Actress Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes was born two months premature on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. Being the youngest in a family of seven, Katie was always the baby. At fourteen she began classes at a modeling school in Toledo, Canada and after two years of classes, she competed in the International Modeling and Talent Association in New York and won many awards. It was there that she was spotted by a talent manager.
Holmes was still in high school when she auditioned for Dawson's Creek. In 1998, she began her role as Joey Potter, which she played through 2003 when the show was cancelled. Since then, she has costarred in Pieces of April (2003) and Batman Begins (2005). On July 7th 2006, she married Tom Cruise and in April, 2006 she gave birth to her first child, Suri.
Katie Holmes credits and appearances include: Thank You For Smoking,
Apparently leaping off couches on television is just the tip of the iceberg for daredevil Tom Cruise. Tom performed all his own stunts in M:I:3 and has historically been known as quite the risk-taker. With a brand new baby and a wedding on the way, Tom also has plans to fly his 1944 P51 Mustang airplane. Despite the fact Tom renamed the plane "Kiss Me Kate" in honor of his finance, Katie isn't having any of it. She is pleading with her Top Gun boyfriend to leave his high-flying ways on the big screen, in the 80's… probably where it belongs.
Hasn’t everyone received the memo... it is not Katie anymore it is Kathryn. Tom feels that Katie should not be referred to by such a childish name. Now, that she has given birth she is an adult. This is just one of his rather annoying antics, again. They were spotted together just a couple weeks after she gave birth. By the way, did anyone hear if she made noise while she had the baby? What happens anyways if she does make noise? Shed some light on a non-scientologist person, please.
In good company with other high profile couples such as Angelina Jolie and Brad, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are one of many Hollywood couples who have skipped a walk down the aisle and headed straight for the maternity ward. Holmes and Cruise who met in April of 2005 didn’t say any vows before welcoming their baby girl Suri into the world, just one year later on April 18th. Is marriage no longer necessary before getting knocked up? Apparently Hollywood doesn’t think so!
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 08 2013 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes was caught by the paparazzi as she made her way around NYC on March 8, looking cute in a casual, layered look. For her ensemble, Katie started with a pair of medium wash skinny jeans (try Hudson Jeans' Skinny Jean in Fly) and then paired them with a light blue button up and a red printed jacket (emulate this combo with Free People's Born Free Long Sleeve in Navy Combo), topped off by a black coat with gold buttons. From there, KH added on a voluminous scarf (check out Love Quotes' Lurex Eyelash Scarf in Charcoal) and a mixed material tote, and slipped into a pair of black suede booties (like Steve Madden's Prizzze Bootie in Black) to finish things off. Are you into Katie's casual 'fit here, everyone? In other Holmes news, the brunette actress recently chatted with ELLE UK about how she tends to take a natural approach to beauty. Says KH: "The most extreme beauty look I've tried was when I dyed my hair red once, for work. I did not enjoy the experience. I'm just not that person who's going to change my colour every few weeks. My approach to beauty is to be as natural as possible and make decisions that make sense. If I'm going to wear heavier make-up, it's dictated by the event; for the Met Ball I can do something very dramatic, but I wouldn't do that for a movie premiere." Do you tend to agree with Katie on this one - keeping your beauty routine fairly easy and natural, save for a few special moments?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 20 2012 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes was photographed leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC on December 20, after taping an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." For her post-talk show appearance look, Katie wore a bold and festive pair of red pants (get the look with Kasil Workshop's Geek in Kent Red) with a black sweater (try Bailey 44's Sorority Sweater in Black) and a navy blue coat (for one that has a brighter hue of blue, check out The Battalion's Rowena Knit Zip Jacket in Cobalt), and then slipped into a pair of embellished black and gold booties. For a great pair of black booties that will take you from season to season, try Seychelles' Nothing But Trouble Boot in Black. Rosy makeup and sleek locks provided the finishing beauty touches to Katie's sleek look. What is your take on her look here, everyone - do these pieces work together for her in your eyes? In other Katie news, Anne Hathaway recently dished to Ellen Degeneres during her appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" about how she impersonated Katie on a recent "SNL" skit... and it was pretty much a love-fest! According to Anne: "I haven't heard from Katie about it yet! What I really wanted to have happen, because this is the second time I've done Katie ... I wanted Katie to come on the show and do me, and I wanted to do this rap about how awesome I think Katie Holmes is. [But Katie] is on Broadway, and killing it... so she was busy." Would you like to see Katie impersonate Anne, everyone?
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 24 2012 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes was spotted making her way around NYC on November 24, heading inside the theatre to work on her play "Dead Accounts" which is set to open on November 29. For her cold weather ensemble, Katie wore a pair of high waisted jeans (like Earnest Sewn's Zazo Super High Rise Slim Straight in Orbit) that she paired with a patterned cardigan (Charlotte Tarantola's Block Print Cardigan in Espress is similar, while BB Dakota's Oversize Cardigan in Blue has more of a fun and funky vibe) and cozy scarf (True Grit's Oversize Scarf in Heather Malt is a great winter basic that's also in a lovely, earthy color). From there, a pair of tan suede boots and oversized shades complete KH's outfit. Are you feeling Katie's look here, everyone? In other Holmes news, there are rumors circulating that she has been calling daughter Suri another name in public... Sara! According to In Touch Weekly, "The recently single mom has allegedly been calling Suri “Sara” in public in an effort to help disguise her identity. Everyone in the world knows Suri Cruise, so if Katie or a babysitter says "Suri" people immediately look to find her. The extra security measure taken to keep Suri from the public eye is no different to celebrities checking into hotels under a different name." What are your thoughts on this, readers - first, do you believe that this report is true? Second, would you blame Katie for calling Suri by another name to protect her?
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 11 2012 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes was photographed heading to a late dinner in NYC on July 11, amidst a publicity whirlwind surrounding her divorce from Tom Cruise. For her low-key New York ensemble, Katie kept it simple in black and white. She paired leather leggings (like Work Custom Jeans' Viper Leggera Faux Leather in Neo Black) with a simple white tank (try Nanushka's Pea Tank in White Melange) and blazer (similar to Robert Rodriguez's Canvas Jacket in Ivory). Then she added on a black handbag, a delicate necklace (like Christie Martin Jewelry's Sterling Silver Tiny Sharkstooth Necklace) and a pair of black heels to complete her look. What are your thoughts on this one for Katie, everyone? One of the most scandalous tidbits since Katie and Tom announced their split was the fact that Katie was using disposable cell phones to communicate with her lawyers, so that Tom wouldn't find out that she was planning the divorce. That is so "Sleeping with the Enemy"! Of the dinner in NYC, Page Six reports: "One of her dinner companions was a CAA agent, and the pair plotted out her next post-divorce career moves. Despite the business discussions on hand, Holmes, sitting at a table on the balcony overlooking the Lion's main dining room, seemed elated to be out and about." What are your thoughts on their massive split?
Katie Holmes seen on Jun 24 2012 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes and a devious-looking Suri were spotted enjoying some mother/daughter time while strolling down the streets of NYC on June 24, and both were rocking quite similar getups! Coincidence or planned by Suri? Katie has famously said in the past that the famous tot helps her pick out outfits! For her look, Katie paired a flouncy white skirt (for a similar silhouette, check out Suzabelle's High Seas Skirt in Grey Stripe, and for a longer option, check out Maggie Ward's Chiffon Long Skirt in Cielo Fog) with a checkered button up shirt (opt for polka dots with Free People's Button Down Polka Dot in Black) and tan booties. From there, Katie accessorized with a camel colored shoulder tote (like Julie K Handbags' Terri Fringe in Camel), a disc necklace, and a pair of oversized sunglasses. Thoughts on this look, everyone? Is it cool that Katie and Suri coordinated in your eye, or a bit too cutesy? In other Katie news, it was recently announced that she will be hosting the upcoming Dizzy Feet Foundation’s second "Celebration of Dance" Gala on July 28 in LA! As one of the founders of the organization, it makes perfect sense for her to co-host. The foundation prides itself on "supporting, improving, and increasing access to dance education in the United States.” So great! The arts are so important in terms of children's education, don't you agree?
Katie Holmes seen on Sep 09 2011 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes was photographed out for a sunny stroll in NYC on September 9, chatting on her phone and sipping on her Starbucks iced beverage as she made her way around town. Outfit wise, Katie kept it casual by starting with a comfy pair of grey leggings (like Susana Monaco's Legging in Metro Grey) that she paired with a classic Levi's jacket. KH then layered a white Holmes & Yang top (like Three Dots' Sheer Cap Sleeve Drape in White) over a black Market t-shirt, and tied a striped sweater (check out Splendid's Chunky Slub Sweater in Steel) around her waist. A pair of beige booties and a red tote bag (for a great tote, try Diane von Furstenberg's Sara Tote in Love is Life) finished off Katie's ensemble. Like it or hate it, everyone? For those of you who are fans of Mrs. Cruise, you might be excited to hear that there are talks of a Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark sequel! Says Katie: "We never did discuss that, but now I’m wondering. I want to know what [director] Guillermo [del Toro]’s thinking – he’s got so many amazing ideas, so I don’t know." I haven't checked out the film, but for those of you who have - would you be interested in seeing a sequel to this scarefest?
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 22 2011 in West Hollywood, CA. Katie Holmes stopped by Urth Caffe in West Hollywood earlier today, August 22, to grab a quick coffee and was of course caught by the paparazzi. Wearing Current/Elliot's Stiletto Jean in Cayenne (Paige Premium Denim's Roxbury Crop in Pomodoro are similar), Katie opted for a light wash denim shirt (take your pick between NSF's Washed Cotton Western Shirt in Light Blue and Splendid's Chambray Top in Blue) with a pair of nude ballet flats (for a more unique pair, check out Cynthia Vincent's Sawyer Feather Print Flat in Black/Silver) and circular sunnies. What are your thoughts on this outfit of Katie's - yay or nay? Holmes' new film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is about to hit theatres, and Mrs. Cruise recently spoke out about her own fears. Says KH: "When I read this script, I was scared and I had to turn on all the lights in my house. I kept thinking that she heard noises and would hold onto her daughter Suri – and filming hadn't even begun!" How funny! As for her feelings once filming wrapped and she saw the final cut of the film? Katie continues, "I usually sleep with the lights on [now]." Wow, I wonder if it's really that scary?
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 16 2011 in Miami, FL. Stepping out for a date in Miami with hubby Tom Cruise on July 16, Katie Holmes rocked a risque sheer top that gave the paparazzi's a good flash of her bright pink bra! For an outfit inspired by Katie's colorful look, start with a great pair of white jeans, like Level 99's Lily Skinny Straight in Clean. From there, if a sheer blue top is what you seek, look no further than Kimberly Taylor's sassy Crinkled T-Shirt in Blue, and wear over RYGY Swimwear's Calypso Bandeau Bikini in Berry to emulate Katie's beachy Miami vibe. Finish things off with a great pair of heels... Dian von Furstenberg's Davis Shoe in Pewter are just as killer at Katie's. What are your thoughts on this look, everyone? For those of you who are fans of the former "Dawson's Creek" star, KH is on the cover of this month's InStyle, and is dishing on her fashion tips. Says Katie: "There's a fine line between becoming a fashion do — and a fashion don't. I’m not afraid to try a new designer or do something trendy, but it has to look right on my body. You don’t want to look like a fashion victim! Certain colors don’t work on me; yellow isn’t my friend. I don’t like big, pouffy sleeves. And some dresses, like if it has a big bow and skirt, are too old-ladyish on me. If I can wear it when I’m 80 I’m going to wait." Do you agree with Katie's style mantra, friends?
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 16 2011 in New York, NY. Going about her business, Katie Holmes leaves her New York City apartment on her way to Barneys on March 16. The day before, Katie and her design partner Jeanne Yang hosted a preview party for their Holmes & Yang Fall 2011 collection at the iconic upscale New York retailer, showing off an array of jewel toned dresses, sharp tailored coats and clean trouser silhouettes. For their second season together it really does seem as if H&Y is making more of a statement than what Katie borrowed from her grandmother's closet! Katie headed back to the store the following day in a polished casual business look, wearing a sage green tie top (like Gold Hawk's Tie Shirt in Dusty Grey) topped with a long black cardi (stay cozy in Chaudry's Sweater Jacket in Black) with a pair of what looks like leather trousers (keep it classy with Nanette Lepore's Dress Pant in Black) and a pair of black pumps (try Loeffler Randall's Wood Heel Pump in Black). Katie added some shine with a pair of gold leaf cluster earrings (check out Robyn Rhodes' Iris Earring in Gold), wearing her freshly blown out hair straight with her peepers covered in a pair of oversized round sunglasses. What do you think of Katie's business lady attire, does it work for her? I'm loving the seventies accent of the tie neck top, which is making a big splash in fall collections. At the Barneys event Katie shared she and Jeanne took some inspiration from the disco decade as well: “This season was inspired by Charlie’s Angels. There are a lot of fun colors that pop in the collection." Jeanne continued with a note on their high quality, US made pieces: “All of the stitching is handmade. All of our clothes are made in Manhattan except the suits are made in Brooklyn." It sounds like these ladies really know what they're doing! What do you think of Katie's venture into the fashion world?
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 11 2011 in New York, NY. Juggling her little girl with her hectic schedule, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise make a quick exit from New York City via the 34th Street Heliport on March 11. The mama-daughter-duo spent two nights in the Big Apple, catching Daniel Radcliffe's performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway the night prior, before heading back to Vancouver where Tom is currently filming Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol. Though Katie's mini-series debut portraying Jackie Kennedy might have been delayed from airing, she's certainly channeling the famous First Lady here with her oversized round sunnies, gold sateen MaxMara trench (try Suzabelle's classic Nicolet Trench Coat in Classic Taupe), J Brand wide leg jeans (check out the similar fit of Rich & Skinny's High Rise Flare in Outback) and a pair of suede pointed boots (check out Farylrobin's luxurious Elsbeth Platform Wedge Suede Knee-High in Taupe). Katie accented her look with a delicate pair of diamond earrings (like Jacquie Aiche's Herkimer Stud Earring in Gold), making her way towards their ride with Suri and Clifford the Big Red Dog perched on her hip. What do you think of Katie's classically polished look, does it suit her? I think Katie actually looks pretty rejuvenated here after spending a few days bonding in the city with her little girl. However the happy times can only give way to another round of rumors, this one alleging four-year-old Suri actually has her own assistant. According to Hollywood Life, after a man was spotted in the background at the heliport carrying Katie's purse and Suri's lollipop, the gossip site reported Katie and Tom indulge in their toddler's every desire that they've actually hired an assistant to tend to her every need. Ridiculous, reports GossipCop, confirming with TomKat's rep that one of their security guards was just lending a helping hand. A picture's worth a thousand words, and I have to admit I had my own laugh when I saw this poor guy helping out, but give the girl a break!
