Kim's wedding to Kanye... Kylie's lip fillers... Caitlyn's coming out... and behind it all is Kris Jenner — guaranteeing each and every second is monetised to the max.
Stephanie Rafanelli enters the Momager's LA lair to locate out what it requires to hold 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-seeking willows and thermostat-regular sunshine, like an alternate actuality of the American dream. I'm outside The Haven, in Hidden Hills, California most likely the most notorious, if ironic, deal with in submit-millennial pop culture. Within the expansive lobby, a lot more studio set than home, I trip over a cable and dodge a bored-searching cameraman. Any mismoves could jeopardise this morning's Preserving Up With the Kardashians season 11 storyline: 'ES Magazine shoots Kris.' All people 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 background. The rest is electrical power interiors: oversized macho furniture, phallic statues and modern-day artwork with shouty slogans like 'That Was Then, This Is Now', accented with every conceivable worldwide concern 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 also much for Kanye West: quickly following the ES staff arrives, he slips out. He and Kim are living at her loved ones residence whilst 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-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 on tottering about in a cowboy outfit. Then Kris Jenner, the mom of all Kardashians, can 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 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 altered into a crisp shirt and trousers. The look is befitting of a publicity svengali all that's missing is a body fat cigar. Kris is the arch matriarch and manager of her 6 kids: 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 just about a decade of the family's reality Tv show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. although leveraging endorsement discounts and surfing on the rise of social media. Kim, now really worth above $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 publish-millennial international schism is: do you love or loathe — or really like to loathe — the Kardashians? 'We are in on the joke,' she assures me. source: www.standard.co.uk