Hey y’all! My name is Rachel Campbell, and I definitely put the Funky in Funky Lollipop. I like to describe myself as a walking contradiction; the epitome of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” With deceptively comfy clothes, plenty of animal prints (mainly on my eyelids), and a dash of skeletal paraphernalia, I would definitely say I have a unique style. To give you a pretty clear idea of what exactly that style is, I will highlight two key points.
First, I received the ‘Rainbow Bright Award’ in high school based on my extensive array of ever-changing hair colors and vast slipper collection. I wore slippers so often, that one teacher actually wrote on the calendar the day I wore shoes. The thing that started the slippers was my dislike of shoes. However, as my assistant principal so kindly pointed out, it isn’t safe to go around a public place in just socks, no matter how incredibly adorable they may be. So I started wearing slippers….and oh what a collection I had! As for my hair, well, my father and I took the Harley all the way to California, and a shopping trip sans my father and grandmother, brought home a bottle of both green and purple temporary hair color. A secretive bathroom visit later, I made my grandmother laugh riotously and received the infamous words from Dad, “Well, wait until your mother sees!” Awesomely enough, upon my return home, seeing me with half purple and half green hair and three more piercings in my ears, my mother simply said, “You can dye your hair any color you want, and pierce your ears as many times as you want, but NO TATTOOS, or other body piercings!” Oh, Mom. Way to stifle the rebel by allowing the only things I had the guts to do! However, even though I looked really cool and weird, I was still an extremely good student, even going so far as to be rewarded with a mention in Who’s Who of America, for my high grades. I am a cool nerd. I love to read, but my favorite genres are horror and paranormal romance. The TV show I geek out about is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And I love the Backstreet Boys, but you will most likely see me at a rock concert. I even contradict myself, and I love it. In fact, having a strong opinion about any one thing in particular is something I avoid, because I am a sucker for peer pressure and good old fashioned clear logic.
The second indication to the type of flavor I deliver is the fact that my favorite woman, for as long as I can remember, is Elvira—Mistress of the Dark. Some may not remember her, and those who do may be appalled by the fact that I have loved her since childhood, but I would certainly suggest owning at least the self-titled movie. If you don’t know her, she is the original goth (in my opinion), dressed in a low-cut black dress that fits like a glove, a giant dark beehive atop her head, and the most killer makeup that I have yet to perfect. Her 1959 Ford Thunderbird convertible—dubbed the Macabre Mobile—boasts leopard print interior, the grim reaper as a hood ornament, a spider web grill, and a whole host of various skeletal adornment. Elvira is a sexy beast obsessed with the macabre, but the best thing about her is she’s funny! Her real name is Cassandra Peterson, and Elvira is a character of her own invention. She put her name on the map being the corny horror hostess of Elvira’s Movie Macabre, with classics like “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and “The Head with Two Things, I mean The Thing with Two Heads.” She has been my fashion and style icon since at least 1988, when the movie came out, and I just add my own flair through my use of color, texture, and keeping things cute in order to appeal to the masses. That being said, I care not what the masses think about my personal style, but I would love to change their opinion!
So, in a nutshell, I am a bright and colorful gal who adorns herself with the macabre. I have been told I “look like a badass”, but I turn out to be one of the most caring people they have ever met. I work very hard taking care of the people I love, and I would be sincerely happy if I could devote myself to them with a successful business from home. So please, check out our blog, and see if my mind appeals to you, along with my style!