ADOT BY GREG SWALES

Courrèges dress from Albright fashion library, Sunglasses – Miu Miu, Boots – Marc Jacobs

 

 

Photography GREG SWALES @gregswalesart

Styling LEILA BANI @leilareira

Model ADOT GAK @adotthegreatt

 

 

Courrèges coat from Albright fashion library 

 

 

Courrèges dress from Albright fashion library

 

 

Lace bodysuit by Haus Zuk, Eyewear by Sara Armstrong , Tube top by Yard666Sale, Beaded briefs from Albright fashion library 

 

 

Evan Clayton hood, Earrings from Lara Koleji 

 

 

Jacquemus belt, Vintage comme des garcons jacket from Lara Koleji, Leather shorts from Albright Fashion Library

 

 

Y3 bustier custom painted by Shyfuck, vintage D&G bike shorts from Albright fashion library, 

Sleeve is stylist’s own

 

 

Custom bustier by Shyfuck, Gareth Pugh skirt and Marc Jacobs platform shoes from Albright fashion library

 

 

Comme Des Garçons top and leather shorts from Albright fashion library, Pink leg straps are stylist’s own, Dries Van Noten sandals

MIGRATING EQUINOX BY MELISSA BERRIOS

Top by ça va de soi

 

Photographer: Melissa Berrios @mberrigraphy

Model: Joseph Gelpi @chicojoseph @spiritmodels

Wardrobe Stylist: Randa Eid @randaeidstylist

Hair Stylist: Ledora Francis @ledora

Makeup Artist: Will Metivier @willmetiviermua

Photo Assistant: Sam Kugler @bbsammi

Wardrobe stylist assistant: Sara Steel @saravsteel

 

Cardigan – Hugo Boss , Trousers – Ahluwalia , vintage necklace

 

Top – Telfar , Trousers – BODE , Rings – Lucas Plus

 

Coat – Brave Gentleman , Jumper – Junya Watanabe , Turtleneck ASOS , Coat – Brave Gentleman , Pant – Bershka

Sweater – Wood Wood , Pants – Pronounce , necklace stylist’s own

 

Jacket – Wood Wood , Hat – Missoni

 

R: Skirt – Commes des Garçons, Bracelet – Lucas Plus  L: Shirt – Hugo Boss , vintage necklace

 

Shirt – Story MFG , Sunglasses – AJ Morgan , Necklace – Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

 

 

PREDATORY FLOWER BY ALICIA SHI

 

Photographer – Alicia Shi @alicia_shi

Digital Art – N.KFKS @n.kfks

Model – Andrea Carrazco (New Icon NY agency)  @andrea.carrazco @newiconny

Stylist – Sasha Troshchynska @sasha_troshchynska

Make up – Jenny Smith @jennyatwoodsmith

Hair – Yu Nakata @yunkt

Flowers Lucy’s Flowers @lucysflowersdesign

 

Dress – Jamemme , Sandals – MIISTA

 

Top and pants – Jamemme

 

Dress – SSY DESIGNS , Boots – Kinga Krol

 

Dress – LITKOVSKAYA

 

Blazer – JNBY

 

Top and pants – KYLIKOVSKAYA , Boots – Kinga Krol

 

Blazer and pants – JNBY , boots – vintage

 

Shirt and pants – XING BAO

 

Dress – Jamemme

VERONIKA VILIM BY SALONI AGARWAL

Coat, sweater, dress and boots – Stella McCartney, Earrings – Ben Amun,  Hat and gloves – Clyde

 

Photographer: Saloni Agarwal @saloniagarwalphoto 

Model: Veronika Vilim @veronikavilim with The Lions @thelionsmgmt

Fashion Stylist: Chelsea Volpe @HoneyArtists @chelseavolpestylist 

Assistant stylist: Quinn Herbert @quinntommyxo

Makeup Artist: Chichi Saito @artdeptagency @chichisaito using @roenbeauty

Hair Stylist: Tomoaki Sato using ORIBE @tomoaki_sato

 

Coat, sweater, dress, boots – Prada, Layering sweater – Judy Zhang, Gloves – Clyde

 

