Like clockwork, Katie’s big glamorous magazine cover drops. Why, we’d almost believe this entire episode has been as planned out as your average royal wedding or Oscars ceremony. Almost, darlings.
Tank top from Tom Ford, $750. Stretch wool trousers from Holmes & Yang, $1,150. Suspenders from Holmes & Yang. Stretch mesh bra from Maison Close, $83. Her own bracelet and ring.
Katie Holmes covers the August 2012 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Carter Smith.
Bam. If that’s not an “I’m back on the market in every sense of the phrase” magazine cover, then we have 26-inch waists. Anyone who thinks this is all a coincidence and hasn’t been planned down to the eyelash also thinks they ride a unicorn to work every day and thus are best left to their quaint delusions.
Inside the magazine, Katie sits on a stool in a spotlight and sings an a cappella version of “I Will Survive.”
On Tom Cruise: “He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years…I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that.”
On whether being Mrs. Tom Cruise helped her in the industry: “Things are not handed to anyone. If anything, you work a little bit harder when you’re in such visible circumstances.”
On being in her 30s: “I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier. I think in my twenties – it’s like you’re trying too hard to figure everything out…I’m starting to come into my own. It’s like a new phase.”
Leather ruffle top, price on request, stretch wool skinny pants, $1,150, both, Holmes & Yang.
“I’m starting to come into my own” is no “As a mother, entertainer, and person,” but it’ll do. You’ve stuck the dismount, Katie, and you look pretty fucking fabulous doing it.
Attagirl. See you at the Oscars in a couple years.
[Photo Credit: Carter Smith for elle.com]