Tuesday, January 31, 2012

{SAG Awards Fav Picks}

{all images courtsey of e!online}
One of my absolute favorite things to do while embellishing costumes is
to watch the red carpet. As a singer, it's of course a dream of mine to one
day walk the Grammy's red carpet...not simply for the prestige and honor
but for the fun! For the ensemble! For the dashingly well dressed party 
occurring! The SAG awards are always fun to watch because of the attitude
of not only the attendees, but also the garments. Even the most glam of
choices are also playful. 

What were your favorite choices of the night? Think I'm totally crazy
for liking a look? I want to know!

{And if you missed it, don't forget to vote for me to perform in Vegas this year}

Monday, January 30, 2012

{New Series: Miss Burlesque Style Series// featuring....}

Coco Lectric

Surprise surprise! A fabulous new feature, the Miss Burlesque Style Series, is the latest weekly addition. Though La Maisonette de Jolie traditionally follows the adventures of moi, those adventures wouldn't be nearly as fabulous without the stunning ladies (and men) I encounter and work with! These dazzling dames (and fellas) featured weekly inspire me, titillate me, and encourage me in all my endeavors!

The first featured performer is none other than, the electrifying Coco Lectric! She's a close friend and woman dear to my heart, a woman both fierce and bold. What's not to love about that? The busiest woman I know, she's bound to need; gold headphones for her groovin' tunes, a colossal purse for her every item, sexy sunnies, and a superbly slinky leopard dress of course to wear on the plane! She has a passion for Prince, a preference of the playful (hence the boa,) and a propensity for honey scents. This should come as no surprise --- as she's a woman marvelously exotic!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

{A perfect Sunday}

Today is a perfect Sunday...breakfast with friends, a steaming cup
of tea, a walk with friends in the sunshine, and a luxurious day to
kick off my heels in repose....

{A few links for your Sunday pleasure}

Also, check in tomorrow for a new special surprise kind of post...!

Friday, January 27, 2012

{cocktails & convo}

Cocktails & Convo

1. I bought a pink Ann Taylor peplum dress at a thift store, and I love it so much I have to be careful not to wear it out.
2. This wing ring from Forever 21 was calling my name yesterday. I couldn't help myself!
3. This weekend's activites: a. wine & food with Mandy Lauderdale b. theatre folk birthday party c. beer and sports with friends at our fav local bar
4. my leopard heels are e-s-s-e-n-t-i-al and are so comfortable
5. Have you tried Michael Kors Very Hollywood yet? Do it!
6. This bag holds everything!

I hope your weekend is fabulous and fun! xo, Jolie

Thursday, January 26, 2012

{Mint + Luxe}

Let me start off by saying that when I saw the Elie Saab Spring 2012 collection, 
I gasped so intensly at every dress that my miniature doxies were worried about

That said...I am in L-O-V-E with all the mint I'm seeing this season. Mint is
the perfect color to transition from winter to spring. It has the chilly nuances
of mint chocoate chip ice cream, but the grace of a new spring day. Mint has
the kind of sex appeal that comes only from the combination of decadence, luxe,
and strength. I think I'm sensing a new costume color on the horizon...

There are so many ways to incorporate mint. What's your favorite?

xo, Jolie

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{Short & Late} *showgirl dental work*

Sorry for the short {and late} post tonight folks! This showgirl has been having some showgirl
dental work, equaling not-so-glamorous pain. I promise tomorrow will yield a more glorious post!
But for now it's ice cream, Vogue, and a feather duvet for me! 

Sweet Dreams! xo, Jolie

Monday, January 23, 2012

Antonio Berardi Spring 2012

Warrior-meets-soft-femininity is just the concept I
want for clothing this week. It's prep week, so it's
time to perfect each routine needed for Febuary, to
take great care of my body for photoshoots, to take 
each costume to the next level, and to run all the
errands a girl could run in one week! And somewhere
between all that are meetings and social outings...

So what better wardrobe could I ask for than the
deceptively simple elegance of Antonio Berardi's
Spring 2012 line? I would happy start the day in 
a soft peach mini dress, coffee in hand, leather
boho bag filled with items for the post office. 
And I would gladly slip into a gown that's both 
body forming and flowing....

Could you please darling, take a moment out of
your busy week to vote for me? Vote here:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekend fun!

Showgirl enjoys the weekend

I'm off to have a fun, social weekend! What are your plans? I hope it's a fun one! Oh, and  pretty please don't forget to vote for me for the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition here:

xo, Jolie

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Las Vegas Opportunity! A showgirl's dream!

I have some exciting news to share with you! I've been selected as one
of the ten performers to compete for a spot to perform at Viva Las Vegas
this year. However, only four competitors make it! So I need the help of my
lovely readers. You can bet your bottom dollar that I would be thrilled and 
honored to have your vote!

{Vote for "Jolie Goodnight" here} 

*Currently addicted to varying lipstick shades & pastel rompers.*

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Man made electric light....

Thread, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, sheer, lace, glitter....my sewing table is
covered in all of this. My newest act is a revamp of an old act, a recreation
of something that deserves attention. My inspiration? The sea, Greek goddesses,
moments of encrusted pearls, fluidity, the glamour of the 70s...and of course
the man himself, James Brown. This is a man's world, but it wouldn't be
nothing without.....
a woman.

Monday, January 9, 2012

{album artwork photoshoot}

Showgirl Has a Photoshoot

Tonight I'm preping for my album artwork photoshoot and it's been 
an absolutely joy. Like every showgirl should, I'm tremendously over
packing. On the duvet of my bed you'll find furs, pearls, sequins, &
rhinestones amongst gowns, corsets, stockings, eyelashes, glitter, & gold.
It's a showgirl assortment! It's been a day filled with day dreams &
visions...visions that are lucky enough to be fulfilled. You can bet 
that tomorrow will end with a ceremonial pop! of a cork. 

For the entire spread of my inspiration images for my album:

This is the collection of some of my favorite album covers:

An Extraordinary Year

Tomorrow I plan to post my goals for the New Year, however I figured in order to 
look forward, it's essential that I look at all I accomplished in the past. This year 
has been extraordinary in many ways. My career has taken new heights, soaring 
above and beyond that which I imagined. And thank goodness it did, because the true
blessings of my career have helped to balance the devestation I've felt from the 
process of watching my father suffer from cancer and cancer treatments, and
the extreme sadness that came from his passing. Of course, the beginning of a new
year doesn't mean my greiving has subsided, however it does mean that I can
begin a new chapter. That I can begin this year with a bigger, sweeter, more 
thoughtful, and more caring heart. I can be grateful for each accomplishment
this year in a new way. Life is truly precious, and I intend to treat it as such.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dinner Date with Friends

{Photographer Spotlight}: Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz  {Lady Gaga} : Vanity Fair. Jan. 2012 
{Kirsten Dunst} : Vogue Sept. 2006
{Nicole Kidman} : Vogue July. 2008

It's been a bit of a ritual lately to watch biographies and documentaries
while sewing. Yesterday, I was pleased to run across the documentary
made about the fabulously talented photographer Annie Leibovitz. And
while I'm usually filled with words, I find Annie's work speaks for itself. 
I highly suggest perusing through this great artist's work. It's the perfect
Sunday activity I think! xo, Jolie