10.21.2009

Runway Songs


Hello again! I'm still here in BC. This picture was taken at
Okanagan Lake. Isn't it pretty?! Everything is going well - I'm dressed as a lumber jack, getting lots of sleep and fully enjoying doing a whole lot of nothing!!

So lately I've been listening to Major Lazer's song "Pon De Floor" (Edited Version) on heavy repeat after I walked to it last month at Paul Smith. Even before I started modeling, good runway songs always stuck out in my mind. I remember years ago watching the Victoria's Secret show on TV and thinking how cool it would be if I could strut down the runway to "I Like The Way You Move" by Bodyrockers or that remix of Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" like Gisele and Adriana.

Its been four years since I started walking runways myself and I find there's lot's of songs I'm fond of because they're linked in my memory to this show or that one. I remember walking for Louis Vuitton at FW 06 - it was my first time opening and closing a show and I can still recall the beats of "The Glamorous Life" by Sheila E. bouncing off the walls. On another occasion I remember laughing as I passed Behati on the runway because the song playing was "Big Girl (You are beautiful)" by Mika and I still get the whistle part of the "Twisted Nerve" remix stuck in my head, years after I walked to it at Versace.

Its funny that sometimes I'll hear a song and just know it would be a good song to walk to. I'm not sure if its been used yet but "Let Me Think About it" by Freddie Le Grand would be great on the runway - so would "U Got The Look" By Prince. Its not necessarily the style of the song that makes a great runway theme but, for me, I prefer hard beats, on the faster side, that put me into a character I can play.

In other news, here's me falling off a mountain!?:

70 comments:

Hannah said...

Ahhhh that song is so fun! Great shots - I love the landscape!

Amanda said...

Hahaha .. so true some songs played on the runways are amazing... that's where I get all mu music from

kayang said...

My grandmother used to live in Pentiction, so I would spend everyday at Okanagan beach, or Skaha.

British Columbia is so beautiful! I hope you're having fun! :)

Lucy in the Sky said...

I love songs that play on the runway but I wish the little things like that was more publicized... There was a small feature on runway songs in Teen Vogue but that's all I've seen. :\ I remember reading about your experience on the runway with Behati when Mika's song popped up! Have fun relaxing! I wish I could relax right now!! T__T

Lucy said...

Hehe, ah that Bodyrox song is awesome, ive strutted down a (makeshift) runway to that, the energy is incredible! and yeah its true, after that you never disassociate it!
x

phi-style said...

i love this entry <3

and great taste in music!

Lovinglam... said...

Amazing post and wonderful songs, specially Mika's one!!

CalamityJem said...

Very pretty spot, it makes me want to venture out into the great outdoors :)...x

Bekah said...

hahah great pictures
I remember that VS show! I downloaded the Bodyrocker's song and used to strut around my house hahah
and big girls(you are beautiful) by mika is an amazing song! I've been to two of his shows and he gets "big girls" in bustiers to come out and dance with him! it's great!

Donned and Delivered said...

Go Canada!

London, Ontario over here!!

acase said...

we have a vacation home on the Okanogan river! We live in Seattle so we don't frequent it much, but it's nice to have. Beautiful area!

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

lovely pic! so elegant! lol
Cute shoes too by the way! ^__^

Dylana said...

Such fun pics!

Love you!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Bru said...

The songs are amazing,but this view, so beautiful...

liana said...

yes, i feel the same way too coco!
i remember the good vic. secrets songs and they stick in my mind, whenever i hear them they remind me of the show, like that babaloo(or something?) salsa song from last year.
gorgeous setting here.
x.

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! I luv that song! You do look like you're having a ton of FUN - LUCKY YOU!!!:))
p.s. I made the soup you posted the other day, it's solely DELICIOUS- THANKS!!!!

novia said...

If you like the "One You Wanna C" by Prince, I think you'd also probably really like "Dance 4 Me" from his newest album,
Lotusflow3r. He gives a shout out to Dior, and the song has some great beats...well..it's Prince, so that's no surprise. Love your blog girlie! : )

novia said...

