Kim Kardashian’s lingerie photo shoot for Factice mag: ridiculous or redeeming?

I had this in the links yesterday, but when I caught sight of the full pictorial, I wanted to talk about it. Kim Kardashian did a “sexy” photo shoot for an online French magazine called Factice. Obviously, the photos are severely Photoshopped and obviously Kim has been jacking her face to the point where she looks almost entirely plastic. But is there anything redeeming about this shoot? Ummm…. I think there might be?

First of all, I just like the simple fact that a girl with Kim’s body type is doing this kind of photo shoot. Despite the dumb sh-t that she says about being a “size 4,” Kim actually could be a positive-body-role-model for curvy girls. I mean, she COULD be. If she wasn’t taking pills and working out with Tracy Anderson to achieve her hourglass figure, not to mention whatever cosmetic work she’s had done to her body. Like… I’ve convinced myself that she’s got bolt-ons. They look very bolt-on-y in some of these shots. What was I saying? Oh, right. Positive body image stuff. Yeah, my body looks more like Kim’s than Erin Heatherton’s, so maybe it’s my bias talking. If I don’t nitpick about it, I like the idea of Kim doing a lingerie shoot.

Also, this shoot is “redeeming” for me because I really like some of these bras. I’m sure they’re super-expensive, but I’m always looking for cute bras in my larger size, and I can never find anything this cute. I really don’t understand the logic of bra companies – if you’re making a DD-cup bra, DO NOT PUT EXTRA PADDING IN THERE. We do not need it.

Not so redeeming: Kim’s lips look incredibly jacked. Like, this is Lohan-level lip work.

Photos courtesy of Factice/Kim’s blog.

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  1. Birdie says:

    Holy photoshop.

    • Vesper Lynd says:

      Looking at her pics and reading the post brought a song to my mind:
      “Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
      says she wants to look thay way
      But her hair isn’t straight, her body isn’t fake
      And she’s always felt overweight…”
      That song is so true, by Johnny Diaz “More Beautiful you”, unfortunately the plastic beauty stereotype reaches the most vulnerable audiences of society: tweens and teens, as well as some adults who are also very impressionable. What ever happened ro the Dove real women’s beauty campaign? Kardashian is an example of a young beautiful girl who has fallen for the illusion of plastic, an example of the media making women feel inadecuate. She used to be so naturally beautiful.

      • deehunny says:


        Yea, really. That campaign lasted for all of 4 months total if I remember. What a shame because those were beautiful, plus sized women promoting a positive body identity.

      • mytbean says:

        If YOU as a parent have a healthy body image and you aren’t constantly wigging out about every 3 pounds gained or lost, and you enlighten your kids about manipulated images and advertising, then the kids won’t be so easily influenced in negative ways.

        I always get a little annoyed at this sort of mentality… like magazines should be full of cellulite and zits and fly-away hair. These magazines are about FANTASY. FOR ADULTS. They are there to entertain. Like DOVE, the European magazine Bridgette, tried changing their magazine by banning extreme manipulation and using only “real” women as models for their spreads. It lasted a very short time and they lost readership. The moral of that story is, most of us WANT the fantasy! It’s escapism. It’s art.

        Advertising has always been there to influence (ever heard the term “snake oil salesman”)? But your kids are going to see this stuff and it’s a parent’s responsibility to enlighten them about this sort of thing – in every area regarding advertising.

    • Sandy Pandy says:

      No kidding!!! And those stumpy legs in the first photo – LOLLL.

    • wilkie.collins says:

      omg as I was scrolling down looking at the pictures my first thought was holy photoshop batman and then your comment was there. lol great minds

    • Ms ess says:

      Yeah. Holy photoshop! Sad pathetic girl.

    • crazycatlady says:

      Batman! This rag has no idea… She’s going to tape these photos on her mirror and Dr. Fillyerface is going to get even richer off her, cuz she has a new goal!

  2. cmc says:

    She looks incredible, and inhuman. Shoots like this make me think of how Tina Fey, in her book “Bossypants”, names Kim as the closest thing to the unachievable “feminine ideal” that the media perpetuates. The more plasticky she gets, the more I tend to agree.

    • MsCatra says:

      “She looks incredible, and inhuman.” This exactly.

    • Lishka says:

      She looks like one of them “real doll’s” *SMH* Holy photoshop, indeed.

    • Amelia says:

      Well put. With the ‘I-just-got-punched-in-the-mouth’ lips and airbrushed skin she looks a bit like . . . well, a sex doll.
      It’s funny what shops you notice when you take a different route to work 0_o
      On a positive note, her hair looks gorgeous.

    • The longer she’s in the industry the more irrelevant she becomes. She claims she wants children, what a role model she’ll make for any child.

      • Rumorhasit says:

        EEEEEH Gods, she couldn’t even manage to take care of a cat for 4 mos….I can’t begin to imagine what would happen to a child in her care. Lets hope this never comes to pass.

  3. lady X says:

    The whole point of having Kim K wear your stuff is because she is popular among a certain group of people and you hope it encourages them to buy …. But that only works if they realize it is Kim … she looks like a completely different person here… WAY TOO MUCH airbrush and makeup … and the lips look huge and swollen … YIKES is all I got

  4. gem says:

    I think she looks amazing! Absolutely stunning! (Never thought I’d hear myself say that about KatFace!)

    • Anastasia says:

      I think she does look great, although also totally airbrushed and fake. But I like the fact that she is so…wide. Reminds me of Heidi Klum in lingerie next to some young VS models. The “I’ve-had-four-kids hips.” I wish the curvy girls weren’t just tokens in the media.

      …I should add that both KimK’s body and Heidi’s are still unrealistic for most women, just slightly less unrealistic than the toothpicks.

  5. Effy says:

    Bad photoshop, gives her long face and makes her look like barbie doll.
    And, close that mouth Kim!

    • Dawn says:

      +1 Plus she look fake, phoney and slutty in every shot. But when doesn’t she? Still a yuk and it doesn’t matter how much she is photoshopped.

  6. marie says:

    plastic fantastic..

    and she could be a positive body role model, but that would take her admitting that she is not/nor ever has been a size 4.. she’d also have to admit to having a lot of surgical help-but she wants everyone to believe that’s natural, so it will never happen..

    • Mags says:

      Seriously! I’m a size 4 and there’s no way she and I could share clothes. You have to remember a lot of her clothes are specially made for her by designers, so they can put whatever size they want to on the labels.

    • PinkG says:

      The way she chronically lies, she will never be a role model. And let’s not forget her claim to fame is a porn tape.

  7. dahlianoir says:

    Still a waste of oxygen.

  8. Fleurthefrenchy says:

    Did Kim even realise the French word ‘factice’ means ‘fake’ or ‘artificial’?
    Who would have thought KatFace would surprise us all and become a master of irony and self derision!?!

  9. Skipper says:

    Hats and lingerie don’t mix. That’s all I will say.

  10. Eleonor says:

    From top to bottom:
    -Laser babyhair removed. Checked
    -Extensions (probably). Checked
    -Fake eyelashes. Checked.
    -Nosejob. Checked.
    -Lips injections (or implants). Checked
    -Botoxinjections (or other fillers). Checked
    -Brest implants. Checked
    -Butt augmentation (with impants or natural fat). Checked.
    (-A possible lipo. Checked)
    for the rest there’s Holy Photoshop, but she always manages to look like a hooker. A cheap one.

    • judyjudy says:

      You forgot anal bleaching and labial extensions.

      • lower-case deb says:

        anal what?
        i know about all the jazzy stuff one can do to one’s V-areas now, for cosmetic (or religious) purposes, but… anal bleaching?

        does a doctor do that, whilst you get hemorrhoids removed? or what?

      • MsMileHigh says:

        ROFL!! The labial extensions appear to be on her face.

  11. Gracie says:

    I think she’s fugly. I have a body like hers, but I’m way more athletic and not as artificial, but am way too young for that kind of lingerie. I do really love that bra and those stocking, probably cost more than they should.

  12. mel2 says:

    I say she looks pretty comfortable in those photos.

  13. Cirque28 says:

    I love the overall feel of these photos. The best ones have a great 1970s Playboy shoot meets Rolling Stones’ girlfriends/muses look. And the underwear is lovely. It’s just a shame that this idiotic girl is so determined to look bizarre and inhuman. She easily could have been gorgeous.

  14. Hautie says:

    The only thing that bugs me about her… is that she had a fake, big ass shoved in.

    Kim has a great shape. And did not need to get that ass pumped full of… what ever it is. Be it silicone or someone else’s old fat.

    I can look past the crazy tweaking she done to her face. If she did buy the boobs… they look fine.

    But that lumpy fake ass can not be looked past.

    And I am surprise… she has not got it liposuction back out. The longer it stays. The more shaggy and lumpy her ass gets.

  15. LadyMTL says:

    I don’t hate these pics but omg, the Photoshop is so over the top here! She’s making me think of those Fembots from the Austin Powers films. That said, I think she looks nice (aside from her massively overinflated lips) and I really like the eye makeup in the 2nd pic from the top. Still…Kim, lay off the fillers and injections, please.

  16. truthful says:

    uhhh a big fat, NO.

    fake and plastic looking

    she looks nothing like this in REAL pics and her waist has never been that small.

    which means, she is clinging to “I’m a size 4”

  17. lower-case deb says:

    she in the white bolero, in the second to last picture (also the thumbnail in the main page)…
    i thought she was cheryl cole!

  18. Elceibeno08 says:

    Dream on Kim! Only in your dreams will you look like in this pictures

  19. David99 says:

    Scary Cat face

  20. Melissa says:

    The fact that she literally has the same dead expression for each photo kind of kills any appeal for me. Maybe it’d be more inspirational if she wasn’t completely Photoshoppped too.

    Something positive: those bras actually do look pretty nice.

  21. anon says:

    ughh no, sorry, not even photoshop can make her pretty, she’s incredible ugly

  22. Agnes says:

    Well, someone’s been Photoshopped into oblivion.

  23. Ellie66 says:

    The pictures are nice but she looks like a wax figure. I would love to see the untouched pictures.

    • Elceibeno08 says:

      Maybe these are pictures of Kim’s wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s museum in Las Vegas in the “shameless fame whores” wing.

  24. poppy says:

    wasn’t she so upset that W “tricked” her into posing naked?

  25. judyjudy says:

    The lingerie is gorgeous.

    The whole photoshoot feels J-Lo-ish.

  26. NerdMomma says:

    She does look beautiful like a plastic doll. I am completely freaked out by the far-away shots where it looks like they reduced her nose to the size of a pea. In the shot with the white fur, it’s Barbie-sized.

  27. lou says:

    Go lookup Mony Mon, KIM looks just like her here.

  28. Luls says:

    Plastic surgery-wise, this woman has crossed the point of no return. it’s only gonna look worse and worse every year. She’s morphing into a fugly cat.

    Her lips scare me.

  29. Blue says:

    Yikes!!!! Too much photoshop and plastic surgery. Her face (eyes especially) look so dead and blank.

  30. Chordy says:

    As someone with Kim’s body type, I do like to see more representations of curvy women in magazines. However, I do not want to be represented by Kim Kardashian.

    • vvvoid says:

      Plus, looking at her a** in a lot of candid pap shots, it looks so awkward, and I’m always thinking “I hope it looks that way because it’s fake and not because that’s just how big butts look from the wrong angle” because I have a big butt.
      Hers is just ridiculous looking though. Out of proportion with her thighs.
      I could still buy that her boobs are real from seeing her topless in that sex video though. If they’re fake, they’re well done.
      Her face…what did she do to her beautiful face? WHY?

