Wattage Thoughts. Sunbeams.

Jody Watley 2020 Sunbeams

A few of my favorite quotes about sunbeams to inspire you for today and the week ahead.

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive many shadows away.” – St. Francis of Assisi

“When you trust yourself, you will come out like a beautiful sunbeam through the dark clouds.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Gratitude possesses the energy of a sunbeam. That is how it makes life blossom.”

“Laughter is the sunbeam of the soul.” – Thomas Mann

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roahl Dahl

 

 

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Jody Watley On FoxSoul TV OUT LOUD with Claudia Jordan

Grammy Award Winning Artist and Music Icon Jody Watley on “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan” at 6:30pm PST.

This conversation is going to be informative and compelling, and it’s also airing on FOX Affiliate stations in various cities such as New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Detroit; including streaming services from the Fox Soul app, Youtube page, website, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, XUMO and Caffeine.tv.

Don’t miss the conversation!

Jody Watley Vintage TBT Photo of The Week – In Rifat Ozbek.

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Jody Watley. 1991.

Photography: Johnny Rozsa

Makeup: Paul Starr

 

Jody Watley At Home. Self Quarantine May 2020.

Jody Watley At Home May 2020

Jody Watley at home. May 6, 2020.

Brows are out of control..I’m trying not to gain the weight I took off the past year and as always keeping a positive outlook in the midst of it. I have a daily routine working out for a bit, dancing, jumping jacks, jump rope.. in lieu of my morning jogs pre-Covid19. There’s still a bit of business to deal with here and there but nothing like before – and I don’t mind that to be honest. Even with balance in my life throughout my career, I’ve been working since I was a teenager or waiting to get to work, or grinding, trying to make things happen. Right now – it’s cool to just be taking all of the pressure off myself, I’ll expound in another blog post.

Eating healthy is a lifestyle but like anyone sometimes I fall off. Getting dressed and putting on a splash of light makeup most days keeps me motivated – while there are days of black sweats as seen here and taking naps under incoming warm breeze after reading a few chapters in a favorite book. Being home sporting a crop top on a hot day which I’d never wear in public – leaving that to the 20 and 30 somethings..just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Here’s wishing you all the best as well all get through this in our own way.

Much love from my sanctuary to yours.

 

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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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Jody Watley. March Greetings.

Jody Watley in Teal DVF Wrap Dress 2020

Welcome March. Wishing everyone the best of the month!

 

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Jody Watley. Photo Of The Day. Wattage.

JodyWatley Ultimate Disco Cruise - Live Capture 2020

Jody Watley.

Photography: Emily Rems

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Jody Watley. Jo Long Theatre Recap.

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Near capacity crowd – lots of love in the house to kick off Jo Long Theatre at The Carver Community Cultural Center new season.

Sound and visuals check. Design by Ray Easmon.

Testing out new opening choreography with SRL Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory.

 

Jody Watley Jo Long Theatre Backstage

Jody Watley ft SRL 2019 Nate Smith John Gregory Jo Long Theatre

Jody Watley & SRL. The guys join me for a couple of my Shalamar classics our own 2018 UK Soul chart hits “The Mood” & “The Passion” and then return later to show off their dance skills in the Classic Jody Watley hits section.

I had to take off my heels and get in the audience for a twirl during a rousing version ‘Skin Deep’ from “Midnight Lounge” it was my favorite part of the show.

 

Jody Watley Real Love 2019 Jo Long Theatre

A ‘Real Love’ pose with John ‘Havic’ Gregory and Nate Allen Smith. Fan capture.

Jody Watley Live 2019 Jo Long Theatre Fan Pic

Fan capture, during finale.

Jody Watley Looking For a New Love 2019 Jo Long Theatre

Looking For A New Love. Fan capture.

Lupe Ortiz Jo Long Theatre

Jody Watley and Lupe Ortiz

Jody Watley & Lupe Ortiz who made the trip from Fort Worth and always shows a lot of love and support on social media too. Wattage!

Jody Watley Roses Sound Board After show

Always taking the time to smell the roses and the love from my fans and their generosity – beautiful bouquet from Lupe. I also received a beautiful owl scarf (I love owls) from one of my recent Cameo requests – I made sure they had backstage passes!

 

Jody Watley in Ebony Magazine Top 25 Black Music Style Icons

Ebony Top 25 Black Music Style Trendsetters

Jody Watley Trendsetter - Ebony Magazine List

I want to thank Ebony Magazine for the acknowledgement and inclusion on this esteemed list.

25 Black Music Style Icons : Ebony Magazine

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Day. Us Weekly.

Jody Watley US Weekly 1993Sharing this from the fan page jodywatleystyle on Instagram – Jody Watley;  1993 Us Weekly. Photography Jon Ragel. Make-up by Collier Strong. Styling Jeannine Braden and Jody Watley. Hair by Jody Watley.

‘Soul Survivor’ interview feature talking about my ‘Affairs of The Heart’ –when magazines were interested in what you had to say about your music, writers cared enough to do their homework.. and focus was not celebrity gossip or how many social media followers you had.