Kylie and Kendall Jenner, the teenage sisters of reality TV stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, are shaping their own career paths with a new jewelry line called Metal Haven by Kendall and Kylie.
The collection is one of Pascal Mouawad's latest Glamhouse jewelry brands, next to Low Luv x Erin Wasson, Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960, and Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian. The lines are sold in major department stores worldwide.
The Jenner girls may be following in their sisters' heels by welcoming the cameras into their daily lives for Keeping up with the Kardashians and indulging in the spotlight. (Kendall is pursuing a modeling career.) But they're putting their own edgy stamp on a jewelry collection that Nordstrom will begin carrying exclusively on August 2 in stores. The line already is available online.
We chatted with the pair to see what makes these beautiful brunettes tick:
CultureMap: Why start a jewelry line?
Kylie: It's just something we always wanted to do, and when Glamhouse gave us the chance, we jumped on it. We're so excited it will be at Nordstrom.
CM: What was your inspiration for the designs?
Kylie: Everything, but we wanted it young and edgy.
Kendall: We love spikes, wings and skulls, so it was a mix of light and dark — kind of like us.
CM: Your collection will be available in the juniors department of Nordstrom. Is that the target market for your designs?
Kendall: Most of the pieces can be worn by everyone; it doesn't matter what age you are.
Kylie: We design for our fans, who always ask what we are wearing.
CM: What's the best advice you've received from your sisters?
Kylie: Don't read or believe gossip!
Kendall: Know your true friends and keep them close.
CM: What has your experience been like working together?
Kendall: It has been fun. We have different styles, so it's a good mix of both of our tastes; there is something for everyone.
Kylie: We didn't always agree, but we always found a way to make it work. I really like to design, and then to see it actually become a piece is cool.
CM: What have you learned from growing up in such a close-knit family?
Kylie: Our mom always said to put family first; that's why she's so big on getting everyone together for dinners.
Kendall: Khloe tells us, "It doesn't matter if you two fight. You’re sisters, and she'll be your best friend for life."
CM: Kendall, how are you balancing modeling, your jewelry collection and school?
Kendall: It's a lot of work, but it's all really exciting. I just keep a calendar handy so I know where I'm supposed to be and when, and I stick to the schedule.
CM: What are your future plans for your business? Is higher education on your radar?
Kylie: Keep doing what we are doing and we'll see what happens.