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Kate Hudson

Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What's more, she's done it all without capitalizing on the success of legendary mom, Goldie Hawn. By all accounts, Hudson was a born performer - as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. Her family hoped that she would attend New York University after graduating from high school, but she opted to get her feet wet in the professional acting world first. She made her big-screen debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town in Desert Blue (1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cigarettes (1999) (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip (2000/I) (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). The part was originally intended for Sarah Polley; when Polley backed out to pursue another project, director Cameron Crowe considered scrapping the film altogether. Hudson, who had been cast in a smaller role (as William's stewardess sister), begged for a chance to read for Penny. Crowe was impressed, Hudson got the part, and the show went on. As much as Tinseltown gossipmongers would like to put them at odds, mother and daughter agree that Hawn is one of Hudson's biggest supporters. Kate has never been particularly close to her birth father, musician Bill Hudson; she considers her true "Pa" to be Hawn's longtime partner, Kurt Russell, who has lived with the family since she was three. Her brother, Oliver Hudson, is an actor and aspiring writer-director.

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Kate Hudson has been seen wearing Michele Michel, Nour, Posse New York, Prarie New York, Siwy,

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KATE CELEBRATORY DENIM AND LEATHER

Kate Hudson seen on Feb 05 2014 in West Hollywood, CA. Kate Hudson was caught by the paparazzi as she attended her friend Michael Sheen's birthday party, which was held at Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood on February 5. For her celebratory ensemble, Kate started with a black leather motorcycle jacket (for two similar options, try either Burning Torch's Leather Moto Jacket in Black or June's Leather Motorcycle Jacket in Black) and then added on a sheer top (like Rebecca Taylor's Sleeveless Floral Blouse in Cream) and a pair of skinny distressed denim. Black Orchid's Black Jewel Mid Rise Jegging in Wave Light are a great fitting similar pair. From there, Kate accessorized with a pair of nude peeptoe heels, and matching clutch, and delicate turquoise earrings. Are you a fan of Kate's outfit this time around, everyone? Kate recently made an appearance on "Live With Kelly & Michael" and discussed her upcoming wedding plans to fiance Matthew Bellamy - or lack thereof. When Michael asked her if she was in the midst of planning a big wedding, Kate replied: "No, I'm planning nothing right now. I'm so busy, we've been so busy and it's been great. I come from an unconventional family. They're not married, my parents aren't married. So there's a part of me that goes, if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right. And I'm going to take the time to really plan it right, and it's a lot. Planning a wedding is a lot! I mean, I did a movie about planning a wedding and that was a lot, let alone actually planning a wedding! So, no. Not anytime soon, no." What are your thoughts on Kate's stance to wedding planning, everyone?

KATE'S SUNDANCE STYLE

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 18 2014 in Park City, UT. Kate Hudson was also photographed out and about on the streets of Park City, Utah on January 18, as she was in town for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to promote her newest project, Wish I Was Here. For her Sundance street style, Kate paired a chambray button up (like Rails' Luca Tencel Denim Buttondown in Vintage) with a cozy printed winter sweater (for two similar options, take a look at either Jen's Pirate's Booty's Sun Valley Sweater in Storm or Free People's Linus Stripe Pullover in Mink Combo), and then added on a colorful fur hat and a pair of distressed jeans. Get the look with Black Orchid's Black Jewel Mid Rise Jegging in Wave Light. From there, KH completed her ensemble with a pair of oversized sunglasses and black snow boots. Are you into Kate's cold-weather look this time around, readers? Kate opted to dish to The Hollywood Reporter about why she decided to take on a roll in this film, alongside co-stars Josh Gad and Mandy Patinkin and director Zach Braff, and said: "The script hit me on so many levels, just in terms of relatability to my own family, to my own struggles with my family at times. I called Zach and said, 'this is just the most beautiful script and I'm so proud of you." Sounds like they had a great chemistry on this project!

KATE'S BOHEMIAN AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 30 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Kate Hudson was snapped arriving at LAX Airport with her boys Ryder and Bingham on December 30, sporting a bohemian look for her airport arrival. Starting with a knitted poncho (for two similar options, check out either Goddis' Dulcie Poncho in Cinnabar or Free People's Ease with The Bree in Ivory), Kate then wore a printed maxi skirt (try Saint Grace's Fern Maxi Skirt in Black Stripe) and a pair of black boots. From there, KH carried an ivory sweater and wore a black cross body bag, and finished her look off with a blue stone necklace (like Heather Gardner's Teardrop Necklace in Turquoise) and a pair of glasses. Do you like Kate's airport ensemble this time around, everyone? Or did you prefer her look at the airport in Sydney, Australia recently? In other news, Lea Michele recently opened up about how Kate offered to let Lea use her home after the tragic passing of Lea's boyfriend Cory Monteith. According to Lea: "She was so wonderful to basically give me her home to myself and my family. It was so helpful to just basically have a safe place to process and just have a minute to just breathe before getting back to my house with just has a lot of memories and stuff, so being some place else to just have a moment was really nice." Kate is so wonderful!

KATE LOOKS SUNNY IN SYDNEY

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 14 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Kate Hudson was photographed making her way through the airport in Sydney, Australia on December 14, and looked to be in quite sunny and cheerful spirits. For her airport oufit, Kate started with a pair of orange Harlyn pants (if you're inspired by the way that she incorporated orange into her ensemble, try slipping into either Tag Jeans' Michele 8" Rise Stretch Skinny in Cantaloupe or James Jeans' High Class Skinny in Jasper) and then added on a black tank with multiple layered necklaces (get a similar beaded turquoise option with Satya Jewelry's Tassel Necklace in Blue). From there, Kate accessorized with white framed sunglasses, an oversized black satchel, and a pair of black wedge sneakers (get the look with Koolaburra's Preston in Black. Are you liking Kate's casual airport style on this occasion, readers? Kate recently chatted with People StyleWatch magazine about the abundance of celebrities who are giving their hair the chop, and how she doesn't think a short look would particularly suit her well. Said Kate: "If I had to do it for a role maybe, but I wouldn’t just do a pixie. I like having long hair. I have one friend and she almost has a long buzz cut and she looks gorgeous. But I don’t how my ears would look in a pixie. I don’t know if it’s right for me." She also dished on her haircare routine, saying: "The hair stuff, that’s a low point for me in terms of my ability. For a girl like me, Drybar’s a savior. I’m either in a bun or having someone else figure it out." Ha... seems like she's telling the truth, as she's sporting a bun here!

KATE IS A LADY IN RED IN MALIBU

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 10 2013 in Malibu, CA. Kate Hudson was photographed at the Chrome Hearts and Gareth Pugh dinner that was held in Malibu on October 10, donning a bright red Versace dress that showed off her toned physique. If you're interested in emulating Kate's subtle yet sexy outfit, try picking a bold red dress (Luc by Lucy's Painting the Town Red Dress has a similar silhouette, or for a maxi option, check out Nicole Bakti's Long Dress with Mesh Cutouts in Red) and adding on a pair of black studded heels, like Kate did. Alice + Olivia's Dina Studded Leather Heel in Black are very similar. From there, go with minimal makeup and a simple gold bangle, like one of Jules Smith's Bali Bangles in Yellow Gold. Do you like Kate's outfit on this occasion, everyone? In other Kate news, the beautiful actress recently spoke with E! Online about her recent fitness and diet activities, and said: "I'll go on a hike or I'll play football with the kids. The goal for me is to just get in a good sweat. I'll try to go somewhere that has a sauna…I just want to sweat. For me, if I break a sweat, I'm doing something right!" In terms of her diet, Kate shared: "I love food, I'm a bit of a foodie and I travel a lot. One of things I love about travel is finding the spots where I get to eat yummy food…so no, I don't follow any specific diet. I watch what I'm doing. If there's a couple too many cocktails or pizzas or things like that, I'll just say 'Whoops!' I want to be healthy, but also not have to starve myself of the things I love…like wine! I don't know if it's my DNA because I'm Italian, but I love any kind of pasta! You gotta do it every once in a while!" Sounds like she has a great mentality when it comes to these topics!

KATE ROMPS AROUND IN VEGAS

Kate Hudson seen on Sep 20 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Kate Hudson was photographed heading into the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival that was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 20, to support her beau Matthew Bellamy who took to the stage to perform with his band Muse. For her concert-going ensemble, Kate looked radiant in a bold purple Bec and Bridge romper with a playful waist cutout and spaghetti straps, and then added on a pair of vibrant red heels and W. Britt jewelry to complete her look. On a beauty note, Kate matched the fiery shade of her pumps to her bright red lip, and sported sleek, blown out tresses and a golden tan. For a handful of romper options here on CoutureCandy, take a look at Donna Mizani's Double Side Cut Out Romper in Hot Red for a long sleeved option, and Karen ZAMBOS' Scallop Jumper in Nude for a subdued, neutral option. Two of 6 Shore Road's rompers are also cute options, such as the Barefoot Embroidered Romper in Bay or the Patron's Lace Romper in Sunshine. What are your thoughts on Kate's look this time around, everyone? Personally, I think that she looks gorgeous here! In case you hadn't heard, Kate recently inked a deal for new line of athletic clothing and accessories in collaboration with JustFab called Fabletics. In the collection, which debuts October 1, you'll find bright colors and fashionable, athletic silhouettes. Kate told WWD: "I've always lived an active lifestyle, and with two boys life has only gotten busier. As a working mom, I know what it's like to be on the go and running around from one activity to the next. Sometimes you just don't have time to change, but you still want to look cute - whether you're taking a yoga class, running errands or meeting up with friends before you pick the kids up from school." Are any of you interested in checking out her line when it drops this fall?

KATE LOOKS RADIANT IN ROME

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 07 2013 in Rome, Italy. Kate Hudson looked radiant as she made her way around Rome, Italy on July 7, leaving Dal Bolognese after a romantic lunch with fiance Matt Bellamy. For her Italian ensemble, Kate chose a brightly printed dress (for a similar option, check out Tricia Fix's Wrap Dress in Orange Egyptian; for an option with sleeves, take a peek at Voom by Joy Han's Missy Bell Sleeve Dress in Multi) and an oversized pair of sunglasses, and then slipped several bangles on her left arm and wore a pair of neutral suede booties. For two similar pairs here on CoutureCandy, check out Steve Madden's Prizzze Bootie in Taupe and Seychelles' Crazy For You in Stone. What's your take on Kate's look here, everyone - would you rock this for a day in Rome? In other Hudson news, Kate's fiance Matt recently dished about how grateful he is to have her to travel with. Said Matt: "I think I am very lucky because my partner, my girlfriend. She loves traveling. She was raised in a family where there was a lot of travelling and upheaval going on all the time. She is really open to us being on the road and because of that we haven't really been apart for anything more than a week since our baby was born. A lot of the time, if she is working, I will go to where she is - and it works both ways. She comes to see us all the time. You balance a little bit, especially with two working people. You have to take it in turns to do certain things." Balance is definitely important in any relationship, do you agree?

KATE OPENS UP ABOUT HER FAMILY

Kate Hudson seen on Apr 24 2013 in New York, NY. Kate Hudson was spotted outside of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in NYC on April 24, leaving a filming of her appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." For her post-interview ensemble, Kate showed off her toned gams a black Barbara Bui drop waist dress (that had a silk top and leather bottom) that she paired with a bright pair of pink Barbara Bui pumps and a sparkly silver ring. To get a look inspired by Kate's here, try pairing Boulee's Jamie in Black Cupro with a black mini skirt. If you're not into the idea of the skirt being made out of leather, try one of the following two options: Tag Jeans' Brooke Mini with Zippers in Black or Boulee's Levi Skirt in Black. From there, add on a statement ring and pair of vibrant heels. I'm not suggesting you wear the following shoes with this outfit, however if you love the bold hue of Kate's shoes and are looking for something to wear around the house, you should definitely check out Australia Luxe's Loaf in Violet. What are your thoughts on this look for KH, readers - yay or nay? The blonde actress recently sat down with "Extra" to discuss her new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist," and naturally the convo turned into a chat about her family life. Of her one year old song Bingham with fiance Matt Bellamy, Kate said: "He is a gem. He is talking up a storm. I’ll ask, ‘What do you want for breakfast, honey?' He says, ‘Bolognese.'" So cute! So, is a wedding in the works for Kate and Matt? She merely said, "Eventually, yes. I look forward to it... we’ll both figure it out. We’ve been both very busy, but it will happen." I'm sure it will when the timing is right!

LOW MAINTENANCE KATE

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 10 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Kate Hudson looked cool and casual as she made her way through LAX airport in Los Angeles on December 10, doing her best to avoid the paparazzi as she headed towards her waiting car. For her airport outfit, Kate paired light wash skinny denim (like Work Custom Jeans' Viper in Light Work Blue) with a white t-shirt (try Michael Stars' High Low Top with Pocket in White) and loose fitting black blazer (get the look with BB Dakota's CDC Blazer in Black), and then slipped into a pair of dove grey boots and wore a shark tooth necklace (like Heather Gardner's 36" Antique Brass Chain w/ Grey Sharktooth). From there, Kate carried a black leather tote and wheeled her luggage behind her. Minimal makeup and a casual top bun completed her ensemble. Thoughts, friends? Would you wear this while making your way through the airport? In other KH news, she recently dished with Huffington Post about being totally low maintenance. According to Kate: "I've never been a crazy makeup, spend-two-hours-in-front-of-the-mirror kind of girl. I've never been fussy, even before kids. I have moments when I get girly if I'm going out with my friends, but I'm about 5 to 15 minutes in the mirror. My mom [Goldie Hawn] is not very high-maintenance either. I just remember seeing her put on makeup fast, and without a mirror, in a car. My mom's no-fuss. Even with facials, I never remembered her as someone who was too focused on it. But she loves her products - I grew up with my mom's makeup. She loves her lip gloss. She loves her lip gloss. It's like, can't live without it." Can any of you ladies relate?

