It is interesting that the bedroom is where socialite, businesswoman, and model Kim Kardashian West really soared into fame to begin with. And now we find ourselves here, with enough bedroom material (albeit of a different nature) to fill a list of her boudoir photography sessions.
Maybe the Kardashian family was always destined to be in the spotlight because of patriarch Robert Kardashian’s high-profile murder trial in which he represented O.J. Simpson. Maybe matriarch Kris Jenner was desperate enough for the fame that she would have made it happen no matter what. But it can be argued that their daughter Kim is the main reason for the family’s overwhelming success, and her major fame began with one little tape back in 2003. A much younger Kim made the tape with her then-boyfriend Ray J, and just eight months after it was released, Keeping Up With the Kardashians season one began, and has since become an international sensation.
The coincidence (or not) is not lost on us. From that bedroom to all of the following bedrooms, Kim Kardashian seems to do what she does best in a boudoir setting. Whether looking like a dark temptress, a demure lady, or anything in between, Kim K. has taken the world by storm with her beauty and modeling career. She has also taken quite a few bedrooms by storm, both on camera and off. Here are 15 of the provocative boudoir sessions she allowed to be captured on film for the world to see…
15. Factice Shoot
All the way back in 2012, Kim Kardashian flaunted her buxom bod for the French magazine Factice. Then 32, the reality star was photographed by Vijat Mohindra. Kim calls the photos “glamorous and feminine”, and one was even the cover photo for that issue. It is just one of hundreds of sexy photo shoots the curvaceous vixen has done in her years, but this one stands out because of its boudoir-esque style. She wore only a lacy set of lingerie, soft fur, pearl strands, and leopard-print Louboutins in the vintage photo shoot. This December/January issue of Factice featured Kim’s spread and called it “Les Amours de Minuit”, which translates to “The Loves of Midnight”. In this particular shot, Kim works the camera from atop a coffee table. Other photos in the set show Kim wearing a floppy hat, feather boa, and various hairstyles.
14. Allure Shoot
In this 2010 cover shoot, Kim wows in a simple white Jenna Leigh lingerie bra. You can’t see it in this photo, but she also wore Theory shorts. Given that she is modeling lingerie, the photo has a boudoir feel to it, and was shot by Michael Thompson in his studio in New York City. Kim embraces the whole less-is-more idea, and it works for her. She is a stunningly beautiful woman in a very natural way, and when she does wear less (clothing or makeup), that natural beauty is very obvious. So often she covers it up. Here, makeup artist Gucci Westman did a phenomenal job. Her makeup is not dramatic, but au naturale, and Kim looks gorgeous, as usual. Kim even jokes that the crew of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, who arrived later into the shoot, had never seen her in so little makeup. Her Armenian coloring may have bugged her as a kid, but as a grown woman she looks very exotic, and against the white of her bra, her skin really glows in this shot.
13. Black and White Beauty
There is just something about a photograph in black and white that changes the entire feel of it. I guarantee you that this stunning boudoir photo, featuring Kim close up, would not be as beautiful or have the level of feeling that it does if it were in color. Black and white gives a vintage feeling as well as enhancing the features of her face. We don’t know what she is wearing, but clearly it is a bra or lingerie of some kind, and the fact that it is black standing out so starkly against her fair skin makes it an even more aesthetically appealing photograph. And again, Kim’s makeup is not overly done, but tasteful. Her smoky eyes are almost smudgy in the way they would be after just getting up, fringed with long lashes. And her eyes seem to be gazing amorously at the camera, making it easy to think she is gazing amorously at a lover, instead.
12. Fun and Frisky
The ever-confident Kim Kardashian looks the camera right in the eye with a big old seductive smile in this shot that was, apparently, from a banned sex tape, or so the little circle in the corner says. Whatever this is, it is certainly in the realm of boudoir photography. Kim wears baby pink silky short-shorts with a cute little ruffle on the edges, and nothing else. She does not even have earrings or any other jewelry on, and her usually-styled hair looks beautifully normal just tumbling over her shoulders. With sexy flushed cheeks, glowing bronze skin (and a lot of it!), and a playful sort of smile, this photo oozes sex appeal. Kim laying on a cloud of puffy whiteness, the bed, looks oh-so comfy. Any man would love to hop right on in there beside her. And from the looks of it, she wouldn’t mind.
