Happy birthday, Kim Kardashian! The reality star-turned-mogul celebrates her 34th birthday today. It's been a busy year for the middle sister of the Kardashian clan, who got hitched to Kanye West in an intimate ceremony in May, and celebrated daughter North's first birthday in June.
Along with sisters Kourtney and Khloé, Kardashian boasts a makeup line, clothing lines, as well as a legion of fans following her every move on social media; her Instagram and Twitter accounts generously offer insider snippets of the style maven's everyday life, including off-duty style snapshots, contouring how-tos, and candid family photos. But before Kim started building her empire, she was your typical grade schooler who favored braids and hair bows. In honor of the star's birthday, we're taking a look back at her transformation—from 1987 to the present.