Wednesday, July 25, 2012

{How to wear/decorate with Red & Green in the Summer}

How to Use Red & Green in the Summer 
(without looking like a Christmas Card)

1. Pair red with alternate greens:
- mint, olive, basil, seafoam, or teal

2. Pair green with alternate reds:
- red-orange, coral, cherry, watermelon red

3. Use one or the other sparingly

4. If using the traditional red & green, 
mix them with other colors.


It's my incredible Husband's birthday today, 
so be a dear and wish him a happy one?

xo, Jolie

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

{Burlesque: The Acting Approach}

For those of who you are not an actor, an entertainer, or a burlesque performer (or simply a fan who loves learning about the craft) every once in a while you'll have to pardon me. Two things have come to my attention:

1. Many burlesque performers, like myself, are also stage and film actors in the traditional sense. We can apply that which we learned in theatre classes to our burlesque craft.  I'm beginning a regular post about how the two, acting technique and burlesque technique, can be used to improve one another.

2. When I tell my actor friends that I am a burlesque performer they are either very interested or give me the look that says, "Oh, the poor thing has been reduced to the lower art form." The common thread here is that people forget, burlesque is acting, and that really they know nothing about it.

As burlesque performers we: Develop a character (even if that character is an extension of ourselves.) Create a storyline. Are comedians (often using the rule of three and the like.) Use suspense, tension, and subtext. And are choreographed, costumed, blocked, directed, thoughtful.  We suspend your disbelief. We are experts are improv. We are vulnerable. We tell the truth.

Burlesque is a carefully and beautifully crafted art form. 

 With all of that said, each week I'll be posting a lesson taken from classes, books, interviews, blogs, experiences, etc and exploring how that can be applied to burlesque. Feel free to get analytical, to comment, and to begin a deeper discussion about what we do. And if you are the person who comes to my blog for the pretty stuff, don't worry. I'll still accompany these occasional posts with something nice to look at.  

xo, Jolie Goodnight

Monday, July 23, 2012

{Houseplants A-Plenty} Stunning Indoor Life

I suppose it's no shock that when it comes to plants in the house I tend toward the grandiose. Since moving into our new home, my husband and I have been discussing the need for indoor plant life. I find most houseplants pretty drab and often they seem to be an after-thought rather than a statement or an important part of a room. 

But a plant is living, so shouldn't it be as elegant (and as full of character) as my pair of dachshunds? 

Above are some of my favorite houseplants for these reasons:
1. They have a larger than life quality
2. None of them seem fitting for an office cubicle
3. They are essential to the room. Without them the room is missing something.

What are your favorite house plants? Any I should know about? Tell me about them!

xo, Jolie


Friday, July 20, 2012

{Chanel Makeup + Show Day}

It's show day darlings! And you know what that means...

(my show day ritual:) COFFEE + YOGA + BACON + REHEARSING

followed by...

Come see the show!

Technicolor Tease: A Night w/ The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue

Friday, July 20, 2012

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$15.00 - $20.00


Thursday, July 19, 2012

{Lauren Conrad BEAUTY book}

Having a busy busy day, but thought I'd let you know this...

I am highly anticipating the release of this book! I can't wait! I want it!
Although my burlesque is classic, I love to mix up my classic makeup
and hair with new techniques and ideas. This beauty is always a great
source of inspiration for keeping things fresh and youthful yet sophisticated. 

Looking forward to Lauren Conrad's flawless luscious locks tutorials and 
rad beauty combinations. You can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be reviewing
this fab book in October after the release.  xo, Jolie 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

{Vermont Resdience)

Although I typically err on the side of classic/romantic/traditional when it 
comes to interior design, I have this fantasy of having a second home that
has a more "Mad Men's Office" aesthetic. And when looking at this Vermont
home designed by Dufner Heighes it's easy to see why -- clean lines, natural
wood, open spaces, subtle colors -- it's all very suave.  
What makes this post so necessary today is that it's a day-spent-in-the-office kind of day
and I might as well romanticize it to make it more enjoyable! (Luckily the night that follows
will be spent at the theatre watching many talented friends, then later, drinks to celebrate!)

xo, Jolie 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

{Chicago Adventures}

So sorry I've been missing! I've been vacationing and working in Chicago...
The View From Steph's (my best friend) Office
A moment from the stunning architectural tour of down town.
Love the local brews!
  From the infamous Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute
The view from Navy Pier

To view and follow more moments from my Chicago adventures, follow my instagram: @JolieGoodnight. Or take a peek here: