Vogue releases two more Kim Kardashian photos, part of the crazy Kimye interview

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Vogue released two more Annie Leibovitz photos from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s photoshoot. Is it wrong to love the one with Nori? Because I love it. This is pretty much the first time we’ve ever seen little IgNori in her daddy’s arms, and her expression of WTF-bewilderment perfectly captures how many of us feel about all of this nonsense. Vogue has also released the first part of Kimye’s interview, which you can read here. I was just going to do highlights, but then I got to Hamish Bowles comparing Kim to Sophia Loren and Ava Gardner (OMG), so you’re getting everything Vogue released:

The fast-cooling Los Angeles afternoon air is filled with the scent of eucalyptus and mimosa, the gurgle of water as it tumbles down a fountain wall into a picture-perfect azure pool, the exultant strains of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy,” and a chorus of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” performed in unhappy a cappella by Annie Leibovitz and Kris Jenner.

The frantic warblings of this unlikely duo are intended to entertain the geographically named North West, perched between her father, Kanye West, creative polyglot, and his fiancée, North’s mother, Kim Kardashian, cultural phenomenon—or Kimye, as the media has dubbed the telegenic pair while it relentlessly tracks their every move. North (“Kanye’s side of the family calls her Nori,” says Kim) is poised on her mother’s knee, a knee that is currently enveloped in a fall of Lanvin satin the color and consistency of double cream, fashioned by Alber Elbaz into a wedding dress of fifties haute couture magnificence. The dress is a fitting complement to Kim’s voluptuous movie-star beauty, with her flashing Ava Gardner looks and Sophia Loren figure that have helped to establish a new contemporary body paradigm after an era of waifs.

Small wonder that Kim idolizes Elizabeth Taylor, whom she first became aware of as a supportive friend of Michael Jackson. Taylor once lent Kim her Cleopatra cape for a photo shoot, and Kim conducted Taylor’s last interview (by phone and e-mail), about her legendary jewels. “Everything seemed so selfless for her,” Kim remembers. “We talked about the jewelry and how it ultimately didn’t belong to her; she just wanted to help people.” When Taylor’s estate was sold to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Kim even acquired some of those jewels herself. She also went to look at Taylor’s house. “It was just so enchanting,” she remembers, “with a garden with really pretty trellises and beautiful roses, but it wasn’t realistic for me to purchase. It only had a one-car garage.”

Although North has inherited her father’s furrowed, quizzical brow, the pretty ten-month-old who is the focus of all this attention seems an island of preternatural serenity in the roiling sea of frenetic activity that is la vie Kimye.

North’s parents have already involved her in their creative lives. “I take pictures of her all the time and dress her up,” says Kim. “I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans, and I was like, ‘What up, Daddy?’ ” Kanye, meanwhile, has made an adorable little stop-frame video of North caught in her natural movements that he’s edited to make it appear as if she’s break-dancing.

“Anybody need anything?” asks the agelessly glamorous, apricot-skinned Kris, fluttering eyelashes as thick, long, and lustrous as a hummingbird’s wings. “Water? Vodka? Get on my train!” she laughs. “Just kidding!” Kris (who, as Kim notes, “goes by the name of Lovey, not Grandma!”) is an astute businesswoman and an executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, now in its eighth season. Her home office is stacked with Kardashian product and magazine spreads—there is even a framed copy of her estranged husband Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner’s 1979 GQ cover.

When Kim was an impressionable little girl, she remembers, her fashion-mad mom “would always wear really tight—she was into Vicky Tiel, Moschino, or Chanel—with huge Moschino heart earrings. She had an amazing body and was always so in shape. One time Kourtney and I sat in my mom’s closet—we must’ve been eight or nine—and we were like, ‘If Mom dies, we’re going to write down who gets what.’ We went through every last piece of her wardrobe. We were so mean then!”

[From Vogue]

OMG. LUCIFER’S HOMEGIRL MADE IT INTO VOGUE. “Anybody need anything?” asks the agelessly glamorous, apricot-skinned Kris, fluttering eyelashes as thick, long, and lustrous as a hummingbird’s wings. Jesus Christ. I mean… what in the world? Did Lucifer write this himself?

So, obviously, this interview is going to be a total trainwreck and it will probably eclipse the photoshoot which – full disclosure – I kind of like.

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Photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz/VOGUE.

 

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  1. Belle Epoch says:

    Ignori’s expression is priceless! “Who IS this guy?”

