog, or share my kickstarter: Jolie Goodnight's Kickstarter  If you'd like to interview me for your blog about my jazz album & and kickstarter, p…

{Time in the Country}

Spending the weekend out in the country, looking forward to spreading a cotton blanket beneath the trees, and curling up with my dachshunds to read. It will be so refreshing to delve into the pages of the book that's been sitting on my bedside table, eager to be read. I'll be reading The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht, have you read it? What are you currently reading? 

I hope you find time to read this weekend! xo, Jolie
Kickstarter Countdown: 32 days left To donate, tweet, blog, or share my kickstarter: Jolie Goodnight's Kickstarter  If you'd like to interview me for your blog about my jazz album & and kickstarter, please email me! I'd love to hear from you! :  

{A few weekend links I think you'll enjoy}   1. Early Autumn Style Inspiration 2. Mrs. September 3. Gold Collection

{Currently Loving} Rococo Meets Mad Men

I love when two really feminine eras can combine to create a stylish look that remains chic and wearable (well, perhaps sans the wigs it is wearable.) The idea itself is applicable to one's wardrobe:
 frilly accents + a swingin' pair of shades + lace + graphic prints + full skirts + bold jewelry

To view more images from this amazing editorial check out this post on: The Terrier & Lobster Blog

I hope your day is frilly & stylish!xo, Jolie

{My Very First Pin Up Photo Shoot}

While launching my kickstarter is absolutely thrilling and exciting, I feel constant butterflies about the possibilities. In order to feel a sense of fun and playfulness amidst the necessary promotions, at the advice of Ruby Joule, I've decided to share something different each time I reach a goal.

Today I'm sharing my very first pin up photo shoot ever! The photos were taken by the very talented Maggie St. Thomas on a sunny day in Southern California. At that time I was focusing mostly on theatre, but was in love with retro culture! I knew after this shoot that I wanted to be a pin up girl! I had just turned 20 and was ecstatic for all the things to come.

Have a lovely Monday!  xo, Jolie
 If you'd like to check out my kickstarter (and perhaps even donate) go here: Jolie Goodnight's Debut Album Kickstarter

{Magnolia Breezes}

I'm having such a lovely time in New Orleans. I'm thoroughly enjoying the sweeping staircases, fabulous shows filled with glitz and glamour, delicious creole meals, and of course the late night parties with friendly familiar faces and new friends as well...And I of course can't get enough of the colonial style gardens, sweet scents on magnolia breezes accompanied by cheerful palm trees, and gilded iron balconies and terraces overlooking Bourbon street.

My Debut Album Kickstarter!

This year I’ve made a big push to follow my dreams. I’ve been performing, rehearsing, promoting, and traveling all in order to have the life I want to have as a jazz singer. After getting in the studio to record some great demos to learn who I am as a performer and what I want as an artist, I am now ready to record my debut album.
So, I am extremely excited to announce that today my Kickstarter is launching! Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects making it possible for friends, family, fans, and people who believe in my project to help me raise the funds needed to record an album. Recording a high quality, fabulous, great recording takes a lot of talented people and time, which requires funds. So I need your help! It’s so important to me that I make this dream a reality. The thing about Kickstarter is, it’s an all-or-nothing deal. If I don’t raise my entire fundraising goal, I get zero, zip, nada! I would love to have your support and it would be wonderful if you wou…

{New Orleans & Kaylin Idora}

I'm sure that many burlesque performers are feeling butterflies & excitement in anticipation for the beautiful New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Monday and Tuesday are the days for dreaming & preparing, planning & rehearsing. And after a luxurious weekend spent performing (and socializing) at the Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel, it feels as if the beginning of the week is only a brief pause before indulging in perfect evenings and gracing a beautiful stage... ...And once back in one of my favorite cities in the world, New Orleans, I'll have the pleasure of working with one of my favorite photographers while there. 
What makes Kaylin's work so devastatingly gorgeous is that she is able to capture the glamour of a moment while still keeping the genuine character of the model. Sometimes glamour can feel so stifled, so stiff. However Kaylin creates art by sweeping all the charm of a person into one magical portrait that's filled with life and romance. It's truly luxurio…

{Ideas and Work}

I apologize for the lack of Monday posting. We have been busy preparing our house and organizing the office in preparation for the coming of fall. Fall is always an exciting time for me as I consider fall to be a sort of new year. I spend time at the edge of fall and summer purging items and organizing tasks. I always look forward to these couple of weeks. It's as if the ideas and work of spring and summer were building toward the extraordinary things to come in the fall. Autumn in the season during which everything comes together. And luckily, last week was epiphany week, so I know exactly what paths to take this week. 

And amidst all the productive days, I'll be sure to take moments to savor the last sun filled days of summer. 

In what ways do you savor the end of summer? xo, Jolie

{Friday Inspiration}

{A quick photo shoot for Etiquette Vintage}

I had such a fun time catching a quick shoot with Erica Kuschel of OverYonderLust to model the adorable skirt by the very talented Eric Renteria of Etiquette Vintage. 
I appreciate the peacock for joining me on the shoot.  He really made things extra fun!
{Photos by: Erica Kuschel : OverYonderLust} {Design by: Eric Renteria : Etiquette Vintage
PS If you want to wear something that causes people to stop you  constantly to compliment you, wear this skirt! People lose their minds when it comes to this skirt.