Kris Jenner is the matriarch of a powerful clan of media darlings, whose sheer volume of daily press would seemingly require an army to manage. In a new interview with Haute Living, Jenner admits she relies heavily on those who work in her business office, but ultimately the work starts with her. Jenner discusses her 12-hour days that normally end at about 5 or 6 p.m. Any later and she doesn’t feel productive the following day.
Jenner also describes her fashion favorites and how they have influenced the style of her children. As they have grown up, they have broadened her knowledge of the fashion world.
“The girls grew up playing in my closet—trying on my shoes, etc. Now the tables have turned. They have introduced me to amazing talents.”
The Kardashian sisters have a few boutiques under the name Dash that are featured heavily in the family’s reality television programs. Kris revealed that Keeping Up with the Kardashians was first conceived as a way to get publicity for the family’s two stores in their local neighborhood, at the time a clothing boutique and a children’s store.
“We basically did the show because we thought it would be great exposure for our stores — as well as having fun.”
The show took off quickly and outpaced any success the small retail shops would have had. As the show continued, Kris’ youngest children — Kendall and Kylie Jenner — grew into adulthood. Kendall has become a well-known runway model, appearing in shows and print ads for top designers.
In July, Kendall appeared in a Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week and posed at the end with designer Karl Lagerfeld. As Kris told Haute Living, it was an extraordinary moment for her as a mother and lover of Chanel.
“I love Karl Lagerfeld and appreciate all he has accomplished.
“She walked out in the finale as the bride with Karl himself, and I thought—’Life doesn’t get better than this!’ I was so proud of her—my heart swelled.”
As ET Online reported, it was just another high-profile appearance for Kendall, who also walked the runway for Versace during Paris Fashion Week. Kendall has demonstrated a professional commitment to modelling, even choosing to have her tattoos — a dot and a broken heart, both done by New York City tattoo artist JonBoy — colored white. That way they won’t interfere with her modelling work.
Kris Jenner said that she learned her fashion sense from her own mother who, at 81-years-old, still puts time and effort into her style. That led Jenner to give an overall statement about fashion.
“[It’s] presenting yourself to the world every day. It expresses how you feel about yourself. I was raised to always look your best.”
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