Kate Moss is still doing her thing in the modeling world long past the general age of expiry, but then, she’s a supermodel and still has a youthful visage despite decades of hard drug use and starvation and who the hell knows what else. But hark, hear ye, ladies of the world! Put down your CQ10 creams and your tightening serums, as Kate is here to reveal the secret of anti-aging. You ready for this? Just… put your face in a bowl of ice.
What’s your morning beauty routine? Any advice for us?
If I wake up looking tired and puffy, I fill a sink with ice and cucumber and submerge my face. It tightens everything making you look and feel instantly awake. It is a bit Joan Crawford – but it works!
Right, so that works for like, an hour and then you go back to having sunken eyes and wanting to go back to bed. I guess if you do that every day…? Who knows. Anyway, let’s hear Kate talk more about her look:
Who is your ultimate beauty icon?
I’m into that glamorous Studio 54, ultra-glam era. Like Jerry Hall. I love that Seventies girl who was sexy – she had the hair, the lipstick and the all-round glamour; they were ready for anything – most importantly, a good time.
I’m always ready for a good time! Mostly that good time involves chicken tikka masala, a cuddle and going to bed by 9pm. And the great thing is, I don’t even need lipstick for it!
Can’t hate on Kate Moss, though. In terms of fashion, she’s an icon with longevity and staying power that defied the odds (she’s really short and models are usually really tall, guys, okay?) to become that, so good on her. Plus, she always makes me nostalgic for those middle school CKOne adverts.
May 16, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Celebrities walk around and get their photos taken, so let’s criticize their outfits. Here are some of my picks for best and worst celebrity looks of the week. Above is Emily VanCamp (Revenge) who’s got this face on like she’s she’s realizing she made some sort of huge mistake. Maybe she realized she’s on Revenge. What happened to that show? The second season…godawful. I like her outfit though. It reminds me of ~~Kiki Dunst back in 2006-2008~~. Not totally into the handbag.
May 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Kate Moss has to be one of the most known supermodels in the world, but when she was starting out in the ’90s, she was apparently made fun of by the more popular, more famous, cooler models. She was the Cady Heron to Naomi Campbell‘s Regina George. Or maybe Linda Evangelista was the Regina.
Lauren Hutton, a model legend in her own right, was very protective of Miss Moss. As she tells Net-A-Porter, via Huffington Post:
Kate, whom I knew when she was 14, was always being made fun of by the other models. They were jealous, but I was the tiger queen, so I could crack the whip over them. When we did the Millennium Vogue cover with all the other models, Annie Leibovitz put me right in the middle of them, and when I heard the catty remarks at Kate, I used my mouth like a bull whip.
At the time of the “Millenium Vogue” cover, Kate Moss was only 25 and was featured quite prominently, while some of the veteran supermodels were on the fold-in. For example, if you look on the right, you can see wisps of Naomi Campbell’s hair. LOL. Bet she was so pissed.
Though she rose to stardom, got huge campaigns, and became very sought after, it wasn’t all so glamorous. In an interview Vanity Fair she recalls one of her more unsettling modeling moments.
I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There’s a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one. That picture of me running down the beach–I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.
Now Kate Moss is doing supercool things like kissing Sharon Stone for money. See? Everything worked out in the end!
April 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Kate Moss and Sharon Stone kissed each other to raise money for AIDS research. And someone actually paid $53,529 for this to happen. They also got a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne signed by Ms. Moss and Ms. Stone. Oh, okay, totally worth it now. They should have lead with that.
This all happened at an amFAR Inspiration Gala in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It’s almost like everyone waited for Lohan to leave Brazil before they held the gala, considering how considerate she is when it comes to borrowing things for their events.
Anyway, someone else bid $7,500 to kiss Ms. Moss. She told the Times UK via People:
I put loads of red lipstick on and I never wear red lipstick so he’s going to be stained.
After said kiss, the winning bidder said that,
She tastes as good as she looks…for what I got, [$7,500] was hardly anything.
Wait what? Huh?
No word on if anyone bid anything to kiss Sharon Stone or if she was even up for auction, but I can think of a whole lot of people who would not want to kiss her.
Recently Ms. Moss also raised quite a bit of money by reading Fifty Shades of Grey over the radio for Comic Relief.
April 10, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Kate Moss raised £200,000 (equivalent to about $302,285) for the charity Comic Relief by reading Fifty Shades Of Grey on the radio. Ms. Moss has a lovely speaking voice, and she was endearingly shy about reading it live on BBC Radio 1.
She didn’t read much and certainly nothing explicit, but it was weirdly cute. Here’s the excerpt:
He steps out of his shoes and reaches down to take each of his socks off, never taking his eyes off me. I am rendered speechless by the look of hunger in his eyes. Wow … to be wanted by this Greek god. I mirror his actions and step out of my black flats. Suddenly, he reaches for me, backing me up against the wall. Kissing me, my face, my throat, my lips … running his hands through my hair. I feel the cool, smooth tiled wall at my back, and the chill of the ceramic. Tentatively, I place my arms on his upper arms, and he groans as I squeeze tightly.
After she finished she collapsed embarrassed on the sofa.
There’s a bit of an introduction, so to skip to the part where she starts reading, go to 1:04.
March 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
And I guess I’m not surprised, considering the famously volatile nature of their relationship, you know?
Kate talked to Vanity Fair, where, among other things besides Johnny Depp, she discussed John Galliano, Tourette’s, heroin-chic, and what she’s doing these days. And guys, I’m telling you—if this chick ever decided to write a memoir, you can bet your sweet asses that it’d be one of the most interesting reads of all f-cking time. Here’s Kate, to VF on “staying in [model] character”:
“I don’t want to be myself, ever. I’m terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I’ve got facial Tourette’s. Unless I’m working and in that zone, I’m not very good at pictures, really. On my wedding day, I’m like freaking out, obviously. ‘You’ve got to give me a character.’ And [John Galliano] said, ‘You have a secret–you are the last of the English roses. Hide under that veil. When he lifts it, he’s going to see your wanton past!’”
And on her famous 1992 Calvin Klein shoot:
“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘I’ll give you some Valium,’ and Francesca Sorrenti, thank God, said, ‘You’re not taking that.’ It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. It was just really weird–a stretch limo coming to pick you up from work. I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”
On taking her clothes off as a sixteen-year-old girl:
“I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There’s a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one. That picture of me running down the beach–I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.”
On that “heroin chic” thing:
“I had never even taken heroin–it was nothing to do with me at all. I think Corrine–she wasn’t on heroin but always loved that Lou Reed song, that whole glamorizing the squat, white-and-black and sparse and thin, and girls with dark eyes. She loved that look. I was thin, but that’s because I was doing shows, working really hard. At that time, I was staying at a B and B in Milan, and you’d get home from work and there was no food. You’d get to work in the morning, there was no food. Nobody took you out for lunch when I started. Carla Bruni took me out for lunch once. She was really nice. Otherwise, you don’t get fed. But I was never anorexic. They knew it wasn’t true–otherwise I wouldn’t be able to work.”
And last, on Johnny Depp:
“There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said. Like if I said, ‘What do I do?,’ he’d tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!”
What she’s doing nowadays:
“I don’t really go to clubs anymore. I’m actually quite settled. Living in Highgate with my dog and my husband and my daughter! I’m not a hell-raiser. But don’t burst the bubble. Behind closed doors, for sure I’m a hell-raiser.”
See? Still with all that mystique and allure. This chick’s got it going on.