Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Harper’s Bazaar Businesswoman of the Year, Stuns Ceremony In ‘80s-Style Contour

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Harper’s Bazaar Businesswoman of the Year, Stuns Ceremony In ‘80s-Style Contour
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Rosie Huntington-Whitely has been named Harper’s Bazaar UK Businesswoman of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar Awards and rocked the red carpet with her ‘80s-style contour, a leopard print top, tasseled earrings, feathered hair, and black leggings. But Huntington wasn’t the only winner: Actresses Emma Watson and Keira Knightley were also on the list of accomplished women.

It’s not at all surprising that Huntington received the Businesswoman of the Year Award—she’s a model, actress, lingerie designer for Marks & Spencer, ambassador for Ugg Australia, and she has a partnership with Paige Denim.

The 29-year-old British supermodel was joined by Harry Potter alum Emma Watson, who won an award for Inspiration, and Pride & Prejudice star Keira Knightley, who won the award for Theatre Icon.

The model-turned-actress was honored for her signature brand, Rosie For Autograph, which features both lingerie and full makeup collections.

Naturally, her makeup was flawless and was perfected by her own collection. Makeup artist Polly Osmond helped the star self-advertise her brand by using the Rosie for Autograph Amazing Radiance Cream and Camisole Cream Blusher to make her now famous flushed ‘80s-style contour.

The model’s cheeks donned a pink pigment that gave her the look of someone who has been dancing all night. We wouldn’t be surprised if she celebrated her success with a night out on the dance floor—after all, she’s earned it!

Huntington wore her androgynous ‘80s-style outfit, which is part of the Yves Saint Laurent 2017 collection. Her look, courtesy of her stylist Cher Coulter, was a combination of feathered blonde hair, a single black tasseled earring, black tapered pants, and a leopard print one shoulder blouse.

The model took to Instagram to pay tribute to the star-studded event in caption that read: “Last night arriving at #BazaarAwards in London. Thank you @bazaaruk @justinepiecardie for naming me as your Businesswoman of the Year.”

Harper’s Bazaar also posted a tribute to Huntington on their own Instagram account. “Our Businesswoman of the Year, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, with her award this evening #BazaarAwards.

But Huntington wasn’t alone on the red carpet, she was joined by her good friend (and resident arm candy) The Royals star, Elizabeth Hurley. She was the closest thing to royalty that night, since she plays Queen Helen on the hit E! show.

Hurley,51, wore a fuchsia-colored dress with a handkerchief hem and wore her hair in curls, and sticking to a pink theme, she also wore a pink clutch and invisible metallic sandals. The pair was seen taking photos on and off the red carpet in celebration of Huntington’s big night.


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