Cover Girl: Jennifer Lopez for Vogue Magazine

Posted on March 13, 2012

We spend a decent amount of time making fun of J Lo for her divalicious ways, but there’s something one must never forget about divas, even when they do ridiculous things:

 

Jennifer Lopez covers the April 2012 issue of US Vogue photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in a Bottega Veneta dress.

When a diva decides to bring it, she BRINGS IT. That’s why she’s a diva. She looks so good here we honestly thought this picture was about a decade old when we first saw it. Yes, yes: Photoshop. We’re not denying that. But she really does look fabulous here.

Bottega Veneta Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Cora Emmanuel

 And the dress is gorgeous.

 

[Photo Credit: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Vogue via stylefrizz.com, vogue.com]

    • RebeccaKW

      Dress is gorgeous, she looks fab, hair looks dirty.

    • serenitynow02

      The dress and the Photoshop both look gorgeous. At least they let her keep her skin color.

      • drdirection

        gave her someone else’s arms though

      • http://rockiinboxxe.blogspot.com/ KUR COL DE DAAB E NUBA

        OK! I WAS GOING TO SAY….PLEASE GIVE CREDIT TO THE REAL DIVA HERE…MISS ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. 

        • EditKitten

          RPDR really needs to cast someone next time with that name …

    • SewingSiren

      She is beautiful. And I mean that  as mother, person and entertainer.
      The dress looks like a scarlet version of Austin’s flag dress .

    • Anathema_Device

      Wow. Yes. She is divatastic here. She is still reminding me of Cindy Crawford for some reason…the eyebrows?

      • StillGary

        I totally agree, the first thing I thought was , where’s Cindy’s mole?

        • LesYeuxHiboux

           True story: my high school Pre-Calc teacher’s older sister (how’s that for six degrees?) was friends with Cindy in high school. She had her mole airbrushed from her senior portrait, he brought in his yearbook and showed us. She looked just like Jennifer does here.

        • LesYeuxHiboux

           True story: my high school Pre-Calc teacher’s older sister (how’s that for six degrees?) was friends with Cindy in high school. She had her mole airbrushed from her senior portrait, he brought in his yearbook and showed us. She looked just like Jennifer does here.

          • StillGary

            Hey, that’s less than six!!!! imagine, she was self-conscious of that! I have never thought that those two women resembled each other but this is brilliant doppleganging! 

            • Anathema_Device

               The similarity hit me in that boxing/codpiece editorial T Lo posted here a week or two ago. The extreme ’80s-ness of the shoot reinforced the similarity. I also think maybe J Lo has had something done or it is the eyebrows giving her a different look. They didn’t always look alike.

              this is the post:
              http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2012/02/jennifer-lopez-for-v-magazine.html

            • StillGary

              OMG — thanks, I missed that one!

      • giiiirrrr

         I was thinking Brooke Shields for the same reason.  Love the heavy brow.

    • pawtley

      And whom did she pay to get “BEST BODY EVER” smack next to her. Chica brings it.

    • Sara__B

      Muy caliente. If she smouldered more than that the cover could ignite.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      It’s interesting, but not unusual, that an abundance of star quality is not always accompanied by an abundance of talent. Sometimes I think she is the Joan Crawford of our time: not without talent in the right setting, but a star primarily through sheer force of will.

      • mjude

        now that is a very interesting & makes you think comment.  i think i agree!

      • Glammie

        Astute comparison.  Never thought of Lopez that way, but people with a lack of self-awareness can be terrific at kind of projecting themselves larger-than-life.  However, really talented actors need to be self-aware enough to observe and disappear into other characters.  Lopez plays Lopez; Crawford played Crawford.  Very different than, say, Helen Mirren morphing into Queen Elizabeth.

        • miwome

           I think JLo has TONS of self-awareness. You can’t build a personal brand like she has without some kind of ability in that department. (You can build a personal brand like Kim Kardashian has that way, but it’s a different kind of brand.)

          Watch her judging on American Idol sometime. The woman is savvy.

          Generally, @Gayer_Than_Thou:disqus, I completely agree with you. She isn’t a particularly good singer, dancer, or actress, but I have no problem with the fact that she’s super famous. She oozes star quality.

          • Glammie

            I think she’s very aware of her image and how to project it,  but great insight?  No.

            • miwome

               I think probably we’re just both using the same word to mean two different things. Self-awareness doesn’t particularly mean great insight, to me–just being aware of how you’re behaving and what effect that is having on the people around you. If you’re famous, that expands to include a whole world of PR and it definitely gets more complicated, but either way it’s hardly psychoanalysis.

            • Glammie

              Self-aware means awareness of one’s self–including feelings, personality traits, behaviors–so insight is, indeed, a critical piece of that.

              My usage is pretty standard.  JLo, like a lot of stars, has a bit of narcissism to her–more than a bit, depending on what you read–and narcissists aren’t a self-aware bunch.  They can, though, be incredibly charming and charismatic.  

              So no argument that she’s very aware of the image she projects.

            • miwome

               I’m not arguing with the use of the term for a broader spectrum of ideas. I was merely suggesting that in this particular conversation, we were using the same term in somewhat different ways.

