The mom-to-be is helping save the animals by selling a line of pachyderm-themed gifts
While her parents are on “constant grandchild watch”, mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton is incorporating her passion for elephant conservation into her baby’s nursery décor – and some of the items are from her own gift line.
Clinton teamed up with her former Oxford roommate, Jen Lee Koss, to launch this week a line of elephant-themed gifts on Koss’s website, BRIKA.com to benefit groups working to stop the international poaching of African elephants killed for their ivory tusks.
And the former first daughter already has her eye on the toy baby elephants that sell for $27 apiece.
“We re very baby-oriented right now, so we ll definitely be buying a felt elephant or two. I think those will look great in our nursery,” Clinton told the website Refinery29 on Monday. “And, it s safe to say that as last year, this year too, a lot of our friends will be getting elephant-themed Christmas presents.”
As for when that nursery will be occupied, Clinton gave no hint, although her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it sound like her daughter could go into labor at any minute. And former President Bill Clinton joked a week earlier, when his phone rang in the middle of a speech, “I hope I’m not being told I’m about to become a premature grandfather.”
Clinton certainly sounded like a woman nearing the end of her pregnancy when she was asked by Refinery29 for one “styling trick she relies on to look and feel good.”
“You’re asking someone who is very pregnant,” Clinton said. “In the here and now, [I wear] anything that fits over my belly. Increasingly, that’s my husband’s T-shirts or button-down shirts. So, the honest answer in the here and now is a different answer than it would be had you asked me a few months ago, or ask me again in nine months. But, for right now, it s really my husband’s shirts, because they’re the only things that fit me.”