Billy Bush and Kit Hoover and Amy going over her script
I was thrilled when I got a call from Access Hollywood asking me to come in to the Los Angeles studio to style four celeb inspired lingerie look for Valentines’ Day. The task was to create looks for two pregnant women and two “civilians” based on the fashion sensibilities of Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey. The hitch? I had two days to gather props, cast the models and pull it all together to tape with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover in studio. Thankfully, adrenaline is my bff and I work well under pressure. Where to find hotties (especially pregnant ones!) on the dime? My first call was to my pal Liza Elliott- Ramirez, le major duomo of Expecting Models, a modeling agency that has a stronghold over the maternity and mom market. Supplying A- List magazines and brands with talent, Liza scours the universe for exotic and gorgeous women so I knew that she would have the crème de la crème for my segment. Next, I designed the looks and reached out to my favorite lingerie brands- Eberjey, Soma, Blush, Frederick's of Hollywood and Hanky Panky and maternity brands Belabumbum and Hot Milk. .Big trends? Bold pops of color, corsets, Girly polka dots/stripes,contrast of sheer with lace, kimono robes, lace detailing. As fashion is having a huge boudoir moment inspired by Dita Von Teese, films like Burlesque and celebrities (think Kardashians, Holly’s World and Kendra) who love to bare their bodies, lots of this lingerie can be layered as ready to wear! Then, on to accessoriesLingerie is sexy. But lingerie + maribou feather kitten heels +statement jewelry takes it to a whole new dimension.
Here is a behind-the scenes glimpse of my exciting ACCESS HOLLYWOOD SHOOT.
GETTING THE GIRLS READY AND POSING WITH LIZA ELLIOTT-RAMIREZ & PRODUCER EXTRAORDINAIRE, SUSAN MOORE--BUMPLILCIOUS
❤Buy something that make you look and feel great. ❤There are levels of sexiness. There is something to be said for subtlety.Scanty is not always sexier. ❤Go for quality fabric that will wash well. You want things that feel good on the skin. not itchy. ❤Eczema is not particularly chic!
This look is Venus incarnate! Curvy, caliente and naughty with a capital N. Corset tops are huge in lingerie and ready-to-wear..I love that she can cover up with a blazer for her dinner date and head right to the bedroom. She can wear this out to the dinner party right into the bedroom w/ a cute blazer. Frederick's Corset $34, Frederick's satin kimono Robe $29, Frederick's Heels $29. Jewelry by Lia Sophia.
BEAUTY NOTE: URBAN DECAY has edible sparkle body powder
Cute and small chested, my look for her is sweet and supereasy-to emulate. Hanky Panky’s vintage inspired Maid Baby doll $86 - gives her major come hither appeal.
She is demure and sexy but definitely restrained. With this stretchy/soft aqua lace chemise and panty from maternity brand Belabumbum, Natalie is using her belly as the ultimate accessory to make a sexy statement a la her Azzaro frock on the runway at SAG awards. The Frederick’s maribou slippers add a fabulous pinup girl quality to the look
BEAUTY NOTE: smooth and luxe up dry, flaky skin with Mama Mio Body Buff—
The vibe is vixen and decidedly over the top! There is NO WAY pregnancy is getting in the way of her sauciness. I put her in HOT MILK’s Ever After collections (a brand known for translating sensuality for pregnancy created by two young moms from NZ) and topped it off with a Chinoiserie style robe from SOMA.
BEAUTY NOTE: Keep your tatas high and mighty with Mama mio Boob tube
As my BUMP IT UP philosophy is all about celebrating and glammifying moms and moms to be this project was beyond perfect for me! Thanks ACCEESS HOLLYWOOD!