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{Jazz Snob Conversations} The heart of the thing

For those of you who are a fan of my music, you'll be glad to know I visited with a booking agent last
night. Though a Monday, it was a sparkling night on the town. It's always a joy to mix business with
pleasure, and that we did! It was a night of jazz; jazz notes floating on the air, jazz conversations grounded in opinion, and jazz dreams shared between talents. 

And it got me more in depth can I become with my jazz knowledge this week? While
I grew up listening to jazz, watching Ken Burns documentaries, and singing jazz I know that there
is always room to grow and learn. What great song writers are lesser known that I might be missing?
What experts of their instruments have I neglected?On that note... 

So often you hear the term "jazz snob," and it's always a curious one to me. For me, jazz has always been quietly intellectual, as the heart and soul of the thing is the most important. So what's to be snobbish about? Should jazz be treated like li…

{Oscars 2012 Best Dressed}

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{Jigglewatt Jubilee} Ready for sparkle, bling, and glam?

It's show time ladies and gentleman! Do you have your tickets for the most sparkly, most glam, most glittery, most blingy show of the year? (Trust me, there are a lot of rhinestones and sequins happening.)
The Annual Jigglewatt Jubilee 8:00 & 10:30 showings  Spiderhouse Ballroom
{And as always, fabulous links of the week} 1. Best of Liquid blushes
2. Some feminine typography
3. I can't stop watching...
4. Dapper Street Style
5. Business helpful & cute to look at!

{Exploring your persona or {character} // your many facets

You often see this part of me: classic silhouette + elegant = glamour puss ...but this girl is another part of me...  Joe Gracey's daughter + Kimmie Rhodes daughter = a woman in love with a good groove, good tunes, and tex-mex. ...and this glasses wearing, casual, kinda dorky girl is part of me too! (That's the part of me that blogs every day!)
Today I'm doing something that for me, is monumental. It's not everyday that a photographer challenges us to do not just our stage persona, but another persona as well. Of course Jolie Goodnight isn't a character, I am Jolie after-all, but Mrs. Goodnight tends to be a certain facet of myself. It's the high glam, classic silhouetted, proper side of me. But like most people, I'm mulch-faceted. There is the blogger chic side of me who wears quirky dresses covered in camels with vintage bags and who spends an hour a day devoted to her blog. And then there is the little girl in me, who grew up surrounded by the music …

{Sewing Day Rituals}

Brew a pot of coffee! Pull out the thread! Get crackin' in the sewing room. It's costuming day...
Do you have any favorite sewing day rituals? Mine begins with coffee & ends with champagne and chocolate.

Mardi Gras // Brights {Fashion}

In celebration of Mardi Gras, it thought it appropriate to post some  of my favorites from Matthew Williamson Fall 2012. Bright colors are the must for mardi gras!  Have you colored yourself brightly today? Today is the day to go  wild! xo, Jolie

Burlesque Style Series//Featuring:: Cha Cha Velour

Cha Cha Velour by joliegoodnight featuring zara shoes

Her name says it all...she is part cha cha, part velour...quite a bit tiki and a whole lotta rawr! Though I've never seen inside her makeup bag, I can only imagine it must be filled with eye shadows galore. This sassy lady doesn't stick to the norm, wearing bold and bright on her eyes and hot bod! If you've been to her digs, you are one lucky fella, her abode is a legendary tiki haven. A perfect melange of sexy and kitsch --- she's festive, flirtatious, and warm!

