A Family Portrait – Whatever Wednesdays. Random Jodie Moments

Family is what you gravitate towards. It’s the reason for staying and the impetus for doing. Family is the everything that matters at the close of each day. Michele Crowe visited with us at home in Brooklyn and snapped us as we were that day…a bit of everything....

Mother of Four Gives Advice for Raising Transgender Child

Amid unprecedented trans visibility and just days after former Olympic champion, Bruce Jenner went on National television and came out as transgender, I was asked to join the team at PIX Channel 11 to tell my story as a trans-mom, and the mother of a trans-boy, Penel....

Beauty Boss Tries Something New

Beauty & Tech In more Beauty Boss News: I was recently invited for a complementary wash and style courtesy of Verizon Wireless. This sounded suspicious to my mom who’s nearing 70, but for my generation and younger, beauty and technology go hand in hand.  (Think...

BEAUTY TO MATCH YOUR MOOD – TRANSFORMATIONTUESDAYS

What is it that bubbles up from inside of you? There was a time in my life when I was painfully uncomfortable with my looks. I felt small and awkward. Boyish and goofy. The polar opposite of pretty.  In fact, next to my graceful and womanly older sisters, I wanted so...

BE A NINJA – WHATEVER WEDNESDAYS (SIDE NOTES & RANDOM JODIE MOMENTS)

Be a Ninja with a Heart There’s nothing more moving than to clean up behind your kids (as we do every damn day) and stumble upon something (tucked deep under a pillow) that so genuinely reflects who they are at that singular moment in time. A gentle note of reminder...

Lana Ogilvie:
Celestial – What Is Beauty?

Lana Ogilvie   Occupation: Mom, model, jeweler, creative thinker   Passion: Music and art   Work philosophy: I enjoy going to work with people I truly like. I’ve never really played ‘the game’ in the fashion industry. I always hope people book me...

Beauty Explorer: Tai Beauchamp

Beauty Explorer: Tai Beauchamp There are few people who intrigue me like Tai Beauchamp. I think it’s because she’s so darn elusive. She’s tall and stately. Doe-eyed and elegant. Red lipped, well spoken and so very, very well dressed. She’s Spelman College educated (of...

Beauty Boss Tries Something New

In more Beauty Boss News: I was recently invited for a complementary wash and style courtesy of Verizon Wireless. This sounded suspicious to my mom who’s nearing 70, but for my generation and younger, beauty and technology go hand in hand.  (Think Doobop, my recently...

When Great Trees Fall – Maya Angelou

  And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For...

Get me out of the ethnic aisle!

Beauty is emotion.  It’s about what’s going on deep inside of us: who we are and who we want desperately to become. We’re never simply buying a lipstick, we’re buying a feeling. And a hairstyle is actually a hair-story about rituals and traditions.  But the language...