Gala Darling is a New Zealander living in New York City with her husband and two dogs. She launched her website in 2006, initially as a fashion blog but it has since grown into so much more. Darling says that her passion is “teaching women how to fall in love with themselves…and how to have fun at the same time!”

Described in the New York Times as “a Web-tethered gadabout”, she was recently named one of the 10 Most Influential Style Bloggers in the World (Fashionista). She has been described as “a tattooed Miss Manners” (The Bargain Queen), a “downtown Carrie Bradshaw” (Elle) & a “New York City society gal” (Filament). Celebrity stylist & icon Rachel Zoe says Gala & her site are “très chic”.

She recently started writing a column — Hello, Darling! — which will be appearing fortnightly in Australian papers  Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times & WA Today.  She has also written a book, Love & Sequins, which she says teaches readers how to ‘be a love letter to the universe’.

Gala is an accomplished & enthusiastic public speaker, having spoken to audiences of thousands at South By South West Interactive & Evolving Influence, & is frequently invited to make guest appearances on specialty panels about fashion & the internet.

Make sure to check out this “radical self love project”!

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