Music and movie powerhouse Jennifer Lopez has racked up a career full of highs. Starting out as a backing dancer for boy band New Kids on the Block in her 20s, she then shimmied into Hollywood, starring on the big screen and TV, as well as topping the charts. As the new face of Guess, her image ticks diverse style boxes too, from glitzy gowns to ripped jeans and plimsolls for a Jenny from the Block vibe. And her favourite fashion moment? “The dress I wore to the Oscars in 2015 [an Elie Saab couture gown]. It made me feel like a princess.”
ABOVE, FROM LEFT Jennifer Lopez modelling the Guess Jeans and Guess Marciano collection. Wearing a halterneck floral-print dress from the SS18 collection
How would you describe your look…
“Glamorous and classic, yet edgy. I’m a singer, dancer and entertainer on one hand and an actress on the other so, for me, it’s about mixing styles. There are always trends and my style is always evolving.”
What’s your favourite item from the Guess spring collection?
“The Sherry Lola Jumpsuit.”
Who is your style icon?
“Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross or Barbra Streisand.”
What’s your most-worn denim style?
“High-waisted skinny jeans. A great pair of jeans and a T-shirt will always be perfect, no matter what. It will never go out of style.”
You became famous before social media existed – how do you feel about it today?
“Social media has been an incredible way to give fans a look into my life and for me to interact with them. But I grew up in a time when it didn’t exist so it isn’t everything to me. It’s important to not let it consume you. But one of my favourite accounts to follow is @createcultivate – it includes great inspirational quotes.”
Do you remember your first Guess purchase?
“It was a pair of jeans. I remember wearing them for the first time and thinking they were the classic and perfect-fitting pair of jeans.”
What advice would you give to someone trying to find their own style?
“For me, it’s about feeling confident in what I’m wearing – whether it’s on the red carpet or in my everyday wardrobe. Your clothes can bring out your personality and exude happiness or confidence. So it’s about trying new things and experimenting with what matches the way you’re feeling or the characteristics that embody who you are.”
Who’s your ultimate Guess girl of all time?
“Eva Herzigova or Anna Nicole Smith.”
We loved you as a Fly Girl in 90s TV series In Living Color. What’s your favourite look from that time?
“Black turtleneck and big hoops. I had a lot of great moments on the show, but my debut in 1991 was a big moment for me because I knew it was the start of something special.”
What have you got coming up?
“This year I’m continuing my Vegas residency, All I Have, and shooting season two of [TV show] World of Dance. I’ve also finished work on season three of Shades of Blue and my film Second Act, along with working on new music.”