Kim Kardashian West and daughter North took a journey to the past for their new Interview magazine September cover story, wearing looks seemingly ripped from vintage photographs of late former First Lady Jackie Kennedy and her brood in the accompanying photo series.
Kardashian West’s callback to Kennedy’s iconic chic style is obvious, from her bouffant hairstyle to her strands of white pearls. Little North, 4, wore matching white gloves, a black Bonpoint dress and sweet frilly socks in some of the photos (in many of which she was captured snoozing on her reality-star mom).
“I’m very conscious of it,” she told Mock, elaborating, “Kanye always has his family around and people who look like my daughter — that’s important to me.”
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Kardashian West shares that North is “obsessed with her curly hair,” noting that “if she finds someone who has the same hair, she runs to them and is like, ‘You have curly hair like me?’ And we get to talk about it.”
“She and North look really different, but they’re best friends and they’re together all the time,” explains Kardashian West.
In general, Kardashian West says that she and the rapper hope to “raise our kids to be really aware” (the couple also share son Saint, 20 months).
“I think that’s all you can do,” she tells Mock. “The more you talk about things and keep them out in the open, the more they won’t be taboo.”
She continues, “Kids are already so open. They say anything. So if you educate them, they feel like they have this knowledge and then they feel empowered.”
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Kardashian West knows that while her entire life is exposed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she gets “a little bit more protective of my daughter.”
“We have strict rules about the kids,” she explains to Mock. “Some seasons they’re not on at all. Some seasons they’re on a little bit, just to show a bit of personality, although there are never storylines about them.”
Adds the star, “But then there’s social media, on which I’ve always been really open. When I’m out and people call North’s name, that’s when it’s weird for me. She lives such a normal life, believe it or not, at home.”
North herself had a few things to say to Interview, opening up for her own “first tell-all” by answering questions from other celebrity kids.
“Giving him toy trucks, and I gave him a big toy bear,” says North.
“Jasmine, because I love her,” North says when Millie, 13, asks who her favorite Disney Princess is and why.
“Who is your best friend?” Millie continues.
Simple answer from North? “Mama,” she replies.