Well hello there! I’m thrilled to be able to post this, my first blog written while on set for The Face. (I’m sitting here in the little hair and makeup tent I showed you earlier.) Last night was the 4th annual Fashion’s Night Out and the first one where, shockingly, I actually didn’t dance! I did have a great time, though. I went to Longchamp and Diesel who were both premiering new campaign films that I’m in (Watch HERE and HERE). I finished off the night by going to the BlackBook and Oxygen party with two of my The Face compadres, Nigel and Karolina.
Thanks to Mr. Gilbert Le (the same guy who brought you our wedding film in 2010) we have these great pictures of the night. Stay tuned for the video coming soon! xx Coco
It’s here, people!! For the fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out I’ll be making a stop at the Rockefeller Center’s Longchamp store (610 Fifth Avenue) at 7pm where we will be debuting my new campaign film "Oh! My Bike!" I’ll be picking one lucky winner to go home with an amazing Longchamp bag, so don’t miss it! Then it’s onto the Diesel store in Soho (135 Spring Street) at 8pm where we will be premiering another fashion film with yours truly and four other special ladies.
What else will the night bring? We will have to wait and see!! To see my crazy antics from the last few years go here,here and here.
With the 2012 FNO only 2 weeks away I thought it would be fun to look back over the events of last year’s Fashion’s Night Out. My friend Damaris Lewis and I took a team of 30 dancers on a dizzying 5-stop journey around the city, performing our 7-minute flash mobs at Macy’s, Herald Square, Zac Posen's Z Spoke store, Bleeker Street Subway Station and Topshop. To see what I did in 2010 go HERE. Stay tuned for my plans this year…
Are you guys ready for the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out? IT’S TONIGHT!!! I’ve planned some very special events at Macy’s, Z Spoke and Topshop and outlined the times on the flyer above. I’ve been rehearsing for these performances for a few weeks with a crew of pros so, trust me, you do not want to miss this!!!
Two down, two to go. New York fashion week ended last Thursday and as usual, there was a little under 24 hours before London Fashion week began. Its so funny to go to the airport and see every model, stylist and editor you can imagine, all cramming onto flights from NY to the UK. I spent a few days in London and did few shows there but I had to leave early this morning to head to Berlin for a job. I’ll be here in Germany for a little over a day followed by Budapest for another job followed by…. Milan and Paris Fashion weeks!!
This season I have James traveling with me for the first time, which is lovely. Going from city to city it can get a little lonely in this industry, so its nice to share this with him. We bought a new digital camera not long back and so James is also documenting everything we do. He actually came and hung out for the amazing Fashions Night Out Show Vogue put on 2 weeks ago and he got some pretty unprecedented backstage access and video. Our friend Gilbert Le edited the footage James took and the result is this little montage. I hope you enjoy it!!
On the night of September 10th the whole city came out and shopped for Fashions Night Out. I know there were a million stories of fun events around the city but for my story to be told I asked Gilbert Le and his film crew to come follow James and I for the entire day. You might recall that Gilbert’s company, Americana Cinema, were the ones who created our wonderful wedding movie.
The day was packed: we went to a radio station, a BCBG show and then we hit the town for FNO - hanging with Behati, Zac Posen and thousands of New Yorkers. I hope you enjoy the video! A special thanks to the entire crew for their hard work, to Gilbert for his artistic touch and to my James for putting this all together.
Fashion Week SS-11 really crept up on me this year. People, IT ALREADY STARTED?! That having been said, the question everyone in fashion has been asking ad nauseum is "What are you doing for Fashions Night Out?". The problem is, there’s so much going on! I guess that is a nice problem to have, I’ve managed to narrow down my list so I just wanted you to know three spots I’ll definitely be at.
First stop will be the Fratelli Rossetti Boutique (Madison & 59th) to support my sweet friend Behati Prinsloo in her first ever photo exhibition! I saw her yesterday and she says she’s been setting up all week, hanging the photos just so and deciding on lighting. You might remember a few months ago I showed you the amazing engagement pictures she took of James and I. Now I’m super excited to see her work on a large scale!
The next stop will be to meet up with Zac Posen at Saks Fifth Avenue (5th and 49th). People always ask me if I can get them tickets to shows, as if I just get handed a stack of them at the beginning of every fashion week. Sadly I don’t, but this time I can at least try to get you a ticket. As far as NY shows go, it doesn’t get much better than Mr. Posen and everyone who shows up at Saks will be able to enter to win tickets to his show on Saturday! In fact he has invited me to help him pick the winners with him!
