My name is Gala Darling & I’m on a mission to spread radical self-love throughout the universe!
It’s so clear to me that a life lived with love in your heart is the most fulfilling type. My real passion is in helping girls discover how to make that happen for them, & in encouraging them to be a valentine to the world every day!
Why shouldn’t you be blissfully, delectably, head-over-heels in love with yourself?!
Galadarling.com started in 2006 as an experiment & the prototype of a print magazine. Initially I intended for it to be all about fashion & style, but as the site grew I realised that what people really wanted was simply to be happy. False eyelashes & leopard-print stilettos & crystal bracelets are just the icing on the cake. A new dress will only make you feel good for so long — after that you need something a little stronger!
This website is an evolution of that premise. It’s a magazine made by a single girl. It’s my ongoing discovery of the things which make me happy, & which might just make you happy too.
Life is a magnificent adventure. It’s my hope that I can show women that making your life magical is as easy as simply making a choice. All you have to do is decide to let love in!
Don’t know where to start?
Some of my most popular articles ever include 33 Movies To Watch When You’re Sad, Glum Or Bummed Out!, 10 Really Easy Ways You Can Love Yourself More Today!, 100 Things To Do When You’re Upset (The Sad Trombone List), I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life!, 100 Ways You Can Start Loving Yourself Right Now, How To Perform A Striptease & Radical Self Hate? Stop The Madness!
Radical Self Love Bootcamp is my month-long, fully-immersive, sparkly kick in the pantaloons! It’s absolutely AMAZING, & even gives you access to a top secret forum where you can chat it up with other radical self love warriors! Click for more information!
I wrote a book called Love & Sequins. You can buy chapters online & they come with an MP3 of me reading it aloud! From Learning To Love Yourself to The Smart Girl’s Guide To Business, there’s something for everyone (truly!). I cover Manners For The Modern Minx, Finding Happiness & Making It Stay, Manifesting & Magic-Making, International Playgirls Unlimited & way more! Have a sneaky-peek!
You might like to browse by interest. I have everything tagged for ease of perusal (I’m a Virgo). Try carousel for hours & hours of external reading, consumption for product reviews, daily outfit to see what I’m wearing, how to for advice & instructions on just about everything & productivity if you want to get stuff done! There are others too! Just have a poke around.
You can see the archive (otherwise known as the title of every article I’ve written) here. It dates back to 2006.
If you’re looking for something specific, try the search box on the very top right-hand corner. Odds are excellent that I’ve written about it!
If you like surprises, click below for a randomly-generated article!
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In addition to my articles, which can range in topic from inspirational women to fabulous shoes or how to know when you’re ready to move in with your lover, I also run the following regular features.
I’ve been taking photos of my outfits since about 2005. As my catalogue of pictures began to grow, I realised I could learn so much about my body & how to dress just by documenting my experiences! I wrote about The Benefits Of Daily Outfits way back in 2006, & since then I’ve been posting the outcome of my adventures in wardrobe foraging!
The Carousel starts spinning every Friday & it’s a round-up of (what I consider to be!) the best of the web for that week. Some of the links are sent to me, others I unearth myself in my somewhat obsessive & compulsive internet use… !
Little ideas, hints & suggestions to add some sparkle to your life. Think Diana Vreeland’s Why Don’t You… column mixed with a Francesca Lia Block-esque sensibility. (I flatter myself!)
Things I Love Thursday
I started Things I Love Thursday (also known as TiLT) on July 12th, 2007. It was just my little way of expressing my love & gratitude for the things in my life, & since then it has become an amazing cornerstone of the site. I do it every week & I swear it has exponentially increased the amount of joy in my life! You are so welcome to join in too!
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Sacred hearts & glitter skulls,