Chatting with Khloe Kardashian is a special treat. She is lovely, casual and friendly. Finishing up her previous interview, she was asked to write a letter to fans. She signed off with little hearts and then laughed, saying, "How old am I? 12."
Walking up to her, one immediately notices her famous sense of style. Naturally, the interview began with, "You look beautiful!"
Her response, "Oh...I woke up this way!" with a giggle that said this was going to be fun.
May I ask who you are wearing?
"Pressure! Leather pants, Givency boots that I'm obsessed with, a Thiery top and..."
We attempted to locate the designer of her jacket, she even asked us to look at the tag. Unfortunately, it was a signature, so we settled on "Fantastic red jacket with matching lipstick!"
How often are you in NY?
"I come here a lot! I don't leave my hubby for too long, but when he's on the road I come here. He's also from New York, so we come out every summer."
Awesome! What's your favorite place to hang out?
"He takes me a lot of places. He grew up in Queens, so he'll show me his old stomping ground: Lincoln Park, Jamaica Avenue. I love our store too and surprising our girls. And I love Serafina. I mean I love Serafina. It's a place we come every time we're here just cause it's soo gooood." (she says with a catwoman-like growl)
Speaking of surprises, I hear you surprised a group of girls at NYU! How was that?
"Amazing. I say all the time I think there should be some courses in the regular schooling system that isn't, even like about credit, things that matter later in life. I learned the harder way. Look I got a $500 credit card in the mail, let's go shopping!
"I went to catholic school and they basically just said don't have sex, but would never explain anything. So for me, for my little sisters I'm always very detailed with them, like I showed them photos of herpes breakouts. My mom says to calm down. [Giggling, she continues] The class I surprised was for Girls for a Change and the money goes to the girls so they can ask what they want, be empowered. They are working with Generation Know from U by Kotex. It's this amazing program that I am excited to work with. When I was heading over to surprise them, though, I was nervous. What if no one cares that I'm here?"
"That's always me, what if no one comes? Even to like a birthday party, that's just me."
How long have you worked with U by Kotex?
"It's my 3rd year. When I was first asked, my sisters were going through the puberty stages and I saw from them how hard it was. And their friends that were only children, they would ask me instead of their parents so I've been asked again and again. This year we launched [Generation Know]. If you're too embarrassed and want to hide behind your computer screen, that's what this is for. It's about building confidence and that's what U by Kotex does. Girls owning their bodies and health."
Can you think of any one girl you've gotten to speak with personally?
"I'm so blessed that I get to do a lot of this stuff, like I do a lot with bullying too because I was bullied in school, which made me go into home school, so I resonate with so many of these emotions, they're so real to me.
"Even with twitter, something that can be silly to some people, I respond. Like I have people say, 'I think my life is over and I'm going to hurt myself today,' and I don't know if they're saying it for effect, but I will just send a tweet and be like 'I love you, I'm praying for you,' something so simple and they'll respond, 'You've changed my life, you've made me not hurt myself.'
"The signings for the clothing line people will come up and say things like 'Because of you I've stopped cutting myself,' things that I don't even know how I have that impact, but just by doing things like U by Kotex and bringing this stuff up and Generation Know and programs for bullying, it lets people feel like they're not alone because so many people do feel alone."