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Weeks After Giving Birth, ‘Veep’s Anna Chlumsky hit Emmy Red Carpet

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Veep star and Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Anna Chlumsky gave birth to her daughter just weeks before she hit Sunday’s Emmy Awards red carpet.

The My Girl  alum was nominated for the 4th time for a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy for her role as Amy Bookheimer and instilled the help of designer Chrisitan Sirano to create a bold look for the award show which took place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, September 18.

Her second daughter Clara Elizabeth So was born on Thursday, July 28.

Though she lost the award to SNL‘s Kate McKinnon, she stood out in a crinkly metallic off-the-shoulder gold asymmetric gown with an extended train that she helped design.

“This was a collaboration,” Siriano told PeopleStyle of the gown, one of nine looks he designed for the Emmys. “She really wanted something very vintage. She has a lot of vintage references, like old-school ’40s, ’50s dresses. And she wanted this very weird shape because she just had a baby. So she really, I think, didn’t want to show too much of her body, but still wanted to look cool.”

He told the site that he and Chlumsky expected the dress to generate some criticism.

“I think definitely it was a risk,” he says. “The fabric was a risk. The shape was a risk. But it was cool. People get very scared of what they haven’t seen before. Like, ‘Oh, I hate it,’ or ‘Oh, it’s not working,’ because it’s just new to them. But I think that’s okay. We all knew it was going to be something fun and different and not everybody would get it and that’s okay.”

Chlumsky and husband Shaun So also have a 3-year-old daughter, Penelope Joan.

Emmy Awards Moms on the Red Carpet and Winners

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The Primetime Emmys went down tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

In contention for awards were several of the celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog in year’s past including Anna Chlumsky (in J. Mendel) for Best Lead Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep and Christina Applegate  (in Vera Wang) who was nominated but didn’t win Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her amazing role in Dead To Me and finally Laura Linney who did win the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Ozark.

On the Purple Carpet, we spotted Padma Lakshmi, my fave dress tonight in Christian Siriano; Busy Phillips in Lela RoseKerry Washington in Alexandre Vauthier; Taraji P. Henson also in Vera Wang;  Regina King in Jason Wu; Betthany Frankel in stunning Alex Perry dress, Iris & Ink shoes, and an Audemars Piguet watch.

Kristin Cavallari  interviewed stars as part of the E! Live from the Red Carpet event wearing a sunny yellow strapless Nicole + Felicia Couture dress with Stuart Weitzman  pumps.

Oh and The Good Life‘s Kristen Bell stunned as well celebrating her show’s nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.



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2017 Emmy Red Carpet Trends: Black, Silver, Color and Feathers!

 

The 69th Prime Time Emmy Awards went down yesterday at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Several of our fave celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog before and whose red carpet style we’ve admired showed out again.

Several were nominated like Padma Lakshmi‘s show Top Chef, Anna Chlumsky for her role in Veep, Thandie Newton for Westworld, Regina King for American Crime, Heidi Klum for Project Runway, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara  for Modern Family.

Other Bump watch alums and pasta features Jessica Biel, Neve Campbell, Jane Krakowski, Felicity Huffman and Keri Russell also looked stunning on the carpet .

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman (in Calvin Klein by Appointment) for their short series Little Big Lies and to Kidman for a top actress win in her category.

Here are the trends we spotted:

All Black everything on Jane Krakowski, Neve Campbell, Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano, and Julie Bowen in Alberta Ferretti.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Armani Prive, Gabrielle Union in Zuhair Murad and Emmy Rossum in Zac Posen.

Shimmering and Blush on Thandie Newton  in Jason Wu, Anna Chlumsky and Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture.

Silver Belles: Zuri Hall in Raisa & Vanessa, Susan Kelechi Watson in Christina Ottaviano, Madeline Brewer, Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel, Regina King in Galia Lahav.

Colorful on Viola Davis in Zac Posen,  Heidi Klum,  Issa Rae  in Vera Wang, and  Padma Lakshmi in Zac Posen.

Stand outs that go bold with texture: Priyanaka Chopra in Balmain, Zoe Kravitz in Dior and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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.

