Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are on the cover of the September 2013 issue of Interview magazine.
During the interview, Naomi dished about her time as a mentor on “The Face” and revealed why she has been refusing to go on TV for nearly 10 years. Kate opened up about settling in London and her love for the British Royal Family.
Below some highlights from Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell’s interview.
On advising on “The Face”: “I do feel that I’m talking to someone who’s in a totally different place from where I was when I started modeling. I was fortunate enough to have the wonderful designers and amazing photographers around me, and editors that I knew, and if I wanted to ask a question, I asked them. So that gap has broadened a bit.”
On avoiding television appearances: “The word reality scared me. I just looked at reality as everybody follows me around with a camera, and I’m not that kind of person. I fought for my privacy in England. And I didn’t see another way it could be done. So when this opportunity came up through Elisabeth Murdoch and her company Shine, to be an executive producer and actually be part of the show, I liked the idea because I like the word mentor. I don’t want to judge someone. I like sharing my knowledge with my girls, and anything they ask me I’ll try to do to help them. Any of my real friends who know me, know that’s how I really am.”
On lacking confidence: “They always say, ‘Fake it till you make it.’ No, I’m determined, and I’m passionate and driven about whatever I commit myself to do. If I don’t know something, I’m going to ask, and I’ve got no problems in asking questions. I never have. People ask me, ‘Are you nervous when you go on the runway? You don’t look it.’ Yes, I am.”
On fashion: “I was more into music, but I also liked fashion. The first time I went to New York, I went with my first boyfriend, Clark. His dad had just bought an apartment in New York and my dad dropped us off and we were there for a week on our own. I must have been 15 or 16. I remember I went to Harlem and bought a goose jacket. That was the hip, hot thing. It was all about a goose. ‘Oh, she’s got a goose.’ It was a leather goose, and it was so cool.”
On London: I lived in New York for seven years, although I was always in denial about it. Even though I had an apartment there, I always pretended I was just visiting. I do love New York. But I’m a Londoner at heart.”
On Prince William and Kate Middleton: “I love the Royal Family. The Queen, she’s fabulous. “