NYFW via INSTAGRAM (Part One) - February 5th to 7th

And so it is fashion month. Here is the first installment of this season’s Life via Instagram - #NYFW edition. At the beginning of this whirlwind week I got to see some pretty ladies, wear some cool clothes and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Model Alliance. 

  1. The #SuperBowl may be over, but the sex trafficking of young women around big events continues to be a shocking problem right here at home. Go to www.notsosuper.org to find out more. #notsosuper
  2. So excited to see my original model BFF Behati Prinsloo at #amfAR tonight!!!
  3. Hanging with the most glamorous girls of #amfAR: Ireland Baldwin and Gigi Hadid.
  4. The #selfeye is the new #selfie! Here’s mine wearing Max Factor UK’s Excess Volume Mascara! Now I wanna see you post yours! Don’t forget the #SelfEye hashtag.
  5. Much love to The Model Alliance on our 2nd anniversary today! So proud of our efforts - this New York Fashion Week will be the first with real legal protection for child models! Hope you all have a great week! Xx Coco
  6. NYC traffic is horrendous today, but I made it in time for my first show of NYFW - BCBG by Max Azria. Max was one of the earliest supporters of my career! #bcbglive
  7. My second look of the day is the Macy’s #MADE4Impulse line by my friends at Made Fashion Week! It’s the perfect little black dress. Get the look at www.macys.com.
  8. My outfit today - #MADE4Impulse skirt by Macy’s & Made FW paired with a Rebecca Minkoff top and bag. Snow courtesy of my backyard! #NYFW
  9. The other day I gave a private tour of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum to a small group. Make sure you go to Brooklyn to see this amazing exhibit before it ends on February 23rd!

LIFE via INSTAGRAM- January 8th to 22nd

Hey guys! Its time for another Life via Instagram update. Here is a roundup of some photos from my trip to LA, my new campaign and a selfie taken in Zac Posen’s elevator. By the way, if you didn’t catch my new L’oreal commercial during the Golden Globes you can watch it right here! xx 

  1. Huge congratulations to Her Royal Highness Pat McGrath on her MBE from Queen Elizabeth!!
  2. With Zac Posen, Anna Wintour and Keija Minor.
  3. So happy to have been out of the polar vortex and in 70-degree LA to host the DVF #journeyofadress livestream with Andy Cohen
  4. Sneak peak of the fantastic DVF exhibit opening in LA. Over 200 iconic wrap dress designs and Diane’s unbelievable personal art collection. (at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA))
  5. DVF showing me the proper knot for my wrap dress. 
  6. Triplets!
  7. New campaign for Spring/Summer 2014! Karlie and I for Jean Paul Gaultier. #SaturdayNightFever
  8. Little known fact: Zac Posen’s wood paneled elevator has both a seat and the perfect lighting. Would you expect anything less?
  9. Got my hands on the new Wilhelmina Models shirt for NYFW!

Life via Instagram (Part One) - October 17th - 24th

It’s time to do a little catching up! In this installment of Life via Instagram I stop by Teen Vogue #FashionU, The Fashion World of JPG opening, and Giorgio Armani's “One Night Only” couture show in New York. Plus, a bill protecting the rights of underage models was finally passed into law. What a busy week…

  1. My look for the Fifth Annual Norman Mailer Center Benefit Gala. Dress by Zac Posen, diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels.
  2. Backstage at Teen Vogue's #FashionU with Andrew Bevan and Micki Schneider
  3. Had so much fun at #TVFU - thanks to everyone for coming and for all your questions!
  4. Press conference celebrating new legislation protecting child models in New York!
  5. So excited for the opening of The Fashion World of JPG at the Brooklyn Museum. Love Mr. Gaultier!
  6. With the Jean Paul Gaultier dream team at the Brooklyn Museum!
  7. My look for Giorgio Armani’s “One Night Only” event in New York - October 24th, 2013.
  8. At the Armani #onenightonlynyc exhibit and couture show. This dress was made for me for a Vogue Met Gala editorial!
  9. More from Armani’s #onenightonlynyc couture show.

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.

PARIS via INSTAGRAM (Part Two) September 26th to 30th

Take a look at some more photos from Paris, and while you’re at it watch a clip of my performance at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Grease-inspired show. 

PS. I know you want to copy JPG’s new hairstyle…

  1. Look at my poor knees after rehearsing all day for Jean Paul Gaultier’s show today!
  2. You’re the one that I want! #JPG #PFW
  3. Change of clothes for the Pucci dinner. Thanks for the hairdo, Guido Palau!
  4. With the ladies Harley Newton and Atlanta De Cadenet at #ChloeLive this morning. 
  5. We have a Mount Rushmore of fashion greats at the Glamour Magazine & Patrick Demarchelier dinner party. Who can name all 6?
  6. Jean Paul Gaultier is trying out a new look this season at Paris Fashion Week.
Tonight is my 7th Met Gala! I’m so excited! I’ve had so many amazing Met memories in the past: going with Jean Paul Gaultier at 17 years old, going with my husband, James, wearing Zac Posen’s epic “cloud dress” and last year wearing vintage Givenchy previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Can’t wait for tonight!!

Tonight is my 7th Met Gala! I’m so excited! I’ve had so many amazing Met memories in the past: going with Jean Paul Gaultier at 17 years old, going with my husband, James, wearing Zac Posen’s epic “cloud dress” and last year wearing vintage Givenchy previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Can’t wait for tonight!!


THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Coco Rocha dishes her favorite fashion moments, tech goods and Brooklyn shop.
by Lindsay Flans
Following model Coco Rocha’s career in the world of high-fashion (from catwalking for designers like Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Emanuel Ungaro, to lending her face to a limited edition Karl Lagerfeld Coco Cola Light campaign and his Macy’s collection, and filming commercials for clothing super-store White House Black Market), the Canadian has stylishly segued into the weekly TV circuit as a mentor on Oxygen’s The Face. Rocha, who coaches aspiring models through photo shoots and commercials (alongside supermodels Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova) in order to help the winner become the face of ULTA Beauty, has some mentors of her own. “I will always have a special place in my heart for Jean Paul Gaultier who 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,” she says. “He has to be one of the kindest, most sincere people you could ever hope to meet and he’s one of the few designers who treats models as muses and really values our opinions.”
FAVORITE DESIGNERS:
Zac Posen has always been like a big brother to me. When I got married three years ago he was the only person I wanted to create my wedding dress and he went above and beyond, creating the most amazing dress I’ve ever worn. The support goes both ways, in eight years I don’t think I’ve missed a single show of his! Karl Lagerfeld also has always been a loyal supporter of me in his many ventures. From campaigns at Chanel to working with him on a Diet Coke commercial. I will always admire him and his work ethic immensely.
Lately I’m really loving the work Nicola Formichetti is doing with Mugler. It’s digital, high tech and everything we hoped and expected fashion would be in the second decade of the 21st century. I’m also extremely excited to see Fausto Puglisi's first season as the creative director for Ungaro. I love Fausto’s aesthetic, wearing his clothes makes models like me feel like supermodels. I think Ungaro as a brand has gone through some hard times but in Fausto’s capable hands I’m expecting great things for the house in 2013.
FASHION MISHAPS:
My entire early high school career was a fashion mishap, I had the dorkiest style. I would wear big baggy sweaters, bell bottoms and the same running shoes every day. By the end of Grade 10, I was traveling quite frequently for fashion shows and shoots and at the same time receiving a crash course in fashion 101 at the feet of some of the world’s greats. I remember being given all these cute little dresses by Anna Sui when I was 17 and wearing one of them for my graduation boat cruise. I also remember doing looks for Louis Vuitton around then and being given my first designer handbag, it was my prized possession for a long time. Since then I’m sure I’ve made a few blunders and fashion faux pas. I think anyone who takes risks with fashion is bound to make a few mistakes!
FAVORITE RED CARPET MOMENT:
Zac Posen gave me this amazing gown he called the “Cloud Dress" which I wore to the Met Ball a few years ago. It had a seven-foot billowing train that was way over the top and tripped more than a few people, I adored it! I even wore the train as a cape when I entered! I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor and last year I got to go to her estate auction in New York where I bought this amazing 1980s Givenchy jumpsuit. I ended up wearing it to last year’s Met Gala which was all about “impossible conversations.” I imagined it represented my impossible fashion conversation with one of my personal style icons, Miss Taylor. 
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FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP:
I rarely get to shop these days! I remember when I first started modeling and moved to New York I discovered vintage shopping and loved the hunt for some obscure one-of-a-kind piece. Lately most of my shopping is done on TheFancy.com - It’s this great site that shows you what you’re looking for, before you even know you’re looking for it. I love gadgets and with The Fancy the crème rises to the top so that you’re treated to an endless stream of lust-worthy products, all of which can be purchased either on the Fancy or a third party site. Personally I am a huge tech fan and there are some amazing tech products and accessories on the fancy that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
FAVORITE RECENT PURCHASE:
My latest purchase was the iPad mini. I’ve had an iPad since they were first launched and I had no complaints about it so I didn’t really see the point in getting an iPad Mini in addition. As always with Apple products, seeing and feeling the device in person changed my  perception. The Mini is shockingly light and easy to manage. It also easily fits into a medium-sized purse which I can tell you is extremely important to a New York City girl.
FAVORITE UNDER-THE-RADAR STORE:
In New York there is very little that is great and can remain under the radar for long. For home furniture I’d say Film Biz Recycling in Brooklyn is a best-kept secret. It’s this great charity that takes in abandoned movie props that would have ended up dumped in a landfill somewhere and recycles them back into use. My husband James and I have found a lot of our favorite treasures there and we think it’s a must-go-to for anyone who’s looking for that unusual piece for their home. 
TRAVEL MUST-HAVES:
I have a great pair of Molami headphones that I go everywhere with. Also a must is a good Rebecca Minkoff bag to hold my iPad mini!

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Coco Rocha dishes her favorite fashion moments, tech goods and Brooklyn shop.

by Lindsay Flans

Following model Coco Rocha’s career in the world of high-fashion (from catwalking for designers like Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Emanuel Ungaro, to lending her face to a limited edition Karl Lagerfeld Coco Cola Light campaign and his Macy’s collection, and filming commercials for clothing super-store White House Black Market), the Canadian has stylishly segued into the weekly TV circuit as a mentor on Oxygen’s The Face. Rocha, who coaches aspiring models through photo shoots and commercials (alongside supermodels Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova) in order to help the winner become the face of ULTA Beauty, has some mentors of her own. “I will always have a special place in my heart for Jean Paul Gaultier who 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,” she says. “He has to be one of the kindest, most sincere people you could ever hope to meet and he’s one of the few designers who treats models as muses and really values our opinions.”

FAVORITE DESIGNERS:

Zac Posen has always been like a big brother to me. When I got married three years ago he was the only person I wanted to create my wedding dress and he went above and beyond, creating the most amazing dress I’ve ever worn. The support goes both ways, in eight years I don’t think I’ve missed a single show of his! Karl Lagerfeld also has always been a loyal supporter of me in his many ventures. From campaigns at Chanel to working with him on a Diet Coke commercial. I will always admire him and his work ethic immensely.

Lately I’m really loving the work Nicola Formichetti is doing with Mugler. It’s digital, high tech and everything we hoped and expected fashion would be in the second decade of the 21st century. I’m also extremely excited to see Fausto Puglisi's first season as the creative director for Ungaro. I love Fausto’s aesthetic, wearing his clothes makes models like me feel like supermodels. I think Ungaro as a brand has gone through some hard times but in Fausto’s capable hands I’m expecting great things for the house in 2013.

FASHION MISHAPS:

My entire early high school career was a fashion mishap, I had the dorkiest style. I would wear big baggy sweaters, bell bottoms and the same running shoes every day. By the end of Grade 10, I was traveling quite frequently for fashion shows and shoots and at the same time receiving a crash course in fashion 101 at the feet of some of the world’s greats. I remember being given all these cute little dresses by Anna Sui when I was 17 and wearing one of them for my graduation boat cruise. I also remember doing looks for Louis Vuitton around then and being given my first designer handbag, it was my prized possession for a long time. Since then I’m sure I’ve made a few blunders and fashion faux pas. I think anyone who takes risks with fashion is bound to make a few mistakes!

FAVORITE RED CARPET MOMENT:

Zac Posen gave me this amazing gown he called the “Cloud Dress" which I wore to the Met Ball a few years ago. It had a seven-foot billowing train that was way over the top and tripped more than a few people, I adored it! I even wore the train as a cape when I entered! I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor and last year I got to go to her estate auction in New York where I bought this amazing 1980s Givenchy jumpsuit. I ended up wearing it to last year’s Met Gala which was all about “impossible conversations.” I imagined it represented my impossible fashion conversation with one of my personal style icons, Miss Taylor. 

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PARIS FASHION WEEK via INSTAGRAM - March 2nd to 4th, 2013

In this installment of Life via Instagram, I have the privilege to sit front row and watch some of the Paris Fashion Week shows for the first time in 18 seasons. I catch up with old friends like Jean Paul Gaultier, who tells me an amazing secret, and I discover who’s on Ellen Von Unwerth’s iPhone screensaver!
  1. Before the Jean Paul Gaultier show with the amazing Numero editor-in-chief, Babeth Djian! #PFW

  2. Strike a pose! The fantastic stage design at Jean Paul Gaultier tonight. #PFW

  3. Jean Paul Gaultier whispering a secret… My lips are sealed!

  4. Picking my look for tonight’s Diesel party at #PFW.

  5. Bumped into two of my favorite people, Ellen Von Unwerth and Renzo Rosso, at the Diesel party!

  6. The official iPhone screensaver of Ellen Von Unwerth ;)

  7. Glamour and I are in agreement - we are all about orange for Spring 2013.

  8. Spotted my friend Ava in the white jacket at Giambattista Valli. She and I used to be roommates years ago!

  9. Anna + team taking it all in at Giambattista Valli - PFW.