Katie Holmes seen on Feb 27 2011 in Vancouver, BC. Avoiding the Oscar scene in LA, Katie Holmes heads out for a mellow Sunday with daughter Suri Cruise on February 27 in Vancouver, Canada. Tom has been filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol north of the border for the past three months, with daughters Suri and Isabella staying in town. Katie and Suri have been big supporters of the local Starbucks, spotted picking up coffee and cupcakes at a nearby bakery before returning to their hotel. Katie dressed in a chic winter look, starting with a long sandy coat (check out Suzabelle's Hazelwood Coat in Winter White) with a black and white spotted Ann Taylor scarf (add a geo print like Lucky Brand's Wind Curled Scarf in Black), black skinny jeans (like J Brand's 901 Legging in Pitch) and a pair of black knee-high boots (love the lace-up detail on Farylrobin's Lance Knee-High Boot in Black). Katie completed her look with a pair of round sunnies channeling Jackie O, carrying a mahogany MaxMara "Margaux" handbag (get the look with Julie K Handbag's Robin in Cognac) possibly picked up after Katie attended the Milan fashion show last week. What do you think of Katie's mod mama style? Though Katie looks pretty happy here, she's going through some dirty legal drama with Star magazine right now. The 32 year-old actress is suing the mag for libel after they ran a coverstory with the headline "Addiction Nightmare: Katie Drug Shocker!" in January. The magazine alleged Katie is addicted to a device used in Scientology called an e-meter, which supposedly gives the user a euphoric sensation followed by a craving for more which is "the real reason Katie can't leave Tom." In a statement reported by the LA Times, Katie said: “Of all the fabricated stories that continue to be published about me, this instance is beyond the pale. [Star] knew this outrageous story was false and printed it anyway to sell magazines.” Take that, tabloids!
Katie Holmes seen on Feb 24 2011 in Milan, Italy. Heading overseas with a fashion agenda, Katie Holmes touches down at the Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy with her mother Kathleen on February 24, hours ahead of the MaxMara Fall/Winter 2011 runway show. Katie arrived looking a little frumpy, cinching her camel overcoat tight (stay cozy and classy in Suzabelle's Hazelwood Coat in Winter White) to hide her laidback travel clothes (are those Ugg boots under there?) as she made her way out of the terminal with an amber ostrich tote over her arm (travel instyle with a textured carryall like Julie K Handbags' Jules Weekender in Slate Cobra). After a fantastic hair and makeup turn-around, Katie arrived at her front row seat in a glamorous espresso jumpsuit with an asymmetrical knot at the shoulder (check out Tt Collection's Farrah Onesie in Taupe) with black pointy toed pumps. Katie accessorized with a round initial pendant necklace that reads "S" for her daughter Suri (love the vintage vibe of Jessica Elliot's Vermeil Initial Necklace in Vermeil) and a sparkly cocktail ring (love Amrita Singh's playful Ava Ring in Silver). What do you think of Katie's transformation, is it front row appropriate? If bringing your mom with you to sit front row at the MaxMara show isn't fabulous enough, the mother-daughter duo was seated next to Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue. Looks like Katie will be getting some Italian press over the next few months, besides her lucky seat she's also been awarded the title of "Face of the Future" for MaxMara's 2011 Women in Film tribute, which will be presented at a luncheon in Beverly Hills in June. Quite an honor for a woman whose taste is defined by her four year old daughter's choices! Katie chatted with the press about the brand: "It's so soft and comfortable. I love their clothes." It sounds like she'll be wearing a lot of them this year!
Katie Holmes seen on Jan 18 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Making her way to a business meeting, Katie Holmes was spotted walking to an office building in Los Angeles on January 18. Katie looked a little glum as she made her way about the day – maybe she's stressing over her frizzy tresses? Mrs. Tom Cruise put a playful spin on professional dress for her meeting, wearing a pair of cuffed dot printed trousers and a chic button down blouse with rolled sleeves (put a spin on the look with Joes Jeans' sophisticated Drop Pocket Bag Pant in Black with Joie's Rio Top in Navy). Katie paired her look with black pumps (try Loeffler Randall's Wood Heel Pump in Black), a patent handbag (love Rocco e Dante Handbags' Olivia Bag in Blue) and a gold charm necklace (check out Ariel Gordon's Large Circle Pendant Necklace in Gold). What do you think of Katie's look? I definitely think she needs some help with her hair, anything to turn that frown upside down! While Katie's career hit a bit of a roadblock this week with the announcement that The History Channel will not be airing the mini-series The Kennedys which starred Katie as the famous Jackie O, she does have an exciting new prospect on the horizon as the new face of Ann Taylor. Last week the classic retailer announced Katie will succeed Heidi Klum as a spokesmodel for the brand and will appear in the spring ad campaign beginning in March. Christine Beauchamp, President of Ann Taylor Stores Corp, chatted with WWD about their decision: "Katie personifies the Ann Taylor brand — smart, talented, incredibly chic and living a full life with beauty and grace. We admire and respect Katie for her intellect, kindness and enduring personal style." Katie continued: "I applaud women who are doing their best to be the best versions of themselves and who are working really hard. And I’m glad that there is a store like Ann Taylor that can offer amazing styles for the many different roles that women play." Sounds like this career move is going to work out far better than her TV series!
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 20 2010 in New York, NY. Stepping up her normally casual fashion for an evening at the Plaza Hotel, Katie Holmes exits her posh New York City apartment building on December 20 with hubby Tom Cruise and Suri close behind. I'm loving her attitude infused style, starting with merlot drop waist pants with tapered ankles (for similar slouchy options, try Da-Nang's Skinny Zip Cutout Pant in Nordmandy or Joe's Jeans' Drop Pocket Bag Pant in Black) with an ivory blouse (like 7 For All Mankind's Military Shirt in Milk) and a military style Proenza Schouler jacket (check out Willow & Clay's Military Jacket in Black). As a final touch Katie strutted in black Alaia fringed lace up booties (try Farylrobin's versatile Beth Ankle Boot in Black), wearing her hair in a messy bun with uber dark sunnies. What do you think of Katie's stylish attire, is it Plaza material? Katie has been spotted several times over the past week catching spin classes in both LA and NYC, but rumor has it she's considering returning to the Big Apple semi-permanently for another run on Broadway. Katie starred in All My Sons in 2008, and has reportedly been offered a leading role in a new psychological drama, Extremities. Actress Chloe Sevigny is also considering joining the production, chatting with Entertainment Weekly: “I was reading [the script] and I’m kind of seeing how the cast is gonna pan out. I know the director is great but I feel like the cast has gotta be real strong. And it’s such a commitment.” Wonder if Katie is also waiting to see who signs on before she decides to comment?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 18 2010 in New York, NY. Treating his leading lady right, Tom Cruise takes Katie Holmes out for a yummy dinner date at ABC Kitchen in New York City on her 32nd birthday, December 18. Katie hasn't been spotted doing much besides hitting the gym lately, so it's refreshing to see her taking a night off and almost cracking a smile while leaving the restaurant. Katie put her polished look together with a pair of ankle length skinny trousers (like Genetic Denim's Aztek Skinny Pant in Black) topped with a chic black and leather trench coat (stay cozy in True Grit's Long Coat in Black), adding a sassy element with her sheer speckled top revealing her bra (try Hard Tail's Stripe Washed Tank in Heather/Gold). This isn't the first time Katie has put her lingerie on display – what do you think of her semi-provocative style? Kat completed her look with demure pointy toe pumps and an espresso textured tote, which I have to wish was black (opt for Linea Pelle's Perry Woven Hobo in Black). What are your thoughts on her handbag choice? For once I don't think this is a bad look for her, she's got the proportions right and seems to be striding confidently while holding hands with her hubby. Over the years some wacky rumors have come out about the life of TomKat behind doors, but the latest allegations are too good to be true. A "source" close to the couple claims that while prepping to film the latest installment of Mission: Impossible, Katie's hubby has become so obsessed with maintaining a youthful appearance that he's dipping into her cosmetics drawer to hide his insecurities: "Tom is in major mid-life crisis mode. He’s freaking out over the new lines on his face, the gray hairs on his head and on his face when he shaves. He’s started applying Katie’s high-priced face creams, cleansers and even her makeup – and he loves the results!" Come on – sounds like this "source" a salesperson for the cosmetics Tom supposedly wears! What do you make of this rumor?
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 28 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Putting her best professionally dressed foot forward, Katie Holmes parks her Mercedes at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood on November 28, heading into a meeting with a very somber look on her face despite her playful purple sweater. Katie stepped out layering her sheer cropped top (try Ella Moss' Nikita Sparkle Sweater in Black for a festive holiday sparkle) over a slim tank (add some color with Splendid's Layers Spaghetti Strap in Flamingo) and cropped leggings (like Splendid's Lycra ¾ Legging in Black). Katie gave the look a professional feel with chic black pumps (try Coye Nokes' Jacqueline Pump in Black Crocco), bringing out her coveted Valextra flat bag (carry your essentials in Foley + Corinna's Mid City Tote in Taupe) which has been one of her favorite totes since last summer. I'm kind of on the fence about this look – I like that it's a little different and that it's a passable way to turn a casual leggings look into something semi-professional, but I'm just not sure the proportions and colors all jive together. What do you think? Katie has been busy with various filming projects lately, filming Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler in Florida last month and wrapping production on her historical mini-series The Kennedys that is set to air this spring. One role she definitely won't be taking on is comedy, after Anne Hathaway recently spoofed her on Saturday Night Live. In the skit dubbed "The Miley Cyrus Show," Anne poked a little fun at Katie, obliviously "dodging" questions about Scientology and her high heel wearing toddler, but in a follow-up interview Anne insisted she didn't mean any harm with her jokes: "I was a teenager when 'Dawson's Creek' was airing, and I was a pretty avid fan, so it just sort of came from that. It wasn't really Katie Holmes; it was more [her 'Dawson's Creek' character] Joey Potter." Watch the clip and see what you think – is Anne's impersonation spot on?
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 24 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Doing a little pre-holiday shopping, Katie Holmes and toddler Suri Cruise headed out to pick up fresh flowers at the market downtown before grabbing lunch at Le Pain Quotidien and heading home with two shopping bags full of sweet treats from Teuscher Chocolates in Beverly Hills on November 24. Katie bundled up for the day in a cozy fall 'fit, switching it up from the breezy sundresses she's been spotted in filming Jack and Jill on a cruise ship in Florida for the past few weeks. While running errands Katie started with chestnut corduroy skinnies (try AG Jeans' Premiere Cords in Vintage Oak), an oatmeal cable knit cardi (stay toasty in Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Alpaca Moto Jacket in Camel), chocolate flats (like Sperry Top-Sider's comfy Dark Brown Waxed Topsider) and a sleek ivory handbag (try Rough Roses' Leo Tote in Cream). Looks like Katie didn't bother to do much with her hair, but I must say natural waves aren't a bad look for her. What do you think of this laidback look, would you wear this on a chilly day? If you haven't browsed the tabloids this week, Star is pitting a spoiled child battle against little Suri and Brangelina's Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, spilling gossip from supposed former nannies of the kids. According to the mag, while tomboy Shiloh is allowed to roam wild and even hunt animals, Princess Suri is living the high life with a $100,000 Disney castle play room at home, $25,000 diamond tiaras, and a full-time staff fulfilling her every wish, be it cupcakes at midnight or countless new toys. The source alleges Suri "never hears the word 'no,' from a nanny or anyone else," adding, "Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are creating a monster!" I smell a little hyperbole here! Do you think the gossip is true or are Tom and Katie just being put under the microscope once again?
Katie Holmes seen on Oct 07 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Katie Holmes clutches some caffeine motivation as she arrives at the set of Jack and Jill ready to work on October 7 in Los Angeles. Katie will be diving into comedy for her new role, playing Adam Sandler's wife while he plays both the family man role and that of his twin sister, Jill. Sounds funny enough already! Katie arrived ready to get down to business in a forest green blazer (check out Lotta Stensson's embellished Woodland Jacket in Teal) over a casual striped tank (like Splendid's Striped Layer Tank in Mist) and slouchy straight leg jeans (try Joe's Jeans' Skinny Ex Lover in Warhol). Katie wore a pair of charcoal utility boots that are so hot for fall, accenting the look with a disc pendant necklace (check out Amy DiGregorio's unique Abington Necklace in Gold) and petite silver earrings (accent the necklace with Anna Beck's Sterling Silver Dish Earring in Silver). What do you think of Katie's casual business look, is she on trend or do you think she could have paired the jacket and jeans better with the boots? While Tom and Katie have both said in the past that they try to schedule their films so that one parent is always free to take care of Suri, it appears that isn’t the case this time, as Tom is currently in Prague filming stunts for Mission: Impossible IV. Sounds like Katie will have her hands full back at home, but maybe Suri can hang out on set with Adam's daughter Sadie – I smell a playdate!
Katie Holmes seen on Sep 30 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Fresh faced after a week in Prague, Katie Holmes arrives at the 2nd Annual Power of Women Luncheon hosted by Variety at the Beverly Hills Hotel on September 30 in Beverly Hills, CA. For the empowering event Katie got dolled up in a colorful Louis Vuitton floral frock (check out the similar prints of Wish's Chromatic Dress in Print or Shumaq's Isa Dress in Black) paired with sheer black stockings and black Casadei strappy pumps (skip the tights and go with an open toed style like Samanta's Zon Heel in Black). As a final touch Katie carried a classic Chanel clutch (take it to the next level and embrace fall's print mixing trend with Inge Christopher's Mika Honey Leather Clutch in Black/Multi), polishing off the look with a berry stained pout and piecey side bangs. What do you think of Katie's style here, is it working for her? I like the edginess the asymmetrical hem brings to the print, but with such a high neck this looks a little dowdy on her tall frame. Would you have modified this style in any way? As I mentioned previously, Katie has just returned home to LA after spending a week in Prague with hubby Tom Cruise scouting locations for the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. Tom and Katie brought Suri along with them for some sightseeing while Tom met with director Brad Bird to check out possible sets for the action packed flick. While some actresses might not be so happy about their husband gearing up for so many risky stunts, Katie recently chatted with Marie Claire about how happy she is being married to her man: “It’s really exciting. Tom’s as big at home as he is on the movie screen. He’s so passionate about everything, whatever he’s doing. When he’s being a dad, he’s right there; he’s giving it his all. It’s inspiring and it’s fun. It’s an amazing life, but we always remind ourselves of how incredibly lucky we are.” That's one way to put it!
Katie Holmes seen on Sep 16 2010 in New York, NY. Looking très chic during NY Fashion Week, Katie Holmes pauses for a quick photo with Isabel Lucas while getting ready to take her front row seat at the Calvin Klein Spring 2011 runway show on September 16 in New York City. Katie arrived at the show in an oyster belted dress with a wrap front (check out Da-Nang's Cargo Button Up Dress in White or add a touch of femininity with Karen Zambos' ruffled Houston Dress in Ivory), carrying a black ruched clutch (try Inge Christopher's Theda Oversized Clutch in Black) and completing the look with latte Mary Jane platforms (add an edge with Farylrobin's Jayden in Taupe). I'm loving Katie's slightly messy curls and neutral makeup complementing the chic dress, which is a perfect choice for CK. What are your thoughts on Katie's fashion week appearance? It's amazing how far Tom's name gets her – the queen of fashion, Anna Wintour, was also seated in one of the highly coveted front row spots along with Grace Coddington and Julianne Moore. Katie took in the show with her stylist Jeanne Yang, whom she collaborates with for their Holmes & Yang line. Later in the evening, Katie and Jeanne were also spotted heading out to the Calvin Klein VIP dinner celebrating the successful show. Who would have guessed little Joey Potter would transform into such a glamorous budding fashionista? I'm still shaking my head over here!
Katie Holmes seen on Sep 07 2010 in New York, NY. Standing tall next to her husband, Katie Holmes turns the tables and keeps a tight grip on Tom at The Cinema Society's screening of The Romantics in New York City on September 7. Now who's the possessive one? After appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly to promote the flick earlier in the day, Katie walked the red carpet in support of her latest drama, which also stars Josh Duhamel and Anna Paquin. For the informal premiere Katie paired a pretty Jason Wu black and white printed dress (try Walter's Silk Georgette Dress in Abstract Animal or Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Mesh Top Dress in Black/Grey) with a suede Holmes & Yang jacket (I think her pick is a little too casual, but I do like Aude's Mason Poplin Jacket in Carbon to top your fall looks) and black sheer tights. All good so far, but then the tan pumps come from out of nowhere. I would've ditched the tights and paired this with a dressier bootie like Coye Nokes' Joan Bootie in Black Embossed Python. Would any of you have even considered adding the tan touch with the black color scheme? I have to wonder if this is Suri's doing – afterall, earlier in the day Katie gave her little diva styling creds on while chatting with Regis and Kelly: “Suri’s very helpful. I ask her which shoes to wear and she picks them out! Many times, I’ll be getting ready for an event and I’ll ask her what she thinks. She goes, ‘Definitely those.’ And she won’t let me leave unless I’m wearing what she wants me to wear. She has great taste and I want to make her happy!” So at least now we all know who's calling the shots at the Cruise residence! What do you think of Katie's look, do you like the femme dress with the utility jacket or is this pairing just too all over the place?
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 22 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Busy mama Katie Holmes takes a day off the set of The Kennedys to go shopping in Toronto with Suri and Tom's daughter Isabella on August 22. Between browsing the racks at Gap Kids and Anthropologies, the trio was caught in a downpour before picking up take-out and heading home. Kat doesn't look too happy about getting her tressed matted, but Suri jumped at the chance to break out her pink Hello Kitty rain boots! Katie dressed uber casually with a retro twist for her outing, pairing a tan embellished tunic (opt for Boulee's Kaia Tunic in Love or Brette Sandler's Nikki Tunic in Nude) with comfy black leggings (can't go wrong with James Perse's Standard Legging in Black) and simple black flats (love the subtle texture of Coye Nokes' Amelia Ballet Flat in Black Embossed Python). Not sure why she felt compelled to add such a clunky pair of white sunnies – I've definitely seen (and owned) cuter! What do you think of KH's rainy day duds, are they appropriate for an afternoon shopping trip? In comparison to the trendy retro looks Katie has been spotted in while on set as Jackie O, it's a little jarring to see her so dressed down for day. Then again, when you're chasing a toddler in the rain you can't afford to be too flashy! With all the buzz surrounding her latest role, Katie landed the cover of New York Magazine's Fall Fashion issue, snapped striking yet another one of Jackie's famous poses as she dished inside on everything from family to oh yes, fashion. Katie began chatting about how she got the impulse to design her own line, inspired by her daughter: "I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her." She continued, "I grew up the youngest of five, so there were a lot of hand-me-downs that I would sort of change up. And Suri and I do that now with her clothes. Or rather, she does it. She says, 'I want this sleeve cut,' and it’s like, 'Okay, we’ll cut it.' She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½." Sounds like Suri will be taking over the role of creative director any day now!
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 25 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Getting back to business, Katie Holmes keeps it casual during a lengthy meeting at the Sunset Towers in Beverly Hills on July 25. Katie just returned to LA after spending a few weeks in Canada filming scenes for the docu-mini series The Kennedys, in which she will portray the iconic Jackie Kennedy. K arrived for her meeting at the towers in an easy white v-neck (can't go wrong with C&C California's basic Short Sleeve V Neck Tee in White) tucked into distressed skinny jeans (check out 7 For All Mankind's newest distressed jean Roxanne in Oil Stain Indigo) with black ankle boots (I'm drooling over Apepazza's peeptoe ankle bootie Lisbona in Black). Katie accessorized with a ring necklace (Calico Juno's Necklace 200 in Silver makes a great addition to any look) and black tote (opt for Julie K's organized Leah in Black), carrying her Blackberry as she made her way to the door. K arrived showing off her new bangs, this time in a straightened look, which I have to say I much prefer to the super curly look she debuted at the NYC premiere of The Extra Man last week. Which hairstyle do you prefer? Katie has been spending a lot of time apart from her husband these days, with long days on the set while Tom jets around the globe on an international press tour for Knight and Day with Cameron Diaz. Despite all the negative press they've endured since they married almost 5 years ago, I think it's definitely official they aren't going anywhere for awhile. Katie's upbeat outlook might have something to do with it, with Wenn pulling up an old quote from Glamour to sum up her attitude: "I feel really, really lucky. I feel the best response [to all the stories] is just going about my life: enjoying life, making movies, being a good mom and good wife, and focusing on that. Because if you're doing well, what can they say?" Mum's the word over here!
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 19 2010 in New York, NY. Lightening up for the red carpet, Katie Holmes steps out at the premiere of The Extra Man in New York City on July 19. In this comedy, Katie plays a demure vegan who attracts the advances of a meat-eating co-worker. Entertaining I'm sure! Katie arrived at the premiere in a bright red and navy nautical-esque dress (try a more flattering striped silhouette like Suzabelle's Altamira Chevron Dress in Sailor Stripe or Splendid's Venice Stripe Pocket Tee in Atlantic) with black pumps embellished with a silver buckle (try a more playful look for summer like Coye Nokes' Grace Wedge in Black Patent). The shoes are a little too pilgrim inspired for me, but I do like that Katie added a casual charm necklace to break up the stripes (add a quirky touch with a unique necklace like Robyn Rhodes' Katie Rutilated Drop with Leaf Necklace in Moonstone). Just wish the dress had a little more shape! What are your thoughts on Katie's "Extra" look, does it do her justice? I'm all for trying out new looks, but I just have to ask, what's up with the mop of curls on her head? Definitely a bad weave at the very least! Katie is in the midst of filming The Kennedys in Toronto, where she's been spotted wearing a classic bob and pearls Jackie O made so fashionable, but this bears no resemblance to the refined styles Katie has been wearing on set. Wonder if this is a permanent change for her – are you feeling it or do you prefer her with straightened locks?
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 02 2010 in Century City, CA. Enjoying the 4th of July weekend with the fam, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were spotted out on a shopping trip with Suri at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Century City, CA on July 2. The couple picked up a few bags of loot from the Madewell boutique and Riginals kid's store before enjoying some ice cream treats at Ben & Jerry's with their little one. Katie dressed casually for their afternoon outing, wearing a loose white dotted button down (get comfortable in Splendid's Silky Shirt in White or LA Made's breezy Charlotte Blouse in White) with distressed denim shorts (just like Joe's Jeans' Ex-Lover Flap Short in Shane) and a cute straw fedora with a black band. Katie carried a roomy cross-body bag (check out Foley + Corinna's new Mid City Tote in Blonde) and covered up with dark aviators, holding hands with her man as they made their way around the outdoor mall. What do you think of Katie's casual style, would you rock a similar vibe? The shopping trip came just one day before Tom's 48th birthday, but he seems as youthful as ever while promoting Knight & Day with Cameron Diaz. While Katie looks after Suri as Tom is away on the press trail, she'll soon be back to work playing Jackie Kennedy on the new History Channel miniseries chronicling the iconic American family. Katie was spotted shooting initial scenes last month, and her portrayal is already being hailed as spot on – can you even recognize her from these photos?
Katie Holmes seen on Jun 22 2010 in New York, NY. Heading out for an evening rendezvous, a bashful Katie Holmes and husband Tom Cruise were spotted leaving their New York City apartment hand in hand on June 22. After Katie spent the day with Suri and Tom's daughter Isabella while Papa Cruise focused on promoting Knight and Day, the couple stepped out together to catch a showing of the Broadway play Fences, which stars Denzel Washington. For her evening out Katie slipped into a slouchy embellished pull-over sweatshirt (love the similar shape of Carter's Embellished Shoulder Top in Pink/Cream) paired with dark, super slimming J Brand flare jeans (check out Denim of Virtue's Super Flare Jean in Rinse) and black pumps (love the texture of Samanta's Viv Heel in Pony Black). KH toted a gorgeous leather bag with a chain strap giving it a vintage feel (I love the retro-meets-mod vibe of Whiting & Davis' sassy White Snake Mesh Hobo in Pearl). I'm loving the top with the jeans, but couldn't she have taken a minute to fix her hair? It looks like she just woke up from a nap! What are your thoughts on the fancy sweatshirt trend, have any of you tried this out for an evening summer soiree? While Katie has broadened her career as an actress, dancer, and designer, she recently added another title to her list: model! Last week Katie was spotted with her Romantics co-stars Josh Duhamel and Malin Akerman styled in J. Crew for a photoshoot promoting both the film and the classic casual brand, which the starring characters reportedly wear frequently in the flick. From these photos of the shoot I'm definitely curious what other yet-to-be-released fashions we'll see in the movie! And as E! Online pointed out, this isn't the first time Katie has gotten in front of the camera for J. Crew. Back in 1998 she appeared in two catalogs along with the rest of the Dawson's Creek cast. Wonder if we'll see her mixing designer Holmes & Yang with J. Crew basics a la Michelle Obama anytime soon?
Katie Holmes seen on Jun 21 2010 in New York, NY. After spending the day with the girls, Katie Holmes heads out with Tom Cruise for a casual night on the town in New York City on June 21. Katie was spotted earlier in the day on an outing with both Suri and Tom's daughter Isabella, enjoying the city while Tom wraps promotions for his latest action flick, Knight and Day, out in theaters this week. For their dinner date both halves of TomKat wore casual button downs and denim, with Katie opting for a fitted plaid top (get summer sexy in Arnold Zimberg's Romp in the Hay Plaid in Brown) tucked into high waist flare jeans (work the most flattering fit with Pierce Jeans' Iceland Katherine High Waist Jean in Steel). K upped the Western vibe with a wide belt (like Motif 56's luscious Honey in Chocolate), casual heels (love Farylrobin's Dakota in Cognac) and a tan tote in her hand (carry your summer essentials in Julie K's Lorri Chain in Cognac). While I don't think the plaid is bad, I think we can just write this one off as an unfortunately typical look for Ms. Holmes. It would help if the jeans were just a little more flattering! She's got a pretty messy pony going on too, wonder how she remembered to wear her sunglasses at night but forgot the hairbrush? Oh TomKat, always keeping things interesting! The happy fam spent Father's Day together in NYC the day before, with Tom's kids Isabella and Connor joining them in the festivities. Tom and Katie will be spending the rest of the week in the city after the premiere of Knight and Day, which already has decent reviews a week ahead of the official release. Are any of you looking forward to seeing Tom and Cameron take the big screen together once again?
Katie Holmes seen on Jun 08 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Working the boyfriend look, Katie Holmes runs to the flower market for a few bouquets in Hollywood on June 8. Katie picked out her arrangements in a casual oversized plaid shirt that may or may not have come from Tom's side of the closet (get the look with Arnold Zimberg's Playful Purple Plaid in Purple) and a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans (love the figure flattering fit of Habitual Jeans' Jane Boyfriend in Blue Trash) with neutral flats (like Gwyneth Shoes' Demi in Taupe). Katie accessorized with her sparking wedding ring and a petite charm necklace (add a personalized touch with Christie Martin's Tiny Tag Necklace in Sterling Silver), wearing brand new Oliver Peoples for Balmain sunnies. I'm definitely jealous of the shades, but how do you all feel about the rest of her look? I'm getting tired of the baggy look, but I must admit Katie makes it cute here. It was recently announced Katie will be portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in a History Channel mini-series about the iconic American family. Katie is seen here prepping for the role, carrying Jackie's autobiographical, illustrated novel One Special Summer. Are you excited to nerd out and learn a little about the Kennedys, as portrayed by Katie H? I can't deny I am!
Katie Holmes seen on May 26 2010 in London, UK. Modeling her own designs, Katie Holmes steps out at the 2010 National Movie Awards in London on May 26. While I think she looks very refreshing here, I'm not all that crazy about her look here. The tan and black striped Holmes & Yang maxi is a fun look for summer (own the look with Ella Moss' Liberty Dress in Navy/White or Suzabelle's Longmire Dress in Sailor Stripe) but the black peep toe booties are a little hard in my opinion (I would have gone with something lighter yet still dressy like Gwyneth Shoes' Tanya in Black). Are any of you feeling the same? Katie kept her accessories simple with a teardrop pendant necklace (add a little elegant with Robyn Rhodes' Deirdre Necklace in Gold). Love Katie's casual waves framing her face, and even Tom on her arm isn't ruining this fun look. What are your thoughts, readers? At the movie awards ceremony, Tom was honored with the "Screen Icon" award, presented to him by Gwyneth Paltrow. Congrats to him! Despite the criticism they receive, TomKat is on their way to becoming an icon in their own way, having launched a new endeavor dancing together at the "Fine Romance" benefit last month. A friend told OK Magazine: "Tom wants them to become the new Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire… He loves the idea of performing on stage with her.” Interesting! Do you see a new career for TomKat emerging?
Katie Holmes seen on May 25 2010 in New York, NY. Getting ready for a busy day, Katie Holmes heads out of her New York City apartment solo on May 25. K made a quick stop in the Big Apple on the way to the 2010 National Movie Awards with Tom, which she donned a striped maxi dress from her Holmes & Yang collection to walk the red carpet in. As Katie prepped to head over the Atlantic she headed out in a casual plaid shirt dress (like Joe's Jeans' Sexy Shirt Dress in Plaid) with easy leggings (try Splendid's summer essential Lycra ¾ Legging in Black) and a pair of buckled, studded ankle boots (check out Farylrobin's Ulysses Motorcycle Boot in Brown). It's been warming up in NYC lately, but Katie still layered up in a cropped black cardi (like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Seamed Pocket Cardi in Black). As a final touch K carried a luscious textured leather bag (love the zip style of CC Skye's Olivia in Chocolate Python) and threw on a big pair of sunnies as she made her way around town. What do you think of Kate's casual look, does it work for her? K has been flying under the radar lately, spending some time with Suri between filming projects. Don't think she doesn't have her next move planned though – Tom just wouldn't have it! A source recently dished to E! Online about the infamous go-getter's personality: "Tom is one of the most goal-oriented guys I know. He never stops and chills. Ever, ever, ever—sitting around and just talking—never happens. You cannot just hang with him; he always has a plan of what to do next." Seems to be a strategy working well for the two of them!
