Ask Rachel

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243 entries.
Jamie wrote on May 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm:
Hi Rachel,

What are your best diet/health tips to stay in shape?
What are your favorite places to eat in LA?

Love your channel <3

xx,
Jamie
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I say do a lot of research... you'll be surprised what you uncover about your food that can definitely turn you off to things. It's also one of those things that with micro changes, you start to see and feel major differences in your body that makes you want to maintain as best as possible!
Patricia wrote on May 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm:
Hey Raych! You seem very independent and also like a go-getter, but you still have time to be in a relationship. I know that is do-able but as someone in a similar situation I was curious: before you and Wes lived together, how often did you two see each other a week? How often are you together now whilst living together?
I am always fascinated by relationship dynamics!
Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I know it sounds counter intuitive, but being independent in a relationship, I think, is key. Wes and I really look to each other as partners in life and are each other's best friends! Before living together, we still spent at least 2-3 nights together, but now we're together, we hang out a lot more and do things together a lot more, which is really really nice. But we're still trying to find a balance because we're almost too close haha.
Shivani wrote on May 16, 2018 at 12:04 am:
Hey, I want to get into using film what are you film camera recommendations, I see you use that olympus one it looks cool! Also general digital camera recommendations for someone about to go travelling for four months through europe.
Thanks xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i personally rly like kodak portra right now - you can find on amazon!
rachel wrote on May 15, 2018 at 3:22 am:
hi name twin!!! in your new year new me reset video, you put on a pair of leopard pants in the beginning and i was wondering where you purchased them from? ive been so obsessed with leopard print lately (thank you devon carlson) and i need those pants!!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hi hi hi!! girl they're by a brand Sea, but I got them from none other than... TRR ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Shivani wrote on May 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm:
Hi Rachel,

Love your eye for the creative. Anyway, I wanted to ask how you take care of your hair after a workout. I've recently picked up running again and my biggest question is how I can take care of my hair. Naturally, my hair gets a little sweaty after a run, but I don't feel comfortable having to wash it with shampoo everyday because I know that it'll dry my hair out. However, I also don't want to keep my hair sweaty because I know that it's just as bad as over-shampooing. Is there a happy medium that you would recommend? Or, is it acceptable to shampoo and condition my hair everyday due to the sweat?

Thank you and much love,
Shivani
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I've read once that BO doesn't happen because of sweat, but because our armpits are dark and that's how we smell. I know it's gross, but I air out my head and go about my day after without shampooing for the same reasons you're concerned about. I don't find my hair getting oily after, just wet, so that's how I deal with it. And the day I can't stand how oily my hair is, I wear it in a tight pony all day as an attempt to further train my hair to not produce as much oil. I hope that helps? x
shay wrote on May 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm:
a year ago, i was cheated on by my 3 year boyfriend with a friend of mine whom i trusted. it has now been a year since it all happened and all i am is bitter and jealous over things that she has that i clearly dont (nice body, i got no curves, im basically a twig). my comparing myself to her has come to a point where i literally obssess over her everything. i know you might think its stupid but i still trust my boyfriend because i know him as the person as he is and i believe he made a mistake. but sometimes, i cant help but think that he still fantasizes about her because afterall, i caught him redhanded. it wasnt him who confessed. nowadays when she looks at me she acts as though she is superior to me because she "got my man" and i feel both infuriated and pathetic at the same time. i really try my best every day not to be a bitter and hateful person, but on some days, i feel like thats all that i am. how can i regain my confidence and be more productive with my life?

sorry for bringing up such a heavy topic - no pressure, i just wanted to reach out to you because you always inspire me to become a more optimistic and organised person in life!

love you raych x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hi Shay! I'm so sorry you are going through this. Infidelity is hard, and every case and relationship is different to gauge how things should move forward. But regardless, should you guys decide to work on this, it is his humble responsibility to give you the tools that you can trust him again and feel secure in your relationship. It's also very important to remember that your value as an individual isn't determined by someone else's actions. You are your own unique woman and so special beyond comparison that is not dependent on qualities any girl has or lack. As difficult as it is, you will only start healing when you can make a concentrated effort to focus on yourself rather than others. I hope that helps and best of your healing journey x
Beatriz wrote on May 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm:
Hi Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

