Q&A with Rachel Claire of @fieldnotes

Q&A with Rachel Claire of @fieldnotes

Women in LUXMII 

Each month, we spotlight an inspiring woman who loves to live, work, & play in her LUXMII linen.

Fiercely and effortlessly themselves, these women are rarities, highly influential in their respective fields, with compelling stories to share.

This month we meet Rachel Claire. An acclaimed travel photographer and journalist from Western Australia.

Her work has propelled her towards a life of adventure — landing her up close and personal with wild elephants, lions and giraffes, and some of the earth’s most pristine nature.

Check out her Instagram (@fieldnotes_) for a taster of some of her awe-inspiring photography.

Let’s explore her world further...

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in Oatmeal

You’ve travelled to some amazing places…What’s your favourite destination? 

It’s so hard to pick! I feel like it changes based on what I'm craving at the time. Top of the list is always South Africa, India and Canada. All very different.

South Africa because it fuels my passion for conservation work, India for the people (who will always have my heart) and Canada because it’s the only place in the world I’ve ever landed and immediately felt at home.

Favourite shoot/story to date? 

South Africa for Global Guardians Conservation Fund. Going behind the scenes with the Tac Trac Anti Poaching Unit on the Eastern Cape was an experience I’ll never forget.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White & Piega Trouser in Khaki 

Where do you feel most at home? 

Right here in Western Australia. Whether it be the North West or the South West, it’s just the greatest — that being said — I also felt quite at home in Tasmania.

How did you end up at the successful place you are now in your career? 

Dreaming big and a wonderful support team. My friends and family are the backbone of my creative career. My beautiful clients keep me going. It has been and always will be a team effort.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in Oatmeal

How did you transform your creative talents into an income?

I worked part-time for a very long time whilst in the early days of my career. It gave me the financial freedom to pursue my creative endeavours without the stress of taking on jobs that didn’t align with my interests.

How does your LUXMII linen fit into your life, working and days off?  

LUXMII is simplicity at its very best. I layer it in the winter, and it's the easiest thing to throw on whilst exploring in the warmer weather.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White & Piega Trouser in Khaki 

What do you find most fulfilling about what you do? 

Connecting and spending time with people (and animals) from all walks of life.

Your style muse?

Princess Diana and Lauren Hutton.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White & Piega Trouser in Khaki 

Cats or dogs? 

Dogs, ALWAYS. Although my cousin does have a Devon Rex that I’m obsessed with.

Your go-to LUXMII piece? 

The Piega Linen Trousers.

An item you can’t live without?  

My camera. It feels like an extension of who I am sometimes.

 

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Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White 

Favourite meal to cook? 

Seafood pasta!

Favourite comfort food of all time

I’m a big fan of homemade burgers.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White & Piega Trouser in Khaki 

What are you reading right now? 

Toxic by Richard Flanagan, it’s about the underbelly and terrible impacts of Tasmania’s salmon farming industry. It’s a very interesting read.

An item you’ve recently splurged on? 

Hilariously, I recently bought a Nintendo Switch. It’s brought back some very fun memories.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White

What’s on your LUXMII linen wish list? 

I am currently dreaming of the Piega Linen Trousers in every colour because they’re just so perfect — but I’m also putting the Farfalla Linen Midi Dress on my wish list when it’s restocked in white!

What advice would you give your younger self? 

It all works itself out in the end.

 

Rachel Claire | Location: Cocos Keeling Islands | Wearing the il Ragazzo Shirt in White

 

What a wonderful message to finish on; thanks so much Rachel. It's been an absolute pleasure. 

We'll be back next month with a new Q&A and another inspiring LUXMII women. 

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