North West to Paparazzi: I Said No Pictures!

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Dear North, tell the paps to go but chat with mum first.

In what is probably the best video clip we’ve seen all year, the two-year-old daughter of Kim and Kanye can be seen shutting down the over-eager snappers. In a short stop-over in Jerusalem, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken their daughter North West to be baptised in a 12th century Armenian church.

It shows you wearing one of your signature Balmain coats as you walk with an adult friend into the ballet studio where you have been taking classes for the best part of this year. The amazing clip was shared online by one of Kim’s best friends Jonathan Cheban – who captioned it: “Best thing I saw today “I said no pictures”..I love North!!” Nori looked her typical cute self for her class – which she normally attends with her cousin Penelope – as she wore her hair in a bun on the top of her head like a true pro and added some gold earrings to her ballerina look. Seth Meyers, Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian West and North West attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on September 16 in New York City. The E! reality TV princess was spotted wearing a custom-made Balmain military jacket over her tutu, which was probably a gift from mum Kim’s designer pal Olivier Rousting.

Meanwhile while North wasn’t with either of her famous parents on this occasion her pregnant mum recently revealed she has been trying to spend as much time as possible with her ahead of her son’s arrival. “I don’t have that many more nights with just me and her before the baby comes and changes her world completely. But, while you continue to appear in her Instagram feed and accompanying her to red carpet events, that’s a bit of a moot point, because we’ve probably reached a point where it’s reductive to call your mum a “reality television star”. Kim is best described simply as a “celebrity”, and she isn’t a celebrity who became famous for being a great actor or singer or athlete or physicist (kidding, kidding); she’s a celebrity who became famous by being a great celebrity.

That means, while other celebrities can decry interest in their private life as invasive, your mum (and your aunts, and your grandparents) kind of can’t. Your family make a lot of money off their personal brands (roughly $US300 million – NZ$450 million – at last count), building profiles on social media and in public in order to make people think buying a book full of their selfies or a waist trainer they are being paid to promote is a good idea. “I like sharing my world with people,” she told Vogue Australia earlier this year. “Although I wish there could be just maybe a little bit more privacy just for our daughter.

You could have more privacy, but you won’t, because you are a part of your mother’s personal life and, right now, that personal life is putting food on the table. Your mum has been known to post pictures photographers took of you going to and from ballet on her Instagram account with funny captions, or details about where your clothes are from. If you want photographers to stop taking your picture when you go to ballet class, your mum needs to stop giving those photographers a reason to hang around the carpark by promoting the pictures they take to her 50 million Instagram followers. Your Aunty Kendall is in a kind of high profile campaign for the Balmain collaboration with H&M at the moment, so when you step out wearing that brand, it makes photographers more likely to take your photo.

Although they might not be as cool as your jackets (very few clothing items in the known universe are as cool as your jackets), a classic, ballet pink, lycra wrap-around is a popular option for class once the weather gets colder. You can keep it on during class, and, because it’s stretchy, you will be able to get your arms up into fifth position (a feat which seems difficult in a military-inspired Balmain coat).

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