Rachel Nguyen

Orange County, CA
Photography - Carmen Chan & Ken Wu

For Rachel of thatschic.net, fashion blends seamlessly with good taste for all the finer things in life like music, food, and interior design. This vintage-loving Southern California girl fills her blog with 'weekly' inspiration posts that are peppered with her fashion and style. Rachel even dispenses advice for those of you who want to know how she creates her looks. Check her out!

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Rachel Nguyen

Tell us a little bit about yourself

21 years young with a knack for mom-and-pop café lunches and the littler things in life. I lived in Orange County most of my life where I used to hate it, but the second I graduated high-school, living here was a breath of fresh air. Now I’m a full time student at University of California, Irvine studying Economics (and not enjoying this ever so dry subject) and working in an office doing asset managing.


How’d you get into fashion?

I’m not sure if I’m into fashion as much as I’m into personal style (interior design also falls into this). I don’t really follow shows or fashion week anymore, so I don’t think it’s fair to claim that I am into it.


Latest inspiration?

Bright colors in random places and just living in California. It makes me want to dress up in my prettiest dresses and chase the sun.


Favorite stores/brands/companies?

Scavenging for finds at Goodwill / local thrift shops and exploring eBay are my favorite shopping methods. I also love, Wasteland where they have amazing designer pieces. I guess I’m addicted to the thrill of finding things, so it’s hard for me to go to a mall or a filtered shop and buy something. I usually get inspired, leave, and try my luck somewhere with no direction.


What else do you enjoy besides fashion?

Photography and… pretending I know how to bake.


What are your next steps? (next projects?)

Graduate and move out.


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