JUNE ANN D'Angelo (see BIO) - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF/ART DIRECTOR
steve yancey - resident photographer/art director
Not one for many words, Steve Yancey has quickly become an integral part of the geminijunemoon operation. In a world where so many photographers hustle for that publication, he makes art that he likes and does not focus on pleasing the masses. And the masses sure come a-runnin. Published by publication powerhouses such as Vogue Italia, VOLO, and Arsenic (to name a few), Steve continues to push boundaries and learn as much as he can in the field of photography (and collect amazing lenses and other fun toys). He is also one of those photographers that plays not only in the digital world, but also likes to manipulate art through the medium of film photography. On top of being awesome, he also has become a photography mentor for many, including geminijunemoon owner June Ann. He also loves things that go pew, pew, pew and BBQ.
Kristen Parks - Resident Hair Stylist/Colorist
Growing up, my momma always had a drawer that I held very dear to my heart. This was THE “Hair Drawer.” Almost every night, my mom let me put hair gunk, clips, ponies, braids in her hair to my little heart’s desire. From the age of 6 and on I was playing with hair. Whether it was the “Hair Drawer,” kitchen experiments on friends, or nonsense on my own head, I’ve used hair as a creative outlet. I am a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis, a licenced cosmetologist, and a certified Dinair airbrush makeup artist. I have dubbed myself a Vivids Specialist and the BEST Ombre in St. Louis! People are always worried about their cut or color being “too much” or they are nervous. I say, “Just DO it!” It’s hair, one of the first things people notice when they look at you and a way to express yourself! I want to bring out YOUR personality in your hair, not your friends, not your boyfriends, YOU. Whether you’re a sassy blonde, a fiery red head, a brunette bombshell, or all of the above I want to capture YOU in your color. I want people to stop you every single day and tell you how awesome you and your hair look. I want to make you feel absolutely amazing. I want to show the world that we can have fabulous, professional looking bright, colorful, nonconventional hair colors just as any blonde or brunette! Follow me on geminijunemoon.com for updates on my own personal work, tips I have to share, and my take on others work as well!
Visit: STLooks (140 E. Lockwood Ave.)
Mary Margaret - Resident MUA
Since the day I was old enough to manipulate a makeup brush, I have held an avid passion for the world of fashion. After my training and experience at The Makeup Designory in New York City, where I was trained by some of the nation's leading makeup artists, I began a successful and vibrant freelance makeup career.
Since then, I have worked in short films, print, runway shows, bridal applications and with many outstanding photographers including Damian Sandone, Caitlin Mitchell and Peter Luders. I also worked with fashion designer and filmmaker Paola Suhonen on the fashion film "Gone with the River", and provided services for the lookbook for the Ivana Helsinki fall collection. My experience makes me a strong and confident member of the beauty industy, but my drive to reach new career heights makes me an extraordinary makeup artist. I believe that makeup design is an opportunity for creativity, artistry and even bold, dramatic changes...but perhaps, most importantly, it is a vehicle to bring out a person's natural beauty by accentuating the allure that is already there.
Jim Fitzmorris - Resident Creative Writer
A playwright, critic, dramaturg and editor, Jim Fitzmorris is a New Orleans native who specializes in writing about the rough-and-tumble, daily life of the city he calls home. He was the theatre critic for Nola Defender and now does the same for The New Orleans Advocate. Jim is the winner of four Big Easy Awards for Best Original Production, a two time finalist for The Heideman Award, and a finalist for The Osborn Playwriting Award. Holding a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from The University of Washington’s School of Drama, Jim has worked as a university professor and a theatre interventionist at Medard H. Nelson Middle School. He will be directing Paul Sanchez's new musical Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans this fall.
Keleka Mobley - Resident Digital Designer
From a young age, I knew that I wanted a career that would satisfy both my capacity for mathematics and my creative aspirations. Two traits that seemed to be in constant competition in my mind, but found peace in the type of thinking that is required in fashion marketing. I aspire to find my place in the fashion industry as a brand director. Currently, I am studying fashion marketing and management at the Savannah College of Art and Design. As a student I am developing the skills to build a brand. I can use my new found knowledge in fashion aesthetic and branding to create a unique experience for the target consumer. Traveling and experiencing different cultures strongly influences my creative work. While studying abroad in Hong Kong I gained valuable insight into the luxury fashion industry which allowed me to focus my career path and establish long term goals. Whether it be the latest news in fashion or my next international adventure, I look forward to what the future holds!