  2. Arock says:

    It’s official. Her face isstuck like that. That first pic us so creepy, like the haunted paintings where the eyes follow you around the room.

  3. Lauren says:

    What’s up with the, “Kanye’s family calls her Nori”? That seems like some shade.

  4. idk says:

    Kanye’s hand looks huge in that second pic.

    Nori’s facial expression is priceless.

    So Kim never actually met Elizabeth Taylor? She made it seem like they hung out.

    Also, you can’t compare Kim’s “figure” to anyone else’s. I’ve never seen a woman with a figure like hers. Hers looks really really unnatural.

    Lastly, why are they mentioning Nori’s eyebrows in the interview? It’s like they are saying “oh she has her dad’s bushy eyebrows, but she is still pretty”. They do know Kim was not born with her “perfect eyebrows” right?

    • NerdMomma says:

      I don’t think they meant Nori’s eyebrows are bushy. I took that line as an explanation for her facial expression, which is decidedly unhappy/grumpy. They’re trying to say, “She’s not miserable and looking at us all like WTF. That’s genetic.”

      • idk says:

        A while back, there was a huge uproar about her eyebrows and photoshop remember? So that came to mind. I have seen pics of Nori smiling, perhaps she was just grumpy during the photoshoot because she was used as a prop or she had to spend the day with strangers (her parents). LOL sorry if that sounded cruel but most babies that age smile and giggle at the sight of their parents, or am I wrong?

      • Erm says:

        My son has his dad’s grumpy eyebrows, and while at that age he smiled and giggled with us, the presence of a stranger (eg. a photographer) would result in an expression of uber-grumpiness. In reality he was just not smiling and being watchful of the weird person with the camera, but when you added in the genetically grumpy eyebrows, he would look decidedly cranky. Don’t read too much into a baby’s expressions, especially when she’s/he’s in a strange situation, and a professional photo shoot with lighting and assistants running around would have been strange for Nori.

  5. QQ says:

    IgNori Is pissed they trotted her out for this… like so many purses

  6. Dotty says:

    That is one unhappy looking family at top. Jeezus….I hope against all odds that igNori comes out okay from the rabbit hole of a life her parents live.

  7. erindipity says:

    Kanye looks happy and in love in most of the pics. Kim, on the other hand, looks soulless and bored.

  8. HH says:

    The photo with North is cute and funny but Kim sounds just as vapid as ever. I’m used to reading Vogue interviews with interesting subjects, but this is kind of painful.

  9. ktae says:

    The look on Nori’s face is priceless, I think that sums up how most people feel about these people.

  10. MacScore says:

    Reading this I am instantly reminded of Absolutely Fabulous’ fantastic spoof on Hamish Bowles, way back when… My god, what a load of pretentious garbage. “La Vie Kimye”?
    Best comment [re: Elizabeth Taylor's house]: “… it wasn’t realistic for me to purchase. It only had a one-car garage.”
    Gag me.
    And there I was, still holding out the hope that this whole travesty was after all an April Fool joke.

  11. homegrrrl says:

    Yeah, baby Nori’s face is clearly registering stranger danger. These parents nurture the paps more than their own child.

  12. Cait says:

    Her eyes are so dead. I just feel sorry for her now.

    Was it worth selling your soul, Kim, just to be “relevant”?

  13. gogoGorilla says:

    I only clicked for the pics. No way am I reading that tripe–it will burn brain cells.

    Nori is seriously adorable. Plus, she throws shade! Kim looks like a zombie in the top pic. Kanye looks oblivious.

  14. Tracy says:

    If North could talk she would probably scream…. Stranger danger!!

    Seriously… Look at the expression on the poor kids face.

  15. Surely says:

    I just find it weird why is the baby naked and on kanye like why????

  16. M.A.F. says:

    Wow. Talk about a fluff piece.

    I could totally see Kanye spoiling the child while Kim pouts because she isn’t getting enough attention. Can’t image them having another child. But then again, this isn’t my life.

  17. Diane says:

    Maybe Nori will pee on them. Seems to fit. Bye bye Vogue the brand!

  18. j.eyre says:

    Kanye is a “creative polyglot?” So let’s see, what languages does he speak: Asinine, Entitled, Malapropos, Stilted, Unfathomable and Delusional. Did I miss any? Has “Kanye” been deemed a language yet? I know that was his latest project.

