About Us

Internationally Known 

“The world is often ugly and cruel, I wanted to create something beautiful.”

Gaya Lynn 

“Dedicated to bringing people together through the power of


Giorgio Dimichina 

I.K. is a lifestyle E-mag, a celebration of the arts, fashion and creative talents from all over the world.

We at I.K. love to feature international artists, writers (often in English and their own native tongue), fascinating folk, and those in the fashion industry who come from different backgrounds and nationalities.  We truly believe that the diversity is divine, and In an array of shapes and colors, the world has never looked so good. 

So….please sit back, have a cup of Java or tea, and enjoy. 

Hours of Operation

M-F Pacific Standard Time 3-10 pm

or email throughout the week

For comments or questions about the E-Mag….

Internationally Known closes  for one week during Christmas, and Dec. 31-January 2,  Easter, Thanksgiving holiday. 



Who we are…..

Launched on April 1, 2016, Internationally Known is a site that feature creative souls in the realms of art, fashion and lifestyle from around the globe.  I.K. is truly international in nature, inspired by those in life who are creative and passionate about their craft. I.K. loves to feature individuals who are unique, inspirational, and talented in the world of business, fashion, art and music. 

Most important, in an age when beauty is so often defined by one standard, Internationally Known will provide a platform for not just creative, accomplished individuals and businesses, but also those of different backgrounds, ages, and ethnicity.

Thank you! 

Creator of I.K 

Gaya began to write at age nine when she wrote a play about a little girl who lived in a candyland (the dentist was the bad guy).  Years later, she worked as a dance teacher before going into corporate business, sales, teaching, and then PR. 

Despite all her different occupations, she always remained true to her first love: writing. She has written for online sites, PR media, print and many financial sites and corporations.  She has a BA in international affairs, an MFA in writing and English, and has studied writing and fashion all over the world. Her profiles have included world renowned artists, businessmen, and those in the entertainment field while she has done PR work for several PR companies both here and abroad.   

Gaya currently is the Communications Director of World Finance News www.wfn1.com and the PR manager for several prominent artists including http://www.teresaknows.com. She has worked with Mr. Dick Marconi, one of the original founders of Herbalife, and Mr. Marques Anderson with his charity, World Education Foundation. 

As an Asian American, who had the pleasure of living in places such as Hawaii, New York, Paris, and Italy, she wanted to also incorporate her experiences into the site, and how these grand destinations influenced her own style.  

This site is dedicated to creative caring minds everywhere, and in loving memory of my sister, the greatest composer, pianist and vocalist I’ve ever known. Art, music and creativity were so much a part of her life… I want to continue and support those who pursue the same passions- Gaya

My Sister










 Editor at Large: Silvia Minocchi, Italia 

 Handles Italian content, oversees interviews. 

Lead Graphic and Web Consultant: Michael Firman, USA

Michael has worked in the digital industry for over twenty years. Having worked for top companies such as Hyundai and Disney, he is currently working with a top technical company on the West Coast. His specialties include websites, applications, front-end semantic, mobile-first, responsive design, navigation, product/image carousels, e-commerce/shopping cart, E-mail blasts, web banners, interactive, video, wire framing, high-fidelity mockups, social media and debugging. [Print] Branding. 

Mr. Michael Firman

Directors of I.T. and Social Media: The Dutta Brothers, India 

The Dutta Brothers are a powerhouse in Social Media and I.T. They hail from India and are graduates of prestigious universities. Though both are in their early twenties, they are highly experienced having working with major corporations and business entities. 



Special Featured Writers/Artists:

Special Featured Contributor: Jimmy Wilson USA

Born and raised in Minneapolis, photographer, filmmaker, writer and gallery owner Jimmy Wilson graduated from the University of Minnesota. His love of nature, film, and photography, changed his life forever. Jimmy became the creator, writer, and producer of the award winning “Jimmy Wilson Films Children’s Adventure Series.”   When the series became complete after the 9th film, he re-created himself and became a professional photographer. Today, Jimmy is the owner of The Jimmy Wilson Gallery, which showcases his own work and other talented guest artists. With over twenty years of experience producing art, Jimmy will have his own monthly column and share art tips and advice, gallery news, opinions, and even some nature observations mixed in. 
Mr. Jimmy Wilson

Featured Writer: Nella Triolo, Italy

Born in Ribera, a comune in the province of Agrigento in Sicily, Nella is a fascinating writer and woman. She is a wife and mother to twins (both brother and sister were some of Italy’s finest Judo black belts and now successful in their own careers). The first of four children, Nella tragically lost her own sister who then only forty-six to breast cancer.

At just four years old, Nella moved to London with her parents and returned when she was fourteen to Italy. Although she missed London, she soon fell in love with not just Sicily and its beauty, but also a handsome Italian (with whom she describes “bello come il sole, gorgeous as the sun”) After working in many sectors, including hair styling, fashion, and as a seamstress, she then got married and had twins, Fabiana and Giuseppe. She moved first to Trieste and then to Tuscany. After years of balancing her life, working and taking care of children, she now keeps herself busy by working in her daughter’s dentist office, writing, dancing and reading. She is an expert chef, and will share with us some of her recipes, all made with natural ingredients. Some of her favorite authors are Sicilian author Andrea Camilleri, Pirandello, Nicholas Sparks, Alice Sebold and Camus while she adores American cinematic actors: from Denzel Washington, Tom Selleck to Morgan Freeman.

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Nella Triolo visiting her elementary school

Special Featured Writer: Giorgio Dimichina USA 

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Giorgio Dimichina fell in love with art at a young age. After moving to the states with his parents, he eventually became a successful commercial artist working with companies such as Mazda and Pepsi. Eventually, with the encouragement of his aunt and his wife, Susan, Giorgio opened up an art studio and began to paint. Self-taught, Giorgio’s work is recognized and admired all over the world. His work is currently on display at the Artist Eye Gallery in Orange County, California. 

For more, please go to www.artbygiorgio.com

Special Featured Writer: Toni Viterale

Born in Vallo Della Lucania in 1982, Toni Viterale was the mayor of the picturesque commune of Rofrano, in the province of Salerno. One of the youngest mayors ever to occupy that position, Toni, who currently resides in Rofrano, worked hard while in political office to raise awareness about the environment and tackle on complex issues such as immigration and unemployment.

After Viterale left the political arena, he has remained active in the community. He is now the project director of an insurance company, and is busy working on three local programs: S.E.nT.I.eRi in Campania amd SEnT.I.eRi dell’Arte , “We work on the development of rural areas and integrate the younger generation into all these activiities. ”Take P.Art!” is an international cultural exange that promotes art and human rights.

Toni has studied politics, law and English and has written extensively about politics and the environment. As a featured writer for Internationally Known, Toni will write about life in the Southern regions of Italy, culture and politics. His articles will be both in English and Italian.

Staff Writers:

  Head Writer: Monojit Dutta, India. 

Head Writer. Handles Fashion and Tech. IK’s I.T. Tech Consultant and Computer Whiz. 

Mr. Monojit Dutta

Head Writer: Chibueze Eke, Nigeria. 

Fashion, Culture. 

Mr. Chibueze Eke

Fashion Consultant/Writer: Surav Thakrar, India 

           Background in Computer Science and Fashion.     

Mr. Surav Thakrar

Other Staff Writers:

Junior Writer: Mr. Daniel Huerte, Mexico

Junior Writer: Ms. Roxana Acosta Sosa, Argentina 

Our International Panel of Contributors:

 Many Thanks to our international writers

Deepa Kotwani, India  Freelance Writer. Fashion

Staff Writer: Daniel Huerte, Mexico   Freelance Blogger and Writer

Violet Tay, Singapore: Voiceover Actress, Writer and Fashion Blogger 

David Lagourde, Fashion, France 

Staff Writer: Roxana Acosta Sosa, Argentina: Lifestyle, cuisine.

Staff Writer Daniel Huerte, Mexico

Staff Writer, Roxana Acosta Sosa, Argentina