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Celebrity moms rock the ACM red carpet (PHOTOS)

Many of our relatively new Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms looked FABU walking the red carpet to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this past Sunday, April 6th.  The event, each year, honors the best in country music. 

Shakira honored her paternal grandparents homeland by going with Lebanese-born designer  Zuhair Murad wearing a stunning midnight gown with black mesh cut out from his Fall 2014 collection.

Jewel went glam in a white with black lace embellishments Georges Chakra dress, Jerome Rousseau shoes, Kotur clutch and  Carla Amorin and Doves rings and Doves earrings.

Former child actor and newly married, Jamie Lynn Spears looked youthful in an Aztec print mini dress with red pumps on the red carpet. 
Hillary Scott, wearing  the Stella McCartney Ray two-tone stretch-cady dress, Tom Ford boots and  Kimberly McDonald jewels,  posed with her Lady Antebellum bandmates and rock icon Stevie Nicks on the red carpet before later performing on stage.

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Pharrell Williams & Wife Helen’s Unconventional and Awesome Red CarpetStyle: 12 LOOKS

Last week, Pharrell Williams, Academy Award nominee for Best original song in a Motion Picture for his song “Happy” off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, went to the Oscars in a mini pants tux by Lanvin. It caused quite the stir among fashion mavens and critics. It was much ado about nothing as many noted that musicians have standards for dress different than traditional Hollywood. 
But not much was mentioned about his new wife since last October 2013, Helen Lasichanh, and her gender bender awesome and unconventional style of dress.

The designer and model has a 5-year old son with Williams, Rocket Man Williams, born November 2008.  [Little known fact: Rocket Man inspired the song “Happy”.]

Williams and Lasichanh dated for several years before getting engaged last year for three months then marrying.

But um…can we pause for a second and admire and gawk at the amazing and fab eclectic and fashionable uniqueness that is the Williams’ red carpet couple style? 
Behold….
 At the 2013 Grammy Awards.

In Lanvin at the Elle Style Awards at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England.

At the 2014 Grammy Awards

At Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation‘s Angel Ball 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 29, 2013 in New York City.
At the CHANEL Dinner For NRDC “A Celebration Of Art, Nature And Technology” held at a private residence on May 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

At the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014.
At the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) And InStyle Celebrates The 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on November 21, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.

At the GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

In Lanvin at “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles”  event at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014.

At a  private dinner celebrating Remo Ruffini and Moncler’s 60th Anniversary during Art Basel Miami Beach on December 7, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida
In Lanvin at the BRIT Awards at the O2 in London, England on Valentine’s Day 2014.
FAB!

Ow!! Williams’ latest album G.I.R.L. is out now. Cop it on iTunes!

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2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: Celebrity Mom Nominees take over (PHOTOS)

