Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom hit the Woodfield Mall in Chicago to promote their clothing line they wouldn’t be caught dead wearing Kardashian Kollection line for Sears.
We had to contain the sheer awesomeness of their clothing and accessories in thumbnail size, so be sure to super size them in the photo gallery below by clicking each piece. Be warned, it’ll blow your mind.
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Lamar Odom has been under fire lately for his poor performance on the court with the Dallas Mavericks. Lamar was temporarily downgraded to the D-League and issued a public apology to his teammates for missing ten-days playing time in February for a family related absence. Reports have stated Lamar is upset that he was traded and is unhappy living in Dallas and that is effecting his on-court behavior.
A new report from In Touch Weekly (via their print edition) claims Lamar is blaming Khloe–and the Kardashian television dynasty–or his basketball troubles! Also upsetting the NBA star was filming Khloe & Lamar in the midst of the trade, their fertility issues, and a big move. In fact, insiders are insisting things are really bad for the seemingly unbreakable couple.
“He resents the show for taking his focus off the game,” a source close to Lamar reveals. The source adds that Lamar feels reality television and his association with the Kardashians has ruined his reputation! And Lamar is blaming the show for his trade to Dallas and the all the scrutiny over his personal life for his basketball woes.
As a result of his frustrations, Lamar is isolating Khloe and has even stopped being intimate with her! “He really shut down and told her to leave him alone for awhile,” the friend shares. Lamar is so upset he’s even stopped undergoing fertility treatments with his wife.
“Khloe is trying to stand by him, but it’s hard,” the source shares. “He’s always so angry.” Khloe’s rep denies any of the problems are true.
Also having man drama–isn’t she always–is sister Kim Kardashian! In Touch is also reporting that Reggie Bush decided not to buy the cow when he could get the milk for free! According to sources, while Kim thought they were getting back together Reggie was just using her for sex. “Reggie never really trusted her,” a source explains.
After considering rekindling his relationship with the reality harlot, Reggie decided against it when rumors emerged that Kim was being intimate with Kanye West after seeing his show in Paris. The rumors made Reggie realize Kim is simply not the woman for him! Kim was apparently hoping to make Reggie jealous so he would realize she’s the one, but instead it made him sick! Yikes – that backfired.
“Reggie’s been telling people that Kim’s disgusting for hooking up with Kanye,” a source says. “They deserve each other.”
And speaking of Kim and Kanye, OK! (via their print edition) is reporting the two are definitely getting hot and heavy. Apparently, following his fashion show–which Kim flew to Paris to attend–things got flirty! “Backstage, they were really touchy-feely, and she was blatantly giving him bedroom eyes,” an insider reveals. “Later, they secretly met for drinks at his hotel room.”
“She tries to say they’re just friends, but no one is fooled,” the insider adds. “Whenever she talks about him, she gets this Cheshire Cat grin on her face and then quickly changes the subject.” Kim has definitely had a case of mentionitis according to the source, as in she talks about Kanye aaaallll the time!
Insiders report that Kim started getting cozy with Kanye almost immediately following her impending divorce! “As soon as her and Kris Humphries‘ marriage went south, she and Kanye were back at it. And this trip to Paris has really heated things up.”
Although, Kim still isn’t over Reggie and is still hoping things will work out between them! “Kim’s still pretty hung up on Reggie.”
As for whether or not Kim and Kanye have a future together, it’s a possibility – at least according to Khloe! “I do think they might have that feeling for each other; I just don’t think it’s worked timing-wise,” she commented.
Finally, the Kardashians are doing what they do best in the face of trouble. Sell their bodies! Khloe and Kim have taken to Twitter to post nudie pics of themselves for a little attention. The class level is always so high with this group.
First up, the Kardashians are, unfortunately, adding a lingerie line to their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. Khloe tweeted a photo of the new racy ad which features herself, Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian (pre-pregnancy) modeling the wares. “OMG how fab is this new ad for Kardashian Kollection lingerie?!? Nothing makes me feel sexier, plus it’s all so comfy! Killing two birds with one stone! LOL,” Khloe tweeted. OMG, indeed.
Next, Kim who seemingly derives all of her self-esteem from ogling eyes, decided to whip out an old (heavily photoshopped) topless photo of herself for the twitterverse. I’m sure the parents of many of teen and pre-teen followers appreciated that! Feeling desperate and unable to sleep, Kim announced “Can’t sleep tonight,” and turned to Instagr.am for some comfort.
