‘No one loves you like your mother’: Katie Holmes Shares Her Thoughts
Katie Holmes is bringing a touch of Hollywood to ELLE’s April issue.
The actress, photographed by Thomas Whiteside, wears a striking new-season Prada coat on the cover of our new issue, out Thursday. And it doesn’t stop there, with new-season pieces by Dior, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci showcased across her eight-page feature.
Holmes has long been a fashion icon for many of us, who grew up knowing her as Joey Potter, her on-screen alter ego in cult 90s drama series Dawson’s Creek.
It’s a period of her life she discusses nostalgically in our exclusive interview with Emma Brockes: ‘The world has changed so much since then. Social media, and what people are watching. But I think innocence was one of the draws of the show. It was these kids going through first love and heartbreak and growing up and friendships changing. So I’m glad that the innocence still holds up.’
The issue of childhood experience is especially pertinent to Holmes now that she’s a mother herself; daughter Suri, whose father is Katie’s ex-husband Tom Cruise, turns eight this year.
‘I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realise what is most important,’ she says.
‘That being said, I have three older sisters and one older brother and I went to an all-girls school, and have always been a fan of women. I support women and all experiences give you more insight into others, as well as yourself.’
Read the interview in full in the April issue of ELLE, on newsstands from 6 March.
Katie Holmes Designs a Palette With Bobbi Brown: ‘It’s All About the Effortless Chic’
Katie Holmes‘s résumé just keeps getting longer. From TV star to Broadway actress, mom to model to haircare guru, there isn’t much she hasn’t tried.
And now she can add “makeup maven” to that ever-expanding list. For fall, the actress expanded her role as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics to become a collaborator on a compact and a brush set, called The Bobbi & Katie Collection.
“Our objective was to do something that is very helpful to all women,” Holmes told WWD. “You can put it on in the back of a cab, you can put it on in your bathroom at home, you can put it on in the parking lot at your child’s soccer game. It’s simple, but we like to have special things that make us feel good, and I think that’s what this palette achieves.”
Comprised of eight eyeshadows, two Pot Rouges and a mini eye pencil (the latter of which Brown credited to Holmes and called “genius”), the palette is inspired by an old journal of Holmes’s and by her conversations with Brown. “These are things that will perk you up. And I look to Bobbi for that, because she’s an incredible makeup artist,” she said. “I’m always asking her, ‘What do I do when I’ve slept four hours and I’m going to a meeting? What do I do so I don’t look like I’m exhausted?’”
She might need even more of those tips in the upcoming months. She’s got another Holmes & Yang show coming up at New York Fashion Week and is filming two movies at the moment — not to mention toying with the idea of launching a fragrance. “I’m interested [in perfume],” Holmes said. “We all need a little help in smelling good, especially in the summer in New York City!”
Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise Take Smiley Carousel Ride at Disney World
It was another mother-daughter bonding day for Katie Holmes and daughter, Suri Cruise.
The actress, 34, couldn’t hide her smile on Sunday at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, Fla., where she took her little one, 6½, on a carousel ride.
Clad in a dress and sweater, with a green polka-dot backpack, Holmes snapped photos of Cruise on her cell phone while sitting on a carousel horse.
Luckily, the pair managed to avoid the rain caused earlier by a fierce storm that passed over Central Florida.
Suri recently spent four to five days of quality time with her father Tom Cruise, as he flew her over in his private jet from New York to London and then brought her up to the swanky Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.
Katie Holmes on Allure Magazine
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Katie Holmes is leaving her future wide open. The 34-year-old single actress poses in a sexy photo shoot for the April issue of Allure magazine sporting wet hair and swimwear, and opens up about her plans for the future.
After finalizing her divorce from Tom Cruise, 50, in July 2012, the mom to daughter Suri, 6, talks about the possibility of expanding her family one day.
“I don’t know,” she says. “I’m open to it.”
She’s also seems to be open to the rumors that she plans to become an attorney. “Well, my brother and father are attorneys, and – we’ll see,” Holmes says. “I like the practical thinking of attorneys.”
Since splitting from Cruise, Holmes has been focused on her career and being a good mother. The former Dawson’s Creek star appeared on Broadway in Dead Accounts beginning in November 2012, but the show closed seven weeks early in January.
“I was open to –- well, to whoever wanted me,” Holmes says of taking the role. “But it was always my goal to make it back to the stage.”
And while she’s looking forward to the possibility of new projects ahead of her, Holmes says she hopes this year is good everyone and not just herself.
