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

baby shower

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.

 

Designer Profile: Rebecca Taylor

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Originally from New Zealand, Rebecca Taylor and business partner Elizabeth Bugdaycay came to New York City and launched the Rebecca Taylor brand for the contemporary, evolving modern woman.  Her clothes are most known for their flattering silhouettes, impressive embellishments and details, and unique color combinations and prints that allow you to add  your own individual style.  With celebrity customers including Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, and Duchess Catherine Middleton, the brand has established itself as feminine and refined.  Destination Maternity offers a variety of Rebecca Taylor’s bump-flattering tunics, blouses and tops that can be worn both during and after pregnancy. The sophisticated color palette of neutral white, navy, black and grey can easily take you from desk to dinner.

Here, Rebecca answers five questions about her brand, style and inspiration:

Describe your brand in three words.

“Modern, feminine, refined.”

What inspires you when designing?

“I am inspired by so many things every day – New York, music, art, film.”

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

“Can’t go wrong with the basics: comfortable yet cool sneakers, striped tees, and a great pair of jeans. “

We are loving your Sleeveless Embellished Maternity Blouse. Tell us how you would style it.

“Just a simple bottom to let the top take center stage.”

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

“Gwen Stefani – she always looks amazing!”

Shop the Rebecca Taylor collection at Destination Maternity.

Get the Look: Kristin Cavallari

celebrity maternity style

Kristin Cavallari knows a thing or two about maternity style, especially now that baby number two is on the way! Kristin opts for chic ensembles that combine expertly tailored wardrobe essentials with trend-driven pieces. Kristin demonstrates this beautifully by pairing a flattering blazer with fashion-forward leather leggings. Pointy toe heels and simple jewelry pull the entire outfit together.

Get the look with our on-trend and super-sleek Citizens of Humanity coated jeans. Layer a bump-flattering side ruched tee under our Isabella Oliver’s maternity jacket to perfect your polished look. Add a pair of statement earrings and heels for a look that can easily go from desk to dinner.

Shop this maternity look at A Pea in the Pod.

Trend Report: The Jacket

maternity jacket

Whether cold weather decides to linger or we’re headed for a warm up, jackets continue to be the perfect complement to any outfit. Spotted on the runways in silhouettes ranging from draped to fitted, the jacket is a trend with true staying power.

Olivia Capone Myers, Design Director for A Pea in the Pod, describes the broad assortment of styles: “Bikers, bombers, blazers, parkas, cropped or cascading, we have the biggest trend of the season covered. Worn over dresses for work or with jeans for play, the jacket’s versatility makes it a wardrobe must for moms-to-be.”

Shop our fabulous selection of maternity jackets at A Pea in the Pod!

The Weekly Find

maternity pants

Welcome to The Weekly Find, featuring a favorite new arrival paired with this, and that.

This week’s find:  Ella Moss Under Belly Crepe De Chine Drawstring Maternity Pants from Destination Maternity.

Why it’s a winner: Hot on two huge trends for spring, floral and slouchy silhouettes, these Ella Moss pants combine the best of both worlds. Worn casual with delicate ballet flats and a simple tee or dressed up with wedges and a leather jacket, they are the epitome of polished-cool.

Pair it with this: a simple ¾ Sleeve Scoop Neck Side Ruched Maternity T Shirt in black or white keeps the focus on those fabulous pants; and that: a gorgeously hued True Love Scarf by Love Quotes.

Shop Maternity Pants

Shop Ella Moss

Brand-New Cool: WildFox!

Wildfox for A Pea in the Pod

Vintage-inspired, casually cool and incredibly chic, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of the Wildfox at A Pea in the Pod®!

Inhabiting all of the aspects we adore about this contemporary lifestyle brand – graphic tees in ultra-soft cotton, Signature Beach Jumper sweatshirts and a perfectly worn-in, track pant and hoodie combo – the collection has been designed for stylish moms-to-be to  wear both during and after pregnancy.

Be sure to fulfill your affinity for luxe loungewear with the collection’s exclusive styles, which are available for purchase in select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity® stores as well as online at APeaInThePod.com and DestinationMaternity.com.

Four Things

With the long, cold days of winter remaining in the foreseeable forecast, weekends spent indoors are much to be adored. From comforting eats and cozy knits to adding a touch of brightness and nesting away, we hope you will find the following four things as fabulous as we do.

maternity sweater

Wake up to the sinfully delicious smell – and scrumptious taste – of Baked Cinnamon Raisin French Toast, hot out of the oven.

Wrap your bump in luxury by slipping into this Joie Maternity Sweater, the perfect topper for leggings, jeans or your coziest pajamas.

Put the dew back into your skin by dabbing on some highlighter for a refreshingly glowing look.

Bold, bright and beautiful, this orange and turquoise nursery is a fresh haven for your little one.

The Weekly Find

maternity maxi dress

Welcome to The Weekly Find, featuring a favorite new arrival paired with this, and that.

This week’s find: BCBGMAXAZRIA Long Sleeve Variegated Stripe Maternity Maxi Dress from A Pea in the Pod.

Why it’s a winner: Long, lean and ultra-stylish, the sleeves make it perfectly wearable now during winter’s cold months, while the chic color combo and stretchy, lightweight material will carry you right through spring.

Pair it with this: Add a mix of patterns and color now with the Multi Color Infinity Scarf, and that: a spring-ready Mavi Denim Maternity Jacket for later.

Designer Spotlight: Rebecca Taylor & Nanette Lepore

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For the expectant mother with serious style savvy, two fabulously contemporary brands – Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore – are now available at select A Pea in the Pod® and Destination Maternity® stores and online at APeaInThePod.com and DestinationMaternity.com.

Synonymous with gorgeous fabrics and eye-catching embellishments in a sophisticated palette of neutrals, Rebecca Taylor offers a variety of bump-flattering tunics and blouses that can be worn both during and after pregnancy. On the other side, Nanette Lepore’s magnificent designs go bold by incorporating daring colors, vibrant prints and interesting fabrics all in ultra-feminine silhouettes.

Both versatile and modern for the fashion-forward mom-to-be, we are thrilled to welcome these two designers into the mix!

Shop Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore at A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!

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