05.01.12

Coco Rocha For Flare February 2012

Coco Rocha graces her third cover of Flare magazine, one of Canada’s leading fashion publications.

The Canadian uber model was captured by Chris Nicholls wearing a wearing a Ashley Rowe vest, Joe Fresh skirt, Louis Vuitton necklace and shoes plus a stack of bracelets by Alan Anderson and Erickson Beamon and ME Jewellery.

On the cover she gives a huge smile and then slips into a more fierce, edgy persona for inside the pages of the magazine.

Coco shares her thoughts on airbrushing, body issues and the importance of social media.

On airbrushing: “I’m not against airbrushing. I believe in removing pimples and even dark circles. It’s good to still look beautiful, but I really don’t believe in cutting out my waist and enhancing my legs. That is not necessary. Take me as I am.”

On models and body issues: “When you start out at 13 years old, your body is still a young girl’s. All of a sudden it evolves and no one really explains to you that you’re supposed to get hips and boobs and a nice hourglass figure. To you, that’s just so abnormal that you think something must be wrong.”

On the importance of social media for models: “It [used to be] all about a visual and not the personality… I wanted people to know what I had to say about a subject. Or if something was being said that was inaccurate, I would at least have the chance to correct it on my blog.”

Credit: Chris Nicholls for Flare

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9 Responses to Coco Rocha For Flare February 2012

  1. andrea January 5, 2012 at 17:58 #

    Its always refreshing to see a model on the cover of a fashion magazine rather than an actress, recording artist or reality TV star.

  2. Nat39 January 5, 2012 at 19:12 #

    Lovely cover, do like her sweet persona. As for the “edgy” one, it feels more on a cheap side than fierce, pretty bad.

  3. Sam January 5, 2012 at 19:47 #

    Too bad the magazines disagree on the airbrushing. Including this one.

    Her face on the cover looks frightening.

  4. ash January 5, 2012 at 19:59 #

    I love Coco Rocha, I honestly feel like she`s only one of the models with a beaming bright personality in the sea of bone thin, unoccupied models

  5. Mol January 5, 2012 at 20:31 #

    She plays to the camera beautifully, fun to watch!

  6. JT January 6, 2012 at 01:04 #

    Ever since I saw her on the last season of America’s Next Top Model (yes I still watch that show…don’t judge) I was blown away by her ability. She was so genuinely down to earth despite her success, very refreshing.

    • Fashion Critic January 6, 2012 at 01:09 #

      I still watch it too :D

    • EmmaWoodhouse January 6, 2012 at 01:46 #

      I’m guilty of ANTM too JT :D
      I like Coco Rocha a lot–the cover shot is fun and sunny but the other one is not as good. Her expression feels a bit forced and the bra thing over the shirt is odd.

  7. Jess2 January 6, 2012 at 11:04 #

    She kind of reminds me of the current Miss USA, Alyssa. I love the cover photo but not really liking the edgy one

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