LIFE via INSTAGRAM - March 17th to April 1st

It’s finally spring!! If you haven’t been keeping up with my latest antics, here is a quick roundup. Recently I traveled to Toronto and made some new friends, and worked on a cool project for Glamour magazine with the lovely Chanel Iman. xx

  1. My look in Toronto: top by my Canadian boys Greta Constantine, skirt by my New York boy Zac Posen and makeup + hair by the international wonderkin Veronica Chu.
  2. I’m at #WMCFW (fashion week Toronto) surprising these two lovely ladies with fantastic MasterCard #PricelessSurprises.
  3. Does anyone know what time it is?
  4. IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! Thank goodness! #throwbackthursday to my Vogue Nippon shoot with Uncle Arthur Elgort.
  5. At the #Fashion20 Awards in Greta Constantine.
  6. With my old Irish dance friends nearly 9 years ago. Hard to believe! #ThrowbackThursday
  7. Thrilled to receive these portraits by the modern master of fashion illustration, David Downton.
  8. Working on a fun new project with Glamour Magazine!
  9. Please help caption this photo.

My DVF ‘Journey Of A Dress’ - London, New York & Toronto

In an homage to the 40th anniversary of DVF’s iconic wrap dress, I took a suitcase full of them on a trip between London, New York and Toronto. If you’ve been following my Instagram you’ll probably notice it’s been a whirlwind of a week, so thanks for following my #JourneyOfADress!

To find out more about why this little dress is such an important part of fashion history, please go to DVF.COM
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Xx
Coco

Yorkdale Expansion Campaign - Behind the scenes

With more than 225 shops and services, Yorkdale Shopping Centre is already Canada's premier shopping destination. To coincide with their brand new $220-million, 145,000-square-foot expansion, Yorkdale invited me to star in a special multi-platform campaign celebrating many of the iconic brands arriving at the mall. As a Canadian I'm very happy to be a part of such a big moment for Toronto fashion!

The expansion opened this weekend so for more information visit www.yorkdale.com

TORONTO via INSTAGRAM - August 19th - 22nd, 2012
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  1. My super sci-fi view of Toronto courtesy of Porter Airlines. So happy to be back in Canada for a few days!!
  2. There are crazy blinged-out bikes all over Toronto for some reason.
  3. James surprised me by driving to Toronto!! We are now heading to Niagara Falls, with beautiful clouds overhead.
  4. The first ever picture of Niagara Falls taken in 1840 compared to my picture taken tonight, 172 years later.
  5. With the Mr. and the pool!

James & I at Flare
by Coco Rocha

A few months ago I took James to my Flare magazine shoot up in Toronto. There he was sat all cozy, reading his book and sipping on his coffee, thinking he was just going to take it easy while I worked all day!! Well word spread on set that James was an artist with a background in murals and so pretty early in the day he was recruited to draw on the giant chalk board behind me. By lunchtime he was covered in chalk dust and still drawing up a storm. All together I think he drew at least 8 unique backdrops that corresponded to the outfits I was wearing. We had such a great time working together! It was interesting to see how he was inspired by the clothing to draw the backdrop, and I in turn was inspired by the backdrop to model the clothing! Here’s a behind the scenes video from Flare, but go buy your copy now for all the pictures!

THE COCO CLONE
by Coco Rocha

Over a year ago I sat for a sculptor who immortalized my likeness in a special series of Rootstein mannequin’s. For a while one of these mannequins could be found hiding behind a large plant at Elite in New York. Another of the mannequins stood, dressed in my old clothes in the corner of my moms bedroom… never failing to scare the living daylights out of me every time I walked in the room!! If you’re wondering where the mannequin is now, she has been spotted in Toronto along side Twiggy, Agyness Deyn, Erin O’Connor, Tyra Banks and others.

Coco After Blizzard
by Coco Rocha

Last week there was a huge snow storm that covered much of the east coast in a foot or two of snow. I was in Toronto airport at the time waiting on a flight home which ended up being delayed, delayed and then… delayed. If you follow me on twitter you might have seen my picture update. When James and I realized we were going to be stuck there for a few hours we decided to stretch our legs out on the floor and picked a space away from everyone else. Unfortunately this  was the spot a family of rambunctious kids also picked and we ended up being harassed by little kids the whole time. James who was, shall we say, a little cranky (and running on 3 hours sleep) decided to set up a fortress of bags and coats to defend our turf from any invading little people. This really didn’t help a whole lot, the kids just ended up bashing into it and we gave up on resting entirely.

Anyway, in our sleepless frustration James and I decided made a little parody video of that little boy David, after his trip to the dentists.  You might have seen it on Youtube? Well, we thought it was funny at the time but perhaps we were just delirious??

VOICE OVER
by Coco Rocha

I was just in Toronto to record the voice over for my 1 hour special with E!, which only took about 14 hrs to do. It was so weird, I’m not used to exaggerating my voice but that’s what they like for TV I suppose. A few times we had to stop because I had what they called “Marble Mouth” - It’s when you’re not making sense anymore and you’re slurring words together. When I was finished I felt like I was still exaggerating everything. I don’t know how announcers do it. I mean, they must sound like that 24/7.

Canada Has Tallentby Coco RochaSorry peoples I haven’t been a good blogger for the past little while. I’ve been taking a break but now I’m back. I recently went to Toronto to support Toronto Fashion Week - Lets just say we have got a few talented designers out there that are going to be the next best things. 
One to look out for are the boys from Greta Constantine, they’re a new favorite of mine and will be of yours. This amazing jacket was made of airplane seat belt material. Don’t get me started on the pants. You heard it hear first!

Canada Has Tallent
by Coco Rocha

Sorry peoples I haven’t been a good blogger for the past little while. I’ve been taking a break but now I’m back. I recently went to Toronto to support Toronto Fashion Week - Lets just say we have got a few talented designers out there that are going to be the next best things. 

One to look out for are the boys from Greta Constantine, they’re a new favorite of mine and will be of yours. This amazing jacket was made of airplane seat belt material. Don’t get me started on the pants. You heard it hear first!