Author Archives: Gina D.

Over the Horizon: The Daily Doost

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. -Dale Carnegie There is this magic about looking beyond, about […]

The Best Case for your Phone: Get Style & Protection

When it comes to phone cases my need for the best kind of protection has often conflicted with wanting the most stylish one (to my own taste). My fiancé is an OtterBox kind of guy because he believes in the importance of its protection, yes they’re #1 with the slogan “We’ve Got Technology Covered!” Agreed! But when it […]

Remembering Mike Nichols

There’s nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you’re meant to do. It’s like falling in love. Mike Nichols was an extraordinary man with great vision. His talents made him one of the most celebrated directors in both Broadway and Hollywood. His legacy lives on as he continues to inspire us to follow our […]

Forgiveness: The Daily Doost

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest. Now how true is that? Life is one heavenly hell of a ride, experiences make us stronger and if you don’t learn the first time around then it will come back worse. With that said, strength […]

The Demiurge Awards with Kate Stoltz

The premier Demiurge Award was presented to TLC’s Kate Stoltz for her outstanding work in television, modeling, and fashion design by The Skinny NYC in collaboration with TDR Television, Star Gifts, and What The Doost. What a night, filled with glamour, love, and lots of inspiring people. Special guests included Tracy Balan from Lifetime Girlfriends Intervention, Designer Henry Picado, and model Mercedes Edison. The Demiurge Awards is recognizing Kate Stoltz of TLC’s […]

Fall in Love ❤ Styling with My Favorite Nail Colors by Essie

Fall in Love by gdoost featuring a maybelline lipstick   Last weekend I decided to look into some fall beauty trends and I took a trip up North to Connecticut to collaborate with one of the toughest, best, and most precise critics I know,  Nadia Uvarova.  Our mind’s were wrapped around the new seasons trends in fashion, […]

Cleanse by Lauren Napier is My Favorite New Facial Cleansing Wipe

There is beauty in taking it off. – Lauren Napier, Founder & Celebrity Make-Up Artist This product is legit! CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER are luxury facial cleansing wipes. They’re the easiest and most effective way to maintain a complete skin-care routine while on the go. Use it to refresh your skin, remove stubborn makeup, dirt and impurities […]

Follow Your Imagination into Adventure; The Daily Doost

Everything you can imagine is real. ― Pablo Picasso There’s this magnificent power to believing. The possibilities it manifests are endless and best of all, entirely customary. I enjoy posting quotes, it inspires me. I also love photographs and visuals, it paints an image to the words I’m reading or feeling. “I believe that imagination is […]

ROCHAMBEAU: New York Inspired by Cali

One of my favorite presentations at MILK Studios during NYFW SS 2015 was ROCHAMBEAU. I loved seeing the Cali vibe on New York premises and I absolutely was impressed by the designers efforts to step up their presentation with a show including a dance off during the last ten minutes of the show. The models were […]

JUST RELEASED! RUMER WILLIS MODELS IN FRANZISKA FOX SPRING 2015 LOOKBOOK SHOT BY MICHAEL AVEDON

Rumer Willis stars in the Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook of Franziska Fox, the womenswear collection by designer Julia Fox and creative director Briana Andalore. Photography by Michael Avedon. Rumor has made quite a name for herself in the industry as an actress and DJ. She is the eldest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis and she’s all grown up now LOOKING […]

Katty Xiomara Introduces her Alluring SS2015 Collection during NYFW

Award-winning designer, Katty Xiomara presented Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, and unveiled the OtterBox® Dress! For me New York is a city that proclaims liberty. The city tell us that we can take a risk that we only need to feel the symphony of the city and let it take us. […]

Citizen Ciao: You are the NEW

Welcome to the word of Citizen Ciao, where comfort with style is the Cali way! This Los Angeles based brand has introduced me to a new style of comfort.  I’m in love, yes head-over-heels, for the soft fabrics. Their ‘WE ARE THE NEW’ sweater might just become THE sweater for me. Besides snuggling in it in my […]

Karolyn Pho Impresses at Pier 59 Studios NYFW

Karolyn Pho impresses in her fifth Fashion Week season with Spring/Summer 2015 at Pier 59 Studios. This season, the main character in Karolyn Pho’s story is a vagabond. We follow her as she meanders through castles in the air, traipses between realities and crosses unknown borders. She is a nomad, a traveler, lost within her own self-perception. I […]

Milané Noir: Stimulating Wearables for Spring at NYFW

My Spring Summer 2015 collection is called “Sol” which means sunshine  and it’s dedicated to my beautiful mom. – Melanie Rodriguez designer of Milane Noir Lively prints and enticing embellishments were combined to highlight the everyday life of a woman. Melanie Rodriguez’s past collections were mostly composed of made to measure garments, so we decided […]

