Life via Instagram (Part One) - October 17th - 24th

It’s time to do a little catching up! In this installment of Life via Instagram I stop by Teen Vogue #FashionU, The Fashion World of JPG opening, and Giorgio Armani's “One Night Only” couture show in New York. Plus, a bill protecting the rights of underage models was finally passed into law. What a busy week…

  1. My look for the Fifth Annual Norman Mailer Center Benefit Gala. Dress by Zac Posen, diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels.
  2. Backstage at Teen Vogue's #FashionU with Andrew Bevan and Micki Schneider
  3. Had so much fun at #TVFU - thanks to everyone for coming and for all your questions!
  4. Press conference celebrating new legislation protecting child models in New York!
  5. So excited for the opening of The Fashion World of JPG at the Brooklyn Museum. Love Mr. Gaultier!
  6. With the Jean Paul Gaultier dream team at the Brooklyn Museum!
  7. My look for Giorgio Armani’s “One Night Only” event in New York - October 24th, 2013.
  8. At the Armani #onenightonlynyc exhibit and couture show. This dress was made for me for a Vogue Met Gala editorial!
  9. More from Armani’s #onenightonlynyc couture show.

Teen Vogue's Breakfast With Bevan (Part 2)

Here’s a little follow-up to the “Breakfast With Bevan” video I posted earlier. If you have ever wanted to hear Andrew Bevan’s singing voice or see me lip synch the ABCs, here’s your chance… 

Teen Vogue's Breakfast With Bevan 

I had the lovely opportunity of sitting down for a meal at the Standard with my friend (and features director of Teen VogueAndrew Bevan. Check out  my interview and, while you’re at it, make sure to keep up with “Breakfast With Bevan" on the Teen Vogue YouTube channel. You’ll be obsessed, I promise! Xx

LONGCHAMP via INSTAGRAM - September 14th - 15th

Good morning! In this installment of Life via Instagram I spend the weekend in London for the Longchamp store opening and #InMotion party. If you haven’t seen my new Longchamp commercial yet, check it out here.

  1. I’m across the pond in London for the Longchamp store opening!
  2. At the Longchamp #InMotion party with Alexa Chung DJing some sweet tunes.
  3. Found my New York friends Sophie Elgort and Andrew Bevan!
  4. With the beautiful Juliette Delafontaine.
  5. The lovely Georgia Jagger with Kate Moss and the Cassegrains, founders of Longchamp.
  6. Perfect afternoon, shopping on Portobello road in dreary old London Town.
  7. Taking the chance to catch up with the latest Stylist Magazine while in England.
  8. This view never gets old. So long London, until next time.
Teen Vogue - On The AirMarch 2013In this month’s Teen Vogue, my good friend Andrew Bevan asked me my thoughts on modeling, television and being accessible.

"I’ve always treated modeling like a job, not a lifestyle," explains my pal Coco Rocha.  "You can’t rest on your laurels: a model is really only as good and relevant as her most recent editorial or campaign."  That philosophy has kept this tour de force going strong for nearly a decade in a business where a typical career span is only a few years.  This spring she continues to strike while the iron is hot, starring in Oxygen’s new model-competition show The Face, alongside fellow supers Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.     So will Coco’s sage advice to her proteges land them on top?  ”I told my girls that above all else, staying true to their values is worth more than any one job.  I say no to more jobs than I say yes.  If you don’t want to wear fur or go nude, you shouldn’t” she says.  ”You can’t please, nor are you right for, everyone.  I’ve had clients tell me I’m too fat and others tell me I’m too thin the very next day.”  Coco also stresses the importance of being accessible to fans despite past naysayers.  ”Some told me I was making myself too open and that models should be untouchable,” she says of her twelve social-media platforms that spawned from a simple online diary she kept for friends and family.  ”It’s been rewarding to blaze the trail for a new generation of models.  I love that we don’t just have to be mute pretty faces anymore.”  
To read more go buy your copy today!

Teen Vogue - On The Air
March 2013

In this month’s Teen Vogue, my good friend Andrew Bevan asked me my thoughts on modeling, television and being accessible.

"I’ve always treated modeling like a job, not a lifestyle," explains my pal Coco Rocha.  "You can’t rest on your laurels: a model is really only as good and relevant as her most recent editorial or campaign."  That philosophy has kept this tour de force going strong for nearly a decade in a business where a typical career span is only a few years.  This spring she continues to strike while the iron is hot, starring in Oxygen’s new model-competition show The Face, alongside fellow supers Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.

