StyleWatch Style News Now

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez's '80s Hair on American Idol: Let the Beauty Debate Begin

Apr/10/2014 at 01:16 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez American Idol hairJames Whatling/Splash News Online; Getty

Jennifer Lopez‘s style and beauty parade on American Idol is just as captivating as the contestants’ performances. Okay, we exaggerate, but the superstar judge has been knocking it out of the park recently. Wednesday’s Top 8 show was dedicated to the ’80s, and Lopez totally went for the theme. (As did Keith Urban and his mullet). But her kinky side-swept voluminous tresses and bold shadow have editors at odds. Since hair, like love, is a battlefield, we had to debate the look below.
Read More

Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Accordion Pleats, Fishtail Braids and the Peplum Predicament

Mar/21/2014 at 04:29 PM ET

Trend report: menswear outfits, pastelsJason LaVeris/Filmmagic; Jennifer Graylock/INF; Fr

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw a spring-friendly skirt silhouette, the return of a very pretty plait hairstyle and one popular clothing accent that seems to have lost its sizzle.

Read More

Advertisement

Jennifer Lopez Recreates Famous Grammys Look (and Dances with Half-Naked Men) in New Music Video

Mar/14/2014 at 10:24 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez I Luh Ya Papi videoJeff Vespa/Wireimage

Jennifer Lopez has hit us with a #throwback like no other. On Thursday night, the American Idol judge released the music video for her “I-know-you-want-me” urban pop track “I Luh Ya Papi,” in which she brings us the 2014 version of her famous ultra-plunging Versace gown from the 2000 Grammys — a crazy low-cut jumpsuit with the same wild jungle print! Read More

Jennifer Lopez: 'I Feel Like I Felt When I Was 28'

Mar/11/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez April InStyleMichelangelo Di Battista for InStyle

Jennifer Lopez has a million projects in the works. She’s a weekly host on American Idol, shooting a new TV drama, about to drop her 10th studio album, the head of her own clothing empire for Kohls and mom to 6-year-old twins. We got exhausted just typing that, but Lopez, 44, maintains she has more energy than ever.

“I feel like I felt when I was 28,” she tells the April issue of InStyle magazine. “My bones don’t hurt. I feel great. I actually feel better, more confident. Of course I still have the nerves, but now I know how to control them. When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t sure of myself. Now I can really stretch. I don’t have to stay in the box. At this point I can say to myself, ‘So what if I fall, so what?’ I’m going to get back up.”

And Lopez says she’s in great company now that the cultural perspective towards women in their forties has shifted. “The turning point was a couple of years ago when the September issue of women’s magazines had cover girls who were all over 40 — Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, me. It was hard not to be happy. That says something about our society. People used to believe their life — or at least their life as a performer — was over at 28 or some ungodly age! God, when I think of myself back then, I had no idea who I was. I think I’m barely getting that under control now.” Read More

Advertisement

This Week's Best Dressed Star: Jennifer Lopez - and Her Abs

Mar/01/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez Best DressedKevin Winter/Getty

In case you haven’t had enough Jennifer Lopez in your life this week (the live Top 13 performances began on American Idol, and we may or may not have been glued to the TV), get ready to take in even more: This week’s Best Dressed winner is showing a whole lotta skin, and we can’t blame readers (over 20,000!) for showing her some love.

Proving once again that a.) the cutout trend isn’t going anywhere, and b.) this woman has the body of a 20-something, J.Lo stepped out at a West Hollywood Idol party in a Cushnie et Ochs LBD, which showed off both her enviable ab and arm muscles. And if you don’t need the gym inspiration, perhaps you can get some hair inspiration instead, thanks to her chic topknot. (She does do topknots better than anyone in the biz.)

RELATED PHOTOS: Click here to vote on more star styles

Elsewhere on the red carpet, black continued to be the color of choice, as evidenced by Top 5 contenders Sofia Vergara, in a bandage Hervé Léger mini at a Sydney Modern Family media call, and Keri Russell, who had us prepared to try a menswear-inspired look herself, thanks to her Saint Laurent jacket and trousers, plus a Balenciaga top and gorgeous side-swept waves (worn to the N.Y.C. season premiere of The Americans). Read More

#TBT, Oscars Edition: The Killer Red Carpet Moments You May Have Forgotten -- But Have to See

Feb/27/2014 at 07:08 PM ET

The Oscars are mere days away at this point — and while celebrities are getting their spray-tans and teeth whitened, we’re planning our snack picks for Sunday night and reminiscing about our favorite Oscar moments from years past. Everyone knows which are the best dresses (and the most horrifying style moments) from the past decade or so, but what about those major moments that somehow get overlooked in everyone’s roundups? This Thursday, PEOPLE StyleWatch editors are giving special shoutouts to the most memorable moments — in our minds, anyway — and that you should add to your “Remember when?” Oscars nostalgia tour.

Charlize Theron OscarsBenainous/LeFranc/Gamma-Rapho/Getty

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: Remember that time a bow almost ate Charlize Theron‘s head on the Oscars red carpet? I didn’t either until I came across this photo of the actress at the 2006 Academy Awards. The bow in question was attached to Theron’s forest green Christian Dior gown, designed by John Galliano. This was right before Twitter launched, or Theron’s extra appendage would no doubt have been immortalized with its own handle and account. (By the way, can you imagine an award show without Twitter?) While I’m all about a “Wow” factor, I think the ginormous embellishment was just a bit too over-the-top. (I’m more in favor of the tie on Nicole Kidman’s famous Balenciaga design.)

Bennifer OscarsDan MacMedan/WireImage

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: The year was 2003. 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the hot jam, Juicy Couture sweatsuits were so on-trend and there was only one celebrity couple that mattered: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Between his cameo in “Jenny From the Block” and her massive pink diamond Harry Winston engagement ring, the world couldn’t get enough of Bennifer.

The ill-fated couple had one of their most memorable moments at the Academy Awards where she arrived in a stunning mint green vintage Valentino gown inspired by a look Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore in 1967, and he sported self-tanner. All of it. Yet, all the bronzer, body glitter and hair pomade in the world couldn’t keep Bennifer together.

KAte Winslet Oscars SGranitz/WireImage

Zoë Ruderman, Deputy Style and Beauty Director: While looking back at old Oscars photos, I was struck by two things: One, Jennifer Lopez has attended a lot of Oscars for someone whose biggest movies are Maid in Manhattan (not nominated) and Gigli (also snubbed). And two, there was a period of about four years in the ’90s when almost every woman on the red carpet wore one of those oversize silk shawls draped over the crook of their elbows. I had almost forgotten this was a thing! And not just at the Oscars, but at proms, too.

Kate Winslet, in a pre-Titanic 1996, wore approximately 80 yards of a deep-pink fabric that matched her scoopneck princess gown and certainly didn’t match her red hair. In PEOPLE StyleWatch magazine, we have a feature called “Everything Old Is New Again,” but somehow I don’t think Kate — or any other star — will show up this year carrying that ’90s fabric swath.

Cate Blanchett OscarsJeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Bronwyn Barnes, Senior Style Editor: This is the look that proved Cate Blanchett was a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. The actress’s bespoke knit John Galliano for Dior gown — which she helped design — featured an intricate back panel with hummingbird and floral design done in Lesage embroidery. She could easily have overdone it with the hair and makeup, but instead went with artfully mussed bedhead and a red lip and came out looking effortlessly cool. That’s why she’s the best-dressed badass in Hollywood.

Jessica Alba pregnant OscarsJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Do you know who else has scored a ton of invites to the Oscars despite also being cruelly overlooked for films including Honey and Good Luck Chuck? Jessica Alba. Not that I’m complaining — she always brings it, big time, on the red carpet, sometimes even more so than the nominees.

Case in point: This ridiculously delicious plum Marchesa gown, worn with Cartier jewels and that radiant mom-to-be glow (yes, this is what she looks like in her third trimester) in 2008. And of course, that braided hairdo set the gold standard for formal braids long before it became a Thing — I’m pretty sure this is still getting pinned to bridal hair inspiration boards. We may never see Alba holding one of those golden statuettes, but I’m willing to keep awarding her “best dressed” trophies as long as she keeps going.

What’s your favorite overlooked Oscars style moment? Which of these gets your vote for best TBT? Tell us below!

Advertisement

Hey StyleWatchers, It's Time to Vote on Our Summer Style Polls!

Feb/14/2014 at 02:31 PM ET

Miranda Kerr stylePacific Coast News

This winter has been pretty brutal. That’s why we’re so ready to pack away our snow boots and puffer coats for some flowy styles, like this chic outfit on Miranda Kerr. (Seriously, one editor has this picture hanging in her cube as warm-weather inspiration.) Now, we want to know about your summer style and beauty M.O. — the looks you can’t wait to wear and the celeb summer wardrobes you covet. Answer our poll questions below (and leave any thoughts in the comments) for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue! Read More

Advertisement


StyleWatch Concierge
 

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters