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When I first moved to London over a decade ago (desperate to fit in and get up to speed), all anyone could talk about was model-of-the-moment Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Her career was exploding and that name combined with an extraordinary beauty had inevitably earned her the title of quintessential “English Rose”. But even back then it was clear she was different. Smart, funny and self-possessed, Rosie was changing the face of modelling. Since then she has added actress, designer and businesswoman to her CV, through a combination of hard work and hustle, after stepping into fashion at the age of 16. “Early on I realised modelling could be a short-lived career,” she says, in this month’s ELLE. “I’ve always felt conscious that the industry can use you; it can eat you up and it can spit you out and I felt very strongly that no-one was going to have my back like I was.” I’m so thrilled that I was finally able to work with the inspiring @rosiehw for the cover of @elleaus. Thank you @simonuptonpics and @megansenior for making it possible. And to @edmondalison @brycescarlett @katesynnottmakeup @tombachik @tiffbakker @ceeteee @natreeves1 @naomismith and @nichhiawippell for being the best in the game.
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When I first moved to London over a decade ago (desperate to fit in and get up to speed), all anyone could talk about was model-of-the-moment Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Her career was exploding and that name combined with an extraordinary beauty had

Malibu, California
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@rosiehw Thank you Genevra. It was a pleasure to work with you. Xxx

Aussie summer ️ #nippers #carnival #surflifesaving
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Aussie summer ️ #nippers #carnival #surflifesaving

Maroubra Beach
PSA: 3 weeks left of summer. (And 1 week until I head to not-so-sunny Europe.) Soaking it up!   @christopherwcollie @elleaus
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PSA: 3 weeks left of summer. (And 1 week until I head to not-so-sunny Europe.) Soaking it up! @christopherwcollie @elleaus

Every now and again a fragrance comes into my life that stirs up a memory just out of reach. This one is jasmine on the vine and sunshine and generations of women generous with their hugs. Thank you for the nostalgia trip @hermes #unjardinsurlalagune 🧡
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Every now and again a fragrance comes into my life that stirs up a memory just out of reach. This one is jasmine on the vine and sunshine and generations of women generous with their hugs. Thank you for the nostalgia trip @hermes #unjardinsurlalagune

Summer Hill, New South Wales
Never underestimate the power of clothing to convey a message! In this case, “suffragette white” sends it loud, clear and with conviction. #womensrights #sotu #stateoftheunion  @sarahsilbiger @nytgender
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Never underestimate the power of clothing to convey a message! In this case, “suffragette white” sends it loud, clear and with conviction. #womensrights #sotu #stateoftheunion @sarahsilbiger @nytgender

The art of the runway walk #djsartofliving @monamuseum
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The art of the runway walk #djsartofliving @monamuseum

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
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Women’s rights = human rights #womensmarch
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Women’s rights = human rights #womensmarch

Heading to the beach/pool/body of water with access to cool shade, cold drinks and endless hours to while away with a good read? Stop off and pick up a copy of @elleaus featuring the amazing @laraworthington on the cover, on sale today! Headed to work? Buy it and have a sneaky flick at your desk - it’s basically summer in a magazine! Photographed by @darren_mcdonald and styled by @mafoninastylist ️
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Heading to the beach/pool/body of water with access to cool shade, cold drinks and endless hours to while away with a good read? Stop off and pick up a copy of @elleaus featuring the amazing @laraworthington on the cover, on sale today! Headed to wor

Sydney, Australia
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@lynette_phillips 💕💕💕

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Holidays already looking sweet  @bar_m_sydney
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Holidays already looking sweet @bar_m_sydney

Rushcutters Bay
Me all last-shoot-of-the-year-done smug before boarding what became a 16-hour flight shared in close proximity to a heavy snorer with inadequate headphones and a bonus baggage delay. #LA #christmascantcomesoonenough
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Me all last-shoot-of-the-year-done smug before boarding what became a 16-hour flight shared in close proximity to a heavy snorer with inadequate headphones and a bonus baggage delay. #la #christmascantcomesoonenough

Malibu, California
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@lynette_phillips ❤️❤️

If it weren’t for the small matter of one more week at work I would have stayed right here until New Year  #LA
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If it weren’t for the small matter of one more week at work I would have stayed right here until New Year #la

Malibu, California
Because everyone needs a pretty felt pouch that doubles as a flower pot from my clever friend @livesoftlyart. Sort your gift shopping and help improve lives @livesoftly. #giftideas
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Because everyone needs a pretty felt pouch that doubles as a flower pot from my clever friend @livesoftlyart. Sort your gift shopping and help improve lives @livesoftly. #giftideas

Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
“One of the defining characteristics between people who are happy and people who are not is that happy people allow for themselves to be human.” #cleowade #lovecleo #hearttalk
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“One of the defining characteristics between people who are happy and people who are not is that happy people allow for themselves to be human.” #cleowade #lovecleo #hearttalk

Sydney, Australia
Just me with all my friends... #celebratingluck
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Just me with all my friends... #celebratingluck

Toorak, Victoria, Australia
When I was 20 and starting out in magazines @mandymooremm was a teen shooting to superstardom with Candy and on high rotation in the soundtrack to my rapidly expanding world. So to find myself on set with this incredibly beautiful, generous, gracious and talented woman - all grown up and hitting new highs in life - was one of those milestone moments. Not least because this is my first cover as editor , lensed by @kaizfeng, styled by @emma_kalfus and designed by the awesome @ceeteee. Dream cover. Dream team. (And don’t forget the dreamy scarf exclusively designed by @spell for @elleaus - get yours at selected retailers WHILE THEY LAST!!!)    #decemberELLE
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When I was 20 and starting out in magazines @mandymooremm was a teen shooting to superstardom with Candy and on high rotation in the soundtrack to my rapidly expanding world. So to find myself on set with this incredibly beautiful, generous, gracious

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@elleaus 💖

Who knew Hyde Park after hours could be so much more fun #dinnerenblanc
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Who knew Hyde Park after hours could be so much more fun #dinnerenblanc

Hyde Park Local
Thank you to everyone for your beautiful words and kind wishes and a special thanks to @alanalandsberryphoto for capturing the magic. That wind machine was something else! 🤵
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Thank you to everyone for your beautiful words and kind wishes and a special thanks to @alanalandsberryphoto for capturing the magic. That wind machine was something else! 🤵

Angelo's Cabarita
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@misslisaarmstrong Gorgeous