     So will Coco’s sage advice to her proteges land them on top?  ”I told my girls that above all else, staying true to their values is worth more than any one job.  I say no to more jobs than I say yes.  If you don’t want to wear fur or go nude, you shouldn’t” she says.  ”You can’t please, nor are you right for, everyone.  I’ve had clients tell me I’m too fat and others tell me I’m too thin the very next day.”  Coco also stresses the importance of being accessible to fans despite past naysayers.  ”Some told me I was making myself too open and that models should be untouchable,” she says of her twelve social-media platforms that spawned from a simple online diary she kept for friends and family.  ”It’s been rewarding to blaze the trail for a new generation of models.  I love that we don’t just have to be mute pretty faces anymore.”  

To read more go buy your copy today!

Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Gala - October 18th, 2012.

  1. Back home from Hong Kong and fixing my lipstick for Bergdorf’s 111th anniversary bash! No rest for me today!
  2. Having a drink at the Plaza Hotel, waiting for the event to begin.
  3. With my extraordinarily handsome escort to Bergdorf’s 111th anniversary gala, Mr. Zac Posen.
  4. On the red carpet in my Zac Posen gown with my David Webb clutch.
  5. Hilary Rhoda and I working our angles.
  6. Found my friend Jay Manuel,  who is quite literally in head-to-toe silver. I like the new do! 
  7. Teen Vogue editor Andrew Bevan and his date Laura Love eating Zac Posen's tie. It made sense at the time, I think.
  8. With my agent and dear friend Micki Schneider at the event.
  9. Detail shot of the gorgeous David Webb clutch Zac Posen loaned me on Thursday night. He only told me halfway through the evening it was actually SOLID GOLD!!

COCO’S INSTAGRAMS - March 18th to April 9th, 2012.

  1. “Don’t cry for me Argentinaaaa!” About to watch EVITA with my buddy Andrew Bevan (Teen Vogue). Ricky Martin is in it - so excited!!
  2. How cute is this group of Irish dancers doing their best Coco Rocha?! Makes me miss the good old days!
  3. Behind-the-scenes shot for The Room: http://youtu.be/nIiHz-scfrA
  4. With my girl Heidi Klum on the set of last week’s Germany’s Next Top Model.
  5. I’m at an antique store in upstate New York. Sir, do Karlie Kloss & Hillary Rhoda come with the frames?
  6. Leaving Canada via Porter Airlines on a little island facing downtown Toronto.
  7. Behind-the-scenes of yesterday’s Canada’s Best Beauty Talent wearing an amazing Zac Posen skirt. Loved this look!
  8. You know what’s cooler than a million dollars? Facebook buying Instagram for a billion! Congrats to Instagram’s dozen or so employees!
  9. Loving this Zac Posen Barbie doll. Wait, is that me!?!

NYFW via my iPhone - Day 4, Part 2

  1. Playing with hats in the subway.
  2. My 3rd look of the day - ready for Betsey Johnson.
  3. My life just got so much better - my good friends Shenae Grimes and Andrew Bevan were backstage at Betsey Johnson!
  4. THIS is why we love Betsey Johnson! Who else has mounds of candy, balloons and a DJ backstage!?
  5. "Noted fashion photographer" Nigel Barker and I backstage at Betsey Johnson. You can’t say his name without that, FYI.
  6. Vibrant orange and pink (of course) all over this Beatlemania-themed runway at Betsey Johnson.
  7. Came home after Betsey Johnson to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Mr. Zac Posen! It’s me who should be sending these to him!
  8. Final outfit (number four) of the day. Helmut Lang jacket, Rag & Bone hood and Levi’s.
  9. At Whitney Houston-themed karaoke with Shenae Grimes.

NYFW via my iPhone - Day Two

  1. This was my outfit today on the 2nd day of New York Fashion Week. It’s all about the Herve Leger dress.
  2. I always wondered what this building was like inside. Now I get to see, thanks to Prabal Gurung!
  3. Prabal was great and Candice Swanepoel looked AMAZING for the 2nd day running.
  4. Detail view of Prabal Gurung.
  5. If eating pizza during fashion week is wrong we dont wanna be right! With James, Andrew Bevan and Jenna Sauers at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza.
  6. Back with the fashion kids signing autographs at NYFW.
  7. Backstage at Herve Leger with the man himself, Max Azria!
  8. Sat next to Dani Stahl at Herve Leger and one of my favorite new models, Kate King, closed the show!
  9. With the man who has made all this social media coverage happen, my hubby, James Conran. Photo by Jamie Beck.