LIFE via INSTAGRAM - March 17th to April 1st

It’s finally spring!! If you haven’t been keeping up with my latest antics, here is a quick roundup. Recently I traveled to Toronto and made some new friends, and worked on a cool project for Glamour magazine with the lovely Chanel Iman. xx

  1. My look in Toronto: top by my Canadian boys Greta Constantine, skirt by my New York boy Zac Posen and makeup + hair by the international wonderkin Veronica Chu.
  2. I’m at #WMCFW (fashion week Toronto) surprising these two lovely ladies with fantastic MasterCard #PricelessSurprises.
  3. Does anyone know what time it is?
  4. IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! Thank goodness! #throwbackthursday to my Vogue Nippon shoot with Uncle Arthur Elgort.
  5. At the #Fashion20 Awards in Greta Constantine.
  6. With my old Irish dance friends nearly 9 years ago. Hard to believe! #ThrowbackThursday
  7. Thrilled to receive these portraits by the modern master of fashion illustration, David Downton.
  8. Working on a fun new project with Glamour Magazine!
  9. Please help caption this photo.

LIFE via INSTAGRAM - December 3rd to 31st, 2013

I’m still having a hard time remembering to write “2014” in the date, so it seemed like the perfect time to do a roundup of some photos from last month. In December I got to visit Yale University, tumblr headquarters and Parsons. I also got plenty of face time with my close friend Zac Posen while working on a special project!

  1. Sitting with Sara Ziff at Yale University for a Masters Tea. We’re having an engaging conversation with students about the fashion industry.
  2. Thanks to the staff of tumblr who asked me come chat with them at their NY HQ about the convergence of tech and fashion — and also try out my comedy routine!?
  3. At the #Parsons going away party; 150 trucks coming Monday to move the legendary design school! #YouNeverLeaveParsons #560
  4. Zac in his office.
  5. This is how models take breaks on set.
  6. It’s freezing cold outside, but warm indoors. Reading The Sartorialist while sporting these comfy socks. Both were in my December COCO X FANCY Box. Have you subscribed? - http://fancy.to/r529wn
  7. Beautiful little drawing from Zac Posen.
  8. My dear friend Zac Posen made my wedding dress in 2010 and in the December issue of Brides Magazine he put me in his fantastic new bridalwear, Truly Zac Posen, for David’s Bridal. If you’re getting married in 2014, look no further ladies.
  9. Love this behind-the-scenes shot of me and Zac on set together for Brides Magazine. If there is one person who loves to dance more than me, it’s Zac.

Jean Paul Gaultier -Prêt-à-porter printemps-été 2014

For Jean Paul’s summer 2014 presentation at the Paradis Latin, Gaultier created his own version of Dancing with the Stars. Blanca Li, who choreographed the show (and also some of my Longchamp videos), Rossy de Palma and Tanel Bedrossiantz were the judges of this extraordinary casting.

Watch the video above for my best John Travolta in Grease impression, Karlie Kloss striking a pose voguing and Hannelore Knuts performing a tango. The soundtrack is tops!  "It will be murder on the dancefloor!" promised Jean Paul Gaultier after joining Blanca Li for the frenzied finale.

I’m IN LOVE with our new Longchamp commercial!! If you havent seen it yet, stop what you’re doing and go here -> http://youtu.be/ybJ9_GZZ7Wc

REHEARSAL - A short film by Poppy Gordon & Matt Kliegman

Here’s great little video where I talk about embracing your flaws, my love of dance and my dance role model (and now good friend), Jean Butler. In reality, without her inspiring me to dance I never would have been scouted as a model. 

Behind-The-Scenes - Longchamp ‘You Should Be Dancing’

I posted the video last week and some of the images from the campaign yesterday. Now here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we put it all together. Choreographer Salim Gaulwoos explains his inspiration and concept for the Longchamp woman. I have to say, working with Salim and the Longchamp team again was one of my favorite jobs of 2012. 

