Today we’d like to introduce you to Britney Campbell.
Hi Britney, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Well, I was born in Montego Bay Jamaica and moved to the Sacramento CA with my mom when I was eight. Over the years, I got into visual arts and went to Natomas Charter Performing and Fine Arts Academy for that pursuit where I mostly drew and painted. I moved to LA for college, attended UCLA class of 2015, where I studied costume design. Growing up in the U. S we didn’t have much so we would go to yard sales and thrift for clothes and that developed into something I really enjoyed doing as well as exploring my creativity even more. Now I’m freelancing in costume and styling pursuits as well as trying to build my own brand where the focus is efforts to make second-hand interesting, artful, fashionable and fun.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Being an immigrant in the US, I could say there’s been a lot of challenges. For me, I just experienced a lot of firsts in this country that’s no one before me in my family had. So in my pursuit of art and higher education, I had to figure it out myself or figure out necessary resources on my own. For example, getting into college was such a big feet in front of me and I remember going to my counselor’s office 2 to 3 times a week trying to apply for as many scholarships as I could to pay for college. Which paid off because I got a full ride to attend UCLA.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a freelance customer and stylist. Most recently I worked on a short film with my friend Clifton J Adams called Sunflower Nicky which is a story about a young black boy who wants to play with a doll. The topic of young black children and how they get to grow up is near and dear to my heart hence my attachment to this project.
Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
I’m a thrift influencer @thriftybritney on Instagram. So if anyone loves thrifted or sustainable fashion lewks, follow me, and let’s be friends.
- Instagram: @thriftybritney