#pokeMOON: females aged 18-29 look desperately for balls, but not yours

data from SurveyMonkey Intelligence (siliconera.com)

so, you can't go anywhere without seeing someone playing Pokemon Go. with about 90% of players in major cities or urban areas, it is no surprise to see this phenomena take STL by storm. and, guys, you might want to pay attention, because it looks like females aged 18-29 are having more fun finding imaginary balls rather than playing with yours. (see below, it should be noted that Niantic has not released any demographic data from its users, so this data is third-party from SurveyMonkey Intelligence)

as i have downloaded the app myself and began playing, I find myself in the same category as those females a tad bit younger than myself...desperately seeking balls!!! Nadoz Cafe has offered special deals to Pokemon Go players and Caitlin Ford over at Notch is doing a whole series of pokemon-inspired hair colors! personally, i have made it to level 15 and have found that catching imaginary creatures is the perfect companion to my Bear-walking adventures and also makes for a great way to get over that ex that thought you were actually playing with other people's real balls instead of imaginary ones! here's a few pics to peruse and make you laugh. send us your own #pidgeytitty pics so we can post them in our next #pokeMOON update!

started 7.12.16 and have made it to Level 15. i decided to go with Team Instinct only for the reason that one of my friends was on the same team. i really feel that Pokemon Go should team up with some different brands (like my faves, Patagonia or Free People) and offer wardrobe upgrades. i would love for my lady to be wearing an awesome bison hat from Patagonia!

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 

-Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You Go)

i'm glad it was as great for you as it was for me ;)

sorry Bear, you don't anymore :(

#pidgeytitty on STL influencer and owner of www.weirdcult.com, Laura Heying

getting in on the #pidgeytitty action myself

even Playmate photographer, Michael Abrams, got some #pidgeytitty (eevee-style) last time he visited from NYC

found this male Nidoran in the lobby of my apartment. i guess these are the only pokemon with gender? i'm really interested in the mating patterns of this particular species...haha.

Bear still doesn't know what to think about these damn pidgeys!!!

i'm still trying to figure out if this is a pokestop over near South Grand...

Forest Park has been a fun place for Bear to explore and find tons of towers and gyms and wild pokemon running about...

we always catch about 4-5 pokemon on our short little 10 minute walks to Forest Park.

i caught this little pidgey while i was laying out at #jerryspool

local rocker and model, Stacey Rios, doesn't play pokemon herself but she doesn't mind cuddling up next to a weedle every now and again...

...or a pidgey...

even local hair guru, Caitlin Ford (@caitlinfordhair) from Notch STL, has caught the pokemon bug going around and you can constantly catch her posting little updates on social media and she even just did a model call for pokemon-inspired hair colors...

Charmander-inspired hair color from STL hair guru Caitlin Ford. make sure to follow her instagram (@caitlinfordhair) so you don't miss her next model call...

#STLFW: Caleres Emerging Designer Award Presented by STL Fashion Fund

by June Ann D'Angelo

Last night fashion week in St. Louis kicked off it's series of 3 main fashion presentations with the Emerging Designer Award runway show. I literally saw looks from each designer that I wanted to work into my wardrobe. After the show I met up with some of my favorite STL fashion voices in the city (Laura Heying, Weird Cult(ure); Robby Baker; Katy Noonan, Living Collective) to rehash and it seems my favorites, NOVIS and Houghton, got everyone else a little wet with excitement as well. Although the print choice by NOVIS was rather polarizing, I found the use of them quite breathtaking. But nothing could touch the silhouettes and cohesion of Houghton that earned Katharine Polk a huge $25,000 cash prize!!! 

Here's a little video of all the action below and to see individual looks in more detail, please checkout ALIVE Magazine's coverage by clicking HERE.

