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Working Mother’s 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016 List is Out and 10 of our Faves are On it!

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Working Mother magazine is out with its list of the “50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016 ” and 10 of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums (women we’ve featured heavily on the blog) were on the list.

The illustrious list includes everyone from “entertainers to entrepreneurs, politicians to philanthropists, tech mavens to money moguls”, the magazine’s website boasts.

These women are powerful in their earning potential, their control and influence in our lives and their work.  We were inspired and  impressed by the phenomenal women on the list.

And of course, we were proud to see Chelsea Clinton, Carrie Underwood, Adele, Kerry Washington, Beyonce, Jessica Alba, Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Ivanka Trump and Victoria Beckham were on the list!

Check out the entire list and the great write ups on each woman on the list at Working  Mother HERE!

Hillary Clinton’s Got the ‘Celebrity Mom’ Vote for President

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Celebrities are voters to. Zimbio rounded up about 50+ celebrities and took into account their appearances, social media and other indications of their candidate of choice for the US Presidential election. Of their list, I spotted 6 out of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums. Here is who they’re voting for…

Kim Kardashian shared a selfie with her husband Kanye West and Clinton on Instagram, writing, “I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident.”

Kerry Washington‘s endorsement? It’s handled. Hillary Clinton stopped by the set of Scandal to visit supporter Washington, who shared this snap on Instagram with the caption: “A good friend came by set today. Proud to say… #imwithher.”

Salma Hayek “I have a lot of hope for Hillary,” Salma Hayek said in an interview with Vibe. “We need somebody with experience who can endure. And this woman has endured it all. Hillary is tough.”

Amy Poehler After spending years dressing up as Hillary Clinton on SNL, Amy Poehler appeared in a campaign video supporting the candidate.

Olivia Wilde “I think Hillary is a really exciting candidate for so many reasons but she has a lot to prove to a lot of people. And I think she’s up for that,” Wilde said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I think she learned a lot from the last election, I think she’s done a tremendous amount of work since then. The fact that she feels the plight of women and girls as the most important issue of the 21st century is a huge reason why I’m supporting her.”

It’s not all about Hil, we spotted a Donald Trump supporter in the bunch

Tila Tequila for Donald Trump -Internet personality Tila Tequila posted a nearly six-minute long YouTube video expressing her support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election

Hold Up! What Does Zoe Saldana Know about the Upcoming Avatar 2 movie?

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As a mega fan of the 2009 blockbuster James Cameron hit film Avatar, I was mega geeked to see the movie’s star and our Bellyitch bumpwatch alum Zoe Saldana pose with a life-sized bust of her character in that film, today.

“Discussing new @officialavatar details… shhh ;),” the actress captioned the photo posted on Twitter of herself whispering into the ear of the Na’ViNeytiri“.

The Guardians of the Galaxy  star and mom to twin boys, Cy and Bowie,  has already confirmed since last year that she will be returning to all of  the three-planned sequels, as will her co-star Australian Sam Worthington, the Human-turned-Na’Vi, Jake Sully.

According to IMD, the movie is scheduled to be released Christmas 2017. (sigh) Such a long wait, but it should be worth it!

 

 

 

Weekend Buzz: Get Chrissy Teigen’s Fab Dinner Look (SPLURGE & STEAL)

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The web is abuzz about first-time, mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen‘s very cute look today while attending The Hollywood Reporter‘s Beauty Dinner in Los Angeles, California at The London Hotel on Wednesday, November 11 this week. The intimate event celebrated the launch of the double cover feature with one of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Reese Witherspoon and her make up artist, Molly R. Stern and another frequent featured mom Taraji P. Henson and her make up artist Ashunta Sheriff.

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Some style networks are saying Teigen is channeling Kim Kardashian who is known for wearing sheer clothes this pregnancy.

We love the green lace  Femme d’Armes shirt over a forest green bra tucked into a pair of very smart black Farfetch by Stella McCartney pants and paired with some cute black pumps while toting a black Kotur box clutch.

We’ve curated an almost similar look which will retail for about $2,500 below: 

Here is a version in a lower price point (about $100 total) for any preginistas out there that may want to replicate the fab look:

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Stella McCartney Honors Her Mom, Designs Bra for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Designer and Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Stella McCartney is paying tribute to her mother for Breast Cancer Awareness month by designing a feminine and fashionable mastectomy recovery bra. Linda McCartney died at 56 in the late 1990s from the disease.

