In just a few years Rocky Barnes has catapulted her blog into one of the most recognizable platforms for travel and fashion inspiration. We met the Southern California native recently on Instagram where we were drawn to her wanderlust and effortless style. Below, we share more about the full-time blogger and highlight some photos from her recent trips.
Name: Rachel Barnes
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, California
Pictured above: The Clifton Backpack
Describe your aesthetic in five words or less: Gypset, bohemian, beach.
Go-to gear: Fujifilm, passport and bikinis.
Favorite place to travel to: Morocco.
Biggest creative influence: My uncle Tony is an interior designer by trade but leads the most creative life I know.
Thing you can’t live without: Coffee and avocado.
What motivates you: The drive to experience all that the world has to offer.
Time of day are you most creative: Late night.
Biggest challenge: Never enough time.
One piece of advice that stuck with you: Never take anything personally.
Mistake you’ve learned from: Don’t drink the water in Bali, Mexico, or Costa Rica…not even a drop.
Project you are most proud of: Shooting with Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue.
Rocky carries the Clifton Backpack
Most used phrase: “Right?”
Earliest memory: Family trip to Hawaii at the Haliewa House.
Hidden talent: Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Dream project: Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo and Pyramids in Egypt.
Most recent “a-ha” moment: TSA Pre-Check.
Goal for 2017: Take a personal vacation.
Lightning round -
Sweet or savory: Savory
Childhood celebrity crush: JTT
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Favorite album: Lungs by Florence and the Machine
Favorite book: An Object of Beauty
Biggest fear: The thought of acquiring food allergies