Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad Couture

Posted on January 16, 2013

We’re feeling the need for a shot of diva in our morning coffee.


Jennifer Lopez attends The Weinstein Company’s 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party in a Zuhair Murad couture gown.

Zuhair Murad Fall 2012 Couture Collection

As far as we’re concerned, there’s good diva and there’s bad diva. That nipple & cooch cover masquerading as a dress that she wore for the Golden Globes? That was borderline bad diva. Because after all, a diva never appears desperate for validation. This, on the other hand, is good diva. Sexy and black, plunging neckline, feathers, diamonds and a shit-ton of eye makeup. That’s our girl. You can never go wrong when you take a page from the drag queens, Jen, dear.


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    • Sarah Bailey

      But the duck lips. Oh the humanity!

      • Sobaika

        That really messes it up for me – the last few pictures, where she isn’t forcing a pout are slammin though.

      • FrayedMachine

        First thing I noticed, too. I can’t call it a good diva when she’s carrying an epic duck face like that.

        • StellaZafella

           But she got it from chapter 3 verse 11 of RuPaul Bible for divas and other drag queens:
          8th Commandment: Thou shalt give Duck Lip toward all flash cameras…it is written, so it shall be.

      • SugarSnap108

         Yes! I cannot get past the pursed lips.

      • L.

        Agree!  I like everything about this look except the tuck lips and the talons.

        • Angelica Smith Mertens

           She usually has her mouth open in pictures, like she’s catching flies…and those talon press on nails are disgusting…I do not like the pointy nail trend at all….ick

      • Rhonda Shore


      • Jennifer Coleman

        But the model is rocking them too. I’m not sure if it’s duck-lips or bitch mouth.

      • j_anson

        Yeah, I saw that and was like, Jennifer! Your face is gorgeous naturally. Even if I were the kind of person who thought you should alter it when you aged, I wouldn’t, because you HAVEN’T and you don’t NEED TO YET. But apparently she’s reached that point. Sigh.

        • iana

          nooo, she’s never natural , just sometimes seems so although it has a whole team who works long hours for

    • Kathy_Marlow

      I love everything except the nails..which terrify me to no end. 

      • Jessie Melcher Brown

        They just scream “Lee Press on Nails!” like when I was in high school.

        • MilaXX

           sadly everyone is sharpening their nails into talons & bejeweling them to hell and back

          • Sobaika

            I blame Lady Gaga.

            • Jessica Rowe

              I hate this new talon trend!  Do guys actually like the fact that a girl could rip him to shreds?  But I’d knock her over for those rings. Love them.

            • Sobaika

              What guys like is irrelevant, I’m just wondering how they go to the bathroom or pull up a zipper.

            • SewingSiren

              She probably has a task specific servant for that.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              A zipper serf, no doubt.

            • Kathy_Marlow

               Exactly! How do they live?

            • shirab

              Or comb her kids’ hair, which as I recall is one of her special jobs.

            • Ginny Ellsworth

              With these nails, she doesn’t need the comb!

            • tereliz

              LOL, no, that’s just what makes her life ELEGANT. 

            • notterriblybitter

              When you’re trying to go to the bathroom in a dress like that, your nails are the least of your worries.

            • Adriana_Paula

              Not Rihanna?

        • Pinup Ghoul

           Seriously. You can even tell they’re press-ons! They’re not beveled well at ALL. So, so sad.

      • Sara Munoz Munoz

        A Good Diva doesn’t follow the trends; she sets them. 
        When the “ring finger a different color” trend shows up in an Avon catalog, a Good Diva would slap her makeup artist for suggesting it. 

      • Heather

        I recently went to a big crazy party of a wedding in SoCal, and the other women (besides me) had those same nails. It was indeed scary.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      The only thing that’s giving me twitches is the over-painted duck lips.  I know girl has full lips, but this is going a bit far for me.  Otherwise?  Slammin’.

      • poggi

         And the color.  That light pink with her skin tone just screams “stripper.”  Of course to really set them off, she needs dark lip liner too.

        • ChicaDificil

           Yes!!! The color and the over painted lip is killing me, her makeup is making her look like a desperate housewife and that is blasphemy to La Lopez

    • Alexandra Glorioso

      Oh, but that FACE. Is Jennifer Lopez botoxing and lip implanting now too?

      • filmcricket

        You know, I don’t think she is (yet) but is trying to look as though she is. Which is hilarious in a “I’m sobbing on the inside” kind of way. We may have reached the point where looking like one of the plastic “Real” Housewives is something to aim for.

        Dress is fabulous. Nails are hideous.

