Taking a break while dating
Her black hair is thicker than any you have ever seen, her lips fuller, her giant Bambi-eyes larger, their whites whiter, and the lashes that frame them longer. She is like a beautiful anime character come to life. As soon as she arrives at the hostess podium of the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, where we meet for our interview, a young fan who appears to be in her late teens or early twenties accosts her. With its enveloping green leather booths and twinkling white garden lights, the Polo Lounge is a setting that lends itself to intimacy.
If some of this is the result of artificial enhancement -- does anyone else have eyelashes that resemble miniature feather dusters? Kardashian, who is wearing a monochromatic champagne-colored ensemble (Margiela bodysuit, ChloÃ© silk pants, Lanvin silk coat), gives off a cozy vibe herself.
I'm surprised to hear that they still enjoy the process, since your typical American family would no longer be on speaking terms.
"We're kind of obsessed with each other," she explains.
Of course, she has cannily leveraged that fame to build, with her sisters, a beauty-industrial complex, which includes a clothing line, a makeup line, a line of tanning products and seven perfumes.
(A collection of hair care implements and styling products will debut in the spring.) Her mobile app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, in which players climb their way to A-List status under Kardashian's tutelage, has earned over million since its debut in June.
But then when they open their mouth, there goes the aura." Take the stream of small faux-confidences that she offers during the interview.
They reveal very little yet foster a sense of closeness.
But she has also graced the covers of highbrow fashion bibles like W and Vogue; with her now-husband, Kanye West, she appeared on the latter above the hashtag #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple, creating a furor that made it perhaps the #worldsmostcontroversialcover.
As she puts it, "There's nothing we can do that's not documented, so why not look your best, and amazing?