Stefan Ruiz shoots Pedro Pascal – cover star of Solar Magazine – first birthday issue





Dear Shaded Viewers,

It is birthday time for #Solar03,  the first independently published biannual Pan-Hispanic magazine’ , and they will celebrate their 1st birthday and 3rd Issue with cover star –Pedro Pascal.  The American born, Chilean actor and star of the Netflix series Narcos, is photographed by Stefan Ruiz in New York City.

“I know it’s dumb, but I feel that as far as politics of the western world (is concerned), it’s all looking so bleak, so disappointing and global politics are going so horrifyingly backwards, yet television is moving forwards in terms of its themes, its culture, its representation of progress, its diversity, its risk-taking in story telling… Even if this is a delusional rationalisation, I take confort in is how good programming is, compared to how horrible politics are”. Pedro Pascal

Pascal is on a roll with three major releases in the coming months: The Great Wall, co-stars Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe; the sequel of Kingsman, with Julian Moore, Colin Firth and Halle Berry and, of course the third season of Narcos.

“Kingsman 2 was a particularly interesting experience because it was like a god damn circus of amazing movie stars: Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum… It was actually extremely terrifying, but I think that the fan boy in me is so loud, that it over road the fear of being in that company”. Pedro Pascal

Liam Aldous, Monocle correspondent in Spain with C. Tangana conduct a lengthy interview with Pascal.

“Living through all the inevitable heartbreaks that come with growing up, that come with being alive and specially with wanting to be an actor, it’s funny and ironic to get the thing that you dreamed about as a child, when you are 40 years old”.

Also in the issue are interviews with male model Geron McKinley, a half black, half Mexican former Balmain and Givenchy campaign face discussing racial categorisation in the fashion industry and the founding of his non profit organisation CNCRT which aims to create opportunities for young men and women in arts, sports, music and entrepreneurship.

Solar Magazine is the first independently published lifestyle publication for men and women, conceived in Spanish, with English translations, and with global distribution. Launched in the spring of 2016,  Issue 3 of Solar Magazine is on the shelves on the 23rd of  February and retails at €15, £10.00 and $20.




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.