      • RebeccaKW

         She looks like she is about to throw something at her lover or bitter rival.

        • Spicytomato1

          Funny, I was thinking she reminded me a little bit of Susan Lucci…who would have done exactly that in her role on All My Children!

    • jilly_d

      The jewelery’s a bit much and I wish she didn’t look so…shiny. but that dress was made for her. She looks great.

      • Katrin

        I’d say either do bracelets or rings, not both.

        • kimmeister

          Or do the bracelets, just not 37 of them at the same time (although individually they are gorgeous).

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I like to think that the multiple bracelets are for protection, in case her bodyguard fails JLo-just what upward jab with the forearm, and the encroacher is maimed for life.

      • xmixiex

        no such thing as too much diamond.

    • Introspective

      The makeup gives Drag U realness. Applied with a trowel. Hair’s a little 1997 prom.

      but that dress fits like a glove, has just the right amount of drama and every single one of the jewels is worth fighting her for.

      so in all, she’s still fucking fierce. and we will deal.

    • karen

      Agreed. Shame about the duckface, though

    • Patricia Gillett

      Major points for the diva-tastic jewelry. Deductions for whatever the Hell is happening to her lips.

    • forward_slash_PRS

      Serving up some Raquel Welch-like hotness . . . 

    • foodycatAlicia

      Oh sweety not duck lips! But everything else is gorgeous. I would cut her for those bracelets.

    • zenobar

      It’s a perfectly lovely dress, but does it have some sort of haunted curse that forces the wearer’s countenance into a grim duckface?

    • decormaven

      Four bangles per wrist? That’s called a quadrangle.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        Or maybe a quadBangle!

    • Spicytomato1

      Definitely better than her Golden Globes look. But her apparent need to “smolder” in her facial expressions is kind of hilarious. And I’m guessing that amusement was not the reaction she was hoping to elicit.

    • Le_Sigh

      This is an “Hola Lovers” I’d gladly give snaps to.

    • carolynmo

      I love everything from the neck down.

    • Patrick Cleary

      She looks really tired, though. Great dress, but take a nap, JLo!

    • MilaXX

      She’s  bordering on duck lips here.

      • SewingSiren


      • Tom and Lorenzo

        Whatever happened to sucking in your cheeks and lifting your chin for pictures? Give us a good bitchface any day of the week. This duck shit is boring. We want ’80s nighttime soap opera villainess realness.

        • zenobar

          Agreed – nothing beats the old-school haughty chin-tilt.  (Theory:  I think all the duckface is a direct product of camera phones; once everyone figured out that the camera-from-above angle was the most flattering, the duckface was a natural, albeit regrettable, progression.)

        • MilaXX

           A good bitchface would have sold the look here

        • anotherkate

           She used to do the cheek-suck-chin-lift all the time! It was often hilariously “much,” but at least it was objectively flattering.

      • Anathema_Device

        As diva-tactic as she looks, the duck face is the first thing I noticed. Totally detracts from the look.

    • teensmom99

      I dunno.  I think the top has the Chastain problem.  I could see how on a mannequin the minimal top that sort of just has straps hanging there could be a good idea, but on actual people–especially people with breasts–it just doesn’t work.  And count me among those scared by the nails and the lips.

      • jessieroset

        yes.  On the model the dress looks effortless.  I hate when the top is so obviously tacked and taped to provide just enough boobie coverage, like with JLo and Chastain.  

    • SewingSiren

      Don’t forget the super fakey 3 sizes too big Lee Press-On Nails. Glam-O-Rama!

    • Jecca2244

      I was at an event for work til midnight last night. needed this TLo. 

    • Kate Gorton

      Working the Barbra in “Funny Girl” nails! 

    • OrigamiRose

      Love it but why, god, ruin it with those horrific claws?  I mean, the ones on her fingertips, not within her personality.  She’s capable of jaw-dropping moments and something so tacky just sullies the effect.

      • zenobar

         I nerduflect to your use of the word “sullies”.

      • Tess Danesi

        Those nails look like Lee Press On’s and that is NOT a good thing. The rest of her is totally WERQing it. 

        • OrigamiRose

          I agree on the WERQ possibility.  It makes me want to grab her hands and yank those nasty suckers right off.  

    • kimmeister

      The diva part, for me, comes from the fact that not only did she change outfits from the GG’s to the afterparty, she also started completely over with her hair and makeup too.  Now that’s an entourage!

    • Judy_J

      She should have worn this on the red carpet instead of that horribly tacky frosting dress.  I couldn’t believe the Fashion Police folks nominated her for Best Dressed.  They totally lost credibility with me at that point.

      • mhleta

        Agreed! The other dress looked like the result of some sort of a SPANX challenge. 

    • Anathema_Device

      The heavy bracelets on both hands look like fancy shackles.they are beautiful individually but too much all together. Th egress imperfect for her. Te nails, makeup, and hair aren’t doing it for me.

      • merciblahblah

         Fancy Shackles could be the name of her next hit single.

        • Anathema_Device

          Or her pseudonym. Fancy Shackles and Sasha Fierce need to do a duet.

    • Scarlet39

      Didn’t someone just wear this dress to the Golden Globes?

      I don’t like the nails, but what I really hate is the makeup.  She’s making herself look older. 

      • Tatiana Luján

        and the duck face…

    • Tatiana Luján

      But still, horrid makeup, too many bangles and dragon nails.

    • JulieTy

      Beautiful — except for the duck lips and owl talons.

    • Claudia

      I really don’t understand making that face.  Does no one tell these women that they’re permanently lambasted for making that face?

    • JaneDC

      If the Golden Globes and this picture are any indication, 2013 is the year of side boob, in front AND on the side. The girls don’t get a lot of support, so they always looks a little, or a lot, droopy. Whatever happened to push-em-up-squeeze-em-together cleavage?Although taken to baby head extreme, that had problems of it’s own.

    • GorgeousThings

      What’s with the lips? Did she get injections backstage at the GG’s?
      And those nails are tragic, simply tragic.

    • E. D.

      Duckface.  Not a huge fan of the talons either.

    • Emily Giovanni

      She looks like a super villainess! 

    • Nim Tith

      Who’s to blame, her or her makeup artist? I can’t decide on whether she looks peeved or tired.

    • kittywhumpus

      Isn’t that Charlotte’s “slutty bridesmaid” dress?

    • mhleta

      The puss is ruining it completely. What a dreadful thing to do to a FANTASTIC outfit, and GOD I love that jewelry!!

    • MissMariRose


    • Warrior89

      Not loving the lip color.  Or the talons.  But she’s so damn sexy, she’s able to work it.

    • ccm800

      Diva, beyond the strictest operatic meaning of the term, is based on a talent that can demand, rather expect that her needs be met because her value merits it. This broad promoted herself, likely behind closed doors is a mediocre talent at best and does not deserve that tag in any way shape or form. Beautiful? Sure. Great figure? By all means say so. Diva? Not by a long long shot. It’s like stating “That hotdog was awesome!” Well if a hotdog is “awesome” that what is the Grand Canyon? Please. Plastic surgery and strategic liaisons does not some rare treasure make.

    • Deedles

      You know, I want to take these photos and the one of Crazy Eyes Berry from the GGs, show them to my family and friends and tell them, “IF I EVER LOOK THIS DESPERATE AND PATHETIC, TAKE ME OUT BACK AND SHOOT ME.”

      • formerlyAnon

         I think my daughter would reply “dang, Mom – if you ever look this GOOD, I’ll just take you shopping for better clothes!”

    • Sarah Caponigro

      I hate HATE HATE hate this new dagger nail trend I keep seeing where everyone’s nails are pointy.

    • Little_Olive

      “Hola, Bitches! How amazing am I, your entertainer -when I am not being a mother and a person- that while being constipated like a camel I am still here, showering you with my fabulousness? There is nothing that a bottle of bronzer and 20 ounces of shimmer can’t fix”

    • SugarSnap108

      The dress is fab.  Pursed lips and Lee Press-On nails are ridiculous, though.  And her wrists look like they’re armed to go into battle.

    • Stubenville

      But for the face, we would be at Iman fierceness.

    • Annabelle Archer

      Love the dress.
      Hate hate hate the makeup and can’t for the life of me figure out why a grown woman doesn’t know that Duck Lips makes her look like a moron.

    • EEKstl

      It is most definitely achieving the desired effect of Utter Divadom, but Gawd do I hate the face she is making.  Get over yourself, girl!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      duckface and pinterest nails?.. i think she fails Diva 101 for those missteps!

    • miagain

      make her go away….. please

    • l_c_ann

      Those bangles can’t wait to be returned to their jeweler where they can wait for someone who will appreciate them will give them a forever home.

    • RzYoung

      I really don’t like the blue/grey eye shadow she’s been sporting lately and those nails are minging but I like the rest

    • thesevenendless

      The dress looks great on her, but don’t you think she looks a bit rough in the face?  Also those nails are disgustingly.

    • jw_ny

      good diva, good diva…here’s your bone.  😉

      Love it all ‘cept a few too many bangles, the lee press-ons, that ugly pinkish lip color, and especially that pouty kissy lip…ugh.  Jenny…duck face is not attractive!

    • marlie

      She looks HOT, but the duck lips, the over-bronzed face, and the talons on her fingers are a bit much for me. Seriously… Those nails are scary.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m especially entranced by that last photo. Yep, a little bit of good JLo diva is just what I needed on a rainy, gray Wednesday-thanks to my fav uncles!

    • Vera L-

      Duck lips and HO-riffic fake nails. Love the jewelry though. Fierce. 

    • ConnieBV

      Okay, I know that there is a whole school of Latina beauty dedicated to the JLo caramel hair/grey shadow/nude lip look, and as a Latina I know that there are days where JLoFace is sort of called for, but you get to a point where it just ages you and makes you look ashy, and this is that point. Explore copper and plum shadow and hell, maybe even some color that isn’t a pink-based nude on the lips now and then. Also, ease up on the shimmer/toner. I say this with love, because you are gorgeous, but you can’t wear the same makeup you did in your 20s honey. That dog won’t hunt.

      • formerlyAnon

         You unintentionally cracked me right up. Eloquent, Latina-specific, detailed makeup critique, ended with “That dog won’t hunt.”  An expression I’ve heard only from white men of middle age or older, who either lived/grew up/or hung out with those who lived or grew up in what we used to call “out in the county.” Meaning they were “country.”

        • ConnieBV

          Ha ha! Blame my almost forty Midwestern husband. In my mind I was thinking, “Aunque a la Mona la vistan de seda….”

    • CeeQ

      Duck lips! Open mouth pose! 
      Yeah she’s bringing THE DIVA =) 

    • DeTrop

      This is drop-dead gorgeous –the gown I mean.  From the neck down she is fabulous.  Pouty/puffy mouth is not so good. I love the jewelry.

      These ladies are victims of the stylists.  I guess over-the-top eye makeup is coming back for the awards season, together with bronzing and pointy nails.  They have to shake things up every now and then and get we/us mere mortals out and shopping.  One of the first things I need is a breast job so I can wear these dresses that expose the sides of my new boobs.  Never have I seen so many plunging necklines and side boobs as of late.  Even Amy Poehler showed hers at the GG.  I never remember seeing Liz Taylor, Lana Turner or even Ava Gardner, to name a few, show more than a touch of cleavage. Today it all hangs out and it’s not all good.  Now I’ve put myself in a right cranky mood so I’ll stop.

    • a Studio by the Sea

      My first thought was “Who’s that tranny?”

    • RedRaven617

      Can you imagine the amount of botox it takes to smooth out her face? She’s over 40 with no visible sign of aging? Take a page from Helen Hunt and Jodi Foster on looking good over 40.

    • B_C_J

      This woman is beautiful and this dress was made for her.  The only criticism arises from her nails….they look ferocious and not in a good way. 

      • peachy

        they look like the old timey Lee Press On Nails, don’t they?! i expect one to just pop off any second….

    • Maya

      i just hate the lips here. other than that, it’s very “her.”

    • Chuck Barthelme

      She looks great other than the weird duck lipped smile thing she has going on there. Who told her to do that?

    • peachy

      the gown looks far better on JLo than the runway model. yikes.

    • MarissaLG

      The only thing I like about her look here is the manicure. 

    • Sarah V.

      Of Course.

    • altalinda

      I’m not liking the way the shade of lipstick makes it look, from a distance, like she has no mouth.  Otherwise, spot on.

    • trisker

      Lee press-on nails?

    • Maurice Depestre

      “You can never go wrong when you take a page from the drag queens” … or Howard the Duck

    • sweet_potato

      Love the entire look with the exception of those nails.  What were they thinking???

    • AthenaJ

      Oh my god, the second I saw her face in the first picture, I immediately thought ‘Jujubee!!!’ The resemblance is uncanny…

    • Qitkat

      Thank gawd I’m not a diva! To go through life having to be constantly aware of keeping one’s nails perfectly filed and unchipped, keeping the heavy bling in its place (what if I lost a piece?), the unsmudged makeup at all costs, ignoring the pain in my feet from wearing outrageous heels, the posing, the posing, the posing…

    • jenno1013

      Love everything from the neck down, and the hair.  The face in the middle is a train wreck, both makeup and expression.  Her lips make me think that if she allowed them to touch, they’d stick together.

    • kmk05

      Love everything here except the overdrawn lips (which look worse because their glossiness only emphasises the overdrawing) and the shine on her cheeks. Highlighter goes on your cheekbones when you have cheekbones like hers, not next to her nose on her cheeks.

