Remember J.Lo’s infamous Versace gown at the 42nd annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000? You know, the emerald-green number that plunged to her navel? Of course you do. Well, according to Google, that daring dress made history in more ways than one.

In a recent article, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote, “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress.”

So next time you’re surfing Google for memes (read: procrastinating), take a moment to thank Jenny from the Block. Without her affinity for fashion risks, we might not have this technological luxury.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2015

It’s nearly impossible to pick just one influential cover girl, so Glamour chose three for its May 2015 issueMichelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kerry Washington. The trio came together to shine a light on the needs of current and former military women and families, a cause close to all of their hearts.

In 2011, upon hearing the struggles servicewomen had after returning home, the First Lady launched the Joining Forces initiative to provide employment resources, affordable education programs, and wellness access for active military, veterans, and their families. Its mission struck a chord with Kerry, whose father served in the military, as well as SJP, who has several friends in uniform.

To see these three women weigh in on these issues, pick up the full interview on stands April 14 (just time for Memorial Day).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 8, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to profess your love for Karl Lagerfeld and his feline friend Choupette – now is the time. The designer partnered with French artist Tiffany Cooper on a collection of illustrated tops, launching soon on STYLEBOP.com.

Karl and Choupette

Among the selection? Cartoon-printed sweatshirts and tees, including renditions featuring Karl and his beloved pet sharing sundaes and hula skirts. With prices starting at $85, we predict a street-style cult following in the near future.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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April 2, 2015

To selfie or not to selfie? If you’re headed to a music festival this year, it’s likely not up for debate. Coachella has officially banned selfie sticks, while Lollapalooza similarly outlawed all GoPro-type attachments. This leads to my next question: Why?

Now I know what you’re thinking, selfie naysayers. But it’s really nothing personal. Selfie sticks have been a nuisance to festival-goers, as they often hinder the crowd’s view. Also? Users can take unauthorized recordings of shows, which is very much frowned upon. So this year, concert organizers decided to stick it to them.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 31, 2015

It’s been 25 years since Richard Gere courted Julia Roberts on the big screen. And finally, the rom-com adaptation of your dreams is being realized. Pretty Woman is being made into a musical.

Just this week, the film’s director announced he’d secured rights to bring it to the stage. Right now, details are limited. But you can bet I’ll wear thigh-high boots (à la Hollywood Boulevard) to see the scripted act in NYC.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 26, 2015

Go ahead and thank the Instagram gods. Designer Marc Jacobs finally opened a personal account on the photo-loving platform (despite his reported distaste for it). And in the past few days he’s amassed a following over 40K strong with a single #nofilter shot. So why the change of heart? It’s likely tied to the overhaul of his namesake brand and a possible IPO bid.

Whatever the reason, I’m sure Miley Cyrus, the label’s face and a very creative Instagrammer herself, can’t wait to tag @themarcjacobs.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015

As if the titles of musician, producer, and designer weren’t impressive enough, Pharrell can now add Fashion Icon Award winner to his accolades. The mogul will be honored for his contributions to style at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 1.

From co-founding luxury sportswear brand Billionaire Boys Club to collaborating with Chanel, Pharrell has spent the past decade securing his spot as a trendsetter. Here’s to hoping for another larger-than-life accessory debut at the ceremony.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 24, 2015

When it comes to celebrity style, you’ll have to determine “Who wore it best?” on your own for the next few months.

Since the passing of host Joan Rivers last September, Fashion Police returned in January with the additions of Brad Goreski and Kathy Griffin. The new cast had a shaky start, with growing controversies as the season – and the awards shows – went on. Kelly Osbourne announced her resignation last month, with Kathy Griffin stepping down shortly thereafter, both citing creative differences. And yesterday, E! announced that the show is going on hiatus until September.

So set your TiVos for fall – and place your bets for who will step in to host.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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March 19, 2015

Rihanna is at it again, and this time, she’s making history. The singer will star as the next face of Christian Dior, making her the first black woman to front the almost 70-year-old house.

Prepare to see Rihanna in the latest “Secret Garden” campaign, shot by Steven Klein at Versailles. Of her enviable new role, the musician said, “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color.” We’ll cheers to that, RiRi.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 18, 2015

Reebok is tapping into the sweet nostalgia of the 90s. Today, the Boston-based brand will release their latest line of inflatable sneakers.

These new running kicks, dubbed the ZPump Fusion, borrow the air-bladder design of decades past. Meaning, they mold to the shape of your foot when inflated. Pretty cool, right? If history repeats itself, this one should be a slam dunk for Reebok.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 10, 2015