hile guests were wearing slides and stilettos at an intimate, late-summer sit-down dinner at Soho House's new Little Beach House in Malibu, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the 29-year-old supermodel/actress/burgeoning fashion standout and fiancée of action film star Jason Statham, did not look out of place while shod in a pair of knee-high, wintry, black suede boots despite the fact that it was a warm 75 degrees and the sky blue over Malibu.

Footwear brand Ugg had the Sept. 8 dinner to celebrate Huntington-Whiteley’s recent appointment as global brand ambassador for the shearling-lined footwear popularized by Oprah Winfrey and others.