Jennifer Lopez Covers Harper’s Bazaar Magazine February 2013

Jennifer Lopez is the cover girl for the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, which hits newsstands on January 8.  In her interview with the mag she opens up about her lifestyle, career, family, and more.

On what makes life beautiful: “I like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well. I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids’ hair, pick up their clothes-that makes our life beautiful, you know? There’s something very elegant in that.”

On her career: “I’m a singer. I’m a dancer. I’m a performer. I’m an actress. That’s what I’m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.”

On the infamous racy palm-print Versace she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000: “I have that at home.  The other day, my housekeeper put it on a mannequin in my spa, where I get my hair and makeup done. She sent me a picture. She was like, ‘You like this dress?’ Um, yeah, but I don’t know if I like it out in the house!” Her boyfriend, Casper Smart, pipes in: “But it’s famous! It’s the most famous dress you’ve ever worn.”

Photo credit: Katjia Rawles for Harper’s Bazaar.

Fashion credits: Newsstand cover:  Paco Rabanne dress.  Subscriber cover: Fendi dress, Roberto Cavalli cuff, and Tom Ford sandals.