Power Couple Interview: Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery
Ever since getting together in 2009, power couple hilary rhoda and sean avery have been making waves within the fashion industry.
by Angelic Vendette
Hilary Rhoda, a model who was once ranked 6th in the world’s highest paid models by Forbes, is signed with IMG Models worldwide, and has represented brands like Estee Lauder, Chopard jewelry, and St. John Knits. Sean Avery on the other hand, is a Canadian-born ex New York Ranger turned model, Vogue intern, restaurant investor, and adverting exec who appeared as a 2014 contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Together, both Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery form a supercouple whose careers have skyrocketed over the years, and who together this fall, will be the new faces of Square One’s newest ad campaign, shot by Scott Lipps.
We caught up with the busy duo who, one after the other, answered our questions about modelling, fitness, and of course, relationships.
What was the first thing that attracted you to Hilary?
SA: The first night I met Hilary I told my friend she was the most stunning women I had ever seen and I was going to marry her.
What are the keys to a successful relationship?
SA: We are lucky and don’t have to consciously work at very much other than communicating when the dishes in the dishwasher are dirty even though they look clean
How do you find time for each other with busy schedules?
SA: Even when we are both busy we always find time to work out together
How do you stay grounded or ensure for a balanced life?
SA: Fitness is a huge part of our lives and daily routine and it keeps us extremely balanced
You both recently shot the Square One ad campaign with Scott Lipps. Can you tell us a bit about your experience?
HR: Working with your husband is so much easier than working with another model I’ve never met. The chemistry is actually there with Sean.
SA: Scott Lipps is a long time friend. It is always great to be able to work with a familiar face. The set was very relaxed and fun.
How does working together/collaborating together bring out the best in each of you?
HR: Sean is a natural! He’s got an amazing creative eye and as an athlete an awareness of his body that means modelling come easy to him.
SA: Hilary is so beautiful and an amazing model. I just try to blend in and Hilary brings in the magic.
What are some of the projects you are both working on currently?
HR: I have been taking acting classes and auditioning for upcoming role. I’m really excited about it.
SA: I have a book coming out this Fall. It will redefine the modern memoir.
Where do you see yourselves 5 years from now?
SA: With a couple of healthy kids running around
…10 years from now?
SA: We will almost be parents of teenagers
Style Talk :
How would you describe your personal style?
HR: Comfortable, classic, modern.
How has your style evolved since being together?
HR: Sean says I don’t shop enough. I do rely on his advice a lot when getting dresses.
SA: I tell Hilary she doesn’t shop enough, but I think I might regret saying that if she picks it up.
Who are your favourite designers?
HR: I couldn’t name just one!
SA: My favorite brands are Feit Visvim and Outlier
Does your routine change in the fall?
SA: It doesn’t. Usually I run, spin and box.
What is your beauty routine?
HR: I drink a ton of water and I use lots of good face oils and crèmes.
What are your favourite products?