Kylie Jenner grew up in front of the cameras, she is still one of the most followed celebs on social media but, the era that has remained most etched in the minds and hearts of fans, remains indissolubly that of King Kylie.
If you follow the lives and vicissitudes of the Kardashian – Jenner clan you may already have come across comments like “I miss King Kylie” or “Bring King Kylie back” below the videos or photos of the younger sister of the crew.
But what is meant by King Kylie Era?
It is the period from 2014 to 2016 in which Kylie Jenner has helped to shape pop culture with her aesthetic and her attitude, becoming as influential to Generation Z as Sister Kim Kardashian was to the previous generation.
At the heart of the King Kylie Era was style: outfits with a street but glam touch, a hyper successful encounter between what had been Tumblr and what would have become Pinterest.
Iconic were the hairstyles: how to forget Kylie’s blue hair at Kim and Kanye’s wedding and then the multicolor braids, the very long extensions alternating with the helmets and above all wigs that disconnected from the “prop prop” function and, thanks also to her, have become an everyday accessory to change according to the mood, without having to risk a drastic cut or dye at the hairdresser.
Even Kim Kardashian was inspired by her sister, sensing her media and stylistic power, her motto at the time was “WWKD: What Would Kylie Do?” or “what would Kylie do?”
In the era of King Kylie the lip filler was something innovative that almost caused a scandal. It has now been “normalized“And for better or for worse it is also due to her who had spoken openly about her insecurity and her surgery.
I still remember the delirium of the Kylie Jenner Challenge, a viral and dangerous game that consisted of inserting the lips into the neck of a bottle and sucking the air to plump the mouth and make it look similar to his. There were those who got bruises, irritation and swelling just to look like Kylie for a few seconds. Don’t do it at home, your mouths are beautiful as they are, please.
However, King Kylie was not just a way of appearing but a way of life. In fact, Kylie was very active on Vine and Snapchat at the timecontributing to the spread of platforms.
Now TikTok is kicking Snapchat off the podium but… it was a customary step for many Gen Z members, including those who have now shelved the app. Many of us have used embarrassing filters with the knowledge that the loss of dignity would only last 24 hours (like that of the dog or the hyper floral one to be clear) and today’s IG stories are nothing more than an evolution or an involution, It depends on your point of view .
King Kylie was party-going, cool, self-confident and very present on social media in a more “natural” way than today.
In fact, at the moment Kylie’s social networks seem more like a working tool in which to let little of one’s private life leak out but, acquiring more and more fame and with the ghost of cancel culture around the corner, there is a way to protect oneself.
King Kylie has grown and with her also his entrepreneurial empire, made up at the time only of the revolutionary “lip kits” (which were literally snapped up)she changed her style and mentality in many ways, she became a mother and who knows … maybe the scepter will pass to his little Stormi.
Source: Vanity Fair