Model on the move
A first-time Icelandic adventure could be on the cards for supermodel Coco Rocha
OTHER, muse, supermodel and designer, Coco Rocha wears many hats. Starting her career at age 15 after being discovered by a model scout in her home town of Vancouver, Coco has made a name internationally thanks to her striking features and towering frame.
She has walked runways in Paris, Milan and New York, fronted ad campaigns for Chanel and YSL and has graced Vogue magazine covers the world over. A decade on and Coco is now a fashion-world veteran.
The model has just wrapped production for reality TV show The Face, in addition to a clothing line collaboration with Disney inspired by the upcoming live-action Cinderella movie. Coco is currently on our shores as a guest at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney. I take my whole family with me. Being a model can be a very lonely occupation. My husband has helped me to manage my career for the past five years. Now that we have a sixmonth-old baby, we are the “three amigos” everywhere we go! I usually pick a vacation that will be low key. I travel so much for work and it’s very often to some extreme destination, such as the mountains of Argentina or Prague in the dead of winter. When I travel for fun I just want the easiest and laziest trip possible. Instagram! Lately I’ve found myself searching for images that are tagged in Iceland. I’ve never been there but I feel like a trip is definitely on the horizon. My home in the countryside. I have a house about an hour from New York City. It’s close enough to commute but far enough away to have peace and quiet and to be surrounded by nature. and they are so diverse. My favourite thing to do is rent a 4X4 and go offroad exploring. An iPad. I have to have my own entertainment on hand, just in case the in-flight TV doesn’t work. I start to acclimatise myself to the new time zone even before I fly. If I’m on the plane and it’s night-time wherever I’m going, I close my eyes and try to sleep. It doesn’t always work, but it’s important to try. Sometimes you can travel around the world and jet lag is not an issue and sometimes you can travel just one time zone and your whole world is thrown off. There are so many factors and often there isn’t much you can do, unfortunately. Pack light and try not to overly plan. If you schedule and arrange every hour of the day then you leave no room for adventure.
Interview by Paul Ewart.