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Celebrity Mom and Baby Accessory Series: Katie Holmes

Following up on my review of Celeb women who wear their babies and kids as accessories, let’s go back to an Old School, G!

Before there was such a thing as a North West, a Blue Ivy and a Harper Beckham, all eyes were on Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s daughter Suri.

There was even a now defunct website called What Suri Wore that chronicles the styles of a celeb baby as seen through paparazzi photos.

As she got older, occasionally, her mom would coordinate their clothing.

The above collage represents a few times Katie wore Suri quite stylishly and well!

 

See How Big Beyonce’s 18-Month Old Twins Are Now in Recent Snaps

Want to see how big Beyonce‘s 18-month old twins Rumi and Sir are now?

The “Apesh*t” performer and her hubby Shaw “Jay Z” Carter with their eldest daughter Blue Ivy and other family members headed out to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on Christmas Eve to admire, snap and celebrate a new park bench dedicated to Jay’s grandmother, Hattie White

The celebration was a private affair as they were not ornately dressed and did not invite the press or anyone else to tag along. Nonetheless, news leaked and paparazzi caught lots of pics that can be seen over at the Daily Mail!

Bey was outfitted in a large white floor length parka with her long waist length braids parted down the middle and she wore no make up, it appears. 

Blue had on an army green parka and jeans with the twins outfitted in coordinated pants, Timberland boots and parkas.

The guest of honor, Ms. White, was photographed with her hand over her heart looking in awe and amazement and later with her twin great grandkids on the bench. Her grandson, “444” producer was also casually dressed for the occasion that took place a day before the family boarded a private jet back to Los Angeles for Christmas!

The family has had an incredible year that included their tremendously successful “On the Run II” Tour, Bey’s Coachella performances and a hit joint album that garnered lots of Grammy nominations and critical acclaim! The year culminated fantastically during a show stopping performance in South Africa at the Global Citizens Festival!

Bey and Jay Release Joint Album: Planned Blog Post Canceled!

I was going to blog about something totally different this afternoon, but you know how Beyonce releasing an album has a habit of throwing all of my plans in disarray. [See review of Beyonce projects here] and [here] She and her husband Shawn”Jay Z” Carter released a 9-track album called “Everything Is Love” smack dab in the middle of their On the Run II tour. [This is right after the Beychella performance which was right after Jay’s album “4:44” which was right after Bey’s “Lemonade”]

These two don’t want us to keep our coins in our own pockets this summer. Anyway, I digress…

Dee Locket of Vulture did an excellent job summing it up for me so I’ll syndicate her opening paragraph to an excellent review you can read in its entirety HERE:

Your weekend plans: Canceled. Yeezy season: Dismissed. Drake: Who? Beyoncé and Jay-Z have pulled a Beyoncé and Jay-Z and surprise-dropped yet another album — but this time, as a couple. Their first-ever joint album Everything Is Love — the one that’s been percolating since even before Lemonade and 4:44 — was released on Saturday evening at the end of the duo’s London show on their On the Run Tour II with one casual parting announcement: “Album Out Now.” Out! Now! The nine-song album, complete with one visual component and a bonus track, is streaming in full on Tidal as we speak. With their trilogy recounting marital strife to remarried bliss now complete, what do we make of this closing chapter? From the shots at Trump, the NFL, Spotify, the Grammys, and Kanye West, to the Blue Ivy cameo, to filming a music video in the Louvre, here’s everything you need to know about the conversation the Carters have caused now.

Phew! What an intro. Well, today is Father’s Day and before heading out to celebrate, while the men are busy watching World Cup games, I hopped on to pen a few thoughts.

First, I don’t have Tidal, where the album exists exclusively. Yes, they are still trying to make it happen, and even have gone as far as declare war on Spotify. No really, they mention the streaming competitor in one of the songs.  My subscription expired so my options are to re-up it to listen to the complete set or wait until it slowly releases on other platforms. le sigh.

I hear it’s getting mixed, but mainly good reviews. Because I have nothing to add substantively, I’ll share that I loved the only released-to-the-public video out: “Apeshit”.  Imagine! They rented out The Louvre in Paris, France for the video shoot! Wow!

 

The video for the song is a cinematic and visual treat. I love art. All art. Musical, visual, performing but especially art of yesteryear and religious art so it was a bonus to get to see flashes of famous pieces in the video.

And it is also a bit political. In the middle, there is an overt swipe at the anti-Take A Knee movement.

There is a lot to digest and there have already been publised a bevy or reviews. One thing I can offer that may not have been shared by others about “Apesh*t”  is some of  the similarities to other visual stimuli in other pieces.

Screeeeech!! Hold up, before I go there, I was also taken by the fact the song is Trap and besides both dropping some serious bars and Jay Z delivering an exceptionally good performance, he later gets side-graded (*is that a word?*) in my opinion to be to the sound effects emoting guy to Beyonce’s shine when it’s her turn to spit verses.

You know, like the guy Takeoff in the group Migos? ha!

Anyway, back to the visual similarities I spotted…

First, her sister Solange is famous for her love of dance and art combined. Her wedding reception took place at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and earlier this year, she unveiled a performance piece at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and performed her title song to her first Grammy-winning album “Cranes In the Sky” at the Guggenheim in New York City.

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And so her big sister went bigger.

The second similarity. The dancers in all brown reminded me of the all Brown clothing the dancers in Remy Ma (featuring Chris Brown) video “Melanin Magic.”

And finally, the album cover is of a woman braiding a man’s hair. It was reminiscent of Rihanna shaving dancer Mette Towley‘s  hair in the intro to N.E.R.D.’s song Lemon.

Art begets Art. There is nothing truly original anymore and everyone’s interpret, pay homage to and weave in aspects of previously done works.

What else did I spot?

I love that there is a shot in the video that is an ode to us Virgos! Beyonce is one too. I got this long lingering shot…

More visuals:

Beautiful! Bravo!

 

JJ

Kylie Jenner joins Long List of Celebs Who Don’t Show Their Babies Faces Online; Here’s Why

I saw a few reports about how makeup mogul and reality TV star Kylie Jenner has selected to stop showing her daughter Stormi’s face on social media after a few mean trolls left nasty comments about the infant.

As Celebrity Baby Scoop reported, “fans noticed that Stormi’s face was hidden and one follower, in particular, noted that she had ‘cut her baby out’, Jenner replied, ‘Yeah I cut my baby out. I’m not sharing photos of my girl right now.'”

Reportedly, she was excited to share her baby with the world but has had to retreat amidst the mean trolls, and her beau and Stormi’s dad Travis Scott is doing the same, only showing her tiny Nikes in a recent Snap Story.

I cannot say I blame her. One of this blog’s most viewed post is about Aoki Lee, the brilliant daughter of Russell Simmons and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kimora Lee Simmons, who avoids posting photos of her face on her own Instagram page, and how I believe it stems from nasty comments from the public about her looks.

The harsh critique from the public probably explains why Beyonce famously shielded her daughter Blue Ivy‘s face when she shared photos of her during her infancy to toddler years, and Kelly Rowland for the first year of her son’s life as well.

If you follow actress Zoe Saldana‘s social media, you will see that she was telling t to share a photo of her twin boys, Cy and Bowie and their baby brother either but has recently.

Over the pond, singer and TV presenter Rochelle Humes features many snaps of her daughters on Instagram but none of her face.

Another one of this blog’s bumpwatch alums Keisha Knight-Pulliam also refuses to show her daughter Ella Grace’s face on social media.

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Then there are the other extremes who don’t show their children’s faces at all, like Kerry Washington, Eva Mendes, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively until recently.

The fans demand it, and many fuss about being denied the chance to gawk at their babies, as if it their right like these who commented under one of Knight-Pulliam’s pics.

And those who do share like Tia Mowry and Solange Knowles have found themselves having to snap back and put mean trolls in their place who called both their sons ugly, as recently as a few years ago.

These reactions prove why it is not a bad idea to keep something private.

h/t Celebrity Baby Scoop

Beyonce Shares Photo of Twins Rumi And Sir at OTRII Tour Opener

Update:  Beyonce’s rep states that the babies she is holding are not her twins. Hrmph!

Beyonce gave the audience in Cardiff, Wales the first glimpse of her twins Rumi and Sir Wednesday at the opening of her and husband Jay Z’s “On the Run II” Tour.

In a large screen video showcase, an image of the superstar in beads and braids appears with Queen B cradling each child in one arm.  The words “Love is Universal” appears as well. The photo is reminiscent of her first photos that she shared shortly after the twin babies were born last July 2017.

One fan capture the image and it quickly went viral. The photo is old’ish because, by now, her son and daughter are close to 1-year old. The show features  another showcase with Jay-Z holding the twins too.

 

Now, a lot of people’s curiosity is piqued as to whether Blue Ivy or other precious family moments will be shared.

20 Couture Kids Pieces to Get For Your Posh Tots Today



A lot of people admire the the couture clothes worn by children of wealthy celebs like Blue Ivy, North West, Harper Beckham and Princess Charlotte , but in today’s age, it is not uncommon for non-celebrity kids of rich parents to dress similar.

A few years ago, we did a post on New York Post  piece highlighting some of the affluent parents who spend loads of money outfitting their children as young as a few months old in super expensive couture and designer kids clothing.

