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310 entries.
Kelly Zhao wrote on November 16, 2017 at 1:41 am:
Hi Rachel, I'm currently a senior at UCI and I've been meaning to send you an email for months. I deleted my old draft because I thought I was being too corny. But I just wanted to thank you and express how much I appreciate you. I go through ebbs and flows of feeling stir-crazy, and like my life is boring. Feeling like life has lost its exuberance sucks. But somehow every single time, I put on one of your videos, I feel so revitalized. It doesn't matter what kind of video. I am writing this after watching your Whole 30 diet video and I feel so much energy and love for everything. Thank you so much for lending me your coolness through the screen. I wish you much health and success in your future. <3
Hi Rachel,
I'm currently a senior at UCI and I've been meaning to send you an email for months. I deleted my old draft because I thought I was being too corny.
But I just wanted to thank you and express how much I appreciate you. I go through ebbs and flows of feeling stir-crazy, and like my life is boring. Feeling like life has lost its exuberance sucks. But somehow every single time, I put on one of your videos, I feel so revitalized. It doesn't matter what kind of video. I am writing this after watching your Whole 30 diet video and I feel so much energy and love for everything.
Thank you so much for lending me your coolness through the screen.
I wish you much health and success in your future. <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
ah this is so sweet!! thank you for writing to me and enjoy your last year as an anteater! πŸ’“
Mary wrote on November 12, 2017 at 3:15 am:
Hi Rachel - You briefly mentioned you were going through a hair lost phase in one of your videos. What topical treatment and supplements are/were you using?
Hi Rachel - You briefly mentioned you were going through a hair lost phase in one of your videos. What topical treatment and supplements are/were you using?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
well in short, i started taking nutrafol and stopped being stressed/using dry shampoo. i think the dry shampoo was a big culprit. i also take flax seed oil and sometimes rub it in my scalp before shampooing
pauline wrote on November 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm:
Hey!! What program did you use to make some of the title sequences for your videos? specifically the paris vlog ones
Hey!! What program did you use to make some of the title sequences for your videos? specifically the paris vlog ones
Admin Reply by: Rachel
its all in fcpx or premiere - that one in particular i made frame by frame. def not a magic button you press on an editing program.
Emma L. wrote on November 11, 2017 at 8:31 am:
Hey Rachel! I tend to be really really bad at trying new things, especially with skincare. I need to get at least 3 recommendations from people I trust, plus I need to do a LOT of research before purchasing. That being said, I have had the same four step skincare process with the same products for around a year now, and I really want to start branching out and trying new products. How do you do so?
Hey Rachel! I tend to be really really bad at trying new things, especially with skincare. I need to get at least 3 recommendations from people I trust, plus I need to do a LOT of research before purchasing. That being said, I have had the same four step skincare process with the same products for around a year now, and I really want to start branching out and trying new products. How do you do so?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i guess i'm lucky cause i get a lot of things for free to try out... but hey, follow your favorite 'gurus' - ones you trust, and try one or two of their recs. if you like it, keep trusting them! i have so many grwm videos so worth exploring maybe?
eta wrote on November 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm:
which is better in your opinion? Wordpress (free plan) or blogger??
which is better in your opinion? Wordpress (free plan) or blogger??
Admin Reply by: Rachel
this is free except we pay for hosting - wordpress is way more dynamic if you know how to code (which I can't do this complexly)
Margaux wrote on November 10, 2017 at 4:00 am:
I am love love loving this new blog layout, the colors, the typeface all of it is very ~rachel~! Did you code the website yourself? What tips do you have on finding the balls to make a website public?? Luv from the big apple!
I am love love loving this new blog layout, the colors, the typeface all of it is very ~rachel~! Did you code the website yourself? What tips do you have on finding the balls to make a website public?? Luv from the big apple!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
merci xx I didn't - http://thatschic.net/1415-2/ - made it public when it felt right. you'll know.
