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

COMFORT CURRENTS BY ANDREA RAMÍREZ

Photography By: Andrea Ramírez @andrea5ramirez

Directed By: Karen DeMaio Weber @kwyoyo

Director of Photography  (for video): Alice Boucherie @alicebushwick

Model: Nyah Brandl @nyahbrandl Agency: JAG Models @jagmodels (Scout: Rachel Payne)

Stylist: Ashley Rose Weber @ashleyroseweber

Hair Stylist: Christina Beman @harleydoeshair

Makeup Artist: Natalia Thomas @duchessnatalia

Floral Designer: Sunnie Kim @femmefloraledesign

Set Design: Karen DeMaio Weber @kwyoyo

Song (in video): “Elephants” by Lizzy Young @lizzzyyoung

 

YanYan Knit Sweater, Top, & Pants / For Love & Lemons Earrings / UGG Slides

 

Moncler Jacket & Leggings / Proenza Schouler Turtleneck / Havva Boots / I’MMANY Earrings

 

Ganni Jacket, Dress & Turtleneck / Bottega Veneta Boots / Vanessa Baba Earrings

 

WE11DONE Sweater / Nanushka Trousers / New Balance x XRCT Sneakers / I’MMANY Earrings / I Hate Mondays Socks / Oakley Sunglasses

 

Stine Goya Dress / For Love & Lemons Earrings / UGG Slides / STAND STUDIO Tote / ANDTHEOTHER Coat

 

Acne Studios Scarf / For Love & Lemons Earrings

 

RODARTE Dress / Havva Boots / Rachel Comey Earrings / Maison Margiela Bag

RODARTE Dress / Havva Boots / Rachel Comey Earrings

 

LUCA LUCI BY GABE ARAUJO

Trench, Shirt, Tie, Hat by SAINT LAURENT, Sunglasses by MIU MIU

24 Hours in New York
Photo – Gabe Araujo @gabearaujo
Style – John Moore @johnmoorestyles
Hair – Mark Alan @mark.alan.hair
Skin – Anahita Roshna
Model – Luca Luci @luca_the_dude @dnamodels

Jacket – FAITH CONNEXION, Cap – HERMES

 

Shirt & Pant – LOUIS VUITTON

 

Jacket, hat, sweater (worn as scarf) – COMME DES GARÇONS HOMME, Shirt – RICK OWENS

 

Shirt, Tee & Pant – ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

 

Shirt & Sweater – GUCCI, Sunglasses – DUNHILL

 

Jacket – FAITH CONNEXION

 

Tank – JUNYA WATANABE, Sunglasses – CARTIER

 

Shirt & Shorts – MAISON VALENTINO

Jacket, Shirt & Pant – DSQUARED2, Boots – DOC MARTENS

 

 

 

Briefs – TOM FORD

 

Jacket – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Hat – RICK OWENS

 

 

 

BRITTANY NOON BY KIMBER CAPRIOTTI

 

Photographer: Kimber Capriotti @kimbercapriotti
Model: Brittnay Noon @brittanynoon @womenmanagementny
Stylist: Lucci @lucci_world_
Makeup: Sarah Fiorello @sarah_fiorello
Hair: Keita @keitahair
Casting: Chad Thompson @communa_k

 

Faux Fur Coat – Pavlina Jauss, Bodysuit and Scarf – Soid Studios Hat, Boots – Stylists’ own

 

Coat – Mikage Shin, Dress and Skirt – Soid Studios, Belt & Boots – Stylists’ own

 

Suit – Manuri, Hat – Heather Marie Designs, Shoes & Accessories – Stylists’ own

 

Boilersuit – GCDS, Earrings – Kusi.K, Boots – Stylists’ own

 

Dress – Dur Doux, Gloves – Vex Clothing, Boots – Rossi

Hat – Halo Mimi, Dress – Voni Studio, Boots – Rossi

 

Hat – Halo Mimi, Top & Skirt – Voni Studio, Boots – Dolce Vita, Choker – Stylists’ own

 

Dress – Cessani, Bodysuit – Stylists’ own, Boots – Rossi

FLORA IN BROOKLYN

Suit by Ricky King

 

Photographer – Marcus Derricotté @mderricotte

Makeup/hair – Jas Doyle @jasdoylemakeup

Stylist – Awelle Odima @awelleodima

Model – Flora Carter @flora_carter of Muse Models NYC and Storm models UK 

 

 

Suit by Alberta Ferretti, Boots by Todd Oldham

 

Coat and Dress – Stylist own, Boots by Jeffrey Campbell

 

 

Top and Pant by Adam Selman, Shoes by Nicole Saldana, Socks by Fogal, Jewelry – Stylist own

 

Bodysuit by Marine Serre, Shoes by Nicole Saldana, Socks by Fogal, Jewelry – Stylist own

 

Suit by Ricky King, Boots by Jeffrey Campbell

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Clothing by PRISCAVera

 

PHOTOGRAPHY – WISH THANASARAKHAN

STYLIST – MAURICIO QUEZADA

HAIR – AKIRA YAMADA

MAKEUP – SEIYA IIBUCHI using MAC COSMETICS

MODEL – PAOLA RODRIGUEZ TORRES @ NEXT

MODEL – DANIELLA DAVIS @ SUPREME

MODEL – NELL GRABCZAK @ SUPREME

PHOTO ASSISTANT – O.

