Rachel C.

Occupation: 
Journalism Student and Model
Home: 
Brisbane, Australia
Story behind her blog, The Modern Day Muse: "I've only recently begun my blog but am hoping to kick-start the public's interest. It is a quirky collection of fashion photo shoots, editorials, photo shoots that I have been involved in and just the little dittys that spill out of my mind."

Wearing: Louis Vuitton graffiti-print leggings, Puma gold sneakers, fingerless lace gloves from an op shop

Style credo: "Turn heads, take a risk and light up the world."

Fashion influences: The genre of music that I'm interested in definitely influences my style;  I'm also influenced by the style icons who take risks and stay true to their personal style, such as Ruby Rose, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, HannaBeth Merjos and my best friend, Beau Chuck."

Wardrobe essentials: 1) Marc Jacobs Joelle Dress. "Ever since I spied it on Miss Blair on Gossip Girl I knew this was one dress I would make my own; 2) Alice McCall long-sleeved silk dress. It was my first 'designer' purchase; and 3) Blue cotton dress from the 1980's that was my mother's.  I have never seen such a vivid shade of blue!"

Longs to own: "Betsey Johnson leopard print jacket that HannaBeth is currently rockin'."

Beloved blogs: Gala Darling, Fashion Distraction, and Sea of Shoes

Dream fashion meet: "I always wished to meet Alexander McQueen. He was such a creative genius.  I would have been honored just to spend one minute in his presence and to meet the personality behind such imaginative designs and concepts."

Top online shops: Net-a-Porter and My Catwalk

Beauty buys: Oil of Olay moisturizer, Tea Tree oil and Bio Oil, "which is fantastic for scars and skin imperfections."

Signature scent: Nina Ricci

How she's reducing her carbon footprint: "Without Mother Earth, there is no life. I use public transport and try to walk as much as possible. I tend to the veggie garden, try to eat organic foods where possible and I drink soy milk like water. I'm taking the $1.25 project run by the Global Poverty Project."