  19. Anna says:

    I actually like the pictures LOL but omg Kris stop please. Who wrote that about her, I can’t even, oh my. I wanted to vomit.
    I mentioned this on the other Kim post today but I’ll mention it here as well since someone may know. Is this one of the only times a black man has been featured on the cover of the American Vogue and gotten a large editorial on the inside? (I know it’s shared and I’m not even sure if you can call it an editorial but I feel like it still must be significant in the history books?)

    • word says:

      Richard Gere, George Clooney, and Lebron James (shared the cover with Gisele) were the only men on the cover of US Vogue. So Kanye is now the second African American man to be on the cover, but none have been on it alone. I’m not sure if Lebron had a large editorial on the inside though. I mean if we want to talk about ethnicity, there has never been a Chinese man, Indian man, Mexican man on the cover. This should be about who is deserving. We could also say this is the first time a “half-Armenian” female was put on the cover of vogue right? But does that really mean anything when it’s Kim Kardashian we are talking about? Lebron is pretty sytlish, and so is Kanye, so I can kind of get it…but Kim…I just don’t see it.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Vogue is a women’s magazine and I can remember very few times that any male has been on the cover. I hardly think this has historical significance of any value or represents huge strides for African Americans. Maybe I’m missing something.

      • Greyson says:

        Ha! Love the shade here. I completely agree.

      • Anna says:

        When fashion barely has any Black or POC models, when you have any kind of representation, it is a “huge stride”…
        It doesn’t matter that it’s a women’s magazine, there are articles written about the lack of POC men in Vogue when there are plenty of white men, so it is significant.
        A lot of black and poc teenage boys look up to Kanye in terms of fashion and see him as a role model so to them this is a big deal because to them their fashion dreams may seem legitimate now.. and before someone calls bs on this last statement, my friend is majoring in fashion in college and they brought up this exact point in class..
        so yeah @GoodNamesAllTaken you’re missing something here

  20. Maum says:

    “Anybody need anything?” asks the agelessly glamorous, apricot-skinned Kris, fluttering eyelashes as thick, long, and lustrous as a hummingbird’s wings.

    Shit. Kris Jenner is so framing that article and plastering all over her house, her office and all her cars.

    That comment about Elizabeth Taylor’s house was so vapid it’s embarrassing.
    What fabulous irony that she talks about Taylor ultimately not caring about material possessions and only wanting to help people.
    Kinda like the polar opposite of her.

  21. Lolol says:

    They are terrible models. They look awkward and both kim and kanye have the dead eye look.

  22. janie says:

    I have to say something… please don’t kill me? I don’t like this bunch and Kim is especially a thorn for us all. The more I see her with the baby the more it hits me that she’s not cut out to be a mom. Like it or not, we all know gals like this. My sister was one of these women & try as she might, it just wasn’t there. She had no instincts and the baby was like a foreign object. She was never even comfortable holding the baby. I’m not defending this vile bunch, but it is what it is. If it’s not there, it isn’t. I believe that’s what’s going on here. At least she has the means to care for her? Just my 2cents.

    • Elise says:

      Your comment is spot on. It is crystal clear that she doesn’t seem interested in or comfortable with her child. I think it’s due to a lack of maturity, lack of instinct and being an utter and complete spoiled narcissist. Somewhat related, I think she has a co-dependent relationship with Kris which is a total crutch to maturing/living on her own with her fiance/being an effing parent and grown-up.

      Their baby nurse, seen in many paparazzi photos, is clearly living with them and works 24-hour shifts including sleeping in the nursery. She even accompanied them to the pediatrician which is mind-boggling for two able-bodied parents. Many people with means do this for very short periods (i.e. hire a nurse for a few weeks post-birth) but she is obviously still living with them and is the primary caretaker, 9+months out. That’s absolutely bonkers, to me, if you have work flexibility and immense wealth. Neither K nor K are the caretakers, period. It would be sad but it’s probably better for their baby. I truly pity her, being born into this mess.

      Also – crazy how they will show their daughter naked in Vogue yet hidden from sight when in the stroller. Being private doesn’t equal your baby’s tush in a magazine!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Kim and Kanye both make me nauseous, but I’m not sure you can tell how good of a mother someone is or isn’t by photographs. Kim looks stiff and disconnected from Kanye, too, and from the world. She’s just not a very good model. On the other hand, I knew a woman who was a total, self-centered, shallow, disinterested mother, but her Christmas cards with her children always looked like she was the most loving, affectionate mother, with her arms and legs entwined around her four adorable children. She just knew how to take a good picture.

  23. NerdMomma says:

    Annie Leibovitz takes pretty great photos. I like her aesthetic.

    On the flip side, they sat in their mom’s closet as children deciding who gets what clothing item if she dies? That kind of says everything about their priorities. I would never have dreamed of such a thing as a child.

    • word says:

      You have to remember their mother was busy cheating on their father. These girls were raised by nannies. How can you have a close relationship with your mother if she’s not around and is too busy ruining her own marriage? I think Kim and Kris got close once Kim’s “tape” was made public as Kris saw this as a way to get fame and money. Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob aren’t that close to their mom (at least it seems that way).

    • sarah says:

      Agreed. That sentence makes me sad. And will the cycle continue with North?

  24. pk says:

    There doesn’t seem to be any chemistry between any of them.

  25. Talie says:

    Vogue doesn’t do hatchet jobs on people — their articles are super light. I mean, you read the piece they did on Syria’s first lady, right?

  26. Jayna says:

    Kim deserves to be on Vogue. She’s pure class. Most women dream of having a love song written to them from their soulmate about when he fell in love and wanted to spend his life with her, the father of their child. Kim loved her love song from Kanye so much she did a music video with him. Pure poetry she inspires, that woman. She really is a younger Elizabeth with her epic love life, isn’t she? Kanye is her Richard Burton. LOL

    I had to leave a letter out of one word. I wasn’t sure if it would be allowed on here.

    “Bound to fall in love
    Bound to fall in love (Uh-huh, honey)

    I wanna f ck you hard on the sink
    After that, give you something to drink
    Step back, can’t get spunk on the mink
    I mean damn, what would Jeromey Romey Romey Rome think?
    Hey, you remember where we first met?
    Okay, I don’t remember where we first met
    But hey, admitting is the first step
    And hey, you know ain’t nobody perfect
    And I know, with the hoes I got the worst rep
    But hey, their backstroke I’m tryna perfect
    And hey, ayo, we made it, Thanksgiving
    So hey, maybe we can make it to Christmas
    She asked me what I wished for on the wishlist
    Have you ever asked your bitch for other bitches?
    Maybe we could still make it to the church steps
    But first, you gon’ remember how to forget
    After all these long-ass verses
    I’m tired, you tired, Jesus wept.:

  27. Ag says:

    “Polyglot”? Really? I’ve never read about Kanye speaking multiple languages. I’m sure he would have bragged about that endlessly.

    Kim looks and sounds like the vapid, plastic mannequin that she is. and, is dressing your baby up creativity? I mean, we are really stretching the English language here…

    Poor Nori. She looks like she has zero idea who the people holding her are.

  28. Nikita says:

    Paris hilton is screaming at the ocean

  29. paola says:

    How can you like the photoshoot?? She looks DEAD! No life behind her empty eyes, just smugness. No expression on her botoxed face, just frozen smugness. The photo with her on the car looks like as if she’s waiting to get banged.

    ‘“I take pictures of her all the time and dress her up,” says Kim. “I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans, and I was like, ‘What up, Daddy?’
    ARE YOU FRUCKING KIDDING ME????? You call this creativity?
    Kim you finally got what you wanted. Now you can leave.

    The writer of this article is CLEARLY very talented when it comes to words, it would be such a nice read with some icy lemonade, maybe on a beach chair in a beautiful garden with flowers all around and some beautiful relaxing music.
    You’ll wear your best fedora hat smelling the flowers all around while you read. but then you realise who these people the writer is talking about are, and time freezes for a second.
    You’ll hear the record scratch, you’ll spill your lemonade on your pretty white dress and the sun will leave space to a rainy cloud and you’ll try to get out of the pissy rain without too much damage. you’ll end your day with ‘F-uck’ as the word you said the most since you woke up.

    • me says:

      Vogue should have just used some of Kim’s selfies instead. They were already photoshopped and everything.

    • Elise says:

      Frozen smugness. Yes. The public’s opinion might shift if Kim quietly just went out BEING an actual parent, but that ship might has sailed (likely). Draping my daughter in designer crap and taking pics isn’t my thing – to each her own – but more importantly I’d like to know who’s doing the daily feeding (cooking meals, cleaning up, bottles) for baby, changing diapers, soothing, play dates, classes, waking up in the morning, shlepping, laundry, picking up toys and food thrown on the floor, you know: 24/7 day-to-day care… I doubt it’s either of them. That would be the actual story but as you said the article is lacking.

    • mollie says:

      She IS frozen, but the car pic doesn’t look like she’s waiting to get banged. It looks like she’s bored. I WISH she looked like she was going to get banged, could have been sexy, but isn’t.

  30. Dawn says:

    Ewww…I am simply grossed out by each picture. This couple has zero chemistry and Kim looks like she is trying to look like she gives a care about both Kanye and poor little North but in reality is more than likely thinking about her close up. Why are these people climbing so far up these people’s backsides? I don’t get it and never will and I refuse to be a part of such nonsense. These two are ugly people and do not deserve the press they get. God I hope North comes out of her upbringing to be nothing like either one of her awful parents.

    • jane16 says:

      ^^^ Agree. One of the ugliest photo shoots I have ever seen. She looks like a scary wax mannequin, he looks like his usual scary self. btw, the word “polyglot” means to “know and speak many languages”; from the Greek: poly = many, and, glot = tongue. The term “creative polyglot” makes no sense, and Kanye supposedly dropped out of college during his first semester, so I doubt if he speaks several languages. Vogue has completely lost it.

    • char says:

      its a distraction. them, miley, etc. give the people circus and entertainment as to not think about their own societal oppression or a pesky issue like war.

  31. lenje says:

    I must confess, I find the first picture above sexy. I’m dead serious.

    OK, you can shoot me now.

    By the way, I think Anna Wintour is doing this (having them on cover and trolling with the pictures) intentionally. Now everyone’s talking about the cover. And people are getting mad at the KK. Exactly what she wants, I think ;-)

  32. me says:

    I’m surprised Kris didn’t try to sneak into a photo, is she hiding behind that coach? That interview was as delusional as the Kardashians are.

  33. Angie says:

    The family portrait looks like a flippin’ VC Andrews novel cover.

  34. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t get it. Kim is NOT a fashion icon, usually she is a picture of what NOT to wear if you have her figure. Kanye is an idiot with anger management issues. This little piece of the article is just the writer kissing Kim, Kanye & Kris’ butts so hard he has sh-t all over his face. Sad.

    I will NEVER buy another Vogue, EVER.

  35. BendyWindy says:

    I hope Nori peed on him. Also, does Kim think wearing white make her more virginal? Ho please!

  36. Ruyana says:

    Kim really does look like the wheel is spinning, but the hamster is dead. There’s not one spark of emotion in her eyes. She may as well be a wax figure.

  37. ncboudicca says:

    Random question of a childless person: Why is that new dads always pose with their babies sans shirts?

    • sarah says:

      There’s an idea that skin-to-skin contact helps newborns bond with their mothers (and specifically to encourage the natural instinct to breastfeed). Fathers are also encouraged to do the same. However it’s usually something people do with small babies in the first few days, not with a nearly-one-year-old.

      I guess people take photos like that because it looks like the dad is all bonded and loving. All I could imagine was him getting peed and pooped on! North is probably too classy to poop on a stranger, though.

  38. Lux says:

    How they described Kris sounds like fan fiction.

  39. LAK says:

    So that’s why she dyed her hair back to dark brown….

  40. lucy says:

    “Kim conducted Taylor’s last interview (by phone and e-mail), about her legendary jewels. “Everything seemed so selfless for her,” Kim remembers. “We talked about the jewelry and how it ultimately didn’t belong to her; she just wanted to help people.””

    Of course they talked about the jewelry. It’s all flash and bling for this gauche succubus.
    WHAT DOES KIM KNOW ABOUT SELFLESSNESS? Who has she ever helped besides herself?

  41. Jupiter says:

    wow. I hope that writer brushed his teeth / mouth real good after all that a** kissing!
    I puked in my mouth a few times.

  42. amen says:

    It’s officially time for Anna Wintour to Retire.

  43. NewWester says:

    I have to wonder if Kim, Kayne or Kris read the comments on these sites? If they did they must realize that people are mocking them.
    In particular Kris who is all about “The Brand” must know that people are getting fed up with the Kardashian-Jenner family. Their money train is going to stop soon. The only good thing to say about this whole Vogue article is how cute Nori is.

  44. Dita says:

    Nori is such a cute baby. But I almost lost my lunch reading that description of LHG aka Kris Jenner.

    • Ella says:

      Same here! I am currently at a coffeehouse trying to get some work done and literally spat some coffee out laughing at the description of Kris. This is the type of publicity Kris would have begged for or paid a ton of money to receive. Now she has Kanye to thank for it. God, I hope the writer was trying his hand at satire here.

  45. Jayna says:

    No matter how much Kanye tries to make Kim legit, he only makes it worse. She seems to be a bigger joke lately than before trying to class up in the clothes he puts her in and drags her to every fashion show trying to make her an A-lister than before when she knew her place in the celebrity sphere.

