She may only be 18 but Kendall Jenner is already the star of a TV show, has her own clothing line, is a clothes horse for Chanel and this week made her debut in Vogue Paris.
And now, one of the industry’s most acclaimed stylists has revealed exactly what it is that makes the youngest of the Kardashian clan so appealing.
Speaking to Grazia Daily, LOVE Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand, who styled Kendall for her glossy Vogue shoot, has nothing but praise for the hardworking young model.
Kim Kardashian is by far the most watched of the reality TV clan, so it’s only natural that Kendall Jenner wants to look just like her.
The 18-year-old caused a few double takes when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram emulating Kim in more ways than one.
Kendall had her elder sister’s look down pat from the smooth, dark hairstyle to the dark eyeliner and shadow accented her brown eyes
The younger half-sibling even sported a neutral shade of lip colour that could only be compared to the natural-toned make-up that Kim, 33, always favours.
The sisters, who are 15 years apart in age, have more than DNA in common.
Kendall the budding model seems to be following in Kim’s career footsteps too by appearing in Vogue Paris for the first time just two months after Kim landed the April cover of American Vogue.
So the girl who can’t read, and her sister, the one who complained that she kept failing in school, have written a book?
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are the names above the title on the new novel, “Rebels: City of Indra,” though the youngest members of the Kardashian clan didn’t write it by all themselves (if they even wrote any of it).
An inside page acknowledges that their manager, Elizabeth Killmond-Roman, worked on the book. And she brought in a co-writer, Maya Sloan, who has a few young adult titles under her belt.
Four people to write one YA novel with a shopworn plot? Well, we are talking about the Jenners.
As in 18-year-old Kendall Jenner — who flubbed an introduction at the Billboard Music Awards in May and used dumb chic to explain it away: “I’m the worst reader ever.”
And her 16-year-old sister, Kylie, is the one who convinced her mother Kris Jenner to homeschool them because all her social engagements put her woefully behind in school.”It’s not fun to fail,” she famously wailed.
No, but it’s more entertaining than reading “Rebels: City of Indra.”
Like every other teen novel since “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent,” it’s set in the dystopian future, though the word itself isn’t used because, face it, could either Jenner spell it?
The story begins after a Great Catastrophe — likely a war, but possibly fat Rob bolting from his sister’s wedding this past weekend. When you’re “Keeping up With the Kardashians,” that’s a pretty great catastrophe.
“Rebel” is the story of two girls, orphans Livia and Lex who live in the new colony of Indra, but in very different worlds. (Orphans, huh? On some days, that must be Kylie and Kendall’s own fantasy.)
Indra is stratified — just like L.A. Livia lives on a paradise island that floats above the city (think Beverly Hills but with better architecture). Lex, poor thing, remains in an orphanage “down below” (kind of like the Valley).
Indra is great if you’re rich, but poor people are denied cosmetic surgery (no, seriously, that’s the book’s Jenner-esque take on deprivation). And in another only-in-Karadashian-world twist, Livia’s father is a local Indra hero because he invented birth control.
Consider: a book that exalts plastic surgery and birth control. It makes sense. After all, it’s how the Kardashians have survived into the 21st century with their faces and fortune intact.
Back to the story: Livia is being raised to be a Proper Young Woman and expected to make her debut at the Emergence Ball, where she will find her mate. Meanwhile, Lex is a scrappy young thing who gets selected for training in a Special Ops force to fight the rebels.
The two seem destined never to meet, but there’s this guy, a cutie named Kane. He’s on the Special Ops force with Lex but gets sent off on a secret mission: to murder Livia at the ball.
But he fails and is taken prisoner (see? It’s no fun to fail!). In a ridiculous plot manipulation made possible only by the forces of terrible writing, Livia and Lex unite to rescue him.
As the novel mercifully comes to an end, Lex and Livia have joined the rebels, which is an unfortunate set up for a sequel.
As stirring climaxes go, we’ll stick to Kim’s sex tape.
Being camera shy is NOT a side we’re used to seeing on the lovely Jenner sisters!
Especially after their selfie induced weekend at the Billboard Music Awards!
Kendall and Kylie Jenner were spotted making their way through LAX to the biggest small wedding of the year in Paree and Italy!
Although the two sisters hid their beautiful faces from the cameras in the City of Angels, we have a feeling they’ll be all smiles during Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s European nuptials!
We can’t imagine them mean mugging the wedding photographer during the ceremony!
There shouldn’t be a reason to have a sour face on during weddings! Lolz!
It must have been a bit of a blow for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West when they were told they couldn’t marry in the Palace of Versailles – but like all things Kardashian, they had a good back up for their pre-wedding brunch.
The whole klan appear to have spent the day in Italian fashion designer Valentino’s castle and Kendall Jenner and her older sister Khloe have treated us to a glimpse at all the splendour.
It was previously reported Kim and Kanye had planned a tour around the grounds of the Palace of Versailles for all their guests, including the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments and the formal gardens with fountains and water attractions.
But it seems they had a change of heart for the brunch, and opted for a castle instead.
Kendall posted a snap on Instagram of her looking totally sexy in a plunging black playsuit with a cut-out waist to show off her toned figure.
The background shows an endless sprawl of perfectly mown grass and water attractions, which can only mean they are living like royalty for the day.
Khloe followed it with one of her own, wearing a jewelled black and gold dress and high heeled sandals.
It seems they have been really taken by Valentino too, because he has posed with the whole family according to Kris Jenner’s profile.
The fashion designer got Kim and Kanye a Fraisier cake with K love heart K on the top for their pre-wedding brunch, so he’s definitely in good books.
In one snap, the Italian designer has Kendall on one arm, and Khloe on the other – both looking like total supermodels.
She looked stylish in double breasted black jacket teamed with gold buttons, shorts and vertiginous strappy black heels as she made her way into half sister Kim Kardashian’s bachelorette party on Thursday.
But unfortunately Kylie Jenner had a more calamitous exit, tripping over and almost falling as she left the venue.
The 16-year-old reality star had to grab hold of her older sister Khloe for support which helped her just manage to avoid an embarrassing fall.
The teenager gripped onto Khloe’s arm amid a crowd of people leaving the Costes restaurant on the Rue St. Honoré in Paris ahead of Kim’s wedding at the weekend.
The star had clearly enjoyed the party inside, posting a cute picture of herself and older sister Kendall hugging with the caption: ‘I love you sometimes.’
Kim’s sisters Khloe and Kourtney were on hand to join the celebrations ahead of Kim’s Saturday marriage to Kanye West.
Her mother Kris Jenner tweeted a snap of her plate of escargot – snails to the non-French – captioned: ‘#wheninfrance’.
And Kourtney got in on the act as she tweeted: ‘Things are getting real. #paris #froglegs’.
Earlier, Kim had arrived at the bash decked out in a $20,000 mini dress from Balmain’s 2012 fall collection, which the designer has explained was inspired by a Faberge egg given to Elizabeth Taylor by her then-lover Richard Burton.
There’s fixin’ to be a major color splash in Hollywood!
According to Andy Lecompte Salon colorist Daniel Moon, the man behind Kylie Jenner’s latest blue ‘do: “Punk is the new pretty and pretty is the new punk.”
Which explains why the E! star opted for the cerulean tint when she visited him earlier this week. Moon says Kylie was “asking for either a green or blue color. I created a custom green and blue palette she liked using Pravana Vivids hair color.”
She “made my job easy,” he added. “She came in asking for blue or green hair, and was very aware of the effect the chosen shade would have on her skin tone, and how it would fade. I recommended using more than one color to add dimension and she agreed.”
“This was the first time I worked with Kylie,” Moon said. “She was using chalk to color her hair prior, and finally committed to something more long-lasting. As for her reaction: She loved it!”
The result, as we already know, was quite vibrant but not permanent. “These colors last anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, which allows clients to experiment more,” explains Moon.
So, yes, unless the 16-year-old comes in for another appointment soon, she will be rocking the bold hue at sister Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kanye West.
Moon predicts there will be quite a lot of celebrities sitting in his chair this summer: “Ever since Nicole Richie set the bar as a lavender princess, I would say this is only the beginning of more colorful hairstyles.”
In addition to Richie, Moon has worked with Samantha Ronson, Rumer Willis, Rita Ora, Grimes, Warpaint, Riff Raff and others.
“‘Punk’ is an attitude that rebels against traditional values,” Moon mused. “That’s exactly what is happening here. Young starlets are adopting this attitude and designers are supporting them. Designer Vivienne Westwood has made a career of this.
“Kylie Jenner has this attitude and is confident in her style. Youth culture has always influenced fashion. This is what is happening now.”
Who do you think will try out the hair color trend next?
We love peaking into the Kardashian / Jenner sister bonding time. The stunning sisters took a gorgeous selfie on May 21 in Paris and we are obsessed with their amazing beauty looks! Vote below on which look YOU love best.
Khloe Kardashian, 29, took a quick Instagram selfie with the two Jenner sisters, Kendall Jenner, 18, and Kylie Jenner, 16, while hanging out before Kim Kardashian‘s wedding in Paris! We couldn’t resist their beautiful looks in the picture.
The stunning sisters worked what their mom gave them in a gorgeous selfie posted on Instagram on May 21.
Older sister Khloe looked amazing with some super long spider lashes and a nude lip. Her skin looked bronzed and flawless!
We love how Kylie was rocking her ombré green locks and a mauve lip shade.
Kendall had on a sexy red lip and to keep the focus on her bright lip, she went very natural on the eyes, using just mascara. Her hair looked super soft and shiny!
Both Khloe and Kylie uploaded the same selfie, showing off their beauty looks to all their fans. On their pictures, Kylie captioned it “sister day” while Khloe wrote: “Stuntin’ on dem hoes in Paris!!!”Following
There will definitely be a lot of family bonding time in the next week since the Kardashians are all in Paris right now, getting ready for Kim and Kanye West‘s wedding. We can’t wait for all the stunning pictures that will be coming our way!
Kendall Jenner attended her first Cannes Film Festival last week. Now, it looks like the E! star has another memorable moment on her hands.
“10 million insta followers?! soooo much love!!!” the 18-year-old model wrote on (where else?) Instagram, along with a video of her doing a bit of a happy dance to mark the rapidly approaching milestone.
In the clip, we see Kendall as she bops around what looks to be the Paris hotel she’s currently staying at ahead of sister Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding.