Saying goodbye to summer (depending where you live)
Experience what makes the beautiful Rachel Barnes glow:
Growing up, what did you aspire to be?
I wanted to be a fashion designer growing up, yet my dad wanted me to go to a “4 year university” which is where I earned my Marketing major.
Where is "home" for you?
I grew up in Manhattan Beach but I have been living in San Diego for the past 10 years. So I would consider San Diego home now…
What's the best advice you've been given?
My mom taught me to: Always be appreciative. Think about how simply being appreciative can impact our life...
Who do you look up to?
I think you always try and find someone that you can relate to… for example, I love all the Sports Illustrated girls, they’re a little more real and curvy.
How has working in the fashion industry changed your perspective?
It’s very unrealistic the images we portray that’s why I like to portray healthy, realistic images for people.
I live a healthy lifestyle and I hope it shows through my images.
I drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and eat a really healthy dinner the night before a shoot.
Tell us about a crazy experience you've had modeling.
The backlash from the Justin Bieber video shoot was crazy…
I didn’t realize how much of an impact in my life it would have until after. Bieber’s fans showed a great interest in my life simply because I was in 1 of his videos.
My mom was getting facebook messages like: “Can your daughter give me Justin Bieber’s number?” Why are they contacting my mom?
What do you like to do in your free time?
I read a ton of books. I just read “Man Repeller” and now I’m reading “Creative Confidence”.
I love unlocking my creative side... It’s really interesting how you can unlock your creative abilities and transform the way you think, just by reading a bit.
Most memorable experience modeling?
I did a crazy music video in Mykonos last summer.
Just being in Greece was one of my favorite experiences. The experience of going to Greece to shoot was by far the best.
How do you deal with challenges in the fashion industry?
You can’t take anything personally, I learned that a long time ago.
Think about it, it’s all about your personal tastes and what you look for in a model.
Share with us your style.
I’m a total beach girl… BOHO all the way!
I LOVE Planet Blue, Indo clothing, One teaspoon shorts every day.
Anything boho, hippie… think slouchy and giant necklaces, I like statement jewelry.
How do you take care of your skin?
Raw coconut oil. I don’t use soap or moisturizer… just sunscreen and raw coconut oil. Straight up, that’s it.
You might be shocked because it’s oil, but it’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever used.
You can use it to moisturize, it acts as a sunscreen, and I even use it to take my makeup off.
Plus, I always carry chapstick with me, you know?
How do you relax?
I love getting massages, but they’re usually impulsive and when it’s right in front of me.
I love getting pedicures and foot massages as well.
What do you think beauty is?
I think it’s just about owning your look.
Being confident in who you are, as cliche as it is, is really attractive and and it helps you create your own personal style and look.
How do you stay active?
I have a black belt in tae kwon do so I grew up doing martial arts. I’ll always have that in my heart.
I do a lot of yoga, spin, and pilates as well to stay in shape.
#1 goal in your life?
Doing what I love and making money doing it... That's happiness.
And while we're at it...
Here's a few out takes from 2 of our favorite beach themed shoots this summer ;)
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