When it comes to Coco Rocha, the term “supermodel” doesn’t quite cover it. Yes, she’s strutted the runways for the likes of Stella McCartney, Valentino and Dior, graced the covers of big-name glossies and appeared on the small screen more times than we can count, but it’s also her work as a role model that deserves praise. Rocha has used her fame to shine a light on a slew of humanitarian issues via The Model Alliance, the Sinhoa Foundation and LakayPam, not to mention her outspokenness regarding the unrealistic standards of beauty within the fashion industry.
Most recently Rocha has taken her role as “the queen of pose” to new heights by modeling 1,000 poses in 3 days for star photographer Steven Sebring. The resulting tome, Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha, is an encyclopedia of black-and-white photographs intended to serve as an ode to the human form and a guide for budding models. To spread the word about its release, Rocha has embarked on an international book tour of epic proportions: Hong Kong, Toronoto, Shanghai and Vancouver are just a few of her recent stops. Want to know how the iconic model, activist and mom-to-be keeps her cool while on the go? We’ve got her list of travel essentials right here! Plus, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her fab jet-setting life as Coco Rocha takes over The Zoe Report Instagram today.
ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Handle Bag, $495
"This bag is my go-to for travel because it carries so much and always looks chic. You can never go wrong with Zac Posen."
Sephora Mattifying Blotting Films, $10
"These blotting papers are the cure for a shiny T-zone after a long day."
Apple iPad Mini, $399
"My iPad mini is my best friend—I play games, read magazines and watch TV shows on it to kill time between appointments."
Poketo Journal, $29
"Since I found out I was pregnant I've been writing my thoughts to the baby so that one day he or she can look back and learn about this special time. A paper and pen feels far more permanent than an iPhone note!"
The Write Stuff
Kate Spade Pens, $20
"I love these adorable pens from Kate Spade. As you can imagine, I go through a good amount of ink signing so many copies of my book!"
Relaxing Neck Pillow, $20
"A long plane ride can leave your neck feeling stiff, so I love popping this into the hotel microwave and relaxing a bit. It also smells amazing!"
Bliss Energizing Eye Mask, $54
"I have yet to meet someone who can look wide awake after an eight-hour flight without a little help—this is my secret weapon."
Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, $39
"In just the last 10 days I've been in 3 countries so being able to power my devices is a must. I'm an Apple girl so this kit works perfectly for me. "
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain In Rouge Laque, $35
"On my tour I'll spend most of my day being photographed and talking to the amazing fans I meet. I need a lip color that lasts all day, and this stain won't budge for hours!"
Moschino Intarsia Sweater, $750
"Jeremy Scott gave me this sweater in Paris two months ago, and it's been my go-to for travel. It's especially useful when they crank the AC in the middle of the night on a red-eye!"