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The Meghan Markle Effect: My Faves Of Her Influential Looks

So the over and under is that Meghan Markle, the brand new Duchess of Sussex is a taste maker and trend setter.

Several fashion outlets reported last year that whenever the mom-to-be was  seen out wearing one of the up and coming designers’ clothing the former Suits star likes to wear they sell out quickly after. It’s called “The Meghan Markle Effect.

It is similar to the Kate Middleton effect before her and the Michelle Obama effect over on this side of the pond.

As Elle UK reported,

In August, Meghan stepped out in London for a charity performance of Hamilton in a black tuxedo dress by Judith and Charles, which resulted in a 800 per cent increase in the UK for the style. Similarly, her recent white sleeveless Maggie Marilyn tuxedo dress worn during her royal tour of New Zealand resulted in a 74 per cent surge in searches for the brand.

E! did a rundown on some of Markle’s most impactful & influential outfits since she married Prince Harry last Spring. A lot of it is pretty straight laced but a mixture of structured jackets, A-line dresses, mixed with solids and patterns, which I like. Her taste and style these days are a bit straight laced yet still very very chic but I guess since she is a Royal now, it’s best to stick to the script and the less over-the top and more non-descript!

But I love conservative leaning looks anyway. Here are my faves.

The Club Monaco trench coat over an all black everything look with some lace up Stuart Weitzman Veruka boots that she wore during a stop in New Zealand last October is fire!

While catching a Wimbledon match in July with sis-in-law Kate Middleton, she donned a crisp pin striped Ralph Lauren shirt with Wide Leg silk pants! Cute! Cute!!

Finally, this burgundy peplum top over black cropped skinny  pants and black Sarah Flint Jay Pump platform shoes are chic, stylish yet relatable and comfy.

I don’t think sis can go wrong and there is a multi-million and maybe billion dollar/pound fashion industry that is banking on  it too!

Inside Kenya Moore Daly’s ‘Wrinke In Time’-Themed Baby Shower

Last weekend, Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kenya Moore and her husband Marc Daly celebrated the impending birth of their first child together at a  Wrinkle In Time -theme baby shower in Atlanta where guests were asked to dressed in elaborate costumes to reflect the theme similar to the Met Gala.

The seated plated event was held at the Historic Academy of Medicine building at George Tech University, a venue used often for lavish banquets, weddings and other formal events.

It was held in an intimate sized ornately decorated room, draped in lighted organza, green carpet, golden thrones and everything needed to resemble an enchanted forest.

Guests of the October 20th event included family, friends and former castmates Porsha Williams, Kandi Burrus, Cynthia Bailey, and Claudia Jordan along with “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Gizelle Bryant, Married to Medicine stars Toya Bush-Harris and Dr. Heavenly Kimes among others.

When the time was right, Moore Daly entered the red-carpet event after emerging from a luxury black SUV and joined her already gathered guests to an awaiting head table that included her aunt, hubby and several relatives.

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At one point, Moore Daly and Williams and Morton talked about not being able to breathe while preggers. Cute.

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The Dalys took a spin off of a very popular theme among celebs: Royal. It is one previously in the past including, Lil Kim, Jojo Simmons, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend,  Creed frontman Scott Stapp and his wife Jaclyn, and even Moore Daly’s  former co-star Eva Marcille earlier this month in March.

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Guests took home custom a box of favors featuring personalized chocolate bars, Tic Tacs, wine and sanitation wipes.

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The package for the royal baby shower! ??✨? #babydaly

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Inside #RHOA’s Shamea Morton’s Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea Morton Mwangi celebrated the impending birth of her daughter at the Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel this weekend during a Tutus and Tiara-themed baby shower.

Several of the celebrity guests including her RHOA castmates (current and former) came out including our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kandi Burruss, current moms-to-be Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore, who was outfitted in a pink tutu as well, and Sheree Whitfield.

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Guests were greeted with personalized napkins and ornately decorated table settings and gold tulle lined chairs.

