Ask Rachel

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253 entries.
bloom wrote on February 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm:
you know i find it so crazy how nowadays one can just draw so mush inspiration from someone they have never met through social media and youtube. but i just stopped by to say that you constantly inspire me with the content you produce and i am very grateful. you have helped me realise my goals and who i wish to be. so all i'm trying to say is, thank you <3 love always
Admin Reply by: Rachel
*happy tear* my children
riri wrote on February 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm:
heeyyy, loving your videos soo so much! you are my biggest inspo at the moment, for sure!! 🙂 by the way, i wonder what brand is your puffer jacket, cuz i've been trying to find a good quality one for so long and did not succeed but yours looks amazing <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Omg I love it so much, it made such a difference being in the cold NY weather. it is from my friend Dani Roche and her brand is called Biannual 🙂
Kaitlyn wrote on February 21, 2018 at 6:35 am:
Im planning my trip to Paris and have just watched your vlogs! Live laugh love them! For your blog photos, what camera do you use? Im looking to purchase a cheap-ish digital camera thats great for travelling.

You're f a b.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
those are my favorite blogs too! I use the canon g7x! xx
Jess wrote on February 21, 2018 at 4:37 am:
Hey Rachel! What do you usually wear to a fashion/beauty related job interview?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
professionalism is out the door. I don't even think about it
erica wrote on February 21, 2018 at 12:34 am:
hi raych! I know that you have said you have been consulting for glossier, and in the past you've mentioned doing similar work for other brands. i am thinking of creating my own consulting business and was wondering if you have any advice, including on how to pitch your business? thanks so much!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Honestly I don't have the answers to everything, I kinda am an opportunist and I see room for improvement and I know how to make it happen. I think companies value my point of view and expertise and thats how I get hired for what I do. a lot of it comes from doing a ton of research and having a really keen finger on the pulse of everything thats happening!
hilal wrote on February 20, 2018 at 11:43 pm:
hiiiiiii, hope you're well
i was just wondering what film camera you use?
i'm pretty sure you mentioned in a youtube video but i can't find which one :((((((
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I use the Canon g7x! 😊
nera wrote on February 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm:
Hi, I love your videos!!!!!
I wanted to know why you were abscente lately.. ?
I find it a shame that you do not post regularly and also if you were going to make a new video of your bullet journal for the year 218?
xoxo love u
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Thank you! Well, if you follow me on IG, you might have seen in my story that I was consulting for Glossier for a month. I haven't had the bandwidth to edit videos. I finished my contract though and should hopefully be getting on track soon! x
Jaz wrote on February 19, 2018 at 12:39 am:
Please do another skincare video!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
what kind?!
Anne Young wrote on February 15, 2018 at 6:50 am:
I'm always interested to know how couples meet. What is the story behind you and your bf?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
we met through a friend of a friend and we also started dating before dating apps became a thing. so its kinda wild
Oyuki wrote on February 13, 2018 at 5:52 pm:
Hi Rachel, I'm in high school and I've been watching your videos for about a year now,and I'm obsessed with you as a creator and the quality of your videos, you are one of the few people that inspire me, but my questions are...what do you do to get your creative juices flowing? How do you come up with new content? and Lastly, what are some tips for someone that wants to start a blog?


Thank you 🙂
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Its important to gain inspiration from everything you do, and the process of creating comes from trial and error. just start making things that you love and collaborate with your friends, and ask for peer review! xx
<4 wrote on February 12, 2018 at 10:28 am:
which one of you friends is the one who worked on the greatest showman
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Bettina! x
Dy wrote on February 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm:
Hey Rachel! Just dropping by to let you know that Im HUGE fan of youuuuu. You're amazing, your style, your vibe, originally, works literally everything! You're such an inspiration<3 I always always look for to your videos. you do you girllll

xoxo,
your fan all the way from singapore 🙂
Admin Reply by: Rachel
You so sweet you so sweet 😘😘😘 love all the way from LA
Ang wrote on February 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm:
Hi! I’m looking for comfy slides to wear to yoga, do you have any recommendations?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I would never wear slides in public so I don't care how cheap or ugly they are..I would probably get 5 dollar slides form target or something
Trishna wrote on February 8, 2018 at 11:55 am:
Hey Rachel,
I love your blog and your videos. You have kinda motivated me to start blogging and making videos. Any tips on getting started?
Love,
Trishna
Admin Reply by: Rachel
yay ❤️❤️❤️so happy to hear! I think video making is a really big bite to take and can be really intimidating. I always suggest to just do it- you're probably not gunna post your first video because you not going to love it. but it'll give you perspective on how to film and edit your videos, you almost need and initial trial run!
jo wrote on February 8, 2018 at 10:19 am:
hi Rach! I wanted your opinion on whether is it better to buy Canon g7x mark ii or Canon g9x mark ii??
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I used the g7x, haven't heard that much about the g9x. I can't really give you comparisons, butttt I love my camera!
carol wrote on February 6, 2018 at 9:22 pm:
favourite 4 places to purchase gold necklaces?? i'm really stuck but i want to get something for my friend, any suggestions????
Admin Reply by: Rachel
-Everything But The House - ebth.com
-the Real Real
-Downtown LA (no specific stores, I just wander around until I find something I like!)
Stephany wrote on February 6, 2018 at 7:10 am:
Do you ever feel bombarded with content from others? I don't know where I am creatively at the moment, and social media is draining me while I endlessly scroll looking for "inspiration"... How do you translate your mind into something visual?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
sometimes when I see too much, I just disconnect and go outside or do something off of a screen and it allows my mind to wander on its own without any crutches
Candi wrote on February 6, 2018 at 3:53 am:
Do you have any travel/hotel booking advice? You travel a lot and I'm curious how to manage budget/expenses.

