PRESS RELEASE: Local Mom Brands Co-Hosts, Interactive Sessions Announced and More!


(September 14, 2015) – Join us for a fabulous concept that embraces glam and mommyhood under one umbrella – Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show featuring ‘Bump the Runway’ is being held on Saturday, OCTOBER 10, 2015 from 10:00am through 2:00pm in the nation’s capital!  As the sponsored brand, The Loft at 600 F will be the destination for expecting moms and new moms all over the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area – – – that’s right on October 10, 2015 get ready for chic bumps to gather!  We’re super excited to bring the expo to D.C. in this fabulous setting of an historic building featuring high ceilings and exposed brick accented with modern tech and chic furnishings in the perfect downtown location! The Loft located at, 600 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004 to be held on two intimate floors of exhibitors, attendees, beauty, style and more.  Enjoy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the expo experience within walking distance to Convention Center (0.5 miles) and across the street from the Verizon Center.  The location is also metro accessible, street parking onsite and with several parking garages nearby! We are expecting a packed room, containing some of the most engaging and stylish expecting moms and moms, and are eager to have you engage with these women.


We are excited to welcome Markette Sheppard (@super_markette), TV Host of Great Day Washington, Beauty Maven and Entrepreneur of Messenger Beauty. Also seen on NBC’s TODAY show, Live! with Kelly & Michael and VH1’s ‘Buzz’; Riche Holmes Grant (@bambiniware) Creator of Smart + Stylish Baby and Mommy Gear – BambiniWare, Martha Stewart American Made Brand Partner, Designer + Martha Stewart Contributor; Christine St. Vil (@momsncharge) #FLY Wife & Mom, Blogger, Speaker, and Co-Author of @WhoseShoesBook  as our co-hosts for the day as we celebrate moms in Washington, D.C. this fall!


The “Bump the Runway”™ fashion show features a collection from Bella Gravida (a maternity clothing subscription rental service for the fashion-savvy woman) and Clothed by Ivy Boutique (a fashion forward clothing brand for every day moms), Mommy Branded Apparel from LuLaRoe while showcasing our love for the expecting dad with daddy scrubs from Daddy & Company!  Bump the Runway models features LMG Artistry makeup salon and Shear Radiance hair boutique as the Official Glam Squad. The fashion show is produced by Founder & Executive Director of Special Events, Maggy Francois, LLC.


Guests can enjoy the Beauty and Bump Bar with lash services from Lash Moi.  Interactive session showcasing ‘Fab Frocs: How to Achieve A Successful Dry Twist and How to Extend the Life of Your Hairstyle’ by EDEN BodyWorks; ‘Yoga 101 for Pregnant Moms and New Moms’ from Spiritual Essence Yoga; ‘Fun Still Happens: Finding the Perfect Sitter as a New Mom’ by Urban Sitter; ‘Financial Planning and Management Beyond the Baby’ by Primerica’; ‘Shifting Through as New Parents’ by Postpartum Neonatal Coaching; ‘Embracing Your Holistic Side as a Mom with Natural Oils’ by Hope Smith, ‘The Mommy Concierge: Navigating Through Mommyhood Moments’ from the Mommy A La Carte – Family Concierge; Money and Mommy Maven financial segment from financial expert Dominique Broadway, and the expo will feature the most recognized fashion and style brands with products and services in the Fashion and Style Lounge during the event.


In addition, guests that attend the expo can look forward to discovering new and interesting parenting tools, wellness and health products, fashion trends, financial and education brands, nutrition tips, and baby furnishings. Guests can also look forward to glam swag bags and an opportunity to visit the signature Healthy Bites Station to satisfy their bump cravings. Complimentary samples, coupons, as well as baby inspired games, give-a-ways, and raffles will also add to this exciting afternoon of mixing and mingling with moms-to-be.


Presenting partners include Babies R Us, WaterWipes, Happy Family/Happy Mama and The Bump.


Key partners, affiliate partners and premier vendors include EDEN BodyWorks, Urban Sitter, Shea Moisture, Bella Gravida, Bambini Ware, Cryo-Cell International, Lil Lingerie, Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., TYRA Beauty, Goody Haircare, Baby K’tan, Postpartum Neonatal Coaching, Young Living Essential Oils by Hope Smith, Primerica Financial Service and many more!


A host of vendors, swag bag contributors, pregnancy row and raffle giveaway participants include; Arbonne International, Bump in the City, Discovery Toys, Prenatal Dance, Milkin Mamas, The Kozy Kozo, Our Baby Class of Piedmont Virginia, Doulas of Northern Virginia, Cultural Care Au Pair, Saydam Properties Group, LilChic, Inc., Relay Foods, GloWithMo Rodan + Fields, A Loving Embrace Birth Services, LLC, ViVi Jewelry, Pure Romance, Lash Moi, Javita Beverages, Beignet Boutique, Sweet Dreams Sling, Total Life Changes, The Carousel Factory, Life After Birth Placenta, The Upper Bubble Soap Company and others!


RL Campbell Photography serves as the Official Event Photographer.  DJ Glam is the event’s official deejay providing sounds throughout the day.


For more information and to purchase tickets for Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show please visit: