Model and first-time mom-to-be Ashley Graham has been taking New York Fashion Week by storm on the Front Row of some of the hottest shows in town and on the runway herself.
The Victoria Secret cover model was spotted in a sizzling PVC latex dress by Vex Clothing, cradling her bump while modeling a black and white shirt dress, wide brim black hat and polka dot scarg at the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya show, in a 1950s style polka-dot dress at the Christian Siriano show and in a custom 16 Arlington gown while attending the Harper’s BAZAAR celebrates ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld‘ party in New York.
New York Fashion Week did not pass without some expecting ladies making headlines. A very 5-months preggers model Lily Aldridge walked the runway to the Brandon Maxwell show at the Classic Car Club wearing a backless crimson dress from his collection with her hair sleeked back in a parted pony.
Fenty x Puma,Marc Jacobs and Yeezy Season 2 model Slick Woods is expecting her first son with fellow model Adonis Bosso looked supreme fashionable chic while posing on red carpets to various shows she attended.
Model Slick Woods on the Red Carpet at various shows featuring her baby bump loud and proud.
This is a trend that takes off from this Summer’s breastfeeding model who nursed her 5-month old baby during Sports Illustrated Swimwear week in Miami, Florida.
Last year at NYFW, designer Eckhaus Latta made waves when he sent model and artist Maia Ruth Lee down the catwalk wearing a button-up dress that opened around her baby-carrying belly
“So proud to walk the Brandon Maxwell runway 5 months pregnant! I’ve walked few runways in my life and this is a moment that I’ll look back on forever with great emotion. Thank you Brandon for letting me shine and being such a true gentleman, Love you forever,” Aldridge wrote in the caption to her photo she shared on Instagram.
The iconic week of runway shows, parties, glamour and glitz gave a couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, Rachel Zoe and Jessica Alba, a perfect opportunity to collab.
For Rachel Zoe Spring 2019 Collection show held on Tuesday night, Alba’s new cosmetic line, Honest Beauty, made up the models who walked the runways to Zoe’s show.
“I am so excited to have Honest Beauty partner with the Rachel Zoe Collection since both brands are all about achieving an effortless, chic style” Alba shared about the look that her lead makeup artist Monika Blunder created. “I especially love the look that she did on the eyes using the Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Palette. The palette is foolproof and has versatile shades that are perfect for taking your look from Summer to Fall.”
Honest Beauty lead makeup artist Monika Blunder offered some deets on the look she gave the girls.
“I wanted to create a fresh-faced, Parisian inspired look utilizing monochromatic pink shades that are subtle and allow your skin to shine through,” Blunder said of her inspiration for the look. “I’m obsessed with how chic the lips are in this look – I just added the Honest Beauty lip crayon to the center of the pout and blended outward to achieve that effortless, flushed look.”
If you want to create a similar look, here’s how it broke down:
FOR THE SKIN:
Makeup Remover Wipes ($6.99)
Elevated Hydration Mist ($13.99)
Everyday Radiance Moisturizer ($27.99)
Tip: Start and finish your makeup with a spritz of the Elevated Hydration Mist to condition and soothe the skin and lock in moisture.
FOR THE EYES:
Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer ($14.99)
Eyeshadow Palette ($19.99)
Tip: Brighten up your eyes by sweeping Iced Cotton across your entire lid for a shimmery base followed by the Matte Plum from lash line to crease and a touch of Soft Bronze on the outer corners. Mix and smudge all three shades across the lower lash line and finish with a coat of the Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer.
From the show: Sarah Wright Olsen, Sara Foster, Jennifer Meyer, Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba, Kelly Sawyer, Erin Foster
FOR THE COMPLEXION:
Everything Primer Matte ($21.99)
Everything Cream Foundation ($21.99)
Invisible Blurring Loose Powder ($19.99)
Creme Cheek Blush in Peony Pink ($12.99)
Luminizing Powder in Midnight Reflection ($19.99)
Tip: Before applying foundation, start with the Everything Primer Matte to ensure your skin is shining in all the right places.
FOR THE LIPS:
Magic Beauty Balm ($12.99)
Lip Crayon Demi-Matte in Fig ($12.99)
Tip: Glide on a flush of color using the Lip Crayon in Demi-Matte Fig and complete with a tap of Magic Balm for a glossy finish (Apply any extra Magic Balm on Honest Beauty products are available at Honest.com, Target.com and select Target retail locations
Third-time mom-to-be Actress Jessica Alba was the guest judge for Season 16’s Project Runway finale fashion show, an event that takes place each year to culminate the season and features the designs of the final four-six designers of that cycle of the long-running hit TV fashion design competition.
This year, the Honest Company CEO sat in the front row in an off the shoulder bump hugging ankle length dress while judging the designs. She later walked the finale runway with the show’s permanent judges designer Zac Posen and journalist Nina Garcia with host Heidi Klum.
The presentation took place at The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Square on September 8, 2017 in New York City. Since only 4 episodes of this season have aired, we are not supposed to know which designers made it to the finale to show their designs at NYFW but if you’re a loyal watcher of The Lifetime Channelprogram, you may have guessed the designer form their style aesthetic already revealed on episodes aired so far.
This year, is the first time the show has used models of all size. After introducing the designs, Klum exclaimed to the audience about being inclusive that “Fashion is for everyone!”
New York Fashion Week is under way! The annual event features runway shows from designers showing off their Spring/Summer 2018 collections at various locations around the city.
For the uninitiated, it’s a big deal to be assigned a front row seat as those few select spots are reserved for A-List fashion editors a and buyers, celebs and upper echelon socialites.
We spotted a few of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums on front rows in quite a few of the early shows. Second-time mom-to-beNic ky Hilton was spotted with her sister Paris posed at the red carpet to the Harper’s BAZAAR Celebration of “ICONS By Caribbean Roitfeld” at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City.
Ciara attended too looking regal in Rasario Pre-Fall 2017 dress and coat and her good pal Kim Kardashian-West stunned in a silver Versace off the shoulder gown.
The two friends met up again earlier in the week at the Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on September 6, 2017.
Past features who are models naturally made appearances and walked in shows. Lily Aldridge walked in Jason Wu’s show and attended his dinner introducing his first fragrance along side Jaime King, another one of our alums.
Alridge also attended Daily Front Row’sFashion Media Awards at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on September 8, 2017 which Kim Kardashian-West also attended with her sister, model Kendall Jenner.
Christina Ricci attended the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show on September 7, 2017.
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.