True story: We’ve been sitting on this post for days now. Not because it’s explosive or that it required a lot of work, but because Tom was somewhat agressively ambivalent about featuring her. He doesn’t hate her, the way half the internet seems to, but…
“She’s … I don’t know… bland.”
“But she looks great here!”
“I think she’s more use to us as bitchy fashion bloggers when she wears something from her vast collection of oversized coats.”
“Yeah, but Joe styled her and he did a fabulous job! Again! Just hold something over her face and look at the clothes.”
Ok, yes. She does look pretty great.”
Katherine Heigl featured in the January 2012 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee.
On her public perception:“I’ve never really been America’s sweetheart… I had ’em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth, and it was very clear I wasn’t. There’s so much of my mother’s caustic, sarcastic, irreverent take on things. But I also love and embrace it.”
On dealing with the demands of Hollywood: “I overdramatize. And I think everything is at stake—my life, my career, my family, everything is at stake if this movie doesn’t do well.”
On seeking approval: “I’m just that asshole who really wants everyone to like me, and it’s a ridiculous goal and it’s an impossible goal. But I think if I just keep pushing forward and showing myself through and through, they will see me again for what I really am and not what has been sort of spun about me.”
Tear the above quotes apart. As we said, we (because Lorenzo feels the same way) aren’t particularly invested either way. She grates sometimes, but not enough to get a spot on our Celebrities We Irrationally Hate list. Bottom line: we don’t watch rom-coms. Like, at all. So most of her work has eluded us completely. We watched about a half hour of that one she did with Josh Duhamel where she had to raise Christina Hendricks’ baby and it was fine. Perfectly acceptable but totally not a movie we’d be interested in watching.
Anyway, Joe Zee knocked it out of the park on the styling. She’s made for big chunky necklaces and winter whites. And this is the first time in ages her hair has looked young and sexy.
Katherine Heigl wears a silk pleated dress from Fendi, diamond earrings from De Beers, a brass necklace from Lanvin, and brass cuffs from Vionnet.
Heigl wears a blouse from Derek Lam, jeans from J Brand, a pendant necklace from Mawi, a crystal link belt from Salvatore Ferragamo, and a diamond band ring from De Beers.
Silk dress, Elie Tahari, $998, at Elie Tahari Collection boutiques nationwide. Vintage necklace, from House of Lavande, Palm Beach, $348. Gemstone cuffs, Kenneth Jay Lane, $200 each. Velvet sandals, Tom Ford, $1,690.
Wool and chiffon jumpsuit, Yves Saint Laurent, $2,990, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Bra, Elle Macpherson, $68, visit journelle.com. Diamond stud earrings, De Beers, price on request. Gold-plated necklace, Lara Bohinc, $920.
[Photo Credit: Carter Smith for elle.com]