              I’m not saying she has particularly strong self-knowledge, or that she cares deeply about others; just that I thought the idea “people with a lack of self-awareness can be terrific at kind of projecting themselves larger-than-life” didn’t make sense to me, or at least didn’t for J.Lo.

            • Glammie

              Well, then I think we should agree to disagree on that one.  She seems pretty serious about her image and not self-mocking if any of the reports about her offstage divadom are true.  But that type of focus on one’s self sans awareness can result in a tremendous sort of projected energy.  I’ve seen this in other performers and, to me, Lopez fits into that category.  But whatever.

    • spring77

      The photoshopping on the left side of her face/chin is so bad and distracting that I can’t even see the beauty in this, and I love the JLo. Bummer. 

    • Little_Olive

      The dress is gorgeous, although I like the orange-y shade that the runway lighting gave it much better.

      Is that an old picture of JLo? There is a quality she had when she was barely up-and-coming that I see here (eyebrows? nose?) and that I had not seen in a long time.  

      • miwome

         I agree. This reminds me of her Selena days.

    • SapphoPoet

      I hope that dress shows up on a red carpet somewhere–my favorite color. 

    • MilaXX

      Now if Jennifer Lawrence wanted to evoke thoughts of Girl on Fire, this would have been the dress to wear and I think it would have gone better with her coloring. JLo is werq’ing the hell out of that cover. Photo-shop or not.

      • http://twitter.com/thedailyflosser Dr. Natalie

         My thoughts exactly! This looks so much more like what I imagined the “Girl on Fire” dress would be…

    • alyce1213

      As a mother, a person, and maven, I say bullshit.
      They may as well have drawn her.
      There is nothing fabulous about Photoshop.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      WERK IT, JENNY! I luv her.

    • queeniethebold

      I don’t know. The Photoshopping anymore just SO gets in the way. Why can’t we ever see people for what they actually look like? She’s a beautiful woman without all the manipulating.

      It must be really hard and kind of awful to live in the world that way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253053236 Belle Burnett

      Needs more sideboob.

    • formerlyAnon

      Gorgeous, indeed.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      She does look fierce here, there’s no denying it. I love the colors in this cover as well, I am on such a turquoise/red kick lately (Emma Stone’s Vanity Fair cover is still pinned to my corkboard). The combination works really well with her dark hair. For that matter, she looks so much more interesting with dark hair than that monotone beige bleach job she sported for so long. 

      • librarygrrl64

        Oh, I just LOVE turquoise and ruby together. :-)

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      She does look fierce here, there’s no denying it. I love the colors in this cover as well, I am on such a turquoise/red kick lately (Emma Stone’s Vanity Fair cover is still pinned to my corkboard). The combination works really well with her dark hair. For that matter, she looks so much more interesting with dark hair than that monotone beige bleach job she sported for so long. 

    • librarygrrl64

      That gown is to DIE for. Of course, had it been designed by one of the recent Project Runway contestants, it would have been deemed “too predictable a color combination” or “autumn nightmare” or some such by the judges. Flame + amber + chocolate FTW!!!

    • butterflysunita

      She is werquing that red dress–way better than the model.  

      • CurbGirl

        But the model didn’t have the ‘photoshop’ option

    • Ellen Davies

      At first glance I thought it was Cindy Crawford. 

    • http://twitter.com/connectinglines Me Again

      No additional photos from within the magazine?

    • rowsella

      I guess I’ll believe it is Jennifer Lopez if Vogue says so.  

    • CatherineRhodes

      It doesn’t even look like her. Can’t understand why fashion editors book well-known celebs then photoshop them into anonymity.

    • guest2visits

      Yes; beautiful. The color is even better than the dress color on the model.

    • PeaceBang

      Thought it was mid-1990’s Cindy Crawford.

    • Katia Alba

      Vogue USA is really obsessed with beach and sea.

    • giiiirrrr

      Gorgeous.  She looks like the love child of Cindy Crawford and Brooke Shields.  The Photoshopping doesn’t bother me.

    • jw_ny

      It’s a great dress and color for JLo…would like to see her wear it on the RC.

    • http://twitter.com/grooxcore Marie Ee

      It’s not even that much photoshop here guys, have you -seen- her on American Idol? She actually just does not age ;_;

      • jennmarie19

        Agree! I’ve never been a huge JLo fan, but every time I see her on American Idol I’m just amazed at how beautiful she looks. It’s like her skin glows or something. 

      • nancylee61

        She must have a great surgeon – I just commented that I saw a video of her from her Fly Girls days, and I cannot even recognize her:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMCayCCQyGs
        at about 9 seconds. Not that attractive at the time.

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      Looks plenty like her to me. She looks gorgeous.

    • Peeve

      How can we miss her when SHE WON’T GO AWAY!!!

      • Lisa

        I know!  Jesus – And THAT’S gonna wind up in my mailbox in a few days.  Oy…

    • nancylee61

      I just saw a picture of her from a youtube video of the Fly Girls, and she doesn’t look like she looks now – at all!! The woman has had some serious plastic surgery over the years.