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290 entries.
aj wrote on January 7, 2018 at 6:48 pm:
tumblr url?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
nada, lo siento x
becca wrote on January 7, 2018 at 11:27 am:
recommendations for inexpensive sunglasses brands that are still cute? looking for some for vacation xox
Admin Reply by: Rachel
try sunnies studio, crap, and le spec!
Dee wrote on January 7, 2018 at 3:18 am:
Hi Rachel,

I loved every minute of Vlogmas 2017. May I ask where your woven bag was from?

D
Admin Reply by: Rachel
It's from https://www.amestudio.co/shop/! But it's sold out... the Claudine would be my second.
Anon wrote on January 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm:
Rachel do you have any tips on how to find yourself again after a breakup? I went through a breakup a few months ago, I was in this relationship for a lot of years and I feel so lost right now. I feel demotivated and my self esteem has been slowly decreasing every day. I guess that’s a part of rejection. I’ve been watching your videos since day 1 and I truly admire you, as a YouTuber but mostly as a person. Sending you love
Admin Reply by: Rachel
aw so sorry to hear! well, i'm no expert in this stuff so take anything i say with a grain of salt and apply only what resonates with you.

1. let yourself feel everything you want to feel and know it will pass
2. you probably lost yourself for a while in this relationship, and remember that relationships should not be two-half people coming in to make a whole... rather, it should be two whole people coming together to enhance each other. find the half you've been missing and try to be a whole human. you will never need someone to complete you
3. reach out to friends, family, coworkers, yoga mat neighbor, and get your mind off it. remember what it's like to have a healthy companionship

hope that helps and hope you find a light at the end of your tunnel xx
T wrote on January 6, 2018 at 11:10 am:
Hey Rachel,

What would be your tips on those wanting to start a blog this year?

Ps1. You’re totes my spirit animal ✨
Ps2. Diggin you’re new webspace 🧡
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i say find a backbone of what you people to associate you with: food, culture, fashion, mood, etc., and write it all down. then sort of branch off that and start creating visuals around it. you'll start to see your on-screen-self form and that is a good jumping off point for the stories and visuals you want to share!
May wrote on January 5, 2018 at 7:34 am:
Hi Rachel! I was wondering if you could do a video on your clothing collection bc I absolutely adore your clothes and style. Also, where do you get a lot of your silk/satin tops and stuff like that bc I love the stuff you have! xoxo
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i'll look into it this year! thrift stores for silks - so much cheaper
Diane wrote on January 5, 2018 at 4:23 am:
Hey Rachel,

What affiliate links have you had good experiences with and what would be your advice regarding the business side of fashion on YouTube? Wanting to get started and nearly paralyzed with indecision.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
amazon and rewardstyle! honestly, don't let all these litttle business things get in the way of expressing yourself. worry about what your message is before you start implementing all this structure that becomes really distracting from your authentic voice.
Shea wrote on January 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm:
What did you do for work before you did That's Chic full time? (Missing 31 days of That's Chic already!!)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i was in asset management in housing-development (i worked there almost 5 years and that shit is still over my heard), denim designer and a content producer at an online shoe company.
Stephanie McLean wrote on January 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm:
Hey Rachel,

First off the new website looks great.
I’m a stylist and I am looking to advance my skills with adobe photoshop and illustrator, do you have some helpful tips?

Please help a sister out! Lol

Thanks,
Stef
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thanks stef! i kinda learned by exploring it and learning all the tools. youtube can teach you anything now! i'm sure you can find something that explains all the tools, that should get your mind going with the possibilities you can create, and from there, any technical questions you encounter, 99.2% of the time you can find a solution online.
aliceee wrote on January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am:
For the Gemini necklace, is it 18" or 21"? I like how you wrap once and let it fall on your neck!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i have two necklaces on, so it's the 18"
j wrote on January 2, 2018 at 9:56 am:
how do you get yourself to work when youre completely demotivated?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
get down to the core, list how reasons you're feeling demotivated and tackle each of those minute problems
Elena wrote on January 2, 2018 at 3:55 am:
Hiya,
been watching your videos for a while and love the revamping of the website!
i'm currently still in uni but i've jumped around a lot. i used to study photography and did a bit of psychology but now i'll be finishing a degree in anthropology in 2018. A big part of me still wants to be in that creative industry but i don't know how that balance between intellectually stimulating and artistically expressed. do you have any advice for people who are floating about?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hiii thank you! jumping around is totally okay. what if you found some way to combine the two? i'm sure there's some strange mix you can have a niche in that satisfies both... isn't that how the best styles are made? eg: alexander wang with sport luxe (was so not a thing 10 years ago!), or daisydaisy with country goth? the strangest collabs make the best stories!
Teresa wrote on January 1, 2018 at 8:49 am:
Hi Rachel. I'm an Aquarius and I think you're the coolest Sagittarius ever!! Hope you have a wonderful 2018.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you and one of my bests is an aquarius, we have a really interesting yin/yang relationship
Vivian wrote on December 31, 2017 at 8:21 am:
Hi Raych! Where is that polka dot one piece that you wore in Costa Rica from?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
my girl! https://sidway.com/collections/one-pieces/products/anderson-one-piece-spot?variant=34507997191
Jade wrote on December 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm:
Where are your black sunglasses from in the vlogmas 2017 videos? Hope you and Weston are feeling better. Happy New Year 🎆
Admin Reply by: Rachel
finally healed! they're warby parker x virgil alboh
Alexandria Ang wrote on December 30, 2017 at 5:02 am:
Hey Rachel! I'm a huge fan. Do you plan on visiting New York anytime soon?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
<3, and not right now! IG stories will be the first to find out tho x
Renata wrote on December 30, 2017 at 2:23 am:
Do you still feel like a light kid at heart or pressured into changing your attitude to "fit your age"?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
sometimes i feel like a little kid and other times i feel like i'm way older than i am. the youtube / influencer industry has an affinity for youth... it's definitely a fine balance to act your age and somehow be relevant? i really don't want to overthink it at all... so gonna just not spiral... right.. now..
Kellie wrote on December 29, 2017 at 11:20 pm:
Just letting you know what a refreshing presence you are. It's hard to find bloggers/content that feels real but everything you put out seems so authentic and honest. Keep up the good work!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i needed this, thank you x
Rachel wrote on December 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm:
I dont know if this is a blister or a "raw" patch of skin. But I'm in soooo much pain on my heel. And I have an event and am supposed to be wearing these Marc Jacobs heels (killer) to the event because of MY sponsorship.

