Jennifer Lopez is having a good week. Just days after tying the knot with Ben Affleck, she is taking over the internet with her envvy-worthy honeymoon outfits. And what better reason to take a nostalgic look back at her sartorial highlights? Any excuse…
When you think of ’90s style icons, you likely head straight to the likes of Naomi Campbell, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Love, Drew Barrymore, etc., but while we have all been in love with J.Lo (or is it J.Aff now?) for as long as we can remember her undeniable status as a major fashion figure often gets overlooked.
Perhaps it’s because we’re busy focussing on her endless other talents – we’d be happy with just one of her triple-threat traits from that voice to her acting and dance skills – but J.Lo’s recent return to the limelight thanks to a rematch with A-list ex-boyfriend Ben Affleck has sent the majority of millennials down a rabbit hole of ’90s nostalgia.
And the one thing that stands out from our J.Lo reminiscence — other than the fact that, at the age of 53, she still looks exactly like she did in her twenties — is her wardrobe.
The red carpet queen owned the 2021 Met Gala, showing up in a jaw-dropping metallic Ralph Lauren gown with a feathered trim and a thigh-high slit paired perfectly with a cowgirl hat to fit the all-American theme of the night – an assignment, not many of the other guests understood.
JLo looked happier than ever as she posed with Affleck once again after the two made their red carpet debut (since reuniting) at Venice Film Festival 2021.
Met Gala aside, there were so many iconic looks that we’d forgotten about.
Sure, there’s the Versace dress. THE Versace dress. You know, the palm-print chiffon one. The one that saw her appearance on the Grammys 2000 red carpet become (and remain!) one of the most significant fashion moments of the new millennium. The one that quickly became the most searched-for term Google had ever seen. The one that was the reason Google Images was born, after these searches only offered text results (we’re not kidding).
But there have been so many other major fashion moments that J.Lo has given us that we’d forgotten about in the haze of green chiffon.
There was the color-block one-shoulder gown she wore to the 1998 Golden Globes with a cut-out that wouldn’t look out of place in a 2021 wardrobe. There was the chainmail crop top and low-slung leather trousers at the 1998 MTV Movie Awards. There was the full embellished — even up to the headpiece — Versace looks at the 2019 Met Gala. There were so many.
Scroll to see 27 of Jennifer Lopez’s most memorable fashion moments:
In one of her early appearances, J.Lo arrived at the Independent Spirit Awards in 1997 wearing an epic white column dress with a metallic floral print running through.
Already making a name for herself as a real trendsetter, J.Lo arrived at a Fashion Benefit for APLA in 1997 in a strappy backless gown that wouldn’t look out of place today.
There was nothing we didn’t love about this color-block one-shoulder gown that Jennifer Lopez wore to the 1998 Golden Globes, and it confirmed her status as one of the decade’s best dressed.
Ever the style instigator, J.Lo made sure cropped tops were a red carpet staple and paired a chainmail number with a maxi leather skirt on the 1998 MTV Music Awards red carpet.
Later on at the MTV Video Music Awards she swapped into another crop in the form of a bralette and paired it with a particularly epic blazer.
Another cream crop and trousers look, this time at the 1999 FHM Awards in London.
THE Versace dress, worn on the 2000 Grammy Awards red carpet
At the Paris premiere of ‘The Cell’, J.Lo trialled a little knitted camo action and kicked off her love affair with the hooped earring.
Back to the cropped bralettes, she arrived on stage at the 2001 Super Bowl in perhaps the most recognizably J.Lo look of them all.
Wearing a sheer-topped, metallic skirted gown to the Oscars in 2001.
The next year J.Lo opted for a more slim-fitting pastel pink number by Versace for the 2002 Oscars.
It was a one-shouldered Valentino gown in mint for the 2003 Oscars.
In 2006 J.Lo opted for something a little more alternative by shopping vintage at Lily et Cie for her Oscars look.
Perfectly on-brand, J.Lo wore a plunging gold Marchesa gown for the 2009 Golden Globes.
Having a real princess moment in Armani Privé at the 2010 Oscars.
Wearing Zuhair Murad at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards.
J.Lo wore Atelier Versace at the 2015 Met Gala which had the theme ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’.
Having her own Angelina leg moment, she paired black accessories with this beautiful fuchsia gown.
