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ANNA SUI: Coco Rocha for New York Mag.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. For my 5th and final video report with New York Magazine’s The Cut Blog, I speak with one of my favorite designers, Anna Sui, about her fall collection and my first time walking for her. I also bump into my big sister Karen Elson who, like me, enjoys the luxury of watching a show over walking in it!

NYFW via my iPhone - Day 6

  1. My first look for the last day of New York Fashion Week. All about the vintage 1920s overcoat. I designed the jacket underneath myself!
  2. Backstage at Michael Kors, interviewing the sweet Arizona Muse for NY Mag.
  3. Lots of fun prints at the Whitney Eve show. Such a smart young business woman.
  4. Whitney Port - the designer.
  5. How cute is this? Karen Elson brought her daughter backstage at Anna Sui!
  6. With one of my favorite designers of all time, Anna Sui!
  7. Interviewing my sweet big sister Karen Elson backstage at Anna Sui.
  8. All the models to the floor right now!
  9. Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lily Donaldson and Frida Gustavsson on the Anna Sui runway.

NYFW via my iPhone - Zac Posen Show

  1. In hair and make-up for Zac Posen - my exclusive show for NYFW!
  2. Watch out front row, my hair tonight might cut you!
  3. Rehearsal for Zac’s show (that’s why I’m wearing Anna Sui).
  4. With the lovely Dita after Zac’s perfect show.
  5. Julia Stegner and I after the show. I think Zac had THE best lineup of girls all week.
  6. With my girl Ming Xi after the show.

NAAG INTERVIEWBy Fiona Byrne March 10, 2011She’s a model. She’s a Canuck. She’s smart and sweet. And most importantly she’s the wife of Naag art director James Conran. Coco Rocha talks to us fresh from the Fall 2011 shows. 

Here we discover not only does James create awesome images — he creates sweet jewelry too. At least on on special occasions. But wait — this is about Coco! We discovered she werks a leather legging in her downtime and can still fit into a vest she had as a child!Who are you? Coco Rocha Conran Where do you live? New York, N.Y What do you do? Modeling pays the bills, the rest is for love or fun. What is the item in your closet you wear most often? Right now it’s my little orange Anna Sui dress that she gave me after walking in her show last month. It was my go-to outfit for Milan and Paris fashion weeks. What’s your preferred sunglasses brand? I’m a firm believer that you can’t go wrong with a pair of vintage Ray-Bans. What piece have you spent the most money on? One of the perks of being a model is that most of my clothes are given to me. However, two years ago, on the day of the Grammys I could NOT for the life of me find a good pair of shoes to go with my dress so I splurged on a pair of Versaces for an unmentionable amount. Where do you buy your socks? Are they plain or patterned? I haven’t bought socks in thousands of years. The last time I did, I think I bought them in Asia, in bulk. I only own plain socks — that way I don’t have to find their partner when doing laundry. What item of clothing do you feel great in every time you put it on?My Reiss leather leggings are like my second skin. Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind? I feel like the advancement of cell phones has been the kiss of death to watches. The last time I wore a watch was probably 10 years ago, right before my first flip phone. What piece have you been wearing for the longest amount of time? Did you ever think you would be still wearing it after all these time?
I have a pair of Rag and Bone pants I’ve probably worn weekly for the last six years. How they stay together, I have no idea. I also have a faux-fur vest that I got when I was 8 — I remember I hated it but now I wear it out and about all the time! What jewelry designers do you like? Chanel has some fun jewelry, but in general I like my cheapy costume jewelry… I do have a custom-designed engagement ring that my husband gave me. I guess he would be my favorite jewelry designer then! When you need a quick affordable fashion fix, where do you go? Depending on what city I’m in, either Zara or Topshop. I love mixing affordable with high fashion. What are you favorite places to shop online? Other than tickets I’ve never shopped online! I still like to touch or feel before buying… I know, I know, I’m so behind the times! What are the last three things you bought online? (fashion or otherwise) A last-minute plane ticket home to NY, tickets for James to see Prince and an out-of-print used book.

NAAG INTERVIEW
By Fiona Byrne
March 10, 2011

She’s a model. She’s a Canuck. She’s smart and sweet. And most importantly she’s the wife of Naag art director James Conran. Coco Rocha talks to us fresh from the Fall 2011 shows. 

