Top model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley fronts and guest-edits a supplement in Harper’s Bazaar’s May issue called Harper. Rosie goes nautical for the poolside fashion shoot by Miguel Reveriego.
Rosie on modeling
“The only rule I have with anyone who works with me is that they have to have a positive, upbeat, no-nonsense attitude. I like to surround myself with people who are bright, hardworking, and talk no BS! Most shoots I’m working with people I’ve known for years, so it’s always good energy. To be a successful model, you have to be a team player and a trooper. Your reputation is everything in the entertainment industry, and everyone talks. I love this saying, “It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and a single act to destroy it.” You’re lucky if you get an opportunity, and if you do you’ve got to make the best out of it. You’ve got to show up and work hard.”
Rosie on editing and creating
As a little girl, I always dreamed of working in the fashion industry. My bedroom walls were covered with photographs ripped from my favorite magazines. I knew I wanted to be part of the creative process, what goes into making an image. (I had my heart set on fashion college once I graduated from school.) Happily, I didn’t have to deliberate: When I was 16, on a trip to London during my school holidays, I was asked to join a modeling agency. I was sure they’d gotten it all wrong; my foray into modeling would be only a few weeks long. Now, 12 years later, I have seen the industry inside and out- the best and the worst- and experienced all the things I wished for when I was young. It’s something I’m ever grateful for. You’re only as good as your opportunities allow in life. So my guest-editing of this issue of harper feels rather full circle. I love passing along my tips on beauty and fashion, and I really love creative-directing shoots, putting together a dream team, and overseeing everything it takes to produce beautiful images. I hope you enjoy the magazine as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to life.