Check out my interview, “From Here To Maternity,” with Janet Markovits on Voice America! http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vepisode.aspx?aid=48935
Accessories are the easiest way to make a basic outfit pop. Here are my picks of the day.
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Chinese Laundry Wedge Ankle Boot, $89 piperlime.gap.com
Mixed Pailette Slouch Hobo Bag, $396 aliceandolivia.com
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Twist Bangle, $58 www.shopbop.com
Hive and Honey Metal Stretch Bracelet, $30 piperlime.gap.com
Sequin Fringe Coin Necklace, $62 piperlime.gap.com
Adrienne Landau Fur Collar, $438 www.shopbop.com
Multi-Stud and Crystal Belt, $50 www.jcrew.com
Things have finally calmed down enough to sort through the hundreds of fabulous images from the BUMP IT UP BOOK TOUR. Designed as PREGGO PAMPERING EXPERIENCE AT W HOTELS NATIONWIDE, the tour FEATURed PRE-NATAL PAMPERING by Bliss, a Faux glow bar by Lancome , Preggo-tinis by LA CROIX, Cravings –based snacks, bra fittings by WACOAL, product demos by Baby Bjorn and Britax and gift bags laden with Tide to Go and Pampers. In Chicago, we had a Performance of the BUMP IT UP BALLAD by Fulcrum Point new music project artistic director Stephen Burns and Opera diva Genevieve Thiers. Kourtney Kardashian made a cameo in Miami. Gold Medalist Kerri Walsch came for some styling tips in LA. Thanks to everyone who made this tour such a smashing success!
Hem length can make or break a look. Forget the $40 hem for too big jeans at the tailor. Try HEM TAPE! my new fave product is simply taped on that creates the perfect hem for jeans or trousers. LOVE IT!
Tips and Tricks to Be Stylish Throughout Your Pregnancy
Turn nine months of potential frump into mega maternity moxie. Amy Tara Koch offers easy ways for moms-to-be pop out of the preggo pits and pull together dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles—without breaking the bank. This timeless style manifesto features sketches from today’s most popular fashion designers, including Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Issac Mizrahi, as well as tips and tricks from Koch and her “A-list”—a roster of fashion editors, beauty gurus, and celebrity stylists. Bump it Up author Amy Tara Koch will have you putting on glitz throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
I wholeheartedly believe that spa treatments make the absolute best gifts ever–I have yet to meet one person who isn’t over-the-moon ecstatic to receive a gift certificate for a massage or facial. And this especially applies to pregnant women (not that I know a lot of pregnant women … yet).
Coinciding with the launch of super-stylish authorAmy Tara Koch’s Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement, the amazingly luxurious ESPA Spa at the Peninsula New York is debuting its Bump It Up Bliss at the Peninsula Spa: The Ultimate Pre-natal Pampering Package. You should book it for yourself if you’re expecting (no-brainer), but also, as I mentioned, this is the perfect gift. The recipient will love you forever. Maybe too much.
This week I had the pleasure of attending a lovely, poolside luncheon at the Peninsula Spa to celebrate the debut of “Bump it Up Bliss at The Peninsula Spa: The Ultimate Prenatal Pampering Package.” This luxurious and decadent new spa package was created based on style expert and mother of two, Amy Tara Koch’s, book “Bump It Up: Transforming Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Statement.”
At the event various social media influencers enjoyed energizing hand and shoulder massages, while feasting on organic “preggo-tinis” and other delicious, cravings- based munchies. Guests in attendance were either expectant moms or new mommies! It was a really delightful, fun-filled event, wrought with pampering, girl talk, and celebration of motherhood.
During the event author Amy Tara Koch reminded us that, once baby arrives, many people’s focus will shift from you as an expectant mom to your adorable newborn baby. All of the attention and doting that was lavished upon you may very well end! The “Bump it Up Bliss” package allows you to indulge in the wellness lifestyle before the hard work of motherhood begins. Explains Amy Koch, “Pregnancy is tough work, and women deserve a massive dose of self-indulgence.”
While this spa package was originally designed for expectant moms, we were informed that it’s also fantastic for new moms as it allows you to destress and for a brief time escape and enjoy a few moments of luxury and solace. I can attest to the validity of that statement. *smile*
The Bump It Up Bliss Pre-natal Package features three 60-minute Maternity Massages, three 30-minute Pre-natal Personal Training sessions, cravings-based snacks and a copy of Koch’s pregnancy style bible, “Bump It Up.” While receiving your spa services you’re also welcome to enjoy the spa swimming pool, fitness center, and all yoga and core classes. The package is designed to be enjoyed over the course of the three trimesters of pregnancy.
Amy Koch’s “Bump It Up: Transforming Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Statement” is a fun and witty pregnancy manual that offers easy ways for moms-to-be to avoid the frump and pull together dozens of affordable, fashionable maternity ensembles. “Bump It Up” features sketches from noted fashion designers Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, as well as tips and tricks from Koch and a roster of fashion editors, beauty gurus, and celebrity stylists. Packed full of clever quizzes, skin care secrets, and a handy glossary of terms that every pregnant woman needs to know, it’s a “must-have” for the pregnant fashionista.
So busy taking care of everyone else we often forget to treat ourselves. “Bump it Up Bliss” at the Peninsula Spa will allow you to experience the physical and psychological benefits of spa wellness. Visit the Peninsula Spa in the heart of midtown Manhattan and experience your own voyage of indulgence, self-discovery, and renewal. Thank you to Amy Tara Koch and The Peninsula Spa for hosting a relaxing and beautiful celebration of motherhood.
I had the pleasure of dropping in to work with the gorgeous Heather Nauert of GOOD DAY NEW YORK. Heather, who is 8 months pregnant with #2, loved the tips and tricks on how to bump up basics with layering pieces and statement making accessories. We featured best bets from Heidi Klum’s new collection for Destination Maternity, boots by Charlotte Russe, jewelry by Kara Ross and Henry Beguelin, DKNY knits and thin gold belts from H&M.
Had a blast yesterday at the launch of the Bump it up Bliss package that I created for THE PENINSULA NYC. Sipping preggo-tinis by Manhattan’s most glorious indoor pool, a group of mom bloggers and editors talked fashion, beauty and got a little relaxation time with head and shoulder massages. The package features 2 massages, 3 pre-natal fitness classes, snacks by the pool and a copy of BUMP IT UP. Visit http://ow.ly/2TMWR for more information