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:: Spotlight :: Daughter of famous actor shows off her fashions

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Rachel Culp, daughter of famous actor Robert Culp, has been creating custom clothing for a wide range of people for the past 17 years. Some clients include musicians Todd Rundgren, The Tubes, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Mr. Big, Elvis Costello Band, and Blue Oyster Cult, just to name a few.

Growing up in the heart of Los Angeles as a semi-typical Hollywood kid, Rachel had a lot of friends in both the music and movie Industries and began creating wild, one-of-a-kind clothes for many of them. When somebody needed something completely unique and personalised, they knew right away who to call. Rachel's business grew by word of mouth and over the years her work has appeared in stores in L.A., Chicago, and San Francisco; and on stages, magazines, and newspapers all over the world.

Being inspired at an early age by 60's and 70's rock and roll, antique quilts that tell a story, and clowns in the circus, Rachel's clothes are all one-of-a-kind and made especially for each person to fit their particular personality. Using a mix of old and new fabrics, Rachel creates hand appliqued jeans and jackets, pillows, yoga mat bags and quilts.

Rachel's clients know that every piece she creates will be especially made for them only. Some clients bring her piles of old clothes with sentimental value (baby clothes, articles of clothing that once belonged to a favorite relative that has since passed away, etc) and she turns them into something to wear, or a pillow or quilt. When comedianne and singer, Michele Rundgren, wife of Todd, needed something special for her son ReBop to wear to his sister, Liv Tyler's wedding in New York, she called upon Rachel to design something befitting a future rock star.

Rachel has lived in L.A., Chicago, Marin County, and is now residing mainly in Howell, Michigan with her husband of seventeen years, photographer and web designer, Danny O'Connor, whom she met as a teenager standing in line for a Todd Rundgren concert at The Roxy in L.A. at the tender age of 15.

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