The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity® Collection to Launch in September!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Wendy Bellissimo, the celebrated family lifestyle expert and designer. Known for her expertise in chic and sophisticated nursery décor and apparel that has garnered a loyal following of celebrity moms along with her established baby and children’s clothing collections, Wendy marks her first foray into maternity wear with The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity® Collection. The clothing and accessories line, offering a relaxed, California vibe inspired by the place Wendy and her family call home, is set to launch September 2014 at Destination Maternity® and Motherhood Maternity® stores nationwide.

Wendy’s signature boho-chic aesthetic and own wardrobe staples inform the collection which is designed to offer both comfort and style for moms-to-be. The collection features everyday, easy-wearing essentials like billowy maxi-dresses, layering tops, on-trend denim with double zipper front pockets, tribal-inspired sweaters, moto jackets and scarves. The pieces can be worn together for a head-to-toe look that is fresh and fashion forward or used as accent pieces that can be layered into both mom-to-be’s maternity and existing wardrobes.

Wendy Bellissimo has defined the idea that becoming a mom is an opportunity to enhance your own sense of style, not leave it behind. Stemming from her California family lifestyle, and built upon her traditional Connecticut roots, Wendy has cultivated a look that is a balance of chic, eclectic style with a certain sense of comfort and ease.This collection, created exclusively for Destination Maternity®, is a true extension of that spirit. Wendy weighs in on her unique design aesthetic: “In all of my designs, from home décor to clothing, I find a way to incorporate relaxed, approachable style elements without over-complicating a look.”

The 26-piece apparel and accessories collection will be available beginning September 2014 at Destination Maternity® and Motherhood Maternity® stores and online at www.DestinationMaternity.com and www.motherhood.com.

Here is a sneak peek of the fabulous fashion to come:

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Séraphine Launches At Destination Maternity!

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Launched in 2002 in London, Séraphine offers innovative maternity styles for pregnant women seeking stylish, high quality maternity fashion. Offering style as well as practicality, the full line includes casual to formal maternity wear, nursing clothes, maternity evening dresses and accessories. With an impressive list of A-list followers, Séraphine has recently dressed the Duchess of Cambridge, Zara Phillips, Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry and Kate Winslet and celeb fans include Angelina Jolie, January Jones, Claudia Schiffer, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson and Sienna Miller.

The UK based maternity line has recently launched at over 100 Destination Maternity® and A Pea in the Pod® stores nationwide and online at destinationmaternity.com and apeainthepod.com. Destination Maternity offers select pieces from the Séraphine Spring/Summer 2014 collection including separates and dresses. Destination Maternity will also exclusively sell Séraphine’s signature Jolene Dressthe very same dress that was worn by The Duchess of Cambridge in her famous family portrait.

On Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th, founder and head designer, Cecile Reinaud, visited Destination Maternity Madison Avenue and Paramus for two great events. Guests were able meet Cecile and shop the gorgeous new collection while enjoying mocktails and light bites from PICNIC Catering and Events. Mama Mio provided pampering hand and arm massages with their updated collection of products and butter LONDON™ provided mini manicures with our newest assortment of on-trend shades.

In honor of the launch of Séraphine at Destination Maternity and A Pea in the Pod, Cecile answers five questions about her brand, style and inspiration:

Describe your brand in three words.

Parisian-chic pregnancy.

What inspires you when designing?

I take inspiration from my native city of Paris to create the overall feeling of my collections, then I look at catwalk shows, trends and styles I see on the street to hone my ideas. First and foremost, I’m always inspired by the beautiful curves of the pregnant figure. I love to design styles that will grow and adapt to a woman’s changing shape, and can be worn before, during and after pregnancy.

What are the three key pieces every mom-to-be should own?

A flattering pair of maternity jeans, A little black maternity dress, and a stylish scarf for accessorizing.

How would you style your favorite piece from the collection?

My favorite piece is the Short Sleeve V-neck Twist Front Maternity Shirt – it’s so versatile! I’d wear it with skinny jeans for a casual look, or with leather pants and heels for a more vamped up evening look.

What celebrity mom or mom-to-be do you admire for their fashion choices?

We’ve been honored to dress a number of super stylish celebrity moms in Séraphine and it’s always a pleasure to see how they each wear our clothes differently to suit their own style. I loved seeing Gwen Stefani in our clothes recently – as a designer herself, she really nailed her pregnancy style.

 

Real Moms-to-Be: Jacky’s Baby Shower

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Meet Jacky: Our Senior Online Marketing Manager! Jacky graciously allowed us to take a peek inside her super-adorable baby shower and told us a little bit about the process:

Tell us about your shower outfit! What did you love most about it?

I’m very petite, so I wanted to wear something fitted that showed off my baby bump. I loved this Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress right away because it was comfortable and stylish, which is very important to me at this point in my pregnancy. To add in a pop of color, I paired the dress with a bright statement necklace. I made sure to wear a maternity shaper underneath, which helped to give me a smooth, sleek look and also helped to relieve some back pain I’ve been experiencing.

Q: How did you decide on your location and theme? Who helped to plan the shower?

The town I live in is very rich in history, so I really wanted to take advantage of that. The shower was held at a charming, old hotel that was built in the 1700’s with beautiful antique features. Since my husband and I are keeping the gender of the baby a secret, the theme was “What Will it Bee?” My family coordinated everything around the theme from the honey jar favors to the bee hive shaped cake. My mother-in-law even baked all the sweet treats that also fit into the theme. It was truly perfect!

Q: What was the most memorable gift you received?

We received a lot of amazing and thoughtful gifts. One of the gifts that stood out to me is from my mother-in-law. She crocheted a replica of an alphabet picture that my husband had in his room as a baby; that was very special to me. Passing on these traditions are very important in building our family together.

 

British Brands We Love: Hudson Jeans

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Hudson Jeans are known for their their body-conscious fit, high quality craftsmanship and signature triangle flap back pocket with the iconic Union Jack logo. With a “London edge meets L.A. glam” aesthetic, Hudson Jeans have become a celebrity favorite as well as a must-have for moms-to-be. With the addition of our patented Secret Fit Belly®, expecting moms can wear the same great styles from Hudson that  they loved pre-pregnancy.

In honor of our British Invasion, a celebration of the best in British Style, Hudson Jeans Denim Specialists will be coming to select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity stores to help moms to be find the perfect fit! Try on a pair of Hudson Jeans and decorate your own British-themed baby bodysuit! Join us at the following locations:

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue: 28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus: 35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

British Brands We Love: butter™ LONDON!

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butter™ LONDON is the authority in fashion-forward nail color. Worn by models on runways around the world, butter™ LONDON is Great Britain; inspired by rock and roll, self-expression and the beauty of creativity. In addition to their unparalleled assortment of bold, stunning shades, butter LONDON nail lacquer is formulated without harsh chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, phthalates or parabens. Destination Maternity offers 10 stunning new colors, a nail foundation and top coat, plus their signature Body Lotion and soothing Balm that will keep you glowing throughout your pregnancy.

In honor of our British Invasion, a celebration of the best in British Style, butter™ LONDON will be providing free mini-manicures at the following locations:

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue
28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Friday April 4, 2014, 3pm-6pm

Destination Maternity, Paramus
35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ 07652

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-3pm

We look forward to seeing you there! Check out our other exciting events happening at a store near you.

Celebrate the Best of British Style!

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST OF BRITISH STYLE AT ONE OF THESE EXCITING EVENTS AT A LOCATION NEAR YOU:

A Pea in the Pod, Beverly Hills

352 N. Beverly Drive * Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Saturday March 22, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON.

