Mixing fashion and motherhood: Moms on the runway

February 17, 2012 • Entertainment

Lauren Jimeson poses backstage before The Moms fall 2012 fashion show, during fashion week, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the usual vacant model stare. It was smiles and high fives with Iman as real moms of all shapes and sizes took over New York Fashion Week, working a runway Thursday with strollers and pregnant tummies, looking chic for everything from school drop-off to date night.

They walked in the first-ever “Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show,” organized by two of their own at the city’s Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center near Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s tents.

They were tall, short, hourglass and your basic size 8. Clothes came from top designers like Tory Burch and Michael Kors, maternity wear from Hatch and A Pea in the Pod.

“I feel amazing,” said mom model Lauren Jimeson, who is 37 weeks pregnant and strutted in a cream cocktail dress with cut-outs on the sleeves. “It’s just a great message that you can be fashionable and still be a mom and still look great and feel great.”

One of the organizers, Melissa Gerstein, said Login to read more

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