Jody Watley Classic Image Of The Day. VOGUE 1987.

Jody Watley. VOGUE.

An honor and solo achievement to be in the pages of VOGUE September 1987.

Photography: Lara Rossignol

Hair & Wardrobe Styling : Jody Watley

Makeup: Wendy Osmonson

International Icon Jody Watley Shares Tips To Do Each Day To Help Your Skin Glow – L.A. StyleMix

Jody Watley – Glow.

Read the full Jody Watley article: L.A. STYLEMIX

Jody Watley. Throwback Thursday Classic Image Of The Day. British Music Magazine Record Mirror.

Jody Watley. Photography by Tony Costa.

Jody Watley

British Music Magazine
Record Mirror
Issue : May 19, 1990
Photography : Tony Costa
Make up: Paul Starr
Styling : Jody Watley
Custom Oversized Bespoke Suit: Richard Tyler

5 Things To Do Each Day To Help Your Skin Glow.

Jody Watley. Safer at home.

I’m often asked about my skincare regime. An admitted products addict – I try things all the time. Here are a few tips that help your glow.

1. Drink water and stay hydrated.

2. Moisturize – for women over 30 use products with retinol, Vitamin C, I use a hyrdrating serum with Green Tea & hyaluronic acid (I use a cleanser with those ingredients as well – if you’re in the sun, use sunscreen yes women of color too!

3. No fast food, no smoking, no sugar … go for green leafy veggies, avocado, etc.

4. Walk, dance, include some form of exercise each day – if only 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Laugh and smile. Having joy from the inside out will shine out like laser beams!

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Jody Watley Finds Her Sanctuary in the Kitchen Amidst the Pandemic – Cuisine Noir Magazine

Jody Watley.

Read the full article on Cuisine Noir

Jody Watley. Photo of The Day. American Music Awards 1992.

Jody Watley in Vivienne Westwood with Orb Rong 1992 American Music Awards

 

Jody Watley sporting an auburn colored bob hairstyle and Vivienne Westwood complete with oversized orb ring at The American Music Awards 1992. I started wearing her clothes back in 1982 when I was still in Shalamar.

I think I was on a worst dressed list for this red carpet look ..too fashion forward for the times.

 

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Victor Skrebneski – Jody Watley Remembers Legendary Photographer.

Rest in peace to legendary photographer Victor Skrebneski who passed away at the age of 90 years. He leaves behind an indelible archive of iconic images from launching the career of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Iman, Bette Davis, Orson Welles Andy Warhol among so many others.

A few of my favorites with Ms. Ross –

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Ross-Skrebneski-Baby It's Me

Diana Ross Skrebneski

 

I had to honor to work with him for an unprecedented 16 pages for the 1995 Saks Fifth Avenue Fall Catalog. Here are a few of the images, thank you Mr. Skrebneski – Rest Well.

Jody Watley Victor Skrebneski

Jody Watley by VictorSkrebneski for Saks 5

Jody by Victor Skrebneski

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Jody Watley Classic Image of The Week. InFashion Beauty.

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Jody Watley. InFashion Magazine 1988. Double page of cover feature and interview.

Photography & Makeup: Paul Gobel

Hair: Ernie Banales

Styling:  Jody Watley & Martine Leger

The Medium: Hot Girls Everywhere Should Bow Down and Pay Homage to Jody Watley

This tribute post is everything. To rarely be acknowledged for my influence is something I’ve gotten used to and never expect it at this point so this is very special to me.

Read it now : The Medium

On This Day. January 6, 1987 – Looking For A New Love Released.

 

Jody Watley Solo Debut Full Page Ad

 

Full page ad Billboard Magazine, 1987 for my subsequent crossover smash debut hit – first Number 1 – AMA’s, Soul Train Awards, NAACP and Grammy nominated solo debut single “Looking For A New Love.”

The single was was of the biggest of the 1987 and the 80’s in general – a pop culture phenomenon, trendsetting style –  as well with the catchphrase “Hasta La Vista Ba-by” later further popularized by Arnold Schwarznegger.

Written by Jody Watley and Andre Cymone. Produced by Andre Cymone and David Z. Photography: Victoria Pearson, Art Direction: Jody Watley & Lynn Robb. Styling: Jody Watley.

The single set the stage for one hell of a solo debut album ‘Jody Watley’ to follow. Despite my naysayers saying I’d regret leaving Shalamar, I’d fail, future in doubt as some of the black magazines wrote I succeeded then and continue to do so over 3 decades later and still on my own terms – most of all I’m happy, healthy, working and enjoying myself with my spirit and soul intact. It was never about being solo – it was to live life with joy, the greatest success. Having this all roll out this way was a gift from God and the universe – a bonus for looking after my own well being on my life’s journey. There’s so much more to say about this time, it will be in my memoir. Until then..

Thankful and full of gratitude a song of this magnitude is a part of my discography. As a note: “Looking For A New Love” also made a bit of history with the 2005 Remixes going to Number 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Play Charts, one of the first hits to become a hit again in an entirely different decade. Thanks so all the 80’s and Classics stations that keep it in rotation and shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, Pose and beyond for the exposure to a younger generation.

What I’ve said for decades now is I hope my career and being represents to others is believe in yourself and to never be afraid to remove yourself from any situation that on the outside might look good to others – but to you it’s everything but that. You will always have doubters – just never let it be you and always be the best version of yourself – keep growing and going no matter the obstacles, often the universe will align in one way or another.

Happy 33 Anniversary —  ‘Looking For A New Love”!! Timeless jam and still a damn good break up and empowerment anthem.

 

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