A Little Muse

A Little Muse

Coco Rocha

She’s beautiful, has an incredible wit, she’s a supermodel and my daughter fell in love with her!  Tallulah and I turned up on location where my husband Michael was photographing Coco for Italian Elle Magazine.  The whole issue was dedicated to Coco and Michael was one of three photographers to photograph her.  I’ve followed Coco’s career ever since I saw that hauntingly beautiful face stare out from the Cover of Italian Vogue, Steven Meisel had shot in April 2006.  She’s gone on to grace the cover of American Vogue and has been at the very top ever since.


First thing Michael said to me even before he said hello was “You’ve got to watch her-she’s an unbelievable mover-best I’ve ever worked with!” Through the make-up trailer windows we watched as Coco transformed her body into a myriad of shapes at lightening speed! Tallulah mimicked the poses-turning them into dance moves while Michael Jackson blared from the radio. Not surprisingly Coco had started dancing at a very early age-she opened a Jean Paul Gaultier’s Scottish Highlands-inspired Fall/Winter 2007 show, by Irish-dancing down the runway!

We’re on the move, next location-Clinton Diner in Williamsburg where they shot a scene for the movie Goodfellas! It was here that Coco coaxed Tallulah into the story! There’s a beautifully playful picture of Tallulah and Coco that made it into the magazine! Our favorite pick from Coco In The Hood has to be the Borsalino hats although the vintage Simpsons’ t-shirt was a close second! Tallulah spent the day hanging out in the diner Scorsese filmed in, had her portrait done by her “man crush” and hairdresser extraordinaire Colin Gold, posed with a supermodel but most importantly Tallulah came away that day with a true friend! We have since spent a lovely afternoon with Coco and her husband James Conran at their beautiful midtown apartment-of which I will share with you in the coming days! You can see more of Coco and her amazing archive of work at CocoRocha.com. Her blog oh-so-coco.tumblr.com has been named one of the top 10 fashion blogs to follow! Definitely one to bookmark! Tallulah wears Crew Cuts throughout.

A big thank you to Micki Schneider @ Wilhemina Models.

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