"Coco Pops!" - Harpers Bazaar Australia, April 2014

Shot by Todd Barry, here’s my full editorial and interview featuring dresses from Dolce & Gabana, Lanvin, Jil Sander, Miu Miu, Dries Van Norten and more. Watch the accompanying fashion film HERE if you haven’t already.

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Coco

Coco Rocha on ‘Plus-Size’ Models: “It’s About Time We’re Mixing it Up” by InStyle UK

Speaking to Page Six backstage at the Herve Leger show at New York Fashion Week, the 25-year-old model said: “I don’t like that fact that we’re saying they’re ‘plus-size.’ I think models are models.”

This is an interesting Fashion Week article from InStyle featuring my opinion of model size diversity, and also revealing a recent change that has been made at a top agency. Check it out here! xx

Coco Rocha on ‘Plus-Size’ Models: “It’s About Time We’re Mixing it Up” by InStyle UK

Speaking to Page Six backstage at the Herve Leger show at New York Fashion Week, the 25-year-old model said: “I don’t like that fact that we’re saying they’re ‘plus-size.’ I think models are models.”

This is an interesting Fashion Week article from InStyle featuring my opinion of model size diversity, and also revealing a recent change that has been made at a top agency. Check it out here! xx

LIVE from Dannijo’s S/S 14 Presentation - The Zoe Report

During New York Fashion Week I partnered up with Google and The Zoe Report to cover Dannijo’s presentation. Check out my interviews with the Dannijo girls, Hilary Rhoda and Leandra Medine a.k.a. The Man Repeller!

Glamour Magazine - November 2013

Anywhere you look on social media these days, there are scissors flying, waves falling, and celebrities and real people alike showing off their brand-new haircuts. Yes, it’s true: the power pixie is back – on Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Charlize Theron, for starters. In truth, short crops have signaled mini social revolutions for decades. There were the Jazz Babies, with their sharp Louise Brooks bobs in the 1920s; Audrey Hepburn’s sheared style in 1953’s Roman Holiday; and Mia Farrow’s gamine ‘do in Rosemary’s Baby, which became the cut of the sixties.

“In the sixties there was really a revolutionary aspect to the cut,” says Bumble and Bumble editorial stylist Laurent Philippon, whose book, Hair: Fashion and Fantasy, comes out this month. “It was a boy’s cut on a woman, and there was the tie to the women’s rights movement happening then.” Today Phillippon finds the boyish streak is more about shock value: “People are feeling the need to be different, to stand out.”

Doing just that is 25-year-old supermodel Coco Rocha, who posed for these photos with a week-and-a-half-old crop, a punkish flop of bang with a shaved undercut. “My hair is so healthy now,” she says. “I cut it because it was breaking.”

So I August, after six months of stewing over it, she took the plunge. “By then she wasn’t even nervous,” she says. Rocha had studied up on red-carpet photos, settling on Tilda Swinton’s chameleon style for inspiration. Then she found just the stylist for the job, Anh Co Tran of the Ramirez Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, known for his short cuts like the elfin ‘do on Ginnifer Goodwin. “Because of work, I had to make sure my cut could do ‘boy’ and ‘girl’, edgy and pretty,” says Rocha.

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Teen Vogue's Breakfast With Bevan 

I had the lovely opportunity of sitting down for a meal at the Standard with my friend (and features director of Teen VogueAndrew Bevan. Check out  my interview and, while you’re at it, make sure to keep up with “Breakfast With Bevan" on the Teen Vogue YouTube channel. You’ll be obsessed, I promise! Xx

Teen Vogue - On The AirMarch 2013In this month’s Teen Vogue, my good friend Andrew Bevan asked me my thoughts on modeling, television and being accessible.

"I’ve always treated modeling like a job, not a lifestyle," explains my pal Coco Rocha.  "You can’t rest on your laurels: a model is really only as good and relevant as her most recent editorial or campaign."  That philosophy has kept this tour de force going strong for nearly a decade in a business where a typical career span is only a few years.  This spring she continues to strike while the iron is hot, starring in Oxygen’s new model-competition show The Face, alongside fellow supers Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.     So will Coco’s sage advice to her proteges land them on top?  ”I told my girls that above all else, staying true to their values is worth more than any one job.  I say no to more jobs than I say yes.  If you don’t want to wear fur or go nude, you shouldn’t” she says.  ”You can’t please, nor are you right for, everyone.  I’ve had clients tell me I’m too fat and others tell me I’m too thin the very next day.”  Coco also stresses the importance of being accessible to fans despite past naysayers.  ”Some told me I was making myself too open and that models should be untouchable,” she says of her twelve social-media platforms that spawned from a simple online diary she kept for friends and family.  ”It’s been rewarding to blaze the trail for a new generation of models.  I love that we don’t just have to be mute pretty faces anymore.”  
To read more go buy your copy today!

Teen Vogue - On The Air
March 2013

In this month’s Teen Vogue, my good friend Andrew Bevan asked me my thoughts on modeling, television and being accessible.

"I’ve always treated modeling like a job, not a lifestyle," explains my pal Coco Rocha.  "You can’t rest on your laurels: a model is really only as good and relevant as her most recent editorial or campaign."  That philosophy has kept this tour de force going strong for nearly a decade in a business where a typical career span is only a few years.  This spring she continues to strike while the iron is hot, starring in Oxygen’s new model-competition show The Face, alongside fellow supers Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.

     So will Coco’s sage advice to her proteges land them on top?  ”I told my girls that above all else, staying true to their values is worth more than any one job.  I say no to more jobs than I say yes.  If you don’t want to wear fur or go nude, you shouldn’t” she says.  ”You can’t please, nor are you right for, everyone.  I’ve had clients tell me I’m too fat and others tell me I’m too thin the very next day.”  Coco also stresses the importance of being accessible to fans despite past naysayers.  ”Some told me I was making myself too open and that models should be untouchable,” she says of her twelve social-media platforms that spawned from a simple online diary she kept for friends and family.  ”It’s been rewarding to blaze the trail for a new generation of models.  I love that we don’t just have to be mute pretty faces anymore.”  

To read more go buy your copy today!

DUJOUR MAGAZINE - COCO ROCHA: MODEL CITIZEN

With her strong beliefs and her social-media savvy, Rocha—on Oxygen’s The Face—is a standout in her field

By Lindsay Silberman

The first thing that strikes you about Coco Rocha is, of course, her face. It has those perfect angles, the sharp, sculpted ones that seem to be a prerequisite for becoming a model. But before you can even process the rest of her otherworldly appearance—her flawless ivory complexion, her piercing blue eyes, her slim yet towering frame—you sense there’s a certain depth to her, something a bit more complex.

We’ve arranged to chat over lunch at a casual cafe-bakery in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. She arrives early, having taken the train in from New York’s Westchester County. “I honestly don’t mind it,” she says about taking public transportation. “People do it in any other city. It feels normal.” (She and her husband, muralist James Conran, moved there a year ago.)

As she enters the cafe, the 24-year-old doesn’t walk so much as float—a skill she picked up from her years on the runway. And if the people sitting at the tables near us don’t immediately recognize her, they probably whispered over their turkey sandwiches, “She has to be a model.” Today, the massive fur coat, black pants and stilettos she’s wearing are a dead giveaway.

Her first request is surprising: With autumn in the air, she’s in the mood for pumpkin pie today, so would it be OK if she had a slice for lunch? The Canadian-born model has recently wrapped production for Oxygen’s The Face, a new reality show (premiering February 12 at 9PM ET/PT) in which young women compete to become the face of Ulta Beauty. The show bills itself as giving a more realistic depiction of the challenges and demands of modeling than America’s Next Top Model—a series notorious for its jumping-out-of-planes and posing-with-snakes theatrics. Rocha serves as a mentor and coach for a team of four fledgling models, who compete against squads led by supermodels Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova. Every week, each team competes to win an actual job.

It’s an opportunity the thoughtful, soft-spoken Rocha describes as “surreal,” and understandably so. Her career—gracing the cover of Vogue, walking the runways at the Paris, Milan and New York fashion shows, appearing in ad campaigns for Chanel and YSL—is unusual for someone like her. Rocha is a devout Jehovah’s Witness, as is her husband. “My faith is everything,” she declares. Raised by her mother, Rocha has been a Jehovah’s Witness her entire life, but she wasn’t baptized until 2009—the religion requires that individuals be old enough to make their own decisions before committing.

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Interview Russia - September 2012

For Interview Russia's September issue I got to play a deranged ballerina. We were aiming for more than just another fashion editorial on this and I really think we delved deep into the art of fashion photography. While I absolutely adore my cheeky 1950s shoot with Ellen Von Unwerth, this may be my own favorite editorial of the season!

xoxo 
Coco 

Photographer: Andreas Sjodin
Stylist: Karen Kaiser
Hair: Rudi Lewis
Makeup: Maud Laceppe

Yeah! That Look - FAWN

A few months ago I had the lovely ladies from FAWN (For All Women Network) over to my house to talk all about clothes and makeup.** I brought out some of my favorite pieces of clothing and talked about my go-to makeup tips. Hope you enjoy! xx

(**If those two subjects do not interest you, I highly recommend  you refrain from watching this video!)