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SYTYCD’s Host Cat Deeley Bumped it up for Emmy Week

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So You Can Think Can Dance host and 2015 Emmy nominee Cat Deeley had a grand ole time this Emmy week taking her bump to all the parties and the big show.

The statuesque Brit beauty and her husband Northern Irish comedian hubby Patrick Kielty are expecting their first child together since marrying in 2012.

Deely, who was up against the winner The Voice host Carson Daly  for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Programming, stunned in a low cut jeweled and beaded gold gown.

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The Friday night before, the former DJ and hubby attended the Emmy Awards’ Performers Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel on September 19 in Beverly Hills, California.

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She wore a tuxedo jacket over a black mini dress concealing her bump. And those shoes were the bomb.com.

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The Thursday, she was out again in a black wrap dress with gold embellishments on the shoulder, and carried an Yves Saint Laurent clutch at Entertainment Weekly‘s Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place in West Hollywood California.

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On  Wednesday, she did black again at the Audi Celebrates Emmys Week 2015 at Cecconi’s Restaurant on September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, wearing a black, grey and gold long sleeve mini dress with a box clutch.

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The party started the week before actually, when she attended the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, in a high slit floor-length black with side embellished dress and sexy strappy heels.

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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.

photos: Getty

Weekend Style Pick: Slim Pants & Pencil Skirts

 

 

These are the last days of Summer. Your chances to wear slingbacks, summer Whites and flirty dresses are coming to a close. 

A good Summer/Fall transition choice is sim fit pants and skirts. 

They are versatile because you can dress them up or down with a t-shirt or blouse and funky or elegant jewelry.

I’m heading out tonight for another Virgo birthday celebration and I plan to cinch everything in with a pair of black skinny jeans and a black pencil skirt

 

Edited to add my look with baby my sis and our Bellyitch Blog blogger, Posh The Socialite. 

That’s the other perk of these pieces: the slimming effect. Perfect!

If you are heading out tonight, consider slim jeans or a pencil skirt as a cute and cool seasonal transition look.

Photos: see Bellyitch style board for credit 

Eva Mendes Adds ‘Sexy Mom’ Flavor to Her NY&CO Collection

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Eva Mendes has been designing clothes for her New York & Company line for several seasons now, but one recent major life event has since shifted her perspective on what women want to wear: becoming a mother.

E! News caught up with proud new mama to baby Esmeralda and chatted with Mendes about much her new September collection means to her.

“I think that being a mom now myself, I love dressing…not so much like a mom but there is a sexiness in kind of giving into the mom thing and that I’m dressing as an example for a little girl. Like, I’m someone’s example!”

The brunette beauty added, “That’s exciting for me and I make clothes that I think are really beautiful for moms, for all women, but certainly for moms.”

Surrounding by her fall collection at a TODAY show promo - Instagram

Surrounding by her fall collection at a TODAY show promo – Instagram

And when asked how she feels about seeing more diversity on the runways at fashion weeks across the globe, Mendes dished, “I don’t think it’s one or the other. I think as long as there is diversity and everyone is represented, that’s pretty rad.”

During her recent interview with Glam Belleza Latina‘s 2015 Fall issue, Mendes shared that she loves getting feedback from her customers and women on social media about her New York & Company collection and her CIRCA Beauty line.

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In fact, many have wondered if it’s really her taking the time out to respond to the many comments on her Instagram, to which she answered, “That is 100 percent me. It actually breaks my heart when I can’t respond. I love connecting with women; it’s fun for me.”

That Mendes is a real girls’ girl!

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Eva Mendes’ collection works with pregnant women too – Instagram/EvaMendes

 

And even Jennifer Hudson wears it!

 

reprinted with permission E! News

 

22 Sexy & Fashionable Virgo Celebs 

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As this month is a fashionable one with all the various designers unveiling their Spring 2016 and Fall 2015 collections on runways at various cities’ respective Fashion Weeks, and it being Virgo season, I thought I would highlight all the fashionable celebrity moms and designers we’ve covered in Bellyitch over the years.

Tom Ford also infamously said, “You know, the world might be a very scary place if it were only run by Virgos.” True, but every organization needs a Virgo in it to keep it running smoothly. So does the world!

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I admit I am biased given my birthday was on September 6 and I myself am a proud Virgo and share a birthday with at least one spouse of a Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum  and the sign with other alums (above) including the Queen Bee Beyonce (Sept. 4), Country singer Jennifer Nettles, (Sept. 12), TV host and former model Padma Lakshmi (Sept. 1) , Songstress P!nk (Sept. 8) and powerhouse singer and actress Jennifer Hudson (Sept. 12).



Our Virgo Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who are actual designers include Stella McCartney (Sept. 13), Nicole Richie (Sept. 21), and Rachel Zoe (Sept.1)


Male Fashion Icons and Designers I love and admire (either for their fashion sense, work ethic or a combo of both) include: my birthday mate and alum Idris Elba (Sept. 6), Tom Ford (Aug. 27), Karl Lagerfeld (Sept. 10); and guys whose S.O. we recently covered Wiz Khalifa, ex to Amber Rose (Sept. 8) and Evan Ross, spouse to Ashlee Simpson (Aug. 26).

