designer spotlight

designer spotlight: Ingrid & Isabel

by TRESCHICMAMA on May 17, 2012 · 11,051 comments

So what does the fashion-conscious woman do when she can no longer close her pants due to her burgeoning bump? Why, create the infamous BellaBand and whole range of maternity basics, of course! Such is the case of Ingrid Carney who invented the genius, miracle worker, can’t-live-without BellaBand (if you’re preggo and don’t have AT LEAST one of these elastic waistbands, you’re crazy, um.. hello!? this is a maternity MUST HAVE!). But while you’re over there shopping, take a look at Ingrid & Isabel‘s new Spring 2012 line comprised of everyday pieces in silk modal blend with smart detailing such as tucking and draping to hug your bump in all the right places thanks to a bit of spandex here and there.  A line that’s as much comfy as it is stylish… just what the doctor ordered!


designer spotlight: Vanessa Knox

by TRESCHICMAMA on November 11, 2011 · 11,060 comments

We were over the moon to learn that Vanessa Knox -one of the forces behind the successful Isabella Oliver- has launched her own line.  The American-born, London-based designer has created a fabulous collection comprised of 37 über stylish, elegant and glamourous looks.  These pieces are effortlessly chic and extremely flattering to the pregnant woman’s curves thanks to the brilliant design, impeccable cut and strategic draping and ruching that flow away from the body in all the right places, and cinch in perfectly to show off your beautiful baby bump.  Perfection!  You will find pieces to suit every occasion of your life, as the styles in this collection were created to mix and match perfectly and dress your bump anytime, anywhere.  The best part of it is that these are timeless pieces that were conceived with longevity in mind, you can wear them before, during and after your pregnancy and you will always look (and feel) sophisticated and chic.  Even though there are two separate VK lines (maternity and ready to wear) we can see these versatile styles fitting the modern woman no matter her state which makes this label- the perfect investment.  Without further ado, we leave you with images from the eponymous Vanessa Knox FW 2011 collection.  If your style screams European chic… this line is for you.

The Vanessa Knox maternity FW 2011 look book is pure elegance and style. Luxurious fabrics, decadent color palette and draping heaven.

Some of our favorites from the Vanessa Knox Ready to Wear FW 2011 collection.

A little peek into the Vanessa Knox maternity shoot. Shop the collection here.