Also in attendance was the members of Morton’s Atlanta Falcons cheerleader family

All indulges with chocolate and yogurt  covered pretzels and Cookies provided by Sweetly Intoxicating bakery. Adonai Cookie Shoppe and Adonai Desserts Atlanta created the sweet multi-tower cake topped with a tiara and tulle at its base:

Dancers and Ballerinas from Atlanta-based Academy of the Arts performed

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The guests of honor got down on the dance floor before Morton thanked all who came:

Guests took home cookes with tiara’s on them

And made their own gift bags that they could fill with personalized water bottles, nail polish and more

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They also got to capture the memory of the lavish event by posinf in front of a pink flower wall.

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And played shower games:

There was also a photo booth:

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And the parents took home scores of gifts! Fun!

Inside Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard’s Baby Shower

Over the weekend, Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman and her husband New York Giants player Sterling Shepard also celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together at an intimate backyard baby shower in Oklahoma thrown by the leggy brunette’s friends.

The shower’s color theme was pink and Iman revealed that she is expecting a girl on her Instagram sharing photos of the blessed event.

“It’s a GIRL.” The expectant mama posted a picture of she and Sterling sitting on a pink couch outside in a lush yard with pink flowers surrounding the expectant parents.

Earlier this month Chanel attended the Fragrance Foundation Awards in N.Y.C. where she spoke to reporters and admitted that “the first term actually was very difficult” and she “was sick,” adding “I’m super anxious to meet my baby,” and after she got through her rough patch of morning sickness, “my pregnancy has been amazing,”

Hubby also opened up to the New York Post about his excitement of becoming a first-time papa.  “I’m super excited about it,” he told the paper. “On game days, I see guys…they have their babies down there, and it’s a warm feeling when you see that. I’m looking forward to it…I can’t wait.”

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The goregous Iman has also been working on campaigns and posting outtakes from shoots during her pregnancy, looking fabulous as would be expected.

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Sun ☀️day @revolve @fwrd #montenegro??

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Inside Cardi B’s and Offset’s ‘Bronx Fairytale’ Baby Shower

Fresh off confirmation that they secretly wed, rappers Cardi B and her new husband Offset, celebrated the upcoming birth of their first child together at a lavish “Bronx Fairytale” themed wedding in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

The event, named for the New York city burrough where Cardi is from, featured a 16-foot topiary floral wall, room entrance ways that resembled a 6-car subway train, and several rooms draped in 26,000 pink and white flowers, created by C. Waymen Florals & Events.  One area of one room featured a mock “Bardi Baby Bodega” stocked with personalized diapers, bottles, and more.

Guests chilled out in an elegant lounge area and noshed on custom-made piraguas, sliced fruit, and soul food, while sipping on pink coquito cocktails and Hennessy shots, as Vogue style writer put it, a nod to Cardi B’s sister, Hennessy Carolina.

I loved best the “Bardi Baby Book Library,” stocked with Latina and African-American children’s books like “Buenas Noches”, “Luna”, and “Viva, Frida”.

The center piece of the event was a five-tier cake, with each layer a different flavor fave of Cardi’s: Dominican pineapple, strawberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache, and honey bun.

Entertainment included Orchestra Noir, a hip hop orchestra group, and the Ballethnic dance company.

Guests took home as party favors custom purple baby blanket, a nod to the epic self portrait shawl Cardi once wore to the airport.

A glowing Cardi went with light pink bodycon dress with bold  brushed silver statement necklace and earrings while Offset opted for a denim jeans and a jacket with a black turtleneck, a large cross necklace and a studded silver belt.

Guests included fellow rappers and our Bellyitch bumpwatch alums Rasheeda and singer Monica, and at one point in one video shared on Instagram,  Hennessy can be seen dancing with the expectant mom and rubbing her protruding belly.

It was very much the electrifying shower the “Invasion of Privacy” recording artist told Rolling Stone in her cover story that she wanted the event to be.

“I want a lit baby shower. My baby shower’s not starting at no 5:00. My sh*t is going to start at 9 p.m. because that’s how I celebrate, that’s how Caribbean people celebrate,” Cardi said. “I don’t like baby showers that be at 5 p.m. in the backyard, eating, cooking hors d’oeuvres. Nah. Sh*t, I might even drink some red wine. Red wine’s healthy, right?”

collage courtesy: screen Vogue/Cardi B/Janet Howard Studio.

