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253 entries.
Cynthia wrote on May 30, 2018 at 7:19 am:
Hi Rach!! Night owl here and reading ur Q&As.
How did you and Wes met? Iโ€™m at my late 20s and feeling the pressure/urge and reluctance to social and meet new boys. Kinda clueless now for love life. Any tips/advise?
Ps: Try re creating this blocked concentrated late night environment during daylight. Maybe the feeling of steel time makes you high on creativity so maybe getting into a mood would help. Xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hello fellow night owl! Wow that's actually a really good idea. I'll have to try that one of these days.

Wes and I met through mutual friends and were distant friends for a few years before we started dating. In some way, we were lucky enough to skip the era of dating apps. But man, I have noooo idea! I'm so out of touch. It seems like my friends who are in their late 20s and single rn have stopped focusing on their singleness and have been making impressive, personal strides in their spirituality and career. The feeling of 'expiring' as a woman can be ever pressing, but I think can be conquered within. I really do personally believe that when someone is truly ready to meet someone (and not for the sake of companionship), the energy opens up and love finds its way. ALSO, men have their single-sniffers out. ITS WILD. ESP IN LA. It's like women project horomones. YALL IVE SEEN IT WITH MY OWN TWO EYES.
lili wrote on May 30, 2018 at 4:04 am:
hey rachel! wondering if you ever hired an assistant? i think you mentioned it in one post or video, but i can't remember. are you still looking to expand? if you have hired an assistant, what's been his/her main tasks?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I did!!! she has been amazing and honestly the best help I've had. we got along really well but when an offer for a full-time position fell into her lap, I encouraged her to take it because it would be an amazing experience for her to gain insight into molding her future freelance career.

I would be interested in another assistant again, but man, the internet can be so cruel. Publishing a post asking for paid-help, then having comments not only invalidate me as a creative but also paint my character as entitled and unnecessary, fill me with enough doubt and negativity to outweigh the enthusiasm that found my inbox. Is making a person feel horrible about themselves a successful goal? Does that make you sleep at night? Honestly, I'm really fucking curious how people can be so spiteful while filling in the blanks of someone else's life.

SORRY, end rant. I'm clearly still working out some of my internal battles with byproduct of putting one's self online hahaha.

To answer your question, she helped me a lot with managing projects, keeping my files organized, and editing photos. But it took 1-2 months to get to know each other and how we work.. especially since I only saw her once a week, that process took a while. We got into a groove the last month we were together. She was really helpful when I was consulting for Glossier and didn't have the bandwidth to plan/produce shoots, which she would do then help me with some content. Ultimately she helped me organize and started all my rough drafts. She was amaaazzzzing and always reminded me and told me that she would help with any little thing if it made time management easier for me. If you're reading this Brigitte, hi.
Li wrote on May 25, 2018 at 5:26 am:
Hi Rachel,

I was inspired by your bujo video at first, which I think it is the best tutorial I have seen on the YT. And then I started to look some of your other very inspirational videos and I felt resonant with your individuality and attitude to life/fashion. I assume it always needs some courage to be a freelancer, may I ask what makes you decide to be a freelancer? What is the biggest challenge/obstacle you have met so far?

Only the best,

Li
Admin Reply by: Rachel
HI Li ~ aw thank you. I'm so happy you enjoy my work! I became a freelancer because I worked in the industry for a bit before I started YT full time. Working for myself can be challenging because you never know when the next project is coming in. Since I have a more 'personal' brand, I also have to be mindful of the projects I take on... and I say 'no' to a lot of projects and opportunities. But the other side of freelance, I do that still because I know I'm good at what I do, and I might not always have the avenue to push it myself on my own platform (YT, blog), but I can translate what I know for another brand. It's complicated. I'm always hustling... it ever stops. Sorry, it's a pretty vague answer for a vague question. I hope it gave a bit on insight?
Rayven wrote on May 25, 2018 at 2:04 am:
Hey Rachel!

I'm just starting to get into jewelry pieces. I'm looking for minimalist-ish quality pieces that won't break the bank account. Would you mind recommending your go-to jewelry shops?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I like the DTLA jewelry districts. It is pricey because you're buying real gold, but it's an investment that is definitely worth the money and will never go bad on you! x If you don't live in LA, look up wholesale jewelry marts around you ๐Ÿ™‚
leelee wrote on May 23, 2018 at 9:04 pm:
hi raychel! i'm always so stoked when i see a new blog post or video from you. do you find that a blog post or a video takes longer? curious as to why you don't publish blog posts more often (assuming bc it's a shit ton of work?!). but just know your followers looooove them and check for them every day. ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Mostly because I dislike writing and never know what to say. But then editing photos, making sure they're resized and decompressed, figuring if GIFs and stuff would look good, designing out the post... all takes time. Edit a video is even more work as you can imagine! I work alone... on top of keeping up with a heavy inbox flow and press events during the day, I get burnt by the time I'm on my computer :((((((((
Olivia wrote on May 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm:
Hey darling - I have a few questions for you. First, will you be doing #30daysofthatschic this summer? Your summer vlogs are some of my favorites, I actually replay them more than would be considered normal I think. The second is advice. I fall into the habit of being self-conscious sometimes, and it envelopes me. I start applying it to all avenues of life - love, career, friendship, etc. Does this ever happen to you? How do you stay on top of your self-confidence? Thanks for being a constant inspiration to me -- Love always. xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I ran a Twitter poll based off this question, and the results skewed that way. So yeah, probably. Oh no, that's never a good feeling. Of course it happens to me; I think everyone feels a sense of self-doubt every once in a while. Everytime I'm in that rut, I sort of remind myself that I'm my own human and there's no one else like me. We are all our own individual and I disconnect and rediscover what makes me happy ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
Amy wrote on May 22, 2018 at 2:07 am:
Hi Rachel!

I was wondering if you have any tips on finding personal style?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I would try to steer away from things that are curated (clothing stores, websites, etc) and go to a thrift store and pull things that catch your eyes, then curate those pieces from there. But you know, it's hard. I'm still exploring what I like and it forever changes. I don't think I will ever have a definitive grasp on what my personal style is, and that's okay. That's just my style ๐Ÿ˜‰
Lilian wrote on May 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm:
Hi Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚ have you ever been on a long distance relationship? do u have any advice for those whoโ€™s in it?
Have a great day <333
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I haven't! So hard to answer that because I think it's completely personal and up to whatever you want? I need physical intimacy and personally, don't think I could open up if the variables weren't in that favor. Now, if Weston suddenly had to move, I truly have no idea how that will pan out and would be unfair of me to make some declaration on that - love is too finicky and moody for me. It's why I don't have tattoos haha
Linh Nguyen wrote on May 21, 2018 at 8:07 am:
Ayooo Raych!

I absolutely love your vibe and I often rewatch your videos to relax...a form of artful ASMR. I really loved your videos of Paris, especially the one of you spending time alone there. I'll be alone in Paris for three days this summer. Any advice on some places to people watch, meander, sketch, and take photos? Keep creating and keep being dreamy. Much love from NYC <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Paris is a lovely city to be alone in. There's strangely no pressure or looks for being at a cafe alone. Go to any outdoor boulangeries that you'll find on any given corner, order your fave day drink, and do exactly what you envision. Enjoy and live in the moment! x
Camry wrote on May 21, 2018 at 6:20 am:
Hi gal!! At a stage in my life where I'm unsure if I should create a blog because 1. is it going to be worth it????????? 2. are people going to read it? 3. what can I put on the table that isn't already there?

Really into fashion and would love to incorporate my belief in looking good w/o necessarily sacrificing too much $$$ + looking at putting myself out there as a Filipina lady who's moved to Australia at the age of 8. Would love to see more of what speaks to my identity on social media! But I figured, why wait if I can just do it myself and inspire those who struggle to relate to others because their identity is rarely exposed
Admin Reply by: Rachel
HI CAMRY ~

1. Why wouldn't your *unique* perspective be worth sharing?? or even better, worth documenting for yourself?
2. who the fuck cares, if they do, that's awesome! don't hold yourself to that expectation. creation should be for the creator and the creator only. the audience is a pleasant byproduct.
3. IDK, what is something you haven't seen that you want to see? it sounds like you have a unique story to tell and a way you seem you want to share it. So go for it! There's nothing that's majorly investing about starting a blog, which is why they're so awesome to make ๐Ÿ™‚

GOOD LUCK! We'll be looking out x
Jamie wrote on May 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm:
Hi Rachel,

What are your best diet/health tips to stay in shape?
What are your favorite places to eat in LA?

Love your channel <3

xx,
Jamie
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I say do a lot of research... you'll be surprised what you uncover about your food that can definitely turn you off to things. It's also one of those things that with micro changes, you start to see and feel major differences in your body that makes you want to maintain as best as possible!
Patricia wrote on May 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm:
Hey Raych! You seem very independent and also like a go-getter, but you still have time to be in a relationship. I know that is do-able but as someone in a similar situation I was curious: before you and Wes lived together, how often did you two see each other a week? How often are you together now whilst living together?
I am always fascinated by relationship dynamics!
Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I know it sounds counter intuitive, but being independent in a relationship, I think, is key. Wes and I really look to each other as partners in life and are each other's best friends! Before living together, we still spent at least 2-3 nights together, but now we're together, we hang out a lot more and do things together a lot more, which is really really nice. But we're still trying to find a balance because we're almost too close haha.
Shivani wrote on May 16, 2018 at 12:04 am:
Hey, I want to get into using film what are you film camera recommendations, I see you use that olympus one it looks cool! Also general digital camera recommendations for someone about to go travelling for four months through europe.
Thanks xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i personally rly like kodak portra right now - you can find on amazon!
rachel wrote on May 15, 2018 at 3:22 am:
hi name twin!!! in your new year new me reset video, you put on a pair of leopard pants in the beginning and i was wondering where you purchased them from? ive been so obsessed with leopard print lately (thank you devon carlson) and i need those pants!!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hi hi hi!! girl they're by a brand Sea, but I got them from none other than... TRR ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Shivani wrote on May 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm:
Hi Rachel,

Love your eye for the creative. Anyway, I wanted to ask how you take care of your hair after a workout. I've recently picked up running again and my biggest question is how I can take care of my hair. Naturally, my hair gets a little sweaty after a run, but I don't feel comfortable having to wash it with shampoo everyday because I know that it'll dry my hair out. However, I also don't want to keep my hair sweaty because I know that it's just as bad as over-shampooing. Is there a happy medium that you would recommend? Or, is it acceptable to shampoo and condition my hair everyday due to the sweat?

Thank you and much love,
Shivani
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I've read once that BO doesn't happen because of sweat, but because our armpits are dark and that's how we smell. I know it's gross, but I air out my head and go about my day after without shampooing for the same reasons you're concerned about. I don't find my hair getting oily after, just wet, so that's how I deal with it. And the day I can't stand how oily my hair is, I wear it in a tight pony all day as an attempt to further train my hair to not produce as much oil. I hope that helps? x
shay wrote on May 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm:
a year ago, i was cheated on by my 3 year boyfriend with a friend of mine whom i trusted. it has now been a year since it all happened and all i am is bitter and jealous over things that she has that i clearly dont (nice body, i got no curves, im basically a twig). my comparing myself to her has come to a point where i literally obssess over her everything. i know you might think its stupid but i still trust my boyfriend because i know him as the person as he is and i believe he made a mistake. but sometimes, i cant help but think that he still fantasizes about her because afterall, i caught him redhanded. it wasnt him who confessed. nowadays when she looks at me she acts as though she is superior to me because she "got my man" and i feel both infuriated and pathetic at the same time. i really try my best every day not to be a bitter and hateful person, but on some days, i feel like thats all that i am. how can i regain my confidence and be more productive with my life?

sorry for bringing up such a heavy topic - no pressure, i just wanted to reach out to you because you always inspire me to become a more optimistic and organised person in life!

