Vanessa Bozzacchi is the co-owner of Rome-based PR firm, Factory4, whose first child, a baby boy, is on his way. The mom-to be's tomboyish style transitioned easily to chic pregnancy fashion. These days she's swapping her usual formal go-to of tuxedo pants for silk ones with elastic waists and supplementing all her looks with thoughtfully chosen accessories and the perfect jacket. As the expecting mom's May 2nd due date approaches, these are all the things she can't live without.(Click on the plus signs to shop Vanessa's picks)
Maternity jeans: J Brand
Pregnancy book: J’attends un Enfant by Laurence Pernoud
Snack for fighting morning sickness nausea: Fresh ginger and lemon zest infusio; toasted bread with olive oil and Himalayan salt
Pregnancy shoes: Dunk Sky high Nike sneakers and Golden Goose motorcycle boots for the day. Prada ankle boots and Miu Miu pumps for evening and cocktail
Maternity fancy dress: I’m not a dress person, so I still wear my tuxedos from Sandro, Lanvin, and Roberto Cavalli, but with silk pants with elastic waist band, or a silk camisoles from Max Chaoul
Maternity everyday dress: Zadig & Voltaire oversize cashmere sweaters, American Apparel high waist leggings, or H&M pants, with Chloé and Stella McCartney blazers and Woolrich parka.
Maternity sleepwear: oversize T-shirt or night gown from Victoria’s Secret Pink Collection
Diaper bag: I have a wonderful handmade one, or the Tod’s Diaper bag
Crib: Still deciding
Stretch mark-fighting cream/ belly oil: Italian Bio Oil, Organic Stretch Mark cream and Belly butter from Erbaviva
Items to bring to the hospital: In Italy the hospital provides a list of items to bring.
Music you’re playing for your baby: Rock, pop, or classial, depending on my mood.
Maternity store: Milk Bar in Rome and Asos
Pregnancy food cravings: Tortellini, White Chocalate, Castagnaccio (chestnut cake), and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Maternity swimwear: Made to measure bathing suit from Flavia Padovan
Body pillow: Mom Cozy Comfort pregnancy pillow, or my old favorite feather pillow
Babymoon destination: Paris in March
Registry item: Everything for the nursery
Baby present from your husband: The best present will be to have him as helpful as he is now! But also, another nice diamond ring would do!
Nursery colors: Grey and white