  46. jwoolman says:

    Who swallowed the thesaurus?
    Does apricot-skinned mean:
    1) Kris applied too much fake tan and is orange
    or
    2) Kris has jaundice?

    I thought Kim was the one who liked the name Nori but Kanye wanted North. And now she says his family likes Nori but her family calls the bewildered little tot North?

    Kanye probably does qualify as a polyglot, though. I imagine he speaks French since he wants to live there. Didn’t his mom teach in China once? Was he with her? I wouldn’t be surprised if he could chat in some other languages since he travels and so has some use for any languages he took in high school or college. That’s all it takes to be labeled a polyglot, you don’t have to be able to write a novel or deliver a speech to the UN. It’s not that uncommon in many countries, notice there are posters here who manage to write in English as a second (or third etc) language. Many Americans can converse in two or more languages if they are close enough to immigrant ancestors or just live in a neighborhood where another language is spoken. A lot of Americans are monolingual since it’s such a huge country, it’s possible to travel for thousands of miles without needing anything but English. So it seems like a bigger deal when someone famous actually admits to knowing more than English and maybe a few words of Spanish.

  47. Nicole says:

    It’s weird when people write about this family as if they know them. I get that they spend time away from their baby to fly off to fashion weeks, but I don’t understand how that makes them different from other working parents or how that makes it a certainty that they don’t miss their kid and spend loads of time with her the majority of the time. Ya, you never went took a week off your baby and you never would. You’re an amazing parent. Also, you weren’t invited to Paris for fashion week.

    • snowflake says:

      She could have gone to fashion week next year. i think they do it every year

    • jwoolman says:

      It’s just so strange that Nori doesn’t seem interested in either parent, even on pictures obviously taken with a telephoto lens so we can’t blame the presence of a photographer. There is just something wrong about her lack of reaction and also Kim’s awkwardness with her. We’ll have to see what happens as she ages, but I’m hoping her nurse/nanny is in it for the long haul or that somebody nurturing in his family or hers rescues that child long-term. My bet is that the one picture I’ve seen of Nori laughing (alone) was taken by the nanny or with the nanny right by the camera. I still think there is something really wrong with Kim that wasn’t wrong a few years ago. And Kanye is off in his own way so he can’t really make up for it with the baby,

  48. Naomi says:

    Kanye looks at Kim like a prize not as a man in love. Kim looks uncomfortable & unhappy when they are together. It’s a similar look that I see when she is in pics with her mom of late. As if the push & pull of control between Kris & Kanye over Kim is almost causing Kim to think. Neither parent looks engaged with North & North usually appears to be looking at someone just off camera with whom she’d be comfortable. Annie Leibovitz has a particular shooting style that I have found uninteresting for years. The apricot colored skin comment cracks me up. I have tried but in no way do I find that flattering.

  49. shellybean says:

    I hate myself for liking these pictures. This Monday has already been the Monday from hell, and now I actually like these. I blame Nori, because she’s so cute. Time to call it a day.

  50. dorothy says:

    The picture is nice. The couple is not. They are not up to par with what people expect Vogue to feature. They are tabloid fodder, nothing else. Trying to elevate them into something else through a Vogue spread did not work. Maybe in Kim’s tiny brain it did, but to the masses, it did not, and that’s what matters.

  51. P.J. says:

    “The dress is a fitting complement to Kim’s voluptuous movie-star beauty, with her flashing Ava Gardner looks and Sophia Loren figure…”

    JESUS.CHR*ST. And they’re all still really trying to stick to the story that no one was paid off-and handsomely so-to feature these two assh*les in the issue?? I mean, somewhere Ava Gardner just rolled over and Sophia Loren’s head exploded in a fury.

    It’s all so, so much worse than I could have ever imagined. (And I didn’t even think that was possible. Truly. 😒)

  52. FingerBinger says:

    Annie Leibovitz usually takes great pictures,but these are really awful. Maybe it’s because of the subjects in the photos.

  53. Palermo says:

    Whenever they hold her she is always looking around, she has no idea who those two strangers are.

  54. CG says:

    My friend nailed it when she said it sounded like he was describing an orange Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove. NAILED IT! I will never look at Kris ever again without thinking that.

  55. Jackie says:

    In that first photo, Kimmode looks really pissed off. It’s as if she is thinking why the h*ll do these other two people need to be in this photo too. It’s all about meeeeeee! And poor Kompass looks like she’s thinking Get me away from these two clowns. Stranger danger, stranger danger.

