Tip those jaunty, wide brimmed hats, ladies and gentlemen. Today the one, the only Kate Moss turns 39. The original heroin-chic gamine was born in 1974 to a barmaid and a travel agent in Croydon, London. By 14 she was being discovered at JFK airport, and it wasn’t long before she began starring in the Calvin Klein campaigns that would cement her position as a supermodel. After more than 20 years in the business—and a highly-publicized love triangle with both cocaine and Pete Doherty—Moss has settled into what would seem to be a fairly bucolic family existence, punctuated by major campaigns and covering the glossies.
“I want to live my life in a way that when I get really old, I look back at my life and say: ‘Ahhh, I lived it, not survived it.” Cheers to that. We hope Kate’s living it up today. In her honor, peruse these style picks inspired by her chic fashion sense. We’ve also included a fantastic tutorial by the one, the only Charlotte Tilbury, inspired by the look Charlotte created for Kate’s Vogue Paris cover from last September.