LIFE via INSTAGRAM - November 11th - 14th

In this installment of Life via Instagram I get a new look, make a few friends and spend a little bit of time in LA!

P.S. All of you Beliebers may want to check out this video.

  1. A few of the über inspiring women at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. I always leave this event feeling so uplifted.
  2. Wearing head-to-toe Theory, supporting my friend Olivier Theyskens at the theoryRED launch party. Love the RED initiative! Go check it out - fashion with a conscience.
  3. With my boys Anh Cotran and Johnny Ramirez at Ramirez Tran Salon. Just got a new look!!
  4. Playing with my new look as I get ready for the Banana Republic and L’Wren Scott launch of #BRLWren!
  5. At the Chateau Marmont for #BRLWren - my first-ever shoot with Steven Meisel happened in this same bathroom!
  6. With new best friends Christina Hendricks and Lawren Sample at the #BRLWren party in LA.
  7. With Lawren Sample and Georgia Jagger’s dad. #ModelDaddy

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.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER - Interview for Glamour MagI just arrived in Paris to support my dear friend, Jean Paul Gaultier, and so I thought it only appropriate that I post this interview we did together in the latest copy of American Glamour Magazine. Gaultier 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. More than that, though, he is one of the kindest, most sincere people you could ever hope to meet. See our interview below:
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Now This Is a Major Fashion Moment
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier interviews Coco Rocha about catfights, male models – and playing for Team Coco. 
In fashion it’s a given that every designer has a muse. For much of the last decade Jean Paul Gaultier, the Parisian designer who created Madonna’s cone bra in the late eighties, has found his inspiration in Canadian model Coco Rocha. Back in 2007 the then 18-year-old Rocha opened and closed Gaultier’s fall show by dancing a Celtic Irish jig down the runway. (Another year she played a mermaid!) The two have been friends ever since. Here, Gaultier and Rocha – who’s a new star judge on Oxygen’s model-competition show The Face, alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova – sit down to talk. 
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Which was more difficult: coaching the girls for the competition or getting along with Naomi and Karolina? 
COCO ROCHA: I think you know the answer to that. 
JPG: Yes, I can imagine!
CR: When we first started shooting, we were like children on the first day of school. But two days into the show, you could definitely see that there was a competition among Team Naomi, Team Coco, and Team Karolina. We’re all fighting to win. We have three different personalities and our own concept of how a model should model, so you know it’s going to be a good show. 
JPG: From what I saw, it seems like there was a bit of tension between Naomi and Karolina. 
CR: There’s going to be tension in a lot of scenes. 
JPG: Yes, yes yes! Especially with Naomi, she can be sometimes a little excited, no? Did you teach the girls how to Irish dance? 
CR: No, I didn’t get to, but they knew that I could. Everyone always remembers my dancing. 
JPG: I think you should teach male models how to walk. Some guys are very beautiful, but they walk like they’re embarrassed. It’s ridiculous. 
CR: How do you choose a male model for your shows? 
JPG: I want a male model version of you or Naomi or Karolina or Linda [Evangelista]. What makes you special is that you create so many different personalities. It’s boring when the models all walk exactly the same. Don’t you think? 
CR: That’s why all of us like doing your show. You allow us to be whoever we want. These days we’re told to walk straight, don’t move, no emotion, no nothing. I want my team [on The Face] to play characters because it’s far more interesting. I have to say that you’re one of the only designers who likes to talk to his models and ask us about our opinions and what we’re thinking. 
JPG: If there were no models, I couldn’t do my shows. You make my shows real – I love that. 
- Rajni Lucienne Jacques

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER - Interview for Glamour Mag

I just arrived in Paris to support my dear friend, Jean Paul Gaultier, and so I thought it only appropriate that I post this interview we did together in the latest copy of American Glamour Magazine. Gaultier 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. More than that, though, he is one of the kindest, most sincere people you could ever hope to meet. See our interview below:

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