All images courtesy of Kardashian Kids
EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian 'Just Wants To Be A MILF,' Says Baby North West Is Turning Into Her Style Mini-Me
All images courtesy of Kardashian Kids
Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian just might be Hollywood's most powerful sister act. They've collectively put their names on everything from womenswear to home goods to beauty products to fragrances—and of course, that's not even counting the reality show that made them famous in the first place, nor their staggering collective social media presence. (At present, Kim has 15.9 million followers on Instagram alone, making her the third most-followed presence on the platform. Khloe and Kourtney aren't far behind, at 10.4 million and 8.4 million followers, respectively.)
So when I was invited to chat with all three sisters face to face at the launch of their second Kardashian Kids collection at Babies"R"Us earlier this week, I jumped at the opportunity to talk all things fashion- and family-related with the Kardashian "krew." Read on to learn why Kim feels sexier than ever after having a daughter, how North West is already following in her mom's fashionable footsteps, who the girls would most like to take a selfie with (you won't believe who they picked!) and why every baby needs to own a little leather outfit.
Lucky: You three clearly all have different personal styles today—but was the same true when you were growing up as kids?
Kim: Gosh, I just wore whatever my mom put me in—or copied whatever Kourtney was wearing!
Khloe: Our mom was always a huge fan of making us all dress the exact same—and she'd even wear something that matched us, too! And that's actually something that we're doing now with our line, just in a cooler way. Like in our new kids' collection, we have these tribal-print jumpsuits that have the same print as a look from our adult line—pants and a jacket that I actually wore in one of the campaign ads. So they're not the same exact look, but you can still do a "mommy and me"-type thing. We're aware that moms often like to match their daughters, so we're introducing more matching pieces as our collection progresses.
Kim: You know what I'm obsessed with? This family came to North's birthday party and they were all wearing white. There were three kids, a mom and a dad, and they were all wearing different white separates—harem pants, flowy blouses, very boho. If I have more kids, we're all going to go out in the same color. All nude, all black—it's going to be our thing.
Kim and Kourtney, how have your own senses of style evolved or changed since you've become moms?
Kim: Well, I am definitely way sexier ever since having my daughter! [Laughs] The struggle to get back into shape after giving birth is such a real one. It's so difficult to do, and afterwards, all you want to do is show off your body and feel sexy. I mean, my style's definitely more simple…
Khloe: I think your style's the same, really—you've just amped up the sexiness.
Kim: I know! I just want to be a MILF!
Khloe: You are a MILF. Don't worry.
Kourtney: For me, I just go for what's practical and comfortable. But then, when I'm not with my kids, I usually take those opportunities to step it up. My day-to-day look is all about flats, basically. I still try to look cute and stylish, but I'm all about comfort and practicality...
Kim: …And I'm not!
Hey, to each her own! Would you say your own children have influenced your Kardashian Kids designs at all?
Kim: Well, our first collection was all Kourtney. She was pregnant with Penelope at the time, and Khloe and I kind of had no idea what we were doing. As far as functionality goes, we knew we wanted soft fabrics, but we weren't sure what sort of buttons or zippers would be best for moms to squeeze onto their squirming kids. But ever since having my daughter—I mean, I've always liked simple style, and I've found that that's so hard to find in the kids' department. Everything's pink and patterned, and that's just not what I want to dress my daughter in. So our first collection had this cream color palette and was very sweet and soft and feminine, and then we added in some faux leather pieces and moto jackets this time around that are really edgy and cool.
I'm sure those have North's name written all over them!
Speaking of which, North's still very young—but has she shown any sort of preference towards or against certain colors, fabrics or styles yet? Does she dress herself?
Kim: Yes! She doesn't like pink or purple—she likes greys, creams, oatmeal colors and black. Every once in awhile she'll add in some color, like with her little red Air Yeezys, but other than that she likes to keep it pretty simple.
How about things that you wear? Does she like to get into your accessories, your jewelry box…?
Kim: Every time I have a necklace on, she's always trying to grab it and bite it.
Khloe: She does love jewelry.
Kim: Loves it. And anytime I have a barrette or something in my hair, she'll keep grabbing it, so I usually have to give her one of her own to play with.
You three have your names on just about every market imaginable—makeup, womenswear, kidswear, home—so what's next? How are you hoping to expand your brand now?
Kim: Haircare, I think. Our brand is fashion and beauty—and hair's just part of that glam!
You're also all social media pros, with the followers to prove it. If you three could take a selfie with anyone in the whole world, who would you choose?
Khloe: Living now?
Living or dead! Why not?
Khloe: I mean, that's who I was going to say. I guess it's sort of an easy answer, but it's true.
Kourtney: That's what I was going to say too, you guys…
Khloe: Everyone would want a selfie with Jesus, right? How wild would that be?!
Definitely wild. So let's talk maternity style for a second. Kim and Kourtney, as mothers, any tips for dressing while pregnant?
Kim: Absolutely not. Ask Kourtney! [Laughs] Kourtney has the best maternity style. I mean, I wish I'd looked like a hot pregnant person...
Khloe: Kourtney wears pregnancy so well. She wears a ton of maxi dresses toward the end, when she's really big—you know, drapey pieces that are still fitted on the top.
Kourtney: I honestly try to wear regular clothes towards the beginning, though, and just go up a size.
And then you can tailor them back down afterwards, which is nice.
Kourtney: Exactly. Like the shorts I'm wearing today, from DASH—I had elastic added at the back so I could wear them throughout my pregnancy. I go for key pieces—like during my last pregnancy, I lived in this one pair of great black pants. I think investing in a good pair of maternity jeans is smart…
Kim: Yes! Maternity jeans—the ones from J Brand—changed my life. They made me feel like a normal person again!
Kourtney: I don't think those actually existed during my last two pregnancies, so I'm excited to try them this time.
We've had discussions about those jeans at the office, actually. We're kind of tempted to wear them even though none of us are pregnant, just because they look so comfy. You could just pull them on, order Chipotle and call it a day…
Khloe: Great. Now I'm craving Chipotle. Guys, let's get Chipotle…
OK, let's make this the last question before lunch, then: any recommendations for good baby shower gifts, since shower season's in full swing?
Khloe: I always buy a car seat. It's an expensive gift, but it's practical, and it's something that parents will use every single day.
Kim: I'm a clothes girl. I'd recommend buying a little leather outfit.
Click through above to check out the adorable new Kardashian Kids campaign—which, yes, includes plenty of (faux) leather.