Dan Koday

Dan Koday is a New York City based writer, editor and digital content expert. His work has been featured in SeventeenLatina, Logo’s NewNowNextCosmoGirl and The Latin Kitchen, amongst many other prestigious publications. Dan is the former Executive Content Director for Latina, responsible for overseeing its digital and print content strategies for Latina – the #1 entertainment, fashion, beauty & lifestyle brand for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women – and TheLatinKitchen.com – a recipe, entertaining & how-to site that celebrates Latin cuisine.

A seasoned editor with 10 years of media background focused in digital and print, Koday has extensive experience and successes in social media, video production and on-camera hosting, mobile apps, and web design/user experience. In addition to his strong writing, editing and researching skills, Koday is a proven talent in celebrity wrangling, having secured exclusive interviews with some of today’s brightest celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Robert Pattinson, Sofia Vergara, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, will.i.am and more.

Koday graduated from Fordham University‘s Fordham College at Lincoln Center with a degree in Communications & Media Studies/Journalism and resides in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

Favorite Latina fashionista: Jennifer Lopez has been killin' it for a decade at this point….

The Latino celeb I'd want to be best friends with: Chloe Bridges from The Carrie Diaries

My first celebrity crush: Jake Gyllenhaal (Still my celebrity crush…)

Something people don't know about me: I was a really good soccer player.

Guilty pop culture addiction: I wouldn't call the Kardashians a guilty addiction, so I'm going to go with Millionaire Matchmaker

My Latina Role Model: Sonia Sotomayor; here's why.

Fun Memory from My First Day at Latina: I found out I would be launching TheLatinKitchen.com!

Two words that describe Elvis Crespo: Ingenious. Scary?

If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: Probably start humming "On the Floor".

Movie that makes me cry: Finding Nemo

Celebrity I'd switch teams for: Rihanna and Chelsea Handler

Latino artist on my iPod right now: Selena, always and forever

Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Sofia Vergara – she's everything you want her to be, and more.

Favorite Latin dish: Flautas 

Favorite Spanish-Language Song: "Dame Leche" - for comical reasons though

Proudest Moment as a Latino: Well, I'm an honorary Latino, so probably when a woman in my old apartment building yelled at me in Spanish – and I yelled back! Just kidding… But the thing I love most about Latino culture is the warmth and passion they bring to everything in life.

KMart Fashion Week Emoticons
These Fashion Week Emojis Explain Exactly How We Feel Right Now

So it's day two of Fashion Week and (you can already see it on every editor, blogger & buyer's faces) we're tired. Which is why when I opened my inbox this morning I knew that KMart Fashion had nailed it with this set of Emojis they created just for Fashion Week. You can check them out and use them for yourself (great for Instagram, Twitter & Facebook!) on KMart Fashion's Facebook page.

Here's how I'm feeling on day two of Fashion Week:

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring Summer 2014 Runway
Spring/Summer 2014: BCBG Kicks Off Fashion Week at Lincoln Center

The first show of Spring/Summer 2014, BCBGMAXAZRIA, is always a great kickoff to Fashion Week. I love seeing BCBG because it's ready-to-wear and let's face it - all women (including celebs like Fergie) LOVE this super-sexy-but-casual brand!

For spring, muted grays and creams were accented by black and white along with watercolor prints.

Flat on top with textured ends, the hair at BCBG looked like it had been slept-in. Its easy nature partnered well with the natural makeup for an overall downtown cool vibe.

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Sneak Peek: BCBG, Herve Leger & Mara Hoffman's Spring 2014 Collections
Sneak Peek: BCBG, Herve Leger & Mara Hoffman's Spring 2014 Collections

Technically speaking, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week starts tomorrow here in New York City, but somehow it feels like it's already been going on for a week! There's so much planning and prep that goes into an editor's Fashion Week schedule, so we cannot even imagine how much planning went into putting together each designer's collections for Spring/Summer 2014.

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These Tuna Tacos from The Dream Downtown May Change Your Life
These Tuna Tacos from The Dream Downtown May Change Your Life

This summer, we discovered one of our favorite new parties in NYC - Sunset Swim Club at The Beach at the Dream Downtown. That night, we also discovered one of our favorite tacos in all of NYC - the Tuna Taco from Dream Downtown's menu. Just take a look at that photo - how could your mouth possbily say no?

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EXCLUSIVE: Selena Gomez Done With Music, Or So She Says...
EXCLUSIVE: Selena Gomez is Done With Music (For Now...)

In her latest film, Getaway, Selena Gomez yet again proves her days of teen wizardry are behind her. Fresh off a role in Spring Breakers, Gomez returns to the big screen alongside costar Ethan Hawke.

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Octopus Taco, Sofrito Aioli & Coconut Rum Foam Recipe by Mario Pagan
Octopus Taco, Sofrito Aioli & Coconut Rum Foam Recipe by Mario Pagan

This year, tennis champ Serena Williams will host the 14th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis alongside legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson on Thursday, August 22rd at the W New York.

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Zumba Fitness Concert 2013, Zumba Convention
Something You Never Thought Would Happen: Victoria Justice & Claudia Leitte Perform at the Same Concert

Yep, it happened at the Zumba Fitness Concert! Singers Victoria Justice, Brazilian icon Claudia Leitte & Sean Paul all came together tonight, August 15, 2013, to support and headline the dance participation concert in Orlando, FL. The Zumba Fitness Concert, part of the Zumba Convention, was performed in front of 8,000 people and live-streamed all over the world on billboard.com.

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Beyonce Pixie Haircut Revealed on Instagram
Latina Loves Beyonce's New Pixie Hair Cut

Last night, Beyonce shocked, well, the entire world when she revealed three new images of her latest 'do on Instagram - a blonde (with dark roots showing) pixie cut that brings new meaning to the name Sasha Fierce.

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Dascha Polanco & Jessica Stam G-Shock Shock the World Party
Dascha Polanco, Adrienne Bailon & Brook Lopez Help G-Shock to Shock the World

There are a few things that are always true when it comes to Casio G-Shock: Their watches are the perfect accessory for any casual look and they throw a seriously good party. So when I got invited to the 30th Anniversary G-Shock The World event in NYC last night, I knew it was one not to miss. 

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Moto X Launch Party NYC
Moto X Launches in New York City

Last night, party guests headed to one of NYC's iconic party spaces (the since closed Tunnel nightclub) for - what else - a party!

Celebrating Motorola's Moto X, the brand new smartphone from Motorola/Google, guests were encouraged to play with the brand new device, snap pics with beauties in brightly colored wigs, and jam out with their friends to performances by DJs Kaskade & M4SONIC. Celebs Common, Chace Crawford & Zosia Mamet all showed up to get the party started.

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