LIFE via INSTAGRAM (Part One) - June 2nd to 12th

Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve done an Instagram round-up. This has been a busy summer and it isn’t over yet… Let’s reminisce to the time I snacked with Christian Siriano before the CFDA awards, tried a tribal look for Harpers Bazaar, and did a bit of traveling. I also celebrated my wedding anniversary! xx 

  1. Having a quick PB&J sandwich with Christian Siriano before tonight’s CFDA Awards.
  2. And Christian and I are officially ready! Always a fun night in NYC.
  3. #CFDAAWARDS
  4. Behind-the-scenes on set for my Harpers Bazaar cover shoot, wearing an epic headdress by Louis Vuitton.
  5. New York ✈️ Toronto! Same makeup artist as last night, different country! Miss Veronica Chu getting me ready for the Mulberry event for SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Jacket by Mulberry, ear cuff is from my #OhSoCocoBb collection with BaubleBar.
  6. My behind-the-scenes selfie on set with Harpers Bazaar Mexico.
  7. Four years ago today I married my best friend. James, I’m not sure what I would ever do without you, thank you for making my life meaningful - https://vimeo.com/16684516
  8. Celebrating the fantastic #OmegaDarkSideOfTheMoon watch with the Whitney Museum and Omega Watches tonight.
  9. #ThrowbackThursday to my first and only awkward teen bride shoot in Vancouver. We all start somewhere!

LIFE via INSTAGRAM - October 8th - 25th, 2012.
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  1. Olivia Wilde delivering a hysterical monologue at the Glamour Mag These Girls event tonight. Watch Amy Pohler sing a… stunning rendition of Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ HERE.
  2. Back to Red. For the day…
  3. I spy a giant UFO over southern Manhattan?! From the Boom Boom Room at the top of The Standard.
  4. Craziest place on earth to do a photoshoot? Times Square. 
  5. These Louis Vuitton shoes mean serious business!! (via Pose)
  6. New Exhibit at the Victoria and Albert museum in London featuring one of my favorite Tim Walker pictures.
  7. At the launch of the new Versace Soho Boutique at 160 Mercer Street. So beautiful, but FREEZING in here!
  8. I met the legendary Bette Midler at the Fendi-sponsored Coalition For The Homeless event tonight! My year is complete.
  9. Supporting the Bally event for DKMS where I just got swabbed by my girl Katharina Harf! Tyson Chandler did and you can, too - it’s so easy! www.DKMSAmericas.org

RUNWAY SONGS
by Coco Rocha

Hello again! I’m still here in BC. This picture was taken at Okanagan Lake. Isn’t it pretty?! Everything is going well - I’m dressed as a lumber jack, getting lots of sleep and fully enjoying doing a whole lot of nothing!!

So lately I’ve been listening to Major Lazer’s song “Pon De Floor” (Edited Version) on heavy repeat after I walked to it last month at Paul Smith. Even before I started modeling, good runway songs always stuck out in my mind. I remember years ago watching the Victoria’s Secret show on TV and thinking how cool it would be if I could strut down the runway to “I Like The Way You Move” by Bodyrockers or that remix of Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” like Gisele and Adriana.

Its been four years since I started walking runways myself and I find there’s lot’s of songs I’m fond of because they’re linked in my memory to this show or that one. I remember walking for Louis Vuitton at FW 06 - it was my first time opening and closing a show and I can still recall the beats of “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E. bouncing off the walls. On another occasion I remember laughing as I passed Behati on the runway because the song playing was “Big Girl (You are beautiful)” by Mika and I still get the whistle part of the “Twisted Nerve” remix stuck in my head, years after I walked to it at Versace.

Its funny that sometimes I’ll hear a song and just know it would be a good song to walk to. I’m not sure if its been used yet but "Let Me Think About it" by Freddie Le Grand would be great on the runway - so would “U Got The Look” By Prince. Its not necessarily the style of the song that makes a great runway theme but, for me, I prefer hard beats, on the faster side, that put me into a character I can play.

In other news, here’s me falling off a mountain!?: