Gabriela Lorraine Herstik

Journalist and Blogger

Latina Culture Writer at HelloGiggles. Writer with a penchant for occult, fashion and lifestyle pieces with a witchy or feminist twist.
Her work has been published by Nylon, Broadly, i-D, Fashionista, Refinery29, Complex, The Numinous, The Hoodwitch, and more.

United States of America

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HelloGiggles

Olivia Culpo talks about her collab with Marchesa, and the one beauty device that makes her skin...

As if being Miss Universe isn't enough, fashion and beauty maven Olivia Culpo is fighting the water crisis head on. Olivia has teamed up with Marchesa, Stella Artois, and...

NYLON

Mel C On Her New Album, Motherhood, And How She Feels About The Athleisure Trend

Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, has just released a new album, and it's just what we want to hear right now.

Refinery29

Naomi Watanabe Is The Plus-Size Advocate You Haven't Heard Of Yet

Naomi Watanabe is the coolest damn bumblebee I've ever seen. Clad in a plunging yellow-and-black-striped flapper dress (complete with fringe), the Japanese comedian and...

NYLON

Why Sad Asian Girls Club Is The Answer To Our Tears

Sad Asian Girls Club is working to combat the stereotypes of Asian women in our white male-dominated society.

Broadly

The Men Who Love to Worship Satan and Summon Demons | Broadly

As more young women get into paganism and crystal work, men are also turning to the occult for answers, power, and good Tinder pick up lines.

NYLON

5 Women-Fronted Punk Bands We're Obsessed With

Whether it's angry music to thrash your limbs to or slow, melodic, dreamy grunge meant to make you fall in love, punk music made by women occupies a special, permanent place in...

The Numinous

WILD UNKNOWN: HOW TO WORK WITH THE ANIMAL SPIRIT ORACLE - The Numinous

It's the deck everybody's talking about. Gabriela Herstik has the low-down on how to work with the Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Oracle... It's "Animal Spirit" and not "Spirit...

NYLON

The Cool Girl's Guide To Being A Witch

What is witchcraft, and what makes a witch? We asked the experts and tackled the hardest questions so you don't have to. Ahead, your official guide.

NYLON

What's Radical Self-Love, And Why Should You Care?

In a world of selfies and #TreatYoSelf, taking the time to love and appreciate whom you are, doesn't seem like it would be revolutionary. The thing is, loving yourself is...

Broadly

​Casting a Light on The Light Witch, Photographer Courtney Brooke

By weaving a relationship with witchcraft and spirituality into her visual work, Brooke's has been able to explore rituals, paganism and feminism in a haven all her own.

The Numinous

BACK TO NATURE: LESSONS IN LOVE WITH PLANT MAKEUP - The Numinous

Connect with mother nature, and recognize your own true beauty. Gabriela Herstik interviews Jess Morgan, the owner of Good4You Plant Makeup ... Can speaking the language of...

The Numinous

HELLO CHAKRUBS: YES, THAT'S A CRYSTAL DILDO

Forget the battery operated vibrator, and pick up a high-vibe, soul-opening crystal sex toy from Chakrubs. Founder Vanessa Cuccia shares her story with Gabriela Herstik. Yes,...

The Numinous

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA: INSIDE THE MIND OF THAT SPIRITUAL DUDE

Because we never feature enough Numi dudes! Gabriela Herstik gets Unknown Mortal Orchestra front man Ruban Neilson's take on love, the Universe, and everything. Image: Dusdin...

The Numinous

YUMI SAKUGAWA: HOW TO BECOME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE

Yumi Sakugawa's cute illustrated books bring life's big questions down to earth. But mastering them herself will always be a work in progress, she tells Gabriela Herstik. If...

The Numinous

AUDREY KITCHING: MY JOURNEY FROM EMPATH TO IT GIRL

As an uber successful fashion blogger and founder of online jewlery store Crystal Cactus, Audrey Kitching has reached internet it-girl status. But she's an empath and healer at...

The Numinous

STARCHILD TAROT INTERVIEW: PLUS 5 DECKS YOU NEED TO KNOW\

Tarot is having a moment. And with more artists than ever bringing forth new versions of the classic Tarot, it's never been easier to unleash your inner reader and find a deck...

The Numinous

DANNY BRITO AND THE CULT OF WITCH KITSCH

Miami-based Danny Brito is our latest fash-art obsession. He talks feminism, magic and alien abductions with Gabriela Herstik ... Okay so first off, totally digging the cute...

Mod-mag

The Last Living Fashion Unicorn | MOD Magazine

The Last Living Fashion Unicorn Ashley Laderer is a force to be reckoned with in the city that never sleeps. The recently turned 21-year-old is the sort of edgy, urban, fashion...

Styling

The London College of Fashion

The Minimalist woMAN

Lookbook for spring term at the London College of Fashion. Inspired by masculine silhouettes, monochrome and power women dressing for themselves, even in a mans world.