Kim and Khloé Kardashian: The Fame Game

Kim and Khloé Kardashian: The Fame Game

Kim Kardashian is a well-known television personality and businesswoman whose much of her life was shown on the hit reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which helped her gain international popularity.

Khloé and Robert were Kim’s younger siblings, while Kourtney was the eldest of her four siblings. Khloé Kardashian is also a television personality and entrepreneur known for starring in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” as well.

The two relied on one another during trying moments, as was seen several times over the run of the show. They run their own enterprises in addition to joint ventures or firms run by the entire family. Furthermore, they would discuss and impart their excitement for their professions and the lessons they picked up about love, relationships, and beauty along the way.

A project that Kim and Khloé Kardashian are most proud of

Jewelry, fragrances, and cosmetics are just a few of the numerous things that bear the Kardashian brand. Although the two sisters have participated in brand collaborations and partnerships, their Kardashian Kollection for Sears is their most prized accomplishment.

“For me personally, I think our Kardashian Kollection for Sears is something we’re really proud of. We always dreamed of having our own clothing line; we never knew to what magnitude it would grow, and to have it in a store like Sears, that has over 600 doors nationwide, is amazing. It’s such a feeling of accomplishment that we’ve done it together as sisters and that we did something as a trio, which we’ve always wanted to do. So, that – and then I would also say our Dash stores, which are our baby. That’s where everything started. We had our stores way before our show, and after our show, we’re still going to have our stores. Seeing that grow is amazing. We started in a little 800-square-foot store in Calabasas [in California’s San Fernando Valley], and now we have three stores. And the new one – now that we have it, we’re like, ‘We can’t believe we thought the old one was so cool because this is like a real store.’ The Calabasas one was the biggest accomplishment for us at the time, and it shows how we’ve evolved as businesswomen, too, because we didn’t know any better,” Khloé said, to which Kim agreed.

The Kardashian Kollection for Sears is the project that the two are most proud of since they were the ones who designed their own line but just like any other business out there, at some point in their products, there will be a product that was inspired from a specific designer.

“I think not only do we look at designers for inspiration, but we love to go to home stores because we love to see texture, so we love to see wallpaper, and we love to see even carpets and pillows. We like to see color and texture, so it’s not so much that we look at designers. We love designers. My favorite designer is Tom Ford. But Kourtney, Khloe, and I all have designers who are our favorites, so we all draw on such different inspiration,” Kim stated.

Khloé continued, “That’s the crazy thing about our line: you get one brand, but it’s three different women who are designing. We have a similar taste, but we all are very different too. But Kim’s right – even if we just see a print that we love, we use it for inspiration. All of our prints are ours, authentic; we trademark them. If we see a print that we love, we will recreate it, so it’s ours, so no one else will have it.”

“Yes. We do all original prints and patterns, so we might say, “I love this floral pattern from Stella McCartney, but let’s maybe take the color and the vibe and make our own original pattern,” Kim added.

Does The Kardashians’ fame have an impact on their family relationships?

The Kardashian family has been in the spotlight since they were all little children. Hence, as they grew older, the media always followed them, there had already been a number of interviews, and they frequently appeared on the red carpet.

When questioned about if their popularity harmed their family’s bond, Kim responded, “I think it actually helps them, because it kind of forces us to hang out more and be together more – because we do have so much going on in our own personal lives, so when we’re filming, that’s family time. And we love it.”

For her part, Khloé answered, “Typically, when you’re getting older – Kourtney has two babies now, and I’m married, and Kim is off living her crazy life – typically, brothers and sisters aren’t together this much. But when we film, it forces us to be, which we appreciate. It allows us to see everyone grow up, like our little sisters [Kendall and Kylie Jenner]. It’s a really rewarding feeling for us, and we like it so far!”

The fact that their family always finds time to have dinner together or go on vacation together, despite their hectic schedules, is particularly significant to them. This helps to maintain the relationships between the family members.

“As a kid growing up, my dad made it a rule to have family dinner every single night. We’ve grown up that way, and that’s what we’re used to. Kourtney said to us, ‘I just made a rule in my house: we’re starting with two-nights-a-week family dinner.’ And that’s amazing. That’s what I want. When anyone has kids, that’s what we will make as a tradition and a rule in our house – family dinner every single night. We carry that into our family life, all of us together. It used to be every Sunday we had a barbecue at my mom’s house, and as we got busy, it became more whenever we could, but we make sure we make it a priority,” Kim explained.

“We make an effort. It’s really easy to get lost in your own personal world and work world, so if you don’t make it a priority, it’s easy to get sidetracked. We try to take a family vacation or have a dinner. We make an effort. All of us do,” Khloé remarked.

Speaking of going on vacation, the family, specifically these two siblings, hadn’t been to Armenia yet, and it was something they would want to go all together.

“We want to take a family trip, but Kourtney got pregnant. And so every time we have a trip in the works, something comes up so that one of us is unavailable,” Kim explained.

“We want to go together, but something always comes up. But it would mean a lot for us to all go together,” Khloé noted.

Since the majority of the family members are women and they are all attempting to balance a relationship and a career, Khloé’s advice will all boil down to “being understanding.”

“I understand that [husband Lamar Odom’s] career is not as flexible as I would say mine is since he’s signed to the NBA, and they play all the time. I make a point to make his home games a priority. I just say, ‘Sorry – after 6 pm on this day, I can’t take meetings or do photo shoots.’ I work around his schedule, and then when he’s in his off-season, he works around my schedule. It’s a give and take, but you do have to understand that sometimes the woman does give more. And you have to understand the realities and the roles. Lamar can’t take time off during the season even if he wanted to, so I can’t be selfish about that; I have to understand it. And you have to do the little things in your relationship. I like cooking for Lamar to make him feel – even though I am so busy and crazy and have a strong professional life – that I love him and care about him, and still make time for the little things that make a difference.”

Kim and Khloé Kardashian on launching their own makeup line

Even though the Kardashian dynasty has spawned a lot of businesses, it seems like it wouldn’t stop these two siblings from launching a beauty line. As expected, they disclosed a few key items from the brand.

For Kim, it is “definitely lashes and mascara. We have mastered mascara. We’re really passionate about it. We’re going to have lots of shimmers, which will be really fun – whether it’s highlighters or bronzers. And we’ll also teach you how to do it, from the shimmers we put on to how to line your inner eye or your upper lip to make your lip look bigger. We’re giving away all of our tricks and all of our makeup artist’s tricks that we’ve used through the years. But I will say that lashes and mascara will be key.”

On the other hand, Khloé stated: “We have a lot of kits. Like, we sell an eyeshadow palette that has the full range – whether it be the shimmer, highlighter, a matte finish; or how you make a smoky eye or a cat eye – we have them in little kits with all the colors you need, which is really convenient.”

And for the item Khloé will wear the most, she stated, “I love mascara; I’m not really a big eyelash girl – my eyes get really irritated. We had to try on so many mascaras and test all the different formulas. You don’t even realize it – like, “Are you kidding me – there’s this many variations of stuff?” So my favorite is the mascara, and my favorite mascara is Stroke of Midnight because you get the most bang for your buck.”

And for Kim, “I like lashes; I’m a lash girl. We have some really cool ones.”

The two siblings also discussed their level of participation in the creation of their beauty brand, noting that each of them plays a distinct role.

“We all have different roles,” Kim began. “Khloe loves looking at the formulas, and she will try things on, and she likes to try the wearability and test the long-lasting products to see the quality. Kourtney loves the colors. I love looking at the packaging and the fonts, and the outside aesthetics. And they still look at the packaging; I look at the colors and still try the products for long wear, but we all like one aspect a little bit better than the others.”

