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Jennifer Lopez’s Stylists Call Her ‘Bronx Barbie’
Jennifer Lopez hasn’t rocked a bedazzled bandana in quite some time, but that doesn’t mean she’s abandoned her “Jenny from the Block” look altogether. Just ask her stylists, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, who still see some Fly Girl in the fashion plate.
“We call her Bronx Barbie!” Zangardi and Haenn tell PEOPLE. “Jen’s style is consistently bold and feminine yet timeless and sophisticated, with little influences of N.Y.C. street style,” hence the moniker.
Along with revealing Lopez’s nickname (which we plan to use from now on), the duo also explain why J.Lo’s been wearing so much white lately — and it has nothing to do with a wedding anytime soon. “Because her coloring is so honey-toned, neutrals tend to make her really shine,” Zangardi and Haenn say.
Something else the star wears often? Pieces by designer Zuhair Murad. “Zuhair has the amazing taste level for glamour but with subtle undertones of edge,” they explain. “And considering that [Jennifer] is not only a movie star but a musician and performer, it’s important that we find designers that can create clothes that deliver a statement in both worlds.”
We won’t be surprised if Lopez chooses yet another Zuhair Murad creation for the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but Zangardi and Haenn aren’t giving up that information yet — and not because they want to keep it a secret. “We are still in the process of prepping, but we usually narrow things down to our top three looks, and we won’t know until 10 minutes before she walks out the door.”
Watch the above video to hear even more Lopez — we mean, Bronx Barbie — style scoop from Zangardi and Haenn and find out about Lopez’s newest fragrance, Forever Glowing, available exclusively at Kohl’s. Tell us: What do you hope Lopez wears to the Grammys on Sunday?