love you raych x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hi Shay! I'm so sorry you are going through this. Infidelity is hard, and every case and relationship is different to gauge how things should move forward. But regardless, should you guys decide to work on this, it is his humble responsibility to give you the tools that you can trust him again and feel secure in your relationship. It's also very important to remember that your value as an individual isn't determined by someone else's actions. You are your own unique woman and so special beyond comparison that is not dependent on qualities any girl has or lack. As difficult as it is, you will only start healing when you can make a concentrated effort to focus on yourself rather than others. I hope that helps and best of your healing journey x
Beatriz wrote on May 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm:
Hi Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

I am going on a trip with my friends in about a week, and will have to rot in a 20hour flight there and back. I however have a very important event coming up literally a day after my arrival and I am worried that my skin will shrivel up like a raisin and break out due to the long flight (my skin breaks out especially when dry during flights). Do you have any tips or advice? Is there anything specific you do in flights to keep moisturised and break out-free?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
how fun! girl you gotta pack on lots of face masks, and don't be afraid to use more than one during that long ass flight. i'd also carry a ziplock with soaked cotton pads of your favorite toner to keep balancing your skin's PH then slapping on some oil or a face mask to keep your skin hydrated. also, drink a LOT a lot of water and avoid the teas and coffee x
Kim wrote on May 10, 2018 at 6:49 am:
Hi Rachel! I was wondering where do you shop/get inspiration from when you need a dress as a wedding guest? The wedding I am attending requires formal attire and I need some inspiration please! thank you!!! <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Omg I always have a million cocktail dresses saved in my Real Real account in case I need to buy a dress last min. There's so many jewels on it. *plz email trr to sponsor me finally cause damn i talk about them sm*
Teresa wrote on May 10, 2018 at 3:52 am:
Hi chi Rachel!!
I've been a devoted subscriber to your channel for almost two years now. I'm really grateful I stumbled on your on videos because they are always so creative and different from what other creators put out, despite the fact that sometimes you go away. You constantly inspire me to do things outside of my comfort zone, especially in what I wear. Watching your videos also changed my perspective on love and how I should carry myself. Before I thought I would never want to fall in love, but seeing Weston and you together makes my heart melt every time. Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful rest of 2018 because you most definitely deserve it. I hope one day I can meet up and just say hello.
Bye bye~
Admin Reply by: Rachel
AW THANK YOU TERESA FOR THE SUPER SWEET COMMENT. SORRY I LET YOU DOWN AND DISAPPEAR. ILY THO
missthing wrote on May 8, 2018 at 11:24 pm:
Hola - I was very inspired by your Tulum vlog and am visiting this heaven on earth in a couple of weeks! Based on your experience, what are the must-sees, must-eats and must-dos?

Gracias in advance <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Haha I think it's all in the vlog! Cenote, beach, smoothies, have fun! Do a little research in your time off so you know some places to hit up ๐Ÿ™‚ have so much fun!!!! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ 
Hannah wrote on May 7, 2018 at 3:30 am:
hey raych, on my 21st birthday almost a year ago you gave me a sweet gift & a note. on the note you told me to take lots of pictures. i kept that in the back of my mind from the moment i read the note until today and honestly, i didnt take much meaningful pictures my 21st year. most of it i was depressed up until recently. anyways, it turns out everything is okay and i can thank you for much of it -- for keeping me afloat when i felt i was sinking. today, i bought an olympus em10iii and i'm so excited to learn. im excited to put more meaning into my life. im excited you (and weston) gave me the push to open myself up to something ive always been interested in. thank you for being a part of my growth into an adult and for nurturing my spirit when it gets hangry. i hope one day i bump into you so i can thank you in person! xoxoxoxox hannah


oh yeah, my question! how do you find the happy medium between capturing a moment through a camera and enjoying the moment for what it is, without being behind a lens?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
omg ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I forgot that I had written that for you and this beautiful note serves more than a thank you. i am so touched by your message. thank you for writing to me.

There's really no medium for me, I genuinely enjoy taking photos and sometimes it's the experience of the connection I'm having with the subject and my action of capturing how I feel that makes photography so fun. But also, resist the urge to review photos right after you take it. Capture, put your device down, and continue on with your life. Alsoooo I never look back and wish I took less photos โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Lilly wrote on May 7, 2018 at 1:51 am:
Hi Rachel!

I'm currently trying to create a Wordpress site and am looking for a good theme. Would you be able to say what theme you use or suggest any good sites to buy one from?

Lilly x
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Sorry Lilly ~ don't really know the themes, I think my developer did this from scratch.
celia wrote on May 6, 2018 at 10:07 pm:
how can i talk about my decision not to buy fast fashion with people without sounding like I think im superior? im 16 and everyones obsessed w/ fast fashion and its just hard to explain to people why i don't shop at those stores. people get defensive if i say i think its unethical and tell me its too expensive and i'm spoiled.( when in reality all of my clothes are bought second hand.)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Love that you're thinking about this at such a young age! My first reason is that it's never as well made as designer pieces and that if I had $100 to spend on clothes a season, I would rather put that money towards something that will hold its value to resell and also withstand the test of wear. But yeah, you vote with your dollars and it's hard to support fast fashion brands that are usually trend driven and go out of style. Always nice to explain where you come from without making people feel like they're being shamed for their choices. No one is a perfect consumer and you happen to wear lots of second-hand as well ๐Ÿ™‚
Michelle wrote on May 6, 2018 at 5:39 am:
I really want to start investing in quality designer clothing & was wondering what are some of your favourite brands (go to designer labels) as well as your staple/investment pieces in your closet? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I don't really have specific ones I'm married to, a few brands I always look for on TRR are the classics like Balenciaga, Chanel, Prada, Dries van Noten, Moschino. Love a great top and dress. Sorry that's so vague.
Fabbine wrote on May 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm:
Loooong time fan here--thank you for doing what you do! I just got engaged and am excited for a winter wedding! I love your style and you always seem to know cool brands. Other than ref, do you know of any cool wedding stores? what type of/brand of wedding dress would you wear if you were getting married? xoxo
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hahah, I honestly haven't really thought about my wedding dress. I personally would probably go with something vintage and repurpose/refit to give it a second life. Makes me sad that such beautiful dresses are made only to see the light of day once. Have an amazzzzzzing wedding and time shopping for it!! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป

Oh also, sometimes Yoox has some amazing finds.
Diane wrote on May 5, 2018 at 9:04 am:
Hey, megababe Raych! What do you do when you get burned out? Also how do you cleanse your way out of career/personal rut?

