THROWBACK THURSDAYS – KRIS JENNER
Hey there Pretty Birds,
This week we’re obsessed with supermom Kris Jenner. After seeing the images of her and her family at Valentino’s Chateau de Wideville, where the designer hosted a lunch for Kim & Kanye’s wedding, we really think she’s the real deal. Other than being a great mom, she’s the best “momager” around and the powerhouse behind all of the Kardashian clan business empire and success. She’s the woman that makes all the magic happen.
We should all learn from her. Born and bred in sunny California, her career spans from working as an airline stewardess (1976) to creating Jenner Communications, her own production company based in L.A.. She also manages Kim’s career and is involved in her other children’s careers too. She’s been married twice (Robert Kardashian and Bruce Jenner), has 6 children and the stamina of a cheetah. Just think about it: raise your children, manage them, keep calm when Kim’s sex tape with rapper Ray J is released, help her through it, deal with all the drama that her 3 eldest girls brew up in real life and in the episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show, currently at season 9, is still one of the most followed on television. We got hooked on the first few seasons too because it was just crazy, funny, over the top and surreal – to see how the Kardashians live their lives is to dip oneself in the lives of the rich and famous celebrities in the USA. It’s a parallel universe of crazy shopping sprees, bling bling cars, diamonds as big as rocks, lavish parties in Las Vegas and hard work. In June 2011, before Kim’s Fairytale wedding to Kris Humphries, Kris Jenner underwent some plastic surgery and was bold enough to have it recorded on video and send it out in one of the episodes of season 6. She later told the media: “I needed a little freshening up for the wedding. Just doing what a girl’s gotta do!”
And there is more. This year has seen the rise of small Kendall Jenner, from walking the Givenchy FW2014-15 catwalk (and those selfies with Riccardo Tisci) to walking the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in Chanel, to Kim & Kanye’s Vogue cover and wedding celebrations. We must admit that, to see the whole family, in Valentino, at the designer’s chateau outside Paris was a little bit of a surprise. We’d love to know what was passing through Mr. Valentino’s mind when Kanye West passed through the Chateau’s gates in his favorite matt-black Porsche… The Kardashians are not really in the same league of the Casiraghi’s of Monaco, the Brandolini’s or the Santo Domingo’s… but still the Kim & Kanye wedding has sent the whole fashion world in a frenzy (Franca Sozzani and André Leon Talley were tweeting and Instagramming from the event). And who do you think is the mastermind behind all of this? Kris Jenner.
She’s a one woman show.
Margherita Calabi and Giulia Capresi contributed to this post.