Kendall Jenner just needed a break. Nothing long and nothing dramatic. She just needed a break. And now, just like that, the break is over.
This morning, Kendall came back to Instagram with a rose-filtered triptych of sorts. After a mere week away from the social media platform, the model posted three photos, all shot at a concert.
The image captions were simple enough; “shy boy by me” read one, “happy by me” read another, as if they were part of some upcoming exhibition. And maybe they are; we all know how ingenious the Kardashian clan can be when it comes to using their social media as a part of a larger public relations strategy. Is this all a lead-up to Kendall Jenner the photographer?
This wouldn’t be unprecedented, of course. Jenner shot Kaia Gerber in a 10-page spread for Love Magazine drawn from Jenner’s Instagram. And according to Gerber, it was pretty smooth sailing. “Working with Kendall was effortless,” she said in a statement at the time. “It just felt like two friends hanging out, snapping a few photos at candid moments.” And Love’s editor in chief Katie Grand loved the results so much that she is teaming up with Jenner again to find the cover star of the magazine’s spring 2017 cover. Jenner will shoot 20 of the finalists in Los Angeles, presumably for an editorial to appear either online or in print. It’s a start.
When Kendall deactivated her Instagram account a week ago, it was big news. No one knew why until the reality show star appeared on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and explained that she just needed a bit of a detox and would be back. We all go through that for a while, right?
Kendall Jenner on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’
“I just wanted a little bit of a break,” she said. “I’m always on it. I feel like I would wake up in the morning and I would look at it first thing; I would go to bed and it was the last thing I would look at. I felt a little dependent on it.” We know just how you feel, Kendall.
“It’s so crazy to me that it even became news like that,” she went on to say. “I guess I didn’t expect it, but I also took Twitter off my phone. I didn’t delete my Twitter entirely, but I took the app off my phone so I had no idea anyone was even talking about it and I honestly didn’t think anybody would care.” With over 65 million followers, people care, Kendall.