Shortly after Kate Hudson posed for our May cover story in spring couture by Ulyana Sargeenko (above), Valentino, and Dior, the actress paused to play a little game of favorites with us. And her answers definitely didn’t disappoint.
From her denim obsessions (Mother and Adriano Goldschmied) to her hair-care heroes (Oribe Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner), the star spilled all of her best fashion and beauty secrets. She even clued us in on some of her home essentials too, like her happy place, go-to housewarming gift, and the artist that she adores.
And as for what's on her nightstand? “The book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman,” she told us. “And a lot of rose quartz crystals and tourmaline, a sleep mask that I rarely use, and a pen and paper because I do a lot of writing when I wake up.”
Scroll down to find out more of Hudson's must-haves, and to read our cover story on the actress, pick up the May issue of InStyle, now available on newsstands and for digital download.
1. Shoe Essential
Seventies-style Brian Atwood platforms
Shop it: $1,181; farfetch.com.
2. Artist I Adore
London painter Amy Judd
3. Juice Fix
Anything green, without apples.
4. My Lip Pick
Tom Ford Lip Color in Flame
Shop it: $52; tomford.com.
5. Go-To Workout Look
Since I have my own line [Fabletics], I am constantly changing up what I wear when I work out. It makes it more fun! My go-to pieces are the seamless sports bras with shorts.
Shop it: Fabletics bra, $25; fabletics.com.
6. Get-Glowing Trick
Drinking lots and lots of water.
7. Happy Place
Sitting at my piano.
9. Fave Yoga Move
10. Jeanius Denim Brand
Mother Denim (worn above) and Adriano Goldschmied
11. Skin-Care Secret
Products by Tata Harper and May Lindstrom
Shop it: Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer, $105; tataharperskincare.com.
12. Designer That Inspires Me
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
13. Jewelry Splurge
I'm a big fan of splurging on pieces that are classic and can be layered. My favorites are by Jennifer Meyer (above) and Anita Ko.
Shop it: Jennifer Meyer "Love" Pendant Necklace, $3,600; barneys.com.
14. Sunglasses I Practically Collect
Gold Round Frames by Chloé and Ray-Ban Wayfarers
Shop it: Chloé sunglasses, $346; bloomingdales.com.
15. Chic Housewarming Gift
A Cire Trudon candle or a beautiful bottle of sake.
Shop it: Cire Trudon mini candle, $55; saksfifthavenue.com.
16. Best Makeup Remover
Eve Lom Cleanser
Shop it: $50; sephora.com.
17. Beauty Item I Buy In Bulk
Shop it: RickyCare Rainbow Aluminum Duckbill Clips, $7; rickysnyc.com.
18. Travel Essential
Shop it: Aritzia socks, $15; aritzia.com.
19. Swimsuit Obsession
Fabletics white one-piece
Shop it: $90; fabletics.com.
20. On My Nightstand
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, a lot of rose quartz crystals and tourmaline, a sleep mask that I rarely use, and a pen and paper because I do a lot of writing when I wake up.
Shop it: Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, $20; amazon.com.