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!

Celeb Moms Gathered to Celebrate at 5th Annual Baby2Baby Gala

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Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jaime King and Kate Hudson attend the 5th annual Baby2Baby event.

Plenty of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums attended the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California.

The event honored actress Jennifer Garner who received the Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award for her ongoing dedication to children in need around the world.

Our faves attended the event that raises funds on behalf of the organization that collects clothing, diapers and other personal items for impoverished women and raised $3 Million dollars, E! Online reports.


Many of the women are honorary or official board members and looked fabulous while supporting.

Jessica Alba wore a black fringed Valentino dress and carried an Edie Parker box clutch as did others at the event including Kristen Bell who wore a David Koma and a pair of silver Christian Louboutin pumps and Kate Hudson in J. Mendel.

Miranda Kerr looked exquisite at the event in a Reem Acra gown and Jenna Dewan Tatum was there too and she rocked it out in pink and embroidered one shoulder cut out Marchesa dress

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Other attendees included Camila Alves, Kelly Rowland, Rachel Bilson, Molly Sims, Christina Aguilera, Busy Phillips and Miranda Kerr. They each looked stunning!

BoyzIIMen performed.  Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Volvo sponsored the event.

 

 

 

 

2016 Golden Globes: What they Wore; Who Won (PHOTOS)

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The 2016 Golden Globes brought out the glamour and glitz as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association set out to honor the top talent in film and television at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, January 10.

As usual, we highlight the celeb moms we’ve covered in the past who we spotted receiving and presenting awards and shining on the red carpet during arrivals.


A fave of ours, Tarji P. Henson, won her first Golden Globes for her supporting role as Cookie Lyons in the hit FOX drama Empire and another past feature Kate Winslet took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the movie Steve Jobs

Viola Davis presented and was up for a win for Best Actress in a TV drama as was Regina King who had a nod for her role in American Crime. Davis lost to Henson and King lost to the upset of the night, Lady Gaga for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel.

Jennifer Lopez,  Olivia Wilde, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal presented awards.

Here’s what (and who) everyone wore starting with bold colors worn by (above) Olivia Wilde in form fitting sequinned wine-colored custom Michael Kors Collection with quaint and cute vintage Bulgari jewels and clutch with  custom dyed Aldo shoes; Jennifer Lopez in a caped and draped mustard-colored Giambattista Valli accented with Harry Winston jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a sizzling silver Judith Leiber clutch; Taraji P. Henson in  white, wearing a Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum, Stella McCartney, with Kimberly McDonald emeralds and diamonds; and Giuliana Rancic in a gorgeous bright orange Alex Perry gown.

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Painting the town BLUE was Jenna Dewan-Tatum in gorgeous deep cut organza and embellished Zuhair Murad and Lorraine Schwartz jewels; Kate Winslet in a Ralph Lauren halter neckline dress with Neil Lane Jewels; Viola Davis in another one of our Bellyitch alums designer ( Georgina Chapman)  Marchesa with Jacob & Co. jewels, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and a Judith Leiber clutch; and
Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham , Irene Neuwirth jewels, Miu Miu shoes, and a Kotur clutch.

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In muted tones but wearing knock out and stand out dresses: Pretty in Pink Kate Hudson in a shimmery crop top and skirt by Michael Kors Collection, a  Jimmy Choo box clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Forevermark Diamonds jewelry; Heidi Klum also in Marchesa with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Lorraine Schwartz earrings; Regina King stunning in a gold caped Krikor Jabotian gown paired with Rene Caovilla shoes, Coomi earrings and Alan Friedman ring; Maggie Gyllenhaal in a black and gold floral print Marc Jacobs dress with Monolo Blahnik shoes, and Forevermark jewels; and Malin Akerman in a lace Reem Acra peplum bodice gown.

 

Beautiful all around!!

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Pregnant designer Georgina Chapman: Pregnancy unleashes “fantastical” designs

Georgina Chapman is always “dramatic” when designing, but goes to the next level when she’s pregnant.

Georgina Chapman finds herself “unleashing even more of that fantastical thinking” when designing when pregnant.

The British star and her friend Keren Craig are the brains behind the Marchesa label, which is renowned for its stunning red carpet dresses.

Georgina is expecting her second child with her husband Harvey Weinstein and last month attended the Oscars with him. She opted for an ivory empire-cut gown with a bodice embellished with pearl and metallic stones. Pregnancy has always made the star feel more creative.


“I’m quite pregnant at the moment, as you can tell in the photos! As such, I wanted something comfortable, soft and free-flowing, but still romantic and intricate. I created the gown relatively last minute, but I was very happy with it,” she told houston.culturemap.com.

“I have felt an incredible rush of creativity during my pregnancy. It was the same for my first pregnancy, too. I am dramatic in my design approach to begin with, but when I’m pregnant, I tend to unleash even more of that fantastical thinking.”

Although she’s expanding her family, Georgina hasn’t taken time off from work. She’s created a lower-priced line which is available from US retailer J.C. Penney and has designed a range of bridalwear.

Georgina approaches creating such pieces in much the same way she does her other outfits.

“The design process remains the same for me, but I do certainly take the bride into consideration. I think about everything from structure, style and fabrics, to how the gown will look in photos and the style of wedding. The same Marchesa aesthetic always applies for our bridal collections: feminine touches, dramatic flair and

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Bump Watch: Georgina Chapman commands the Oscar red carpet

Correction on last night’s round up… we totally missed the very gorgeous heiress and Marchesa designer and co-owner Georgina Chapman, who looked absolutely radiant in a floor length white dress from her own label ornately embellished with a jewel-encrusted bolero and accented with a fab white clutch. The sleek pulled back bun served well to not distract from the sophisticated beading. 
We accidentally reported that actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum, wife to Channing Tatum, was the only known preggers celebrity to walk the red carpet last night. 

Though exquisite, the length of the dress could have been a hazard and challenge via a trip hazard. That probably explains why her husband stayed glued to her side all night. 

Chapman and her husband movie producer Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Brothers and founder of Miramax films are expecting their second child together. The couple are parents to daughter India, 2,  and Weinstein is already papa to 3 other daughters Lilly, Lucy and Emma  from a previous marriage to Eve Chilton.

Chapman’s label designed dresses worn on two other attendees last night: Olivia Munn and Fan Bingbing.



Star  HBO’s The Newsroom, TV host and actress Olivia Munn looked fab in red Marchesa gown with gold embellished corset bodice. The half Chinese half German actress was a  correspondent of The Daily Showa host of several G4 channel programs and had several small roles before landing a gig on the popular show.

Chinese actress, singer and producer Fan Bingbing in Marchesa

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Mega film producer Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman welcome 2nd child

File this in the category “Missed”! Check this. The totally gorgeous designer Georgina Chapman just had her second child with her mega super producer hubby Harvey Weinstein. The couple have been married since 2007. The new baby joins the couple’s 2-year old daughter India Pea. [UPDATE SHE IS EXPECTING HER THIRD CHILD]

So the H in Hollywood stands for this dude. Weinstein is one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World 2012, and o-founded Miramax films (Shakespeare in Love, Pulp Fiction, The Crying Game, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient).

And Chapman, a designer protegee since a teen, heir to the Percol coffee  fortune and co-founder to label Marchesa,  is quite the trophy wouldn’t you say? 🙂


She was one of the judges on Project Runway: All Stars.

Congrats!!

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Bump Watch: Molly Sims bumps it up on the red carpet

Molly Sims shared this photo of herself looking radiant on the red carpet of the January 14th Art of Elysium  charity gala, writing on her blog that she wasn’t sure she’d be able to pull off such a bright orange.
“But getting dressed up is already that much harder when you’ve got a little bun in the oven, so I decided to trust in the power of Marchesa (which you all know I do since they designed my wedding dress) and go for it!” she wrote. “I’d say it worked, wouldn’t you? I just adored the flowy fabric and draping, the beaded embroidery at the shoulders and the baby bump-accommodating empire waist.”
I love the draping. On her website, Sims shows readers how to modify that feel, look and color in other styles. Nice that she’s taking control of her pregnancy and melding her modeling and fashion know how with it. 

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