Dancer, singer, actress, television producer, American Idol judge, and the list goes on and on. Global superstar seems to fit the bill more nicely, for a woman whose fan base expands to millions the world over. A woman who doesn’t wince at the idea of telling a man she “ain’t his mama.” We’re talking about the incomparable Bronx-native, Jennifer Lopez. With a résumé that boasts twenty-five years of work in the show business, from In Living Color Fly Girl dancer to international entertainer, we’re exploring her style over the span of her career.
At the beginning of her career, it seemed Jennifer Lopez was always on the cutting edge of fashion, especially after her award winning performance in the film Selena, where she played the Tejana superstar. Since then, she’s been turning heads on red carpets. Slinky, silk dresses were her go-to’s: a style she still favors to this day. And then came the infamous 2000 Grammy Awards Versace low-cut silk green dress than left onlookers in awe. Somewhat normal for today’s standards, but back then, J.Lo caused a stir. We also have her to thank for the invention of Google Image Search because of the massive attention and innumerable downloads this dress received. If that isn’t diva status, I don’t know what is.Since then, she’s developed relationships with many top-notch designers, sporting the latest from the runways of Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, Versace, Elie Saab and so many more. With Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi at the helm of her creative team, each carefully curated look oozes flawlessness. From voluminous frocks festooned with feathers to racy, cut-out dresses adorned with sparkles and showcasing major cleavage, La Lopez spares no expense to looking as consistently fabulous as she does.
All-in-all, J.Lo has set the standard for red carpet glamor, landing on best dress lists year after year. Though she doesn’t typically experiment with anything too avant garde, she knows exactly what works for her curvaceous frame, and is never afraid to push the envelope a little in terms of sexiness.So here’s to Jennifer Lopez! A fashion icon and most importantly, an inspiration to many girls and young women who work aspire to achieve all their dreams. What say you to this week’s pick?