7.31.2009

Vogue

For the past few weeks I've had the great opportunity to watch the busy people of Vogue do what they do best. It was definitely an eye opener. I knew there was a lot that went on, but I didn't realize what attention to detail was put into making a magazine.

While at Vogue I got to observe how they choose which girl to use for each shoot and how they determine which editor was going to work with which model. I had the privilege of watching the photo department painstakingly finding the right location for a shoot and placing the pictures with the text so that it looks just right. I was able to watch the girls in the beauty department, and how they make sure the product is shot just the right way. It was also in that department that I discovered the treasures of beauty closet! I was even spoiled and allowed to go into the archive library and see one of the first issues of Vogue ever printed. In Accessories I had the chance to see all the hats, purses and shoes laid out so that the editors could choose what they would use on their shoots. While with the Fashion department I was even lucky enough to go on a few viewings of pre-collections with the editors.

There was so much that I got to see in the short amount of time that I was observing there. I will admit that being around the office was a little nerve rackin, but without this experience I wouldnt have had the opportunity to realizing truly how hard it is for Anna and the rest of the team at Vogue to come up with bigger and better ideas for upcoming issues.

I take my hat off to them, they most definitely are the perfect group for such a job.
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58 comments:

capt.charly said...

Oh You're so lucky Coco ! Vogue!!omg! my dream :p
the next time invit me !

Big kisses from tFS

tiltumaria said...

Oh wow! I agree with the comment above, you are so lucky! Vogue is my favourite magazine, it's soo so amazing! I wish I could be a part of it!
xoxo

Samm said...

Wow that would be a wonderful experience, i love looking at how things work backstage

I'm a mean street kid. said...

sounds almost like a devil wears prada experience! minus the mean boss and the whole being an underappreciated assistant thing...

wish i could have a peek inside vogue offices too. or even better, to work there!

soovintage said...

Lucky Ducky
Can I join you next time? ; )
Yes, Vogue is a wonderful experience but lately it's pretty boring. I buy ELLE or Harper's Bazaar instead. But Teen Vogue is great!

Life of Brian08 said...

I could feel the intensity of your words as you described your eye opening experience and now love for the process and the team.
You are very blessed to had the opportunity to obverse what so many of us would love to see and experience....i applause U.
Also, getting to see the first vogue SOOOO MAJOR...i only have a picture of it.

peace...B.

american dream said...

I wish I'd have a chance to see it too!

Megan said...

youre living the dream!
http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

FabBlab said...

Coco, I envy you. I am a 15 year old fashion aspiratn from India. Walking into a the Vogue office would have been huge.
I'm sure it would have given you a ton of insight, yes?
XO

Monica said...

That's very exciting. It's amazing how much effort goes into making these amazing magazines.

Miss Deyn said...

You're so lucky!!:) i put you down as one of my fav blogs!!

miki said...

seeing the process must've been amazing, i wish i could do it too. vogue is no.1 among the others, that's for sure! and Anna Wintour, my hat off for her, she's the Woman in fashion ;)

Celine said...

WOW!

my job is so half ass compared to that!!!

La Dauphine said...

That sounds amazing! Such an incredible experience.

http://ladauphinestyle.blogspot.com

Annamarie said...

All the hard work definately proves why they are the best fashiion magazine out there, and THE best magazine over all!
That's an incredible experience though! You are so lucky!

Lucy in the Sky said...

wow! I would so love to check out the offices of Vogue someday. I'm sure there's a lot that goes on behind the magazine and that's what intimidates me. makes me rethink whether I want to work in magazine journalism or not. SIGH!

(not too important but i heard that pretty much every gal who works in Vogue is skinny and BEAUTIFUL...is that true?)

Jackie Gloves said...

I envy you you are very lucky! Next time don't forget to take me with you haha

Love from Spain

PS. If you have to visit Spain for some work once don't forget to tell where you will be working I will go to take a pic with you haha

jae said...

I would love to work for a magazine

ultimate fashion junkie. said...

ooo wow they work really hard and it shows in their magazines. i wish i was able to work there!


follow*
http://fashionxjunkie.blogspot.com

NYCjuicebox said...

That sounds like an amazing experience, you're very lucky! I love your blog and I really appreciate that you share little bits of your life on here, I love the fashion industry and it's great to hear real insights, especially from such a successful model! Thanks Coco xoxo

Silvio Plaza said...

you are by far my favorite model ever
i really love you
:)
im gonna marry you when i see you in person, just wait

Daphne said...

i love this

Karima Illustration said...

I made a drawing of you on my blog :
karima-illustration.blogspot.com

and some drawings of other models, so feel free to visit my blog and leave comments!

de la coco said...

they are amazing!

ashley said...

Lucky bitch :). I'm totally jealous and you are very very lucky and we all probably wish we were in your shoes. Awesome blog ♥

Anonymous said...

Where is your bathroom?

Anonymous said...

Cocoa - You don't have to settle for being a supermodel.

Don't give up on your dream of becoming a cashier at 7-11.

amoramor said...

you have such a great blog =]
loved it

Marie Elizabeth J. said...

