Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar, a Grammy, a memoir, a five-year old, millions of followers… so it’s almost impossible to imagine what more her next chapter may entail. Fans will get their answer when JHUD, her latest studio album, officially drops tomorrow. Score the early digital download now in a Gilt City exclusive–along with a curated collection of her favorite experiences–then get the dish on the brand new look she’s debuting along with it.
StyleFile: How would you define your personal style? How has it evolved from American Idol days, to early motherhood, to where you are now in your life?
Jennifer Hudson: I’ve always looked at style as a way to express myself. It’s a lot like my music in that it’s an outlet to show people what I’m thinking or how I’m feeling without screaming it from the rooftops. I’m so fascinated by the concept of dramatic subtlety. The idea that I can make a statement without being obvious is really moving and it’s something I aim for in many of my stylistic choices. In that sense, my personal style has been a steady representation of myself but the fact is that I’m constantly evolving as an artist so my fashion choices have definitely changed throughout the years. Much like the way I feel about music, if I’m not evolving, I’m standing still. And I like to keep moving.