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Pharrell’s Wife Helen Lasichanh is Our 10th Posh Mom Style Icon

We first declared Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh the stylish celebrity couple back in March 2014 because of their fab eclectic and fashionable uniqueness. They show up on Red Carpet with all sorts of fabulousity in unexpected mix of patterns, lengths, materials and fabrics. Somehow, it all seemed to work and create delightful and intriguing wonderfulness.

Now that Lasichanh has welcomed her triplets earlier this year, she is now a mom of four, including her and Williams’ 8-year old son Rocket. So…this means she officially qualifies for one of our elusive Fashion Posh Mom Icon Awards.

We were one of the very first, if not the first, online outlet to create an award recognizing stylish moms. Since launching it in 2009, other more established media and global fashion entities have launched and given out their own Style Icon awards, albeit with a lot more fanfare and celebrities…oh and an actual award event. ha!

Our honor is not given out often neither liberally. We usually like to bestow it upon a mom who has more than one child because to be stylish while balancing being mom to a small brood takes skill! And we like to give it to a mother who has a personal style that is effortless and looks like she, and not her stylist team, put her looks together.

 That means, the paparazzi would not catch her out there looking busted.

Also, Lasichanh, who has Laotian and Ethiopian heritage, used to be a model and currently designs clothes so we’re going to go on a limb and presume that she outfits herself also, most stylist wouldn’t be so bold to combine some of the pieces that Lasichanh puts together because they are bold to the extreme. They usually stick with safe.

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 The last time we named someone this honor was 2015 and it was given to Kourtney Kardashian. Before her, in 2014, Jennifer Hudson, who was the fourth mom to a single child to get the award. Before her, P!nk got it in 2012. And former First Lady Michelle Obama was dubbed an icon in 2011. Other designees include, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly RipaVictoria BeckhamTichina Arnold and  Christina Milian.
We also have never given it to a woman who is more famous for being a spouse of a very well-known celebrity than a celebrity in her own right but Lasichanh’s fashion IQ is so up there that she deserves it! I mean Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Kim Kardashian haven’t won one yet! (smile)

Lasichanh married her husband in 2013 in Miami, Florida in an intimate star-studded event attended by Jay Z, Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake and featured Usher and Buster Rhymes as musical performers.

Helen Lasichanh is our 2017 Posh Mom Style Icon! Congrats girl!!

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

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.

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.

Easter 2017: How Celebrities Celebrated the Holiday (PHOTOS)

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A lot of the celeb moms we’ve featured in the past shared what they did on Easter with their fans and followers on social media. Here is a roundup of some of the fun festivities!

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After attending church in Bel-Air, the Kardashian-Jenner clan had an Easter Egg Hunt and Roll with animals. Chrissy Teigen and her daughter Luna were there.

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Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (nee Kate Middleton) attended the Easter Day service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, England.

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Kim Kardashian-West shared a family photo of herself, husband Kanye West and their two children North and Saint on her Instagram account. Check out North with the choker and she looks just like her dad.

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Singer Monica also hosted an elaborate Easter Egg Hunt and party at her home. Her daughter Laiyah, outfitted in the cutest hot pink jumpsuit seems pleased. Monica also sparked a bunch of comments speculating that she is expecting in this photo. She too is wearing a paisley off the shoulder jumpsuit that is gapping at the center, creating the illusion of a bump. Whether one is there or not, who knows.

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Ashlee Simpson Ross and her daughter Jagger Snow looked cute for Easter outfitted in matching Coachella wear Bohemian Mini-dresses.

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Kandi Burruss and son Ace Tucker Wells attended Monica’s Easter Egg Roll and Hunt party too.

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Lady Antebellum lead singer Hillary Scott shared a really creative looking aerial shot of herself with her daughter doing Easter activities.

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Tamera Mowry-Housley and hubby Adam posed with their kids daughter Ariah and son Aden in their Easter best.

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Sadly, over at her sister Tia Mowy Hardrict‘s home, all was quiet because her son Cree was battling strep, her her Instagram post.