Young and/other influential in-demand Fashionable women I enjoy seeing dressed up as fashion muses for several designers: Taraji P. Henson (Sept. 11), KeKe Palmer (Aug. 26), Misty Copeland (Sept. 10), Zendaya Coleman (Sept 1) and Angela Simmons (Sept 18).


Finally, fashion forward and super sexy Salma Hayek (Setp. 2), Jada Pinkett Smith (Sept 18) and Sanaa Lathen (Sept. 19) also rock the Virgo Virgin sign well.



And of course Ludacris (Sept 14), rounding up for pops of recent alum Eudoxie.

Happy Birthday, Virgos!

NY Fashion Week: Celeb moms on and off the runway

 

 

We are in the middle of another New York Fashion Week and already we’ve spotted some new and current Bellyitch bump watch alums and moms at shows and a few on the runways, and behind the scenes. 

 

 

Before singer Ciara, Future Jr’s mom, was a R&B pop star, she was a model and these days we’ve seen her return to her model life. She rocked casual attending the Ralph Lauren show this week. 

 

 

And posed up with another recent bump watch alum Liv Tyler (mom to 7-year old Milo and 7-month old Sailor) and her dad Steven Tyler at Givenchy. Tyler was a long-time Givenchy spokeswoman.

  

 
 

Brand new mom Emily Bustamante (Emily) from VH1‘s Love and Hip Hop was a model mom this week. Her son Rojan is a child model and walked in several shows. 

 

We saw celeb stylist-turned designer Rachel Zoe (another Virgo) supporting backstage at the Givenchy show.

  

 
 

And attend the House of Gant Fall presentation on Thursday with the designers and her hubby Rodger Bermnan.

 

 



While previously sharing on IG that she and her team are hard at work on her own show that runs today.

    
 

Current 2nd-time mom-to-be Karolína Kurková was also at the Gant show, hamming up the bump in the line’s athletic sweat pants.

 

 

  

Earlier, the Victoria Secret angel shared with her fans and followers in social media that she is a working mom model. 

  

 
 

She is having another baby boy, she revealed recently after announcing this summer that she and hubby Archie Drury are expecting again. The couple are parents to 5 year old Tobin Jack

    
 

Last, but not least, Jennifer Husdon, who is also a Virgo and celebrates her birthday today, wore Givenchy while attending and seemingly walking at Givenchy’s show.  

She joked about the long walk to her front row seat at the show. 

Trend Alert: This is one of the ‘IT’ Bags to Wear this FALL 2015

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This Fall, expect to see box bags and clutches again making a big splash on the runways and fashion scene. These unique pieces were much ablaze on the runways this past Spring and are expected to make another appearance as we gear up for NYFW and the fall Fashion Week season at various fashion cities world wide.


Here is a  collection of some of our faves we spotted in various price points for various budgets. Consider them for your inspiration as you plan your fall wardrobe, mamas and moministas:

 

You are not limited to one color or style. Mix it up and have it your way.

photo: PopSugar

Kimberly Caldwell’s Suave and Eclectic Maternity Shoot

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Kimberly Caldwell, best known for being a finalist on the very first American Idol, and her hunky husband Canadian soccer star Jordan Harvey recently took some pre-baby maternity portraits and the results are stunning.

Our fave is a photo (above) of the couple decked out in all black formal wear.

“To kick off entering the third trimester, we posed for our maternity photos with Kari Heese, my friend and owner of the boudoir studio, Lux Portraits, that I am lucky enough to do hair and makeup for in Vancouver, B.C.,” Caldwell told PEOPLE magazine.

“It was so empowering to celebrate my bump and own my new curves,” the part-time TV personality and host added. “The best part was not having to suck in standing next to my husband and his abs!”

The photo Caldwell, who is also a leather handbag maker, is talking about is the very cute one featured exclusively on PEOPLE last week with her wearing yellow BoHo harem pants and her husband showing off his athletic pecs and a very rad arm tattoo.

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Nice.

Caldwell is in her 33rd week and is entering the homestretch. She announced the pregnancy earlier this Spring.

 

photos: Luxe Portraits

 

Get the Look: Kourtney Kardashian’s Red Jumpsuit

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I am getting ready for my birthday weekend and still scrambling for that perfect outfit to wear to various events I will be attending and using as an excuse to celebrate another year of life.

After watching our Posh Mom Style Icon for 2015 winner Kourtney Kardashian wow in a fire engine red plunging neckline Balmain jumpsuit this past Sunday at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, I think I’m going to shift focus and hunt for a jump suit! She accented the look with a Cartier cuff and gold box clutch.

I usually stick with black because it is so slimming but this mom of three who looks to have been watching her diet and hitting the gym lately have me inspired to go bold! Here are some picks of red jumpsuits I found over at our partners at Shopstyle Collective.