Brooke Shields' chic city shower for Kim Raver


When Brooke Shields hosted a baby shower for friend and Lipstick Jungle cast mate Kim Raver, she knew it had to be extra special and had to to reflect Kim’s chic sense of style and commitment to earth friendly products. So Brooke enlisted the help of lifestyle guru/celebrity party planner Colin Cowie to plan and style the event. She also turned to Svan of Sweden for help rounding up some of the products that fit Kim’s style to a tee.

The shower was held at night in Brooke’s Manhattan loft. Guests were greeted by a single large stunning floral arrangement on the buffet table. Votive candles and linens in the jewel toned theme colors of purple and green, gave the party a unique sophisticated ambiance and elegance – just perfect for Kim. The twinkling lights of the city viewed through Brooke’s oversized windows served as the ultimate backdrop for the small intimate gathering of friends.


Since the party was held at the cocktail hour and had an adult theme, guests were served cocktails and mocktails and an assortment of delectable treats. Everything was simple and elegantly presented. A variety of soups, served in tiny glass teacups, was a unique idea that was a hit with all the guests. Shower attendees also helped themselves to a lavish spread of breads, crackers, exotic cheeses and vegetables with dip, arranged artfully on the buffet. Desserts included chocolate gelato scooped into coffee cups, biscotti and adorable cookies shaped like mini Svan highchairs.

Kim became interested in the Svan of Sweden line when she heard about their products from pals Brooke Shields and Mariska Hargitay. The modern shapes, practical and simple designs and commitment to earth friendly manufacturing were just the sort of things she was looking for as she prepared for the arrival of her second son, Leo.

Amongst the goodies that Kim got were a Svan Bouncer in vanilla/sage, a Svan Highchair in mahogany, a Cariboo folding bassinet and Cariboo Earth PureTec blanket, and a Lillebaby tote.

As a special thoughtful touch, Brooke asked each guest to bring a charm for Kim and used these to create a charm tree, full of heartfelt keepsakes. Brooke’s girls also received some special goodies. Brooke’s host gift included a Svan Scooter and Vincent Shoes for her daughters.

Kim Raver’s son Leo Kipling was born on Oct 9th. Kim is married to filmmaker Manu Boyer and also has a 5 year old son, Luke West.

Click on the extended post for more pictures and info about Kim’s gifts.


Biscotti and Chocolate Gelato served in coffee cups.


Healthy veggies and dips served at the shower.


Kim checks out the Lillebaby EuroTote ($120 at 2Modern). Also pictured is the Cariboo Gentle Motions bassinet in Mahogany ($329.00 at Cariboostore)


Kim’s shower gifts on display.

Svan Bouncer in Vanilla/Sage ($119 at Svanstore)

Svan Highchair in Mahogany ($249 at Svanstore)

Rowan and Grier’s Svan Scooter ($119.95 at Svanstore)

Brooke also received Vincent Tanja Shoes ($29.95) for Rowan and Grier.

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