She’s a model. She’s a Canuck. She’s smart and sweet. And most importantly she’s the wife of Naag art director James Conran. Coco Rocha talks to us fresh from the Fall 2011 shows. Here we discover not only does James create awesome images — he creates sweet jewelry too. At least on on special occasions. But wait — this is about Coco! We discovered she werks a leather legging in her downtime and can still fit into a vest she had as a child!
Who are you? Coco Rocha Conran
Where do you live? New York, N.Y
What do you do? Modeling pays the bills, the rest is for love or fun.
What is the item in your closet you wear most often? Right now it’s my little orange Anna Sui dress that she gave me after walking in her show last month. It was my go-to outfit for Milan and Paris fashion weeks.
What’s your preferred sunglasses brand? I’m a firm believer that you can’t go wrong with a pair of vintage Ray-Bans.
What piece have you spent the most money on? One of the perks of being a model is that most of my clothes are given to me. However, two years ago, on the day of the Grammys I could NOT for the life of me find a good pair of shoes to go with my dress so I splurged on a pair of Versaces for an unmentionable amount.
Where do you buy your socks? Are they plain or patterned? I haven’t bought socks in thousands of years. The last time I did, I think I bought them in Asia, in bulk. I only own plain socks — that way I don’t have to find their partner when doing laundry.
What item of clothing do you feel great in every time you put it on? My Reiss leather leggings are like my second skin.
Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind? I feel like the advancement of cell phones has been the kiss of death to watches. The last time I wore a watch was probably 10 years ago, right before my first flip phone.
What piece have you been wearing for the longest amount of time? Did you ever think you would be still wearing it after all these time? I have a pair of Rag and Bone pants I’ve probably worn weekly for the last six years. How they stay together, I have no idea. I also have a faux-fur vest that I got when I was 8 — I remember I hated it but now I wear it out and about all the time!
What jewelry designers do you like? Chanel has some fun jewelry, but in general I like my cheapy costume jewelry… I do have a custom-designed engagement ring that my husband gave me. I guess he would be my favorite jewelry designer then!
When you need a quick affordable fashion fix, where do you go? Depending on what city I’m in, either Zara or Topshop. I love mixing affordable with high fashion.
What are you favorite places to shop online? Other than tickets I’ve never shopped online! I still like to touch or feel before buying… I know, I know, I’m so behind the times!
What are the last three things you bought online? (fashion or otherwise) A last-minute plane ticket home to NY, tickets for James to see Prince and an out-of-print used book.
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!