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Sunday March 30, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

A Pea in the Pod, Newbury Street

10 Newbury Street * Boston, MA 02116

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Destination Maternity, Cherry Hill

Town Place at Garden State * 901 Haddonfield Road * Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue

28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12pm-2pm      

Join Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor & E! News Correspondent, Zanna Roberts Rassi, in celebrating BRITISH STYLE! Shop the latest Spring looks from Séraphine, Hudson Jeans, Isabella Oliver and more. Receive expert style tips while enjoying sweet treats from Treat House. Plus, enter for a chance to win a spring wardrobe* and fabulous prizes.

 *No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes full priced Destination Maternity merchandise only.

Wednesday March 26, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Friday April 4, 2014, 3pm-6pm

Meet Founder and Head Designer of Séraphine Maternity, Cecile Reinaud! Enjoy tea and light bites as you shop the new collection and enter to win a Spring wardrobe!* Plus, enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON and receive pampering hand and arm massages with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

*No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes Séraphine Maternity merchandise only.

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus

35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-3pm

Meet Founder and Head Designer of Séraphine Maternity, Cecile Reinaud! Enjoy tea and light bites as you shop the new collection and enter to win a Spring wardrobe!* Plus, enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON and receive pampering hand and arm massages with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

*No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes Séraphine Maternity merchandise only.


It’s Been a Great Year!

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Thank you to our fans and followers for a wonderful year!

GIVEAWAY: butter™ LONDON

Butter London

butter™ LONDON is the authority in fashion-forward nail color. Worn by models on runways around the world, butter LONDON is inspired by rock and roll, self-expression and the beauty of creativity. In addition to their unparalleled assortment of bold, stunning shades, butter LONDON nail lacquer is formulated without harsh chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, phthalates or parabens.

In honor of the launch of butter LONDON at A Pea in the Pod, we are giving away all ten colors, their nail foundation and top coat, plus their signature Body Lotion and soothing Balm to one lucky mom-to-be. This is a giveaway you do not want to miss!

Enter for your chance to win here. Hurry, giveaway ends Tuesday, 3/4!

Inspiration Behind the Design: A Pea in the Pod’s Spring Collection

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Property of Destination Maternity Corporation

A Pea in the Pod’s spring collection evokes a casual, nautical style that is perfect for warmer weather.  From chambray blues and preppy stripes to comfortable linen fabrics, the A Pea in the Pod Design Team focused on sea-inspired colors for this season’s collection:

“Our ‘Port of Call’ delivery for spring is based on sea faring islands with a soft vintage feel. The collection includes a wide array of bold stripes, crochet work, mixed media, mosaic and paisley prints paired with light wash denim. An indigo and chambray blue color story is the foundation of this group with pops of fuchsia and an increasing presence of white, which we will continue into the summer season.”

Key pieces include a flowy, 3/4 Sleeve Dress in a blue and white mosaic print, perfect for your spring baby shower. Spring’s must-have chambray convertible sleeve shirt creates a casual-chic look when paired with our Secret Fit Belly® Linen Cargo Pocket Maternity Crop Pants. Our bump-flattering Cap Sleeve Boat Neck Maternity T Shirt combined with our Secret Fit Belly® Cuffed Maternity Crop Jeans will keep you both comfortable and stylish throughout the season

Shop these spring maternity looks and more at A Pea in the Pod!

Destination Maternity Launches New Skincare and Beauty Brands!

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On Wednesday February 19th, bloggers and editors attended a special breakfast to preview Destination Maternity’s newest beauty and skincare brands for mom and baby. Butter London, Clark’s Botanicals, Sanctuary Spa, Noodle and Boo, Juice Beauty, Perfect Pearl, The Honest Company, Naturopathica, Sophie la Girafe Baby, Basq Skin Care, Body Boost and Mama Mio were all in attendance to speak to guests about their new product offerings. Butter London provided mini-manicures with our new assortment of pretty polishes. Basq Skin Care offered rejuvenating chair massages and Mama Mio pampered guests with hand and arm massages, all while sipping fresh-pressed juices and enjoying breakfast treats from The Butcher’s Daughter.

To shop our newest skincare and beauty brands, please visit a Destination Maternity store near you, or click here to shop online.

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