PS. I love you so much YOU are the ultimate influencer of my life and you're all kinds of amazing. xo
sending love from Manila, PH
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Usually when I get burned out, I take a step back and try to figure why I'm burned out to begin with... usually I'm tired of looking at the same thing, listening to myself when I edit, etc... and I truly just disconnect and live life until my mind is clear again and I can find what's new to inspire me.

Ps, thank you for the kindest words so much thank you
Sofia wrote on May 5, 2018 at 7:09 am:
Hello Rachel! You have really inspired me to be more myself and give time to my creative side. This might sound weird but watching your videos gives me a feeling of summer, this happy light and free feeling! Now to my question: I live in Sweden and in the beginning of june I am traveling to SF and LA! Do you have any travel tips (not so typical tourist tips hehe) in LA?? Whats you favourit stores? Thank you! Hugs from Sweden! <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
That's so sweet of you Sofia! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I really need to make an LA guide one of these days, but any time I travel anywhere, I always try to connect with someone through a friend or even through IG because the eye of a local is incomparable to what you discover on your own. Shops, I love perusing Melrose Place and a few vintage shops on Melrose like Wasteland. Hope that helps and enjoy your time here! xx
DINA wrote on May 5, 2018 at 3:11 am:
Hey Rachel, what are some of your favorite jewelry brands ? I love your channel so much! Iโ€™ve been watching you for quite a while now which kinda leads me to the next question... do you miss your platinum blonde hair?
Xx, Dina
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I don't really have favorite brands, I buy a lot of vintage or from the gold wholesale market. But I do love Young Frankk - my favorite gold hoops! And, the hair was a great time in my life, but I don't really miss it. It ended up being too hard to maintain and more people seem to be rocking that hair now which naturally turns me off from it.
Elena wrote on May 4, 2018 at 11:50 pm:
Hey gal! Iโ€™ve been a long time lover of your content across your platforms and always am inspired to step outside of the box with my own YouTube channel when ever I watch your videos (I recently incorporated a clothes line into one of my videos after being inspired by your English thrift video, so huge thanks for that). Iโ€™d love to know what your first job was when you moved to LA and how did you land it? How long were you there before you went full time on your own?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
That's so inspiring to hear. Your content looks beautiful - I can't wait to watch the video. My first job was at Paige as a menswear designer and I got it through my friend who was the creative director for the men's department. We met through my blog actually, so putting your work out in the world can definitely open you up to different opportunities! But I was there, then I moved to ShoeDazzle as a content producer (also got this position because they were a fan of my blog), then I started the YT channel and left to do it full time ๐Ÿ™‚ That was about 3 years all together!
Anonymous wrote on May 2, 2018 at 3:18 am:
I always feel as though there was some "purpose" in life that I need to fulfill. Otherwise, what is the point of life if it is always a struggle and I am always hustling to achieve my goals. How do you find a sense of calm or even feel content with your life currently? You always appear so determined in your videos and appear to truly enjoy your life. What is your best advice for someone feeling lost and uninspired with what they currently have?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Love your ambition!! To answer your question, I think I find solace in knowing I'm doing the best I can with what I have. Even 'thriving' creatives you see online have so many goals they're constantly chasing and it's a matter of finding solutions to battle these ideas into execution. The best advice for someone who is finding their tracking again is to be okay with being lost and let that transport you to where you need to me. I fully believe that manifestation and the universe guides you to where you want to be in life if you are putting in the energy and work to see your goals โœจโšกโœจ
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!
-Iz
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.

xoxo,
May
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?

Love
Nanxi
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?

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
mimi wrote on February 24, 2018 at 1:01 pm:
hey rachel this is super random but i just saw casey neistat's vlog about rip offs that was posted around 2 years ago then i came across your comment. I don't know which big youtuber ripped you off but I've never seen any youtubers as unique as you. Your personal touches are everywhere in your videos and they are so mesmerizing and dreamy. I'm not a creative nor an artistic person but I really appreciate what you're putting out on the platform and hope you never stop!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
merci! i don't even know who i was talking about. maybe it was glossier cause they copied my video shot for shot, but it's cool now. appreciate ur comment!
a wrote on February 24, 2018 at 9:14 am:
hi! i was wondering if u could help me! i'm deciding between either the white or the black high top commes des garรงon converse sneakers - which ones do like most/prefer? ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you and have a nice day!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I like white sneakers! Everytime i try on black sneakers, my legs look so short. idk why, cause i love black boots. lulz
claire wrote on February 24, 2018 at 3:10 am:
during vlogmas, your friends gave you a beautiful red dress with flowers on it from realisation and i was wondering what size it was? ive never ordered from there and we are about the same size/height and i want that dress so bad!!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I'm size XS and also can fit into a Small!
Elaine wrote on February 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm:
Looking for a summer wrap dress... Reformation or Realisation?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Ref is more wedding season and realisation is more i'm rly cute and effortless. so... the latter
Rachel wrote on February 23, 2018 at 7:13 am:
So you definitely seem pretty knowledgeable in the health aspect of life, among other things! ๐Ÿ™‚
What are your favorite daily supplements to take? Slash which supplements are the best to travel with in your experience?
Thanks!! <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
look into care/of! i don't like to recommend supplements, it's so personal and trial-and-error. but I like to travel with probiotics
hilal wrote on February 22, 2018 at 1:29 pm:
would you recommend the olympus mju ii zoom 115?? xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
totally! although i had to tape the cover because it kept opening in my purse and now the innards are sounding like it's about to break every time it opens; only flaw.
Anners wrote on February 22, 2018 at 12:06 am:
Your new website is so cool and so you! Love every bit of it.