Last night, all the A-List stars came out to shine at the 86th annual Academy Awards show at the Hollywood & Highland Center  on Sunday, March 2. 
It was a night of firsts as Lupita Nyong’o, Best Supporting Actress winner, became the first African to win an Oscar and the film that made her a star 12 Years A Slave became the first movie directed by a black person, Steve McQueen, to win Best Picture in the award show’s history. 
It’s awesome because the story is based on an autobiography written by Solomon Northup about his real life experience being born a free man but kidnapped by sinister smugglers and forced to live as a slave for 12 years of his life. The screenplay adaptation was a black guy too, John Ridley, making it the first time a story of slavery told from those whose ancestors endured it was recognized by the institution.  In other words, this wasn’t the romanticized Gone With the Wind version of that sordid past but a song of truth from those who lived it and endured under it. The acknowledgment last night is being characterized as a win for history. 
But enough heavy stuff. Now to fashion!
A couple of our bumpwatch moms, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde looked absolutely amazing on the red carpet. Washington went with a lovely lavender Jason Wu  Goddess dress set to loose cascading curls and dark magenta lips. Her hands dripped in Jennifer Meyer Jewels and she went with jeweled silver Christian Louboutin pumps and a Judith Leiber bag.
Meanwhile, Wilde looked gorgeous in a black Valentino dress as well as she appeared on the carpet with her fiance Jason Sudeikis. The couple are expecting their first child together this year. 
Another baby bump that stole the red carpet was that of gorgeous Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky who is expecting twins with her super hot hubby Chris Hemsworth. This will be the second and third children for the couple that are already parents to a one year old.
Other past Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms and other moms and parents to hit the carpet who caught our eye included:
Lincoln’s mama Kristen Bell  looked super fab with her super cinched in waist in that embellished jeweled Roberto Cavalli corset and fishtail skirt. She did the light blue box clutch and accented with Piaget Jewels and Brian Atwood heels. Love it!  
Julia Roberts looked a bit awkward with her pose in a black Givency peplum dress with black lace underlay. The Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role in August Osage accented her look with  Bvlagari jewels. Roberts won a Best Actress Oscar when she portrayed Erin Brockovich in 2000.
Camila Alves wore a satin draped Gabriela Cadena gown with a matching clutch while accompanying her husband who later won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture award for his role in Dallas Buyer’s Club, Matthew McCongaughey who looked dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana tux. 
Sandra Bullock was old Hollywood glam in a stunning Alexander McQueen dark blue gown featuring sweetheart cut neckline and draping. The look worked for the actress who won in year’s past for her 2009 role in The Blind Side.
Charlize Theron gave us life in her custom  Christian Dior Couture gown and what looks like a super sheer skirt revealing a svelte silhouette. Theron won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal in the 2003 movie Monster.
Kate Hudson was va va Glam in  a silver satin long sleeved Atelier Versace. Hudson was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Penny Lane in Almost Famous. 
Angelina Jolie accompanied her husband Brad Pitt who executive produced the movie that walked away with the Best Film award 12 Years A Slave.  Jolie, who looked gorgeous in a jeweled Elie Saab gown with sheer sleeve last night, got an Academy Best Supporting nod in 2009 for  a role in Changeling.
Penélope Cruz was all pinked out in Giambattista Valli looking like a Roman goddess. Interesting look. Cruz was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 2009 film Nine, for 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona and 2006’s Volver.
Well we guess we were wrong about Jessica Biel being on the bump watch list. Clearly, her tiny waste in a strapless Chanel Couture 2014 gown shot down that rumor. 
But Jennifer Garner is still mom to three and looked amazing in an Oscar de la Renta dress with matching purse and silver Brian Atwood platform peek-a-boo pumps. Garner starred in Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Before announcing the Best Film winner on stage last night, Will Smith wowed in Berluti and his wife, one of our Mom Style icons Jada Pinkett Smith looked stunning in Atelier Versace. Fabu!
 Giuliana Rancic  looked breathless in Paolo Sebastian Couture. The reality TV star and hostess has been on point for a steady while now since she quit with the quirky selections or earlier years.  
Finally, Pink looked amaze in her shimmery Elie Saab red floor-length gown with the plunging neckline and belted waist.  She performed a dedication to the 75th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz.