Here are some pics shared by Bardi fan groups and other guests and attendees in social media:

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Inside Eva Longoria’s Outdoor Pajama Baby Shower

Devious MaidsEva Longoria and her husband Joe Baston celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together, a son, at an outdoor pajama yellow and white themed baby shower earlier this month held at Lombardi House in Hollywood.

The Desperate Housewives alum wore a strapless off the shoulder lace maxi dress to the festive and sunny garden event.

Along with family and friends, celeb pals like Desperate Housewives co-star Marcia Cross was there along with Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks, One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero and others attended.

The brunch event featured a photo booth. Also, guests were pampered with massage chairs and hair and makeup artists on hand to spruce them up.

The backdrop featured yellow balloons spelling out ‘Baby Baston‘ decorated the outside area near the dining tables.

A  Bloody Mary bar with drinks topped with gerkins and bacon and glasses of rose wine were passed out. It is reported Longoria broke down into tears when her husband gave an emotional speech thanking guests for coming.

The couple were showered with lavish gifts including a diaper cake, bath toys, books, car seats, clothes and a very nice yellow and white carnation decorated pram.

Below are more photos shared by guests on Instagram:

 

Inside Chrissy Teigen’s 2nd Surprise Baby Shower

We are sensing a pattern.

Chrissy Teigen has said she doesn’t like baby showers so her friends throw her surprise ones each time she is pregnant.

She gets two: a surprise baby shower in New York City for her east coast friends and family and one in Los Angeles, usually thrown by her Kardashian pals.

This time was no different.

After celebrating her and husband John Legend’s impending arrival in Manhattan at a surprise baby shower in November, this past Friday, Kim Kardashian-West hosted another low key baby shower.

Last round, the make up module treated her friend to a McDonald’s feast to celebrate now two-year old baby Luna before she was born.

This time, Kardashian chose Shake Shack to cater the event for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.

The all-star guest list included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Legend, Kris Jenner, and more.

A buffet of five elegant cakes followed, each  featured puns and phrases with the word “Legend” in it like, “A Legend in the Making” and “Legendary.”

 

 

Teigen, who conceived her daughter through in vitro fertilization, decided to try IVF again for the couple’s second child. “You do the whole process again to try to get as many embryos and eggs as possible,” the mother-to-be told People back in February. “Everyone is freezing everything, and then you make the embryos out of what you freeze and try to make viable perfect embryos.”

h/t Celebrity Baby Scoop

Creative and Unique: ‘The Bachelorette’s Ali Fedotowsky’s Denim-Themed Beach Baby Shower

Okay, people are really getting creative with the baby shower themes these days!  of The Bachelorette is expecting her second child and recently had a baby shower that was all denim-themed and on the beach!

As Celeb Baby Scoop reports:

People shared the details about her baby shower. Ali is just a couple weeks away from having her second child, which will be a baby boy. She already has a little girl with husband Kevin Manno.

The baby shower that they had for Ali was a blue jean baby-themed bash on the beach. Ali shared that it was the perfect shower. Be Inspired PR were the ones who planned the baby shower for her. It was held at the Malibu Beach Inn. Ali shared details saying, “There were so many beautiful touches that made the day so special. Those included décor from Table Top rentals (gold beaded chargers provided by Soiree8) and Soiree8 (navy goblets), ‘Oh Boy’ stir sticks and a sign by Creative Amme, stationary byXowyo Paper and Press, as well as handmade denim braids by Jesi Haack Design.”

The flatware at the shower was held in cute denim pockets. Her 21-month old daughter Molly was at the shower and enjoyed it. She admits that one thing she really enjoyed was having all of the sweets. Ali shared the details.
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Inside Tia Mowry’s Bohemian Farmtable Baby Shower

This weekend actress and author Tia Mowry Hardrict and her husband Cory Hardrict celebrated the impending arrival of their second child, a daughter, at a Bohemian and “whimsical” themed Farm table baby shower at the Il Pastaio restaurant in Beverly Hills.

