Posts Tagged ‘celebrity moms’

The Coolest Denim Jeans Out Right Now

We at Mamastyles are always scouting for amazing jeans.  Black cotton leggings pale in the light of  Summer’s newest innovative denim trends!  It’s time to freshen up casual closets with reversible (yes, we said it) denim leggings, essential crops and even a bright, exotic color or two!  Here’s the skinny on denim’s  newest  groundbreaking looks  any mom can wear.

Denim 2-in-1 Best-selling Bleulab double-sided blue, black or grey denim leggings and jeans are the hottest quick-change bottoms out there.  These revolutionary Reversible Detour Leggings at Singer22 do not skimp on style from either end.

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Mom-of-1 Kourtney Kardashian is a fan of Bleulab's 2-sided denims.

A Most Inviting Jean Nicknames like Toothpick and Matchstick might give these basic wash jeans a restricting impression.  We beg to differ; the newest styles by J. Crew work to slim down hips and thighs, not emphasize.  Slim Boy Jeans in beach comb boast the feel of denim that’s been worn a hundred times.. with a clean and easy silhouette, $98 .

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Perfect jeans for the boardwalk -- or anyplace!

The Flare of Flares We’ve praised the season’s 70’s-style trends before, but J Brand Lovestory Flare Leg Jeans are still something to gush about.  It’s a leg-slimming look with classic 5-pocket design that coordinates with nearly any type of footwear.  $178 at Bloomingdales.

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Kids’ Designer Collaborations – The Simpsons, DVF for Gap Kids & More!

Collaborative Kids and Tween lines are all the range at chain retailers and department stores.  and it’s only getting better!  Lots of malltime excitement is in well, store Womens Wear Daily reported today that singer, actress and designer Jessica Simpson and sister Ashlee (mom to 2-year old son Bronx) will help design a major collection of tween sportswear, shoes and sweats manufactured by Jones Group.

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Jessica & Ashlee's tween clothing line is expected in over 400 stores.

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The newest addition to Jessica Simpson’s empire of mass-market fashion — which grosses nearly $1 billion in sales per year — is expected to be available for sale in over 400 stores across the United States and in Canada.

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Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids: Teeny wrap dresses? We hope so!

Photo by Joella Marano

Also, seasoned dress queen Diane von Furstenberg is said to be debuting a GapKids line for Spring 2012, a collaboration previously completed by style mavens Stella McCartney and Carla Bruni. Prices for the kids’ sportswear and denim items is likely to be a little bit higher than typical Gap garb, but less than the retail price tags of designer kids’ collections like Armani Junior and Burberry, to name a few.

Stylish Moms We Love

 

Mothers come in all sizes, shapes and are valuable every place in the world — including the world’s major fashion cities.  Some of the industry’s biggest entrepeneurs are women who have followed their heads as well as their hearts to becoming the most noted figures in fashion as well as devoted moms.  Its a true inspiration for us all!

 

“Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul.” Donna Karan used the inspiration brought to life by her family, including daughter Gaby (pictured below) and Donna’s grandchildren to develop the now ubiquitous labels DKNY and DKNY kids.  The designer and philanthropist achieved her immense success based on an ability to take the function of daily rituals (including her life as a mom) and use it to create big things.

 

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From the Catwalk to the Delivery Room — Four Times!

Heidi Klum may have retired after 13 years as head angel at Victoria’s Secret, but gave birth to all 4 of her adorable kids in the midst of being one of the most famous lingerie models ever!  Executive producer and host of Bravo’s reality hit Project Runway, Heidi frequently seen with husband Seal are frequently seen in places like NYC, Aspen and the west coast spending time with daughter Leni, 11 along with younger brothers Johan, Henry and youngest daughter Lou.

 

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Rachel Zoe “I’m happier than I’ve ever been” the stylist wonderwoman admitted to People magazine recently that she is happy her 6-week old son, Skyler Morrison, looks more like her.  She and business partner husband Rodger Berman insist that managing Rachel’s enormous brand as new parents has been easy.

 

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Is Mother-Child J. Crew Ad Promoting Trandsgender?