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women of all backgrounds and is the second common cause of death for white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We wanted to bring something feminine and beautiful into a bra that is taboo,” McCartney told The Telegraph. “There are so many different emotions attached to the tragic realities of having had a double mastectomy, many cultures are unaccepting and terrible things happen to women both physically and emotionally.”

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McCartney is calling the bra the Louise Listening bra after her mom’s middle name. It will be released in October and will have a pale rose with white overlay with a zipper in the front. There is no underwire and it has deep sides for support and compression to help as the scars heal.

“We just wanted to make something that allows women undergoing this to have something to be proud of, something with no shame attached,” the mom to two boys and two girls added. “We wanted women to know that you can still be feminine, have your sensuality, have all of the things that are attached to being a woman and that part of your body can still feel beautiful on the outside, as well as the inside.”

Bravo!

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2015 VMA Awards Red Carpet & Show Roundup

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Tonight was another celeb-studded musical event at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Several of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums graced the red carpet before the event, took the stage and were nominated for quite a few awards.

Mega star Beyonce Knowles Carter was a no show even though she was nominated for 5 awards for her “7/11” Video (Best Female, Pop, Editing, Choreography, Video of the Year). She won only one for Best Editing.

Jennifer Hudson couldn’t make it either despite being up for the Best Video with a social message award for her song, “I Still Love You.”

On the red carpet, model Lily Aldridge stunned in a black Alexandre Vauthier couture gown with a plunging neckline, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Jen Meyer Jewelry earrings, Anita Ko bracelets, and an Edie Parker clutch.

Britney Spears showed mucho cleavage in a showgirls-esque gold sequined number with cutouts in the tummy.

Kim Kardashian West covered her bump in a long sleeve draped military style dress.

Her sis Kourtney Kardashian was giving up the sexy in a hot pink jumpsuit, fresh off of winning our 2015 Posh Mom Icon award.

Their family’s arch nemeses Amber Rose and Blac Chyna came dressed in matching nude outfits with cartoon caricture lettering featuring all the insulting names that people have called the duo who are headed for an MTV reality TV show this fall.

The show wasn’t without its dramatic moments, of course, including some toxic exchanges between show host Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj who won the Best Rap Video Award for video for “Anaconda“. It was the same video Minaj suggested was deserving for being up for the Video of the Year Award but was slighted because she felt the women featured in the video weren’t thin.  Taylor Swift assumed it was a slam against her given all the women in her Bad Blood video were pretty much rail thin and the two had a brief Twitter beef which reeled their fans in on it and was more or less squashed until Cyrus added her two cents during a promo appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Cyrus said Minaj was “not nice”.  The rest is history and can be seen on Twitter but since we’re about promoting positivity by and among women, we’ll leave it at that.

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Ciara showed off a new bob in a fringed black outfit and Law and Order‘s Mariska Hargitay made an appearance in all black while walking with the other members of “The #SwiftSquad” from Taylor Swift‘s “Video of the Year” winning video “Bad Blood.”

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(Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss)

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My fave look for tonight came from singer Tori Kelly who looked stunning in a a laced long sleeved top tucked  in a cute pair of high waisted shorts with a gold clutch and black bowed pumps, with tussled hair to complete the look. Her bronze sheer makeup was flawless. Yassss!

photos: Getty

 

 

Try this Molly Simms Supermodel Quick Weight Loss Secret

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There are different ways to get your baby in shape after having a baby.

Once the doctor gives the okay, many new moms take to running, swimming, heading to the gym and doing exercise DVDs to get back in shape. While doing it, some choose to wear body shapers to help ease them back to pre-pregnancy shape and help contour their waist size. Others swear by breastfeeding and nothing more.

And still others swear by changing their diet and reverting to clean eating: eating less processed foods, consuming more organic and/or gluten free foods and fatty and reducing o

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ther complex carbohydrates.

To kickstart a new change in habit or to get a little boost, some opt for cleanses and quick fasts.

Our Bellyitch bumpwatch alum Molly Sims recently shared a personal recipe for a soup cleanse that her personal chef Gavan Murphy conjured up for her.

It is not just any soup. The soup is full of vegan ingredients. The former super model says she sips on a full serving about six times a day while detoxing.

“Fasts are believed to get the junk stuck in the body (bad bacteria, mucus, toxins) out of there!” Sims declares on her website. “Fasting and detoxing really is all about improving your health so listen to your body. Yes, you lose water weight but it also gets you started on the right track. So when you fall off, it’s an easy way to get back on board.”

