So yes Cool Girl of the Week has started up again, and today we have the ultimate cool girl in my eyes. Rachel is basically the shit and she’s also someone who inspired me to start this whole thing. As someone who has style & creativity oozing out of the tips of her fingers, I’d be surprised if you didn’t already know of her. So without further ado, let’s begin.
So you have this amazing youtube, and a good amount of subscribers, but you also have this insane blog. When did you first start it and why?
Hi! Haha I started it so long ago in high school. I've always had some sort of online journal. I had no idea this blog would be where it's at now!
You live in California, would you ever leave and live somewhere else or is California basically it?
I just came back from a 2 week trip in NY, which is probably the longest I've stayed there. There's certainly an energy I'm really drawn to; which you hear a lot, but I'm finally feeling it for myself. I wouldn't mind being bicoastal but yeah, California is basically it.
Best advice you’ve ever received that you would tell a friend?
Don't give a fuck and do your own thing.
What are some of your favorite accessories that you think boost an outfit from an 8 to a 10?
The right shoes
Quick you're super hungry and you need a snack pronto! What are you eating?
Probably an apple, banana, or avocado.
There are a lot of people who are interested in pursuing something in the creative industry (fashion, design, writing, music, etc) but are a bit weary about it, what would you tell those people? (you can be as blunt as you want)
Honestly, if you like doing it, whatever it is you like doing. Just keep doing it. There are no rules. The more you do, the more people see, the more opportunities come. It's that easy.
Who are you listening to right now?
The humming drone of being in an airplane and forgetting your headphones.
What can you never leave the house without?
Keys and cash
I can't pinpoint one. I like designers for each their own vision.
Best places to shop for girls on a budget?
Thrift stores and consignment shops
Looking back at your life right now, what would you say is your biggest accomplishment?
Launching a YouTube channel
Right now would you say you’re doing your dream job?
What would you say is the hardest struggle girls face right now in our world?
Living up to unrealistic standards on a physical, emotional, professional level. But women are definitely taking their stand and we now have a comradery and don't compare ourselves as much.
Top ten beauty products that are vital in your daily life?
Well I have a 10-step skin care regimen! So all those for skin care. And I have to have my eyebrow gel. Skin tint. Hair oil. Dry brushing. Ah, there's so many!
What’s something you do when you just really need to clear your head?
Be alone and disconnect from electronics.
How important do you think it is to go to college? Should everyone go?
I think it's as important as you want it to be. If it works for what you want to do or you want to learn more about what you want to do, go to school. I think we forget that it's a place to learn and not check off curriculums.
Who is your ultimate icon?
Don't have one. Icons influence me in different ways.
Top 5 clothing pieces every girl needs in their wardrobe?
Good black boots
A Chanel bag
Their favorite expensive top
A flirty dress
How do you feel about the term cool girl?
I don't feel anything about it
*THIS OR THAT SECTION*
Heels or Flats? Boots
Leather or Denim? Denim
On Water or On Land? Water
Movie or Book? Movie
Plane or Car ? car
Film or Digital? Film
Cooking or Going out? Both
East Coast or West Coast? West coast
Vintage or Runway? Runway
Sweet or Salty? Salty
Hot or Cold? Hot
Instagram or Youtube? YouTube
Vegan/Veggie or Omnivore? Whatever your body needs
Eyes or Lips? Lips
& lastly, your fashion secret?
Learn to photograph longer legs.