Katie Holmes seen on Apr 08 2010 in New York, NY. Enjoying a day out with her little girl, Katie Holmes takes Suri out for the afternoon in New York City on April 8. The mother-daughter duo picked up a parcel at the post office before heading to dinner together at Balthazar. It's not often that I agree with Katie's fashion experimentation, but I think she has a truly fresh look for spring here. KH started with a peachy embellished cami (check out Love Couture's Unchain My Heart Empire Waist Cami in Eggshell) and faded, cuffed jeans with worn in holes (try cuffing Hudson Jeans' Collin Skinny in Stephanie). Next she added a preppy tweed jacket (love The Battalion's Asymmetric Boho Jacket in White) and argyle socks, showing them off with chic Mary Jane pumps by Christian Louboutin (try Farylrobin's mod twist on the classic Mary Jane, the Geneva Leather Pump in Black). Lastly Katie carried a luscious tan handbag (very similar to Lesa Wallace's Donna Carry All in Tan) and kept her peepers covered with tinted aviators. It's a lot of look, but I love that she's daring to think outside the closet. What are your readers thoughts on this – do you think it works or is it a little too crazy?
Katie Holmes seen on Apr 04 2010 in New York, NY. Hot mama Katie Holmes spends a day with Suri in NYC on Easter Sunday, April 4. Tom was out of the picture for the weekend as his two leading ladies had some bonding time together, running errands on Saturday and catching the "DanceBrazil" show at the Joyce Theatre on Sunday afternoon. For their outing K put together a sassy 'fit, tucking a printed cami (like Ella Moss' Ginger Drop Top in Dime) into frayed cut-offs (try James Jeans' Shorty in US Vintage) over black tights and some seriously fierce peeptoe booties (love the texture of Coye Nokes' Joan Bootie in Black Embossed Python). Katie layered up in a classy black blazer (similar to Blaque Label's 3/4 Sleeve Jacket in Black) and a colorful scarf (try Elizabeth Gillett's Summer Scarf in Blue), pulling her hair back in a messy bun as she made her way to the car with a scantily dressed Suri. Seriously, how is she not freezing in a short sleeveless dress when mom is bundled up in a jacket and tights? I guess this is a mystery Suri will have to solve for us some day. After the show, the girls went to City Bakery for some sweet eats for dessert. Yum! K has been spotted in the city spending a lot of quality time with her little girl over the past week or two, having recently returned to the Big Apple to shoot Son of No One with Channing Tatum. In the flick, Katie plays wife to a young cop whose career is threatened when he's assigned to the precinct of his childhood neighborhood and a secret of the past jeopardizes his future. Sounds juicy!
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 25 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Katie Holmes takes care of business in Los Angeles on March 25. The leggy actress was spotted heading out of a meeting with her managers looking particularly perky, walking out solo to her car. KH kept her 'fit super low-key, starting with basic black leggings (like Ella Moss' Ponte Leggings in Black) and military inspired button front jacket (love the unique color of Amberlynn's Sweet Lady Puff Jacket in Slate Blue). Katie neutralized the masculine jacket with a frilly tiered cami (similar to Jenny Han's Tiered Bead Cami in Sparkle) lace up heeled boots (check out Farylrobin's Valencia Heeled Ankle Boot in Grey), carrying an oversized black tote over her shoulder (just like Linea Pelle's Dylan Medium Tote in Black). Despite the semi formal occasion KH wore her hair up in a messy bun, covering up with uber dark sunnies before heading to her car. What do you think of Katie's dressed down look? I like the jacket, top and boots separately, but together I can't help but feel it all clashes a little bit. I'm a fan of mixing hard and soft elements to create a unique look but this seems too random – is it just me? I don't think it's anything to gab about here, but the tabloids are once again on fire with rumors that TomKat is expecting after Katie gained a few pounds last month. Considering Katie just signed on to a new project titled Son of No One with Al Pacino and Channing Tatum, I have a feeling there's nothing credible backing these rumors, but nevertheless multiple publications are reporting Katie has been beefing up on carbs and carnivorous treats at Tom's request. Sure she attends Scientology classes, and supposedly she's on a "baby diet" to prepare, but both of their reps are flat out saying the pregnancy rumors are false. Taking it one insulting step further, a "friend" told the UK's Hello magazine: "A lot of people in Hollywood were saying she's pregnant, but the truth is that she's let herself go a bit and it's showing on her belly." Ouch! I don't see any telling signs here – do you think these rumors are just another shady attempt to sell magazines?
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 11 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Showing her mature side, Katie Holmes heads out solo for lunch at E. Baldi in Beverly Hills on March 11. Katie arrived dressed a tad younger than usual, pairing a flirty printed Isabel Marant dress (opt for Soul Revival's Jaden Print Dress in Chocolate Print or PGD Style's Satin Floral Mini Dress in Black/Red) with knee high cognac boots (love Martha Davis' Superhero Tall Boot in Brown), a cozy cable cardi (like CO2 Cashmere's Open-Knit Long Cardigan in Beige) and a charcoal knit scarf. Kate carried a buttery tan tote (Antoinette Lee's Stella Bag in Tan has long been one of my favs) and topped her look with gold aviators and a messy pulled back 'do. Not bad for a young mom out to get a little shopping done! Earlier this week Katie was spotted picking Suri up from ballet class and stopping by H&M for a quick shopping spree. Store employees told the paps they left with a big bag of loot but didn't try anything on – probably because it's more fun to play dress up in the privacy of their own home! Tom recently chatted about his precocious little girl to the press, "Suri's very much like her mother. She will not wear trousers, only dresses… The other day, Kate showed her some gold-colored sneakers thinking she might like to wear them, and she looked at them and said, "Oh mommy, these are lovely, but they're boy shoes." She's sweet, but she's very strong-willed -- just like her mother." Love the added emphasis at the end – apparently even Tom is sick of the rumors that Katie is his silent puppet! With solo outings like the one above, are you convinced TomKat might actually be living a "normal" married life together?
Katie Holmes seen on Feb 09 2010 in New York, NY. The always lovely Katie Holmes keeps it classy in a full length tweed coat in NYC on February 9. KH attended the opening celebration of the Hermes Man on Madison store in the city, opting to wear a sophisticated overcoat from the flagship store across the street (nab K's classy style without breaking the bank in Pink Polka Dot's Cozy Coat in Grey or Bailey 44's Coller Coat in Heather Grey). Staying true to her polished style, Katie wore indigo wide leg trousers (like Tag Jeans' Wide Leg Jean in Dark Destructed) with a plain white button down (try the exquisite tailoring of Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti's Long Sleeve Ruched Front Top in White) and open-toed black booties (play on the open toe style with Coye Nokes' two toned Josephine T Platform Bootie in Black/Ginger), despite the snowstorm outside. Slightly messy tresses, flushed cheeks and a rosy tinted pout complete Kat's chic style for the evening. What do you think of her 'fit, is it appropriate for the event? At the party, Katie took a break from her motherly duties to hang out with her stylist and design partner Jeanne Yang. In an interview with WWD this week, the design duo chatted about what's to come for the second season of their luxury line, Holmes & Yang. Katie indulged, “We were inspired by the colors of a traditional ballet, and the lives of all our friends. The clothes are romantic but also tough, because we wanted to give a wardrobe to that smart, strong woman.” From her work with the Dizzy Feet Foundation to taking Suri back and forth to dance classes over the past year to her friendship with Victoria Beckham, it's easy to see where Katie's design influences come from. Given that the line is committed to producing only in New York's garment district, yet sold exclusively at Maxfield's in LA, you can imagine that each unique piece you might discover comes with a hefty price tag attached. Have any of you perused the H&Y racks at Maxfield's this season?
Katie Holmes seen on Jan 25 2010 in Park City, Utah. Playing off a low-key look, Katie Holmes strolls the press wall at the premiere of The Extra Man in Park City, Utah on January 25 during the Sundance Film Festival. KH was in town – apart from Tom and the irresistible Suri Cruise – to promote her roles in the film above and The Romantics. While I think Katie looks cute in this wintery look, I have one small problem with it. Yes, it's Sundance and yes it's really cold, but can't you try a little harder on the red carpet – umm, wall – Ms. Holmes? Katie put her look together with a bulky black overcoat (try Suzabelle's Nicolet Trench Coat in Black) and distress washed skinnies (Hudson's Collin Skinny Jean in Harney have a similar faded look) tucked into black motorcycle boots (love the side buckle detail on Gwyneth Shoes' Pipen Boot in Black). KH didn't even remove her ivory beanie and matching scarf while posing for the press (add a little color to your 'fit with Whitney Kros' Striped Scarf in Red/Cream). What do you readers think of this look, is it acceptable for a casual film festival like Sundance or could she have tried a little harder to impress? Even with this questionable 'fit, Katie still pulls off the slightly mysterious, yet always sweet girl-next-door vibe. With two films set to release in 2010, I can't wait to see what's in store for Katie's rejuvenated silver screen career. Are any of you fans of her films?
Katie Holmes seen on Jan 15 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking very rested after taking a few weeks off work, Katie Holmes stands by her man at the NY Times Style Magazine's Pre-Golden Globe Awards Party at the Chateau Marmont in LA on January 15. It's pretty much the norm for Tom to have an iron grip around his wife, but at this particular event he had an extra reason to hold her close: ex-fiance Chris Klein was also in attendance! Trying out a sassy sheer look, Katie wore a puff sleeve knit Lyell dress, leaving her bra exposed (for similar cheeky looks, try Gold Hawk's CB Sheer Overlay Dress in Black or Graham and Spencer's V-Neck Tunic in Black). KH wore a very similar 'fit to the Elle "Women in Hollywood" tribute a few months ago and clearly she still hasn't gotten this look right. As one insightful blogger put it, if you're going to show us your bra at least give us something worth looking at! Katie paired her semi-racy look with black peep-toe Givenchy booties (add an exciting element to your 'fit with Coye Nokes' Josephine T Platform Bootie in Black/Ginger) and an embossed black clutch (love the detail on Whiting & Davis' Iridescent Boa Fold Over in Black). Super straight locks and a tad more blush than usual complete Katie's pre-GG ensemble. What do you think of her 'fit here, especially the exposed bra – does it work for her or has it been done too many times? Besides avoiding an awkward run-in with her ex, Katie mingled with Diane Kruger, Sophia Coppola and Chloe Sevigny at the event, while her other half said hello to Tropic Thunder co-star Ben Stiller and actor Woody Harrelson. For a pre-GG bash this sounds like quite a shindig – wonder if Katie knew all those stars were going to catch a glimpse of her lingerie?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 24 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Getting in the holiday spirit, Katie Holmes takes her daughter Suri to a specialty outdoor flower market in LA on December 24 to pick up a few floral arrangements. It might be the end of the year, but it looks like Katie is back to her baggy cuffed boyfriend jeans from last summer (for winter I would go for a full length boyfriend version like Denim of Virtue's Liberty Trouser Straight Leg Jean in Destroyed). This time she paired them with a knit Christmas sweater bordering on kitschy (I prefer the more playful, subtle print on Walter's Intarsia Knit in Sweater in Blue/Black), kitten heel Mary Janes (add a fun pop of color with Samanta's KT Heel in Tan Pony) and her fav new mocha colored messenger bag (Carla Mancini's Messenger Bag in Chocolate is a cute petite version with a fun envelope style closure). The rounded Jackie O-esque sunnies add a nice sophisticated touch on the right, especially with all of the flowers she's carrying! Suri and Katie picked up several bouquets for Tom on Christmas Eve, presumably to decorate their house for family and friends as they get settled in for the holidays. Both recently finished shooting films at the end of 2009, and Katie celebrated her 31st birthday in Sevilla, Spain the week before Christmas. Lots of presents from a doting husband and at least a two week break from work – what more could a girl ask for?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 23 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Looking a little glum, Katie Holmes was spotted being chauffeured to the Hermes store in Beverly Hills to pick up a few last minute gifts on December 23, making a stop at the Ralph Lauren store for more bags of goodies afterward. Both Katie and Tom just finished work on set for their respective roles in The Romantics and Wichita, so I'm sure it's a relief for them to have some time off to relax over the holidays. I'm loving Katie's leggy flare look here (get the long and leggy look with Hudson Jeans' Sentiment Hi Fi Flare Jean in Ink), paired with brown boots (love the lacing and toe detail on Farylrobin's Valencia Heeled Ankle Boot in Olive) and a tucked in plaid button-down (Civil Smith's Angie Shirt Dress in Plum). I'm also loving her caramel messenger bag worn slung across her front (try Donald J Pilner's Xena Messenger Bag in Camel or if you need something roomier Antoinette Lee's Stella Bag in Tan), although this 'fit would have been much more interesting if she'd done something in the hair and make-up area. What do you think of Katie's shopping attire? It's quite an improvement compared to some of the sloppy looks she's had this year, from wearing Tom's baggy jeans to aging red carpet looks. Despite her occasional (or frequent) unfashionable picks, Katie did have a few moments to shine this year. My favorite was her vintage beaded Christian Lacroix dress worn in Brazil to the premiere of Valkyrie in February, following by her bold Jason Wu frock at the Tokyo Valkyrie premiere with Tom in March (minus the leggings of course). Take a look at the rest of Katie's fashion roller coaster and see what you think her best and worst moments are!
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 29 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Taking a break from her busy filming schedule on Long Island, Katie Holmes was back in Hollywood on November 29 for the Dizzy Feet Foundation's Inaugural Celebration of Dance. Katie started with a classic LBD (love T by Alexander Wang's Classic Long Sleeve Dress in Black or Splendid's Zipper Dress in Black) paired with a sleek leather jacket (love Mike & Chris' Rohan Leather Jacket in Black). Strappy black Givenchy heels (check out the unique side buckle on Samanta's Zon Heel in Black) complete this sexy ensemble, but is it just me or does KH look a little uncomfortable working such a foxy look? This isn't her usual pantsuit, that's for sure! When I first saw this look I loved it because it's such a stretch from her usual dowdy looks, but once I realized she wore this to a charity event at the Kodak Theatre I was a little surprised. If I was hosting an event for a charity I founded that provides scholarships to teens to help them realize their dancing dreams, I'd def go for a softer look. Anyone else agree? For the TomKat fans out there, Tom and Katie celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary in Boston a little early this year, renting out the entire second floor of swanky eatery Bricco on Nov 14 so they could enjoy a romantic night alone together. The next night the couple dined out again, this time bringing friends to celebrate their milestone before Tom headed to Austria to continue filming Knight and Day with Cameron Diaz, who was spotted jumping sets once again in Sevilla, Spain with Tom earlier this week. Seems like this high profile couple just can't seem to stay in one spot for long!
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 08 2009 in New York, NY. Going out for a night on the town sans Tom, Katie Holmes gets glammed up for dinner in NYC on November 8. Katie has been commuting between Boston, where Tom is filming his latest action flick, and Long Island, where her film The Romantics began production last week and still continues to add big name cast members. While Katie spent her Saturday night dining with little Suri, she was spotted heading to dinner at a Tribeca restaurant on Sunday alone. Wonder who she met up with in her strapless ensemble? KH didn't let the dropping temps bother her in a murky blue Lanvin dress with an exposed side zip and gathered pleats at the front waist (try Rebecca Taylor's Cocktail Dress in Midnight or Single Dress' Strapless Pleat Dress in Black). I like the concept of the dramatic pleated front, but somehow between the baggy tube shape and no-frills knee length style I think the chic element is lost. Is it just me? Katie added sheer tights, which don’t really add any excitement, but I am loving her peep-toe Givenchy lace-up pumps (perk up your 'fit with Andrea and Joen's Daze in Black or Gwyneth Shoes' Kyra Pump in Black). What do you think of the look?
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 06 2009 in Boston, MA. Brightening up Boston in a fiery red dress, Katie Holmes was spotted out with Suri on November 6 having a little bonding trip to American Apparel. The two later met up with Tom to pick up some delicious desserts at a bakery in East Boston. On their shopping spree the Cruise ladies wore matching red dresses with black leggings (stand out in poinsettia red this winter in Qi Cashmere's Hoodie Cable Dress in Red Kiss or Blaque Label's Ruffle Sleeve Dress in Red). Katie added her new Madewell biker boots (Gwyneth Shoes' Alba Ankle Boot in Black would be adorable with leggings or lacy tights) and a black blazer (I like the longer style of Nanette Lepore's Secret Lover Jacket in Black) to stay warm in, carrying a brown messenger bag (Antoinette Lee's roomy Stella Bag in Tan is great) and a stuffed friend for Suri. What do you think of her casual 'fit? For the past week Katie has been spotted filming on Long Island and returning to Boston via helicopter to see Tom. KH just started filming The Romantics, coming onboard as a last min replacement for Liv Tyler. Katie plays Anna Paquin's BFF and maid on honor in the flick, which she is also reported to be serving as a producer. From her boyfriend jeans to Suri's hair it just seems we can't stop finding fault in Katie's choices whenever she appears in public, and Katie once again came under fire after she was photographed giving Suri a bottle on the set of her new flick. Ok, giving a baby a bottle, no big deal… except that Suri is a walking, talking 3 year old. A couple of pediatricians are weighing in on this from both sides, but it doesn't seem like thaaat big of a deal to me. What do you CoutureCandy readers think, is Katie babying her little girl too much?
Katie Holmes seen on Oct 19 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Making a rare public appearance at Elle's 2009 Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills on October 19, Katie Holmes was in great spirits while working the press wall at the Four Seasons Hotel. I honestly can't remember the last time she looked so polished and happy – clearly taking a little time off after filming in Australia over the summer did her good! I'm not really crazy about the visible bra under her Azzedine Alaïa sheer top and skirt (opt for Generra's Empire Waist Top in Black with Tt's playful Sabrina Skirt in Black), but at least it's not bright blue like Christina Aguilera sported a few weeks ago. Lingerie isn't exactly appropriate for this event, but it's not like Katie to show any skin so I'll let her pass on this one. She paired the look with classy pumps (try Samanta's sassy Viv Pump Wide in Black Patent) and a petite black bowler bag (like Elaine Turner's Tammy Patent Leather in Black). In the accessories dept Katie could have made this more exciting but it's so refreshing to see her smile it doesn't matter that she's not trying too hard to impress. What do you think of her bob growing out – should she keep it this length or crop it again? I kind of like the curls at the bottom, but it gets a little droopy around the ears IMO. Katie was presumably obligated to attend this event because she is on the cover of Elle's November 2009 issue, dishing on her fav designers that clearly inspired her attire at this event: “I love Alaïa, for sure. Stella McCartney. I like Ralph Lauren because I feel like it’s very American, and I’m pretty all-American, from Ohio. Isabel Marant and a new designer, Sari Gueron.” Katie has also been busy lately with her own venture into the fashion world. Holmes & Yang is now for sale at Maxfield in LA – stay tuned for more updates!
Katie Holmes seen on Oct 18 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Taking care of business, Katie Holmes stopped by Maxfield in Beverly Hills, CA on October 18. Her new line Holmes & Yang is being sold exclusively there, and I heard Katie's collection is on display in the window of the store this week – have any of you seen it? KH headed to check on her new venture in charcoal skinny jeans (try Rich & Skinny's Sleek Jean in Silverado) with a preppy argyle sweater (start warm this winter in James Perse's Boyfriend Sweater in Midnight or Walter's Intarsia Knit Sweater in Blue/Black). Katie accessorized with a cute black buckled tote (similar to Carla Mancini's Satchel Bag in Black) and low heeled pumps with a ruffled tongue. What do you think of her 'fit – is it too preppy or does it work for her? Katie has officially fulfilled her designing dreams now that she and style Jeanne Yang have their line for sale at Maxfield, telling the press recently: "It has been my dream forever to be in fashion and I’m truly inspired by my daughter Suri. She just loves dressing up so I decided to launch this exciting venture with Jeanne." Katie has said from the beginning the line is inspired by her daughter, which has always puzzled me a little bit – why would a 30 year old woman want to wear clothes inspired by a 3 year old? I'll have to bite my tongue until I see official photos of her line, which isn't for sale online yet. It was reported earlier in the fall that Maxfield dropped Katie's pal Victoria Beckham's dVb line to make room for Katie's turn to try design – no major shock there, as it seems like there's a new celebrity designer every week. What are your fav celeb designed lines – or do you boycott them altogether?
Katie Holmes seen on Sep 29 2009 in Boston, MA. October may have just arrived, but for Suri Cruise it's Halloween everyday while hanging with mama Katie Holmes in Boston over the past two weeks, enjoying a little bonding time while Tom is in town filming his new action flick Wichita with Cameron Diaz. The first couple of sightings I just rolled my eyes and thought typical, as Katie is back into her peg leg boyfriend jeans - or I guess husband jeans is more appropriate, since she confessed to wearing Tom's PRPS jeans last summer. The last couple of days I couldn't resist sharing – what in the WORLD is Suri wearing? She must be in that 3-year-old phase where she insists on dressing herself, but I have to wonder when TomKat will decide it's time to curb that self expression. Katie took her to a park along the Charles River on Sept 29, sporting matching stripes. Katie wore hers in the form of a tucked in scoop neck (like Rails' Deanna Striped Tank in Navy/White) while Suri stuck to leggings, pairing with adorably inappropriate leopard print ballet flats and lime floral print purse. Katie completed her 'fit with cuffed boyfriend jeans – better fitting than ones she wore earlier in the week, I might add (try AG Jeans' Damaged Boyfriend Crop Jeans in 17 Years) and flaming red flats (add a little color to your fall wardrobe with Marnie Bugs' Buckle in Cognac). The next day, Katie took Suri to the Boston Children's Museum for some interactive learning, again letting Suri dress herself in a cute floral dress, cardigan, mismatched leggings and velcro Mary Janes. Looking slightly more put together, Katie rocked her new slouch boots (check out Farylrobin's Ulysses Motorcycle Boot in Brown) with dark skinnies (you can never go wrong with 7 For All Mankind's Roxanne in Dark Santa Monica) and a long buttoned sweater (check out C&C California's Swing Cardigan in Ivory). I like Katie's knit hat and Valextra shopping tote, but I'm at such a loss for the style confusion happening here. What do you readers make of the Cruise ladies' style?
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 15 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. Continuing her grueling filming schedule in Melbourne, Australia, Katie Holmes gets a visit from Tom and Suri on August 14. First things first: what in the world is Suri wearing?! Maybe Tom let her dress herself to meet mom? Scratch that, Tom is too much of a control freak to let either of his ladies be that daring. I'm at a loss here – how would you caption this 'fit? As for Katie's style here, it's winter in Melbourne so that explains the mismatched scarf and stripe tunic (I would pair Ella Moss’ Laurel Dress in Mediterranean with A Graves’ more interesting printed Unicorn Scarf in Blue) with standard comfy leggings (Splendid’s Long Leggings in Black are a steal), but I think boots would be cuter than the metallic flats she's got going on. For the finishing touch, a cropped leather jacket like Mike & Chris Rex Leather Hoody in Charcoal or the Belushi Leather Jacket in Light Sienna will keep you warm and stylish in chilly climates across the globe. Katie has been sticking to a rigid filming schedule for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark with a small break for her Judy Garland tribute on "So You Think You Can Dance?" last month. It's funny how you can always tell she's working by her face – is it just me or is she looking gaunt again like she during her Broadway run in NY last winter? Otherwise she's looking very healthy – one might even say her legs are looking a little bigger than usual! What do you readers think?
Katie Holmes seen on Jun 22 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Her husband always keeps her close to his side, and earlier this week it was no exception as Katie Holmes looked on while Cameron Diaz was awarded her own personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 22 in Los Angeles. Tom starred with Cam in Vanilla Sky a few years ago, and came out with Katie to support their close friend, in Cameron's words. One thing they left at home? The fake happy expressions they usually put on for the paps! Tom is still his usual smiling, waving self but Katie looks pretty tight lipped watching Cameron and posing with her hubby after the ceremony. As one of the tabloids put it, are visions of divorce dancing in Katie's head? Putting together a cute, casual 'fit for the sunny morning ceremony, Kat started with J Brand's destroyed Zombie skinnies (I love 1921's less extreme Slim Jean in Medium or Dylan George's Lucy Cropped Zip Jean in Czar) with a loose white tee (like PGD Style's Ricky Tunic Tee in White) topped off with a granny cardigan. Seriously, that sweater looks like she knit it herself - yuck! So not California in the summer. Keeping it classy with a gold pearl studded choker layered with a long charm necklace (Kuo Ting's Freshwater Pearls Necklace in Gold is a chic blend of the two styles), Katie picked a basic pair of nude pumps and pulled her hair back in a messy ponytail. I don't know, what do you think of this casual look? Katie has been spotted in and out of the dance studio a lot lately, so I guess the less than perfect appearance can be attributed to her hectic schedule. She and the fam are getting ready to move to Australia for the summer (or winter, if you're Aussie) but not before Katie's "So You Think You Can Dance" segment airs. Katie is reportedly working on a special Judy Garland tribute, drawing from "Get Happy" from Garland's 1950 musical Summer Stock. Looks like Kate needs to "get happy" from the sour look on her face here – what do you think?
Katie Holmes seen on May 27 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Getting out of her dance clothes for a change, Katie Holmes was spotted out in Los Angeles on May 27 looking polished in a flirty frock while toting her new luxurious Valextra Slim Shopping Bag in Permagena White. It’s quite a statement bag in such a clean shade, but priced at around $2,500, it seems a little excessive for such a minimalist look, don’t you think? I’m sure Katie got it for free but I was surprised such a simple style is so pricey – it’s not like it’s Prada! Katie has been obsessed with this bag for a few weeks now, toting it around LA with a variety of looks. I’ll admit it is perfect for a busy mom with the numerous interior pockets, even if the shape is a little boring (get the light look for summer with Julie K’s Katherine Tote in Toffee Glaze for a fraction of the price). While she’s been going the casual route lately, Katie started her day in a ruffled black frock with balloon shoulders (opt for a fun pattern like Plenty by Tracy Reese’s Pintucked Chemise Dress in Plum Rose or go sleeveless with Shumaq’s Monica Dress in Black and White) and a pair of classic pointy toe rusty pumps, pulling her hair back in a low pony and shading her face with uber dark sunnies. Now, I love to see that Katie is wearing something besides sweats or grungy cuffed jeans, but this dress just doesn’t do her figure justice. What’s up with the puffy sleeves? It needs something to control the volume – give it a belt at the waist and take off those hideous sleeves and suddenly you have a chic look. The way Katie styles it, the dress is definitely wearing her, not the way it’s supposed to be! I also don't understand the footwear choice. Even basic sandals would seem more appropriate than typical 9 to 5 heels. What do you think of her ‘fit? Katie has been quite a busy bee these days, not only taking her own dance and voice lessons but also shuttling Suri back and forth to class a few times a week. The TomKat clan is also getting ready to relocate to Melbourne for the summer, where Katie will be filming Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark for a few weeks. Look for pics of her schlepping around down under coming soon!
Katie Holmes seen on May 09 2009 in Washington, DC. Nobody can schmooze like Tom Cruise, and he dragged the beautiful Katie Holmes along with him to the White House Correspondents Dinner on May 9. While Tom opted for a tux, Katie dressed head-to-toe in ivory separates from her own Holmes-Yang collection. Guess Katie was serious when she said she was giving design a try a few months back, but whatever happened to kids clothes? I see no universal appeal in this look, but I have to admit even if it’s boring Katie does look stunning at the swanky gala affair, held at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Pairing an ivory blazer with a silky cami (like Zoa’s Stretch Tunic with Banded Bottom in Silver) tucked into a mom-esque high waist maxi skirt (opt for Loy and Ford’s Lace Skirt in Beige), Katie accented the look with braided gold heels, long wrapped necklaces (try Robyn Rhode’s gorgeous layered Grace Necklace in Gold) and a gold statement cuff (try Danielle Steven’s customized Single Engraved Bracelet in Gold). What do you think of the ensemble? Behind the scenes, Katie was a little bashful at the cocktail party, spotted chatting with Graydon Carter and Time former editor Jim Kelly while her hubby worked the cameras, greeted fans and signed autographs for almost a half hour. It seems like typical TomKat behavior, but I’m surprised Tom let her out of his sight for so long! I can’t help but comment that Katie looks much, much happier than usual. Either she had a killer makeup artist or she’s had some time to rejuvenate herself after her exhausting Broadway schedule for All My Sons. Since the last curtain fell, Katie has been spotted honing her singing and dancing skills in Los Angeles – and sometimes letting Suri get in on the fun too. What’s next for Ms. Holmes? Katie is tentatively starring in a big screen remake of the 1973 ABC tv flick Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, which has something to do with a house haunted by devilish creatures. If she moves forward with the project, Katie will be spending the summer filming in Melbourne, Australia. Sounds like a fabulous family vacation! Are any of you big Holmes fans?
Katie Holmes seen on Apr 26 2009 in New York, NY. Channeling old fashioned glam at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, Katie Holmes made a classy entrance at the Independent Feature Project 30th Year Celebration on April 26. Stepping out for a night away from Tom and Suri, Katie was the host of the evening at the Cooper Square Hotel in the NoHo neighborhood. KH mingled with attendees in a sexy draped keyhole halter top and matching silk pants, both by Alexander McQueen (spice up the look with picks like Karina Grimaldi's Karolina Wrap Top in Mystic Midnight or Black Halo's Cowl Halter Top with Belt in Bronze with Lotta Stensson's Linen Palazzo Pant in Black for summer). I like the top but do you think the loose fit does anything for Katie's bod? She has the right tall, lanky figure to pull off ensembles like this but the all black, shiny look is a little blah - especially compared to McQueen's more risk-taking pieces. Then again, Katie Holmes is no daredevil - we all know Tom keeps her style in check! Katie dressed up her 'fit with envious wedge sandals by Givenchy, a wide rectangle clutch (I love CC Skye's Niki Clutch in Black, or try the Electric Blue shade) and a statement golf cuff (check out CC Skye's disco-loving Studio 54 Mesh Cuff in Gold). I can't really say anything bad about the slicked back bob, but for someone who usually goes natural with the make up, there's something about her complexion that's bothering me. What do you all think of Katie's IFP look - does it work for her? Katie got involved with the non-profit org to help independent filmmakers network with industry bigwigs while honing in their filmmaking skills. She told ET at the event: “I’m really honored to be here because they do so much good in helping filmmakers to show their voice and their talents.” That doesn't sound rehearsed at alllll, but it's always good to see established celebs helping others make it to the top. Have any of you been checking out the TFF in NYC over the past week?
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 24 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Getting back in the acting groove, Katie Holmes was spotted ducking out of a dance studio in Los Angeles on March 24. Clearly dressed to perfect her dance moves, Katie was also heard singing inside the studio and has been spotted coming and going several times over the past week. Maybe she's prepping for another Broadway run? Emerging in a darling purple cardigan (try Autumn Cashmere’s similar Cropped Cardigan in Carbon) over a black leotard and comfy gaucho pants (lighten up with Ecoganik’s Fold Waist Crop Pant in White), Katie wore classic ballet flats and carried an oversized square tote (tone it down with Julie K’s Eliza Flat Tote in Black Patent). How do you feel about the buckles on the sides? It seems like the straps aren’t long enough for her shoulders, and I’m not loving the mousy 'do either - bring back the pretty extensions Katie! Over the weekend, Katie had a family outing with Suri and Victoria Beckham's two boys, spending an afternoon at the Children's Art Center. After the kids finished up, the ladies bonded over a girl’s night out at Nobu while their husbands were out of town. I can only imagine the kind of dirt Posh and Katie could dish about their men!
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 17 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Somebody pinch Katie Holmes for not wearing green on St. Paddy’s day! The sleepy actress headed to Urth Café in Beverly Hills on March 17, grabbing a breakfast bite before dashing back to the car and getting on with her busy day. Check out her uber skinny jeans from behind – whether or not you agree with Katie’s choices, she does have a great bod! Get the leggy look for yourself with Joe’s Jeans Cigarette Skinny Jean in Zoe. Playing it safe in a simple gray cardigan (try Signorelli’s Love Tree Button Cashmere Cardigan in Ash and check out the cute peace sign on the back) and a plain blue plaid scarf (try the unique print of A Graves’ Unicorn Scarf in Blue), Katie polished her look with chic black pumps and a super shiny ring on her right hand (take it to the next level with Erica Anenberg’s Pewter Double Finger Ring in Silver). It’s pretty low-key, but what would you wear for a quick coffee trip? I just wish she’d kept the long extensions she sported with Tom at the Tokyo premiere of Valkyrie - so refreshing compared to the choppy, lackluster bob again! Do any of you agree? Now that she’s back in LA after finishing filming her small part in The Extra Man in New York, Katie has been relaxing and enjoying some extra time with Suri. She’s on the cover of Glamour mag this month and summed up the direction her life has taken in a few positive words: “That’s where I am… I feel really, really lucky. And you know what? I feel the best response [to all those tabloid stories] is just going about my life: enjoying life, making movies, being a good mom and a good wife, and focusing on that. Because if you’re doing well, what can they say?” The girl has a point, it’s good that one celeb can see the glass as half full! Do any of you share a similar positive outlook on your own lives?
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 11 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Debuting a rejuvenated new look overseas, Katie Holmes looked positively radiant at the Tokyo premiere of Valkyrie on March 11. Doesn’t it seem like Tom’s world press tour is never gonna end? First and foremost, Katie’s glossy new extensions are gorgeous. Love the side bangs and the added volume, and the new look couldn’t have come at a better time – let’s face it, the bob was looking a little drab and dated. For the red carpet, Katie chose a colorblock dress by Jason Wu with a blazing red skirt and fuchsia geometric print bodice (try similarly dramatic looks like Black Halo’s Boatneck Sheath Dress with Hip Sash in Geranium, Deep Purple and Cranberry or Tricia Fix’s Siva Mini Cocktail Dress in Radiant). Most of you probably find the color combo revolting, but I actually like the shock value – if it wasn’t paired with stirrup leggings. The dress is way too loud for tights, let alone stirrups, and the multicolored heels are too much. The heels are Rousseau by Jerome C. Rouseeau and are great separately, but together, what was she (or her stylist) thinking? At least she kept the accessories simple, adding just a hint of shine with a single gold bangle (go bold with CC Skye’s Studio 54 Mesh Cuff in Gold). I’m sure you all have your own take on this look – does it work for her? Now that Katie has finished up the Broadway segment of her career, she’s looking to add a new title to her resume: Fashion Designer. Doesn’t seem like that big of a shocker considering the plethora or celebrity lines out there, but somehow it still surprises me a little that Katie is confident enough in her fashion sense to try her hand at designing. Katie recently chatted with Glamour about her inspiration to collaborate on a kids clothing line with a friend: “My friend Jeanne Yang and I have been working together. She’s got twin girls about six years old, and we both grew up with mothers who sewed. We started about a year ago, sketching different things, trying to find comfortable clothing for our daughters that is also pretty and cute.” Suri is known for her adorable little dresses, so I can only imagine the frilly looks Katie’s line would include. Do you think she has a shot at designing?
Katie Holmes seen on Feb 28 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. She’s been busy filming her new flick The Extra Man in NYC, but Katie Holmes made a quick trip back to LA last weekend. Attending an art class with Suri in Santa Monica in the afternoon of February 28, Katie is seen here looking after her little girl in the parking lot before entering the studio. Dressed casually in black leggings (James Jeans’ Ritchie Slim Leg Clam Digger in Black Flex is super versatile), black t-strap sandals and a khaki wrap tunic over a white tank (try Ecoganik’s better fitting Double Bib Trench Coat in Camel with PGD Style’s Babydoll Tank in White), Katie looks like she could use some help keeping her hair out of her eyes! I can’t tell if the top is an apron for the art class or something Katie really has hanging in her closet; if it’s the latter it’s a little frumpy for me. Is anyone else wondering about the blue nail polish Katie is rocking on her right hand only? Maybe she let Suri practice her manicurist skills – I’m not sure what else could explain it! After getting creative with Suri, TomKat enjoyed a romantic dinner date at Il Sole, though neither looked too happy when they left after their meal. You have to assume it’s due to the pap presence, but I always find myself wondering if there’s some creepy controlling thing going on behind the scenes, no matter how many times they both insist they’re normal. Katie recently took the opportunity to shed some light on what her life is really like married to Tom in a tell-all interview with Glamour. When asked about the 16 yr age gap between Katie and her other half, she replied, “It was never a concern. I know one would think, Now, how is that? But really, we both like to work, we both like our families. It’s being there, being supportive, being an ear. It’s not so much, “Do you think I should do this?” It’s “What do you think of it?” Among other hot topics, Katie rewound a little bit and described her climb to fame: “From an early age I knew that I wanted to be in this business. So I did everything I could to get here, and when I met Tom, I knew in an instant that we were going to be together, that we were going to get married. He does have a very big life. And you know, we just do it. And, as a woman, you make that transition from being single to [being] a partner. I have a teammate, and it’s like, we’re going to make this work. I think it’s safe to assume Katie’s determination keeps her moving forward, but I still wonder if there’s more to it than being a team player. Thoughts?
Katie Holmes seen on Feb 25 2009 in New York, NY. Happy to be back in NYC filming her next flick, Katie Holmes was spotted going over some lines at a bus stop on February 25. Katie is currently filming The Extra Man with Paul Dano in the city, and if you happen to ride the M42 line, keep your eyes open for the stars – they’ll be filming a few public transit scenes over the next few weeks. In terms of workday attire, Katie started with classic dark skinnies (try Hudson’s Mimi Super Skinny 12 ¼ Leg Jean in Noir), a cozy camel trench coat (like Suzabelle’s Nicolet Trench Coat in Classic Taupe), and a cute waffle knit scarf by Marc Jacobs (try A Graves’ cute patterned Eagle Houndstooth Italian Silk Scarf in Black & White). Adding brown ballet flats by Azzedine Alaia and oversized Oliver Peoples sunnies, Katie looks a little frumpy for running through her lines on a bus, don’t you think? It’s only been a month since Katie wrapped “All My Sons” in the city, and she’s been hard at work this week rehearsing lines with co-stars and filming some dramatic, tear filled scenes on the streets. Seems like a very interesting new project – we’ll have to wait and see what it’s all about! Katie started filming off right, getting on everyone’s good side with a batch of yummy cookies. One of the crew members told OK! Magazine: “It was only the second day of filming and Katie brought our entire crew chocolate chip cookies. What an utter sweetheart. She said, ‘I know you guys work hard.’ It’s such a small gesture but it really goes a long way. She’s cordial, she’s friendly and everyone already loves her.” Nice to know not every celeb lets the fame get to their head!
Katie Holmes seen on Feb 03 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Continuing her fashionable streak in Brazil, Katie Holmes looked absolutely gorgeous at Tom Cruise's side at the premiere of Valkyrie in Rio den Janeiro on February 3. Her vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress is stunning beyond words – love the unexpected color combo! The decadent dress features verdigris and silver pearl beading all-over, with a dazzling red beaded bodice and a bright blue velvet sash. The scoop neckline and simple spaghetti silhouette is very elegant against Katie’s slender shoulders, don’t you think? Katie completed her look with silver heels by Rene Caovilla and slicked her hair back into a shiny 20’s style bob. Love the classic red lipstick! What do you think of Katie’s haute red carpet appearance? You can nab the iconic two-toned look with options like Black Halo’s Boatneck Sheath Dress with Hip Sash in Geranium/Deep Purple, Dina Bar-El's Pleated Ombre Dress in Raspberry or Ingwa Melero’s Elena Mini Dress in Sapphire. I know I personally am excited to see all of the red carpet looks at the Oscars this Sunday, but one pretty face you won’t be seeing is Katie’s. She and Tom are reportedly skipping the ceremony this year, most likely because Katie starts filming her next big-screen project, The Extra Man, on Monday in NYC. Katie was already spotted back there this week, making her way around town prepping for the new flick. Good to see Katie won her battle to stay in the Big Apple – the city just seems to suit her, don’t you think? Hopefully she’ll keep the few lbs she’s gained since the end of “All My Sons” and the color she picked up in Brazil as well!
Katie Holmes seen on Jan 31 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Resurfacing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 31, Katie Holmes enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach with Suri and Tom Cruise. Stepping out of the glamorous Copacabana Palace Hotel in an irresistible cornflower blue dress (Ecoganik’s Pocket Tunic Dress in Horizon Blue or Woo’s Michelle Dress in Pool Blue would be equally cute), Katie towered over her height challenged hubby in summery slingbacks. Layering the dress over a nautical one-piece swimsuit (like Letarte’s Seahorse Halter Onepiece in Seahorse Print), Kat wore a colorful patterned headscarf (try A Graves’ Lock and Key Italian Silk Scarf in Turquoise) and chic oversized sunnies. Personally I think the ‘fit is adorable, and I’m glad to see Kat adding some color back into her wardrobe. What do you think of the heels with the dress – too dressy, or perfect? More than anything, it’s refreshing to see Katie looking perky again. A lot of you commented on how gaunt and worn-out Katie was looking after a few months on Broadway, and it’s a relief to see her looking healthy and enjoying herself again. She explained her weight loss recently: "My metabolism was in full gear the whole time. I lose weight fast when I'm working so hard. It doesn't matter how much I eat, I just get thin. It's not the worst problem in the world to have though is it?" After her last performance of “All My Sons,” Katie took some well deserved time off and gained a few pounds back before catching up with Tom in Europe for the premieres of Valkyrie in Berlin and London. From there Katie returned to LA for the SAG Awards before the whole family cruised south to Brazil for a few days of fun in the sun, checking out a few of Brazil’s amazing beaches. TomKat headed south for the press conference and premiere of Valkyrie, continuing on Tom’s worldwide promo tour. Seems like an exhausting life, but little Suri is so adorable I’m sure it makes it all worth it. It’s clear Katie enjoys being a mom, and it’s good to see her out and about enjoying herself again! Do you think she looks noticeably happier?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 29 2008 in New York, NY. As her time in NYC nears its end, Katie Holmes has once again been bitten by the style bug. Katie made her way around the city on December 29 paying tribute to the 70’s with her breezy bell bottom jeans by 7 For All Mankind, made über authentic with distressed holes and tears on the legs (get the look with CoutureCandy's 7 For All Mankind Flare Denim with Crystals in Annapolis). Yet another item that could have been resurrected from Tom’s high school wardrobe, but I’m loving the leggy look on Katie’s tall frame. Thoughts? Katie paired her funky flares with a long gray tunic (like PGD Style’s Macy Lacey Tunic in Smoke), slouchy black sweater (try the super comfy Long Chunky Cable Jacket in Black by Gold Hawk) and her trademark round sunnies, wearing a skinny patterned scarf (check out A Graves’ Sparrow Scarf in Purple) as her only accessory. The over-all result is super comfy, casual and perfect for a mild winter day running errands, no? As I’m sure you’re aware, Katie celebrated her 30th birthday earlier this month, and with her increasing maturity comes wisdom. Katie recently took the opportunity to set the record straight about her past with Tom, sitting down for an interview with The New York Times Style Magazine. For a change, Katie confidently asserted herself: “There’s a misperception about me that I just became this wallflower, this woman who doesn’t have any control of her life. And that’s pretty wrong. From the very beginning, I’ve made choices in my life that have been very strong.” There’s no question who wears the pants in her marriage, but I do think there might be some truth to what she’s saying. After all, it was Katie who uprooted the fam to NYC for the past few months so she could live out her dream to act on Broadway, and in contrast to the talons Tom usually has sunk into her, she’s been seen out and about solo countless times in the Big Apple. What do you think – has Katie been making her own decisions all along, or is she merely Tom’s puppet?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 28 2008 in New York, NY. Christina Aguilera isn’t the only actress with a December 18th birthday: Katie Holmes also celebrated turning another year older on the same day. Can you believe little Joey Potter just celebrated the big 3-0? It seems like just yesterday I was watching the drama unfold on “Dawson’s Creek” – how fast time flies! Katie’s big b-day happened to fall on a performance night of "All My Sons," and as hardworking as she is, Kat didn’t even ask for the night off! Not one to disappoint, Tom had a few tricks up his sleeve, and had Katie’s co-star, John Lithgow, announce to the audience after the show was over: "Tom Cruise, our good friend, devoted fan to the show, doting husband of Katie, could not be here tonight. He's heartsick that he couldn't be here ... but he wanted to make his presence felt. So, he's joining us, inviting all of you, to celebrate Katie's birthday." Imagine Katie’s surprise when a 5 tiered birthday cake was wheeled out onto the stage for all to share, with Suri accompanying it to help mom blow out the candles! Since the big day, Katie’s been spotted bundled up in the Big Apple a few times, bonding with Suri and enjoying a few days off stage. On Dec 28 Katie emerged from her apartment with a bold new look unveiled by the slightly warmer temps, heading back to work for the first of two Sunday performances. Pairing slouchy cuffed denim shorts by See Thru Soul with black stirrup tights (try starting with William Rast’s Lisa Long Short Dark Handsand without Holes in Blue and cuff them yourself), classy black pumps and a slim black cardigan (like Smitten’s High Neck Double Breasted Sweater Jacket in Black), Katie kept it simple with a warm gray scarf (try Elizabeth Gillett’s decadent Parker Ruffle Scarf in Grey), oversized sunnies and her glittered wedding band as her only accessories. How do you feel about the shorts-over-tights trend? It seems to be one created exclusively by Katie, perhaps bringing a little funky LA style to the east coast? Bottom line, what do you think: does it work?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 03 2008 in New York, NY. Looking half posh fashionista, half conservative mom, Katie Holmes cupped a toasty beverage from Starbucks as she headed off to another day at the theater on Dec 3 in New York, NY. Even in LA it’s been cold lately, and I’ve been indulging in the special holiday drinks from Starbucks to warm me up just like Katie – how addicting is the peppermint mocha? Bundled up in long buttoned sweatercoat (Autumn Cashmere’s Double Breasted Cashmere Sweater in Pepper is decadently soft) over a black turtleneck (like PGD Style’s Jaclyn Cozy Turtleneck Top in Black) and bootcut jeans (try a classic like 7 For All Mankind’s Bootcut Jean in New York Dark), Katie added a simple grey scarf (perk up your winter look with something more exciting, like Raw 7’s Unicorn Scarf in Black) and black square toed pumps with chunky silver buckles. Drawing a little inspiration from Jackie O with her chocolate Birkin and round framed sunnies, I like the comfortable simplicity of this daytime look, but it could use a little color. Hope she’s not reflecting her dreary mood in her ‘fit! Katie has been looking pretty sullen lately coming and going from her apartment, and a disgruntled TomKat ex-employee recently shed light on a possible root of the problem: “Tom was the one who demanded Katie cut her hair. She cried when he made her do it. Once, when Katie was talking to another male actor after performance in All My Sons, a guard came over and whisked her away. Tom doesn’t like Katie talking to other men, especially in public.” I have to be skeptical because everyone hates their boss, but isn’t it a little odd that rumors continually surface about Tom’s controlling behavior? What do you think – is something going on here we’re not seeing?
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 19 2008 in New York, NY. A very leggy Katie Holmes made quite a fashion statement while dashing around NYC in sheer tights and slouchy boots on Nov 19… when the highest temp of the day was 35F! First and foremost, how do you feel about the ‘fit? Katie started with cuffed denim shorts (try the trend with Hudson’s Scout Pleated Short in Eternal), adding a café colored cardigan (love the balance of Autumn Cashmere’s Mixed Stripe V Neck Cardigan in Pumpernickel) over a black tee (like Ecoganik’s Thermal Henley Top in Black), topped off with what reminds me of a men’s blazer. What do you think, does it work? I’m not sure about all the brown and black shades thrown together, but you can’t deny it’s original. Throwing on a crimson scarf (I’d go for something warmer like Raw 7’s Lion Scarf in Navy) and sunnies with her boxy tote (like Carla Mancini’s Front Pocket Double Handle Bag in Black), Katie finally cracked a hint of a smile as she hurried to and from work. I just can’t wrap my mind around the tights and gloveless hands – how is the girl not cold? As for TomKat news, the couple celebrated their two year anniversary over the weekend with a special family day in Los Angeles with all three of their kids, including Suri, who was just named Forbes’ Hottest Tot of the year. Edging out Bragelina’s Shiloh, who was the reigning cutie last year, I definitely agree that Suri is looking pretty adorable these days. Who do you think is the hottest celebaby?
Katie Holmes seen on Nov 12 2008 in New York, NY. Trying out a trendy fall look while stepping out of her NYC apartment on a chilly Wednesday afternoon, Katie Holmes dashed out the door on Nov 12 with a death grip on her Blackberry and quite an unhappy look on her face. Trouble with Tom, perhaps? Heading off to the theater in a chic ivory cardigan (try the similar style of Plenty by Tracy Reese’s Pintucked Cardigan in Ivory) over a simple scoop cami (PGD Style’s Babydoll Tank in White would be playful pick) cinched with a trendy skinny belt (check out Jack Rabbit Collection’s BTROIS Buckle Belt in Chocolate) matching her sexy zippered ankle boots, the look faltered a bit with the interesting choice of light denim and floppy cable knit hat. A darker skinny jean (like Joe’s Jeans Chelsea Jean in Vincent) would have been more flattering… especially if she’d taken the time to tuck them into her boots before heading out the door! I really can’t wrap my mind around her decision to wear the hat either – so not Katie Holmes! Apparently no one told her you have to be careful with hats if your hair is as short as hers to avoid looking like a boyish alien, but at least she has hair and make up artists at the theater to spruce her up! Though this ‘fit is pretty slenderizing, it’s not the first time Katie has looked a little gaunt lately – her collar bones look like they’re about to jut out in the photo on the left! Clearly, the combo of her busy theater schedule, constant play dates around the Big Apple with Suri, not to mention her demanding super-star hubby are leaving her looking a bit sullen, even after a rejuvenating yoga class earlier in the day. What do you think – have you noticed the lethargic look as of late?
Katie Holmes seen on Oct 27 2008 in New York, NY. Keeping a watchful eye on little Suri, Katie Holmes left her New York apartment on Oct 27 with quite a handful. Dressed like the quintessential trendy mom, Kat wore a classic white button down – possibly borrowed from her husband’s closet – with faded skinny jeans (try Pierce Jeans’ Miami Tyler Straight Leg in Dolphin Grey with Zoa’s Long Cotton Shirt with Pleating in White tucked in) scrunched over some seriously fierce ankle boots. Wearing her ever present oversized sunnies (like Nour’s funky Moman in Street) Katie juggled a Curious George stuffed animal and a boxy black tote (similar to Julie K’s roomy Katherine Tote in Black Glaze), braving the chilly autumn weather with a long black sweater coat (check out Holly’s Button Knit Coat in Black). Suri, however, was wearing a dainty dress as usual, causing me to ponder, doesn’t that child ever get cold? Unless she’s wearing an invisible Scientology blanket that gives her immunity against the elements, it looks like mama needs to put her foot down and bundle her baby up! Last week, Katie’s cameo on “Eli Stone” finally aired and caught critics by surprise, giving a performance drawing comparisons to everyone from Rita Hayworth to Catwoman. Kat’s character Grace slinked around Eli’s dream in a skin tight leotard, long gloves and sexy heels, belting out “Hit Me With a Hot Note” complete with a full dance routine amid a smoky special effects. I would never have guessed someone as meek as Katie could have such a powerful voice – seriously, the girl can sing! After plenty of good reviews for “All My Sons,” there’s talk that Katie has the talent to move onto a Broadway musical next, seeing as she loves living in the Big Apple so much. A friend told InTouch, "She wants to continue the momentum and star in another play after this one. It's even transforming the way she dresses - she's beginning to unveil more fashionable outfits whenever she's out on her own. Compared to New York, she finds LA fake and unpleasant." Fake I can agree with, but both bustling cities have a few unpleasant attributes. Do any of you have a preference?
Katie Holmes seen on Oct 16 2008 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes nails 40’s glam effortlessly at the opening night after party for the cast of All My Sons in NYC, Oct 16. When I first saw these photos, I thought she must still be in costume – but no, this is an original design by Mrs. Cruise herself. Katie wore a vintage black lace top under a white strapless jumpsuit with voluminous harem legs (check out Ecoganik’s High Waisted Jumpsuit in Black or Walter’s Vintage Lace Short Sleeve Top in Black to get the look), paired with strappy black heels – how do you feel about the flashback look, does it work for her? I think with the bold red lipstick, boyish coif and overall glammed up appearance, Kat pulls it off to a tee, with the matching gold necklace and bracelet (try Kimberly Faith’s Patchwork Necklace in Gold/Silver with Danielle Stevens’ Alligator Bangle in Gold) and shiny black folded clutch (see Julie K’s Sasha Clutch in Black Glaze) sealing the deal. Très chic! Since moving to the Big Apple, Katie has been under constant scrutiny for her fashion choices (and mishaps), but I think her style has been continually improving since the move. Gone are the drab ballet flats, baggy jeans and mousy hair – in with the chic cropped ‘do, some fierce boots and to-die-for handbags. It looks like Joey Potter has finally retired and it has done her well! Though the opening night reviews of All My Sons weren’t exactly stellar, ticket sales have been through the roof, with the play quickly becoming the highest grossing show on Broadway, even before its official debut. Even pal Victoria Beckham extended her support, telling the Daily Star: “We can't wait to come and support Katie... Her husband Tom Cruise says she's amazing, the reviews have been amazing. We're so proud of her.” From a small town girl to the big screen and now the big stage, I can’t agree with Posh more. Bravo!
Katie Holmes seen on Sep 04 2008 in New York, NY. We’ve seen quite a bit of Katie Holmes since she relocated to the Big Apple for her stage debut in All My Sons, and on September 4 the Dawson’s Creek star made yet another fashion statement as she made her way to rehearsal in the morning. Poor Kat has been the subject of pretty intense scrutiny lately, getting flack for everything from her boyish haircut to her oversized jeans and poorly assembled ‘fits. Even Tim Gunn chimed in with his two cents, commenting, “I have to say, Katie Holmes has become so much more sophisticated in so many ways, but I think she’s in a dip right now. I can’t explain it. She ascended from this tomboyish waif look to an incredible sexy sophisticate. We realize how much style she’s capable of. I don’t get it.” Katie must have taken note, because her style has been improving over the past few weeks, adding killer ankle boots, sexy skinny jeans, and colorful prints to her normally drab wardrobe. Maybe being surrounded by fashionistas in NYC has rubbed off on her? The morning of Sept 4 was no exception as Mrs. Tom Cruise headed to work in a feminine black sheer top (try Qi’s Chiffon Cardigan in Black), bright blue pencil leg jeans (like Denim of Virtue’s Patience 5 Pocket Straight Leg in Irish Blue), and low heeled pumps with old fashioned buckles – sort of pilgrimish, but still better than her endless collection of ugly ballet flats. Kat carried an elegant black tote (similar to Carla Mancini’s Front Pocket Double Handle Bag in Black), her Blackberry and a venti coffee from Starbucks to get her through the day, shielding her peepers from the sun with a pair of square black sunnies (try JeeVice’s Sassy in Black/G15). Besides counting down the days to her Broadway debut, Katie has something new to be happy about this week – a visit from her first love, Joshua Jackson! Though they broke up about 10 years ago, Josh is reportedly concerned about Katie’s wellbeing because she looks so thin and unhappy these days. He stopped by the set of All My Sons with a bouquet of flowers for his former flame, wishing her the best before letting her get back to work. Sweet gesture, but you know that’s not going to fly with Tom!
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 17 2008 in New York, NY. Looking more casually put-together than she has in awhile, Katie Holmes took a break from her busy Broadway rehearsal schedule and took her adorable daughter Suri to the park on Sunday afternoon, August 17. Katie looked like a picture-perfect mom in her crisp white button down (check out Gold Hawk’s ultra feminine version, the Eyelet Front Blouse in Pure White), dark straight leg jeans (see Denim of Virtue’s Justice Flap Pocket Straight Leg in Midnight for a similar staple), sunny yellow t-strap sandals (though not the same fun hue, I love Matiko’s Katia Sandal in White), square brown shades with gold accents (like JeeVice’s Sassy in Brown Fade), and a trendy oversized python tote doubling as a diaper bag (snake lovers, see Carla Mancini’s Tote with Front Tassel in Python/Black). Even the cropped coif looks refreshingly chic, no? Over the past few weeks, TomKat have been settling into the Big Apple, snapped constantly jetting around the city in between Katie’s stressful schedule prepping for her Broadway debut. In regards to the stage, rumors have been circulating that ticket sales are much, much lower than expected for Katie’s Oct 16 – Jan 11 stint in All My Sons, but the production’s publicist insists it’s simply not true. Critic’s theories are that Katie’s former fans are yearning to see beloved Joey Potter again, but I have a feeling the Eli Stone episode guest starring Katie as a singing dancing attorney will boost sales after it airs on October 21. If you live in the city, are you interested in seeing Katie light up the stage?
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 08 2008 in New York, NY. Fortunately for all of us, Katie Holmes finally gave herself a break from the pegged leg spree and donned a motherly black and white dress on her way to rehearsal at the theater in NYC on August 8. I still can’t make sense of Katie’s recent sightings in the same button fly, pegged leg jeans about 9 days in a row. Some plausible theories about her questionable fashion choice include Katie could be hiding a baby bump, the victim of a savvy denim thief who left her permanently borrowing from Tom’s closet or she is living in a mirror-less penthouse that prevents her from seeing how terrible she looks wearing the same misguided jeans over and over. But now it’s official – Katie really IS wearing Tom’s jeans. This week Prps Jeans confirmed Katie has been wearing a pair of their men’s jeans that will be available in a women’s version this fall called the Boyfriend. Finally, the mystery is solved, but it still makes no sense! Katie’s look (slightly) improved with her black and white maxi (try Karina Grimaldi’s Floresta Silk Dress in Theodora Black Ivory), paired with a drab white cardigan (try the form fitting ¾ Sleeve Cardigan in Vanilla Cream by Syndey LA for a cleaner look), sparkly gold flats (check out Matiko’s Leslie Snake Flat in Bone) and essential dark sunnies (like JeeVice’s Red Hot in Brown Fade). Since relocating to NYC, Mrs. Cruise has been spotted all over town with her adorable daughter Suri (Tom nowhere in sight? Hmm...). The luckiest little girl in the world has been trekking all over the city with mom, with trips to the bowling alley, all the trendiest parks, and even catching The Little Mermaid on Broadway. What more could a girl ask for?
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 05 2008 in New York, NY. Okay, the first time I saw Katie Holmes leaving the set of Eli Stone in those hideous rolled cuff jeans, I assumed they had to be part of her costume. I mean, what else could possess a person to wear jeans 3 sizes too big with open-toed heels and nylons simultaneously? Apparently, not so much. After at least 5 public appearances wearing those hideous flashback jeans, one can only assume Katie is trying to bring the fad back, presumably from the dead. It’s entirely possible she unearthed these button-fly monstrosities from Tom’s Risky Business wardrobe. How do you feel about Katie’s favorite stone washed pegged jeans – love it or leave it? Practice will not make those jeans perfect, but above the waist Katie pulled off the conservative chic look as she cruised NYC solo to and from rehearsals for “All My Sons” on August 5. Honestly, she looked relatively put together with a black and white polka dot scarf, simple white tank tucked in under a white puff sleeve cardigan (similar to Elizabeth Gillett’s cropped Jackie Button Shrug in Ivory). Katie refined her look with her envious black python Chloe Paraty Bag (try Rough Roses’ Jewel Hobo in Black for a much more affordable version), basic square brown sunnies (check out JeeVice’s Exquisite in Oyster Bronze), simple metallic flats (try Matiko’s Leslie Snake Flat in Bone as a more lively alternative) and a thick brown leather belt to hold up those awful trousers. TomKat and baby Suri have officially relocated to the Big Apple in preparation for Katie’s Broadway debut on September 18, but that didn’t stop mom from jetting home to LA on Monday to have her boyish ‘do sheared even shorter before returning to the city with the fam. I guess she thought new city, new look, right? What do you think of the freshly cropped coif – does it work for her?