Here we discover not only does James create awesome images — he creates sweet jewelry too. At least on on special occasions. But wait — this is about Coco! We discovered she werks a leather legging in her downtime and can still fit into a vest she had as a child!

Who are you?
Coco Rocha Conran

Where do you live?
New York, N.Y

What do you do?
Modeling pays the bills, the rest is for love or fun.

What is the item in your closet you wear most often?
Right now it’s my little orange Anna Sui dress that she gave me after walking in her show last month. It was my go-to outfit for Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

What’s your preferred sunglasses brand?
I’m a firm believer that you can’t go wrong with a pair of vintage Ray-Bans.

What piece have you spent the most money on?
One of the perks of being a model is that most of my clothes are given to me. However, two years ago, on the day of the Grammys I could NOT for the life of me find a good pair of shoes to go with my dress so I splurged on a pair of Versaces for an unmentionable amount.

Where do you buy your socks? Are they plain or patterned?
I haven’t bought socks in thousands of years. The last time I did, I think I bought them in Asia, in bulk. I only own plain socks — that way I don’t have to find their partner when doing laundry.

What item of clothing do you feel great in every time you put it on?
My Reiss leather leggings are like my second skin.

Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind?
I feel like the advancement of cell phones has been the kiss of death to watches. The last time I wore a watch was probably 10 years ago, right before my first flip phone.

What piece have you been wearing for the longest amount of time?
Did you ever think you would be still wearing it after all these time?
I have a pair of Rag and Bone pants I’ve probably worn weekly for the last six years. How they stay together, I have no idea. I also have a faux-fur vest that I got when I was 8 — I remember I hated it but now I wear it out and about all the time!

What jewelry designers do you like?
Chanel has some fun jewelry, but in general I like my cheapy costume jewelry… I do have a custom-designed engagement ring that my husband gave me. I guess he would be my favorite jewelry designer then!

When you need a quick affordable fashion fix, where do you go?
Depending on what city I’m in, either Zara or Topshop. I love mixing affordable with high fashion.

What are you favorite places to shop online?
Other than tickets I’ve never shopped online! I still like to touch or feel before buying… I know, I know, I’m so behind the times!

What are the last three things you bought online? (fashion or otherwise)
A last-minute plane ticket home to NY, tickets for James to see Prince and an out-of-print used book.

After a one day trip back to New York to walk in Anna Sui’s show last night (backstage pics HERE) I’m now back in Paris for work today! A little tired…Can you believe today marks an entire year since I woke up to this newspaper headline at my front door? What a crazy few days where I was in the middle a media storm over this manufactured controversy. Some advised me to keep quiet and wait it out but at the time I decided to take the opportunity to speak my mind on the issue in an open letter I wrote a few days later. Its ironic, to say the least, that almost exactly a year later I’m now reading a series of blogs like THIS - again about my size, but now on the other end of the spectrum. One or two unflattering photos do not constitute an eating disorder. Neither does gaining a pound or two one season over the last constitute me “too fat”. I assure you, I am happy, fit and healthy as ever. I have to laugh though… its sort of ridiculous that the difference between being “too fat for the runway” and “unhealthily thin” is about 2 or 3 pounds these days. Its a bizarre world we live in…In case you didn’t catch it the first time, here’s my thoughts on models health issues. I’m still very proud of this piece and it remains at the core of my values.CLICK

After a one day trip back to New York to walk in Anna Sui’s show last night (backstage pics HERE) I’m now back in Paris for work today! A little tired…

Can you believe today marks an entire year since I woke up to this newspaper headline at my front door? What a crazy few days where I was in the middle a media storm over this manufactured controversy. Some advised me to keep quiet and wait it out but at the time I decided to take the opportunity to speak my mind on the issue in an open letter I wrote a few days later.

Its ironic, to say the least, that almost exactly a year later I’m now reading a series of blogs like THIS - again about my size, but now on the other end of the spectrum. One or two unflattering photos do not constitute an eating disorder. Neither does gaining a pound or two one season over the last constitute me “too fat”. I assure you, I am happy, fit and healthy as ever. I have to laugh though… its sort of ridiculous that the difference between being “too fat for the runway” and “unhealthily thin” is about 2 or 3 pounds these days. Its a bizarre world we live in…

In case you didn’t catch it the first time, here’s my thoughts on models health issues. I’m still very proud of this piece and it remains at the core of my values.

CLICK