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In Lieu of A Columbus Day Post, Here are 3 Celeb Moms with Native American Heritage

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In lieu of a Columbus Day Post, we’re sharing tidbits of 3 Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who have Native American heritage. It is also Thanksgiving in Canada today and they too are celebrating the indigenous people who lived there before European settlers arrived.

Did you know….

Angelina Jolie‘s mother, the late Marcheline Bertrand, claimed Native American ancestry. She and her partner, Native American activist and poet John Trudell, founded the All Tribes Foundation to benefit Native Americans.

Jessica Biel’s mother’s family is part Native American.

A feature in Vogue in 2010 read “those crazy-high cheekbones are shared by her younger brother, mother, and grandmother. When she tells me that her parents dehydrate their own food, culture their own vegetables, and make their own coconut kefir, I can’t help laughing. ‘I actually do, too’” she says.”

Cree Summer  grew up on the Red Pheasant Reserve in Saskatchewan. Her dad Don Franks, a Canadian musician and her mom Lili Red Eagle, an African American from Cali raised Summer on a reservation and she is an adopted member of the Plains Cree First Nations.

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Summer posted a photo of herself as a child on the Reserve on Twitter a few years back.

Angelina Jolie reveals she elected to remove her ovaries and Fallopian tubes

Today, in The New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie revealed that she had elected surgery to have her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.
“A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene,” Jolie wrote in the OP-ED piece. “It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer.”
The philanthropist said recent test results showing she was at a higher risk for ovarian cancer caused her to speed up her decision to have the surgery.
“I had been planning this for some time,” Jolie wrote of her ovarian excision. “It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe. It puts a woman into forced menopause.”
She explained the reasoning for her decision in the piece.
“Last week, I had the procedure: a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. There was a small benign tumor on one ovary, but no signs of cancer in any of the tissues,” Jolie wrote “I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.'”
A couple of years ago, in 2013, the Oscar-winning actress had a double mastectomy as a preventative measure as well based on her increased cancer risk. She wrote about that experience to in the Times as well. The awareness she raised after the piece was credited for saving the lives of many women who followed in her footsteps and got themselves checks. Some discovered conditions they may not have been aware of but for Jolie.

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Red Carpet: Black and White at the AFI Awards with Celeb moms

Moms-to-be Keira Knightley and Mad Men‘s  Jessica Pare showed off their growing bumps while attending the 15th Annual AFI Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9. Most of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and moms wore black and white to the event.

Angelina Jolie looked smart in Saint Laurent, posing up with hunky hubby Brad Pitt

Crave and want Mad Men’s Jessica Pare’s sophisticated color block low-heeled sandal pumps. She too did a smart dress under a blazer to the smart event which culminates Award season. 

Keira Knightly looked lovely in a floral Erdem dress. 

Today, the Neverland star was out again today, January 10, and looking super cute while attending the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party also at The Four Seasons. Her Hermes empire dress was bright and sunny! Perfect for a tea party. She accented the look with Charlotte Olympia shoes and a Roger Vivier  bag.

Hermes dress,Charlotte Olympia shoes, and a Roger Vivier bag.

Photo: Getty

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Anelina Jolie’s wedding dress had her kids’ artwork imprinted on it

 

Since everyone seem to be talking about it, we thought we too would share a sneak peak at Bellytich Bumpwatch alum Angelina Jolie‘s wedding dress.
In an international multi-publication deal, Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt brokered with Great Britain’s HELLO!  magazine and America’s  People  magazine, readers get to see inside pics and learn more about the surprise nuptials that took place this past August 23 in a chapel at the couple’s Chateau Miraval, the family’s French estate in the village of Correns.

Most gasp-worthy is Jolie’s wedding gown. 
The front of the satin dress designed by Luigi Massi of Atelier Versace is not as controversial, but the back is causing lots of buzz because it includes their children’s artwork. 
“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family,” the newlyweds told HELLO! adding that it was  “great fun putting it together.”
It was also a low budget affair — sort of.
Pit wore a suit he already wore and their 10-year old son Pax made the wedding cake.  
People reports:
“Eldest sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked their mom down the aisle; flower girls Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, tossed petals gathered from the garden; and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers. The kids also helped write their parents’ vows. And Pax baked the cake! “
The couple told the magazine, “it was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter.” 
This is Pitt’s second marriage. He wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000 before divorcing in 2005.
Jolie was previously married to British actor Jonny Lee Miller for three years in the late 90s and to Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003.
Congrats!
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Trend: Maternity Capsule Collections – Veronique launches at GILT.com

Veronique’s capsule collection a GILT
It seems capsule collections are the new trend in maternity wear. Designers are creating a collection of pieces that mix and match to form one maternity wardrobe to last a mom-to-be through most of her pregnancy. 
Innovative! They are great for overwhelmed, busy and distracted moms who have loads on their plate and may not have the time to put together a wardrobe of stylish pieces. 
To enhance each look, simply add scarves, bangles, a string of pearls, a jacket and you’re good to go!

Last month, Jennifer Love Hewitt launched her capsule collection with A Pea in the Pod and today, celeb-fave NYC store Veronique Maternity launched its capsule collection that will be sold exclusively on the online boutique, GILT.  A second phase of the collection will launch on May 21.

It’s all in celebration of the store’s 30th birthday and its years of dressing the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow to Angelina Jolie.





Check out the OFFERINGS AT GILT.COM/VERONIQUE









Striped Top GILT $48

Belted Jumpsuit GILT $89

Wrap Dress GILT $89

Jumper Twist Dress GILT $89

Slim Jump in Pant GILT $95 + Sleek Blouse GILT $79

The Smart Dress GILT $83

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Easter Maternity Fashion: Get inspiration from these celeb moms

If you are currently preggers and planning what to wear to church this Easter, here are some Throwback Thursday pics of celebrities who looked fashionable and delightful in dresses that would be suitable for Easter Brunch, an Easter Egg Roll or an Easter Brunch. 



Go casual in a flowy maxi dress under a denim jacket like Kristin Cavallari did during her first pregnancy with son Camden jack two years ago or a billowy-sleeved Bohemian top under cropped pants like what  Korean actress Kim Hee-sun wore during a GAP maternity campaign in 2009. Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie also dressed up and down the maxi dress and you can too.

If you’re looking to look more formal, go with bold and pastel colors or cream mid-length dresses like how Kate Hudson, Christina Applegate,  Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Reese Witherspoon during their respective last pregnancy.
Happy Easter!

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