Kanye West may not exactly have the critics in raptures over in Paris, but here in Australia, his contribution to the fashion industry has been considerably more positive. More specifically, we mean his discerning approach to the wardrobe of girlfriend Kim Kardashian. On a recent trip down under, Kim turned her ample and usually black-clad curves into a walking billboard for local designers including Josh Goot and Michael Lo Sordo, and we bet she had more than a little assistance with the selection process.
While in Melbourne at a VIP event for QuickTrim, Kim did her best endorsing work for the Kardashian-certified weight loss program in a printed dress from the collection Michael Lo Sordo showed at MBFWA back in May. Letting the symmetrical Rorschach print do the talking with minimal accessories and a pair of white Gianvito Rossi pumps, Kim had fans and spambots alike going nuts for the dress over on her blog. Her Melbourne fans were equally wowed by the news that she was obsessed with Tim Tams (a recommended supplement for the QuickTrim diet?)
Next up, Kim decided to make an attempt at selecting clothes without the help of Kanye by doing a spot of shopping on Chapel Street. This time she sported a look straight out of Josh Goot’s S/S 2012/13 collection, a matching baroque-printed black tank, peplum and pencil skirt. Her own well-structured silhouette makes Kim a prime customer for Goot’s strong aesthetic, though we would have loved to see her bust out some neoprene.
And while Goot was obviously a tip-off from Kanye (Goot’s girlfriend Christine Centenera is pretty tight with the sartorially shrewd rapper, having styled both of his previous runway attempts), it seems Kim can be trusted on her own when it comes to choosing monochrome. While on Chapel Street she picked up a top and pair of pants from Sass and Bide, which she donned for her grand arrival in LAX. Perhaps she was sending sneaky mirror Twitpics to Kanye for approval?
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