I’m pretty sure if I look up “pathetic” in the dictionary, I may find a photo of Kim next to the definition. Keep in mind Kim is 31 years-old and pulling trashy stunts like this for attention.
The photos are below! Warning… you may be traumatized after viewing, but I guess it’s nothing we haven’t seen before! I’m surprised these famewhores haven’t uploaded photos of gynecological exams yet. I shouldn’t give them any ideas…
TELL US – ARE KHLOE AND LAMAR HAVING MARITAL ISSUES BECAUSE OF REALITY TV? DO KIM AND KANYE HAVE A FUTURE? THOUGHTS ON THE RACY PHOTOS?
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One thing I love about the Kardashians is their unfailing ability to make anything — anything– news! Frankly, I’m surprised we don’t get a GoogleAlert everytime they pee! Wait — I shouldn’t give them any ideas…
“Khloe is eager to get out of the constant media spotlight that comes with living in Los Angeles. Dallas has welcomed her and Lamar with open arms, and she is embracing this as an adventure,” Khloe a source close to the couple explains. “Khloe has been telling her closest friends that she is thrilled about the move because she will be getting away from the constant family drama.”
The constant dramz as of late has been caused, of course, by Kimmie behaving completely selfishly following her heart and filing for divorce from Kris Humphries after a mere $17M profit and 72-days of marriage. Gotta love that Kim!
Reports have stated that Kim has been taking out her frustrations over being lambasted by the public heartbreak on Khloe which has caused the two to fight. “Kim and Khloe had been feuding up until November, but the two have since made up. However, Khloe is still extremely hurt that Kim called her an evil troll during an episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York.”
“Khloe loves her family, but there is just always a situation where one family member is mad at another. She is embracing this move in a big way,” the friend admits.
Khloe is so excited about the move she has already started house hunting in Dallas. “Khloe will be going back and forth between L.A. and Dallas getting their households coordinated. Khloe will be spending Christmas Day with her hubby in Dallas as his team plays the Miami Heat,” the source continues. “Khloe and Lamar have a rock solid marriage, and they spend as much time as possible together, they are very much in love.”
Another reason Khloe is so excited about the move is because she is hopeful that a more relaxed lifestyle will increase her chances of conceiving. “Khloe has told Lamar that leading a calmer life in Dallas will help her get and stay pregnant,” the friend reveals.
In other Kardashian news apparently their Kardashian Kollection for Sears isn’t selling! According to MSN Money Sears erroneously bet on the Kardashian Kollection “stirring up consumer excitement” only to be rewarded with dismal sales and a lot of clearance racks boasting the products. Oops.
“Sears was betting the Kardashian name and collection of fashion products would stir up consumer excitement,” Unfortunately even on Black Friday sales were very low! Sears, which has consistently had negative earnings, “posting losses in every quarter so far this year,” failed to see a profit and the highly anticipated Kardashian Kollection did little to boost revenue for the struggling chain.
Marija Dabovic, a retail industry analyst for investment research firm Value Line, claims that “Sears Holdings has yet to see meaningful improvement,” after relying on the fame of Kim and ko. to deliver with their collection that offers “almost every product that women would want.” Including some blatant knock-offs!
Unfortunately, the kollection has been besieged by troubles including Sears being forced to pull certain products for copyright infringement. The biggest issue likely stems from the Kardashians recent fall from grace!
Sears launched the Kardashian Kollection right before Kim’s Fairytale Wedding when the family was right in the midst of a media frenzy over the event and generating tons of fan excitement. Sadly, I’m sure Sears wasn’t anticipating Kim’s Nightmare Divorce three-months later, which caused a media and public backlash.
Unfortunately the department store chain has already invested big on “initiatives” that have not been “effective” which is industry speak for getting burned by the Kardashians and there is little they can do to recover their losses if the klothes don’t sell. Well, what were they expecting with leopard-print jumpsuits?
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THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST KARDASHIAN NEWS? ARE YOU SURPRISED KHLOE IS THRILLED TO ESCAPE HER FAM? HAVE YOU PURCHASED ANYTHING FROM THE KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION? WOULD YOU?
