Jennifer Lopez in Lanvin at the Studios of “American Idol”

Posted on April 24, 2014

No matter what, there has always been one thing true about Jenny. She cannot be accused of doing things half-assed.

 

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Everything’s a look with her. She can take a bunch of random items, put them together, slap on some mega-jewelry and do her hair up diva and strut out of her house each time, confidently shouting, “Here it is, world! Here is MY LOOK for the day!”

Sure, roughly six out of every ten of those looks winds up being nothing but pure ass (see above), but it’s the way she confidently sells the shit out of it that demands your admiration. We were asked recently in an interview which celebrity inspired our book the most (a good question that had never been asked of us before) and without even thinking about it, we both blurted out “Oh, J Lo. Definitely.”  You just can’t beat her for selling the shit out of an impenetrable faux-flawless image while still occasionally using her personal life as a way to seem vulnerable and connect with the public. That’s 90% of the book chapters right there.

And no matter how bad the outfit is (see above), you can always count on her to punctuate it with a killer pair of shoes. That’s one thing she almost never gets wrong.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews, FOX]

    • Jessica Freeman

      It’s all shit till you get to those shoes. I loves them.

      • ScarlettHarlot

        Those are HER shoes! They accentuate how awesomely muscular her legs are. I love it!

        • kimmeister

          They are not for mere mortals with cankles to attempt!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

          Those would be MY shoes if I could get past her bodyguards.

          • J. Preposterice

            right? I’m all “knock that diva down and steal those shooooooooes”

    • sienna elm

      Tinkerbell’s woodsy cousin dressed for a night on the town ~

      • MarissaLG

        Or she fell in the mud on the way home…

    • NBG

      Those shoes deserve a better outfit. The skirt is ludicrously short and exactly the wrong material.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’d like to see that top paired with a dark pencil skirt and those shoes.

    • Emily Giovanni

      I need to know what is happening in that second picture.

      • http://sleepingfoxstitchery.weebly.com CLoverleaf

        “Back off, peon! Fabulous coming through!”

        • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

          Is she . . . fondling that person’s hair? Using her head as leverage to push past her into the world? Wishing her good luck? Giving her the tiniest head scratch? “THIS IS FOR YOU, LOVERS” (thanks, fug girls)

          • Aroo

            She gains hair strength and volume by fondling other people’s hair. That’s how she recharges her mane. This doesn’t work for anyone else, so don’t go trying it in public.

            • FridaStaire

              Or is she yanking off a bit to glue onto her own?

            • Aroo

              Oh, it’s definitely because JLo has magic powers!

          • holla

            turning the face away so we can’t see the expression? making sure no one else is being photographed fully? “This is my photo, bitch!”

          • Alloy Jane

            Maybe she’s about to drag her by the hair to throw over a puddle? She has to look out for those shoes, you know.

      • OffToSeeHim

        And who she’s looking at in the third picture. It’s ALMOST like she doesn’t know there’s a camera on her, and she’s just staring into the distance or meditating on something or checking somebody out. She’s REALLY serving up the “smize” in that picture. (See how I did that, I used a Tyra-ism in a JLo comment? Go me!)

    • jw_ny

      If not “half-assed”, then can we accuse her of doing things full-assed? ;)

      Those shoes are pretty fierce though…

      • ScarlettHarlot

        I think it’s just “assed” at that point. At least in Europe.

      • Denise Alden

        “full-assed” indeed. Every time I see her, I long for the old days of her spectacular ass. She looks great, love her, etc., but still: DAT 1997 ASS.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Well, you are right. This is 100% ass.

    • Anna

      What’s with the hair? I expect better hair from J-Lo.

      Only Dorothy Zbornak can sell that blouse and that iridescent plum garbage bag is unflattering, to say the least, but KILLAH shoes.

      • Kent Roby

        I don’t like the hair, but I am glad she at least tried doing something different style-wise. Sometimes it works, sometimes is doesn’t.

        • Anna

          I do like the colours. Execution is definitely not working.

          • Kent Roby

            I initially thought it was Diane Lane in the first cropped shot.

            • Denise Alden

              Or Giada de Laurentis.

    • Constant Reader

      It’s a testament to exactly what you said, Uncles, that my first thought was “damn, she’s beautiful” and my second thought was “what is UP with that bargain basement shirt?” There’s a lot to be said for her attitude, which very effectively conveys the idea that anything she wears must by definition be fabulous because she is wearing it.

