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Kate Moss at Almost 50: In Denial About Aging, All in On Crystals

And still in-ish on smoking.
Kate Moss at Almost 50 In Denial About Aging All in On Crystals
From Dave Benett/Getty Images for Cosmoss.

While it’s generally accepted that with age comes wisdom, that doesn’t mean that the passage of time magically grants a person the ability to do things that they seem to know, thanks to that hard-earned wisdom, are right.

For Kate Moss, 49, that would be quitting smoking, she told the UK Sunday Times in an interview published Saturday.

“I still smoke occasionally,” she said. “I’ve heard that when you stop, you can really tell [by your skin]. But I haven’t stopped…yet.”

Moss recently made headlines when she was spotted smoking a cigarette outside a London restaurant, leading many to comment on the aging effect cigarettes can have on skin. Moss was discovered as a model in New York City as a 14-year-old, and by the ‘90s was a bonafide It Girl. She was often photographed sucking on a cigarette, and has been hailed as “perhaps the greatest smoker of all time.” Lately, however, she’s turned over a new wellness leaf, touting the launch of her wellness brand, Cosmoss.

In the interview, Moss revealed her favorite crystals (rose quartz and melonite), her “bedtime watch” (Frasier, “it just puts me to sleep”), and the affirmations she returns to time and again in her daily transcendental meditation practice (“trust the universe and it will lead the way,” “embrace the unknown”). She charges her crystals under moonlight in her garden, and does the same to her body, telling the pub that she’s into “moonbathing.”

One thing she’s not into, however, is her upcoming 50th birthday on January 16.

“I’m not turning 50,” she said. “No. I’m not thinking about it. I do not feel 50.”

She also offered a swift “no comment” to being asked if she’d used Botox or similar injectables.

One concession she has made for age, however, is an earlier bedtime.

“I’m not really into it,” she said of staying out late. “I do get FOMO [fear of missing out] sometimes, like, ‘Oh I wish I’d gone to that or was hanging out with everybody.’ When I do go out I leave at midnight—that’s my cut-off. I’ve seen everyone, everyone’s talked sense. After that [time] people start repeating themselves. So then I go home.”

Makes sense: It leaves her all the more time for moonbathing.