Did you notice the sun shining a little brighter this morning? The birds chirping a bit louder? That's because today, August 10, marks 19 years of Kylie Jenner's life on this planet. She's our nation's Cinderella, only with lip injections instead of an abusive family.
I'm only kidding about the Disney princess thing, but it is Kylie's actual birthday. Since on-again, off-again flame Tyga is currently dealing with $400,000 in debt, it's up to us, the internet, to celebrate her in style.
Kylie first swung into my life in 2007, spinning around her mother's stripper pole on a weirdly predatory episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” where Brody Jenner babysits his half-sisters. Freckled and wild, I had no idea she'd grow up to be the curvy cosmetics maven she is today.
To celebrate Kylie's 19 years, I rifled through the back catalogs of multiple photo agencies to dig up her least-remembered fashion choices. Today, she may be sleek and fashionable, but for much of her life Kylie looked a lot like she randomly grabbed pieces out of Kim's closet in the dark. (I'm a younger sister, so I know that's probable.) She also probably rolled in spilled self-tanner on her way out.
Join me, as we revisit the early days of the Kylie Jenner era.
Let's start way back in 2003, when baby Kylie attended the "Holes" movie premiere in a denim jacket trimmed with fur. This has Kris Jenner written all over it.
We move to 2004, the premiere of a movie called "Teacher's Pet," one nobody actually saw. Kylie actually wore Christmas present ribbon as a hair bow.
By 2008, Kylie had a blonde streak and a taste for silky dresses.
In 2009, Kylie went full Lizzie McGuire on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet. Try and spot her next to the bronze statue that is Kim, who had officially entered the era of doing too much by this point.
After this no-hair incident on the 2010 red carpet for "Burlesque," Kylie realized exactly how devastating ponytail-head could be.
In 2011, this unfortunate matching incident occurred. Again, I smell Kris Jenner.
Oh hey, legs. Nice to see you there.
Skip forward to 2013, when Kylie decided to exercise her teen rebellious streak by modeling for Avril Lavigne's clothing line.
She also tried out bangs. Does anyone else feel like Kendall has looked the same since age 5?
Interestingly, 2013 is the biggest year in Kylie's style evolution.
These outfits are so much simpler and show off Kylie's long legs.
Snapchat Kylie is not too far in the future, judging by this photo.
Even if she is still posing for Pac-Sun shoots.
In 2014, Kylie purchased her famous lip injections and really got serious about this whole "style" thing.
Real confession: I think this look is her best to date.
By 2015, Kylie was a full-fledged influencer.
Giant undies, anyone?
There are only three words to do this look justice: Yas, queen, yas.