Say what you like about Britney Spears, but I love this photograph of a newly brunette Britney and her adorable son, Sean Preston, from the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar via the Popsugar celebrity gossip blog. And is it just me, or does she look slightly like Katie Holmes here?
Did you have any professional portraits made while you were pregnant? A friend of mine had breathtaking black-and-white pregnancy portraits taken and some of the shots included her with her older sister, who was also pregnant. During the latter part of my first pregnancy I never felt exceptionally pretty or womanly. I felt fat. I didn’t have the pregnant “glow.” I had acne. Although I was overjoyed with the thought of having our daughter, I didn’t feel my best physically. Now during my second pregnancy I took better care of myself, watched my diet and gained less weight and retained less water. I actually had ankles during my entire pregnancy and my fingers didn’t feel like fat vienna sausages.
Personally I’m glad we live in a day and age when pregnant women are considered en vogue enough to grace the cover of a fashion magazine. The whole image of pregnancy being “cool” has been boosted by the popularity of celebrity moms, from Gwen Stefani to Heidi Klum. Maternity clothes have come a long way from matronly mumus to stylish designers making fashionable maternity wear maintstream (thank you Liz Lange!) And while Britney is no Demi Moore (remember her pregnancy photos taken by celebrity photographer Annie Liebovitz for a 1991 Vanity Fair cover), I think the photos are lovely. At least she’s not smacking gum. Now the Matt Lauer interview? I couldn’t bring myself to watch it because I couldn’t get past the gum and the country girl act and the outfit, which looked like it was straight off the rack from WalMart (not cutting on WalMart or cheap clothing in general as most of my clothes are from TJ Maxx or Target). Now why couldn’t girlfriend have worn something cute like this little number from Pea in the Pod? Only her stylist knows.