From Riches to Rags: Kim Kardashian-West Robbery

After following the life of the Kardashian-Jenner’s for around 6 years now, the shock of Kim’s robbery inspired me to write once again. On the 3rd of October, the Queen of

Socialites was robbed in her hotel room during Paris Fashion Week by five men who were impersonating police officers and held her at gun point. The mother of two was in the room alone and was gagged and tied up in the bathroom whilst the men took $10 million worth of jewelry and have not yet been arrested or found. Kim escaped the attack with no physical harm, despite guns being present, but family and friends have stated that she isn’t coping well with the dramatic evening.

Days before the robbery, Kim Kardashian-West was painting Paris gold with her multiple, iconic looks at different fashion shows that she attended with her older sister, Kourtney, and husband, Kanye West. Attending the Balmain after party, the three fashion icons were all decked out in the latest from close friend’s, Olivier Rousteing, collection with Balmain. Kim and Kourtney are both avid uses of social media such as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Since the 3rd of October, Kim Kardashian-West has not posted on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat since the 2nd of October and has only released a statement of the robbery through a rep.

It has been reported that the gunmen had threatened the concierge of the hotel and asked where the room of ‘the rapper’s wife’ was. Kim has not blamed the concierge or her bodyguard at all and in fact, blames herself, according to some reports. She has cancelled all upcoming appearances and jobs for this next month and is seeing a therapist but she blames her constant photos and ‘snapchats’ on social media for the robbery. What is upsetting about this story, apart from the obvious robbery of a woman, is that she’s not able to act like herself anymore. The whole point of the Kim Kardashian-West world is that she has the most extravagant, lavish and rich lifestyle that everyone secretly craves. No matter how Kim became famous in the first place, she has built an empire for herself and her family with the TV show, clothing lines, hair styling line, video games and much more so this woman is currently ruling the world. People take fashion inspiration from her and now she’s having to hide behind closed doors and hoodies in order for herself to feel safe. Kim was first spotted in New York after the robbery and she was hidden behind skater shoes, plain jeans, a hoodie and baseball cap, trying to keep her face hidden whilst carrying one of her children, North who looks as terrified as Kim is probably feeling but thankfully wasn’t in the hotel room, shortly followed by her husband and son, Saint. This is not the Kim that the world is used to seeing. Mrs West is usually in
either bright colours or nudes that always show off her curvy figure and has set so many trends, it’s too difficult to name them all, which is why it is so upsetting to see her hidden and in plain greys. Hopefully the real Kim will return but there will obviously be a change to how she expresses her wealth.





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