When Kelly and I first met Rebecca Minkoff, we were all in our 20s and years away from becoming moms. Fast forward six years and Minkoff is now the proud mama of two-and-a-half year old Luca, with baby number two (a girl!) on the way this summer. Not only was she one of of the very first moms to appear on our site, she's also been by our side, supporting us every step of the way. To celebrate the release of our first book, we are thrilled to introduce a special collaboration with one of the original Glow moms. Click through to see the multitasking leather pouch we created, which can transition from a go-to carryall for baby necessities (there are special waterproof compartments for diapers and bottles), to a chic evening clutch. Our favorite detail? The nude leather pouch can be monogrammed in delicate rose gold. Here, take a peek into Minkoff's airy Brooklyn loft as she and Luca get ready for the family's newest arrival.
"When Violet, Kelly, and I started talking about the collaboration, we decided we wanted to make something fashionable, easy and that could literally turn into a clutch if you decided to use it again. Something that 'happened' to be a diaper pouch rather than a typical diaper bag."
A chalkboard wall in Luca's room displaying the now-popular hashtag #lucathelovebug
"Luca has named his little sister (we are not considering the name at all but he feels happy about it). And he says he loves her daily. We also got a great piece of advice that we should get him a doll to begin to take care of. We did, and he's been very helpful 'feeding' her."
"With baby number two, I'm most nervous about figuring out time management and how to not let Luca feel left out in any way."
"I love knowing that we are going to give Luca a new friend."
Luca is a big music buff, and already has his own burgeoning record collection.
The Beatles are in heavy rotation
"The hardest part about being pregnant with baby number two is that there's no rest. Ever."
"Since the moment I found out I was pregnant, my cravings and body felt entirely different, and I thought 'Wow, this must be a girl.' This time around, I can actually eat meat and eggs, which I couldn’t stomach with my first pregnancy. My two pregnancies have been night and day."
"I'm not nearly as scared as I was the first time, and I’m definitely less anxious. Overall, I'm just feeling more calm."
"With a girl, I'm most excited because now someone can wear all my hand-me-downs!"
"I loved getting to know Luca those first few days and can't wait for another little puppy. I'm most excited about the snuggling."
"I'm planning on having the same type of labor I had with Luca. I'm way less nervous this time. While I'm obviously not looking forward to the pain, I’m not scared about it like I was when I was pregnant with Luca."
"So far I have had to take it easy in terms of my cravings and indulgences. But while I was in Paris, I ate 4 croissants a day!"
"In terms of my style, I am trying to be even more picky and cognizant about my choices."
One of the benefits of loft living is being able to ride around indoors. Luca even has a mini trampoline and plenty of room to jump.
"I just can't wait for her to get here!"