The Victorias Secret model’s fascination with the fashion began in adolescence. While other teens cover their bedroom walls with photos of their favourite boy bands , the young Miss Huntington-Whitely plastered hers with clippings of models and fashion shoots.
“I was obsessed with fashion,” Rosie told Vogue.co.uk.
“I was just fascinated by these images and the photo shoots – and what went into that, what happened behind the scenes,” she added.
‘How you create that glamour and mystery and the theatrical nature of the picture. That was what really interested me and my bedroom was just full of pictures of models and tear-outs from magazines.”
Rosie started modelling young, as is common in the fashion world. Her catwalk debut was in 2004, when she was aged just seventeen. The actress and model revealed that as a young model she looked up to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen:
“I really looked up to Gisele, because I think that was when she was in her heyday – well, it’s always been her heyday – but she was newer at that time,” the Transformer’s actress added.
“And Kate Moss too, of course. She’s just iconic.”
Rosie would devour fashion magazines, and had a special taste for Vogue, “I remember for my 13th birthday, my Godmother asked me what I wanted and I asked for a year’s Vogue subscription,” Rosie began, “It used to come every month, crisp in the post – I would run down the lane from school for it and then mum and I would sit with a cup of tea and read it together. It was very special and I had them all stacked up in my room – they were my pride and joy. No one was allowed to touch my Vogues!”
Now a Vogue cover-girl herself, it must feel very remarkable and gratifying for Rosie to look back on a time where a fantastically successful modelling career was a dream and not a reality.
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