In her new coffee-table book, ‘Selfish‘, the reality star documents nine years of her life in selfies—some seen by millions, others revealed for the first time. Here, a play-by-play account of her very photogenic day.
6:00 A.M. I usually wake up really early, around six o’ clock. I sleep with my Blackberry, my iPhone, and the baby monitor next to my bed, and at first I can hardly see the screens because they’re so bright and my room is so dark. I check the monitor, and then I kind of squint on eye and look at e-mails. I don’t respond to them right away; I scroll through. The first person I talk to is Kanye because he’s right there next to me in bed. I’ll say, “Do you want to go for a run?” And he usually does. Or he won’t because he has a workout, so we’ll just talk about that, then kisses.
6:15 A.M. My first real conversation of the day is with North, although I’m not getting a whole lot back from her yet. I like to check her room as soon as I wake up. Then I go for my run. I live in a gated community with lots of horse trails, so I run on those, or on the treadmill in our home gym on the other side of the house. My workouts are usually about an hour, maybe an hour and 15 minutes total, but I like to mix them up. Running takes me about 35 minutes on the trails, and then I’ll come back and work my abs or legs. I like to listen to music while I work out, but I don’t need it to pump me up or get energized. It’s weird—I’ll put my iPod on shuffle and listen to slow R&B songs or even classical music, which most people think is so bizarre. I don’t need anything fast. When I go to Barry’s Bootcamp, they put on dance music or house music sometimes, and that slows me down.
10:00 A.M. If I’m working or filming that day, I’ll have hair and makeup done at the house. That usually takes an hour and a half. If I don’t get breakfast earlier, I’ll eat then and respond to e-mails. Everyone always e-mails me late, before they go to bed, which is after I fall asleep, so I don’t want to wake them all up by e-mailing too early. My favorite mode of communication is texting. I video-chat sometimes with my daughter or my niece and nephew, but now with my friends just to say hi. After hair and makeup, getting dressed is 10 or 15 minutes; it doesn’t take me long. If we have a meeting in the morning, then we don’t have time for hair and makeup, and we get ready ourselves. We do whatever we have time for. It’s not like hair and makeup is an everyday thing. It takes me about 15 minutes to do my own makeup, and if I have my hair done from the day before, I can get ready quickly on my own. I don’t wash my hair a whole lot—every three or four days. When I get it done and blow-dried, that lasts for a while.
1:00 P.M. I prefer to have the chef make my lunch because it’ll be healthier. Lately it’s been fish and vegetables, or chicken and vegetables, something like that.
7:00 P.M. For dinner, I have vegetables and fish or chicken, just like lunch. I don’t really have cocktails or desserts—I mean, I wish! Haagen-Dazs is my biggest indulgence—their Dulce de Leche flavor is my favorite thing in life. I’m kind of a homebody, so I’ve been staying in a lot lately. There’s nothing I love more than getting to stay home all day and not get ready for anything, which is about half the week. And then we have Sundays off. I usually spend that day with my daughter, and we’ll go somewhere. I love driving, being in my car and listening to my music. I listen to satellite radio; I like this new station called Venus and another called Heat.
11:00 P.M. I always put my hair up and use makeup wipe to wash my face off, and I apply facial oil or moisturizer before bed. I go to bed around 10, 11 at the latest. I always fall right to sleep. I’m usually so tired, I just pass out.
Check out the rest of Kim K’s day on Harper’s Bazaar, and an added bonus below, she shows one of the Haper’s Bazaar girls how she does her make up.by