      I think that, in addition to saying “Everyone wants to be me or do me” when I leave the house, I’m going to say “Everything I’m wearing is fabulous because it’s coming into contact with fabulous me.”

      • marlie

        “Everything I’m wearing is fabulous because it’s coming into contact with fabulous me.”

        Applies to JLo and Rihanna (see yesterday). They make a whole lot of assery sort of work.

    • SewingSiren

      Heading off to the disco in the middle of the day. And what is she doing to that girl’s head?

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      I’m sure that is an affectionate stroke of a minion’s hair but it reads like a smack in the head for daring to look at her.

      I hate that skirt shape and length but love the colours and LOVE those legs.

      • ccinnc

        Imagine it in a matte textile, pencil skirt shape. I’m trying to, at least.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          Yes, that’d be better. Or even a suede, although that’d make it even wintery-er. Those shoes are so great the deserve good things.

      • kimmeister

        It’s a lovely autumnal palette, wasted on lamé fabric.

      • Jacob Bowen

        I do LOVE those colors, too! If it was made out of almost ANY other fabric I would be totally in, or even if the skirt wasn’t lamé the top may read less cheap.

    • Erica

      Great gams, but absolutely atrocious from the upper thighs up. I really don’t like the hair– and she has it styled that way A LOT.

    • Dave Hime

      Good lord she must be really tiny! I’ve never noticed that before, but compared in scale to the vehicles in the background of a couple of those shots she looks so small…

      • BLauD

        I think she’s only 5’5′ or so… Not super tiny, but not as tall as she usually seems.

    • WendyD

      I’d rather talk about the fact that Harry Connick, Jr. wore leather pants last night.

      • SugarSnap108

        Please describe in detail.

      • Wink

        Good Lord, say it isn’t so. What’s the matter with Harry? More importantly, what’s going on with his hair?

        • WendyD

          What’s wrong with his hair? He just had it trimmed.

    • SuzyQuzey

      You can take Jenny out of the block, but you can’t take the block out of Jenny.

    • BLauD

      I think she started with the shoes and demanded piece that matched them. This is what her minions brought her, hence the clutching at the hair in the second shot…
      It somehow reminds me of a more modest type of cosplay outfit (a real one would not cover up her top half nearly so much).

    • Carrie

      I was like “hideous, hideous, OMG THOSE SHOES.” Those things are killer. At least she has some taste and at least once in a while she manages to produce an outfit of it!

      • Pennymac

        Glad I comment-scrolled cause I was just going to post the same thing.
        THOSE SHOES!!! I needs to haves them!

    • Lilithcat

      It will be “pure ass” if she bends over.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I would dropkick your mama down the longest flight of stairs ever for those shoes. The rest of that is trash though. Usually her weaves are on point- I don’t know what happened that day.

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      I kinda love that shirt for its disco-fabulosity, but that skirt is atrocious. It is completely wrong in every way. Except maybe color. Those shoes are indeed killer.

    • SugarSnap108

      Those shoes are amazing. I just wouldn’t pair them with this outfit. This outfit should be paired with an incinerator.

    • Mismarker

      I don’t set out to watch Idol anymore but it was on in the background (on mute) during my book club meeting last night. This looked like ass on TV. Too much bronze, Jenny.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        What are you reading?

        • Mismarker

          Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I think we are reading The Orphan Train next.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      Those dagger earrings should be removed and used to slice that mylar skirt to shreds, immediately.

    • rkdgal

      I’m amusing myself thinking about the stylist who was handed those shoes and told “Find something that matches these. But it must be SHINY or ANIMAL PRINT. Now, vamanos, lovers!” And this is the unholy result of that search.

    • http://brianfortedesigns.com/ BForte

      As a mother, entertainer, and person, J Lo is WERQ-ing those fabulous shoes!

    • CeeLayton

      Slutty renaissance fair shit with supremely fabulous shoes.

    • marlie

      Those shoes are kind of awesome, but the whole rest of the outfit (including her hair) made me laugh out loud. Her clothes look cheap and flammable.

    • xmixiex

      SHOES.

    • Kate Andrews

      God, I thought that was a bubble skirt for a hot minute.

      • Sarah

        It is semi-bubble, so I think you’re half right. And more’s the pity! Although I don’t think it would ever have worked with the rest of the ensemble, bubbly or not.

