Bollywood’s Aishwarya Rai Stunned in Ballgowns at Cannes

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Our Bellyitch Bumpawatch alum, Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, looked like Cinderella in the gorgeous voluminous ballgowns she wore to the Cannes Film Festival this week.

She started her fab journey last Friday, May 19 at the annual event in France at the premiere of Okja premiere in a baby blue lace overlay Michael Cinco Couture gown at Palais des Festival.

The next day, she hit up the premiere of the  120 Beats Per Minute, the former Miss Universe who was also declared by People magazine and “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” went with crimson. She wore a Ralph & Russo Couture dress.


photo: Getty

 

Daytime Emmy Red Carpet where Neutral and Sheer Reigned

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Yesterday was the Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

You can find a list of winners here!


Doing our usual red carpet scope out of the moms we have featured before on the blog, we saw the neutral and sheer trend still reigning strong.

Tamera Mowry poses for a portrait at “Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Granton” during the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30, 2017.

In a surprise shift from her usual conservative dress, Tamera Mowry-Housley showed out in a blush jeweled with pearls Tony Ward ball gown with nude tulle overlay and a sheer peekaboo top. Okay Tamera! We see you stepping out of your comfort zone.

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Not suprisingly embracing her curves was her co-host on her FOX syndicated show The Real Adrienne Bailonwho also went with neutral tone in a one shoulder curve-hugging. Love!

 

Jeanne Mai wore white and she, Loni Love and the entire cast posed backstage for a cast photo as part of the “Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Granton” all looking spectacular!

Their old co-host Tamera Braxton-Herbert, who was let go from the show this season, also looked amazing in a neutral tone ball gown as well. She infamously announced days before the show her plans to join the ladies of the cast had they won.

We didn’t get to see that awkward moment (given how devastated Tamar looked in The Braxton Family values airing of her reaction to getting fired and her unfollowing any friend who guest appeared on the show since).

 

Aisha Tylers show The Talk won their category.  She was joined by our other Bumpwatch alum, Sara Gilbert on stage.

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Oh and Toni Braxton was there looking fab in black!

Her sis Tamar tried to help fluff her dress but ended up revealing a little extra leg and thigh action. Not that Toni is a stranger to the high slit dress.

Tamar’s dress from Steven Khalil‘s store was spectacular on its own.

We also spotted one of our OG (original) Bumpwatch mom’s Garcelle Beauvais.

Courtney Mazza accompanied her TV host hubby Mario Lopez as well.

Photos: Starcast, Getty, Instagram, StarPlaza

Given the #WHCD was Light on Celebs This Year, Let’s Look Back At Celebs Who Walked Its Red Carpet Pregnant

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The annual White House Correspondents Association dinner has increasingly been a haven for Hollywood Celebrities who walk the red carpet on their way to hob nob with journalism’s elite that cover the White House.

This year was much different.


 

The current sitting president Donald J. Trump choose to sit it out, a first time since Ronald Reagan  that a President opted to skip the event which usually features a comedian roasting the prez and the media and the pres himself giving a monologue full of self-deprecating humor.

[Even when Reagan skipped it, that was because he was shot on the way in, though to be fair other presidents who were very unpopular at the time Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon have skipped the elite dinner in the past, the only other two since Calvin Coolidge]

This year, the event was also super light on the usual parade of celebrities. That might be a good thing in the eyes of many who have heavily criticized the dinner for becoming to glamourized and Hollywoodized.  Celebrated national TV broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw famously skips it and has been vocal as to his reasons why.

Nonetheless, we usually can spot several celebrity moms we’ve covered in the past to feature on the blog. In the very recent past 8 years, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Bell, Jessica Simpson, Cynthian Nixon, Adriana Lima, Neve Campbell, Emma Watson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Anna Chlumsky, Julianna Margulies, Katie Couric, Sofia Vergara, Shonda Rhimes, Rosario Dawson, Candace Cameron Bure, model Emily Ratajowski, Vivica A. Fox, Lupita Nyong’o, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Kendell Jenner, Laverne Cox, Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union have all attended as guests of various news organizations that purchase tables.