The Sister, Sister and The Game alum enlisted the help of celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss  who incorporated pink florals, wooden place mats, and twinkling lights at the intimate evening affair.

The mom-to-be of the hour wore a coral lace maxi dress to the event also attended by her 6 1/2 year old son Cree Taylor, her sister Tamera Mowry-Housley, and brothers Taj  and Tavior.

“I’m literally still on a high from my baby shower,” the Instant Mom alum told PEOPLE about her March 31st celebration. “We chose the boho theme mainly because my husband and I have been looking at a couple of names and have been narrowing down. And we felt like her name fit that theme…So we wanted to give some sort of tribute to her already. Cory and I also love the boho styles and everything. It made a lot of sense. The baby shower was in theme with her name.”

 

They didn’t share what the baby’s name will be but did reveal that her initials will be CTH, same as her son’s.

“I learned my lesson, so many people have so many opinions and this is kind of just between you and your husband,” she told the celebrity site. “I’m definitely going to wait, but we did play a game where guests can guess the baby’s name. And some of them were pretty close.”

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“It was so incredibly beautiful. It was family and friends, it was all intimate. Whenever Cory and I throw a party, we always love it to be intimate,” Mowry-Hardrict explains. “We don’t really look for really big rooms, we look for rooms where people when they sit down they’re gonna have to talk to each other. It’s all about the experience. I’m such a nurturer at heart and it’s like, ‘Yes I want to have a great time,’ but it’s all about everyone else celebrating this amazing moment. Everyone getting in on this celebration so it was full of love and full of tears.”

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Tia revealed that her husband was instrumental for including some of the surprises at the event.

“My husband surprised me, I had no idea. He had Kenny Lattimore come and sing. It was special for me because Kenny Lattimore sang at our wedding. He sang ‘For You’ which is the song I walked down the aisle to,” she says of the special song that also commemorated their 10-year anniversary, which is April 20. “Cory wanted to surprise me with his present. I walked into the room and gasped like, ‘What is happening here?’ and just sang the song. There was not a dry eye in the room. It was just so amazing. It was just wonderful.”

The event was made even more special because of the struggles the couple had to conceive their second child.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to have a second child, and it’s been over seven years since my first pregnancy… I put it off, but I did want to have another child,” she shared to PEOPLE earlier. “I didn’t let my infertility issues define me or define what my goals were and what I wanted out of life. We did try for a long time. It was hard. But I didn’t give up.”

Her husband Cory recently opened up to ESSENCE about his undying love for his pregnant wife:

“I could go on forever talking about my wife [but] I will make sure that I will always do anything that she wants and needs at the drop of a finger to make sure she’s happy… It’s just like how I live my everyday life. [Even] when y’all don’t see that, that’s still what happens in the house. I’m rubbing her feet, running her a bath, doing whatever I can to make sure she’s okay.”

Altogether now….Awwwww!

Inside Eva Marcille’s Royal Themed Baby Shower

Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives Eva Marcille and her fiance attorney Michael Sterling celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together at a Royal-themed baby shower this past weekend. The event was covered by US Weekly this week.

The couple also announced the name of the baby at the event, Michael Sterling II.

Marcille enlisted the help of her longtime friend Andrae Crenshaw from Drae Shaw Entertainment who hosted the bash at Atlanta venue 433 Bishop in near the Buckhead neighborhood.

Wedding Event Planner Eliana Baucicault of EllyB Events produced the event and used the services of  photographer Charlton Inije, event designer Akeem Clayton as designer with music by Kandi Burruss‘s tour DJ,  DJ AONE, 

Guests noshed on Caribbean cuisine including jerk chicken and oxtail provided by Atlanta’s Mangos Caribbean restaurant and for dessert, cakepops, Rice Krispy Treats, covered marshmallows, covered Oreos, lollipops and pretzels provided by Desserts for Days NJ

The America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 winner’s daughter Marley with ex Kevin McCall took a super cute photo hugging her baby brother through her mom’s bump.

The official Videographer Thomas Vision Films shared a teaser on his IG page:

Balloons and Things provided the balloon decorations.

Paper Menus were provided by Papered Wonders.