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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Steal her style: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

8th July, 2016


She does a red carpet showstopper like no other but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s off-duty style is equally as impressive. She manages to pull together some of the season’s biggest trends – the bomber jacket, ankle boots and top handle bags in one effortless outfit that would work perfectly for a catch up with friends and even casual Fridays at work. The colour palette of grey, khaki and black will always look stylish so file it away as a go-to combination when you’re next planning an outfit.

Bomber jacket

The model showcases the bomber jacket’s appeal with this casual cool ensemble. Think of a bomber as a great alternative to a leather jacket or blazer this season. It’s also the ideal trans-seasonal piece as it works equally as well with jeans as it does with skirts or dresses.

Grey tee

No wardrobe should be without a grey tee. It’s a piece that will get plenty of wear as it works so easily with multiple looks whether they be dressed up or down.

Black jeans

Don’t own a pair of black jeans? Snap up a pair now! You’ll wonder how you lived without them. Black jeans are the perfect anchor point for an outfit as you can easily add a variety of colours and it will look perfectly put together. Plus black is always flattering no matter your shape.

Black ankle boots

The secret to wearing ankle boots with jeans? Show a hint of ankle a la Huntington-Whiteley by folding your jeans so you can see the entire boot. It’s a more modern take on the look and when you’ve got a great pair of shoes why would you want to hide them?

Black top handle bag

A black handbag is of course a wardrobe staple however update the look and opt for a bag with a top handle. It looks chic and polished and will instantly elevate an outfit. If you can find a bag that also has a shoulder strap, even better as you can wear it multiple ways.


No celebrity ever heads out without a pair of great sunglasses and Huntington-Whiteley is no exception. A pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses are a great alternative to black sunglasses but equally as versatile.

Photography: Celeb Mafia


Celeb look of the week: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

22nd January, 2016


If this amazing red carpet appearance is anything to go by I can’t wait to see what newly engaged Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears to walk down the aisle. This black Saint Laurent gown with its asymmetrical neckline and thigh high split brought just the right balance of glamour and elegance to the red carpet at the Crtitics’ Choice Awards. Love the matching YSL clutch.

Photography: NY Daily News

Beauty, Date with Kate

Date with Kate: Shelley Barrett

8th December, 2014
Lunch with Shelley Barrett

Lunch with Shelley Barrett 

Shelley Barrett is the founder and chief executive of ModelCo, a renowned Australian beauty brand whose ambassadors have included Elle Macpherson and Dannii Minogue. Barrett recently hosted a ModelCo Women of Influence event on Hayman Island, where she told Kate Waterhouse about creating the business, balancing family life and working withTransformers actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

How did you first get into the beauty industry?

I have always craved a challenge, and after working with models, hair and make-up artists saw a niche in the market for innovative, quick-fix and multi-purpose beauty solutions … I certainly didn’t realise at the time that I was starting my own beauty company! What started as a pet project turned into a global brand before I knew it.

What has been the most challenging experience you have faced as a business owner?

Expanding internationally sounds glamorous but can be challenging to manage global distribution. I have learnt that it is far more strategic to conquer one market at a time.

What’s your best advice for someone starting a new business? 

Understand the business that you are going into. Surround yourself with people who have more knowledge than you and who can guide you through the process. Work out the funds you need to start up and then double them! My motto is to never give in, never give up and never take no for an answer. I think this is what enabled me to build my business and succeed beyond my wildest dreams.

You recently hosted a Women of Influence event. What inspired you to do it?

Over the years I have had a long standing association with Hayman Island, hosting some of ModelCo’s largest and most influential beauty events and photo shoots on this island. I particularly wanted to bring together a group of women who could experience not only the picturesque location but also the supreme elegance of the One&Only Hayman Island resort.

What is the best part about your job? 

I feel privileged and proud to be helping women look and feel their best.

What is the worst? 

Trying to find a work/life balance and still be a present mother to my beautiful girls.

How do you juggle it all? 

Like all working mothers, I find it incredibly challenging to balance a career with raising my children. I make it a priority to sit down and have breakfast with my girls before the hectic day takes over. I am fortunate enough to have great help at home and family on call, so this enables me to plan time around my busy work schedule to spend time with kids, exercise and have a great business. I also try not to over-commit too far in advance and keep my diary as free as possible.

What has been your biggest personal and career highlight?

My girls are undoubtedly my biggest personal highlights – watching their personalities grow brings me great pleasure. Career-wise I am always happiest when giving advice to young women in business and offering support to those starting out with just a dream.

Do you hope your daughters will follow in your footsteps?

I just hope to set a good example for the girls so they know that hard work and determination are important in whatever career they choose.

The beauty industry is a big business. How do you stay ahead of the competition? 

The single most important thing we keep top of mind is to stay ahead of the curve by producing truly unique and innovative products which are smart beauty solutions, not trend-based.

Growing up and in your profession career, do you have a mentor or someone you look up to?

My mother! Mum has instilled a strong work ethic in me. I had an amazing example in Mum of a woman who worked so hard doing so many different things for our family.

What’s your personal mantra? “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.”

You’ve had some famous people as the face of your brand. What inspired you to work with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley?

Rosie is wonderful to work with; she truly encapsulates the ModelCo brand. We love that she makes everything look so effortless and glamorous and appeals to such a mass audience.

What is she like to work with?

She is one of the loveliest, most down-to-earth models I have worked with. She exudes an English charm that endears her to everyone.

If you hadn’t gone down the beauty career path, what would you be doing?

Definitely marketing something creative and innovative.

What do you do for fun?

I love to travel; I love to entertain with my family and friends; I play a great game of tennis!


WE WENT TO Pacific, One&Only Hayman Island

WE ATE Just-shucked pacific oysters, steamed king prawns, blue swimmer crabs with dippers and squeezers

WE DRANK Perrier Jouet

SHELLEY WORE Zimmermann dress Pierre Winter Fine Jewels, Louis Vuitton shoes

I WORE a Jac + Jack shirt dress.

Beauty, Date with Kate, Fashion

Date with Kate: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

8th September, 2014
photo with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Breakfast with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

British actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has modelled for the likes of Burberry, starred in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and, most recently, snagged a role in George Miller’s coming Mad Max Fury Road. The 27-year-old was in Australia last week as an ambassador for ModelCo to launch its natural skincare collection. She talked to me about landing the Mad Max role and what’s off limits when it comes to social media.

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Fashion, Social


11th July, 2013


Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue

Yeojin Bae

Yeojin Bae


Dannii Minogue, Shelley Barrett and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Dannii Minogue, ModelCo CEO & Founder Shelley Barrett and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.


Last night ModelCo hosted a black tie affair at Hayman Island Resort to welcome their new brand ambassador Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Rosie, dressed in Calvin Klein, mingled with guests and posed for photographs. Magazine Editors and VIP’s enjoyed an intimate dinner with the guest-of-honor while enjoying Laurent-Perrier champagne and listening to the tunes of Emma Birdsall.