Jody Watley. Classic Images Of The Day. 1991 By GUZMAN

‘Affairs of The Heart’ – Commit to yourself and those you love.

Photography: Guzman

Hair: Peter Savic

Makeup: Paul Starr

Styling: Jody Watley

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Happy 32 Jody Watley – Real Love.

Jody Watley – Real Love. 1989.

March 18, 1989 – : Jody Watley debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her single, “Real Love.” “Real Love” became her 4th Top Ten peaking at No. 2 for 2 weeks and was prevented from the top spot which was occupied by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl.”

“Real Love” also spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B and Dance Charts and was certified Gold.

The David Fincher directed fashion forward video remains one of the most nominated of all time for the MTV Awards.

“Real Love” written by Watley and Andre Cymone.

Cover Photography by Steven Meisel.

Between 1987-98, Watley charted 12 solo singles on the Hot 100 which included 7 Top 20’s and 6 Top Tens.

As a Solo Artist Watley has charted hits on multiple charts in an eclectic ongoing catalog ranging from Hot 100, R&B, Dance/Club, Electronica, Adult Contemporary, Jazz:: 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s

Jody Watley won the Best New Artist Grammy for 1987.

Please click the following link to view the accompanying video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FUquLYdxQ

Jody Watley Named First Ambassador of The Museum of African American Music – BET

The Grammy Award winner is one of the architects of 21st century pop culture. She was a part of one of the earliest collaborations between Hip Hop and R&B when she worked with Eric B. & Rakim on the 1987’s “Friends.” Watley was also big into fashion, marrying a number of luxury brands with street fashion and music in the 1980s – long before it became normal.

“We are excited to name Jody Watley as our membership ambassador,” Kara Duke, Development and Membership Manager at NMAAM said in a statement on March 1. “Black Music finally has a home and with your support, we can make sure it will be here to inspire visitors for years to come.” Read Full Feature on BET.com

https://www.bet.com/music/2021/03/05/jody-watley-first-ambassador-national-museum-of-african-american.html?cid=facebook

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Jody Watley Serves As Inspiration for Contemporary Designer A. Potts for Spring 2021 New York Fashion Week.

A. Potts Spring 2021

“..Potts showcased his Fall 2021 collection digitally which was inspired by Jody Watley’s 1987 music video for her song “Still A Thrill.” With it, Potts’ resulting meditation on light, shadow, darkness and the associated interpretations of these phenomena, led him to think about dance and movement. – Paper Magazine

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Early Morning Beauty and Style. Jody Watley on The Wendy Williams Show.

6 A.M. call time – camera ready for The Wendy Willams Show. Dress by Norma Kamali.

Wendy was awesome and we had a fun conversation full of gems — and facts. I hope you tuned in. Link to come in case you missed it.

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Jody Watley Classic Image Of The Day. VOGUE Italia.

2008 : Jody Watley VOGUE ITALIA The Historic Black Issue

Photography: Herb Ritts

Makeup: JoAnn Gair

Hair: Peter Savic

This issue featured 4 covers (Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn Sessilee Lopez) only black models, all the feature topics are related to black women in arts and entertainment. It sold out in 72 hours, with 60,000 more copies ordered for reprint. Currently selling for $2,500 on eBay. Did you grab a copy?!

An honor to be in the issue, led by the visionary editor Franca Sozzani.

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Day. Vintage Glam and Two Key Elements of Style.

Jody Watley pictured in vintage dress and clutch attending legendary photographer Herb Ritts birthday party in 1991. “You don’t have to spend a grip and wear designer clothes to look like a million bucks. Style is finding what works for you. Today vintage and repurposed clothing are more commonplace so seek out these options – you’d be surprised as well what you’d find at Goodwill – many items barely or gently worn. In addition you can often find cool deals at consignment stores as well, though more on the pricey end. Pair vintage with contemporary but most of all know what works for you not what trends are. With the prevalence of designers fashion and Instagram photo opps with pricey outfits – don’t get caught up in that game.

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Jody Watley In Couture Stephen Jones Hat Classic Image of The Day.

.. Always defining myself for myself – my own way. Some get it, some don’t .. I’m here to live my life on my terms not to people’s opinions of me.” – Jody Watley
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・・・From the Jody Watley photo vaults:
1984 In London – Stephen Jones (known for his work with Jean Paul Gaultier, Grace Jones, Lady Gaga) custom hat and Azzedine Alaïa leather jacket – Photography by Max Vadukul
Styling & make up by Jody Watley

My first label Phonogram was not on board with my vision so we quickly parted ways..you’d think because I was in London it wouldn’t have been an issue but it was. Black artists are always often pressured to conform to more ‘relatable’ imagery. On my subsequent American debut and since..I’ve always navigated incorporating high fashion with edgy street style to varying results..but always what I wish to convey – hits and misses.. it’s all uniquely me.

Jody Watley In Issey Miyake – Classic Image of The Day.

“Mixing high end fashion with street style in this case wearing this Issey Miyake acrylic body breastplate which is a work of art really – with biker shorts and Doc Martens for a television performance for in 1988 is classic Jody.”

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ICYMI. 2020 Rewind. Jody Watley Still Standing And Says Let Your Light Shine – SHEEN Cover Story.

2020 Rewind. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It).
I’ve been sharing a few highlights from the year while promoting “The Healing” and my home line launch. Each brings you inspiration AND information!

Excerpt :
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“Humbled by her reputation as a music icon, Jody Watley defines herself as a template for contemporary music and fashion. She is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter whose career spans decades, countless performances, and millions of fans. Today, Jody continues to prove her relevance in the industry as she reinvents herself and showcases her talents time and time again. She’s also committed to inspiring others as an example to “let your light shine.” So, how does Jody set that example for her fans?
Jody shared this and more in this Sheen exclusive you won’t want to miss.”

Read the interview and be inspired now! 👇🏾

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