AMFAR GALA GORGEOUS

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 11 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. From one Kate to another, now we have Kate Hudson attending the amfAR Inspiration Gala that was held at Milk Studios in LA on October 11. Looking absolutely gorgeous in a figure-hugging red Prabal Gurung Resort 2013 gown, Kate accessorized her look with a gold clutch and complementary necklace. To get Kate's look, simply pick a stunning red maxi dress - take your pick between Sena's similar Slit Maxi Dress in Red and Phoebe Couture's more flowy Ruffle and Ribbon Gown in Red - and lay on the gold accessories. For a clutch, I recommend Julie K Handbags' exotic Natalie Gold Cobra Clutch; add on Jessica Elliot's Vermeil Ruby-Eyed Dragonfly Necklace and you'll be set. Let me know your thoughts on Kate's look here, everyone - are you as taken with this ensemble as I am? In other news, Kate recently dished about how to achieve a winning look, saying: "I like people who just throw stuff on 'cause they like it. But with just a little jazz. Oh, yes! Jazz. [I always do] black eyeliner all around the eye, and inside the upper eyelid, see? I don't have that much stuff. I did a vintage Versace that was kind of totally naked for a Skeleton Key premiere. I loved that dress. I love heels, my rainbow-sequined Brian Atwoods are my pride. I'm not a big flats person, as you can tell." Interesting to hear her thoughts on style!

MARVELOUS IN MCQUEEN

Kate Hudson seen on Sep 08 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Kate Hudson was seen looking radiant as she poses on the red carpet at the pre-gala screening party for her latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was held during the 2012 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 8. Kate has definitely been stepping up her style game lately, rocking chic look after chic look at the film festival. This time, Kate looked marvelous in a figure hugging Alexander McQueen white maxi dress, which she accessorized with a white Alexander McQueen clutch, matching McQueen heels, and a pair of Tiffany & Co. stud earrings. To replicate Kate's look in a more casual manner, try pairing either Meghan Los Angeles' more bohemian-influenced Brandi Tunic Long in Ivory or Sena's sexier Slit Maxi Dress in White with Avanessi's simple yet stunning Large Stud Earrings in White Gold and Julie K Handbags' Sasha White Boa Clutch. Are you a fan of KH's look here, everyone? While Kate is obviously relishing the chance to flaunt her toned post-baby bod in these gorgeous looks at the film festival, getting her body back did come with some hard work. Kate recently said: " devoted six hours a day to a vigorous workout regime. I would do 45 or 55 minutes of cardio, then an hour of Pilates or yoga, three times a day." Wow!!! Talk about intense. That's a lot of dedication! Kate continued to say that she'd rather rigorously exercise than diet to lose weight, continuing: "I’m not a dieter. I’m in the wrong family to be a dieter. My mom is always making chicken and dumplings. And I love scones, with clotted cream and jam. I can’t not eat them!" Her hard work definitely paid off!

MIAMI AIRPORT ENSEMBLE

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 03 2012 in Miami, FL. Kate Hudson was spotted making her way through the Miami International Airport on August 3, doing her best to keep a low-profile as the paparazzi snapped away. Outfit wise, let's break down KH's airport ensemble piece by piece. She started with a pair of great fitting, medium wash skinny jeans (check out Hudson Jeans' similar Skinny in Fly), and then wore a flowy white embroidered tunic (for two great options, check out either Hoss Intropia's Embroidered Tunic in White or Odd Molly's Ex A Tunic in White) under a light wash chambray shirt (like Sanctuary's The Duke in Blue). From there, Kate added on a striped scarf (get the look with Distinkt's Nicole Scarf in Geometric) and a pair of fringed boots, and continued to accessorize with a pair of black sunglasses, a white tote, and a turquoise cuff (try Natalie B. Jewelry's Spiritual Multi-Stone Bracelet in Turquoise). What's your reaction to Kate's airport outfit - is this something you would rock to catch a flight? In other Kate news, it was recently announced that KH would be guest starring on an upcoming episode of "Glee"! According to JustJared: "Kate will be guest starring on the upcoming fourth season of 'Glee' as a mentor-type to Lea Michele‘s Rachel Berry at the New York Academy for Dramatic Arts." Any of you excited to check out Kate's role on the show?

DOUBLE DENIM IN PARIS

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 05 2012 in Paris, France. Kate Hudson and her son Ryder were photographed out and about in Paris, France on July 5, and Kate was rocking a casual, double denim look for her day out in the City of Lights. Starting with a light wash denim button up (like Joe's Jeans' Braided Western in Alexandria), Kate then wore a slightly distressed pair of darker denim (try J Brand's Mid Rise Skinny 11" in Tulum) and a pair of brown boots. Accessory wise, KH toted a snake print bag (which is very similar to Zambos & Siega's Whitney Bag in Snake) and then added a pair of cat eye sunglasses and a long necklace (check out Vanessa Mooney's Girl in the Stone Brass Necklace) to complete her ensemble. Is this something that you would wear, friends? Kate was also recently seen rocking a killer bikini body in Greece! According to Examiner, "Hudson heated up the beach with her smoking hot black bikini. Hudson later met up with her beautiful mother Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell for a boat ride. Kate had a baby boy a year ago, but you couldn’t tell she is the mother of two. Kate showed off her incredibly toned thirty something baby body in a smoking hot bikini." Jealous!

DIET SACRIFICES?

Kate Hudson seen on Apr 28 2012 in Washington, DC. Kate Hudson was the belle of the ball at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner that was held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on April 28, and was accompanied by her mom, the always amazing Goldie Hawn, for the evening. Clad in a floor length purple sequined Jenny Packham dress, Hudson accessorized simply with an Edie Parker clutch and a pair of black patent platforms. To get a look inspired by Kate's here, opt for a purple sequined dress with a shorter hemline, such as Sue Wong's Short Mermaid Sequin Dress in Plum, or for another similar dress that also provides a bold graphic statement, choose Carter's Mad Mod Mini in Purple/Black. From there, choose a pair of earrings to complement the dress, such as Avanessi's Large Stud Earrings in White Gold, or Heather Gardner's longer Foxy Crystal Drop Earring in Silver/Clear. Us Weekly named Kate one of the event's best dressed... do you agree with them, everyone? In other Kate news, Daily Mail recently ran pictures of Kate strolling down the street with her beau Matt Bellamy, and while Kate was seen sipping on an iced coffee, Matt was scarfing down a delicious looking sandwich. This led the outlet to post the headline "Sacrificing sandwiches for her figure! Slimline Kate Hudson sips a virtuous coffee while Matt Bellamy munches a baguette!" The story continues, "As an A-list actress, there are certain sacrifices one is used to making for one's career. And sadly, in order to maintain a slimline figure, stars are occasionally obliged to forgo calorific snacks in favour of more lightweight options." Do you think that they're making a big deal out of nothing? Maybe Kate just wasn't hungry!

MAKING NICE WITH HER EX

Kate Hudson seen on Mar 19 2011 in Malibu, CA. Covering up her baby bump with a cozy oversized sweater, Kate Hudson grabs a healthy snack while taking in her son Ryder's baseball game in Malibu, CA on March 19. Kate's ex-hubby Chris Robinson also turned up to root for his son, bringing along his baby girl Cheyenne and his new wife Allison Bridges to make it a full fledged family affair. Kate bundled up for the chilly weather in a chunky knit sweater (check out Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Navajo Cardigan in Cream) with a matching scarf, white graphic top (stay warm and stand out in Hard Tail's Slouchy Dropback Long Sleeve in Grey) and a pair of smoky bootcut jeans (like Paige Premium Denim's Laurel Canyon in Dusk), staying comfy on the baseball field in a pair of brown flats (tred with ease in Farylrobin's Mandy Tall Lug Sole Boot in Fatigue). What do you think of Kate's casual look, a little bulky but still true to her Boho style? She's definitely wearing her pregnancy well, and setting a great example for any divorced couple to follow with her friendly interaction with her ex and his wife at the game. Kate and Chris weren't the only celebs making time for Little League over the weekend – Britney Spears and beau Jason Trawick were also spotted at a West Hills game on Saturday. Wonder if the two celebri-kids will ever play against each other's teams? Somehow I think Kate would win in a cheering parent face-off!

DOUBLE VISION?

Kate Hudson seen on Feb 14 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Indulging her sweet tooth on Valentine's Day, Kate Hudson picks up a tray of cookies and pastries after having breakfast with her boyfriend Matt Bellamy at Fred Segal in West Hollywood on February 14. The night before, Matt celebrated his first Grammy win with his band Muse for Best Rock Album – and what better way to celebrate that with a sugary breakfast? Kate got the day started in a boho mixed print skirt with a drapy dip dyed top covering her growing belly (recreate the look by layering a top like Fluxus' Butterfly Top in Heather Grey or Walter's Grey Skies Washed Silk Blouse in Grey Multi over Meghan Los Angeles' Eden Dress in Grey Print) wearing a pair of comfy flip-flops with a fringed bag over her arm (just like Julie K Handbags' Faith Fringe Handbag in Black). Two days later, Kate was spotted picking up her son Ryder from school wearing the exact same top and skirt, trading her sandals for a pair of peeptoe wrap booties (similar to Farylrobin's Beth Ankle Boot in Dark Brown). I thought for sure some blogger somewhere put the wrong date on these photos, but these sightings are listed separately on tons of gossip sites. Maybe she's got a serious case of preggo-brain? I really don't know what to make of this, how would you caption this case of double fashion vision?

FROM LONDON TO LA

Kate Hudson seen on Feb 04 2011 in London, UK. Braving some blustery gusts, Kate Hudson arrives at Heathrow Airport to catch a flight back to LA with her luggage, fiancé Matthew Bellamy and son Ryder in tow as they head out of London on February 4. Kate bundled up for her flight back to the US in a Burberry cropped shearling lined jacket (check out Muu Baa's Porter Biker Jacket in Black/Grey) over a loose ivory sweater (get cozy in Joie's Cowl Neck Sweater in Grey) with leg lengthening flare jeans (like 7 For All Mankind's Georgia in New Zealand). Kate carried a Jimmy Choo crossbody bag over her shoulder (try Julie K Handbags' Lorri Chain in Cognac) and accessorized with a pair of oversized sunnies and a pretty blue ring (check out Megan Greene's original Bridgette Ring in Gold/Mint). Kate carried a brown clutch (like Julie K Handbags' Jessica Bag in Brown) separate from her carryon, juggling her phone in one hand and Ryder in the other. What do you think of Kate's high flying style, does it work for her? Her baby bump is completely covered up here, but Kate is no longer trying to hide her pregnancy like she did for the first few months. She opened up to People about her struggle to keep it under wraps: "My friends all thought I was depressed because I wouldn't leave the house. But I didn't want anyone to know for a long time. I was just hoping that all of a sudden, I could show up somewhere with a big belly… But, of course, you're somewhere in L.A., and somebody says something, and it ends up somewhere." Somewhere being the pages of People!

NO GOLDEN TICKET

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 28 2011 in Paris, France. Enjoying some time shopping with her mama, Kate Hudson was spotted browsing a furniture boutique with Goldie Hawn before meeting up with her long-time beau Kurt Russell for a leisurely lunch in Paris, France on January 28. The day before, the trio plus Kate's boyfriend and daddy-to-be Matt Bellamy dined out in London before heading to Paris on the tail end of Haute Couture Fashion Week. For her midday shopping adventure, Kate bundled up in a chunky sweater dress (check out Free People's Jiffy Bit Cardi in Oatmeal), black leggings (add extra warmth with Ella Moss' French terry Paz Legging in Black) and a fur lined leather jacket (try June's super cozy Asymmetric Lamb Jacket in Black). Kate perused the racks in buckled boots (check out Farylrobin's Lance Knee-High Boot in Black) and carried a black tote over her shoulder (Jalda's Fabric Masha in Black is great for keeping your essentials organized) as she snapped some pics on her phone while browsing the shop. What do you think of Kate's wintery casual look? You can barely tell, but she's got a little baby bump under there starting to make an appearance. Kate recently taped an appearance on the British talk show The Graham Norton Show where she shared all the deets on what she's expecting: “It feels like a girl, but I don’t know. Ryder thinks it’s a girl!” Kate also jokingly addressed the rumors she and Matt secretly got engaged: "No... not that I know of. I don't like putting that sort of pressure on it, and I don't feel it necessary to get married. I am 31, I already have one child, and have had one divorce, so it is not necessarily the golden ticket -- I just want to be happy." It sounds like she and Matt have things all figured out – congrats on their happy news!

HOPING FOR A BABY GIRL

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 24 2011 in London, UK. Embracing her boho style, Kate Hudson makes her way through Heathrow Airport in London with boyfriend Matt Bellamy on January 24. After news broke earlier this week that Kate is expecting a little one with her rocker beau, all eyes are on her belly and she's doing a great job concealing it here. For her flight Kate layered up in a grey sweater (try Joie's cozy Cowl Neck Sweater in Grey), long tiered skirt (like Ella Moss' Romany Skirt in Black), an army green Burberry overcoat (stay cozy without going broke in Hard Tail's Fleece Fur Collar Jacket in Green Tea) and her chic Jimmy Choo rolling carry-on tote. Kate accessorized with a pair of long layered necklaces (check out Circadian Studios' Silver Small Circles Long Wrap Necklace in Silver), carrying a brown tote (try Julie K's Lorri Chain in Cognac) and a thick book in her hand for in-flight entertainment. What do you think of Kate's indie look, is it airport appropriate? I have to say I love that she's embracing the maxi skirt trend, I can't wait to see more of this as it gets warmer. As the temps rise so will Kate's belly, and an insider revealed to Us Weekly how Kate is handling the news: "It was not planned, but they are excited and embracing it… She is happy for Ryder to finally have a brother or sister." Kate's pseudo-stepdad Kurt Russell, longtime parter of mama Goldie Hawn, also chatted with People about how excited they were to hear the news they'd be grandparents again: “It’s fun having babies once again… and it’s fun to watch them grow. It’s fun to see what they’re grasping." He added jokingly, "I think secretly we’re all hoping for a girl.” Not so secret anymore!

HUDSON HONEY

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 26 2010 in New York, NY. Enjoying a leisurely afternoon in NYC, Kate Hudson hugs a friend goodbye before jumping into a waiting SUV in SoHo on October 26. Kate headed out for the day in appropriately named Hudson jeans, which you can purchase for yourself on CoutureCandy (try the similar fit and wash of Hudson Jeans' Signature Boot in Buckingham). Kate put together her casual look with a charcoal racerback tank (like C&C California's Racerback Twist Tank in Faded Black) topped with a fitted vest (try Babakul's Tie Back Vest in Blue). Kate kept her mouth covered with a printed scarf (stay cozy in Goddis' Bondi Scarf in Raven), accessorizing with a wide silver cuff (like Amrita Singh's Emmi Bangle in Silver) and a monstrous turquoise ring (add some flair with Femme Metale's Eva Turquoise Ring in Turquoise). What do you think of Kate's boho city style, does she pull off all the chunky jewelry or is it too much? After hanging with her gal pal in the city, Kate headed home to the West Coast to gear up to host her annual Halloween party. Over the weekend Kate and her rocker bf Matt Bellamy were spotted getting cozy at Café Vida near her Pacific Palisades home, grabbing some eats before the big soiree. Everyone from Gwen Stefani to Rachel Zoe and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted coming and going at the massive shindig on Saturday night. Check out the photos and share your favorite costume!

NO TIME TO WORRY

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 18 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Looking unusually disheveled, the normally well-kempt Kate Hudson arrives at the 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 18. At the event, Kate hung out with her mama Goldie Hawn, who was there to support her recognition this year. Kate canoodled at her table with her new boyfriend, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, whom she was spotted flying out to NYC with over the weekend. Kate and Matt even took Ryder for a scooter stroll on Saturday – things must really be getting serious! At this point we have to assume Kate is so in love with her new man, she's fired her hair and makeup artists as it doesn't look like she had any help on this occasion. Kate arrived in a curve enhancing Prabal Gurung asymmetrical dress with an embellished shoulder piece (simplify the look with Carter's Love Me or Leave Me Dress in Black or Carter's Beaded Shoulder Kitten Dress in Black) paired with demure patent pumps (try Coye Nokes' Jacqueline Pump in Black Crocco). The tea length hem cuts her legs off, and I'm not loving the folds across the bust and hip – too much going on with the paillettes on the shoulder. What are your thoughts on the frock? Kate completed the look with a pretty pair of black hoop earrings (love Alanna Bess' Black Garnet Earring in Gold), which would have looked lovely if she'd done something about her hair. I'm honestly perplexed as to what she was thinking here – Kate normally nails it at events like this! To her defense, it was drizzling outside, but unless she arrived in a convertible, there's no way her hair and face could have gotten that wet. Thoughts, anyone? As an explanation for this look, I have to pull a quote from an interview Kate gave a few months ago: "Do I mind having my appearance constantly scrutinized? [Laughs] I don't have enough time on this planet to worry about things like that. I'm more concerned with if I'm raising my son properly, with what makes my family happy, with what makes me happy." So there you have it!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PHOTOG

Kate Hudson seen on Sep 07 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Turning the tables on the paparazzi, Kate Hudson picks up a camera of her own on September 7 as she drops Ryder off for his first day of school in Santa Monica, CA. Kate snapped a few photos for the scrapbooks, walking her son to the gate in a casual cropped sweater layered over a white tank (try reversing the color scheme with Qi New York's Sleeping Angel Imaginary Pocket Tank in Buttercup under Splendid's uber comfy Pullover Sweatshirt in Heather). Kate is already rocking trendy flare jeans for fall, which never really went out of style for her (try Hudson Jeans' modestly cut Signature Boot Cut in Buckingham or Denim of Virtue's Simplicity Flare in Vintage Blue). Kate paired her denim duds with flattering wedges, adding a four leaf clover charm necklace for good luck (check out Danielle Stevens' Lucky S in Gold). What do you think of Kate's sunny school day look? I'd like to tell her to throw on a bra in front of the kiddies next time, but otherwise I'm loving her laidback look. The start of the school year brings summer to an end for Kate, after spending the last few months jetting back and forth between London with her new beau, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. Kate chatted about their budding romance and her thoughts on love in an interview with Elle: "I'll just see what happens. I think a lot of times people are terrified of love and stop themselves from experiencing it. I don't ever want to get that jaded. I do believe in love. I believe that when you really open yourself up to love, it's the most beautiful thing." Sounds like she's on to something!

JUST DOING OUR THING

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 13 2010 in London, UK. Looking like one hot mama, Kate Hudson touches down at Heathrow Airport in London with her son Ryder and new beau Matthew Bellamy on August 13. For having survived a transatlantic flight with a five year old, Kate is looking fantastic in her head-to-taupe look. At first glance I thought she was wearing drawstring pants with a matching tucked in tank, but it appears Kate is actually wearing a casual jumpsuit (just like Gold Hawk's Camisole Jumpsuit in Oriental Beige) with a tonal scarf and cardi (match it up with CO2 Cashmere's Open Knit Long Cardigan in Beige with Mason's cozy Cashmere Scarf in Khaki). Kate polished off her sophisticated jetsetter style with charcoal strappy heels (love the knotted accents on Gwyneth Shoes' Tanya in Taupe), a few gold cuff bracelets (try CC Skye's free spirited Gold Feather Cuff in Gold) and a classic quilted black handbag. What are your thoughts on Kate's on the go style, does she pull off the tonal look or is it too blah? I think she's actually making this look pretty effortless, even though it's obvious she coordinated the look to travel in style with her new man. Kate has only been dating Muse frontman Matthew for a few months, but sources say they're already head over heels in love after meeting at the Coachella Music Festival back in April. While Kate is keeping mum about rumors she's gearing up to move to London to be closer to her man, Matt revealed his take on their budding romance: “Kate is great… We are just doing our thing.” Keeping it simple!

RAINY VACATION

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 13 2010 in London, UK. Starting her overseas adventures with a splash, Kate Hudson braves the London downpour on August 13 with new beau Matthew Bellamy, frontman of the band Muse. Not wanting to get her amazing new buckled boots wet (they have a slightly higher heel, but I'm loving Apepazza's Lisbona in Black for fall), Kate hurried from Matt's flat to a waiting car, protecting her trademark blonde locks with a cozy charcoal hoodie (throw on Monrow's Kangaroo Pullover in Dark Heat to keep you cozy in all climates). Kate layered up in an olive overcoat (love the unique shade of Aude's Aude Peacoat in Boysenberry) with cropped leggings that somehow don't seem quite appropriate for the weather (go with something with a slightly heavier weight like Joe's Jeans' 25" Jegging in Juliett). Kate traveled in style with a classic quilted handbag over her shoulder, hopping in their ride to do a bit of sight seeing with her new man. What do you think of Kate's rainy day style, do you think the cropped pants work with the boots or would you have gone in a different direction? Kate only had a day to spend in London with her new love interest before he headed off with the band for a few summer shows in Hungary and France, bringing to mind some of Kate's previous comments about monogamy in long distance relationships. Kate said earlier this summer, "I don't believe (monogamy) is realistic...If you focus your attention on that, then you are always wondering if your husband or men are out there cheating on you...I just don't want to know. As long as things are good in our house, just please don't get caught." Wonder how Matt feels about this? I think we can all conclude recent ex A-Rod might be the one who broke the rule!

BRENTWOOD BOUFFANT

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 07 2010 in Brentwood, CA. Trying out an interesting new 'do, Kate Hudson heads out to lunch at A Votre Sante with some friends in Brentwood, CA on August 7. Kate was clinging to her gal pal's arm, looking kooky as ever with that frizzy hair and making funny faces at the paps. Wonder what she's up to? Kate's other lunch date was rumored beau Matt Bellamy, lead singer of Muse. For their laidback daytime outing, Kate kept it casual in white cropped sweatpants (like Monrow's slouchy chic 3/4 Vintage Sweats in Heat) with a slub tank and striped shirt (love Wit.'s summery Resort Sailor Tunic in Blue/White) worn open – possibly one of Matt's? Kate wore tan sandals (love the strappy design of Gwyneth Shoes' Briee Strap Sandal in Brown) and accessorized with gold bangles (try Alex and Ani's trademark expandable wire bangle sets like the Jupiter Bead Bangle Set in Rose) and a turquoise stone necklace (check out Amrita Singh's eclectic Gula Necklace in Multi), carrying a chain embellished bag over her shoulder. I like that Kate is making sweats look so stylish with her accessories, but I just can't quite get over the hairstyle. What are your thoughts, readers? From this photo you'd never guess Kate and her man are getting serious, but it's rumored Kate is so smitten with him that she wants to move to the UK to be closer together. A friend dished to the press: "Kate's been swept off her feet. She's not only fallen in love with Matt, but also with the idea of starting a new life in Europe. The plan is for them to divide their time between his London apartment and his home in Lake Como, Italy. She's already started moving her things over. She couldn't be more excited." With a serial dater like Kate, I'll believe it when I see it!

A NEW ROLE?

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 20 2010 in London, UK. Back to business after a sun drenched vacation in St. Tropez, Kate Hudson was spotted leaving a four-hour dinner at Scott's restaurant in London on July 20. For the evening Kate chose a flirty mixed print frock with a babydoll bodice (for similar embellished prints, try Meghan Los Angeles' Astrid Tunic in Salmon or Voom by Joy Han's Chandra Babydoll Dress in Lavender) paired with tan strappy heels (very similar to Gwyneth Shoes' Omyrah in Gold) and a colorful beaded bracelet (I love Ettika's elegant Gold Dust on Deerskin Bracelet in Gold/Tan). On her way out of the eatery Kate carried a black tote (check out Moyna Handbags' gorgeous Bronze Beaded Black Bag in Black which adds the perfect amount of bling to this look) and wore her trademark blonde locks sleek and straight. What do you think of Kate's eclectic look, is the dress too busy or does it work for her Boho chic style? Kate's dinner companion was Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein, who worked with Kate to produce Nine last year. Wonder what these two are cooking up next? Can't wait to find out!

TOASTING ON SET

Kate Hudson seen on Jun 07 2010 in Rockaway, Queens. The lovely Kate Hudson raises her glass while on the set of her new rom-com Something Borrowed in Rockaway, Queens on June 7. The crew headed to Fort Tilden State Park to film some scenes on the sand over the weekend, with Kate getting some exercise picking up a badminton racket to go with her nearly empty glass of chardonnay. For this scene Kate sparred against on screen love interest John Krasinski, clad in a fun beach going look, starting with a flirty bikini to match her retro headband (love the fun print on RYGY Swimwear's Sunburst Halter Top with Adjustable Rio Bottom in Purple) covered with a breezy caftan (opt for Woo's Christiane in White or Vix Swimwear's Ruffle Tunic in White to suit your cover-up needs). Kate's hair was styled in flirty beach waves for this season, causing me to wonder what sort of activity they're filming here? Kate has been spotted all over NYC filming scenes this month, hanging out with her co-star Ginnifer Goodwin in between work outs and shopping trips between long days on the set. It's a hard life, but somebody's gotta live it!

LETTING HER HAIR DOWN

Kate Hudson seen on May 01 2010 in New York, NY. Enjoying a fun night out in NYC, Kate Hudson headed to the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel on May 1. Kate came out to support celeb hairstylist and pal Harry Josh's 9th Annual Spring Fling party, which became of a sort of celebrity prom as celebs from Beyonce and Jay-Z to Naomi Campbell arrived to bask in a night of beauty. Kate held hands with gal pal Ali Wise as she made her way around the shindig, sparkling head to toe in a glittering black jumpsuit (Love Ramona LaRue's Cindy Jumper in Black or Gold Hawk's Camisole Jumpsuit in Black). Gladiator heels (add an edgy vibe with Rock & Republic's Syler Pump in Black and a taupe Louis Vuitton tote (Tylie Malibu's Tylie Malibu Sommerset Bag in Grey has a similar shape and shine) add a sleek element while oversized silver hops (like Anna Beck's Bali Silver Double Hoops in Silver) and a twisted ring (love Iosselliani's Black/Silver Multi Rings in Black/Silver) add sparkle. I think if anyone can pull off this leggy look it's Kate, the sparkles would definitely not suit many! What are your thoughts on Kate's daring attire? Kate deserved a fun night out after getting so much scrutiny in the tabloids lately about her supposed boob job. At first I thought this was kind of a lame rumor sparked by some questionable photos showing a "noticeable" increase in Kate's chest size after getting implants about a month ago. Not Heidi Montag sized ones – just a modest B cup that is barely noticeable but definitely looks a little different in these bikini photos. What do you think, does it look like she went under the knife or has Kate just been taking some time off from the gym?

CRUSHING THE RUMORS

Kate Hudson seen on Apr 17 2010 in Indio, CA. Relaxing in the desert for a weekend, Kate Hudson was one of the many celebs to make a stylish appearance at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA. I'm sure you've all seen enough of the neo-hippie looks spotted at the 3 day music celebration this year, but these photos of Kate enjoying herself took a little while to surface – and sparked plenty of controversy! Strolling through the crowd in a lightweight layered look, Kate started with a lacy white skirt (check out Tt Collection's Sabrina Skirt in Cream) with a casual layering tank (like Splendid's Vintage Whisper Tank in Ash) and a striped bikini top underneath. Kate protected her toes from getting stomped on with a pair of cropped suede boots (can't go wrong with Farylrobin's Valencia Heeled Ankle Boot in Grey) and carried a hippie fringed bag for all her essentials (similar to Susan Farber's Tahoe in Leather Cognac). As always Kate layered up on bangles, mixing a few metals for an eclectic look (try the free-spirited Gold Feather Cuff in Gold by CC Skye with Alex and Ani's Peace Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Gold). Lastly Kate pulled her trademark blonde locks into a messy pony and popped on a big pair of sunnies to protect her from the desert's blinding rays. Cute neo-Boho look, right? Depsite her trendy style, no one seems to be saying much about the fashion pictured here, and instead all the blogs are picking apart her figure. Top stories circling the rumor mill: She got breast implants! No, she's pregnant! A supposed "friend" explains both rumors can be explained by putting on a few pounds after splitting with A-Rod earlier this year: “She thought she could throw herself back into the dating game, but it’s not for her right now. Kate took a step back to reevaluate her life. She stopped dating men and took on a whole new ritual of not drinking and partying. She put on some weight from eating, but she still looks great.” Since when is eating so abnormal – she looks great! And the final cycle of the rumor mill: She's holding hands with her friend – she must be a lesbian! Are these people serious?? Get a life and let Kate live hers in peace!

SPRING FLING?

Kate Hudson seen on Mar 23 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Looking very ready for summer, Kate Hudson sheds winter layers for a flirty mini on a lunch date with a pal in Santa Monica on March 23. Kate just returned to LA after spending a few months filming Earthbound in New Orleans, but from her toned legs and year-round tan she looks just like her usual self! Kate put together her spring forward 'fit with a breezy printed mini (try Ella Moss' Willow Chiffon Dress in Latte) with strappy sandals (Andrea and Joen's Savannah in Chocolate are one of my fav new arrivals) and a summery striped tote (check out Amrita Singh's Miranda Handbag in Metallic Grey or Julie K's Jules Handbag in Exotic for your spring getaways). Tinted sunnies, a gold cuff (love Laura Matthews' Two Tone Cuff in Gold) and circle pendant necklace (opt for Jessica Elliot's personalized Vermeil Initial Necklace in Vermeil) complete Kate's down to earth look. Are you loving it? Kate may be the postergirl for living a successful single life, but rumors are flying that Kate is over her break-up with A-Rod and has moved on to date Hollywood player Gerard Butler. Butler has also been linked to Jennifer Aniston and a few other high profile ladies, so it's totally believeable that he'd be into Kate. A source close to him claims they hooked up a few months ago before she left CA to film in New Orleans, dishing, “He’s been calling and texting to ask if they can meet when she’s back in LA. She’s playing hard to get, which makes him keener.” Sounds like maneater Kate is back in action! Can you see KH dating GB?

TRYING OUT MENSWEAR

Kate Hudson seen on Feb 23 2010 in London, UK. Kate Hudson livens up the arrivals at the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2010 runway show in London on February 23. K arrived in an oversized Burberry coat with a plush fur collar (stay warm without losing the sexy vibe in Suzabelle's Nicolet Trench Coat in Black), which after some investigation is actually from the menswear collection. What do you think of her going for the oversized coat over the women's collection - would you do the same? Before heading inside Kate slipped off her overcoat to unveil a sparking Burberry Prorsum emerald green mini (Jenny Han's Sequin Mini Dress in Black or Lotta Stensson's Diamond Tunic in Green are great evening options). Kate paired her sexy mini with strappy sky high heels from the same collection (try Martha Davis' Multi Strap Sandal in Black for a quirky alternative). Kate's trademark glossy blonde waves and a shiny gold cocktail ring (love Allison Daniel Designs' Lots of Dots Ring in Gold) complete her sassy sequined look. What do you think of K's tried and true look? It's nothing new for her, but the emerald shade is radiant against her hair and skintone – I give it a thumbs up. Kate walked the red – or should I say rainy – red carpet in London with fashionable celebs ranging from Mary Kate Olsen and Claire Danes to Emma Watson's little brother Alex Watson, who starred alongside his big sis in the Spring/Summer 2010 Burberry campaign. After the show Kate chatted with People about her favorites, with her stylist Rachel Zoe taking notes at her side. The following day it was back to New Orleans for Kate to resume filming Earthbound, a drama starring Kate as "a guarded woman who finds out she’s dying of cancer, but when she meets her match, the threat of falling in love is scarier than death." Kate has been in the Big Easy filming away for the past month, spotted taking part in Mardi Gras celebrations with her son Ryder early this month. Were any of you lucky enough to head south to take part in the festivities this year?

MARDI GRAS MAMA

Kate Hudson seen on Feb 06 2010 in New Orleans, LA. Kate Hudson reminds us she's one hot mama while showing off her toned gams in New Orleans on February 6. It's not exactly the warmest time of year, but Kate paid no attention to the temps in a military inspired romper (try Da Nang's Beaded Jumper in Black or Black Halo's classy Rihanna Jumper in Smooth) topped with a cozy brick red cardigan (Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Basic Vintage Sweater in Ivory is a great classic style to match any 'fit) and a fringed red tote (just like Carla Mancini's Fringe Messenger Bag in Red). Kate stayed warm in fuzzy sheepskin boots (try Koolaburra's Edie Tall Boot in Chestnut and leave them unlaced to get the same look), accessorizing with a few bangles and Mardi Gras beads to complete her 'fit. Kate brought her son Ryder out to enjoy some of the weekend Mardi Gras parades, accompanied by a few police escorts while gathering multicolored beads and sporting their Saints pride in the city. When I first read "Mardi Gras" and "celebrated with her son" in the same sentence I was a little confused – why would you fly out for a holiday that is essentially the celebration of all things sinful with your 5 year old at your side? Then I realized Kate has been filming her new drama Earthbound in the city, starring as a woman dying of cancer who falls in love with her doctor, played by Gael Garcia Bernal. Sounds a little serious compared to Kate's roles as of late – do you think she can pull it off?

JAVA JONESING IN ASPEN

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 22 2009 in Aspen, CO. Enjoying her annual family trip to Aspen, CO, Kate Hudson trades the slopes for the shops on December 22. Heading out for a little shopping spree with mama Goldie Hahn, the iconic blondes grabbed a couple of lattes and spent the day picking up a few last minute Christmas gifts. It can't be that comfortable clomping around boutiques in snow boots, but that doesn't seem to be stopping Kate, as she ended the day with an armful of fashion loot! The Nine star bundled up in a furry black coat over a black sweater (layer up in a cozy hoodie like Da Nang's Fleece Hoodie in Heather Black with a down vest like Twisted Heart's St Moritz Vest in Loden) with thick black boots (stay warm and toasty in Koolaburra's Edie Tall Boot in Black, new to CoutureCandy!) and destroyed denim complete with bleach spots (be subtle in Hudson Jeans' Collin Skinny Jean in Martin). One would think you'd choose denim sans holes in below freezing temps, but other than a red nose Kate looks like she's loving the cold! Always one to accessorize, Kate added silver hoops (I'm sure she would like the eclectic vibe of PM Designs Jewelry by Pamela Minton's Ibiza Earring in Sterling Silver), a few silver rings and her fav Stella McCartney "Falabella" chain embellished tote to complete the look (add a little hardware with Julie K's Tatum in Black). What do you think of Kate's winter style, are you wearing similar 'fits in snowy climates across the nation? It seems like Kate is always in a good mood when she's around her mom, and this outing was no exception. She recently chatted with Entertainment Tonight about what a huge influence her mom has had on her life, especially her career: "My mother was a big believer in if you want to do this in your life, you have to go for it. For her to watch her daughter [singing and dancing], the essence is we’re performers and that’s in our blood, and she gave a lot of that to me." What a supportive mother-daughter pair - I guess you could say good genes go a long way!

GIVING LETTERMAN SOME LOVE

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 10 2009 in New York, NY. Looking ravishing as always, Kate Hudson pairs her LBD with an LBC on her way in to tape an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on December 10 in NYC. Going for a very classy, sophisticated look, Kate started with a long sleeved little black dress with sequined detail (try Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Chain Neck Dress in Black or go a little more playful with Voom by Joy Han's Sammy Hooded Long Sleeve Dress in Black) covered up with a chic Jasmine di Milo black cashmere coat (stay warm in Trovata's Cardigan Dress in Black, which can be worn solo or over an LBD). Sexy studded Brian Atwood Wagner rivet suede peeptoes (check out Elaine Turner's Valerie Patent Peep Toe in Black) and her trademark golden waves complete this irresistible ensemble. Kate was a doll and happily signed autographs for fans outside before heading in to be badgered by Letterman about her relationship with A Rod – what else? As usual Kate was tight lipped about their romance, and kept the same stance when she appeared on "Oprah" with the rest of the Nine cast the following week. You'd think a girl in love would have a little bit more to say than "He's a nice guy," but apparently there was good reason for all of the secrecy! US Weekly is reporting Kate and A Rod called it quits earlier this month, even after he was spotted escorting her to promo events in London on Dec 2 and 3. After Kate got back to LA following the NYC premiere, A Rod was spotted spending the weekend partying in Miami while Kate threw her annual holiday bash for family and friends – bumped up from her usual Halloween soiree that was postponed due to the World Series in October. Sad to see it over so soon, but are any of you really surprised Kate has moved on? In the January issue of Harper's Bazaar, which Kate covered, she explained her no-holds-barred approach to dating perpetuated by her mama, Goldie Hawn: "My mother never shook anybody's hand. She has kissed and hugged her way through life. [My family had] an open-door policy. We were never afraid to bring the wrong person home. They were always open to our failures." Unfortunately it looks like Kate's list of failures is getting longer this year… hopefully her dynamic performance in Nine is enough to turn things around for her!

ANTI-MAKEOUT SESSION!

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 03 2009 in London, UK. Continuing on her London press tour, Kate Hudson was spotted leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios on December 3, fresh from promoting her new film Nine. In typical London fashion it was quite a drizzly day, but Kate brightened up with an off white wrap coat with a tie belt (stay cozy and dry in Whitney Kros' Raleigh Cardigan in Cream/Gold) over a hot pink printed dress (try Pink Polka Dot's fun and festive Pink/Black Abstract Dress in Pink or Walter's Neon Watercolor Print Dress in Pink Multi), black stockings and classy Mary Jane pumps (Farylrobin's Geneva Leather Pump in Black have great double strap buckles at the ankle). As a final touch Kate added petite silver earrings (Lois Hill's Small Teardrop in Silver is great for any holiday soiree) and black sunnies shielding her from the crowd of fans. What do you think of this flirty 'fit, does it work for winter weather? Kate has been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few weeks, getting ready for the London premiere of Nine, her latest on-screen musical starring Kate with a wealth of talented actresses, including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard. We'll have to wait and see what Kate wears on the red carpet at the NY premiere this week, but we can bet there's one thing she won't be doing: smooching A Rod! After getting "caught" giving her beau a peck at the American Music Awards, Kate expressed her frustration with the tabloids in an interview: “That was a sideswipe on the cheek. That wasn’t even a kiss. I quickly kissed the cheek. And I remember one of the headlines the next day said, MAKEOUT SESSION. What is wrong with people?” Kate brings up a good point, however, a picture never lies! Do you think she and A Rod are facing too much scrutiny in their budding new romance?

KATE COZIES UP WITH A ROD

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 02 2009 in London, UK. Flying into London for the world premiere of Nine, Kate Hudson arrives with A Rod via London's Heathrow Airport on December 2. Kate was spotted leaving in this belted trench (try Walter's Twill Swing Trench in Chocolate) with a Houndstooth scarf (try A Graves' classic Eagle Houndstooth Italian Silk Scarf) and black flat boots keeping her warm (Farylrobin's Felicia Flat Boot in Black is a great cold weather option). Kate accented the look with stealth black sunnies, shiny silver hoops (try Kitsch n' Couture's Chain Hoop Earring in Silver and the highly coveted Stella McCartney Falabella tote, which can be yours for about $1,200, or you can work a similar edgy look for half the price with Julie K's Katherine Tote in Black Glaze. What do you think of Kate cozy, casual London look? After landing safely, Kate and A Rod were spotted strolling in Notting Hill and grabbing a few Starbucks holiday beverages. I guess no one can resist the allure of the peppermint mocha, wherever you are in the world! The next day Kate made a dazzling appearance at the Leicester Square premiere of Nine, looking stunning in an Atelier Versace Fall 2009 strapless gown with a gorgeous bodice treatment. What do you think of her uber casual and glamorous red carpet looks, all within a days span?

FINE AT NINE

Kate Hudson seen on Nov 16 2009 in New York, NY. Looking suave in sophisticated blue, Kate Hudson hits the promo trail for her musical silver screen debut in Nine in NYC on November 16. Kate wore the same 'fit to the breakfast promotion in the morning, and brought beau Alex Rodriguez to the screening at night in same suit (get professional in Alice + Olivia's Boy Trouser in Black with Rebecca Taylor's Bib Front Top in Royal Flush and Moschino Cheap and Chic's Cady Belted Blazer in Black). Kate accented her look with a bright turquoise bracelet (like Castaway's Seychelles Bracelet in Turquoise) and stunning Brian Atwood heels (try Andrea and Joen's sexy Daze in Black). What do you think of her bright blue style? While working the press wall at the screening, Kate perfectly summed up what it was like working on a scene with so many legends in Nine: “I watched Nicole [Kidman], this Australian goddess walking and then Marion [Cottilard], who is like a French angel. Then there’s this cute, quirky, sassy, sexy Spanish woman [Penelope Cruz] rolling down the steps. And then this Dame [Judi Dench] and the icon [Sophia Loren]. It was my turn and then I see this pop star [Fergie]. You just go, ‘This is awesome.’” And it sounds awesome! Are any of you planning on see all of the leading ladies above in theatres this holiday weekend?

A-ROD + KATE = DATE

Kate Hudson seen on Nov 03 2009 in New York, NY. Kate Hudson went out for a lunch date in New York City with beau Alex Rodriguez on November 3, taking his mind off the World Series the day before he helped win the Yankees 27th title. Although they dined at a fancy French bistro, Le Bilboquet on the Upper East Side, Kate's style was the opposite for this occasion. Wearing a casual gray Henley tee under a black overcoat (stay cozy in Qi Cashmere's Long High Waist Cardigan in Black over Generra's Ribbed Button Front Crew in Grey), KH wore gam slimming faded bootcuts (like Pierce Jeans' Monterey Justin Bootcut in Medium Vintage) with black boots, carrying an oatmeal sweater over her arm for the increasingly chilly temps. Kate accessorized with a black fedora and studded handbag (keep it fresh with Julie K's sassy Nikki in Earth) over her shoulder, covering up with tinted sunnies as she made her exit from the eatery. What do you think of her uber laidback look? It might be a little underdressed for the brasserie but Kate makes it chic with her hair pulled in a side pony and the cute hat. Do you think it works for her? While Kate isn't exactly known for her partying ways, it's no secret she enjoys a late night out with friends, which makes it all the more surprising she said she's giving up alcohol this holiday season in the December issue of Elle: “I love my glass of wine. I love tequila. To be in New York for two weeks and not have one beverage! I’m not sure I’ve ever done that.” Wonder if she stayed true to her promise while she was out celebrating A-Rod's win last week?

YANKEES #1 FAN

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 20 2009 in Anaheim, CA. Kate Hudson keeps it casual while rooting on boyfriend Alex Rodriguez at the Yankees game vs. the Anaheim Angels on October 20 in Anaheim, CA. Kate brought pseudo-dad Kurt Russell to the game, and the duo met up with A-Rod to celebrate the massive 10-1 win, and his 5th homerun of the season. There are even some who are attributing Alex's spectacular performance to having Kate around to keep him motivated! Wearing ripped denim with twisted seams like True Religion's signature Joey Yellow Button in Med Drifter style, Kate wore a comfy white tunic with a plain gray sweater (try Zoa's Big Boyfriend T Shirt in White with Raw 7's Shredded Draped Cardigan in Grey) and toted an edgy black bag with metal accents (like Julie K's Katherine Tote in Black Glaze). She accented the look with a blue lariat necklace (Amy DiGregorio's Spot Pond Necklace in 14k Gold Filled would be gorgeous with any casual 'fit) and a chunky ring (like Castaway's Chalcedony Ring in Brass). What do you think of Kate's baseball 'fit? Ms. Hudson will be heading back to NY this weekend to catch her beau in Game 6 of the heated ALCS series. She's been to almost all of his games lately, cheering him on from field-level seats behind home plate. She's definitely playing the part of a supportive spouse well! Who do you West and East coast readers want to see move on to the next round?

NO GOSSIPING ABOUT KATE

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 07 2009 in New York, NY. Putting the recent pregnancy rumors to rest, Kate Hudson flaunts her toned physique in a dazzling white mini during a Harper's Bazaar photoshoot in NYC on October 7. The Emilio Pucci Spring 2010 dress is totally Vegas showgirl-esque with sequins, fringe and gem appliqués, but it's undeniable how fit she looks. Work it girl! Hair and makeup obviously had their fun with Kate, giving her voluminous waves and smoky eyes to complement the show-stopping dress (to work the white look before autumn truly sets in, try Gold Hawk's Floral Eyelet Dress in White or Juicy Couture's Hard Woven Shift Dress in Tax Free with a sexy pair of boots). Love the white handbag (similar to Botkier's Sasha Small Duffle in White), shiny stick earrings (like Michele Michel's Seed Earrings in Silver), and sassy gold peeptoes completing the look. What do you think of Kate's hot mama attire? Now that it's officially official that Kate and A-Rod are an item, rumors are already spewing from the mill that Kate is carrying her lover's baby. Not true, said her rep earlier this week – leading to some not-so-nice accusations from other publications that she must be eating too many nachos and throwing back too many brews while cheering on A-Rod from the stands as an explanation for some unflattering pics taken in Malibu earlier this month. Rude! From the photos you can see Kate clearly hasn't lost her figure at all. Nevertheless, the Yankees issued an official warning to the wives of the other teammates, asking them to keep their catty comments to themselves: "The Yankees told the girls to be careful who they spoke to about Kate. They are concerned about the ramifications for the players." Page Six is the source here, so who really knows if this actually happened, but there must have been some major trash talking already happening for the team to issue a warning like this!

MOVING IN WITH A-ROD?

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 30 2009 in New York, NY. Looking a little peeved with the paps, Kate Hudson does the sexy-casual line while out with girlfriends in NYC on August 30. Kate headed out for a few drinks with the girls in a sheer black tee (very similar to Splendid's Feather Tencel Pocket Tee in Black) with lightly distressed skinnies (like Joe's Jeans' Cigarette in Shae) and knocked it outta the park with her above the knee boots. This look is already blowing up for fall and I love that Kate found a way to make it work without looking like a hooker. For more ideas on how to make these boots work for you check out these tips and keep your eyes peeled for chic recessionista deals, like Victoria's Secret's Colin Stuart line. Sticking to the basics with her accessories, Kate carried a black tote with python and zipper accents (check out Julie K's edgy new Jules Handbag in Exotic) and wore a flashy pair of gold earrings (like Calico Juno's Bohemian 07 in Gold). What are your thoughts on her 'fit? Ok, I hate to spread false rumors, but get a load of this: sources say Kate is so smitten with new beau Alex Rodriguez that she's made his apartment into something of a second home and is supposedly contemplating marriage. The source alleges, “Kate’s always at his New York apartment, even on the days when he’s on the road. She's made herself quite comfortable in his life. She’s met his oldest daughter and her son [Ryder] likes Alex.” It gets juicier: “Kate seems to feel that she’s the next Mrs. Rodriguez… But it’s unlikely that it’s headed towards marriage for him.” Whoa, slow down Kate! What do you readers think of these completely far-fetched accusations?

SHOW ME SOME LEG

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 31 2009 in New York, NY. Looking lovely in a sweeping maxi, Kate Hudson was spotted strolling through the West Village with her son Ryder on July 31. Meeting up with mama Goldie Hawn for a quick lunch at Bar Pitti, the golden girls spent the rest of their afternoon in shoe heaven at the trendy Iris boutique in the Meatpacking District. For wearing such a glamorous dress, Kate's not really bringing anything to the table with her messy tresses! Starting with a sweeping – and revealing! – halter maxi dress (check out Sue Wong's vibrant Long Handpainted Maxi Floral Dress in Ivory, Vix Swimwear's Solid Textured Halter Full Length Dress in White or Lotta Stensson's silky Long Spaghetti Dress in Whited Black), Kate stayed true to her Bohemian chic style with fringed flats and a few silver bangles circling her wrist (try layering Alex and Ani's expandable wire bangles like the Tree of Life Bangle Set in Silver). It's not a terrible look but the way her skirt is blowing it looks like she's about to have a wardrobe malfunction! Kate has been laying low this summer, spending a few weeks relaxing in Muskoka with the fam while rumors continue to swirl about her steamy romance with Alex Rodriguez. Like Lance Armstrong last summer, A-Rod was invited for a few days of golf with Kate, Goldie and Kurt Russell. Further solidifying their romance, A-Rod took Kate to the annual Yankee's Family Picnic this past weekend with his two daughters, where they were snapped smooching all over the place at the post-game picnic – not in front of the kids, Kate! Like all summer romances, I have to assume this one will sputter out before Labor Day, but what do you readers think – will Kate finally be lucky in love?

PRIVATE SHOPPER

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 12 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Continuing her illicit affair with A-Rod, Kate Hudson was spotted leaving Barney's in Beverly Hills on July 12 with plenty of loot after a special after-hours shopping trip. The hot new pseudo-couple (in denial) shopped for over an hour together, sharing a dressing room and choosing outfits for each other. Awww! Doing the hippie chic thing time and time again, Kate paired Hudson Jean's hip hugging Signature Bootcut in Bronco) with a colorful crocheted halter and 70's wedges (Matiko's Moira Wedge in Black/Brown would be adorable with the above). Adding a python tote (similar to Julie K's Eliza Flat Bag in Ice Exotic, on sale 30% off!), two toned sunnies and an armful of colorful bracelets, Kate looked pretty satisfied with her selections as she made her way back to her Escalade SUV. What do you think of her Bohemian influenced 'fit? This is pretty much an everyday look for her, but I can't help but comment that it looks like she's gained a little weight in her arms and tummy. Maybe it's just the unflattering top? While Kate spent last weekend in Orange County, meeting up with A-Rod after the Yankees were defeated by the Angels on Sat. Nothing like a good shopping trip to lift your spirits! Since Kate and A-Rod began dating (or more appropriately, hooking up) Kate has been caught running – or more accurately, sprinting – from A-Rod's NYC apartment to waiting rides a few times. It's pretty obvious when photogs snap her going in and coming out in the morning, so I just don't get why they continue to deny anything is going on. Aren't we supposed to be teaching kids honesty these days? And speaking of kids, where is Ryder when Kate is busy with her late night sleepovers and after-hours shopping trips?

PLAYING THE FIELD

Kate Hudson seen on Jun 21 2009 in Miami, FL. Still trying to figure out if brunettes have more fun, Kate Hudson was spotted partying at a club inside the Fountainebleu hotel in Miami, FL into the early morning hours on June 21. Wearing an uber sexy white Herve Leger dress with black accents (if you love the black and white combo, try Autumn Cashmere's Banded Henley Dress in Black Macrame, Rails' Pamela Dress in White, or Shumaq's Monica Dress in Black and White). Kate completed her 'fit with cute bow Loubs and wore her new brunette extensions in loose waves. I like the way she's styling the hair now but I still think she looks younger and sexier as a blonde! At Fountainebleu Kate got the chance to shake her tush at the same hotspot she met Yankees star Alex Rodriguez at last November, so it's no surprise that A-Rod just happened to "bump into" Kate at the hotel… and then left the club separately around 2:30am before both stepping into the same chauffeured ride. As an onlooker said, “They were acting like no one was figuring out what was going on.” Hmmm, who do they think they're kidding? Kate is known for playing the field, but this time around it looks like she's playing on A-Rod's field – and Mama Goldie is NOT pleased about it. A friend close to the fam dished: "Goldie feels it’s high time Kate settled down and left the dating scene behind for a while. Kate’s had a string of boyfriends since her divorce from Chris Robinson and it’s always the same pattern – she falls hard and fast, then gets bored or has her heart broken. Goldie hates the idea of seeing Kate getting hurt again." No one likes to see someone close to them hurting! Do you think it's time for Kate to ditch her partying ways?

BRUNETTE IN THE CITY

Kate Hudson seen on Jun 09 2009 in New York, NY. Still doing the brunette thing, Kate Hudson was spotted leaving her Manhattan residence with her son Ryder on June 9. I think it's safe to say the longer extensions and dull brown locks add about 10 years to Kate's face – yikes! Hopefully she won't keep the new hue after filming wraps for The Killer Inside Me, taking place last week in Oklahoma. Staying true to her Boho chic style, Kate headed out in strappy beaded sandals, a loose navy dress (check out options like Shumaq's Sophia Dress in Navy Blue or Qi's Ruffle Tie Dress in Navy) with a floppy straw hat in her hand. Donning an off white blazer (like Mike & Chris' Sammy Fleece Blazer in Bone), an inky blue python purse (similar to Julie K's Jules Weekender Tote in Ocean Exotic) and a few layered necklaces (start with Jessica Elliot's Vermeil Initial Necklace in Vermeil), Kate pulled her tresses into a side pony for her afternoon out. What do you think of the casual look? I don't know if it's the hair color change or not enough makeup, but Kate sure looks worn out! Not surprising considering she's been quite the NYC socialite this week, spotted partying with A-Rod at the 40/40 nightclub before exiting separately to avoid the paps on June 7. Guess the rumors are true that Kate has her eye on Madge's leftovers! The following night, Kate enjoyed a casual dinner date with Nine co-star Fergie, leaving a popular NYC eatery holding hands and giggling like schoolgirls and pausing to sign autographs for a few fans outside. Makes you wonder, who's putting Ryder to bed every night while Kate is out on the town?

POLO PRETTY

Kate Hudson seen on May 30 2009 in New York, NY. Finding out whether or not blondes really do have more fun, a brunette Kate Hudson was spotted sipping champagne and enjoying the fesitivities at the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on May 30 in NYC. Kate recently went dark for her role in The Killer Inside Me, spotted walking on set with dark curly locks two weeks ago, and it looks like she’s keeping up the look. Do you think it suits her? Kate went the glamorous route for her day in the sun, choosing a very Marilyn Monroe-esque white belted dress (get the summery look with Cake Couture’s Bouquet Dress in White or Letarte’s pool appropriate Maya Capsleeve Tunic in White) with a floppy straw hat and uber trendy wooden heels (like Matiko Footwear’s Moira Wedge in Bone/Brown). Keeping her accessories simple, Kate completed her look with a white bag slung over her arm (opt for Carla Mancini’s more compact Clutch with Cut in Handle in Off White for summer events like this) and a white bangle on her wrist (try CC Skye’s fabulous Carson Cuff in White or a multitude of other candy coated shades). What do you think of the look? Kate looks fabulous while flirting with the photogs, but she reportedly kept a low profile once inside the event after Madonna arrived with her brood. Kate has been spotted cozying up to Alex Rodriguez over the past few weeks, and onlookers said she was noticeably absent from the VIP festivities after Madge arrived. Hmmm, trying to avoid a scene, Kate? I’m not one to jump to conclusions that Kate is dating another athlete (after all, she is quite the sports fan) but Kate has been spotted a couple of times this week cheering A-Rod on at Yankee Stadium, and it doesn’t seem like she would be hiding if she wasn’t guilty of something! What do you think of Kate’s rumored new romance?

LAKER GIRL

Kate Hudson seen on May 17 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. While most of her Hollywood colleagues are abroad at the Cannes Film Festival right now, Kate Hudson is dedicating her time to more important things… like sports. Kate treated her five year-old son Ryder to the Lakers playoff game in Los Angeles over the weekend on May 17, seen hurrying towards the entrance looking pretty excited to catch the live action. Not getting any special treatment, a security guard made Kate throw away her Coffee Bean bev and swiped her down with a metal detector at the entrance. That’s what you get for wearing such big metal bangles, Kate! Putting her Sunday afternoon ‘fit together starting with classic vintage styled bootcuts (you can’t go wrong with Hudson’s Signature Bootcut in Bronco), a white button down cami (similar to PGD Style’s Babydoll Tank in White), and pointy caramel heels. Sticking to the basics, Kate added a few gold charm necklaces (I would pair Castaway’s Vintage Brass Leaf Skull Necklace in Gold with Maya Brenner’s miniature Birthstone Ring Charm in Gold), a wide cuff bracelet (check out Rock Paper Scissors’ fun Python Bangle in Black/White) and classic aviators. What do you think of Kate’s Lakers look? Her arms look as toned as usual, but I have to comment on Ryder’s scruffy appearance. I think he’s outgrowing the shaggy hair Kate – the boy needs a trim! Maybe it’s just my opinion – do you think the long hair is a good little boy look?

PLAID IN THE CITY

Kate Hudson seen on May 01 2009 in New York, NY. Looking as hippie chic as ever, Kate Hudson was spotted lunching at Grey Dog in New York City last Friday, May 1. Kate came to town for the Cartier 100th Anniversary celebration and didn't let the rain kill her spirits as she strolled with a friend through the West Village after lunch. Her pal was also wearing a flannel button-down and Converse sneaks with cuffed destroyed jeans - wouldn't you be a little irked if your friend copied your style right next to you? Then again maybe Kate is the copycat! Kate put her uber casual 'fit together starting with a blue plaid shirt (it has a completely different look, but I'm loving 3J Workshop's edgy take on the plaid trend with the Latvian Love Shirt in Brown Plaid) and faded bootcuts (Hudson's Signature Bootcut Jean in Viva are incredibly soft and comfy), trekking around the city in classic All-Stars with a chocolate suede fringed bag over her shoulder (check out Carla Mancini's Fringe Messenger Bag in Black). Adding her fav turquoise cuff, a flashy silver bangle (try Michele Michel's twisted Bracelet in Silver) and stealthy black sunnies, Kate looks like she's making a good recovery after the festivities from the night before. I would love this 'fit if she chose embellished sandals instead, but I'll admit my All-Stars are my fav shoes when it rains too. What do you think of Kate's urban hippie style? When she dresses as casually as this it's hard to remember Kate turned 30 last month. She's never one to turn down a party, and mama Goldie Hawn threw her quite the shindig at her Pacific Palisades mansion on April 17. Inviting celebs from Justin Timberlake (who Goldie supposedly thinks would be a great match for Kate) and Gwen Stefani to celeb couples Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. An attendee told People: “Kate was elated, dancing all night, having the time of her life – and she looked amazing in a very sexy little dress and Louboutin heels... She gave a very touching speech and spoke about how important her family is to her.” Apparently the party was such a hit the cops were called in to get the noise under control in the early morning hours. Hey, you only turn 30 once!

AN EASTER AFFAIR

Kate Hudson seen on Apr 12 2009 in Malibu, CA. Nobody does holidays like Hollywood, and Kate Hudson got in on the Easter fun in Malibu on April 12. Kate brought her 5 year old son Ryder (how cuuuute is his little suit? Such a rockstar!) and another child pal to an exclusive Easter egg hunt at Universal Studios president Ronald Meyer's sprawling Malibu estate, joining Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell for a true family affair. While the kiddies hunted for chocolate eggs (and left with lavish Easter baskets), their celebrity parents had a chance to catch up. Pretty much any celeb with kids was in attendance, including Courteney Cox and David Arquette with their daughter Coco, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer (her dad threw the bash) with their daughter Ruby, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves with baby Levi, and Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Jamie Foxx with their families. Talk about a celebrity affair! Now that spring is officially here, Kate showed off her toned arms with a bright red floral maxi dress with a plunging halter neckline (try CoutureCandy's similar fun frocks like Jenny Packham's Matisse Dress in Multi or Letarte's Lime Boho Long Dress in Lime Print) and casual flats with cute buckles on the sides. Adding a slender choker (I'm sure Kate would love Erickson-Beamon's funky Gig Fish Satin Necklace in Multi) and a chic chain strap purse (check out Carla Mancini's Flap Over Bag with Chain Strap), Kate looked a little rushed as she hurried past security clasping hands with Ryder and his buddy. What do you think of her Easter ensemble? I can only speculate, but I wonder if Kate's mood has to do with her recent re-split with Owen Wilson. Supposedly, Owen popped the question (they've only been back together for a couple of months!) and Kate freaked, leading them to call it quits again. I give it another 6 months before they're back together. Do you think there will be more Kate-Owen drama to come?

ATTACK OF THE SEQUINS

Kate Hudson seen on Mar 02 2009 in Milan, Italy. Decked out in a fully sequined ensemble, Kate Hudson arrived at the Extreme Beauty in Vogue soiree at the Palazzina della Ragione in Milan, Italy on March 2 with her brother, Wyatt Russell. For someone who is usually so fashionable, my first thought is what happened here? And at the Vogue party during Milan Fashion Week, of all places! The sequined skirt and cropped jacket set is an all around disappointment. I don’t care who designed it – you couldn’t pick a more unflattering style for Kate’s body. It’s even more disappointing that I got a Twitter update (yes, cliche I know, but once I discovered you can get updates directly from the runways I was hooked!) from one of the attendees who spotted Kate ask a security guard to hold her sequined jacket while she took a breather to cool off, but after seeing the rest of her ‘fit I wish she hadn’t asked for it back! First off, the skirt is a horrible cut. Kate has fabulous gams, and the length and high waist fit make her legs look chunky (try incorporating sequins into your wardrobe in more flattering ways like Autumn Cashmere’s Sequin Bolero Sweater in Black or Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti’s Scoop Sequin Tank in Green). The tucked in white corset top might work, except for the casual bow ties hanging down the front. Way too feminine of a contrast to the flashy all-over sequined look. The jacket draped over her shoulders is cute, but again the cropped length and short sleeves chops up her body. Maybe a plain color with no sequins would have been a better take? Kate carried a black clutch (like Julie K’s staple Sasha Clutch in Black Glaze), which is a little puzzling because there is no black in the skirt or jacket – so why not try a less statement color, like nude or tan? Kate completed her look with a bunch of gold bangles (try Alex and Ani’s Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Gold) and cool multi-toned metallic heels – probably the only part of the look I like, but again too much with the sequins. Even Kate’s hair looks sloppy, swept back with loose pieces falling out, intentional or not. Can we just assume her stylist couldn’t make it to Milan in time to approve this? What do you readers think – does it work for Kate or is it completely unwearable?

ANOTHER BABY?

Kate Hudson seen on Mar 01 2009 in Milan, Italy. Heading to Italy to check out the latest runway fashions, Kate Hudson attempted to have an incognito shopping day at Dolce & Gabbana in Milan on March 1. Decked out in a shiny gold jacket (or opt for Suzabelle’s Nicolet Trench Coat in Classic Taupe), bleached bell-bottoms (try Tag’s comfy 5 Pocket Bootcut Jean in Super Bleach) and a colorful silk scarf, Kate fit the part of a jetsetter as she left the boutique carrying black and white sunnies with a huge rectangular clutch tucked under her arm (minimize with Carla Mancini’s Postman Clutch in Tan). What do you think of the ‘fit – is the jacket too much or does it suit her golden girl personality? I love the patterned scarf but I’m not digging the jacket over the jeans – cute separately but frumpy together. Kate has been living it up in Europe over the past few days, meeting up with Owen Wilson in Paris after his Marley and Me promo duties before heading east for Milan Fashion Week. I still can’t wrap my mind around Kate and Owen’s reunion – it seems like there is so much drama and negative history there! Maybe the third time’s the charm? The latest gossip surrounding the on again, off again couple alleges they might be thinking about a baby, after getting back together publicly just a few weeks ago. A friend of Owen’s (not Kate) blabbed: “Kate and Owen initially got back together three months ago after realizing they couldn’t live without each other. Now they are ready to become parents. Kate has been desperate for a brother or sister for Ryder, her first child with ex-husband Chris Robinson, for some time. Kate has seen a change in Owen. He is now truly committed and is showing a new-found maturity.” Sounds a little fishy - I hope they’re not serious! On the flip side, Owen’s family is seriously concerned about the reunion, especially considering his suicide attempt after their previous break-up: “They are seriously worried about Kate’s effect on his mental health. She has him wrapped around her little finger, and he seems powerless to do anything about it.” Everying happening here sounds pretty farfetched – do you think it’s possible Kate is really considering having Owen’s baby?

BACK IN THE USA

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 20 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Happy to be home from her Euro press tour, Kate Hudson touched down at LAX on January 20 looking every bit the California girl she is. Wearing a laid-back pair of distressed flares by 7 For All Mankind (get the look with 7 For All Mankind’s classic Flare Denim Jean in Medium New York) with a crisp white tee (try PGD Style’s comfy Ricky Tunic Tee in White) and a long white pearl necklace (try Rachel Leigh’s Free Love Necklace in Silver to match the 60’s vibe), Kate dressed up her ‘fit with plenty of accessories. From her fringed tote (check out Carla Mancini’s Shoulder Bag with Fringe Rows in Off White) and turquoise bangle bracelet (try Accessories & Beyond’s Braided Magnetic Cuff Bracelet in Turquoise/Gold) to her wavy golden locks, Kate’s ‘fit screams hippie chic. Are you a fan of the look? Now that she has time to relax after spending a few weeks abroad consumed by a whirlwind of promotional appearances, Kate has been enjoying her time home with her 5 yr old son Ryder, with a few trips to the beach in between. Kate was spotted paddle surfing with friends in Malibu earlier this week, and enjoyed a short trip to Maui as well. What’s next for Kate? In an interview with InStyle UK, Kate talked about her version of single parenting: “Being a single parent can be difficult, but I don’t feel I am one. Chris [Robinson] and I are co-parenting and traveling is where it gets difficult. Chris is on the road and I’ve had a busy last year, so I am going to take a break in 2009. I want to soak in every little part of who Ryder is.” Looks like Kate will be focusing on the family this year. How are the rest of you coming along with your 2009 resolutions?

OH NO SHE DIDN'T!

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 19 2009 in Paris, France. Continuing her Euro press tour for Bride Wars, Kate Hudson got all dolled up for a photo call in Paris, France on January 19. Posing with co-star Anne Hathaway in a flirty little mini by Louis Vuitton – an excellent choice! – Kate flaunted her super toned gams in sheer black tights and shiny black pumps. What do you think of Kate’s plunging neckline and girly puff sleeves? I love the shiny detail along the hem and the dash of color her belt adds, but I’m not sure if the shoulder enlarging look is good for Kate’s body. Thoughts? Check out CoutureCandy’s array of LBD’s like Lotta Stensson’s Ruffle Mini Dress in Black or Nabe’s Stitch Strap Dress in Black with a tie belt like Julie K’s Bridget Belt in Yellow. Everyone loves to stick their nose in Kate’s romantic life, but this week People revealed a new development that doesn’t come as too big of a shock. Kate and former beau Owen Wilson are apparently giving it another shot after Kate invited him to a party at her house in Pacific Palisades. A party guest squealed about their rekindled love: “They were hugging and kissing all night. [The next day at Owen's house in Malibu,] they spent the afternoon lying out by the pool.” But not so fast: Kate is currently on the cover of InStyle UK’s March issue, where she dished tons of personal perspectives, including her views on being single: “I’m enjoying being single because I really never have been… I feel good in relationships. I enjoy them, so I feel my best when I’m in something solid. But it’s the first time I’ve taken a step back and gotten a new perspective. I’ve made a conscious decision to try to stay single as long as possible.” Has Kate really already thrown in the towel on her newfound singledom, or do you think she just wanted someone to cuddle with on Valentine’s Day? You decide!

GREEN WITH ENVY

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 05 2009 in New York, NY. Looking gorgeous in green on her way to tape an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” Kate Hudson took a few minutes to appreciate her fans outside the studio on January 5 in NYC. Kate started the first full week of the new year with a fun filled day of promotional duties for her new funny flick, Bride Wars, out in theaters today. Wearing a stunning sequined dress with a mosaic pattern (similar to LaROK’s Serengeti Tunic in Black Zebra or stick to the green hue with Ingwa Melero’s Elena Mini Dress in Green Combo), Kate flaunted her toned bod in the backless mini and polished her look with opaque black tights and funky gold and black heels. Accenting the dress with chunky green earrings (try Kuo Ting’s elegant Hammered Tear Drop Earrings with Emeralds in Gold) and a sleek black enamel ring (step it up with CC Skye’s Power Ring in Gold), Kate played up the green hue with a matching shadow on her lids and let her blonde locks cascade in voluminous waves. I think this look is absolutely stunning on her – any thoughts? Earlier in the day, Kate met up with her co-star, Anne Hathaway, for a dressed down photo shoot at an NYC office building. Kate’s appearance on the “Late Show” marked the beginning of a long week for her, returning to LA for the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday and her son Ryder’s 5th birthday. Kate caused a little commotion when she arrived late for the ceremony and missed her spot to present, but luckily Ellen DeGeneres was on hand to fill in for her! Insisting that traffic was to blame for her tardiness, Kate explained her day: "I went home and was cooking for the birthday party. I made sure I got the cake, and I got dressed up and I came here. It took me an hour and a half!" I’m curious as to why she agreed to present the same day as her little boy’s birthday bash! Have any of you had to juggle family obligations with work this holiday season?

WINTER WONDERLAND

Kate Hudson seen on Jan 03 2009 in New York, NY. Back in the Big Apple after her holiday vacay in Aspen, Kate Hudson headed back to work and got the New Year off to a good start after returning to NYC on January 3. Kate started her day with some mind-body maintenance at a Soho health club before treating herself to coffee with a girlfriend and taking a brief (and chilly!) stroll with her pal. Don’t you just love the caramel color of her knee-high boots? Paired with snow white leggings, a thick turtleneck and patterned sweater, I’m loving Kate’s wintry look. Do you think it works for her (and the weather)? To keep yourself warm this season, check out CoutureCandy’s cozy winter items like Smitten’s High Neck Patch Pocket Tunic in Heather Grey, Autumn Cashmere’s Tweed Popcorn Cable Shawl Sweater in Jet Smoke or the Kimono Flare Sleeve Top in Cement. And don’t forget a snug pair of flat boots like Matiko’s Scallop Boot in Brown! Like most of us this holiday season, Kate was lucky to have a few days off work before the endless promotional circuit starts for her new funny flick, Bride Wars with Anne Hathaway, which is out this Friday, Jan 9. If you haven’t seen the trailer, I suggest you take a look, as the movie is ripe with hilarious bridezilla moments culminating in Kate’s hair getting dyed blue. There are only so many ways to make a romantic bridal comedy work, but I’m actually excited about this one. Will any of you be making a trip to the movies this weekend? When you star in a movie about two crazy brides, it’s inevitable that questions about your own romantic past will follow. Kate took a moment to comment to the press on her own quest to find Mr. Right: “I don’t know yet who the perfect guy is. I do know that I like honest guys. That gets me going. I also like men who are really upfront about who they are and what they want. Sadly, those guys are really hard to find.” What about you, readers – what gets you going when you meet a new man?

SNOWY SHOPPERS

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 28 2008 in Aspen, CO. Taking a little time off to relax with the fam over the holidays, Kate Hudson has a white Christmas in Aspen, CO and enjoyed a little retail therapy with her mama Goldie Hawn and a gal pal on December 28. Always up for a good time, Kate looked like she enjoyed herself as she spent the afternoon filling shopping bags with her mom, sharing plenty of laughs and an occasional glare at the lingering paps. Braving the frigid weather for the sales, Kate layered up with a graphic teal top (check out Signorelli’s Peace Tree Thermal in Pear) under a cozy sweater (curl up in Smitten’s A Line Cardigan with Bell Sleeves in Oatmeal) and a sophisticated black and charcoal coat (try Suzabelle’s Marin Trench Coat in Grey Tweed), toting a functional black purse (Rough Roses’ Pamila Hobo in Black has similar flap pockets) and a trailing gray scarf. Tucking her infamous blonde locks into a striped ski cap, Kate wore comfy black thermal leggings and heavy duty snow boots to keep her tootsies warm (in less extreme weather, Matiko’s Sweater Boot in Navy would be adorable). It’s a bit rare to see someone able to pull off such a fashionable ‘fit in temperatures this cold, but here we have classic hippie Kate showing us anything is possible – unlike Paris Hilton’s frightening animal prints in the same city a few days ago! Kate’s love of all things outdoors is no secret, and she recently gushed to a British magazine about her enthusiasm for the slopes: “We are a big skiing family. We usually ski in Aspen, Colorado – that’s where our home is and where we grew up. I know those mountains really well, from Ajax and the Aspen Highlands to Snowmass… These days I’m a leisure skier – I go up, have one run, go back up, have a great meal and go back down. But every once in a while I’ll do a mogul run just because it’s thrilling and fun.” Once again it seems that Kate is up for anything physical! Were any of you lucky enough to spend your holidays outdoors?

CLUBBING WITH POPS

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 14 2008 in London, UK. After a few grueling months spent in London rehearsing and filming the film version of the play Nine, Kate Hudson attended a much deserved wrap party at the Maddox Night Club in London on Dec 14 with a mystery man to tow. I had to laugh out loud at the continued tabloid speculation over this new possible beau, because her date is none other than her biological father, Bill Hudson. Nice to see Kate rekindling the father-daughter bond in time for the holidays! Getting dressed up for the occasion, Kate let her flirty side loose with a pair of glitzy shorts over black tights (try Johnson’s Satin Belt Loop Short in Black or the Silk Shorts with Cuff in Black Feather Print), black knee high boots and a masculine black blazer (like Signorelli’s classic Logo Blazer in Black). Getting cozy with a tan shawl (similar to Elizabeth Gillett’s Dakota Ruffle Triangle Shawl in Ivory), Kate clutched a black envelope purse (check out Julie K’s sleek Sasha Clutch in Black Glaze) in one hand and her dad’s hand in the other. I love her smoky eyes and nude lips, but the real question here is the ‘fit: do you think the shorts work with the tights? It seems kind of like a theatre costume gone awry in my opinion! Despite the appearance, you can’t deny Kate does have the gams for the boots, which she would happily attribute to her incredibly active lifestyle. Kate recently dished to Harper’s Bazaar about her life philosophy: “Life is too short to be concerned with anything but having a great time. Sports are big in my life. I swim, run, bike and dance, play volleyball and soccer, and I want to start training for a triathlon. I’m one of those people who love to be active.” That’s a lot of activity for one person! Do any of you forgo the gym and play sports instead to stay in shape?

SINGLE. TOTALLY SINGLE.

Kate Hudson seen on Dec 11 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Jetting off for a weekend away without her son Ryder, Kate Hudson caught a flight out of LAX Airport on Dec 11. Wearing a vibrant ensemble starting with twisted seam distressed flares (try 7 For All Mankind’s Flare Denim Jean in Medium New York and add holes yourself if you want them), a fringed scarf and huge white sunnies, Kate played up her hippie vibe with a smattering of eclectic rings (I’m sure Kate would love Femme Metale’s Buddha Ring in Sterling Silver with some gem rings like Rachel Leigh’s Gumball Ring in Caramel) and a huge turquoise wrist cuff (try the chunkier style of Castaway’s Seychelles Bracelet in Turquoise). Finishing off the look with an earthy brown bag (I’m loving Carla Mancini’s East West Shopper Bag in Rust), oatmeal peep-toes and a fancy black overcoat (similar to Ingwa Melero’s Velvet Coat with Frog Closure in Black), I wouldn’t say this is one of Kate’s best looks but she does pull off the hippie chic look naturally. How do you feel about the ripped up flares – are they a do or don’t? Kate is known for speaking her mind, and recently she cleared up romantic rumors in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar: “I was never single in the industry – when the movies came out and I started getting more jobs, I was always married. So the whole thing is very new to me, and it hits you very fast because the publications jump on you. You’re dating everybody you walk around with – you can’t have any male friends. It’s weird… I’m single. I’m totally single.” You can’t get any firmer of a declaration than that! Do you think Kate is overly criticized for her male companions?

TURKEY TIME FOR KATE

Kate Hudson seen on Nov 25 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. After a draining international flight from London, Kate Hudson and a very sleepy Ryder Robinson touched down at LAX Airport on Nov 25, presumably to spend the holidays at home with grandma Goldie Hawn. Though she gave the paps an icy stare, Kate appeared to be warm and cozy in her chunky knit sweater (try the similar shape of Smitten’s Chunky Turtleneck Dolman Sleeve Sweater in Grey) casually paired with straight leg jeans (check out Denim of Virtue’s Prudence Straight Leg Jean in Rinse), brown suede knee high boots and a shady pair of aviators. Completely rocking the popular Native American inspired look of the season, Kate carried a latte colored fringed purse (see Carla Mancini’s Fringe Messenger Bag in Black if you like the fringe look) and wore a huge turquoise ring (check out Rachel Leigh’s mod Enamel Ring in Blue) with a variety of turquoise and silver bangles (try Rebecca Norman’s Bubble 5 Gem Cuff in Vermeil). Besides her penchant for funny flicks, Kate is well known for her fleeting romantic endeavors, and a few months after her break-up with Lance Armstrong she’s reportedly on the prowl for a new man. Last week while partying in Miami at Fontainebleau’s grand opening, rumors were flying that Kate spent most of the evening chatting it up with newly divorced A-Rod. Guess she didn’t get the message that he’s Madge’s territory now! It’s also rumored that Kate has patched things up with former flame Owen Wilson, who extended a peace offering and invited her to spend time catching up with him at his Maui abode. No one likes to spend the holidays alone, so I can’t blame Kate for flirting, but I hope she takes the time to consider her options before jumping into another ill fated fling!

LOOSENING UP IN MIAMI

Kate Hudson seen on Nov 14 2008 in Miami, FL. Reminding us all just how sexy she can be, Kate Hudson donned an appropriately slinky pool blue dress for Fontainebleau’s Miami Beach Grand Opening on Nov 14. Wearing loose blonde waves and a stunning azure dress with an eye-catching black zipper running down the center back (try Karina Grimaldi’s Jasmine Silk Mini Dress in Royal Blue or Smitten’s A-line Turtleneck Dress in Blueberry), Kate paired her fashion forward frock with equally edgy black patent cut out pumps. Keeping her accessories simple with a slender diamond bangle (try Rachel Leigh’s Sweeth Tooth Bangle in Gold without emptying your piggy bank) and a dainty turquoise ring (try Castaway’s Chalcedony Ring in Brass), Kate struck some goofy poses for the press as she made her way into the event. Though she looks fabulous here, Kate recently spoke up about her style and insists it’s not intentional. The busy working mom said, “I like to mismatch clothes. I like a look that is not too thought-out or contrived… I don't dress for anyone but me and the people I love, so it always makes me laugh when people say how fashionable I am.” If it’s this simple philosophy that wins Kate style awards from Elle and other fashion mags, maybe we should all take a page from her book!

THE ATHLETE-ACTRESS CURSE

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 30 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking quite frazzled, Kate Hudson had a bit of an ordeal leaving the LA Airport on Oct 30, battling paparazzi and fans alike as she made her way through the departure terminal accompanied by one lone female security guard. Dressed very casually for her flight, Kate wore an oversized turtleneck dress (try the more tailored shape of Smitten’s High Neck Patch Pocket Dress in Heather Grey) with sheer brown tights, brown suede knee high boots, a turquoise bangle (check out the eye popping color of Accessories & Beyond’s Elastic Bracelets in Turquoise) and a classy olive fedora. Carrying an envious Burberry “Lowry” suede bag that I can only imagine Kate picked up at the store opening party last week (try EDE Studio’s Suede Hobo in Mustard for a more wallet friendly pick), Kate looked pretty annoyed as she hurried toward the check-in counter with her metallic passport holder in hand (try Carla Mancini’s Passport Holder in Anthracyte for your travels). Though Kate Hudson’s bad luck with men is often joked about, I have to wonder if there really is some underlying reason that every relationship she starts fizzes out within a few months. Last week after attending the Burberry party in Beverly Hills, Kate was spotted driving off with none other than Baron Davis of the LA Clippers. The unlikely duo were classmates at Crossroads in Santa Monica back in the day, and were later seen together at the Bardot club in Hollywood holding hands and canoodling. Kate attended the opening night b-ball game on Oct 29, watching anxiously from her courtside seat, and at the next Clippers game two nights later, Baron gets injured. It wouldn’t be the first time a pro athlete dated a celeb and wound up on the bench (cough, Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson, cough, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, cough). What do you think - coincidence, or curse?

BURBERRY BEAUTY

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 20 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA. Getting giggly with Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson posed with her pal at the Burberry reopening party in Beverly Hills on Oct 20. While reading up on the latest gossip in Kate’s tumultuous life, I was quite surprised to stumble upon a mention that she received Elle’s Style Icon award earlier this year. Am I alone when I say I think there are more deserving celeb fashionistas than she? Not that Kate has bad style or anything - it’s just not exactly groundbreaking, or even trendsetting. That said she has the body to rock a lot of looks not everyone can pull off, but out of all the trendy celebs out there, should we really be aspiring to follow her fashion footsteps? I was skeptical but after seeing this look from last week, I’m convinced that Kate does truly possess some style finesse. Wearing a Burberry mustard yellow mini made of a crinkly sateen fabric (check out Zoa’s Pleated Dress in Eve Green), Kate kept her look very simple with sheer black nylons and strappy black platform heels (try the cool complementary shade of Matiko’s Bailey Pump in Grey Patent). With unpolished nails and natural make-up, Kate let her blonde layers fall loosely around her face, allowing her sunny smile to become the focus of the ensemble. Despite my opinion that she looks radiant as ever here, Kate has come under fire from the fashion police regarding the fit of this frock – what do you think, does the boxy shape work for her? Besides her shopping endeavors, Kate is currently filming Nine in London with a slew of stars from Nicole Kidman to Penelope Cruz, putting together what will surely be the next big musical hit in Hollywood. Personally, I’m not a fan of singing and dancing unless it’s viewed live, but with an all-star cast and a special role created just for Kate, I have a feeling this one will be different. Any thoughts?

LUCKY NUMBER 9

Kate Hudson seen on Oct 01 2008 in London, UK. Looking perky as always, Kate Hudson was spotted sharing a laugh with Fergie while leaving a London eatery on Oct 1. Stepping up the classy factor for dinner with a few of her castmates from the musical-turned-movie, Nine, Kate braced the London cold in her camel coat with oversized lapels (see Doucette Duvall’s Audrey Jacket in Camel), wearing a draped cowl neck top underneath (try Zoa’s Scoop Neck Racer Back Top in Deep Silver) and classic black skinny pants (like Hudson’s New Stella Skinny Poplin Jean in Black). Rather than stick with the basics, Kate added a chunky blue necklace (try Marnie Rock’s colorful Multi Colored Agate with Knots Neckace in Gold) and a flashy dome ring (check out Rachel Leigh’s Crystal Pave Domed Ring in Gold), carrying a black fold-over clutch (similar to Lesa Wallace’s Patent Leather No Baggage Bag in Black) while teetering on sexy studded t-strap heels. It’s a notch dressier than her usual style and I can’t say I dislike that she tried to work a little color into her mostly black ‘fit – any thoughts? All in all, very appropriate for a dinner date with legends including Sophia Loren, Judi Dench and Marion Cottillard. Producer Harvey Weinstein was the only male in attendance, and I can only imagine how lucky he must have felt sitting with all those babes!

QUITE THE PRANKSTER

Kate Hudson seen on Sep 16 2008 in London, England. Seemingly incapable of sitting on the sidelines, immediately following the premiere of her latest flick, My Best Friend’s Girl, fashionista Kate Hudson hopped on a plane to attend National Magazine Company’s “30 Days of Fashion and Beauty” event at the Natural History Museum in London, England on Sept 16. Kate spent most of the event with best-dressed pals Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney, posing with them in her satiny grey shirtdress with casual rolled sleeves (try Gold Hawk’s Solid Ruffle Dress in Soft Praline) with a black belt cinching the dress at the waist (like Rough Roses’ Braided Waist Belt in Black) with killer t-strap heels. Not lacking for accessories, Kate added a wide gold cuff (check out Kimberly Faith’s Wrist Cuff in Gold), with a matching square ring (like Rachel Leigh’s Square Lux Ring in Jet), and carried a shiny, oversized envelope clutch (similar to Marnie Rocks’ Large Gold Python Clutch in Gold). I like how she pulled her look together with the heels and purse, but the dress looks kind of like a giant satin nightie to me – any thoughts? Before jetting overseas, Kate stopped in for an afternoon of fun on the Ellen DeGeneres show, taking the opportunity to be a part of Ellen’s quest to meet George Clooney. When Kate said she was single, Ellen suggested they use her as bait to lure Clooney out of his office. Not a bad plan, considering Kate is quite a catch! George’s production HQ’s are located on the Warner Bro’s lot as Ellen’s show, so they headed over to check it out. He wasn’t in, so Kate taped her note to the glass paned door – saying she was “in the neighborhood” and telling him to call her on Ellen’s phone number – along with the cover of Cosmopolitan featuring herself facing inward for George to see as soon as he returns. My guess? George is going to be pretty bummed when he calls to ask Kate out on a date and ends up with Ellen on the line!

GOLDIE GIRL

Kate Hudson seen on Sep 15 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Kate Hudson shimmied her way across the red carpet on Sept 15 in Los Angeles at the premiere of her newest comedy, My Best Friend’s Girl, looking like a golden goddess while striking a pose for the press. Kate chose a body hugging, belted strapless dress for her ‘fit (try LaROK’s Cup de Jour Dress in Nude cinched with Jack Rabbit’s Breathless Belt in Champagne), channeling Cleopatra with her gold cuff necklace and bracelets (like Kimberly Faith’s Wrist Cruff in Brass with Gold and Rachel Leigh’s elegant Audrey Short Necklace in Gold). Sticking with the golden theme, Kate wore sexy gold metallic heels and carried a bronze clutch (like Lesa Wallace’s Metallic Leather Mark Bag in Copper). I am a fan of the monochromatic look, but what do you think – is the nude dress a good look for her? After attending her premiere, Kate headed over to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her new flick, also starring funny guys Jason Biggs and Dane Cook, which is available for your viewing pleasure in theaters this Friday, Sept 19. Don’t bring your kids, though – Kate recently told the press, "I finally got to swear and say and do certain things that most people say to each other in normal, everyday life. I got a little taste of what those Sex and the City girls were up to for so long, which was fun." You can also find Ms. Hudson on the cover of October’s Cosmopolitan – have any of you had a chance to check out the cover? While gearing up for her week of publicity, Kate let loose at Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet” tour in London on Sept 11. So many stars attended the London show that an extra VIP section was created in the venue to seat Fergie, Penelope Cruz, and Katy Perry, among other A-listers who turned up for the concert. The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star laughed it up while sitting with Gwyneth Paltrow, catching a great show featuring the Material Girl perform her greatest hits in fishnets and top hats, naturally. Some things never get old!

A HAIRY SITUATION?

Kate Hudson seen on Sep 05 2008 in Toronto, Canada. Though she might be in legal hot water, Kate Hudson looked every bit her usual sunny self at the Canadian launch party of her eco-friendly hair care line, David Babaii for WildAid, in Toronto on Sept 5. For the soiree, Kate donned an elegant white belted Louis Vuitton dress (for a similar style that won’t break your piggy bank, try Shumaq’s Sophia Dress in Pearl White) with racy red Brian Atwood pumps, classy turquoise earrings (check out Lisa K’s Greece Earrings in Gold), and some fun bauble rings (like Femme Metale’s Noble Fleur with Snow Quartz Ring in Silver and Rebecca Norman’s Smooth Crystal Rock Cocktail Ring in Silver). The exclusive party was held at the Hazelton Hotel and introduced the line to Canadian beauty editors, giving Kate and her stylist of ten years, David Babaii, a chance to tell the world about the importance of environmentally friendly products. Kate said, “For me as a mother and a young woman, I think that it’s time to just start making sure that we’re taking the steps as much as we can to be a part of a community that is about preserving our world. But when it comes to saving the environment and where we are and what we need to do universally, I think it just is sort of what we need to start doing and if I can be a part of that in any way, that’s my goal.” And how will she accomplish this goal? Besides using eco-friendly ingredients, the hair care line donates 10% of proceeds to WildAid, a wildlife conservation org based in Africa. Taking advice from Mama Goldie, Kate said, “I grew up with ‘Always give 10 per cent back.’ That’s sort of my mom’s motto, and I believe it should be like that for everything.” Through her collaboration with WildAid, Kate traveled to Africa for an exclusive photo shoot for the new line, which involved Kate getting up close and personal with cheetahs, rhinos and lions. Kate laughed, "Those lions, I was so terrified of those lions. We went up to them right when they were trying to scope out a hunt. We were 10 feet away from three males, which is also really rare, because male lions usually don't hang out together." I’m sure they were posing for you, Kate!

HUDSON IN HOT WATER

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 19 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking like her usual casual self, Kate Hudson made her way through the Los Angeles Airport on August 19, but the only thing missing from her ensemble was her gleaming smile. Why so glum, Kate? Dressed in a simple beige tank, sophisticated grey skinny jeans (like Denim of Virtue’s Patience 5 Pocket Tapered Jean in Faded Grey) and envious ivory boots, Kate knows how to travel in style! Adding a few simple accessories, Kate carried a big white tote and wore silver bangles on her wrist (check out Mickey Lynn’s Hammered Bracelet Set in Silver), layered a long gold necklace under a short white beaded one (try Maya Brenner’s Labyrinth Long Necklace in Crystal Quartz with Kuo Ting’s Pearl Wrapped with Beads Necklace in White), and completed her ‘fit with round brown sunnies (check out JeeVice’s Exquisite in Oyster Bronze). The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star recently opened up to W Magazine for their new September issue, discussing everything from her relationship with her ex hubby to her fearlessness when it comes to risk-taking: “I have this personality—and there’s a downside to it too—but I have this thing where it’s like, okay, I’ve chosen to bungee jump off this ledge. I have to do it. And if the cord snaps, well, I might as well enjoy the ride down.” That’s a positive outlook you don’t usually find in Hollywood! I wonder if she had that philosophy in mind when she landed herself in her current legal predicament. Just this June, Kate followed the entrepreneurial celeb craze and launched a line of eco-friendly hair care products with her stylist, David Babaii. Now she’s being sued by one of the labs that she and David consulted for the line, slammed with 17 offences ranging from leaking trade secrets and fraud to breach of contract and confidence. The company claims they had an oral agreement to produce the line for Kate, and after they gave her the ingredient list she broke it off with them and found another company to produce the goods for less dough. Unethical, maybe, but last time I checked, oral contracts don’t hold up in court. What do you think – is the company trying to exploit her?

KATE MAKES MOVES

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 10 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. A healthy, hydrated looking Kate Hudson was out on the golf course with Lance Armstrong in Los Angeles on July 10. The smitten pair have been inseparable lately, living an appropriately active lifestyle that includes tennis camp, golf lessons, and swimming at Lake Tahoe. So that’s how she keeps those legs so toned! Kate looked adorable as always in a casual smocked white mini dress (like Woo’s Piper Cami Dress in White) played up with gold turtle and elephant necklaces (Amy DiGregorio’s Avalon Road Necklace in Gold has a similar ornate carved elephant charm) and flashy gold band rings (check out Erica Anenberg’s unique Blind Faith Braile Ring in Gold). Kate added a comfy light brown cardigan (see Sydney LA’s ¾ Sleeve Cardigan in Vanilla Cream for a luxurious alternative), dark aviator shades (try JeeVice’s Crybaby II in Silver) and a roomy brown leather tote (similar to Rough Rose’s Kimberly Bag in Brown) to carry all of her summer essentials. For the past few weeks, Kate has been laying low in Los Angeles, spending some quality family time with her son Ryder and of course introducing Lance to mama Goldie Hahn. Lance and Kate also enrolled all four of their kiddies in LA’s Palisades week long tennis camp, blending families already? Kate’s ex-husband Chris Robinson even came to watch Ryder play and chatted it up with Lance on the sidelines – a major step for the quickly advancing relationship! Do I hear wedding bells? In addition to her enthusiasm for summer sports (and all things Lance), last week Kate landed a role in the film version of the Broadway hit Nine, where she will shine alongside the Oscar-worthy cast including Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard, and Penelope Cruz. Her producer said of her role, "It's wonderful having Kate join this extraordinary cast! Her revelatory skills as a singer and a dancer lead to the creation of the role of Stephanie, a fashion reporter from Vogue working in Italy.” While musicals are always tricky to transition to the big screen, I have a feeling with Kate lighting up the screen as a dancing, singing reporter, it’ll be difficult for Nine not to sweep the box office!

WHAT HAPPENED??

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 09 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. It’s official, Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong split suddenly and supposedly amicably this past weekend, after hosting the three day Livestrong Summit in Columbus, Ohio. Before the split, Kate showed no signs of unhappiness, seen here as her usual sunny self on her way to the airport with Lance on July 9. Always the casual cutie, Kate wore a simple olive green tank (try Signorelli’s Love Tree Rhinestone Tank in Pear for a similar casual look) with dark bootcut jeans (like Hudson’s Signature Bootcut Jean in Tahoe), accessorized with a couple of gold necklaces (check out Kimberly Faith’s Sign Triple Charm Necklace in Gold) while toting a brown leather carryall (try the unique shape of Antoinette Lee’s Besa Stitch Hobo in Tan) and shading her peepers with big brown sunnies (see JeeVice’s Edgy in Oyster Brown). Despite her history of quick flings, I can’t wrap my mind around this one. How do you go from spending every waking minute together, frolicking in the sun, enrolling your kids in the same tennis camp and even introducing your (famous) parents and ex husband, then end it overnight just like that? Something doesn’t sound right here. A close source said, “There was no drama or ugliness – They just decided to end things. There is no hatred, just sadness.” Call me crazy, but I’ve never heard of a breakup going that smoothly. Something intense much have happened to flip the switch that fast! Let the rumors begin… reportedly Kate is recovering from the breakup in none-other than the arms of one of her exes, former hockey pro Eric Lindros. A friend ratted her out, "Kate and Eric have been holed up at her parent's [Goldie & Kurt's] house Muskoka, Canada. She went there immediately after she and Lance ended things." The same cabin Lance and Kate shacked up in last month after Lance’s charity Livestrong event took place up there? Wow, Kate, I would have expected more from you! Let’s hope the rumors aren’t true…

LANCE (SORT OF) DISHES ON KATE

Kate Hudson seen on Jul 01 2008 in Santa Monica, CA. Kate Hudson was spotted grabbing lunch at The Ivy at the Shore with new beau Lance Armstrong and mom Goldie Hawn (who I have to say is like one of my all time fave actresses ever) in Santa Monica on July 1, although both Lance and Kate have declined comment on their hot new romance. For her lunchtime rendezvous, Hudson chose a flowy long dress (like Prarie New York's Long Halter Dress in Jade) with an orange bag (check out Posse New York's Hilary Hobo in Salmon), buckle sandals, black shades (similar to Nour's Madaar Sunglasses in Oro Bianco) and a cool silver swirl bracelet (very similar to Michele Michel Jewelry's Swirl Bracelet in Silver). Very beachy-chic! A source at the restaurant said, "They looked like they were having a great time and enjoying each other’s company. Goldie was all smiles. Lance was sitting next to her and they were chatting while Kate was laughing. They were all just really happy." Presh. While Kate hasn't opened up yet on Lance, he spoke to the ladies of "The View," and simply said, "“Number one, I know you have to ask that question. And it’s my right not to answer it. Number two, I think when you’re happy about something or proud about something, I think it’s natural in human nature to talk about it. But I’m not going to answer it. Next question." Nicely said!

Kate Knows Siwy's Where It's At

Kate Hudson seen on Aug 20 2006 in Malibu, Ca. Kate Hudson enjoys a leisurely day at the beach in Malibu on August 20, probably trying to escape the paparazzi but not being very successful in her goal. Ever since her on again, off again marriage with her rocker husband, Kate has been quite the tabloid favorite lately! At least Kate is staying stylish under all this scrutiny, wearing a flattering pair of in-demand jean designer of the minute, Siwy denim, in the Michelle Slimfit Jean in Kiss. Here's my advice for this beach blonde, go spend some quality time with that momma of yours, she's so much fun!

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