By Kadia Blagrove , FashionnStyle Reporter | Aug 13, 2012 04:21 PM EDT
Kim Kardashian has got back! The reality TV star tweeted yet another swimsuit photo, this time it was a one-piece. The dark-haired starlet took a stroll along the beach and stopped for a photo she then captioned, "Happy Sunday."
Kardashian relaxed Sunday as her fashion reveal as New York Magazine's cover girl debuted Monday. Benjamin Wallace of NY Mag met with the superstar icon and delved into the "Zen Kim", her true aspirations in the fashion industry, and her newsworthy relationship with Kanye West.
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Many fashion critics don't find the Kardashians' contribution or efforts in the fashion industry tasteful or authentic. "I think she sees fashion as another means for making money. I don't think she's ever going to want to go to a fashion show for her love of clothes. She's going to want to get paid for going to that show," says a fashion executive to the magazine. Despite the criticism, Kim insists that her love for fashion is real and that she puts a lot of effort into her fashion businesses. "I love designing," Kim tells the magazine. "All morning I was talking to my sisters about different designs."
To Kim's credit, she entered the style world long before she was famous. The reality star started her career as a wardrobe stylist and she and her sisters opened up a few boutiques. Since the Kardashians' rise to fame, the sisters have expanded on their fashion businesses. Kim co-founded the popular ecommerce site, ShoeDazzle and has joined her sisters in creating fashion lines for Sears and other retailers. Kim has also covered high-fashion publications like W, Harper's Bazaar, and L'Uomo Vogue. However, she is missing one cover that most celebrities with her fame level snag with ease - American Vogue. Rumors of Anna Wintour "hating Kim Kardashian" fueled after Kim's beau Kanye West showed up to NYC's swanky Met Ball solo. Because Kim never misses a fashion event (or an opportunity to be snapped with her high-profile boyfriend) many questioned her absence. According to gossip, Wintour banned Kim from attending. Kardashian's rep denied the rumors and Wintour's right-hand-man André Leon Talley told a crowd that "not even Kim Kardashian could take away from fashion."
Although fashion won't make a place for Kim, Kim has made a place for fashion not only in her massive family business empire but also in her relationship with West. "If I have a design meeting, or he has one, we come back and talk about how our meetings went [..] It's cool, 'cause you can definitely get more in-depth with someone who actually knows what you're talking about ... So that's been a fun similarity we have. I think that's something maybe I didn't value as highly as a quality I cared about in someone." The couple is now rumored to be starting a shoe line together.
Kim Kardashian is now "Zen Kim." She prides herself on not reading tabloids or checking her Google alerts anymore. She is more relaxed than she has ever been; she even enjoys a drink once in a while - something she is known to avoid. The media-centric star also claims to not have any aspirations to cover any magazine, including Vogue. "I don't really have goals as far as, I want to be on a cover or something like that," Kim says. "I think my goals are more just expanding my line, and having my line be really successful. That's the ultimate goal, I think, for me. I don't say, 'Oh, I want to be on this magazine or I want to do this.' It's all fun. And I love, definitely, turning into a different character. I think each shoot has a different personality."
The Kardashian takeover doesn't seem like it will die out anytime soon. The family's success may have been destined. After the O.J. trial Kim's father, Robert Kardashian went to a psychic. "He didn't believe in psychics, so he didn't want to tell a lot of people, but the psychic was like, 'Your last name, Kardashian, is going to be known worldwide.' And my dad was like, No it's not, this woman's crazy."
Kim's interview was ended by a phone call from her boyfriend. The magazine captured the intimate conversation between the most talked about couple. Although there's no transcript of West's dialogue, Kim is heard saying:
"Hello? Hey. Just leaving the zoo. I'm finished with my shoot and I'm just finishing up. I'm heading actually to your place right now. Where are you? Okay. So maybe I'll go in and change and then I'll eat ... What time is that at? Seven? Will you be done? ... Okay, so, that's an hour. So I'll just wait at the place. Will you come get me? Okay, well, I don't have a car. Do you want me to just take a cab? Or can your car come get me first? ... Where is 'up here'? Is it far? Okay, well, um, maybe-" etc., etc. Kim signs off: "Okay, bye. Love you, too. Bye."
Check out the rest of the interview and the colorful photoshoot on NY Mag.
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