HOLIDAY PARTY STYLING TIPS

I’m excited to finally bring you a project that I worked on with Lucky Magazine! Along with one of Lucky’s resident style experts, Jackie Miranne, we present the first video in a series featuring fabulous holiday party maternity outfits and the tricks to getting them right for a long, lean look!

It was fun to work with Jackie who is a host, model and amazing stylist! She is so energetic and was really excited to help show you how the hottest holiday looks translate into maternity style this season. Take a peek at the video and you’ll see how you can go totally glam or ultra-feminine in pieces from our Rebecca Minkoff, A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity lines. Hope you love the fashions and tips! Look for part 2 of the series, featuring more casual holiday pregnancy options on the blog soon! -Olivia

All of the pieces are available online and in stores at www.destinationmaternity.com
For more on Lucky Style Expert visit Jackie at www.jackiemiranne.com

Destination Maternity In The Press

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It has been a busy few months here at Destination Maternity! We’ve had a lot of great new collaborations and exciting events. We launched our Wendy Bellissimo Maternity Line, followed by a fabulous party at our Destination Maternity store in September. Dita Von Teese joined our team and partnered with our brand to bring an amazing assortment of lingerie for new moms called Von Follies. And just this past month, we also brought Rebecca Minkoff’s Maternity Collection to our stores as well. Magazines and style-based websites like People, Pop Sugar, InSTYLE, Fit Pregnancy and prominent fashion bloggers took notice. I am happy that our vast assortments of pregnancy clothing and maternity collections have gotten such great reviews. Take a look for yourself and visit back to the blog each month for more exciting maternity news. -Olivia

DITA VON TEESE VON FOLLIES EVENT


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Last week Dita Von Teese, our Destination Maternity team, and I met up at our flagship store in New York City to celebrate our collaboration with Dita on her Von Follies Maternity Lingerie Collection for new moms.


Besides admiring her sexy separates, we enjoyed sipping on “Dita-tini” mocktails, savored sweet treats and received Dita-inspired retro touch-ups by Vensette, the premier on-demand beauty service.  Guests were treated to Dita’s signature cat-eye and her classic red lip.

So many people ask me about the collaboration; they wonder, why Dita?  For me, it’s simple: Dita is known for her retro-inspired beauty and femininity AND THAT is something that being a new mom is truly all about. She understands fashion and how looking good goes hand in hand with feeling good. She wore a Carolina Herrera dress, Christian Louboutin (sigh) shoes and Bijoux Heart earrings. I rocked my A Pea in the Pod maternity dress, further proving how versatile it is! I’m no longer pregnant, but continue to find uses for this gorgeous style. Dita and I complimented each other on our chosen lipstick shades and got to talk about what makes new moms really glow.

So many devoted fans came to the event to meet the bombshell. A true beauty- Dita spoke to each and every guest while also signing autographs. The response to the retro-inspired maternity lingerie was overwhelming. It’s no surprise, because the pieces are not only soft and supportive, but ultra-feminine. It was an altogether great night in NYC -xoxo Olivia

Shop the full Dita Von Teese nursing collection today

 

WENDY BELLISSIMO MATERNITY COLLECTION LAUNCH 

Last week we launched our new Collection with Wendy Bellissimo on Madison Avenue in New York City. The store was buzzing! It really looked fabulous featuring the whole collection.

Wendy walked the guests through each of the coordinating pieces from the line while wearing one of her feather print chiffon tops. She looked amazing… as always! While we snacked on hummus toast and parmesan crostini, I honestly enjoyed just how much everyone seemed to love the sophisticated color palette & versatility of each piece, especially how all of the pieces could be worn during AND after baby. I think the hit of the night was the ruched tank dress and moto jacket; I know they’re two of my favorites!

I also got to meet so many new boggers and the talented Megan Hilty, who looked amazing in the cold-shoulder maternity top from the Collection and the highest heels I’ve seen on any woman- pregnant or not! Kudos to Megan and everyone else who made it out to our night of fashion, fun and friends.-xoxo Olivia

Shop the Wendy Bellissimo Maternity Collection at Destination Maternity today

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Rachel Pally Designer Profile Q & A

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Describe your brand in three words.
EASY. SEXY. RELAXED.

When designing, what inspires you?
WOMEN!  I am inspired by women I know, women I meet, women I see in magazines and films.  I try to design a line that can appeal to all women, regardless of size, shape or age.

What are the three “key pieces” every mom-to-be should own?
Long black dress, Long black skirt, Maternity jeans

How would you style your favorite piece from the collection?
The striped cape top with a pair of black skinny jeans, black booties, a leather jacket and a statement necklace is casual and cute!

What celebrity mom or mom-to-be do you admire for their fashion choices?
I love how Nicole Richie dresses. She always looks so casual and yet so put together; she looks just as natural in a pair of flat sandals chasing after her little ones, as she does out on the town in sexy stilettos!