Lately, I’m having trouble keeping up with all the Kardashian scandals! In the latest faux pas, numerous news outlets are reporting the striking similarities between several designer bags and those produced by the Kardashian Kollection for Sears! Oops.
It seems that in an effort to pedal their own questionable style to their poor fans the sisters Kardashian pretty klosely kopied some of their favorite bags. While making the rounds promoting their new handbag collection in Australia, Khloe insisted: “these are our designs, we design everything.” With Kim echoing, “we’re extremely involved in every last process.”
“We’re really heavily involved in the design process from start to finish,” Kim added, brushing aside accusations of copying. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars have been accused of borrowing ideas! When their collection first hit stores in August, Sears was forced to recall a handbag because of copyright infringement when famous designer Monica Botikerissued a “cease and desist” letter demanding Sears discontinue carrying the similar bag!
And earlier this year Kim was called out by well-known jewelry designer Alexis Bittar for allegedly replicating some of his designs for her collection Belle Noel. The designer has since “banned” Kim from borrowing any of his pieces to wear on the red carpet!
Perhaps the Kardashsians are paying tribute to the work of famous designers, but they haven’t given any credit where credit is due (see above statements). Or perhaps they are just keeping up with the trends! Whatever the reasons, the similarities are striking. Below are some comparisons between the Kardashian Kollection Bags and the designer versions!
The Kardashian trouble with the fashion community doesn’t end there, as apparently wedding gown designer to the stars, Vera Wang and other vendors involved in Kim’s 72-day scam are “pissed” that Kim took advantage of them!
Jo Piazza, a celebrity journalist and author, is claiming that some high-profile vendor’s reputations may suffer as a result of the shenanigan. “Especially someone like Vera Wang who pretty closely aligned her personal brand with Kim’s in the wedding special,” Jo explains. “The divorce will tarnish their brand, E!’s brand and even some of the vendors who participated in the circus.” Yikes!
Ms. Piazza adds that as the divorce news continues to circulate and Kim continues to receive media backlash there will be a lot of “mention” of the three Vera Wang gowns Kim wore to celebrate her nuptials and “that isn’t the kind of product placement Vera was hoping for when she got involved with the Kardashians.” Well when you lay down with dogs…
Vera is said to be especially frustrated, because she inked a deal with the affordably priced bridal retail giant David’s Bridal to reproduce versions of Kim’s gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the line is scheduled to hit stores in February 2012, but unfortunately Kim’s marriage has already fallen apart and is almost certainly headed for divorce! Luckily, they are still beautiful gowns many women would love to wear! When asked about her company’s involvement in the charade known as Kim’s Fake-asy Wedding, Vera divorced herself (pun intended) from the situation and snapped: “Oh please, stop. I’m not a marriage counselor.”
It seems Kim will continue to try and make big bucks off her wedding and subsequent divorce sob story as she graces the December cover of Marie Claire magazine under the headline: “What Went On in Her Crazy Marriage.”
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THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION BAGS – DO YOU THINK THEY WERE COPIED OR JUST KEEPING WITH TRENDS? ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT VERA WANG IS SO ANGRY ABOUT ASSOCIATING WITH KIM? DO YOU THINK HER BRAND WILL SUFFER AS A RESULT?
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It’s no secret (though it is a komplete surprise) that the Kardashian Konglomerate is a big-moneymaking business. Led by Pimp Momager, Kris Jenner Kardashian, the family has raked in millions starting with a little thing like an accidentally leaked sex tape. Well, I have more bad news…
After earning a reported $65 million in 2010, it seems the Sisters Kardashian are slated to make… wait for it: $200-$300 MILLION dollars in the the next year alone from their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. But it gets better as they are predicted to be closing in on a Billion-Dollar empire in the next 2 years!
Brian Dow, a partner at APA Talent and Literaly Agency who reps the brands komprised of the Kardashian Kingdom, tells Women’s Wear Daily: “The Kardashians could easily be a billion-dollar business worldwide in the next two years.”
Especially since they are planning to take their Sears Kollection global with markets in the U.K., Italy, and Australia. I feel so bad for those other countries. Or should I say kountries? Wow – that’s an incredible payout for such cheap and tacky clothes!
In addition to dressing like the sisters, people apparently want to smell like the Kardashians too, as their fragrance lines are huge money-makers!
“Kardashian is the type of brand that can afford to be everywhere — we’re not concerned about overexposure,” says Philip Zellner, CEO of Lighthouse Brands, the company that produces the Kardashian fragrances.