Jenna Lyons, the  creative mastermind behind the now-stylish J.  Crew label we all know and love, has done much more than the average company President and Creative Director.  Lyons is credited with heading the brand’s transformation from dull-colored mail order fashion to some of the hippest, couture-looking fashion ever found in a chain store.  Jenna’s workday (and extremely colorful closet) was profiled by Oprah in April 2010.  Her work is also patronized by J. Crew fans Michelle Obama and her girls.  Last week, J. Crew sent emails to customers circulating the latest ad for the comany’s Crewcuts childrenswear.  It features a grinning Jenna with her son Beckett, age 5.   The adorable blonde boy is wearing a striped shirt and sporting a shocking pink pedicure evidently painted by Mom.

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Transgender.. or just cute?

Lyon’s focus in the ad clearly stays with the nail polish, reading “Lucking for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink.  Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”   The ad has undergone scrutiny from both media and child psychologists, calling it “blatant propaganda” that can add to gender confusion for children, especially, boys, in the future.  Ms. Lyons has defended her mom and son ad to Fox News, stating that her critics are simply “overreacting.”.  “Most parents”, Lyons explains, “in the privacy of their home might think, ‘What’s the big deal?’ “.

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Girls' Driel dress at J. Crew

Whatever your views are on the new J. Crew ad, one thing is for sure: The brand’s latest offerings for kids are Spring runway-ready!  Check out the newest blazers, day dresses, shorts and swim just in at Crewcuts.

It’s A Boy For Rachel Zoe! + Spring/Summer Fashion Picks

Blogs began ringing around the globe (and internet) on March 24 in Los Angeles — celebrity stylist and reality TV star Rachel Zoe and husband/business partner Rodger Berman welcomed a healthy 6 pound, 12-ounce baby boy into their famous family!

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Zoe apparently went into labor the day before (rumors were unconfirmed by her public relations) and gave birth to the undoubtedly beautiful Skyler Morrison Berman, whose middle name might honor Doors lead singer Jim Morrison.  The new parents announced in a statement that “Mom and Dad ‘LITERALLY’ could not be happier or more in love with their son!”  Best wishes!

While baby Skyler is indeed expected to be displayed as one of the most fashionable little boys ever made, The Zoe Report’s Bright Ideas bring into the light some highly necessary pieces to add to our own budding wardrobes for Spring.  Even denim jeans ‘spring’ to life with wonderous bursts of head-turning color:

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It's OK to get ruffled.

Many versions of ruffled blouses will be seen in optimistic shades.  This stretchy v-neck version by DKNY.

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Kickin' in color.

Think you can’t pull of the hues of these skinny jeans by J Brand?   Yes, you can!  Pair with a white t-shirt or coordinating tunic in one of Spring’s high-energy prints.  Mid-rise stretch jeans at Singer22.

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Inspired by ancient art.

Rachel suggests a “statement necklace” bearing the season’s prettiest colors.  Try the  Ancient Stone Pendant in 3 natural shades and a mere $28; available at Free People.

Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

The news this morning as been ringing ’round the world via publications and social networking.  Diamond-clad beauty Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning in Los Angeles.  Actress, AIDS philanthropist and great-grandmother, Taylor remained the ultimate “It” girl through every decade.  The child star turned outspoken legend possessed a  spirit that made her a pioneer understood by women of  any social class.

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"I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage."

The Career The violet-eyed beauty became the first actress to earn a $1 million dollars for her leading role in 1963’s Cleopatra.  Her many future roles would be played opposite her future husbands, including Eddie Fisher and Tim Burton.   A two-time Academy Award winner for “Best Actress”, Taylor’s legacy includes renowned films, theater, soap opera and modern comedy appearances.

“Big Girls Need Big Diamonds”

Ms. Taylor’s penchant for jewels was aided by Burton, inspiring unforgettable designs such as the 69-carat Burton-Taylor Diamond, purchased by Burton during their famous marriage.   A fan of fine emeralds and white diamonds, she designed a collection for Piranesi as well as a costume jewelry collection for Avon.   Her signature fragrance White Diamonds remains one of the best-selling celebrity designer fragrances to date.

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The Jewlery Conoisseur And Author Of Bestseller "My Love Affair With Diamonds" Died Today Of Heart Failure.

The Family

Married 7 times, Elizabeth Taylor leaves behind four children (2 sons, 2 daughters), ten grandchildren and four great-grand children.

Victoria and David Beckham Expecting A Baby Girl!

There is soon to be a “mini-posh” in the household of fashion star Victoria Beckham.  The British singer-turned- New York designer and icon recently confirmed news that she is expecting her first baby girl with handsome husband David Backham!