  56. Jayna says:

    I give Annie credit for one thing, taking away Kim’s catface look that she loves to give to the camera and loves in applying her eyemakeup.

  57. eliza says:

    Those are horrible pictures. Kim looks like she is scared to death in the one with the baby and Kanye and the smooshed nose one looks super force and uncomfortable.

    Poor choices in my opinion. The baby is cute though.

  58. Tessy says:

    Kim looks as hollow and vacant as she does in every picture. I mean, does she ever smile or even change expression? I really hope she smiles and plays with that gorgeous baby and gives her some attention once in awhile.

  59. qtpi says:

    Funny the article doesn’t mention how many nannies were hanging around the shoot as well. Maybe they actually got 30 minutes off for once while the pictures were being shot. Or not.. perhaps they had to instruct the parents on how to correctly hold their baby.

    • qtpi says:

      Also – Gawker has a photo up that claims to be taken in her nursery. Everything is the same dang beige color. So again.. it’s about being classy and not what is best for the kid. Basic pregnancy websites point out that kids need color and other similar stimulation.

  60. allons-y alonso says:

    THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!!!!

  61. Leslie says:

    These two narcissistic people are so busy posing they aren’t paying any attention to the baby and how scared she looks.

  62. hmmm says:

    Nori is the only one alive in those pix.

  63. aquarius64 says:

    The backlash continues. There’s only one reason there are more excerpts and pictures released about this issue: Witnour is afraid it’s going to take a hit on the newsstands, becoming one of the lowest-selling issues in Vogue’s history AND that the subscription business will sustain long term damage. Witnour is trying to save face as well as her job.

  64. jane16 says:

    What a Monday. Kim Kartrashian is compared, beauty-wise, to Ava Gardner and Sophia Loren, and Justin Bieber posted a picture of himself doing the famous James Dean pose with the ciggie hanging from between his lips. Good God!

  65. TheCountess says:

    This is Vogue’s version of an April Fools joke, right?

  66. rlh says:

    I have told myself to be nice but this is too much. Ava Gardner and Sophia Loren are natural beauties whose faces show/ed expression. Kim’s face is stuck. She used to at least smile allot but now this pout that she does trying to be, what, enigmatic? Yuck! Or her expression really is just stuck that way now. And Ava and Sophia had charisma and could talk without saying “like” 17 times in each sentence. One of the first things you learn in a speech class is to stop saying “like” all the time. And Kris’s whatever the f*** lashes??? Cripes…pull up a photo of her before plastic surgery. None of it is real. But I guess that doesn’t matter.
    I do not like the pictures mostly because I find Kanye un-photogenic. It’s not that he is unattractive, but he is mediocre looking at best. And I do believe I feel that way because I find his whiny personality so appalling AND his expression rarely changes. He is not a dummy but if he wants to really expand his knowledge and creative possibilities GO BACK TO SCHOOL! He talks about Oprah, Ralph Lauren…people who learned a trade, a craft, went to school. The best example of why I dislike him is the interview where he is challenged by Charlamagne Tha God, which he whined about later because I guess no one is supposed to challenge him with logic or facts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLgjXbL4zv8

    And did that boycott of Louis Vuitton result in a drop in sales? He meant it to show his power…did it work?

  67. snowflake says:

    wow, is there enough sucking up in this article? me thinks WAY too much…………..

  68. Nibbi says:

    Apricot skin?
    Hummingbird wings?!
    First, i was like, who wrote this stuff? Then i was like, what in the actual f?

    It soooo much makes me think of how when the wife of President ‘i have slaughtered x hundred thousand of my own people’ Assad of Syria was profiled just slightly before all the ish really hit the fan, and they dubbed her a ‘desert rose’ and all this crap.

    To be fair, Vogue should have been declared ‘over’ then, ie when they were glorifying homicidal-dictator’s wives (there was even a charming family scene with Mustache himself, all playing blocks with their kids, awww so charming) – i mean we’re talking being complicit with a mass murderer.
    But it takes this level of horse* (sorry just finding myself in a really bad mood tonight) to really discredit Vogue for people. True, at least a politician’s wife has some importance or interest value, whereas the Ks are just useless- but i can’t read that transparently fawning garbage any more.

  69. Sophie says:

    That top pic with the naked baby is just weird. Good thing Kanye is wearing leather pants so they can wipe off the pee when it inevitably happens. Seriously, how long can you keep a 9 month old naked before they pee? I’m like rushing to get a diaper back on my baby when she comes out of the bath before she pees all over me.

