Katie Holmes in New York

Posted on October 19, 2012

Oh, Miss Katie. We understand the bitchface; really we do. Sometimes a gal just wants to drop her kid off at school and get in some quick grocery shopping before work. Who the hell needs a camera in their face in the middle of all that?


Katie Holmes strolling down the streets of New York.


But look at you, doll!  Here you are, newly divorced from a walking freakshow; starting a new life in a new city; rehearsing your play that starts previews on Broadway in just a couple weeks – life is good! We’re all rooting for you, hon!

And BEST OF ALL… T Lo thinks your jacket is really cute! You are the luckiest girl on the planet! Envy of millions! Okay, we’ll stop now.

But your jacket really is cute.



[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Batgirl is Not Impressed. 

    • Golfkat

      I think the jacket is ugly. Frankly I don’t see “cute” at.all.

  • Sobaika

    In a few weeks, after her Broadway reviews are in, I feel like it’s going to turn into more of a, “I was rooting for you, we were all rooting for you, HOW DARE YOU?!?!” situation. Somehow I don’t see Katie succeeding on stage.

    That is a cute jacket though.

    • Ali

       Hasn’t she gotten good reviews for her stage work before? I feel like I remember her getting at least some positive feedback for it.

      • Sobaika

        I remember the reviews for All My Sons were pretty mixed overall, especially for her part. She could possibly surprise everyone, I’m not sure the chances of that are super high.

        • kschwarting

          That’s exactly the case–the reviewers liked Patrick Wilson and Dianne Wiest, as I recall, and didn’t really have much positive to say about Katie.

      •  I think she might have gotten *some* buzz for her work pre-Tom Cruise, but then he and his people started to dictate her career & projects, and we can see what happened with that. It’ll be interesting to see if her career can bounce back, or if she really is that bad of an actress.

    • Helen C

      Actually when she was on Dawson’s Creek, quite a few people thought she was a better actress than Michelle Williams. quite obviously MW improved a lot since then, Katie, not so much.

      • H3ff

        Katie decided she would take a shortcut to the top.

  • MilaXX

    That’s a not before coffee face if ever there was. Cute jacket though

    • BrooklynBomber

      Haha. Also must explain why she forgot the obligatory celeb-among-the-people cell phone prop, and grabbed 3 oversized bags instead. (And also why she put on her daughter’s pants instead of her own.)

  • It IS a cute jacket.  I want a boy version.

    • Little_Olive

      It’s totally unisex IMO -you don’t even have buttons on the other side to worry about! Go dare with some gingham on tartan.

      •  I just might have to run that little number up for myself.  lol

        • StellaZafella

           ” I just might have to run that little number up for myself.”


          By the time I could “Run something up” like this..the fashions will have changed. 😉

          • Ah but the truly important factor is, that I probably won’t get around to it, like, ever.

        • LesYeuxHiboux

           Make one for me while you’re at it! I can pay in prints or baked goods, and it gives me an excuse to visit the city.

  • 3boysful

    These photos give a whole new twist to the definition of “bag lady”!  My shoulders hurt looking at her.

    It does show you how a cute jacket can elevate nondescript basics (granted her nondescript basics cost a whole lot more than mine do).

  • Pants_are_a_must

    That jacket is adorable! GIMME.

  • christinewithanx

    She looks…normal. Which is kind of interesting.

  • GorgeousThings

    I dunno – I thought it was more of an “Michaela is not impressed” kind of face.

    The jacket is awfully cute.

  • nannypoo

    Sadly, after the divorce she can’t afford a handler to carry her bags.

    • Le_Sigh

      Maybe she can bring Hot Ginger Handler back into circulation!  That accessory would make any girl’s outfit pop.

  • minglumama

    I like her normal look, running thru the streets of NYC in her flats, weighed down by bags and the reality that she’s got to do it all now herself and isn’t carefully scrutinizing herself for fashion faux pas…BTW: ARE THOSE JEGGINGS???? 

    • MissAnnieRN

      She seems to favor that ultra-skinny jean, bordering on Jeggings.  Cathy Cambridge does, too, and I just don’t like it.  Katie Holmes has great legs, but they don’t look that great in a jean this skinny.  I don’t think Stacey and Clinton would approve.  

      • Mary Saucier

        Yeah, I was about to post a “Girrrl, those are NOT your pants!”

      • PinkLemon

         it’s just not flattering.

      • MaryAtRealityTea

        I’ve ALWAYS thought that about her too! Cathy Cambridge has legs like a baby gazelle she can wear jeggings til the cows come home, they just don’t translate the same way on Katie. She looks remarkably slimmer in skirts and dresses than she does in tight jeans. 

    • yeaaah. Skinny jeans that wrinkle like that are not flattering. They come off looking too small and that can’t be the case here.

    • Sobaika

      I am in the minority it seems, but I love a good skinny jean and think Katie has the perfect legs for them.

      I, um, also have my very own pair of jeggings. But there are reasons!! I have very muscular and thick thighs and very slim calves. Most jeans, skinny or otherwise, look ridiculous on me. A jegging is my only savior!

