ABOUT Kylie Rose
Hello guys! Welcome to Kylie Rose Fashions.
My name is Shaelia Dawkins. 'Kylie' is my daughter's name and 'Rosie', my nick-name given by my grandmother as a baby.
This is how the name KRF was formed:
~Kylie Rose Fashions~
I sketch, I design and I create original, custom, one-of-a-kind quality fashion pieces. I always knew I had a gift for creating but I didn't quite know what to do with it until that became my preoccupation, finding a name and an outlet for my passion. I began dedicating every day to praying for discernment, for guidance; and then one day...GOD blessed me with the answer.
GOD helped me connect the dots of my life. It was there all the time:
I've always loved working in customer-centric fields. It filled me with tremendous joy being able to please customers. That took me from being a sales associate in retail for many years, a receptionist at a dental office for several more years, to real estate as a realtor and then again as a receptionist at another dental practice. One thing was clear: I always had this burning desire to please and satisfy customers and I took pride in doing it with flair. But I knew something was still missing.
Although I knew I loved people, I was not able to bring anything 'to life' or create anything with my hands. I mulled over how I could marry the both worlds. And then one day, while sitting at my desk at work, I had an "Ah Ha Moment".
Right then and there I started to doodle/sketch on a piece of paper. That doodle/sketch was a beautiful two-piece skirt set that I colored in red using the crayons that my office gave to kids to color with during their dental visits. That simple act of sketching unearthed in me the desire to create and bring to life the pieces I was putting on paper. That was when Kylie Rose Fashions~ was born.
Every design I sketched I knew exactly how I wanted to stitch and sew them together to bring to life what I had visualized and drew on paper. Every day I would imagine the beautiful women and celebrities who would wear my designs. In my mind's eye I would see their reactions, their excitement when they put on my special custom design. My heart just sore and beat faster. I was so overjoyed with just the thought. I said to myself "Rosie, someday, one day... " and then I was like "Rosie, Why not TODAY! ?"
I asked and prayed and GOD led me to my gift, my true passion my way... but on his time. Everything I did before has prepared me for this! I will not follow the book of what any other designer thinks fashion is or what trends "should" be. Instead I will follow my divine gift: my heart, my mind, my hands, my eyes, my pencils and my sketchpad; and then bring that to life for YOU.
I take inspiration from the words of world renowned Alexander McQueen:
"It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together".