The young Entrepreneur, who is battling Cystic Fibrosis, is not only the owner and designer of her Los Angeles-based clothing line Rosie G Designs, but she also spreads a message of hope with her inspiring mantra: "When life give you lemons, turn it into grape juice." That message is tucked into each one of her clothing orders (this girl totally embodies #BUILTYBYGIRLS).
We chatted with Grace about her perseverance, her new fall clothing collection and more at her first Los Angeles fashion show and entertainment fundraiser - GR4CF (Grace Rose for Cystic Fibrosis) - at the CBS Studios Radford Backlot in Studio City, Calif. Aug. 15. The pre-teen told us she was "very excited" for everyone to see her designs at the show, which raised money for the genetic disease.
"Every year [I've done] a fashion fundraiser for cystic fibrosis and for my tenth annual I wanted to design the whole collection because it was inspired from all the other designs and other shops that I had modeled," she added, dishing on what #BUILTBYGIRLS means to her as well.
"It's such a great thing," she said about #BUILTBYGIRLS. "History is literally h-i-s, his story, so I think in the future it will be girls' story and I think it's great that [Cambio] is definitely bringing out more girls who are doing good things."
Hundreds of fashionistas and fans were in attendance as Grace strutted down the makeshift runway in a black faux leather dress and leggings along with a dozen other kid models at the picnic-themed event, including 2-year-old Instagram star cuties Everleigh Soutas and Ava Foley (we're obsessed).
Before Grace hit the runway, she told us her collection was "cute, colorful, comfortable and stylish," and she didn't disappoint. As the models flipped their hair and showed off the dresses, skirts, tops, tees and leggings in the collection, we secretly wished that we could fit into the clothes ourselves.
As for Grace's advice for other kids who want to launch their own fashion lines, she said, "Go with what you believe. If you can believe it, you can make it happen." Grace certainly has. Her passion for fashion and cystic fibrosis awareness paid off big time at the event, and raised $25,000 for charity.
Talk about an inspiration.
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