Georgine For Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

The womenswear collection designed by Georgine Ratelband, delivered beachside sophistication directly to New York Fashion Week. Digital thunderstorms start the show and yes I’m excited! Mixes of gold and soft pastels take me away to another place. Inspired by the glamorous demimonde who descended onto Saint-Tropez during the summers of the 1970’s, the collection consisted […]

Malan Breton takes us to Taiwan at Mercedes Benz NYFW SS2015 *Backstage Access*

… Malan Breton was named number 24 of the top 100 most popular people in entertainment, for his work in fashion, and costume … -In January of 2014 by IMDB, Malan Breton My favorite place at the Lincoln Center during the Mercedez Benz Fashion Week is backstage. Such a hectic scene filled with beautiful people, styling […]

Future Fashion with Siki IM at NYFW *backstage access*

One of my favorite things about SIKI IM is how he intertwines imagination with style. Science fiction has absolutely no prophetic value. It has practically nothing to do with the real future of technological development, for which it accounts in the future perfect tense, drawing for nourishment on sublime archaisms and on a repertory of acquires […]

NY Fashion Week 2015 Kicks off with Victor de Souza! *Backstage access*

Celebrity designer Victor de Souza kicked off the New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 experience tonight, September 3rd. Let me show you around with backstage access, designer interview, front row seats and more. The collection is futuristic 80’s feel; basically an elegant lady stranded in Hawaii. -Stylist Jules Wood  Still there’s more, there’s unity: When I discovered […]

Meet Stylist Jean Chung

NY Fashion Week is approaching, do you know what you’re wearing?? Jean Chung represents the true essence of style mixing her fashion bests with personality and comfort. She rocks attention grabbing ‘wish I could wear this everyday’ outfits. My biggest inspiration for fashion is definitely music and art.  I love to dance and be active […]

An Enchanted Dinner en Blanc

  New York is a magical place because you can just walk down the street and run into a glorious white party.  Last night as I was going for a late night run, I stumbled upon Le Dinner en Blanc in Rockefeller park in Lower Manhattan. It was like a scene from an enchanted Parisian evening. […]

A Word of Advice from Lauren Bacall: The Daily Doost

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. -Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall was what legends were made of, may she forever rest in peace and in the arms of the one she loves. One of my favorite things about her was how she wore her  flaws in the public eye.For example “The Look.”     […]

@UPFORADVENTURESS with Photographer Stan Evans

forget what you know about motorcycles not every ride is off into the sunset the testosterone vibe mated with wrenching on bikes is lost here she is intent on exploring the dark places tapping into the sensuality of New York and the rhythmic pace of the city holding tight to the idea that some of […]

“I am Mork from Ork, Nanu Nanu.”

  You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. -Robin Williams Genie. You're free. pic.twitter.com/FWQWPDPP42 — Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) August 11, 2014 I’m history! No, I’m mythology! Nah, I don’t care what I am; I’m free hee! -RW, from Aladdin pic.twitter.com/UEtjQ1f2zS — Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014    No […]

Oh The Places You Will Go … The Daily Doost

  Oh the places you will go ❤ It’s one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. One of those I can recite in my head and think of at the most bizarre moments, moments like today as I’m running on concrete jungles surrounded by so much background noise. Oh the places you will go … as […]

One Step Forward: The Daily Doost

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. — Goethe ‘One step forward,’ it is what I tell myself when I feel frightened … It is a way to remind myself that anything is possible with the right perspective. So it’s one step forward with boldness, […]

Summer Adventures in Central Park NYC

Central Park is a huge part of New York and its people. It’s a strong symbol of season changes and when the sun comes out so do its locals. I, along with Emily, and photographer Will Keown spend the day capturing the joys of the east coast community basking in the glistening sun, laughing with friends and […]

Laughter is Happiness: The Daily Doost

Laughter is wonderfully contagious, and like Audrey my favorite thing to do. In many ways it’s also all about perspective and what we allow our realities to consist of. I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably […]

Uncensored for CREEM MAG: Behind the Scenes Exclusive!

I see fashion as a proclamation or manifestation of identity, so, as long as identities are important, fashion will continue to be important. The link between fashion and identity begins to get real interesting, however, in the case of people who don’t fall clearly into a culturally-recognized identity. ― Kate Bornstein Something truly beautiful happens when […]

Which Kitty Do You Choose Today?

