Lisa Lister is the gorgeous Goddess Creatrix of The Sassy She, author of Code Red: Know your flow, unlock your monthly super powers and create a bloody amazing life. Period., and general 'defender of female awesomeness'.
So when she said she was popping over for some nachos and a a movie I totally flipped out! :D
OMG Lisa, I'm so excited to have you here at my party, how excited are you?!
SUPER-excited! As an introverted extrovert, this is my PERFECT party. I love PJs + I love you, so right now, this is best combo EVER.
What kind of music are we going to have at the pyjama party?
Take That’s Greatest Hits, obvz. Taylor Swift - again, obvz. Then we’ll need a girls with guitars interlude, I’m thinking The Staves, Sia, old school Alanis ‘Head Over Feet, then I’ll get all reminiscent for 90s indie rock and how I thought I was Louise Weiner from Sleeper, then I’ll remember that actually I REALLY loved 90’s boybands so we’ll sing classic after classic at the top of our voices air grabbing and getting off stools at the key change, ‘k?
That sounds better than OK! Especially Take That’s Greatest Hits! LOL!
I'm going to wear my Hello Kitty PJs, what pyjamas are you going to wear?
Nice choice, I’m going for a leopard-print lounge suit. I may mix it up with a pair of gold hoops + work it like JLo.
What fun make up or beauty products are in your overnight bag?
Ohhh my make up bag is FULL. There is a whole lot o’ Kat Von D goodness in there – I am obsessed by her + her make up range, you will find at least three tubes of Backstage Bambi lip paint, because I get palpitations that I might lose one. I’ve got Jo Malone Fig + Cassius perfume, a tube of carmex, and six varying shades of red nail varnish.
K, I’m totes borrowing one of your lip paints! :D Who does your hair?
I’ve been growing out my pin-up girl fringe that I’ve had for YEARS + I’ve just got past that ‘gringe’ phase (grown-out fringe) and I’m craving the short bangs again – what’s a girl to do? Shall we cut it? How are you with a pair of scissors, Vix?
I’ve been cutting my own hair for years, I’m even better at it after a drink or two…
what hairstyle would you have if you could have anything? (I'd totally have an 80's perm!)
YES! You’d really work a 80’s perm, so if you’re going to cut me a fringe, I think I’d love victory rolls to match with some obscenely huge floral accessories ala Frida Kahlo. Failing that, I’m thinking a Joan Jet style late 70’s rock mullet!
I’ve been thinking about a mullet too, we could re-vive something here…
where do you get all those cute outfits you’re always wearing?
The 50’s dresses are mostly from Lady Vintage + Get Cutie as they take into account that some girls have hips + asses – hurrah for them! The black outfits of which there are 2,9887950 – because this witch wears black a LOT - are my life work + have been collected from everywhere between Marc Jacobs + Sainsbury’s Tu collection.
I too have some pieces from the Sainbsury’s Tu collection!
So like, how do you make money to pay for those cool pyjamas and all your awesome clothes and make up and stuff?
I’m a writer, I’ve written for magazines both here + in the US, I’ve written a teen book self-esteen series for HarperCollins + I’ve recently signed with Hay House to publish Love Your Lady Landscape out July 4th and WITCH out Nov 1st – which I’m VERY excited about.
I’m a lady-parts health practitioner (menstrual, fertility + reproductive health) + I work with women to crack their lady code, reconnect with their SHE Power + love their lady landscape. I’m chief creatrix at www.thesassyshe.com + founder of the SHE Flow system; a personal invite to celebrate the fiercely feminine, sensual pleasure of being a woman through sacred feminine movement, womb + menstrual massage, ancient rituals + lady magic.
WOW! That’s quite the CV! So how did you get that job?
I’ve been a writer since…FOREVER. My first proper job was at a teen magazine called Just Seventeen, I then went on to become an agony aunt at Mizz Magazine, all the while was having crazy bad menstrual pain + heavy bleeding. After years of misdiagnosis, was told that I had a Endometriosis, a gnarly down-there dis-ease that I knew NOTHING about. The doctor told me I wouldn’t be able to have kids and that my only option was to have my entire reproductive system ‘whipped out’ – this led to what’s been a 11 year exploration of my own lady landscape, an unlocking of feminine super powers, learning a variety of ancient + modern healing modalities, the power of reconnecting with our pelvis and a super loud call from SHE/the divine feminine/my spiritual homegirl to share what I’ve learned + experienced with ladykind.
