Taking the elegant and funky vibes to San Diego’s Anthology for another rare LIVE concert appearance complete with a new music preview. I hadn’t realized it, but several have asked if I knew this was the 25th year anniversary of my solo debut – which I didn’t. We’ll be celebrating that too – time flies!
On my way to the stage at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko for recently completed shows March 15-17.. My shows are eclectic, spirited, funky and fun but I feel elegance and glamour are missing on the music stage. I want to do my part to showcase that a woman can be older, beautiful and hot without trying to mercilessly hold on to being 22. I designed the outfit and picked the fabric and sent it off to be made by my longtime sewing whiz Gloria-Garcia Crouch who has worked with me since “Affairs of The Heart” and “Intimacy” era’s. I did a wardrobe change into black and brought out the classic studded jacket from my ‘Some Kind of Lover’ video for the encore. The vibe was all in all still very me with lots of attitude along with the elegance.
I never tire of fashion illustrations and still enjoy sketching and designing; a passion since junior high. Of the many dreams I had when I was little and what I wanted to be when I grew up was to be in the fashion industry. I envisioned being either a designer, illustrator, merchandiser/buyer, or having my own store. I remember drawing a storefront with my name on it with models in front all wearing my designs.
My Mom asked me a few days ago if I remembered proclaiming to her very matter of factly when I was around 5, “Mommie, I’m going to have my own modeling school!” I had to laugh at the recollection. This modeling school idea of course went right along with wanting to be a singer/entertainer and maybe even a business lawyer, an idea I entertained in high school just before I became a member of Shalamar. I’ve never been short on dreams and goals that’s for sure.
Joe Eula worked with Halston, Diana Vreeland, VOGUE and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few; in addition to directorial works for fashion specials on television and a Tony winning contribution to Broadway. Eula was also responsible for classic illustrations for Liza Minelli and The Supremes.