Seated in a dimly lit, narrow hallway in a New York City hotel was not how I imagined meeting my first Kardashian, but that’s exactly how it went down. In between two major television interviews, I was able to squeeze in a few minutes with Khloe Kardashian, who was in town to promote U by Kotex during New York Fashion Week. We talked about everything from finding self-confidence to dressing for your body type. Plus, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner and the second season of “Khloe and Lamar” premiering Sunday on E! at 10:00pm, I couldn’t resist asking about her love life.
Do you and your husband have any romantic plans for Valentine’s Day?
We will be in Dallas on Valentine’s Day, but I have to travel to New York City to do press for “Khloe and Lamar” the following day. I don’t care for gifts, just quality time. We’ll probably just watch a movie in bed. It’s boring, but that’s our perfect day.
You’ve recently partnered up with U by Kotex to raise money for the national organization, Girls For A Change. How do you remain self-empowered?
I have two younger sisters and I’m such an advocate of owning who you are as a person. Don’t be ashamed or intimidated. Never feel like you are not amazing. Everyone asks me, “How did you get to be so confident?” I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but I was always bullied as a kid. I still feel like I get bullied now, but my family has always been my sanctuary. Having a circle that you can go to is so important. U by Kotex encourages that strong message about empowering women, and even letting young girls know it’s okay to talk about their bodies.
You and your sisters all have different body types. What have you learned about dressing for your shape?
Now that I’m older, for example, [Kim and I] may have the same jacket, but we could wear it two totally different ways. I became more confident. I had to say “I’m 5 foot 10, she’s 5 foot 2. I can’t dress how she does.” Not to be vain, but I have nice long legs, so I like to accentuate them. Find what part of your body you love most — it can be your arms, your chest, your legs — and emphasize that.
Moving on to beauty. Can you tell us what products are in your makeup bag?
I always have mini bottles of Unbreakable, the fragrance I did with my husband. I’m Armenian, so I’m oily and always have blotting papers. I probably have 12 lipsticks in my purse. I don’t know why I have so many! I also have this gold hairbrush I bought at Target. It must have been $18 and I always have it because I can brush my hair so well.
Has your style changed since moving to Texas?
Everything is much more laid back. I love that I can just be in jeans and a T-shirt. I’m not a flats girl, so I still get dressed up in my heels. I feel like in Los Angeles when you go to the grocery store, it’s like God forbid you’re in sweats! I like being in sweats. I like being low-key.