Cover Girl: Katie Holmes for Vogue Spain

Posted on July 21, 2011

Katie Holmes covers the August 2011 Issue of Vogue Spain (photographed by Tom Munro) and works yet another un-Katie-like persona.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Milou van Groesen (VIVA)

We really don’t get this chick sometimes. That’s not exactly an original thought, we admit. It’s a great cover and a great look on her. The thing is, she does these editorials where she looks amazing and gorgeous, sexy and charismatic, but you never see her look or act anywhere near as interesting in what passes for her professional life. She’s dull as dishwater in every red carpet  picture and even on the rare occasions when she acts anymore. But man, you put her in some world-class fashion, slap some makeup on her and promise her a Vogue cover and suddenly she’s burning a hole in the camera’s lens. What’s that all about?

 

[Image Credit: celebitchy.com, style.com]

    • Anonymous

      If you hadn’t identified her as Katie Holmes, I wouldn’t have even recognized her. Is that really a picture of her? It doesn’t look a thing like her. Perhaps she should stop acting and start modeling–she’s certainly selling the look. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1693267907 Ann Popovic

        Agreed–who’d know it was her? Perhaps it isn’t. Maybe, it’s this really talented Photoshop artist…he’s got six fingers and a twinkie addiction and after everyone goes home for the night he pulls out his stylus (it was supposed to be on its way to Warehouse 13 but the truck hit a pothole and it bounced out of the crate), sucks down a Dr. Pepper, and his computer comes alive and models for him, wearing whatever face and dress he’s plugged into his photoshop layers. In the morning, his coworkers come in and find ol’ Larry asleep on his tablet, and THIS on the screen…

        • Anonymous

          You just made me laugh really hard. Plus, a Warehouse 13 shout-out! I love that show.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      She looks so great sometimes in the full-on bombshell mode.  I don’t know why she keeps shooting for this innocent all-american shtick.  Katie, you just seem dull in that mode, not all of us are meant for that fresh faced look.

    • http://twitter.com/Itsy__Spider Bitsy Carver

      She was so god-awful as Jackie Kennedy.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like Madonna in Justify My Love. Also, is she really that skinny? This makes me uncomfortable somehow. Very awkward and weird.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, her head looks huge as a result of her being so thin.

      • Anonymous

        She has indeed become very skinny (except for her legs). So much so that girlfriend does not have boobs anymore. 

      • Anonymous

        Madonna was hardly original. She borrowed imagery from “The Night Porter” for her Justify My Love video.

    • Anonymous

      Reaction to the cult brainwashing that her husband puts her through?

    • Anonymous

      She’s a better model than actress. I think there’s a lot of Photoshop going on here, though. I like that dress.

    • Sarah Kingsley

      Maybe it means she should be a model, if that’s what she does best.

    • Anonymous

      I’m just very glad she doesn’t have that weird little smirk… I wouldn’t have recognized her at all. Beautiful look.

    • Mariah J

      This isn’t doing anything for me, she looks old.

      • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

        Yes, I was just going to say, this look ages her. She looks 40+ 

        ….and that hat looks like something from the local halloween costume shop.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but this does look very SPAIN to me though. I think maybe people like this look over there. Over here, yes it does read Cache cougar.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I love that dress almost too much.  This is the best she’s looked.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JTGF3LZLOCBQZKBM5VOQRYQB7Q Anonymous

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      She has this crooked smile that looks like a smug when she
      tried to smile demurely. Can’t stand that, but here she is all serious… looks
      good

       

    • Anonymous

      Ha! My first thought was “I didn’t realize she could look that good!”

      But then I thought about make up artists and professional lighting and photoshop and calmed down.

    • Anonymous

      My first thought – What’s with the Nazi hat?!

    • Anonymous

      But man, you put her in some world-class fashion, slap some makeup on her and promise her a Vogue cover and suddenly she’s burning a hole in the camera’s lens. What’s that all about?

      It’s a delicious, momentary escape from being Mrs. Cruise, and she’s wringing everything from it that she can.

    • Anonymous

      But man, you put her in some world-class fashion, slap some makeup on her and promise her a Vogue cover and suddenly she’s burning a hole in the camera’s lens. What’s that all about?

      It’s a delicious, momentary escape from being Mrs. Cruise, and she’s wringing everything from it that she can.

    • Anne Porter-Roth

      Hate the hat – it looks sort of storm trooperish!

    • http://thepunkinblog.blogspot.com/ Punkinsmom

      In this shot she bears a striking resemblance to a young Julie Andrews. If it wasn’t written in big boldface across her belly, I wouldn’t have believed this was Mrs. Tom Cruise.

      • Denny Li

        Yes!  I think it’s the mouth.  Her mouth usually doesn’t look like this.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you! I’ve scrolled back up at least five times and finally realized that among the other photoshop work done, the mouth and jawline are definitely not hers.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed! Definitely not her lips. Or maybe it’s because she isn’t smirking?

