HELLO! Editor Rosie Nixon: Pregnancy, Celebrity Gossip & Beauty Tips

Rosie Nixon is the editor of Hello! Magazine, and one of the most glamorous women in the media today. With previous credits at Grazia, Glamour and Red Magazine to her name, it’s safe to say that she knows her stuff when it comes to fashion and lifestyle! Rosie lives in London with her husband and 18 month old son Heath, and is expecting her second baby (a little brother!) later this year.


1)     We love your style! Can you sum up your look in 3 words?

 Classic with an edge (4 words, sorry)


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2)     As editor of Hello! You have a stylish image to maintain. How do you manage dressing your bump for work?

Seraphine has been my pregnancy style saviour for the second time, I honestly think you have all 3 trimesters covered better than any other maternity brand. During the early months I find more loose-fitting styles work better but once the bump ‘pops out’, figure-hugging dresses and tops are more flattering. I tend to wear mostly dresses at work as they look smarter, but at weekends I live in leggings with smock tops, vests and cozy sweaters or wraps.


3)     We’ve loved seeing you in Seraphine through both of your pregnancies. Do you have a favourite piece from our collection?

The Bump Kit London has been my wardrobe saviour throughout pregnancy. And I’ve totally fallen in love with the Graphic Floral Maternity and Nursing Dress – I love the slightly edgy print, clingy flattering style, and the fact I can wear it when I’m nursing too. I’m pretty sure I’ll wear it for as long as possible.



4)     There must be plenty of glamorous events to attend as part of your job – what’s the most exciting event you have coming up & what are you planning to wear?

I’ll be attending the GQ Awards soon and the following night am hosting a HELLO! table at the British Olympic Ball. I’ll be wearing Seraphine on both occasions – the claret lace dress for GQ and black lace detail wrap maternity gown for the ball. 



5)  You’ve interviewed a lot of famous people with Hello! what’s been the most exciting interview or celebrity home you’ve visited?

I’ve just returned from interviewing Jackie Collins in L.A. – she was fabulous personified and I can’t wait to invite you inside her Beverly Hills home in an upcoming issue. Other memorable interviewees include Robbie Williams on the eve of his wedding, and Sharon Osbourne is always a scream.


6)     We’ve heard a rumour you’ve written a book…

Yes, I’m very excited that my first novel, The Stylist, is going to be published by Harlequin (HarperCollins) in late January 2016. It’s a feast of red carpet fashion, celebrity meltdowns and features a big, exotic showbiz wedding. I REALLY hope you’ll enjoy reading it!



7)     With so much going on, finding the perfect work life balance must be tough – if you could have one super power what would it be & how would you use it?

To click my heels, Dorothy-style, and magic myself around town – especially at the end of the day when I can’t get home quick enough to put my little boy to bed.


8)     What’s your favourite restaurant for a romantic dinner, and which is your favourite for brunch with the girls?

I’m loving the new Soho House on Dean Street in London for mocktails, and I’m a fan of The Breakfast Club for their extensive brunch menu. I like to keep it local for romantic dinners and it’s always a treat to visit Trinity in Clapham, the food is exceptional.



9)     We are confiscating your makeup bag – you’re allowed to keep three essential cosmetics. What do you choose?

L’Occitane, Precious BB Cream SPF30 – it keeps skin moisturized, protected and is a fast, effective way to cover blemishes; Mac cream blusher and Bourgeois Ultra Curl Mascara. And I’ll beg you for my Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Wear Lipstick!


10)  We can’t get over your gorgeous shiny hair – what’s your secret?

Pregnancy. It is a miracle worker for hair.



Pregnancy Cravings: Celebrity Mamas & Their Weird Food Wishes

Craving something strange? You’re not alone! Apparently, around 2/3 of mums-to-be will experience strong pregnancy cravings throughout their 9 months. These cravings can be so strange that they make others feel unwell and so strong that you’d be willing to go to great lengths to satisfy them – waking up your other half in the middle of the night to make you a mayonnaise and vinegar sandwich is nothing!

We recently came across this great list on Sheknows.com of the top 10 most commonly reported pregnancy cravings, and it got us wondering about what our favourite celebrities craved when they were pregnant…


Jessica Alba

Jessica loves our Grey Luxe Skinny Maternity Jeans

Currently expecting baby number 3, Jessica had a thing for watermelon during her second pregnancy. She explained to Latina: “Sometimes you can’t get a food out of your mind. I could always eat watermelon. With Honor, I loved fruit, too. It’s a decent craving… You still eat cheeseburgers and pickles — you just want watermelon really bad. I don’t deprive myself of anything. I eat whatever.”


