Kate Hudson: Mom Goldie Hawn Wouldn’t Let Me Wear Heels Until I Was 12

Kate Hudson models her ballet-inspired Jimmy Choo collection
Kate Hudson reveals fashion icons and beauty secrets in new interview for Jimmy Choo's Autumn Winter campaign Tom Craig for Jimmy Choo

Giving it away! Kate Hudson styled and modeled for the Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter campaign — and gave away all her style and beauty secrets in the process. 

Kate Hudson - Jimmy Choo (bed shot)
Kate Hudson Tom Craig for Jimmy Choo

Hudson’s love for fashion stems from growing up with her movie star mom, Goldie Hawn. “My mom didn’t let me wear heels back [before I was 12], but I used to go in her closet and try hers on, of course,” the Fabletics co-founder, 36, said. “[For my grade school graduation] I wore a sundress that had a big skirt and it was white with little cherries on it. My mom bought me my first pair of high heels that day, they must have only been an inch or so. They were bright red and she gave them to me all wrapped up. I was so happy!”

Kate Hudson - Jimmy Choo (blue velvet)
Kate wears the Alina Flat Tom Craig for Jimmy Choo

The Something Borrowed star’s interest in fashion has only grown since her first pair of high heels. And if her seemingly endless collection of tanks and loose maxis call to mind an era of the past, that’s not a coincidence. “I would say that my style sort of depends on my mood, but comfort is definitely the common denominator, which means a lot of pieces that are flowy and light,” she said. “I’ve always been attracted to the ’70s—sexy, with a lot of freedom in the overall aesthetic. My fashion icons are Julie Christie, Anita Pallenberg, Kate Moss, and Cher.”

Kate Hudson - Award Show dresses
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Despite the actress’ penchant for easy-breezy ensembles that don’t weigh her down, she has truly loved some of her glamorous red carpet looks. “It’s hard to choose just one favorite because I probably wouldn’t have worn anything I didn’t really love,” the mom of two said. “For red carpet, I really loved the Versace I wore to the Golden Globes this year and the gold Versace I wore to the Oscars in 2003.  I also loved the Valentino print I wore to the Golden Globes in 2003 and the McQueen I wore to the Globes in 2013.” 

Sicne Hudson’s formal styles aren’t complete without the equally glam makeup, she admits to loving the contouring trend. “[Hawn’s makeup artist, Tom Case] was a master at contouring and I remember studying him while he would do my mom’s make-up,” she said. “That is where I learned to highlight and shadow. I think that the thing about beauty tips is that what it is different for everybody. How one person highlights their face isn’t always how another person should because we have different bone structures.”

Kate Hudson - Jimmy Choo (black and white)
Kate wears the Keri Bootie Tom Craig for Jimmy Choo

Another beauty tip the actress can’t live without? Lining the inside of the eyelid. “If you put eyeliner on the inside top as well as bottom it really opens your eyes up and makes it pop,” she said.

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