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Katie Holmes on Her Sock Obsession, Rihanna’s Style & A ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reunion

Yahoo! Style
By Ericka Ostroff

Did you know that Katie Holmes got a near-perfect score on her SAT? Or that her ultimate fashion weakness—ranking up with Yves Saint Laurent and Azzedine Alaia—is…socks!?

In this episode of Style Sessions with editor in chief Joe Zee, you best believe you’ll learn fun facts about the household name. The two sit down to talk all things—from how she’s developed her style (which she attributes to her friends!) to her time on TV, to her favorite celebrity’s red carpet looks (think: BadGalRiRi). to her days on Dawson’s Creek and the more recent Ray Donovan.

The 36-year-old admits that she knew she was interested in fashion from a very young age. “I used to change five times a day and my mom would be like, ‘why are you changing again?’ and I’d be like, ‘why not?’”  (We wonder if Suri does the same!) And though it’s no secret that the actress/mother/business woman is an absolute arbiter of style, she disagrees. And when Zee asks for tips on how to steal “the Katie Holmes style,” her advice is surprising.

“Trust your friends! And don’t think to hard about it,” she demands. “Your friends will tell you if you look like an idiot or if you look great. I’m always paying attention to everyone around me and I get inspired by everyone.”

But in terms of mimicking her enviably healthy hair, Holmes doles out more sound advice: “It’s no different than how you treat your body. If you want to be able to work at the highest level then you better be good to yourself. You’ve got to take care of it on a daily basis.” Plus, her favorite Alterna Haircare products do the trick, too!.