North West’s Balmain ballerina style is so much better than her mom’s style


Here are some photos of Kim Kardashian out and about with North West on Thursday on what is becoming a weekly ritual: getting pap’d on the way to North’s ballet class. True story: I only recently asked my mom why she never put me in ballet class and she said it was because I loved gymnastics too much (which is true). But looking at all of these celebrity photos of celeb kids going to ballet class, I feel like I missed out a little bit. I’ve never worn a tutu! Is it fun? North seems to enjoy her classes and her little ballerina outfits quite a bit. So cute. Note: North’s coat is a custom-made piece by Balmain. I’m sure it easily costs $500-plus.

As we discussed yesterday, Kim and Kanye might be exploring surrogacy as their fertility issues continue month after month. Us Weekly sources claimed Kim had tried IVF but it didn’t take, and Kim is really frustrated with how much drama has been going into conceiving for a second time. So, surrogacy might be one option. Another option? Adoption. According to OK! Magazine (massive side-eye), Kim and Kanye have been thinking about adopting from Armenia. OK! Mag gilds the lily a bit and actually goes so far as to claim that Kim and Ye are “exploring the feasibility of orphaned twins from Armenia.” Just my opinion: I think Kim and Ye would try surrogacy before adoption. That’s just the vibe I get.


And here’s an Instagram Kim posted of North’s bath time this week:


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  1. amp122076 says:

    I’ve said this before on this site – Kim’s best look is a skinny jean or pant, a long top and a jacket with heels. I don’t love the actual clothing choices in these photos but the silhouette is perfect on her body type.

    • Kdlaf says:

      Yep agreed! Theres this one look where shes wearing gray skinny jeans, nude heels,and a long enough tee to cover her Pinochio butt and its looks really flattering!

    • Elisa the I. says:

      Don’t kill me but I would totally wear that outfit! Love it.

      • Chrissy says:

        I would too but without my boobs hanging out and not in 5 inch heels.

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        Same, Chrissy. She looks much better here, except that, once again, those mammaries…! I am short with an ample (natural!) derrière, too, and live in black jeans. I don’t like and can’t do high heels, though. As much as I can’t stand this woman, I covet that jacket. What the hell. I’ve been good, worked hard and haven’t treated myself in a long time…

      • Chrissy says:

        I’m 6 feet tall and don’t enjoy wearing heels more than 2″ tall as I don’t feel stable in them. Low boots are my thing. But the mall is calling you, Tea! Enjoy your weekend.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        I’d wear it too if I was going out for the evening – cleavage and all.

      • Petee says:

        I am upset that this vapid woman is wearing a Metallica shirt.I am sure she could not name one of their song’s.I guess she think she looks “cool” but to me it shows me how fake she is.It would be like me wearing a Patriot shirt.I wouldn’t because I can’t stand football.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        I went shopping today and they are selling Metallica shirts (very similar to Kim’s) at my local H&M for 9 euros. 🙂
        Which makes me wonder: can they just do that? Don’t the Metallica guys have the copyright to their name/brand?

  2. Shambles says:

    Is wearing a tutu fun? Yes, it is fun. But the constant ballerina buns, when you’re a tender headed 7-year-old, are NOT fun. I was a ballerina from ages 4-17, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I had a lot of great experiences. However, there were some negatives too. In conclusion, oh Kaiser, I’m sure you had just as much fun with gymnastics as I did with ballet. Don’t feel cheated 😉

    • Snazzy says:

      my mom tried to put me in ballet. I SUCKED so bad. Then she tried figure skating – another disaster. Some girls just love that stuff. I preferred hockey 😀 As long as you’re having fun right?

    • DavidBowie says:

      There are things called “bend a bun” that you can buy at the local pharmacy. It makes making a bun super easy. Is wearing a tutu fun? According to my daughter, “Yes, ma’am!”

    • Sherry says:

      One of my friends’ daughters just performed her final ballet. She’s getting ready to start high school and doesn’t want to do it anymore. The first thing she did the day after her final performance was get her long hair (for that BUN!) cut into a cute short bob.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I took ballet from 4-9, and I remember feeling so beautiful in my tutu. I’ve seen pictures, and I was sort of stubby and dorky looking, so it was greatly exaggerated in my mind, but I’m glad I got to feel that way. And I think ballet was good exercise and helped my sadly lacking coordination a little. I lost interest when I discovered horses, but I’m glad I took it. However, I’m amazed by the kids of my friends in gymnastics – wow, that would have been really cool. I am physically sort of a chicken, so that may have helped me overcome that.

