Kim's wedding to Kanye... Kylie's lip fillers... Caitlyn's coming out... and behind it all is Kris Jenner — ensuring each minute is monetised to the max.
Stephanie Rafanelli enters the Momager's LA lair to find out what it takes to maintain up with the Kardashians A fleet of black vans blocks the driveway of a stately hacienda in an LA gated community of white picket fences, hydroponic-looking willows and thermostat-steady sunshine, like an alternate reality of the American dream. I'm outside The Haven, in Hidden Hills, California probably the most notorious, if ironic, handle in post-millennial pop culture. Inside the expansive lobby, much more studio set than house, I journey more than a cable and dodge a bored-seeking cameraman. Any mismoves could jeopardise this morning's Trying to keep Up With the Kardashians season 11 storyline: 'ES Magazine shoots Kris.' Absolutely everyone is shooting everybody. The Haven is a stage-managed temple to self-manufactured wealth. It even has its own hall of fame: a corridor of portraits of its loved ones members, like a Who's Who of the most followed folks in social media background. The rest is electrical power interiors: oversized macho furnishings, phallic statues and modern art with shouty slogans like 'That Was Then, This Is Now', accented with every single conceivable international problem of Vogue. The palette is black and white: chequered floor in the lobby white walls black on black on black guest bathroom, even down to the black toilet paper. The morning's commotion is too a lot for Kanye West: quickly immediately after the ES team arrives, he slips out. He and Kim are residing at her family home while their Bel Air mansion is renovated for the arrival of Kardashian-West heir amount two, due in December (it is a boy!). Eight months ripe, Kim pads into the kitchen in a white towelling dressing gown to have her public eyes painted on by a make-up artist. Her two-year-previous daughter North bobs in, swaddled in a towel on the shoulder of her nanny, en route to a swimming lesson in the outdoor pool, later tottering about in a cowboy outfit. Then Kris Jenner, the mother of all Kardashians, makes her entrance in a bathrobe with 'Momager' emblazoned on the back, the Muhammad Ali of monetisation. Silk georgette shirt, £625, Givenchy at harveynichols.com. Silk trousers, £565, Gucci at brownsfashion.com. Sneakers, £650, Gucci at matchesfashion.com She is warm and softer than I imagined. At 60, she looks 45, all mahogany skin and boyish haircut. In the black and white fur-carpeted bedroom when shared with her ex-husband — formerly Bruce, now Caitlyn Jenner — which is dominated by a giant bed and two bronze panthers, she has altered into a crisp shirt and trousers. The appear is befitting of a publicity svengali all that is missing is a unwanted fat cigar. Kris is the arch matriarch and manager of her 6 youngsters: Kourtney, 36, Kim, 35, Khloé, 31, and Rob, 28, by Armenian-American lawyer Robert Kardashian Kendall, 20, and Kylie, 18, by Jenner. She has executive-created practically a decade of the family's actuality Tv demonstrate Trying to keep Up With the Kardashians. when leveraging endorsement discounts and surfing on the rise of social media. Kim, now really worth over $53 million, has 36.5m followers on Twitter Kendall and Kylie have a joint Instagram reach of 81.5m. Alongside the Islamic-Christian conflict, the submit-millennial worldwide schism is: do you love or loathe — or appreciate to loathe — the Kardashians? 'We are in on the joke,' she assures me. source: www.standard.co.uk