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Check out Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady‘s daughter Vivian  in her bunny ears egg hunting on the beach.

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Victoria Beckham gets in the spirit, donning a bunny mask that looks like the signature bunny on her clothing. She looks great and this is the curviest I’ve ever seen her and they look good on her.

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CaCee Cobb and Donald Faison‘s kids, Wilder and Rocco, posed with the Easter Bunny.

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Soleil Moonfrye is certainly blessed as she said, captioning this photo of the Easter bounty she amassed for her children.

Katherine Heigl is Going Thru What Kerry Washington Experienced On Set

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Actress Kerry Washington put off filming her hit show Scandal while pregnant because it was challenging hiding her bump on set during her first pregnancy. 

And now Grey’s Anatomy alum actress Katherine Heigl is experiencing the deme thing while filming new legal drama, Doubt. 

The Knocked Up star is expecting her third child and admitted to InStyle magazine that finding ways to disguise the fact she’s pregnant has started to become very difficult.

“We’re working really hard to try to hide it, and it’s a challenge, because every day my body changes a little bit more,” she said. “We started out with really high hopes of, like, fitted, pencil skirts, and those really great Victoria Beckham dresses, and that became impossible pretty quickly.”

That’s a great endorsement for VickyB, one of our alums.

“So now it’s a lot of big coats. It’s either a purse, a jacket (to cover the baby bump). I think I should start carrying a big plant around, honestly — just to shake things up.”
Kerry Washington decided against filming while pregnant after enduring the same thing: producers trying to be creative to hide her bump. 
The baby will be Heigl and husband Josh Kelley’s first biological child. They are already parents to two adopted daughters, Naleigh, seven, and Adelaide, four. She recently revealed the pair is expecting a boy.

Fashion Support: When Celeb Moms Wear Other Celeb Moms

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I think it’s cool when I see our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums supporting one another by wearing each other’s designs. Like this week, Jennifer Lopez was taking a break from her Vegas show and spotted in a Stella McCartney cotton sleeveless Lion Shirt and a pair of Victoria Beckham classic aviator shades.

Both McCartney and Beckham were featured prominently on the blog when they were expecting their respective last bundle of joy!

JLo paired the top with dark denim, while toting a Christian Loubotin Paloma leather tote with leopard print sides… and look, are those Converse sneakers, Chuck Taylors to be precise? (What do you think? Ping me and let me know.)

With all this talk about the mom hair and mom jeans, Converse trainers may be the new “mom tennis shoe” after all. (Smile)

 

Princess Charlotte Turns One (Look Back When America’s Celeb Princesses Turned One)

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Princess Charlotte turns one today. Kensington Palace commemorated the occasion by releasing three photos of the youngest child and only daughter of Duchess Catherine of Cambridge and Prince William.

Mom, the former Kate Middleton took the shots. They look great. Very sharp. Great job mom!

They also released a photo of her older brother, Prince George, when he was one year old. Just like Charlotte, he too was walking at that age. That is a great feat because some children take a little while longer to walk.

We do not have royalty in America, but we do have some celebrity moms who welcome baby girls and it’s a big deal in the American press.

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On April 18, 2007, Suri Cruise turned one –year old. The only child to actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes celebrated at a party in Shreveport, Louisana where mom Holmes was shooting a movie.  Suri, arguably, was the first celebrity child that was a celeb of her own from birth. She turned 10 this year so it’s been 10 years of obsessing over celeb kids! whoa!

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In July 10, 2012, Harper Seven Beckham, the only daughter and youngest child to Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, turned one. It was a big deal because her mom is a designer and we just knew they she was excited to dress her up. The couple had three boys when she was born, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

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When Blue Ivy turned 1 on January 7, 2013 her parents Beyonce Knowles Carter and dad Shawn “Jay-Z “Carter threw her a lavish princess party in New York city that included a $2,400 cake and an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie doll, the Sun reported.

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Not to be outdone, later that year, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West threw their daughter North West a Kidchella-themed one-year old birthday party that included a ferris-wheel and everything when she turned one on June 15, 2013.