photos: Zimbio, Starcast, Getty, Style

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Moms rocking the “red carpet” at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Celeb moms rocked the Film Independent’s Spirit Awards yesterday, March 1 at Santa Monica Beach, California. The show is the first to recognize the best among the best in independent films produced, created and distributed without  major studio backing.
Relatively new Bellytich Bumpwatch mom Kristen Bell looks to have totally bounced back to pre-pregnancy shape as she showed off a very svelte figure in a cobalt blue strapless Reem Acra dress from fall 2014 with black embroidered lace trim detailed on the side. She polished the look in Christian Louboutin sandals and her wrist blinged with a Piaget watch. Lovely!
Paula Patton looks happy and radiant without her husband Robin Thicke who has professed plans to try to win her back despite her plans to separate from him after over a decade of a relationship and marriage. The Mission Impossible actress showed off some legs in a bright yellow Lorena Sarbu lace mini dress accented with Anito Ko jewels and Christian Louboutin heels. 
So my goal for 2014 is to look as gawgeous as Camila Alves McConaughey  did in that white Juan Carlos Obando jumpsuit, David Webb earrings and nude Loubotin pumps. Gotta make it happen.  Her husband is up for Best Actor tonight at the Academy Awards for his amazing work in Dallas Buyers’ Club.
We loved her candid autobiography about pregnancy in Hollywood and we really really love this bright tangerine Maria Lucia Hohan chiffon dress with the deep plunging neckline and exposed sides that American Hustler actress Elisabetth Rohm wore. The Antonini  jewels made it extra special but um tone down on the tanning spray.
Also doing bright orange was Hollywood veteran and American Horror Story actress Angela Bassett who looked amazing in this figure hugging pencil length number. Hawtness for Dayzzzzzz!
Reese Witherspoon went brave in super short mini ensemble with lace overlay but overdid the matching with the shoes and handbag and then lost points too with a shapeless bodice. oh. next time.
Finally, Sarah Michelle Gellar breezed past red carpet in a flow yellow and black top over black tights and pumps. Her body was banging and the short haircut gorgeous! Looking good mama! 
Conclusion: Our moms know how to be MILFs. They really do!
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Kerry Washington & celeb moms rock the 7th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon (PHOTOS)



   

Mom-to-be Kerry Washington and some of our past Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms and other mothers looked absolutely radiant gracing the red carpet and ballroom of the Beverly Hilton for the Essence magazine 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon.
The event honored Lupita Nyong’o, filmmaker and first African American woman to win the  Sundance Best Director award Ava DuVernay and film marketing exec Cheryl Boone Isaacs
This is my absolute FAVORITE look of all time on Washington this award-season and pregnancy. That cobalt blue Calvin Klein off the shoulder asymmetrical sheath dress matched perfectly with her complexion. The loose ringlets fell perfectly along her face with the matte look and soft nude lips. I loved the simple black Jimmy Choo  pumps.  And the Emm Kuo clutch set off the look perfectly. She accented the ensemble with an EF Collection ring and House of Lavande earrings. Lovely!
Other red carpet moms bringing the bright reds, roses and oranges included:

Brandy, Tamar Mowry-Housley, Salli Richardson and Garcelle Beauvais

Looking fab in White, Black, Grey and Neutrals was …

Holly Robinson-Peete, Laila Ali, Chaka Khan and Regina King

Essence had a photo booth on site where guests did cute and fun poses…

Garcelle Beauvais, Salli Richardson, Regina King and Vanessa Bell Calloway; Niecy Nash, Tichina Arnold does over the top diva; Laila Ali frames the picture and Holly Robinson-Pete gives pretty face time. 

 Behind the Scenes

Kim Whitfield, Angela Bassett and Holly Robinson-Peete take a selfie

It’s Uhuru! Well really actress Nichelle Nichols looking fab

Awww Oprah hugs TV host Tanika Ray‘s pregnant belly. Cute

 

Tischina Arnold instagrammed fun pics

photo: Instagram, Zimbio, Michael Rowe for Essence, Starcast, Essence.com

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45th Annual NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Fashion: Kerry Washington & others who wowed (PHOTOS)

Last night, some of our current and past Bellyitch Bumpwatch and other moms hit the red carpet to the  45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on February 22, 2014.
Scandal actress and first time mom-to-be Kerry Washington stunned in a custom Thakoon NY dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a brada clutch and Suzanne Kalan ring. 
The  and her cast took home the award for the Outstanding Drama Series award.  She looked stunning pictured with actors Tony Goldwyn, Scott Foley, Columbus Short, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Joe Morton, Bellamy Young, and Guillermo Diaz,

Idris Elba, Best Actor nominee for  Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom  and Dad-to-be and with girlfriend Naya Garth, looked dapper in a fitted tux and Louboutin “Dada” flats while posing with 2014 Award season “It” girl actress Lupita  Nyong’o of 12 Years A Slave.  Elba won the award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role in Luther
 Nyong’o took home the Best Actress award for her role in that movie award and  looked amazing in a plunging neckline burnt orange Givenchy  pre-Fall 2014 gown with matching sandals and box clutch from the designer with her hair in a parted afro-puff. She acceneted the look with an H. Stern gold cuff and dangling earrings. 

