by Jane Keltner de Valle
Kylie and Kendall Jenner (courtesy of Sophie Elgort)
There's never a dull moment in the Kardashian/Jenner household−especially now that Kim, Kanye, and new baby North West have moved in. Between jetting to Greece and Wyoming for family vacations, heading to New York for work trips, planning Kylie's upcoming Sweet 16, and dealing with 24/7 cameras, it's a wonder Kendall and Kylie have time to sleep. "Do we have any naps on the schedule for today?" Kylie asks a publicist as we wrap our interview. A firm shake of the head confirms in the negative. Luckily, the megawatt sisters have each other to lean on.
We sat down with the duo to discuss their latest PacSun Collection (in stores Thursday, August 8!), their ever-evolving styles, and their always-entertaining family. Check it out here!
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Kylie, your sixteenth birthday is coming up. Are you planning a Sweet 16?
Kylie: I don't usually do parties. Normally, I just go to dinner with like five of my best friends, but since it's my sweet sixteen I have to. I'm throwing a huge party. The theme is Alice in Wonderland, but my twist on it. I'm doing the darker version. Kendall: Like the Johnny Depp one.
Will you dress in character?
Kylie: No, but my mom is going to dress up as the queen, and she's going to bring a pig. Kendall: Are you serious? I didn't hear about that.
Do you have your party outfit picked out?
Kylie: I looked at all of Kim's clothes, 'cause she has the best wardrobe. I found a shirt and a couple skirts, but I'm going to have our family stylist help me put it all together, so I don't really know yet.
Speaking of fashion, you're in town to debut your latest PacSun designs. How would you describe the new Kendall and Kylie for PacSun collection?
Kendall: The PacSun collection is our casual style. We call it our off-the-red-carpet style. It's really cute, kind of edgy, and has a California vibe to it. Kylie: There are more fuchsias and dark colors and leathers in this collection than we've ever done before.
What were the inspirations for this collection?
Kylie: I feel like inspiration just comes. I don't know where we get it from!
Do you try to design what you would want in your dream closet?
Kendall: Exactly. It's our style, and its things we know we really like in our head, and we're like, "Oh let's put that in there!" Kylie: Like we knew we really wanted overalls. Kendall: Yeah, because those are coming back in. Kylie: We're always on Tumblr also. There are great ideas on Tumblr. Kendall: She's on Tumblr all the time! Kylie: Or even when you own something and you're like, wow if this had this detail or this color it would be so much better. We get a lot of inspiration from our own closets.
What are your favorite pieces in the collection?
Kendall: Definitely the black and white blouse I have on is one of my favorites. And we have a really cute crop top that's hot pink and blue and black. Kylie: The overalls dress I'm wearing is one of my favorites, and there are these jeans that are black denim on the back and faux leather on the front. They're cute. I like those. Kendall: It's cool 'cause you can dress the pieces up or down. Kylie's obviously dressing hers up with heels, but you can also dress it down and just wear boots. Kylie: We actually just did beanies for our line. Growing up, everyone would call me the little brat and Kendall the little angel. And we live in Cali so we did ones with those words.
Gotta do the Kali with a K.
Does every piece you design have to be something you would wear yourselves?
Kylie: Definitely. I think having two people's opinions in a line is great because some people will love some of the things that Kendall has put more input in and some people will like the stuff I put more input in.
Do both of you have to approve every piece or if one of you loves something, can you overrule the other?
Kendall: We both approve the pieces, but if Kylie really, really likes something and I'm like ehh, I'm obviously going to let her put it in the line. If we're both like ehh about it, then it doesn't make the cut. Kylie: We generally agree, though.
Kendall: We have different yet similar style.
How would you describe your style?
Kendall: First off, Kylie wears more black and I wear more color. She likes edgier things that I wouldn't necessarily wear.
Kylie: It's easier if we describe each other's styles! Kendall is literally the epitome of model style: beachy, and just like cool boots and jeans and a hat.
What's your favorite part about working on the collection?
Kendall: Seeing the clothes on people. Like people are actually buying them and wearing them. That's cool.
Kylie: After our first collection came out, I was at the mall and I saw two people wearing this army jacket we designed. I was like, "I love your jacket!" That was definitely the best part. One of the girls was on the first level of the mall and I was on the second level, so I yelled down to her!
How do you think the collection has grown and evolved since you started it?
Kendall: I think it has really grown and evolved from our first collection to now. Every collection gets so much better, and I think we love it even more every time. We have been working on our next collection and we just saw our line sheet for it, and we're so excited. It's just gotten older with us, and it's growing because we're getting more comfortable with the process.
Your older sisters have been designing lines of their own for some time. What advice do they give you?
Kylie: We actually didn't to ask them for advice this time. We ask them for their advice and input on everything, so we were kind of like, we want to make this more about us. Kendall: We wanted to keep it to ourselves. We've gotten advice from them for so long on so many other things.
How is your collection different from theirs?
Kylie: Theirs is older. Kendall: Like a lot older. For an older audience. Ours is for teens. It has a different vibe. Theirs has a lot more dresses and nightwear, and I think we have more of the casual, cool, young-girl vibe.
The Kardashians/Jenners never do anything small. How do you see your fashion empire growing?
Kylie: We just launched our jewelry line, Metal Haven. We both are obsessed with fashion, and definitely want to continue designing as we get older.
Tell us about the jewelry.
Kylie: It's skulls, spikes, neons, and angel wings. We kind of just went in and were like, okay we love this, this, and that, put it all together. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Kendall: I really like headpiece jewelry at the moment.
Kylie: Body jewelry is cool, too.
Have you taken any fun summer adventures?
Kendall: We went to Greece and then we went to Wyoming on our annual family trip. Wyoming is without cameras−thank god!
So you don't pack makeup or high heels for that trip?
Do you have a favorite summer song? Kylie: I love "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus, and J Cole's album that just came out.
Kendall: Jay-Z's album, Kanye's album.
Kylie: I'm obsessed with Kanye's album right now.
Do you have a favorite song from it?
Kylie: I like "I'm in It" and "Blood on the Leaves". I really like "New Slaves" too. I like all of them. He's so passionate about it that it makes me love it even more.
Kendall: "Black Skinheads." I saw the video at my house before it came out. He showed it to me.
You have a new niece in the family. What's it like being aunts? Have you gotten to spend much time with North West?
Kendall: She's living with us for a while to be under my mother's roof and have people around to help take care of her. She's very cute. You gotta love her.
What are you most looking forward to about fall?
Kylie: I don't know yet. I don't think that far ahead! Kendall: My birthday−I'm turning 18! I've had my sweet 16 and I had a birthday party for my 17th, which I shouldn't have. I should have waited until I was 18, but whatever. I don't think I'm going to do anything. I'm just going to go to dinner and maybe go watch an R-rated movie. I can do that now!
You can vote, too. Kendall: Isn't that in November? There you go, I'll vote for my birthday. No, I won't. I can't vote. My dad won't let me.
Unless you're voting for who he wants you to vote for!
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