Jody Watley Pictures and Weekend Adventures on the Dance-floor.

“Music, never lets you down, puts a smile on your face anytime anyplace.. makes you happy again –Everybody Dance..Clap your Hands, Clap Your Hands!” – CHIC

#itsinthemusic

Jody Watley with shoe designer and fellow Giorgio's funkster Jerome C. Rousseau. Photo: © 2014  Jody Watley

Jody Watley with shoe designer and fellow Giorgio’s funkster Jerome C. Rousseau. Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley

With my favorite dance partner Christos Garkinos!

With my favorite dance partner Christos Garkinos –  first Saturday of Spring – Pop of Color!

With Los Angeles based designer and Dita Von Teese compadre Eddie DeBarr

With Los Angeles based designer stylist and Dita Von Teese partner in style Eddie DeBarr.

I borrowed Eddie's hat. © 2014 Jody Watley

I borrowed Eddie’s hat. © 2014 Jody Watley

Jody Watley Wears The Jody.

So I’ve had a song named after me “Jody” by Jermaine Stewart and now as a style inspiration for my friend Christos Garkinos who named a fabulous off the shoulder sweater after me, the “Jody” for his first HSN collection titled “Eureka.” Catch Christos, who some of you may have seen on Bravo TV’s “Dukes of Melrose” last season with his business partner of Decades Inc. Cameron Silver, live on HSN March 20, 2014 at 7 PST.

Take care of YOU – mind, body and spirit no matter how young or old you are.

View  and Shop “Eureka” : Here

Jody Watley in "Jody" top Eureka by Christos Garkinos - Photography: John Tyler Curtis

Jody Watley in cream “Jody” top Eureka by Christos Garkinos – Photography: John Tyler Curtis

Jody Watley. Weekend Adventures. Nightlife and Friends.

Scenes from my weekend.

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Supporting my friend Christos Garkinos at the Los Angeles Trunk Show for his “Eureka by Christos Garkinos” line for HSN along with actress Garcelle Beauvais. We both have tops named after us and both wearing them! Photo Courtesy of © 2014 Christos Garkinos

With Christos Garkinos for Eureka Los Angeles launch. Photo Courtesy of Christos Garkinos

With Christos Garkinos for Eureka Los Angeles launch. Photo Courtesy of Christos Garkinos – I paired my  navy “Jody” top with Diesel jeans, Miu Miu pumps and Vivienne Westwood limited edition ‘Squiggle’ bag.

Fun Selfie - Eureka by Christos Garkinos Trunk Show Party © 2014 Jody Watley

Fun Selfie – Eureka by Christos Garkinos Trunk Show Party © 2014 Jody Watley

Jody Watley, Garcelle Beauvais attend "Eureka by Christos Garkinos" Los Angeles

Jody Watley, Garcelle Beauvais attend “Eureka by Christos Garkinos” Los Angeles

 

Bryan Rabin, Jody Watley, Kathy Jeung turn out for 'Eureka by Christos Garkinos" in Los Angeles © 2014 Jody Watley

Bryan Rabin, Jody Watley, Kathy Jeung turn out for ‘Eureka by Christos Garkinos” in Los Angeles © 2014 Jody Watley

 

Later that night  – time for Giorgio’s!

In the back of our town car on the way to Giorgio's - glammed up! Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley

In the back of our town car on the way to Giorgio’s – glammed up! Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley

It's all about the black tie theme birthday for John Eshaya pictured.

It’s all about the black tie theme birthday for John Eshaya pictured. Photo: Jody Watley

The journey of life is never long with the company of friends - willing to wear black tie and get done up for you! Pictured with birthday boy John Eshaya, Christos and friends of John's.  © 2014 Jody Watley

The journey of life is never long with the company of friends – willing to wear black tie and get done up for you! Pictured with birthday boy John Eshaya, Christos and friends of John’s. © 2014 Jody Watley

Christos Garkinos, John Eshaya, Jody Watley © 2014 Jody Watley

Christos Garkinos, John Eshaya, Jody Watley © 2014 Jody Watley

I love Giorgio's and a great hat! #selfie © 2014 Jody Watley

I love Giorgio’s and a great hat! #selfie © 2014 Jody Watley

John Eshaya always brings a sense of fun, intrigue and surprises with what he wears to Giorgio's - I adore him! John Eshaya of JET and Jody Watley. © 2014 Jody Watley

John Eshaya always brings a sense of fun, intrigue and surprises with what he wears to Giorgio’s – I adore him! John Eshaya of JET and Jody Watley.  I loved his black tie request – I love a well groomed man and there were tons of them in the house in their tux’s. © 2014 Jody Watley

Of course, I also filmed the video for “Nightlife” at my favorite place to get dressed up, hang with friends, dance and remember to have fun and enjoy life at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Presents: Giorgio’s on The Sunset Strip a couple of months ago.  It’s In The Music!

Nightlife Update – All Things Fabulous

“Nightlife” with it’s call to “be fabulous” forget your worries – get yourself together,  is really my way of encouraging a call to lift yourself up, to have fun. “It’s in the music” because it is about music where so much inspiration and energy lives as a great resource, let it use you – I do! When you’re releasing music independently, so much depends on not simply my efforts but others getting behind and supporting. There’s something to be said about that aspect in today’s commercial commerce driven marketplace – what a concept, focus on ‘the music’ and the hope to inspire others. We can change the world with one smile, one dance at a time – I know it sounds cliche but for me it’s truth.

The single moves up to #14 Pop in the UK in Music Week and #40 Hot Dance Club Play on Billboard. The single peaked at #5 Urban in the UK – which is still quite awesome. It’s not so much about charts and sales but I’m proud of this as an addition to my discography – it’s really always about moving forward and being proud the work; that’s really success. Thats said, I do love proving that a veteran woman artist, writer, producer and style diva can still hang without pandering and with a level of class and my signature authenticity. There’s a core group  people working with me, supporting me because they believe ‘in the music’ and not because of financial gain. We are connected by  a passion and love for the music, the arts and a time when it was really more focus on ‘music’. The work I continue to do and with the integrity I try to bring appears to inspire others which gives me confidence and hope for all of us out here still trying to do things the right way. It’s all very organic and I’m thankful to those working with me on this and of course you the ones helping to get the word out there through your actions, buying the single and sharing my posts. Thank you.

Fabulous! My daughter and son – who always encourage me as must as I encourage them and tell me I’m the best Mom in the world – which fuels me on my darkest days and always reminds me what’s most important.  Thank you Count De Money (Julien and Raphael Aletti- Aletti Brothers Music) Bill Coleman of Peace Bisquit, Gerald Brown, Juanita Stephens PR, Steve Ripley at Soulfood Music,  Music House UK, Craig Jones, Niven Govinden, Matt Waterhouse, Moto Blanco, Jodie Harsh, Dave Doyle, Soulpersona, Luminodisco, Claudia Cuesta of Maxi Promotion, Patrick L. Riley of ‘Life of Riley’ and Dave Higdon of Poptastic Confessions, (early blogging supporters of ‘Nightlife’) along with Okayplayer, Soulbounce, Soulculture UK, Centric TV who got behind the single early — Fabulous!! Thank you Rosero McCoy, John ‘Havic’ Gregory, Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc, Billy B.,  Albert Sanchez, Sandra Green,  Billy Johnson at Yahoo Music, Access Hollywood,  Uptown Magazine, Isoul Harris, Essence Magazine, Jet, Ebony, Soulbounce, Singersroom, Lee Bailey at Eurweb, Urbanbridgez, Wax Poetics, Wallace Butts, Van Roy, Shawn West, Brian Walmer, Vernon Sze,  Steve and Laura Hall at Future Disc Systems, Bryan Rabin and Adam Bravin aka Adam Xll of Giorgio’s, Steven Willis, Harwood Lee, Christina Grady and all DJ’s and outlets supporting this effort…and anyone I forgot to mention my apologies, it’s not intentional. My hardcore fans – I love you!

Vinyl arrived today – yaaay! Details on when they’ll be at my online boutique. I have to number and sign them – limited edition Ba-By! Excited to be filming the final footage for the “Nightlife video tomorrow at my favorite place to dance : Giorgio’s!

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BE Fabulous!

Jody Watley InStyle at Miss Golden Globes

Photo: © 2013 Jody Watley

Photo: © 2013 Jody Watley

 

Photo: © 2013 Jody Watley with Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc

Photo: © 2013 Jody Watley with Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc

 

"It's Handled!" with Scandal's Darby Stanchfield "Abby" and my friend Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc Photo © 2013 Christos Garkinos

“It’s Handled!” with Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield “Abby” and my friend Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc Photo © 2013 Christos Garkinos

 

A bit of LA Nightlife at Instyle and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s “Miss Golden Globes” Party. This year’s choice was the daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick Sosie.

I was giddy as a school girl seeing many from the Scandal cast (Casper Smart aka “Harrison”, Scott Foley aka “Jake”,  Jeff Perry aka “Cyrus” and Darby “Stanchfield aka “Abby.” Mark Wahlberg was also in the house, along with actress and comedian Mindy Kaling from “The Office” and “The Mindy project.” In these situations, I’m like anyone other person who gets excited when you see people you recognize and like. Not wanting to be a bother, I only asked for one photo.

Nightlife. Jody Watley Meets Robin Thicke.

Robin Thick and Jody Watley

Robin Thicke and Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Another fun and memorable night at Giorgio’s. Robin Thicke and I exchanged kind words of respect and talked a bit about perseverance.

I tried out a new style and had color for the night.

Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Siobhan Fahey. Bonnie Pointer. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Siobhan Fahey. Ruth Pointer. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey and boyfriend. Beth Orton (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey and boyfriend. Beth Orton (c) Jody Watley 2013

Christos Garkinos. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Christos Garkinos. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. InStyle at Elizabeth and James Handbag Launch.

Taken in the uber chic photo booth!

Taken in the uber chic photo booth!

With Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc. rooftop Chateau Marmont.

With Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc. rooftop Chateau Marmont.

Sixth floor Chateau Marmont. #nightlife

Sixth floor Chateau Marmont. #nightlife

 

A few candids from an event at Chateau Marmont on Hollywood hosted by InStyle Magazine to launch the new collection and handbag line of Elizabeth and James. Always one to be draped in black, because I feel most comfortable – I stepped out of my comfort zone into some summer color blocking and felt like a bag of Starburst in a sea of black.

We had a great time and the handbags are fab, and not to overpriced, as designer bags go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley. Jean Paul Gaultier. Dukes of Melrose.

With Christos Garkinos of Decades Inc, Dukes of Melrose in Dita Von Teese Collection to commemorate my appearance in tonight’s episode of The Dukes.. on Bravo TV along with Dita Von Teese and focus on Jean Paul Gaultier and trendsetters!

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With Christos Garkinos, launch party Dita Von Teese Collection at Decades Inc., 2012

Read my Gaultier Blog: Here

Jody Watley Update – Global. Fashion. Music.

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Photo: Jody Watley All Rights Reserved 2013 (c). Billboard Live Tokyo.

Just added – Excited to be going to Chengdu, China in June to perform as a part of “Night of Global Fortune” at Chengdu Sports Centre during the prestigious Fortune Global  Summit.

On the fashion front – look for me on the new Bravo series Dukes of Melrose airing Wednesday April 17 in an episode featuring Dita Von Teese and lots of Jean Paul-Gaultier.

This week will be all about the eclectic underground with a guest appearance at Brooklyn Bowl Friday April 19, 2013 with French Horn Rebellion for a couple of songs we collaborated on. Details here: http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/235775-french-horn-rebellion-party-brooklyn/

On April 27, I’ll be doing another brief guest appearance with another collaborator Mark de Clive-Lowe at the Spring edition 2013 of his CHURCH residency at The LIft. Details here: http://mashibeats.blogspot.com/

My forthcoming new single “Nightlife” which I wrote with as is co-produced by Count De Money out of the UK courtesy of Bill Coleman and Peace Bisquit is scheduled for this summer. The single is a glamorous slice of soul, disco and funk – Nile Rodgers will be proud. We’re looking at the end of June as a target release timeframe. I’ll be posting another preview soon, as well as a few concert highlights from my recent successful run at Billboard Live Japan.