Oops! You mentioned "You got the look" by Prince not "The One you wanna c", so check out both those songs I mentioned, they rock!

Jack Daniel said...

Silly girl, that last pic made me laugh. :P

What do you think of live music, played by bands in the middle of the runway? I'd like to see more of that.
Like Lily Allen during chanel.

Flora said...

You've got an amazing taste in music! "Pon de Floor" is the sheezy!

Anonymous said...

Coco CO CO COCO! I want to meet you in BC soooo bad! You're my favorite! Please have a meet and greet here!!

Mark said...

Yeah! meet and greet. That would make my year, Coco.

blogista said...

hey coco! i love your blog. haha....
that's why i made a banner for your blog.

hope u like it!

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chai said...

"Let Me Think About It" was played after the final walk at Patricia Field S/S 09. She kept all the models on the runway so she and all the models could dance to the song together. Thank god for youtube, becaus there is video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8wDDHQ1Eo8

Elin said...

Hi . Im a girl who live in sweden, 18 years old. In school we are talking about Canada, and we had to write a school-essay about anything thats canadian.
I just wanted you to know that i wrote about you (: And it turned out very well (:

I think you are drop dead gorgeous!
Good luck with everything (:

love, elin

Poodle Soup said...

ooohh I love Sheila E's "glamorus lIfe", that would be a great one to listen to again, I think Im gonna go look for it now :)

Annamarie said...

haha, don't hurt yourself! Yeah I have some really good runway songs stuck in my head at times too from memorable shows I'd watch!
Mika's song s great, have a fun relaxing time back home!

Carol said...

hey, why don´t you post the video of Holt Renfrew in your blog????
It is so cool!!!!!

Fernanda dauphine said...

HEY do you like "in for the kill" from La Roux??, it was played in the Chanel runway... but you know that don't you? haha.

Anyways, love that body rockers song

I also loved that remix of americana manhasset someone made in youtube with the song "La meme histoire"

joiz said...

yeah you're so right and also i think retro music are very good in runway shows...=) but for me i prefer love songs..haha specially when i am looking @ your pictures,, your just like the weakness in me,,haha lots of love coco

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alessi said...

wow im so glad you posted songgs from runways! i always thought those songs were cool. keep posting!

Ms Polevshchikova said...

Totally agree with you. I Always pay attention to the music on the runway, you can get awesome beats and songs! Lot of love from the south of Spain Coco! Big huuuugsss!

Alex said...

Hi Coco!... I love runway songs... I love the beat in it that helps you walk... the one I really really love... is the mix on Don't stop the music and something by Michael Jackson... I walk so fast while I listen to it... lol... and I don't know why...

Anyway... the Victoria's Secret songs are amazing... you can get every song on vsholic.com


Kisses and love from Mexico...

Oh by the way... I saw your TV apparence for E! and I loved it... unfortunatelly I don't have canadian E! and all I saw was a segment of it on youtube... where you go to the fitting with Zac Pozen and show us the Elite agency... but that was it... =(... do you think you can upload it on your youtube chanel?... I had so much fun watching it that I wish I could watch the entire show...

CMA said...

LOVE these shots
super fun, thanks for sharing

-cma
visit my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

boyfriend ?!?...too bad...i was just about to come to see you walk the runway...i guess i have to cancel my plan now...

Que Sera, Sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be...

~VS Archangel~

andwhatelseisthere said...

looks like whole loads of superfine days you got. we're enjoying our holidays too. don't leave us miss your runway strikes too much!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

JoeCan'tThink said...

You go Glen Coco!

making it happen said...

I think about that all the time! Literally my dream job would be to direct runway shows, and decide the scenery, music, the whole show!

Hardini said...

so long time I do not blogwalking. wow I'm sure you are great supermodel. but lately you seldom to update you're blog rite,do you overbusy?

Mel-Yu said...

Its so pretty there!!!

Marie Elizabeth J. said...

