LIFE via INSTAGRAM (Part One) - February 20th to 28th

In this installment of Life via Instagram I try a new look, get some air time on TV and do my best to beat the cold! 

  1. I found my musty old Irish dance wig while helping my mom move. We were required to wear these while dancing. Do you think this should be my next hair style?
  2. Doing my best Alfred Hitchcock on set.
  3. It’s an Anna sandwich!!
  4. Did you catch The Model Alliance’s Sara Ziff and myself talking with Katie Couric about protecting young models? 
  5. With Erin O’Connor, the epitome of a muse and a model’s model. Learn from this one - she puts the super back in supermodel.
  6. Wearing a Dsquared2 suit and drinking coffee with a straw (to save my lipstick) backstage at Steven And Chris.
  7. Shooting portraits in pure northern light with Michael Avedon.
  8. Hug us, we’re cute. #throwbackthursday
  9. Running around town trying to dodge the cold. Wearing my faves - jacket by Nasty Gal, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, glasses by Zac Posen and shoes by Y3

NYFW via INSTAGRAM (Part Two) - February 7th - 9th

Hi all! Despite currently being across the pond in London, I feel like reminiscing to some of my favorite moments from NYFW. Lucky for me, mother Pat McGrath let me play in makeup yet again, and I ran into some of my favorite models at the Lincoln Center. Check out these pics! xx

  1. I spy my girl Soo Joo opening the Rebecca Minkoff show. #NYFW #RMFALL
  2. My face when I realize I’m sitting next to Agyness Deyn! Haven’t seen this little lady in 3 years! #modelreunion
  3. With the most beautiful übermodel (inside and out) Petra Nemcova and the amazingly talented Lubov Azria backstage at #HerveLeger
  4. My look for day 3 of #NYFW is a Herve Leger dress with a Fausto Puglisi leather jacket and a Zara hat. Mixing it up!
  5. Good morning New York. Here I am backstage bright and early at Victoria Beckham reporting live for Pat McGrath and #MaxFactor. 
  6. Getting my makeup fixed by the one and only Pat McGrath backstage at Victoria Beckham. #MaxFactor #VBAW14
  7. A classic face with timeless beauty backstage at Victoria Beckham.
  8. Trying my hand at Max Factor makeup on a willing model at the Victoria Beckham show. She’s a fresh face, doing really well this season. Follow her at @PatMcGrathReal - I think she’s going to be a star. #vbaw14
  9. My first look for today is a top from the Macy’s & Made FW #MADE4Impulse line paired with rad fluorescent print pants from Nasty Gal and Paul & Joe heels. #nyfw

NYFW via INSTAGRAM (Part One) - February 5th to 7th

And so it is fashion month. Here is the first installment of this season’s Life via Instagram - #NYFW edition. At the beginning of this whirlwind week I got to see some pretty ladies, wear some cool clothes and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Model Alliance. 

  1. The #SuperBowl may be over, but the sex trafficking of young women around big events continues to be a shocking problem right here at home. Go to www.notsosuper.org to find out more. #notsosuper
  2. So excited to see my original model BFF Behati Prinsloo at #amfAR tonight!!!
  3. Hanging with the most glamorous girls of #amfAR: Ireland Baldwin and Gigi Hadid.
  4. The #selfeye is the new #selfie! Here’s mine wearing Max Factor UK’s Excess Volume Mascara! Now I wanna see you post yours! Don’t forget the #SelfEye hashtag.
  5. Much love to The Model Alliance on our 2nd anniversary today! So proud of our efforts - this New York Fashion Week will be the first with real legal protection for child models! Hope you all have a great week! Xx Coco
  6. NYC traffic is horrendous today, but I made it in time for my first show of NYFW - BCBG by Max Azria. Max was one of the earliest supporters of my career! #bcbglive
  7. My second look of the day is the Macy’s #MADE4Impulse line by my friends at Made Fashion Week! It’s the perfect little black dress. Get the look at www.macys.com.
  8. My outfit today - #MADE4Impulse skirt by Macy’s & Made FW paired with a Rebecca Minkoff top and bag. Snow courtesy of my backyard! #NYFW
  9. The other day I gave a private tour of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum to a small group. Make sure you go to Brooklyn to see this amazing exhibit before it ends on February 23rd!

PCMag’s Coco Rocha Explores CE Week’s Wearable Tech - The tech-savvy supermodel gets her hands on enhanced glasses, dresses, and clutches.

By Chandra Steele

The mini mid-year preview of CES that is CE Week landed in New York City last week, and PCMag made the crosstown pilgrimage with one of our newest columnists, Coco Rocha. On display were Wi-Fi-enabled cars, Made in NY startups, the biggest of big-screen TVs, and, of course, wearable tech.

