#FINDINGMOON1: LOWER ROCK CREEK TRAIL

the geminijunemoon team set out with some of your favorite #MOONmodels and photographers to Lower Rock Creek Trail outside of Fredericktown, MO this past Saturday in hopes to find the (geminijune)moon.

the moon is one of those places you search for but never find...it's not tangible and Apple maps cannot take you there. it's a mindset. it's that creative little nook and cranny tucked behind some major globs of anatomy in that skull of yours. it projects as confidence and clarity. no fucks given here, kids. 

our hiking shoot had #MOONmodels changing on the trails into bodysuits and Chase & Hunter shirts and some down to their very own MOONsuits themselves. (FYI...our birthday suits are called MOONsuits...duh) It's a good thing we were on an unmarked trail that people barely traverse. after our hike shoot, the MOONmodels changed and headed over to The Pig BBQ for a few delicious bites and a few shots and even had some of our awesome severs pop in our shots!

FINDING MOON 1

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mitchell Phelps
Steve Yancey

MOONMODELS

June Ann D'Angelo
Stacey Rios
Audrey Tee
Kaley Vance

MOONmodels and photographers posing outside The Pig BBQ in Fredericktown, MO where we stopped in for a few bites and a few shots after our hike shoot at Lower Rock Creek Trail. photo taken by Steve Yancey

MOONmodels and photographers posing outside The Pig BBQ in Fredericktown, MO where we stopped in for a few bites and a few shots after our hike shoot at Lower Rock Creek Trail. photo taken by Steve Yancey



 

#MOONX: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE GLOBAL (PHOTOS BY NATASHA MIA TURNER)

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE GLOBAL

Photography by Natasha Mia Turner

As the women of America protest for Planned Parenthood funding and reproductive health coverage and allowance in a new healthcare plan, women all around the globe are battling the patriarchal stronghold on reproductive rights. For 2017 International Women's Day, art and design student, Natasha Mia Turner, set out in Manchester, UK to capture one of these protests on 35mm film that will hopefully help draw momentum towards the 'Repeal the 8th' movement. This movement is in response to the 8th Amendment added to Ireland's constitution in 1983 (the year I was born) that criminalized women who had abortions (unless mother's life was at harm)...and house them behind bars for up to 14 years (women faced life imprisonment up to 2013). 

In these photos, we find the many faces of protest. Mothers, fathers, daughters and sons of all ages gathered to let their voices be heard and it is important to remember that this is a global fight of women everywhere and not just in our city or our state or even our country. As a leading nation, we must stand up and be heard and demand our reproductive rights, so that other countries can follow precedent. We must fight GLOBALLY!

Thank you, Natasha, for capturing this important event and allowing your art to bring the discussion of reproductive rights to everyone.

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE...

LISTEN: I AM WOMAN by HELEN REDDY

#MEET: The Dirty Carpet

THE DIRTY CARPET

We could not be more excited that our own June Ann has decided to pick up an instax and do something with it...in a very dirty way. Her new IG page, @thedirtycarpet, features photography of the special MOONmodels (along with other ladies) and adventures and sometimes both of those at the same time. She likes to keep things natural and raw, so make sure to NOT CLEAN up and keep that carpet extra dirty. We are definitely rolling out the dirty carpet for you and hope you take the chance to check out the IG and see the work for yourself. 

#MOONX: HONEST f/ Katie (NSFW photos by Alexandersikwitit)

HONEST

MODEL: Katie
PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexandersikwitit

The year of 2016 was a real shit storm for most and, like any good fuck up in life, leaves us with a yearning for something different. I find it is best to start this transition in a place of honesty. As you navigate the tumultuous waters of change, remember to be honest with yourself, first. Katie, with the help of Alexandersikwitit, has brought this honesty to the moon and we could not be more thankful.

(see soundtrack for viewing at end of post)

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

DRINK: AYAHUASCA
LISTEN: THROAT SINGING

We're BACK!!!

Hey there MOONrocks!!! We are back in a big way! After a couple years of finding our focus and switching from a redundant fashion blog to a planet filled with art created with sexual positivity in mind, we are ready to bring a little bit of structure. So here's what you can expect from geminijunemoon in 2017...

MOONx: this is the cornerstone of our site and where we celebrate submitted works of art that fit our brand. submit: juneann@geminijunemoon.com

BAMBOOWASTELAND: geminijunemoon feature project. it's got it's own tab on the site, so it must be super awesome...right?!?! to become a panda: juneann@geminijunemoon.com

MOONmodels: top notch certified dream team. we are looking for the girls with that extra something and ready to bring it. these ladies are gorgeous inside and out and represent themselves on social media in the most positive and natural light. ladies chosen as MOONmodels will receive multiple photoshoots that will be released on the website along with brand work and paid event booking opportunities. MOONmodels: juneann@geminijunemoon.com

MOONview: chat with the stars. we want more interviews. we will be looking for awesome stars shining bright in big ways to chat over the interweb and bring exclusively to you. are you doing something awesome and we need to know about it: juneann@geminijunemoon.com

photo credit: Steve Yancey

#MOONX: RIP f/ June Ann D'Angelo (NSFW photos by Steve Yancey)

RIP

take me i'm alive
never was a girl with a wicked mind
but everything looks better when the sun goes down
(see soundtrack for viewing at end of post)

MODEL: JUNE ANN D'ANGELO

PHOTOGRAPHER: STEVE YANCEY

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE:

DRINK: ABSINTHE
LOCATION: DARK ALLEY
LISTEN: MAKE ME WANNA DIE by THE PRETTY RECKLESS

#2016MOONBEST: THE BEST LIST, FEMALE MODEL

THE BEST LIST

we are definitely not the voice on what is the best and should never be.
with that being said, we are definitely the voice of what is the best on geminijunemoon
and we're letting you know just what that is...

this lady is living, breathing art. just click on the square above and check out her instagram. she creates instant social media buzz with every post and never fails to bring it (whatever it is...she has found it). the reason we fell in love with this lady is because she fiercely presents herself in a natural state with no regrets or compromise. fearlessly creating moments captured, her images are real and she is present in them. just check her out and you will understand...

#2016MOONBEST: THE BEST LIST, MALE MODEL

THE BEST LIST

we are definitely not the voice on what is the best and should never be.
with that being said, we are definitely the voice of what is the best on geminijunemoon
and we're letting you know just what that is...

first on that list...drumroll please...

just click the photo above and catch a glimpse at his instagram and you will get it. he jumped into modeling just as the bearded men brought tattoos into the editorial light and he has never looked back. he shoots everything from super edgy content with female models that throws nods to the erotic genre of modeling while also booking ethereal wedding shoots. diverse, indeed, and sexy as mother fucking hell, which is why Edwar Tiger is obviously our 2016 Best Male Model.

#MOONX: HILLARY + DONALD by RACHEL SCHWEBACH

HILLARY + DONALD

as this disgusting campaign cycle winds down to the day of reckoning, i can not be more thankful to rachel schwebach and her fearless photography that throws popular concepts in your face. please remember that everyone has an opinion and it might be different than yours. please respect everyone today. when you go down the cereal aisle, you simply just go to your favorite and put your box in your cart and head to checkout. you do not grab your favorite and then destroy all the other brands and kinds. and please always respect your artists and their viewpoints. 

FEATURING THE WORK OF RACHEL SCHWEBACH

for enhanced viewing pleasure, please see soundtrack at end of post

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE:

DRINK: A CUP OF BLOOD
LOCATION: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BOTH PARTIES ELECTION PARTY IN NYC
LISTEN: HAIL TO THE CHIEF

#MOONMILK.AMBASSADOR: STACEY RIOS

MOONmilk.AMBASSADOR: STACEY RIOS

the geminijunemoon team would like to welcome Stacey Rios as our newest and first ambassador for our scientifically luxurious bath product, MOONmilk! some of you already know her, but for those of you who don't, she is one of the hardest working go-getters in the Lou. she also graces the homepage of our website with me in an image taken by our resident photographer, Steve Yancey! while she is relaxing in MOONmilk, she enjoys catching up on her social media, unwinding with a glass of wine and painting her nails her favorite shade of moon...BLACK! she can play any instrument and front a band like no other with vocal chops for days. on top of that, she's easy on the eyes and loves working with fresh photographers to capture fun moments. she's even stepped in front of my camera recently looking gorgeous with no makeup for some very Cher-like images. she's also one of my very best friends with a heart of gold. i would go to the geminijunemoon and back for this girl. go check her out on her social media (below) and get ready to see more of her on GEMINIJUNEMOON!

FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
TWITTER

To the moon,
June Ann D'Angelo

if you are local or traveling to St. Louis and would like to become a MOONmilk.AMBASSADOR, please email us at moonmilk@geminijunemoon.com with 'AMBASSADOR' in the subject line. ambassadors receive a free bag of MOONmilk to try out and for social media posting along with a little photo shoot highlighting 3 of your favorite things to do in the bathtub (no water or nudity required). to the moon.