Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's debut lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer was a success, so much so that the high street retailer recently reported that it was their fastest selling lingerie collection to date. Four pieces have been sold every minute since the line launched earlier on this month so it should come as no surprise that this isn't the end of the partnership.
The model turned actress has also designed a special collection more appropriate for the cold weather we can't get away from right now (where has summer gone?). The line, which will hit stores in mid-October, features the perfect long-sleeved silk wraps, along with comfortable cashmere trousers and feminine camisoles.
From very early on in my modelling career it became apparent to me that it wasn't going to be forever ... I wanted to make sure I had some form of security that didn't just depend on my appearance...I see myself as a businesswoman ... My work is just that: work. I'm here to work, and I've got this business — I'm very responsible with my career.
When you think of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley the first thing that springs to mind is the image of her sauntering down the Victoria's Secret runway or stripping down in those Burberry Body ads, right? It's hardly a surprise, then, that her looks continue to be the focal point but as her recent interview in the September issue of ELLE UK shows, there's a lot more to he than those pouty lips and killer body.
As you will know, Huntington-Whiteley has just wrapped up designing her first collection of lingerie for Marks & Spencer and ahead of the launch, which is set to take place on August 30, the high street retailer released this short video with the model talking about the line at the campaign shoot.
What is instantly apparent is just how hands on she's been, something that was highlighted in the ELLE interview. 'I love everything about lingerie, I've always had a thing for it,' she tells the camera. 'It's completely feminine, it's something for women, it's outs, it's our little secret.' She continues: 'I think that we've struck a great balance between it being young and modern whilst still being classic and sexy but feminine, and I hope people enjoy it in that way.'
On Friday ELLE UK unveiledRosie Huntington-Whitley as the cover star of their all-important September issue and so far, it's one of my favourites. Rosie manages to tick two boxes. While she is quickly becoming best known for her role in the third installment of Transformers and therefore ticks the celebrity box, she is first and foremost a model and that's something the majority want to see more of.
Considering that her July 2011 cover of the magazine did really well on newsstands, it comes as no surprise that she's been chosen for the latest issue, and the timing makes sense. At the moment she's preparing to release her debut lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer, which she models in the accompanying shoot along with brands like Marios Schwab and Burberry.
Just when we thought that the line-up for the second season of 'Project Runway All Stars' was confirmed, today another change was confirmed.
In case you haven't been following Angela Lindvall, who hosted the show last season, made a surprise departure, which left many speculating that her exit wasn't entirely mutual. Since then Rosie Huntington-Whitely was brought on board as her replacement but recently it was revealed that the model dropped out of the show three weeks before filming was set to begin due to her filming commitments for Mad Max.
The latest change is the news that producers have secured supermodel Carolyn Murphy to take Huntington-Whiteley's place. Aside from that, everything else will stay at the same and Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will return to the judging panel and Marie Claire's Joanna Coles will continue in her role as the designer's mentor.
The 25 year-old, who was shot by Mario Testino, appears sporting the brand's signature trench much in the same way as she did in the last campaign. While the campaign doesn't seem to differ much from the last one, the brand was of the opinion that the debut was so successful that there was no need to do something different.
While Rosie Huntington-Whiteley did have a strong modelling career before starring in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', it wouldn't be too far-fetched to say that it was that role that turned her into an international name. It should come as no surprise then that the former Victoria's Secret model has decided to continue working in film.
Yesterday the 25-year old confirmed that she's been cast to appear in the fourth Mad Max film,'Mad Max: Fury Road', alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. According to reports, Huntington-Whiteley will play one of five wives along with Adelaid Clemens, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keogh and fellow model Abbey Lee Kershaw. The role is a big one and will hopefully go a long way in proving her critics wrong, especially after her performance in Transformers was met with such mixed reviews.
Models seem to common in pairs nowadays. Where one is really big, there's always only a matter of time before their younger siblings decide to follow suit. First up we had Elizabeth Jagger followed by younger sister Georgia May, last year those test shots of Kate Moss' sister Lottie hit the net and now Rosie Huntington Whiteley's sister Florence is the latest to branch into modelling.
The 19 year-old is currently one of 19 stars featuring in Jack Wills' 'Seasonaire' campaign. Aside from appearing in the campaign, all 19 will work with the retailer to 'host parties from the beaches of Salcombe to the exclusive island of Nantucket, complete with Jack Wills-branded pink and blue Landrovers,' the Telegraph reports. With all of the hype surrounding the campaign this morning, it's safe to assume that this the start and not the end of her modelling career.
To say that Rosie Huntington-Whitley is on an all time career high since signing on to star in the most recent instalment of 'Transformers' is quite the understatement. All you need to do is look at the Times' annual Rich List which was released last week, in which the British model made her debut after racking up a £5 fortune. With all of that success it's hard to remember the time when many were critical of Christopher Bailey's decision to book her as Lily Donaldson's replacement as the face of Burberry several years ago.
And it looks like things are only getting better for the 25 year-old. Not content with modelling, today Marks & Spencer announced that she will also turn her hand to design to create an exclusive lingerie line for their line, Autograph, to which Rosie is the currently the face. The collection, titled Rosie for Autograph, includes 33 pieces ranging from French knicker sets to silk pieces and kimono robes and will hit stores in September.
'M&S is an iconic British brand, adored by many so I'm very excited to be launching my debut lingerie line with them,' she said in a statement. 'I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the design team to create my dream collection, and I'm looking forward to a fun and creative time ahead.'
Victoria Beckham isn't the only one celebrating her birthday this week, as today is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's big day. In honour of her turning 25 we're looking back at 25 of her top red carpet moments over the years.