Rachel Dawn Amber (1994-2013) was a student at Blackwell Academy. Prior to 2013, she began her attendance at Blackwell and met Arcadia Bay resident, Chloe Price. The two later fell in love and planned to run away together to Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to Chloe, she lived a double life with Frank Bowers, her boyfriend. Six months prior to the return of Max Caulfield, Rachel “moved” to Los Angeles without Chloe and went missing. When the Arcadia Bay Police Department closed their official investigation, Chloe began a Missing Persons campaign in the hopes to find her. Neither Chloe or the police had been aware of Rachel’s abduction by Mark Jefferson, who kept her drugged and held up in a bunker. She was accidentally killed by Nathan Prescoot via a drug overdose some time between the months April and October 2013.
CASSIDY had the pleasure of getting to know Rachel Cobb, fellow Dawsonite, and seriously great, down-to-earth youtuber, she’s honestly one of my style icons! Scroll down for more on Rachel’s inspiritations, style & more! :)
My name is Rachel Cobb, I’m a nineteen year-old Montreal native and I make videos on my youtube channel (just look up my name!) on thrifted style, my monthly inspirations, and whatever else comes to mind! My goal for my channel when I was first starting out was to create a creative platform for myself, where I could share the things I love and hopefully create a community of people who share those same things, while also showing young people that we don’t have to spend tons of money nor shop at fast-fashion retailers to be stylish. My new goals for my channel are to continually grow my community, create new connections with cool people around the world, and continue to challenge myself to make better and more creative content.
When it comes to my channel, I don’t have very many concerns. I know that YouTube is not the end all be all of what I’m going to do, I don’t necessarily see it as a career path at the moment. I simply see it as this beautiful place where I get to be myself for the people who like watching. Sometimes I wonder about getting too involved with social media and becoming too concerned with how I look and seem online that it may take away from my tangible life but I try my best to detract myself from that. I try my best to be my authentic self and to not over-think what I post, but that can be pretty difficult. I hope that as I get older and continue to do what I do, I will become more and more comfortable with who I am and what I create so that frivolous things like posts on Instagram won’t matter much.
I began watching YouTube channels when I was 16 and really got into ClothesEncounters back when Jenn Im made thrifting videos and she was in her dorm room. I still love her channel but that part of her life really fascinated me and I was incredibly inspired by her. I would definitely say she changed the YouTube style game. Soon after that I went to California and went thrifting for the first time and it seems sort of strange to say but it was a life-changing moment for me. I was so incredibly happy that day and I discovered this part of myself that I had never known. I had struggled all of high school with wanting to be creative but believing that I wasn’t good at anything, so when I discovered that style was a way for me to be creative and channel everything I was inspired by from movies to music, I felt like I had locked into something I needed to pursue. Quickly after that I discovered channels like, Svetlana D and Rian Phin who had smaller followings and made incredible thrifting/style videos and I knew that I had to start my own. Now I am continually influenced and inspired by the young people I subscribe to on YouTube. My favorite channels/people usually have small followings, are around my age and are pretty much the coolest people on the planet. My favorite people are Jujusquad, Rian Phin, Taraola, Empowa, Fashionbambini x Tara. Check them out asap, you will 100% not regret it.
Living an environmentally-conscious/cruelty-free life is very important to me. I try to do my part by only shopping at thrift stores and I try to promote that on my platform as much as possible. I am strongly against shopping fast-fashion and believe that we can and should all shop sustainably. I mean, it’s much more fun anyway! Who doesn’t like a treasure hunt?! I believe shopping on depop and shopping at independently-owned stores are great options as well. I also became a vegetarian in November which is a decision I’m so glad I made. I had wanted to be a vegetarian my entire life because I have such a deep love for animals, but I struggled for years to really make the connection between the meat on my plate and the animals I loved. Now that I’ve been a vegetarian for over 7 months, I have never felt so good and so much more myself. I hope to continually become more conscious about the things I consume and my impact on the planet and others. I am so excited for the future and the things I will learn and create, and the person I will subsequently become.