L: Coat, Shirt, Pants – Aknvas, V-Neck – DSQUARED2, Blazer – DSQUARED2, Earrings – Lady Grey, Beret – Clyde

R: Jacket – Hugo Boss, Layered jacket – Christian Wijnants, Suit – Officine Générale, Earrings – Pamela Love 

 

Outfit – Ulla Johnson, Earrings – Monbouquette

 

L: Jacket, Top – St. John, Earrings – Ben Amun R: Jacket, sweater, skirt – Christian Wijnants, Earrings & Ring – Lady Grey, Boots – 8 by Yoox

 

Outfit – Christian Wijnants, Jewelry – Ben Amun, Boots – 8 by Yoox

LOGAN POLISH STAR OF APPLE TV+ THE MOSQUITO COAST

T-shirt by Adidas, Necklaces Stylist’s Own, Earring by Notte

 

Logan Polish was born to be in the entertainment industry. The young actress was raised behind the scenes, her father and uncle both writers, producers and directors have a long list of successful projects. As a child actor, Polish was cast in the 2006 acclaimed film, The Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen and written, directed and produced by the Polish brothers.

Logan made her American television debut with the launch of Apple TV’s hit series The Mosquito Coast, starring opposite Justin Theroux. You might be familiar with the novel by the same name which was written by Paul Theroux (Justin’s Uncle) and adapted into the 1986 film starring Harrison Ford. The success of the premier season led Apple TV+ to approve a second season which will began filming this year. 

Logan spent the day with Iris Covet Book during her photoshoot at friend and co-star Justin Theroux’s Lower East Side bar, Ray’s to chat about coping with anxiety, filming in Mexico, and her favorite 80’s playlist. 

Photographer: Hao Zeng
Stylist: Rachel Gilman
Location: Ray’s NYC

 

Shirt by Victoria Beckham, Sweater by Chloé, Earring by Notte

Being surrounded by parents and family in the film industry, how much do you think you were influenced by their careers to start acting? 

I was heavily influenced. I grew up on my dad‘s film sets and he was always working on new projects around me. So, I couldn’t really imagine doing anything else, I still can’t. I think it’s sort of in my DNA, at this point. I have always loved the community within film, it something I constantly yearn for; those connections, those bonds that are created.

Your first acting job as a child was playing opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen in The Astronaut Farmer. You then took a break from acting until you were scouted at the age of thirteen by your now agent. What was it about this incident that reignited your passion for acting? 

I was so excited when I met my agents because I had been wanting to act for a while, but my parents were definitely hesitant to push me into the industry. I think they wanted to preserve my childhood as much as possible and I’m really glad that they did. It was super exciting to finally be able to pursue the one thing I’d wanted to do for such a long time.

 

Sweater by Esteban Cortázar, Skirt By Paco Rabanne, Earrings by Notte

You star opposite Justin Theroux in the Apple TV series Mosquito Coast which was just picked up for a second season. Tell us about your character Dina Fox and how you relate to her. 

I really related to Dina’s maturity. She is put in many difficult situations and has to make many grown-up decisions for herself, and I think that’s something that I could relate to. I could also just relate to growing up in such an eccentric family because my dad started out making indie films and, in a way, he was sort of an inventor. My mom is also an artist, so similar to Dina, I was used to seeing my parents ‘invent’ new things every day.

What has been the most rewarding part of filming the first season? 

Wow, I mean there are so many things that have been very rewarding about the show. I think the first thing that comes to mind is just how amazing it’s been to work with such talented people. From the actors to the directors, it was an eye-opening experience to be around that level of talent. It’s also been so rewarding to be able to work on my craft for a whole season. I had never gotten so much time to be that serious about acting and really practice, get better, and grow.

 

Jeans by Levi Strauss & Co., Bodysuit, Stylist’s Own Necklaces by Notte, Rings by Keane

What was the biggest lesson you learned from filming? 

I think filming always teaches me and continues to teach me how to be present. It can be such an overwhelming process with all of the different schedules and lines and things that we’re having to do within a day. Mosquito Coast really taught me how to take it day by day, hour by hour, and really focus on the task at hand.

I was reading an article where you said you learned not to be too stressed out about working with new people after filming The Mosquito Coast.  What are some things that help you cope with the anxiety of working on new projects? 