    • Wink

      The skirt is the most offensive piece. A better skirt – made from a non-shiny fabric – may have saved this outfit. Shoes are fab-u-lous!

    • Chuck Barthelme

      I kind of hate everything about this look above her thighs. Legs and shoes look AWESOME. Seriously, hot damn she has great legs.

    • hunt3002

      Those shoes give me life.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      Those shoes make me feel a little week in the knees, because AWESOME

    • Gatto Nero

      Vivienne Westwood — I don’t know, guys. I used to admire her crazy streak, but at least there was some thought and innovation behind it. This skirt is just crazy.
      But — a non-shiny skirt in that color might have worked. The amazing shoe pulls the palette together.

    • http://sharialbert.com shazziz

      those shoes are EVERYTHING and it also looks like she’s pushing that woman’s head in- which makes the outfit MUSCH better.

    • Betsy

      I really want to hate her but I just can’t. She makes everything work.

    • BEARAYMOND

      The “laying of hands” in her minion’s hair photo makes me laugh and laugh. “Here Lovah…. Feel my touch. Are you healed? Can you walk. Of Course you can! Worship!”

      • Shawn EH

        That girl isn’t washing her hair for a week at least!

    • http://anibundel.com/ anibundel

      I’m only sorry we didn’t get a good look at the shoes last night on TV.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      I’m going to strut around my house today in my ratty wine cardigan, t-shirt dress and leggings and say, “Here it is, Lovers, my LOOK for the day!” My children will probably leave me alone all day out of fear for my crazy.

    • Max Bree

      Best post in a while. I’m inspired to go sell some shit out of some shit right now.

    • MarieLD

      Tinkerbell gone wrong.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t completely hate this. She’s the first person I have seen wear this pulled back hair that actually looks pretty. If this outfit wasn’t shiny I would be 100% on board. The fail for me is the shiny fabric

      • conniemd

        The shiny fabric looked really cool under the lights. It looked burgandy and then back to brass colored, constantly changing an shifting. Much better than in the outdoor pics.

    • DagnyReardon

      Adore the shoes, but the hair is the worst. She borrowed my granny’s VO5 again.

    • 3boysful

      I admire the fabric combo, but I despise the breast pockets, which are large enough to pack lunch in, and the skirt hem is very Wilma and Betty.

    • Sarah

      I love the shoes too, but I’m afraid you need the fine legs to go with them. I would have two pale stumps for legs (followed by two broken ankles) if I was to strap those mothers on. So, while I adore their looks, I’ll worship them from afar and enjoy their existence.

      • @Biting Panda

        truth.

    • cocohall

      During last week’s show she had on a tunic top masquerading as a tight mini-dress and she was milliseconds away from flashing her good china to the viewing public. When the judges walk out, the cameras are shooting them from below the stage and let’s just say I could almost hear the director shouting “go to ANY shot that does not show JLo’s cooch!” I have no idea how she actually sat in the dress, it was that short and tight. I expect that the production team may have gently suggested she find something with a bit more coverage. The show does air at 8:00 during the “Family Hour.” This is still short, but relatively demure for her. As to the actual pieces? Erm? Westwood and Lanvin have some “splaining” to do. Both these pieces look so Ross Final Sale rounder to me.

      But the shoes. Punctuating those stems. Bless her little Diva heart. She’s a giver, people.

      • demidaemon

        When we consider this length “demure,” you know some assy shit came before it. Luckily, she is seated for 90% of the show.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Huh, I love the colors, the shine, the shoes, the Ursula Andress hair. The only thing I don’t like is the proportions. The blousey top should not be combined with a full-skirted bottom and the length makes her look schtumpy. Skin-tight shiny capris might have worked if that’s not too cliched.

    • Danielle

      I will never be a fan of the slicked back hair. Ever. On anyone.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Those shoes at the end of those legs. Whoa.

    • alyce1213

      I will give her my tap shoes to wear with that outfit if she gives me those heels.

    • bxbourgie

      Sell the garment.

    • Shawn EH

      I wouldn’t have thought of Lanvin or Westwood for her, but she’s working them!

    • JaCory Deon

      Those shoes are everything and I don’t mind her severe, diva hair. I only wish she had the talent and personality to go with these looks she gives.

    • Judih1

      JLo, Rihanna, Tilda, Cate, Helen and now Lupita – they have that unique ability to “own” whatever it is they are wearing. There is something consistent about their “look” even as they wear different designers. Unlike say Audrey Hepburn whose consistent look was the result of wearing primarily one designer – Givenchy.

      Even with their occasional “misstep” like Jlo’s above, they still are true to their brand. Emma Stone and other A list celebrities should take note.

      THOSE Shoes! She should pack them up and send them to me!

    • stubbornthoughts

      I hate that outfit, but I LOVE those shoes.

    • d4divine

      The shoes Period

    • suzq

      I’m imagining her with one of the watches that also shows texts and she just got one from Heidi Klum complimenting her on that skirt.

    • MannahattaMamma

      It’s so cute that she’s looking at her watch as if A) she has to be anywhere on time; B) she doesn’t have a flotilla of people keeping track of her schedule; C) she gives a ratfuck about what time it is.

    • 1carmelita

      Her expression in photo 2, as she shoves that girls head out of her way, is priceless.

    • Imasewsure

      It’s ugly but somehow it’s working. Dig those shoes. JLo!!

    • dmkava

      Those legs are awesome. That’s decades of work right there. If you want a good body into your 40’s, young-uns, you have to start now! get on that treadmill!!!

    • deech_sea

      Hate the clothes. LOVE the shoes!

    • Soozables

      The matchiness of the blouse and skirt with the colors of the shoes makes me a tad twitchy. She’s like one of those Facebook /Sims fashion games. Or how a tween would put together a “high fashion” look. Still, gotta give it up for them shoes!

    • Monabel

      I love this color story.

    • Amel

      Pirate shirt + shiny fabric + those SHOES = sexy tinkerbell

    • http://froflow.tumblr.com/ sakari

      I will take the shirt and the shoes please

    • demidaemon

      This is awfully shiny and short. If it were tight and showed some tits as well, Heidi would be running to rip it off JLo. As it is, she is merely admiring.

      In other words, this is bad, except for the head and shoes.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      no. that look is definitely fully assed.

    • Ashleigh

      Love the hair, the shoes and the blouse – hate the skirt

    • B_C_J

      Beautiful shoes! Incredible legs! Ok top. Unflattering skirt.
      TOTAL DIVA – few do it better

    • Highland Fashionista

      Meh. Skirt is too short. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. What is it they say on Project Runway? Too short, too shiny…all that’s missing is the too tight. The shoes are nothing special for me. I feel like Ive seen them before.

    • melanie0866

      LOOK at her LEGS. Zero body fat. She could crack coconuts between her knees..

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

      Girl, this is Not Your Hair.

      …but those shoes win all the prizes.

    • Morales Mike

      I’m not liking the VO-5 Hot Oil treatment thing that’s going on with her hair.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      Those shoes are crazy and I adore them, that top is pretty fabulous in its own right (but not as a part of this ensemble,) but that skirt has no place anywhere and it’s ruining everything.

    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      To everything in J Lo’s ensemble except the shoes: WTF?

    • malarson2

      JLo knows exactly who she is. There is nothing wrong with that. Funny TLo would both blurt out her name because my youngest recently asked me who I thought was the most beautiful celebrity and JLo came out of my mouth immediately. There’s just something about her. Look at the inappropriateness of her look here – as compared and connected to Fergie’s look today – and yet it just doesn’t come across as ridiculous to me. Attitude and happiness are everything, BKs.

    • judybrowni

      No other human could survive that look: slow clap, JLo.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I have to give JLo props for those shoes.

    • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter

      Love hair brushed back like that…. The rest is desperate and sad!

    • LadyVimes

      Those shoes with a pair of black skinny jeans? Yes. Please.

      • lobsterlen

        And the shirt.

    • Joe Schmartin

      If that’s what Brian Atwood calls “sandals,” I can’t imagine how high his stilettos are!

    • antonialee

      Will this be the next piece of pure fug to rear its ugly head at Kohl’s?

    • Alloy Jane

      *sigh* Can someone just dump a cauldron of water on her already? Or drop a house? She has served her purpose in inspiring the fabulousness that is Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me, she can disappear already? Ok, stopping now before I get really mean.

    • paintedfish

      Sheesh, she looks like Wilma Deering’s slutty cousin in for a visit who tries to seduce Buck Rogers.

    • Bailey Lovell

      It looked gorgeous on screen, though.