September 6, 2013
Fashion Week occasions spectacles that might otherwise go unproduced in the grinding mundanity of everyday life. Thursday evening at SIR Studio 37, however witnessed such a spectacle, a dazzling holographic, live-action, choreographed display that took Coco Rocha as its focal point. Lexus Design Disrupted, as it was billed, made extraordinary use of 3D holographic technology, 3D mapping, choreography, and exclusive wardrobing from the archives of designer Giles Deacon. “I think we’re in a new time in fashion where it’s not just about photos in a magazine,” explains Coco, no stranger herself to the vanguard of media in the digital age. That method of visual communication will continue to exist, but Coco predicts “being able to capture things with technology, music, fashion, and all of it combined just brings it to another level.” That other level was glimpsed Thursday night through a trick of optics and the mesmerizing movements of Coco Rocha.
SOURCE: Wilhelmina News
July 31, 2013
Recently, Coco was mentioned in an article wrote by Vicki Hogarth for HuffPost Style about a new “super model era”. Check out the article here.
Rocha has used her self-made brand power to branch out from starring in elite campaigns for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Chanel to shooting mass appeal ads for Ann Taylor and Esprit. One of the crowning moments in her multi-level takeover? Coco posed in a campaign for Diet Coke (shot by Karl Lagerfeld, no less), an iconic brand famously characterized by Andy Warhol as the most democratic product of all time, a drink beloved by everyone from the super elite to the Everyman. Rocha most recently invaded living rooms across America when she joined Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova as a supermodel coach on the reality show The Face, which has already been picked up for another season.
Linda, Christy and Naomi’s supermodel era may have been defined by its glamour, but Kate, Coco and Cara are becoming megastars with every off-the-cuff tweet and Instagram photo of a bad hair day. Hollywood stars like Natalie Portman, Blake Lively and Keira Knightley might still dominate when it comes to the September issues, but given that none of these women are even on Twitter, it’s not outrageous to suggest that, in the near future, the supermodels might monopolize the newsstands once again. The fashion world might be known for repeating itself, but whenever it makes the old new again, it always has a fresh take that we haven’t seen before.
July 24, 2013
Check out the article Coco wrote for BuzzFedd on how she made it as a model. It’s very interesting and it also includes photos from Coco’s early works in Asia. You can read an extract from the article below:
BuzzFeed Fashion’s “How I Made It in Fashion” series takes an in-depth look at the careers of the industry’s most successful players. Ahead, model and The Face star Coco Rocha explains how she went from an Irish dance competition to international fashion stardom.
I was discovered at an Irish dance competition when I was 14. I was sitting with my friends and this older man came up to me and said, “Have you ever thought of modeling?” I actually thought he was one of the security guards or someone who worked at this dance competition, and he was going to tell me to remove my feet from the fancy tables. All of us thought it was some kind of joke — or that this man needed glasses.
Read it here.
July 18, 2013
Recently, HuffPost Style wrote an article on Coco along with a little interview! You can read the full article + interview here.
When you talk about Canadian style icons, Coco Rocha is one of the first names on your list. Today, she’s renowned as one of the most popular models in the world, but it wasn’t so long ago that we remember her as the lanky girl from B.C. who landed the runways of Paris and New York.
We all know the story by now — Rocha was discovered at an Irish dance competition, then whisked away to the world of high fashion. But it’s not as if every new model gets to walk down the runways for Marc Jacobs. No, Rocha made a name for herself by being versatile, easy to get along with and hard-working, in an industry when all three can sometimes come in short supply.
Read on below for Coco’s thoughts on style…
What is your definition of style? And good style?
Having good style really just means having a decisive eye and being able to put things together in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It’s not a matter of spending a lot of money and throwing it all together. Fashion can be bought, but style cannot.
How do you describe your style?
I’m not a slave to labels or trends. If it looks right for me then I’ll wear it. My clothes are an eclectic mix of high and low fashion. I have some lovely designer pieces that were given to me by the designers themselves and I’ve also collected some really unusual vintage pieces from various parts of the globe that have a long history. I think it’s important to wear clothing that means something to you and so I always try to make sure I’m wearing at least one item that has a personal meaning to me.
April 2, 2011
Coco Rocha is a Canadian fashion model who has walked in shows for designers including Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Stella McCartney and Christian Lacroix. Her first major editorial shoot was with famed photographer Steven Meisel, and shortly after she landed on the cover of Italian Vogue in February 2006. She recently married James Conran and wore a wedding dress designed by Zac Posen.
Quote: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.”
Treasure: My baby bear that I’ve had since I was born and my diamond wedding ring, which I’ve had since last summer. I have to admit, both are equally valued!
Escape: Locking myself up in my apartment with my husband, take-out and a good movie.
Vacation: Africa, or somewhere equally warm and off the beaten path
Inspiration: Watching and playing with children.
Movie: Price and Prejudice—the six-hour BBC version. I can’t get enough of Jane Austen!
Childhood Memory: Singing “We’ll Cry For You Mr. Mida” (with the melody from Evita) to my janitor who was leaving our school in 2nd grade. We really did love him!
Work of Art: Anything by Gustav Klimt.
Song: Right now? Black Eyed Peas “The Time” though I know I’ll be sick of it in a week as I’m playing it almost hourly.
Designer (past and present): Jean Paul Gaultier. He’s one of the only designers I know who is involved with every step of his clothing. He even styles us girls himself—a true hands-on genius.
Misconception (about you): That I don’t care when people comment about my weight or my looks.
Guilty Pleasure: Knowing (and singing) all the words to every show tune you can imagine.
Junk Food: Salt and Vinegar chips
De-Stress Mechanism: Leaving my phone and computer at home on vacation. It’s scary at first but does the trick.
Cocktail: Vodka Gimlet (extra sour)
Party: Any party where I can worry less about who’s watching me and more about dancing to good music.
Crush: I’m still crushing on my hubby Mr. Conran.
Lipstick and Nail Color: Right now I’m loving pink lips and matte gray for nails.
TV Show: I get addicted to entire seasons of 24.
Cartoon Character: Jessica Rabbit
Restaurant: This tiny Lebanese place I always go to in Paris. Mmm…chicken shawarma.
March 29, 2011
From catwalk to corner shop, Karl Lagerfeld continues to add his stylistic touch. Collaborating once again with Diet Coke, fashion’s favoured designer has created three iconic bottles all fashionably wrapped in his trademark ‘playful’ signature.
Hankering to be enjoyed with this season’s colour block trend, the contemporary prints scream Karl whilst taking inspiration from the Diet Coke heroines- Bernadette, Eleanor and Irene. Polka dots match Bernadette’s romanticism, swishy swirls for Eleanor’s fashion forward stance (v Christopher Kane SS11) and rock drama to tally with Irene’s persona.
But it’s not just the dolls that have been given the Karl touch. The new advertising campaign featuring Coco Rocha, Heidi Mount and Jeneil Williams has been photographed by world-renowned designer himself.
February 19, 2011
Models aren’t generally known for their word play. But Modelinia.com’s cool new T-shirts are emblazoned with model-related catchphrases that riff on well-known idioms and logos. Now you can Facebook “like” Karlie Kloss or proclaim that “Nobody does it better than Abbey Lee” on your shirt.
Backstage buddies Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo combine their names in the “Team Cohati” tee, a take on the pro-Conan O’Brien “Team Coco” graphic. “I like that we’ve become the Brangelina of the modeling world,” Rocha said backstage at Anna Sui. “But I’m kind of obsessed with Lara Stone’s Rolling Stones spinoff — that gap tooth is just perfect.”
The tees are $45 each on Modelinia’s Facebook store, and all the proceeds go to Unicef. Get them while they’re hot: as the Modelinia editor Bianca Posterli says, “We made them limited edition because our girls are too special to be mass.” We won’t mention the early catalog years.
Source: New York Times.