I totally loved your post! must be soooo cool to model :D oh, I envy you

Fernanda dauphine said...

you might also like Morningwood's "New york girls"

It's a great song to get into character!!
hope you like it =D

btw I've been to Canada once, and that was enough for me to fall in love with it's natural resources, it all seems to be taken out of a fairy tale.

TheBeautyFile said...

You crack me up...have they ever used any Erasure songs? They have lots of fast remixes...you should tell them to look into that.

JLMnnqx ♥ said...

Canada is where it's at!

http://teartheseams.blogspot.com Check out my blog, I am an aspiring fashion designer! Much appreciation for those who do! (A comment from Coco would be a dream)

Anonymous said...

Here is a runway song for CoCo...

"Do that to me one more time
Once is never enough with a man like you
Do that to me one more time
I can never get enough of a man like you
Whoa-oh-oh, kiss me like you just did
Oh, baby, do that to me once again..."

Bailey's Irish Cream...

~VS Archangel~

Shino said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE 'Pon de Floor' thank you for your recommendation! I'm doing research for your biography for my fashion blog, hope you can visit my blog. Love you coco

Shino
http://styletodie.blogspot.com

divine bunny said...

BC!!!

so great

happy to run across your site!

-dbunny

D.J.БАХ said...

Oh!hello Coco! I am a saler hi-fi devices from a gangsta-sity Donetsk(ukraine)! Me and my frends every day wait when you appear on our TV screens(FTV chanel).
Oh!Coco!you are the best woomen ever in the world!!!

GurkisConcombreCucumber said...

I just love your personality, your way of seeing things and life. :) Some part i guess it's similar as i see things. You're kinda inspiration to me. I'd love to become a model one day, too, and i hope and believe that time will come and I might do some amazing things as well. God bless you :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a show full of Go Team songs!

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Anonymous said...

You're such a great person Coco!! Thank you for shering all those stuff with us!

have a great day : )
magdalena

glossy said...

Never been to Canada but it looks gorgeous!

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Sarah said...

They used Let Me Think About It for the intro to the VS fashion show about two (?) years ago. That's where I first heard it. It wasn't used in the actual show,but the beginning,where the models are shown coming in and are being introduced.
Here,watch watch watch!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klczPVeStpg&feature=fvw

Karen Chan said...
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Karen Chan said...

I'm an Ottawa girl that moved to Vancouver.. sigh. Too pretty to move back to El Capital...Just bought a book of photos of Vancity in the 1980's... so sweet!

Check out my blog one day if you miss Vancouver... :D

http://visualkin.blogspot.com

joiz said...

i guess "walk this way" by Aerosmith ft.Run DMC will be rockin' good in runway shows,, haha just a thought coco watcha think??..

Daniel John Hardy said...

I so wish I was in the Okanagan Valley again!! I grew up in Penticton BC, then moved to Kelowna BC for awhile. I may live in Toronto now, but the Okanagan always wins!

Ju' said...

It's Julette again.I have a question .Do you speak french??

joanna said...

I like this song! Lovely landscape <3 in Ireland is so coold and rain all time i can't traveling like you ;(

Monica said...

I love Sheila E., so funny thatyou mentioned that song. Music always links to memories for me.

Bryce said...

I definitely live in the Okanagan. I have some friends in vancouver who know you... So odd.

Anonymous said...

YES, ARABESQUE!

Tiara said...

Where in the Okanagan were you??? I'm in Kelowna :)

Shannon Rocha said...

i am sister of Coco
go to my blog !!!
I am Shannon ROcha !!!!!!!!

winy said...

u should definitely do vs next yr coco. your walk would definitely put those other vs models to shame. lol

Kate said...

Thats awesome you went to Kelowna! I hope you enjoyed it.

linkiola said...

The Nancy Sinatra remix is Audio Bullys ft Nancy Sinatra - Shot You Down (Album Version) and can be found on the album "The Essential Nancy Sinatra" from 2006.
Enjoy!

Nichole said...

Hi Coco :)
I have lived on the Okanagan lake almost all my life. It is beautiful, I hope you enjoyed it!