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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US WEEKLY - 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers
Name: Coco RochaOccupation: Supermodel
Perfect Blend: The Canadian-born stunner — who will be one of the coaches on Oxygen’s new modeling competition The Face (episodes begin in early 2013) — describes her style as “an eclectic mix of high and low fashion.” To wit, her wardrobe favorites include everything from a faux fur waistcoat she got when she was five (“It was once knee-length but now of course it’s very snug. It’s crazy that I still wear it 19 years later but I’m not thinking of retiring it any time soon!”) to a hot pink and orange Rebecca Minkoff purse (“Any time I feel like my outfit is a little boring, I’ll throw on an orange lip and grab the Minkoff and I’ve instantly upped the voltage by 200 percent!”) to a black embellished jacket from Alice and Olivia (“It’s got this great military/Michael Jackson style to it, which is completely up my alley”).
Loving Ms. Liz: “I’ve always been a huge admirer of Elizabeth Taylor,” says the 24-year-old supermodel, who has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W, as well as appeared in ad campaigns for Versace, Chanel, Lanvin and Calvin Klein. “She had such amazing class and style. The great thing about her is you know she picked everything herself, before the days of celebrity stylists taking all the fun out of it. At an auction I actually bought a Givenchy jumpsuit she had owned in the ’80s and wore it to the Met Gala.” Another fashion icon: “If I could dress as the female version of Karl Lagerfeld everyday, I probably would. I love that he is always Karl, all hours of the day and night. You’ll never find him in sweatpants and a hoodie and that’s true style commitment.”
Aisle Be There for You: “If ever I’m in need of a beautiful look for an event, nine times out of 10, I turn to Zac Posen. Not only is he a very close personal friend, but I find his gowns and dresses flatter a woman in all the right ways,” says Rocha, who wore one of Posen’s creations in her 2010 wedding to artist James Conran. “I just walked in his fashion 2013 show and there were at least a dozen dresses I had my eye on. I loved mine, but I was in the wedding dress so I don’t think I’ll be wearing that out and about any time soon.”
Quote: “New Yorkers dress very dark and chic. When I’m spending my days stomping the streets of New York, I nearly always find myself in monochromatic shades of black and gray. I love my leather boots, leather jackets and hard protective layers. I guess we wear them almost like a suit of armor. In Paris, you’ll see me in a cute little summery dress and when I’m in L.A., I finally bring out the colors. But I feel more myself in NYC.”
Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/most-stylish-new-yorkers-2012-coco-rocha-2012129#ixzz27EoFPzgs 

US WEEKLY - 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers

Name: Coco Rocha
Occupation: Supermodel

Perfect Blend: The Canadian-born stunner — who will be one of the coaches on Oxygen’s new modeling competition The Face (episodes begin in early 2013) — describes her style as “an eclectic mix of high and low fashion.” To wit, her wardrobe favorites include everything from a faux fur waistcoat she got when she was five (“It was once knee-length but now of course it’s very snug. It’s crazy that I still wear it 19 years later but I’m not thinking of retiring it any time soon!”) to a hot pink and orange Rebecca Minkoff purse (“Any time I feel like my outfit is a little boring, I’ll throw on an orange lip and grab the Minkoff and I’ve instantly upped the voltage by 200 percent!”) to a black embellished jacket from Alice and Olivia (“It’s got this great military/Michael Jackson style to it, which is completely up my alley”).

Loving Ms. Liz: “I’ve always been a huge admirer of Elizabeth Taylor,” says the 24-year-old supermodel, who has graced the covers of VogueHarper’s Bazaar and W, as well as appeared in ad campaigns for Versace, Chanel, Lanvin and Calvin Klein. “She had such amazing class and style. The great thing about her is you know she picked everything herself, before the days of celebrity stylists taking all the fun out of it. At an auction I actually bought a Givenchy jumpsuit she had owned in the ’80s and wore it to the Met Gala.” Another fashion icon: “If I could dress as the female version of Karl Lagerfeld everyday, I probably would. I love that he is always Karl, all hours of the day and night. You’ll never find him in sweatpants and a hoodie and that’s true style commitment.”

Aisle Be There for You: “If ever I’m in need of a beautiful look for an event, nine times out of 10, I turn to Zac Posen. Not only is he a very close personal friend, but I find his gowns and dresses flatter a woman in all the right ways,” says Rocha, who wore one of Posen’s creations in her 2010 wedding to artist James Conran. “I just walked in his fashion 2013 show and there were at least a dozen dresses I had my eye on. I loved mine, but I was in the wedding dress so I don’t think I’ll be wearing that out and about any time soon.”

Quote: “New Yorkers dress very dark and chic. When I’m spending my days stomping the streets of New York, I nearly always find myself in monochromatic shades of black and gray. I love my leather boots, leather jackets and hard protective layers. I guess we wear them almost like a suit of armor. In Paris, you’ll see me in a cute little summery dress and when I’m in L.A., I finally bring out the colors. But I feel more myself in NYC.”

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/most-stylish-new-yorkers-2012-coco-rocha-2012129#ixzz27EoFPzgs 


This interview was too sweet not to repost. We loved meeting up with the Milk Made team! xx CocoPARIS FASHION WEEK DAY 4: COFFEE WITH COCOWritten by Mike Abufor MILKMADE.COMAfter three connections and a little walking, we managed to get to the Westin Hotel, a luxury hotel across the street from the Jardin de Tuileries. We walked into the hotel bar and found the couple sitting at a table in the back.
Coco and James seemed very relaxed, very cool and down to earth. We chit chatted about fashion week for a few minutes, with James mentioning that he liked the photos posted on the Burberry post from London Fashion Week, which I thought was cool because Amanda had taken the shots. It also turned out they’d gone glamping at Escape to New York, giving us another mutual Milk related topic to discuss. We talked briefly about kids today and the evolution of technology, all of us agreeing that the future was gonna be crazy.
It was impossible not to notice how creative and talented the couple was. They kept bouncing ideas off each other and building upon them, giving us a little insight into why they’ve been so successful working together. They were an extremely charming and unpretentious duo, and it was a breath of fresh air to be in their presence.
Coco told us about how her mother-in-law asked her if they ever get sick of each other after spending so much time together. She said no, and she went on to talk about some people go months without seeing each other, but to her, what’s the point of being married if you’re not going to see the other person?
They’d just bought a house in Westchester, and they were super excited about it. They’d considered a castle for a minute, but decided against it partially based on the heating bill and cost of upkeep. The idea for a castle had been planted by Karl Lagerfeld, who had nonchalantly set his castle brochure down on a table in front of Coco. It would have been a laugh, but really they were just looking for a quiet home outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.
The couple invited us to come up to their hotel suite to check out the view, an offer we couldn’t refuse. We accompanied them up to a balcony that overlooked the city, giving us our first chance to see the Eiffel Tower. Coco posed for a few photos for Amanda as James showed the virtual star scape on his iPhone. It was like we were just hanging out with our friends, swapping stories, telling jokes and taking Instagrams.
We had to run so I could get to an internet source, which turned out to be a McDonald’s down the street. We said goodbye to our friends and went back to the Paris streets.
As we walked out of the hotel, Amanda had more spark in her than I’d seen all week.
“I can’t believe I got a chance to shoot Coco Rocha!” she beamed. She was shining with a cheer that was contagious, and I was happy that she was happy. “I can’t believe I got a chance to sit down and get to know them! I’m star struck!” she said, and then paused.
“Well… not star struck… that’s not cool, right?” she added in a sarcastic tone.
I didn’t think there was anything wrong about occasionally being star struck, just as long as it was warranted. The only time I remember being struck was when I met Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival. That guy is beyond awesome. I imagine if I met Bill Murray orWayne Gretzky, I’d feel the same way.
Photos by Amanda Hakan

This interview was too sweet not to repost. We loved meeting up with the Milk Made team! xx Coco

PARIS FASHION WEEK DAY 4: COFFEE WITH COCO
Written by Mike Abufor MILKMADE.COM

After three connections and a little walking, we managed to get to the Westin Hotel, a luxury hotel across the street from the Jardin de Tuileries. We walked into the hotel bar and found the couple sitting at a table in the back.

Coco and James seemed very relaxed, very cool and down to earth. We chit chatted about fashion week for a few minutes, with James mentioning that he liked the photos posted on the Burberry post from London Fashion Week, which I thought was cool because Amanda had taken the shots. It also turned out they’d gone glamping at Escape to New York, giving us another mutual Milk related topic to discuss. We talked briefly about kids today and the evolution of technology, all of us agreeing that the future was gonna be crazy.

It was impossible not to notice how creative and talented the couple was. They kept bouncing ideas off each other and building upon them, giving us a little insight into why they’ve been so successful working together. They were an extremely charming and unpretentious duo, and it was a breath of fresh air to be in their presence.

Coco told us about how her mother-in-law asked her if they ever get sick of each other after spending so much time together. She said no, and she went on to talk about some people go months without seeing each other, but to her, what’s the point of being married if you’re not going to see the other person?

They’d just bought a house in Westchester, and they were super excited about it. They’d considered a castle for a minute, but decided against it partially based on the heating bill and cost of upkeep. The idea for a castle had been planted by Karl Lagerfeld, who had nonchalantly set his castle brochure down on a table in front of Coco. It would have been a laugh, but really they were just looking for a quiet home outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.

The couple invited us to come up to their hotel suite to check out the view, an offer we couldn’t refuse. We accompanied them up to a balcony that overlooked the city, giving us our first chance to see the Eiffel Tower. Coco posed for a few photos for Amanda as James showed the virtual star scape on his iPhone. It was like we were just hanging out with our friends, swapping stories, telling jokes and taking Instagrams.

We had to run so I could get to an internet source, which turned out to be a McDonald’s down the street. We said goodbye to our friends and went back to the Paris streets.