Khloé likewise said, “With any of our brands, we’re so passionate about them that we won’t put our name on anything that we don’t love. Beauty and fashion are our life, and after everything, we still want these lines to be something that we work on, so nothing gets out without having the approval of all three of us.”

Kim Kardashian on living in the spotlight

Kim Kardashian is the most well-known of the Kardashian sisters because of her attractive appearance and curvy body. Many people also admired her sense of style, and as someone who offered fashion tips, she imparted advice on how to look beautiful and dress for your body type.

“I think you have to really know your body. Everyone has a body part that they don’t like and want to conceal and something that they like and want to show off. So it’s all about knowing what you want to show. So if you have long legs, you might want to wear short skirts and show your legs off; or if you have a small waist, you can always wear belts and do what you can to accentuate your waist; or if you want, you can cover up your arms. For me, when I feel good in something, I feel confident.”

For the fall season, the reality star will wear capes, saying, “I love capes, I love capes! So I think you’ll see me in capes a lot this fall.”

Considering how famous she is among her siblings and her years of being in the public eye, the thing that Kim fears the most is people becoming too judgemental.

“I think I’m at a place in my life where I don’t care as much about what people say, but when people are really judgemental, it just makes me sad. It’s made me see things differently, knowing that there are so many people who are judgemental and think in a certain way. Because you can be vulnerable, which is scary.”

Speaking of judgment, critics are one of the people who would always have something to say regarding the way she talks, moves, dresses, etc., and balancing being a role model and disregarding criticisms are both challenging, but for Kim, “anything like that takes time.”

“I used to listen to critiques, and it used to bother me a lot more than it does now. And when something genuinely bothers you, I don’t think you can be your authentic self. In other words, you can’t really be yourself if you’re always wondering what other people are thinking about you. It stands in the way of you just being who you really are. I’m obviously conscious of what I tweet and what I say because younger kids are going to be looking at that. You just have to try and be your best ‘you,’ and if that’s a role model for some people then that’s exciting, and I want to do what I can to be the best role model. Not everything in my life has been perfect, but as long as I learn and grow from it, I think it makes me a realistic role model.”

The same is true of her perspective on romantic love and how timing affects relationships in her opinion since, in her view, romantic love or finding “the one” has different connotations to different people at different points in their lives.

“I think everyone in my past has made me better for the one that I’m with. Hopefully, I’ve learned along the way. That’s just how I have to look at it. Everyone in your past has definitely taught you things, whether they’ve taught you what you don’t want or just taught you lessons on how to be the ideal person. I think I’m always a hopeless romantic.”

Khloé Kardashian discusses her outlook on love, work, and life

Khloé Kardashian revealed her experiences during the period when she was frequently traveling to Dallas, saying that it made her relationship with Lamar stronger.

“Well, when [Lamar] got traded to Dallas, it was, like, a week before Christmas, and I think we were both really surprised. I always knew about the potential for being traded, but I didn’t know how fast everything would happen. Within 24 hours, he was in Dallas, and I had to stay behind and pack. I didn’t realize how fast the NBA did everything. I think it just made me more aware – that while LA could still be my home base, never get too comfortable because you just never know. I think it definitely made Lamar and I stronger. It was hard because I had to fly back and forth to LA to work with my sisters all the time, but you’d do anything for your family. It’s worth it. I loved Dallas; I thought the people were so nice. I’d never been there before, so it was a great experience.”

Being traded due to Lamar’s line of work is not the only issue the pair has had over the course of their relationship; she and her boyfriend have also experienced some difficulties but also great success while working together on business initiatives. Despite the problems, she claimed that they would keep working together.

