It Skincare for the Miss Universe Pageant: O Skincare by Olivia Quido

Olivia Quido always knew that she would be an entrepreneur -- since her high school days. She expressed, "I always had a knack for selling all sorts of things. In fact, in my class yearbook, I put that I wanted to be an entrepreneur." "Ms. O," as most people call her, started her career as… Continue reading It Skincare for the Miss Universe Pageant: O Skincare by Olivia Quido

Staying Stylish While Aging ~ Hidden Gems

Lately there has been a lot of “rules on style at 40 plus.” Aging is not always fantastic, but I continue to love fashion and finding ways to make it work. Here are my rules: 1. There really are no rules. Do you want to dress like your tween daughter? Absolutely not, but do not be… Continue reading Staying Stylish While Aging ~ Hidden Gems

The Artistic Beauty of Restraint: Michail Sykianakis

Michail Sykianakis was born and raised in Athens and Crete, Greece. Michail was sketching by five years old. At the age of 19, he moved to London to realize his dream of studying fashion. He applied and was accepted at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where he graduated in 1996… Continue reading The Artistic Beauty of Restraint: Michail Sykianakis

GBK Brand Bar and eOn Hand Sanitizing Mist Presents their Pre Oscars Luxury Gifting Lounge

From Wednesday, April 21st to Saturday, April 24th, eOn Sanitizing Mist, hosted a four-day luxury celebrity wellness gifting lounge, presented by GBK Brand Bar and Kailo Pain Patch, in honor of the 2021 Academy Awards. To make this happen, each attendee (who was not already vaccinated) was given a rapid Covid-19 test before entering, a scheduled appointment time, and measures… Continue reading GBK Brand Bar and eOn Hand Sanitizing Mist Presents their Pre Oscars Luxury Gifting Lounge

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

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: 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

Isabelle Fries in her Element: Singer, Songwriter, and Humanitarian

  Inspired by the music of Amy Winehouse, Elton John, The Lumineers, and Maggie Rodgers, Isabelle Fries blends the modern with the classic. A recent graduate of USC has just released her fourth single, "All We Had," a song about the people in life and the promise of always being there for them, no matter… Continue reading Isabelle Fries in her Element: Singer, Songwriter, and Humanitarian

The Vibrant Talent of Singer and Musician Heather Youmans

Heather Youmans began her journey in professional theatre at ten-years-old. She was then discovered within the music industry at 13. In years to come, she was the opening soloist for an event headlining Sting and the late Natalie Cole; performed in professional theatrical productions across Southern California; and grew up in the studio alongside Grammy… Continue reading The Vibrant Talent of Singer and Musician Heather Youmans