I am going on a trip with my friends in about a week, and will have to rot in a 20hour flight there and back. I however have a very important event coming up literally a day after my arrival and I am worried that my skin will shrivel up like a raisin and break out due to the long flight (my skin breaks out especially when dry during flights). Do you have any tips or advice? Is there anything specific you do in flights to keep moisturised and break out-free?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
how fun! girl you gotta pack on lots of face masks, and don't be afraid to use more than one during that long ass flight. i'd also carry a ziplock with soaked cotton pads of your favorite toner to keep balancing your skin's PH then slapping on some oil or a face mask to keep your skin hydrated. also, drink a LOT a lot of water and avoid the teas and coffee x
Kim wrote on May 10, 2018 at 6:49 am:
Hi Rachel! I was wondering where do you shop/get inspiration from when you need a dress as a wedding guest? The wedding I am attending requires formal attire and I need some inspiration please! thank you!!! <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Omg I always have a million cocktail dresses saved in my Real Real account in case I need to buy a dress last min. There's so many jewels on it. *plz email trr to sponsor me finally cause damn i talk about them sm*
Teresa wrote on May 10, 2018 at 3:52 am:
Hi chi Rachel!!
I've been a devoted subscriber to your channel for almost two years now. I'm really grateful I stumbled on your on videos because they are always so creative and different from what other creators put out, despite the fact that sometimes you go away. You constantly inspire me to do things outside of my comfort zone, especially in what I wear. Watching your videos also changed my perspective on love and how I should carry myself. Before I thought I would never want to fall in love, but seeing Weston and you together makes my heart melt every time. Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful rest of 2018 because you most definitely deserve it. I hope one day I can meet up and just say hello.
Bye bye~
Admin Reply by: Rachel
AW THANK YOU TERESA FOR THE SUPER SWEET COMMENT. SORRY I LET YOU DOWN AND DISAPPEAR. ILY THO
missthing wrote on May 8, 2018 at 11:24 pm:
Hola - I was very inspired by your Tulum vlog and am visiting this heaven on earth in a couple of weeks! Based on your experience, what are the must-sees, must-eats and must-dos?

Gracias in advance <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Haha I think it's all in the vlog! Cenote, beach, smoothies, have fun! Do a little research in your time off so you know some places to hit up ๐Ÿ™‚ have so much fun!!!! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ 
Hannah wrote on May 7, 2018 at 3:30 am:
hey raych, on my 21st birthday almost a year ago you gave me a sweet gift & a note. on the note you told me to take lots of pictures. i kept that in the back of my mind from the moment i read the note until today and honestly, i didnt take much meaningful pictures my 21st year. most of it i was depressed up until recently. anyways, it turns out everything is okay and i can thank you for much of it -- for keeping me afloat when i felt i was sinking. today, i bought an olympus em10iii and i'm so excited to learn. im excited to put more meaning into my life. im excited you (and weston) gave me the push to open myself up to something ive always been interested in. thank you for being a part of my growth into an adult and for nurturing my spirit when it gets hangry. i hope one day i bump into you so i can thank you in person! xoxoxoxox hannah


oh yeah, my question! how do you find the happy medium between capturing a moment through a camera and enjoying the moment for what it is, without being behind a lens?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
omg ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I forgot that I had written that for you and this beautiful note serves more than a thank you. i am so touched by your message. thank you for writing to me.

There's really no medium for me, I genuinely enjoy taking photos and sometimes it's the experience of the connection I'm having with the subject and my action of capturing how I feel that makes photography so fun. But also, resist the urge to review photos right after you take it. Capture, put your device down, and continue on with your life. Alsoooo I never look back and wish I took less photos โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Lilly wrote on May 7, 2018 at 1:51 am:
Hi Rachel!

I'm currently trying to create a Wordpress site and am looking for a good theme. Would you be able to say what theme you use or suggest any good sites to buy one from?

Lilly x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Sorry Lilly ~ don't really know the themes, I think my developer did this from scratch.
celia wrote on May 6, 2018 at 10:07 pm:
how can i talk about my decision not to buy fast fashion with people without sounding like I think im superior? im 16 and everyones obsessed w/ fast fashion and its just hard to explain to people why i don't shop at those stores. people get defensive if i say i think its unethical and tell me its too expensive and i'm spoiled.( when in reality all of my clothes are bought second hand.)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Love that you're thinking about this at such a young age! My first reason is that it's never as well made as designer pieces and that if I had $100 to spend on clothes a season, I would rather put that money towards something that will hold its value to resell and also withstand the test of wear. But yeah, you vote with your dollars and it's hard to support fast fashion brands that are usually trend driven and go out of style. Always nice to explain where you come from without making people feel like they're being shamed for their choices. No one is a perfect consumer and you happen to wear lots of second-hand as well ๐Ÿ™‚
Michelle wrote on May 6, 2018 at 5:39 am:
I really want to start investing in quality designer clothing & was wondering what are some of your favourite brands (go to designer labels) as well as your staple/investment pieces in your closet? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I don't really have specific ones I'm married to, a few brands I always look for on TRR are the classics like Balenciaga, Chanel, Prada, Dries van Noten, Moschino. Love a great top and dress. Sorry that's so vague.
Fabbine wrote on May 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm:
Loooong time fan here--thank you for doing what you do! I just got engaged and am excited for a winter wedding! I love your style and you always seem to know cool brands. Other than ref, do you know of any cool wedding stores? what type of/brand of wedding dress would you wear if you were getting married? xoxo
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hahah, I honestly haven't really thought about my wedding dress. I personally would probably go with something vintage and repurpose/refit to give it a second life. Makes me sad that such beautiful dresses are made only to see the light of day once. Have an amazzzzzzing wedding and time shopping for it!! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป

Oh also, sometimes Yoox has some amazing finds.
Diane wrote on May 5, 2018 at 9:04 am:
Hey, megababe Raych! What do you do when you get burned out? Also how do you cleanse your way out of career/personal rut?

PS. I love you so much YOU are the ultimate influencer of my life and you're all kinds of amazing. xo
sending love from Manila, PH
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Usually when I get burned out, I take a step back and try to figure why I'm burned out to begin with... usually I'm tired of looking at the same thing, listening to myself when I edit, etc... and I truly just disconnect and live life until my mind is clear again and I can find what's new to inspire me.

Ps, thank you for the kindest words so much thank you
Sofia wrote on May 5, 2018 at 7:09 am:
Hello Rachel! You have really inspired me to be more myself and give time to my creative side. This might sound weird but watching your videos gives me a feeling of summer, this happy light and free feeling! Now to my question: I live in Sweden and in the beginning of june I am traveling to SF and LA! Do you have any travel tips (not so typical tourist tips hehe) in LA?? Whats you favourit stores? Thank you! Hugs from Sweden! <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
That's so sweet of you Sofia! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I really need to make an LA guide one of these days, but any time I travel anywhere, I always try to connect with someone through a friend or even through IG because the eye of a local is incomparable to what you discover on your own. Shops, I love perusing Melrose Place and a few vintage shops on Melrose like Wasteland. Hope that helps and enjoy your time here! xx
DINA wrote on May 5, 2018 at 3:11 am:
Hey Rachel, what are some of your favorite jewelry brands ? I love your channel so much! Iโ€™ve been watching you for quite a while now which kinda leads me to the next question... do you miss your platinum blonde hair?
Xx, Dina
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I don't really have favorite brands, I buy a lot of vintage or from the gold wholesale market. But I do love Young Frankk - my favorite gold hoops! And, the hair was a great time in my life, but I don't really miss it. It ended up being too hard to maintain and more people seem to be rocking that hair now which naturally turns me off from it.
Elena wrote on May 4, 2018 at 11:50 pm:
Hey gal! Iโ€™ve been a long time lover of your content across your platforms and always am inspired to step outside of the box with my own YouTube channel when ever I watch your videos (I recently incorporated a clothes line into one of my videos after being inspired by your English thrift video, so huge thanks for that). Iโ€™d love to know what your first job was when you moved to LA and how did you land it? How long were you there before you went full time on your own?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
That's so inspiring to hear. Your content looks beautiful - I can't wait to watch the video. My first job was at Paige as a menswear designer and I got it through my friend who was the creative director for the men's department. We met through my blog actually, so putting your work out in the world can definitely open you up to different opportunities! But I was there, then I moved to ShoeDazzle as a content producer (also got this position because they were a fan of my blog), then I started the YT channel and left to do it full time ๐Ÿ™‚ That was about 3 years all together!
Anonymous wrote on May 2, 2018 at 3:18 am:
I always feel as though there was some "purpose" in life that I need to fulfill. Otherwise, what is the point of life if it is always a struggle and I am always hustling to achieve my goals. How do you find a sense of calm or even feel content with your life currently? You always appear so determined in your videos and appear to truly enjoy your life. What is your best advice for someone feeling lost and uninspired with what they currently have?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Love your ambition!! To answer your question, I think I find solace in knowing I'm doing the best I can with what I have. Even 'thriving' creatives you see online have so many goals they're constantly chasing and it's a matter of finding solutions to battle these ideas into execution. The best advice for someone who is finding their tracking again is to be okay with being lost and let that transport you to where you need to me. I fully believe that manifestation and the universe guides you to where you want to be in life if you are putting in the energy and work to see your goals โœจโšกโœจ