Jody Watley. A Song. A Top. A Shoe.

There are few artists that can say they’ve had a song “Jody” (by Jermaine Stewart), a top “The Jody” by Christos Garkinos for HSN, and now a designer shoe – that’s me Jody Watley.

I met  shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau on the dance-floor at Giorgio’s in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. He was so shy, sweet and modest telling me how my style and integrity have inspired him since he discovered my music.  As soon as discovering his talent and design, I’ve become a major fan of his. His shoes have a special quality and as I told Billboard Magazine “You feel like a Queen with an edge.” It’s fantastic that Billboard is going outside the box and recognizing at last the connection between style, fashion and music. What caught their eye is the younger artists and actresses rocking ‘Jerome C. Rousseau’ on the red carpet. Move over Louboutin!

Little did I know, he’d do a tribute shoe to me “The Watley”..in typical understated fashion I was in attendance at a trunk show at his Hollywood atelier — when he quietly said “I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve designed a shoe in your honor.” I’d already ordered the shoe on display. Turns out he was on the money! You can order your “Watley” from his Fall 2014 Collection.

Jerome C. Rousseau Billboard Magazine Feature. August 13, 2014 Issue

Jerome C. Rousseau Billboard Magazine Feature. August 13, 2014 Issue

"The Jody Watley" by Jerome C. Rousseau Fall 2014

The Jody  “Watley” by Jerome C. Rousseau Fall 2014

Jody Watley and Shoe Designer Jerome C. Rousseau

Jody Watley and Shoe Designer Jerome C. Rousseau

Casamena Laces a New Remix of Jody Watley – Candlelight.

I was quite pleasantly surprised when one of my favorite house remix producers sent me this mix he’d done for my single “Candlelight” from a few years ago. He’s given ‘Candlelight’ an updated tribal house feel. Casamena will be remixing “The Dawn” from PARADISE as well.
I can’t wait to hear what he comes up with.

The remix was premiered on Soulbounce: Here

 

Have a listen:

Jody Watley Paradise Extended Visuals.

For what I lack in controversy or gossip headline worthiness (thankfully), it’s more than enough for me to just be about quality music, class and artistry – still. Thank you to all who appreciate, support and understand “It’s In The Music!”

PARADISE. Get your copy today!

Exclusive CD, featuring the unlisted bonus ‘Everlasting’ : Jody Watley Boutique

All Digital Outlets Including, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play

PARADISE Visuals Produced and Designed by Ray Easmon

The title song “Paradise” written by Jody Watley and Mark De Clive-Lowe. Live Strings Performed and Arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

 

Jody Watley To Be Guest on The D.L. Hughley Show

Here are a few updates for Jody Watley – “PARADISE”

 

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Save the date, I’ll be a guest on The D.L. Hughley Show on Tuesday August 5, 2014..around 2: 30 PM CST (12: 30 PST), check your local listings though.

“Sanctuary” selected by Soul and Jazz.com’s Brian Hurst  “Hurst Selection” playlist: Here

Stephan Sear selects “Sanctuary” as Song  of Summer #6: Here

Order the Exclusive CD: Here

iTunes: Here