EMILY LIPTOW BY KEIICHIRO NAKAJIMA

Jacket by Helmut Lang, Bottom by LaPerla, Shoes by Jil Sander

 

Photographer: KEIICHIRO NAKAJIMA

Model: Emily Liptow at Marilyn Agency

Stylist and Art Director: Lauren Bockow

Hair: Takuya Yamaguchi at Wall Group

Makeup: Ayaka Nihei at WSM Media

Assistant Stylist: Sara Adelstein

Top by Loewe, Bracelet by Agmes, Shoes by Loewe

Necklace by Dior, Earring by WWAKE

Jewelry by Chanel

Coat by Fendi, Boots by Camper, Rings by Agmes

Full look by Chanel

Jewelry by Alexander McQueen

Jewelry, Shoes and bag by Alexander McQueen, Bra by Joah Brown

Jacket and glove by Dior

Jacket by Burberry

 

NIKE NORDSTROM BY SARRA FLEUR ABOU-EL-HAJ

Jacket and pant by Helmut Lang, Bra by Baserange

 

Photography: Sarra Fleur Abou-El-Haj

Styling: Lauren Bockow

Hair: Erin Piper Herschleb at L’Atelier NYC

Makeup: Misuzu Miyake at Art-Dept

Model: Nike Nordstrom from Muse Models

 

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Coat and pant by Hyke shoes by Jil Sander

 

L: Jacket by Danz, Bra by Fleur Du Mal, R: Jacket by Danz Skirt: Chanel Bra by Fleur Du Mal

 

Bodysuit, Sunglasses, Shoes: Chanel, Panty: Mara Hoffman

 

Bodysuit: Joah Brown, Necklace and Ring: Dior, Skirt: Silk Laundry, Shoes: Balenciaga

 

Sweater and Pant by Fendi, Shoes by Jil Sander, Bracelet and Ring: Agmes

 

Coat by Stella Mccartney, Jacket by Burberry

 

 Jacket by Fendi, Bra and Pant by Joah brown

 

 

ERIN TRESCHEL BY JAHULIE ELIZALDE

Coat – Dolce & Gabbana, Top – Laruicci, Earrings – Laruicci

 

Photographer – Jahulie Elizalde

Stylist – Jahulie Elizalde

Makeup – Christyna Kay @ Art Deparment

Hair – Yuki Nammori

Model – Erin Treschel @Ford Models

Assistant – Rebecca Flores

 

Belt top – Laruicci, Trousers – Michael Kors

 

L: Top – Lory Sun, R: Dress- Kate Hundley

 

Dress – Laruicci, Corset – Lory Sun, Shoes – Saint Laurent

 

Top – Laruicci, Skirt – Kate Hundley, Earrings – Laruicci, Gloves – Wing & Weft, Shoes – Saint Laurent

L: Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane, R: Top – Laruicci, Skirt – Kate Hundley, Earrings – Laruicci, Gloves – Wing & Weft, Shoes – Saint Laurent

 

Dress – Kate Hundley, Sunglasses – Gucci, Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane, Boots – Max Mara, Bodysuit – Stylist own

ROS GEORGIOU BY JOEY LEO

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Photography – Joey Leo @_joeyleo_
Styling – George Karapetis @ohmygeorges 
Make Up – Efi Ramone @efi_ramone
Hairstylist – Dimitris Sarantou @dimitrissarantouhair
Model – Ros Georgiou @rosgeorgiou
Agency – VN Models @vnmodels 
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Top and Earrings – Milk White
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Boots – Jimmy Choo, Tights – Calzedonia, Top – Milk White
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MARYNA TULIAKOVA BY ADGS CREATORS

 

Photo: ADGS @adgs_creators

Stylist: Serena Nappo @napposerena

Model: Maryna Tuliakova @sonaiavy

MUA: Chiara Tipaldi @chiara_tipaldi

Hair-Stylist: Gennaro di Costanzo @gennaro_di_costanz

Backstage Photo: Emanuela Avino @emanuela.avinophotographer

 

Fur suit: LiuYaxing @llliullll Zhang Shuyu @viviasuyu

 

Hat and corset: Serena Nappo @napposerena Socks: Calzedonia @calzedonia Shoes: Costumeria Lariulà @costumerialariula

 

Fur dress: Bianca Aloisi @hurricane__b

 

Balaclava: Stefano Bruzzone @sstefanobruzzonee Top: Stefano Bruzzone @sstefanobruzzonee Shoes: Paris Texas @paristexas_it Stockings: Calzedonia @calzedonia Sunglasses: stylist own

 

Belt: Evropa @evropa000_ Shoes: Marsèll @marsell.official Sweater and skirt: Serena Nappo @napposerena Stockings: Calzedonia @calzedonia

Sunglasses: Diesel @diesel Shoes: Costumeria Lariulà @costumerialariula Top and balaclava: Serena Nappo @napposerena Pants: stylist own

 

 

NAUTILUS BY LAUREN SPITZNAGEL

 

