Everyone has co-workers who are a little cuckoo, but no one has a co-worker like Coco. In her third commercial for White House Black Market, Rocha shows off her signature dance moves — and engages in some fun workplace shenanigans — while her colleagues in a quiet office pay no mind. Watch as Rocha spins, slides, and tosses papers in this latetst video, directed by Ellen von Unwerth under the creative direction of Ucef Hanjani.
Now that everyone's lives are somewhat back to normal (read: Fashion Month is over), perhaps we'll all have a little extra time to thumb through some of the stunning November 2012 issues of our favorite magazines.
This month's selection of images runs the gamut from colorful and sparkly, like Taylor Swift on the cover of Glamour, to clean, spare, and high-end — Aymeline Valade's cover of Vogue Japan, on which she wears a piece from Raf Simons's debut couture collection for Christian Dior, is a perfect example.
A look at all the covers revealed thus far here, in the gallery.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- The relaunch of Schiaparelli has been delayed until "June or July" of 2013, according to the brand's spokeswoman Farida Khelfa. The reason? Diego Della Valle, who owns the brand, is still looking for a creative director. [Fashionista]
- What's next for Tamara Mellon's life after Jimmy Choo? She's writing what she calls an "entrepreneur story" that will be published next year. "It's not strictly a business book and it's not strictly a memoir," she says. "It's a hybrid." [The New York Times]
- Publishers of some of the nation's biggest fashion and lifestyle magazines, including Condé Nast and Hearst, were forced to close their New York offices during Hurricane Sandy. [WWD]
- Actor Robert Pattinson will take on a new role as the face of Dior's men's fragrances. His contract with the brand is estimated to be worth $12 million over three years. [E! Online]
- Twelv magazine hired ice sculptor Takeo Okamoto to create a dress out of ice inspired by Tilda Swinton's portrayal of the Ice Queen in the movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Photographers only had 30 minutes to shoot the dress before it melted. [Huff Post Style]
- Just in time for Halloween, Coco Rocha stars in a decidedly spooky fashion film called Full Moon that Ellen von Unwerth directed for Vs. Magazine. [Styleite]
The Latest Spring 2011 Ads — Crystal Renn in Colorful Jimmy Choo, Plus Ralph Lauren, D&G, and More Chanel
>> In the latest round of Spring 2011 ad campaigns to pop up, Crystal Renn nabbed a starring role in Jimmy Choo's colorful, colorblocked set shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin; Baptiste Giabiconi sprays Freja Beha Erichsen and Stella Tennant in their Chanel suits with a water hose; and Ellen von Unwerth, who first found fame photographing Claudia Schiffer for Guess, is back for another round with the brand.
>> The June 2010 issue of Vogue Germany dedicated to Claudia Schiffer, who is due with her third child any day, doesn't stop with a nude shot of the model, baby bump in full view, on the cover. Inside, editorials by Camilla Akrans, Franca Sozzani's son Francesco Carrozzini, Jan Welters, Ellen von Unwerth, and Karl Lagerfeld feature the pregnant model for the "A Celebration of Femininity"-themed issue.
It's not often that a model will pose for a whole issue's worth of spreads while pregnant, but Claudia says of the decision: "It was important to us to show how beautiful it is to be a woman and that you can have a positive attitude towards your body, including when you're expecting."
A selection of images from the issue in the gallery below.
>> After the New York Times article two weeks ago extensively covering Zac Posen's recent financial struggles, needless to say, eyes were peeled this morning bright and early at the Altman building for Posen's Fall 2010 plan of attack. Glenda Bailey, which the aforementioned article noted was not in attendance at Posen's show last season after they had a confrontation last April, was front row this time around, as were Posen's advertising photog Ellen von Unwerth, Patricia Field, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Joe Zee, and Robbie Myers.
