Has Kate Moss FINALLY been tamed? The party girl tones down her trademark hedonism for her 38th birthday


By Holly Thomas

Toning things down? Kate Moss appeared to be approaching her 38th birthday in uncharacteristically tame fashion with a trip to UMU restaurant in Mayfair

Her birthday festivities have formerly been the stuff of legend. But it looks as though the notoriously hardcore party princess is finally toning things down.

Kate Moss looked uncharacteristically modest as she celebrated her 38th birthday with a trip to Japanese restaurant UMU in Mayfair this evening.

Wearing an understated ensemble of grey trousers, pumps, and a furry coat, Kate certainly appeared to be taking a more relaxed approach to proceedings than she has in the past.

There was a quiet tone to the warm-up earlier in the day, with bunches of flowers arriving at Kate's London home from well-wishing friends.

Kate's previous celebrations earned her a reputation due to her hedonistic approach to revelry.

A precedent was set with her drug-fueled 21st, organised by then boyfriend Johnny Depp at his infamous LA club Viper Room.

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Kate's 30th birthday followed a Beautiful And Damned theme, recreating the debauched world inhabited by the fast-living but ultimately doomed characters of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

Her 34th birthday was deemed something of a disappointment, after a planned 34 hour celebration was cut short as Kate gave in to fatigue after a mere 18 hours.

In fairness, her relationship with guitarist Jamie Hince was on somewhat rocky ground at the time after rows over her party lifestyle.

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Continuing the mellow theme: Kate and husband Jamie Hince stepped out looking smart to continue their evening in Mayfair

Composed: Kate would normally be looking somewhat merrier by this stage of proceedings

Council officials were called out to the property in St John's Wood to control the noise levels at Kate's medieval-themed 35th bash, where she kicked off a four-day marathon of excess with a private performance from Lionel Richie.

Things appeared to be taking a turn for the tamer last year however, when Kate celebrated her 37th birthday in a more modest fashion with a trip to the pub and cinema.

She was joined by a group of friends at the real-ale friendly, music-free Uxbridge Arms pub in Notting Hill.

Birthday wishes: A large bouquet of flowers was delivered to Kate's London home in the afternoon

A touching gesture: Gorgeous red roses arrived for Kate as well earlier on

The gang sat around a cosy open fire, before heading around the corner to The Gate cinema to see the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning The King's Speech.

The supermodel couldn't resist a little star flourish however, and she and Jamie also enjoyed a romantic mini-break to Paris to mark the occasion.

Perhaps now that the pair are happily married, Kate had decided to renounce her wild ways once and for all.

In the past: Kate Moss celebrated her 34th with an 18 hour celebration at her £8million home in St John's Wood, North London

Carry on partying: On the way back to the Dorchester around 2am, Kate Moss was joined by her mother (right) and another companion

Her old style: Kate went hell for leather in tiny hot pants for her wild 36th birthday party