50 Questions: Rachel James faces the third degree

The queen of minimalistic style, Rachel James has an Instagram feed you could get lost in for hours. With a palette of white, black and a touch of light pink – Rachel’s enviable style has long been a favourite at Husskie (grabbing our editor’s attention before the site was even launched!)

Here, Rachel comes under the spotlight as we find out everything about her from having a prosthetic knee to road tripping around Iceland and stepping out of an introverted bubble.

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click here to read interviews with Saasha Burns, Lauren Curtis and From Luxe with Love’s Natalie Lucas.

1. Best beauty product of all time? MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick – I wear it every single day
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Maybelline Hyper Glossy liquid eyeliner, Benefit Browzings, NARS Velvet Matte foundation, YSL Touche Éclat, and my Beauty Blender!
3. Hair “done” or messy? Messy (which takes an hour to perfect)
4. Blondes or brunettes? Blondes
5. Make-up or no make-up? Makeup always
6. Statement eye or statement lip? Statement lip – only because I’m hopeless at eye makeup
7. Favourite fragrance? Marc Jacobs Cotton
8. Favourite item of clothing? Nobody black high-waisted distressed skinny jeans
9. Favourite fashion brand? Assembly Label and Sir the Label
10. Sneakers or heels? Both

11. Dress or jeans? Jeans
12. Bikini or one piece? One piece
13. Gold or silver? Gold
14. Gym or exercising outdoors? Gym
15. Yoga or running? I have a prosthetic knee so I can’t really do either!
16. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Healthy eating during the week, treating yourself on the weekend
17. Can you cook? Yes, though my husband does most of it
18. Favourite food? Pizza
19. Favourite drink? Margarita
20. Best place to eat out? Two Chaps in Marrickville has the best avocado toast I’ve ever had

21. Coffee or tea? Neither
22. Happiest moment? Watching the sunset from Highway 1 in California with my love
23. Saddest moment? I’m lucky in that I haven’t had very many sad things happen to me
24. Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram
25. Blog or YouTube? Blog
26. Iphone or camera? Camera
27. Favourite filter? S2 on VSCO
28. VSCO cam or Snapseed? Both
29. Facetune or untouched? Untouched
30. Most exciting moment since being an influencer? Working with some of my favourite brands and labels to create gorgeous content

31. Most terrifying moment since being an influencer? Stepping out of my introverted bubble
32. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Working with Myer to create content for their Miss Shop label was definitely a highlight!
33. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? A Lenovo tablet with built-in projector, I use it every day!
34. Favourite film? I prefer TV shows to movies – Parks & Recreation is my favourite
35. Favourite book? Way too many to name! The best book I read this year is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
36. Favourite song? Favourite song this year is The Greatest by Sia
37. Favourite band? Favourite artists are Beyoncé and Flume
38. Living in the city or living by the beach? City
39. Summer or winter? Summer
40. Ocean or swimming pool? Ocean

41. Favourite travel destination? I can’t wait for our road trip around Iceland next year
42. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Dinner with friends
43. Partner or single? Married
44. Siblings? Two brothers
45. What city are you currently living in? Sydney
46. Celebrity girl crush? Gigi Hadid
47. Celebrity boy crush? Chris Pratt
48. Pets? Two cats
49. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? @andicsinger, @jasminedowling, @alishayi, @_hollyt, @mija_mija
50. Favourite quote you live by? “This too shall pass”

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