Model: Isha van Dijk @ishh

Photographer: Lauren Spitznagel @laurenspitznagel

Photo Assistant: Louis Mack @louismackk

MUA: Mathilde Moncamp @mathilde.makeupartist using Glossier and Byredo

thanks to Lucien Pagès Communication @lucienpagescommunication

Stylist: Maeva Le Callonnec @maeva.lecallonnec

Stylist Assistant: Anthony Vanderwoo @anthonyvanderwooo

 

 

Dress : Moira Cristescu @moiracristescu

 

 

Dress : Gemy malouf @gemymaalouf

 

 

Necklace : Delphine Nardin @delphinenardin

 

 

(R): Ring : Simuero (L): Dress : Gemy malouf @gemymaalouf, Bracelet, gold ring and earring : Delphine Nardin @delphinenardin, Silver ring : Carré Y @carreyparis

 

 

 

Dress : Moira Cristescu @moiracristescu

 

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Dress : Gemy malouf @gemymaalouf, Earrings : Marc Deloche @marcdelocheofficiel 

 

 

Dress : Gemy malouf @gemymaalouf

 

JAMES YATES BY TORIAN LEWIN

Top by K.ngsley

 

Photographer & Styling – Torian Lewin – @torianlewin

Grooming – Marco Castro – @marcoamazonico

Model – James Yates – @yatesy17

 

(L) Eckhaus Latta, (R) Alexander McQueen

 

Look by Teddy Vonranson

 

Hoodie and Sweatpants by CDLP

 

Jeans and Belt by Versace

 

Yellow Swim by K.ngsley, Swim by Torcasio

 

 

Jeans by Levi’s, Bracelet by Versace

THE HOMECOMING OF JAKE WESLEY ROGERS

Dress – Shahar Avnet, Pants -Peter Do, Earrings – Christian Lacroix

 

Creative Direction – Stepp+Dreedn
Photography – Alicia Stepp @aliciastepptx
Motion – Kevin Shivers @dreedn.ig
Stylist – Edwin Ortega @edwin.j.ortega
Makeup+Hair – Bianca Rivas @biancalinettehmu
Photo Assist – Myckenzee Kunn @myckenzee._.ann
Video Assist – Norma Shivers
Retouch – Thiago Peraça @thiagoperaca

 

Shirt – Unisecon

The Homecoming of Jake Wesley Rogers

 The queer pop musician talks tour, their new EP, and songwriting inspirations.

By: Hilton Dresden @hiltyhilthilt

You may know Jake Wesley Rogers best from TikTok, which spawned a viral moment for his song “My Mistake.” Or perhaps you’re a fan of 2021’s moody pop Pluto EP, the predecessor to their latest collection of work: the LOVE EP, out this fall, which includes the hits “Hindsight” and “Lavender Forever.” Alt-pop and rock influences combine to create a body of work about longing, identity, and the pains of love.

The unapologetically queer Missouri native is only 25, but has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He’s been interviewed by Elton John, performed on Good Morning America, and, most recently, just finished a US tour opening for Ben Platt. Back in his hometown in Missouri, we caught up with the singer ahead of a special homecoming performance.

Candid and ever-honest about his emotions, the rising artist opened up to Iris Covet Book about LOVE, their forthcoming debut studio album, and a host of influences, from getting proposed to by the preacher’s son to quotes from Oscar Wilde.

 

Gucci

You just completed your first tour — how did it feel?

Oh, it was wonderful. It was really my first tour. And it exceeded every expectation. I was so excited. I love performing. There were a lot of variables that we have no control over, because we’re opening. And I’ve heard that opening can be pretty brutal, because it’s obviously not your audience, but I feel like we won, every night. I feel like what I came to do was transmitted, and it connected. That’s kind of all you can ask for.

Dress – Shahar Avnet, Pants -Peter Do, Earrings – Christian Lacroix

I want to start with the kernel of the idea for this new EP — from the beginning, the writing process and producing.

I think it’s important to say most of the songs are from about two years ago. Which, as you know, as a writer, that feels like 4000 years ago. How fast we move on. But I knew I needed to honor these songs as the true moments that they were. I released my first major label EP Pluto last year. I guess if this were a different decade, it probably would have been — this feels like Side B to Pluto. They feel like they’re in the same world and atmosphere. Because with Pluto, I feel like it was sort of asking the question: ‘What is love, and why is it making me feel so crazy?’ My grandpa was dying at the time. My grandma died, and he was heartbroken. I was looking at my parents’ love, like, ‘Is that what I want?’ Love is the most overused word probably. But it’s also essential. When I realized I needed to call it Love, I was reading a Maya Angelou quote, and she says she uses love, because it might be that which pushes the blood through the veins, or keeps the stars in their place. It’s a hefty force, for sure. When I listened to the project, it’s like, ‘Oh, these are just little questions of what is love for me.’ I don’t know the answer.

Thom Browne

So if Pluto was asking ‘What is love?’ What are the main questions you associate with this body of work?

I think it’s more like where’s it taking me, now. Obviously, love didn’t kill me. Even though I felt like it was a few times. Where is it leading me? I feel like this EP is a bridge for me, to where I am now. I’m working on my debut album. And I feel like these are the ideas and songs that took me to this place I am now, which is a much deeper, scarier, more confusing place, where I feel even freer to say everything I want to say. But I needed to write those songs to get here. Those are all true moments. And I love them.

Alexander McQueen

So you say it’s a bridge leading you to where you are now. Obviously you can’t share spoilers or anything, but with this debut album, what can you share about the headspace you’re in and the kind of things that are interesting you now?

I’m obsessed with Oscar Wilde, and I have been since I was, like, 19. He wrote this letter when he was in prison, for being gay, to his lover. And he was talking about being in the courtroom. They were reading all of the evidence against him — ‘You hired this rent boy!’

He calls it like a turning point, where he realized, it’s one thing to have someone else tell you what you’ve done wrong. But he’s like, ‘How amazing would it be if I stood up there? And I said every single sin or stain on my life, boldly. What would that look like?’ I was like, ‘Oh, that’s what this album [is]: What can I say that terrifies me?’ We wrote this song last week that affected me so much that I am going back to therapy. Which is the gift, because I don’t think that songs are healing. I think they’re cathartic. And I think they point you towards what is actually going on. A song doesn’t fix PTSD. Therapy is needed for those things, or whatever is needed, a song doesn’t do all the work, but it can point you to where you need to do the work. So that’s kind of what the songs have felt like. When I say ‘deeper,’ it’s not that the other songs are more surface level, I think it’s just [that] we’re getting closer to the points.

Alexander McQueen

You’re saying that the song you wrote last week prompted you back to therapy. I’m curious, what’s the song about?

It’s like a dark night of the soul song. I’m looking at this tarot card. I’m just going to use it to explain. I pulled it a lot on tours: the Ten of Cups. And traditionally, it’s like a happily ever after card because it looks like it’s this family, and there’s a rainbow. But I was reading this person’s interpretation, and she said ‘This is a stage card. If you notice, this family is on a stage. They’re performing happiness. They’re performing this kind of ideal that exists sometimes.’ Obviously, we are happy sometimes, but the point is, it’s a rainbow to show that to live a fulfilled life is experiencing many emotions. The rainbow is many things: it’s happiness, and despair and loneliness and joy, and probably within 20 minutes of themselves, sometimes. So the reason I pulled that card is because there’s always this sort of persona that we’re putting out. I’m on the stage performing a lot. But the song I wrote last week, I’m not performing for anyone right now, not even myself. So what do I need to say? And what I said was, basically, ‘I’m tired of living, but I don’t really want to die.’ That’s the gist of it.

Dries van Noten

Which songs on the Pluto EP are resonating with you the most these days, as you’re performing them?

It’s funny — the ones that are my favorites actually haven’t really [been] performed yet. “My Mistake” and “Call It Love” and “Dark Bird.” I don’t really perform those yet, just because the set was so short. Okay. Right. I’m going to say “My Mistake” is probably my favorite. And it’s really resonating, from what I can tell. It’s just me, at the piano, telling a story of dating the preacher’s son in high school. He proposed to me before I went to college. I said ‘Yes, question mark.’ I didn’t say no. But it was a capital T trauma moment for sure. So anything you say is not coherent. I put that song on Tiktok, like, two years ago, and it had a little moment. People do just want to hear the truth in the story. I think the more specific we are in telling our story, and the more explicit we are in telling our story, the more universal it is. It’s not really the other way around. I tried to do that on the song “Call It Love.” That’s an ode to Oscar Wilde. It starts with an Oscar Wilde quote, he said ‘The secret of life was in art.’ A lot of my music has coded terms. “Lavender Forever,” I mean, the last night of tour, my band was like, right before going onstage: ‘What the fuck is “Lavender Forever” about?’ I was like, ‘Gay sex what else?’

Corset – AREA, shirt – Y/PROJECT, skirt – SEYIT

You were talking about Oscar Wilde — I’m curious, are there other sources of inspiration that you are taking these codes from right now?

I don’t think I’ll ever shake the Bible metaphors. I don’t really know why. But they’re there. I just love telling the queer story through biblical metaphors. I feel like it’s happening, I see it everywhere now. It’s kind of in the zeitgeist. It’s a bit of a reclamation. But I do find most inspiration from authors, at least lyrically. And lately, a lot of Beethoven.

Gucci

So you’re home right now — do you like being home?

I do love going home actually. I think there’s part of me that will always probably feel most at home in Missouri. I don’t predict that’ll live there anytime soon again. Same as the Christ archetypes, I don’t know why I just can’t shake this. I’ve tried to shake it and it just kind of creeps back. I guess it’s accepting who you are and how you’re raised. You can let go of the things that don’t serve you. But if there’s parts of it that still do serve, you don’t want to let go of all of it. I do love going home.

Dress – Annakiki, Shirt – Unisecon