Renee wrote on November 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm:
Hi Rachel! LOVE your new website! so unique and special! It's really exciting and inspiring every time to see you put something new out here, and here is a thing i am always curious about, as a blogger who shares their life and living as a public figure, how do you balance it with your personal life, have you ever find it a little bit tricky? (heart)(heart)
Hi Rachel! LOVE your new website! so unique and special! It's really exciting and inspiring every time to see you put something new out here, and here is a thing i am always curious about, as a blogger who shares their life and living as a public figure, how do you balance it with your personal life, have you ever find it a little bit tricky? (heart)(heart)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you!! I'm pretty open about everything - I don't have much to hide nor do I embarrass easily, but where I have my boundaries are sharing the lives of the people around me. I respect the privacy of my surroundings and don't share what's not mine. It only gets 'tricky' then because my life can look so one-sided πŸ˜‰
lune wrote on November 8, 2017 at 5:57 am:
tips on starting a blog?
tips on starting a blog?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
go to wordpress, start blogging about things you like. if you meant to ask me how to start a successful one, well, i feel like you're off on the wrong foot with the purpose of what blogging is to begin with
Maria Saldivar wrote on November 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm:
Hi Rachel~ I've been following you for a while and sometimes we exchange in the DM on IG (lol) but anyways I swear every time you post/create something new I literally gasp at how amazing and fresh it is. You are truly an inspiration to me. Here's my random question, Do you love movies if so which one is your all time fav film and who is your favorite director (if you have one) πŸ™‚ luv you so V much!
Hi Rachel~ I've been following you for a while and sometimes we exchange in the DM on IG (lol) but anyways I swear every time you post/create something new I literally gasp at how amazing and fresh it is. You are truly an inspiration to me. Here's my random question, Do you love movies if so which one is your all time fav film and who is your favorite director (if you have one) πŸ™‚ luv you so V much!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
aw hi hi welcome thank u for following and sending me all the validation i need in the world. i dooo loveeee movies. hard questions to answer but i always go back to loving all hayao miyazaki movies with howls being my favorite - but recent favorites are handmaiden by park chan, baby driver, and mother!.
Olivia C wrote on November 5, 2017 at 10:13 pm:
You are the purest form of Internet art. Your new blog is incredible. I also love the little details, like the ability to move the Pinterest photos on the home page. You inspire me. I will throw a question in here: how do you refine an idea, so that it translates to your audience the way you intend? XOXO - please keep creating forever.
You are the purest form of Internet art. Your new blog is incredible. I also love the little details, like the ability to move the Pinterest photos on the home page. You inspire me. I will throw a question in here: how do you refine an idea, so that it translates to your audience the way you intend? XOXO - please keep creating forever.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
merci xx i think not rushing an idea is best. it takes a few run throughs and fresh eyes to keep chiseling away of what works and doesn't work. i'm still looking at the site with things that can be fixed - always .
Nives B. wrote on November 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm:
First of all - l o v e your new space! I've been admiring everything you've been doing for the past few years and it's so nice to see how you've been growing and getting even more amazing with every year. Mad inspo. Second of all, I'd like to know what are some books or websites or things that you turn to for a pick-me-up or some extra inspiration, if there are any?
First of all - l o v e your new space! I've been admiring everything you've been doing for the past few years and it's so nice to see how you've been growing and getting even more amazing with every year. Mad inspo. Second of all, I'd like to know what are some books or websites or things that you turn to for a pick-me-up or some extra inspiration, if there are any?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw thank you!!! So sweet and thank you for following along this whole time. The book store is definitely inspiring, if I had to name names, one book I love is Quentin de Briey's photography and always reference Juergen Teller as well. Hard to pinpoint specifics; everyone is good at different things and I take a little bit from everything I see rather than mimic certain looks/vibes from one person/thing.
Juls wrote on November 5, 2017 at 7:59 am:
Heya Rachel this diggin the new digs! I was wonderin what fonts you used? particularly the gophic-ish for the titles ^_^
Heya Rachel this diggin the new digs!
I was wonderin what fonts you used? particularly the gophic-ish for the titles ^_^
Admin Reply by: Rachel
prefer not to answer these - worked hard on researching the right looks to willy nilly share! but if you reallllly wanted to find out, there's plenty of ways to.
