At the age of four, Rose Rosenfeld was telling her mother how she wanted to dress. Last month that passion for fashion saw the Mornington Peninsula model seated just a few rows behind Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman at the Emmy Awards.
Rose’s childhood love of dressing up eventually led to her decision at 15 to try her hand at modelling. With feelings of confidence, self-motivation and determination, she began applying for small jobs that she found online, and after successfully booking a few shoots for some up-and-coming brands, her connections within the industry started to flourish. “It spiralled from there, to be honest. The more people I met and the more research I did online, the more opportunity I got.”
Rose’s career progressed from working with small Australian beauty and clothing brands to modelling in pageants, including Miss World Australia and Australian Supermodel of the Year. She was frantically busy but decided even greater opportunities lay offshore.
Since making the move to the US she’s worked for a Covergirl campaign in New York City - a career highlight – and has been heating up the catwalk with her smouldering good looks. But her current goal is to concentrate on pursuing an acting career. “It is just a bit harder to make it big in the acting industry because it is all about who you know these days in Hollywood. I am definitely learning a lot about the industry and it is building me as an individual.”
Rose reminisces on the beautiful and calm lifestyle she enjoyed on the Peninsula and says her worry-free days at Toorak College in Mount Eliza and exploring the fashion at Frankston Bayside shopping centre helped inspired her. During her next visit home, however, she’ll focus exclusively on visiting family.
Her girl-next-door vibe oozes from her Instagram and her lifestyle looks glamorous, but Rose remains down to earth. “No matter how far I get in my career, I have made a promise to myself and my family that I will always stay humble and be kind because life is too short. I hope to inspire all the younger and possibly older generations who follow my journey - just know that anything is possible; just work hard and set yourself goals.”
Rose has expanded her business with social media using Instagram and has gained a large following. You can follow her on Instagram at @rose_rosenfeld or visit her website at roserosenfeld.com