LIFE via INSTAGRAM - February 10th to 13th, 2013

In this installment of Life via Instagram I struggle to balance NYFW with some heavy media promotion for The Face. I start out at DVF,  go on VH1 with Nigel and then a radio tour with Karolina. The Face mentors and coaches ring the NASDAQ bell and finally I wrap up Fashion Week by taking my Team Coco girl Stephanie Lalanne to her first runway show, Rachel Zoe.

Follow me at @cocorocha for more real-time updates. 

  1. With the legendary DVF backstage at her show. 
  2. My shot of the DVF runway finale. Perfect ’70s glam rock decadence. Mr. Bill Cunningham snapping pictures beside me. Taken with the Samsung Galaxy Camera #thenextbigthing
  3. Nigel Barker gets in on the ugly-pretty game on VH1!
  4. Going live on Good Day New York (Fox 5) to talk about The Face.
  5. Doing a big radio tour with my fellow The Face mentor and friend Karolina Kurkova
  6. About to ring the #NASDAQ bell at 4pm with my The Face castmates!
  7. Heading into the city for NYFW with the baby member of my Team CocoStephanie Lalanne.
  8. Look who’s also at the Rachel Zoe show - “Noted fashion photographer” and The Face host Nigel Barker! It’s a mini reunion with my Team Coco girl Stephanie Lalanne, too!
  9. So nice to sit and watch the Rachel Zoe show. Always true to her personal style.

LIFE via INSTAGRAM - February 5th - 7th, 2013

In this installment of Life via Instagram, New York Fashion Week begins and I continue to promote the premiere of The Face! You can watch The Face Tuesday nights at 9/8c on Oxygen, and join me in a #teamcoco live tweeting session! 

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  1. Who’s excited for The Face casting Special?! #TeamCoco
  2. This is happening at The Face premiere party! With Karolina Kurkova, Nigel Barker, James Conran, Suchin Pak and Andy Cohen.
  3. So this is just a picture of me, Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Nigel Barker with a CHOIR singing George Michael’s FREEDOM. No big deal.
  4. We’re live!!! Wearing Fausto Puglisi at #TheFace Hangout at Google!
  5. Thanks to all the models who came to the Model Lounge for our little chat this morning. 
  6. Halfway through Day 1 of #NYFW and I’m already tired of blurry runway pictures on my Instagram feed.
  7. Loving the vibe at Dannijo #dannijovanities #nyfw
  8. More of the scene at Dannijo #dannijovanities #nyfw - amazing job ladies!
  9. With the beautiful girls behind Dannijo and my bud Hilary Rhoda.

GOOGLE+ HANGOUT - The Cast Of The Face.

Did you get a chance yesterday to tune into the live Google+ hangout with me, Naomi, Karolina and Nigel? If not, we have you covered with the whole interview. I seriously think we should do a recap show like this every week, who’s with me?! 

If you haven’t checked out Google+, you really should. This feature is amazing.

Xx
Coco

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Last night at “The Face” Premiere Party, we had GIFmaster T. Kyle MacMahon (of RealityTVGIFs) on hand to create GIFs that were projected on a huge screen for guests to see. It turned out pretty awesome. Here are some of our favorite GIFs of the night.

Tune into the premiere of “The Face” this Tuesday on Oxygen at 9/8c! 

GIFS GALORE

THE FACE PREMIERE PARTY - February 5th, 2013

I was so happy to have my sweet friend Behati Prinsloo with me as I attended the premiere of The Face last night. To see who else was there go to my Facebook album HERE.

Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Jewelry: Plukka
Gown: Pucci
 

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“Walk for your life!” - Naomi Campbell
Sneak Peek: ‘The Face’ Elimination Special!Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova cut 24 models to 12 in “The Face: The Fight to Make the Final 12.” Watch it online in its entirety now - before it airs Feb. 5!  

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“Walk for your life!” - Naomi Campbell

Sneak Peek: ‘The Face’ Elimination Special!
Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova cut 24 models to 12 in “The Face: The Fight to Make the Final 12.” Watch it online in its entirety now - before it airs Feb. 5!  

LIFE via INSTAGRAM - January 10th - 25th, 2013

Today’s installment of Life via Instagram is dedicated to The Face! In preparation for tomorrow night’s premiere, a tidal wave of campaigns and advertisements has swept New York. With the media blitz above and below ground, you literally cannot escape! Watch the casting special of The Face tomorrow night at 9/8c on Oxygen, and join me in a #teamcoco live tweeting session! 

Follow me at @cocorocha for more real-time updates. 

  1. Working on something special with Nigel Barker and Jason Binn.
  2. Meeting the #TeamCoco crew at The Westchester Mall today. So fun!!
  3. Pose-off with all the The Face girls at Westchester Mall!
  4. Behind the scenes with Nigel Barker on our Dujour shoot. My favorite pic is the lower right one where I’m showing Nigel my best self defense move!
  5. Spotted at 14th & 9th. #TheFace
  6. The Face - DeFaced. (At Spring St. Station)
  7. Another underground #TheFace sighting (we’re taking over NYC!).
  8. Thanks to Jason Binn and TWSteel for throwing Nigel Barker and me a great Dujour cover launch party!
  9. Attack of the 50ft Coco.
If you happen to be in the White Plains, New York, area this Sunday, January 20th, make a detour! I will be making a personal appearance at The Face Challenge pop-up at the Westchester Mall at 3pm.
For a refresher on The Face Challenge and full details on the amazing prize (trip to NYC, photoshoot with Nigel Barker like mine above!), click on over here. If you can’t make it to the Westchester Mall on Sunday, you can always upload your videos here. Any time, any place.THE FACE CHALLENGE POP-UP EXPERIENCE
Sunday, January 20, 11:00am-5:00pm
Coco Rocha appearance: 3:00pm
The Westchester Mall-White Plains, NY

If you happen to be in the White Plains, New York, area this Sunday, January 20th, make a detour! I will be making a personal appearance at The Face Challenge pop-up at the Westchester Mall at 3pm.

