Kim K. has been keeping a low profile since her frightening and traumatic Paris robbery in October, in which she was bound and gagged in her hotel room while vandals stole $10 million worth of her jewels. In her first post to her app since that nightmare — and in tribute to the September fashion issue of Harper’s Bazaar, for which she and hub Kanye West grace the cover — Kim keeps things light, telling a story about an emotional (but funny in retrospect) moment she had backstage at a CR Fashion Book shoot with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld when she was pregnant with daughter North West in early 2013. Well, she can laugh about it now.
“At the time, I was seven months pregnant with North and so nervous for my first big fashion shoot with these two icons (the other being Carine Roitfeld, global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar). Before the shoot, I was told that Karl supposedly gives you a Chanel purse the first time he works with you. The whole time, I was anxiously waiting to see if this legend was true,” Kim writes in the newly published post.
Leave it to mama Kris Jenner, though, to upstage her famous daughter. “During the shoot, my mom showed up to support me and she was all decked out in head-to-toe Chanel — I’m talking gloves, sunglasses, earrings, boots and a jacket,” Kim remembers. “I thought she was SO embarrassing, LOL, but Karl loved it so much that he pulled out a Chanel purse — not just any purse but their beautiful crystal Lego clutch. I got so excited, thinking Karl was going to give me a surprise bag, but instead he goes straight to the Chanel queen herself: Kris Jenner.”
Feeling slighted — but not wanting to let on to the gracious Lagerfeld — she ducked into a room to have a hormonal outburst with her cousin on the phone. Girl’s gotta let it out to someone. “I was very hormonal and emotional from my pregnancy, so I went to the bathroom to cry and then called my cousin Cici to calm me down.” Kim writes. “I was upset that my mom stole my moment! More importantly, I really wanted to one day give North that bag as a token from my only pregnancy shoot.”
Like a supportive and wise loved one would, Cici rose to the challenge and helped put things into perspective for Kim. “Cici reminded me that I should be grateful for this opportunity and that I would laugh about it later on — and she was right. Karl didn’t even know I was upset; I totally played it off, like everything was fine. For this [September] Harper’s Bazaar shoot, I finally told Karl and Carine this story, and they thought it was hilarious.”
Kim also reveals in her app post that she and Kanye flew to her more recent Harper’s Bazaar shoot in Paris without their little ones, North and Saint, in tow, so they were able to get some great shuteye. “We traveled alone, without the kids, so we slept on the plane the entire way there,” she proclaims.
As anyone following celebrity news knows, Kanye has been having some pretty heavy issues of his own, after being briefly hospitalized for a breakdown — and having his wife there as a support system every step of the way. We’re delighted to see Kim reemerge, trying to move on from the dark times the couple has been experiencing. We can only hope they come out on the other side stronger from all of this.
Oh, and don’t feel too bad for Kimmy. According to People, she was gifted not one but two Chanel bags from Lagerfeld at the shoot for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. That should more than make up for her mortifying moment!