Any tips on how to get through the night (without the answer being just get hammered).

Thanks!!!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
ouwwwwwwwwwwww hm, maybe i'd try to expand and stretch out the parts of the shoes that hurt you before wearing it (look up freezing a bag of water in your shoe), carry thick jelly bandaids, and lastly, DON'T TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES. they'll only hurt more putting it back on. getting hammered def helps too hehe
chris wrote on December 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm:
music you've been digging lately
Admin Reply by: Rachel
honestly been so indulged trying to find music for my vlogmas that i haven't been looking, what do you like? @ me
starbies wrote on December 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm:
hi raych! I've been trying to grow my channel for about 2 years now, and trying to get more exposure in the youtube and instagram realm do you have any tips ? you're the best! xo
Admin Reply by: Rachel
ah this question is always so hard to answer because I wish there was some secret formula i can share. i think i got really lucky starting my blog and maintaining an image online to which is how I've kinda built everything. but i also started YT cause i didn't see anyone making anything i wanted to watch... i truly think having your own uniqueness that isn't formulated and throws people off is the best trick to do. but again, i have no idea if that's luck or totally true
YING wrote on December 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm:
Do you have any recs on supplement for hair? Also, would love to see you doing hair styling video! Thanks for your efforts and always being so inspiring!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
good to know for video ideas this year! and I really enjoyed nutrafol 🙂
Angela L. wrote on December 29, 2017 at 8:46 am:
how do you get comfortable in front of the camera? aside from the traditional "just do it", any tactics that could be useful for a first-timer that wants to get into youtube?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i try to think of my camera as the audience i'm talking to - like i'm facetiming a friend
J wrote on December 29, 2017 at 8:26 am:
hey! where are the swimsuits you wore in costa rica from? they were all rly cute
Admin Reply by: Rachel
probably my usuals: sidway and made by dawn 🙂 thank you!
Yasmin P wrote on December 29, 2017 at 8:02 am:
dear rachel, have been watching your videos since the last year's vlogmas and you are my favorite! can't describe how connected i felt when i first watched your videos. there is a realness and something fresh about you and your content that was missing in the media. just wanted to let you know that i completely admire what you create, how you translate it to every platform and how it feels so you (genuine). i am a fashion designer and i am applying to get a place in a course really really important to me. I got to speak with the director of the course and he took a look at my portfolio and we had a conversation. he really liked my work but he said that he couldn't understand my style. so till i meet him again in the interview i have to figure it out. kind of all the questions he made got me really confused about myself. ended up having a style identity crise. do you have any advice on how to define a style? how you found your style and how you define it? i like really random stuff so i didn't know how to explain it to him. (like céline, kiko mizuhara, ballet, a bit of glittler ...)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
aw thank you for the sweet words yasmin x

to make you feel better, i have an identity crisis all the time. what really helps me is really focusing - i'll make visual boards of things i like and see how it all fits, then i put together all my stuff/photos/things in my life and see how it matches and start curating from there. your style is yours, it's a matter of making it make sense to someone who isn't in your head. try looking up some podcasts (i don't know any off the top of my head) about branding!
janine wrote on December 29, 2017 at 7:22 am:
hey rachel! i was curious on how you get sent so many interesting products? just watched your day 31 vlog and absolutely loved it - keep it up!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i ask myself the same thing, but to keep it interesting, i say no to boring gifts/stuff i know i won't use or wear.
CSL wrote on December 29, 2017 at 3:57 am:
How did you and KArla meet?!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
we've met in passing a few times but we became close after a really insane night (not debaucherous on our end) from our mutual friend's birthday
K.M. wrote on December 29, 2017 at 3:44 am:
What is your advice for decluttering your space for the new year?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
got a video coming out soon!!! will edit this comment once it's live 🙂
Valeria F wrote on December 29, 2017 at 2:17 am:
hey there raych! I was wondering if you were interested in someone doing a teen summer internship with you that is interested in the line of work that you are in? I would really be interested if so, I’d love to work with you. I have some experience in your field and truly feel that I could be an asset and really learn from you. thanks xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
why don't you email me! raych@thatschic.net x
Ryce Roni wrote on December 27, 2017 at 5:23 am:
Do you think that job hopping is a bad thing?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
1000% no, how will you know what you *don't* want to do?