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Lobster and Champagne Delivery: Inside Britain’s Hospital for Rich and Famous

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A new docu- series explores the inside of one of Britain’s most posh hospital for delivering a baby who will be born rich, The Portland Hospital.

BBC Two interviews the women who spend up to £30,000 or $60,000 US to deliver at a hospital that serves lobster and champagne to new moms in the comforts of their private suite. Consider that the average cost to deliver a baby in the UK is just £2800 (or $4,000)

The documentary, “Five Star Babies“,  follows, among others, Lui Hu, a fashion label founder who is married to wealthy shipping tycoon. In the feature, Hu  says she delivered at The Portland Hospital because Victoria Beckham had her babies there. Kate Winslet and Jerry Hall also delivered there.

Hu described Portland as more “like a five-star holiday than giving birth to her first child.”

And the Hospital’s leadership makes no qualms about being considered the hospital for the rich, powerful and famous.

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“We have princesses from the middle east who deliver here quite regularly. We have celebrities and individuals of very high net worth and they used to getting what they want.” Portland Hospital CEO Janene Madden told The Mirror. “And if they want 10 additional rooms or 20 additional rooms we will provide it. As long as that woman or husband can pay for what they are requesting we will do our best to provide that.”

Moms-to-be and new moms get private consultants and extra tests and screenings, more than what is available to the average pregnant woman.

“You get to use the nursery, your baby is only brought back for feeding time, so after two or three nights here you leave here feeling really fit and well and ready to face this challenge as a new mum,” Madden added. “It’s how it should be.”

Catch the Docu-Series on BBC Two!

 

National Dog Day: 22 Celebrity Parents and their Dogs

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We are rounding off the end to a National Dog Day but we wanted to make sure we highlight some of our fave Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and other celeb features from the past, pictured with their fuzzy four-legged pawed friends.

They include above, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Hayden Panettiere, Kim Kardahsian, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and Victoria Beckham with their doggy pals.

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Olivia Wilde and Paco, P!nk and Elvis and Sienna Miller and Bess.

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Dog Owners Dennis Richards, Halle Berry, Bethenny Frankel with Cookie and Nicole Richie.

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Dog Fans Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Biel, Hoda and Kathie Lee Gifford.

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Selma Blair with rescue dog Bess and Lady Gaga with Miss Asia.

Our 2015 Pop Mom Style Icon is Kourtney Kardashian

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It’s been over a year since we named a Bellyitch Blog Pop Mom Style Icon.

We’ve noticed mom-to-three Kourtney Kardashian has trimmed down and has also shed her Bohemian hipster styling for a more edgy sexy look. She has also been experimenting with more fab fashion choices, on top of balancing three kiddos on her hip.

The eldest of the Kardashian girls can thank a collection of Gianvito Rossi pumps and booties, her signature Saint Laurent fringe bag, distressed jeans, smart cut-off denim One Teaspoon shorts revealing super toned legs and fitted t-shirts for the makeover.

For the transformation, we’re giving the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality TV star the award this year.

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It has been over a year since we acknowledged a fashion-forward celebrity mom worthy to receive our elusive Posh Mom Style Icon designation.

The last mominista recognized with the honor was Jennifer Hudson.

The designation acknowledges and recognizes fashionable celebrity moms  who are effortlessly stylish with or without the help of a celebrity stylist.

We acknowledged songstress P!nk in 2012. Before her, First Lady Michelle Obama was dubbed an icon in 2011.

Other designees include Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Ripa, Victoria Beckham, Tichina Arnold and  Christina Milian.

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Ashlee Simpson gets fab PUSH Present; 8  Ideas for New Moms Who Have Everything

At a recent event celebrating his new album, singer-songwriter and Hunger Games star Evan Ross surprise gifted his wife Ashlee Simpson a plush PUSH present as she prepares to give birth to their first child together.

