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
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!
Sitting with Sara Ziff at Yale University for a Masters Tea. We’re having an engaging conversation with students about the fashion industry.
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!?
At the #Parsons going away party; 150 trucks coming Monday to move the legendary design school! #YouNeverLeaveParsons #560
It’s freezing cold outside, but warm indoors. ReadingThe Sartorialist while sporting these comfy socks. Both were in my December COCO X FANCY Box. Have you subscribed? -http://fancy.to/r529wn
Beautiful little drawing from Zac Posen.
My dear friendZac Posenmade my wedding dress in 2010 and in the December issue ofBridesMagazine 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.
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 Longchampvideos), 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.