Gabrielle Union’s baby clothing line inspired by her daughter

Gabrielle Union’s new baby fashion line is inspired by her five-month-old daughter Kaavia.The She’s All That star will release the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union capsule collection exclusively through New York & Company on Monday (06May19). Speaking to…

Gabrielle Union’s new baby fashion line is inspired by her five-month-old daughter Kaavia.

The She’s All That star will release the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union capsule collection exclusively through New York & Company on Monday (06May19).

Speaking to WWD, the actress explained that the latest project felt like a “natural progression” and a reflection of where she is in her life right now.

“My collection is inspired by my daughter, Kaavia,” she confessed. “I wanted to create a baby collection because it was a natural progression where I am in my life now, and it has always been important to me to make sure that the collections that I design reflect a part of me and are true to what I think many women can relate to.”

The line features fleecy pants and coveralls, cotton-printed dresses, T-shirts and onesies available in sizes ranging between 0 to 24 months. There is also a sweater set that features Kaavi’s dog, Tre.

The 46-year-old went on to reflect on the similarities between the new line and her existing womenswear range, and shared that both projects were created to offer clothes that are stylish, affordable and accessible to everyone.

“My women’s wear clothing objective has always been to empower women and now I’m thinking about those exact same women with babies that are doing it all and want to dress their children in affordable, comfortable clothes,” the America’s Got Talent judge stated. “I wanted to create pieces that are all-inclusive – that both girls and boys could wear – and that were fun.”

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Rachel Leigh Cook: ‘Iconic She’s All That red dress was too small’

An ill-fitting dress helped actress Rachel Leigh Cook perfect her iconic awkward staircase scene in cult romance She’s All That. In the beloved film, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cook’s nerdy character, Laney Boggs, wows her school’s hun…

An ill-fitting dress helped actress Rachel Leigh Cook perfect her iconic awkward staircase scene in cult romance She’s All That.

In the beloved film, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cook’s nerdy character, Laney Boggs, wows her school’s hunk, portrayed by Freddie Prinze, Jr., with her red dress makeover for the prom, but her big reveal is ruined when she stumbles on the last step and falls into his arms.

Rachel Leigh admits the scene really was as awkward as it looked, because she was wearing a dress that was too small for her.

“I remember feeling really self-conscious in the scene where I have to come down the stairs in the red dress,” the now 39-year-old actress tells Entertainment Tonight. “There were two of that dress. We needed a stunt double dress for the scene where I had to run out and fall down in the driveway.

“One dress felt a good size smaller than the other one. Apparently the (main dress) was not available, so I’m in the second dress just (trying) to get down the stairs. Just without breathing. Say some words and then we’ll be done!”

The 1999 film was a surprise hit at the box office, but Cook admits she has mixed emotions about playing Laney on the big screen: “I remember it being a special time but, you know, I was a teenager making a movie about being a teenager, so, like any teenager, I was full of awkwardness and insecurities and not knowing how to navigate my life or my career or anything!”

Ironically, the actress is skipping her own 20-year high school reunion bash to mark the film anniversary: “No offence to Minneapolis South High School, but I think this means slightly more to me just, because this continued to be such a huge part of my life… And I got to go to a fake prom, I got to maybe be fake prom queen, like a lot of stuff happened in three and a half weeks in 1999.”

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