      • Anonymous

        Whoa, guess I’m not crazy.  :-)

    • Anonymous

      Call me crazy, but I’m getting a hint of Julie Andrews back in the day.  She looks amazing.

    • Diana Martinez

      Personally, I think she looks like an idiot.  *shrug*

    • Anonymous

      Good Heavens! She’s skinnier than the runway model!

      • margaret meyers

        Runway models are so hard to photoshop:  they keep moving around.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      What’s Michelle Bachmann doing on Spanish Vogue?

    • Lori B

      Looks like it was done by Jib Jab.

    • MilaXX

      She looks pretty hot, but the angle or shading of the hat makes one eye look bigger/darker than the other

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      What’s up with that is you can project an inner life onto a still image that you simply can’t once the mannequin moves and is revealed to be nothing more than a robot.

    • Anonymous

      Only thing missing is a whip in her hand, lol.  I guess photo shoots like these are the only times she gets to have some fun. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637300628 Ali Kane Dahms

      She looks like Helena Christensen.

    • Anonymous

      I think she still looks bland….nothing going on in the eyes.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe she should stick to the modeling and quit trying to act.

    • Anonymous

      maybe Tom wasn’t around to pull her leash.

    • Anonymous

      In all seriousness, why is she on the cover of anything? Why should I care about her specifically at this moment in time?

    • Anonymous

      That’s racist! 

      jk

      • Anonymous

        What’s racist?

        • Anonymous

          It was a joke referencing the “Late Bloomers” post.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alka.shingwekar Alka Shingwekar

      Nicole Kidman has never looked as much like a star like she used to when married to TC. I’m not a fan of the cult- but time and time again I have been amazed at how not star like she looks now a days. Very pretty – but I dont catch my breath the way I used to.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      She’s totally working it.

    • Anonymous

      Katie, is that you under all that Photoshop?

    • Anonymous

      didnt even recognize her.  i so agree with your post TLO.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think her face looks hole-burning. She looks rather stunned, blank, drugged even. Her body is slammin’ though. 

    • Sarah Thomas

      First thought: Damn, Ann Rienking held up good.

    • Anonymous

      The hat is fantastic.  She is too skinny.  She can’t act her way out of a paper bag (much less Tom’s house, apparently).  That is all.

    • Andrea Rossillon

      The Night Porter.

    • margaret meyers

      I’m glad they put her name on the cover because I did not r e c o g n i z e her.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t mean no harm to her but she looks like she got ahold of some bad botox.  She looks 45 years old here and on the IN STYLE cover/editorial too.

    • Anonymous

      Odd.

    • Anonymous

      What’s she famous for, exactly? Sleeping with Xenu?

      Oh my, I’ve become so wonderfully bitchy, and I have only TLo to thanks. Kisses.

    • Anonymous

      You can photo shop modeling gigs.  Red carpet, not so much.

    • Anonymous

      So Tommy Boy let her out by herself? What a nice change of pace!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think that is Katie Holmes. It looks nothing like her. At all. How weird.

    • Anonymous

      I think this is how she plays when she’s out of the grip of Master Tom.  Although, he still has to grab some of her spotlight–look at the cover quote–which, if I remember my Spanish, is loosely translated as, “Every day, I try to let Tom know how much I love him.”  Gag.

      • carolie_king

        Gagging.  That’s your big quote?  That your whole life is about making sure hubby knows you love him?  That is just strange.

    • Anonymous

      Fierce!

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      I have always thought she was gorgeous. Not a terribly good actress, but very easy on the eyes.

    • Anonymous

      I think the reason why she doesn’t look like this all the time is due to Tom and his wack-a-doodle religious beliefs.  I don’t mean to offend but I think all religions are kind of wack-a-doodle.  He probably won’t let her out the house if she looks better than him.

    • Anonymous

      I, like other minions, never would have recognized her here. The mouth is especially different. Photoshop or collagen? Or amazing makeup artist?   She looks pretty great.

    • Anonymous

      For some odd reason, this reminds me of early Jane Fonda, very early Jane Fonda. Which is a compliment.

      But I have studied that picture and for the life of me cannot see Katie Holmes, at.all.

      • Anonymous

        Replying to myself, I’m wrong, Julie Andrews is a better choice, as said earlier by other kittens.

        But, Norma Desmond, that’s harsh! ;-)

        • Anonymous

          Much mmore early Charlotte Rampling.

    • AWStevens

      The lipstick is all wrong.  She looks like a 70 year-old Nora Desmond trying to look young again.  What is she 30?  For some reason the photo shop makes her look like she’s had Botox.  Very unflattering…

    • Anonymous

      That doesn’t look like her at all. It doesn’t even look like a photoshop issue. It really seems like a completely different person.

