Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Katie Holmes strikes Posh pose in Miu Miu ads

When Katie Holmes signed a deal to become the new face of fashion range Miu Miu, she didn't have to look too far for modelling advice.

In the latest images released from her new Miu Miu campaign, the actress appears to have taken posing tips from close friend Victoria Beckham.

In contrast to her real-life smiley image, Mrs Cruise looks pouty and straight-faced as she reclines on various sofas and floors for the stunning shoot.
Inspiration: Katie Holmes (l) strikes a Victoria Beckham-style pose with her short hair and smoky eyes in the Miu Miu ads

The 30-year-old's appearance in the Miu Miu Spring/Summer '09 campaign marks her first major advertising campaign.

In the atmospheric ads, Katie poses in clothing and sunglasses from the Miu Miu brand in warm, glowing room.

The high-necked dresses and tunics cover up Katie's increasingly skinny frame.

Katie alarmed fans earlier this week when her Christian Lacroix vintage dress exposed her bony breastplate and protruding collarbone.

The photos were taken by acclaimed photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who cited Italian film-maker Federico Fellini as their inspiration.
I can't see: Katie commits A-listers' most frequent fashion crime of wearing sunglasses indoors

Alluring: Katie shows her sexy side as she gives the camera a knowing look

Miu Miu said the photos portray 'a luminous icon radiating a sense of mystery and theatricality, which evokes a certain Fellini-esque chaotic excess'.

In contrast to the make-up free, pale Katie we've seen on the streets of New York over the last few months, the actress looks glowing in the ads with her shiny skin and smoky eyes.

Her bob is also gelled back to give the impression of a much shorter haircut - a similar length to the one Victoria is currently sporting.

Since meeting husband Tom Cruise in 2005, Katie has been transformed from the girl-next-door in Dawson's Creek to A-list fashionista.
Big enough bag: Katie feels the strain of carrying her huge bag and has a lie down
Dreamer: All eyes are on Katie's giant bag

While regularly winning kudos for her outfits, Katie has also been accused of stealing Victoria's style.

After having long locks for most of her career, Katie went for a 'Pob' cut - the Posh version of a bob - in 2007 - nine months after Victoria lost her hair extensions.

While also wearing a host of designer fashion on the red carpet, Katie is also interested in designing herself and has worn several of her own creations to Hollywood events.

The Batman Begins star is the latest in a list of high-profile stars to front a Miu Miu campaign.

Previous Miu Miu models include French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis, Kristen Dunst, Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore and Chloe Sevigny.
Speccy: Katie goes for the intellectual look in a pair of sexy spectacles


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