Kate Moss talks about her down-to-earth approach to beauty. It’s been debated whether maturity comes with age or experience.
International supermodel Kate Moss credits both with helping her develop a healthy outlook on life and beauty.
I’ve learned to take care of myself a bit more,’ the 44-year-old reveals to Harper’s Bazaar. “I do yoga every day. I don’t go out nearly as much. And I take care of my skin, which somehow has held up.”
The modelling legend, who was ‘discovered’ at the age of 14, says she’s finally put an end to the party days of her youth, but credits her strong work ethic and care-free personality for her success and humility.
“The bad things I have done usually take their toll, and I’ve been quite lucky in that respect, but you have to put in the work.”
The Croydon born beauty recently retracted her controversial statement about ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ and says she has no desire to obsess over how she looks.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love beauty products more than ever—as you get older, you have more to hide—but I’m not obsessed. Even when I’m going out, I still find it hard to wear false eyelashes and stuff. Sometimes [makeup artist] Pat McGrath will be like, “Come on, darling, let’s put a lash on you,” but I would never put one on myself.”
Talking about the media’s obsession with her ageing, she recounts an uncomfortable moment on set as a teenager with photographer Mario Testino.
Recalling how Testino would scrutinise her imperfections, she said: “He’d hold his glasses up to my face like they were a magnifying glass, and I’d start shaking my head so he couldn’t focus.”
Despite her stellar career and standing shoulder-to-shouler with with fellow models and friends Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Moss learned early on to not compare herself to her peers.
“I never could compare myself to those girls,” she explained. “I wasn’t five foot eleven, I wasn’t built like they were. I was always different, and that’s why I got booked.”
She also explain the challenges her daughter Lila faces in the industry.
“For Lila and her friends, it’s hard because it’s all there on the phone, the Kardashian factor, it’s in their face much more than it was for us. It’s instant inspiration but also instant judgment,’ she added. ‘But she has seen me, and I’m not obsessed with myself, so hopefully that will rub off.”
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