If you weren't a full time blogger, what would you be doing? What brands and companies would you love to work for?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I really, really enjoyed my time working at Glossier!
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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
You so sweet you so sweet ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ love all the way from LA
Ang wrote on February 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm:
Hi! Iโ€™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 โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ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 ๐Ÿ˜ถ
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 ๐Ÿ™ 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 โ™ก
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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? Iโ€™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!! ๐ŸŒธ
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!
daisy wrote on January 22, 2018 at 2:28 am:
hey girl! i creeped your linkedin and saw you studied economics. what made you want to study economics? what did you want to do as a career when you were in college?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
literally only went to school because I was forced to and it was the most general major I could do. I was already working on my blog stuff and so I was seeing where that was going. I had no vision, I was just going with the flow!
Jen wrote on January 20, 2018 at 11:47 pm:
What size are your Off White x Warby Parker glasses? Can't tell if they're a medium or large. xo
Admin Reply by: Rachel
medium! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
J wrote on January 19, 2018 at 9:54 am:
How do you stop comparing yourself to others?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I focus on self love and I don't let other people's opinions affect any part of my life! x
too shy lol wrote on January 19, 2018 at 5:08 am:
i would love to have an internship with you and work alongside with you but sadly im a minkr and am barely learning to drive ๐Ÿ™ so sad.... i hope you find the assistant you need though!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Thank you I have! and she's helping me write this, she's wonderful. Good luck learning to drive ๐Ÿ™‚ xx
PLOY wrote on January 18, 2018 at 6:50 am:
Hi Rachel! Your New year, New Me Reset video is truly inspirational and I wanna say thank you! I did follow through your video (even had my mac folders sorted out with emojis in its names๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป) and I just feel so much better afterwards. I really adore you and how you stand out among all the other influencers - with the content you created, your delivery style and your chicness in general. I agree with how everyone says you're a breath of fresh air! Keep doing what you're doing, you're my itGirl! ๐ŸŒŸ Lots of love from your Thai fan ๐Ÿ’–
Admin Reply by: Rachel
๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ This is sooo sweet thank you so much! Sometime I just really need to hear this
claire wrote on January 18, 2018 at 3:13 am:
where's your favorite place to buy sunglasses? i noticed most of yours are oversized and its adorable!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I like buying them off the Real Real, but I don't buy a ton of sunglasses. I have a few that I really love and splurged on! x
yvonne wrote on January 17, 2018 at 4:08 pm:
no question to ask just wanna tell u i love the new website layout ๐Ÿ’–
Admin Reply by: Rachel
merci merci xx ๐Ÿ’ž
Riichรฉ Kulo wrote on January 17, 2018 at 10:26 am:
Hey Rachel! ibukun! (Thatโ€™s means blessings in my language). Iโ€™m not sure if this question has been asked or answered but I wanted to know what is a good blogging website to create something as beautiful and eccentric as your site. I donโ€™t want to copy you at all, thatโ€™s not my intention, I have so many wonderful ideas on how I want my blog to use, and all these CMS (like wix, Squarespace) are so simple and I canโ€™t express what I want. Do I just hire a website developer or??? (Lol bones ques. What was your major/what did you study at school?)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hi! I made mine off of Wordpress but I used a developer for it. I hear Cargo and Wix are both really good options, you just have to know how to code a little bit and think outside of the box that they put you in, as the beginning consumer. You can definitely create a quite advanced site on those platforms! & I studied economics but I only went to school because I was forced to. xx
Danica wrote on January 17, 2018 at 12:20 am:
Hi Rachel-

I'm a huge fan of all the content you put out! I was wondering who your favorite designers were when it comes to bags/purses?

xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Chanel 4eva!
Ari Morik wrote on January 17, 2018 at 12:18 am:
How do you save $$? Advice on budgeting?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I guess I'm just a little picky where I spend my money, I'll splurge seasonally on clothes but I'll mostly put the majority of my paycheck in my savings and leave out only what I need for my rent and stuff ๐Ÿ˜… honestly I'm not the best person to ask!
Malin wrote on January 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm:
Hi!
I was just wondering what you did the first year/few years after you graduated? And in comparison to that: if you had finished school now, being interested in a lot of different things but not willing to immediately start studying again, what would you do? I'm graduating this spring and feel there's about a hundred things I want to do.. Every idea seems exciting so there's no anxciety connected to it (yet), but yeah, would love to hear your thoughts. Maybe travel or move some place different? Take a course?
Love from me, thanks for creating such inspiring and authentic work. <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I pretty much started working from the moment I was 15 to now. Even going through college and after college, I was always working whether it was for my blog or a company. I never had time for myself, and if I could do things differently I would live in another city before I got too acclimated where I am! x
alice wrote on January 16, 2018 at 8:40 am:
rachel ! where are your black sunglasses from (the one you wear in most of your videos)
Admin Reply by: Rachel
They are Off-White collab with Warby Parker, you can probably find them on Ebay nowadays!
amanda wrote on January 16, 2018 at 5:10 am:
hey rachel! i have a question regarding your wardrobe... in the first vlog of your summer 31 days of chic you change into a shirt that says je parle francais and i was wondering where you got that top and the shades you're wearing from? so cute!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
The shirt is vintage andddd the sunglasses idk, you'll have to DM me what you want me to identify!
cath wrote on January 14, 2018 at 1:02 pm:
Where is you cupid necklace from??????
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i think its vintage but i found it on the real real! ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป
jane wrote on January 14, 2018 at 11:57 am:
where did you get all those stickers on your laptop from?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
one is from youtube corporate and the other i have no idea, i stole it from my friend, and then glossier ๐Ÿ’„
marieta wrote on January 14, 2018 at 10:18 am:
Hi Rachel!!
Recently I've been thinking about buying "vlogging" camera and I'm stuck between GoPro and Canon g7x
I know theyre completely different but they both can film and take nice pics. Only gopro can go underwater which canon cant but on the other hand canon is amazing to!
I really cant decide so I wanted to know your opinion ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i say canon g7x all the way. the gopro is not comparable to sound quality which is so important to good video making. like, the canon is so good, i rarely use my DSLR to film. the gopro wouldn't be able to replace that. but i want one too, it's definitely a purchase to get once you expand more. also, i don't recommend it completely.... but i've used my phone to film underwater (totally was okay in a pool setting, home buttton stopped working in the ocean lulzz)
Nadhira wrote on January 14, 2018 at 10:07 am:
Hi Rachel!

