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Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement

Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement

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by Amy Tara Koch
     
 

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The key to pregnancy chic? Creativity. Effort. And a commitment to pushing the sartorial envelope even when you'd rather crawl back under the sheets with a box of doughnuts. But don't let "thigh" anxiety drive you to sneakers and plus-size velour tracksuits. It's time to turn nine months of potential frump into mega-maternity moxie.

In this witty and accessible

Overview

The key to pregnancy chic? Creativity. Effort. And a commitment to pushing the sartorial envelope even when you'd rather crawl back under the sheets with a box of doughnuts. But don't let "thigh" anxiety drive you to sneakers and plus-size velour tracksuits. It's time to turn nine months of potential frump into mega-maternity moxie.

In this witty and accessible pregnancy primer to all four trimesters, career fashionista and mother of two Amy Tara Koch offers easy ways for moms-to-be to pop out of the preggo pits and pull together dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles-without breaking the bank. This timeless style manifesto features sketches from today's most popular fashion designers, including Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, as well as tips and tricks from Koch and her "A-list" - a roster of fashion editors, beauty gurus, and celebrity stylists. Packed full of clever quizzes, skin care secrets, and a handy glossary of terms that every pregnant woman needs to know, Bump It Up will have you putting on the glitz throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

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"Bump It Up—when she is carrying a child.  It celebrates her body by embracing it with love, style, and comfort." —Donna Karan

"Why, oh, why wasn’t Bump It Up around when I was pregnant?  It is zippy, humorous, and filled with practical tips that any woman can relate to.  It is the ultimate preggo style bible!" —Kate Spade

"Turn your pregnancy into a fashion Mardi Gras. Amy Tara Koch’s witty yet brilliantly realistic approach to pregnancy dressing is refreshing and spot-on." —Simon Doonan, creative director, Barneys New York

"Kick up your kitten heels and listen to my friend Amy Koch. Her fashion-forward pregnancy style tips are like getting a master’s degree in maternity."—Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru, fashion correspondent, Entertainment Tonight

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345514479
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
656,947
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.58(d)

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Meet the Author

Amy Tara Koch is a Chicago-based freelance journalist and trend aficionado.  She contributes to Town & Country, The New York Times,  American Way, INC, Travel + Leisure, Daily Candy, The Huffington Post, and Child.  Koch has also served as style columnist for The Chicago Tribune, fashion and beauty editor for iVillage, and host for THE INC LIFE, an online trend program for INC magazine.  Koch is also the trend reporter for NBC (WMAQ-TV) and a style expert for Vogue and USA Today.

In addition to her media presence, Koch is a speaker and consultant whose clients include Macy’s, P&G, Unilever, Frederic Fekkai, Starbucks, Foote, Cone & Belding, and the McDonald’s Corporation.  

Koch has also held posts at Paper, Mademoiselle, and BCBG Max Azria and has handled celebrity relations, events and fashion marketing for luxury brands such as Allure, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bottega Veneta, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Sony.

Koch lives in Chicago with her husband, Peter Gottlieb, and their daughters, Isabella and Brette.
 

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Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me look and feel great. The tips are easy and the author does not tell you that you need to spend tons of money on clothing. She sdnds you to the flea market and nordstrom rack! Loved it
mariachicago More than 1 year ago
I really love style and fashion and was wondering how I was going to keep it up during my pregnancy. Amy's book gave lots of fun tips and pointers, while also encouraging items we already own versus buying a new wardrobe. Her tips came in very handy towards the end of my pregnancy when I was feeling fat and swollen. It was a great pick me up to dress up and get compliments from my friends at how I was a "preganista". I have purchased this book and given it as a gift for newly pregnant girlfriends so they too can "Bump It Up!"
mary9210 More than 1 year ago
this is the best pregnancy style book on the market. It is funny too! It also makes a great gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being pregnant, my husband forwarded me an article about this book, so I immediately went out and bought it; my one regret is that I'm already 6 months and would have liked to have been able to utilize the tips for my 1st and 2nd trimesters. The best part of the book is the illustrations- it's great inspiration for thinking outside the box, and re-purposing regular clothes for maternity wear; because average maternity wear is REALLY ugly, and buying only high-end stylish designer maternity wear is VERY expensive. I also like the sidebars they had from other women in the fashion industry and what they did when they were pregnant- it's like having other pregnant girlfriends to commiserate with. My only comment is that it could be a little better organized- the illustrations are scattered throughout the book, but the comments are all in a later chapter, or they make references to other sections of the book when discussing a certain topic. While some people may think the book is sometimes overly basic (i.e. "You can no longer wear form-fitting tailored clothes when you're pregnant" Duh!), overall, an inspiring and entertaining book for pregnant women who still want to remain fashionable throughout their pregnancy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister-in-law gave me this book as a gift and I couldn't put it down! It was well organized and seemed to flow exactly with how I was feeling as a first time mommy to be. Although it is filled with the "big hitters' of the fashion industry it felt like they were in my closet when they wrote their tips. Being pregnant is so overwhelming that one can barely get dressed in the morning. However, Koch's book allowed me to buy a few basic pieces and use the rest of my existing wardrobe to feel beautiful every day. Since reading her book I get daily compliments on "how cute I look!" Thanks Amy...you have given my the confidence I need to get through my pregnancy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't care for this book. Though there were some decent points, the author was repetetive and the entire thing could have reduced it to a bulleted list of "Do's and Don'ts" Already having sensible style, nothing was overly enlightening. Some of the mentioned procedures for after having the baby seem as though they would be costly. The over all warning of the changes in my body post-pregnancy was not reassuring in the least. I regret not finding this book at the library and spending the money on something more useful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago