Tuesday, October 19, 2010

sneak peek inside Coco Rocha's apt

Needed some inspiration for the condo.

Coco Rocha's Gramercy Park, 
Manhattan apartment

“These are Andy Warhol’s actual candleholders. I got them at one of his estate sales and thought they were the coolest thing,” she says. 
“These teapots are from all the different places I have been to for photo shoots—from Morocco to Michigan,” Rocha says. “It was James’s idea to cover the books in old newspaper, and one of the books is actually wrapped in a paper from June 1911, which is almost 100 years before our wedding date.”
Although she crafted her dream closet, the model admits that half her collection of clothes has overflowed into the closets in her guest bedroom/study.
What a concidence, I have that same problem...
 “My closet is full of a lot of vintage pieces, and everything is very random,” she says of choosing her own clothes for her sitting. “I have Tudor-era clothes mixed in with pieces from the 1920s and 1940s.”
 “This piggy bank is one of my favorite things,” Rocha says. “I love how at first glance it looks like a YSL bag, but when you take a closer look you realize it actually reads, yove saved la rent. It’s genius!”
Beyond genius. Love it.
“I found this dress form on the street. I guess it was a child’s dress form because it’s so small,” Rocha says. “Anyway, there were a couple of pennies glued onto it and I thought it looked great, so I kept gluing pennies to it until I had covered the model. Then I decided to add some feathers to the piece and . . . voilà!”
She's beautiful and crafty.
“James is always laughing at me for buying things like very expensive pillows for the bed,” Rocha says of her bedroom. “He thinks they just end up on the floor.”
“This photograph is a wedding present from Steven Meisel,” Rocha says. “I’ve never liked hanging my model photos in my home, but this is an exception because it almost looks like a painting.”


Source & Photos: Vogue

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