Saldon wrote on November 4, 2017 at 6:45 am:
How do I comment about how fucking awesome your new blog is???? My mind is completely blown away right now. Your old layout was amazing, but this is like a whole new galaxy! Also, please make a video about how you planned and directed this project. I want to know everything about the wonders of technology and how you manifested your ideas into this beautiful beautiful platform. A youtube video would be much appreciated. :))) **still in awe...**
How do I comment about how fucking awesome your new blog is???? My mind is completely blown away right now. Your old layout was amazing, but this is like a whole new galaxy! Also, please make a video about how you planned and directed this project. I want to know everything about the wonders of technology and how you manifested your ideas into this beautiful beautiful platform. A youtube video would be much appreciated. :))) **still in awe...**
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hahaahah, i don't know how to break this down (nor do I think i want to?) other than this is literally how my mind looks. literally. i just drew out how i feel like the content i want to make should be organized nd compiled like and we spent a year tweaking it until it felt perfect. alan is the superstar who took all my crazy ideas and translated it into tech πŸ™‚
Leena Boakye wrote on November 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm:
Not a question just an appreciation for this revamped site! Loved ya then & Luv ya now p.s saw these earrings & thought of you http://www.bettybones.com/product/cherry-bow-earrings
Not a question just an appreciation for this revamped site! Loved ya then & Luv ya now p.s saw these earrings & thought of you http://www.bettybones.com/product/cherry-bow-earrings
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank U sm - love u back and those rly cute earrings x
Ana wrote on November 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm:
Hi Rachel, I'd like to know if you ever had to deal with mental health issues while having your blog (burn-out, depression, anxiety)? This industry requires so much effort and it can be a good pressure, but also lead you to these kind of problems... Also, do you know how to deal with anxiety caused by social networks? I feel so overwhelmed by this world sometimes...
Hi Rachel, I'd like to know if you ever had to deal with mental health issues while having your blog (burn-out, depression, anxiety)? This industry requires so much effort and it can be a good pressure, but also lead you to these kind of problems... Also, do you know how to deal with anxiety caused by social networks? I feel so overwhelmed by this world sometimes...
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i can have such a winded response and this has been a lingering issue that i can feel seeping through instagram. an easy answer, youre not alone in this. secondly, sometimes, it's best to truly disconnect. the internet brings too many boxes. hope you can find incremental peace; small steps
alisya wrote on November 1, 2017 at 3:24 am:
where do you host your website?
where do you host your website?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
wurdpresss
Kyra Karakatsanis wrote on October 30, 2017 at 11:13 pm:
Rachel I adore you! I'm recently 20 and for the past year I've truly looked up to your outlook on life and how you embrace your creativity. I often go back and watch your daily vlogs for the bits of 'big sis' advice that slip through. Ok, this was not a question so far but....how do you see the big picture when it feels like your goals are far (and I mean far!) from reach?
Rachel I adore you! I'm recently 20 and for the past year I've truly looked up to your outlook on life and how you embrace your creativity. I often go back and watch your daily vlogs for the bits of 'big sis' advice that slip through. Ok, this was not a question so far but....how do you see the big picture when it feels like your goals are far (and I mean far!) from reach?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you lil sis for all the kind wordzzzzz. man sometimes it's really hard to look that far, esp with how fast the world changes. (like who knew i'd be here 10 years ago??????), i tend to look at medium picture and play with immediate, tangible things. they eventually build into something formative.
Ioanna wrote on October 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm:
As someone who's watched every video of yours more than 3 times (stalky, i know) and has been inspired tremendously by each one, I was wondering when will your next vlog upload be.
As someone who's watched every video of yours more than 3 times (stalky, i know) and has been inspired tremendously by each one, I was wondering when will your next vlog upload be.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
that's amazing, congrats on that view count. i am forever grateful. currently working on a week vlog i did about what i ate in a week (during my whole30) and stay tuned for december for #31daysofthatschic! x
Gigaishu wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:39 am:
What do you think Humans can do to prevent narcissism and being completely selfish?