As the lights dimmed and runway photographers scrambled for their places, Israeli "hip-hop violinist" Miri Ben-Ari stepped from backstage to the left side of the runway, where she played her electric violin throughout the show, backed by a thumping bass. Despite the fact that Posen is still going with a pared-down runway in general, the performance added the energy of his elaborate productions of yore. The models, too — including Alek Wek, Hana Soukupova, Anne Vyalitsyna, Posen's muse Anna Cleveland, and Coco Rocha, who closed — were clearly told to smile and work the runway; Sessilee Lopez, hands on her waist, swung her hips with satisfaction. Posen's boyfriend, Christopher Niquet, styled the show.
The clothes, however, were telltale that Posen is making an effort to resituate himself: there were none of his signature gowns whatsoever. In their place, short skirts with flounce, '40-style trousers, and plenty of fur. "I'm playing with clean fabrications and upping the luxury level," he said backstage after taking his bow with Rocha and Kinee Diouf.
>> March 2010 Cover Faces, Revealed —"Not usually one for rocking the boat with its cover choices," as WWD put it, Vogue is, nonetheless, taking a leap for their second biggest cover of the year in March by placing Tina Fey front and center. Other March 2010 cover curveballs abound: Harper's Bazaar went with Kate Moss by Peter Lindbergh — her first cover for the magazine since 2002 — and Glamour has hired Ellen von Unwerth for the first time ever to shoot Victoria Beckham. As for W (Megan Fox), Elle (Keira Knightley), and Teen Vogue (Mia Wasikoswka of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland), they're sticking to their usual bread and butter. [WWD]
>> First Look: Zac Posen for Target — Zac Posen's Target collaboration doesn't come out until April 25, but Fashionista's got a full look at the wares. Available for the peeping? A mod yellow raincoat ($49.99), a very Posen-esque red ruffled party dress ($79.99), and the navy snap dress at left ($69.99). Now we're just waiting to see Posen's Spring 2010 ad campaign, styled by his boyfriend Christopher Niquet and featuring Tao Okamoto photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. [Fashionista, Christopher Niquet]
>> Last night, shortly before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired on television, another mass retailer was holding its own lingerie fashion show — live — in Paris. Jean Paul Gaultier, Nadja Auermann, Ellen von Unwerth, Eva Herzigova, and Marie-Ange Casta (younger sister of Laetitia) gathered at the Grand Palais last night for the Sonia Rykiel for H&M launch party, complete with an eleven-story high Eiffel Towel replica and models dancing, swinging, and even biking on the extravagant parade floats that puttered down the runway in front of the 2,000-odd guests. Surveying the extravaganza — which included fireworks set off inside — Haider Ackermann put it best: "So much for a crisis.”
The lingerie portion of the collection is in stores this Saturday, Dec. 5, and the parade provided the first glimpse of the knitwear portion, out Feb. 20.
>> Naomi Campbell still sees hitting out at racism in the fashion industry as her cause of choice, but she's also starting to reevaluate things on a more personal level. She's moved to Moscow with her "other half," Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin, she tells Giant in their May 2009 issue, and she's working on phasing out the behavior that has brought her a wild child reputation in the past . . . though she hasn't gotten rid of that phone — she still has three, each with a specific designation — UK-only, a Blackberry strictly for texting, and the last one for US calls.
"There comes a point when it all catches up with you and you have to deal with it. And that caused me to reassess myself and get real treatment for my anger and my addictions. Some people can handle a drink or a line of cocaine, but I've finally come to realize that for me, it's all or nothing — and it has to be nothing."
She blames her former modeling boss, Elite founder John Casablancas, for her bad reputation.
He had to attack me because I decided to leave. Models can leave agencies. I was not under a written contract. I was shocked to see how he acted. He started that first rumour (that I was tough to work with).
But now she's on the mend.
I'm in The Program, and I'm proud to be. I'm not able to drink alcohol. My body cannot handle it. The discipline of The Program has helped me in other parts of my day-to-day life . . . I wish I knew about it earlier, but I found out about it when I did, and life is good.
And she might even transition to motherhood.
If God blesses me to have a child, I'd be gratefully welcoming to that child. But I'm not putting myself under that pressure. I'm happy that my life is just what it is.