“Everyone who watches and reads about them feels like they know them, that they’re part of their family. There is an aspirational aspect that the consumer looks up to, as well as the day-to-day drama,” Mr. Zellner believes.
Because according to Mr. Zellner, the four fragrance lines kreated by the Kardashians – three (and a fourth on the way!) from Kim and one unisex fragrance from Khloe and husband Lamar Odom – are expected to generate $50M! Who is buying this stuff?! I am seriously perplexed!
So, just to break it down in the next couple years these ladies could be raking in close to a billion dollars! Kue the lawsuits that will likely be rolling in… especially considering they are already being accused of kopy-katting.
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Did you feel nauseous after learning about the prospective income the Kardashians may earn pedaling their wares? Have you ever a purchased a K product? Would you?
The latest issue of Life & Style magazine states that Reggie, who was reported to be dating Kim “look-alike” Melissa Molinaro, has been messaging her days before her wedding and begging for a second chance.
“He’s been sending text messages to Kim and leaving her voice mails, telling her she’s making a mistake and that he’s the one for her,” an insider reveals to Life & Style. “In the past, Kim was friendly to Reggie but now she’s stopped responding.”
The mag adds that just on Aug. 4, Kimmie, 30, got a call from a friend relaying a message from Reggie, 26, –while she was at Vera Wang’s for a dress fitting. “It was a friend telling Kim that her ex Reggie Bush needed to talk to her,” reveals a source close to Kim. “He was begging her to call off the wedding — and give him another chance.” Wowzers.
The source however adds that Reggie has no chance with Kimmie. “She was burned by the end of their relationship, and she’s truly moved on.” reveals the source. In the meantime, Kimmie is still set to wedKris Humphries on August 20.
In other Keeping Up With The Kardashians news, Sears has officially launched the new Kardashian Kollection clothing line! Because surely you’ve all been beyond excited! Kimmie blogged about the big event, even sharing an ad photo of her alongside her sisters shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
“With all the Kardashian Kollection presale excitement going on right now, I wanted to take a moment to share with you the photo that Annie Leibovitz shot exclusively for the line — totally in love!” wrote Kimmie adding, “Don’t forget dolls, the presale ends in less than 48 hours and EVERYTHING is 30% off! Head over to www.sears.com/kardashian to do some shopping before it sells out!”
Below are photos from the 23-piece Kardashian Kollection as well as a photo of the ad campaign. Prices start at $20 for an Art Deco-inspired cocktail ring, and ranges up to $99 for a dress or pantsuit.And a look at the Sears website shows most of the Kardashian Kollection items are sold out! Safe to say these people will not be going away anytime soon… unfortunately.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE REGGIE’S TRYING TO WIN KIM BACK? THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN COLLECTION?
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Yet another new business venture to report for the Kardashian sisters. Popeater is confirming that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars have signed a new deal to design a clothing line and accessories for Sears stores nationwide.
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe will be collaborating with Australian designer Bruno Schiavi to create ‘Kardashian Kollection.’ The line will feature apparel, lingerie, shoes and accessories.
The line is slated to hit 400 Sears stores in August, and Kim recently blogged about the news, even stating that Sears was an obvious choice for she and her sisters because get this, they actually frequent the store. “We’ve always shopped at Sears, so we thought it was the perfect outlet for the Kardashian Kollection,” wrote Kim.
Kardashian Kollection promises to incorporate each of the sisters’ individual styles. This latest clothing venture is in addition to the sisters’ current clothing line with Bebe. According to reports, the line isn’t doing too well for Bebe and the company is considering dropping it this year.
Analysts are predicting this new line will generate sales of $200-$300 million for Sears. The Kardashians could use the extra money considering they were just sued for $75 million for breaching the contract for another business venture – their prepaid debit card.
In other Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian is making headlines today for a recent photo she tweeted. The attention whore Kim tweeted a sexy vampire-esque bikini photo of herself yesterday in a barely there black bikini. “Photo shoot time!” she wrote. “#2sexy2tweet?” she asked her fans. Umm, we’ll let you be the judge of that as that bikini photo is below. Keep in mind that Kim’s boobs are 100% real, according to her.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST BUSINESS VENTURE BY THE KARDASHIANS? TOO MUCH OR WHY NOT?