It's easy to dismiss Kendall as a member of a somewhat notorious celebrity-family, using the name given to her as a way to move up in the fashion world. This is a harsh label but one that could easily be attributed to the 19-year-old rising supermodel. But, going against the stereotype, Kendall Jenner (or, as she is trying to reinforce, just Kendall) has proved so many of us wrong. Her seemingly hard-rock work ethic, ability to rise above her family name, and her modesty in interviews has given us an all-new impression of her. Natural beauty is key in Kendall's look, as she is often seen without makeup on her wildly-popular Instagram account and in so many other pieces of work. Proclaimed social media sensation has stunningly-shaped brows, an enviable height and beautiful doe eyes. Joining the ranks of Cara, Karlie, and even Joan, Kendall has skyrocketed in the modeling industry and it's wonderfully reassuring to know she has accomplished much of it on her own. This is debatable, of course, but there's no denying that she has done much in the past month itself. Speaking of this herself, Kendall says, "'I think if my sister's sitting in the front row, and my sister is who she is, it sounds weird, but it would have almost taken the attention away from what I'm trying to do on my own.' The only downside of having a 'dual citizenship' (coined by the NY Times) as both a celebrity/model? The constant romantic linkups and tabloids, for one thing. But despite this, Kendall seems to be powering through and is definitely one of my favorite models of the moment. With this amazing editorial for Vogue, the crowning glory of being the new face of Estée Lauder, and a fabulous feature for the New York Times (read here), it's been quite a month for her.
Her editorial for American Vogue is just the beginning (I'm predicting a cover soon!). Photographed by the renowned Patrick Demarchelier, Kendall donned the best of Spring collections. The theme of the editorial is 'party season', explaining the plethora of rhinestone-covered gowns, cocktail dresses and subtly-sexy midis. My personal favorite is the covetable, iridescent Dolce and Gabbana dress, paired with polished black boots. Her versatility as a model is evident – she pulls off Christopher Kane's wonderfully-feminine lace concoctions as beautifully as she does with Balmain's sleek, retro look. My personal favorites aShe transitions effortlessly from look to look, with an ease any model would strive for. In this way, the young Kardashian-Jenner is showing the fashion world her true abilities as a model – and not just a pretty face.
What do you think of this editorial?