Ask Rachel

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290 entries.
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?

xoxo
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
resa wrote on March 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm:
hi rachel, since you are a creative and influencer that supported h&m studio, i'm wondering what your thoughts are on the latest h&m lawsuit with revok and the compromises that the company makes regarding artist rights?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
It's unfortunate that these things keep happening. But also knowing that these teams are huge and ginormous - I have a great relationship with the PR team in NY... that's like 5 people out of probably 100+ in just PR. I always leave room for error with these companies because sometimes it is the mistake of just one person. Not an excuse, but I've made mistakes too in huge corporate settings, and it's hard to finesse each decision. I do know they are constantly hiring extra talent to oversee mistakes and hopefully prevent more like these.
Rumi wrote on March 15, 2018 at 9:55 pm:
Hey Racheal! I've started blogging, and by started I mean just taking pictures, and I wanted to know the best way to create my website. I've tried Wix and Squarespace, but they haven't given me my creative push I need. I need total freedom like you have on your blog site. Should I just hire a Website Developer, or become one lol, or do you know any site that'll give me my creative freedom, if that makes sense. Thanks! xoxox
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I've seen some pretty rad things on Wix. What I did with my site was make a wireframe of how I wanted the site to feel and navigate (without any design implemented, purely a blueprint) and worked around that. I worked with a developer because I didn't have the time to figure it all out on my own, but I used to code my own sites! It really helps to design it out first and then put it together and knowing what freedom you need and where. I hope that helps? x
Lil Sis wrote on March 14, 2018 at 5:42 am:
Hi Rachel! Gonna ask you for some relationship advice. How do you work out your insecurities? For example jealousy, self-worth, and comparing yourself to others (eg your boyfriends past girlfriends, him checking out other girls, etc.). Not only are you a massive fashion inspiration, but def a highlighting shining star and role model to look up to for lifestyle and pure radiant positive energy, which is why I wonder and want to know how you go about working out insecurities โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โœจ
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hi sweetie, aw you're so sweet. Thank you and thanks for asking this question that I think it's a difficult road to navigate on our own. The best thing for security in a relationship is actually the person you're in a relationship giving it to you. You should be confident and your own person beforehand, but if your partner isn't making you feel secure and open, of course it'll leave room to second guess yourself. Often in relationships, my best advice is to be 100% open with the person and leave no rooms for secrets. If you are open, it usually fosters room and the expectancy for the other to be open as well.

I hope that helps ๐ŸŒ
m wrote on March 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm:
HI rach! I was just wondering did you vlog in Paris? Your Paris vlogs are my favourite, and I can't wait for you to post any video on YT!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I did... kinda, but I need to go through the footage that I forgot about until this message ๐Ÿ™ˆ oops!
Alison wrote on March 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm:
Hi, do you have any eye cream recommendations for your late 20's? ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I don't *love* anything right now. I'm using La Mer eye cream which is nice... will take recommendations on Twitter!
Eloisa wrote on March 12, 2018 at 11:54 am:
Hi Rachel. Can you do a post/video about the business side of That's Chic? I'm a freelancer as well and I'm always curious to know how other creatives hustle to pay the bills. What's your daily workflow? How do you make sure the work keeps coming? ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Yes I can try. I've been collecting questions to make something about it. Daily workflow is always up in the air, I just tackle an on going to-do list that always varies but I find myself always on emails. The worst! I'm always in a feast or famine, but I will always reach out for opportunities to work with brands if I have ideas... that's what kinda keeps me going ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”†
LIL B wrote on March 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm:
Just want to say you are such a babe of life, from one asian girl to another. Where is your lace asymmetric pyjama top from in the first miami vlog? I am livin for it!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
You are so sweeettttt - it's from Frilly. A made to order site, so I made that. ๐Ÿ’ŽNot sure if that cut is still available tho. So good though right?!
Kayley wrote on March 11, 2018 at 6:46 am:
How did you get into art directing, and what advice would you give to someone also trying to get into it as a freelancer?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hi Kayley! I might have answered this already when I saw you, but I'll answer again so others can see! I got into it I think because I wear so many hats doing what I do: photography, PR, marketing, content creation, modeling, styling, strategize. AD is mostly managing people to execute a vision you have, and should you know all the puzzle pieces and how they work, it's easier to create a well-oiled machine from it. If you're freelancing, learn, learn, learn! Learn from everyone, every project, and ask lots of questions.
eva wrote on March 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm:
i hope this doesnt sound weird or pressure you but whenever you dont post i always feel sad bc youโ€™re like my big sis!! being the only girl in a family full of boys and my childhood was spent around boys ive never had anybody to look to for guidance, but im always looking to you for advice and inspiration!! youโ€™re the best big sister ive never had and i appreciate your online presence a ton โค๏ธ i love you rachel!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
sorry, I need to post more! you're so sweet to say that, eva! you guys are like little sisters I never had x
Lana wrote on March 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm:
Do you think itโ€™s necessary to go to school for fashion now, when you can seriously learn so much on your own without having a college degree.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Honestly, no - unless it's a skill you're looking to learn. Like you said, there's so much you can learn without a college degree, that how does one know what they REALLY like and want to expand on until they see what's out there. School can be so confined to a structure that doesn't allow much opportunity to explore a current state of the world. IMHO ๐Ÿ˜…
Diana del Rio wrote on March 9, 2018 at 2:06 am:
How do you straddle having great taste that is a little costly for everyday all while trying to maintain a savings? Also, simply, I'm terrible at saving. Tips? Gracias! Much love to you always and gratitude to you for creating. Xo!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hm, taste doesn't have to be expensive at all! Lots of my favorite items I've found through thrift shops, flea markets, or Craigslist. It's almost the best assessment to further curate your eye to like what you like vs. what capitalism tries to merchandise for you.
Adam wrote on March 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm:
I`m in love with your blog! Good luck! <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Thanks Adam ๐Ÿ’‹
Natalie wrote on March 8, 2018 at 4:49 am:
Hey Rachel,
Whatโ€™s the best advice when your going through a heartbreak.
P.s. youโ€™re sooo lovely.

Xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw, I hope you're feeling better by now Natalie. I think the best advice, although the hardest to follow through with, is to find your independence again and fill your life with hobbies, friends, and time to heal. Time does always heal as hard as it is to imagine sometimes ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Bette wrote on March 6, 2018 at 5:22 am:
What would you get between an iPhone 8 or iPhone X?? And what is your current iPhone including color? ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I have the iPhone 7, the X looks cool, I'd probably get that if I were to upgrade. Honestly, all the iPhones kinda feel the same right now.
helen wrote on March 3, 2018 at 4:33 am:
can you do more cooking videos? not even full cooking videos but show us more of what you make/eat day to day? your whole30 video helped me soooo much with my diet and skin!! also what detox do you do? i saw on ig about going back to la and doing a detox!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I don't really do 'detox' program per se, but I do constantly try to detox as part of my every day diet. I just did a hell week program and it's not detoxing, but it was really great guidance for toning up! x
A wrote on March 2, 2018 at 1:15 am:
I can watch your Vlogmas videos over and over and over and over <3 Much love from the Philippines!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you!!! xx
jojo wrote on March 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm:
what's your favorite spf? like which one for everyday wear, summer, swimming?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Coola makes really great waterproof ones, but every day wear, I like the Dr. Jart CCT because it's like makeup and zinc in one.
Indi wrote on March 1, 2018 at 3:49 am:
Helpppp! My prom is coming up and Im stuck trying to find a simple but elegant dress. What did you wear to your prom and do you have any site recommendations? love ya x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I wore a dress that I bought so early on in my life, I wish I bought a cool vintage dress - something I'd do now. Also, The Real Real has such beautiful cocktail dresses that are pretty affordable if you dig through the site! x
Sloane wrote on February 28, 2018 at 1:29 am:
Rachel! Do you have any hair tips? I live in the south and have a similar hair texture as yours - wavy/curly. Iโ€™ve yet to discover a way to tame my texture and make it look uniform / not looking like the girl from The Exorcist. Youโ€™ve really nailed the effortless look and was wondering what your step by step process is like. I remember you once took over OUAIโ€™s snapchat and posted your process - that was gold btw - would you ever do a similar video for your youtube channel?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
oh i should totally do a hair video, i'm surprised i've never done one! I forgot about the OUAI takeover haha I can do it like that. for now, my only tip is to shampoo on the 3/4 day and lots of hair oil! x
Tori wrote on February 28, 2018 at 1:05 am:
Hi, Rachel! First off, I want to say that you are absolutely gorgeous, and I really admire how you carry yourself in terms of style and confidence and the way you absolutely emit vibrancy when interacting with others. Ethereal is the only word that comes to mind. Youโ€™re ethereal, girl. This raises the question: What is your philosophy on communication? How are you able to be so open, chill, and cool at the same time? Based on your videos, you really attract and influence positive energy. Any tips to building strong, lasting friendships? x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw this is so sweet, thank you for noticing. Hm, I think as far as communication, it's best to be open both to yourself and externally. ALSO if youre comfortable, the person youre talking to or are friends with will feel comfortable too and open up to you and thats always appreciated. sometimes you even gotta fake the comfort until it's real
Nicole wrote on February 26, 2018 at 12:29 am:
Hey Rachel. I've been a slump these past few months. I have no idea what I want to do with my life and I feel like everyone is pressuring me to choose a career. How did you know to take the path you have chosen?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I really didn't haha I think it helped that I was flexible and very curious, so I explored a lot and also have gotten very lucky ๐Ÿ™‚ x
Ina wrote on February 25, 2018 at 9:47 am:
Hey, i would like to know if you went university and what your major was if you did ?
I donโ€™t know what to do with my life but your lifestyle and positivity inspire me a lot.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
UCI and Econ! You're so sweet, hope you found a small light x
lรก wrote on February 25, 2018 at 12:32 am:
Hi Rachel have you ever thought of changing your youtube profile picture? You look beautiful in it but I think the picture doesn't represent mood of your youtube content well.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I'm gonna do this today