Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is always camera-ready and Elle editor Sally Holmes wanted to know how she does it. What better way than to live like Kim for a week! For the first installment of her four-part series, Holmes tackled Kim’s fashion.
In a feature titled “I Lived Like Kim Kardashian For A Week,” Holmes planned to go about her daily routine while looking as picture perfect as Kim at all times. She managed to secure some articles of clothing that Kim has been seen wearing so she proceeded to strut around New York -- mostly the Elle office -- dressed like Kim.
Just like the curvaceous beauty, Holmes didn’t go out without her spanx. After struggling to squeeze into the body shaping garment, she put on one of Kim’s go-to looks, a crop top and a high-slit pencil skirt. For this look, she managed to get samples from the actual brands that Kim was spotted wearing in New York recently.
The first thing Holmes noticed was that she had curves in places she never thought she did. The choice of clothing was unforgiving and they showed off all of her assets. Her take away from the first outfit: Kim does not breathe, has perfect posture and has great balancing skills. Holmes hilariously observed that it took a large amount of concentration to stand up straight to prevent the clothes from ripping apart. She also needed to keep her balance to avoid breaking her ankles due to the sexy but wobbly shoes.
Holmes then tried on Kim’s version of a simple T-shirt and jeans look, as well as a workout outfit. She needed to cover up at some point and realized that even Kim’s casual looks needed a lot of effort.
After trying on Kim’s Givenchy bodysuit from Paris Fashion Week, Holmes felt astounded by the sheer effort it takes to put on the clothes, let alone survive in them without major wardrobe malfunctions. She even went on a date in one of Kim’s slinky black dresses but simply could not be seen in public wearing Kim’s look for Kanye’s Adidas fashion show. Holmes showed up at work in the sheer brown bodysuit covered up with an oversize jacket. “I was LITERALLY in my underwear,” she said.
At the end of it all, she thinks she made a statement and even though clothes don’t make a person, the looks that were elicited had a positive effect. Holmes said that by leaving no room for body image issues, in a “backwards kind of way,” the clothes gave her a boost of confidence.