Gala

I was born in New Zealand but live in New York with my husband Mike & our two dogs, Hank Williams & Dolly. I have a weird accent, two passports & an extreme collection of vintage pink dresses. I've done almost six years in the trenches at galadarling.com, writing about radical self love, personal style, & the quest to make our lives just a little bit more magical. I'm also the Beauty & Style editor at xoJane. It would be fairly accurate to describe me as a "life enthusiast."

Twitter: @galadarling

Email: gala@xojane.com

What I Do, Job-wise: I write & speak about radical self love & encourage women to learn to fall in love with themselves. At xoJane I get to play with beauty products & distract Emily. Not a bad gig!

What I Do, Fun-wise: Live the motherfuckin' life! My

Motto: I'm so excited!

My Anti-Motto: Follow the herd.

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: I find movie stars a little dull. Musicians are where it's at!

My “celebs to make out with” list: My husband. He's famous to me!

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Secret by Atmosphere. There is always music playing in my house. Right now I'm listening to a lot of Frank Ocean, Drake, J. Cole, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Atmosphere & Lana Del Rey.

Last Book I Read: I like to read several at a time. That way, you can pick a book to match your mood. I am constantly re-reading Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block, The Red Book by Sera Beak, & everything by Hunter S. Thompson.

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Motorcycle boots & vintage dresses.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: False eyelashes, "barely there" lip products, & eyeshadow palettes.

I smell like: a cake.

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Who needs to fake anything when you own a Jimmyjane Form 2?!