SPECIAL THANKS – ALBRIGHT FASHION LIBRARY

 

Clothing by Angel Chen

 

Clothing by PRISCAVera

 

Clothing by A — Company

 

Clothing by Angel Chen

 

Clothing by Kid Super

 

Clothing by PRISCAVera

 

Clothing by Collina Strada

Clothing by A — Company

 

Clothing by Collina Strada

 

EMERGING POLISH DESIGNERS BY GOSIA TURCZYNSKA

Dress by Acephala, Boots by L37

 

Photography by Gosia Turczynska

Styling by Karol Mlodzinski

Model Charlotte Tomas

Make-up by Kasia Bialy

Hair by Tomek Mickiewicz

Production by Kraja / NEW ORDER WARSAW 

 

Jacket and Pants by Robert Kuta, Shoes by L37

 

Top by MMC, Skirt by Kry Szy

 

Jacket by Saint Warsaw, Shirt by Doom 3K, Pants by Robert Kuta

 

Top by Falash, Tights by Calzedonia

 

Jacket by Patrycja Pagas

 

Jacket by Robert Kuta, Bodysuit by Martyna Koltun, Shoes by Selektika

DEATHBYROMY BY JOSEF JASSO

Dress by House of Mua Mua, Head-piece and crucifix by Mariana Harutunian

DeathByRomy

Photographer + Creative Direction Josef Jasso

Styling + Creative Direction Adrian Joseph

Style Assistant Carlos Posadas

Makeup director Nicky Andrea

Hair Stylist Ana Estela

Interview by Izabel Rose

Weird Brain Creation pvc plaid look, Boots by Dolls Kill

Singer, songwriter, and dark-pop provocateur DeathbyRomy pays attention to every last detail. She pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy but heavy music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. Now 20 years old, the Los Angeles-born Romy Flores wrote her first song at age 5 and began releasing her music at 15, mining inspiration from the iconoclastic artists she was raised on (The Beatles, Björk, Kanye West, to name a few). With her 2018 debut album Monsters, she soon drew an avid following and found countless fans turning up to her shows adorned in her signature eye makeup. Her Capitol Records debut, 2019’s Love u — to Death EP, was short but sickly sweet, emphasizing her unique interweaving of rap boldness, electronic innovation, and raw rock ‘n’ roll passion. As Romy’s sound has taken shape, so has her DeathbyRomy persona: the Harajuku punk fashion, the corpse-like makeup, and her hard-earned, utterly badass confidence. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

How did you find out that you wanted to be an artist? 

I was raised in a home covered in art, by two people who were not only artists themselves but who honored and valued art in all mediums. My mom would sing all the time to me when I was little, and museums were a regular outings during my childhood. I started writing at five, but it wasn’t until I had experienced what I knew was real pain, did I know that I wanted to console and touch others who had felt the same. My best means to do so was through my art.

Where do you pull your musical inspirations from? 

My biggest inspirations are Bjork, Kanye West, Bring Me The Horizon, and Lady Gaga. But I pull my own inspirations to write from everything around me. From the void, to mania, to pain and love.

Describe the creative process behind your music? 

It constantly varies and is not limited to one set formula. I write everywhere. My favorite place to write is on the plane.

How would you describe your fashion aesthetic? 

hmmmm…bi-polar? Just kidding, Japanese Lolita meets goth hype beast and a sprinkle of Renaissance witch.

From the editorial shoot, which are your favorite designs?

I loved the Weird Brain Creations outfit best. I love her work.

Black Dress by Michael Costello, Glove by Mariana Harutunian, Earrings & Necklace by Coutorture

What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

To never take anything personally. To not let compliments and high regards to be the only reason I am happy with myself or the only thing that makes me feel good about myself. And in hand, to not let negative energy or comments about me be the reason that changes how I see myself.

What song(s) would you most likely sing in the shower?

Anything that allows me to belt because you sound better with the bathroom acoustics. Maybe “Cry” By ashnikko.

What’s to come from DeathbyRomy?

More music, and infinitely more life.

Queen of hearts dress by Helen Anthony, Jewelry by Couturtore