11. Come Hither
This photo is a little sexier than the others so far. Or maybe it is just sexy in a different way. Here, Kim is obviously trying to amp up the sex appeal in a very obvious fashion. It is not demure, or playful, or anything other than to-the-point. Wearing only a black corset bodysuit that provides an unimaginable amount of cleavage (especially with her squishing her ladies together like that) Kim poses against a stark white backdrop for this boudoir photo very few women could pull off so flawlessly. Precisely because of that bright white behind her, and the black corset’s contrast to it, her womanly curves are accentuated and her figure looks pretty close to perfect. Add in her tousled up-do, porcelain skin, and smoky eyes, and Kim Kardashian is a sex-appeal force to be reckoned with, at least in this hot shot.
10. The Saint and the Sinner
When Kim was dating football running back Reggie Bush, the couple did a photoshoot for GQ. This shot is a bit scandalous, portraying the lovers getting themselves back together after a romp in the sheets. Kim looks perfect as always, as if said romp was not so wild since her hair and makeup are not messed up in the slightest. Reggie, on the other hand, looks a bit forlorn and like he is deep in thought. Both Kim and Reggie look sizzling hot- his torso, her push-up bra- but true to her fashion, Kim steals the spotlight. Perched at the edge of the just-used bed, it almost seems as if her natural state of being is to always look like a model, the way she so effortlessly poses, cocks her head, and stares into the camera. This shoot was in 2009 and was titled by GQ “The Saint and the Sinner”, although who is the saint and who is the sinner is debatable. Kim and Reggie were considered the perfect Hollywood couple: gorgeous, rich, and controversial.
9. All Dolled Up
She certainly looks like a doll here, doesn’t she? It appears as though this photo shoot was taken in a hotel room, and not the most glamorous hotel room in the world. But of course, that is on purpose, as is everything in a shoot. The backdrop is simple, the outfit is simple, the hair is simple, and it all works. Kim is modeling in a photoshoot, but she is also playing a role. With dark, dramatic makeup, long curled locks, and a wistful expression that we can see in her reflection, this shot leads one to wonder about this woman’s story. She wears what looks to be a party dress, complete with black nylons and black high-heels, and since hotel rooms for the most part all have the same layout, we know that behind her is likely the main part of the room and thus, the bed. So much is implied in this heated boudoir shot, yet it also leaves you begging to know more.
8. GQ Shoot
Here is another Kim K GQ shoot, this one sans Reggie Bush, or anyone except her lovely self. This shoot comes seven years after the one with Reggie Bush. Earlier in 2016, a pregnant Kim posed for this article that starts out with the writer (Caity Weaver) describing how it feels to touch Kim Kardashian’s boob (spoiler: it feels so soft it makes velvet feel like splinters, the fur on a baby bunny’s tummy feel like a plastic bag of syringes, and so on and so forth). In this alluring photo that we had to blur a little part of (yes, her nipple was showing) Kim definitely gives off a sultry vibe in bed. Obviously, she is naked between those sheets, and looking like she either is ready for a go or she just had one. Either way, she somehow still looks classy, and it is mystifying that the beautiful woman we see here is the same one in those shiny champagne butt pictures, which are so very un-classy.
7. Fast Food Junkie
Never heard salad described as sexy before? Well, then you obviously have not seen the commercial of Kim Kardashian sexy-eating a grilled chicken salad in bed. It may sound like I am kidding, and indeed this is a funny image to think about. But honestly, there are very few people on this planet who could actually make eating fast food sexy, and she does. Well, not the eating so much as the lounging in bed wearing a silk robe and heels looking damn fine. But if anyone can make salad sexy, Kim can. In 2009 Kim did this ad for the franchise Carl’s Jr., but she apparently was not “good at eating the burger” because she was “too tiny” and didn’t love it enough, so they just used her for the salad. According to Kim, salad fits in perfectly with her healthy lifestyle, so there ya go. At the end of the day, it is just pretty damn impressive that a fast food ad of this nature, that by all means is ridiculous, can still look this good.
