Cape Town – Kim Kardashian's cover for the November-December issue of New York Magazine was released this week to reveal the reality star in a form-fitting, elegant black dress with her hair slicked back. In the special edition, the 39-year-old revealed that she's actually rethinking her style in the future, so you may be saying fewer sexy selfies, and more of this:
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Who were the 2010s? For our new issue, we spoke with six people who helped shape the decade, including Kim Kardashian West. Closing out the 2010s, @kimkardashian has transcended the television show that made her famous, becoming an advocate for criminal justice reform as she studies to be a lawyer. In capturing her for the magazine’s cover—shot by Colombian-American photographer Ruven Afanador, known for his graphic, black-and-white portraits—the aim was to highlight Kim’s piercing gaze and confidence by keeping the styling and set decor as minimal as possible. Link in bio for this interview, plus more from Ta-Nehisi Coates on “Obama’s decade,” Kevin Systrom on creating Instagram, DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter and racial justice, and Margaret Atwood on our current dystopia. Photograph by @ruvenafanador Story by @jonathanvanmeter Styling by @luxurylaw Makeup by @makeupbymario Hair by @michaelsilvahair Tailoring by @lucisewy Thank you to The Ritz Carlton New York @ritzcarltonnycentralpark Photography director: Jody Quon Design director: Tom Alberty Photo editors: Marvin Orellana and Cassidy Turner.
According to E! News, Kim shared, "I have kind of had this awakening myself. I realised I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that. I mean, one of my most iconic covers was the Paper Magazine one, when I was all oiled up and ripping my dress off."
She added, reflecting on her most recent events and interest in criminal justice reform, "I also did think, like, Okay, I'm here in the White House and then the next day I was posting, like, a crazy bikini selfie. And I was thinking, I hope they don't see this. I have to go back there next week."
Kim said while she realises she's become somewhat of a sex symbol, and she appreciates the life she has, she's on a different path now and her future looks a lot different to her life now.
She recently told Vogue Arabia that there's a misconception that she bought her way through law school, but the beauty mogul has been working hard at getting her degree – 2022 is her year.
She told the publication, "Being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe."
Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: Channel24, E! News, New York Magazine)
(Photo: Getty Images)