Furthering the passion to spotlight a new generation of innovative fashion designers, the mission of the Caleres Emerging Designer Award presented by Saint Louis Fashion Fund is to offer a platform for aspiring designers to gain the attention of national press and buyers, and to offer the grand prize of a cash grant to one designer.


w i t c h y    w i n t e r    f /    k a i t    w a l k e r

photo: mike gibbons
hmua: caitlin lambert
intern: lace nguyen
art director/stylist: june ann d'angelo
production: geminijunemoon
featured brands: free people + gypsan + by the people

#MCM.17 = #rockgod Eduardo Pereira w/ @himpromotions

MCM.17 = Eduardo Pereira


modified from original image by Jaylyn Photo

aside from the editor: bodies, as gorgeous as they come, are not just physical specimens...they are breathing, living, feeling, doing organisms that bounce energy with each other throughout their entire lifeform. in an effort to know more about the breathing, living, feeling and doing part, we want to bring you interviews from the amazing bodies that end up on the moon with us... we are so excited to partner with the men from HiM and we bring you our very first MCM interview with the delicious Eduardo Pereira...he will always go down as our first #rockgod on the moon!


A little more Mr. Pereira wants you to know about himself...

"Simply put, I'm a rock drummer who moonlights as a model. Bangin' away on the skins, sweating away the previous night's bad decisions, and barely having enough money to eat while on the road is what kept me lean. The promotional photo shoot for the record that followed was what made people go 'Oh hey you have abs... You should try this'."


EP: To be quite honest, working with HiM (www.HiMpromotions.com; @HiMpromotions) is my biggest accomplishment thus far. In the short time that I've been apart of it I have done photo shoots, two live performances, and two live television media appearances. That's just in June alone. Its opened doors for me I never thought possible and showed me things about myself I never knew. For example prior to this anything dance related was very much out of my comfort zone, and that tends to strike people as odd being that I'm a drummer. Our dance choreographer Ryan is a magician; what he's done with me so far is blowing my mind and getting me amped for what I can learn next. Its the same feeling I got when I first starting drumming. Its like "Oh ok... I think I get this.. I just need to practice the hell out of it."


EP: Before joining HiM and shooting with Drasko Bogdanovic (HiM's resident photographer; @drasko.bogdanovic) the last photographer I worked with was Alex Maxim (@max_retouching), a BRILLIANT photographer out of Toronto. The thing I love about Alex is he always comes prepared with new ideas he wants to try. Every shoot is a completely different experience and he puts a lot of thought beforehand on what he wants to capture. Since he's so structured and calculating it makes it easy for me, I just gotta add abs. And being a guitar player the dude always has awesome tunes playing in the background, which is nice.


EP: When I did my first professional band photo shoot, we found this old half burnt down, half torn down house in the middle of a field somewhere just off a highway in northern Ontario. It was the coolest "set" ever. It was slanted walls, no ceilings, half windows remaining, just some of the creepiest imaginary you could imagine mixed in with this beautiful cloudless sunny summer day. It was surreal.


EP: Anything sunny with natural light. I'm not big on night time photo sessions.


EP: I'm pretty safe in general when it comes to my style. I'm not bold with what I wear, tho I admire those who are. If I had to say I'd pick something like "Athletic Preppy Rocker". 
Sounds lame even in writing. Eech!!!


EP: Shoulders. I love working my shoulders because being a slender guy I will do just about any exercise to widen up. I've been doing a lot of presses and lateral raises lately. And of course my Arnold Presses. Because of Arnold says it, I do it. (*does Arnold Schwarzenegger's Arggghhghg*)


EP: OK, hear me out on this one. Bare with me. I don't like tattoos.... ON ME. Hear me out; I admire people who can believe in or be so sure about something enough to permanently ink it on themselves. I'm just not that guy. Being a guy from a hard rock/metal background that's just disgraceful, but it's true.


EP: "All I Know" by Karnivool, an awesome band out of Australia. They have an incredible syncopated style that while complex, is so rewarding when you finally "get" a song and feel what they're trying to do. If you like Tool, definitely check them out.

About HiM Promotions
HiM Promotions is a talent, entertainment and promotions company operating in Toronto, Canada.  Our services include a model roster for events and photo shoots, as well as live entertainment for events and exclusive HiM performances. We recruit talented and skilled performers and models in order to create the ultimate, unforgettable “ladies’ night” experience that every woman craves and deserves.


Have you seen HiM?  

HiM Promotions brings HiM:Man to Niagara Falls and a new Toronto venue in July

Toronto (June 30, 2015) - HiM Promotions are proud to present HiM:MAN not once, but TWICE in July! HiM Promotions will literally be taking their show on the road, bringing HiM:MAN to Niagara Falls on July 10, before they bring the sexy back to Toronto on July 18.   

The men of HiM have been keeping busy since their appearance at Uniun Nightclub on Victoria Day weekend. In June, the men of HiM were chosen as the real life representation of movie muscle to promote the July 1 release of Magic Mike XXL, the sexy sequel to the film that actually inspired the creation of HiM. As part of this campaign, the men of HiM appeared on Breakfast Television, CP24, Global Morning Show and the Social, surprising and delighting audiences and show hosts with their Tatum-esque talent. HiM then brought a taste of Magic Mike to Toronto’s Pride festivities, performing not once, not twice, but FIVE times on the coveted Bud Light Burlesque A-Go-Go stage. And if that wasn’t enough, the handsome HiMs even surprised a group of movie going ladies attending a private screening of the film with their own private Magic Mike XXL style show. At every one of these appearances the HiM Men did what they do best: dazzle ladies with their swagger, smooth dance moves and sweet dispositions.
"It's a huge thrill to be a part of the promotion of Magic Mike XXL. We want to make Channing proud of our HiM men and what we brought to help promote Magic Mike XXL here in Toronto!, " said HiM Promotions founder Chris Cecile.
On July 10, HiM:Man will take over Seven Nightclub at 8:00 p.m., one of Niagara’s premiere nightlife destinations. Seven Nightclub is already known for its legendary ladies’ nights, and now they are upping the ante with HiM. Presenting the same sexy show that was already a hit in Toronto, the ladies of Niagara Falls will get a taste of what the six is already loving, complete with photo opps and mixing and mingling with HiM’s performers and models.

But HiM will never leave its loving Toronto audience wanting, which is exactly why just a week later, HiM:MAN will resume its Toronto run at Cube Nightclub. Part elegant cocktail lounge, part divine nightclub and boasting one of the best rooftop patios in the city, Cube provides the perfect environment for HiM to evolve their ultimate ladies night out. As with our Uniun shows, the night will  be presented in partnership with Ink Entertainment, Toronto’s foremost entertainment company.  Guests will not only be treated to a fantastic show, but will also have the chance to be pampered before in the Beauty Lounge. Hair, makeup and other beauty services will be available to help ladies look and feel their best before they enjoy their fun and sexy night out.
HiM:Man was choreographed by the incredibly talented Ryan Scheel, whose credits include the MMVAs and dancing in performances with Mia Martina, Madonna and Psy. HiM:Man has an irresistible soundtrack, a higher tease factor and a hotter than ever cast, including parkour experts, stuntmen, football hunks and martial artists. 
Women of Toronto (and now NIAGARA FALLS!) don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to see a spectacular Male Revue, now that they have HiM.

Get your tickets NOW at www.HiMPROMOTIONS.com

About HiM Promotions (IG: @HiMPROMOTIONS)
HiM Promotions is a talent, entertainment and promotions company operating in Toronto, Canada.  Our services include a model roster for events and photo shoots, as well as live entertainment for events and exclusive HiM performances. We recruit talented and skilled performers and models in order to create the ultimate, unforgettable “ladies’ night” experience that every woman craves and deserves.
About Ink Entertainment (IG: @inkentertainment)
INK Entertainment is Canada's leading lifestyle and entertainment company. Operating since 1982, INK Entertainment has demonstrated an enviable ability to read the pulse of ever-changing cultural times and tastes, responding with a host of successful enterprises, including the Parisian-themed Bistro La Société (Toronto and Montreal), the deejay-headlined VELD Music Festival and a number of trendy nightclubs, including Uniun, Product, CUBE, Dragonfly, the Guvernment and Koolhaus Entertainment Complex, and Tattoo Queen West.
About Seven Nightclub Niagara
Shining through the world famous Niagara Falls landscape, Club Se7en is a luxurious, upscale haven catering to a sophisticated clientel. Located at the intersection of Fallsview Blvd. and Robinson St., Se7en is the pinnacle of nightlife in Niagara. Showcasing a brick and beam loft style space housed in a warehouse dating back to the 1920's, Club Se7en brings a raw, industrial, New York feel to Niagara Falls. Boasting spacious 20ft high ceilings surrounded by authentic exposed brick and huge, picturesque windows, the ambiance


#MOONBEAUTY goes LIVE today at 5pm with celebrity hairstylist and geminijunemoon creative team member Kristen Parks (IG: @kristenparx) as she takes our editor, june ann d'angelo's haircolor #tothemoon for #ULTRASTL that we are proud to be hosting alongside ALIVE MAGAZINE this coming Saturday night!

follow @geminijunemoon and @kristenparx on IG tonight to see just how Kristen Parks uses Olaplex, Redken Fast Lift Lightener and the Pravana vivids to introduce st. louis to the #rainbowtrend that's sweeping salons across the world right now!

#MOONBEAUTY: what your hair stylist REALLY wants you to know

by Kristen Parks

I know you've probably seen plenty of articles like this, and while some are pretty honest, I feel like they have left out a few things! So here's my list of things you should know revolving around your hair stylist!


I can't really say that any other way. It is SO important for you to be on time to your appointment. There is a small five to maybe ten minute buffer in there, but I promise your hair stylist with appreciate you being on time more than anything! Typically, we plan some time for talking about a game plan, and then just enough time to execute that plan. So if you're 15 minutes late, that puts our entire schedule 15 minutes behind. Which means that everyone the rest of the day will be waiting an extra 15 minutes on us, if they are on time... if they are late too, well the day's timing is completely out the window! If you know you're going to be late, check in with your stylist or salon and make sure there will still be time for you after you have arrived!

2. Cancellation notice!

We totally understand that things and life happen! But give your hair stylist AS MUCH notice as you possibly can if you need to cancel your appointment. If we have time, we can try to give your appointment time to someone else to keep our day busy! Sitting around doesn't make us any money! But again, we do definitely understand that last minute things happen in life that are out of everyone's control!

3. Change notice!

I love to get my clients through their big changes. However, if we plan for your usual root touch up and not for a big change, we may be out of luck. I do my best to accomodate every client that comes my way, but sometimes we just don't have the time or product needed to do so. If you know you want to change up your color, let your stylist know! They will definitely appreciate you!

4. Why we suggest what we suggest!

If your stylist suggests something, anything at all, to you, there is usually a reason why! For example, if you come in for a color service, we will recommend a time frame you come back in for a touch up. If you wait too long, the color could be too faded for just a quick touch up, require a longer process, or require a whole new color period. We don't recommend things just to be recommending! Maybe we notice your hair has gotten too dry in the summer heat, we can help you with that if you just listen! Or maybe you want to try a new color, but we know against your skin tone or eye color, it may not be the most flattering option, we can recommend that and an alternative option!

5. Referrals are really the best compliment you can give us!

When you refer your friends, family, even random people who compliment your hair to us, it is such a huge compliment. You're subconciously saying you support us, enjoy our company, you trust us with your own and anyone else's hair, and that we are good at what we do. No one refers anyone to a restaraunt, tattoo artist, hair stylist, or anything they dont love, trust, or like! A lot of stylists even offer referral programs that benefit everyone!