As we walked out of the hotel, Amanda had more spark in her than I’d seen all week.

“I can’t believe I got a chance to shoot Coco Rocha!” she beamed. She was shining with a cheer that was contagious, and I was happy that she was happy. “I can’t believe I got a chance to sit down and get to know them! I’m star struck!” she said, and then paused.

“Well… not star struck… that’s not cool, right?” she added in a sarcastic tone.

I didn’t think there was anything wrong about occasionally being star struck, just as long as it was warranted. The only time I remember being struck was when I met Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival. That guy is beyond awesome. I imagine if I met Bill Murray orWayne Gretzky, I’d feel the same way.

Photos by Amanda Hakan

As a 21st century girl, I spend a good part of my day on the Internet and sometimes I find cool and interesting stuff I’d like to share. This is my first post for “Coco Pops,” which will feature my gatherings from the interweb. Hope you enjoy!
I just bought this lens system for my iPhone. Expect better-than-ever behind-the-scenes pictures from me next fashion week! - GO!
"If you ask me ‘How can I be chic?’ then there is little hope to become chic." - Karl Lagerfeld interviews Karl Lagerfeld (video) - GO!
Here’s a sneak peak at Lara Stone and Kate Moss for Love Magazine. This is going to be amazing. - GO!
How much did it cost to send Charlize Theron down the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes in my favorite look of the night? - GO!
The shoe-loving baby monkey of my dreams! (via Jezebel) - GO!
You know I love my social media, but I’m OBSESSED WITH PINTEREST! - GO!
Thousands of Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” 15 seconds at a time. (video) - GO!
I asked the Twitter world, “If you could bring together any photographer, client, models and hair/makeup artists from history, who would you put together?” Here is what they told me - GO!

As a 21st century girl, I spend a good part of my day on the Internet and sometimes I find cool and interesting stuff I’d like to share. This is my first post for “Coco Pops,” which will feature my gatherings from the interweb. Hope you enjoy!

  • I just bought this lens system for my iPhone. Expect better-than-ever behind-the-scenes pictures from me next fashion week! - GO!
  • "If you ask me ‘How can I be chic?’ then there is little hope to become chic." - Karl Lagerfeld interviews Karl Lagerfeld (video) - GO!
  • Here’s a sneak peak at Lara Stone and Kate Moss for Love Magazine. This is going to be amazing. - GO!
  • How much did it cost to send Charlize Theron down the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes in my favorite look of the night? - GO!
  • The shoe-loving baby monkey of my dreams! (via Jezebel) - GO!
  • You know I love my social media, but I’m OBSESSED WITH PINTEREST! - GO!
  • Thousands of Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” 15 seconds at a time. (video) - GO!
  • I asked the Twitter world, “If you could bring together any photographer, client, models and hair/makeup artists from history, who would you put together?” Here is what they told me - GO!

THE MAESTRO OF HAIR - Odile Gilbert
Photos by Alex Cayley

Hairstylist Odile Gilbert is a legend in the fashion world and a favorite of people like Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier - not to mention, a big favorite of mine! As an artist, she has been part of many of my most memorable fashion moments in the last 8 years and I’ve had the joy of working with Odile on countless shoots and shows.

A few months back, Odile came to NY to shoot this story all about her work with Allure and asked me to be a part of it. To find out more about Odile, please read the article in the October issue of Allure.

7 DAYS AND COUNTING - Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s.Just a friendly reminder that there’s only one week left until the launch of Karl Lagerfeld’s new line. You can bet that this is going to sell out VERY FAST, so if I were you I’d plan my optimal route to the closest Macy’s right now! ;) 
XOXO COCOP.S To see the campaign go HERE. To see the behind-the-scenes video go HERE.

7 DAYS AND COUNTING - Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s.

Just a friendly reminder that there’s only one week left until the launch of Karl Lagerfeld’s new line. You can bet that this is going to sell out VERY FAST, so if I were you I’d plan my optimal route to the closest Macy’s right now! ;) 

XOXO COCO

P.S To see the campaign go HERE. To see the behind-the-scenes video go HERE.

LAGERFELD FOR MACY’S - Behind the scenes.

A few weeks ago I announced my part in the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s collaboration. Now a behind-the-scenes video has been released along with Karl’s images from the campaign. Watch the video above and then check out the full campaign on my facebook HERE.

The line debuts online and in over 200 stores on August 31st!

KARL LAGERFELD’S MACY’S COLLECTION - At a special viewing today, Macy’s gave the press an advance look at Karl Lagerfeld’s 45-piece limited-edition collection. The line debuts online and in over  200 stores on August 31st, but  here is your first look at the campaign  which features a girl you might know. Much more to come…

KARL LAGERFELD’S MACY’S COLLECTION - At a special viewing today, Macy’s gave the press an advance look at Karl Lagerfeld’s 45-piece limited-edition collection. The line debuts online and in over 200 stores on August 31st, but here is your first look at the campaign which features a girl you might know. Much more to come…