Rosie Huntington-Whiteley might be world-famous, but she usually manages to keep her personal life pretty quiet. But just in case you’ve ever been curious what’s it like in Rosie’s world, you’re in luck: She’s just opened up a little about life, the universe, and everything. Read on for all the deets!
Online retailer Net-A-Porter’s digital magazine, The Edit, caught up with Rosie (and, might we add, shot an absolutely stunning photo spread) and got the dish from her about everything from her favorite color to how she feels about the paparazzi. Be sure to check out the whole article over at Net-A-Porter—it’s a fun read, and as we mentioned, the photos are GORGEOUS—but in the meantime, get a load of some of our favorite sound bytes below:
On the color red:
“Red is my power color. I love red. I’m drawn to it. I feel great when I’m wearing it. It’s a sexy, confident color. But it’s got to be a deep, powerful shade.” She notes, though, that there’s “a time and a place for it.” The New York premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Go for it. The Golden Globes with your movie star boyfriend (Jason Statham) Not so much. “It was Jason’s evening,” she explains. “He was presenting an award and I was there as his girlfriend, so I wanted to look fantastic, but a little more subtle.”
On wardrobe staples:
Rosie’s wardrobe staple is a pair of Helmut Lang black leather pants. Would that we could all be so lucky!
Presented without comment, because this one really speaks for itself: “The Transformers audience is quite… specific. They want to see you looking ‘sexy.’ It informed my clothing choices on the press tour. I tried to find a way of being sexy buy subtle, as much as Michael Bay would have liked it if I’d turned up to every premiere wearing hot pants…”
On the paparazzi:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Rosie has had to rework how she lives a lot of her everyday life to get around the constant presence of the paparazzi. She says, “There are between three and ten cameras waiting for me. It’s bizarre.” As a result, she now does most of her shopping either in the UK or online. She adds, “It is frustrating if you’re trying to do something private with your partner. If you’re out buying bits for the house and ten people are trying to shoot through the window, I can be intimidating and embarrassing…. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get cross. I’m not someone who likes to be the center of attention, believe it or not.”
On designing vs. modeling:
As you may know, Rosie recently released her own line of lingerie for Marks and Spencer. “The process from understanding what people want, to seeing my products in stores is incredibly moving,” she says about it. In fact, she finds it more satisfying than seeing herself in a magazine. “As wonderful as that, or being part of a big movie is, those are things that happen to you. I don’t want to wait for people to give me opportunities—I want to make my own.” Hear, hear!
Tell us: Do you have a power color? What is it?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.