We’re not afraid to say it: we love Soulcycle. We’re into the music. We do it with our husbands/boyfriends/”buddies.” We can’t get enough. As we tap our curators for tips on preggo Wellness this month, we’re also pretty pumped up (and spin-ready) to feature Soulcycle’s own Gabby Cohen as our newest Haute Mama.
As Senior Vice President of PR and Brand Strategy at Soulcycle and mom of 2, Gabby knows how to multitask. We unpacked how she finds creative inspiration, her tips for dressing while pregnant, and the essentials that help her get it all done, both on and off the bike.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING IN YOUR CLOSET?
I have two pair of vintage Levi’s that I bought in college. They still fit and I absolutely love them. They have holes everywhere but are incredibly comfortable and feel like collector’s items.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU HOPE YOUR CHILDREN INHERIT FROM YOU?
My positivity and sense of humor.
WHAT ARE SOME DIFFERENCES ABOUT PRE-BUMP DRESSES AND DURING-BUMP DRESSING FOR YOU PERSONALLY?
I wore a lot more jeans pre-pregnancy. My body just changed and has never been the same. Not worse, or better, just different. I tend to wear a lot more jumpsuits and looser pants and tops now than I did before. I like less structure now than I did before. Maybe because I need to be able to sit on the floor and play with my kids or have an impromptu dance party and it is easier to do that in comfortable clothing.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 ‘DOS’ FOR PREGNANCY DRESSING?
1. Invest in a few key pieces that can take you from pregnancy to post. Frankly, I love all my Hatch items and have worn them dozens of times, during pregnancy and after.
2. Accessorize. It is easy to make a black t-shirt and leggings look great with a fun scarf or great necklace.
3. Sneakers are totally OK to wear at all events. I am a major sneakerhead and used pregnancy as an excuse to wear sneakers to big meetings and even a wedding reception.
HOW DOES HATCH MAKE YOU FEEL?
I feel complete. I don’t have to think when I am wearing Hatch. The garments are so well made, comfortable and really beautiful. To be honest, I buy more Hatch items now (not pregnant) than I did when I was pregnant – a testament to how much I love the brand.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GO TO SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY?
On the bike. My best ideas come to me at SoulCycle.
WHAT’S SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I wanted to be on Saturday Night Live.
WHAT CAN’T YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE BEFORE DOING?
Kissing my kids goodbye (on the lips).
WHAT ARE FIVE THINGS WE’LL ALWAYS FIND IN YOUR BAG?
Wet Ones, Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, an apple from the Union Square Green Market, a bag of homemade granola, my iPhone.