We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachael Jacques and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachael, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my business was to focus on doing what I love EVEN when things aren’t going how I expect them to. Even when you’re doing a career that you love there’s still obstacles that you come in contact with while on that journey; so in the process of starting ANY business it’s always best to focus on why you started it in the first place. Having that type of thought process has always kept me grounded.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been a creator my entire life; from creating videos to designing clothes, I’ve always been a creator. We all have our strengths and quirks that set us apart however, I feel like my creative style definitely sets me apart from others. I love vintage and old school aesthetic so pretty much everything I create is connected to that. From the way I dress and even to the way I film there’s always a little bit of a flare of 90s I incorporate to what I do. I’ve learned that even if you keep up with the “trends” it’s always best to include your own uniqueness. Yes, people are more drawn to things they can relate to, yet there’s something about adding your own uniqueness that will draw people into your creation or art even more so!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m originally from New Orleans so there’s definitely a lot of unique places I could take a friend that you wouldn’t find in any other place. Since I’m a very artsy person I would definitely bring a friend to visit downtown New Orleans because there’s so much to see and do there. Where else in the world could you eat beignets while watching the horses line up for carriage rides? I also love that the streets and architecture of downtown is a historical landmark so there’s many buildings and even roads that take you back in time to over hundreds of years ago. It’s also the best place for taking pictures all while having a good time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I know it sounds really cliche but I have to definitely give credit and recognition to both of my parents. They’ve always taught me to follow my dreams and have literally supported me in all my business ventures. I’m 26 years old now and my mom still watches my YouTube videos faithfully. It’s just a blessing to have two parents that push you to keep going even when you want to give up.