We’re beyond smitten with Coco Rocha. She’s one of our favorite models and the star of our Summer 2012 and Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection campaigns. When she recently gave us a shout out on her popular tumblr, we thought it the perfect time to catch up.
Banana Republic: Are you still shocked/excited when you see yourself on a billboard?
Coco: It’s still a really unique and bizarre feeling to see myself—or even any of my friends—on a billboard. When a campaign first comes out, I’ll usually do the obligatory “picture in front of the picture” tweet and that gets really awkward when people on the street realize I’m posing in front of my own campaign. That happened the other week in San Francisco with the Trina Turk for Banana Republic ads. I ended up having to pose for some passersby, as well!
BR: You were amazing in our Summer 2012 campaign. What are your top 5 summer essentials?
Coco: 1. A good book for a lazy day by the pool. Right now I’m reading “North And South” by Elizabeth Gaskel. I’ve watched the movie every year of my life but never read the book before.
2. Sunscreen, especially for pasty white girls like me! If I even look at the sun, I break out in freckles.
3. A barbecue! I actually just bought my first for my new house and grilled up a bunch of amazing veggies and steak last week. A BBQ meal always lets you (and your jealous neighbors) know it’s summer.
4. A colored lip! Summer is THE time for some color in your life. Bubblegum pink and candy orange are my current favorites.
5. Margaritas! My new favorite drink. When done right there is nothing better on a hot summer day.
BR: Describe your style in 3 words?
Coco: Romantic. Quirky. Bold.
Keep up with Coco by following her on tumblr.
Photo via Coco Rocha