Katie Holmes in plum Mayle at ‘The Tick’ premiere: tragic or beautiful?

New York premiere of 'The Tick'

Here are some photos of Katie Holmes at the premiere event in NYC for The Tick. She’s not in The Tick, but she apparently went to the premiere because she’s friends with the star, Peter Serafinowicz. Her plum-colored dress is by Mayle and I have some thoughts. Some of the nice stuff: the color is beautiful and it suits her. Unpleasant thoughts: this dress looks like a repurposed sateen tablecloth. Like, Scarlett O’Hara made a dress from curtains and Katie Holmes made a dress from a tablecloth and a runner, complete with an apron-like “peplum” feature. The sleeves are horrid too. This is such a mess, Katie!

Meanwhile, did you know that Suri Cruise will soon be 12 years old? We are living in a world where Suri Cruise is a tween. And Katie Holmes is fine with these difficult years – she knows she’s never going to be a “cool mom.”

Katie Holmes is a regular mom — not a “cool mom.” The 38-year-old Dawson’s Creek alum paid a visit to Today on Wednesday, where she opened up about her preteen daughter Suri — and the fear some parents have of their kids pulling away once they become teenagers.

“You know, she is 11½ and she’s a great girl and she’s doing so well,” Holmes told Today anchor Matt Lauer when asked if she was worried about there being a time “when Mom stops being cool.”

“I’m enjoying this time — I’m not so worried yet about the teenage years,” she added. “I never was cool. So I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m totally ready for this.”

[From People]

I don’t really have an opinion on Cool Moms versus Uncool Moms in those difficult tween to teen years. I had a somewhat Uncool Mom but my friends loved her, and at the time, I wished I had one of those Cool Moms who let their kids run wild. My opinion, looking back on it now, is that most kids have a difficult time at that age and there is no one perfect way to parent a tween or teen. It’s always going to be a mess.

New York premiere of 'The Tick'

New York premiere of 'The Tick'

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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20 Responses to “Katie Holmes in plum Mayle at ‘The Tick’ premiere: tragic or beautiful?”

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  1. Marion C says:

    No comment on her dress/shoes, but LOVE The Tick. I hope this version is as snarky, fun as the version with Patrick Warburton. And the original cartoon, of course, was awesome!

  2. Yeahright says:

    Her makeup looks beautiful. The dress is fug

    • kellybean says:

      Her makeup is beautiful, for sure. And her hair looks great too. I don’t really have an opinion on the dress, as I am not a fashionista but the colour is beautiful on her.

  3. Honey says:

    It’s not really my style, but I absolutely love the color

  4. JA says:

    My mom was definitely not a cool mom. She was possibly maybe a little too strict at times and didn’t talk to us girls about issues she should have but I thank her everyday for never trying to be my friend and instead try to raise me”right” and make sure I’d be a strong, capable adult. There is no perfect way to raise a kid but teens need a parent not a cool friend that is always constantly to please them instead of raise them. Some of the people in school who had the parents that hosted drinking parties or never gave curfews, etc. I see where they are now and again give thanks for my mama!!!

  5. perplexed says:

    Whenever I think of a cool mom, I think of that mom from “Mean Girls” and that seems terrifying to deal with.

    Katie’s hair looks nice. Her face looks different though.

  6. Serene Wolf says:

    Gorgeous. I like the dress.

  7. Chaine says:

    Tragic. It’s very Duchess of Cambridge, isn’t it?

  8. Who ARE These People? says:

    Couldn’t be a cool mom if I tried, but my daughter has told me she would rather I not be, and I feel good about that.

  9. Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

    Tragic ! I was going to say that it looked better in person than on camera, but I got to the last pic, and yes, tragic !

  10. LooperFor says:

    Color and Katie are beautiful. Style and fabric – nah.

  11. manda says:

    omg wow that dress is SO awful. Whoa

  12. megan says:

    The dress is awful, but she looks so much better than she did when she was married. Hope everything is working out for her.

  13. Impromptu says:

    I think she looks beautiful and happy in the plum color and I agree the dress looks
    Tableclothian but the color makes her look transcendently lovely

  14. Taxi says:

    The dress is too short – it hikes up shorter in the back over her rump. Also, what’s with the underarm-side cut outs? too bad there’s no rear view.

  15. Yup, Me says:

    My in-laws were cool parents and their kids were still horrified by them. Also, their parenting style worked really well for two of their kids and was terrible for the third.

  16. annie says:

    dont want t be rude but the the authors of some of these articles have favrourites and you can see it, show the back, she’s just gorgeous and the dress is cute nothing spectacular but the colour, and view from the front and back is cute.

  17. Miss M says:

    She looks lovely