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J.Lo’s Green Versace Dress Is Going To Be A Caribbean Sneaker Dream

When we mention Jennifer Lopez and Versace in the same sentence, you’re sure to get a very clear visual of THAT one particular dress. You know the one. That dress that the Latina pop diva wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards ceremony. It’s the same one that is credited with the invention of Google Image Search. The iconic dress even has its own Wikipedia page, just like the real pop culture fixture that it has proven to be.

Yes, after all this time, that dress is still as showstopping as it was when we first saw it in Grammy coverage all those 19 years ago.

Now, the recognizable dress has been converted into high-end sneakers and we can’t get enough of their awesome design.

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The Versace Chain Reaction sneaker has been on the market for over a year and proves to be a fan favorite for the Italian designer. Its identifiable silhouette has stayed consistent as the famous fashion house has released several designs of their signature sneaker. The shoe has proven popular with both sneakerheads and high fashion fans alike.

In order to create this incarnation of the popular shoe, Versace Chain Reaction teamed up with beloved sneaker store Concepts. The international high-end sneaker store has a great reputation among the sneakerhead community — collectors who obsess over rare, limited edition and high-end pairs of shoes — so it was a smart move by Versace to trust the brand with a collaboration. Concepts is also already widely known for its high profile collabs with such brands as Nike, New Balance, and Mephisto — just to name a few.

To make this collaboration work, the two companies behind the design had to make sure the sneaker accurately reflected the legendary 2000 moment.

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The gauzy slip of a dress gives the newest version of the Versace Chain Reaction sneaker a touch of Hollywood glamour while still being functional and versatile wear. The gleaming jungle print has been upgraded to more durable nylon as opposed to silk while emerald green laces cross the tongue — like a boa constrictor waiting among the trees.

The shoe also features a nude leather tongue — no doubt a reference to JLo’s show-stopping, plunging neckline that was as much part of the dress’ hype as the dress itself. You’ll also find Braille along with the toes of the sneakers. The small bumps spell out “Love” and we fully believe that this touch is totally JLo’s influence.

JLo fans were quick to praise the collaboration’s immortalizing of this memorable pop culture event.

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This Twitter user suggested that Versace got inspiration for their new JLo shoe from a popular social media meme. We have to admit, we’d love to see how the fashion institution takes on other iconic Jennifer Lopez looks.

This tweet pointed out that — despite almost twenty years — Jennifer Lopez has still got it going on.

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This JLo fan isn’t afraid to admit that the diva is still incredibly sexy. The superstar just hit the big 5-0 and still looks just as good as she did when she first broke onto the scene. With her constant tour schedule and energetic family life, we know JLo has been putting in the time and can definitely still rock that famous Versace dress if she ever wanted to.

JLo’s love might not cost a thing, but if you’re looking to pick up a pair of these sneakers, it comes with a price tag.

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The sneakers are now available on Concepts website in both men and women’s sizes. A pair will run you about $1,075 before taxes. So, if you can afford the price, the sneakers can help you look just like JLo — at least from the ankles down.

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After Haters Came For The Harry Styles Vogue Cover, AOC Is Rushing To His Defense

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After Haters Came For The Harry Styles Vogue Cover, AOC Is Rushing To His Defense

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Few people have faced as much criticism for such ridiculous things as has Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s even come under fire herself for a magazine cover. So it made sense when she reached out to Harry Styles over the weekend to tell him not to worry about the controversy over his recent Vogue cover.

AOC just recently faced a similar situation, when she received backlash over an expensive loaner suit she wore on the cover of Vanity Fair. So she was speaking from experience when she took to her Instagram Stories to take questions from her followers and offer up her take on all the brewing drama over Harry in a dress on the cover of Vogue.

Harry Styles appeared in Vogue while wearing a dress and the Internet took notice.

It was just week that the world was blessed with another history-making Vogue cover. For the first time ever in the magazine’s 127 year history, the cover featured a solo male. And it wasn’t just any male…it was pop star Harry Styles.

Inside the magazine, we were given more incredible images of Harry Styles in a big dress and, of course, controversy ensued. The pop star had just become the first man ever to cover Vogue all on his own, styled in a Gucci gown and shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell for the occasion. The accompanying profile discussed Harry’s love of clothing and general disregard for gendering garments.

Overall, the response seemed positive – with many celebrating his embrace of a more fluid future and the production of the images. But many conservative voices came out against the shoot, with firebrand Candace Owens taking the chance to complain about the cultural demise of “manly men.”

Now, even New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has waded into the fray. For the record, she thinks he looks hot.

But Rep. AOC was quick to defend the singer and assured him that “it looked bomb.”

Having faced her own drama related to magazine covers, AOC can be considered a bit of an expert on the matter. So it was no surprise when she took to her Instagram Stories over the weekend and spoke up about the Styles’ Vogue drama.

Her Instagram followers got right to the point: “What do you think abt Harry Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue?” To which the Congresswoman replied, per Harper’s Bazaar: “It looks wonderful. The masculine and the feminine elements are balanced beautifully — the hair and jacket styling give me James Dean vibes too.”

“Some people are mad at it bc some folks are very sensitive to examining and exploring gender roles in society. Perhaps for some people it provokes some anger or insecurity around masculinity/femininity/etc. If it does, then maybe that’s part of the point. Sit with that reaction and think about it, examine it, explore it, engage it, and grow with it,” she added.

She then went a little deeper and examined the meaning behind creativity and art, asking “What’s the point of creating things if they don’t make people think? Or feel or reflect? Especially as an artist or creative? Who wants to see the same things all the time? And never explore their assumptions?”

“Anyways it looks bomb so,” she concluded with a shrug emoji. 

A lot of other celebs, and Harry’s mum, agreed with AOC, with everyone from Sara Bareilles to Olivia Wilde, Elijah Wood, Kathy Griffin and others posting praise for the singer for once again pointing out that strictly defined, traditional gender roles are merely a social construct.

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Cardi B Claps Back at Haters Who Say She Shouldn’t Have Won Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Title

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Cardi B Claps Back at Haters Who Say She Shouldn’t Have Won Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Title

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Cardi B knows her worth and doesn’t have time for the haters. On Wednesday, Billboard announced that they crowned Cardi B “Woman of the Year”–an honor they bestow annually on a female artist who dominates the pop culture scene. As reference, last year, the award was given to Billie Eilish.

But with the chart-topping, record-smashing success of “WAP,” Billboard had pretty much no other choice but to give the title to none other than our Dominican-Trinidadian Queen, Cardi B, this year.

But not everyone was so happy about. A few bitter critics took to the internet to complain about the usual stuff: Cardi’s contributions to music this year, and her being a polarizing figure in general.

“Cardi B sets women back hundreds years,” wrote one particularly bitter Twitter user. “She objectifies women’s bodies as ‘machines’ made solely for sex. The English-level used is shameful. I wouldn’t want my kids to listen to any of that crap.”

So on Wednesday, Cardi took her Instagram to serve her haters a hefty serving of humble pie.

“Morning y’all, it’s your girl Cardi B,” she greeted her audience, bare-faced, her hair wrapped in a scarf, dressed in a floral robe. “And yes, I am Woman of the Year.” And it just got more hilarious from there.

“And for you crybabies like, ‘But she only got one song!’ Yeah, I got that song, b—h. You know, the one that sold the most? The one that streamed the most? The one that had Republicans crying on Fox News about it. The one that have a song that’s about to be six times platinum in three months. The one that had your grandma popping her p—y on TikTok. Yeah b—h, that one.”

As Cardi continued to spit facts, she then took the opportunity to highlight her political activism this year–a brand of activism that kept her younger fans both entertained and, more importantly, engaged.

“For over a year, I’ve been influencing and using my platform for y’all to vote, not just for when Joe Biden was going against Trump,” she added. “I’ve been informing y’all about y’all’s senators, midterm elections, using my money to meet up with these candidates like Bernie. Flying out, tired after shows. Yeah, that’s me, b—h.”

Never one to take un-founded criticism lying down, she continued her tirade against ill-informed haters. “Even when y’all’s crying like, ‘But she don’t represent us!’ Yes I do, b—h. I represent America,” she paused for emphasis here.

“I wanted a change, and that’s exactly what the f–k I did,” she said. She then concluded the video: “And eat it up. I’m just that b—h. Eat it up with a spoon so y’all can get a mouthful.”

Cardi B never fails to keep us fully entertained. The annual Billboard’s Women in Music event will be held on December 10th. As a side note, Jennifer Lopez will also be receiving Billboard’s Icon Award.

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