    Plus the baby looks like she’s got all her weight on her tummy. Why is Kanye’s hand on top of her back instead of supporting her torso? Again, my baby would just spit up on me if I put her in that position!

  70. Nibbi says:

    Apricot skin?
    Hummingbird wings?!
    First, i was like, who wrote this stuff? Then i was like, what in the actual f?

    It soooo much makes me think of how when the wife of the President ‘i have slaughtered x hundred thousand of my own people’ was profiled just slightly before all the ish really hit the fan, and they dubbed her a ‘desert rose’ and all this crap.
    To be fair, Vogue should have been declared ‘over’ then, ie when they were glorifying homicidal-dictator’s wives (there was even a charming family scene with Mustache himself, all playing blocks with their kids, awww so charming) – i mean we’re talking being complicit with a mass murderer.
    But it takes this level of horse* (sorry just finding myself in a really bad mood tonight) to really discredit Vogue for people. True, at least a politician’s wife has some importance or interest value, whereas the Ks are just useless- but i can’t read that transparently fawning garbage any more.

  71. Skye says:

    this is a kick in the ass to any wannabe writer out there who is afraid his/her shit isn’t good enough. look at the 8th-grade essay contest runner-up babbling that made it into VOGUE. Reads like a Sweet Valley High.

  72. GreenieWeenie says:

    Honestly? I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I really like that a non-white (ish) interracial couple is being featured so prominently. I think that’s positive for society. I also think Kanye’s big mouth is positive for society (yes, counterintuitive, I know, but I really LIKE that he doesn’t represent classic anti-minority oppression in America. He’s bitching and moaning about being discriminated against at LV shows in Paris or something. It’s a nice change to see a black man with “white”r problems…? Does that make sense? It feels like progress in a weird way. Although no matter what color you are, you’ll be hard pressed to find sympathy for the rich and famous, KanHEY). But ugh, that whole family just epitomizes crass consumerism to a maximum. Gross. He should’ve married Selita Ebanks.

    • MPB says:

      GreenWeenie (the nickname for a car I drove in college), I actually agree with your first point. The one positive thing about this whole dead-eyed mess is the fact that a non-white person is on the cover of a big magazine.

      • Helvetica says:

        Minority/non-white here and I think they could have picked a million other interracial couples who actually have class/elegance and aren’t tacky. Kanye and Kim are a joke. As a minority, it would have been nice to see people who actual elegance on the cover. Who have done something better than getting famous off a sex tape. It’s revolting.

  73. Putchka says:

    The first picture cracks me up… Nori’s expression, Kanye not really embracing the baby, Kim staring at the camera, covering Nori’s ass (don’t worry baby, we have to plump that up a bit before the public gets a gander but you do have mommy’s legs). Great family portrait for posterity, to hang in the National Portrait Gallery. Since he’s our generation’s genius and all.

  74. kitty-bye says:

    Her neck looks at it’s limit strained as her throat is so exposed looking. Very odd photo, looks painful. I don’t see the sex appeal.

  75. Annie says:

    I actually like the first one – little Nori’s expression cracks me up, it’s as if she’s saying “who the hell are these strange people, I want my nanny, yo!”

  76. SnarkGirl says:

    I couldn’t get to the article, I was too incapacitated laughing at that first photo!

    “Is …. is that a giant spider? Is …. is it coming towards us?”
    or
    “Oh god, is Mom flirting with the 20 year old photographers assistant? Is she …? Oh god, she’s grabbing his crotch! Must send psychic message: STOP MOM! NOT AGAIN! WE TALKED ABOUT THIS!”
    or
    “Is this sexy? Does my face look sexy like this? Oh I hope so, it’s the only facial expression I can make! Please be sexy, please be sex…. y …. what? what was I thinking? Potato?”

  77. Helvetica says:

    “Look! Our baby is a prop!”

    In the first pic: Her face screams DERP. No livelihood at all. Dead eyes.

    In the second, her eyebrows are way too painted on.

    Everything about her is so damn fake.

  78. Amanda_M87 says:

    Why does Kim look like Halle Berry in these pictures?

  79. Snappyfish says:

    I’m guessing Miss Anna is looking stage left for a Vogue exit & the cash delivered in non-sequential bills from PMK will help gild that golden parachute just a little more

  80. mar says:

    I can not take anymore Kim K. Im about to give up celeb blogs. She is so vapid and useless, her face looks so worked on there is nothing to appreciate about it anymore.