Three Questions With Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha is one of those effortlessly chic and amazingly NICE super models that you actually want to be friends with.  I never thought I’d say that about a supermodel…or ANY model, for that matter, but after chatting with the Banana Republic Mad Men Collection (available starting TODAY!) spokesperson, I’m totally #TeamCoco.

Q: What’s your favorite piece in the Banana Republic Mad Men Collection?
A: (This dress here)  It’s a bold statement…you want to be the person everyone’s looking at going ‘wow, where did you get that from?’

Q: What advice would you give yourself five years ago?
 Five years ago…that’s not that long ago, but still far enough…I think about being a model and the jobs that I chose, I didn’t have a voice for myself…I think that I could’ve reassured myself that you know what, what you’re doing IS ok, you know what? Go for it.

Q: What are your top three favorite beauty products?
 I’d have to say, it’s all makeup-related.  I wear makeup every single day, even to the grocery store, so I’m not that model that doesn’t wear makeup.  I’d have to say eyeliner, you can do a lot with it.  Cover up, because I am very, VERY fair so my freckles come out (she loves L’OREAL Magic Smooth Soufflee) and a good contour cream.


Me, in the same dress Coco is wearing…yeah, GREAT decision. LOL.

Does This Look Natural to You?

So I love fashion; my mother will tell you the story about how I’ve been obsessed since I could talk. But you know…I really miss the old models from the 80s and even early 90s that actually, you know, had flesh on them. I know this subject has been beaten to death but the model on the left (from Spring 2009 Louis Vuitton) looks damn near death and it’s really just not attractive. I will never understand why it takes a 5’11 108lb. woman to present these beautiful pieces of art when I know they look just as good (and actually BETTER) on celebrities, who, by all means, are still very thin. I guess I’m just longing for the days of Cindy Crawford…ah well, at least the Victoria’s Secret models still have some meat on them and HELLO, they are so much hotter.