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

J Moon Autumn/Winter 2015 LFW
J Moon took the idea of sweater dressing and elevated the notion, sending out piece after piece of color blocked, knitted luxury for his collection at London Fashion Week.
10 Times 'Harry Potter' Got Witchcraft Right
There are quite a few parallels between the wizarding world of 'Harry Potter' and today's witchcraft. Here are the 10 instances when J. K. Rowling got it right.
Baartmans and Siegel SS16 LFW
What does slick hair, 70s western inspired denim and luxurious loungewear have in common? They're all idiosyncratic influences found at Baartmans & Siegel's Spring/ Summer 2016...
Alberto Gallinari's Family Jewels
Tradition and jewelry are synonymous for 24-year-old Alberto Gallinari and his namesake collection. Refined elegance and an eye for both gems and fine jewelry are in the young...
Patrik Ervell Fall Winter 2015 NYFW
The idea of the unexpected seemed to be the chosen narrative woven throughout Patrik Ervell’s latest Fall Winter 2015 collection. This philosophy took the form of neoprene...
10 Ways to Make Your Wardrobe Literally Witchier
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Chris Gelinas Fall/Winter 2015 NYFW
Not very often is there satisfaction found in a collection that sings to what it means to be both strong and feminine, the latter which seems to be continuously redefined in the...
Chapter x United Arrows Collaboration
Los Angeles based Chapter and Japanese brand Monkey Time of United Arrows have teamed up to create a limited edition capsule collection for the Autumn/Winter 2015 season. A...
Five Ways To Let Out Your Inner City Witch By Gabriela Herstik
photo by Gabriela Herstik Witchcraft takes skill, it takes practice. It takes creativity and an overwhelming sense of trust in your own intuition. And although a part of the...
The Subversive Cocktail: Ordinary People AW15 Collection
Clean lines and simple "on the court" staples come together in a flurry of conscious design for Ordinary People 's Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. A mix of chic jerseys and...
Everyone is Talking about Craig Green
There are a handful of designers who manage to create collections rooted in a single concept that are also chock-full of breathtaking looks. Craig Green is well versed in this...
J JS Lee Autumn/Winter 2015 LFW - Deux Hommes
An unyielding exploration of form and figure seep into every piece J JS Lee sent out at her Autumn/Winter 2015 show at London Fashion Week. Effortless sexiness was defined by...
Designer Series: Lucas Nascimento
Brazilian designer Lucas Nascimento is making a name for himself with his unorthodox treatment and use of knitwear. The London-based fashion designer graduated from The London...
Faustine Steinmetz Spring/Summer 2016
Faustine Steinmetz Spring/Summer 2016 collection at London Fashion Week delivered an assemblage of deconstructed garments in a severely monochrome color palette of blue and...
Each x Other
A collection amply titled "Mystic European Dreamtime" promises notes of poetry and an imbedded sort of strength found in the garments. Lucky for label Each x Other, their Spring...
Simon Ekrelius Autumn/ Winter 2015
Oftentimes the most innovative of designers exist in the space between past, present and future finding inspiration for their own style in a place that subsists solely for them....
Surreal But Nice (SRBN) Fall/Winter 2015 - Deux Hommes
Korean design duo Su-Hyong Lee and En-Kyoung Lee of womenswear label, Surreal But Nice, or SRBN for short, have cultivated a brand that's rooted in the idea of surrealism and...
Kit Neale Spring/Summer 2016 LFW - Deux Hommes
London-based designer Kit Neale has a penchant for decadence and the classic exuberance, which was overly apparent in his Spring/ Summer 2016 collection for London Men's Fashion...
Rodarte's Latest Is a Dream
The 70s revival is back, and it's back with a vengeance. This time, think classic 70s silhouettes paired with elegant, oversized accessories to help bring the looks down to...
Deliquesce by Jenevieve Lyons AW15
With a clear penchant for concepts and aesthetic alike, South African-based designer Jenevieve Lyons is creating a label that's rooted in the idea of visual parables. Lyons, who...
Fingers Crossed AW15 Presentation New York Fashion Week
The Fingers Crossed man probably takes himself seriously, but all in good fun. After all, there’s nothing strict about a drop waist jumpsuit with patchwork pockets or bright...
Tarot of the Shadows: How to Invite the Light In.
"Even though tarot is an intuitive practice, there are some cards that just hurt. They're scary- and very often they're the scariest because they speak of our deepest human...
Y/Project AW15 Collection Review
With his clever use of textile and color, Yohan Serfaty of French label, Y/Project, is ditching the concept of classic menswear in lieu of something more exciting. For the...
James Long AW15 Collection Review
There is an interesting balance that is present in menswear label, James Long's latest offering. The London-based designer has a clear penchant for playing with silhouette and...
Byungmun Seo AW15 Collection Review
There’s a rigid strength to Byungmun Seo’s Autumn Winter 2015 womenswear collection—a tailored masterpiece inventive in both silhouette and style.
LCM: Christopher Shannon S/S 2015
Today is the first day of the annual London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2015 shows, and we are kicking off our coverage with Liverpool-born, London-based menswear designer...
Sandro Marzo Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection
Where Sandro Marzo's latest collection lacked in opulent embellishments and bright colors, it more than made up for it with its angular style.
The Chelsea Boot: 15 Styles for Under $50!
The time has come. The cool, chilly winter air is finally nipping at our skin, beckoning us to venture deep, deep into our dresser and drawers to grab thick sweaters and knitted...
Gold for It
Beauty should never come second to a decadent outfit. Whether or not you're already cloaked in jewel tones and your most stylish ensemble, you can make sure that your makeup...
Comfort Dressing: The Oversized Sweater
Whoever said fashion comes at a price was probably just bitter and wearing uncomfortable shoes. This season is all about comfort dressing, taking the old idea of dressing for...

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