What do you think Humans can do to prevent narcissism and being completely selfish?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Lots of self-reflection. 2010's has been narcissism-inducing fuel. Maybe if we ask more questions, remain curious, stay humble through actions, realize we don't actually know it all, and also weigh the value in the things that motivate us, we could open room in our lives to appreciate each other more.
Becky Bower wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:38 am:
What do you do to make yourself feel confident when you aren't really feeling the best or you're feeling uncomfortable?
What do you do to make yourself feel confident when you aren't really feeling the best or you're feeling uncomfortable?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Give myself a realllly good spa day. Then I just remind myself that I am fucking awesome and there's only one of me and I have amazing people in my life and that would only be the case if I was the best person I can be for myself and everyone else *run-on sentence*
Zena Aqilla wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:38 am:
How do you stay inspired and make a different content from a lot of the existing youtubers? You are such a breath of fresh air!
How do you stay inspired and make a different content from a lot of the existing youtubers? You are such a breath of fresh air!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
It actually makes me more inspired to NOT make what everyone else is making. It's actually easier to narrow down what you don't want to do.
Hillary wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:37 am:
If you ever needed some time to re-discover yourself, where would you go?
If you ever needed some time to re-discover yourself, where would you go?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Somewhere really foreign but with lots of natural escapes.
Rebeca SΓ‘nchez wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:37 am:
Have you ever feel fear to start a new proyect and? How to overcome fear?
Have you ever feel fear to start a new proyect and? How to overcome fear?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Laziness more than fear. I overcome fear when I remind myself that the reward on the other side weighs more than the fear to get there, IE: an apartment without spiders if I can just get over the fact that I am face-to-face with a spider and all I need to do... is to get the damn thing inside of the cup... walk outside... without it jumping on me... to release it.
Kat Aba wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:37 am:
How did you start getting into the industry and making the correct connections?πŸ’™
How did you start getting into the industry and making the correct connections?πŸ’™
Admin Reply by: Rachel
It helps being in a city with a thriving community of the industry you see yourself in. One friend will lead to another, and then you'll always yourself with something to do. Be nice to everyone.
Amanda wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:36 am:
Where do you see your youtube channel going? (I LOVE YOUR CONTENT, RACHEL!! β™‘β™‘β™‘)
Where do you see your youtube channel going? (I LOVE YOUR CONTENT, RACHEL!! β™‘β™‘β™‘)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Honestly, I have less of an idea now than when I first started. But thank you! I am just making things that I like right now when I find it therapeutic.
Rel wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:36 am:
What was your first fashion/creativity job? (other than blogging) luv u girl!! πŸ–€πŸ’•
What was your first fashion/creativity job? (other than blogging) luv u girl!! πŸ–€πŸ’•
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Paige Denim - Menswear designer x
eta wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:35 am:
Some tips on getting motivated?
Some tips on getting motivated?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Get a clear mind, then revisit the ideas that excited you before.
eta wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:35 am:
What do you do for living right now? Since youre not very active on youtube anymore πŸ™‚ love you πŸ’•
What do you do for living right now? Since youre not very active on youtube anymore πŸ™‚ love you πŸ’•
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I'm doing some consulting jobs, but still mostly YouTube/influencer stuff. I'm lucky that I have one great client (Adobe) that keeps me afloat while I have my existential crisis.
Lalloalo wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:35 am:
HOW DO U LOVE URSELF
HOW DO U LOVE URSELF
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Realizing you are in charge of your life. Also, the power of manifesting. And SMILING! Smiling brings joy for yourself and from other and it fosters a positive environment πŸ™‚
Alba wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:34 am:
1. How do u keep up with ur BuJo. 2. U mentioned a site revamp, when's that coming out? 3. What inspires u to film and edit the way u do? <3
1. How do u keep up with ur BuJo. 2. U mentioned a site revamp, when's that coming out? 3. What inspires u to film and edit the way u do? <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
1. Idk, I need it more than it needs me, but sometimes I neglect it and it's totally okay. 2. Hopefully now [that you're reading this :)] 3. Seeing things that I never want to film and edit.