A Selection of Candids from Inaugural The Soul Train Cruise

I just wanted to share a few photo’s from the Soul Train Cruise. I’ll be creating a gallery at my Facebook Page as well. Make sure to visit http://www.soultraincruise.com to learn more about the next cruise coming up in October 2013 and beyond.

The morning of cruise at hotel in FT. Lauderdale, Florida before going to board ship.

The morning of cruise at hotel in FT. Lauderdale, Florida before going to board ship. Wearing a pair of my favorite sunglasses “Chelsea” from Oliver Peoples.

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Jody Watley ready to board Holland America’s Westerdam ship. Lightweight wool  turtleneck with dolman sleeves from Zara and vintage Commes des Garcons belt.

I snapped this photo of a German couple during the mandatory safety drill.

I snapped this photo of a German couple during the mandatory safety drill.

As the sail away party was just getting started I snapped a photo with this couple Genevieve and her husband DJ Skelly - after they took one with me.

As the sail away party was just getting started I snapped a photo with this couple Genevieve and her husband DJ Skelly – after they took one with me.

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Jody Watley in San Juan, Puerto Rico – one of the port stops on the cruise. Read my style post about this top!

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After my beauty seminar which was packed with some wonderful women. I spoke on beauty from the inside out – we had a great time. One lady even left her beauty treatment in progess (in plastic cap and white robe) to attend – that’s love!

Van and I found a really cool restaurant in San Juan and were drawn in by the house music and ambience. These ladies from the cruise also came in.

Van and I found a really cool restaurant in San Juan and were drawn in by the house music and ambience. These ladies from the cruise also came in.

Jody Watley and DJ Biz Markie

Jody Watley and DJ Biz Markie on Lido Deck.

George Duke, Jeffrey Osbourne, Jody Watley and Tony Cornelius before Don Cornelius Tribute which I was the host.

George Duke, Jeffrey Osbourne, Jody Watley and Tony Cornelius before Don Cornelius Tribute which I was the host.

I snapped this photo while on the elevator on  T-Shirt Day of someone who had done a fun shirt - there were so many of them.

I snapped this photo while on the elevator on T-Shirt Day of someone who had done a fun shirt – there were so many of them.

Pictured with former Soul Train dancers Cheryl Song (known as the Asian girl by many) and Derek Fleming who taught some classes on ship. I hosted their Q&A panel.

Pictured with former Soul Train dancers Cheryl Song (known as the Asian girl by many) and Derek Fleming who taught some classes on ship. I hosted their Q&A panel.

Make no mistake - Don Cornelius created a GLOBAL presence - this family came from Great Britain

Make no mistake – Don Cornelius created a GLOBAL presence – this family came from Great Britain. There were people from around the world on the ship – enjoying the music, dancing and the spirit of Soul Train.

With Eric Seats Drummer for Patti Labelle

With Eric Seats Songwriter, Producer and Drummer for Patti Labelle

jw_van_bryce_bartenderLast day of cruise on Half Moon Cay. Pictured at the staff bar-b-que with bartender chef Bryce husband of one of Centric’s execs Kim, and Van Roy my friend and owner of Bailey’s in Marksville, Louisiana and part time staff at Avid.

Pictured with a couple cutie pies from Centric film crew.

Pictured with a couple cutie pies from Centric film crew.

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Majestic!

Nothing like watching a pure sunset or sunrise.

Nothing like watching a pure sunset or sunrise.

Windblown!

Servin’ hair and face –  nature’s wind machine at sea!

All photo’s (c) Jody Watley 2013. All rights reserved.

Thought of the Day. Think Big!

quote_think_bigIt’s true that life is a succession of  moments and experiences running the gamut from big to small. Remember that if you settle for less – you will always get less than what you would have settled for.

Plan, prepare, dream, strive and think big and don’t get stuck in a rut of small and narrow thinking. Some people as they get older it seems their idea’s may become smaller; I hope to avoid that. Expand and keep an open mind and a healthy outlook on life, people, experiences and everything in between.

 

Jody Watley. Song of the Day. “It All Begins With You.”

 

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Just back from the inaugural Soul Train Cruise 2013. I’ll be posting and sharing thoughts and photo’s. Being at sea and and looking out at the majestic natural beauty of the ocean made me think of this song from my third album “Affairs of The Heart.” When I recorded it, my thought was to celebrate my father and to show my gratitude and thank you to God and the universe. My experience onboard wasn’t flawless, but I’m glad to have been a part of it and I had a ton of fun. If you can’t change the situation – change your attitude.

It’s not lost on me that what we generate into the world on a daily basis is also a very pivotal part of living.

Blessings and love.

 

Black History Fashion Icons. Jody Watley.

From StellarInc.:

 

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For this edition of Black History Fashion Icons I will be focusing on one of my fashion icons, Jody Watley!

Jody Watley started off her career at just 14 being a dancer on the hit tv show, Soul Train, as a dancer. Jody fast became popular on the show for her killer moves and her trendsetting style…

Read the full post, click the link below

 

http://stellarinc.tumblr.com/post/43046376965/black-history-fashion-icons-jody-watley-for-this

 

Photo: Steven Meisel

Jody Watley. Spinner. Grammy Winners and Their Statues.

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“Grammy winners reveal what happened to their statues after the event.” Including Henry Rollins, OK Go, Alannah Miles, Jody Watley, and more: Read the article here:  Spinner

Stylenote: I wore  a vintage turquoise cocktail dress and paired with a customized black leather biker jacket to give the outfit edge and of course my signature jumbo hoop earrings!