You could say that 12-year-old Grace Rose Bauer does everything in style, including trying to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Born in New Orleans and diagnosed with the disease as an infant, she moved with her family to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina.
Bauer and her mom, Leah, who is a fashion designer, have hosted an annual fashion event to raise funds for cystic fibrosis awareness and research for the past 10 years, and last year Bauer designed the entire collection. The line, called Rosie G, is inspired by her love of the two cities she calls home, L.A. and New Orleans, and her fundraisers have previously been held in New Orleans. She hand-picks all of the fabrics, and the clothes are manufactured in L.A.
The name Rosie G comes from a nickname for Grace Roses’ alter ego, who appears when Bauer dresses up, puts on lip gloss and sings and dances in the mirror.
Get a look at the fall Rosie G line at the 11th annual show, taking place for the first time in Los Angeles. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at CBS Radford Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. The event will include a picnic, arts and crafts, spinning DJs, celebrity hosts and a T-shirt design contest. Tickets are $150 VIP, $100 for adults, $30 for kids and free for kids under 3.
Proceeds from the fundraiser, and from clothing sales, go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization working to find a cure for this life-threatening genetic illness that attacks the respiratory and digestive systems.
Learn more about Rosie G and the fundraiser at www.rosiegstyle.com.