      •  I like skinny jeans too. For different reasons. They look better on me than regular jeans.

      • See, I like non-stretch jeans for the same reason of having thick thighs and slimmer calves – a good 100% cotton, non-stretch jean molds to my butt and thigh and yet keeps its shape better than flimsier stretch fabrics. I have a pair of non-stretch Lees I found in a thrift store (so already used) that have held up better than any other jean I own. I can’t even find the same quality of denim in most jeans in stores nowadays. 

      • I had to scroll back up and look at her legs again and I am still confused. She looks great, legs and all.

        I wear jeggings (cringe at that word) too! But mainly because I am too lazy for real pants. Plus as someone who seems to fall exactly between sizes 4 and 6, the stretchiness is a huge benefit. 

    • Super skinny jeans can mess with body proportion. Especially when you have on a loose jacket it can make some ladies look like a cotton ball on some toothpicks. These actually aren’t to bad, but I do not favor them.

  • Mary229

    That jacket is adorable.

  • So she needs a handbag, a backpack, and a shopping bag? She definitely needs a porter to trail after her, poor thing.

    • decormaven

      She’s got the chiropractor on speed dial. Ouch!

  • IAmJ

    It’s a nice, normal look. I kinda love the bitchface. Makes me like her quite a bit more.

  • kikisayshi

    She has been spending too much time with Posh.

  • I love that jacket. 

  • Anglow

    Speaking of her legs (weren’t we?), there has always been a heaviness in the shape of her thighs that has perplexed me. Is it too much muscle, or what? Ick.

    • Was that necessary? These jeans aren’t the most flattering pair in the world (which I tend to blame on jeans being made out of flimsy fabric too often) but why do you need to critique the shape of her thighs? She’s in enviable shape and we don’t engage in body-shaming here. The “Ick” is over the top and sets me off. Ick at your comment. 

      • Thank you for saying something. It might be appropriate to speak to an outfit being unflattering. But to speak negatively about someones body shape when we know it’s possible to master is beyond rude. It’s not only insulting to Katie but to all women who this commenter apparently thinks it is ok to judge. 

        • Aw thanks. TLo have generally made it clear that bodysnark comments are not cool, so I’m just following that lead. If it wasn’t me, it would have been them or another good bitter kitten. 

          • Nelliebelle1197

             Yes, they have. For years they have.  That ICK set me off, too.

          • And yet, people are still trying to defend their right to perpetuate shittiness about women’s bodies (see above). Meh. 🙁

    • kcarb1025

      It’s not just her thigh shape that is perplexing, it’s her calves and ankles too. It’s like the whole (skinny) top half of her body doesn’t go with the bottom half.

      • Why is that worth comment beyond body snark? Seriously.

        • kcarb1025

          SERIOUSLY, it was just an observation, not a criticism. Do you really think I care that much about Katie Holmes to nitpick her calves? And do you really think Katie is reading along, giving a damn? Christ.

          • Do we really need to perpetuate unreasonable standards of beauty? I don’t give a shit about Katie Holmes or her opinion, but I think it’s out of line to make judgments about the shape of a person’s body, and it doesn’t add anything interesting to the discussion. But whatever. Make your shitty comments about her body. I’m not a mod.

    • Nelliebelle1197

      Ick?  I’d love to see YOUR thighs. How about we talk about the clothes.

  • melanie0866

    But those jeans are awful.  They make her thighs look fat and lumpy.  And that’s hard to do on Katie Holmes.

  • snarkykitten

    she looks like she’s in mid-fart

  • Susan Crawford

    The jacket is terrific – it needs a home in my closet. Those tight pants/leggings/jeggings are not doing her any favors, though. And she finally looks rested! For years, this poor gal has looked exhausted and washed-out. But now, even with play rehearsals and Suri’s packed social schedule, Katie’s complexion is glowing, and I’ll bet behind the requisite sunnies, her eyes are sparkling.

    I’m wishing her the best! (But I would still knock her over for that jacket.)

  • Contralto

    Despite bitchface, she looks good.  Glad she dumped the envelope-sleeper.

  • AnaRoW

    Isn’t referring to Tom as “a walking freakshow” a bit much? Aside from couch-jumping and being a Scientologist, what has he done to deserve as much hate as he gets? 

    • Nelliebelle1197

       He has publicly attacked Brooke Shields for her personal choices dealing with her depression for one. And obviously you did not see that freakshow confirming video of his on Scientology?

  • kimmeister

    You all can have the jacket; I’ll take her shades, please!

  • Orange Girl

    If you saw her walking down the street in NYC, would you even recognize her???  I would not.  The jacket is super cool, the bag in her right hand is amazing and she looks (understandably) pissed.

  • Laura Osborne

    I don’t like the shoes, but the sunglasses are fabulous!

  • amf0001

    I can’t imagine what she is carrying in all those bags –  on her way to the gym? returning stacks of library books?  that’s a lot of luggage she’s got there.

  • maggiemaybe

    I need that jacket.