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. -Anais Nin   There are an infinite number of realities out there (to each their own) and it’s wonderful that we can learn to adapt, change, and develop our very own perspective every time. And while we’re at it, ❤ P.S. Good […]

Doors Will Open When You Follow Your Bliss: The Daily Doost

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all […]

Skora FIT: Feels like the Future of Running

Working out is tough, yet necessary. Having the right comfort in my running shoe is crucial and with so many choices the hunt can get over whelming. I grew up wearing the giant athletic brands like Reebok, Adidas, and Nike but something didn’t feel right, was it just me? No. In June, I was introduced to […]

Let Freedom Ring: The Daily Doost

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis To me, 4th of July is a celebration of our independence as individuals and as a nation.  It reminds me that freedom is a choice and it’s not given to us, we […]

Meet Carlos Rodriguez, a Photographer with a Purpose (and model Rain Dove)

What are the things that give us happiness? I always like to know where everyone comes from, what is their motive in this life? What are the things they find beautiful? -Carlos Rodriguez The world is changing and so are many people’s perspective. With the aid of technology and media outlets, our future is transforming into a […]

The Doost’s Guide to Las Vegas

The Doost takes on Vegas … I was raised a Cali girl (now living in NYC) and Vegas was only a few hours away from me by car. The temptation had me coming back several times a year. I’ve stayed at many great hotels and walked what seems like every square foot of that bright light circus […]

Best Dressed at The Belmont!

  What a day! To my surprise, The Belmont is an all day event that included 13 races this year with the famed Belmont Stakes as the main event. The day was blessed with perfect 80 degree and sunny weather with a gentle breeze allowing the crowd to dress up and below you will find […]

Believe! The Daily Doost

Hey Doosty’s 💙 This week was tough for me, on many levels. Stressing deadlines, not enough sleep, getting into a healthier routine, and dealing with my extreme emotions which caused me to hit walls (figuratively). It’s tough to be vulnerable, to feel lonely, and defeated. But I was able to push through, and not because […]

June & Summer: The Daily Doost

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? -Dr. Seuss   Hello June! I’ve been ready for you, we all have =) For those long summer days and sunshine on […]

Get Ready for the Dawn of the Wearable Economy at GLAZEDCon 2014!

Less than a week left until GLAZEDCon 2014! If you’re interested in the future of wearable technology, the world’s upcoming startups, or the people who made technology today, you won’t want to miss this conference. The Doost’s Ivana Woods will bring you some behind the scenes action from GLAZEDCon on June 3rd and 4th at San Francisco’s Regency Center.  Read […]

Celebrate Your Life: The Daily Doost

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. –Helen Keller, The Open Door I believe in the power of moments, the people that make it complete, and the last minute decisions we make that lead us into adventures. Don’t count the days. Make the days count. -Muhammad Ali I admire the type of people who […]

Memorial Day: The Daily Doost

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life. — Robin Hayes Happy Memorial Day friends! I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend with some fun in the sun. Whether you’re on […]

My Emotional Tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

It was an honor to be invited to the first tour on the opening day of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It’s hard to describe the emotions running through me as I walk through the halls and connect with so many lost artifacts that now stand so strong amongst the grounds they were once destroyed on. I […]

“Let it Be” with Paul McCartney: The Daily Doost

What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song. -PM In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. -PM   Some people are so great with their words that listening to them is like listening to a song. […]

Dare to Achieve: The Daily Doost

They will always tell you that you can’t do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up.     -Bob Marley I believe that people are stronger than they give […]

Love & Equality: The Daily Doost

If love is universal, no one can be left out. -Deepak Chopra There’s so much love in the world that it’s unfair to categorize it or even judge it. Love knows no limits and there are so many different types, yet never the same love twice. I love the sun, I love my family, I […]

Happy Friday! The Daily Doost

Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. -Blaise Pascal ❤ Welcome, you have made it to Friday! Relax, enjoy, and indulge into your weekend. This means lots of things and in light of the greatness that is the end of another work week, let’s cheer for YOU!! Did you read the quote about greatness up […]

Dr. Seuss Life Lessons: The Daily Doost

Dr. Seuss taught me about more than just green eggs and ham. Growing up is hard to do and no simple manual is attached. The roller coaster of life is a beautiful and messy process with lots of challenges to test us out. I relied on my imagination to take me through, no amount of data could […]

The Met Gala Meets Humans of New York for an Epic Interview Among the Stars

Remember the 8 Instagramers I told you to follow, well one of them, Humans of New York, did an interesting spin for the Met Gala. We’ve heard and seen all the glamorous fashion pics, red carpet walks, and looks of the stars but nothing beats getting to know someone from the heart. That’s exactly what Brandon […]

Work Today, Play Tonight: Fashion Tips for Girls on the Go

This week I got together with some of my girls after work and I loved how versitile their outfits were coming straight from work. Professional enough for the office and fashionable enough for fun. So it got me thinking about the styles for the girls on the go, the young professionals. The ones that balance […]

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Daily Doost

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. -Anatole France Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. -Kahil Gibran Never underestimate the strength of your heart. These quotes remind me that with any great desire, dream, or goal; I must follow […]

Happy Cinco De Mayo! The Daily Doost

 Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. –Joe Baca Here are some surprising facts I bet you didn’t know about today’s celebration, by Susmita Baral from Latin Times, who writes: 1. It is not the Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo is mistaken […]