Jelly Belly

Monday, April 18, 2011
When speaking about the logistics of designing a maternity collection, the number one question I get is, "Are you using pregnant models?"

The answer is no.


Excuse me, but have you met pregnant women? Love them, but I don't want to worry about a stressed-out, swollen-footed, self-conscious, whiner going into labor on the runway. I can't have no water breaking on those shoes I just made! Oh no!


I made some fake bellies!

After much angst, injury, and mess...
I submit you you...


This post is dedicated to Maija, and the question game. But? Also, to beautiful, real pregos everywhere!

OMG Shoes!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love shoes.
(As a matter of fact, my first word was shoe. Haven't stopped saying it since!)

When I was offered the chance at free shoes for my thesis collection, you best believe I came running. Check out how I transformed these white bridal shoes into stylish, colorful and comfy kicks perfect for the mama on the go.


Friday, April 8, 2011
The end of the year is near, and my senior collection, nine, is nearing completion.

This maternity wear line is meant to be comfortable, flexible and versatile. I used a lot of stretch fabrics to make each ensemble wearable throughout a woman's pregnancy and even afterward. The combination of textiles and prints are inspired by the work of Huntertwasser and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

Enjoy and please leave comments below!

The lineup from sixteen weeks to forty.

Sixteen weeks and twenty-two weeks along. Two summery looks including a onezie and a swimsuit and maxi skirt coverup.

Twenty-eight weeks (a work in progress) and thirty-four weeks along.
Getting bigger...

Not nearly finished, but getting there. This princess-seam dress is so comfy and stretchy, I just might keep it to wear myself.
A sleeve detail on the forty-week look.
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