Activist-Filmmaker Ethan Paisley Launches Campaign for “The Bystander Effect”

Acclaimed activist and filmmaker Ethan Paisley is tackling what it means to be an active bystander in his upcoming film, The Bystander Effect, which kicked off its crowdfunding campaign launch earlier this week with a mysterious, pink stick figure making its way around social media. According to IMDb, The Bystander Effect is about Evan, a young queer man, who … Continue reading Activist-Filmmaker Ethan Paisley Launches Campaign for “The Bystander Effect”

Magical “Minari” – Featuring Actress Esther Moon

Esther Moon is currently shining as “Mrs. Oh” in Lee Isaac Chung’s Golden Globe Winner and as of this recently, Oscar Nominee, Minari. Supporting Steven Yuen ("The Walking Dead,""Okja") and Han Ye-ri ("As One, Worst Woman") Moon’s role is wonderfully memorable.Her performance was even praised by "Parasite" filmmaker and three-time Academy Award Winner, Bong Joon Ho. Moon and … Continue reading Magical “Minari” – Featuring Actress Esther Moon

Actor on the Rise: Isaac Keys

Professional football player-turned-actor Isaac Keys doesn't believe in letting anything stand between him and achieving his goals. Saint Louis, MO native, realizes that he's innately equipped with the tools necessary to bypass all barriers. These characteristics are talent, optimism, perseverance, a killer work ethic, and a healthy heap of faith. For instance, take his entry … Continue reading Actor on the Rise: Isaac Keys

Wellness and “It” Influencer Tess Annique

Never has the relationship between bond, body, and health been more popular in our culture. How you think can affect how you feel. And how you feel can affect your thinking. However, your mind can have a positive effect on your health, too. Having a positive outlook on life might help you better handle pain … Continue reading Wellness and “It” Influencer Tess Annique

The Art of Inclusion with Producer Sevier Crespo

Recently, Gemma Magazine had the opportunity to speak with film, television, and commercial producer Sevier Crespo and we were thrilled. Puerto Rican-born producer Sevier Crespo (seviercrespo.com) has worked with such Hollywood heavyweights as Michael Mann and Jerry Bruckheimer. He studied production at UCLA and learned the ropes under the guidance of Robert Townsend and director Sam Bayer at … Continue reading The Art of Inclusion with Producer Sevier Crespo

Ashley Alexiss: “It Model of the Moment”

Ashley Alexiss is a unique plus-side model while maintaining a healthy and realistic perspective on the modeling industry. Alexiss enjoys modeling and the opportunities that come from it; however, she also understands how social media and society can distort how we view our bodies and ourselves. It can be dangerous if you do not have … Continue reading Ashley Alexiss: “It Model of the Moment”

The Creativity of Skincare: Amina Adem

Internationally renowned beauty therapist and certified aromatherapist, Amina Adem, sums up her philosophy of life: Take care of the charm that is you, and you will always put your best face forward.From Eritrea to Ethiopia and Sudan, then to Saudi Arabia, Amina’s journey begins in exotic places with exotic smells that often define cultures.During her … Continue reading The Creativity of Skincare: Amina Adem

“It Boutique”: Frocks and Rocks in El Segundo

Frocks & Rocks on Grand Avenue in El Segundo is not just a boutique but it's a true shopping experience. It is an experience that is branded by a passion and education for fashion and style. The boutique by the ocean cultivates a brand culture that transcends age and time. Without a doubt, the Frocks … Continue reading “It Boutique”: Frocks and Rocks in El Segundo

The Creativity of Skincare: Gravitas Med Spa

How can I describe my Gravitas facial? One word: Incredible! Honestly, though, it was amazing, as it was hydrating, relaxing, and therapeutic. The facial lasted over an hour and truly cleansed and re-balanced my skin. Elaine Alberto, the head esthetician, administered my facial. After examining my skin, she knew exactly what it needed. Gravitas is … Continue reading The Creativity of Skincare: Gravitas Med Spa

VENIA’s S/S 21 “DELICATE NOISE” Explores Dystopian Survivalism, Freedom of Movement, and Progressive Detailing

In the void of 2020 lies the wake of a global pandemic, unprecedented changes, and political tension. Amidst the turmoil in Downtown Los Angeles, eco-tech fashion label VENIA Collection developed and released their New S/S 21 Collection. The result inspired the creation of “Delicate Noise”, a film incited by the stories of four individuals experiencing … Continue reading VENIA’s S/S 21 “DELICATE NOISE” Explores Dystopian Survivalism, Freedom of Movement, and Progressive Detailing

Style on Point: Sutton Stracke from RHOBH

What do I personally adore most about Sutton Stracke from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?" She has grace and style while still being sassy in a non-malicious way. It's her Southern roots and adherence to manners that make her a critical part of the group. She brings a sense of poise that we are … Continue reading Style on Point: Sutton Stracke from RHOBH

A Fresh Approach to Skincare: Forever Bloom

Everyone wants beautiful skin: Younger looking and that "healthy glow." It definitely becomes harder as we age and it can also be challenging finding the right product based off of specific skin issues. The cure to the aging process of the skin is not medically based; it will be chemistry-based. Years of biotechnology, chemical biology, … Continue reading A Fresh Approach to Skincare: Forever Bloom