City: New Orleans, LA
Occupation: Architecture Student
Blog: Studio Swag
Who is your fashion inspiration?
Sincerely, everybody! That's what I love about blogging. My favourite thing is when readers leave a comment, and it leads me back to their blog, and you're there and you think, that's interesting. It makes my day!
Where is your favourite place to shop?
If I had to pick, my top 3 stores are French Connection, Zara and TopShop...in rotating order. Those are my go-to places. Always chic and always affordable.
What is your current favourite fashion trend?
No surprise, I LOVE structure in an outfit. Always have, always will. I'm sure it has something to do with my architectural background. I have always been attracted to the lines and geometry an outfit makes against the human body.
What is the current trend you dislike the most?
Um... I heard scrunchies are making a comeback. Always a no-no.
Why did you start your blog?
I was always an avid reader of fashion blogs. I love the accessibility to see what REAL people are wearing, but I had yet to find a blog that relates fashion to architecture. So, there was my niche. (I actually hope to write a book about the two parallel practices one day.) For me, the most successful blogs are when the author's personality is injected into the posts. Architecture is my personality.
How would you describe your style?
I'm not sure I really have a style, because it changes depending on my mood and how I feel that day. But I like to think there's always a touch of sexy chic. Not over the top - in your face, but just a dash of sex appeal.
What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer?
Sunglasses - they are the ultimate accessory! I try to buy at least one new pair every season. Oh, and a bikini I actually like! I have over 30 pairs, but I don't like any! Maybe it's me and not the bikini! LOL
What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
A pair of Dolce & Gabbana heels. Sometimes I lose my mind and think, "I have to have that!"
What is the least expensive thing you have bought?
I bought these beautiful beaded necklaces in Mexico City. They were about 25 cents each, so I bought a bundle. I should do a post about them.
What is one thing that you regret buying?
This is a funny story - I had my molars removed a few years ago. While on pain killers the day after the surgery, I apparently shopped on the internet and bought a $400 LAMB Cashmere zip-up jacket with old english writing all over it. It shows up at my front door a week later, and I have no recollection of buying it! Since it was 20% off, I couldn't return it to the site. The jacket was hideous, but I wore it 'til I got my money out of it! LOL
What is your favourite vacation destination?
I have been fortunate to travel the world through school opportunities. Two years ago, I lived and studied in Paris. For break, I vacationed in the French Riviera. Lots of memories there! It is definitely my favourite place to be.
To see more of Rachel's looks go to her blog Studio Swag