One of the biggest things that really helped me with my anxiety was expressing how stressed out I was to the people around me, like Justin or Gabriel. I think keeping in my nervousness or reservations really made it worse, but whenever I was able to confess to people that I wasn’t feeling good about certain scenes, it took the pressure off. It became a good habit of mine to go to a cast-member anytime I had any stress and tell them what I was feeling, and they always had some sort of advice that immediately got rid of my anxiety.

I think one big misconception I had about acting was that ‘I’m going to know how to do everything and do it perfectly’ and that ultimately created so much pressure. On Mosquito Coast I quickly learned that I’m not going to always have all the answers but there’s a director, a writer, and other actors around to help. By the end of the season, I had become really comfortable with confiding in and being vulnerable with the people around me.

 

Vest by Chloé, Romper by The Row, Rings by Keane, Tights by We Love Colors

Various parts of Mosquito Coast were filmed in Mexico.  What were some of the cities you filmed in, and did you have a chance to explore and experience the culture?

We shot in so many places from Mexico City, Puebla, to Guadalajara and Punta Mita. I feel like the one city I spent the most time exploring was Puebla and I’m so happy that we got to go there. It’s so colorful and there is a church on every corner and it’s a very historical town. So, I spent the weekends just walking down each street trying to go to as many churches as possible and that was very fun.

You are following your family into the movie business. Writing and directing your first short film entitled Margot.  Do you see influences from your father’s process, or have you found your own way of working? 

I do see a sprinkle of his process within my own but the one great thing about my dad is that he has really let me figure out my own voice. Whenever he’s helped me with my writing or working on my own sets, he’s kind of been a guide for me to go to if I need help but he’s always sort of just let me figure it out on my own. But ultimately, we are related so I definitely think there will always be connections between our work and things that we like.

 

Dress by Versace, Necklace – Stylist’s Own, Socks by We Love Colors, Shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes as much as in front of the camera?

I do enjoy working behind the camera, if not sometimes even more. I am a bit of a control freak, so I like being able to follow a movie from the page to the set to the editing process to it being promoted. I love every part of the process and so when I’m just acting it’s sometimes hard for me to let go and not join in on every part of the creative side.

Your aunt is Kate Bosworth.  What was the best acting advice she has ever given you?

She’s always been a good example on how to navigate the business side of everything, and how valuable it is to understand it.

Who is on your wish list of directors to work with?

Christopher Nolan! He has been on my list for such a long time. I’m also very keen on working with Yorgos Lanthimos or Sam Esmail.

Jacket by Prada, Skirt by Jacquemus, Vintage Top – stylists’ own, Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Do you believe in astrology and if so, what is your sign, and do you think it’s fitting to your personality?

Yes, I do! I am an Aquarius, with a Scorpio moon and Taurus rising. I do heavily relate to my sign, but I think I am very influenced by having a Scorpio Moon. I can get very dark, and emo and I sometimes lean more into that than I do my fun Aquarian side.

During the shoot you requested 80’s music on set.  Who is currently on your music playlist?

Everything 80’s!!! Currently I have The Smiths, New Order, English beat, Cocteau Twins, Duran Duran… with a sprinkle of Interpol and Sade.

BRIGHT BOULEVARDS

Dress – Christian Siriano, Earrings & Necklace – Erickson Beamon

 

Photographer: Laerke Rose

Stylist: Kingsley Osuji

Hair Stylist: Kim Garduno

Makeup Artist: Tatyana Harkoff

Set Design: Selena Liu

Stylist Assistant: Amy Bialek

Casting: Eric Cano

Model: Ajong Yel at Muse Management NYC

 

Dress – Aliétte, Shoes – Nomasei

 

Dress – Alon Livne @ Showroom Seven Archives, Sleeves – Atelier Biser, Earrings – Erickson Beamon, Shoes – Daniella Shevel

 

Dress – Sarvin, Boa – Atelier Biser, Earrings – Erickson Beamon

 

Dress – Christian Siriano, Earrings – Erickson Beamon

 

Dress – Mola Walker @ Showroom Seven Archives, Earrings – Erickson Beamon, Gloves – Atelier Biser, Shoes – Clergerie

 

Dress – Gucci, Earrings – Vanessa’s Vintage, Shoes – Daniella Shevel

 

Dress – Elmadawy, Earrings – Erickson Beamon

RAINEY FORKNER BY ANDREW MORALES

 

Photographer: Andrew Morales @lifeinreverie
Stylist: Fausti @sofausti
Model: Rainey Forkner @raineystarforkner at The Industry Model Management @theindustryny
Hair and Makeup: Andrea Disabatino @finding.andrea
Photo Assistant: Dante Corbett @donnieGQ
Stylist Assistant: Savannah Avant @slimsavvy

Dress by Fausto Puglisi from Lidow Archive / Ring by Maiko Suzuki / Earrings by KASHA

Top and Jeans by Mark Gong / Shoes by Jimmy Choo / Earrings and Necklace by Latasha Lamar / Gloves by Lidow Archive / Belt by Brighton / Hat by Western Express

Jeans by Fendi from Lidow Archive / Gloves by Mark Gong

 

R: Dress by Scarlet Sage L: Skirt by Moschino from Lidow Archive / Shirt by Carolina Herrera / Earrings by KASHA / Rings by Latasha Lamar

 

Top by Angel Chen / Shorts by Area / Necklace by isshī / Earrings by iny by isshī

 

Sweater by Moschino from Lidow Archive / Bottom by Lord Von Schmitt / Hat by Masario / Earrings by iny by isshī

 

Skirt by Angel Chen / Top by Magda Butrym / Necklace and Earrings by isshī / Cuff by Latasha Lamar / Shoes by Gucci from Lidow Archive / Socks by Uniqlo

SCREEN TEST: LONDON & NYA

Dress – Aeron / Bib – Tibi / Shoes – Maryam Nassir Zadeh / Earrings – Stylist’s Own

Photographer – Christopher Thomas Smith

Stylist – Mary Sucaet

Hair Stylist – Kazuhide Katahira

Makeup – Clare Read

Models: London @ Elite / Nya @ Elite

 

Suit & Tee – Tibi / Sandals – Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Tee – Maryam Nassir Zadeh / Skirt – Tibi / Socks Stylist’s Own / Shoes – Ann Demeulemeester

 

Dress – Bevza / Shoes – Vintage / Earrings – Model’s Own

 

Jacket & Skirt – Christopher John Rogers / Shirt – Vintage / Shoes Vintage

 

Sweater – Tibi / Bag – Baserange / Tights – Maison Soksi

 

Top – Baserange / Shorts – Giu Giu / Pants – Vintage / Shoes – Maryam Nassir Zadeh

 

NOUR BY ANDREW MORALES

Dress and Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, Shoes by Brother Vellies

 

Photographer: Andrew Morales @LifeInReverie

Model: Nour @NourGal @TheIndustryNY

Fashion Stylist: Torian Lewin @TorianLewin

Hair Stylist: Kazuto Shimomura @kazuto_hairstylist_new_york

Makeup Artist: Liz Schroeder @Liz_Schroeder

Digital Tech: Dante Corbett @DLCoreVisuals 

 

Dress by Bibhu Mohapatra, Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Dress by Angel Chen , Headband by Gucci, Shoes by Schutz

 

Top by Dsquared2, Cardigan and Skirt by Scarlet Sage, Shoes by Schutz

 

Full Look by Private Policy, Shoes by Boohoo

 

Dress by Scarlet Sage

 

Dress by Angel Chen, Shoes by Gucci

Bikini top & Skirt by Angel Chen, Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Full look by Shuting Qiu, Shoes by Schutz

FREDERIQUE AND THE CITY BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

Frederique and The City

Frederique van der Wal by Ellen von Unwerth

Clothing by Georgine

Makeup by Romero Jennings

There is no denying that Ellen von Unwerth and Frederique van der Wal are legends in the fashion world. Between the photographer and Supermodel, there is a prolific collection of coffee-table compendium worthy images that, through the years, have inspired a generation of photography enthusiast and fashion fanatics alike. 

The universe brought the two fashion juggernauts together when they discovered they lived in the same New York City apartment building. Together, with fashion designer Georgine Ratelband the two icons have created images in Ellen von Unwerth’s unmistakable aesthetic of “sex, fun and rock & roll.” Iris Covet Book documented the chat between Ellen, Frederique and Georgine on how this shoot came together, staying creative during lockdown and their plans for 2021.

IRIS: Hi ladies, can you give us a little background on how you and Ellen met and how long you have known each other.

ELLEN: Ok yes, we know each other because we live on the same floor in the same building in New York and we run into each other often. You know, we’ve always said let’s shoot together but never found the right time. But this one morning I came home and saw Frederique with a totally new look. Her hair was totally blonde and you know how I love a blonde! I said “Oh my God this is the moment. We have to shoot!”. So, I called Georgine and I asked her if she wanted to join and Georgine offered us pieces from her collection.

FREDERIQUE: I’ve always adored Ellen’s work and strangely enough we had never yet worked together. Somehow it hadn’t happened until both of us, this past September were stuck in New York City.
Then it all came together…this sexy rock and roll Ellen element mixed with the city and the roof. It was very inspiring. For me sometimes, you have these moments when you really get your adrenaline going and that’s how the shoot felt for me. It felt great! It was a day where the playfulness was there, the fun, the sexiness, the rock and roll. It was so Ellen and then the fantastic clothes by Georgine.

GEORGINE: It was very spontaneous And it came together very effortlessly which I enjoyed very much! I think Ellen called me two days before the shoot, I pulled a variety of looks for Frederique that I thought would suit her and we were ready to rock & roll!

ELLEN: Yes, but also you look incredible in the pictures! It’s one thing to see you coming in and out of our building every day but when you see the pictures, you’re like “Wow! There’s Frederique the supermodel!”. I was really blown away when I saw the pictures. Also, it’s very intimate because it’s in my apartment and our roof. A small home production with friends.

IRIS: Frederique, I was reading about a new venture that you have called lifecycles. Is that a project of yours that we can look forward to later this year?

FREDERIQUE: Yes, I created a series with newswire.fm where I visit friends and or celebs from different industries. I’m always riding around on my bike and I talk about life in New York and what keeps them there and we discuss their ups and downs and inspirations. We did our first seven and we featured a bunch of people from different artistic backgrounds. As in fantastic singer Marieme Diop, actor/director Griffin Dunne, designers Badgley Mischka, architect Winka Dubbeldam who did both Ellen and my apartment. An amazing mix of people and it’s coming out this year. It was really fun and it’s a good thing to show the love we all have for New York City. It’s funny, I’m not a Native New Yorker but I do feel like I’m a Dutch-New Yorker.

Whatever happens, the city breathes a sort of inspiration. It’s the mix of people, the wild experiences which can happen in the city at any moment. It just makes it such a special place. I think New York has such a heartbeat. It keeps you coming back to it.

ELLEN: Each time I’m coming from the airport and I see the skyline I just think “Wow, I’m coming home.” You know? I really feel like this is my city. It is so special because even when I’m in Paris, Berlin and all these other beautiful cities, it’s still not like being in New York. Of course, it’s a sad time at the moment, but I love how quickly and creatively they built up all the outdoor seating restaurants. Some of them with really nice decorations and music. It’s nice to see how New York always overcomes challenges.

FREDERIQUE: And also, that resilience of a New Yorker. It’s interesting to see it from a European perspective. For example, the Dutch if you would say to people you have to take another job or you have to come up with an idea to have a different approach to what you’ve been doing, it’s harder for them. But here in New York people are like “Yes let’s go for it! Come on let’s do it!” And I love that.

GEORGINE: New Yorkers are so strong and also very flexible and easy to adapt to a new situation.

ELLEN: It’s also kind of a survival mode of being a New Yorker. You don’t have the luxury to wait things out, you have to be creative to make it there.

IRIS: What are some things you have been doing during the lockdown to stay creative?

ELLEN: I still have been working but of course much less than normal. Productions have slowly started again with many precautions with testing and mask and everything. You never know how the virus reacts so it’s always stressful after a shoot to not know if you might have it or how your body might react to it. I also did some facetime shoots. Like facetiming a shoot in Paris and another in LA. So, I guess we have found new ways of being creative which is the good side of things I suppose.
It can be kind of fun because you feel very voyeuristic since you’re practically in somebody’s apartment.
And then I’m like “Oh, I want to see what is over there… ok you could just sit over there you know and pose like this.” It does feel weird. I would much rather be with somebody in person of course.

FREDERIQUE: I think that the future will be more about coming together. I think we will see more value in what we are doing because of this time of reflection. And be a little bit more focused on what we really want to do. And I think when you do that, as in organizing this shoot and being surrounded with people you like, it creates something great.

ELLEN: I don’t always photograph the people I love for jobs, but I think we can definitely focus more on what we want to say through our work. Now that we see that time is precious and we can’t waste it, I think it’s more important than ever.

IRIS: One of the things that you talked about is reflection. Since we all had much more time for personal reflection, was there anything that you learned about yourself this past year?

FREDERIQUE: Well, I was quite lucky that I could escape to upstate New York where I have a farm. We were able to go back and forth from there and back to the city. It was so nice to be in nature, how healing that was actually. And I realized how much I loved the time I spent in nature and in the garden. Planting and gardening with all this free time felt new to me and it was different to have this solitude with just a few people at my house. Of course, I miss going out and I’m dying to go dancing and to go to all the fun events, but it was interesting to realize how much I actually love being more in nature and working with my hands. So, I ended up creating gardens, planting vegetable, and painting. I loved it.

GEORGINE: We got back from Paris Fashion Week and doing a last minute trunk show in Texas and enjoyed the time off. We are always on the run between places and running around so it was great to have a moment to relax. Catched up on a lot of tv shows and re-watched some classic movies and of course did a lot of cooking.But after a couple of weeks I felt very restless and needed a project. We have always wanted to renovate our showroom and give it new light. This seemed the perfect time for it. If not now, then when? We started with the kitchen area, and before I knew it, we reimagined our entire space and were living in a construction zone for the next 8 months!

ELLEN: And we went to our country home and we always go there for winters. We have a huge cherry tree in the garden and we actually got to see it blooming this summer and it was so amazing. It was a good time to really appreciate it. We also did some vegetable gardening. I also just photographed everything in sight from rain drops on the leaves, to the bees, to my neighbor’s horses. And I really feel like I experienced nature in a very intense way.

IRIS: What new projects should we expect from you this year? Frederique let’s start with you.

FREDERIQUE: Yes, there’s a couple of shoots that I did. I did a story for Vogue Living on my place in upstate New York and I’m actually working on a television program. It’s a bit futuristic where we will use virtual reality. We will follow how certain products come to us. In 2D and also in 3D. For example, the artists from Studio Drift, they create amazing light art and we follow their journey through their creative process. I’ve also decided that I should write a book. It came to me while I did a ‘journey’. I will see once I start writing if it indeed moves me and if it’s something I would like to see to completion and published.

IRIS: Georgine?

GEORGINE: Actually, as I’m talking to you guys, I’m sketching some proposals for the First Lady. It’s very exciting! After redoing our space I’ve ventured into interior design besides designing collections because many of our clients that have come over to our space since we did the renovation were so enamored by the space that they asked me to help them redo their homes! I’m also working on a new spring line and trying to improve my italian by taking classes via zoom.

IRIS: And then Ellen what about your plans for 2021?

ELLEN: I am planning to do another photography book because people are still so fascinated with the time of the supermodels and I lived that time you know? I shot with Naomi when she was 16, I discovered Claudia and Eva and I have so many pictures. So, I think it’s actually a good time to pull them all out. The glamourous fashion from the nineties in a book will be my next project. I also got asked to do a very exciting project which is to create a cabaret burlesque show in Los Angeles in a very special venue. It’s not really what I do but why not? I want to try different things, so why not? It’s good to go in a bit of a different direction sometimes. Everyone is going to be so ready to go out, so I’m super excited about it.

Frederique with designer Georgine

Photography: Ellen von Unwerth @ellenvonunwerth

Model: Frederique van der Wal @frederiquevdwal

Makeup: Romero Jennings @romerojennings

Clothing: Georgine @georginestudio