Kendall Jenner “Depressed” Over Proactiv Backlash?

Kendall Jenner is the new face of Proactiv
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KRIS JENNER MISLED US

When Kris Jenner teased an open and honest confession from Kendall Jenner, I assumed it was about her crippling anxiety disorder. In the past, Keeping Up With the Kardashians has alluded to Kendall’s mental health issues, which greatly impacted her modeling career, because the star was physically unable to even get on planes without shaking and losing her breath. She also suffers from sleep paralysis, a disorder that I can personally say is terrifying.

KENDALL IS NOT A KARDASHIAN

While I’ve come to terms with the Kardashian machine, Kendall Jenner perhaps cannot say the same. She’s a bit of an outcast, with a personality that is clearly different than her siblings. She’s admittedly more of a tomboy and although she has made some “on brand” provocative red-carpet appearances, it doesn’t seem to quite fit with her personality. She’s just a little too cool for that, and I’m not sure Kris Jenner got that memo.

THE WORD “BRAVE” SHOULD NOT BE THROWN AROUND

White t-shirt, straight-to-the-camera commercials are nothing new. They are meant to illicit a relatable nature, as if the audience and the speaker are friends. But that doesn’t quite work here. If you’re going to get money for a commercial, just own it. Don’t use the word “brave,” especially during the #MeToo movement. And if it’s true that Kendall Jenner is upset/depressed over the backlash, I feel sorry for her given her aforementioned mental health issues. That being said, she should know better. If the Pepsi debacle wasn’t a lesson to change her advisors, what is?

Stephanie Seymour v. Kendall Jenner: Supermodel Showdown

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16:  Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Michael Kors show as a part of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Michael Kors show as a part of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)

When Stephanie Seymour called Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid  “bitches of the moment,” Kendall didn’t take it kindly, nor did Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid. According to Kendall, Seymour is a “cyber bully” who should empower the new guard, rather than tearing them down. But this begs a larger question. What exactly is a “supermodel” and is Kendall actually on the list?

First, attaching the word “super” in front of “model” is a ridiculous trend that somehow stuck, and if you disagree, take a moment to put it in front of other professions. How about “superdentist” or “superaccountant” or “superlawyer.” It’s a coined, immature replacement for “top ten.” And if these girls are in fact the “bitches of the moment,” is that a bad thing? We could say the same about anyone in their prime. If the objection is to having a reputable family to pave your path, I’d argue that connections exist in every industry, and no one objects to the Hustons, the Barrymores, or the Fondas.

The only decent argument I’ve heard thus far was made by Rebecca Romijn, who said that social media status does not predict the ability to sell clothes. She also astutely argued that the industry should be in front of celebrity, rather than behind it. If models are fielded through an Instagram following, for example, and musicians are fielded through YouTube clicks, then is anyone doing any actual work prior to the public’s response? In short, it’s lazy vetting. Perhaps Kendall’s strong reaction to Seymour’s dig is a punishment that did not fit the crime, but the old guard better get on board. It’s a new game, and if you can’t play it, you will lose.

Rebecca Romijn v. Yolanda Foster: “Your Children Aren’t Supermodels”

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After listening to Rebecca Romijn’s recent rant about Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid not being true supermodels, it suddenly occurred to me that the former model and Mrs. John Stamos missed her calling as a co-host of ‘The View.’ When asked for her opinion on the rise of social media supermodels during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Romijn said:

No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does. “

Needless to say, Mama bear and current cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ Yolanda Foster, responded harshly, saying, “They accomplished more at half your age in the fashion industry.” So is anyone right, and is it even worth the ruffled feathers? For starters, nepotism and connections run just about every industry, especially Hollywood. Without it, we wouldn’t have Drew Barrymore, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Jane Fonda, Angelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., etc . . . In fact, from my limited armchair experience, all of my inner circle (outside of Tinseltown) landed their jobs through connections. But connections are only the first step in a long list of qualifications, and they would go nowhere without natural talent and dedicated work ethic. I’d give a list of many connected people in the industry that have failed to prove that point, but it would not be kind to do so. Rebecca does; however, makes a larger point worth nothing. Just because one has a flurry of followers, does not mean their presence alone will push purchases. It also is a slightly lazy choice on the part of the fashion industry, who is using the public to field their stars, rather than finding them on their own. If the vetting process starts with social media rather than an innate ability to scope talent, then you’re going to miss a lot of potential powerhouses. And that goes with any industry. Also, does their focus on their personal life cloud the consumer? Does it become more about the person than the collection? It’s certainly worth exploring, and I find it refreshing that Rebecca actually gave her true opinion, completely unafraid of the backlash. If we focus too much on politically correct talking points we will all be a bunch of robots.

Kendall Jenner Posts Naked Pic . . . of Elisa Meliani

When Kendall Jenner posted a picture of Elisa Meliani on a horse naked, she neglected to offer the model’s name, and some assumed it was Jenner in the photo. The Parisian beauty welcomed the exposure despite the omission, but I’m reposting to give the proper cred now. The picture is stunning.

 

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Kendall Jenner Bares All at Marc Jacobs Fashion Show

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16:  Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Michael Kors show as a part of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Michael Kors show as a part of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)

There’s much to be discovered during New York Fashion Week, but the most riveting revelation of the entire event is that we’ve officially found a member of the Kardashian clan with actual talent. Kendall Jenner walked the runway for Marc Jacobs 2014 Fall collection, earning her a coveted high-fashion VIP pass. There’s controversy surrounding her bare breasts, but I’ll put my prude leanings aside to compliment fashion’s new it-girl. Watch her rock the runway below.

Cindy Crawford Stops Daughter’s Fashion Career

Cindy Crawford rightfully decided not to whore-out her ten year old daughter to the fashion world. Though her daughter recently modeled Versace’s children’s line, Crawford said, “At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl.” This is good news. I was actually pretty disgusted by the photos from the Versace line, because no one wants to see a sexualized 10 year old. Perhaps Crawford should have a conversation with Kris Jenner.
 
 

Kylie and Kendall Jenner Won’t Go to College? — Great Idea

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Why send your children to college when you can farm them out to your Kardashian empire? And according to Bruce Jenner, as soon as they graduate high school Kyle and Kendall Jenner will be in a position to “go right to working.” Here’s hoping their lack of education will make them just as annoying as their sisters.

Kendall Jenner Models Sherri Hill Gown — Isn’t She A Zygote?

You might recall a time in history when models didn’t look like little boys. Remember Cindy Crawford, and how she actually had those things that make up a woman — breasts and ass? And just when you thought it could not get worse, we’ve officially transitioned to a pre-pubescent stage. I understand that Kendall Jenner is of the Kardashian Posse and is therefore in demand, but that’s no excuse. She’s just too young — and it’s disturbing. I suppose this is the fashion industry’s alternative to anorexia. Why bother with hungry models when you can use children that haven’t full developed yet. It’s genius!