Photographer Cristina Coco: What She Wears
It's all about work clothes you can play in.
Rye family photographer Cristina Coco’s first career was in fashion (from buyer at Barneys New York to national sales director for a major Italian-leather accessories designer). Now, she spends her days chasing after your kids, who look like the angels they really are in her belly-laugh-capturing images, which, she says, require sturdy shoes, a great SPF, and a really big bag to create.
Her Go-To Uniform:
I love rock-and-roll looks, yet love feminine, soft, beachy clothes. In summer, I will live in some sort of dress if I'm in-studio, meeting with clients, or editing images. I love not having to think about a whole outfit and being cool when it's humid. When I shoot, I have two ‘go-to’ pairs of ripped jeans [AG and Joe’s]. They are super-comfy without looking sloppy, so I can get down on the ground.
My clients are amazing women that dress beautifully; when I meet with them, I keep style in mind. Some days I’m very tomboy and classic, other days I wear frayed shirts or big scarfs for color. Typically, I am not a huge color person, and, for shooting, that’s key—the color reflects onto my subjects’ faces and changes their skin tone. So I tend to wear neutrals.
Where She Shops:
For dressier days, I could die happy at Pamela Robbins in Scarsdale. For casual work clothes, my jeans and t-shirts come from Z-Life Denim Lounge in Rye Brook. The rest of my closet is Calypso St. Barth, Helmut Lang, and Rag & Bone, all cut for taller people—at 5’9”, I have trouble finding clothes that fit my proportions correctly.
In Her Bag:
I spend money on big bags because I need them to last. For shooting in natural landscapes, I change into Converse when I get to my location. I love Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation —a tinted 30 SPF, so you get a little coverage—and I always have Badger Balm Anti Bug Shake and Spray in my camera bag; my clients like that it’s organic for their kids!