Guess what? New mom, entertainment journalist, reality TV star, and now designer, Giuliana Rancic, is coming to Canada! And she’ll be live on The Shopping Channel promoting her brand new line of clothing this weekend. And is it just me, or do we kind of love her?
I don’t think it’s just me. Giuliana, 37, has been honest about extremely tough topics, like infertility and breast cancer, and has let us into the process of gestational surrogacy — the option she and her husband, Bill Rancic, 41, chose to conceive their new baby boy, Edward Duke. She’s also made us laugh at award-show red carpets and, of course, on the show Fashion Police with Joan Rivers!
And she opened up to us here at Today’s Parent. Checkit!
Haley: Please tell us about your new clothing line! Why is it especially great for moms, and which basic items would you recommend?
Giuliana: My clothing line is for the fashionable everyday woman — including moms! My pieces are flattering for all silhouettes and can be worn from day to night. It’s full of essential staples that every woman needs in their closet!
Some of my favorite pieces for busy moms are the cardigan with removable faux fur collar, the reversible faux fur / faux suede vest, the tie-dye printed scarf and the ultra-luxe ponte leggings. They are all extremely comfortable and great layering pieces for the mom on the go!
H: What inspired you to launch the line so soon after the birth of your son? Is this the perfect time, or is it more challenging than you thought?
G: G by Giuliana Rancic has actually been in the works for two years, long before Duke came along. We began working on it back in early 2011. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, we decided to postpone the launch so I could focus on my health. I am so excited that my line has finally come out! It was a long journey, but I couldn’t be more excited to show it to the world!
H: We are excited too! How will you handle living in Chicago and travelling for work with your baby? Does the baby stay with Bill sometimes?
G: I have been spending my three-month maternity leave in Chicago with the baby and my husband, Bill. It has been great because Bill’s entire family is in the Chicago area, and my parents aren’t far in Maryland. I definitely underestimated how difficult it would be to leave Duke for a work commitment. I was a mess when I flew back to LA to host E!’s Live From The Red Carpet show for the Emmys back in September! It all turned out okay and I was on FaceTime with Bill and the baby nonstop. Technology definitely helps!
H: What advice do you have for those who are experiencing infertility?
G: Never lose hope! Everything happens for a reason and there is a greater plan for you. One of my favorite quotes is “Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”
H: Our readers are very interested in your experience with gestational surrogacy. What advice do you have for parents who are considering this option?
G: I would advise anyone exploring this option to do all their research. It is important to make sure that whatever path one chooses is right for them.
H: Any closing words for our Canadian readers?
G: I am so excited to visit Canada! I hope you all love my G by Giuliana Rancic fall collection as much as I do!
Tune in to see Rancic live on The Shopping Channel October 20 at 8 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. ET!
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