Kate Moss is trying her hand at plenty of new career options, now that her run as a guest designer at Topshop is through. It seems she wants to open a modelling school. She has a line of fruit preserves - Kate's Damson Jams - hitting stores. And now, she's recording her own album, according to the Daily Mail.
Perhaps it's a natural transition for Moss, who's currently dating Jamie Hince of The Kills, and who formerly dated Pete Doherty - with whom she hit the stage for a charity gig last year. She's also sung for tracks with The Lemonheads and Primal Scream, and she's reportedly singing a duet for Bryan Ferry's next album.
According to Daily Mail sources, Moss' album will include "a set of edgy urban songs." The explanation? According to a source: “Kate’s fashion days are winding down and she’s no longer designing for Topshop, so her dream is to to record an urban album.”
After Johnny Depp, Jefferson Hack and Pete Doherty, it looks like our notorious party girl is settling down at last. Having met just 3 years ago through mutual friend Sadie Frost, Kate Moss and The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince are now engaged. According to reports, “Hotel”, as fans know him, flew out to the private West Indies island Mustique, where Moss was working, and proposed to the 5ft 6 model on her 36th birthday last Saturday.
Apparently, Philip Green, British billionaire and owner of Topshop - where Moss has a clothing line - helped Hince choose an engagement ring. Let's hope the two of them, along with Moss’ 8-year-old daughter, Lila Grace, all settle down well.
Not to be shown up by sometimes-designer Pamela Anderson's foray into the music biz, Kate Moss has taken one step further to becoming a serious musician. The supermodel has joined the UK's Performing Rights Society, the group that collects royalties for songwriters and composers each time their music is played. WWD asked "an industry source close to Moss" whether the next step is a full-on songwriting career, and the answer was no. The move, said the source, is more of an "accounting formality."
For now, that should put to rest all the reports that Moss will team up with her on-off boyfriend, Jamie Hince, for a number-one hit. But since the model previously cowrote songs with her then-boyfriend Pete Doherty, is it really so much of a stretch to think that Ms Moss could squeeze in time for music when she's not posing for photographers or creating collections for Topshop?
Peter Doherty (formerly known as Pete Doherty, when dating Kate Moss) took the stage at Glastonbury today wearing something that can only be described as an abstract band jacket. Do you prefer his look from the music festival or a dressed-down day last May in Camden?
You gotta give this girl one thing: When she goes for something, she really commits, and with her well known love for music Kate Moss had a royal good time at Hoping's Got Talent last night. It all started when a guest to the charity karaoke contest bid £47,000 to see the supermodel sing 'Summertime' with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. This turned into a chance for her to writhe on the stage at London's Cafe de Paris.
Moss judged the event, which also drew her boyfriend Jamie Hince of the Kills, plus Lily Allen, David Waliams, Tracey Emin and Guy Ritchie. We stack this up as a good day for the model. She's done backup vocals for Pete Doherty, she's sung on The Lemonheads' track 'Dirty Robot'...this was the natural next step.
My three favourite things from this video of Kate Moss opening the much-awaited first US Topshop: the maze of metal barricades to shuttle through school girls with their skirts in their bags, the fact that one man almost seems to cry over the selection, and one shopper's reasoning that she came because Kate Moss breathed Pete Doherty's air, so through Kate, she can breathe a bit of Pete.
I agree with Rivkie that the basis of London style is the freedom to wear whatever the heck you want, with some sense of direction, and to rock it like it's the latest thing Lagerfeld dreamed about. That was one of my favourite things about this city when I moved here from a place where a North Face and Uggs was a "cute look".
But no matter how much I love the fact that I can alternate between dressing like Kate Moss in the Doherty years, a depressed grandma as styled by Lily Allen, and sweet lil' Audrey Hepburn, there's something to be said for a routine. And where would one go to find the ultimate in style routines? That would be Paris, mon frere.
At haute couture week, I was particularly impressed by the Lefranc-Ferrant show. Maybe not as A-list name recognition as Gaultier, but this husband-wife duo has worked with the giants: Chloé (under Karl), Guy Laroche, YSL, Lanvin, Catherine Malandrino and Balenciaga.