While promoting the second season of the NBC show World of Dance in 2018, she wore a strapless ruffled mini from Ester Abner’s Resort ’18 collection with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels.
No one does a hat like J.Lo, as proven at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
February 2019 at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, a show-stopping J.Lo plumped for an appropriately epic Valentino gown.
Arriving at the 2019 Met Gala wearing a silver Versace gown and matching headpiece for the gala’s ‘Camp’ theme.
At the 2019 Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Governors Awards in a floor-length mustard Reem Acra gown.
Winning the ‘People’s Icon’ award at the People’s Choice Awards in 2020, J.Lo wore a red puffball mini dress by Christian Siriano.
Kicking off 2021 in serious style wearing an all-white Chanel look for the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.
One of few to actually follow the 2021 Met theme, JLo channeled her inner cowgirl in a stunning Ralph Lauren gown with a feathered trim, a dramatic thigh-high slit, and a plunging neckline that dropped our jaws to the floor. Naturally, she had a cow boy hat to complete the look.
Arriving at ‘Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World’ in May 2021.
Silencing all those who declare the skinny jean ‘over’, one casual ‘pop to the shops’ at a time.
Originally published in Glamourmagazine.co.uk
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Amal Clooney has been very busy traversing Lake Como, Italy, with her effortlessly chic fashion sense and her husband (his name is George Clooney). While Amal is known for her classic style, she’s taken things a bit further in 2022 with edgier looks that still honor her true style.
For a night out over the weekend, the 44-year-old human rights lawyer wore the perfect summer outfit: A strapless minidress from Ermanno Scervino’s spring-/summer 2022 collection. The eyelet dress is fitted at the waist and features a ruffled hem with scalloped edges that are giving chic doily. Clooney always knows how to style a look to perfection, and this was no exception. She wore nude block heels, drop earrings, and a nude woven clutch. She wore her dark hair down and parted to the side.
Amal Clooney in Lake Como. Photo: Getty
Amal and George have been on vacation in Lake Como throughout July. Two weeks ago, per Vogue, she wore another Ermanno Scervino minidress that was covered in green sequins with lace detail at the top and bottom.
In March, Amal Clooney opened up to Time about her marriage to George (they wed in 2014) and being a mom to their five-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella, whom they welcomed in 2017. “Marriage has been wonderful. I have in my husband a partner who is incredibly inspirational and supportive, and we have a home filled with love and laughter,” she said. “It is a joy beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I feel so lucky to have found a great love in my life, and to be a mother—this is how I get my balance.”
Originally published in Glamour.com
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Lululemon’s workout hijabs are here.
The “Scarf-style Hijab” by Lululemon.
The athletic apparel, accessories and retailer quietly unveiled its latest creation last week: Lululemon hijabs.
The head coverings are worn by some Muslim women in public. As a result, Lululemon said its design team consulted with “hijab wearers across the brand’s global collective” to create the assortment, which includes lightweight and moisture-wicking fabrics that “offer adjustable fits and distraction-free features to support guests during their activities of choice and as they move throughout their day.”
Traditional hijabs are worn by some Muslim women in public. Here, Lululemon’s version.
The first two styles — the “Lightweight Performance Hijab” and the “Scarf-style Hijab” — dropped this month. The “OTM Pull-on Hijab” will be available later this year. The garments come in multiple colorways and range in price from $38 to $42 apiece.
Lululemon’s “Lightweight Performance Hijab.”
Lululemon follows brands such as Nike and Sweaty Betty in releasing exercise hijabs. The company declined to comment more on the launch. But the workout gear is just the latest for the Canadian company, which has expanded into golf and tennis apparel, bags made from mushrooms, resale and at-home fitness, all during the pandemic. Lululemon is also the official outfitter of Team Canada (a role it will retain through 2028).
Meanwhile, the company continues to grow despite industry-wide headwinds. In April, Lululemon set its sights on a $12.5 billion revenue target by 2026.
Much adored for her humanitarian work as her impeccable sense of style, Queen Rania champions modest fashion like nobody else. A huge supporter of both established and young Arabic brands, her status as a style icon is laced with elegance and exquisite taste. Follow the pictorial journey through time below for a look at some of her most iconic looks to date.
