So we may or may not watch the E! reality show Kendra from time to time. She's likable. She keeps it real. And apparently, she sometimes wears basketball shorts to five-star restaurants, which is why on this week's season premiere, her agent forces her to meet with a stylist. But, not just any stylist.
Nikki Pennie, who hails from the UK, is apparently responsible for Kate Middleton's infatuation with Issa, as in the famous blue dress she wore for the official engagement announcement back in November. (She also wore the label frequently before and after.) Pennie was Issa's director of public relations, according to her bio, and was dubbed a "PR Powerhouse" by Vogue UK.
So how did Nikki Pennie go from putting the Duchess of Cambridge in conservative frocks to dressing a former Playboy bunny and Girl Next Door?
Pennie apparently moved to L.A. within the last couple of years to become a celebrity stylist. According to her bio, Cat Deely, Amy Poehler, Shenae Grimes, Julie Bowen and others are among her celebrity clientele. Of course, Kate Middleton is on the top of the list. From what we can tell, celebrity stylists are a dime a dozen in L.A., so perhaps Pennie will take whatever styling jobs she can get. And one that involves the exposure of a reality TV show appearance couldn't hurt for someone like Nikki, who is clearly trying to build a name for herself. She's also a fashion correspondent for CNN and even did royal wedding coverage for the news outlet.
Nikki's appearance on Kendra was definitely an instance of worlds colliding and made for some pretty entertaining television. Kendra was as surprised as we were to have someone who had worked with royalty coming to her house. Nikki came in wearing Chanel and an air of superiority, but eventually came down to Kendra's level a little bit and picked out an outfit for her to wear to a barbecue and everything was great.
So, don't be surprised if Kendra and other L.A. girls suddenly start dressing like K-Mid.