Whitney Port

Get Whitney’s Look: Under Bump Distressed Maternity Jeans

New mama Whitney welcomed her first baby in July, but before she did, she shared a few of her top pregnancy cravings on her blog:  ‘So, I haven’t really had those TYPICAL cravings like needing to dip pickles in ice cream. But there are a few things that got me through my first trimester and are continuing to be staples in my second.’ She listed all her must-haves, including tangerine Juice, chocolate milk, black olives, and roasted and salted pumpkin seeds among other things.


Mila Kunis talks pregnancy cravings – watch the video

Now a mum of 2, Mila shared her pregnancy cravings with Ellen back when she was expecting her daughter Wyatt. Mila was all about vinegar-based foods like pickles and sauerkraut – husband Ashton Kutcher even put together a special ‘cravings fridge’ for her, filled with the stuff!


The Duchess of Cambridge

Get the Duchess’ look:  Fuchsia Knot Front Jolene Dress & the Blossom Knot Front Maternity Dress

The Duchess of Cambridge managed to keep most of the details of her pregnancies away from the public eye. But as well as a penchant for Seraphine maternity dresses, she was reported to be craving Haribo sweets and a very specific spicy vegetarian curry from a shop in her home town Bucklebury.


Binky Felstead

Get Binky’s look: Grey Marl Roll Neck Maternity & Nursing Jumper

Made in Chelsea star Binky recently welcomed her first baby – a daughter India Elizabeth. While she was expecting she craved all sorts of naughty things. She revealed to OK! Magazine that she’d been craving ‘Lots of carbs! I can’t get enough of pizza, burgers, fish and chips – anything naughty!’


Gwen Stefani

Get Gwen’s Look: Faux Leather Panel Maternity Leggings & Black Maternity Shift Dress

Mama of 3 and Seraphine maternity clothes fan Gwen Stefani apparently craved fiery foods like chillies, and even carried a little bottle of Tabasco sauce around in her hand bag just in case!


If you’re having strange pregnancy cravings, don’t forget to check if it’s safe to eat during pregnancy – check out The Babble Out’s list of the top foods to enjoy & to avoid when you’re expecting.


Celebrity pregnancy news for Kate Winslet and Jennifer Love Hewitt!

It’s been a busy year for celebrity pregnancy news so far in 2013, but after weeks of nothing much happening, two have come along at once! Congratulations to Kate Winslet and Jennifer Love Hewitt, who have both announced they are expecting babies later this year. It will be Kate’s third child, although it is her first with new husband Ned Rocknroll, who she married last December. Mia, 12, and nine-year-old Joe are no doubt looking forward to having a little brother or sister to boss around!


I can confirm Kate Winslet is pregnant and she and Ned Rocknroll are thrilled. The baby is due at the end of the year,” said a spokesperson for the couple.


Meanwhile, Jennifer is expecting her first baby with her Client List co-star Brian Hallisay.


We’re so thrilled and happy to start a family,” they told Us Weekly, adding that Jen is around three months along.


It means both women will be having babies around the same time – and we can follow how their maternity style evolves this summer and autumn! So, what could be in store for their wardrobes over the coming months? Let’s take a look…


Kate Winslet


We can cheat a little with Kate, as we can speculate what she might wear based on her previous two pregnancies – although they were quite a while ago, so she’ll definitely need to update her maternity wardrobe. Last time, we spotted her in a cute white midi skirt and denim jacket, which would still work. However, we think she might translate some of the more old-school Hollywood glamour she has perfected into what she wears this time around.

Kate almost always goes for figure-hugging shapes that flatter those hourglass curves and there’s no reason why this should change just because she’s got a bump – the look definitely suits her. She also gets pictured in lace quite a lot, which would be bang on-trend for maternity wear this year.


However, she looks equally good when she’s androgynous – she has worn several flattering trouser suits for special events over the years and blazers are ideal for wearing open during pregnancy. We also like to see her in striking colours like red, black and blue to suit that peaches and cream complexion – pale pinks would only wash her out.