A more recent Bellyitch bumpwatch mom Nia Long was nominated for her role in House of Lies and wowed in a jade green  Nicole Miller halter gown Brian Atwood heels, a Salvatore Ferragamo nude basket-weave clutch and Danielle Queller earrings.

 

Our winner for best body winner actress Regina King, who was nominated for outstanding actress in a drama series, turned heads in Michael Costello, who seems to be the go-to designer for Black Hollywood but seemed to miss in this ill fitting black mermaid dress that looked to constrain the SouthLAnd  star’s toned torso too much.

We have covered mom and soon-to-be surrogate TV personality Sherri Shepherd of The View in the past and last night she worked magic in an off the shoulder shimmery Carmen Marc Valvo gown. The unexpected blue nails were a plus, with the statement accent pieces. 
One of the very first moms we featured for being the first to have a reality TV special following her pregnancy, singer and actress Brandy Norwood, won the  Image award for “Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series” for her role on BET’s The Game.  She looked darling and sexy in a black cut out dress during the non-televised dinner show and again the next day during the televised portion of the show in a Jean Fares Couture black lace embellished gown with nude lining.

Even though she didn’t win for her wonderful and talented work in The Butler, advice mom to the world, Ms. Oprah Winfrey looked dazzling in her burnt orange dress while paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela who we lost earlier this year. 

photos: Zimbio, Getty, PopSugar, RCFA

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Mini-Me Versions of 2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Little and Real Lupita Nyong’o
Albeit belated, we wanted to share New York photographer Tricia Messeroux‘s recreations of the red carpet looks from this year’s Grammy Awards for those of you who might not have seen them already!
Messeroux and her team do an excellent job to quickly put out a casting call for children who resemble the stars who walked the red carpet at high profile celebrity events and awards shows just days before. Afterwards, she outfights the tiny child-sized versions of the stars in miniature versions of the gowns, tuxes and clothing as the celebs. She gets the looks right, down to the accessories and their rock star antics!
Sometimes, the mini-me versions look even more fab than the star they are dressed up to resemble! Yeah. We said it. 
Enjoy!

Miniature and real Jennifer Lawrence

Miniature and Real Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

Miniature and Real Taylor Swift

Miniature and real John Legend and Christine Teigen

Miniature and Real Cyndi Lauper
miniature and real Miguel
Miniature and Real Katy Perry

Miniature and real Pharell Williams
Miniature and Real Madonna and son David

Miniature and Real Guliana Rancic

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Celeb moms rock 2014 BET Honors RedCarpet and Stage (PHOTOS)

Some of our past Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms rocked the red carpet and stage to the 2014 BET Honors this past weekend during its Saturday, February 8th taping at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC. 
Comedian Wayne Brady hosted the 3-hour star studded event which honored Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Berry Gordy, Nelson Mandela, Chairman and CEO of American Express Kenneth Chenault and photographer and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Jennifer Hudson showed major leg in a super short white mini dress with a cut out for a structured black bra to peek thru! Hot!
Tamar Braxton-Herbert brought Hollywood Glam to DC in a Gold figure hugging evening dress on the red carpet. During the performances later, she paid tribute to Gordy, singing songs of one of his most famous proteges: Diana Ross. The VH1 reality TV star of The Braxtons and Tamar and Vince channeled the iconic diva in another curve hugging wine-colored dress with a plunging neckline that also showed off her super trim post-baby body. The TV co-host of Fox‘s The Real sang some of Ross’s biggest tunes, including the chart topping and memorable “Upside Down.” 
Mariah Carey headlined and opened the show with a song from her upcoming album in a sexy dress revealing mucho boobage.  MiMi didn’t walk the red carpet but she was spotted carrying daughter Monroe into the theater (see photo in collage below).
Wow, Mariah! After showing all that leg on the red carpet, Hudson went demure in a whit pant suit while signing her tribute to honoree Aretha Franklin. She and singer-songwriter phenom Janelle Monae  who did a tribute to Gordy met up with the legend back stage. 
The show airs on Monday, February 24th at 9pm ET on BET.
photos: Getty for BET 

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2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet & celeb moms that rocked it (PHOTOS)

We’re well into Award Season and as usual, several of the moms we “bumpwatched” and followed in the past and others seriously werked the red carpet tonight at the Screen Actors Guild awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Including, winner for Best Cast Comedy Modern Family, Sofia Vergara, in a glitzy and bejeweled  Donna Karan Atelier curve hugging dress.

