Celebrity Style Guru: Gwen Stefani
When you shop, do you still check out the juniors' and misses' sections before heading to the maternity department? Do your shoes, purse, and diaper bag match? If you answered yes to any of these questions then fellow fashionista, Diva Mom Gwen Stefani, is your style icon.
Rock star and fashion designer Gwen Stefani has refused to let motherhood change her fun, funky fashion sense. Pregnant in 2006 with son Kingston, the singer famously kept her platinum blond hair, spike heels, and signature red lipstick. She even assembled a seriously glam maternity wardrobe by mixing self-designed duds with top designer maternity clothes and nonmaternity separates. Diva Mom Stefani, who transports her son in a gold lamé stroller and Gucci-patterned baby carrier, began designing her own line of baby and kids clothes to make sure Kingston's style is as up-to-the minute as her own.
Diva Mom Pregnancy Tip: Stefani rocked the platinum blond locks while she was expecting, but is it really safe to color your hair during pregnancy? According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), dyeing hair is "most likely safe" for pregnant women because very little dye is actually absorbed through the skin. Still, the ACOG and other health organizations readily admit that no conclusive studies have been performed to determine how hair dye, bleach, and hair straightening chemicals affect human fetal development.
Because it's still a "gray area," consider skipping your monthly visit to the salon colorist during the critical first trimester, or stick with highlights—bleach and dye don't touch the skin when this hair lightening technique is used. Before having any chemical process done to your hair, be sure to first check your plans with your doctor.