    • Pamela

      Hate the Wonder Woman bracelet piles and the pointy nails.

    • berkeleygirl

      I must respect her embrace of aging.  Maybe it’s a Latina thing but, like Eva Longoria, she looks older than her actual age.  I just don’t get it.  Come to think of it, Beyonce’s the same way, and far more gorgeous with a bare face…

    • Dot

      Stunning dress, but the rest is beyond ridiculous. Her face posing makes me laugh out loud every time — her expressions run the gamut between duckface and “who farted?” I can’t stand the talon nail trend that is emerging. I thought we were done with that.

    • Zippypie

      That is some serious duck-lipped bitchface going down.

      Dress and bod are frakking amazing.  Hola, bitches!

    • lalahartma

      Yes, why couldn’t she wear this for the GG?  That definitely was bad.  This – good.

    • marilyn

      She always looks very mean.  Who is she mad at now?  

    • Sarah Thomas

      That’s couture, is it? It looks like a Project Runway dress. That lost. 

      • Monabel

        I’m with you on this dress. It has nothing to recommend it.  
        In other news, why wear fake jewels on your nails if you want people to believe the jewels on your fingers are real?

    • Neva Reese McLendon

      Blow job lips.

    • Ashleigh Boutelle

      those jewels! I love it all.

    • snarkykitten

      that face and those nude claws are wigging me out

    • e jerry powell

      TWO Murad dresses for ONE night?

      How much says she’s keeping both of them?

    • butterflysunita

      A stunning dress and she is rocking it.  

    • Danielle Lisle

      My father and I were aruging that she was actually in her early 40s. I wish I had seen this picture that night, because then he would have admitted I was right without having to resort to Wikipedia.

    • Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      Good diva, but still hate the makeup!

    • Lilak

      Sorry, but I just don’t like to see this much effort (if you will) in a look.  

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      YIKES! That was my first thought. It’s a strange mixture of fabulous and tacky.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I can’t stand her, but that is a fierce outfit. Her face looks like someone plumped it up with a bicycle pump.

    • Dagney


    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Like the Kluminator, she is one whose long-time makeup look is no longer doing her any favors. The nuder-than-nude lip has begun to look aging. Nice enough dress, though. 

    • Jeff Warhurst

      She looks like she’s on drugs.

    • Molly Lopez

      She needs some powder for that shine

    • IraKi

      I hate the make up I loath her nails.

    • Vera

      That’s such a Diva Dress, feathers and all.

    • MarinaCat

      The dress is fabulous but from the neck up, my knee jerk reaction was, “Ew.”

    • guest2visits

      I’m perfectly ok with her white-strectch-lace-diva-persona; it worked like a charm for her at the Globes. It’s just JLo.
      I like this too; Diva-black; except there’s something about the makeup that feels off; and she almost always gets her makeup right.
      Maybe it’s the lip-shade. I don’t know.

    • Trisha26

      Drag queen. I’ll stop there.

    • quiltrx

      Well, I do like the bracelets.  Maybe not so many of them, but they’re gorgeous.

    • Bob Sponge

      That is one hardcore diva face.

    • boweryboy

      Meh.  The nails are freaky and could she put just one more bracelet and ring on???

      The dress is pretty nice but what’s happening with her face?

    • formerlyAnon

      On board with the dress, hair and jewelry – which average out to fabulous. The eye makeup seems just the merest tad Too Much.

    • Candigirl1968

      Too much diva.  Over the top.

    • Sharon O’Rourke Frenz

      Her nails are AMAZING! I love the “Accent Nail”!!!

      I’m very sure they are not press on…

      • bd73

        they ain’t natural

    • kathrineb

      Not loving the make up. The eyes are so heavy. It’s not very feminine.

    • Dan Alexander

      Honey, too much lip filler.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      My God I HATE this new pointy nail trend. She looks like she has claws. And I imagine her face hurt from all of that crappy duck lipping. But yes, love the diva-tastic dress.

    • Victoria Weinstein

      I would testify in a court of law that this is not the real JLo but a drag queen. Because I cannot accept that a real woman would walk around looking like this intentionally. She’s LOL Bad Diva in this get-up. 

    • libraangel

      I’m sorry, JLo, but no matter what you do, you always manages to look slutty (make-up, nails)

    • Call me Bee

      This just screams desperation. 

    • kalisa

      except for those Lee Press-on Nails

    • ruff

      she got the facebook duck lips down pat

    • cheekypinky

      …When did pointy scary nails become a thing?

      They need to stop being a thing.