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Heidi Klum Talks New Maternity Lines, Babies and More!

02/17/2010 at 10:00 AM ET

Heidi Klum kicked off this year’s New York Fashion Week with a bang. Last Thursday, the supermodel hosted an invite-only baby shower to celebrate the launch of her maternity lines — Loved and Lavish — where a lucky group of New York City moms, including Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh and Jessica Seinfeld, got a sneak peek of the collections (below) before they hit stores. And the following morning, she hosted the finale show for Project Runway‘s seventh season. Talk about a full plate!

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PEOPLE’s Celebrity Baby Blog caught up with the busy mom-of-four at the Destination Maternity event and she opened up about what inspired her designs, Lou‘s little smiles and how every day is Valentine’s Day with hubby, Seal.

Click below to read our interview!

What was the inspiration for Loved (available at Motherhood Maternity) and Lavish (available at A Pea in the Pod)?

Loved was inspired by the love surrounding you and your baby while you’re pregnant. We came up with Lavish because there’s no grander expression of everything you want to give yourself and the child growing within. It’s all about the extravagance of love.

What made you decide to create a maternity line?

I experienced some style challenges during my four pregnancies, so I wanted to create maternity fashions that allow women to show off their beautiful shapes. As my bump grew, I would look in the mirror and be in awe of the changes happening to my body. I was creating a nourishing space for this new life. My clothes are all about making you feel great during this process.

What did you learn about maternity wear when dressing for your pregnancies?

Being pregnant shouldn’t keep you from being fashionable and feeling great. It’s an exciting journey! Plus, you don’t just need maternity clothes when you’re pregnant. You’ll still need them two months after the baby’s born.

What is your maternity style?

I wore whatever made me feel good. I wore a lot of leggings and tunics, and pieces made out of soft, yummy fabrics — all of which are in the collections. I had fun creating new looks for each of my pregnancies.

How does Loved and Lavish differ from what you wore during your pregnancy?

They don’t differ very much from what I wore! I really tried to create comfortable, stylish options that I love.

Your littlest one Lou, what are her latest milestones?

She can lift her head up.
 And she
 smiles all the time. She’s also started teething so she likes to chew on her chewing ring a lot.

What do your older kids think of her? Have they been helping
 out?

They all love her. Leni has changed a few diapers, but she
 plugs her nose and goes, “Oooo!”

Did your kids have any input in the maternity lines?

No, not really. Even though my daughter [Leni] was there when I
 designed the floral pattern for some of the fabrics. She was like, “Wow, so many of them.” I’ve been thinking that maybe one day 
I’ll have her create a pattern for me too.

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Allie-Rose on

So what’s the difference between the Loved and Lavish lines?

Something About Baby on

What a great idea. I wish she had the maternity line when I was pregnant.

OnyxJones on

Allie – I believe Heidi mentioned in a previous interview Lavish will be the more high-end collection and Loved will be affordable, but stylish.

Allie-Rose on

Oh OK. Thank you, Onyx :)

emmajlh on

I had really high hopes for these maternity lines but they are a lot more ordinary than i thought they would be. i have only really noticed all the black and white print items so maybe there is some other things that will appeal to me. is it just me?

I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy so probably won’t buy any of it and also i’m in the UK so not even sure if the range is available over here. I had really just expected to be blown away by heidi’s designs as she has always looked so fabulous during all her pregnancies.

Cristina on

I wish Heidi good luck and i wish she could tell us how she gained back her gorgeous siluette after giving birth… She looks even better then before!

Rach on

Emmajlh…no it is not just you.I feel the same way too. I swear I bought two dresses on Ebay during my pregnancy that looked exactly like what both women are wearing beside Heidi. The dress I got in a black and white and the tunic I got in this red-orange colour with black and gold flowers on it with black piping. Look on ebay.I got many of my items there, brand new. I think both those dresses with shipping costed under 20 cdn dollars. And the best part is that you can wear them even if you arent pregnant because of the fabric and cut.

All Women Stalker on

The designs are kinda pretty common. The sequined number looks hot, though.

Hanna on

Are the women posing with Heidi all pregnant?

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