LOOK OF THE WEEK: Gala Darling

Here we have Gala Darling, who documents her costuming regularly at 

Q:  Where do you live?

A:  I’m from New Zealand, currently based in Melbourne, Australia.  Next stop: New York!

Q:  What is your occupation?

A:  I’m a writer.  My website, iCiNG ( is my main source of income, but I freelance for mainstream media too — once upon a time I wrote a fashion column for Cosmopolitan Australia.

Q:  How old are you?

A:  I’m 24.

Q:  Describe your style.

A:  It’s really hard for me to narrow it down to just a few adjectives because I often look completely different from day to day.  I used to say that I aspired to looking like a traveling birthday party but have since become less frou-frou & slightly more chic (or at least I’d like to think so!).  Having said that, I’d say that key attributes of my aesthetic include wildly unnatural hair that makes people stop me in the street, layering, high heels or platform boots & fun accessories!

Q:  Who are your favorite designers?

A:  Rick Owens!  (Yum.)  Balenciaga, too.  But I really love New Zealand designers, what they do is so different to anywhere else.  My favourites are Laurie Foon (, World (, Ricochet ( & Ana Steele (