Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson has been named as the 2016 face of the iconic Campari Calendar. Hudson is in good company with Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Penelope Cruz having all featured in previous campaign. To find out more about the fashion behind this year’s calendar, we caught up with celebrity stylist Sophie Lopez. We are also give you the chance to win your very own Campari Calendar (see below to enter)!

We love the new Campari Calendar! What was it like working with the beautiful Kate Hudson?

Thank-you, it was great! We get on so well we always have a blast.

When styling the Bitter vs Sweet themed editorial, where did you look for inspiration?

I thought about the personalities of the character, how sometimes we need to be strong and fierce and other times gentle and sweet. I wanted to bring this out through the clothing.

Did you have one look from the Calendar which was your favourite?

I loved them all but the Versace belted look for February was one of my favourites, and also the Vivienne Westwood look for August.

Campari is a brand that celebrates strong women. What does it mean to you work with such an inspiring brand on such an iconic campaign? 

It was a real honour to be part of this – I loved being able to work on such a legendary project.

Red is a bold fashion choice. What tips do you have for those who want to work the colour into their wardrobe but don’t know where to start?

My best tip for beginners is never to mix more than three colours at a time. If in doubt, combine a colour with grey. Grey is neutral, works with everything and softens a lot of other colours.

As one of Hollywood’s top stylists, you would have had some major career highlights including that red Atelier Versace dress worn by Kate Hudson at the Venice Film Festival. Can you share some of your favourite red carpet looks you’ve styled?

My favourite look that I’ve styled for Kate is probably the custom silver Versace gown she wore for the Oscars in 2014.

Who’s your dream client you’d love to dress?

Cher or Grace Jones would be fun!

Being a stylist to the stars looks like such a glamorous job but no doubt behind the scenes it’s a lot of hard work! What advice do you have for those looking to follow in your footsteps?

My one piece of advice is to be prepared to work hard. It’s a tough industry and the people who do well are the ones who work hard and don’t complain. It’s not glamorous when you start out. But if you have drive and ambition you will get there.


About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of Couturing.com, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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