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This week Kim Kardashian debuted a new, lighter look, just in time for the last days of summer. With a sandy, ombre dye job, Kim’s look reminded us of another beauty and friend to Kim and Kanye West: Beyonce. While it's not the first time Kim's dipped her hair in the platinum pool, this most recent foray into blond bombshell territory has us wondering — is Kanye giving his baby mama a Mrs. Carter makeover?

Whether Queen Bey is the inspiration for Kim's lighter locks is up for debate, but either way, Kim certainly seems to be undergoing a transformation these days. The blond hair is just one indicator. We could also point to Kim’s photo spread in the upcoming issue of CR Fashion Book, the new magazine helmed by former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld.

Photographed by fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Givenchy designer (and Kanye West BFF) Ricardo Tisci, it seems like Kim’s really moving on up in the fashion world. Dollars to donuts, Kanye has had a big hand in her climb up the ladder.

 



“Kim really didn’t like it when Kanye first started to take over her whole life, she felt like he was criticizing her, but now she’s happy with how she sees herself changing,” a source close to Kim tells Radar Online.

Reportedly, Kim wants to reach a new level of fame — namely one that affords more respect — and this latest makeover is supposedly part of the plan to achieve it. If we had to pick someone in Kanye’s life who would most likely be his style and image muse, Beyonce is a no-brainer, especially considering his long-standing (and infamously documented) admiration for the singer and her husband, Jay-Z.

Regardless of the inspiration for Kanye’s makeover efforts, Kim reportedly loves the results.  “She feels like she is becoming more sophisticated by following his advice.”

What do you think of the makeover: Are you lovin’ it, or do you miss the old Kim Kardashian?

Source: Radar Online


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