{Burlesque road trip}

It's Jigglewatt road trip time! I always look forward to the fun times spent with my fabulous girls... Bags packed, filled with various glittery garments... and an abundance of delicious caffeinated beverages!
Do you have any favorite road trip memories? Burlesque road trip favorites? I hope you have a lovely weekend, and as always, a fabulous one too! xo, Jolie
Weekly Lovely Links: 1. A Beautiful Arrangement 2. A pretty shop 3. Street Style NYFW 4. A great read

Video of the Week: Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 advertising video

It's a busy, busy day today. So I'll leave you with this gorgeous Gucci
Ad campaign. Happy watching! xo, Jolie

{Photo Shoot:: Soft & at Home// Sarah Lim}

Today's photo shoot is exploring the softer side of things. It's about the sweet moments we have at home...a glance through the latest glossies, a soft gaze out the window, the reluctance to get out of bed. It is nice to find genuine moments. Demure luxury :: soft colors meets elegant contrasts
anticipation of springtime.... “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Burlesque Style Series: Featuring// {Orchid Mei}

Orchid Mei by joliegoodnight featuring floral dresses

This week's Miss Burlesque Style featured performer is Orchid Mei, a woman with absolutely impeccable taste. Any time she comes around the corner you are inevitably going to be impressed by her attention to detail and flawless finishing touches. Her style is deceptively simple due to clean lines and classic silhouettes. But like her burlesque performances, each moment is so thought out that you have to take notice of her cleverness. Her ensembles reflect those of the 40s, however never seeming kitsch. Like an orchid herself, always fresh, classic, & sweet --- she is perfectly polished! xo, Jolie

{Burlesque & Linksies}

Tomorrow night is my show at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase! My goodness I love this feeling... Have a fabulous weekend! xo, Jolie
Have your tickets yet? {Southwest Burlesque Showcase}
Today is the last day to vote! Have you voted for me yet?  I would LOVE your vote! <3 {Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition}
Weekly Link Loving {for your viewing pleasure} 1. Pretty Pastel Lingerie 2. Pretty Pinks 3. Take me Away... 4. A chic, fabulous, and funny video 5. Fashion Apps

{Showgirl Packing?} Southwest Burlesque Showcase

And I'm off! Off to Albuquerque for the Southwest Burlesque Showcase. I made a happy mistake, accidentally booking my flight a day early for the festival. Oops! The good news is that I'll be able to attend all of the fab events.   I can't wait for the showgirl messes that are bound to occur in the room! Do you have your tickets yet?
Southwest Burlesque Showcase Info & Tickets 
xo, Jolie
Have you voted for me yet? Want to help my dreams come true? I would LOVE your vote! <3
{Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition}

{balloons & coffee} work day distractions

Certainly a cause for celebration, yesterday was the first day of the photo shoot for my debut album. Currently wishing I could show you all the insanely beautiful photos taken in an insanely positive & happy atmosphere...let's just say, you're going to love them!  Still on cloud nine, despite my busy schedule for the day, it is hard not to be distracted & inspired by the smell of paper whites and hyacinth, crisp wooden shutters on neighborhood windows...    ...pretty light coming piercing the room (I'm a sucker for pretty lighting.) But there is no time to linger! Coffee, tea, coffee, blog, pack, errands, emails, costumes, phone calls, nails, hair, rhinestones & dinner date.   It all has to be done before I leave for the Southwest Burlesque Showcase this weekend! 

             What are your favorite strategies for getting things done and staying on task?
I'd love to hear them! xo, Jolie  

Have you voted for me yet? Want to help me make a dream come true? I would L…

{Burleque Style Series//featuring: Ginger Valentine!}

Ginger Valentine by joliegoodnight featuring teardrop earrings

In celebration of a fabulous Dallas Burlesque Festival weekend, our second burlesque darling featured is the queen herself, Ginger Valentine! A wonderfully effervescent woman, Ginger is a stunning vision in blue. So what items could be fit for a queen? For locks that make the entire world envious, a wild brush to keep them seriously slinky! An arbiter of writing, a blingy pen is necessary of course. (You can't expect the queen to use a basic bic can you?) Watch her perform and she'll play games with your heart, but this lovely lady plays other games as well! A deck of cards, dominoes...she's up to the task! She'll need decadent fine china to eat her hubbie's scrumptious meals. But don't expect this royalty to prove lazy, this sunshine-y lady loves to work out! She's a little bit of Ludacris, a little bit punk rock --- she's a classic lady with a modern chic twist! xo, Jolie

Lazing about

I hope you are loving lazing about enjoying football past times...I know I am!