“Lamar and I have our unisex fragrance together, and we’re working on a second one. Definitely, the first time around – just because creating a unisex fragrance is so difficult since what I might like, a man might not like, and vice versa – it was hard, and we had to get into the groove of working together. And I’m so used to working with my sisters that if we fight on a work project, we know how to separate that from our personal relationships, whereas if Lamar and I would fight about a scent, it would carry on. But now I think we’ve definitely gotten into our niche of ‘this
is a work thing, and this isn’t.’ I don’t really know what product we would work on. The thing that we’re both passionate about is charities and working with children, so I think we would do something of that sort together. But I’m not really sure what product we would make. For us, things have to be organic. It’s very easy to say, “Oh, here – put your name on this,” but I really have to believe in something in order to back it. So I think we will do a charity thing.”

This act of hers is one thing that people admire about her; she would do everything to make everything work between her and Lamar. So when asked about what makes it all worth it, she answered: “Just having the relationship. When you find someone that is worth putting effort into, and all that love and energy, and it’s both ways – he does it for me. The most rewarding thing is – for example, last night – doing nothing, just laying in bed and having someone that you have that trust and security with. Lamar and I are genuinely friends too. He’s still one of my friends, and I just want to be that support system. It’s a great feeling because it’s a mutual feeling.”

In addition to her love and patience, she is proud of and eagerly anticipates everything Lamar will accomplish, one of which is returning to play in Los Angeles.

“I am so excited. I was born and raised in LA, so just to be home is exciting. To be driving distance from my siblings is amazing. To not have to worry about where I’m going to move to next year and not having to figure that out in a foreign city is a relief. But this is the team Lamar started his career with, so it’s really exciting that he’s coming full circle. He’s so excited, and so that makes me more excited,” she gushed.

Khloé was also frank and talked about her wish to become a mother and have a child publicly, and the thing that she looked forward to the most was dressing them up in Lamar’s jersey and her children being close to her siblings children.

“I know this is in the future, but even just taking the kids to Lamar’s games and being like, “Let’s go see Daddy play.” I think it would be so fun to dress them in Lamar’s jersey and to go to his games. I know that’s later. Just raising kids and having my kids be close with Kourtney’s kids and my little sisters. Since my siblings are so close, I think we would raise our kids close – almost like siblings in a way. I’m excited for all of that.”

Along with their individual accomplishments, the two are also recognized as one of well-known couples. Unaccustomed to cameras, Lamar does require some distance from time to time, so it seems to reason that the media or the limelight itself would have an impact on their relationship.

“I think with Lamar because he isn’t as used to filming as we are, he just needs to have space sometimes. And you can’t really ask for space if we’re filming – that’s the point: they want you any time, all the time. So with Lamar and I, it doesn’t affect us, but I can read him. I’ll be like, “Can you just give him a minute?” because I can just read his vibe if it’s, like, after practice and he needs to kind of unwind and have alone time. So it doesn’t affect him and I, but I just feel guilty. I know he wants to film, but I don’t want him to feel overwhelmed. So it’s more me being overprotective and crazy.”

Kim and Khloé Kardashian’s favorites

We all know that Kim and Khloé love glamor, and they have favorites when it comes to any specific criterion, just like any of us. The two responded by listing the first three items that are always in their handbags. For Kim, those are her “BlackBerry, lip conditioner, and gum.”
For Khloé, it will be “hairspray, powder (because I’m very oily), and my BlackBerry.”

The next question is about their favorite item in their closet right now, and the two answered croc Birkin and Isabel Marant sneakers, respectively.

The Kardashian family always makes an appearance at red carpet events, as was already mentioned. For their favorite red-carpet look to date, Kim answered, “I really loved the cream Tom Ford dress with the zip-open back that I wore to the BET awards with my slicked-back hair – and it was so last minute.” While Khloé said, “The leopard Cavalli dress, I wore to the Teen Choice awards last year.”

Next, they answered cookies-and-cream ice cream and Macaroni and cheese for their favorite splurge food respectively, and for their favorite place to shop, Kim said that it’s Dash, which is the opposite for Khloé, who answered online shopping, saying, “I can be up at two in the morning and just online shop. Actually, maybe it’s an awful thing too because I get in trouble. With modern technology, it’s just so accessible.”

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