engagement

1.24.2011

My first outing since giving birth 3 weeks ago was this Saturday...my sister's wedding engagement party to which I am the maid of honour. Looking at these pictures made me realize a few things:

1. My baby belly is somewhat already gone. Yeah to me! (Hopefully 3 more weeks before I can hit the gym again.)
2. I wish I can have my hair & make-up professionally done every day.
3. My husband is friggin hot!
4. I need a tan badly...I look as white as mozzarella.

My sister's hairdo.

My sister happy at how her make-up is turning out.



Despite the loud music at the reception hall, Liam slept like...well, like a baby!

My sister and her fiance.

The hairdresser did such a great job with my hairdo. And what better way to accessorize a loose low side bun than with long dangly earrings that graze your shoulders.

I was worried that I wasn't going to fit into a nice evening gown for the party. Luckily 12 days of barely eating yucky hospital food helped me shed my baby weight and I was able to pull off this stunning empire waist pleated maxi dress.

I love my sexy hubby :)

Dress: BCBG
Earrings: Aldo

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ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

You look amazing!

XoXo-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

fede said...

you are wonderful with this dress

Leah said...

wow you look amazing for just having a baby!

Marie a la Mode said...

You look beautiful! You can't even tell you just popped out a kid either ; ) From your pictures the engagement party looks like a wedding reception with the chair covers and dance floor. I can imagine what the actual wedding will be like!

Glamour Bbey. said...

Wow you look amazing! Beautiful pictures dear
xxx

jewlz. said...

COngrats on your amazing beautiful baby! Are you wearing a belly wrap? I've heard it really helps your belly go down faster :)

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Estefania Lovelifefashion said...

WOW Lena!!!! You look amazing!! The dress is beautiful as well as yourself.
Kisses.

Eva said...

Wow!!! You're so beautiful!!!!

^_^ Eva

vicky h. said...

looking at these pictures, it is amazing to me that you had a child, not even a month ago! holy cow, simply stunning!!!

xox Vicky
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Eda ♥ said...

You look fabulous and so does your sister, congratulations on your new born ♥

*following your blog*

Eda ♥

Bianca said...

stunning!

Maria J - Paqui said...

Ohhhh you look very good-looking, and your sister too!!!
The baby is adorable.

Kisses.

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

OMG I can't believe you just had a baby!!! You look amazing. :)

Emy said...

Lena you look amaahhh-zing!! Seriously you can't even tell you just had a baby!! The dress is also killer, good choice;)
xx
Emy

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yamina beyondURclothes said...

OMG you look amazing !!!! the dress is perfect and the color is just a perfect matching.

Great and congrats to your sis'

xx, yamina.
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lamia said...

OMG!!! You look stunning, and your baby is super cuuuuuute!! congratulations!!!
Love love, so much love!!!

Sabby V said...

Wow, you look amazing! Congrats on your beautiful baby:)

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Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

your sister is incredibly gorgeous and congrats to her! speaking of gorgeous things- so is the precious baby!!!! also I can't believe how good you look. you're still glowing :)

Aliya said...

Let me first congratulate your sister for her engagement, and by the way she looks beautiful!!!

I am so happy to see you again, and wowwww you look just beautiful!!!
I can't believe you just have a baby!!
During your pregnancy I asked you what was your secret to look so fresh and shape, and now I would love to look like you after giving birth to the baby!
Is it just your stay at the hospital and their food who helped you to loose almost everything? Did you change a bit your diet comming back home???

Well take care!

ELECTRIC FRINGE said...

See, Bethenny Frankel wasn't lying! If you don't gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, you'll be back in shape in no time after-wards! You look FANTASTIC!! Baby Liam looks adorable in his plaid as well:)

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Sissi said...

omg you just look stunning in your outfit!!!how amazing is that with your little boy so young and cute!!!congrats!

Kristy said...

Lenaaaaa I miss you so much :) Welcome back! And wow, you did come back with a bang! I love love love your dress and you don't look like you just had a baby! I hope I could be like you when my time comes :p

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ps. the messy bun looks spectacular!

A.Co said...

OMG STOP IT!! How AMAZING do you look, Lena!!!!!???!!!! WOW!!!! Stunning!

The hair and make up is GORGEOUS. You look FREAKIN' FLAWLESS!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Lena Antonacci said...

@ Aliya: I'm pretty sure the hospital food for 12 days helped me loose my weight faster a little bit but I must say what really helped was the fact that I trained at the gym and ate extremely healthy throughout the pregnancy. My diet at home so far has not changed from before or during my pregnancy. I have always been a healthy eater :)

Lena xoxo

blossomlink said...

you look gorgeous!
I'm loving the smoky eye and your bun:)

xoxo,
Yuka
www.blossomlink.wordpress.com

serenissima said...

wow! you look stunning, especially for having had a baby just three weeks ago... and you dressed your son so cute for the party! congratulations to your sister and her fiance :)

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claudiacs said...

your sister is so pretty just like you Lena, and YEAH for you that your baby belly is gone!!! hope to see more from you on chictopia soon...by the way, your baby is soooo handsome congrants!!! =)

DISTRIKMODE said...

HOT mama!! Your bod is rockin, doesn't even look like u just had a baby!

:: Farrah @ DISTRIKMODE ::

*Mariana S. said...

You look amazing!! just saved one of your pictures to my inspiration folder: hair, makeup, dress, earrings, not to mention rockin bod after having a baby...:D congrats!!

Alice In Fashionland said...

Stunning, both of you. Loving the hair do!

ThePhotographer's Girl said...

stunning! i can barely notice the post pregnancy weight on you. and Liam's so cute!

Jewelz said...

Lovely hair. Looks red carpet ready.

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Fashionista* said...

You look lovely
I would love the have a personal hairdresses every day

Catherine said...

wow! you were gorgeous <3

Bea said...

you look stunning! and your baby is the cutest little thing ever! congrats!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

your hair and makeup turned out incredible! and you seriously look like you gained no baby weight.. :) your sister and you look gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

hey lena :)
i love your makeup here, i live in montreal and my prom is coming up soon and i'm thinking about getting my makeup done for it. so i was wondering if you could tell me where you got yours done for your sister's engagement party!

p.s. i tried emailing you, but for some reason, the button doesn't seem to work, so you can just answer me here: mercedes_as@hotmail.com

thank you! xoxo

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