Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is A Master Of Party Dressing For Minimalists
BY KERRY MCDERMOTT - 9 June 2022
From her wardrobe of caramel cashmere to her tasteful interiors, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is every minimalist’s fashion crush. Her new GIA/RHW capsule collection for Browns (part of her ongoing collaboration with the luxury Italian accessories brand, Giaborghini), has all the hallmarks of the model’s signature understated style: simple shapes, luxe materials and neutral shades, but with the addition of a few playful, party-ready accents – like the smattering of crystals on a suede sandal, or the bold purple shade of a block-heel satin mule.
To host an intimate dinner party for friends to celebrate the line – aptly named About Last Night – Huntington-Whiteley wore the same satin mule in classic black, and demonstrated just how well her new accessories work with the luxe staples that make up her existing wardrobe. Huntington-Whiteley used her evening shoe and glossy black box clutch to dress up her blazer and skirt by The Row, adding Jessica McCormack jewellery for a final, sparkly flourish.
“I usually get dressed taking the environment into consideration first, and then my mood,” the model told Vogue. “Last night obviously was all about the shoe, so I chose to wear a skirt.” The rest of Rosie’s outfit comprised the two most important items in her wardrobe – asked what it is she reaches for in a fashion emergency, the model answers: “A blazer and a good heel.”
The mother-of-two has a similarly stripped-back approach to glam. “Sleek, glossy hair is a signature go-to look of mine, with radiant, easygoing make-up using Rose Inc products,” she says. “I don’t like a lot of fuss when getting ready. So I try to give myself enough time and keep things relaxed.”
Of course, as host, having your outfit on lock leaves you with more time to concentrate on the other essentials. “The guest list, the music and the food,” as Rosie puts it. The model gathered friends including actor Sheila Atim and singer songwriter Ella Eyre, as well as her collaborator, Giaborghini founder Barbara Borghini; cued up tracks by Cleo Sol, Sault, Snoh Aalegra, HER, and Solange; and left it to Native at Browns to whip up a delicious (and zero-waste) feast. Truly a dinner party done right.