6. We are worth it!

If we didn't believe in ourselves, we wouldn't make it in the beauty industry. Confidence goes such a long way in beauty. Our confidence, gives our clients confidence in us as well. But nothing delivers a blow to that confidence like when someone tells you that your prices, your time, etc are not worth it. The price lists hair stylists have are a reflection of so many different things... the area we work in, the cost of our products, the value of our time, the energy and attention that goes into a service, and so much more. We understand that everyone has a budget, completely and totally understand. However, you get what you pay for. Instead of telling someone they are not worth it, maybe try changing the verbage to, "that may be out of my budget right now," or "I would love to have my hair done by you, so I'm going to save up for that!" For example, I've recently had to up prices on my fashion color processes due to the popular demand, amount of product needed, and the attention needed to ensure your hair turns out correctly AND remains healthy. If I'm doing a fashion color, it's not always feasible for me double book myself like I can during a regular permanent color or foil because of that needed attention. People who know the quality of my work, know that I'm worth it and that they will get the best fashion color possible!

Keep all of these things in mind when you make your next appointment! I promise your stylist will love and appreciate you for it!

Feel free to reach out and say hello on social media and talk to me about your next hair step!

Visit: STLooks (140 E. Lockwood Ave.)

Like: www.facebook.com/KristenParksStylist

Book: kristenparx@gmail.com or 314.703.6307

#STLMOONWATCH: STEAK & STAKE (at Ruth's Chris in Clayton)

by June Ann D'Angelo

looking to stake out your next date and maybe grab a steak after you feel it out? do you work in Clayton? are you looking for a new after work spot to add to your list? looking to grab a drink with a co-worker on a cityscape patio? look no further than 1 north brentwood blvd in clayton. there you will find The R Bar at Ruth's Chris and some of the best after work light bites that leave your taste buds as tired as your feet from work. ranging from mouth-watering proteins like seared ahi tuna ($12 before 6pm, $18 after), carpaccio ($10 before 6pm, $16 after) and, the crowd favorite, filet oscar ($18 before 6pm, $23 after) to savory sides such as smoked salmon chips ($8 before 6pm, $11) and asparagus fries ($8 before 6pm, $11 after). need something to wash that deliciousness down? grab one of the many great specialty cocktails hitting all the major drink groups: mojito, cosmo, margarita, manhattan and old fashioned are all $8 before 6pm (compared to the normal $10, mojito $11)....along with beer ($4 before 6pm) and wine ($9 before 6pm) and a full bar. i had a great time with my girlfriend, Stacey, local Esquire model and the front person of RIOS, there last week and it's definitely worth checking out to see if it's your kind of spot... maybe you will run into us there...

photos by Ashley Kuenstler courtesy of the Midwest Influencer Network...

a little fun with the shitty phone camera...

what happens in the bathroom, stays in the bathroom...

#MCM.13 = @thefreeyears

we were a bit distracted yesterday with our bloggiversary and so we are bringing our #mcm to you on a tuesday! a little #tuesdaytease for you ladies.... after attending the WeHeartSTL party thrown by ALIVE Mag last Friday, i thought i would throw some light onto some sexy LOCAL musical beasts that i was lucky enough to see perform up close and personal! check out video below along with their instagram page to find out more about them...

IG: @thefreeyears


it's thursday...blah, blah, blah...i was feeling uninspired until i checked one of my favorite instagram pages...@sebastienfougere (a past MCM)...and he had posted an awesome image (click HERE) that inspired this image...thanks for the hand-me-down inspiration @sebastienfougere

shoutout to local t-shirt designer, Ty Young, and his flagship 'Leave Your Mark' Enk'd shirt that i'm sporting in the pic...see more HERE

#MCM.12 = @oobadazzoo

since we were on holiday yesterday, we still wanted to acknowledge a mcm for the week that we find absolutely delicious. real men bend without breaking and that's why this man is our #mcm for this week...check out his awesome videos...

i was even lucky enough to take one of his pole workshops over a year ago when he was visiting off one of his major competition wins and i can tell you he is just as amazing of a person as he is a professional athlete!

IG: @oobadazzoo