    • Relli says:


  31. cynicalsmirk says:

    The lingerie is elegantly retro. Very pretty. I’m not sure that you can call the person wearing it human anymore. She looks like something from Pixar.

  32. Nicolette says:

    She looks beautiful, but what are they doing to photos lately? No one looks real anymore, much less like themselves. She looks like a fembot, totally manufactured.

  33. Kb8240 says:

    She looks like plastic, budget J Lo

  34. Lindsey says:

    Yes, the message she is sending is that anyone can have that figure so long as they’re willing to PAY FOR IT: Fake tits, fake ass, nose job, she’s doing something weird with her hairline, liposuction, botox, fillers. At least Gwyneth works out for her body.


  35. JudyK says:

    Enough of Kitty Killer.

  36. Tuxedo Cat says:

    Wow, wouldn’t her father be proud…Not.

  37. GirlyGirl says:

    She looks like one of those sex dolls from “Lars and the Real girl”

  38. G says:

    She takes good pictures but JLo wants her look back already.

  39. Mew says:

    Anyone can be made to look like that with loads of makeup and photoshop. It’s no talent, no skill.

  40. jacquie109 says:

    She’s crossed over to too plasticy for me! Too bad because I always thought she was so pretty.

  41. some bitch says:

    The best (or worst) thing about Kim’s face is watching girls posing for photos at bars or in bathrooms and using that dumb slackjawed, pornstar stare.

  42. Lizzie says:

    She’s full of $h!t!!!

  43. Alana Fajina says:

    These shots are just terrible.

  44. Kelly says:

    She use to be so pretty. What the hell happened to her nose?

  45. oivey says:

    “if you’re making a DD-cup bra, DO NOT PUT EXTRA PADDING IN THERE. We do not need it.”


  46. natalina says:


  47. Relli says:

    I thought that the name of the magazine was Facetious.

    Would have been better suited for Kitty Killer.

  48. Jane says:

    I will give her that she is a bee-yooootiful woman,but her personality ruins it.

  49. Jane says:

    I will say that she is a gorgeous woman, but her personality just ruins the whole thing.

  50. Jane says:

    Wow, that posted twice. Oops. I don’t feel THAT strongly about it haha

  51. Ruyana says:

    She bores me to tears. She’s got nothin’ but T&A and displaying same over and over and over. She’s gonna end up like Pam Anderson, 100% fake and age inappropriate, dressing like a ho and looking like a clown.

    • bigt says:

      She looks like one of those real sex dolls. Completely fake and plastic like at least 80% of her body face and tiny little brain. Wish she would go away… far far away.

  52. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    Is there a real person behind all that plastic and makeup and feathers and frou-frou?! I think not. KK has become deeply, deeply boring. Same old, same old.

  53. alys says:

    She looks like a blow up doll bot.

  54. Lara says:

    Hello dear Celebitchy authors! I have been a fan for while, but recently became an undecided voter: read your blog which lately resembles unsubstantiated, vey biased and self-righteous monologue or stick to the original source of information, namely Daily Mail? The motivation behind my decision to drop your blog from my favorite sources of gossip will be today’s Kardashian’s post that makes a society parasite look relevant. Is she ridiculous or redeeming? Seriously? The only redeeming point in her defense being a resemblance with the author’s own body type? I don’t want to repeat millions of people saying what a waste is this person, but I am truly perplexed that she is still relevant, and being discussed on a daily basis for various odd reasons.
    Meanwhile, other celebrities, who have at least some kind of talent are regularly bad-mouthed for no particular reason. Recently you had a post about Adam Levine and what an arrogant douchebag is he and how he dared to voice his opinion about the TLC’ Honey Boo Boo, btw the other day Jon Stewart hilariously refereed to TLS as The Learning Channel. I absolutely agree with both Adam Levin and Jon Stewart, and for a long time was going to say something in Adam Levin’s defense. Sorry that this post has nothing to do with it, just want to express my feelings. I am one of the people who does watch Voice and I would like to say that Adam Levine is a great judge and me and my family really like his personality. I have no idea what kind of boyfriend is he, it’s not like any of us here went with him on a date. But the way he coaches and genuinely supports his team and other contestants, cannot be underestimated. The most important quality about him is, when someone is more talented than Adam, he publicly and honestly acknowledges it and very frankly and even humbly compliments the person, like any other adoring fan. So how is he an arrogant douchebag, according to Celebitchy, and the brain-dead Miss Kardashian, who never has a normal face expression is a role model for the young girls? Sorry for the long comment, but I would rather have my daughter listen to someone like Adam Levin with a constructive criticism and useful advice than look at the picture of a plastic doll and feel relevant.

