MORGAN SLAVEN BY CHRIS FUCILE

Shirt: Atelier Cillian

 

Photography: Chris Fucile @chrisfucilephotography

Model: Morgan Slaven with DNA Model Management @morgan.slaven

Stylist: Fred Kim @_fredkim

 

Shirt & Pant: Atelier Cillian

 

 

Shirt: Bobblehaus, Pants: Mr. Saturday, Boots: Lucchese, Jacket: Faith Connexion

 

 

Coat: Teddy VonRanson, Shoes: Florsheim, Underwear: Model’s own

 

Sweater: Calvin Luo, Jeans: Faith Connexion, Sneakers: Saint Laurent

 

Shirt & Tie: Connor McKnight, Jeans: Levi’s, Boots: Dr Marten

 

Blazer: Bonobos, Tank: Calvin Klein, Shorts: Wrangler, Boots: Brother & Sons, Necklace: Sentient

 

Pants: Teddy VonRanson

 

Sweater: Aknvas, Pants: TOMBOGO, Sneakers: Converse

 

Boots: Brother & Sons

SCREEN TEST: KIRA AT VISION LOS ANGELES

Jacket by Saks Potts, Waist cincher by Agent Provocateur

 

Photographer & Makeup: Samuel Paul @ForwardArtists 
Stylist: Kelly Brown

 

Dress by Antonio Marras

 

Dress by A.L.C.

 

Dress by WAYF, Shoes by Antonio Marras

 

Jacket by Simone Rocha, Shoes by Vagabond

 

Dress by Balmain

 

Jacket by Blaze Milano, Gloves and Boots are stylists own

 

Jacket by Blaze Milano, Pants by AGOLDE, Shirt by Mantu, Boots by Kat Maconie

 

Bodysuit by Agent Provocateur, Boots by Balenciaga

 

 

ANAIS NGUYEN BY KIMBER CAPRIOTTI

Turtleneck Pullover and Trouser Skirt by Tibi, Hat by Hüte Millinery, Satin top by Videmus Omnia, Tights by Wolford, Earrings by Erickson Beamon, Shoes by Stuart Weitzman

 

Photographer: Kimber Capriotti @kimbercapriotti

Model: Anais Nguyen @anaisnguy3n @fordmodels

Fashion Stylist: Alison Hernon at Agency Gerard Artists, @718blonde, @agencygerardartists2

Makeup: Sarah Fiorello @sarah_fiorello

Hair: William Schaedler @cut2kill

Casting Director: Chad Thompson @communa_K

Fashion Styling Interns:

Sophia Renda @sophiarenda

Gabby White @gabby_white357

Christina St. Clair @minibadgalriri

 

Jacket, top and pant by LOL, Celia Drape Sculpted Top by Tibi, Earrings by Erickson Beamon

 

Jacket by Eleanor Alone, Skirt by Mola Walker, Tights by Stylist own, Top by C+plus SERIES, designer: C.T. Liu, Earrings by Erickson Beamon

 

Dress by Imitation of Christ, Earrings plus bracelet vintage Chanel

 

Jacket by Videmus Omnia, Belt by Stylist own, Dress by PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, Earrings Erickson Beamon, Shoes Stuart Weitzman

 

Top by Vincent Licari, Turtleneck by Club Monaco, Pants Alie and Alexander, Earrings vintage Chanel, Rings by Erickson Beamon

 

Pants, Shirt and Jacket by Aknvas, Top by Catherine Malandrino, Necklace by Erickson Beamon, Belt by Stylist Own

 

DIGITAL COVER: DIEGO BONETA

Jacket by Dsquared2

 

Photography by: Emilio G Hernandez

Styling & Interview by: Marc Sifuentes

Creative Direction: Louis Liu

Grooming by: Benjamin Thigpen

Location: @alloy.bk @168plymouth @rebeccarobertsoninteriors

 

Some might call it fate when an 11-year-old Diego Boneta won a televised singing competition with his rendition of a classic Luis Miguel hit song “La Chica del Bikini Azul”. Fast forward 20 years later, and Boneta is not only the star of the three season Netflix hit series Luis Miguel: The Series, but was an integral part in creating the series as Executive Producer to the project. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Boneta recreated and re-recorded some of Miguel’s top hits for the series, a nearly impossible task for those that understand the complexity of Miguel’s catalog of music.  