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER - Interview for Glamour MagI just arrived in Paris to support my dear friend, Jean Paul Gaultier, and so I thought it only appropriate that I post this interview we did together in the latest copy of American Glamour Magazine. Gaultier has given me so many amazing opportunities on his runway; he was the designer who asked me to Irish dance down the runway in 2007, which really put me on the fashion radar. More than that, though, he is one of the kindest, most sincere people you could ever hope to meet. See our interview below:
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Now This Is a Major Fashion Moment
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier interviews Coco Rocha about catfights, male models – and playing for Team Coco. 
In fashion it’s a given that every designer has a muse. For much of the last decade Jean Paul Gaultier, the Parisian designer who created Madonna’s cone bra in the late eighties, has found his inspiration in Canadian model Coco Rocha. Back in 2007 the then 18-year-old Rocha opened and closed Gaultier’s fall show by dancing a Celtic Irish jig down the runway. (Another year she played a mermaid!) The two have been friends ever since. Here, Gaultier and Rocha – who’s a new star judge on Oxygen’s model-competition show The Face, alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova – sit down to talk. 
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Which was more difficult: coaching the girls for the competition or getting along with Naomi and Karolina? 
COCO ROCHA: I think you know the answer to that. 
JPG: Yes, I can imagine!
CR: When we first started shooting, we were like children on the first day of school. But two days into the show, you could definitely see that there was a competition among Team Naomi, Team Coco, and Team Karolina. We’re all fighting to win. We have three different personalities and our own concept of how a model should model, so you know it’s going to be a good show. 
JPG: From what I saw, it seems like there was a bit of tension between Naomi and Karolina. 
CR: There’s going to be tension in a lot of scenes. 
JPG: Yes, yes yes! Especially with Naomi, she can be sometimes a little excited, no? Did you teach the girls how to Irish dance? 
CR: No, I didn’t get to, but they knew that I could. Everyone always remembers my dancing. 
JPG: I think you should teach male models how to walk. Some guys are very beautiful, but they walk like they’re embarrassed. It’s ridiculous. 
CR: How do you choose a male model for your shows? 
JPG: I want a male model version of you or Naomi or Karolina or Linda [Evangelista]. What makes you special is that you create so many different personalities. It’s boring when the models all walk exactly the same. Don’t you think? 
CR: That’s why all of us like doing your show. You allow us to be whoever we want. These days we’re told to walk straight, don’t move, no emotion, no nothing. I want my team [on The Face] to play characters because it’s far more interesting. I have to say that you’re one of the only designers who likes to talk to his models and ask us about our opinions and what we’re thinking. 
JPG: If there were no models, I couldn’t do my shows. You make my shows real – I love that. 
- Rajni Lucienne Jacques

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER - Interview for Glamour Mag

I just arrived in Paris to support my dear friend, Jean Paul Gaultier, and so I thought it only appropriate that I post this interview we did together in the latest copy of American Glamour Magazine. Gaultier has given me so many amazing opportunities on his runway; he was the designer who asked me to Irish dance down the runway in 2007, which really put me on the fashion radar. More than that, though, he is one of the kindest, most sincere people you could ever hope to meet. See our interview below:

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Behind the Scenes - WHBM’s Spring 2013 TV spot

posted my new White House Black Market TV commercial on Monday (watch it HERE), and today I’m happy to show you a great little behind-the-scenes of how we put it all together for the third time

Xx
Coco 

White House | Black Market - New Campaign Film

For my third White House | Black Market commerical we stuck with the dancing theme, but brought in one of my favorite photographers, Ellen Von Unwerth, to direct. You might remember Ellen shot my Vs Magazine cover and editorial last year. I love the song and vibe of this commercial and I had so much fun messing up that perfectly minimalist set!

Watch my first tap dancing campaign film for WHBM here. Watch the second dance battle (with myself) here.

Behind the Scenes - WHBM’s Coco vs. Coco

We posted the world premiere of the new White House Black Market TV commercial yesterday, and today I’m happy to show you a great little behind-the-scenes of how we pulled off the epic Coco vs. Coco battle. I had so much fun working with the entire team on this new spot and I’m especially thankful to my amazing choreographer, Laurin Latarro, for teaching me my fancy moves.

xx
Coco