    • Dawn says:

      Bravo…well said.

    • Debbie says:

      When we’re looking to a *gossip site* to provide (or not make) character judgments about a celebrity, it might be time to stop taking gossip sites so g-damn seriously.

    • crazycatlady says:

      I often defer to Dr. Phil’s infamous “You either get it, or you don’t.” File this one under “Don’t.”

  55. xoxokaligrl says:

    She looks like a bot.

  56. Wehooooo says:

    Talking about Photoshop I just found out the retoucher Bianca Carosio worked on these. Is it heavily photoshopped..yea….but a lot of the photographer’s work has much more airbrushing to unhuman status! I am curious on the originals as well….hmmmm

    • Beau says:

      ******************************************************************HOLY PHOTOSHOP!******************************************************************

  57. Down with people who wear and promote real fur! It’s a luxury item which costs a lot of money and for what? 3 foxes to makes a coat for her to wear? VOMIT.

  58. Catlady says:

    She’s wearing a dead animal’s skin, an animal that most likely suffered greatly in the name of “fashion.”

    That makes her as ugly as ugly can be.

  59. The French have long had the distinction of manufacturing some of the finest lingerie in the world.

    Kim looks gogeously sexy in her photo shoot that captures her sultry persona magnificently!

  60. Eileen says:

    My eyes are drawn to her head where she appears to be wearing a wig that is not sitting right- just doesn’t look correct. Sigh

  61. Crystal says:

    isn’t this what we see on her twitter on a daily basis… Once she’s posed naked the lingerie photos aren’t that special..

  62. Natasha says:

    she’s a “SIZE 4”?! HAHAHAHAHA, LIAR!

  63. Anon73 says:

    love they have KK wearing those horrible shoes. they both look cheap and plastic-y !

  64. s says:

    Looking at Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, and Nicole Kidman (so sad to put the first two with the latter) makes me remember that lines and wrinkles are sooo much better than the “correction” for these “flaws”.

  65. deehunny says:

    haha, speaking of lohan-level work:

    I was talking to a few of my male friends (neighbors and such in the greater Atlanta area; I’m now beginning an informal survey) and many of them could not spot plastic surgery a mile away, including the Lohan-level fish-lips.

    However, to their limited credit, they could always spot and dislike “too thin.”

    • Hannah says:

      Yay! At least they can spot and dislike “too thin” they are certainly deserving of everyone’s distaste for their body, whether or not they have any control over it, nobody should ever accept too thin.

  66. Brat says:

    photoshop fail.

  67. Paul says:

    She overdraws her lips especially for photoshoots she really hasn’t done anything to her lips. She’s had a little Botox but barely any. I don’t think she’s had plastic surgery she doesn’t look any different than when she was younger, she just looks like she is wearing a f*k ton if makeup. I wish she didn’t do so many photoshoots that use a f*kton of photoshop cause she honestly doesn’t need it she is so beatiful. Maybe some to make that cellulite go away but other than that she’s really beautiful.

    • crazycatlady says:

      See comment above about men not being able to spot plastic surgery… You are delusional, sir. Delusional as Ms. KardASSian herself.