Shop the collection here!

Mom Style File- Jessica Simpson

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Mom of two and our own maternity fashion maven, Jessica Simpson, looks chic and polished in an all-black ensemble. Played up by a textured black patent leather bag and oversized sunnies, Jessica is the epitome of simplified style. Recreate her look with our structured Cascade Bi-stretch Suiting Maternity Jacket layered over our staple Sleeveless Scoop Neck Rib Knit Maternity Tank Top and Secret Fit Belly® Ponte Super Soft Skinny Leg Maternity Pants for a streamlined and flattering finish.

Get the entire maternity outfit from Motherhood Maternity!

Destination Maternity Opens in Virginia Beach!

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Welcome to Destination Maternity® Virginia Beach! The brand new superstore, located within Town Center in Virginia Beach at 4537 Main Street, is a 5,000 square foot one-stop shop for the mom-to-be. The store carries A Pea in the Pod® branded maternity apparel— Destination Maternity’s luxury maternity collection which features maternity denim from designer brands including AG, J Brand and 7 For All Mankind—as well as with Motherhood® Maternity branded maternity apparel.  Along with a compelling selection of maternity apparel from both brands and an expert assortment of accessories and nursing apparel— everything the mom-to-be needs for pregnancy and beyond—the superstore will house a relaxation area for family members and friends complete with plush chairs and a flat screen TV; a juice bar; and play area for children.

Stop by our new location today and click here to locate a store near you!

Inspiration Behind the Design: Brooke Anderson’s Emmy Awards Dress

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Brooke Anderson, co-host of Entertainment Tonight, was simply gorgeous in her custom-made silk crepe gown by A Pea in the Pod at the 2013 Emmy Awards! Rocking the red carpet, Brooke worked her look to the nines as she interviewed the nominees and mingled with Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Fashion-forward purple accessories, including gorgeous suede d’Orsay pumps by Manolo Blahnik, Bellarri jewels and deeply-hued nails, added the perfect amount of depth to compliment her red-hot look. A Pea in the Pod Associate Designer, Susie Hawkins, explains her vision:

For Brooke’s Emmy red carpet dress we wanted to design something that really expressed Brooke’s love of fashion and showed her personality, without hiding her baby bump. Fiery bright cherry red was all over the runways at New York Fashion Week and is very on-trend for the current season, and it suits Brooke’s coloring very well. High slits were also prominent on the runways, and provided a perfect way to interpret the peplum trend. We wanted to keep the cut and lines of the dress very sleek and modern, and the silk crepe lends the structure needed for this sophisticated shape.”

Sexy and sophisticated all in one, Brooke’s entire look is one to covet from head-to-toe. Shop our red carpet-ready maternity dresses from A Pea in the Pod!

Destination Maternity Re-Opens in Paramus!

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On Saturday, September 7th, customers attended the grand re-opening of Destination Maternity in Paramus, NJ. Making special appearances were first-time parents-to-be, Danielle and Kevin Jonas and pregnancy expert and soon-to-be mom of four, Rosie Pope! The Jonas’ stopped by for the festivities and shopped around the new store, while Pope met with fans and answered their burning questions about all things pregnancy and baby while signing copies of her book, “Mommy I.Q”.

At the newly re-designed location, customers will find an organized and expertly merchandised assortment of clothing, accessories, skincare and more. Further, the new store features enhanced fitting rooms that create a more intimate space for the client along with an elevated presentation of merchandise categories including a dedicated space for nursing essentials/bras, new mannequins, fixtures and tables. This modern environment includes a learning studio, relaxation area for family members and friends complete with plush chairs and a flat screen TV, a juice bar, beauty bar and a play area for children.  In addition to Motherhood® Maternity, A Pea in the Pod® and Jessica Simpson Maternity, the store also carries A Pea in the Pod Collection® featuring maternity fashion from contemporary designer brands including Theory, Vince, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Nicole Miller, Ella Moss®, Trina Turk and Splendid®, as well as an expansive collection of premium denim including AG, J Brand and 7 For All Mankind.

Miniature cookies and milk and cupcakes were served along with a bevy of delicious mocktails. Basq Skin Care was also on hand to provide luxurious and relaxing hand massages and skin care tips.

Stop by our new location today and click here to locate a store near you!

Kate Winslet Glows in Pea!

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At a special screening of her new film, Labor Day, an expectant Kate Winslet donned our tried-and-true favorite A Pea in the Pod scoop neck tank top under a chic, figure-flatter blazer. Accessorized with layered necklaces and a stylish messy do, she radiated a mama-to-be-glow in her all-black look.

A simple staple, yet one that can be worn virtually anywhere, tanks and tees are a pregnant woman’s best friend. Easily adaptable to a multitude of outfits, you will adore our vast selection of basics – tanks, tees and other fabulous layers – that will take you through the entire nine months, and well beyond.

Shop maternity basics at A Pea in the Pod!

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