Ask Rachel


253 entries.
Sophia wrote on April 30, 2018 at 10:48 am:
What photo/ video editors do you use? Whatโ€™s your favorite filter?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I actually shoot a lot of film, so I don't use any additional filters. As for my videos, I use FCPX ๐Ÿฆ‹
Isabel wrote on April 30, 2018 at 8:13 am:
Hello! I've been wanting to start a blog for some time now but I have no idea what platform to use. I was wondering what platform you used and how you created your blog, thank you!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
This is made on Wordpress, but I really love what I've seen people do in Squarespace and Wix ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
may. wrote on April 29, 2018 at 5:52 pm:
Hi Rach!!!

I love you so so much and your style is incredible. I was wondering if you could do a closet/jewelry collection vid of your staples and favorite pieces of jewelry! I always get so much inspo from your clothes and I would love to see more.

Admin Reply by: Rachel
I love this idea! Will flush it out even more ๐Ÿ™‚ x
Lea wrote on April 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm:
hey rachel, this may seem suuuper random but ive just watched your vlogmas from 2017 and i was just wondering where you got your big black sunglasses from? they are just too chic and cute!!and i wanted to tell you, that ive been very very inspired by you lately and i am so happy that you are back on youtube! loved your recent video about bullet journaling, gave me the motivation to finally write in my journal again. thank you and love you. have an amazing day<3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
They're from Off White x Warby Parker! Thank youuuu I love my BuJo and am so happy to share it with ya'll ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ
Nanxi wrote on April 28, 2018 at 5:59 am:
Hi Rachel,

I have moved to a new city for two years, I have been struggling with making new friends . How did you make so many friends after you moved to LA?

Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hi Nanxi ~ I met my core group of friends at work and I think we were just at a point where we were all starting out so we really bonded. I've also had lots of connections and acquaintances that turned into friendships from the internetz. IG is a great way to meet like-minded people imo! x ๐ŸŒน
Izzy wrote on April 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm:
Do you still wear that amazing Gary Baseman x Coach jacket? I just managed to scope one out on ebay after falling in love with yours seeing it in your videos!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I do from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚ it's still very precious to me so I don't wear it that often but I won't ever get rid of it. Congrats on the purchase! I hope it was an amazing deal.
steph wrote on April 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm:
How do you stay so "relevant" while keeping your uniqueness and creativity? I find that a lot of big-name influencers are actually all the same. They each have their own personal touch on the same product. You're different, in the best way possible! I don't know exactly what I'm trying to ask, but hopefully you understand!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Look away from a formula and what others are doing and follow the instinct that you're attracted to. It's hard though, I often need to disconnect because we can be 'too' inspired by the our apps. I need time away to process what I like and don't like in my daily living as I purge and think ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ
christina wrote on April 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm:
Hi Rachel, I am looking for a cute flirty dress for my graduation from grad school any suggestions? I've looked at reformation and realization already!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I'm gonna say it again, The Real Real lol. You just need to dig and it makes it easier to navigate when you finesse the filters to what you want and your size, etc.
Tia wrote on April 16, 2018 at 5:55 am:
Hey Rachel, have you found that coding knowledge has been important in what you do?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Yes, but I like to learn a little bit of everything so I can at least navigate conversations. It helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my site and how to communicate what I wanted with my developer! x
loverachel wrote on April 13, 2018 at 4:54 am:
How do you deal with haters or people who assumed you're someone you are certainly not?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
That they're not worth my time if they're the type of people to jump to conclusions and would rather fill in what they don't know with negative thoughts. Don't need to waste energy on them folks. I hope they find peace in their life tho โœŒ๐Ÿป
Madison wrote on April 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm:
Hey Rachel! I am planning a trip to Vietnam, Do you have any suggestions? There will be 4 of us on the trip. Hope you are thriving!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Always thriving. It's springgggg. Do lots of research, and Google is your friend. Sorry, not helpful haha I kinda winged the trip on my own. Also, be prepared to rent a bike and have someone who can ride one on the trip. It made my trip so much more fun having Wes navigate us.
Alex wrote on April 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm:
Hi Rachel. I was wondering if you are going to be doing a career talk. If you are, could you give some tips on how to get clients as a freelancers/ how to network? Thank you!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I have been collecting questions, yes! But still figuring out structure.
zoey wrote on April 11, 2018 at 9:26 am:
rachel!!!! i need serious help! i'm going to this concert this summer (arctic monkeys) and i need an outfit thats comfortable enough, chic enough and that is appropriate for basically 95 degree weather?? any ideas??? (btw maybe you should start some sort of styling series?)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Don't look at Coachella inspo, just wear something comfy and accessorize with the right jewels, scarf, hair stuff. It'll always make a difference! Also, LOVE Alex Turner so much.
Julie wrote on April 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm:
Hi Rachel! Just want to say I love you work so much. When I watch your videos, it's like you've created a world of your own. Just wanted to ask how did you find your passion and how did you decide on it? Was there a specific career you wanted to achieve? I know this is a broad/difficult question, I'm just at the stage of figuring out my life. Also, what advice would you give your 21 year old self?!
BTW you do not look Viet at all hahaha (I initially thought you were half white)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hahaha I am very much in my own world at times. I think I see so much (online and being pitched to all the time) that I very easily get tired of things and naturally like new things that not as many people like. I'm just passionate about creating .... i think it translate to everything else. Sorry if that was a broad answer, it's far too much to really type out into something tangible!
GC wrote on April 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm:
How do you meet people who share the same aesthetic and creative visions as you do? I don't know anyone in the creative circle. I really wish I can meet more people who share similar styles and creative visions with me so we can work on projects together, etc. It is hard to do everything alone.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
IDK, I've met a lot of people through IG and blogging, but I've also been doing this for so long that it's hard to have that fresh perspective on what it was like before. Honestly, going to events helps a lot. But I agree, find friends with the same vibe on IG! Follow each other, meet up, talk about things. Everyone is craving openness the same as you are but everyone is too afraid to be the first one to do it - be the first one to approach.
Earn-Earn wrote on April 4, 2018 at 8:53 pm:
hi I love love love your style and wants to know if you know any cheap alternatives/dupes to your style of clothing cus I'm just one very poor student but wants to look fab like you THANKS! x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Thrift stores! Depop! Etsy! eBay! And smart choices.
Tiff wrote on April 4, 2018 at 3:51 pm:
My partner and I's lease is up really soon and we are so torn. Our current place is way over priced and way too small for two people and two cats.
We are planning on moving out of our current city in about a year but right now we can't decide if we should pay a little extra for a nicer apartment or just move into an okay place and save up?

What would you do?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I can't say I would have the smarter decision for this, I'd move somewhere nicer (but I also work from home and it's v important to me to splurge on something that feels comfortable for me and to work from). I also find that it'll inspire and push me more to work harder to deserve what I decided to splurge on.
nicole wrote on April 4, 2018 at 2:12 am:
you feel like my mom! i know you prefer being referred to as big sister but i dont really have a good/healthy relationship with my mom and youโ€™re always someone i instinctively go to for advice and comfort โค๏ธ i love you so much thank you for being you and allowing us to get to know you
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw, at first I was like, omg no no no please don't go there. But now I'm like, ok let me give you a hug, my child.
gira wrote on April 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm:
hi rach! I'm in search for new laptop and I was wondering which Apple laptop do you have and reccomend? thank u
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I have the Macbook Pro - so worth it. Don't go below a pro, I KNOW IT'S WAY MORE EXPENSIVE BUT IT'LL LAST YOU WAY LONGER
Everlane Heel wrote on April 2, 2018 at 7:20 pm:
What do you think of the Everlane Day heel??
Admin Reply by: Rachel
LOVE mine ๐Ÿ‘ 
May R. wrote on April 1, 2018 at 10:04 pm:
Hey Rachel! What's a country or specific city that you've never been to that you would want to visit?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Right now, Portugal is on the mind โœˆ๏ธ
dianna wrote on April 1, 2018 at 10:03 pm:
rachel! love that you're back on youtube <3! what was your college major?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Trying heh, econ!
Shaz wrote on March 31, 2018 at 3:06 am:
Hi Raych, have loved you and your content for many years now! There is no one that I've come across more rambunctious, fresh-faced and intelligent. Love ya!
Oh and thoughts... would Raych ever wear the nude Yeezy Season 2 Low Knit Boots. xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Thanks Shaz!!! Hahaha, new adjectives I have yet to hear about myself but am thankful you see me that way. As for the shoes, Raych isn't mad at them, but probably wouldn't wear them ๐Ÿ‘ฏ
LAURA wrote on March 31, 2018 at 2:56 am:
Hi Rach,
really love your overall aesthetic and i was just wondering if you could recommend some online stores to purchase gold necklaces/signet rings from?