Just dropping by to say Iโ€™m a huge fan of your work โค๏ธ Visited LA recently (Iโ€™m from Malaysia) and the whole 2 weeks I was there I wished I bumped into you! I even went to larchmont hoping I get to see u there (writing it all down now makes me sound creepy haha).. Youโ€™re such an inspiration! Love your originality and your vibe. Looking forward to your posts and videos in 2018

Love,
Your fan from 8,000 miles away
Admin Reply by: Rachel
aw you're so sweet, sorry we didn't run into each other but thank you for tuning in and so happy you're enjoying my mind ๐Ÿ™‚
Christine wrote on January 13, 2018 at 8:41 pm:
Hi Rachel! I was wondering if you still use Dr. Jart+ Cicapair ย™ Tiger Grass cream? And since the color ultimately turned into a beige, would it not be recommended for those when a medium skin tone? Thank you in advance, hope you're having a relaxing day
Admin Reply by: Rachel
yeSsssssSS i love it so much still - but yah, i guess i don't really use it when i'm tan. i like it cause it's like a physical sunblock. do you have a sephora around you to test it out? it's definitely a love/hate depending on your vibe, you know?
UNKNOWN wrote on January 13, 2018 at 4:46 am:
Hey there! Your videos are such a breath of fresh air and really reflect who you are as an individual. I really respect that. This is a compliment, I swear - it is truly truly such a delight that you are not one of those instagram IT girls donning the same brands and posting the same ads. Stay that way<3 Keep doing you, girl.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you for making me feel better about the choices i make ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
bb wrote on January 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm:
Rayyyyychullllll
How do you honestly feel about the glossier body hero products?? I'm very intrigued, but they're at the price point where I'm gonna be mad if I buy it and don't love them

Thanks!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i actually loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it. the body oil wash is really luxe in the shower and feels great 9/10. the lotion is wonderful and smells amazing as well but i have so many great lotions in my life (i prefer coconut skin trip)
T wrote on January 12, 2018 at 8:08 am:
hi rachel!! i was rewatching your summer 31 days of chic (summer cant come quick enough) and you got answered a question of the day, and in your answer you gave us the advice of investing in 5 things that define our style. i just want to know what 5 things that you own that define YOUR style? thanks for taking the time to answer this question. cant wait for more videos from you!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
oooh noting this for a video idea! ๐Ÿ™‚
Alaska wrote on January 11, 2018 at 12:26 am:
Hi Rachel. If you don't mind me asking, what's your moon sign?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
taurus ๐Ÿ‘€
Valerie wrote on January 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm:
love this new part of your website. thx forever always for making yourself such a generous source of inspiration. and idk if you're in want for some music recs, but i'm super into 1980s japanese disco/city pop/funk right now, and i think you could find a vibe somewhere in it all; i got hooked with 'plastic love' by mariya takeuchi. xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
omg fuck ya thank u
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 thatโ€™s a part of rejection. Iโ€™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. Youโ€™re totes my spirit animal โœจ
Ps2. Diggin youโ€™re new webspace ๐Ÿงก
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.
Iโ€™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 ๐ŸŽ†
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 cรฉline, 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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, Iโ€™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?
Savvy wrote on December 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm:
Do you have any advice for someone who wants to blog full time ?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hm, I say go at it at a passionate, leisurely pace to get your footing and voice while still maintaining an income on the side. once you start feeling confident, try treating it as a business and partner with brand that you see a right fit that you want to create content (or whatever else ideas you have!) for. it can be a slow burn, but I definitely think it's not something to jump into head first to make money.
Erica wrote on December 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm:
Any goals or things you want to do in the next year?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I think i would like to build out a team
Ayanna wrote on December 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm:
How can one set up their own blog? Are there any website resources that are useful in setting up a blog?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i really like lavendaire's advice for content creators https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ma9BfFl5Y
Tania S wrote on December 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm:
hi, may i know whether do you use a selfie stick for your vlog or just using hands? been watching all your vlog while knitting and just suddenly a BIG fan of you ๐Ÿ™‚ hoping to watch your vlog again in near future ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
aw thanks for finding me! heh - it's just my arms. the lens on my camera is pretty wide so it captures everything from an arms distance (it's the canon g7x mII)
Eci wrote on December 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm:
Hi, Rachel! I was wondering, beside making videos and blogging, what other things you do for a living? And... thankyou so much for being such an inspiration. December is tough and watching your videos is somewhat therapeutic and makes me want to stay productive <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
it's kinda been taking up most of my time lately. i used to consult way more, but I haven't been hustling jobs to do that. just one client right now - i've been helping her develop a denim brand.
Unknown wrote on December 22, 2017 at 6:17 am:
Are you still planning on doing a career talk video, I remember you mentioning this and I was really looking forward but not sure if you scrapped the idea or just haven't got around to it?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i have, but i don't know how to actually make it and think of the narrative. it's taken me some time to figure it out because i don't want to come off as awfully arrogant.

Till said video gets some attention, here's some interviews I've done about my own journey

