Katie Holmes Talks Homeschooling, Suri & FashionMara Siegler
Inside Katie talks everyone’s favorite fashion topic: Suri.
The 4 year old fashion template’s style comes straight from her mom. Katie, when not acting in movies or attending red carpet events, even started designing clothes for her.
“I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her.”
Suri seems well on her way towards being a designer herself. “She says, “I want this sleeve cut,” and it’s like, “Okay, we’ll cut it.”” continues Katie. ” She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½. Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago, and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, “Okay, I trust you.”
But if fashion designer isn’t in her future, no big deal. Perhaps acting is more up her alley? “Whatever she wants to do, I know she’s going to be amazing at it. I’ve already started my applause, and I will be applauding for the rest of my life,” says the ultra-supportive mom.
Whatever Suri’s interests, homeschooling allows her lesson to be focused. “We homeschool Suri — she has a teacher who is with her every day. We like the one-on-one education. I’m happy that my daughter is strong-willed and determined. You really have to go with what the child is wanting.”