D. WOODS Heats Things Up For Kontrol’s Sexy Issue

As the music amplifies through a dim venue stands a confident, radiant, and determined woman begging, “I want Ur Tattoo.” This woman is none other than Wanita “D. Woods” Woodgette declaring
her independence as CEO of Woodgrane Entertainment. Her newly discovered eccentric sound fairly differs from her
days of performing and touring with girl group Danity Kane. She states, “It’s hard to make the first impression the second
time, but me telling you this is the first time you’re meeting D. Woods, really. I just want you guys to be open minded.
Expect the unexpected and respect the movement.” 

The public may remember her as a sassy routine stepping, seductive singing, dazzling pop songstress, but make no mistake she was doing a job. The 31-yearold shared her perspective, “I think of it
as when you worked at Six Flags over the summer and you got cool with people because you had to work with them. We were
cool and I did what I had to do to make the atmosphere work. A lot of it was swallowing, condensing, and putting a lot of myself
to the back burner to make it comfortable in the room.” Explains why Woods made the conscious decision not to reunite with
the former chart topping band mates who famously show-stopped in stilettoes. 

Long before fans around the world chanted her name D. Woods was simply, Wanita Denise Woodgett, a “Foolish Dreamer” with hopes and dreams. At the age of 3 she and her sister Shanell of YMCMB had a knack and passion for the stage. Referencing her mother as the one who first took note of her creativity Woods elaborated, “My mother is a fighter and first off a Leo. She’s what I like to say is a quiet storm. She’s going to stand her ground [while] being tactful and professional.” Further on Woods mentioned a song on her first EP The Gray Area properly titled, “Wonder Woman.” The ballad within itself says, “She said I’m down, but I can’t be for too long. No one but myself I can count on. –I can’t believe she’s kept is going this far; giving everything until she has no more.”

Check out the rest of the story in the Sexy Issue Sold HERE

Photography: Corey Guevarra  Hair: Kayree Mua: Jeremy Dell Stylist: Julian Lark & M. Lashea

Black bodysuit by Lisa Nicole Collection & Multi-color heels by Zigi Girl

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Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.