Not this year. We didn’t see any. There were a few celebs and some of DC’s A-listers [read: TV journalists and broadcast reporters] there but that’s about it.  And with Trump declaring war on the media, the White House press corp and DC establishment, none in his administration or celebs friendly to him failed to show up as well.

So…we’re doing the next best thing and flashbacking to all the ones who did show up in years past. Interesting enough, most of them were preggers at the time!

Last year, in 2016, while pregnant with her second child, daughter, Isabella, Kerry Washington attempted to conceal her bump in an A-line one shoulder black mini Victoria Beckham mini dress.

In 2015, Glee alum Naya Rivera looked radiant in a white floor length  Tadashi Shoji evening gown and model Anne V ‘s lovely floral gown rocked that year as well.

In 2014, TODAY show anchor Savannah Guthrie was six-months pregnant with her first child when she showed up in a pink dress to the event.

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Going further back, Anna Paquin was expecting her first children, a pair of twins, with husband Stephen Moyer in 2011 when she attended the event, also affectionately known as the “Nerd Prom”, wearing a chic and elegant silk jersey gown by French designer Herve L. Leroux.

That same year, Reese Witherspoon was also expecting her third child, but first with second husband Jim Toth. She also went with black in a Monique Lhuillier  gown showing her barely there bump at the time.

 

There you have it! The White House Correspondents Association dinner  has been noteworthy for Bumpwatch coverage history.

Expecting Naturi Naughton Promotes New Season of ‘Power’ and Hits Red Carpets in Style

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Naturi Naughton, the Starz  channel star of the hit show Power  has been looking fabulous promoting her various projects and hitting red carpet arrivals. The former 3LW singer and her beau Ben are expecting their first child together later this year.

This week, the beautiful petite actress headed to the AT&T and Tribeca Host Luncheon AT&T Presents: Untold Stories – an Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration With Tribeca event during the Tribeca Film festival. She rocked a sleeveless Ronny Kobo dress and jewels by Erickson Beamon and super cute sunflower pumps.


More recently, this morning again, she stunned on the Wendy Williams show outfitted in a dress by Hemant & Nandita, jewels by Erickson Beamon and Bliss Lau and shoes by Sergio Rossi while promoting season 4 of her hit Starz channel show.

And earlier this month, she was glam and fab at the New York special screening event of  the new STARZ  show The White Princess hosted by STARZ & Refinery29 at Metrograph on April 5, 2017 in New York City.

She and the dad-to-be spent a baby moon in Hawaii a few weeks back. Naughton shared a photo of her spouse toting her on the beach. Sweet!

ACM: Red Carpet Fashion, Music and Baby Bumps

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As usual, we scoped the Red Carpet arrivals at another award show looking for our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

This time, we spotted quite a few at last night’s American Country Music Awards which was held at the Toshiba Plaza and TMobile Arena in Las Vegas.


Carrie Underwood stunned in a sheer nude  colored and silver embellished trim LaBourjoisie dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Harry Kotlar earrings, and rings from Djula and Hearts on Fire.

Hillary Scott took a colorful route in a pink and midnight Proenza Schouler dress accented with David Webb jewelry and Kurt Geiger shoes. It’s a welcome departure for the star who wears a lot of black. e5ea8d1c-9c6f-457f-b25b-fada8ba78991

Underwood took the stage to perform her hit pop country song with Keith Urban “The Fighter”  and a medley of other songs wearing a fringe mini dress Badgley Mischka dress, The Archives & Showroom earrings, and rings by Stefere Jewelry and Joelle. 

She also wore a Dora Abodi jacket and skirt, Fahrenheit shoes, and House of Emmanuele jewelry during the performance

She was nominated for Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Jessie James Decker showed out in a nude shimmery Casino Royals dress by Abyss by Abby.

Scott also joined her Lady Antebellum band mates on stage to sing their song “You Look Good“. The group was nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.