Others spotted looking glam tonight included:

Mom-to-be nominee for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in  Scandal, the lovely Kerry Washington in fuchsia silk embroidered crop top and skirt by Prada revealing part of her 6-months pregnant belly. She donned Harry Winston diamond earrings and a diamond cocktail ring to polish off the bold look.

Model Camila Alves McConaughey walked the carpet with her Outstanding Actor nominee hubby Matthew McConaughey in draped Donna Karan Atelier floor-length gown while Matt looked stunning in Dolce & Gabbana.

Homeleand actress and nominee Claire Danes rocked the carpet in a Vionnet VIP collection mermaid dress, Jimmy Choo “Lance” sandals and Forevermark diamond jewels.

Giuliana Rancic has been doing more traditional Hollywood glam gowns recently and did so again in this  eggplant Basil Soda gown which looked good against her skin and accentuated her traditional over the ear sleek one-sided bob she usually wears. It’s a safe but very cute look for her. 

Julia Roberts stole this look from the 80s, the long ringlets cascading over this rose Valentino dress was meh for the Osage County actress and SAG nominee.







Tina Fey went black in this simple yet classic Osar de la Renta dress and was accompanied by her equally fashionable daughter Alice

30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski  won some of the night in this striking jade green Roland Mouret dress which works with her sexy style and sleek bob.

Jennifer Garner, who stars in Dallas Buyers Club looked A-Mazing in a fab Max Mara gown accented superbly with a cute Ferragamo clutch with David Web jewels.

This ornate Naeem Khan gown Malin Akerman wore aged the Trophy Wife star a bit but was a head turner, nonetheless.

Mariah Carey was nominated along with her castmates from The Butler for Outstanding Cast Motion Picture and went short in a Yves Saint Laurent one-shoulder mini dress paired with Gianvito Rossi  heels and and Wilfredo Rosado earrings. The fingerless gloves were an eclectic extra touch that we’re not sure she needed. A more formal dress may have better suited this event.

Homeland‘s Morenna Baccarin just had a baby yet managed to look Super Gorg in a glam royal blue crisscross Monique Lhuillier with blinged out wrist.

 

One of our very fave moms Elisabeth Rohm, winner tonight along with her fellow American Hustle castmates for Outstanding Cast for Motion Picture, in a lace overlay Marchesa Resort 2014 gown 

 

Sandra Bullock went with emerald green Lanvin dress again with the swept bow and deep spit on the side and updo, which works but isn’t as stunning as her other looks for previous shows.

Which was your fave?

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Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet with Celeb Mamas

Gossip Girl narrator and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell looked AMAZING in a black halter Pamella Roland gown. 
Celeb moms we’ve “bumpwatched” in the past and others rocked shades of red and black last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, Thursday, January 15. We noted another trend was that they went with smaller and/or lesser known designers, generally. Kudos!
Go mamas!
We are loving Sandra Bullock‘s ruffled magenta Lanvin dress thought not with flat hair. More volume needed.
Matthew McConaughey walked away with the Best Actor award & appeared with wife model Camila Alves in a crimson Paule Ka dress.

Breast Cancer survivor and Anchorman2 actress Christina Applegate went with a  Notte by Marchesa. meh.

Julia Roberts rocked shades while looking cool & chic in her Juan Carlos Obando dress.

Wowza! is all we can say about the Old Hollywood glam American Hustle  actress Elisabeth Rohm  is giving us in this Carmen Marc Valvo floor length fitted open knit dress.
credit: Starcast, Zimbio, Getty

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