Kate Hudson Instilling Thrift Into Sons

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Kate Hudson admits that even she can't afford the glamorous gowns that stars wear on the red carpet or for photoshoots, according to ABC. “People think we own all these dresses, but we borrow them!" she said of most Hollywood starlets. “I can’t afford to buy that stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it’s very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition.”

Hudson came about this thrifty attitude honestly. She says it was intstilled by her mother, Goldie Hawn and long-time love Kurt Russel. “My mom wasn’t a big shopper for us,” Hudson told Harper’s. “I think they wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle.”

She reminisced about the good ol' days when shopping was fun for her, “I’m not a big high-end fashion shopper,” Hudson said. “I wish I could, but the truth is things are just so expensive. Before Isabel Marant was a million dollars and famous, I used to go to her store in Paris and go crazy. It was so affordable.”

So, is she raising her boys, Bing, 2, and Ryder, 9, to be thrifty and privileged or following in her mother's footsteps to set a good example for them? Now, all of Ryder's friends have their own cell phones. Will she cave? “I see his friends texting people, and I just can’t do it,” Hudson said about buying Ryder, her son with ex-husband Chris Robinson, his first cell phone. “The first device I got was a pager! I was 13, and it was hot pink.”

To counter that kind of culture, Hudson is thinking about starting her own, reasonably-priced brand for the normal gal. “I really think that if I’m going to put my effort into something, I want to reach a larger amount of women, where they can afford the things I’m selling,” she told Harper’s. “Especially with the economy, it doesn’t make sense to me anymore.”

That is a refreshing and real attitude coming out of Hollywood! Perhaps we can look forward to seeing what Kate can come up with for us average people?

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Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.