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Rachel Zoe Launches a Maternity Line: Here’s How to Get It!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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Attention all pregnant mamas! Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe is launching her first ever maternity line for A Pea in the Pod. In honor of the occasion, Parents’ Ruthie Fierberg caught up with the mommy of two—Skyler, 3, Kaius, 1—about her inspiration for the line, must-have maternity fashion items, and how she handled her pregnancies. Plus, we’ve got a treat for you readers: Access to the special pre-sale of Rachel Zoe for a Pea in the Pod beginning March 3.

Parents: What made you want to design a maternity line at this point in your life?

Rachel Zoe: Women kept asking me about it and I wanted to translate my collection into a maternity language, so to speak. Pregnant or not, women should always have the ability to enjoy clothes. For me, it made sense to work with A Pea in The Pod—they’re making dressing well accessible to a market that didn’t always have that.

P: What are you hoping moms will love about Rachel Zoe maternity that’s different from other maternity clothes?

RZ: It doesn’t feel like clothes you only wear when you’re pregnant. It looks like clothes that work into your life before, during, and after pregnancy. It’s fun—with prints and stripes it feels modern and fresh.

P: What was your biggest fashion woe during your pregnancies?

RZ: That awkward phase when you transition from looking like you put on a lot of weight versus actually looking pregnant. And not being able to wear some of my favorite clothes…mostly anything that had a waist.

P: What’s the one fashion item all expecting mamas must have?

RZ: A great pair of leggings and a great jersey dress. Whether it’s a black tunic or maxi, jersey basics are staples you can layer under a great jacket, cardigan, trench, anything!

P: What was your craziest pregnancy craving

RZ: I had reverse cravings—things that I loved, I couldn’t stand. And instead of sweet berries, I just wanted tart and sour…tons of grapefruit.

P: Did you have any strange pregnancy symptoms with Skyler or Kaius? If so, how did you cope?

RZ: Skyler was really easy. Kaius was tough for the first three month. I was really sick and tired. I tried everything, but nothing really helped.

P: Overall, how would you describe your pregnancies? Did you enjoy them or were they more challenging times?

RZ: I loved being pregnant! I actually envy pregnant women. I feel so healthy and happy. I think pregnancy is the most amazing and mind-blowing thing in the world.

Ruthie Fierberg is an editorial assistant at Parents. Though she does not have children of her own, she’s practically been raising kids since her first babysitting job at age 11. She is our resident theater aficionado and can be found constantly running around New York City to find the best new show, the most awesome dance party, or the hottest Bikram yoga studio. Follow her on on Twitter @RuthiesATrain.

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5 Maternity Must-Haves
5 Maternity Must-Haves
5 Maternity Must-Haves

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Rachel Zoe Gives Birth to Son Kaius Jagger!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

It’s official: Skyler Berman has a baby brother! Stylist to the stars and designer extraordinaire Rachel Zoe and hubby Rodger are now the proud parents of two adorable boys. Rachel announced the birth of Kaius Jagger Berman, aka Kai, on her Twitter feed, saying: “So excited to welcome our baby boy into the world…he’s 7 lbs 12 oz., beautiful, healthy and we couldn’t be happier!”

I don’t know about you, but I love the names they’ve picked out for both of their sons. They’re different enough to be special, but not so out there that they’re just cra-cra. And for those paying attention, it’s no surprise the major music fans went with Jagger (as in the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger) as Kai’s middle name. Skyler’s middle name is Morrison after Doors’ singer Jim Morrison!

So far, the fashionista has been successful juggling styling, designing, running her fashion empire and being a devoted wife and mom—while pregnant. Now she baby Kai is here, she has one more thing (well, person) to throw into the mix. Rachel confessed during her pregnancy she wasn’t sure how little Skyler would take to sharing his number one girl with another baby, but now Rachel’s telling fans there is no mama drama to worry about. “Rodger, Skyler and I are madly in love and will be happily hibernating for the next couple of weeks.”

Mazel tov to Rachel and her boys!

Image of Rachel, Rodger and Kai courtesy of  The Zoe Report.

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Do Stilettos & 9 Months Pregnancy Mix?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Celebrities and sky-high heels go together like chocolate and peanut butter (yum!). But when you’re in the late stages of pregnancy, should you be wearing the same six-inch pumps you worshipped pre-pregnancy? Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe certainly does. But even heelaholics like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Fergie wore flats on occasion while preggers.

At nine months pregnant, Rachel was recently spotted wearing stiletto over-the-knee boots. This is nothing new for her, of course, with her first pregnancy with son Skyler, she tweeted: “Who said one can’t rock 6 inch high leopard booties by Brian Atwood at 38 weeks pregnant!!”

Yes, she’s looked fabulous with both pregnancies, but isn’t rocking massive heels while so pregnant down-right dangerous? As your belly gets bigger, your center of gravity can get wonky, leaving you less steady and more likely to trip over your own feet, starting at around the 25-week mark.

Most doctors suggest wearing under a 2-inch heel with good arch support once you enter the third trimesters, because of fear of falls as well as the fact that you can make existing back pain and leg cramps even worse when you’re in heels for extended periods of time. The best solution: if you really have to wear high heels, Women’s Health recommends alternating them with flatter ones through out the week, and as silly as it sounds, doing some calf stretches before wearing them, so not to cause cramping.

My feet were completely swollen my entire third trimester, so I couldn’t have squeezed into heels even if I tried (thank God I delivered during flip-flop weather)! But who can blame a fashionista for wanting to look and feel like her fierce pre-pregnancy self? After all, many women may not be able to wear their favorite footwear post-baby. That’s right, I hate to break it to you, but pregnancy can make your feet wider and increase your feet by up to a full shoe size by the time you deliver (mine are definitely wider and a half-size bigger!). So enjoy your favorite heels while you still can, ladies!

TELL US: Will you be wearing your stilettos till the very end of your pregnancy? Or at what point in your pregnancy do you think you should switch to flats and kitten heels?

Image of Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman courtesy of s_bukley/ Shutterstock.

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