I don’t wear red lipstick much anymore, it made me feel too much like the old me from my early solo days – well that is until I recently tried the new NARS African Red. It’s perfect, not too bright with more of a blue undertone for a warmer appearance. The look: a classic strong brow (brow maintenance is a must) and cat-eye with black liner, which are two of my favorite beauty signatures and NARS Zen (blush) on my eyes; chic with just a touch of attitude! I pulled my hair back in a chignon – the rain gave it texture if you know what I mean.
I have a longstanding appreciation for classic Hollywood glamour since I was a little girl. Can we say Sophia Loren? There are so many women of that era whose style I admired even without realizing it as a little girl; and still do. A lot of my imagery has at different times been influenced by the classics.
Don’t be afraid to try new colors and products when you have to free time, or while browsing the aisles of your favorite beauty supply store or boutique. Have fun update your look – if you don’t like it just wash it off, it’s only make-up!
I snapped some pics for Instagram, just having fun on a rainy day this weekend – this is one.
Whatever your career or daily schedule, it’s important to find balance – a centered place where you don’t feel overwhelmed. Take a moment of pause. Go outside and look to the sky. Breath, roll your shoulders in a circular motion, relax. Whether the day is clear or cloudy (just like life), it changes daily and most of all it’s free. I find beauty in that fact and that there is a power greater than us all.
I try to do this each morning when I begin my day, this is how it looked along the way.
Just a teaser instrumental of my forthcoming new single ‘Nightlife’. A few teens from around the world have snagged the music and started making short clips freestylin’ and waacking (my style) to it – I love it! This is from Hong Kong. It would be my dream to have the professional dancers perform this on ‘Dancing With The Stars’!
Attended a casually chic cocktail reception at Fendi, The Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Christos Garkinos of Co-Owner of Decades, Avril Graham Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor of Harper’s Bazaar, and Carlota Espinosa CEO and Co- Founder of Styloot.com were co-hosts presenting Fendi Resort 2013.
Jody Watley and Christos Garkinos, Co-Owner of Decades.
The Soul Train Awards will air on Centric TV on November 25, 2012. Check your local listings.
In addition to being a presenter on the show, I was a part of various activities for the first annual Soul Train Awards weekend. At the Golf, Peace and Soul Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to meet NBA Hall of Famer and legend Julius “Dr. J.” Irving -if you know how much I love NBA basketball you’ll understand this made my entire trip! Being honest, I was hurt and disappointed with my participation – as it wasn’t what it was pitched to me to be with regard to the video package which wasn’t the one I approved; I’ll leave it at that but left the show feeling a bit like Rodney “I Don’t Get No Respect” Dangerfeld from the R&B gatekeeper powers that be. That said, it was still nice and an honor to be a part of the show especially to speak on Don Cornelius which is what it was all about for me. I believe the producers did a great job stepping it up with the production elements and moving the show to Las Vegas which gave it a more high end feel than recent past years. Raphael Saadiq and the assembled band and orchestra including Joi Gilliam on backing vocals was a nice funky touch. I came loving the song ‘Adorn’ by new singer Miguel who is a total cutie pie and sounded great live. I never had an opportunity to meet or take a photo with him. As a longtime fan of New Edition, I was happy to see them receive their lifetime achievement award, it’s hard to believe they’ve been in the music 30 years. In concert they were great and total pro’s as always.
With Julius “Dr. J.” Irving at Golf, Peace and Soul Tournament. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved 2012)
Jody Watley speaking at Golf, Peace and Soul. (Photo: Jody Watley All Rights Reserved 2012).
With Eddie Levert and Walter Willams of legendary group The O’Jays at Golf, Peace and Soul Tournament, Soul Train Awards Weekend 2012. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).
Jody Watley and comedian Alonzo Bodden co-hosts for Soul Train Awards Concert featuring Miguel, TGT (Tank, Ginuine and Tyrese), and New Edition. (Photo’s: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).
Jody Watley, with fans returning the love. Las Vegas, Soul Train Awards 2012. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).
Jody Watley, red carpet and press. Soul Train Awards 2012. (Photo’s: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved 2012).
Jody Watley. Classic Glamour. Backstage, Soul Train Awards 2012. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).
In Grey Ant Matte Black shades, casual, checking out the shopping atrium over the weekend. The sign with various languages of the word “Peace” caught my eye.
Jody Watley, as posted here on the site a few weeks ago; is officially tapped to be a presenter at this year’s Centric Presents: The Soul Train Awards 2012, which will be held for the first time in Las Vegas at The Planet Hollywood Resort on November 7.