I was named after a character in The Valley of the Dolls. This would explain a lot. Too much maybe. I am a writer and I adore interesting creative minds and dream of recreating the Round Table with whirlwind Tasmanian Devil people. I abhor that no one talks in full words or sentences anymore, and refuse to use acronyms or emoticons. Therefore if you text me it will take me 3 days to get a reply to you.  I love seaglass more than diamonds and as a child wanted to be a burlesque this may explain my love of feathered gowns and sequins. I have a weakness for big earrings, earrings so big Edie Sedgewick would have yelled THOSE ARE SOME BIG EARRINGS. Right now I most likely have 6 bottles of water all different levels surrounding me, which may outdo that kid in the movie Signs but if Aliens come, I will be ready and you will not be.

Age: 43

Twitter: @jourdannex


What I Do, Job-wise: Freelance writer and Editor for

What I Do, Fun-wise: Haute Couture, fashion, literature, film/arts, cuisine, travel,  herb/flower gardening, interior design, running around Los Angeles and Malibu. Watching live music, reading good books. Drinking wine and listening to Nina Simone while painting my toenails to resemble disco balls. Some good conversation with friends, a glass of champagne and some high heels are all it takes.

My Motto:  “I used to drink mouthwash as an after school snack, that’s really all you need to know about me.”

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Rex Harrison (we are talking Dr Doolittle old school, I *know*)

My “celebs to make out with” list: Oliver Reed (apparently I have to die first for this to come true), Malcolm McDowell, Javier Bardem, Rufus Sewell (please note the big eyed obsession here and send any
bug eyed men you see my way please.)

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Chick Habit by April March and Island Blues by Koop. But if were going to break it down, equal plays by Elliott Smith, Kings of Convenience, The Doors, Coyote Oldman, Serge Gainsbourg and Ryuichi Sakamoto this week. My iTunes has multiple personalities.

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See, Love Junkie by Rachel Resnick, Wolf at The Table Augusten Burroughs, The Life of Camille Claudel by Reine-Marie Paris.

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Azzedine Alaia skirts. I love you, you little Tunisian doll you.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: My goal is to take a bath in Creme de la Mer, you know, like Elizabeth Bathory only without being arrested.

I smell like: Veuve Cliquot, Dubble Bubble, and fresh cream.

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): No, and if you do you are perpetuating the lazy man, shame on you.