Jennifer Lopez has spent much of time making lemonade. After officially calling time on the J Rod/A Lo union in a Today Show interview on 15 April, she single-handedly brought the Noughties back by resurrecting Bennifer, rising from the flames of her engagement’s collapse like the phoenix tattooed on Ben Affleck’s back – and sending every media outlet this side of the Côte d’Azur into a veritable frenzy. Playing journalists like a Stradivarius, J Lo has recently a) worn a necklace that spells out B-E-N, b) made the couple’s relationship Instagram official, and c) recreated the subtle ass graze from the “Jenny from the Block” video in real life. It’s enough to make you consider embracing the return of low-rise jeans in a fit of Y2K nostalgia.
In celebration of her 52nd birthday, a newly announced Netflix mega deal, and renewing whatever contract she’s made with the devil that keeps her seemingly immortal, Jenny from the Block decamped to the French and Italian Rivieras this week, giving us the megastars-on-superyachts content that Leonardo DiCaprio has rudely failed to deliver of late. And while much of J Lo’s glitzy holiday wardrobe has had a Y2K inflection, her most recent post from the Med sees her modelling the most coveted swimwear brand of the year: Frankies Bikinis.
Developed by founder Francesca Aiello while still in high school and inspired by life in her native Malibu, the homegrown brand – known for its barely-there suits – has become a favourite of everyone from Bella Hadid to Naomi Osaka. J Lo’s eye-catching style of choice? The Binx Top & Bottom in – what else? – the Lemonade colourway. Ciao, indeed.