The blogger and author of The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple



advises those who try it to eat more until satisfied.

The weight should peel off because the soup is low in calories and a vegan cleanse avoids high fat ingredients like cream and dairy.

See Sims’ recipe for her Chilled Zucchini Soup on her website HERE!

 

photos:courtesy www.mollysims.com

 

World Breastfeeding Week: Hilara Baldwin shares Tender Moment

 

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Another World Breastfeeding Week is drawing to a close and as committed and longtime supporters of breastfeeding, we would remiss, as a blog community, if we didn’t dedicate a few posts to celebrate nature’s nourishment source for new life. Better late than never, right?

And to start, we are shouting out celebrity fitness pro and our two-time Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Hilaria Baldwin for sharing a tender nursing moment with her new son to her followers on Instagram yesterday.

The yoga fanatic, who is married to veteran actor Alec Baldwin, captioned this sweet photo:

Rafa’s favorite spot ?. There is no one right way to feed our babies, but this week marks #nationalbreastfeedingweek and I would like to extend my support to mothers who have taken this path ?. In the end, regardless of our methods, #AllMommiesUnite and whatever way we love and nurture our children is beautiful, perfect and inspiring ❤️

As we’ve always advocated, it is important for influential people in the public eye to encourage new mothers, who do not face too many physical or psychological impediments or difficulty, to breastfeed and to do it as long as possible. What better way than to open up with their own special moments with their little ones. Very nice!

Earlier this week, we mentioned seeing Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi on the Coco and Ice talk show and was also heartwarmed to hear that she is still nursing her almost one year old daughter Giovanna Marie LaValle! sweet!

TREND: Florals by Dolce & Gabbana, GET THE LOOK

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Florals are great to wear anytime but especially in the Spring and Summer months.

We spotted some of our diva-level Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums recently sporting the feminine pattern in sophisticated dresses and billowy peasant tops.

Jennifer Lopez wore a black and silver floral Dolce & Gabbana cap sleeve mini floral print dress with a matching D&G Sicily mini printed leather shoulder bag and white pumps at a recent event.

Beyonce, who is on active Bumpwatch, was seen recently in a billowy Lucy Paris floral peasant top with black trouser shorts and sandals. Late last month, the singer-songstress headed out in a Dolce & Gabbana knee-length dress that she accessorized with black Ray Ban sunglasses, a Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle Strap sandal and a nude Dannijo Lypton Chain detail cross body bag.

LOWER PRICED ALTERNATIVES:

Fab ladies!

Coco Announces on her New Talk Show She is 5 months Preggers with Baby Girl Chanel

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Ice and Coco debuted today and during it, the blonde bombshell wife of gansta rapper turned actor ICE-T (Law & Order) revealed that she is 21 weeks pregnant (over 5 months).

The reality show couple of the now-defunct ICE loves Coco also shared that they are expecting a little girl who they have decided to name Chanel.

The premiere of the new daily talk show also featured a couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

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Tamar Braxton-Herbert and her husband Vince Herbert stopped by as did Nicole “Snooki’ Pollizzi who talked about how motherhood changed her old partying ways.

❤️This cute lil ??? mama @snookinic ALWAYS a good time?

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Who can believe this woman is 5 months preggers!?! Wow!

 

I am happy for them but a little peeved to hear Coco sort of dismiss the salient advice OB/GYNs and other medial and fertility specialists give to women who are advancing in age.

Cocoa said, “a lot of people ask what took us so long [to conceive]” and it’s because I wanted to wait, she said, mentioning that she wanted her companies to be successful and saw herself being pregnant at age 35. That was the magic number and she wanted to have a baby by then.

“People put things in your ear,” Coco said about all the warning society gives to women of child-bearing age.

“I’ve been on the pill for 17 years and they scare you, they told me I should freeze my eggs,” she added. “I called my gynecologists, she said ‘get off the pill and it would take a year for your body to regulate’… and it took a month and a half.”

ICE jumped in with his machismo humor to say, that he could “make a baby like a brick wall.”

“I’m so blessed,” she concluded. “Baby, I’m so blessed”

Congrats to them but the reality is that not so many women are fortunate. Fertility struggles are real and people put things in your ear on the odd case that you aren’t among the fortunate ones like Coco and Ice who could easily conceive.

Finally, those women not being able to conceive doesn’t mean they are less “blessed.”

Good for them both! Congrats!