It’s very, very clear that money is no object for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – when it comes to them, their house and their baby.
In the last week, we’ve been treated to a running commentary on the shopping list of the pair. Here’s where we’re at:
They splashed out on a $1,200 car seat for their newborn daughter. Offering ‘state-of-the-art safety features’, the Orbit Baby G2 comes complete with ‘plush microfibre upholstery’ and a full coverage UV sunshade. Apparently it also features a ‘paparazzi shield extension’ to shelter baby Nori from prying eyes.
We may gasp at that cost for a car seat but it pales in comparison to the fact that they recently spent an astounding £750,000 on six special-edition luxury beds for their $11 million Bel Air mansion. Wow we vote for sleepovers at theirs! Apparently they enlisted the services of the company that supplies beds for London’s exclusive Savoy Hotel.
And while you’re there for your sleepover, your tush is in for a royal treat. At the princely sum of £475,000 their mansion will sport four gold-plated toilets which will ensure the Kimye family have a throne fit for royalty wherever they when their bladders call!
So, clearly money is no object. To drop over £1,200,000 in a few weeks would, for the vast majority of us, be completely unachievable and even unimaginable. In Aussie dollars, that’s close to $2,000,000!
Some would argue that if you’ve got it, spend it and flaunt it! Others would say they have to put up with the paparazzi on a daily basis and work hard for their money.
I say if you’ve got it in spades the way this pair obviously do, why not do something that really means something. Sure buy yourself beautiful beds (I think I saw Harvey Norman advertising some top of the line beds for $10,000 in an email this morning) and go the whole hog with your toilets (last time I renovated I remember wishing I could justify $1200 for a Villeroy & Boch toilet suite) but please think about better ways to spend your money.
Do something that will make a difference to someone other than yourself. Take some responsibility and respect the fact that you are both huge because millions of people who probably struggle every day to make ends meet adore you, follow you, buy your music, your merchandise and buy into the whole Kimye/Kanye/Kim Kardashian circus.
I’ve never been in the situation (and cannot imagine a time when I ever will be) but like to think that if I had that kind of money to splash around, I’d be wanting to invest it where it could make a difference.
Agree? Disagree? What springs to mind for you when you read about money spent like this?