Style Scoop: Being Jenny from the Block, Equinox’s Post-Terry Era, Monika Chiang… Is This the End?


The jury is still out on whether we like or love Jennifer Lopez’s new single “I Luh Ya Papi,” but there is no denying our adoration of the video’s sartorial choices, including a nod to her iconic Versace gown at the 2000 Grammys. As it turns out, Versace rereleased the print under its Versus label, so we too, can channel Jenny from the Block. [The Hollywood Reporter]

After years of scandal and more-recent allegations, Equinox finally enters the post-Terry Richardson era. The super-luxe fitness chain nixed its salacious, sexed-up, “flex appeal” ads for a campaign, shot by London-based photographer Laurie Bartley, that actually shows people working out. Go figure (literally!). [Fashionista]

We’ve got some good news, and some bad news. The good: Monika Chiang is having a sample sale! The bad news: it’s her eponymous label’s second in two months, possibly signaling the end of her Christopher Burch-backed brand. [Racked]

Tabitha Simmons isn’t tapping her way into she spring… she’s rocking into style for the season. The shoe designer unveiled her Spring 2014 video campaign today, with YouTube drumming sensation Meytal Cohen setting the tempo. “We wanted a musician who makes use of their feet to highlight the shoes and felt a drummer was the best type of musician to do so,” Simmons told of the casting. Rock on! [Style]

British Vogue editrix Alexandra Shulman is bored with the fashion industry’s runway-versus-real life debate. “I think Vogue is a magazine that’s about fantasy to some extent and dreams, and an escape from real life,” she said, adding that her favorite Vogue covers are those that favor the creative over the conventional. “People don't want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free.” [The Daily Beast]

Full-figured fashion brand Lane Bryant will soon be lacing ladies in sexy underpinnings from French designer SophieTheallet. The collaboration, under Lane Bryant’s Cacique intimates collection, will range from $19.95 underwear to $108 garter skirts… and priceless sass in between. [Fashionista]

From dotcom destination to brick-and-mortar mainstay. E-commerce site La Garçonne is opening its first flagship in New York City’s Tribeca district late this spring. It’s expected to go heavy on womenswear with options from Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Margiela up for sale… you know, the usual. [Racked]