The Ka-Pow Brow

Brow Dreamgirl

When you are pregnant, most of the glammy holiday fashions are irrelevant. You have your LBD (wrap, shift or empire) and add drama by adding statement accessories. Not this year! Thanks to the return of the power brow, pregnant women have another weapon in their style arsenal.

Thanks to dozens of brow specific beauty products, anyone can groom caterpillar brows and craft a magnificent look that smacks of Kate Upton.

Here’s what you need:

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Stencils, Sephora, $20

Benefit Brow Zing Shaping Kit, Sephora, $32

Pixi by Petra 2-in-1 Natural Brow Duo, Target, $16

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, Ulta, $27

Sephora Collection Transparent Brow Gel, Sephora, $7

Lorac Take A Brow Kit, Ulta, $22

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My Picks in Marsala: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

It’s official: Pantone has named Marsala as the color of 2015. Think deep, juicy pomegranate fruit, warm Tuscan brick villas and the red wine that you can drink in a few months’ time. Here are a few of my favorite pieces that reflect this sartorial trend.

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Amy Tara Koch in “Style Influencer” Interview for Keungzai

In our final installment of Style Influencers for 2014, we interview style expert, journalist and author Amy Tara Koch. She is a style expert for People Magazine, USA Today, She Knows, The Bump, Vogue and Parents Magazine and has appeared on CNN, TODAY, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, Fox and the CBS EARLY SHOW. A contributor to Marie Claire,Huffington Post, People Moms & Babies, The New York Times and more, Amy Tara Koch is also the author behind “BUMP IT UP: Transform Your Pregnancy Into The Ultimate Style Statement“, touted as a must-read pregnancy style bible.

Read the rest of the interview here!

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COOL MATERNITY JEAN ALERT!

ITEM:  DL 1961 Angel Maternity Ankle Jean, $168

Denim Brand DL 1961 is known for its ability to magically shape and lift a woman’s most stubborn body parts. How? The jeans are infused with “4 way stretch” denim featuring a blend of supremely high quality pro modal fibers, lycra and American cotton. These “high performance” jeans are comfortable and easy to dress up or down. Yes, they are expensive. But, flattering jean are a maternity must-have.

And, since you very well may wear them 5 days out of 7, they are a solid investment.

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Egg Maternity App

I love the idea of an App that allows you to test drive maternity looks.

New Zealand’s EGG Maternity have invented the The Look at me Pregnant app that allows you, your partner-or your husband-to try on outfits in the desired setting. The images can be saved, instagrammed or sent to your style loving bff to help make critical pregnancy fashion decisions.

The Look at me Pregnant app goes live at www.eggmaternity.com on the 5th September 2014

EGG has a global website so products can be easily ordered.

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Spring Maternity Favorites

Sping is all about feminine florals, artsy prints, contrasting fabrics and sporty accents. Some good news: knocked up does not mean you can’t look au courant. Here are some great looks to keep you on trend and absolutely comfortable this spring.

amy tara koch bump it up spring favorites 2014

1. Floral Printed Clutch $44 at Topshop

2. Standout Bangle Set $9.80 at Forever21

3. Marios Maxi Dress $550 at Farfetch

4. Lily Tank $228 at Hatch Maternity

5. Moto Vintage Wash Denim Jacket $90 at Topshop

6. Aggy Sandal $160 at Dr. Marten

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March Maternity Must-Haves

Spring into spring with on-trend pieces that maximize your maternity moxie

amy tara koch bump it up March maternity must haves

1. Pea in the Pod Maternity Anorak Jacket $138

2. Topshop Maternity Moto Mid Stone Jeans $65

3. Isabella Oliver Scala Striped Maternity Tank $75

4. Yarnz Linen Tiki Hut Scarf $66

5. Hatch Maternity Slouch Dress $198

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Get your bump red carpet ready

Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington looked amazing on the Golden Globe red carpet. One way you can channel their sleek silhouettes while pregnant is through pregnancy specific shapewear. Zero (belly) compression shapewear will smooth lumps and bumps on the thighs and rump while celebrating a burgeoning belly.

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“Celebrities always look so fantastic because underneath their fabulous gowns are the perfect, foundational shapewear pieces,” says Olivia Capone Myers, Design Director of A Pea in the Pod. “Camouflaging seams and panty lines creates a more seamless look and having the added support of shapewear is especially important as your body transforms during and after your pregnancy.”

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Some of the brands that I love are  Spanx® and Belly Bandit®, Tummy Tube® by A Pea in the Pod, as well as a selection of seamless, adjustable strap and shelf-bra camis that are perfect to pair with any outfit. They are all available at Pea in the Pod.

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(From left to right) Belly Bandit Bamboo Post Partum Support Belt $69.95, The Tummy Tube by A Pea in the Pod $26 and Spanx Power Mama Shaper $38

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OK! Magazine Features ATK BUMP IT UP AWARDS 2013

READ FULL STORY HERE!

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FROCKSTAR: Eiman Hamza is a bump it up babe!

Eiman Hamza, founder of Happiness Clothing, is not sacrificing an ounce of her fashion sense to pregnancy. From airy shirt dresses to form fitting frock and fedora combos, this LA based designer creatively channels her flirty, free wheeling style in a way that defines her as a true Bump It up Babe.

Here are three looks (and how to get them) that spotlight her singular fashion sense:

LOOK 1
“Black dress with tan shoes on Abbot Kinney.  Simple, chic, with a bit of grunge. I like to add some edge to classic styles.”

Eiman Hamza Bump it up style

Dress-Topshop \\ Shoes- Topshop \\ Bag- Balenciaga \\ Flannel- Uniqlo \\ Sunglasses- Nasty Gal

LOOK 2
“Comfortable and cute.  Great for everyday- denim and brown are the perfect combination for fall.”

Eiman Hamza Bump it up style

Denim dress- Asos maternity \\ Bag- Balenciaga \\ Hat- Urban Outfitters \\ Shoes- Topshop

LOOK 3
“Casual yet chic.  Love subtle touches of red (on lips or bags) when wearing black.  Adds instant style!”

Eiman Hamza Bump it up style

Daisy Dress- Asos Maternity \\ Belt- Zara \\ Bag- Asos \\ Shoes- Alexander Wang \\ Hat- Kitson \\ Accessories- Rolex, Happiness bracelets


Follow Eiman on her Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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