“I hope this is a peaceful year for a lot of people in the world,” she tells the magazine. “When you look back on the last year, there were a lot of tragedies — Hurricane Sandy, the Connecticut shooting. I just hope it’s a good year for everyone.”
For Holmes’ full interview with Allure magazine, pick up the April issue on sale March 26.
Katie Holmes Hangs With Jimmy Fallon at Private Super Bowl Party
Looks like New York City’s latest celebrity hotspot is Jimmy Fallon’s apartment. The comedian, 38, proved he was the talk show-turned-party host with the most on Sunday, Feb. 3, when he invited some of his A-list pals over to the Gramercy Park apartment he shares with wife Nancy Juvonen to watch the Super Bowl. Among his honored guests? Katie Holmes and Drew Barrymore, who brought their kids to the bash.
Holmes, 34, came with 6-year-old Suri, her little girl with ex-husband Tom Cruise, whom she divorced in the summer of 2012. The mother-daughter duo currently reside in a $12,500-a-month apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Katie Holmes Shares Valentine’s Day Plans and Traditions
For many recent divorcees, Valentine’s Day is a dreaded holiday. For Katie Holmes, it’s a time for family.
The notorious sweet tooth – she and her 6-year-old daughter, Suri, are constantly photographed nibbling on cupcakes or sipping milkshakes – began celebrating early when she arrived at the Godiva Rockefeller Center boutique in New York City with her mother and her aunt on Thursday. As we soon learned, spending Valentine’s Day with her mom is an important part of the holiday for the 34-year-old.
“My mom always made us red pancakes growing up,” she told omg! exclusively. “Growing up in Ohio, it usually was snowing a lot this time of year, so there were a couple of snow days that fell around Valentine’s Day. It made it extra special.”
And that tradition continues for Katie and her family today. Now, “I make the red pancakes,” she said.
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Not surprisingly, another of Katie’s current Valentine’s Day traditions with her daughter includes fresh blooms.
“[Suri and I] usually have friends over and make flower arrangements,” she shared. “I’m all about D.I.Y.”
Apparently, this has always been the case. When asked about handing out valentines at school as a child, she confessed, “I always liked making my own valentines.”
After tasting several truffles with her family, Katie couldn’t pick a favorite. “There’s a truffle for every mood you’re in,” she told omg! “So if you’re not really feeling chocolate, you could do the birthday cake truffle – the pink one – I really like that one. But then if you really just need a little hunk, there’s the praline brownie, which was amazing. And the cookie dough, which I also really love.”
Looking as fresh-faced as she did during the “Dawson’s Creek” era, Katie made sure to dip some of her own fruit in chocolate to take home and share later. “It’s so exciting to get chocolate [as a gift],” she explained. Thankfully, she managed to avoid dripping any of the snack on her A.P.C. jeans or vintage sweater.
“I like everything,” Katie said of her love of sweets. “I try to not overdo it. It’s amazing how your body just wants chocolate at this time of year.”
Katie was celebrating the store’s special seasonal kissing booth as part of their campaign encouraging chocolate lovers to “Share the Love” of chocolate with their friends, which includes the chance to win a 19-piece Gold Ballotin… and up to 500 more to share with friends. “Like” Godiva on Facebook for more details.
Katie Holmes Stuns in Debut Bobbi Brown Beauty Ad
Katie Holmes made headlines when she was named the first-ever celebrity face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics back in September, and now we finally get a glimpse of the star’s gorgeous ad campaign.
The normally fresh-faced actress works a sexy smoky eye — which we plan on replicating this weekend — in the advertisement for the brand’s new Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks (in stores in February for $28 each). Pretty pink lips, loose waves and a statement necklace complement the dramatic makeup effect.
It turns out Holmes was a fan of the makeup company long before she started working with the team. “[Bobbi Brown's] color palettes aren’t extreme, so when I first started wearing makeup it felt comfortable and I didn’t feel like I had too much on,” Holmes says in a statement.
She adds that she also admires Bobbi Brown the person, as well. “I met her, and she is just a lovely person — so generous. I think that it’s so exciting what she’s built with this company. She’s an incredible woman. So I’m thrilled on so many levels.”
Though this is Holmes’s first foray into the makeup business, she’s no stranger to the beauty world: She starred in a series of short videos for John Frieda hair care in 2011. Tell us: What do you think of Holmes’s Bobbi Brown ad?
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