Katewaterhouse.com: The Harbour Bridge, Bondi Icebergs club and the zoo were on Khloe Kardashian’s wish-list of places to visit during her recent Australian trip to launch Kardashian Kids, a children’s clothing line to be sold at BIG W. Kate Waterhouse chatted to the reality star about the design process, her fashion icons and how working with her sisters is both a gift and a curse.
What are you doing while you are in Australia?
I’m so excited to [be in] Australia. I haven’t been back in Australia almost a year. The last time I was going to go there I was supposed to climb the Harbour Bridge with my friend and there was an electrical storm so I couldn’t climb it. So I’m hoping I’ll get to do that this time around.
Tell me about the Kardashian Kids range.
Are you really involved in the design process?
You and your sisters all have such different style aesthetics. Do your design concepts ever clash when creating your kids’ collection? [Yes] I think with the prints or the colours is where we differ the most. I want girls in girly clothes, that’s how I feel. But Kourtney and Kim, they like more muted colours. So we definitely differ on colours more than styles, which is interesting.
What would you say is the best part of your job and the worst? I think having the bond with my sisters is the best. I get paid to go to design meetings with Kourtney and Kim, my brother and my sisters. That’s awesome. It’s a gift and a curse … we might fight. When we spend too much time together, we get on each other’s nerves. But most families, they see their sisters or siblings during a holiday. With us, we are never apart. But I’d rather be with them. I’m obsessed with my family!
Who are some of your fashion icons?
When you and your sisters started Kardashian Kollection, did you envisage it would be such a success?
What do you believe is the secret to your success?
Do you have plans to grow Kardashian Kollection even further?
What’s next for you?
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Khloe and Kate had a « phone date » as Kate is overseas. Kardashian Kids’ spring 2015 range will be available exclusively at BIG W from August 6.