Rachel Nguyen is a designer, video blogger, fashion blogger and creator of That’s Chic.
I had been visiting That’s Chic for several years when I spotted Rachel at the mall in the town we both grew up in. I sheepishly introduced myself and she told me my outfit was cute, we stemmed a friendship. Recently Rachel and I reconnected, and she’s been one of my biggest supporters in starting SeeMcCarthy. I’m so thankful for her encouragement and invaluable advice. Rachel’s ability to piece together completely original looks without following trends or formulas is inspiring and exciting. She’s hysterical, doesn’t take herself too seriously, and I love her hair.
Between our Skype tutorials filled with advice and blogging 101 info, I was able to pick Rachel’s brain via email with a few questions:
When and why did you start blogging?
I started beginning of college because I had a lot to document but no place to put it. Any kind of outlet is a good one.
Your photographs are really beautiful. In your opinion, what makes for a great shot?
Ah! Thank you so much! Well, a nice camera helps, but the best photos are the ones in the moment. No agenda, no posing, just snapped and go. I mean, it’s possible to force it an emotion and have it come across on camera, but we’re not models here. Hah.
How would you describe your personal style? How has it changed since becoming a blonde?
It changed so much. I just feel more like myself – sexier, more chic, maybe it’s just because I’m getting older. But I still like my whimsy, eclectic side too
What has been your most humbling moment since starting ThatsChic?
Some people who read my blog, have been reading it from the get-go! It’s crazy flattering to me that someone can relate to me for that long. It feels like we grew up together. People also have no filter and will tell you when your shit sticks. Another moment was getting on the front page of Jezebel for a really unfortunate event, but I got a lot of support from readers, and those who voiced their opinions of disappointment, saw the better half of me.
Rachel recently launched her very own YouTube Channel and I’m pretty stoked to see what she’s creating through this new medium.