The Lavish Baby Showers of These Fashion Icon Moms
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Have you seen the
for baby? The distinctive tartan pattern not only adorns our favorite handbags and trench coats, but baby bloomer shorts and booties. The British luxury fashion house isn't the only couture brand dressing our little ones.
crafts baby carriers, cars seats and strollers, as
knits up merino wool cardigans and rompers.
As children become the new accessory to celebrities, designers attempt to keep their customers engaged with $400 silk-print girls' dresses and $100 bibs. Thanks to lavish baby showers and luxury nurseries, the designer baby market continues to thrive.
Kim kicked off her June shower by sending a fully functional ballerina music box dancing to Kanye's lullaby version of "Hey Mama" to each guest. RSVPers included Nicole Richie, Kimberly Stewart and Kelly Osbourne. The garden party guests donated monetary gifts to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Kim and Kanye's request. The ladies left wearing gifted baby's breath head wreaths.
Featuring a pink
theme to match her clothing line, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale glammed up their little rocker's baby shower in 2006. Gifts included a $1,200 bedding set, $1,300 chandelier and $6,200 gold necklace. That's before the kid was even born. Their son, Kingston, is the latest model for Burberry kids spring/summer 2013 ad campaign.
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Staying true to her Southern roots, J. Simps had a Tom Sawyer-themed shower, complete with a banjo player, vintage baby bottles, checkered tablecloths and wagons filled with grass and flowers. Guests munched on grilled cheese and pigs in a blanket. Simpson even had a fishing booth, where Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler and hairstylist Ken Paves fished for party favors of OPI polish, lip gloss and, gasp!, condoms.
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It's a boy! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the birth of their little one with less celebrity and more history. The Royal Baby Shower, planned by none other than her sis Pippa, was set to take place at the end of July, but Kate Middleton birthed her baby boy on July 22, so the shower might turn into a congratulatory party instead. Guests can drop off cards, but no gifts will be accepted. The Royal Family doesn't exchange gifts, so they've asked participants to donate to local charities that help children.
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Fashionable eatery, Elixir Tonic & Tea, was Tori Spelling's locale of choice for her lavish baby shower. Guests received pricey lip enhancers, $600 pearl bracelets and designer baby blankets.
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Shaquille's lady offered spa treatments at her 150-guest baby shower. Indulgences included manis, pedis, massages and knitting lessons for the women, while the men played craps, poker and blackjack.