Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor

Posted on January 19, 2012

So Kate Hudson is the face of the Ann Taylor Spring 2012 ad campaign in a bid to freshen up the brand.

“As a young girl, I looked up to the sophisticated style of Ann Taylor,” said Hudson, “so it’s been very cool to see how the brand has evolved to meet the changing needs of modern women.”

“Kate is a dynamic woman who truly embodies the new Ann Taylor,” said Kristen Dykstra, senior vice-president of brand marketing for the Ann Taylor division of Ann Inc. “While she is most known as a beautiful and talented actress, she is also a devoted mother, daughter, sister and philanthropist who manages to do it all with a radiant smile, joie de vivre and effortless style.”

She’s not the gal we think of when we think of the Ann Taylor style, but there are worse choices and besides, she’s modeling some cute dresses in the pictures. As devoted uncles, brothers, sons, cousins, nephews, brothers-in-law and bloggers, our only question is this: They really couldn’t take better pictures than this? Because we’ve seen her looking much prettier.



In fact, she does look much prettier in the “behind the scenes” shots:

Which we realize are only slightly less directed than the “official” shots. Obviously we’re not saying she looks ugly, but those really aren’t very good pictures of her.

Cute outfits, though. Except for that white fringed thing.

[Photo Credit: Tom Munro for anntaylor.com]

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