Is This Jennifer Lopez’s Most Naked Look Since That Iconic Versace Dress?
It was nearly 20 years ago that Jennifer Lopez stepped out onto the red carpet at the Grammys in a plunging green Versace dress cut down to there that would go on to become infamous — it was the reason Google image search was created, after all!
The 47-year-old may have just shown herself up, however. Last night at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, she rocked the most revealing dress we’ve seen her wear since. Not only did the mesh Julien Macdonald frock feature a plunging neckline, but it also showed off the “Get on the Floor” singer’s other assets with its open stitching, thigh-high slit, side cutouts, and hip cutouts. Oh, and she rocked it.
The “Ain’t Your Mama” singer completed the daring look with a pair of sky-high Jimmy Choo peep-toe heels and Lynn Ban jewels. As Rob Zangardi, one half of styling duo Rob and Mariel, told Billboard, it was a dress that was “both totally unexpected and classic Jen.” As he explains, it features both an open back and plunging neckline (both signature looks for the mother of two), but its dark hue and edgy cut give it somewhat of a gothic feel that’s a bit atypical for the Selena actress. “It has a major surprise factor yet is still completely her, which is essentially the goal.”
Lopez had some other surprises up her sleeve last night too: Like the second dress she donned to perform her new Spanish song “Mirate.” J. Lo ditched the black in favor of a lighter, silver version of her red carpet gown with a halter neck that showed off even more skin in place of the plunge.
Oh, and PS: What type of double stick tape is girlfriend using, anyway?
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(Photos via Jason Koerner, Scott Gries, + Sergi Alexander/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)