Finally! Coco Rocha released a full length picture of her wedding dress just a few days ago. And, it is even more beautiful than the first picture suggested. It was absolutely worth the wait. Coco looks so stunning in the dress, which could easily overwhelm any bride that is not a gorgeous supermodel in love with a fabulous interior designer that is James Conran.
Oh, and dress aside, how adorable is the picture itself? With the huge French castle in the background and the romantic embrace, it almost looks like it could be a still from a Disney movie, one with a princess who lives happily ever after, of course.
I have a thing for Alber Elbaz. He is quite possibly the love of my (fashion) life. He can do no wrong in my eyes. Elbaz is a master. And he is mine.
I have followed his career for years and have done countless projects on both him and the house of Lanvin while at FIT. Lanvin (and its head designer, Alber Elbaz) is in my Top Three favorite designers. Ever. And with his 2011 Resort show it is even more solidified. I really don’t know how to describe how much I love this collection and how I want each and ever item of clothing hanging in my closet by the count of three!
I went in looking at the show hoping to find a few pieces to show here, and ended up with way too many. So I then had to edit (remember I do want to be a fashion editor) and narrow down to my absolute favorite pieces. Granted, this was very difficult, but I feel practice makes perfect, and I need to work on editing daily if I want to be editor-in-chief of Vogue by the time Anna Wintour decides to retire (or Grace Coddington accidentally pushes her out of one of Conde Nast’s windows).
Below are my favorites of the amazing show inspired by South America. Many of the pieces are reversible or can be worn different ways, which personally I think was ingenious of Elbaz considering the economy.
He also threw some bridal into the mix. Coco Rocha and Lara Stone can keep Posen and Tisci, Elbaz can design my wedding dress! I loved them, each and every one.
Elbaz kept Resort fresh and flirty, flashy and fun, which is really what it should be. These clothes are meant to be worn in St. Tropez, or on a fabulous tropical island surrounded by colorful birds and beautiful shirtless men. And though Elbaz can have a tendency to be moody, dark and powerful in his clothing (especially his Fall/Winter) this collection shows a different side of him which is equally as magnificent and creative.
Coco Rocha married James Conran in France on June 9. And I happened to come across the only picture of their wedding so far.
I am actually quite impressed with them, it is seven days later and there is only one picture of the dress on the internet. I think Ms. Lindsay Lohan needs to learn from this charming model, wife.
We all know that Zac Posen was designing the wedding dress for her and he really does wonders to her body with his clothes. Remember it is a bit difficult to make a 21 year old look “womanly” when she is 5’10” and stick thin, not so many curves to work with. But I think he pulls it off nicely.
To the right is the invitation, which unfortunately I do not have in my possession, rather Rocha posted a picture of it on Twitter. It is perfectly elegant and fitting for a wedding in a French castle, the same one where Conran proposed to her. It was attended by only 50 of their closest family and friends, including Victoria’s Secret model, Behati Prinsloo.
When more photos come in, I will of course post them, but until then here is the picture of Coco on her wedding day.
Whatever tickles your fancy
What tickles my fancy right now is Lara Stone’s wedding this past week.
Riccardo Tisci, head designer of Givenchy, designed two incredible couture dresses for Ms. Stone’s spring wedding to David Wailliams. I wrote about this before in an earlier post about which model I am more envious of, her or Coco Rocha (Zac Posen is designing her dress).
While I like Coco better as a model, I am honestly not sure if Zac Posen can top Tisci’s two dresses. The wedding dress itself was gorgeous, much different than I expected, but in a good way. Tisci has a slight tendency to go a bit gothic, but this dress was anything but. It was a cream lace, edged with a gold braid which fit her body perfectly. The only picture of the dress so far is this one below, it shows the detail nicely but it doesn’t have the full dress in it unfortunately.
The second dress he designed for her was for the after party. It a a gold, sequined short busty dress that is perfect for a glamorous, fun evening.
The couple drove away in an adorable, British chic Rolls Royce. The perfect getaway car.
A person you admire
I guess we all know by now that I admire Grace Coddington, so I thought that I would pick someone new to write about.
So, I’ve picked Coco Rocha. One of my favorite models. Ever.
She is a 21-year-old Canadian model who has been in the business since 2002. She became famous for Irish step dancing down Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway show.
But I admire her because she has grown up, into her body, and is now a size 4 and one of the most successful models in the world. She also openly speaks out about eating disorders in the modeling industry and has also made her personal struggles public.
I also love that she doesn’t do nude or smoking shots.
Coco Rocha knows who she is. She knows how far is too far and won’t go past her pre-set limit.
In a New York Times article she is quoted as saying, “It took me a long time in the business to realize I didn’t have to do everything people told me I should if I wanted a career.”
On June 9, she is getting married (in a Zac Posen dress) to interior designer, James Conran, and I couldn’t be happier for her.
Some of my favorite photos of her:
Yes, we get it. We really do. You are models. No, Super Models. You are also beautiful, thin, talented, tall, famous and rich. And now you both are getting married. I am okay with all that. What really puts me over the edge though is the fact that you have, arguably, two of the world’s greatest designers creating the dress of your dreams.
The fashion world is buzzing about the upcoming weddings, Lara Stone and Coco Rocha’s to be exact. And to add to their wedding bliss, two designers have stepped up to the plate to design their dream dresses.
Riccardo Tisci, of Givenchy, is currently designing Dutch supermodel Stone’s dress to British comedian, David Walliams, while Zac Posen is designing Rocha’s to interior designer James Conran. I can’t decide which of the girls is luckier. Tisci’s ball gowns are extraordinary (see Zoe Saldana at the Oscars) but Posen is known for showing off women’s bodies like no other.