Which Designers Dressed the Celeb Moms of the 2017 Golden Globe Red Carpet

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We love to keep track of the celeb moms that we covered on the blog while they were expecting their respective bambinos when we spot them on the red carpet at award shows and other former industry events.

This past Sunday, we spotted a ton of Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and they all looked great! Some, like currently expecting Natalie Portman (in Prada), Kerry Washington (in Dolce & Gabbana and clutch, Sophia Webster shoes, and Niwaka jewelry); and Viola Davis  (above in sunny yellow Michael Kors Collection dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Harry Winston jewels, and Judith Leiber clutch.) were nominated, and Davis won for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the movie “Fences”.

Others like, Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.) presented on stage.

We, like many other fashion sites and bloggers, noticed some clear trends such as the Yellow trend. Also, there were a lot of women in metallics on the carpet as well.

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Loved Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Fred Leighton jewelry with her own engagement ring, an Omega watch, and a Judith Leiber bag; Regina King ( in a Ramona Keveza dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and jewelry by Butani, L’Dezen, and Yvel while carrying a Tadashi bag); Chrissy Teigen (in a Marchesa dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and a Jimmy Choo clutch) and Kristin Cavallari  (in an Idan Cohen dress, Hearts On Fire  and Doves jewels)

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Black and White was another common theme: Teresa Palmer (in an Armani Prive dress, Niwaka jewelry, Sophia Webster shoes, and a Jimmy Choo bag. ( Heidi Klum (in a J Mendel dress, Giuseppe Zanottti shoes and clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.); and Sienna Miller in a Michale Kors Collection gown, Bally shoes, a Christian Louboutin clutch, and Tiffany & Co jewelry).

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Some dresses were ornate and had lots of unique draping and structure: Busy Phillips (in a Stella McCartney dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry); Jessica Biel (in an Elie Saab Haute Couture sleeveless deep-v neckline gown with black velvet bodice and mini checkerboard print skirt set with sequins, embellished with flowers in silk mousseline, sequins, crystal stones, silk threads and beads and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, an Elie Saab dress, and Neil Lane jewelry); Anna Chlumsky ( in a Roland Mouret dress, Loeffler Randall shoes, H Stern earrings, Hearts on Fire rings, and Tyler Ellis bag) and Carrie Underwood (in an Iris Serban gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Yoko London jewelry, and a Tadashi Shoji clutch.)

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We also saw a lot of very deep cut neckline and a few like Thandie Newton ( in a gorgeous white Monse dress with metallic train, Harry Winston jewelry, and Jimmy Choo shoes., Drew Barrymore ( in a Monique Lhuillier dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry.); Felicity Huffman (in Georges Chakra jumpsuit, Martin Katz jewelry, and Christian Louboutin shoes) and Blake Lively ( in and Atelier Versace dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.)

Beauties!

2015 Prime Time Emmy Awards Red Carpet and Winners

 

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Watching the red carpet to the 67th Annual Primtime EmmyAwards at Microsoft Theater tonight, I must say I was really loving all the creative and different silhouettes, daring cutouts and experiments with texture on the styles of clothing.

Early photos I saw revealed a lot of prom and pageant-like dresses, and very full skirts and structured boring looks we’ve seen before on the Miss Universe stage, but then when I began to dig deep into the photo galleries and I was wowed by Amy Poehler‘s midriff revealing black Michael Kors Collection dress with spaghetti halter straps. Grrrrr!

And January Jones‘ emerald Ulyana Sergeenko jumpsuit with a starfish brooch at the hip was to die for!

Kerry Washington did not disappoint this time in a silver metallic Marc Jacobs with futuristic cap shoulders, Casadei pumps and Harry Winston jewels. Love Love!

Mad Men‘s Jessica Pare brought out the color in her pink Monse halter dress, accented with Fred Leighton jewels and Christian Louboutin heels.

Many were nominated and several took home awards like Julia Louis-Dreyfus who won again for the 4th straight year in a row as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep.

And Congratulations to  Viola Davis for her historic win as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role in How to Get Away With Murder tonight. Bravo! She rocked this stage in a righteous twist-out fro complemented nicely in a white with black print Carmen Marc Valvo gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Neil Lane jewels.

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Congrats also to Regina King who played a protective Muslim mother in the mini-series drama American Crime and for her role on that version of the series nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series of Movie!

She took her son Ian to the ceremony and acknowledged him in her speech for a win she really didn’t expect, as she explained to ET!

 

 

These were big wins given the fact that historically in the US, there are not that many roles written and cast for black women to play so they can outshine their contemporaries at the time and earn wins.

Very Cool.

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King looked nice though the color and frame of the dress was underwhelming for her powerful and strong body. The back was banging tho. Owww!

Maggie Gyllenhaal did the ball gown thing in Oscar de la Renta with Fred Leighton jewels. I don’t have enough words for Heidi Klum‘s  dress and I found the fit of Claire DanesPrada dress a bit off for her tonight.

 

 

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Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky brought some glam in Bibhu Mohapatra and Chopard jewels and Sofia Vergara did the usual old Hollywood glam vixen figure-hugging fishtail look. Seen it before. It’s her signature and works for her I guess but she really should change things up.

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Weekend Red Carpet Roundup

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It’s been a busy couple of weekends for red carpet star-studded events starting with the June 2nd Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens in London, England.

We spotted several Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums like Kerry Washington killing it in a black David Komo bandeau top with gold embellished slim skirt with a deep split also by David Komo. Kate Hudson too was bringing this season’s plunging neckline trend to the forefront in her eye-catching Burnt Orange J.Mendel dress, accented with a gold Jimmy Choo clutch and Brian Atwood pumps. Rochelle Humes looked elegant as well.

Yesterday, at Spike TV‘s Guy Choice 2015 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver, City, we spotted Taraji P. Henson showcasing the white on white trend. With no surprise “Cookie” took home the Jean-Claude Ghad Dam award while another Bellyitch Bumpwatch babe Salma Hayek walked away with the much deserved Decade of Hotness award.

Tonight, at the Tony Awards, we saw a Jennifer Lopez was serving up the old Hollywood glam with the her wavy do in a darker shade than she’s been wearing lately. Her Valentino Couture  gown was elegant and perfectly accentuated with Harry Winston jewels, a Jimmy Choo purse and Christian Louboutin heels. Anna Chlumsky was also in the house in an eggplant colored form fitting Sophie Theallet dress.

I also adored what Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles wore too. She was gorg.

Kerry Washington, Kate Hudson and Rochelle Humes at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

My fave look for the weekend was not worn by a mom but Vanessa Hudgens. I loved the big bold floral patterns in this with the deep plunging neckline Naeem Khan gown. She looked Amaze Balls!

2015 SAG Awards Red Carpet rocked by Celeb Moms

The stars came out at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards tonight, January 25  at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. And as usual many of the past and currently expecting celebrity mothers we cover and have covered looked their best on the red carpet before the show. A few were also nominated for the coveted awards that many say are the predictors for who will take home the Academy Awards later in the year. 

Camila Alves McConaughey look tonight was one of my faves in this gorgeous deep eggplant colored aubergine Donna Karan dress. The simple make up played up her natural beauty and she worked the draping and train like only a professional Brazilian supermodel could. 

Another fave was the custom white one shoulder Giorgio Armani dress Reese Witherspoon wore to a fitted T. The award nominee for her stand-out role in Wild put the A in A-list as she was dripping  in pearl drop earrings, a cocktail ring and elegant bangles from Tiffany & Co and Harry Winston.

The dress that The Good Wife star Juliana Margulies wore looked a hot mess on the runway this past fall, but some inventive tailor managed to cinch that Giambattista Valli dress at the waist and make it her own. She was fabu in this number which she polished off with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, Jimmy Choo “Lucille” sandals and Fred Leighton jewels.
Didn’t hear much positive thing about Lupita N’yongo‘s chosen dress, a deep v neckline  Pre fall 2015 multi-colored Elie Saab gown, worn with Fred Leighton earrings. I loved it and thought it was a complex yet still simple and elegant complete stand out look. And as a fan, wearer and advocate for braids, I was uber psyched to see the 2014 Best Actress Academy Award winner in cornrows and a braided bun. The Twelve Years a Slave star’s  make up was everything.  Nice!
Maggie Gyllenhaal was uber glam in Thakoon accessorized with a box clutch and jewels from Bvlgari and Fred Leighton. I’m digging the red lip and the pixie cut. Work it mama. So classy, as per usual.

