Exclusive: Hollywood Star Kate Hudson Hits Mosman. But What Did She Buy?
IT'S NO SECRET THAT INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITIES LOVE MOSMAN, WITH MANY CHOOSING OUR POSTCODE AS THEIR HOME AWAY FROM HOME, WHEN VISITING AUSTRALIA. THIS WEEK, WE PLAYED HOST TO HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR KATE HUDSON, WHO SPENT TIME ON BALMORAL BEACH - BEFORE HITTING SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR LOCAL FASHION BOUTIQUES, AS ANNA USHER AND SAMANTHA McNAMARA REPORT.
PHOTOGRAPHY by GRAHAM MONRO
Hollywood star Kate Hudson is the latest celebrity to visit Mosman, and in a bonanza for local business, the stunning actress shopped up a storm on Military Rd this week, after visiting some of our luxury boutiques.
Accompanied by her musician partner Danny Fujikawa, the 38-year-old was also papped on Balmoral beach, wearing a boho blue and white maxi dress, and opting to go barefoot as she strolled on the sand.
In Sydney for a sell-out lunch event hosted by Business Chicks, Kate, a mum of two boys was said to have been “incredibly happy” when she met and mixed with excited store owners on Monday.
Kate tried on a number of stunning accessories at Mosman's beautiful jewellery store, Pelita, before choosing a divine pair of dusty pink “pom pom” earrings.
A go-to destination for local and international visitors who are looking for one-off pieces, Kate was said to be impressed by the brands extensive range.
“They were both incredibly happy and polite and in a very good mood,” store owner Tanya Mahoney said.
“It was an absolute pleasure to have them in the store.
“Kate and her boyfriend commented on how lovely Pelita was. We have lots of celebrity clients who shop with us, and it's such a compliment for our brand.
"Kate purchased some one-off earrings that won't be seen anywhere else, and I guess that's a big part of our appeal," Tanya said.
"She told me they were a gift for a friend."
Watson x Watson owners and sisters Liberty Tol and Somer Watson, spent an hour styling Kate in their popular Military Rd store, telling Mosman Collective she was "as gracious and earthy as you'd imagine."
"We are not normally in our Mosman store on Mondays, so it felt like the planets aligned when Kate walked in," Liberty said.
"We just let her do her thing - with a minimum of fuss.
"Kate mentioned in our conversations that she was really impressed at the Australian made quality of our line - and Australian fashion in general."
Liberty said her favourite outfit on the Hollywood superstar was a new Watson x Watson diamond print, silk maxi dress, featuring a halter neck and a thigh high split.
"It's super flattering and looked incredible on Kate," Liberty said.
"She teamed it with a pair of our Celine 'Shadow' shades (in tortoise and black) and has already posted a photo wearing them on Instagram, so we are absolutely thrilled."
(Pictured below L-R: Celine 'Shadow' sunglasses from Watson x Watson, Pelita earrings and Velvet Canyon 'Cat People' sunglasses from Fox & Dove)
Fox & Dove boutique also played host to the Golden Globe winner, where Kate fell in love with an Estilo Emporio dress (see below), and a pair Velvet Canyon sunglasses.
“She was dancing around in the store and singing, it was so wonderful to see,” a sales assistant told Mosman Collective.
Kate is also reported to have purchased a jacket, skirt and short sleeve top from Camilla and Marc in Mosman (see images below) – and also paid a visit our new Venroy store.
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