When I got the call that I would be shooting Coco Rocha on her trip to Hong Kong for the Mary Kay One Woman Can contest I was beyond thrilled. I tried to contain myself as things are never confirmed until the shoot is wrapped and the images are stored on multiple devices. Even then I have still had shoots cancelled as I was standing at the site camera in hand, images not published, and stories pulled so it is best to treat it as a 50/50 chance until the final piece is published. It started to seem more real as Sassy editor, Lauren, and I sat out side in the hall at the Mira Hotel. As Lauren reviewed and revised her questions (read the full interview here) I did a mental checklist of how I wanted to shoot and what I wanted to say to Coco to get what I needed. In the end all I really needed to say was “Go!” and she was off moving and changing her expressions faster than my light and camera could handle! She was a delight to shoot and completely down to earth. We chatted babies and Chinese confinement and I told her some of my fave HK shopping spots. She even signed my Vogue Models coffee table book. Be sure to pick up her new book Study of Pose which is a 1,000 page beast which show just about ever pose that exists- a must for all new models and model hopefuls! You can pre-order the book here. Thank you Coco for a fabulous shoot and for being just as lovely on the inside as you are on the out!
All photos by Sabrina Sikora Photography.
Big thanks to Plug for arranging the interview!