Style Quotes

This page features an overview of Rachel’s fashion quotes sorted by subject. We love Rachel’s fashion sense and lucky for us she loves to talk about fashion herself including her own style, her favorite stores and labels and more.

Fashion Style

“These last few years have been a real education for me in terms of fashion. I’ve had exposure to these amazing designers and a whole new quality of clothing.”
On her current style (Instyle, November 2010)

“I’ve always liked dressing up. And I love a high heel – the higher the better. I just feel funny in flats.”
On wearing heels (Instyle, November 2010)

“It just feels like it [vintage clothing] has character or a little bit of history, a little bit of mystique. Like it’s been worn before. It’s got some kind of a story behind it. It’s something to feel good about. I like things that are a little bit worn in.”
On why she likes to wear vintage (About, June 2004)

Hair Style

“It’s fun for me to experiment with my hair. I prefer being a blonde, but I like it all. I’d like to really, really red at some point. I’d love to try everything.”
On experimenting with hair (Instyle, November 2010)

“Being a redhead was unique – I felt very Southern. I really enjoyed that. It was nice being a brunette because it was so low maintenance and it makes you feel darker, more sultry. But I was born blond and I missed it. when I’m blond I feel light and fancy free.”
On her different hair colors (Instyle, July 2005)

“I try not to wash it [her hair] too much and I don’t style it a lot. I usually let it air-dry, unless it is for a special occasion. I use Phyto products, which are great for conditioning, because I get these terrible tangles at the nape of my neck. They are the bane of my existence.”
On how she takes care of her hair (Instyle, July 2005)


“I can’t live without my concealer. And I used to be a total blush whore till my sister was like, ‘You have to stop. This is out of control.'”
On her favorite products (Instyle, November 2010)

“I use Kiehl’s Blue Herbal spot treatment. Mostly I just try to leave it alone. You don’t want to be a slave to your pimple.”
On what she does with a pimple (Instyle, July 2005)

“I am not that crazy about waterproof mascara because it’s hard to remove at the end of the night. I prefer Kiss Me mascara. It’s not waterproof, but it’s great. It doesn’t smudge and you can take it off with water.”
On mascara (Instyle, July 2005)

“I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I got to high school, but I begged and pleaded a little earlier than that and was given a few small tokes at a time. The first was clear mascara. I actually said to my mom, ‘My lashes keep falling in my eyes, and it’s really awful. I think if I got mascara they would stay on my lids better.’ When I look back on it, I can see the smirk on her face. I actually thought she was falling for it.”
On wearing mascara (Instyle, July 2005)

“Until about a year ago I didn’t even wash my face at night. But I got in so much trouble with makeup artists that I have had to overhaul my bad behavior, and now I was my face at night with Baby Dove.”
On washing her face (Instyle, July 2005)

Others on Rachel

“Rachel is very adventurous with personal style, especially with hair and makeup. She takes a chance and isn’t afraid to not look the best. A customs agent told me not to do that again. I’d like to do blue as well”
Kayleen McAdams, sister (Vogue, January 2011)

Childhood Fashion

“My mother never put an emphasis on looks. She let us grow up on our own time line. She never forced any beauty regimen into my world.”
On how she was raised (Vogue, January 2011)

“A chartreuse floor-length dress. It had a velvet bodice and a chiffon skirt. I had a wrist corsage and I wore my hair in tight curls.”
On what she wore to prom (T Magazine, August 2009)

“When I was a kid, I always walked around in my mom’s high heels. I used to take the mirror off my bedroom door and dance on top of it so I coud see the way the shoes looked from all angles. But in university, I was more of a tomboy. I’d wear a vintage T-shirt and ols jeans to roll around on the floor during drama class.”
On developing her own style (Instyle, November 2010)

“My mom never put a lot of emphasis on it [awareness looks], so I didn’t either. I was in eight grade when I wore lipsticks for the first time. All my school pictures were me in bright pink lipstick with nothing else on my face. It was pretty bad.”
On wearing make-up (Instyle, November 2010)

“My makeup bad had only blue and purple eye shadows. They would put my hair in sponge rollers and spray it till it was crusting. And then we had the teased bangs – just horrible.”
On her look while she was a figure skater (Instyle, November 2010)

Eco-friendly Fashion

“A sexy green thing to do is to wear bamboo underwear! They sound quite painful but they’re actually quite soft. I’ve also got soy underwear!”
On eco-friendly underwear (Wenn, April 2009)