Celebrity-mums

Throwback Thursday: 20 Best Celebrity Mums

July 2, 2009

We asked you to choose which celebrity Mums you looked up to and boy did we get some surprises. Check out the list below:

Gwen Stefani because she often has her hubby and children with her all looking happy and fantastic!

Goldie Hawn has done such a wonderful job raising a great family in the limelight and I respect her so much for keeping them grounded.

I think Brooke Shields is an excellent celebrity mum. Like a lot of “normal” mums, she basically gave up her career to raise her kids.

Jenny McCarthy because she’s constantly raising Autism awareness and look after her autistic son! I have Autistic teenagers and appreciate what she’s doing!

Angelina Jolie. She is using her wealth to take care of children who would otherwise go without (and doesn’t make a big deal of it like Madonna!)

Jessica Rowe because she was open and honest regarding her feelings during her post natal depression. She made it real.

Julia Roberts is someone who could have continued to work and earn enormous amounts of money, but who has chosen her children over her ego.

Cate Blanchett because she’s elegant and refined but real. She has a conscience and can see she genuinely loves motherhood!

Funnily enough, Nicole Ritchie looks really down to earth and has embraced motherhood and cleaned up her act. I respect her for that.

I look up to Michelle Williams. Going through everything that she’s had to in the public eye whilst raising her daughter is a job well done.

Reese Witherspoon. She is so in love with her children and the fact that the most she will ever be away from her kids is two nights is really admirable.

I think Terri Irwin is doing a fantastic job as a single Mother raising two young children and managing Australia Zoo. What an exceptional and inspirational Australian!

Heidi Klum because of her incredible bungee stomach. After every child it just snaps back!

Does Rebecca Gibney’s character on ‘Packed to the Rafters’ count? Only a super mum would let all those kids back in the house!

Sarah Murdoch is a mum and a business woman and she remains grounded and gorgeous!

Kris Kardashian. The way she handles all those daughters of hers (and Rob) definitely creates good entertainment! She deserves a big pat on the back!

Michelle Obama. She’s always so stylish and is such an amazing role model for the world. I love how she is so grounded and family orientated.

I look up to Johanna Griggs. She demonstrates strength and humour in a down to earth, easy to like package.

Olivia Newton-John. She had so much to overcome with cancer and her daughter suffering from an eating disorder, but she still keeps smiling.

Sharon Osborne because she’s survived her famous faulty family AND survived cancer as well, that deserves recognition.

So do you agree? Let us know what you think now.

December 11, 2014

Rachel Zoe’s Top 5 Style and Beauty Secrets

Big news, fashionistas: A-list stylist, fashion icon and TV star Rachel Zoe has just landed in Australia. Here to attend Business Chicks events across our great nation, the diminutive and ever-stylish LA stylist yesterday landed at Sydney International Airport with her husband Rodger Berman (pictured).

Related: Rachel Zoe’s 20 Fashion Must-Haves

These “maj” news gives SHESAID the perfect excuse to examine the style and beauty secrets that make this distinguished designer, stylist, author and editor such an important and powerful figure in the fashion industry.
Here are our top five major style and skincare rules from Planet Rachel Zoe:

  1. Head-to-toe black is always chic: As Zoe showed so beautifully when she arrived in Sydney, a simple, all-black ensemble is simple, effortlessly glamorous and always in style. Her signature head-to-toe black look is much envied and copied across the globe. Here, she’s wearing her “uniform” of a long, black maxi dress and matching top, paired with platform heels and a scarf. I die!
  2. Don’t let motherhood cramp your style: A busy mum to sons Skyler Morrison, 3, and Kaius Jagger, almost 12 months, Zoe, 43, has never stepped out in public looking anything less than amazing. Staying true to her effortless take on glamour, she often sticks to an all-black wardrobe, complete with sky-high heels. Of course, she’s bound to have an army of hair stylists and make-up artists at her beck and call, not to mention haute couture, but we mere mortals can all take inspiration from her stark refusal to let motherhood crush her stylishness, elegance and good taste.
  3. Always invest in good quality skincare: Zoe is a huge fan of “green queen” Tata Harper and her eponymous line of natural, non-toxic, luxury skincare and wellness products. In fact, Zoe has profiled Tata’s personal beauty secrets at length on her website www.thezoereport.com. What’s more, she recently said of Tata Harper Elixir Vitae (pictured): “I can’t get enough of this elixir… It’s softening, it’s hydrating, it’s so MAJ.”rachel zoe, celebrity style, skincare, beauty, styleOther celebrity Tata Harper fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington and Julianne Moore. Find other great Tata Harper products, such as the incredible Resurfacing Mask (pictured), $63.25, at fab, new beauty etailer Lulu and Lipstick via www.luluandlipstick.com.rachel zoe, celebrity style, skincare, beauty, style
  4. Travelling light is for amateurs: It took two airport staff to haul along trolleys full of the couple’s luxurious luggage in Sydney (pictured below, from Zoe’s Instagram before she departed). And I’m betting poor, old Rodger – like most men – got to squeeze in just one bag, while the rest belonged to the style icon, including these highly covetable Chanel and Louis Vuitton suitcases. And yet another style lesson we can all learn from Zoe, the high priestess of fashion, is invest in luxury luggage and you can’t go wrong. Swoon.

