Kim Kardashian: North West Is “Obsessed With Makeup,” “Very Independent”

Kim Kardashian and North West
Kim Kardashian dished to Elle.com about her daughter North West, 21 months, sharing all about her obsession with makeup and her independent streak Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Gotta love a girl who knows what she wants! North West is just 21 months old, but as mom Kim Kardashian told Elle.com in a new interview, she already has a pretty solid sense of personal style. And while that style is, for the most part, relatively low-maintenance, there are certain things the fab future fashionista won't compromise on.

"She has [developed her own style]! She dresses really simple, and she's not really a fussy dresser except for every morning [when] she says 'shoes,' and has to put on a pair of shoes," Mrs. Kanye West, 34, told Elle of her little girl. "So I think she does gravitate towards really simple things, but she loves accessories." 

She also loves makeup. (Like mother, like daughter!) At night when they play, Kardashian sometimes lets North fiddle around in her purse. "And if I just turn around for one second, she has my lipstick like all over her face," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star quipped. "She's obsessed with makeup and watching me get ready and getting ready herself. She just loves the process, she could not be more ultimately girly-girl." 

Kardashian herself has a known penchant for beauty products, too — her contouring tricks are practically legendary — but she says she's less concerned with makeup now that she's a wife and mom.

"I mean, I used to love to wear makeup all the time, and I still do, but at home, you know, you can't really kiss and snuggle and do everything you want to do [if you're all made up]," she told Elle.com, noting that she also puts less emphasis on what she's wearing when she's around North. "Even if it's something really nice and put together, it's just all bets go out the door when you're with your baby because anything could be spilled on you."

When she does take time to put a look together, though, you can bet it'll show off her famous assets. "I mean, at the beginning, when you're losing your pregnancy weight you don't really know how to dress, so that just doesn't count," she said. "You just dress as simple as possible. But I think since I've gotten in shape, and I feel good about myself, I dress I think sexier now than I did before."

No doubt her husband appreciates that. Kardashian works hard to keep the spark alive in her marriage to West, 37 — and that means alone time away from their daughter.

"I mean, I think I really made that a priority. I was really strict about my daughter sleeping in her own room, and now she's really independent and likes it that way," the star told Elle. "If I try to put her in bed with us, she kind of likes to be in her own room."

She's independent in other ways, too. According to Kardashian, North loves to carry her own luggage, so they bought her a Frozen suitcase (which has already made a couple of appearances on Instagram). "It took us about 30 minutes longer to get through the airport because she had to carry her suitcase herself," the Dash mogul said. "She didn't want to be picked up, she didn't want anything…She's very independent."

For more from Kim Kardashian's interview, head to Elle.com.

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