Artfully styled hair, pretty natural make up and most importantly sexy, high heels – a new more confident Katie Holmes seems to have emerged since her shock split from husband of five years Tom Cruise.
Perhaps her pulled together look is the result of knowing scores of photographers are following her every move.
Or it may simply be that with the difficult decision behind her, the actress can concentrate on other areas of her life.
Her groomed appearance is a change from the last few months when Katie, 33, seemed preoccupied, often going out without even so much as a hint of lipstick and unstyled locks.
Since the divorce announcement New York, where she lives with the couple”s daughter Suri, has been treated to an array of fashionable, girly outfits that highlight her model frame.
On one outing she even showed some skin in a backless halter neck top.
The mother of one signalled this new, sexier direction in an interview with Elle magazine, which took place only three weeks before the divorce announcement.
Flaunting tumbling tresses and a cleavage-baring outfit on the cover of the issue, she told the magazine: “I definitely feel much more confortable 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.”