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 20 2008 in Laguna Seca, CA. Katie Homely, oops, I mean Holmes, was spotted at the Red Bull US Moto Grand Prix in Laguna Seca last Sunday, July 20, getting a piece of the action with robo-hubby Tom Cruise. TomKat did their best to look the part, both clad in leather and denim while excitedly watching the races. Katie’s outfit can only be described as biker chick meets the girl next door (clash!) wearing a cropped leather jacket (Black Halo’s Shirred Cropped Leather Jacket in Brown is one of my faves), a plain white, tucked in tee, casual boyfriend jeans (similar to True Religion’s Bobby in Chelsea) held up with a brown leather belt (like Pellemelle’s Double Ring Belt in Chocolate). Katie added her feminine touch with a simple gold locket (see Kuo Ting’s Floral Oval Locket Necklace in Gold), a beaded leather bracelet and big brown sunnies (check out JeeVice’s Sassy in Brown Fade), which are almost enough to distract you from that awful boyish haircut. Seriously, did Tom break out a bowl and scissors for that one? If you notice, Katie has been looking a bit happier lately in photos of TomKat – she’s even cracking a smile in the photo on the left while Tom whispers in her ear. Perhaps it’s because the couple recently moved into a new $35 million mansion in Beverly Hills, the first abode that is officially theirs and theirs only (well, and Suri’s, of course). In the two years they have been married, TomKat have been living with Tom’s sister and her two sons, his mother, and Tom’s two kids from his marriage to Nicole Kidman – quite a full house! When the couple moved, Katie reportedly said enough’s enough and kicked out all family members besides the kiddies. Maybe it’s because Katie is gearing up to have another bundle of joy with Tom? A friend said, "Katie said she has got the itch. Now that Suri is a toddler rather than a baby, she said she misses having an infant in the house. And, of course, Katie thinks Suri would make a great big sister!" Hmm, wonder if this fits into the Broadway schedule?
Katie Holmes seen on Jul 16 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Katie Holmes arrived on the set in Los Angeles on July 16 dressed like a conservative working type in the morning (right) and was escorted out with Tom in the evening (left) looking like… a tranny bag lady? Hmm, I’m not sure what to think about this mix of stage make-up and interesting fashion choices. If you like the cozy Flashdance look, pair Autumn Cashmere’s Racer Back Tank in Black and Woo’s Rosie Long Grandpa Cardigan in Heather Grey with a pair of loose trouser jeans like Deener’s Slacker Jean in Radon for a much cleaner look. And please, no nylons with open toed heels! Kat has been hard at work this week filming her guest appearance on Eli Stone, which hopefully explains the mystery get-up. The new cropped coif is also for the show, taking off a few more inches and adding in a few daring curls for the part – although I must say, with the sunglasses she seems to pull it off, in a classy suburban mom kind of way. The network has been quiet about Katie’s appearance on Eli Stone, but an ABC exec leaked, “It’s a great role for her. There is some singing and dancing she does. And she’s exquisite.” How refreshing! It seems Kat prefers theatrical gear lately, by the looks of her make-up and hair, perhaps she’s getting into character for her upcoming Broadway debut in All My Sons coming in September. TomKat will be relocating to NYC once rehearsals begin, living it up in a rented penthouse apartment and showing Suri all the sights of the Big Apple. From the start Katie’s role has sparked all kinds of drama, from uprooting other Broadway productions to vastly disappointing ticket sales. “Katie wouldn’t sign a long-term agreement with her show, which is why it’s the limited run that it is. They had to figure out how to make more money with the time they had with her,” a theater source said, explaining why A Chorus Line - currently starring Mario Lopez – was bumped to a different theater so they would have enough seats to accommodate Katie’s shorter stage run. AC Slater must be feeling burned! Will any of you be shelling out the cash to see Katie take the stage?
Katie Holmes seen on May 05 2008 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes was spotted out shopping with Suri on Madison Avenue in NYC on May 5, still rocking a twin hairstyle to the two year old tot. Speaking of hair, is it just me or does Suri's hair look like five shades lighter than usual? It might have just lightened up due to the sun, but what if Katie and Tommy Boy decided to dye Suri's hair!? Crazy town. For Katie's NY look, start with a funky trenchcoat (like Ecoganik's lightweight French Terry Jacket in Coffee) over a turtleneck (I love the shade of Kushcush's Skinny Turtleneck in Lavendar), and pair with wide leg dark wash denim (like James Jeans' Wesley 5 Pocket Wide Leg Jean in Troy). Accessory wise, Katie paired a pair of round shades (check out Nour's Kiara Sunglasses in Manner Mania) with a big textured back and patent heels. While Tom and Katie have been spotted all over NY lately, it seems that their body language has started to garner a lot of extra attention. Tom is pretty much always holding on to Katie in some way, and body language expert Judi James has analyzed one photo in particular of Tom holding Katie's hand (as well as her upper arm) for The Sun. Judi says, "While holding Katie’s hand is chivalrous and gentlemanly, grabbing her forearm has a new meaning and shows command and control. Tom looks more like Katie’s bodyguard. She looks like the star and it’s as if he’s doing the thinking for her. It’s a very controlling hold, almost a form of parental affection. There’s no sign of sexual affection here.” No sign of sexual affection between TomKat? That's a new one!
Katie Holmes seen on Mar 17 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. Katie Holmes was spotted hanging out with her good friend Joan (OK, not really) as she grabbed a bite at Joan's on Third in West Hollywood on March 17, and had to be escorted out of the restaurant by numerous bodyguards to protect her from persistent photographers and fans. Katie started her look out with a sunshine yellow coat (check out Kushcush's Three Button Coat in Yellow) over a black and white geometric (like Guy Baxter's Morgan Dress in Black and White). Next up was a pair of super skinny dark wash jeans (like Joe's Jeans' Chelsea Jean in Reed) and a pair of strappy black heels. My question is, where's Suri? She hasn't been seen in for-ev-er! Rumors spread recently that Katie was teaming up with Armani to design a chic line of children's clothing inspired by Suri, but it seems that there was no truth to these rumblings. Katie's rep went on record and said, "Katie Holmes is not designing a children's line for Giorgio Armani," although the two are close; Armani designed Holmes' wedding dress and regularly is the designer behind her red carpet looks. Sorry Suri, you are one of the most famous children ever, but there won't be a line inspired by you!
Katie Holmes seen on Jan 30 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. Katie Holmes was spotted grabbing a quick bite to eat at Joan's on Third in West Hollywood on January 30, sporting an ensemble that actually is age appropriate! Wow! To steal Katie's look, start with a cropped jacket (like Gold Hawk's Embellished Hoss Jacket in Onyx Black) and a long sleeve black tee (check out Ecoganik's Babyneck Long Sleeve Tee in Black). Next up: denim. Serfontaine's Paris Jean in Rinse are super similar to Ms. Holmes'. Finish off the look with an exotic scarf and black ballet flats (similar to Matiko Footwear's Verne Flat in Black) and you're all set. In recent Katie news, leave it up to the National Enquirer to start a (more than likely) false rumor: allegedly, Katie became pregnant with ex-boyfriend Chris Klein's baby before she gave birth to Suri. A source tells the mag, "Chris blurted out: 'Dude, you know I got Katie preggers.' There was a long silence. I realized Chris had said more than he had intended. My next thought was: 'What happened to the baby?' (But) from the look in Chris' eyes, I realized this was highly personal. I didn't want to probe any further." Katie's rep has obviously denied these claims, saying they are "false", but what do you think?
Katie Holmes seen on Jan 08 2008 in Santa Monica, CA. Katie Holmes appeared at the Critic’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA on January 8. Dressed in a stunning asymmetrical dress by Lanvin (try LaROK’s Cleo Dress in Papaya or Cleo Brand’s One Shoulder Dress in Purple to transform the look for less), Katie sparkled onstage as she presented an award. I’m really impressed by the elegant simplicity of this look – Katie is quite the style icon here! From the tousled, wavy ‘do to choosing a dainty pair of drop earrings (try Lisa K’s Flower Earrings in Gold), tan peep-toes and a few simple rings (check out Robyn Rhodes’ Kimberly Ring in Gold or Erica Anenberg’s simple Blind Faith Braile Ring in Gold) to adorn her fingers, I think Katie absolutely shines here. Thoughts?
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 21 2007 in West Hollywood, CA. Spotted: Katie Holmes shopping at Maxfield in West Hollywood, California on Friday, December 21. Holmes has recently been gaining more and more attention for her new interest in high fashion, and has definitely not disappointed this time. It appears that since becoming friends with fashion icon Victoria Beckham, the fashion bug is clearly contagious. Even in the most simplistic pieces, Holmes still manages to look like a million bucks and we're definitely not the only ones who think so. OK! Magazine just recently named Katie Holmes as their most stylish star of 2007, topping new BFF Posh Spice. Katie began her outfit with a pair of fierce red pumps, and wore a short black skirt with oversized pockets (similar to LaROK's Rita Skirt in Black), which provided as a strong vocal piece of her outfit. Keeping it simple on top, Holmes opted for a skinny turtleneck in white (check out Kushcush's Skinny Turtleneck in White) and colored it up with a simple string of colorful pearls (check out Brian Nagourney's Jewelry's Pearl Lariat with Red Coral). Katie also lugged around a cognac colored handbag big enough to fit Suri in (check out Posse New York's Carola Bag in Cognac ) and completed her Jackie O look with a pair of oversized black sunglasses (similar to Nour's Baba Sunglasses in Oro Bianco ). Holmes has been living quite extravagantly since marrying husband Tom Cruise. Just that week it was reported that Katie spent $100,000 on a shopping spree, not including the big bags Katie's security detail were seen carrying out of high priced boutique Maxfield. We can only assume a lifestyle like this can be satisfied on Tom's salary, not hers. A pair of boots alone at hip boutique Maxfield can cost over $10,000, who knows what Katie managed to put on Tom's tab while spending substantial time inside.
Katie Holmes seen on Dec 10 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. Katie Holmes stepped out in LA on December 10 for a solo shopping expedition, with Tom out of town and Suri staying at the power-couple's mega mansion. Getting in the holiday spirit by wearing a festive pair of red jeans (to get in on the red jean craze, check out Pierce Jeans' Montana Pierson Slim Jean in Red Cedar or Joe's Jeans' Patch Pocket Wide Leg Jean in Scarlet), Katie also wore a black coat (like IISLI's Venice Coat in Black) and accessorized with a big brown bag, similar to Aaneta's Star Medium Bag in Cafe. While the Cruise's took in the Spice Girls' reunion concert in Vegas on Sunday, it seems that Katie also knows what to do to ensure that Tom has fun with their romantic encounters. She says to InStyle Magazine, "Tom likes me in a suit and a mini every now and then. I like it when he likes it. It makes me blush. He'll say, 'You look good. I hope security's going with you.' Now that gives me attitude." Tom likes Katie in a suit? No comment. Katie goes on to say, regarding her pregnancy with Suri, "[He was] by my side the whole time. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive human being. He had the room ready, candles everywhere, pictures in frames. It was very homey and beautiful." How perfectly orchestrated that sounds!
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 06 2007 in Los Angeles, Ca. Katie Holmes' return to Los Angeles warranted much fanfare; paparazzi were around every corner of LAX on August 6 as Katie slowly made her way to her car, seeming relaxed and protectively holding her jacket closed with her left hand the entire time. Wearing ultra wide-leg denim (check out Pierce Jeans' Bleu Theresa Wide Leg Jean in Midnight Blue or Parameter's Pleated Denim Pant in Midnight for a similar look) with a black button-up and blazer and brown shades (like Nour's Kiara Sunglasses in Manner Mania), Katie also carried along a grey bag- set to be the hottest color for fall. Katie was in Saint Tropez recently with hubby Tom Cruise, and experience what many of us have gone through in our lifetime: being denied entry to a club! I find it hilarious that when one of Hollywood's most famous couples is turned away from a club in front of tons of onlookers it's newsworthy- but still, how can I not write about it? The couple tried to go into Caves Du Roi club in the exclusive Byblos Hotel, but the club was at capacity, and even when Tom's security team alerted the bouncers to his identity, they still refused him and Katie entry. A source at the club said that "the VIP area was full and the management weren't willing to move the guests already there to make room for Tom. It wouldn't have been fair." Wow, how different Saint Tropez is from Los Angeles! In LA, it doesn't matter who you are… if Tom Cruise is outside waiting, you will be shuffled around so that he can get in. Without question!
Katie Holmes seen on Jun 12 2007 in Los Angeles, Ca. Boy oh boy, does Katie Holmes sure know how to turn some heads! After debuting a very sleek and stylish new haircut while dining at restaurant Cut (how appropriate) with hubby Tom Cruise, Katie yet again displayed her new 'do while strolling down the street on June 12. She was looking chic in her black J Brand's, along with a sleeveless silk blouse over a white ¾ sleeve top (Woo's Ruthie Top is a similar piece, with some added lace detail). This new style is definitely a major change from her former shoulder-length cut, which she had been rockin' since "Dawson's Creek" back in the day. Katie's new hair makes her appear quite savvy and empowered, and it looks as though she is definitely aware of this. There is one thing though that I have to say (and I'm sure you were also thinking)... this chic new hairstyle is very Victoria Beckham-esque! Furthermore, I highly doubt that this is a coincidence. It is no secret that the girls became fast friends recently, as they have been seen shopping and even attended Paris Fashion Week together last year. Posh recently spoke out on her affinity for Katie, saying that she "really likes Katie, she's sweet and we speak on the phone about fashion and the kids." How adorable. Now that Katie transformed her formerly limp locks to the brunette version of Posh's edgy blonde bob, these two are set to conquer the world! I'm kidding, but still, I think this look definitely suits Katie. Overall though, I'd say this makeover was only marginally needed, yet definitely successfully executed!
Katie Holmes seen on Aug 17 2006 in Beverly Hills, Ca. It's like Katie Holmes is a walking zombie! Either she's been totally brainwashed by the Scientologists, or she's gone through a major Invasion of the Body Snatchers! While it's not a secret that Katie signed a contract to have Tom Cruise's baby and be "with him" for around 3 years, it just seems that all the life has been sucked out of poor Ms. Holmes! Oh well, at least she's finally looking cute again! Struttin' her post "baby-weight" stuff in a skinny pair of Stitch's Seminole Slim Fit Jeans in Black with a loose floral top, cinched with a belt similar to our Linea Pelle Wide Braid Belt, Katie is showin' Tom who's a boss! Finish off your celeb look with our Oliver People's Victory Sunglasses in Gold with Photochromic Lenses and you'll be a prime target for Scientologists to brainwash, too!
Katie Holmes seen on May 04 2006 in New York, NY. Katie Holmes made her first appearance since giving birth to her daughter, Suri Cruise at the premiere of Mission Impossible III. She still had a bit of her baby weight but she looked great nevertheless.
Katie Holmes seen on Apr 19 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Either she's getting in character for the upcoming role of Medusa, or Katie Holmes has a serious case of the flyaways. At a local park frolicking with Tom, Katie enjoys a day out in the sun. While she still has some baby weight goin' on, Katie has found a cute daytime look. Start with a pair of flattering James Jeans, like our James 5 Pocket in Tulsa pair, that thanks to the angled pockets, give the rear a raise. A cute tunic style top, like our Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Lace Dolman Sleeve Top, similar to Katie's, is stylish yet can hide any "problem areas" for new moms. Speaking of new moms, everyone knows Katie is one, but where is the baby? Suri is either completely made up, or the most hidden child ever born!