Kim's wedding ceremony to Kanye... Kylie's lip fillers... Caitlyn's coming out... and behind it all is Kris Jenner — ensuring every moment is monetised to the max.
Stephanie Rafanelli enters the Momager's LA lair to locate out what it requires to retain up with the Kardashians A fleet of black vans blocks the driveway of a stately hacienda in an LA gated neighborhood of white picket fences, hydroponic-looking willows and thermostat-regular sunshine, like an alternate actuality of the American dream. I'm outdoors The Haven, in Hidden Hills, California probably the most notorious, if ironic, handle in publish-millennial pop culture. Within the expansive lobby, a lot more studio set than home, I trip more than a cable and dodge a bored-seeking cameraman. Any mismoves could jeopardise this morning's Retaining Up With the Kardashians season eleven storyline: 'ES Magazine shoots Kris.' Everyone is shooting everyone. 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 relatives members, like a Who's Who of the most followed people in social media history. The rest is energy interiors: oversized macho furniture, phallic statues and contemporary art with shouty slogans like 'That Was Then, This Is Now', accented with each and every conceivable worldwide issue 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 significantly for Kanye West: quickly soon after the ES group arrives, he slips out. He and Kim are residing at her loved ones residence even though their Bel Air mansion is renovated for the arrival of Kardashian-West heir quantity two, due in December (it's 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 Her two-12 months-outdated daughter North bobs in, swaddled in a towel on the shoulder of her nanny, en route to a swimming lesson in the outside pool, later tottering about in a cowboy outfit. Then Kris Jenner, the mom 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. Shoes, £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 the moment shared with her ex-husband — formerly Bruce, now Caitlyn Jenner — which is dominated by a giant bed and two bronze panthers, she has modified into a crisp shirt and trousers. The search is befitting of a publicity svengali all that's missing is a fat cigar. Kris is the arch matriarch and manager of her 6 children: Kourtney, 36, Kim, 35, Khloé, 31, and Rob, 28, by Armenian-American attorney Robert Kardashian Kendall, twenty, and Kylie, 18, by Jenner. She has executive-created almost a decade of the family's actuality Tv present Keeping Up With the Kardashians. when leveraging endorsement offers and surfing on the rise of social media. Kim, now well worth more than $53 million, has 36.5m followers on Twitter Kendall and Kylie have a joint Instagram attain of 81.5m. Alongside the Islamic-Christian conflict, the post-millennial global schism is: do you really like or loathe — or appreciate to loathe — the Kardashians? 'We are in on the joke,' she assures me. source: www.standard.co.uk