Seraphine’s Kate-style top tips:


Jennifer Love Hewitt

jennifer-love-hewitt-arrives-at-the-60th-primetime-emmy-awards-held-at-the-nokia-theatre-on-septmeber-21-2008-in-los-angeles-californiaJennifer has a very different shape to Kate, as she’s dainty as opposed to curvaceous – although she’ll obviously change a little once her tummy starts to bloom! We haven’t got a past pregnancy to go on here, but the actress has a definite style and we think she’ll stick to it as she progresses through the trimesters.


We have often seen her wearing cute tops in pastel colours, which really suit her skin tone and silhouette. She usually favours crochet and chiffon, both of which will translate well as maternity clothing, so there may be plenty more of these to come. It will be interesting to see if she takes to maternity jeans too, as we could definitely see her in a pair of skinnies, maybe in grey.


However, Jennifer can also rock a formal, fitted dress when she needs to – she looks particularly good in satin and jewel tones, although black and red suit her equally as well as they do Kate.



Seraphine’s Jennifer-style top tips:


We’ll be following these two very different women with interest, then, ahead of their new arrivals!

Baftas provide great fashion inspiration for new mums

Despite the wind buffeting this year’s Baftas last night (May 12th) and the red carpet in London getting hit by sudden gusts that wreaked havoc with some of the dresses, it didn’t stop the event from providing us with some great fashion inspiration. Lots of our favourite telly stars looked fabulous for the occasion and unlike at last week’s Met Ball, there wasn’t a theme so the dress code was much more formal. That meant we got to see plenty of gorgeous gowns on the ladies and tuxes on the men.


There was a really star-studded guest list as usual, but it was the yummy mummies that stood out for us the most – Sienna Miller, Romola Garai and Holly Willoughby in particular looked really great.


Sienna only became a mum nine months ago to baby daughter Marlowe and she recently told the Metro she’s got “much less energy” for stardom since then. Nevertheless, she looked stunning in a 1950s-style prom dress with a botanical print and showed that having a baby around the house needn’t mean an end to glamour. To get the look for yourself, see our lace maternity cocktail dress. The Hour’s Romola gave birth just two months ago, but she already looked slim and composed in a lacy dress, without even visible circles under her eyes. She did make an eye-watering joke about childbirth though – but we won’t go there! Meanwhile, Holly evoked old Hollywood in a scarlet frock with one strap and gathering at the waist to emphasise those curves. OK, so her little ones are two and four now as opposed to being babies, but she was still a great poster girl for busy mums everywhere.


You can emulate them really easily too – all you need is a little forward planning and a fantastic maternity evening dress and you can shine just as much as the Baftas girls. Luckily, we can help you with the latter as we have plenty of party-ready maternity gowns in our Seraphine Luxe collection – why not take a look ready for your next big event?



One other thing we noticed was that lots of the dresses last night seemed to be modelled on those from decades gone by – it must be the combined effect of Downton Abbey and forthcoming film The Great Gatsby! Take Tess Daly, for example. She looked stunning in a really unusual black lace and chiffon creation that was exactly like something Lady Mary might wear (except for the hint of cleavage, of course). She even had a 1920s-style beaded bag that we just loved.


This year’s biggest trends had been paid attention to by many of the invitees, with several coral outfits on show (Catherine Tyldesley from Coronation Street provided our favourite) and a lot of lace. However, some chose to do their own thing and wear something totally different. Mel Giedroyc was perhaps the best example of this, as she looked lovely in a white blazer teamed with black treggings that had a white stripe up each leg. It was androgynous yet managed to appear very feminine at the same time, so this is definitely one you could copy if you’re not really a ballgown kind of girl.


That’s not to say we didn’t love the more traditional frocks – comedy favourite Olivia Colman flattered her figure in a dazzling off-the-shoulder aubergine style and Sheridan Smith was beautiful as ever in a black dress that had structured panels over her chest. It’s worth looking out for pictures of the fashion amid all the snaps of skirts being blown askew by the gusts – there are quite a lot of those today!


The one that made us giggle the most is that of Sir Bruce Forsyth’s wife Wilnelia – as she posed for photos in a bright yellow gown, one of the floaty chiffon pieces flew up and covered her face completely. Perhaps it might be best to go for a figure-hugging frock like Olivia and Sheridan if you’re attending a special party soon, just in case that mischievous wind keeps up!


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