Rocha wrote about Google Glass and other wearable tech in her column this month, and got hands-on with some at the show. Google invited her to try out Google Glass back in January, but at CE Week Rocha tried on an entirely different type of wearable glasses-based technology, PSiO. It combines sound and light therapy for a sensory experience designed to relax and reenergize the wearer.

Rocha also donned a cap outfitted with Cynaps, a Bluetooth-enabled, bone-conduction alternative to earphones. Once an Indiegogo project and now a shipping product, the system lets you listen to music and take calls without headphones interfering with sounds from your surrounding environment.

READ MORE HERE

LIFE via INSTAGRAM - February 8th and 9th, 2013

Another installment of Life via Instagram, this time in the thick of NYFW. I attend my dear friend Rebecca Minkoffs show, bump into some of my favorite girls, narrowly dodge a massive show storm and end up at Herve Leger with Petra Nemcova

Follow me at @cocorocha for more real-time updates. 

  1. My look is in honor of my friend Rebecca Minkoff’s show! Pants and bag by Minkoff, coat by Reiss, boots by Diesel
  2. Some of the looks at Rebecca Minkoff’s show. Good music and great clothes. Bravo Rebecca! Xx #NYFW
  3. True fact: George Kotsiopoulos from E! Fashion Police told me he’s #TeamCoco
  4. Walking home in the snow. So glad we made it out of Manhattan!
  5. A happy NYFW reunion with my friend Shenae Grimes backstage at Lincoln Center.
  6. My look for day 3 of NYFW! Dress by Herve Leger, bag by Mugler, shoes by Versace and coat by Dennis Basso.
  7. Found the twinie at Herve Leger - miss Alyssa Campanella!
  8. Herve Leger: still master of the bandage dress, yet always finds a way to reinvent! #nyfw 
  9. Sat with my friend, the beautiful Petra Nemcova, at Herve Leger. Truly one of the most giving people I know. She and I just did a fun job together that’s coming out soon!

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 

MEXICO via INSTAGRAM - May 25th to 28th, 2012.

  1. My amazing view over Mexico this afternoon.
  2. Just found this Salvadore Dali-designed handbag inside the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City. Remind you of anything?
  3. Mexico City this morning - Rebecca Minkoff bag, vintage cashmere sweater.
  4. The intriguing Soumaya Museum. Just did a speed tour around the entire collection.
  5. Shooting at the most amazing location today, built by the famous Mexican architect Luis Barragan.
  6. Love this abstract reflection in the pool.
  7. I made a new friend on set today.
  8. I only hug trees that wear colorful Mexican sweaters.
  9. Dearest Mexico, I had the most wonderful time in your capital city. Thank you for the beautiful scenery, good food and great company.

COCO’S INSTAGRAMS - April 12th -  May 10th.

  1. At Lord & Taylor for the launch of Zac Posen’s Z Spoke line!
  2. Zac Posen in a Coco Rocha/Leigh Lezark sandwich.
  3. At the Tribeca Film Festival to see Morgan Spurlock’s new film Mansome! Dress: Z Spoke by Zac Posen.
  4. Heading to the country house for the weekend. So excited to be on this train!
  5. I’m IN LOVE with my new Rebecca Minkoff purses. The perfect thing to brighten this dreary NYC day.
  6. At Diane Von Furstenberg’s studio for the launch of The Conversation with Amanda De Cadenet.
  7. Admiring Diane’s amazing signed photo of Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
  8. Parking. Fail.
  9. Last day with pink hair.

NYFW via my iPhone - Day One

  1. My outfit on the first day of New York Fashion Week: Jacket by Rebecca Minkoff, pants by Helmut Lang, jewelry by Coco Rocha for Senhoa!
  2. So proud to see “Coco Rocha For Senhoa Jewlery" exclusively at THE GREEN SHOWS in Lincoln Center. A fashion event committed to eco-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion during NYFW.
  3. The gorgeous Candice Swanepoel in one of my favorite looks at Jason Wu.
  4. Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff with the beautiful and iconic Beverly Johnson.
  5. My absolute favorite look from Rebecca Minkoff.
  6. Signing autographs for the loyal fashion fans outside the tents at NYFW.
  7. Change of clothes for Helmut Lang.
  8. Bumped into fellow Marilyn Paris model Ashley Smith at Helmut. I need a beret in my life, too!
  9. One of my favorite looks from Helmut Lang. Lots of sinister red, black and gray tie-dye, leather and furs. Just my style.