15 Secrets About North West’s Upbringing That Will Have You Screaming
In 2012, Kim Kardashian and Kanye were one of the most famous new couples in the world. They had known each other for years, but had recently begun dating after Kim split from her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries. Although the pair weren’t divorced just yet, news of her blossoming relationship with the rapper spread quickly.
It wasn’t long before the two were taking things to the next level. At a December 2012 concert, Kanye drew attention to Kim in the crowd and called her his “baby mama.” Apparently, the two hadn’t talked about sharing their pregnancy just yet and Kim was totally taken off guard. She would later reveal that she was pregnant with their first child together on social media.
In 2013, they welcomed their first child, a daughter. They named her North West and a new icon was born. This tiny Kardashian may be one of the most photographed children in the world and her parents appear to encourage her to live her life in the spotlight. She is obviously living the lavish life, with her parents being worth a combined total of $510 million.
While she’s still young, we know a lot about this little diva, and everything we learn makes us love her more.
Here is a glimpse of some of the most outrageous things about being North West. Spoiler: She’s a mini-Kanye
1. Her Name
A very famous person offered her input on Kim and Kanye’s name choice for their first baby.
According to a May 2019 interview Kim did for her cover shoot in Vogue, the first-time parents had some input on their name choices from Anna Wintour. Apparently, Wintour approached Kardashian after hearing a rumor that she was going to name her daughter North. She told her she thought it was genius, and Kim says this really helped her decide on the name once-and-for-all.
Some of us are named by our loud, Italian grandma, others are named by the editor-in-chief of Vogue.
2. Her Conception
OK, I know it is a little bit uncomfortable to go there, but we’ve got to talk about what has been said about her conception.
Poor girl, her parents and other famous names have made a point to talk about the night she was conceived with the press. For starters, Kanye shared that he believes they conceived North West “among the Renaissance masterpieces” during a trip to Florence. Then, the creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, took things a little bit further and made a point to say that Kim was wearing a Balmain dress that night.
3. Her Front Row Seats
Most of us would do just about anything to get any seat at a New York Fashion Week event.
For North West, it’s just another part of her fabulous life. In fact, she’s been known to hang out in the front row of designer shows with her parents from time to time. In 2015, she made her appearance in fabulous, black, studded boots in the front row of the Alexander Wang show. She shared her seat with her mom and sat next to Nikki Minaj.
4. Her Famous Relationship
Her friendship with another tiny celebrity is being documented online and it is honestly so uncomfortable.
North West is only six years old, but another child is publically pursuing a relationship with her. Caiden Mills, the son of the rapper Consequence, has posted on his Instagram more than once about his crush on North West. He’s been shown buying her a gift at Tiffany & Co and with his arm around her. Am I the only one who thinks the relationship, which is obviously being encouraged by a parent, is so weird for a kid this young?
5. Her First Birthday
First birthdays are famously over-the-top, even when normal parents are doing the planning.
With parents like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, however, over-the-top is the understatement of the year. Her first birthday theme was “kidchella” which is exactly as hipster as it sounds. An ariel shot from Kris Jenner reveals a teepee, food carts, and a massive bounce house. The only thing missing from the shot? The Ferris wheel Kim and Kanye rented for the big day.
6. Her First Campaign
The oldest Kardashian-West child has already made her debut in fashion photography.
The Fendi brand is well-loved by the Kardashian crew. North West doesn’t just carry their bags, a high fashion shoot for the brand was one of her first modeling campaigns. At five years old, she was featured in a campaign celebrating the ten years anniversary of the Fendi Peekaboo bag alongside her mother, Kim, and grandmother, Kris Jenner.
7. Her Runway Career
You read that right, this pint-sized celebrity has already been on the runway.
In 2018, North West made her debut on the runway. She was featured in the pop-up L.O.L. Fashion show. According to Kim, the L.O.L. line makes some of North’s favorite toys to play with and being a part of the show was something she had to do. She looks so freaking cute in her red and black get up, doesn’t she?
8. Her Mini Lamborghini
At six months old, North West celebrated her first Christmas and her gift was out of this world.
Along with the caption, “Like father like daughter,” Kim shared North West’s first Christmas present on her Instagram on December 27th, 2013. It was a mini Lamborghini, painted matte black to match her father’s full-sized Lambo. “IM CRYING,” says one commenter. Yes, girl, me too.
9. Her Designer Bags
The paparazzi love to catch North West out and about with her mom.
Because of their obnoxious tracking of this tiny celebrity’s every move, we’ve had a pretty good glimpse at her designer handbag collection. Girlfriend has a minimum of six times as many designer purses as I do. It’s going to be hard to forget the time she carried a Fendi bag, priced at just under $3,500, to church in 2017.
10. Her Expensive Artwork
In 2014, Kim hit the streets carrying a custom handbag that is truly one-of-a-kind.
She was carrying a Hermes, which is a brand known for the lower costing bags start at five figures. Some cost multiple six figures. What is so special about Kim Kardashian with a wildly expensive handbag? She let her toddler paint on it. I’m not sure what is more scream-worthy — knowing North has painted a bag that could have cost more than I make in a year or the fact that her preschool level artwork may have actually increased the resale value just because of who she is.
11. Her Personal Stylist
My toddlers dress in a variety of second hand and target finds.
North West, however, has a personal stylist who helps her look fly each day. She is also said to have a personal manicurist and hairstylist who help her get ready each day. With all this help, she has earned the unofficial title as one of the world’s most fashionable toddlers. Meanwhile, I feel lucky when I discover I’ve got a stain-free t-shirt to wear.
12. Her Wardrobe’s Worth
For North West, dressing well is just a part of the gig as a kid of one of the world’s most famous couples.
According to Financial Express, North’s wardrobe was valued at $1 million in 2014, when she was just one year old. At the time, it included a $20,000 custom-made fur coat by Karl Lagerfeld and a mini Birkin bag. They also divulged that her jewelry collection is growing as well, including a pearl and ruby necklace that Kanye bought in Paris.
13. Her Fashion Legacy
Kim has worked so hard dress North West fashionably, and she isn’t letting it go to waste.
In 2017, Kim revealed on Snapchat that she was spending some time doing some very important record-keeping for North West. She was archiving her best outfits because they were just so good. Will she turn them into an exhibit one day? Maybe she’ll sell them for charity once she’s certain she is done having children.
14. Her Fashion Future
When North West grows up, she has a massive wardrobe to look forward to.
In addition to archiving North West’s best looks, Kim Kardashian has archived her own closet, as well. She spent some time storing and recording her favorite clothing with the purpose of passing them on to North when she is older. The funniest part? Kanye is said to have “purged” all of these items back in 2012.
15. Her Friendship with Carine Roitfeld
By 11 months old, North West was already networking with some very important people.
She met Carine Roitfeld, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, when her parents got married in 2014. Apparently, the fashion icon was head-over-heels for the first Kardashian-West baby. She even took a selfie with her and shared it on her own Instagram saying, “Baby North and her new ‘nanny’ Lovely little girlxxx.”