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Frugal Fashion: Coco Rocha pretty in a peplum

May 2, 2012 |  7:02 am


Coco Rocha has modeled for top fashion houses, such as Balenciaga, Chanel and  Christian Lacroix. And her signature fiery red locks have been featured in almost every major fashion magazine around the world -- she's on the May cover of Elle Brazil, in fact.

She also hosts the online mini series "Canada's best beauty talent." She recently took a break from all that to attend the sixth annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York where she wore a belted peplum cocktail dress with houdstooth bodice and lace-up booties, both by Jason Wu.

The peplum has emerged one of the biggest trends for spring. Structured, peplum-adorned pencil skirts and flirty dresses, pretty peplum corsets and gothic lace peplums all made appearances on the spring runways at Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Cushnie Et Ochs.


To copy the look, add a new dimension to your silhouette with the Lucky date dress from for $44.99 or get Rocha's vibe in separates with the Paprika belted peplum skirt from for $52.07 or Asos cute Peplum mini skirt for $54.54 and a textured white blouse such as the speckled geo blouse for $13.80 from


Punctuate the pretty peplum with a sleek skinny belt and black booties. Get the topstitched skinny belt from J.Jill for $9.99, the Who R U laceup booties by Bronx from for $79.99, or the Matt Bernson booties from for $65.40.

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.


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-- Jenn Harris

Photo: Model Coco Rocha attends the sixth annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday in New York City. Credit: Theo Wargo / Getty Images.

Middle photo, from left: Lucky date dress, $44.99 /; Paprika belted peplum skirt, $52.07 /; Peplum mini skirt, $54.54 /; Speckled geo blouse, $13.80 /

Bottom photo, from left: Topstitched skinny belt, $9.99 / J.Jill; Who R U laceup booties, $79.99 /; Matt Bernson booties, $65.40 /