OMNIVOGUES

the life of a teenage fashionista

In the midst of NYFW, I took a break from the usual shows and instead teamed up to do a rad collaboration with Teen Vogue, Millie Bobby Brown, & Converse. A handful of Teen Vogue It Girl's were chosen to represent the mag at the private event, so this past Saturday we all met up at the Converse store in SoHo, Manhattan, to do some cool things (or should I say Stranger Things...!)

It didn't take any time for Millie to head on out and join us downstairs at the Blank Canvas studio to design Converse. Before we arrived she spent time picking out her top ten sneaker designs. I've done DIY projects many times in my life, but there is nothing like DIY with Millie Bobby Brown by your side. I can't even begin to explain how adorable and infectious her personality is. Especially being in such a private setting, it was cool to see Millie just doing her thing without all of the cameras around. 

For what felt like the hardest life decision ever, I picked one of Millie's favorite designs featuring the NYC skyline and customized them on a pair of denim Converse with pink ring holes (which Millie was veryyyy happy about) and grey laces, oh and Millie's autograph on the inside. I can't wait for them to get delivered to me to see our final masterpiece. 













I will never get tired of this white peplum Romwe top because it is one of the few styles that works for work/play. I'm that person who will have a ton of unconnected events in one day (ex: office work, birthday party, blogger event, circling the mall for the thousandth time, etc.) and tries to find an outfit that will work for everything because constant outfit changes take major effort. 

* LIFE UPDATE *
There is less than a month until I am officially a New York City college person...whaaaat? You would think based on the amount of boxes and bags through the house that I'm U-Hauling myself across the globe into a ten-bedroom house, but instead I'm headed to my cute little dorm room in the city and the interior designer inside of me is alive. Dorm haul post, maybe?
xoxo Raquel

"YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF YOUR OWN REALITY"




Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Romwe and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 
Am I the only person that doesn't know what to do because I have so much to do? I'm sitting here writing this post with an empty suitcase in the next room that needs to get packed for my NYC trip this week. Mind you it's 12:30pm and I have to leave the house in 30 minutes to head to a party and I am still in pajamas and in desperate need of a meal. Luckily, I do have a pretty good idea of what outfits I'm packing for my trip though! I wore this co-ord set recently with matching rings from Gamiss and I say it all the time, but co-ord's are the most genius thing ever. This is completely 100% random, but this set reminds me of one of those pretty china vases and I really like it. I love sets that take no thought to wear, are simple to pack, and can match pretty much any pair of sandals.

My main purpose for this trip is because this is my last year taking precollege courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology and I'm gonna miss it for sure, but I have learned so much over the years from their summer classes. I've done fashion journalism, personal branding & self promotion, and this year I am going for public relations in fashion. I'll miss those good ol' fashion related assignments and making friends from across the world (all the way from Colombia to Canada!) with the same interests. 

I've got a tooooon of stuff planned while I'm staying in the city for the week. Whenever I go anywhere, I have a thing for jamming my schedule completely. Relaxing vacations confuse me because you could have just stayed at home and done nothing, for free. On my agenda ranges from shooting collab looks to some five-star dining and a lot more in between. Make sure your following @raquelringgold on Insta to keep up with the daily summer adventures! xxx


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Gamiss and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Smiling because high school is over, in the past, dead and gone. Graduation is in a few days to seal the deal, but either way I am so glad that is over with. My eyes are glued on the future and what is to come. One thing I learned from high school teenagers is that everyone tries so hard to conform to who is around them. People have like twenty personalities depending on who they are around and don't even know which personality is actually authentic because they are always switching trying to please others. Maybe that is why me and my one personality never really fit in, but thank goodness for that or I would have never found my career and have been given these opportunities.

This sweater is pretty different if you ask me. It's all about perspective and stuff. If I say I'm going to put on a black sweater, that doesn't mean it can't have a twist. Always opt for what is a little special, a little different, like this bell sleeve sweater from Romwe. Only I can take a sweater and turn it into a lesson on life. Romwe makes me feel some type of way...like I want to shop all day. 


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Romwe and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 
I am on such an online shopping high, it is bad. Between me constantly clicking "add to cart" and work packages-the mail carriers probably hate me. I've been working with Born Pretty Store for the longest (that promo code "MRYT10" comes in clutch for a discount) and always look forward to their goodies. From the cutest ear cuffs (check out this one and this one) to literally anything else. 

What can I say, shopping is the best stress reliever.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Born Pretty Store and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 
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