Love them or loathe them you can’t deny that the Kardashian/Jenner clan have spearheaded several of the fashion and beauty trends over the last decade or so. Contouring (even though MUAs have known about it and been using it for donkeys) is credited to Kim Kardashian as becoming a mainstream makeup technique. FYI I’m so over contouring but more about that another day! The Kardashian/Jenners are a family who are always incredibly, if not always sensibly, dressed bunch with no hair out of place and makeup always perfect (Their army of MUAs and stylists should be congratulated). Kylie Jenner is now leading a revolution in the makeup industry with her products. She began with her converted lip kits and has now launched eyeshadow palettes, all of which have been incredibly well received by the industry. Kendall Jenner has truly become, through nothing but hard work, a supermodel, having walked for both Chanel (aka The Gods) and Victoria Secrets! She admits that her family have been the thing that got in her way and has suffered bullying backstage from other models because of her famous family, on the assumption that they put her where she is! In fact, when she initially was told she would be walking in the Victoria Secret show she banned her entire family from coming! Khloe Kardashian is a style and makeup guru having written books about wellbeing and totally transformed her body and mind set through determination and hard work. And quite frankly I’m not even sure where to start with the whirlwind that is Caitlyn Jenner! Keeping up with the Kardashians has been running for 10 years and is in its 13th season. It is unaltered guilty pleasure TV and the Lobster and I love it!
Now I completely understand the school of thought that says why should we pay attention to a family of vacuous, self-obsessed, egotistical trash who reap what they sow and are ‘famous for being famous’. They have chosen to live in the public eye and have invited the press into their lives therefore they have no right to complain about the paparazzi intrusion they receive. Well for me there are 2 points there. Firstly, I can’t help but feel that a lot of the negativity received by the Kardashians can be put down to sheer bloody ignorance and assumption (for my mind the 2 most unattractive characteristics in the human race). These days’ people are very quick to judge others and feel that to be their right. They will criticise and condemn often without having bothered to take the time to learn about what they are putting down. In this day and age there really is no excuse for not knowing what you’re talking about! Google it for goodness sake! Secondly just because a person has chosen to do a job or live a life that puts them in the public eye that doesn’t give anyone the right to chase them in cars, take their picture when they don’t wish, hang around their property and hurl abuse, sometimes physically as well. Need I mention Princess Diana?
So here’s the thing. The Kardashian/Jenners, believe it or not have worked incredibly hard to get where they are. They also work tirelessly for charities, the had a family clear out and yard sale giving all the proceeds to charity! Caitlyn Jenner has done so much since her transition to raise awareness for the LBGT community. Kim started as a stylist many years ago for the likes of Brandy and Lindsay Lohan before progressing to where she is today. The 3 sisters, Kourtney, Khloe and Kim started their boutique DASH in 2006. They now have stores in New York, Miami and LA and they are all still involved in everything that goes into their stores. Kris Jenner (The clan elder and christened by her children their Momager) has managed all her children’s careers from the start. They all have apps that they are constantly working with as well as multiple blogs and of course their constant social media presence!
For me though the bottom line is this, the Kardashian/Jenners are good people! They are hardworking, family oriented, kind and generous Christian folk. They never ignore fans. When one is having any problems they drop everything to be there for each other. They rushed to be at Lamar Odom’s beside in Las Vegas when he nearly died, despite the fact that he and Khloe were mid divorce and he had been unfaithful to her. In my business I work on the ethos that there is literally nothing I won’t do for my brides, I will bend over backwards and be their Bridal Fairy godmother. Because sometimes in life it simply isn’t about you, it is about doing and being there for others and the Kardashian/Jenners display this beautifully. Yes, they may be a bunch of drama queens and put a lot of focus on their appearance but there is so much more to them. Aren’t we all concerned about our appearance? Don’t we all have a diva strop or family tiff from time to time? Everyone, after all, is merely human!
Perhaps the world needs more people who are giving and caring? Perhaps if more people thought of their friends and family before themselves some of the worlds wrongs could be healed or even righted? As far as I’m concerned I’d take a family like the Kardashian/Jenners every time over a family like the Bushes, the Clintons or the Trumps. Added bonus to this lot? They look so much better!