    • Shambles says:

      @Snazzy exactly right! 😀 If I have kids, I would like them to choose an extra curricular activity, but it can be whatever they want it to be. If my daughter wants to play hockey and my son wants to take ballet, I’ll be a happy mama either way!

      @DavidBowie I REALLY wish these bendy buns (he he he) that you speak of had been around when I was growing up. It would have saved a lot of pandemonium in the Parental Shambles household.

      @Sherry I did the same thing! I said sionara to that bun hair as soon as I could. I also have super thick hair and the AC at my first summer job went out in the middle of July, so that definitely helped with my decision to chop it.

      @GNAT I was super uncoordinated through my time as a ballerina as well. I’m pretty tall and lanky, and it took me quite a while to grow into my body. I almost wish I had stuck with it, because I feel like I would probably be pretty good now that I’ve lost some of the awkwardness.
      *sips a glass of whiskey, spiked with regret* 😉

    • swack says:

      My mom wanted to put me in dance and I would have no part of it. Still today I can’t dance worth anything!!!

    • Liberty says:

      LOL don’t feel bad! I got to do NOTHING!, My brother was about 8 years older and dabbled in all the stuff, hockey, Scouts, diving, swimming, climbing, etc. He would then promptly lose interest. So my parents told me: NO, we are not wasting the effort and time and money on you! You’ll just lose interest too. They gave me ice skates, refused to take me to an ice arena, so I would stand on the driveway like a dork and pray for snow and a four-foot ice patch, lol.

      So I was the kid sitting outside the studios and pools etc. waiting for my little friends to get out and tell me about it. I would go hustle their Scout cookies for them! I would try on their tutus! I would brush their ponies when they didn’t want to! I think back now and my friends’ parents must have been incredibly patient with little curious me watching from the sidelines, a lifetime klutz who maybe would have been shunted from ballet anyway.

      I agree, go get a tutu and even wear it around the house or while writing! why not? do it!!!

      My niece took ballet and ice dancing for years, loves it, the costumes to the competing. it’s a great thing! but my two best adult friends who took years of ballet loved it, but complain it wrecked their feet for sandals and the buns dragged their hairlines. But still they are so graceful with such gorgeous posture!

  3. Pri says:

    If I had a dollar for every celebrity who said they’re adopting…

  4. polyphonic pickles says:

    There are plenty of opportunities to wear a tutu as an adult. Kaiser- move to New Orleans, join my Mardi Gras dance troupe and enjoy tutus year round.

  5. Snazzy says:

    That picture of North laughing is adorable! You would never know that she was being raised by Satan’s prized minions …

  6. Amy says:

    She is absolutely cute as hell. Love the jacket and the tutu effect…but am I the only one who’s kinda sad North has already started on the tradition of Kardashian entering and leaving places looking like they never even exercised/danced?

    I can’t help but look at her cute little clothes and look at Kylie Jenner and feel some dread. Being your mom’s little Instagram and paparazzi puppet is no way to go through life.

    • pk says:

      It crossed my mind if North actually gets to take a lesson.

    • AtlLady says:

      Why is North wearing her ballet slippers outside on the sidewalk? There have also been pictures of her wearing her tap shoes outside. Photo ops!

      • Jax says:

        Exactly! I remember enough from taking lessons that you did not put either shoe on unless you were in the studio. Who wants to step in bird poop with your ballet slippers? Plus, it will wreck your taps. So, yes, photo op. And they can afford to buy more.

    • Mare says:

      I was wondering if North was really taking ballet or if she’s being used just to get attention.

  7. Sayrah says:

    Heck yeah wearing a tutu is fun! North is adorable but I have to say my daughter is also adorable in her $20 leotard and tights.

  8. Carolina says:

    Why does Kim always wear those ugly sunglasses when they make her face look weird? And she needs to tone down the spray tan.

