Lit and ready for the weekend with Jody Watley luxury soy candles!
Released #OTD March 27, 1989:
“Larger Than Life”
The platinum second Solo album
by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley
Featured Billboard Multi-Chart Top 10 Hits
“Friends” (ft. Eric B. & Rakim *groundbreaker)
Along with the breezy 4th single “Precious Love”
Fashion forward visuals, a groundbreaking collaboration “Friends” ft Eric B & Rakim and one of MTV’s most nominated videos “Real Love” directed by David Fincher – the concept of “Larger Than Life” was the mindset of going big for your dreams – make it memorable – make it big! Some of my favorite non singles are “Something New” “For Loves Sake” “Once You Leave” .. proud of the entire album! Loved the tour as well, despite efforts behind the scenes to undermine and sabotage it – saving that for my memoir.
Happy Anniversary and here’s to always making life memorable, having a vision for yourself, making goals and exceeding expectations.
‘Affairs of The Heart’ – Commit to yourself and those you love.
Hair: Peter Savic
Makeup: Paul Starr
Styling: Jody Watley
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:
I love candles which inspired me to create a signature line. Currently available exclusively in my online shop ‘Sanctuary’ and ‘Comfort’ with a third scent in the works!
There are so many things in life that we can’t control. I tend to try to focus on the things within my control or reach especially when it comes to home..as I always like to remind you – surround yourself with things you love. Your house may not be that mansion on the beach, or the penthouse apartment with a view of Central Park or any abode of your ultimate dreams, however you can still give your spot the love and bring to it a sense of joy and peace-always in gratitude.
Happy Sunday – saw these beautiful green hydrangeas couldn’t resist, they compliment my ‘Sanctuary’ luxury soy candle (a best seller on my online shop) perfectly today! Two of my indulgences are definitely flowers and candles.. ok three – add a good quality cup hot coffee or tea.
I learned the hydrangea represents gratitude, grace and beauty. It also radiates abundance because of the lavish number of flowers and the generous round shape. Its colours symbolise love, harmony and peace…sounds good to me! Sunday blessings to all.
“Iconic Singer Jody Watley Becomes National Museum of African American Music First-Ever Ambassador
Jody Watley, the Grammy award winner trendsetting icon in music, video, fashion and style has been appointed to be National Museum of African American Music’s first ever membership ambassador for the museum.” Read the full feature: https://atlantadailyworld.com/2021/03/03/singer-jody-watley-becomes-national-museum-of-african-american-musics-first-ambassador/
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.
The Mail On Sunday
“..no one is as passionate about my career as I am. It’s me, self-expression, something I’ve wanted since I was 5… Nobody knows better than me if you look a certain way you’re going to be fighting to prove you’re smart..You grit your teeth and get on with it
but it’s always there..
just like I always feel the distinction of being a black person. On several occasions as an example sitting on an airplane in first class and they go -let me see your boarding pass like I’m sitting on the wrong seat..”
“..if I’m good to myself, I’ll be good to everyone else..I want to be remembered for what I have to say as Jody Watley the singer – songwriter – not the former dancer with Shalamar.” – Jody Watley
Whenever I look back on interviews for these throwbacks.. it’s good to know that though I continue to evolve .. my essence remains pure and intact. No BS.
Photography 📷 : Mike Owen
Makeup : Paul Starr
Sweater Coat: Azzedine Alaia
Consistent Life Notes—Know Who You Are and No matter what — get on with it with business, job, life .. etc. Wattage ✨
British Music Magazine
Issue : May 19, 1990
Photography : Tony Costa
Make up: Paul Starr
Styling : Jody Watley
Custom Oversized Bespoke Suit: Richard Tyler