Jody Watley and Giorgio’s Mentioned in Los Angeles Times

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Jody Watley at Giorgio’s. (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Terrific post about Los Angeles, style, fashion, the night time scene and my favorite spot of the moment, GIORGIO’S! Read it: LATimes

Dancing Is Good For The Mind. Body. Spirit. Soul.

dianaross_giorgios_flyerI went out for a fabulous night of classic disco on the Sunset Strip at Giorgio’s – a modern discotheque Saturday night presented by Bryan Rabin and DJ Adam Bravin. It’s a divine feeling to let loose and dance, as Martha Graham once said “Dancing is discovery, discovery, discovery.” There is no right or wrong way – it’s just about getting inside the music. Dancing to classic soulful  disco definitely reminds me of my youth but not in a nostalgic trying to recapture a moment way – simply a reminder that in the now it’s still great to be active, dress up and appreciate quality music with messages that really transcend time – they just happen to have killer grooves..and live strings, and live horns and so much more.

This  spirit fall right along with the theme of my forthcoming glamourous new single “Nightlife”, which will be followed with an EP of soulful quality dance-floor gems of which I’m still deciding on a name – maybe “Paradise” because that’s where the music takes me.

Even if you can’t get out – make some time to dance, even if it’s in your own living room!

Twirling in my maxi dress the motion captured on film. Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Twirling in my maxi dress the motion captured on film. Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) 2013 via Jody Watley on Instagram

Jody Watley and clothing designer John Eshaya of JET Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley and clothing designer John Eshaya of JET
Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) 2013 via Jody Watley on Instagram

Jody Watley, Christos Garkinos and Garcelle Beauvais. Photo: Christos Garkinos (c) 2013

Jody Watley, Christos Garkinos and make-up artist Kathy Jeung. Photo: Jody Watley (c) 2013 via Jody Watley on Instagram

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Jody Watley and Kathy Jeung. Joyous in the music at Giorgios. Photo: Jody Watley via Instagram (c) 2013

Jody Watley. NIGHTLIFE Single Preview Edit

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Written by Jody Watley (Jody Watley Music, BMI), Julien Aletti, Raphael Aletti (Aletti Brothers Music BMI) Produced by Count De Money for Peace Bisquit and Jody Watley.

Grammy winner Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and EDM’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returns with a shimmering dance floor classic inspired by both her well documented roots in disco funk soul and her love of the gilded era of dance and it’s legendary bastions of groove and fashion, from NYC’s Studio 54 to Paris’ Les Baines Douche with a sly nod to the underground dance style ‘Waacking.’ An authentic bonus are guest backing vocals from original Shalamar male lead Gerald Brown. Destined for international runways, dance floors and beyond, this party jam is irresistible from start to finish.

Jody Watley Classic Photo of The Day. Essence Magazine Cover.

jodywatley_essence_cover_lorezMy performance at this years Essence Festival is July 6!

Read More: Here

Jody Watley. Fashion Friday Rewind by Steven Meisel.

JodyWatley_StevenMeiselJody Watley photographed by Steven Meisel, 1989.

 

Jody Watley. Fashion Friday Rewind with Kevan Hall

LA Fashion Week 2006

LA Fashion Week 2006. Show Produced by Tod Halman

I love the joy in this photo! There’s nothing more glamourous than a great smile, great clothes are the icing on the cake so to speak. Working the runway to open Kevan Hall’s show was another fabulous and memorable moment for me.

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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

The Fabulous Jody Watley

 

Check this out! http://poptasticconfessions.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-fabulous-jody-watley.html

Jody Watley Attends InStyle Magazine and Golden Globes Event

Attending Hollywood Foreign Press Association and In Style Magazines celebration of the 2013 Golden Globes Award Season in dress from Dita Von Teese new collection from Decades, a leopard clutch, and spiked wrist cuff for a touch of edge.

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Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

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Photo: Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Soul Train Awards Weekend 2012.

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.