A source to PEOPLE magazine who attended the celebration held Tuesday at the Kia Beach House in Malibu, California said Ross brought out the vintage limited edition 2102 Chanel Green Graffiti Body Bag to the deck and presented it to his wife who was elated to receive it.

Nice! It’s quirky, eclectic, unique and perfect for the Bohemian flower child that Simpson-Ross is!

It can be tough for guys like Evan to shop for the posh mom (an expectant or new) who has everything. So for those dads-to-be out there one wondering what to give that woman who has everything, here are some ultimate gift suggestions:

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1. Any mom would be happy to receive a Tiffany blue box, especially if in it there is a Tiffany & Co. Bezzet Yellow Diamond Ring in platinum with a yellow diamond in an 18k gold bezel setting. Cushioned in modified fancy intense yellow diamond, carat total weight 1.57 Get it at Tiffany’s for a mere $27,100.
2. If she is a bag freak and doesn’t already have one, you can get her the Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag which costs $120,000.  Named after after British singer/actress Jane Birkin. The clasp of this tote, which is actually made out of a crocodile, features 10 carats of white diamonds. Less expensive bags are available starting at $5,000. Good luck finding one. Last I heard, there is a wait list. But Jet Set Socialite site that had the list has since gone off line.


3. If  that affluent new mom in your life loves sweet spells, you can get her one of the world’s most expensive bottle of perfume, Clive Christian No. 1 which sells for $2,150 for 2 ounces. The perfume is an extravagant combination of Indian jasmine, mandarin and sandalwood. Its bottle is handmade from lead crystal, while the neck is 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver, set with a solitaire. Wow!
4. If that spoiled rich new mom has a sweet tooth, she may appreciate getting a dark chocolate truffle from Knipschildt for $250. It sells for $2600 a pound. With candy that rich, you have to cherish every calorie.

5. My favorite  gift is anything spa related. If your mom has time on her schedule, book her a spa trip to the Hotel Victor in South Beach (which was bought out by the Hyatt) It offers guests of its penthouse suite the opportunity to lounge in a tub filled with 1,000 liters of pure Evian water, fuchsia, and orange Gerber daisies. Serena Williams was the first to try out the $5,000 bath, which is given in a 350-gallon infinity tub. You can also snack on smoked salmon lollipops, foie gras and chocolate as you bathe.

6. A monogrammed robe. For the first weeks after the baby is born, a new mom will be restless, sleepless, and anxious trying to navigate her new role, nurse, recover and heal from the pains of labor and delivery and entertaining guests. It can be overwhelming. Nothing can make a new mom feel comfortable and comforted than being enveloped in a nice plush robe, especially during cold and crisp Fall or Winter nights. Having it monogrammed adds the nice extra special touch. For those in warmer climates, a pretty frilly robe in pastels, paisley or other feminine design can help a new mom feel sensual during a time when she may be dealing with bloating and other pregnancy side effects. Brookstone sells a nice one starting at  $59.95.
 
 
7. Plush Slippers Many new moms experience water retention in their feet and legs during and immediately after giving birth. C-Section moms have it even worse because surgery creates even more water build up. As such, many moms quickly become to realize that they may not be able to fit into their old shoes and won’t for a while. A great warm and comfy pair of slippers would be an ideal for any new mom, for lounging around the home or just for slipping into after a day out and about on feet that are still recovering from childbirth.  makes a comfy shearling slipper that retails for $75.

8. Anything from Tiffany’s – The sight of that little blue box can put a glimmer in any woman’s eye. For a new mom whose fingers may be swollen from retaining water, she may be upset and frustrated that she can no longer fit her wedding or engagement ring. Rather than put it away, wouldn’t it be a wonderful surprise to present her with a lovely chain to hang the rings on and wear around her neck so she can keep the symbol of your love and fidelity by her heart? Yes. Yes indeed. And as a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things Tiffany’s related, believe me, that you are sure to find a necklace in a variety of budgets at Tiffany’s.

An Elsa Peretti Pendant Chain  sells for $185.00 and can fit a ring easily along with the alphabet pendant bearing either the mom’s or new baby’s initial.

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