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Celebrity Maternity Style: Who Nails It (and How to Get It!)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Blake Lively maternity styleWho is the best-dressed pregnant celeb?

You may remember a recent UK poll that showed people admire Keira Knightley’s pregnancy style over even Kate Middleton’s. (I respectfully disagree—you can’t top perfection!)

Now there’s a new published list that claims a different celeb deserves the throne. The top spot on the best-dressed bumps list, according to online retailer Zulily (which just released the ranking in association with its maternity fashion week—hello, discounts!), goes to (drumroll)… Blake Lively!

Of course, new-mama Blake’s maternity style was much discussed—and coveted—during her pregnancy. But does she deserve to top the list? You tell me!

Here’s the full list in order, according to Zulily:

1. Blake Lively
2. Kristen Bell
3. Kate Middleton (Ed note: She’s my own pick for best maternity style anywhere, ever!)
4. Carrie Underwood
5. Jennifer Love Hewitt
6. Tamera Mowry
&. Kourtney Kardashian (What would any arbitrary list of celebs be without at least one Kardashian?)
8. Ali Larter
9. Shakira (Great maternity style, and a world-changing baby shower? Yes, I’m a huge fan!)
10. Zooey Deschanel

Interesting—nary a Knightley on the list. Maybe Zulily is not fond of bug-printed frocks, even if they are Chanel. Maybe here in the U.S., we’re not as over-the-moon about Keira as were respondents to the U.K.-based poll that bestowed the recent honor. Or maybe we just haven’t seen enough yet from the star, who only announced her pregnancy in mid-December.

Of course this is hardly a science, and it’s all just plain fun—but I do love maternity style spotting!

Now let me know what you think: Who’s your pick for best-dressed pregnant celeb?

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo courtesy of Preserve

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Shakira’s Charity Baby Shower—You’re Invited!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Shakira baby showerOne celeb mama is inviting every last one of us to be a part of her baby shower. But she doesn’t feel a bit bashful about the etiquette implications of asking so many people to buy gifts, nor about having a shower for a second baby.
That’s because we’re not talking about ordinary cupcakes and games—but something way, way more important.

Shakira, who is now expecting her second son with soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique, is inviting everyone to share in the couple’s good news by buying a gift from her registry for impoverished moms and kids all around the world through her World Baby Shower project with Unicef.

Through the campaign, anyone can go online to buy a measles vaccine for $12, or a basic family water kit for $181.30, or another essential in a range of prices from Shakira’s registry. (The couple did a version of the awesome World Baby Shower concept back in 2012, too, when they were getting ready to welcome their first son.)

The star shared details of the latest shower on her Facebook page—where she has close to 107 million fans, so imagine the impact all those folks can make, thanks to her inspiration.

“We wanted to give something to other parents and babies around the world, who live in conditions of extreme poverty and vulnerability but whose lives can be improved greatly by small contributions from others,” she wrote in the post.

And she encouraged other expecting moms of means to get on board with a similar shower approach. “Let’s make the arrival of our new babies be a blessing to us, our families, and to many others as well,” she wrote. “Thanks for your support—we can’t wait to hear about your baby showers and to celebrate together.”

Now there’s a celebrity who knows that good fortune is worth sharing—especially when it comes to the community of moms and babies all around the globe. Hello, role-model mama!

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo courtesy of Facebook/Shakira

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Celeb Pregnancy Roundup: The Latest on Sara Gilbert and Shakira

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Sara Gilbert is expecting again! The actress announced her pregnancy live on her show The Talk, when she backed out of a dare that involved lying on a bed of nails and having a cinder block broken over her belly. (Neither thing would be especially good for baby, am I right?) This will be the third baby for Sara, who has a daughter, Sawyer, and a son, Levi, from a previous relationship. (Sara’s currently married to rocker Linda Perry.)

And it looks like Shakira and her fiancé, FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, are having a boy again! As People.com reports, in an interview with Hola! magazine, the pop singer’s parents spilled the beans that it’s another boy to join big brother Milan.

Congrats to both couples! (And I can’t wait to see what baby names they pick—as both made some intriguing choices the first times around.)

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Image: Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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Just Confirmed! Shakira Expecting Baby #2

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Shakira and Spanish soccer player Gerard PiqueHer hips don’t lie! The “She Wolf” songstress and former “The Voice” judge revealed in the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan that she’s pregnant with her second child.

The baby daddy is her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, who she met at the 2010 World Cup. He is also the father of their first child, Milan, who was born in January 2013. Both Piqué and Milan also appear in the music video of Shakira’s latest single, “La La La (Brazil 2014),” which was was performed at this year’s World Cup.

Funnily enough, Shakira was quoted in the April issue of Latina magazine as saying, “If it weren’t because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already.” Guess plans change!

We’re excited for Shakira, who has been candid about wanting a big brood of kids to make up a soccer team. Now that baby #2 is on the way, Shakira may also want to consider starting her own family band!

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Image: Shakira and Gerard Piqué via Shutterstock

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Why Shakira’s Not Pregnant with Baby #2 Yet

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The singer and passionate judge and mentor on The Voice has been in love with her son, Milan, ever since he was born 13 months ago. She shares photos of him on Twitter (and what a cutie he is!) and can’t stop talking about him in interviews. It seems she wishes for lots of brothers and sisters for Milan (her son with boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Piqué), as she tells Latina magazine that, “I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard—my own [soccer] team!”

So what’s the hold up? Something I think we can all relate to: Work! “If it weren’t because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already,” she shares. Working moms are often torn between wanting to move up the corporate ladder—both because they (hopefully) love what they do, and because they’ve got to help bring home the bacon. Babies are expensive (um, understatement of the year)!

Unless there’s a surprise pregnancy, there’s usually a lot of thought that goes into when to try for baby number two. Since there isn’t a universal paid maternity leave in the U.S. yet—and some women are still even being put on unpaid leave while pregnant and possibly getting let go from their jobs for getting pregnant—it’s as much about financial readiness than just emotional readiness.

I know I’ve heard the dilemma from my friends: “If I want two kids, do I have them back to back, so I’m getting my baby-making years out of the way all at once and then can focus more on job promotions?” “Do I spread the babies out, and maybe find a new job in between, because most companies frown upon multiple maternity leaves?” “Can I afford to not go back to work until they reach a certain age? And if so, will I still have a career to go back to?”

So you not only have to worry about the best baby spacing for your family, but for your career too. And it seems the same goes for the rich and famous. I always say, “Pregnancy is the great equalizer!”

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Image of Shakira on Latina magazine via Twitter.

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