3.10.2010

James & I at Flare


A few months ago I took James to my Flare magazine shoot up in Toronto. There he was sat all cozy, reading his book and sipping on his coffee, thinking he was just going to take it easy while I worked all day!! Well word spread on set that James was an artist with a background in murals and so pretty early in the day he was recruited to draw on the giant chalk board behind me. By lunchtime he was covered in chalk dust and still drawing up a storm. All together I think he drew at least 8 unique backdrops that corresponded to the outfits I was wearing. We had such a great time working together! It was interesting to see how he was inspired by the clothing to draw the backdrop, and I in turn was inspired by the backdrop to model the clothing! Here's a behind the scenes video from Flare, but go buy your copy now for all the pictures!

XOXO COCO

P.S Just a tip on playing this video - If it wont work for you, set it to FULL SCREEN then press play.

76 comments:

Anna said...

AWESOME! what a wonderful collaboration

Elizabeth said...

I love it! I've got my copy, the shoot is just amazing! I can honestly say it's one of my favorite shoots you've done Coco! And the fact James was there working alongside the shoot makes it better! He's an excellent artist, the bckdrops are superb. Love that Rodarte dress btw
xoxoxo

rebecca said...

i can't wait to see the full editorial. it looks gorgeous! ♥

scissorsanddolls.blogspot.com

Star said...

brilliant! i subscribe Flare, so i'm looking forward to next month's issue! I've always been a huge fan of you! XD

Lucy in the Sky said...

your fiance is SUPER talented! o__o and so are you!!!

Anonymous said...

o_o ilove us.... the besth couple ever!!
saludos desde mexicooo!

kathleen m said...

love ya coco! james seems awesome :)

Annie Liu said...

i love your body language when take a shot,its so powerful and attractive:)
(the "angel" one is so cute:D)
and love the last part you and James drawing together,so sweettttt(L)and touched by ur happiness:)

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhh so cute!!!!!!! both of you are so talented! i'm pretty sure you hear this all the time, but you're gorgeous coco!

Tiffany S. said...

You are simply the best and James is super creative!

Eli said...

ah what an awesome video!! you look stunning

The Voguette said...

those chalk drawings are exquisite, and you look beautiful, as always! <3

Behind The Seams said...

your fiance is such an amazing artist! love love the video!

Margaux Brooke said...

loved the video coco, the outfits were stunning, the backdrops inspiring and your expressions and poses were uniquely YOU! You are my role model for a reason! P.S. so envy your relationship with James, hope I can find someone that's literally "my other half" one day! :) Really happy for you and your career Coco!

Jack Daniel said...

Who is the photographer of the shooting?

céline said...

i l <3 ve U Coco you're so dynamic & so beautiful

H K said...

You two are cute together :P
& Love the video, you are so inspirational.

kayang said...

Gosh Coco, you're such an amazing model.
In my opinion it IS entertaining to watch you, you ARE an entertainer and in such a elegant way.

Celine said...

Wow, that's amazing, i love those chalk draws, he's so creative.
You do a wonderful couple :)
xx
http://celineloveslace.blogspot.com/

U-NI-TY said...

We love you girl! You're just so funny and pretty, and we also really appreciate your ideas.

Kadir said...

What an amazing job;)With your modelling and your body language and James's art..
I think you really should think about working with James on your photo shoots..
You two are not only engaged but also work partner...That sounds great;)

The Style Revolution said...

Amazing video!

TANYA LEE said...

that is awesome!! great backdrops and great poses!! love you so much Coco! :)

Dodo said...

OMG you're really really good. Ofcourse you already know that but I've never seen you 'in action' until now! :P
And those dresses were so gorgeous!

Artschool Girlfriend said...

Any tip on how to have a James of my own? Love + Creativity = Hello Awesomeness.

Hoping to have my hands on that issue!

Red* said...

awww you two are obviously happy :) congrats & beauty!
wonderful
xoxo-red*

Maria José said...

OH!! YOU 'RE GREAT!I want to see the complete editorial.
xoxo

NerdOneirik said...

Lady, you are awesomesauce! My dad's Canadian (he hails from Delia, Alberta)so CANADA REPRESENT! Woot!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh I love it, Thanks coco now I have to get a copy of this Flare!!!!!!!!!!! You are an amazing model

I love you!!!

Mo said...

Coco, you are genius! I can't wait to become an editor one day and work with you. Congrats on your engagement, he seems brilliant!
xoxo Mo

Siouxsie said...

you inspire me so much! congrats on your engagement. <3

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Dear Sasha, congratulations for the fashion shows, you looked amazing, there are no photos that make justice to your beauty.

Sincerely,
Albert

Life of Brian08 said...

So cool to know and see that u'll are working together.

meggasus said...

Wow! I love this video. Coco, you really are so expressive in front of the camera--I love watching your photoshoots! James seems incredible by the way...Love what he did with the shoot. I had no idea he did the backdrops for the photos when I first saw the spread. Thanks for the interesting tidbit. Please add more videos on your blog! :) My twin sis and I just put up our first vid!

http://meggasus.blogspot.com/

Camila said...

How nice, Coco! Both working together!
XXX,
Camila.
P.S: You're a special model. Luv your works! That's a pity I didn't manage to get to know you when you came to Brazil. Please, come again!

Bru said...

I love it!

Candy Rosie said...