  9. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    North looks adorable but her outfit confuses me – she has bare legs but the jacket seems warm and she wears long sleeves underneath, so depending on a weather – either her legs are cold or she’s too hot. The guy in the back has a t-shirt on but Kim wears a leather jacket and a deep bare cleavage. Maybe it’s just me because I’m very temperature sensitive, but celebrities and their kids (and regular folks who follow those trends) are very often dressed in a way that I don’t understand – summer dresses with long boots and wool scarves, shorts and puffy jackets etc. What about comfort in all this?

    As for adoption – I also think they will try surrogacy first. Kanye thinks he’s the most perfect human being that ever was in every conceivable way, he’ll want to make the world a favor of spreading those genes.

    • cheryl says:

      Sounds like your clothing choices are related to function and weather conditions. You are probably letting down your designer friends/spouses big time by not featuring a fashion talking point strictly for papping. i bet, guessing here, you likely actually put your arms through the sleeves of your coats…which doesn’t always happen with these folk.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        I get all that – fame, paps, money, but they are human after all? Is there some special treatment that stops you from boiling/freezing in inappropriate clothes? Because if there is I want one. Or maybe our brain is capable of producing some special weather resisting hormones once we achieve some specified level of attention hunger? The science behind this fascinates me. Regular people tend to collapse from overheating and Kim or Lady Gaga wears a big fur coat in the middle of heat wave and all is well.

    • Chrissy says:

      I highly doubt that they would adopt any child, let alone an Armenian one. I agree that Kanye thinks he’s the most perfect man on earth and Kim is the epitome of the most perfect woman so IVF or surrogacy would be options. I still think they’ll go the surrogacy route.
      In a perfect world though, these fools should not be allowed to reproduce again. They have shown that they are terrible, narcissistic parents who are already pimping out their daughter for their own personal gain. Nothing is Nori’s life appears normal and she seems unhappy and disconnected from her parents. Why bring another child into this type of environment?

    • swack says:

      If the adults want to wear inappropriate clothing for the weather – not my problem. But when you are dressing a child in clothes that are too warm for the weather you are possibly putting her in danger of overheating or in winter too little clothes and you need to worry about hypothermia and frostbite (depending on the tempature). Penelope (in pics on other sites) does not have a jacket on.

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      I wondered the same thing, NB’s Mother. As I get older, I’m finding myself much more temperature sensitive. On the DM site, there are loads of picture of this outing. Penelope was there, too. She also had bare legs and a sleeveless tutu with no cardigan or jacket. I don’t get it, either, and can only conclude that with KK, it’s all about appearances, image and photo-readiness, not practicality or even comfort.

  10. FingerBinger says:

    I still can’t with the name North West. Ridiculous. She is an adorable little girl.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree with both statements. Such a precious little girl. Such a stupid, stupid name.

    • Annie says:

      Glad I’m not the only one. The name North West just screams ” Hi! My parents are egomanics!” to me. At least the poor kid can go by Nori.

  11. Spaniard89 says:

    Adoption? This two? I have trouble imaginaning two narcissists giving selfless love to a kid that doesn’t have their special Yeezus-biggest genius ever-pimp™ DNA.

    • jwoolman says:

      And OF COURSE it has to be twins. Armenian twins (now that they dimly know where it is on the map). Maybe Kim’s thinking ahead to having twins play the role of her child on her dumb reality show…. Maybe she’ll hold auditions.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I had the same thought. You know Kanye wants his own genius genes in there.

  12. Darbie says:

    Dance studios hate when kids wear their dance shoes outside. It ruins tap shoes and brings in dirt from outside onto the studio floor where the dancers stretch, roll around etc. Argh, drives me nuts! North is a little doll-baby in her dance clothes, though.

  13. Kikigee says:

    Is it just me, or does Kim never seem happy to be in her daughter’s company? They seem to never make eye contact or be communicating.
    The Daily Mail had more photos from this pap stroll; in a couple North is dragging behind her mum and another couple show Kim picking her up, but with less interaction that she’d have with a grocery bag.
    Kim always seems like her attention is on the photographers, never on her kid (tho’ why that’s surprising, I’ve no idea).

    • Chrissy says:

      I think Kim sees Nori as competition. In these pictures, Nori is front and center. Kim is the afterthought and she doesn’t like it one bit. Her face says it all.

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      Yes, Kikigee! I’ve asked the same thing before today. When I’m with people with babies or little (or even big!) children, I just can’t help but make eye contact and smile at them – I don’t know what it is but most adults I know do the same, and they’re not even our kids. Kim never smiles when she’s with North – she’s more engaged with one of her handbags. As Chrissy said, her focus is definitely on the photographers and her concentration is on making sure her pout and pose are perfect. You’d also have seen on DM how different North is with her auntie; she had her arms open and a big grin on her face, as did Kourtney, while picking her niece up.

      I fear you may be right, Chrissy, that Kim has already started the mother-daughter competition with her toddler. It’s sickening and very troubling,

      • Kikigee says:

        Ah, you saw the picture with Kourtney too – she looks like she’s delighted to see her niece. Looks sweet and genuine.
        People like Kim make you wonder how much love some ‘slebs’ actually have for their kids – their parents are narcissists and love themselves above everything. Kinda sad.

  14. Livealot says:

    I agree with kaiser. Had to take ballet as a young adult to make up for being bred a sports athlete instead.

  15. missmerry says:

    like that b*tch listens to Metallica…

    • anon33 says:

      OMG RIGHT!!

      I’m an apologist and even I am offended by this. You know she can’t name a SINGLE Metallica song.

    • nikzilla says:

      YAASSSSS…she’s such a poseur.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I was going to post the same thing. I really can’t stand it when companies put out (Urban Outfitters I’m looking at you) or when people wear a band t-shirt because it’s fashionable.

    • Petee says:

      Yes to all of you.I love Metallica and all hard rock.It really annoyed me to see her wearing that shirt.I am sure Metallica would be hanging their head in shame.

  16. JLo says:

    I don’t think Kim’s outfit is bad, but I don’t understand why taking a preschooler to ballet class necessitates that kind of cleavage?

    • anon33 says:

      I always find these comments interesting because I have pretty big boobs and there literally is not a shirt in the world that doesn’t show my cleavage. Except for non-V-neck tees, which all large busted women know actually make you look worse.

      • Tifygodess says:

        this isn’t a problem where Kim can’t cover her chest because she cant find clothes. The issue is that Kim doesn’t want to cover her chest. She wants to be seen as sexy all the time , even when it’s inappropriate.

      • swack says:

        This is more than just a v-neck tshirt. There is no structure to the neckline which would help if there were.

      • JLo says:

        I wear a 36H, so I know firsthand the challenge of finding clothes that keep things in place. I hate that I look somehow inappropriate in something that my less-endowed friends look fine wearing. But somehow I don’t think finding well-cut clothes is Kim’s issue…

  17. nikzilla says:

    I’m sure Kim is a huge Metallica fan. Right. LOL

  18. melissa says:

    She is adorable. Sad thing is we’re all going to despise her in about 13 more years.

  19. Sunny says:

    Damn you for making me click a Kardashian link. But North really is precious there. I hope she goes out for chocolate ice cream after – be a kid!!

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      That’s what a normal mum would likely do, Sunny, but according to DM, she flitted off to one of the DASH stores straight after, wearing the exact same outfit. North was not with her, so I’m assuming she was left with Auntie Kourtney.

  20. Vava says:

    North is cute, but she shouldn’t be wearing her dance shoes out on the sidewalk. Kim isn’t very knowledgeable about dance gear, obviously.

    I never for one second thought Kim would allow herself to get pregnant again. She’s been thinking about surrogacy ever since having her daughter. She’s just been setting the stage for it. She was miserable being pregnant, she is way too vain to allow that to happen to her body again.

  21. Um Kim, you”re supposed to wear tights AND leotards if you’re REALLY in ballet, and you DON’T wear ballet shoes on the street.

  22. Dawn says:

    I am so tired of this kid being trotted out the minute her parents don’t get the PR they want. I remember KanYe saying that 1. This would be his kid and not Americas and 2. He would be moving his family to Paris for privacy reasons and yet we see more pictures of North West all the time. I have nothing against the kid but am wondering when her father will keep his word and get out of the U.S. Come on KanYe stop making statements you have no intention of keeping.

    • jwoolman says:

      Kim was horrified at the idea of just spending part of the year in Minnesota when she was married to Humphries… She doesn’t want to move away from her mother. I hope Kanye does get Nori to Paris and puts her in French schools, though. She might actually get a real education and of course avoid Demon Grandmother’s evil influence. Kim can visit occasionally to get papped and go shopping in Paris.

  23. alicegrey12 says:

    who’s that cute little girl, It’s Nori and she is stylin.