James Campbell is a man of many talents! While Campbell was growing up in Crawfordville, IN, he fell in love with fashion while watching his mother getting ready to go out on the weekend. She loved clothes, but more than anything she loved accessories and especially jewelry; he embraced the same passion.
He began working in a costume shop while attending Indiana State University for Theater. While he quickly discovered that he absolutely HATED sewing, his love of sparkle and sculpture led him to explore jewelry-making, and millinery. He continued to develop his talents in the realm of costume design at the UCLA Summer Theater Program. Inspired by the Mary Tyler Moore Show character Rhoda Morgenstern, he dreamed of becoming a visual merchandizer. “In its way Visual Merchanzing is sculpture. It’s an arrangement of elements to evoke a feeling, a mood. But it’s more than that it must inspire desire,” he says.
Working as a merchandizer at Society of Salvage, (1202 Illinois Street), Campbell not only makes the pop-up home and office decor store look inviting and fun, but he also loves making custom headbands. And just in time for Halloween, he’s created a whimsical and sparkly collection for anyone looking to make a statement without getting dressed up in costume head-to-toe.
There’s still time to order Custom orders for these headbands can be placed by emailing James here; the headbands range from $45 to $85. Please give him a week in advance to allow him the time to make the custom piece!