cocorochaI’ve been on tiktok since January (I’m cocorochatiktok on there) and I have to say, it’s so much fun. Today I officially had my first tiktok reach 1 million views, which is crazzzy considering a great Instagram video might not get a quarter of that and yet I’ve been on IG for like... 37 years? If you tiktok, tell me your favorite accounts to follow below!
cocorochaWhen all my model girl friends are looking like glamazons shooting on some beach paradise and I’m just here in the studio like 🥴😬🤪 ... btw who following me on the TIK to the TOK? I’m “cocorochatiktok” on there 👋
cocorocha“WE CAME IN LIKE A WREEEECKING BALL!!!” - my earrings. New cover for the ART x FASHION issue of... @issue_official shot by @calebandgladys .
cocorochaI was honored to be an Event Chair at last nights #amfARNewYork - it was a glamorous and fun evening but also important to raise funds and recognize all the hard work @amfAR is doing in fighting for a cure for the 38 million men women and children living with #HIV.
cocorochaSo I have bad news, good news, more bad news and more good news: (first bad news) our spring and summer spots at @cocorochamodelcamp are nearly 100% sold out 😬 so (good news) we just added new camps in September and October 😍. (more bad news) due to a very frustrating glitch on our site, we lost all applications sent in over the 7 days 🥴, however (good news) we fixed it, so please apply again 🤪!
cocorochaOne final dance for my friend and mentor Jean Paul Gaultier. Words fail me as I try to describe what his support has meant to me for more than half my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you Jean Paul. 🖤 @jpgaultierofficial 💚@missymisdemeanorelliott
cocorochaPeople ask me what was my favorite Jean Paul Gaultier runway moment which is kind of an impossible question because I’m so lucky to have been a part so many amazing ones. For me, the most special runway was in 2018 when I walked couture with my daughter @ioniconran who was 2 at the time and pregnant with @iverconran also. It’s a story I know I’ll be talking to ioni about in 15 years, and my grandchildren in 30 years. The next year Ioni was invited back to the show to sit front row with daddy while I walked again. After the show she went up to @jpgaultierofficial himself and said “The show was good, but it was better last time when I was in it!”. I think Ioni is the only model who could get away with saying that and get a laugh. Even she knows walking his show was a big deal, she always likes to let the girls at @cocorochamodelcamp know that she has “walked Gaultier” when I’m trying to teach runway classes 😂 #JeanPaulGaultier #jpgaultier
cocorochaIts been beyond surreal to think that today is Jean Paul Gaultiers final couture fashion show. I felt similar in September 2014 when @jpgaultierofficial said goodbye to his pret-a-porter shows with a spectacular parody of beauty contests - but somehow this feels more final. The event was called Miss Gaultier, and icons of fashion piled into the Grand Rex theater to pay their respects to the legend of #JPG. The show was spectacular and anything but somber, it was a joyful celebration of everything and everyone Gaultier loves and was a tribute to a man who has changed the industry. At the end of the absolutely epic show I was given the “Miss Gaultier” crown and, as beauty queens often do, I fainted at which Anna Cleavland stepped over me to steal my title. The entire production was carefully choreographed but that didn’t stop the press from announcing “Model Faints On The Runway”. I guess that makes me a great actress? Watch out Meryl! To this day I have the crown at home, sometimes Ioni tries to steal it also, but she’s not quite ready to be “Miss Gaultier” just yet. Ioni does have her own #JeanPaulGaultier story and I’ll share that next…
cocorochaAs many of you may have heard, my dear friend Jean Paul Gaultier is celebrating 50 years in fashion tomorrow and also his final couture show which - I won’t lie - came as an incredible shock to me. As I look back over an amazing 15 years I’ve enjoyed working with him I’m only posting @jpgaultierofficial videos for the next 24 hours before his big show. Lets first go back to 2008, as I reveal exactly why alllll the models love #JeanPaulGaultier fittings the most… (hint 🍰)
cocorochaOur first @cocorochamodelcamp of 2020 starts tomorrow!! And yes, models will learn how to pose on imaginary chairs like moi!!! 🪑 (shot by one of our recent student photographer, @ariellelewisstudios at camp)
cocorochaGLOSSOPHOBIA: Fear of public speaking. According to studies, most people’s number one fear is public speaking, number two is death? I’m at the Javitz center about to speak on a panel at the National Retail Federation today. Face your fears!!! 😬