    • aussiegal77

      Wow, that is some aggressive photoshopping on her.  I agree with other minions – not instantly recognisable as Katie Holmes. Hate the hat though.  

      Who knows what goes on behind closed doors?  Maybe when Tom is around, she’s gotta toe the line?

    • aussiegal77

      Wow, that is some aggressive photoshopping going on there on her.  Not instantly recognisable as Katie Holmes.  Hate the hat though. Just glad she’s not sporting that irritating smirk she usually does.  That is the most annoying facial expression of hers.

      Who knows what goes on behind closed doors?  Maybe she comes to “life” when Tom isn’t around cuz he’s a total buzz kill with the control freak thing he does and the weird cultish religion?

    • Anonymous

      Her dwarf isnt in the room when they shoot? Just a guess
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    • Anonymous

      She’s so thin on the cover because they needed the space and they Photoshopped her so much.

    • Anonymous

      What is the point of having Katie Holmes on the cover if the photo doesn’t even look like Katie Holmes?

      On second thought, whats the point of featuring her on a cover at all?

    • narita_rayna

      girl, im waiting for her to write a tell-all.  you *know* she’s got some stories to tell about that whole tom cruise/scientology cult mess…  give it 15 yrs & her ass will be sitting down for a special chat with oprah.  

    • Anonymous

      i don’t think she’s really working it here…  i mean, sure the pose is rocking and the styling is en pointe, but she has the same wooden face she makes in every picture.  i don’t know.  i think scientology and being a professional beard (slash) babymaker is enough to make a girl a little bipolar, so i’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

    • mcarlson

      She’s dull as dishwater…But man, you put her in some world-class fashion, slap some makeup on
      her and promise her a Vogue cover and suddenly she’s burning a hole in
      the camera’s lens

      Oh please, darling. Story. of. my. life.

      /snicker

    • Anonymous

      That’s Katie Holmes?  Get out!  It just doesn’t look like her.

      I feel a little sorry for her–she clearly has no idea who she is, and she’s married to that wacko shrimp, and there are all those rumors, and she lets her little girl wear high heels, and she buys her little girl maternity clothes for the future, and…. Headed for a breakdown.

      As for Vogue Spain, what’s with the Nazi hat? Seriously. What is WITH that?

    • Anonymous

      This Katie version 2.0 is just one swastika away from fancy Nazi-wear. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      She’s actually good in Pieces of April (a great little movie – also Patricia Clarkson!!). Gives us a sense of what might-have-been. But I agree with others: why should I care about her now?

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      i think she looks great! i wish she hadn’t married the nut job – i loved her in first daughter (as cheesy and all as it was – i like that stuff)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know that I would give Katie credit for working the camera.  I can hear the photographer saying ‘arch your back, swivel your torso toward me just a bit, lift that right elbow… good, good… now lift the chin just a little, perfect!’ 

      I do think her face is getting more interesting as she ages.

      • Christine Campbell

        “I do think her face is getting more interesting as she ages.”  – This is definitely true. Her Joey face was really round and charming but she’s getting an angularity that’s really nice on her.  Or else it’s really good Photoshop,.  Perhaps both.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I’ve been staring at that photo for 10 minutes, and I STILL don’t see Katie Homes in it. But girl’s totally WERQing it, whoever she is.

    • Christine Campbell

      Damn, girl. 

    • Christine Campbell

      Damn, girl.  I promise to not say anything hateful about your weirdo husband for five minutes.

      (sorry about the double post – I had to re-sign in to TLo for some reason.)

    • Anne Robotti

      She was fantastic in All My Sons off-Broadway. I was amazed, I thought she’d be abysmal, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

    • Jill Roberts

      Obviously the makeup and couture serve as a trans-dimensional shield against the brain-deadening effects of Scientology.

    • Anonymous

      They photoshopped about half of her away. She looks thinner than the runway model. Maybe that’s what it takes?

    • http://twitter.com/lauralexis Laura

      Love the dress, and her body language, but there’s something sad in her face and it throws the whole look off for me.

    • Anonymous

      I think it says that she’s a fantastic model but a mediocre actress and an average woman off-camera. :-)

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I just finished reading Andrew Morton’s unauthorized biography of Tom Cruise, and what I think when looking at this cover (other than she looks good,) is how Scientology is trying to expand in Spain.

    • Anonymous

      Eva Braun on the cover of Vogue.  How apropos for our little Katie.

    • Christian Mahieu

      great tribute to Liliana Cavani ‘s Night Porter

    • http://www.fringuesdeseries.com/ Chris

      Great tribute to Lilliana Cavani ‘s night Porter

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      She looks 40 years old.  Why on earth did they make her look 40 years old?  The woman can pass for early 20′s fer chrissakes!  Creeps me the hell out, to be honest.  Lord. 

    • Tom Shea

      This looks like a Photoshop buffet. The arms and torso look way out of proportion with her (awesome-looking) ass.