A royal wedding
Queen Rania and King Abdullah II of Jordan on their wedding day in 1993. Photo: Instagramemail@example.com
For her wedding to Prince Abdullah, set in Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan, in June 1993, Queen Rania wore a custom dress designed by British designer, Bruce Oldfield. With an opulent white headpiece with matching veil, the dress featured intricate gold embroidered detailing and inspired many a bride for years to come.
Diamonds are a woman’s best friend
For the coronation of King Abdullah II, Queen Rania wore an intricate gold Elie Saab gown with a beautiful diamond tiara, which she chose to re-wear for her husband’s ten year anniversary on the throne, demonstrating her timeless sense of style.
Haute in haute couture
Queen Rania at Fashion for Relief in Cannes. Photo: Instagram/@queenrania
Queen Rania at the Fashion for Relief event at Cannes, wearing a delicate white Givenchy haute couture dress with lace detailing offset by simple jewelry and a ladylike box clutch.
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“With His Majesty at the Great Arab Revolt centennial celebration earlier today.” Photo: Instagram/@queenrania
Queen Rania arrived at the Great Arab Revolt Centennial, wearing a deep teal dress with gold embroidery, accessorized perfectly with turquoise drop earrings, a cream quilted clutch, and black heels.
Championing local creatives
Queen Rania in Hama Fashion at Jordan’s 70th Independence Day. Photo: Instagram/@queenrania
A huge supporter of Arab brands, Queen Rania wore a gown by Jordanian-Palestinian label, Hama Fashion, to celebrate Jordan’s 70th Independence Day. Primarily solid in color, the bottom portion featured a striking peek of a star print.
Showcasing Jordanian handicraft internationally
Queen Rania on an official visit to the Netherlands. Photo: Instagram/@queenrania
On 20th March 2018, on an official visit to the Netherlands, Queen Rania wore a traditional Jordanian handmade crafted by the women of the Basmet Al-Khair Charitable society.
All that shines
The Jordanian Royals at the Statesman-Award ceremony in Washington DC. Photo: @queenrania
Shimmering in an Ermanno Scervino wool suit embellished with glitter from the FW 19-20 collection, Queen Rania was a picture of contemporary elegance at an awards ceremony in New York last November, pairing the classic Prince of Wales check motif with a crystal belt and black Bottega Veneta clutch.
A lesson in keeping—and looking—cool in the blistering desert heat, Her Highness dons a monochromatic palette of warm beige tones with matching accessories to boot.
Time and tested through the years, Queen Rania’s signature silhouette of a pencil skirt and collared shirt is proof all you need are a few strong wardrobe staples to have a constant supply of effortlessly put-together looks. Plus, who can say no to a matching set like this striped two-piece from Italian designer Sara Battaglia?
Queen Rania before welcoming the Swedish Royals on their visit to Jordan in 2018. Photo: Rex
A sartorial embodiment of springtime blooms, Queen Rania steps out in a baby pink Ralph & Russo ensemble complete with soft pleats and a high-neck bow for a picture-perfect moment of ladylike grace.
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American fashion icon Iris Apfel is one of the industry’s oldest tastemakers. A self-appointed “geriatric starlet”, this New York-based personality is the living embodiment of age is just a number. After founding an international fabric manufacturing company with her late husband in the 50s, Apfel’s penchant for style quickly became world-renowned. Nine US presidents welcomed her on board as the interior designer for one of the most famous houses in the world, working with everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons and earning her the nickname “First Lady of Fabric.” The subject of a featured Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, curator of an acclaimed Bergdorf Goodman collection, star of an Emmy-nominated documentary, and MAC Cosmetics cover girl at the age of 90, Apfel’s claim she is an “accidental icon” is no match for her diverse and unparalleled success in the creative community for more than seven decades.
With an Instagram bio exclaiming that “more is more & less is a bore,” it should come as no surprise that Apfel is a master of bold and eclectic sartorial choices. Her signature oversized glasses are often paired with vibrant hues and layers of chunky jewelry, mirroring her flair for the flamboyant in a unique sense of style that is wholly her own. As a firm believer in individuality, Apfel’s daring charisma shines through in not only her wardrobe but also her words, exuding a no-nonsense—almost blunt—attitude crafted from an admirable sense of self-confidence.
