This picture landed in my inbox because of the Bally bag Kate Hudson's holding - which is cute - but I'm writing about it because of the kid. It's from the set of a shoot for Harper's Bazaar (I swear we're not trying to belabor our Bazaar feelings; it just keeps coming up) in which she's modeling not just the latest fashion, but also her five-year-old son, Ryder. The kid looks adorable, but it's jarring to see him voluntarily put in front of the camera when so many people - famous people - complain about media attention toward their children. It's something we touched on last year when Natalia Vodianova dragged her entire clan into the pages of Vogue and something we thought about again when Angela Lindvall posed with her kids in British Vogue and then gave her son a starring role in her Gap ad. Is it okay because it's a controlled environment, unlike the paparazzi on the sidewalk? Because they're still kids either way, and they're not the ones choosing to model, their parents just happen to be really, really pretty. Are we nuts? Or would you, too, prefer your fashion editorials without a side of child?
This picture landed in my inbox because of the Bally bag Kate Hudson's holding - which is cute - but I'm writing about it because of the kid. It's fro