Be Fierce. Be Fashion. Be YOU!

Be Fierce. Be Fashion. Be YOU!

Who We Are

Who We Are

 

The Volk is a local lifestyle/fashion magazine that is a certified non-profit with the State of Minnesota and is in the process of becoming a 501c3 recognized charitable organization.  We are 100% collaborative with designers, photographers, models, journalists, and artists.  People of all diversities with the mission to promote local artists, share fashion and beauty trends while raising money for Allina Mental Health, Mercy Hospital.  The Volk Magazine is made up of a team of local professionals within the Twin Cities beauty and fashion industry.  With each of their talents, commitment and creativity they are able to create a beautiful quarterly magazine.  A team full of trendsetters, community lovers and world changers, this magazine is making a difference one issue at a time!

 

 

Meet the Creatives Behind it All;

 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Meghanlee Phillips 

Instagram: @msmeghanlee

What is your Day Job?
A personal wardrobe stylist

What skill would you like to master?
Networking, I’d love to be more confident and outgoing where I could network like a pro. 

What is the best way to start the day?
I love starting my day off with getting my baby to giggle and smile. She fills my heart with joy. However, dressing my best right away in the morning doesn’t hurt either.

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
Thigh high socks, big hair and minimal makeup!

 

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Matthew Phillips

Instagram: @mdpcollection

What is your day job?
A Customer Service Representative (CSR) 

What skill would you like to master?
I would like to master the skill of time management.

What is the best way to start the day?
Best way to start the day is a kiss from the wife and kid.

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
Joggers and boots. It can be dressed up, but also an easy casual look!

 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Michaela Rae

Instagram: @michaelaraephoto

What is your day job?
Branding & Production Manager at My Legacy Printing in St. Louis Park

What skill would you like to master?
Patience! My life is a constant “hurry up and wait” game. As a mother and a creative, I am always looking forward to the next milestone or project, I thrive on the future.

What is the best way to start the day?
Laying in bed watching toons with Olive and coffee!

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
Black & White Stripes and a tailored blazer

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Navarro

Instagram: @marknavarro.biz

What is your day job?
I’m a licensed cosmetologist by day and a freelance hair & makeup artist at night and on the weekends.

What skill would you like to master?
Hair extensions. I do temporary hair extensions, but I’d like to do the semi-permanent types.

What is the best way to start the day?
A shower wakes me up. I never leave home without taking a shower.

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
Accessories. I love wearing rings, necklaces, and bracelets.

 

CONTENT DIRECTOR: Anny Vang-Lee

Instagram: @loveleeanny

What is your day job?
I am a nutrition educator.

What skill would you like to master?
Cooking Pad Thai

What is the best way to start the day?
With a warm cup of joe! (coffee)

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
Fish net stockings.

 

BRAND AMBASSADOR: Hannah Peltier

@hannahpeltier89

What is your day job?
I am a section manager at Cub Foods at the Quarry. It’s a steady check and they are super flexible with my modeling scheduling.

What skill would you like to master?
Packing for modeling trips. I always pack too much.

What is the best way to start the day?
The best way to start the day is with a good Pandora station and a cup of strong black coffee.

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
The black/rocker chick and stripes

 

BEAUTY DIRECTOR: Casey Pearson

Instagram: @caseypearson

What is your day job?
I am a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist; It is my full time job!

What skill would you like to master?
Teleportation

What is the best way to start the day?
Working out and eating a delicious breakfast.

What trend will you always rock, no matter the current styles?
Anything from Lululemon. For about 90% of my life I’m a comfy athletic clothes kind of woman.