And ladykind thanks you!
What fun stuff do you like doing on school nights?
Ohhh I HATE going to bed later than 10.30pm so ideally, extra curricular activities happen before 9pm! Right now I go to Astro school + learn all things astrology from star-dude David Wells, I cuddle, kiss + date my hot Viking husband a lot, I like to draw + create in the evening (I’m working on a new set of SASSY SHE oracle cards!) on Friday evenings when everyone else is going out drinking, I go to the Viking’s Yoga Nidra class in Southsea, where I get to drop deep into yogic sleep, chant + breathe well – best medicine ever.
Sounds pretty perfect to me! How about on the weekend?
I like to get out in nature, so either a stomp in the forest or a trip to the seaside are my go-to favourite ways to spend a weekend, I do also like a roadtrip. The Viking and I are the best couple to roadtrip with, we make playlists, pack the best snacks (we have a M+S at the end of our road so we always have posh snacks, put a pin in a map and drive! We’ve discovered castles, stone circles, crazy toy museums and everything in between!
OK I think me and Mr New Age Hipster are gonna suggest a double date road trip!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ha! Growing up is over-rated, I reckon. Do you know what? I’m actually really bloody happy right now, I’m doing work I love –some days I write in my PJs, other days I get to massage wombs, other days I mentor + coach, host workshops + retreats + other days I get to go to swanky events and wear pretty shoes.
Life is sweet. I’m creative, I travel, I kiss a Viking daily – I don’t know if that means I’m grown up, but I do know that I LOVE it!
I'm getting hungry, what's your favourite pyjama party food and beverages?
Ohhh, dim sum. ALL THE DIM SUM.
Favourite pizza topping?
Cheese, tuna + sweetcorn – ohhhh yeah, I went there.
nomZ!! What movies and TV shows are we going to watch?
We’ll make magharitas + watch Practical Magic, we’ll put on black lipstick + pretend we’re in The Craft, I’m also thinking we can put Charmed re-runs on while we talk because we’ve already seen every episode, right?
Charmed forever! :D Do you have a favourite teen movie?!
CLUELESS. Clueless is EVERYTHING.
OMG what was that noise?! :O Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen one?
I absolutely believe in spirit, but no I’ve never seen a ghost. Spirit comes to visit me all the time but I tell them not to show themselves to me as I’d freak out – it’s hilarious isn’t it? I’m a feeler. I feel energy, and spirit speaks through me, but I genuinely think I’d freak out if I actually saw it!
What do you think happens when we die?
That light we see? I think it’s the vagina opening birthing us into our next experience. I mean, I really believe that. The body I chose this lifetime + when I say ‘I’, I don’t mean Lisa with the cool tattoos and an ability to accessorise, I mean the one that’s behind all that, the one that takes a body each lifetime to learn + grow, is simply a vessel to experience the cycle of life in human form at this time. Death is simply us being done with this body + it’s learning this lifetime.
Who do you think you were in a past life?
Well, I’m always pissed that I WASN’T Cleopatra, but I’ve been told I was one of her hand maidens + a temple priestess by people I’ve had readings with. I only had my first regression quite recently, + I was in a woman’s body in Palastine at the beginning of the first millennia, I wore a red cloak and my tongue was cut so clearly I was saying stuff people thought I shouldn’t – no change there then!
What time do you usually go to bed?
10.30pm, but this is a sleepover so we’re absolutely going to drink gin and talk til 3am, right?
I’m going to try to stay up until at least 11pm! :D
What should we do tomorrow?
Let’s go get a really yummy breakfast together, talk esoteric to each other for hours + then walk arm in arm along the beach. If there is a workshop we can take together – I love a Saturday afternoon workshop – we should totally do that.
Who's your girl crush?!
OHMYSTARS, I have a gazillion. Frida Kahlo, Lena Denham, Mary Magdalene, Joan Jett, Caitlin Moran, Cleopatra, Cher from Clueless, Taylor Swift. I have the big love for Tay-tay.
Because you are so girl-crush-worthy probably lots of other girls and boys are going to want you at their pyjama parties too. How can they find you?!
Thank you so much for coming to my PJ Party Lisa! :D
Love and light!