https://www.couturesquemag.com/single-post/rachel-nguyen-interview
http://thestyleline.com/rachel-nguyen/
KT wrote on December 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm:
Any good remedies for clogged nose pores? They've been driving me crazzzzy lately. Thank u <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i don't know! try exfoliating more? when I start getting clogged up, I have a blackhead extractor and sit there and pick at my face for far too long and I definitely should not be doing that. so i don't recommend it even though that's what I do ๐Ÿ˜‰
marlie wrote on December 21, 2017 at 6:38 am:
hey raych! what are some great LA boutiques? much love <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
recess la, wasteland, gift of garb, the line (and all the shops are fun to peruse at melrose place), the platform has more fun shopping too xx
dear wrote on December 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm:
How do we know if the songs has copyright? and how will we know if we can use it? I really want to do some video on youtube but I worried about the song. hope you can advise me:)) Thank you very much
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hiii, you can always check https://www.youtube.com/music_policies and search songs you plan on using. two other tests I do is seeing if the song is shazamable or i can look up the song on youtube, and if it's copywritten it'll show the song information in the official description. as far as usage, i don't know.... i gamble it and just use it. hope that helps!
a wrote on December 19, 2017 at 10:27 am:
for the necklace did you buy the star sign one? ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
yes i got the gemini one cause weston is a gemini ๐Ÿ™‚ xx
emily wrote on December 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm:
Could you do another bullet journal setup (this time for 2018)? The 2017 video was so inspiring and I would love to see another and get in the planning mood!! Thanks xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
totally have been planning on it!! ๐Ÿ™‚
Eta wrote on December 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm:
Hi Rachel!!! I would love to see some winter winter lookbooks from you!! Like not California winter, but Alaska one xD! I just need some inspiration and your style is everything!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
hiii ~ i'd love to but in order to do that i'd literally have to buy winter clothes which I would never wear nor would know how to style because I live in california haha sorry ๐Ÿ™ try loading up on colorful puffer jackets - always wish I can wear those!
paula wrote on December 15, 2017 at 4:30 am:
i love your music taste! where do you find new music? a lot of the songs you use in videos become favs of mine.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
aw thank you! soundcloud and spotify - they have good radios and ways to discover. i'm raychnguyen on spotify x
eta wrote on December 14, 2017 at 7:37 am:
hi Rachel!!! I've been rewatching your videos these days and I stumbled upon your Paris vlog. I plan on going to Paris next year and I wanted to ask you for the link of the second Airbnb apartment since you didn't link it in the description box like you did with the first.
love you <3333
Admin Reply by: Rachel
that's cause my friend booked it so unfortunately i can't help you there ๐Ÿ™
athena <3 wrote on December 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm:
where are your orange hoops (with the gold accent) constantly featured during vlogmas from? im obsessed!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
they're from trina turk - last year though so hopefully you can find them!! xx
Anne wrote on December 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm:
Hi Rachel ^^

I saw your video "TOO MANY EVENTS" yesterday and I'm very curious about your friend with who you talk about korean filtr. Does she have a youtube account or instagram ?

Have a nice day <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
she is @lusttforlife!
hannah wrote on December 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm:
what is ur soundcloud user?? ur music taste is bomb ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
my spotify is raychnguyen! i am selfish sharing my soundcloud because i spend countless hours bookmarking songs for future videos x
audrey wrote on December 9, 2017 at 12:19 pm:
hey rach! i was just wondering where the necklace you're wearing in your south beach vlog (day 6) towards the end of the video was from? it's so chic! also, your uploads make my day as your videos are so beautiful, hope you're having a good week <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
from https://reliquiajewellery.com!
Joe wrote on December 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm:
Hi Rachel! Where is your wallet from? The one that shows up on vlogmas, I LOVE IT!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
superdry! http://rstyle.me/n/cve537d7ze
jess wrote on December 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm:
loving your new site!!! i love the random draggable items.
Admin Reply by: Rachel
merci x
Avie Liu wrote on December 7, 2017 at 10:53 pm:
Can I work for you?????
xxx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
shoot me an email
W.N. wrote on December 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm:
When did you move out of your parents' house and was it something they were okay with when you moved away and got your own apartment? Is it expensive to live in California?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
when i was 22, and totally. i think they had no choice and i'm obviously starting a life - i reckon they didn't want to take care of me forever. LA is getting pretty pricey i have to say
Marina wrote on December 6, 2017 at 8:29 am:
What are your 2018 resolutions?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i don't really like yearly resolutions. they're too hard to follow.
DIVA wrote on December 6, 2017 at 12:15 am:
Hey rachel, I'm a huge fan of your blog, I was wondering if you used an online platform or created it from scratch lots of love, DIVA
Admin Reply by: Rachel
wordpress
anonymous wrote on December 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm:
Hi Raych! I have an issue that I need advice on and considering how confident you are I think you are the right person to ask. Unfortunately for medical reasons I have to get braces for 2 years. I am a 19 year old with a self esteem as low as it gets and I think the braces will make me miserable and not want to go out etc. I don't know how to emBRACE them. lol what do you think??
Admin Reply by: Rachel
omg girl, it's a part of life. look at i-d, they make braces look cool: https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/mbeyy3/tbt-the-best-fashion-braces-moments

just smile as big as you can. trying to hide it only reeks more of how you feel about it, own it. you have no other choice.
lil babe wrote on December 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm:
are you a cougar???
Admin Reply by: Rachel
more like a kitten
FB wrote on December 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm:
how tall are you?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
5'5
Anna wrote on December 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm:
Hi Rachel! Are you using wordpress to create your website?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
yep, and it's the free version i think too
JL wrote on December 4, 2017 at 12:06 am:
Hey Rachel, what time of treatment did you get on the VLOGMAS 2015 GOALS | #31DAYSOFTHATSCHIC video and how much would it cost? Thanks!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
they're light leaks i found online x
A wrote on December 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm:
Hey Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to hear about your dental care! Any tips on how to maintan a bright white smile?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I know no other tricks than the ones you probably know already and that's brushing every day and flossing heh
Marina wrote on December 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm:
I am also in my late 20s and I am feeling my style doesn't represent me anymore. I just don't know how to dress myself anymore, any tips?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
go through your whole closet and clean out everything you don't relate to anymore (expect to get rid of a lot of items), then slowly and smartly build from there
Katie wrote on December 2, 2017 at 6:26 pm:
Hi Rachel!

Thank you for continuing to create and inspire - everything you put out comes across as extremely authentic and original. I really respect that about you! You truly stand out amongst the whirlwind of information and content on the internet. Anyways, I'm interested in your work with Adobe and how you got started with creating content within that realm (such as your new blog content!! graphics/design/interactive art...). Was this something you studied in school (what did you study?) or did you learn it on your own time? Do you have any recs for someone interested in this? Thanks xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw thank you Katie! I've had a blog for 10+ years now and I guess I've always had a liking to the internet. there was this site called neopets that I learned to code on and make graphics, idk, never studied it, just have a curiosity to learn how to do things and did it.
Maia W. wrote on November 28, 2017 at 4:57 am:
Hi Rachel, you're site looks absolutely fantastic and is super original. I love how you are able to more images around as if a live mood board. I was wondering if you designed/coded the site yourself and where you drew your site inspiration from. I'm a fan of fab site design. ๐Ÿ™‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
thank you! there was no direct inspiration that I was trying to emulate other than this is how I organize my thoughts and wanted to translate that through visuals. alan and I worked together to make this and many iterations of it!
Arielle M. wrote on November 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm:
Post more of your stuff on Depop please!?!
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i was so overwhelmed by all the things i needed to depop that i dropped off three suitcases off at crossroads and am going to reset my depop pile - prob get it back up in the new year x
Hiba wrote on November 25, 2017 at 10:55 am:
so i just realized you have already answered the question i just submitted ๐Ÿ˜› i saw the answer now after submitting it again ... ooops
Admin Reply by: Rachel
haha glad you read through the answers ๐Ÿ™‚ <3
Jenny D. wrote on November 23, 2017 at 1:47 am:
Do you ever social media stalk someone that you're not really friends with anymore? I feel like this is kinda unhealthy-almost like its a guilty pleasure. Or is it just curiosity? What would ur advice be?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Totally hahha, I think it's natural to have the curiosity to check in on someone. But I think it all depends on what your relationship with the person was and I think if there's a lingering wonder of how healthy these habits are, then it's probably leaning towards one end of that question.
B wrote on November 22, 2017 at 9:13 am:
What kind of project or person would you love to mentor?

Thank you for all your videos and energy coming through it! As someone wrote earlier, even if I have a bad day, I just put on one of your videos and I feel motivated to life again. <3 <3 lots of love and luck <3 <3
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Aw so sweet! Glad I can be here in a positive part of your life ๐Ÿ™‚ Hm, as for mentorship, probably someone with similar interests as me who wants to key in on their skill sets and can see That's Chic as a platform they can be heard on. SO HMU
Samantha R. wrote on November 17, 2017 at 1:29 am:
What is your advice for people who feel like they have outgrown their friends but are having trouble opening up to make new friends?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i feel like if you're outgrowing your friends, it usually also comes with having new things that you're interested in. sometimes it helps to go to gatherings (like yoga class, or a fashion event, or whatever) that would have people with common interests and start introducing yourself! transitions will happen naturally whether your new / old friends are in your life.
tiff wrote on November 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm:
I'm about to embark on a long journey to Vietnam, alone. I am nervous, terrified and excited...do you have any solo travel tips / ways to cure homesickness, and ways to remain present while in a different setting?? I'm afraid that my anxiety will keep me from living life to the fullest while I'm overseas:(
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Yes! You have to pack some home amenities, like a little travel candle, maybe some photos of loved ones. It always helps to sprawl out at the hotel or airbnb to feel like you're living. Traveling alone can feel like a blur but remember that it'll go by sooner than you know it, so try to admire the luxury you were given to travel ๐Ÿ™‚ also, vietnam is SO beautiful, you will love it. Try to make friends with locals too x
opal wrote on November 16, 2017 at 2:12 am:
hey rachel! hope you're having a nice day. what are some of your favorite tv shows/ tv show recommendations?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
i just finished narcos and i loveeeeed it, currently into big little lies - but i'm really bad at getting into shows, need more.
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
Admin Reply by: Rachel
ah this is so sweet!! thank you for writing to me and enjoy your last year as an anteater! ๐Ÿ’“
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?
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
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?
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??
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!
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)
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
lune wrote on November 8, 2017 at 5:57 am:
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) ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.
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?
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 ^_^
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...**
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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
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...
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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!
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?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Somewhere really foreign but with lots of natural escapes.
Rebeca Sรกnchez wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:37 am:
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?๐Ÿ’™
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!! โ™กโ™กโ™ก)
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!! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’•
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Paige Denim - Menswear designer x
eta wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:35 am:
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 ๐Ÿ™‚ love you ๐Ÿ’•
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
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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
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.
Lindsey Starbies wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:33 am:
how do you keep your skin so PERFECT? thanks raych, love ya! xx
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I swear by the 10 step skincare girl. But also, age. Not being in your late teens and early twenties does something GREAT to your skin, then something awful, so important to use preventative skincare early on! x
Olivia Chelsea wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:31 am:
What are your favorite rituals to get inspired?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Extensive self care and cleaning my environment.
Marina wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:26 am:
What are your goals for the future and what kind of projects would you like to work on that you haven't experienced yet? ๐Ÿ˜Š
Admin Reply by: Rachel
You know, I've been wanting to do a brand for a REALLY long time. I happen to sit on a lot of my ideas and projects until one day it starts to unfold. There's too much of everything: new brands, new bloggers, new shops, new consumeristic means, and right now, I am enjoying creating my own silence and hoping to find a way to channel my creativity in a way that contributes to the conversation.
HIBA wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:23 am:
When starting out on Youtube, should quantity be over quality? Sometimes making "quality" content takes a lot of time to plan, film, and edit (especially if u are doing it all on ur own). Any advice?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
As hard as it can be to make beautiful content on your own, the internet has way too much noise with not enough substance. I always enjoy consuming things from artists who make things for themselves than to please the public x
MARIELA wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:16 am:
Donuts or cake? just curious ๐Ÿ˜‚
Admin Reply by: Rachel
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MAX GARDNER from New York wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:15 am:
When will u n ur alter ego chizzelle do battle
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Fack, great question. Maybe you can direct this?
Yeye Reyes from Antipolo City, Calabarzon wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:08 am:
Any goals/plans for the coming year?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Be more consistent, open, creative. Create a community.
Rafael Lumang from Los angeles wrote on October 1, 2017 at 11:57 pm:
What was one most memorable challenge you faced in your career and how did you overcome it?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Hah, I think I'm still going through it and that's working alone and for myself. I need help! Just looking for the right kind of help ๐Ÿ™‚
Rita wrote on October 1, 2017 at 11:56 pm:
What's the most important pair of shoes in your life n why?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
I mean, I have these pair of Miu Miu glitter shoes that I've never been able to get rid of but I also never wear it. They're too precious to exit my life.
Bisous, Elle from Ohio wrote on October 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm:
How do you get out of a creative rut when you're feeling uninspired?
Admin Reply by: Rachel
Get off the internet and do something active/in nature. WWW can be such an overwhelming space with too much inspiration or means to compare yourself to others. Best to visit the things that you enjoy with fresh eyes.