Kate Moss Turns 40 Today: 40 Things We Still Love About Her

kate mossIt's Kate Moss's 40th birthday today! What are you doing to celebrate? Personally, I was planning on doing some blow and "seeing where the night takes me." Just kidding. Instead I'm writing a list of the 40 reasons we love Kate Moss.

She may not be a model citizen, but she'll always be my favorite model. Happy birthday, Kate!


1. She still wears leopard at 40 and doesn't look like she's trying too hard or like she's given up. In fact, she looks better in leopard than actual leopards.

2. She gave no excuse whatsoever after the cocaine controversy. Gotta respect that. The woman doesn't give a f*ck.

3. We're more familiar with her boobs than we are with our own.

4. We've heard her speak a total of about five times in our lives. And those five times have been g.d. glorious.

5. She hasn't gone plastic surgery crazy, opting to embrace her wrinkles.

6. She trashed a hotel room with Johnny Depp in the early '90s. Doesn't get much more rock 'n' roll than that.

7. This is her idea of a good time.

8. She's the style icon of all style icons.

9. When her mom told her she can't have fun all the time, she said, "Why not? Why the fuck can't I have fun all the time?"

10. My sister's friend saw her take a shot alone in a room before doing a Topshop appearance. True story.

11. She coined, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

12. She looks glam covered in mud.

13. She pretty much started the Hunter boot craze.

14. She looks adorable eating ice cream.

15. She's one of the few people who actually make you consider taking up smoking.

16. That yellow dress.

17. She painted her face for her birthday a few years ago, and it was delightful.

18. She just did Playboy. And something about that seems more cool than trashy.

19. She shifted her wedding date a week before getting married to accommodate photographer Mario Testino. ("The ceremony will last minutes but the photographs will be forever.")

20. And speaking of her wedding ... her wedding!

21. Her husband is about as cool as it gets.

22. She has rad friends.

23. She makes a dress rip seem chic.

24. She seems to know something we don't.

25. She dresses like twinsies with her daughter.

26. She was turned into a hologram.

27. She was turned into a gold statue.

28. She smoked a cig on the runway once.

29. The closing to the London Olympics!

30. She makes her own jam.

31. She drinks between 10 to 15 cups of tea per day.

32. She actually has thought about what kind of tea leaf she'd be if she could become one: "I would be an Indian tea leaf in Darjeeling."

33. Kate reportedly bought her own engagement ring, because her now-husband couldn't afford it at the time.

34. She drove a traditional black London taxi cab for a while.

35. She appeared in an episode of Ab Fab.

36. Kate has never been photographed in sweatpants, pajamas, or yoga pants.

37. She had Cristal at her childbirth.

38. She hates social media.

39. She enjoys painting her friends' nails.

40. This:

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Happy birthday, Kate!

Anything to add to the list?


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