Kim Kardashian SURPRISES fans at her SKIMS pop-up shop in Los Angeles… after her newly minted billionaire status is revealed
Kim Kardashian caused quite a frenzy on Wednesday afternoon as she made a surprise visit to her SKIMS pop-up shop at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, California.
The 40-year-old KUWTK star, who launched the successful shapewear line in September of 2019, posed for a slew of snapshots in front of a giant SKIMS backdrop upon arrival.
Kim’s public outing comes just days after she was officially declared a ‘billionaire’ by Forbes following the success of her reality show and business ventures.
Kim put her famous assets on display in an olive toned SKIMS bodysuit and a pair of striking snakeskin trousers which highlighted her peachy posterior.
The brunette beauty completed her ensemble by slipping her feet into a pair of open toed heels which displayed her white pedicure.
Kim looked radiant and glowing following her recent Palm Springs getaway with her mother Kris Jenner, as well as her sisters Kylie and Khloe.
The SKIMS CEO wore her lengthy raven tresses in voluminous waves that flowed down her back and chest from a neat middle parting.
Amplifying her enviable features, Kim undoubtedly decked out her eyelids and plump pout with products from her KKW Beauty cosmetics line.
As she posed for photos in front of her massive SKIMS backdrop, the reality star royalty showcased her bright white manicure and matching pedicure.
Kim appeared to be in a jovial mood as she smiled for the cameras, despite currently being in the midst of a divorce from her estranged husband Kanye West.
In between shots, the reality TV sensation could be seen getting her make-up touched up by one of her go-to artists.
Making sure her hair remained intact through the duration of the event, one of Kim’s hair techs rushed to her side to give her strands some extra bounce.
After posing up a storm, the entrepreneur retrieved a nude face mask – courtesy of SKIMS – and carefully placed it over her mouth and nose as not to disrupt her make-up.
Along with her team of hair stylists and makeup artists, the estranged wife of Kanye West was joined by a team of security guards that escorted her around the shopping center.
As she passed excited fans and photographers, the KKW Beauty founder offered friendly waves and beamed for the cameras.
The SKIMS pop-up shop featured attendants rocking the brand’s latest pieces in a nude tone that coordinated with the shop’s exterior.
Patrons were able to survey all of the line’s popular pieces through glass displays in order to keep things sanitary amid the coronavirus crisis.
Orders were packaged in sleek SKIMS boxes, which coordinated with the colors chosen by customers.
During her visit to the Grove, Kardashian was seen entering through a Nordstrom’s EBar, which leads directly into the department store.
As Kim strutted around the Grove, fans and shoppers could be seen snapping photos and videos of the star while she made her surprise debut.
One of such shop patrons happened to be Rumer Willis, who went on to praise KIm’s pop-up shop on her Instagram Story.
‘@KIMKARDASHIAN THIS POP UP IS SO CUTE,’ captioned the 32-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.
In the brief clip, she slowly panned around the pop-up shop, which rocked the famous flesh-toned SKIMS aesthetic.
Kim’s presence at the SKIMS pop-up on Wednesday comes just one day after she followed in estranged husband Kanye’s footsteps and made it onto the Forbes Billionaires List for the first time.
Kim ranked at 2674th place with an estimated $1 billion net worth while Kanye was ahead of her at 1750th as he is reportedly worth about $1.8 billion.
She has a $225million stake in Skims and in January last year, sold 20 percent of KKW Beauty to Coty for $200million while retaining 72 percent of the company – a stake worth $500million.
The reality TV star also earns at least $10million a year through her TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians (now in its last season), ad campaigns, social media posts and through her game app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
She also holds an impressive stock portfolio that includes shares in Amazon and Disney. Kanye gave her the portfolio as a Christmas gift in 2017. At the time, it was worth $100,000.
Before Kim wound up on the list her younger sister Kylie Jenner, her 23-year-old sister, was the first in 2019 when, aged 21, she was named the youngest self-made billionaire in history.
She earned her fortune through her own make-up empire, Kylie Cosmetics, which she promoted entirely on social media.
However the magazine later published an investigative report into Kylie’s finances and she was not included on the list this year.
The day her billionaire news broke Kim posted an album of celebratory bikini snaps from her beach hideaway which she captioned: ‘Bliss.’
Kim is also reportedly planning to expand her business empire, following in the footsteps of Kylie, once again, by launching a skincare line.
The E! star recently filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to trademark her new venture ‘SKKN BY KIM’.
According to TMZ, Kim is looking to release a range of skincare products for skin, hair, nails, fragrances and cosmetics.
Kim and Kanye’s split was revealed in January before Kim filed for divorce in February, leading to the rapper, 43, reportedly ‘cutting-out’ his estranged wife and insisting they only communicate through security and aides.
The former couple share children North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and 23-month-old Psalm, they have reportedly agreed to split custody of their four kids.
In her February 19 split filing, Kim cited irreconcilable differences for the split, noting that they have a prenuptial agreement in place.
Kim’s divorce documents were filed by Laura Wasser and reportedly don’t list a date of separation, instead claiming the date is ‘to be determined’.
It was later reported that the couple are only only communicating through security after Kanye changed his number in his cut-off from Kim.
The couple were reported to have hit a rough patch in their romance late last year, and it was recently claimed that Kim was keen for Kanye to keep a constant presence in his children’s lives.