Katie Holmes has so much going on right now, a divorce from Tom Cruise almost seems like an afterthought for the actress/designer. Just a couple of weeks after Holmes’s Elle cover hit newsstands, WWD has just revealed that she’s gracing the cover of California-based fashion glossy C Magazine. The cover story, of course, has a familiar focus: Holmes’s “sexy new look” and “fresh lease on life.”
According to WWD, Holmes was shot for the magazine just seven days before filing for divorce and the interview took place literally the day before. Not surprisingly, Holmes was not gushing about Tom Cruise. The editor who interviewed Holmes told WWD that “there were signs: Holmes was certainly very aware of herself, laying a couple cards on the table but never showing her whole hand” (isn’t that how media trained celebrities always are?) and “most noticeably, the one name decisively absent from her lexicon: Tom Cruise. She never actually refers to him by name over pages and pages of transcription.” Apparently, Holmes also awkwardly dodged a question about whether Suri has brought she and Tom closer together: “I don’t know. I mean… I don’t know. People have been having babies a long time.”
Katie’s focus has decidedly been on her multi-faceted career. She recently taped a guest appearance on Project Runway All Stars; is set to star in a Broadway play; and is planning the first ever fashion week presentation for Holmes & Yang, which, according to the trade, will take place at the Bowery Hotel. Speaking of which, Holmes’s design partner Jeanne Yang was not just her stylist–she was Cruise’s as well–and we’d be pretty surprised if that relationship continued. Which means: Tom Cruise needs a stylist, everyone. Any recommendations?