For a refresher on The Face Challenge and full details on the amazing prize (trip to NYC, photoshoot with Nigel Barker like mine above!), click on over here. If you can’t make it to the Westchester Mall on Sunday, you can always upload your videos here. Any time, any place.

THE FACE CHALLENGE POP-UP EXPERIENCE

Sunday, January 20, 11:00am-5:00pm

Coco Rocha appearance: 3:00pm

The Westchester Mall-White Plains, NY

DUJOUR MAGAZINE - COCO ROCHA: MODEL CITIZEN

With her strong beliefs and her social-media savvy, Rocha—on Oxygen’s The Face—is a standout in her field

By Lindsay Silberman

The first thing that strikes you about Coco Rocha is, of course, her face. It has those perfect angles, the sharp, sculpted ones that seem to be a prerequisite for becoming a model. But before you can even process the rest of her otherworldly appearance—her flawless ivory complexion, her piercing blue eyes, her slim yet towering frame—you sense there’s a certain depth to her, something a bit more complex.

We’ve arranged to chat over lunch at a casual cafe-bakery in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. She arrives early, having taken the train in from New York’s Westchester County. “I honestly don’t mind it,” she says about taking public transportation. “People do it in any other city. It feels normal.” (She and her husband, muralist James Conran, moved there a year ago.)

As she enters the cafe, the 24-year-old doesn’t walk so much as float—a skill she picked up from her years on the runway. And if the people sitting at the tables near us don’t immediately recognize her, they probably whispered over their turkey sandwiches, “She has to be a model.” Today, the massive fur coat, black pants and stilettos she’s wearing are a dead giveaway.

Her first request is surprising: With autumn in the air, she’s in the mood for pumpkin pie today, so would it be OK if she had a slice for lunch? The Canadian-born model has recently wrapped production for Oxygen’s The Face, a new reality show (premiering February 12 at 9PM ET/PT) in which young women compete to become the face of Ulta Beauty. The show bills itself as giving a more realistic depiction of the challenges and demands of modeling than America’s Next Top Model—a series notorious for its jumping-out-of-planes and posing-with-snakes theatrics. Rocha serves as a mentor and coach for a team of four fledgling models, who compete against squads led by supermodels Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova. Every week, each team competes to win an actual job.

It’s an opportunity the thoughtful, soft-spoken Rocha describes as “surreal,” and understandably so. Her career—gracing the cover of Vogue, walking the runways at the Paris, Milan and New York fashion shows, appearing in ad campaigns for Chanel and YSL—is unusual for someone like her. Rocha is a devout Jehovah’s Witness, as is her husband. “My faith is everything,” she declares. Raised by her mother, Rocha has been a Jehovah’s Witness her entire life, but she wasn’t baptized until 2009—the religion requires that individuals be old enough to make their own decisions before committing.

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LIFE via INSTAGRAM - January 5th - 8th, 2013

Another installation of Life Via Instagram, this time set at the TCAs. Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry, I didn’t either. It’s basically when all the stars of television go to a giant hotel in Pasadena to hang out with hundreds of reporters to discuss, ad nauseum, their latest projects. Since Naomi, Karolina, Nigel and I have our show The Face coming out in February, we were there in full force. 

 Follow me at @cocorocha for more realtime updates.

  1. On the TCA red carpet with Karolína Kurkova, Nigel Barker and Naomi Campbell in support of The Face!
  2. Group photo with the kids.
  3. Thanks to my dear friend Nicola Formichetti for sending me amazing Mugler outfits for the TCAs!
  4. My favorite creeper.
  5. And here’s another creeper.
  6. Don’t even try to make sense of this picture. It’s not Photoshopped.
  7. Sitting down with George Kotsiopoulos from Fashion Police. He promised me he was on #TeamCoco!
  8. Well this is interesting - had no idea I had such a fan base in the 30- to 60-year-old male demographic. 
  9. Special thanks to Veronica Chu for making me look pretty at the TCAs this weekend. She’s almost as good a hair and makeup artist as she is a friend. Outfit by Fausto Puglisi.
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Unleash Your Inner Supermodel With ‘The Face’ Challenge On YouTube!

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to work your Naomi Campbell runway strut, practice your intense Karolina Kurkova stare or dance out a Coco Rocha pose—and take a video of your moves to upload onto “The Face” Challenge on YouTube. You could win a trip to New York City, a photoshoot with Nigel Barker and your shot at TV fame, so why not? Hey, even musician/”Best Ink” season two host Pete Wentz is doing it.

[Photo from left to right: Rebecca Rose for Team Naomi; Annie Vasquez of The Fashion Poet for Team Karolina; Slim Mobley for Team Coco]

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Unleash Your Inner Supermodel With ‘The Face’ Challenge On YouTube!

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to work your Naomi Campbell runway strut, practice your intense Karolina Kurkova stare or dance out a Coco Rocha pose—and take a video of your moves to upload onto “The Face” Challenge on YouTube. You could win a trip to New York City, a photoshoot with Nigel Barker and your shot at TV fame, so why not? Hey, even musician/”Best Ink” season two host Pete Wentz is doing it.

[Photo from left to right: Rebecca Rose for Team Naomi; Annie Vasquez of The Fashion Poet for Team Karolina; Slim Mobley for Team Coco]