"Bump It Up
—when she is carrying a child. It celebrates her body by embracing it with love, style, and comfort." —Donna Karan
"Why, oh, why wasn’t Bump It Up
around when I was pregnant? It is zippy, humorous, and filled with practical tips that any woman can relate to. It is the ultimate preggo style bible!" —Kate Spade
"Turn your pregnancy into a fashion Mardi Gras. Amy Tara Koch’s witty yet brilliantly realistic approach to pregnancy dressing is refreshing and spot-on." —Simon Doonan, creative director, Barneys New York
"Kick up your kitten heels and listen to my friend Amy Koch. Her fashion-forward pregnancy style tips are like getting a master’s degree in maternity."—Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru, fashion correspondent, Entertainment Tonight
About the Author
Amy Tara Koch is a Chicago-based freelance journalist and trend aficionado. She contributes to Town & Country, The New York Times, American Way, INC, Travel + Leisure,
Daily Candy, The Huffington Post, and Child
. Koch has also served as style columnist for The Chicago Tribune
, fashion and beauty editor for iVillage, and host for THE INC LIFE, an online trend program for INC
magazine. Koch is also the trend reporter for NBC (WMAQ-TV) and a style expert for Vogue
and USA Today
In addition to her media presence, Koch is a speaker and consultant whose clients include Macy’s, P&G, Unilever, Frederic Fekkai, Starbucks, Foote, Cone & Belding, and the McDonald’s Corporation.
Koch has also held posts at Paper
, and BCBG Max Azria and has handled celebrity relations, events and fashion marketing for luxury brands such as Allure, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bottega Veneta, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Sony.
Koch lives in Chicago with her husband, Peter Gottlieb, and their daughters, Isabella and Brette.