One Brooklyn mom, Priscilla Monteiro, purchased for her then 5-month old daughter Yasmine and then 4-year old girl Vera outfits that cost over $1400 total each to wear to a swanky industry party on a yacht during the Cannes Films Festival. Another mom, Danielle Fornes, a blogger and former educator, mixed up high end  with affordable pieces but still didn’t think twice about dressing her daughter Jolie in a $395 Ralph Lauren dress and $75 Nordstrom ballet flats.

Another Brooklyn mom Sharra Dade told the paper she dresses her daughter Alyssa who is a child model and actress in upscale clothing because of all the industry events she attends with celebrities. As the Post noted,  Salma Hayek dresses her daughter, Valentina, in Gucci, and Victoria Beckham, dresses Harper, often in Burberryand Stella McCartney.

Fornes made a business out of it, charging Upper West Side parents $200 per hour and $150 for an additional child to dress their kids for upscale events and parties, and essentially to  “keep up with the Joneses.”

“These children on the Upper West Side go to a lot of parties, and though the mothers are friends, it’s embarrassing if their son or daughter is wearing the same outfit as someone else,” Fornes told the New York Post. 

It’s a lucrative field and one that many of the top fashion houses aren’t leaving on the table. Roberto CavalliMarc JacobsBurberry, Chloe and other top designer lines all have children’s lines of clothing launched within the last few years.later consigns the clothes that Alyssa wears only once or twice.

And business is booming.

Heidi Lieske of the store Be Mini Couture said “many of our customers are affluent 30- and 40-somethings influenced by mommy blogs and actors who appear with their kids in celebrity magazines.”

Whether you’re a posh mom of rich kids or aspire to be, we scoped out a few sales from our partners of up to 40% off of the top couture and high end designer brands for you to shop:

1.Adidas Black Branded Full Zip Top jacket and

2. Adidas Sweatpants in size 9 to 13 with matching retro-inspired soft leather

3. White and Shiny Black Kids Stan Smith Adidas tennis shoes (Trainers)

4. White Mini Meow Cat Print T-Shirt

5. Black Wilma Dungaree Dress

6. Red Check Trent Shirt

7. Burgundy Teo Chinos with Check Trim

 

8. Blue Stripe Oxford Mesh Shirt   Classic Ralph Lauren aesthetic on a smaller scale, this Blue Stripe Oxford Mesh Shirt will be the must-have piece for family gatherings and formal events. Crafted from woven cotton with button fastening down the front. The back has a double pleat and the brand’s signature polo player embroidered on the front. Dress it up with chinos or down with jeans.

9. Blue Down Feather Hooded Jacket

10. Red Hamilten II Snow Boots

 

Navy Stretch Chinos

11. Camouflage Rocket Girl Ski Jacket

12. Multi-Coloured Camouflage Ski Trousers

13. Green Multi Camo Speedy Snow Suit

14. Multi-colour Camouflage Ski Boots

15. Multi Incy Tutti Frutti Peep Toe Flats Crafted from a super soft and durable leather, these Charlotte Olympia flats feature a bounty of the juiciest looking fruits to the upper, a sturdy black sole and peep toe details to have her feeling that extra bit dainty this season. Pair with statement dresses for a look she’ll no doubt want to wear daily.

16. Black Multi Stud Ankle Strap Sandals – Your little darling will love making a statement in these eye-catching studded sandals from Fendi. Skillfully crafted with a contrasting cleated sole, zip-down fastening to the rear and multicolored oversized stud detailing, they look great teamed with dresses and cropped jeans. For a smart casual look, style them with white skinny jeans and a color pop vest.

17,White 3D Rabbit Sweatshirt – The BRAND’s white 3D rabbit sweatshirt is a soft seasonal update. It features rib detail to the cuff, collar and hem and a fun bunny motif with pom pom detail

18. Turquoise 3D Rabbit T-Shirt -This turquoise bunny tee by The BRAND is a bright seasonal update. With fun bunny applique with an extra pom pom for a tail, it has a regular fit. Style with soft trousers or a cotton skirt.

19. Junior Edition Riding Boots With Patent And Swarovski –For rising equestrian super stars, this pair of junior edition riding boots with patent panels and Swarovski detail from Cavallo is the perfect riding companion. Featuring a smart and sleek black patent leather panel and Swarovski studs, girls can wear this timeless style time and time again. A U.S based brand, Cavallo is committed to providing protection, support and comfort to both rider and horse.

20. Blue and White Satin Fit and Flare Dress Featuring an bright but subtle floral print, David Charles’ blue dress is a smart wardrobe update. The sleeveless design incorporates a gathered waist and full skirt with blue floral motif. Style with leggings or tights.

 

Celeb Parents at NBA’s All Star Weekend

This past weekend was a busy one with the BAFTA Awards, the Black Panther movie opening and the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.

A couple of our current Bellyitch Bumpwatch mamas showed up and out including third-time mom-to-be Ayesha Curry who rooted on her husband Goldenstate Warriors star player Steph Curry as he lead Team Curry. They lost to our Bellyitch alum Savannah Brinson James‘ husband LeBron James team but that didn’t stop Ayesha from bigging up her man in an instgram post.

W my love celebrating last night. So proud of you,” the cook book author captioned a photo of herself in an AC/DC tee, casual sweats and a leather jacket with the 2017 NBA MVP crouching down giving her bump a kiss.

First time mom-to-be Khloe Kardashian attended the “Game is Everything” dinner kicking off the weekend with her beau Cleveland Cavalier  Tristan Thompson. 

LeBron James was named All-Star MVP for the third time in his career this past weekend at the 2018 NBA All-Star game. James handpicked his team and then carried it to victory in a win for “Team LeBron” over “Team Stephen” on Sunday.

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish Hart and kids were there as was Beyonce  taking selfies with daughter Blue Ivy Carter and mama Tina Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson nearby.

Fun Times! Congrats to Team LeBron!

What Blue Ivy Was Rapping on Dad Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ Album

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While mom Beyonce is busy tending to her newborn twins, eldest child, Blue Ivy has been taken away some of the spotlight from her infant siblings. A lot of the buzz this week on her rapper husband Shawn Jay Z Carter’s newest album focused on the 5-year old’s lyrical debut on her dad’s song “We Family” also named “Blue’s Freestyle”.

The crowd-source contributors over at Genius took a stab at what they think the lyrics are:

“Everything everything this my only single thing

Everything I hear is my answer

And if you think I say, then ?

I never hear that, I be in the posse

Never seen a ceiling in my whole life

Everything I seen, everything is rotten

Never sit in silence ? Carter

Innocent we seek them

I and say we see them

?

Boom shakalaka

Boom shakalaka

Boom shakalaka

Boom shakalaka

Everything in shaka

Everything in faka

Everything in shaka

Everything in faka”

The consensus from the Interwebs is that it’s a spin off or Lauryn Hill’s “Everything is Everything” off of her multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-award winning album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”.

Her folks must play it often at the crib.

We can dig it!

 

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Beyonce and Jay Z Welcome Their Twins, Likely a Boy and Girl

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 12: Jay Z and Beyoncé attend at THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT; 6:00-9:30 PM, live MT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Mark Davis/CBS via Getty Images)

The Carters Twins are here!

Beyonce has given birth to her twins, according to multiple sources confirmed to E! News.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters,” read a statement on behalf of the family.

The entertainment site reports that on Thursday, her husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy were together spotted at a Los Angeles area hospital, probably after visiting their new family arrivals.

Her mom, Tina Knowles, also gave credence to the news when she wrote in a recent social media post, “wow I don’t have the keep the secret anymore. I am sooo happy God is so good twin blessings.”

The Grammy winner famously revealed that she was pregnant with two back in early February with an Instagram post that nearly broke the internet (no, really).

Congrats! No news if they are boy and girl but a recent report of a mystery woman entering the hospital with carrying a bouquet of pink, purple and blue flowers with two giant baby foot-shaped pink and blue balloons that read, “Baby Girl” and “Baby Boy” with a card that bore the initials B&J.

Designer babies? Maybe. 😉 Certainly, from a designer couple!

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Beyonce May Be in Labor so #TBT For Everyone!

 

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It’s been 7 hours and 16 days since Beyonce took her lovely mug away, having not posted or been seen much since the end of May.

If I were a betting woman, I would say she is somewhere nursing a set of boy -girl twins (who we’ll call Pink and Gray in keeping with the Color theme), and creating wonderful memories nurturing the growing family that includes hubby Jay Z and 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy.

Or she could be in labor as suggested by many given her stylist Chuck Amos‘ cryptic Instagram message and photo of himself with Bey.

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The post in question showed a photo of Amos with the singer and was captioned, “hang in there, Mama! <3 You.”

Could be something or just a general shout out. Who knows?

Because we have no new news, I thought tonight, I would share some throwback Thursday photos of a Throwback to Mom’s Day 2017 pics she posted on her blog.

The pop star wore a green floral Dolce and Gabbana dress that matched Blue’s from the same designer.

She carried Balmain bag and was rocking Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and a pair of shades by Miu Miu.

Blue’s shoes are by Bloch.

Meanwhile, Jay Z was sporting an Dries Van Noten jacket and a baseball cap from his company Roc Nation.

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