Admin Reply by: Rachel
Fawnstar has some cute ones, but also EBTH!
Edwina O'Leary wrote on March 31, 2018 at 2:41 am:
Been in a real slump the last few months; your videos inspired me to get out of bed everyday and keep on keeping on. Now I'm inspired to get up and get productive and I credit you 90% for that. Thank you for doing what you do, your attitude toward life is so positive and REAL! This isn't a question, but i just think it is important you realise your powerful impact! xx love always
Admin Reply by: Rachel
What! You are amazing Edwina - thank you for writing this. Reciprocal love and energy ๐Ÿ”ฎ
Jennifer wrote on March 30, 2018 at 9:24 am:
What are your thoughts on so many "influencers" creating their own clothing lines/merchandise nowadays? I understand that you don't support fast fashion, yet it seems hard to escape when some of your associates may be in the Youtube realm.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I feel as though a lot of influencers don't have much sensitivity to conscious efforts and footprint, so... it's not my battle haha. But yeah, you're right, it's really hard to get away from it.

I think it's really important to be okay knowing you won't be a perfect conscious consumer, but you can be a smart one. Often times we feel like if we're going to label our choices, we have to follow-through perfectly, and I don't see that as fair. We can make incremental decisions that turn into habits rather than giving up on an idea that seems too hard to manage.
Morgan wrote on March 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm:
Hi Rachel! Love your videos and style, you are a super big inspiration to me and I really like how you style yourself and your life with originality and always having a little touch that is uniquley you. Seeing this has helped me develope my own style and branch out while still being me. Anyways I was just wondering how you keep motivation to stay active and eat healthy? And was wondering if you have any simple healthy go-to recipes to share xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw, such kind word Morgan. So happy to wear this as well, makes me feel really fulfilled โ˜บ๏ธ

Healthy living is totally a habit. Once you start and feel the benefits of what your body and mind can feel like, is like a feeling you want to chase. I also no longer crave the bad stuff as much as I used to ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ 
Liz wrote on March 26, 2018 at 4:08 am:
Best podcast recommendations!?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
IDK, I listen to This American Life now and then and also School of Greatness is v inspiring as well. Would love more suggestions! x
Hayley wrote on March 22, 2018 at 5:51 pm:
Hi Raych. Just wanna let you know I'm a big fan of yours and really support u no matter what. I am wondering if you can help me decide or not to do hair extensions. I am so scared of the downsides of doing it but I also want to look good cuz I am just crazy on one night and cut my hair short and now I look completely bad.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Let it grow let it grow โ„๏ธ when it's long enough, get someone to fix it!
Annie wrote on March 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm:
hi rachel! i think you mentioned in your youtube videos that you were having some issues with hair loss at some point. do you have any recommendations for a shampoo/conditioner system that you liked? i have a very similar hair texture to yours, i think, (thick, wavy to curly, asian) and have been noticing breakage ever since i did a balayage to it about a year ago. i have been using briogeo to help with keeping my scalp healthy, but am having trouble finding a shampoo/conditioner system that i trust. would love any recos you might have!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Honestly, I think it was using dry shampoo everyday that did it in for me. Unfortunately no secret trick I did. I am taking supplements from Nutrafol which is great and I love Carol's Daughter for haircare! ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿป