Skip To Content

    A Bunch Of Pictures Of Kim Kardashian From 2008 That Prove Kris Jenner Has Earned Her 10%

    These are truly a trip down memory lane.

    The world is burning around us, but you clicked on yet another Kardashians article instead of a news story. Before you're possessed by the spirit of Jonathan Cheban and you start popping off in the comments section, a few quick reminders. You clicked this article, not me. Yes, I was paid to write this (I love my job!). And finally, Kris Jenner is not bankrolling BuzzFeed to write articles about her family. Moving right along...

    E!

    And that's the tea!

    Today we know Kim Kardashian as a fashion icon, beauty mogul, and mother to three children. But that wasn't always the case.

    Charley Gallay / Getty Images

    I want to take you to another time in herstory, when Kim was fresh on the Hollywood scene and would literally show up to the opening of an envelope if it meant there would be press coverage. The year was 2008, and it truly was a different time.

    Charley Gallay / Getty Images

    1. The first thing I noticed while conducting my extensive, thorough research* is Kim's unparalleled collection of bags.

    Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    *By "research" I mean I logged into Getty images and just sent the search parameters to the year "2008." Iconic.

    2. Like with this one. Please examine the coordinating black, the weird chain strap, THE JEANS!!! Not bad for a girl with no talent.

    Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

    3. And does this even qualify as a bag? Like what could she possibly be carrying in there, more pairs of Bongos jeans?! ALSO CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW HER JEANS ARE TUCKED INTO HER HEELS AND SOMEHOW KRIS LET HER OUT OF THE HOUSE LIKE THAT.

    Valerie Macon / Getty Images

    Also, the hoop earrings. YES.

    4. But it wasn't just Kim's choice of accessories that was wildly different a decade ago. Nowadays Kim might jetset around the world to some tropical locale or maybe Japan, if she wants to blow off some steam. In 2008 she would play bocce with Kris in Vegas.

    Ethan Miller / Getty Images

    5. And she exhibited EXCELLENT form (in heels, nonetheless).

    Ethan Miller / Getty Images

    6. "Kim Kardashian in oversized sunglasses and massive hoops at the campaign launch for Khloé's PETA spread" is a moment I hope my children learn about in history class some day.

    Charley Gallay / Getty Images

    7. 2008 was also a year she'd go to a Girls Gone Wild event with her sisters and Joe Francis.

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    8. And since this is the good ol' days, you had to take a selfie the OG way: with the camera facing the wrong way, and praying you made it into the shot. That's skill!

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    9. Unironically, in 2008 nothing screamed "exciting" quite like a Blackberry Curve party!

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    10. This is a moment.

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    11. 2008 was also a very...distinctive time for fashion, to put it mildly. I'll let the pictures do the talking, but let's just say I'm guessing she has changed stylists since then.

    Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images

    12. Case in point, this vest.

    Scott Gries / Getty Images

    13. Do you demand more evidence how wild 2008 was? How about these jeans? This top?

    Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

    14. This print!

    Mark Davis / Getty Images

    15. And finally, this dress. I rest my case.

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    16. And imagine trying to explain to someone who wasn't into pop culture in 2008 what is going on in this picture.

    Valerie Macon / Getty Images

    17. In 2008, Kim wore striped sweaters to Rao's.

    Ethan Miller / Getty Images

    18. She rocked the hell out of some chunky bracelets (six on one wrist, to be exact.)

    Charley Gallay / Getty Images

    19. She wore a short-sleeve sweater (is that a thing?) with a built-in scarf (to a Leona Lewis album release party of all places!!!). Khloé's face says it all.

    Mike Flokis / Getty Images

    20. Let's just say 2008 was BANGIN'.

    Charley Gallay / Getty Images

    21. FUR VESTS AND HOOPS.

    Scott Halleran / Getty Images

    22. PEACE SIGNS.

    Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    23. Anyway, that's a wrap! What a trip down memory lane, y'all. 2008? WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

    Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images

    CORRECTION

    Joe Francis is the dude in images #7 and #8. The author of this post mixed up his "White Joes" and originally misidentified him as Joe Rogan.

    Nostalgia Trip

    Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF

    Newsletter signup form