To celebrate the style entrepreneur’s milestone 100th birthday today, August 29, scroll through the gallery below for a look at Apfel’s most memorable fashion moments and candid words of wisdom we would all do well to remember.
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Nike Swim is dipping its toes into sustainable swimwear with the launch of the Icon Collection, the swim brand’s first sustainable line.
“We know that it’s kind of table stakes at this point to have sustainability in your product. But for this [line], we did kind of take it to the highest level across the entire collection,” Brianna Showell, vice president of marketing at Nike Swim, a division of Nike Inc., told WWD. “That’s one thing that we’re really proud of.”
She’s referring to the men’s and women’s swimwear collection that’s made with 85 percent or more sustainable fabrics and trims, including recycled lining and jerseys.
Nike Swim launches the Icon Collection, the brand’s first swimwear line made from mostly sustainable fabrics.
The introductory assortment, consisting of about 25 pieces, includes one-piece bathing suits, midkinis, two-piece separates and men’s trunks in splashy neons, color-blocked cutouts and Nike logo patterns. It looks a bit more like streetwear than beachwear for some. But Kelly Hibler, president of Nike Swim, said that’s the point.
The collection isn’t just for swimming, he said. It’s for “in-and-around-the-water” activities.
“You want to be able to wear what you have, and sometimes that means I’m going to wear it to the beach, and when I get to the beach, I want to take off my sweatshirt and go dive in the water and I don’t want to worry about changing,” Hibler said. “And sometimes I want to leave the beach and be able to go to a place to sit outside and have something to eat, and talk about the day spent in motion. So swimwear is a fun way to be able to connect through consumers’ lives that way.”
Pieces from Nike Swim’s Icon Collection.
Meanwhile, all of Nike Inc. continues to grow, despite the pandemic and the recent political storm in China over Xinjiang cotton. Nike Swim executives wouldn’t comment on the situation abroad, except to say that “Nike Swim is committed to growth in Asia,” Hibler said. “While still in its early stages, we see it as a future accelerant to our business.”
But Nike Swim is just one of many swimwear brands that had record sales during the course of the pandemic. In fact, the business is on track to have its best year ever. In the last 12 months, sales in the Nike Swim North American business surged 36 percent, year-over-year, while the women’s division jumped 17 percent during the same time period. Globally, Nike Swim revenues are expected to be up 30 percent, year-over-year, for the period between June 2020 and May 2021.
“COVID-19 has really awakened people’s desire to get back in the water,” Hibler said. “And when you think about that — just the difficulty of buying Nike Swim is hard [because stores were temporarily closed.] And that’s also during a time when most pools have been closed, and lockdowns. But people have found a way to keep water as part of their life and that’s super exciting.
“Much of the growth is from nearly doubling the business in Europe, including new distributorships and current partners broadening their assortments, adding the new men’s and women’s Icon line,” he continued. “The Icon line opened opportunities with new retailers.
“We have a continued focus on growing the women’s business,” Hibler added. “We know our female consumers demand both performance and style and we are committed to serving them across our product line. The Icon line specifically addresses our target consumer’s love for sport-inspired bold swim style.”
Nike Swim’s Icon Collection.
The collection is also geared toward the “Phenom consumer,” or 18-to-25-year-olds, slightly younger than Nike’s regular clientele.
It’s that consumer, Showell said, shoppers that are often grouped in the Gen Z category, that is increasingly concerned with social topics, such as sustainability and inclusivity — and is willing to pay for it.
“What is important to them is really the transparency and authenticity in both the actual creation of the product, but also in the marketing [and] equality, around inclusivity, health and wellness, sustainability and really just their love for street style,” Showell said. “They’re young, creative, ambitious, forward-thinking trendsetters and we really wanted to serve their needs with this collection and [go] a little bit younger than we had in terms of our design inspiration.”
Kelly Hibler, president of Nike Swim, said the Icon Collection isn’t just for swimming. It can be worn as street style as well.
Nike Swim, which is licensed and developed by Perry Ellis International, Inc., is offering the Icon Collection in sizes XS to XXL. Prices range from $40 to $80. The collection launches in the U.S. today at Nike stores, as well as internationally at nike.com, rolling out to other brick-and-mortar retailers later this month, including Asos in June.