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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Hosted an Over-the-Top Party for Daughter Luna’s Second Birthday

Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian brought their families to Luna Simone’s second birthday party.


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Chrissy Teigen, noted model, cookbook author, and opponent of right-wing pundits everywhere, has added cake decorator to her long list of accomplishments. Her daughter, Luna Simone, turned two on Saturday, and Teigen and husband John Legend marked the occasion with an elaborate, Sesame Street-themed birthday party (alt title: Luna Street), complete with a cake that was iced and fondant-ed to look like a totem pole featuring the faces of Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Elmo. (Teigen credited the DIY cake-decorating studio Duff’s Cakemix and cake decorator Tiana Sakona with much of the work—though she did point out the googly eyes and some of Cookie Monster’s deep blue fur were her and Legend’s work.) Giant balloon incarnations of all three, and others, took up residence on the family’s patio during the event.

It was an event several weeks in the making: Just more than a week ago, Teigen, who is pregnant with her second child, tweeted, “question about kid birthday party gift bags: am I allowed to include things that will destroy your home?”—seemingly alluding to some party favors that might less-than-thrill other parents. (Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba, just to name two of the party’s attendees.)

Once all the decor was in place, it was time to welcome guests like Kardashian and her infant daughter Chicago West (skipping out on yet another day of Coachella) and Alba with her husband, Cash Warren, and their three kids, Hayes, Haven, and Honor. Kardashian, who had just returned from her 20-year high-school reunion, documented highlights from the party—including the Abby Cadabby balloon puppet, which seemed to particularly enchant her.

Abby Cadabby at Luna Simone’s second birthday party, as documented on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram stories.

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Beyond the decadent fête, Luna Simone has had a big week—it was just a couple days ago that Teigen and Legend revealed she had said her first “Beyoncé” (just in time), and now, she’s celebrating another revolution around the sun.

Presenting 21 Moms Who Happen to Be Supermodels

Slick Woods

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Kate Upton

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Tyra Banks

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Married to the actor Archie Drury, Karolina Kurkova has two sons, Tobin Jack and Noah Lee, whom she gave birth to a few years after being named one of the highest-earning models in the world.

Courtesy of @karolinakurkova

Coco Rocha and her husband James Conron not only have two children—a daughter named Ioni and a newborn son named Iver—but also additional Instagrams to manage, as they’ve already created accounts for both of their children.

Courtesy of @iverconran

Behati Prinsloo while pregnant with her daughter Gio Grace Levine, who was born this February, with her daughter Dusty Rose Levine, who was born in the fall of 2016. As she put it on International Women’s Day: “Bringing two girls into this world has been my greatest achievement.”

Photo by Jerome Duran, courtesy of @behatiprinsloo

In September of 2017, Jessica Stam suddenly revealed that she was extremely pregnant. Her baby made her social media debut in December, when Stam was 31, and recently appeared in Stam’s own old baby dress.

Courtesy of @jessicastamofficial

In the year 2009, the power couple that is Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady not only had two weddings, but also a son named Benjamin. Three years later, their daughter Vivian Lake joined the family, which has been making headlines for its dietary choices ever since.

Courtesy of @gisele

Just 10 weeks after she gave birth to her son Riley, when she was 19, Jourdan Dunn was already back on the runway. These days, he’s even starring in campaigns with her.

Courtesy of @officialjdunn

Natasha Poly gave birth to her daughter Aleksandra Christina two years after she married the Dutch businessman Peter Bakker, in a ceremony that lasted three days in Saint-Tropez.

Sean Thomas for Self Service, courtesy of @natashapoly

Married to the Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, Lily Aldridge gave birth to her daughter, Dixie Pearl, in 2012, and has of course gone straight back to modeling in the years since.

Courtesy of @lilyaldridge

Arizona Muse and her son Nikko, who pretty immediately started joining her in photo shoots after she had him right at the start of her twenties.

Courtesy of @Arizona_Muse

After going off the map for a bit since gaining a cult following in the 2000s, Gemma Ward returned to the runway in 2014—by opening for Prada, no less—less than a year after she gave birth to her daughter. (She and her partner David Letts now also have a son, as of early 2017.)

Courtesy of @gem.gems

Doutzen Kroes, who’s married to the Dutch DJ Sunnery James Gorré, has two children: a son named Phyllon Joy, and a daughter named Myllena Mae, both of whom were born in Amsterdam.

Photo by Jerome Duran, courtesy of @doutzen

Like Christy Turlington, Candice Swanepoel, who had her son Anacã in 2016, has made a point to work with international maternity care charities. These days, she’s back to pregnancy, as evidenced most recently by a very pregnant, very nude selfie.

Courtesy of @angelcandices

Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault’s duplex apartment in Paris is predictably over-the-top, though the two definitely do have a need for space: It’s also home of their five children, who range in age from toddlers to teens.

Photo by Patrick Demarchelier for W, styled by Jenke Ahmed Tailly

Before they split after a decade-long engagement earlier this year, Alessandra Ambrosio and her fiancé had two children: Anja Louise and Noah Phoenix. (She walked the runway of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just three months after giving birth to the former, and wore the heaviest wings ever made for the show while pregnant with the latter.)

Courtesy of @alessandraambrosio

Sasha Pivovarova gave birth to her daughter Mia Isis with her husband Igor Vishnyakov, a photographer who took the photos of Pivovarova that began her modeling career, in May 2012—and of course went on to star in no less than five campaigns (including two for Prada) the next year.

Courtesy of @sashapivovarovareal

In 2017, a year into their now two-year-long engagement, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham welcomed a son named Jack Oscar Statham—the same year that Forbes named Huntington-Whiteley the world’s fifth highest-paid model.

Courtesy of @rosiehw

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend‘s daughter Luna has been omnipresent on Teigen’s Instagram grid pretty much ever since she was born in 2016. The same will no doubt be true for the son whom Teigen’s currently pregnant with.

Courtesy of @chrissyteigen

As of just this month, Miranda Kerr has two sons: Flynn Christopher, with her ex Orlanda Bloom, and the newborn (and future Snapchat heir) Hart, with her current husband Evan Spiegel.

Courtesy of @mirandakerr
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