There were also a couple of baby bumps on the carpet.

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Singer Thomas Rhett placed his hand on the belly of his expectant wife  Lauren Gregory Atkins before later accepting his award for Song of the Year award for “Die a Happy Man” on stage. He also performed his duet with Maren Morris, “Craving You” during the night.

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Clay Walker also announced that he and wife Jessica Craig are expecting my cupping her belly.

Congrats  you the expectant couples.

My fave dress wasn’t worn by a Bumpwatch alum but Lauren Alaina who looked stunning in this cornflower blue Leanne Marshall from her spring 2017 collection.

photo: Getty…

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Gwen Stefani Ditches Her Signature Ruby Red Lip for Hot Pink at 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards

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Sizzling!

We were geeked to see our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum, singer and The Voice coach Gwen Stefani ditch her signature ruby red lip for neon pink tonight at the Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


The star went with an embellished black rocker glam on the arrival carpet and hit the stage later to present an award in a cute “Slime” theme mini dress.

Good thing the mom to three boys stuck with her trademark platinum pony-tail or we wouldn’t be able to distinguish her from the twenty-something starlets out there.

Man, can you believe she is 47!?! Wow! Hot mama!

 

We Can’t Get Enough Of Ciara’s Arrival Carpet Glam

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Second-time mom-to-be R&B crooner Ciara has been mixing up her red carpet and event arrival style, not sticking to any one color pallete or look.

Most recently, the designer muse looked regal in a royal red velvet fishtail train dress by Jovani while attending the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.


The day before, the gorgeous model went with a textured off white gown under a champagne chartreuse opera coat  by August Getty Atelier while attending the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar-viewing party on February 25, 2017 at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

She is even staying on trend, donning a black choker to accessorize her black sheer top and on-trend big loose palazzo pants she wore under an Off-White striped duster coat to the Warner Music Group Grammy party at Milk Studios back on February 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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And her casual looks are on point too. Usually makeup less, she rocked all black during a date night with the hubby in West Hollywood and was fresh-faced chilling one day in a chic IG pic she posted on her Instagram account a couple weeks ago, and in a recent out-and-about photo with her son Future Zahir on her back.

Get it Ci-Ci! Shoe em how Maternity Glam-Chic is done. (smile)

How Olivia Culpo’s Marchesa Water Dress helps Charity

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Actress and former beauty queen Olivia Culpo’s Oscar red carpet dress will help provide clean water to children in the developing world.

How?


The former Miss USA and Miss Universe 2012 teamed up with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Georgina Chapman to design the dress made up of a chalice.

“It’s in partnership with Stella Artois and Water.org,” the star of The Other Woman  told Ryan Secrest on the red carpet. “Stella Artois created chalices and for one chalice sold, five years of clean drinking water is provided for someone in the developing world. So this dress is actually made out of the chalice pieces, and it’s encouraging people to get involved in the water crisis and buy the chalice.”

And it is a stunning masterpiece. It even flows like water.

“We wanted the dress to represent water itself, so it’s sort of cascading,” she explained. “The crystal represents the water as well. We knew we wanted tears.”

She continued, “They did an amazing job…and it’s fun when you can incorporate good things and charity into fashion!”

Nice!

Bump Watch: Amal Clooney glows in White

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Since the first time announcing that they were expecting twins this summer British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney and  her Ocean’s Eleven actor husband George Clooney made their first public appearance.

They walked the red carpet at the 42nd edition of the Cesar Ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on Friday, February 24.


She glowed in a custom-made Atelier Versace dress, which featured a fitted top and ombre train.

Stunning!

Bump Watch: Ciara Looked Glam at the 150 Most Fashionable Women Event

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The fashion magazine Harper’s BAZAAR held its event to celebrate t 150 Most Fashionable Women presented by TUMI in partnership with American Express, La Perla, and Hearts On Fire.

The singer and model showed up at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California in a gorgeous black velvet wrap gown by Rhea Costa.


Stunning!