Amy Poehler did her thing in a black shimmery Jenny Packham gown. I love the Parks and Recreation actress’ hair the best in this look. The soft loose ringlets to one side is the money ball and very feminine.  Yass. Go ahead Miss funny lady. 

Claire Danes guzzied it up in a deep green Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 dress which was bold though a bit overly designed with too many elements. I’m thinking lose the belt or the halter or the side embellishments or all three. She looked comfortable and happy so that’s what matters most, right? Make up was boss though, especially the smoky eyes and matte nude lip.  

Past feature adoption mom Viola Davis was stunning in a fitted white Max Mara dress. I love how the halter makes her defined shoulders stand out. I don’t care for the shape of the bracelet but the natural parted afro rocks! Congrats on winning the award for Best TV drama actress for her role in How to Get Away with Murder.

Mom-to-be and nominee for her role in The Imitation Game Keira Knightley wore a purple jewel-tone lace Erdem dress. It was so Keira but also so fluffy and foofy and meh.

Can’t believe Togetherness  actress Amanda Peet just gave birth six weeks ago and looked this va va voom in this pink with black accents chiffon J. Mendel dress. I do not love the hair at all. I think it should have been let down for max effect.

The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik finally went big and glam in Christian Siriano tonight. She usually looks frumpy in whatever she wears but tonight was a stand out. Bravo! More of this. Yes?

Equally gorg was Paula Patton in Kimberly McDonald. The jeweled embellishments really popped and set off this look as did the beaded accents. We could have done something more fab with the hair, but still, overall a good look.



Julia Roberts  never disappoints in a classic black Givenchy  tuxedo jumper with a box clutch and accent cuff on the wrist. She could’ve really taken this look to another level had she gone with some different colored shoes and in a strappy sandal. She’s been keeping it 100 for the gingers for over several decades now. 

We saw Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky looking nice in a unique silver and burnt sienna-colored  Escada gown. I really loved her smoky eye with a tinge or orange and pale pink matte lip. It’s such a refreshing departure for her that I can’t help but love it. 

Though not a mom and not previously featured on this blog, my absolute fave look tonight was won by The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. This crimson Romona Kevelza belted dress was perfectly tailored to her body and the silver tube clutch and cuffs really made the sultry look stand out. I loved the hair too. Perfect!





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Celeb moms on White House Correspondents Dinner red carpet (PHOTOS)

Last night, many of the moms who we’ve featured in the past and who star in television shows that are set in Washington, DC or the White House were spotted on the red carpet to the White House Correspondents Association Association‘s 100th Annual dinner at the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC.

The annual ball is for charity and is usually attended by an A-list of politicians, reporters and celebrities.

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Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus who star in VEEP and  new moms Jessica Simpson and Kristen Bell, and other celebs went to the event as guests of various media organizations that cover the White House.

Veep’s Anna Chlumsky was giving face in black and white.

Sofia Vergara in Romona Keveza Spring 2014 gold asymmetric gown with pale pink chiffon skirting
Cynthia Nixon in a Tibi printed, round neckline, silk  gown.

 

Jessica Simpson in a  Carolina Herrera  strapless macro-print floral chiffon gown  with Neil Lane jewels

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  in a Antonio Berardi pre-fall 2014 black gold embellished gown Brian Atwood pumps  and Edie Parker clutch and Neil Lane jewels.

 

The Good Wife  star Julianna Margulies in vintage high waist black chiffon Jean Dessès draped gown styled with Roger Vivier clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewel

 

Katie Couric was svelte and sexy in a slinky lace number.

 

Kristen Bell in Dolce & Gabbana and carrying a Christian Louboutin clutch

 

It girl (not yet a mom but featured often) Lupita Nyong’o in  Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 polka dot tulle peplum gown  from Resort 2014 collection with an Oscar de la Renta clutch, Paul Andrew Earrings and  Fred Leighton shoes.

 

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