Hi Coco ,

I met you last week in Paris !!

Love your blog & i follow it

xx

MizzJ said...

Looks like you two had so much fun working together! You make a cute couple :)

I totally agree that you are the #1 Canadian model! I love how edgy and fun you are and how chameleon-like you are on camera.

Coco in Motion said...

cool!
i love u Coco ;)

Roya + the Machine said...

I officially NEED to buy this issue.
You look amazing in that "angelic" shot.

Thao N. said...

You guys are so cute together! It looks like a wonderful partnership!

Louise said...

Oh you two look really amazing..
I can't wait to see the result !
And, by the way, Coco, I love the poses you strike, really original..

Xoxo

Louise
http://disrobeyourself.blogspot.com

Davidikus said...

It's brilliant to see how your roped your man into collaborating with you!

W"ell done.

http://davidikus.blogspot.com/.

Carlo Parducho said...

I'm ordering a copy of this magazine just because it's YOUR issue =)

jessica whitley said...

love the video! you are amazing :D





X

Brigadeiro said...

Fabulous vid & photo shoot!
xx

Pina Colada Kisses said...

Gorgeous photos and how fun for him
http://pinacoladakisses.blogspot.com/

Closet Full of Nothing said...

Love, love, love the video, watched it on TV the other day too :) Can't wait to get a copy of flare to see the photos!!

xo, from another Vancouverite!!
Coco

<a href="http://closetfullofnothing.blogspot.com>Closet Full of Nothing</a>

ps. would be fantastic if you could show us some love and grace us with your presence at Vancouver Fashionw Week next month!!

Sayuri said...

Coco, I love the wholde editorial, and I love the Angry Rodarte look, and the one where your hand/arms make a sort of heart shape.
I already have a Flare Magazine Subscription, and I was delighted to see you in it.
Love & Kisses,
Sayuri

Baily said...

Just got mine in the mail today! So excited!

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

Love the video so much! ^^ And to see you two working together, it's clear to see you were made for each other.. awww.. *tearing happily*

Marvelous Models said...

ok, i absolutely LOVE you! hahaha and your blog! i am an aspiring model and i hope to be near as good as you someday! you are such an inspiration!!

M . said...

I love all your pose.

Jiale said...

You're such a great model! Love seeing you together with James!

{ I V Y } said...

ahh you're so amazing coco~

{ aggie } said...

Beatiful editorial, and the video is awesome! You guys make a great couple ;)

Featured the cover and editorial in our blog:
Elements Magazine

Anonymous said...

i love you two! Creative partners and best friends. What girl could ask for more?

any news on when the big day is, or is it private (let's see the dress, pleeeease!)?

in your shoes said...

i love your COCO!! JAJ

www.inyouroldshoes.blogspot.com

Boomka said...

It seems like he didn't have a problem with that, plus it was a chance for him to be creative and show some people his great work. But I think its hilarious that he showed up with a book and thought, Hey I'll be supportive and just chill here and read and then he ended up covered in chalk. I suppose thats some sort of a metaphor for relationships huh? Maybe not. =)

ringqueen8 said...

I just can't stop reading the piece about you and looking at your pics in Flare! That issue is a keeper!! I have the Elle(i think) that you are on the cover of too. I would like to try modeling, I know I have the body for it, just don't know if I could handle it, or how to get started.

L e D. said...

Heeey Coco
What a nice video! I loved!
I adore you,keep modeling always! you rock,girl ;)

if you want to visit my fashion blog:
www.the-way-it-works.blogspot.com


xx

Patty said...

Oh my gosh this video is fantastic! You guys are both crazy talented, I'm so jealous ;)

BEWOMAN said...

amanzing!!

xx

Anonymous said...

I have this month's magazine and her spread is amazing!

But did anyone else notice that in this video, it says "Coca Rocha" instead of "Coco"??

limonana said...

As a painter I really adore seeing the artistic sides of your shoots! James + your talent = inspiration!

Anonymous said...

you are so lovly <3

Anonymous said...

James and me at Flare :P

To know when to use me or I, you just take out the other subject. You wouldn't say 'I at Flare', you would say 'Me at Flare'.

Eh, this is supposed to be a grammar nazi comment, just letting you know. Knowledge is power!

Love your blog!

Sandra said...

I love you Coco! You truly are an inspiration (not only for little girls who want to become a model). Saw you on Germany's Next Topmodel yesterday and and though I don't like the show that much I loved loved loved your Outfit and you seem to be so natural and nice :)

Leonie said...

wow your photos are so cool and your face is so beauthiful!!
You are such a wonderful model!

Adele said...

Hi...
I had a blog that I have not updated for 2 years! & I've finally got back on the game and noticed you were a follower on my old account (www.thisisadele.blogspot.com) Thought I'd let you know I have a new link (http://moltacuriosa.blogspot.com) :) - Its very empty right now!

Anyway! Flare Magazine! :o ♥

littlemisscupcake said...

have you EVER seen this?

http://igorandandre.blogspot.com/2008/12/coco-rocha.html

The Ugly Doll said...

coco, I saw you on "germanys next topmodel"! you looked soooo good and I fell in love with your studded leatherjacket...
XX

SogniSorrisi said...

Amazing. Love the FLARE cover!

stylestalker said...

i love this blog

Anonymous said...

Lol. James is SOO adorable.

wender slovsk said...

i love you coco rocha