Monday, June 14, 2010

Girl of the Blogosphere: Rachel

Name: Rachel
City: New Orleans, LA
Occupation: Architecture Student


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

Photos: studioswag.blogspot.com

28 comments:

  1. love the style, great blog!


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  2. Love her style! The first look is amazing! xo

    In Fashion and Style

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  3. she's so gorgeous! plus stylish and funny. love it xx

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  4. Love the graphic nature of her style! SO many ways to wear stripes, blacks and white :)

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  5. Wow. I love your photo in the 1st photo, <3

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  6. Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous girl.

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  7. Absolutely adore the interview, and I love her style! And oh my gosh the buying regret!

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  8. She aint bad at all, love her style.

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  9. thanks for your comment!
    the photos are beautiful!
    and i love the umbrella, very original!
    kisses from http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

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  10. She is so glamorous and always smartly dressed. I so enjoyed getting to know her better via this interview. Happy Monday;-)

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  11. Great interview! Will have to check out her blog now xoxo

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  12. checked out her blog..lovely place..i love all the pants she is wearing here..and the skirt int he last one too.

    Thanks for following..have a great week.

    http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

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  13. I just want to say.. such an honor that anyone would think I was worthy for an interview! You are so sweet!!

    Thank you all for the sweet comments as well!
    kiss kiss rk

    :D

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  14. She's got great style. Love your profile photo-the redone Che picture!

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  15. great interview :) i love her style

    thx for your recent comment

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  16. she has such great style! thanks for leading us to her blog.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  17. Such a lovely and chic blogger! I'm sure you can always find a (secret) place to wear a cosy, if hideous, cashmere hoodie.

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  18. Pretty photos! love the last outfit

    www.the-blisslist.com

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  19. I've just recently came across Rachel's blog and still happy I did! Not just do I love her style and approach to dressing, but she also seems to be very real, friendly and down to earth, and these combined with her personal interests in architecture and other things makes her blog stand out to me - and whatever stands out is always good, right ;-) Plus, Rachel's gorgeous, so the blog is definately a pleasure to follow! Loved the interview - good questions and good answers! Yay for Paris - I love this city too and I am yet to travel to teh South of France but I know I will love it there!..

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