Women of MDS : Rachel

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All of my personal styling packages are named after real women who have influenced and impacted my personal and professional life.


…the muse behind event styling


What is your name?
Rachel Ivy Linder

How old are you?

What do you do for a living?
Photographer, artist

How do you know Melissa? Where did you meet?
Melissa’s dad was my first boss!

What is your favorite item of clothing in your closet? Why?
My high waisted jeans. As a mom of two, jeans are so easy to slip on and run out the door when I’m already dressing two other humans. And I love pairing them with a bodysuit!

Who is your favorite designer or brand?
ASOS is my go-to when shopping because of their range of styles and brands. I love thrifting to find unique pieces too.

What do you do when you’re not working?
Play with the kids, lift at the gym, and meet friends for coffee.

What is your favorite book?
Currently loving the Kinfolk home and The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris


Name one person who inspires you the most and explain why.
Amelia Earhart for the way she pursued her dreams of flying as the youngest female and pioneered where no woman had before.

Do you have a favorite Raleigh restaurant? What is your favorite thing to order?
Brewery Bhavana - General Tsao and dimsum!

What is your favorite color to wear? Why?
I’m most comfortable in grays and ruddy rose colors.

Who is your style icon?
Rocky Barnes.

Describe your style:
Classic, edgy, simple, mostly casual neutrals with intentional, thoughtful details.

Name one fashion trend that you couldn’t get enough of when you were a kid:
Wearing my hair in pig-tails was my thing!

Cat or dog?

Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the AM, tea in the afternoon.

What do you love about your work?
In photography, it’s capturing moments that are cherished for years and generations. In my art, it’s the creative expression and freedom.


List 5 words that the people closest to you would use to describe you:
Loyal, driven, intellectual, loving, discerning.

How do you combat insecurity or feelings of unworthiness?
I remind myself of who I am in Christ - covered by His blood. I also talk about it to a friend or my husband, Seth. I also stay off of social media!

What is your go-to Netflix show?
Friends before they took it off.

What is your dream vacation destination?
Italy - Tuscany!

Share some of your dreams. What are some goals/dreams you hope to accomplish in 2019 and beyond?
Start flight school. Build a new art collection in oil paints.

What or who makes you feel really beautiful and confident?
Having my hair done with at least mascara and perfume! Smelling good is as important as looking good sometimes!

What do you like the most about yourself?
I like that I can accomplish almost anything if I set my mind to it.

Why do you think it is important to hire a stylist?
I can’t do it all! I love hiring Melissa for important events because I value her opinion and her access to resources. I also consider getting styled as a part of self care :)