Personally am a big fan of Kourtney Kardashian and Calling her family mere reality stars undersells it; the Kardashians are so ingrained in the media that they're in our daily lives, part of the collective consciousness. Read excerpts from her interview below:
How would you describe your daily style?
My daily style is easy and effortless—I don't like to take too much time getting ready. Being a mom, I love to play with my kids and have fun with them, but I also love fashion. My mom and both of my grandmothers have always been into fashion, so it's been around us our whole lives. It's definitely a mix—when I have an opportunity to go to an event or go out to dinner with Scott or with friends, it's more fun to play.
How do you approach health and fitness post-baby?
I like to take my time and not try to put too much pressure on myself, but it's hard. I think I forget every time— you give birth and you want your stomach to be flat again. It does take a lot of work, but I usually start slowly by going on walks with the baby. At certain times I take all three kids on a walk, and I have this stroller that they can all ride in and on. So I start slowly—but now I'm in full force. I've been working out with a trainer, and having somebody else to work out with really helps motivate me. Some days Khloe will join me, or I have a girlfriend I've been working out with—just setting that trainer session and knowing I'm not going to flake. I also try to eat really clean and at home as much as I can.
Do you think having two boys affected your style?
When I first had Mason, I would dress him similar to how Scott dressed. But before he was born, I remember shopping for him and buying certain things for him that weren't his personality once he was born. So I think they do kind of have their own style, and now he totally has a mind of his own. But I think my daughter actually influences my style more than having boys. I tend to dress more masculine with pants or shorts or flat boots, and she makes me want to dress more stylish, more girly. I remember playing in my mom's closet with Kim as little girls—we had this game we played, I was Donna Karan and she was my assistant, and I was really bossy. We would always hear my mom talk about designers, and she had all this designer vintage, but it wasn't vintage at the time—a lot of Chanel—such great clothes, shoes, jewelry. We had so much fun playing in her closet. My daughter already tries on my shoes, and she plays with my makeup. It's fun, but it brings out the girlier side in me knowing that I'm a role model for her.
What's your stance on mother-daughter matching?
I love it, and mother-son matching—sometimes it makes it easier to get everybody dressed and out the door. The other day we were going to the movies and Penelope picked out a black-and-white striped dress, and it made it so much easier to pick a black-and-white striped T-shirt for Mason and a black-and-white T-shirt for me. Getting everyone out the door by myself, it takes a long time, so it makes it easier—and I think it's cute. We've designed certain pieces from our collection with trends that are going on with women in mind, like we have a little blush-colored skirt for the girls—I was wearing something blush color. I think it's fun to match; it doesn't need to be identical.
HB: How do yours and Kim's approaches to dressing your daughters differ?
KK: Kim sticks to more neutral colors with North. With Penelope I put her in more prints and colors. A lot of things Kim will try on North and realize they're not her personality, like some super-girly dresses, so she hands them over to Penelope. Both of the girls love shoes—last night North was over and they were fighting over shoes in Penelope's closet and they were so cute. By the end they were sharing and trying the shoes on each other and having so much fun. It reminds me of how Kim and I were when we were little girls.
I think it's so true that kids really develop a style, and you just know when you're dressing them if it's them or not. Not everybody has a passion for what they wear, and there are some days when Penelope will say, "You pick, Mommy," and then there's some days when she wants to pick, put on every accessory, and take at least an hour to get ready. I love going through that process with her.
HB: What the greatest lesson on motherhood you've learned from your mom?
KK: She really has shown me a balance between being a mom and having a relationship—she had such a great relationship with my dad. I think she does it all, and she's really showed me that. And she's also shown me and my sisters how to celebrate life and celebrate holidays, and she takes so much pride, she's instilled that in us.
HB: What would you say is the best part of motherhood?
KK: I don't know. Watching your kids grow every day—watching all the little moments. I actually think my favorite part is that you relive your own childhood—going to Disneyland and watching all the movies I watched when I was a kid. I have so many of the books we read when we were little—so reading all the same books again. It's really fun—you almost get to be a kid again and do all those magical things.
HB: What are your Mother's Day plans?
KK: I don't know yet. I've just asked my mom what she wants to do—if she wants to have a barbecue and just hang out. Because all of our lives are so busy, it's nice to just relax at one of our houses and hang out by the pool and just chill. We usually like to make breakfast too. There's this Armenian breakfast we all make together: You have to make the dough the night before, so I do that, and then Khloe and Kendall usually cook the dough in the morning, and then no moms have to do dishes. That's the rule.