Not sure if you've heard, but there's a family of reality television stars, models, and business women known as "The Kardashians."
Well, the three of us happen to be pretty big fans of theirs.
So we decided to emulate the Kardashian sisters' very fashionable, highly contoured lifestyle for a day.
First, there was the issue of LOOKING like them.
The sisters are known for being camera-perfect at all times, be it at the Met Ball or leaving the gym. And the three of us... are not known for that. So. Tiny challenge.
The next step was crucial: CONTOURING!
Here's Kirsten as Kourtney.
And Alex as Kim.
And Sheridan as Khloé.
Naturally, the next thing we did was a photoshoot.
We also made sure to take tons of behind-the-scenes photos for our many, many fans on social media.
Also, more selfies. Lots of selfies!
Basically, we couldn't stop taking selfies of our new look.
Can we live, even?
After our arduous shoot, we decided to grab some lunch, but had to fight through a sea of paparazzi.*
At Toast, we enountered even MORE paparazzi.
After lunch, we took a few more selfies.
Like, seriously, we took a ton of these.
Then we hung around the sisters' store, Dash, in Beverly Hills.
The whole day was actually pretty exhausting.
And, of course, drama ensued.
But we rose above it!
So what'd we learn?
Kirsten I think the idea of have a carefully planned and curated "look" is really weird and interesting to try. Throughout the day, I got so many text messages from friends being like, "Hey, really into the selfies today, huh?" It was a total divergence from my typical life, which was kinda cool in a way. I give the Kardashian sisters props for exuding confidence and putting themselves out there in that way. Because frankly, it's very weird and scary to do. I mean, I was REAL happy to go home and wash my face and take the extensions out, but I don't see anything wrong with channeling that Kardashian Konfidence every now and then.
Alex: I dooooon't love seeing myself plastered on the internet, which is apparently something I forgot when I agreed to do this. That said, wearing hair and a face that aren't actually mine helped create a distance and made me feel like a character (literally "girl playing Kim for strangers on the internet"), and not myself. I think it takes a certain kind of personality to be able to live a public life and to become fulfilled and energized by that level of attention. That's Kim. I believe she's always authentic, that her public and private selves are essentially the same. I would have to wear a costume to do that, because the truth is that I'd rather be at home, watching Frasier.
I truly was feeling my look, though. So that was nice.
Sheridan: I have to admit, I felt pretty badass. It's like all that liquid foundation is a kind of armor against critics and pretty much all sense of self-awareness. But I felt pretty AF. I couldn't really buy into all the selfies because it got to the point where enough was enough, amirite? I can see how they use it to their advantage, though. They've crafted a whole persona, a whole life for themselves. Yet you also ask when does the ~real~ Kardashian begin and end? Is the reality show/ Instagram/ Twitter version one in the same?
I know people shit on the Kardashians all the damn time. They're narcissistic, they don't work, they have no shame. Whatever you think about them, it's hard to deny that this one random family from freakin' Calabasas managed to create an empire. And whether you like it or not, the Kardashians are an empire, and they have stretched their 15 seconds of fame for an impressive amount of time. You might not think that photoshoots, designing clothes, club appearances, and all of that are work but I can't help but tip my hat off to them. It could have started and ended with a sex tape. But their story is still going, and there's something there to be admired.
Also I HATED having to wear heels all day so bye.