After 8pm I’ll be heading downtown to the Reiss London store in Soho for my own event with Rimmel. The theme of the party is all things British. Being that this year I married myself a Brit and the slogan on my Rimmel campaign is “Get the London Look!” I felt it was a good fit. Makeup Artist Liz Pugh will be there (she did my wedding make-up in France FYI) along with stylists and Vogue experts who can help you create your own London look and makeover. Come get a goodie bag, get your make up done, get glammed up for the rest your night out on the town and take a picture with me!!!
So those are the main three stops, but there are sure to be others!! The whole night I’ll be tweeting from http://twitter.com/Oh_So_Coco so follow me to find out the details of my night and tweet me to let me know whats going on around you - I just might stop by!
Here we are, Monday of THE busiest week in fashion. Tomorrow night is the first ever Fashions Night Out runway show put on by Vogue magazine. I’ll be one of over 150 models walking in the largest fashion show New York city has ever seen. More than 1,500 ticket holding guests will be spectators in person with millions more watching the live stream on CBS.com - If that wasn’t enough, you can watch a whole CBS documentary about Fashions Night Out on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 pm.
But after the show tomorrow night comes the event I’m most excited to talk to you about and guess what? YOU’RE ALL INVITED!!!
Back in February I hosted an event for Lakay Pam which aimed to raise money for Haiti. The event was more successful than we could have ever imagined, raising over $60,000 for the children of Haiti. In fact it went so well we are going to do it again tomorrow night…
Who’s “we” you may ask?
MODELS! Lots of us. In addition to yours truly top models Aline Weber, Caroline Trentini, Hannah Holman, Lisanne De Jong, Valentina Zaliayeva and Michelle Alves will be there – Victoria’s secret models Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanpoel, Izabel Goulart and Ana Beatriz Barros will be on hand - annnnd, (yes theres more!!) Sport’s Illustrated models Fernanda Motta, Cintia Dicker and Damaris Lewis will all be there. That’s a lot of girls. Please come join us at Opera Gallery 415 West 13th street New York TOMORROW NIGHT at 8:30 pm. There’s an open bar, music by DJ Harley Viera-Newton and amazing sports and fashion items up for auction: For example, you could be the proud owner of a Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit issue signed by the SI girls or a Soccer Ball signed by the entire Milan AC team. Even if you just want to stop by to say hello, your donations will go to good use as 100% of all the proceeds go to rebuilding schools and helping orphans.
September, as expected, was a complete blur. After getting back from Costa Rica I had only a few days before the first ever “Fashions Night Out” in NY - then there was New York fashion week - then London followed by a quick trip to see my boyfriend James’ hometown and then a trip back across the Atlantic for Paris fashion week! Still, I had a good time and it was great to catch up with everyone.
t’s now October and I’m back here in New York enjoying the fall weather, the crisp air and sunshine remind me of Vancouver. The other day I was lucky enough to be sent a custom long board from the good people at Losee Longboards. I was a bit nervous to take it down busy city streets but I did like the idea of being a little more independently mobile here in the city so I was inspired to get a scooter! Its kind of like the one I had as a kid except this one has bigger wheels and goes super fast! I even convinced James to get one too and we ride them everywhere now… the other day we rode them all the way to the southern tip of Manhattan!
Yes, we do realize we probably look like over-sized children but we’re having fun anyway. Say hello if you see me float by!
After last nights show at DKNY my legs feel like they are about to separate from my hips. I haven’t danced that much in a few years, not to mention how many hours we practiced before the show. It didn’t help that I had to wear high heels all day today either!
Anyway, despite all my complaining last night was a great success and I really hope that Fashion’s Night Out continues as a yearly event. I know I had lots of fun and I also heard from many friends that there were other great adventures around town.
Ok peoples I’m back and ready to work. I had a great time in Costa Rica. I was in a little town called Tamarindo and I strongly suggest that if you want a great beach vacation you could do no better then there. I definitely brought back some great stories from my travels: encountered a shark, some sting rays and a few jellyfish who couldn’t resist stinging me. But now it’s back to the real world and I’m super excited to start up work again.
P.S Who’s ready for Fashions Night Out? I AM!!! Today I’m checking out the DKNY store that I’ll be dancing in on the night of September 10th. My old dance crew will be there, they are coming all the way from Vancouver for the special night. I hope you all can make it, it shall be lots of fun and you never know who we might have dancing with us….