Kim's wedding to Kanye... Kylie's lip fillers... Caitlyn's coming out... and behind it all is Kris Jenner — guaranteeing each and every minute is monetised to the max. Stephanie Rafanelli enters the Momager's LA lair to discover out what it will take 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-searching willows and thermostat-steady sunshine, like an alternate reality of the American dream. I'm outdoors The Haven, in Hidden Hills, California in all probability the most notorious, if ironic, address in post-millennial pop culture. Within the expansive lobby, additional studio set than household, I journey in excess of a cable and dodge a bored-wanting cameraman. Any mismoves could jeopardise this morning's Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 11 storyline: 'ES Magazine shoots Kris.' All people is shooting every person. The Haven is a stage-managed temple to self-created wealth. It even has its own hall of fame: a corridor of portraits of its family members members, like a Who's Who of the most followed men and women in social media background.
The rest is energy interiors: oversized macho furnishings, phallic statues and modern art with shouty slogans like 'That Was Then, This Is Now', accented with just about every conceivable global situation 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 as well significantly for Kanye West: quickly immediately after the ES group arrives, he slips out. He and Kim are living at her family members home while their Bel Air mansion is renovated for the arrival of Kardashian-West heir number 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-yr-previous 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 mother of all Kardashians, helps make 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 seems to be 45, all mahogany skin and boyish haircut. In the black and white fur-carpeted bedroom once 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 look is befitting of a publicity svengali all that's missing is a excess 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, 20, and Kylie, 18, by Jenner. She has executive-generated nearly a decade of the family's actuality Television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. whilst leveraging endorsement deals and surfing on the rise of social media. Kim, now really worth in excess of $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 post-millennial worldwide schism is: do you enjoy or loathe — or love to loathe — the Kardashians? 'We are in on the joke,' she assures me. source: www.standard.co.uk