VOGUE IS SO COOL... OF COURSE IT MUST BE HARD WORKING AT IT :S

Karima Illustration said...

I draw a lot Of models this time and put it on my blog! please go and comments! :) thank you!!

emily. said...

hi miss coco :)
i stumbled across your blog a few days ago & i just love it. the vids you put up are the cutest! you are blessed to have such an amazing career & i wish you only the best! you are gorggg :) keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

http://cashcrate.com/1519709

The website that helps me get money and maybe get as rich as COCO :(

StyleBrownie said...

lucky me to have found your blog!! i love your style and beauty!!

www.stylerbrownie.blogspot.com

L said...

amazing your so lucky
http://wizzystyle.blogspot.com/

Donned and Delivered said...

You went to Vogue! I would die for Vogue. Carrie Bradshaw died for Vogue too when she went to the closet and found vintage Mary Jane Manolo's.

P R A D A B O Y said...

lots of people think that being in fashion industry is a great thing.. well it is, but sometimes, it also can be so exhausting... It's both fun and exhausting.. But if you live it with passion, then it's all seems so beautiful...

xoxo, pradaboy

Howard Shum said...

Hey Coco,

I'm a comic book artist. Did you ever see this drawing I did of you on my blog:

http://howardshum.blogspot.com/2008/09/coco-rocha.html

Viera said...

Hi Coco, i love your career, i think that your agency is making a very good job with you. Do you have any agency in Spain? i advise you Traffic models; well, for other way, i want show you my blog to know if you like it, normally i make illustration for models like Marina Perez ( a lovely girl) or Sheila Marquez (a very lovely girl, je) well, when you have some time, please, says me what do you think. http://vierilla.blogspot.com/
Kisses and good luck

From Iceland! said...

Lucky you, I must say you've inspired me. I kinda thought models were really selfcentered, but you seem to be nothing like that.

Fernanda Arellano said...

OMG, a million girls would kill to see what you've seen and lived what you've lived, and still you're so down to earth and sane! That's why we look up to you so much

So i was wondering..... i want to register at the fashion spot and i heard you're already a member... could you invite me in? is "invitation only",
you're probably laughing right now, haha, funny but really my closest reality chance of becoming a member is you.... how pathetic huh?
i don't know anyone else,
mail mfernandaa@hotmail.com

thank youu bet I made you laugh

Fernanda Arellano said...

but again, as impossible as this may seem..

I bet it didn't cross your mind, not eveeer, to become a supermodel.. and yet.. you are one

So I guess we're not that crazy >=D

out of the mist said...

I agree with the coment, you are so lucky!!!
You can do me a favor?
Vote for me in Chisícimo:
http://chicisimo.com/blanco-animal-print-minidress-with-mango-black-cardigan/
Thank you sooo much!
xoxoxo

Blan said...

hi coco! i'm from spain and I have read your blog. it's so interesting! I like your work because I like to see the another face of fashion. I'm a fashion editor in several magazines and love the models blog to know how you live this. Nice to meet you and nice to meet your blog.

xx

Fashion Doohickey said...

Oh coco, that's really really nice. there's a whole new depth of insight and understanding you have there, something some of us could only wished for... ;)

Lilee said...

i love you coco!

kostyasidorov said...

Hello, Princess. Write, please, anything else new in your blog, preferably with a picture, because I really missed your smile and eyes.Kisses&HOHO
K.

Leigh said...

What a fantastic opportunity!! Being a makeup artist and photographer myself, I can only imagine what the scale from where I am to them is tripled by 100.

:)

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

What an awesome experience! I would love to spend a day at the Vogue offices and see how they opperate! Its cool to see how thing really come together.

~Montreal Fashion Minds is BACK!!~
http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

CC said...

Ohmigosh! You are so lucky!
I'm jealous.
=)


Xx

chicmuse said...

SEEMS GREAT. LOVE IT.
GREAT HEADER








XX
CHICMUSE

www.andrealapanje.blogg.se said...

even though im from the business myself working as a model. I don't really share the same feelings about it. It just annoys me sometimes how seriously people take fashion. It just thends to become a bit too much.

Laura said...

You´re so lucky!!!

Abuela Rocker said...

You lucky bastard!

Silver Nobleman said...

"what would you say if I am a model?"

I don't really care if you are a model or not. The true important thing is if you are beautiful and nice woman. The fame and such is completely irrelevant. We'll see if you can comprehend what I mean.

Well, Coco is by no means ugly and she seems to be a quite nice lady with a good portion of humor. (Yeah, I know, the obligatory flatter is here at work.)

However, it's no suprise that a girl dislikes an other girl.*^^

World Traveler said...

Vogue is the ultimate in fashion just like Nat. Geographic is the ultimate in travel...
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Anonymous said...

Vogue?
Are they going back to putting models on the cover, or are they going with Branjolina?

Shannon Rocha said...

you think coco rocha read your comment? in your dream !!!!!!!
I am Shannon Rocha !!!
go to my blog !!!!!!
you the truth !!!

stephanie said...

i can not bealive it the man that found you i had an interview with Charles Stuart the other day im so happy its amazing