A little birdie (that would be me) attended the New York City premiere of “The Iron Lady” last night and boy, were there a lot of celebs! Somehow I managed to stand three feet away from Meryl Streep without screetching “EEEE! I LOVE YOU!” and subsequently getting arrested. Somehow I doubt Amelia could exercise similar restraint were she in the presence of The Gos.
Perhaps due to the serious nature of the film — a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom — the ladies in attendance opted for a sober little black dress look. Some were hits, some were misses. And Coco Rocha, bless her heart, accidentally got lost on the way to the Oscars red carpet.
Check out all the looks — the good, the bad, and the straight-up WTF — above!
I look at Coco Rocha and see a pretty woman. But casting directors have looked at the runway model and told her she is “too fat” and, recently, “too big” to be hired. Coco and model Carré Otis visited “Anderson” to talk about ways to protect models who start as teen girls, a subject they are both familiar with. Coco was scouted at 14, began modeling at 15, and moved into a model apartment in New York City at 16. She alluded to Anderson that she had trouble along the way as her body changed from naturally-skinny-and-girly to growing hips and boobs as an adult woman. Keep reading »
Coco Rocha tells Modelinia that for her first casting—an audition to model for Prada—she depended on a pair of Nine West pumps to make an impression:
“I had to buy my first ‘casting shoes’ which were these high stilettos. Pointy, black … I didn’t even know how to walk in them. So I ran out to the nearest Nine West store.”
Rocha still has this pair of black pumps, which she says she likes to show off to visitors to her closet. While, OK, we weren’t going on model castings as our first job interviews, we still remember with clarity what we wore for those first steps into the “real world.” Keep reading »
The Cut puts it best: “The videos Coco Rocha just posted of her wedding are either a wonderful or wonderfully cruel thing to thrust in your face on a rainy Monday morning.” Too true. Watch as the 21-year-old model marries James Conran in a French castle, and your dream of getting married at the nearest White Castle may be done forever. It’s all very spectacular, romantic, and shot like a million-dollar movie. Not enough wedding porn for you? Fear not, this is only the trailer. Watch the 18-minute mini-movie after the jump. Keep reading »
Coco Rocha markets Coke for Karl (say that three times fast). [WWD] Keep reading »
In between catwalks, model Coco Rocha took to her blog, Oh So Coco, yesterday to clear up some of the drama surrounding reports earlier this week that she had complained about being too large to walk the runway. The New York Daily News wrote that Rocha, a size four, has insinuated she was “out of favor on the runway.” Coco was also directly quoted in a New York York Times article saying, “I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny … You know what, I’ve stopped caring. If I want a hamburger, I’m going to have one. No 21-year-old should be worrying about whether she fits a sample size.”
Clearly, somebody was unhappy with Rocha’s comments because last night the Canadian model penned a post on her own blog saying it was “necessary to properly express my point of view, without outside editing.” Keep reading »