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5. Think old-world Hollywood glam: An avid fan of old Hollywood glamour since childhood, Zoe dresses a long list of A-list stars including Nicole Richie, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Kate Hudson and Eva Mendes. Through her expert eye, fierce love for haute couture and flair for unexpected red-carpet looks, Zoe never seems to get it wrong. Zoe was recently named Stylist of The Year at the 10th Annual Style Awards, so she’s obviously on the money. Got a big important event coming up? Make like Zoe and channel old-world Hollywood.

Rachel Zoe pics via www.dailymail.co.uk

October 22, 2014

Kate & Kim Baby Weight Loss Watch: Too Much Pressure?

It was the tale of two ridiculously famous pregnancies – the most-watched Mum Tums in recent times. Reality superstar Kim Kardashian, 32 and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, gave birth to their much anticipated offspring a little over a month apart.

First came little North West on June 15, 2013, Kim’s daughter with rap star Kanye West, 36 and then came His Royal Highness, Prince George [Alexander Louis] of Cambridge on July 22, 2013, Kate’s son with Prince William, 31.

Then came the flurry of excitement to clock eyes on Kim and Kate’s offspring.

Whilst Kim and baby North went uncharacteristically ‘underground’, Kate, Wills and baby George made their very public appearance on the steps outside the Lindo Wing at London’s St. Mary’s Hopsital, one day after giving birth.

Kim and Kate’s pregnancies came under very different scrutiny.

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Kate, who was lauded with having the perfect baby ‘bump’ and only looking pregnant ‘from the front’, apparently achieved this by hitting the gym, running, swimming and Pilates whilst pregnant.

Meanwhile Kim was ridiculed for piling on the pounds, which could really just be attributed to dubious fashion choices, shocking shoe choice and more than one unflattering angle.

Kim hid for two months, working hard to silence her body-critics whilst Kate had no qualms about showing her still round, post-baby bump to the world.

According to Vanity Fair, Kate’s hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker was responsible for bringing the pale blue spotted Jenny Packham dress to the hospital, one of a selection of dresses for the Duchess. There was no point trying to hide her bump, so Kate chose a flattering dress that worked with her curves.

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Kim unveiled her post-baby body when she took newborn North to a LA Medical Centre clad in a loose shirt. Hints that her body was getting back to its old self appeared when Kim attended the funeral of Kanye West’s grandfather and more recently when she stepped out with her newly blonde locks and skinny jeans on September 4.

Kim is thought to have dropped 20 kgs with healthy eating and a strict exercise regime. She reportedly has another 5-7 kgs to go to hit her goal weight.

Kim works out six days a week – three days in the gym with trainer Gunnar Peterson and the other three days with fitness guru Tracy Anderson, working on cardio and Pilates.

Anderson, who has also trained celebrity mums Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, has weighed into the debate over public obsession with celebs ditching baby weight.

“It’s insane,” Anderson told Newsday.com on Tuesday night at US Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers event at Harlow in Manhattan. “I don’t think the public is even fascinated with it. I think they know it’s not real. It’s the most evil trick that women play on women.”

“There’s something really wrong with us trying to manipulate people into thinking celebrities have some secret that other women don’t have,” Anderson added. “Or there’s some superhuman unnatrual force that they were given that they just bounce back.”

Anderson revealed her goal with Kim was to make her ‘healthy and as in proportions as she should naturally be.’

“Kim is taking as much time as she wants to just be with the baby,” Anderson said. “She’s not even concerned with working out. Kim is amazing as a mom, she’s so connected. I knew when I was training her she would be a great mom. She was concerned with all the right things.”

Kate Middleton was back into her pre-pregnancy skinny jeans just six weeks after giving birth. Kate appeared unexpectedly alongside Prince William at the Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon in Anglesey.

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Last week, Kate returned to the red carpet in sparkling fashion at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London. Wearing a silver, sequinned floor-length gown by Jenny Packham and silver Jimmy Choo stilettos, there was little evidence of giving birth to a prince a mere seven weeks before.

Singer-turned-designer Jessica Simpson can sympathise with Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton over the relentless attention dropping celebrity baby weight.

Jessica, 33, was ridiculed for her weight gain with first child Maxwell, 15 months and has worked hard since having her second boy, Ace Knute on June 30.

“I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight,” Simpson told Us Weekly. “I have really big boobs, I have my curves and I just gain weight. I can’t help it.”

“It’s been six weeks since I’ve had my baby now and I feel great,” she added. “It’s OK to gain weight and it will always come off.”

Jessica also weighed in on both Kim and Kate’s post-baby bodies.

“I felt for Kim – I knew exactly what she was going through,” said Simpson. “I send a lot of love her way, and I know she’ll come back with a bang.”

“Kate Middleton was glowing throughout her pregnancy,” she added. “A lot of pregnant mums were looking at her like, ‘How do you do that?’”

Indeed!

What do you think about the pressure for celebrity mums to lose the baby weight?

September 16, 2013