The Kendall + Kylie designers’ lives by the numbers
6:30 A.M. I’ve gotten used to being an early bird. I like getting up early and feeling really productive before lunch. The first thing I do is check my phone. Instagram is my favorite app. I don’t post too often, but sometimes I’ll go through my albums and find some really good throwbacks. 7:00 A.M. I prefer to work out in the morning. To stay toned, I do a lot of ab work with my trainer, Gunnar Peterson, and occasionally I’ll take a kickboxing class. 8:00 A.M. Where I head first varies from day to day, depending on if I’m on set or working on our new contemporary line, Kendall + Kylie. I like driving, but usually I’ll take a car. I always have to be DJ in the car. I’m obsessed with making playlists. When you make a playlist, you have to know the crowd and fit the right vibe, as well as throw in a few classics and newer stuff that nobody’s heard. I listen to Kanye [West], Drake, and Justin [Bieber] a lot, but I don’t have a favourite genre of music. If it’s a good song, it’s good.
Kendall at a fitting
9:00 A.M. We start our day meeting with our Kendall + Kylie team in the office. The collection is extra special because it represents how Kylie and I dress today. We’ll review fabrics, have fittings with models, and meet photographers to collaborate with on our upcoming look-book shoots. 12:00 P.M. Most of the time lunch is really quick. I typically eat lean chicken and brown rice, and am always snacking on raw veggies with dip and hummus. I wish I had more time to do grocery shopping because I like picking out my own vegetables.
2:00 P.M. On a typical day I can have four or five meetings and appointments back-to-back. Right now we’re developing ‘our girl’. Kylie and I are a really good creative team. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, and she has really good ideas. My favourite pieces in the collection are the jumpsuits because they’re really huge for spring and the sets we did in matching fabrics. 4:00 P.M. There’s no set end time for when I’m off the clock. Some days I’ll be on set until night; others, I’ll leave the office for an interview, then head to an event or have to travel. It’s a very fast-paced schedule. To relax, a massage is always nice, but I’ll mostly get caught up on sleep or lounge at home with my sisters. I’m also obsessed with frozen yogurt. I could eat it every day, but I aim for twice a week to treat myself. I usually get the classic Tart flavour from Go Greek.
Kendall checks over the moodboard
6:00 P.M. If I’m lucky, dinner is a normal time. In LA, I love Nobu for sushi, or Craig’s, where I order the vegan spaghetti Bolognese or Margherita pizza. I always make sure to have one or two nights a week out with friends, where I’ll get dressed up for dinner and be social. Part of staying inspired and happy really comes from surrounding yourself with the right energy. Thankfully I have friends who lift me up and help push me. We’re all going through these changes in our careers together. 11:00 P.M. I have to sleep at least seven to eight hours to be fully awake for the next day, so I try to get to bed as soon as I can. I’ve trained myself to fall asleep anywhere possible, in the car or on a flight.
In the office during a model fitting
7:00 A.M. I like to bounce out of bed. I can’t just stay there and hang out. The first thing I do is check my phone and Instagram. I look at my friends’ accounts – I think they honestly all have good pictures. 7:15 A.M. I like to look cute if I’m heading to work on the collection because it inspires me. I love doing my own make-up. I like Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation and Giorgio Armani Face Fabric make-up, because it’s super-thin. I always use Nars concealer and Laura Mercier translucent powder. I like Charlotte Tilbury bronzer and blush and Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencil. Then my Kylie Lip Kit is the only thing I wear. It takes me only 10 minutes to get everything done.
7:30 A.M. I can get ready really fast. I’m always the first one ready out of all of my friends. For a no-brainer outfit, I’ll put on a plain long-sleeved bodysuit, which I have in a bunch of different colours, and jeans. I’m more into sneakers than heels right now – I have maybe 50 pairs. The most comfortable are by APL. 8:00 A.M. I’ve never been a breakfast person. If I do eat breakfast, it’s at home, and it’s not healthy at all. I just don’t like granola or cereal or anything like that, so I’ll do hash browns or bacon or banana pancakes.
Kylie reviewing a line sheet
10:00 A.M. When we get to the studio to work on the collection, what we do first depends on how far along we are. If we’re working on fittings, we’ll have all the clothes ready and have models to try them on so we can make sure that everything looks exactly as we want it to. We’re always seen on the red carpet all glammed up, but people don’t really get to see our casual styles, so we wanted to do a line that reflects what we wear on a day-to-day basis. We’ve been working on this collection for a long time, and I’m so excited that it’s finally coming out. 12:00 P.M. We have lunch in the office because it’s hard to go out. We always have paparazzi following us, especially when it’s Kendall and me together. We love Joan’s on Third. We both order the Chinese chicken salad.
2:30 P.M. In the afternoon, we go off and do our own things, and I’ll see my friends. We like to go outside and explore the world and just be kids. Yesterday we were outside all day walking around my mom’s neighborhood, and then we hung out with her all night. I love hanging out with my family. Living on my own now, I feel more independent, but we all have such a close bond. 4:00 P.M. I’ve been getting back into working out. I stopped for Christmas and New Year, so I have to get back into it. I work out with [my sister] Kourtney and her trainer, who is also Kanye’s trainer. We work out for an hour. It’s hard, but it makes me feel good. Kourtney likes to blast music. I’m really into Kanye’s new songs. PartyNextDoor has a song called Party at 8, which my friends and I have been listening to on repeat.
Shoes from the Kendall + Kylie line available at Level Shoe District in Dubai
6:00 P.M. I love cooking these days. I like to make burgers. I also make spaghetti because my mom is obsessed with it. It’s the first thing I learned to cook. I love potatoes; I’ll make all different kinds, like scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, candied yams. 8:00 P.M. Most of the time I prefer a night in with my friends. We typically watch movies and just hang out. I love Mean Girls. It was a big part of my childhood, and I watched it a lot when I was younger, so I think that’s why I love it.
12:00 A.M. I’ve been going to bed around midnight lately. Before bed I use Neutrogena wipes to take off my make-up. I also use coconut oil on my hair and body. You just rub it on your hands so it melts, then rub it all over your body, or wherever you want. I think it was Jaden [Smith] who told me about it.
As told to Lauren McCarthy. Images courtesy of Josh Heller, Dee Larson and Nikko La Mere. This article appears in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia