Looking great in Armani, Mrs. Tom Cruise talks to PEOPLE about baby Suri and returning to work

By Jenny Sundel
Updated February 25, 2007 01:15 PM

Showing off her post-baby figure in a strapless champagne-colored Armani dress, Katie Holmes tells PEOPLE of motherhood: “I love it!”

Holmes left 10-month old Suri at home with her sister-in-law Saturday night to attend a Giorgio Armani Prive fashion show in Beverly Hills to celebrate the man who designed her wedding dress.

Suri, says Holmes, is “doing really, really well. She’s a beautiful little girl, and I feel so honored to be her mom, really.”

Their favorite mother-daughter activity? “A lot of walking around,” she says. “She loves just being outside right now.”

Soon, however, Mrs. Tom Cruise will be heading back to work. “I’m going to start a film in about a month and a half called Mad Money with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton. I play a young girl who’s part of three women who rob the Federal Reserve.”

She adds with a smile, “It’s a comedy.”

Holmes says returning to work “will be another challenge but I have a wonderful, supportive husband and family, and it’s another project that were going to handle together and that’s part of the fun.”

While husband Tom was busy filming the night of the Oscar-eve fashion show, Holmes rubbed elbows with most of the nominees – including Cruise’s ex, Penelope Cruz, who posed for a photo with Holmes.