" before quietly padding past an indoor waterfall onto the cliff-perched patio of the infamous Goldstein Residence, the setting for today's shoot—her most high-fashion yet.All eyes are on the 31-year-old, who, since her split with Lamar Odom in 2013, has shed nearly 40 pounds with the help of her personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson.
She is comfortable airing her dirty laundry in a way that her sisters—Kourtney, Kim, Kendall and Kylie—often aren't. "I'm the first person to say if I didn't do something right or that I could have done something differently.It's easy to meet people, but you don't know if you're meeting them for the right reasons.Knowing who to trust is hard."Back in the dressing room, Khloé eyes a flowing Juan Carlos Obando maxi dress (and a soft Balenciaga trench that Rose wants to pair it with) with suspicion."If you're seen with someone on your first date, you're automatically getting married the next day. So when you're two celebrities, you can keep it really quiet at first, to see if you even like each other.Dating someone in your world is a little easier." Fame puts friendships in jeopardy, too, and forging new bonds is an ongoing battle.I share so much, maybe more in-depth than my sisters, and I think people appreciate that."Clearly, it's working.With more than 50 million Instagram followers, 20 million Twitter followers, and 18 million Facebook fans, Khloé has become a cultural movement in her own right, successfully forging a niche away from the rest of her family.A subtle thigh-high slit in the maxi dress reveals quick glimpses of her long, toned legs.If she is feeling at all self-conscious about the choice of outfit, it doesn't show.For a long time, her favorite go-to item was a miniskirt that showed "the skinniest part" of her body—her legs—but now she says she doesn't need to show skin to feel sexy: "I will wear a turtleneck bodysuit and jeans and feel really good.That, to me, is effortless sex appeal." With the Balenciaga trench draped languidly off one shoulder and the cameras rolling, Khloé glides from her dressing room to the pool.