On The Floor, To On The Runway

In Celebrities, Clothing, In The Pages on August, 17 2011

JLO is one busy woman.  What can People’s most beautiful girl in the world not do?  JLO made her comeback this year as a judge on American Idol, and since then, her career has taken off more than ever.  If there’s one thing I didn’t expect from JLO, it would be to launch a clothing line…but she is, and I’m quite curious about what you think about it.

JLO, and her former hubby Marc Anthony (uh-oh), collaborated with Kohls to create an affordable clothing, accessories, and home line.  O Magazine readers got a sneak peak of the line in The Makeover September Issue, which Oprah graced the cover of in a beautiful gold sequin embellished gown.  JLO and O creative director Adam Glassman styled 8 O readers in her line for a spread.

I think the positive qualities of the line are its simplicity, elegance, and sophisticated vibe.  I don’t see women below their 30s being maybe quite as interested in the line as some older women may, mostly because it’s conservative and the color pallet is basic.  I do like the camel leggings with the zippers on the legs and the little fur jacket, both of which are easy pieces to have in your fall/winter wardrobe.  It’s almost like a go-to collection for your first job interview.  I think JLO’s outfit (the black romper) in the spread is the sexiest; a romper is always great with a pair of boots and a leather jacket for the colder months.

New York Magazine made a comment that I think is right on-target. “It looks like the line borrows a little from Rachel Zoe’s penchant for fur accents and Kate Middleton’s passion for sheath dresses.”  I wonder what Rachel Zoe thinks of the line.

Put it this way.  I’m not going to be running out for this line; it just doesn’t scream fresh and new for me, but props to JLO for taking on a new business venture, and always looking fabulous in everything she wears.

What do you think of JLO’s line?  Did JLO make a hit, or did she simply miss? The line will launch in September.