Love your vlogs!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I always try to find the small boutique hotels that cater towards creatives, and they usually have good rates. Like the Ace Hotel! x
Eliza wrote on February 6, 2018 at 3:35 am:
Have you had any bad experiences while driving recently?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
ummm always, I have such terrible road rage. the last bad experience I had was that some guy was trying to cut me off. I didn't realize my windows were down and I was screaming lil bitch....and then he rolled up next to me and said you better watch your mouth because you a lil bitch 😶
Chaneli wrote on February 6, 2018 at 2:04 am:
I would like to travel to California but i'm unsure of which city to start out with.. what do you recommend? Do you think its best to visit LA first or somewhere else?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
It depends on how much time you have! I think starting in San Francisco and driving down to LA is a beautiful experience and stopping in Carmel on the way- its a gorgeous drive, about 6 hours. plus Northern California and Southern California are two very very very different places
jan wrote on February 4, 2018 at 5:25 pm:
hey i rly miss ur videos 🙁 pls upload soon xo
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I miss you too
Jordy wrote on February 2, 2018 at 9:39 am:
Hi! I was wondering where the necklace you're wearing in the ITG getting ready on the go video is from?? so cute
Admin Reply by: Rachel
It was just a plain gold chain necklace I got from the downtown jewelry district x
IC wrote on February 2, 2018 at 6:30 am:
hi rachel! i'm your fan from the philippines. -i just wanted to ask you if you ever had doubts following your dreams right after college? right now i feel like i'm in the middle of something and for some reason i feel like im wasting my time not doing something i actually love. did you ever feel that, and do u have advice to younger people like me? -hope you had a great day ♡
Admin Reply by: Rachel
just do something you love whether or not you make money or see a future with it! I had no idea 10 years ago that I would be doing Youtube full time, nor did I aspire for it. We live in an ever-changing environment with social media and stuff, its really hard to put definitive answers on anything. You just have to be in tune with how the world is changing and find a place for yourself in it! x
Alex wrote on January 30, 2018 at 10:48 am:
When is your bullet journal video going to come out? I loved your first one and I can't wait for the follow up.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
working on it right now, but have been super super busy with other jobs!
Clara wrote on January 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm:
Hello Rachel!
I've been following you for a while now and I'm such a fan of your work and your creativity. You seem so true to yourself, and I really love that! I remember that the first video I saw on your YouTube channel was the WHAT TO WEAR THIS WINTER Lookbook and I have to say it still one of my fav videos you ever did. I love the way you filmed it, edited it (the music is on point) and not to mention your sense of style and hair (damn, you rocked that hair color). I would love to see more videos like that on your channel!
Thanks for your positivity, creativity and energy Rachel, and keep up the good work!! xx
Clara
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you! I really love that video too, for a while I didn't have someone to film my videos - I do everything myself. Its hard to pay out of pocket for a video that is not sponsored, to be totally transparent.

Butttt I will try to work on it! I have a new assistant who is also typing out this response. hiii I'm Brigitte hii 🙂
yllana antenor wrote on January 27, 2018 at 5:07 pm:
Hey Rach!!

Where is your catch-all transparent wallet from that I've seen in your recent 2017 31 days of thats chic vlogs?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Superdry !!
loverachel wrote on January 25, 2018 at 1:50 am:
How were you like back in highschool? I’m in my last year of bachelors degree and life is going great (In every aspects). However,whenever I visit my hometown the friends from highschool and all the bad things that had happened there still haunted me til today...
Admin Reply by: Rachel
girrrrll maybe you gotta stop living in the past. But me in high school, I was a rambunctious little kid...still am!
Jessi wrote on January 25, 2018 at 1:12 am:
Hi Rachel! I was wondering you knew of any "safe" perfumes. I've been really getting into perfumes lately, but the insane amount of chemicals in perfumes worry me. I know you're into fragrances, and was hoping you could recommend me some non-toxic perfumes! Thank you so much!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I really really loveee the oil fragrances at Whole Foods and they're super cheap!! 🌸
Soph Boobyer wrote on January 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm:
Hey Rachel,

Firstly I think you're the bomb!! That's such a cliche phrase and so uncool but I think you're so amazingly positive and inspirational. I'm really out of a creative degree in UK and i'm hustling my little lift away. Could you reply, or even better make a lush youtube video, about hustling please. Just how you go about it, how you feel about it, your process for making opportunities happen that don't even exist before you say they're there. I'm trying to do exactly that at the moment and would love to know your view point

I hope you're having a great January and 2018 so far. I wish you all the happiness and joy in the world, and so much love. I'm sorry for being so fan gurl, but I think it's amazing that because of the internet I can be inspired and enthused by someone like yourself towards my own life.

Stay golden <3

xxxxxx Soph Boobyer xxxx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I really love how you said that, it definitely is a very interesting video to make. I've been wanting to do a video of those sorts for a while but trying to do it without being so wordy.....wordyy..

But to answer your question, I think I'm really good at seeing problems and coming up with solutions before anyone else does. And in that sense, I use that skill to hustle with opportunities that people haven't seen yet. I guess I'm like an opportunist by nature in some way!
J wrote on January 22, 2018 at 9:39 am:
Hi Rachel,

I was reading through some of your questions and saw that you mentioned you were in, "asset management in housing-development." How did you make the switch to being a denim designer and content creator, even though you did your bachelor's in Economics?

Thanks and absolutely love your videos! xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I got hired at that job because I worked at Starbucks and the girl really liked me and hired me to work at her office. I just did it to get through school. I think because I share such a vision that is very particular online, is how I got hired to do my job at Paige. They scouted me!