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.

Portfolio

The Broadly Guide to the Winter Solstice
Tonight is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and a significant event for pagans. Here is how to properly celebrate it-be it with wine and the annual cow...
WOMAN IN BLACK: DRESSING TO HONOR THE DEATH CARD - thenuminous.net
When she decided to shave half her head and dress only in black, it was an homage to the unyielding potential of the Death card, says Gaby Herstik. Photos: Alexandra Herstik My...
THE URBAN PRIESTESS MYSTERY SCHOOL
Gabriela Herstik finds out about the Urban Priestess Mystery School - a new program designed to help you channel YOUR Priestess in every area of life... Additional images: Unnur...

Collection Reviews and Features

5 WAYS TO WORK WITH FULL MOON TAROT
If you're looking for a super potent time to work with the Tarot, the Full Moon could be the cosmic invitation you're after. Gabriela Herstik has five ways to work some Full...
SISTERS OF THE BLACK MOON: HOW TO BE A SUMMER GOTH
Gabriela Herstik meets Goth queens Sisters Of The Black Moon, and delivers some style tips for dressing the part in the summer heat... Sisters of the Black Moon first opened...
A LESSON IN NEW MOON MAGICK
Want to align yourself with every phase of mother Moon? Gabriela Herstik has a lesson in New Moon magick just for you... If you've ever wondered how you can use the energy of...
BEAUTIFUL, MYSTICAL, MOVING: PLAIN INDIANS EXHIBIT AT THE MET - thenuminous.net
When Gabriela Herstik happened upon the Plain Indians exhibit at the MET, it was a fashionable reminder of her own awakening to MYSTICAL spirituality. Main image: Karolina Daria...
Valentine's Day with Unknown Mortal Orchestra - SceneSC
With the entrancing beats of electric fluorescent lights and the rosy aura of Valentine's Day, Unknown Mortal Orchestra wove a psychedelic trip at the Orange Peel in Asheville....
New World, Old Newts: Five Women Show Us Their Sacred Alters | Broadly
Whether you're hoarding crystals or curating trinkets from visits from traveling, an altar is the perfect way to find connection to something bigger than yourself.
Marina Hoermanseder AW15 Handbags
With a sartorial penchant for creating a sexy and sultry take on the bucket bag, Berlin-based Marina Hoermanseder has created a niche for herself with her Autumn/Winter 2015...
6 WAYS TO STAY ZEN ON VACAY
Destination relaxation - but getting away from it all can bring its own stresses. Gabriela Herstik has 6 ways to stay zen on vacay... Yay, here comes vacay season!
GOTH QUIZ: WHAT GOTH ARE YOU? - The Numinous
Yes, it's a goth quiz. Because we can't all be Health Goth
Jenevieve Lyons Spring/Summer 2016
Although the name of "Alabaster" denotes something fine and delicate, Jenevieve Lyons Spring/Summer 2016 collection manages to find its roots in the darker realms of the...
Omtura's Got It In The Bag
With his clear knack for precision, innovation and design, Anton Edelshtein, Head Designer of accessory brand OMTURA, is finding the intersection between body and bag, and...
DRESSING FOR THE DECK: A TAROT FASHION SERIES
How to fully embody the lessons of the Tarot? Play tarot fashion dress up of course, says Gabriela Herstik... Photography: Mary Decrescenzio :: THE MAGICIAN :: There's a certain...
Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 Collection Review
An ode to polished punk and effortless New York style, Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2014 collection consisted of the easy high meets low style we all so desperately crave. By pairing...
COSMIC FASHION + BEAUTY NEWS: JULY 2016 - The Numinous
Material girl, mystical world indeed- Gabriela Herstik rounds up all that's cosmic in fashion and beauty for July 2016. In RiRi's latest music video, "Sledgehammer," we're taken...
5 Trends That Ruled Spring 2015 Runways
As fashion month comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the hottest trends of the season. There was no lack of original content, but designers across the globe seemed to be...
Ritual Graffiti, Witch Marks, and the Medieval Churches who Cast Curses
Etched in the ancient walls and pews of Medieval churches are spells, talismans, and curses. They were created by both the parishioners and, more surprisingly, their church.
Ivan Grundahl Spring/Summer 2016
Ivan Grundahl Spring/Summer 2016 collection is one where the eerie meets the futuristic world and craftsmanship meets just the right amount of nonchalance. Grundahl's...
Daniela Barros Autumn/Winter 2015 LFW
Daniela Barros has upgraded the idea of Zen minimalism by bringing it into the new age, abandoning the idea of simple and expected for something a little bit more adventurous.
The Cunning Female Demons and Ghosts of Ancient Japan
What seems to trap a woman between this life and the beyond is the anguish of being hurt by those closest to her.
Erdem Spring 2015 RTW Collection Review
Erdem's latest offering is a tropical and sultry take on a garden party. From the very first look, it was clear that this collection takes a note from the tropics, ditching...
Maria ke Fisherman Spring/Summer 2016
Dissembled details take a preppy approach in Maria ke Fisherman Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Madrid Fashion Week. A plethora of exaggerated rouching came to define the 70s...
Marta Jakubowski Autumn/Winter 2015 LFW
Slashed edges and an unrefined elegance dominated Marta Jakubowski’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection in a concept that, according to London-based Jakubowski, was the idea of...
Sandro Marzo SS16
With an intriguing and futuristic take on menswear, Swiss-based designer Sandro Marzo is cultivating a new wave of innovative wares that are rooted in the concept of...
Youjia Jin RTW Autumn/Winter 2015 LFW
If Alice had lived in a dystopian wonderland, she surely would have been wearing Youjia Jin’s latest collection.
Icon of the Week: Alaia
The fashion industry is touched by innovators who never felt the need to walk the beaten path. Designers who have stayed true to their art while maintaining the walk and talk...
Isabella Corell Spring/ Summer 2016
Where do neon lights and clean, futuristic white silhouettes find common ground? In Isabella Corell's Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The designer, who graduated from the Fashion...

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