Grace Rose is a 14 year old Designer, Advocate and Performing Arts student.
The line, Rosie G, was conceptualized at her 10th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser.
She has hosted a Fashion Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis every year since she was born. For the 10th Annual event Grace Rose designed the entire collection. The clothes were auctioned off, however, people wanted to buy more and continue to support her cause. She started a website and a small collection and hasn’t looked back. Grace Rose has Cystic Fibrosis. Rather than let it get her down she has taken a more proactive approach in helping the researchers find a cure, through fashion.
The clothing sales give a portion back to CF research. Her plan is to #cureCF #instyle.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana she moved to Los Angeles after hurricane Katrina. The line is inspired by her love for the two cities. It represents casual comfort. Grace Rose carefully selects the fabrics and designs easy going styles. She wants it to be clothing young girls can wear all the time.
The name “Rosie G” comes from her alter ego. Ever since Grace Rose was little she’d put on lip gloss, get dressed up and sing and dance in the mirror. Everyone would say "oh look, here comes Rosie G."
She often channels that “performer” when she is doing interviews, events or simply encouraging other young girls to pursue their dreams.
Her message is simple; “Everyone has something to deal with, you might as well deal with it in style!”
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. For more information: CFF.org