It was David who broke the news in London last Friday during a lunch honoring his soccer team, the LA Galaxy.  The wildly successful pair are also the proud parents to oldest son Brooklyn, now 12, and younger boys Cruz and Romeo.  Following in his parents’ very well-dressed footsteps, 8-year-old Cruz Beckham was recently (and appropriately?) named #8 in British GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men.   Victoria often talked about wanting a daughter in past years, noting that she was taking her time to enjoy the growth of her 3 young boys.

A little sis is expected for the Beckham boys!

The svelte Mrs. Beckham was recently photographed at Heathrew airport wearing her trademark skinny jeans and sky-high black Louboutin platform pumps.   It is no surprise that her baby bump is as small as the petite Rachel Zoe’s!  Best wishes to the entire Beckham family!

Target GO International Dresses March 13!

Last night, New York City’s Ace Hotel lobby was the hippest place to be once again — this time for wonderful mass-market giant Target’s 5th Anniversary Relaunch of the GO International Designer Collective.  Since 2007, 34 of the world’s hottest names in fashion collaborated with Target to produce high-energy day and party dresses priced from $24.99 to $44.99.  The fashion-full event included happening editors from Fashion Indie and celeb friends  Chloe Sevigny and Liv Tyler, along with a performance from singer/songwriter Santigold.

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Leopard print for summer. Rogan for Target dress, $39.99

The looks include designs from Anna Sui, Luella Bartley, Rogan and Proenza Schouler among many more.   The limited edition party dresses are fashioned more for the junior set, but gorgeous jade designs and more than a few florals are successful in keeping us happy.

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Maternity Option - Thakoon for Target floral dress, $39.99

Many Target stores open at 8am on Sunday — at under 50 bucks and rich in media attention,  GO International dresses are not expected to last!

No More Dior: John Galliano Fired For Predjudice

Earlier today, International media reported the disheartening, yet very necessary fate of John Galliano, former head of the  iconic fashion house of Christian Dior.  Amidst convincing accusations, including a now-infamous rant caught on video, the 50-year old designer was seen (and especially heard) slurring anti-Semitic and anti-Italian remarks at patrons while drunk in a  Paris bar.

 

John Galliano may face criminal charges for his remarks, according to French law

John Galliano may face criminal charges for his remarks, according to French law

The British-born Galliano, who recently celebrated his 15th year with Dior, is known for his outlandish personal style (ranging from pinstripe suits to a space suit) and is credited with breathing a new air of life and immense success into the label, winning back the prestige first created by Christian Dior himself in the 1950s.  The company, whose worth is estimated at $10 billion, has confirmed that it will present its Autumn/Winter 2011 ready-to-wear show on Friday as a part of Paris Fashion Week.  However, the ironically named “bad boy of fashion”  will not be there to celebrate his last work for Dior.   Galliano’s namesake label, which is backed by LVMH (the company responsible for Louis Vuitton) also faces a very questionable future.

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Natalie Portman wore Rodarte to Sunday's Academy Awards 2011

Executives at Dior and celebrities like mom-to-be Natalie Portman have spoken out about being “shocked and disgusted” at the man once thought of as polite and remarkably friendly.  It is unclear whether Portman, who recently signed on to remain the face of Dior fragrance, will continue with the company after this incident.

Hot Mamas In Color At The Oscars 2011

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards gleamed as Hollywood’s finest moms walked the red carpet in a sea of ultra-hot series of color.  From Audrey Hepburn-style couture worn by Reese Witherspoon to vampy sequin siren Penelope Cruz,  this year’s Oscar dresses opened our eyes to a few striking lessons in glamor.

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Reese Witherspoon Oscars 2011

When the  dazzling actress is not presenting the Academy Award for Best Actor to Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech), Reese dedicates her time to daughter Ava, 11 and son Deacon, 7.   Ms. Witherspoon is amongst the night’s best dressed, contrasting her black and white gown with a jewelry hit:  Green gemstone drop earrings by Neil Lane.

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Jewels on a 2-piece dress.

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The breathtaking model graced the red carpet with yet another outstanding achievement: A 2-piece dress consisting of a floral jeweled bodice and carefully draped skirt in cherry red.  Durham has 4 children with husband and Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (pictured above).

Penelope Cruz in L’Wren Scott

It is a beautiful time for the actress and mother to newborn son Leo, who received rave reviews for her postpartum body skimmed by ravishing red sequins.  She entered the scene holding hands with her husband, Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem.