You may have noticed that Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe – normally tight, bright and more than slightly trashy – has been improving of late. Like it or not, the credit seems to belong to her new boyfriend, Kanye West.
Ever since the third week of dating the rapper/designer, she’s been sporting more neutrals like black, white, gray, with lower heels, higher necklines and lower hemlines.
The couple has even been doing that cloyingly sweet but annoying matchy-matchy lovers thing, where they show up at events wearing the same colors.
Kim, who has a wildly successful clothing and accessory line at Sears and whose mainstream collection is now headed to a chain of trendy shops in Great Britain, is beginning to trust Kanye's fashion sense when it comes to luxury looks. It's hard to dress like Kanye's "Perfect Bitch" and she is willing to ask for help in this mattter.
After all, he is an official – if not widely lauded -- luxury brand fashion designer who has had at least two runway shows in Paris. He's friends with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and he himself wears Hermes, Givenchy, and Celine, among top brands.
Most importantly, he also has a personal stylist, Renelou Padora, whom he brought along to give Kim’s closet a good cleaning in next weeks episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians.
It’s actually a guilty thrill to get an inside peek at Kim’s personal style cathedral (closet does even begin to describe this space). It's a holy and sanctified monument.
Kanye does his best to help her get rid of the old and make room for the new, which incites so much muttering that he actually needs subtitles. He says things like, "But babe, you really gotta clean out everything,” points to a purse and asks "What about this joint right here?" and exclaims, "Oh, hell no!"
At the end of the clip, Kim admits, "I think it's so ironic that I'm always giving my friends their closet makeovers, so for the roles to be reversed, it's like, Oh my God." She took the words right out of our mouths.