Boneta spoke to Iris Covet Book about the time and preparation involved in playing the legendary crooner and the craft of perfecting a beloved real life character while still making it his own. Boneta also discusses the inspiration behind producing, starting his own production company, and his determination to open more doors for Latino actors.

 

Suit by TEDDY VONRANSON, Jewelry by Konstantino

 

The Luis Miguel series has been a huge hit for Netflix for three seasons, but I want to go back to the beginning and talk about your process preparing to play the role of this international superstar.

Of course. Well, when I got offered the part I knew the challenge it would entail because Luis Miguel is somebody who is still very relevant and more importantly still alive. Normally a show like this happens once the artist has passed away. I knew that there was only one way to do this right and that was to really take the preparation part seriously, even more seriously than the actual shooting. It was the first time that I worked on a movie that was a full transformative role and becoming someone else is very, very intense. 

It’s me becoming someone else, and not only acting but also singing. I basically took a year to just work on that. I had a vocal coach, Ron Anderson, and then I had my acting coach, Juan Carlos Corazza, helping me on the acting front, and I was also an Executive Producer on the series! It’s the most demanding project I’ve ever been a part of. 

Some people might not know that you originally are from a musical background ,you were in a singing competition show at eleven years old and starring opposite Tom Cruise in the movie musical Rock of Ages. Did you know that you would have to take on the responsibility of re-recording all of the songs in the series in your own voice?

I sat down with Jamie Foxx one day,I’ve been a big fan of his work and his Oscar winning performance in the movie Ray about Ray Charles, I think he absolutely crushed that movie, and what he told me was, “the key is to do everything.” You know, he told me if we recreate all the songs, don’t stop there. I needed to recreate the music videos, the album covers,even the prop pictures on the set had to be me. He was also the person to say I needed to sing in the series. You know, Luis Miguel has crazy pipes. He’s one of the best singers of all time. And I wanted to give it a shot. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do it. Ron Anderson, who was the vocal coach of Rock of Ages, helped me try to replicate the sound of Luis Miguel. It was like learning how to sing again. Going from changing your vibrato, to seeing where you have to place your voice to sound closer to his tone, to how to pronounce his vowels, where he places each vowel. It was crazy, and that’s all I did for a year. 

 

Full look by Thom Browne, Jewelry by Konstantino

 

If you didn’t have the musical background, do you think you would have taken on that challenge or is that part of your personality to push yourself out of your comfort zone? 

I don’t think I would’ve been able to do it without having a musical background. Because Luis has one of those voices that, I mean, what that man can do with his voice is insane. I don’t think I would have been able to do it without having my 20 years of vocal training. 

A key part of the success was having Kiko Cibrian, who produced a lot of Luis’ records, produce this soundtrack. All the songs were re-recorded, all the instruments were re-recorded. So I wasn’t just singing over recorded tracks. Kiko made sure we re-recorded every single song. A lot of those songs were written and recorded back in the 90’s by Kiko, so it was incredible to have him as the music producer for all three seasons of the soundtracks. 

And what about Luis Miguel? Did he have any advice for you during the recording process?

Well, I met him before we started shooting. There’s actually a scene in season three that recreates when we met. He shared some very personal stories with me and he told me ‘this is just for you for no one else, use it for your interpretation’. We hung out a few more times and he got to listen to the songs. He was extremely nice and very supportive. After seeing the show he said, ‘Man, you killed it.’ Hearing that from the person that you’re playing, I don’t think you can get any better than that. 

 

Full Look by Alexander McQueen

 

You prepared for this role for over a year, when did you feel that you had mastered the part? 

I’d say whenever we started doing rehearsals in Mexico City, before we started shooting with the director. He’s really the one that found the tone for the show. In those rehearsals, in talking to him, going over the scenes and just playing with the script, that’s where we found it. 

Just knowing and having that confidence that there was nothing else I could have done to prepare anymore. I had done my homework and no one knew the character better than I did. That gave me the freedom and the confidence to know that I was ready.

You also put in the work to be in a makeup chair for 4 to 6 hours a day getting your prosthetics on. What was that experience like? 

That was a whole different ball game because it’s not just putting on the prosthetics and then boom you’re the part, you know? Studying him and being him for 33 years of his life, from 17 to 50 years old. Studying each of those stages of his life, changing the mannerisms and the way he spoke throughout his life. 

The hardest part was trying to understand and imagine what life must have been like for him. The prosthetics consisted of six hours of makeup, wigs and body suits everyday to become that older Luis Miguel. The team behind it was amazing. Bill Corso is a two time Academy Award winning special effects makeup artist alongside Alfredo Moda, an amazing Mexican makeup artist.The fusion between both teams was a really cool experience, and they paid attention to the smallest details

 

Full Look by Zegna

 

This series is your first project as an Executive Producer, and I was reading that Mark Burnett called you and threw out the idea. Had the thought of being an EP ever occurred to you before this project? Is that a role you were interested in?

I worked with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages and observed how he did business and how he manages his career in-between making movies. He was always working on the next thing and working through pre-production on another. I thought that’s what I wanted to do. 

Mark Burnett and I worked together on a TV show called the Dovekeepers, back in 2014. And I told Mark I really wanted to get into producing. It’s not something that I want just to have a vanity credit. I actually wanted to learn all the in’s and out’s. So when Luis Miguel came around, he called me and said ‘I have the perfect project. There is no script but I know you’re very familiar with the music, with his life, with his story. Be a part of this production team and let’s do this together.’

Producing together was the best part of the learning experience. Fully learning before there is even any scripts, no actor, no one cast yet. Really shaping this project from the very beginning. That was the best part and I got a big satisfaction out of it.

Full look by Casablanca, Jewelry by Konstantino

So tell me more about your production company Three Amigos. What is your team’s vision? 

We see it as a media company because of our focus on television, film, books, and broadcasts. We want to find projects that show Latinos in an uplifting light. We are so excited to team up with some of the best filmmakers in the industry. At the moment, we are working on a romantic comedy with Paramount called At Midnight, it’s something of a fusion between Hollywood and Mexico. Today, with more opportunities through streaming services, the business is realizing that people don’t really care as much about the language as they do about a relatable and interesting story. Spanish is a global language. There are a lot of hugely successful Spanish speaking shows watched all over the world and we are looking forward to being a major player in bringing quality content to a global audience.

Full Look by Dries Van Noten

 

There has always been a lack of representation in Hollywood for the Latin community, and a lot of the roles that were out there leaned towards a certain stereotype. Did you ever have to confront a time where there were roles being pitched to you that were not a good fit for you as a representative of the Latin community. 

I think times have definitely changed from when I first moved to LA in 2007. There are more roles and better roles. But back then, yes, it was difficult to get good latino roles. 

There are plenty of actors of different races out there that can play different nationalities, and so can we. So yes, I think things are better today. I think they’re moving in the right direction. There’s still a lot of work to do. There’s still a lot of room to grow and improve and that’s why I’m so passionate about my production company Three Amigos, which is creating those vehicles for other actors as well. 

 

Suit and Pant by Zegna, Jewelry by Konstantino

 

Shot at 168 Plymouth, the last historic factory to residential loft conversions in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, composed of two 100-year-old paint factory buildings which have been attentively transformed by Alloy Development’s architecture team. Pictured is the new Brick and Timber model residence with interior design by Rebecca Robertson Interiors.

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
Interview: Marc Sifuentes

 

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