In 2003, as the newly named editor in chief of Us Weekly magazine, Janice Min was busy documenting a seismic cultural shift: the making of the "Hollywood Mom." Think Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, and Beyoncéstars who proudly displayed their pregnancies, shed the baby weight overnight, and helped turn the once-frumpy bump industry into seriously big business. In the blink of an eye, it seemed, "skinny jeans" had replaced "mom jeans." Bugaboos had become status symbols. Motherhood itself had become an exciting style statement. And thenjust eight weeks after her big promotionJanice discovered that she was pregnant, too.
"I started ogling, with morbid fascination, the photographs that flooded my officered-carpet and paparazzi shots of celebrities in bikinis and bandage dresses mere weeks after giving birth," she writes. "I'd stare at my own ever-expanding body. Then I'd stare at Heidi Klum (who gave birth one month before my due date and managed to bounce back before I'd even hit the delivery room). How did these women do it? I wondered." How to Look Hot in a Minivan was born.
With her trademark self-deprecating style and tongue-in-cheek humor, Janice set out to debunk some of Hollywood's biggest mommy myths. Then she brought together the industry's biggest experts in fitness, fashion, beauty, and all-things-baby to divulge the secrets behind the stars' seemingly effortless postpartum style. Serving up practical, honest, and often surprising advice for new moms everywhere, Janice and her arsenal of experts reveal:
• The 10 Wardrobe Essentials every chic mom should own
• How to style red carpet-worthy hair, even on school days
• The secrets to hiding a postnatal stomach pooch
• The truth behind the C-tuck (Do celebrity moms sometimes slim down courtesy of a combination cesarean section-tummy tuck?)
• Hollywood's Biggest Losers (What did it really take for stars like Kate Hudson, Milla Jovovich, and Poppy Montgomery to lose the baby weight?)
In How to Look Hot in a Minivan, Min dispels the idea that looking great post-pregnancy is only for the rich, the pampered, and the lucky. With Min's guilt-free, stay-sane strategies, moms everywhere can look and feel like starswhether their baby is six months or sixteen years.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
JANICE MIN has garnered rave reviews for her recent editorial revamp of The Hollywood Reporter, including a spot on the Huffington Post's 2011 list of "Game Changers" in the media. During her six-year tenure as editor in chief of US Weekly, she doubled the magazine's audience to 13 million and earned some of the publishing world's highest honors, including Advertising Age's Magazine of the Year and AdWeek's Editor of the Year. Min has been named one of the New York Post's Most Powerful Women, was described as having an "Oprah-esque power over celebrity culture" by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and is an in-demand expert for the Today show, ET, CNN, Good Morning America, and other national news outlets. She currently resides with her husband in Los Angeles, where they drive their three children around in a minivan.