The 10 Best Things Anyone Wore In 2013The Huffington PostIt has been quite a year for fashion. There have been some ups and downs, but thankfully, there are certain stars we can always count on to look amazing.

Can you believe the year is almost over? Everyone is compiling their best-of lists - last week I posted about MTV’s fave short haircuts, and this week it’s all about the stunning looks of the red carpet. Huffington Post created a great round-up of their ten favorites and I’m honored to have made the list in my navy Greta Constantine gown! Click the picture above to read more. Xx Coco


Can you believe the year is almost over? Everyone is compiling their best-of lists - last week I posted about MTV’s fave short haircuts, and this week it’s all about the stunning looks of the red carpet. Huffington Post created a great round-up of their ten favorites and I’m honored to have made the list in my navy Greta Constantine gown! Click the picture above to read more. Xx Coco

HUFFINGTON POST - Canadian Style Icons: Coco RochaBy Danierl Eckler

When you talk about Canadian style icons, Coco Rocha is one of the first names on your list. Today, she’s renowned as one of the most popular models in the world, but it wasn’t so long ago that we remember her as the lanky girl from B.C. who landed the runways of Paris and New York.
We all know the story by now — Rocha was discovered at an Irish dance competition, then whisked away to the world of high fashion. But it’s not as if every new model gets to walk down the runways for Marc Jacobs. No, Rocha made a name for herself by being versatile, easy to get along with and hard-working, in an industry when all three can sometimes come in short supply. For the first few months of her career, Rocha worked tirelessly, doing catalog modeling in Asia — dozens of shoots in a day, and putting in work learning the ins and outs of the industry. So when Vogue Italia came calling, she was more than ready.
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Photographer Steven Meisel was the one shooting that cover, and he saw something unique in her. Since then, she’s grown to become one of the world’s top models, seen everywhere from Banana Republic ads, to walking the runway for names like Chanel, Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier.
What’s the secret to her success? It’s impossible to say, but even the most hardened critic must admit that in every interview she does, you get the feeling that there’s no pretense to her. What you see is what you get, and there’s no wall of reserve like with so many people in the upper echelons of fashion. She’s a model that’s got both feet firmly planted on the ground. That feeling is reinforced when you see her tumblr and Twitter accounts, which are filled with shout outs to friends and family rather than any kind of automated promotional noise.
Fast-forward seven years and she’s now the high watermark for Canadian fashion. Rocha has given something for Canadian women to look at, and aspire to — not just in terms of fashion, but in terms of social conscience too. Rocha has put herself in the firing line byspeaking out against the use of child models, and the high prevalence of eating disorders in the fashion industry. Outside of the world of fashion, she’s also been active in the fight against human trafficking with Senhoa, and worked to bring supplies to the still-recovering Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Canada could hardly ask for a better role model.
Read on below for Coco’s thoughts on style…
What is your definition of style? And good style?
Having good style really just means having a decisive eye and being able to put things together in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It’s not a matter of spending a lot of money and throwing it all together. Fashion can be bought, but style cannot.
How do you describe your style?
I’m not a slave to labels or trends. If it looks right for me then I’ll wear it. My clothes are an eclectic mix of high and low fashion. I have some lovely designer pieces that were given to me by the designers themselves and I’ve also collected some really unusual vintage pieces from various parts of the globe that have a long history. I think it’s important to wear clothing that means something to you and so I always try to make sure I’m wearing at least one item that has a personal meaning to me.
What makes someone a style icon?
I feel like the term “style icon” is given out far to liberally these days. Some new starlet borrows a haute couture dress and all of a sudden she’s an overnight style icon. To me, true style icons have been few and far between. Elizabeth Taylor comes to mind. I never got to meet her while she was alive, but she is one of those people I have always admired in terms of her sense of style. During her day, she was the most glamorous woman in the world at a time when we didn’t have celebrity stylists picking every piece of clothing. A few years back I went to an auction of her clothing and was in awe of her collection. I mean, after 10 years as a model I have seen some amazing collections but literally my mouth was on the floor. I actually bought a Givenchy jumpsuit she had owned in the ’80s. It is such a crazy amazing piece, the perfect example of a piece that tells an interesting story.
How do you describe Canadian style?
For a small population, Canada has always had a very strong and vibrant style. So many great designers either came from Canada or still live there. I think about Dean and Dan of Dsquared, Todd Lynn and Greta Constantine, all of whom I admire greatly. I think the fashion magazines in Canada are working at a beautiful international level also. I’ve always had a great relationship with Flare, Fashion and Elle.

