Kim Kardashian shines on new Vogue India cover

Kim Kardashian followed in her younger sister's footsteps by nabbing a Vogue India cover. (@VogueIndia)
Updated 27 February 2018
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Kim Kardashian shines on new Vogue India cover

CAIRO: Kim Kardashian just revealed her Vogue India covers for the March 2018 issue, where she discusses what she loves about her family and the enormous success of their business empire.
She admitted during the interview that she “didn’t actually” imagine her career would be as successful as it is today.
“I thought I was just going to run my clothing store,” Kardashian said. “I didn’t think (the show) would go beyond season one or two. And then as things were happening, my mom and I were so excited.”
Her family’s reality television show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” is wrapping up season 14. The American TV series recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
“We didn’t even know what we were starting, but we knew we were in it together,” she said.
The reality TV queen, 37, was stunning in the cover photo, dressed in a thigh-split black satin dress as she sits in front of a wall of red roses. The other cover shows her donning a bright red lace dress, with a large red belt at the waist.
Her platinum blonde hair is styled in loose beach waves.
Kim’s Vogue India shoot follows her sister Kendall Jenner’s own. Jenner was the magazine’s cover star in May 2017.


Muse: Life lessons from Instagram sensation Amena Khan

Updated 24 September 2018
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Muse: Life lessons from Instagram sensation Amena Khan

  • Amena Khan is making a name for herself on Instagram
  • She talks candidly about her struggle to the top as a hijab-wearing influencer

DUBAI: The British blogger talks candidly about her struggle to the top as one of the first hijab-wearing influencers in the UK.

As a child, I was inspired by the arts and entertainment — it was a form of escapism for me. Somewhere around my teens, the penny dropped, and I realized there weren’t very many brown faces on TV, so it probably wouldn’t be financially smart for me to study journalism, or media or acting.

When I started out, I heard insiders in the beauty industry say there was no place for a hijabi, that it was too divisive of a symbol and that I should just give it up. But I didn’t – I’m proud of being the first woman of color in a hijab to be in mainstream beauty campaigns across television, magazines and billboards. Seeing my dream materialize was like seeing the power of passion, perseverance, struggle, creativity and positive thinking.

I think that there are a lot of misconceptions tied to the hijab as it makes you visibly Muslim, and because most of the media representation is negative, it rubs off on people.

The cause that I believe in – which is freedom of choice for everyone — benefits everyone because we are all objectified. It’s this journey that all women are on and it’s this journey that binds us, so we have to find a way to accept people for who they are instead of trying to control, manipulate and force women into being what we want them to be.

My focus has become more inclusive. I personally have become more inclined toward fostering an environment where women feel safe to express themselves however they want.

In regards to online negativity, I think dealing with it, you need a really strong support system, and really thick skin and you have to really know who you are and stick to it.

I once got a doll that looked like a voodoo doll and I don’t think it was, but I was too afraid to even touch it.

For me, simply existing within a sphere where beauty is currency as a woman of color who is identifiably Muslim is groundbreaking, it’s revolutionary. For me, to thrive in this space and make the relationships that I’ve made with big brands is testament to the fact that there is a space for us. This is not just a space where I have fun with make-up. I want my presence to stand for something.