Why Katie’s shoes say it all.

One of my favourite celebrity pictures ever is that of Nicole Kidman in 2001 leaving her solicitor’s office having finalised her divorce to Tom Cruise. The paps may have been tipped off but the message was loud and clear: this was a woman who was utterly relieved and that picture has remained in my mind ever since, particularly where Mr Cruise is concerned. What did he put Kidman through to make hersohappy to be free?

Katie Holmes has now engineered her own message to Tom via the world’s paparazzi. Yesterday Katie was seen for the first time in public since announcing her intention to divorce Tom and she looked amazing! Katie was filming scenes for Project Runway in New York and she took the opportunity to wear some incredible 5 inch Roger Vivier stilettos.

Obviously looking to establish herself as a star in her own right again as quickly as possible, Katie also wore a dress from her own label – Holmes & Yang.

For months now, Katie Holmes has been pictured in plenty of dressed-down outfits, wearing very little make-up but her first appearance since announcing her split from Cruise was something of a statement of intent – she is going to be her own person again.

Over the course of their relationship, it looks as though Katie has become rather adept at bending her leg in just the right place to make her shorter husband appear at least the same height as her – if not taller. She also looks to have picked up a habit common in many tall people – the stoop. It seems like, in the main, Katie ditched the high heels and yesterday’s appearance signals the first time in seven years that Katie can wear any size heels she pleases.

And as if the shoes weren’t enough of a message – her raising her (notably empty) left hand to stroke her hair while smiling a somewhat beatific smile, left snap-happy photographers to take as many pictures as possible.

I think be I’ve got a new favourite celebrity picture.

Vic x


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