HUFFINGTON POST - Canadian Style Icons: Coco Rocha
By Danierl Eckler

When you talk about Canadian style icons, Coco Rocha is one of the first names on your list. Today, she’s renowned as one of the most popular models in the world, but it wasn’t so long ago that we remember her as the lanky girl from B.C. who landed the runways of Paris and New York.

We all know the story by now — Rocha was discovered at an Irish dance competition, then whisked away to the world of high fashion. But it’s not as if every new model gets to walk down the runways for Marc Jacobs. No, Rocha made a name for herself by being versatile, easy to get along with and hard-working, in an industry when all three can sometimes come in short supply. For the first few months of her career, Rocha worked tirelessly, doing catalog modeling in Asia — dozens of shoots in a day, and putting in work learning the ins and outs of the industry. So when Vogue Italia came calling, she was more than ready.

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LIFE via INSTAGRAM - February 19th to 25th, 2013

In this week’s installment of ‘Life Via Instagram,’ Team Coco and I took over LA, promoting The Face everywhere from Access Hollywood to The Late Late Show to IHOP. Can’t forget IHOP.

  1. Who’s tuning in to The Face at 9pm EST on Oxygen? 
  2. Team Coco’s little mascot! 
  3. Team Coco: We laugh together and we cry together. A lot. We love a good cry…
  4. Check out our Team Coco girls (and a Team KK girl we adopted) doing the old faithful Coco pose last night.
  5. Team Coco keeping it real. #teamwerk
  6. Oscar Twitter party with Team Coco!! 
  7. It’s a Team Coco takeover at Access Hollywood Live! How amazing do my girls BrittanyStephanie and Margaux look in Fausto Puglisi!?
  8. Stopping for a late breakfast at IHOP with the Team Coco girls - all decked out in Fausto Puglisi. #DayInTheLife
  9. All of Team Coco is on Huffington Post Live.
Longchamp F/W 12 - The Mystery Of Emily’s LegsI enjoy a good Photoshop fail as much as the next person, but when I saw blogs today (Huffington Post, I’m looking at you) supposedly pointing out a “photoshop disaster” in my current Longchamp campaign, I knew I had to correct them. According to HuffPost, Emily's feet MUST have been photoshopped out. They even gave us a cheeky explanation of exactly how pedalling works. Accctually, as you can see in the behind-the-scenes pictures above (which were posted everywhere a few months back), she’s just balancing with her feet on the seat behind me. Skillful, I know, but no Photoshop disaster this time.
Dear Huffington Post, this is how we roll.  I believe you stand corrected! ;)XxCocoP.S I still stand behind THIS STATEMENT. 

Longchamp F/W 12 - The Mystery Of Emily’s Legs

I enjoy a good Photoshop fail as much as the next person, but when I saw blogs today (Huffington Post, I’m looking at you) supposedly pointing out a “photoshop disaster” in my current Longchamp campaign, I knew I had to correct them. According to HuffPost, Emily's feet MUST have been photoshopped out. They even gave us a cheeky explanation of exactly how pedalling works. Accctually, as you can see in the behind-the-scenes pictures above (which were posted everywhere a few months back), she’s just balancing with her feet on the seat behind me. Skillful, I know, but no Photoshop disaster this time.


Dear Huffington Post, this is how we roll.  I believe you stand corrected! ;)

Xx
Coco

P.S I still stand behind THIS STATEMENT

COCO + IRISH DANCE + GLEE? - While watching ‘The Glee Project,’ I heard Ryan Murphy, the producer, say he was thinking of doing an Irish dance-inspired episode. Um, music to my ears!!! Can someone please tell him I’m his girl? Huffington Post already spread the word but I need you guys to REBLOG!!In other Irish dance news, tonight I’m going to the New York premier of JIG the movie! Remember the little promo I did last week? Very excited! Go HERE for more info.

