Jody Watley Thursday Classic. A Chat With Dick Clark on Iconic TV Show American Bandstand.

Music. Fashion. Everything.

In 1987 after performing one of my hits from solo debut.. I think it was my second time from that album, chatting with Dick Clark on his American Bandstand. Music – Fashion – Jody Watley Style. I remember vividly Patti Labelle telling me at an American Music Awards “..a lot of people don’e get your style, but I do – It’s magazine baby, Magazine!”

Always be yourself whether people get you or not, has always been my thing.

 

Blessed to still be here – still a thrill being myself and doing what I love

 

Jody Watley. New Art. Bold Colors

Via Instagram. By Shawn West

This started out as an attempt at photoillustration of #jodywatley. I realized I don’t really have the patience for the technical details required to master this. I’m too in love with broad strokes. Just a slight stroke on the lips has turned this photo into #rhianna in my eyes. Anyone else see this? “

New Jody Watley Question and Answer Feature For NMAAM

Jody Watley breaks it down with Shameika R Wright in an entertaining conversation including thoughts on Rihanna. Read it Here

Jody Watley Dance To Fitness. A Milestone Classic Photo Of The Day

If there is no opportunity or representation-create it. Flashback to 1990 – “Dance to Fitness” which went on to become a number one fitness million selling video – “I wanted to do this because there were no videos by women of color in the health and fitness market..it was time and my music is perfect for it.”

Of the many business and marketing ideas (clothing line, cosmetic endorsements, a signature perfume) I had back then, this is one that actually came to fruition.

Another reason I’m so happy for Rihanna with her endeavors – the times often dictate and the door is opened a bit wider each generation.

Jody Watley Classic Image. Harper’s Bazaar

From Instagram/jodywatleystyle

Second Appearance

1989 Jody Watley in Harper’s Bazaar – America’s 10 Most Beautiful Women Issue.

Wearing Rifat Ozbek and Fuzzi

Photography: Matthew Rolston

Makeup: Paul Starr

Hair: Peter Savic

Original. Fan Made. Hoops. Enduring Style.

This is another fun video with a take on the new Shalamar Reloaded single and video “O.R.I.G.in.A.L”

Ironically in the past few days, fans have shared with me these posts heralding the jumbo hoop earring, the blend of eclectic style high and low fashion.. it’s been  pointed out “they mention other artists who have followed the trend, trends you set –  except the person who started it – you”..origins people, learn it! “What you mean you don’t know about my hoops!”

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Read the Teen VOGUE Post: HERE – News Flash to the Teen VOGUE style writers – they’ve always been chic – and never left! I think it’s wonderful that the style endures generation to generation. To see them the Jody Watley Hoops -always makes me smile. Go girls – WerK!!

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Love.

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Don’t You Want Me – 1988. Recently signed with love from legendary designer Jean Paul-Gaultier.

 

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O.R.I.G.in.A.L – Jody Watley 2016 

Jody Watley Makes Influential Style List. Trendsetter.

Jody Watley Classic.

Jody Watley Archived Image, 1987. Urban fashion meets  high end chic. Fashion.  Self styled.  Independent. Betsey Johnson dress, Chanel belt, Converse sneakers, Jody Watley Jumbo Hoop Earrings. Harper’s Bazaar, VOGUE, Rolling Stone, and various fashion magazine layouts, first GAP celebrity ad campaign..making the door a bit easier and wider for today’s younger black artists to walk through. #itsinthemusic #JodyWatley

From Ebony.com –

“From Lenny Kravitz to Rihanna, here’s 25 of the most influential style and fashion icons in Black Music” See the full  list, including Jody Watley named “Trendsetter”  Here