A beautiful California evening celebrating the launch of my friend and fabulous makeup artist Billy Brasfield B Billy B for GÁLLÁNY Cosmetics and QVC in Vivienne Westwood Penthouse Suite rooftop London Hotel so nice to seeRuPaul and Michelle Visage all serving up fabulous looks and always good vibes
Timeless. 1989. Vintage Jody Watley
Grammy winning artist Jody Watley is ranked by Billboard Magazine in 2016 as one of the Greatest Dance Recording Artists of All Time, has made People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful List and hailed by Wax Poetics’s Dean Van Nguyen as one of music’s prominent visionaries. Jody Watley remains on the cutting edge of music, fashion and style.
Motion Graphics and Design: Visuals by Ray Easmon.
Jody Watley ft. SRL (Shalamar Reloaded)
May 21 Long Beach Pride
May 25 Chicago The Promontory
May 26 Niagra Falls Seneca Casino Bears Den
May 27 New York BB Kings
June 4 Detroit Motor City Casino
June 23 Danvers MA Yacht Club
July 8 Alameda County Fair
July 21 Tba
July 22 The Greek Theatre Freestyle Explosion concert
November 11-18 On sale now: 80’s In The Sand Punta Cana Dominican Republic Breathless Resort and Spa
More dates TBA.
Thought of The Day: If people show you they don’t care – believe them. Go where the love is! Don’t waste time.
“If 80’s funk was baseball I’d say Jody Watley hit a home run on this one.” AndresMusicTalk
It’s very rewarding to see the acknowledgment of the impact of my debut.
Check out another feature writeup on music blog: AndresMusicTalk “Jody Watley’s Debut Album Turns 30: It’s Been Some Kind of Love: Here
As most of you know, my music is always linked with fashion and style. It’s still it’s a blessing to continue to inspire other new talent.
As a note, my entrance into fashion magazines and subsequent layouts born from the style impact of my music video’s and album covers. My debut appearance in Harper’s Bazaar, solo debut 87. Jody Watley 30. My “Real Love” video..I just wanted to be on the runway – thank you David Fincher for making the vision come to life! This video remains one of MTV’s Most Nominated.
Working the runway – 2006 LA Fashion Week with designer Kevan Hall
in 2014 French shoe designer Jerome Rousseau featured a Jody Watley tribute shoe (bootie) in his collection.
I’ve had a top named after me on HSN, Christos Garkinos collection.
Designer Malan Breton, who is not only talented but a total sweetheart, and I consider him a friend. We’ve been exchanging messages through the years via social media. Inspirational messages of encouragement – we can never have enough. Malan is now known for his international elegant couture designs once cited me as an influence and made a custom design for me during his Project Runway era – I’m so proud of his continued evolution . Read the archived Project Runway Blog : Here
His A/W 2017 collection was exquisite opening night of LA Fashion week. I’m happy to finally be able to catch one of his shows always to rave reviews in NYC and Paris.
Last night I sat in awe as new designer Richard Hallmarq (we met many years ago as he reminded me a chance encounter where we talked and as well with some youth he was with at the time). Richard showed his collection at LA Fashion week with a collection inspired by Jody Watley with a remix soundtrack featuring a few of my runway ready classics. It was awesome to be in town to see this.
It’s in The Music! Living life full of gratitude; my inspiration continues to come from living, life, young people or anyone pursuing their dreams, making things happen in life in their own way – no matter the obstacles. To those I’ve touched, they continue to inspire me in return.
You never who know who you can inspire, we all possess the power to do that in one capacity or another. Never forget that.
Read the in-depth conversation with write Quentin Harrison, Albumism: Here
“With her self-titled 1987 debut album, Watley showcased her penchant for artistic reinvention and knack for memorable songcraft..” Read the feature here on;