COCO + IRISH DANCE + GLEE? - While watching ‘The Glee Project,’ I heard Ryan Murphy, the producer, say he was thinking of doing an Irish dance-inspired episode. Um, music to my ears!!! Can someone please tell him I’m his girl? Huffington Post already spread the word but I need you guys to REBLOG!!

In other Irish dance news, tonight I’m going to the New York premier of JIG the movie! Remember the little promo I did last week? Very excited! Go HERE for more info.


Taken from Huffington PostAgyness Deyn, Karen Elson & Coco Rocha launch Naag.comThere’s something truly fascinating about models’ ensembles when they’re not strutting down the runway wearing the latest offerings by Galliano, Gaultier or Lagerfeld. They’re dressed like pretty, normal humans, in fact!
A handful of models stepped out to the launch party for naag.com, Agyness Deyn & journalist Fiona Byrne’s lifestyle website, on Monday in N.Y.C. Aggy was there in a sheer shirt while Fiona opted for bright red shorts. And helping celebrate were Coco Rocha in a military jacket and boyfriend jeans and Karen Elson in a ruffled black dress.

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Agyness Deyn, Karen Elson & Coco Rocha launch Naag.com

There’s something truly fascinating about models’ ensembles when they’re not strutting down the runway wearing the latest offerings by Galliano, Gaultier or Lagerfeld. They’re dressed like pretty, normal humans, in fact!

A handful of models stepped out to the launch party for naag.com, Agyness Deyn & journalist Fiona Byrne’s lifestyle website, on Monday in N.Y.C. Aggy was there in a sheer shirt while Fiona opted for bright red shorts. And helping celebrate were Coco Rocha in a military jacket and boyfriend jeans and Karen Elson in a ruffled black dress.

HONEYMOON IN CORSICA
by Coco Rocha for Huffington Post


This Spring my fiancé James and I decided to have a fairy tale wedding across the Atlantic in a castle in the Loire Valley of France. Since this was to be a destination wedding we soon decided we didn’t want to back-track halfway around the world for our honeymoon. James suggested Corsica as a possibility. Neither of us had been there and, to be honest, I’d never even heard of it! To me the name “Corsica” sounded like a made-up world like Pandora, where the Na’vi live. To my surprise the country was indeed real and in fact very beautiful in all the pictures I saw doing research. When we got there, we realized we didn’t even know the half of it.

Corsica is the most mountainous island of the Mediterranean due to the fact that it was created out of a series of huge volcanic eruptions. Picture dramatic cliffs falling into the ocean and rich green mountains rising over the horizon. For the most part Corsica is untouched compared to similar islands I’ve been to. Nearly half of the land is devoted to nature reserves so driving across the island you get the feeling that this is your own private place. On a road trip going nowhere in particular, James and I set off in our little rental car and hugged the tiny mountain roads, making stops at old abandoned stone farm houses and ice cold mountain waterfalls where we stripped down and swam. We basically saw no one else around most of the time, exactly what a couple on their honeymoon hopes for. When we weren’t exploring the island by car, James and I stayed in a gorgeous northern coastal town called Ille Rousse. Within two days we felt completely at home there, roaming the winding cobble stone streets for new restaurants to try. We found the food was mostly a French-Italian mix of pastas, seafood and pizza, and we greedily devoured it all. Both James and I have always hated olives but, for some odd reason, we dared each other to try one in Corsica and we were instantly hooked! I don’t know what it was about those olives, but they were amazing and when we came back to New York and tried an olive here, it just wasn’t the same.
Corsica is very much your own experience. No one is going to hold your hand to guide you or to hold you back. In all the beaches we lounged on there were no signs posted “Do Not Swim Here” which was both very freeing and a little scary. I get rather nervous when I don’t know what else is swimming around me so my snorkel helped me to assure myself that Jaws was not actually right underneath me. The ocean, by the way, was crystal clear and a gorgeous shade of turquoise. I truly loved Corsica, and that funny name will forever be associated with my beautiful honeymoon and first two weeks as a married woman.

We’ve said we are going back there for our 10-year anniversary.