6. Demure Damsel
Now here is a beautiful photograph of Kim Kardashian if ever there were one. Keeping with our boudoir theme, Kim is modeling a lace-up white camisole with fringed lace at the bottom where it tickles her upper thigh. Dark smoky eye makeup and her glossy dark curls look perfect with Kim’s body and features. Her pose is casual, but even so, there is a certain tension in this photo. The way she is curved on the floor makes it seem like she would be more comfortable in a bed where she could stretch out, elongating all of those womanly curves she is known around the world for. The icing on the cake to this exquisite shot is the look on her pretty face. It may look austere, and it is. But that is one of the reasons it is also demure and unassuming, and so very beautifully feminine.
5. Sultry Sisters
In this almost overly-seductive photo shoot, all three Kardashian sisters strike a pose in what looks to be a hotel room, or perhaps a room in a castle. Either way, their surroundings are fit for a princess, although not the reality television kind but the olden-day damsel-in-distress kind. Anyway, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney model attractive lingerie in a setting that works for our boudoir purposes (as does the lingerie, itself), but they almost look as if they are trying too hard. Don’t get me wrong; they are beautiful to be certain, but their bodies are posed unnaturally, their hair is stiff with hairspray, and let’s be honest: sorry to ruin the fantasy, guys, but how many sisters do you know that hang out in their underwear together? Still, it is a pretty picture, and all three sisters captivate despite the aforementioned fails, which are really fails of the photo’s concept, and not anything the sisters did.
4. Vogue Australia Shoot
Kim Kardashian landed a cover shoot for Vogue Australia in June of this year, and the set was perfectly boudoir. The simplistic photo shoot saw Kim wearing all white for a lot of the shots, and for this one, a black chemise. She appears almost agitated, but beautiful, sitting on a divan and flaunting her post-baby bod (her second child with Kanye West, named Saint West, was born in December 2015). Barely six months later, Kim modeled ten custom-made corsets in this shoot by Lachlan Bailey. This was her second Vogue Australia cover shoot, the first being in January 2015. In addition to stylings of Christine Centenera, of course Kim wore some things from Kanye West’s fashion line. She told Vogue in this article that if she weren’t a reality star she would want to be a forensic investigator and “live a normal life”.
3. Vogue Spain Shoot
Kim Kardashian has also graced the pages of Vogue Spain, and she did so back in August of 2015. The photos showed her rarely-seen natural side, and used the hashtags #NoMakeup and #NoFilter. Even without a ton of makeup or filters, though, Kim looks positively radiant posed in casual tees and pajamas. She still sexes it up wearing just underwear on her bottom half, but we could expect nothing less from Kim K. Photographer Theo Wenner photographed Kim in “everyday situations”, this one being on an emerald lounging sofa. In addition to this photo, the shoot included Kim wearing actual two-piece pajama sets, sweaters, a Mickey Mouse tee-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, and a turtleneck top. It is definitely not the way we are used to seeing the starlet, but it works. It seems that everything does, for her.
2. Vogue Brazil Shoot
Kim K. certainly loves her Vogue! The third and final country whose Vogue magazine featured the likes of the Armenian beauty is Brazil. Brazil is known for producing some of the world’s most beautiful supermodels like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, and Ana Beatriz Barros. Kim is a stunning woman of course, but it was probably an honor for her to be chosen to model there when they have so many of their own hotties to choose from. Anyway, this vintage black and white photo is gorgeous. We have never seen Kim so bleach blonde before, and I don’t know if it would work elsewhere, but here, it does. Channeling her inner Marilyn, Kim lies on a leopard-print Afghan, looking sultry as ever, and a little scandalous with those binoculars. Sans a shirt or bra, she wears only arm-length leather gloves and black on the bottom. Her face hints that she is up to no good and likely being quite naughty.
1. Bewitching in White
Last but not least is this wow-worthy photo, all in white. Wearing some kind of lace-up bra top and high-waisted panties that look like they connect and could almost be a swimming suit, Kim does her thing and stares the camera down, looking us right in the eye. This is a very sexy shot, even compared to her millions of other sexy shots out there. She does not look as curvaceous as usual, but her skin has a healthy bronze glow against the bright white bedding and the bright white lingerie. Her hair messy-sexy, her face determined, she stuns for one final time on this list. Less-is-more really works for the boudoir kind of photography, and you will notice that theme throughout this list and the other celebrity boudoir photography list we recently published. Not that many of our bedrooms are likely to be uber-clean or minimalistic, but when they are, it is a great backdrop for photos like this.