Presenting…Designer Gaelle Pierre of the G’s Addiction Fashion Line
Some fashion design students can’t wait until they walk the stage so that they can get started with their fashion design careers. Rose-Gaelle Pierre, the youngest of a family of three and a student at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale—isn’t waiting until graduation. She’s already on her way to conquering the fashion world with G’s Addiction, her fashion line, which includes anklets, bracelets, and shirts.
Born in Haiti, Gaelle—you culturally-attuned ones, being so kreyolicious—know the drill, the middle name is the first name—moved to Florida when she was thirteen—nearly seven years ago. As an interior design and fashion student at the institute, exploring her inner creativity is a must.
Her adorable little pieces are put together with ease, and she doesn’t mind discussing her style, as well as where she gets the inspiration for the brand that she hopes the whole world will get addicted to.
Did you dress up your dolls when you were little?
When I was a kid, I was not interested in dressing up my dolls. I was more into sports and dancing. I grew up with my brothers and cousins and I was the only girl, thus dressing my dolls was not something I would do.
Are you learning a lot in fashion school?
Fashion school is more interesting that I thought it would, exceeding my education expectation. Everyday is a new learning experience and my fashion sense is developing and growing more. So I could say I learned a lot and there’s more to come.
How did you get the idea for G’s Addiction?
It didn’t take much to come up with the idea of G’s Addiction, The G stands for the initial of my first name thus, “Gaelle’s Addiction”. I have been making jewelry pieces for my friends and family for years so with the appreciation they’ve been giving me I decided to turn my passion into a business. The main goal of this business idea is not for the purpose of only making money, but for people to appreciate a simple side of accessory.
What inspires the pieces in the clothing line?
My clothing line is inspired by my jewelry designs. G’s Addiction anklets and bracelets are rare. From their unique designs, I decided to base the clothing line in relation to them.
Were you a fashionista when you were in high school?
In high school, I wasn’t much of a fashionista. My style was more of an extension of my personality and the mood I was in. Fashion gives a certain amount of freedom to people and allows them to be who they want to be.
What advice do you have for those who love fashion, but can allocate only a small budget towards clothing and accessories?
I think there is beauty in everything. There will always be something beautiful in what people perceive as ugly. The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. Budget cannot limit creativity.
Is there a piece in the G’s Addiction collection that is especially a hit with your clients?
I would say the fact that they can customize their own jewelrY is a hit for the G’s Addiction clientele. In terms of customization, the customers get the choice of a variety of things such as: color preference, style preference and whether or not they want to write a name or a memo.
Where do you hope to take G’s Addiction?
My closest goal is to take G’s Addiction to the next level—meaning I want to have my own store in Haiti and familiarize everybody with my products. I want to make it world wide, not only known and available to the Haitian community but to every ethnicity. I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that I will be having a grande premiere in Haiti in December. This is all thanks to the support of everyone such as: International Event Entertainments (IEE), TheTeam Illegal working in Haiti, and specially my family and friends. In five, ten years I see myself very successful and G’s addiction will be a major part of it. I will definitely be the next Murielle Leconte, She is my idol! I will stay focus until then and with the support of everyone that believes in me I will definitely succeed.
Can you tell us more about Murielle Leconte?
Murielle Leconte lives in Miami, She’s been struggling with cancer for a couple of years now. Her line is called Murielle Creation. It was created in December of 1990—and also—she had a modeling agency. She designs clothes, accessories, and also home decor pieces. She’s not only a designer, she’s also a civil engineer and a survivor of domestic violence.
Have you met this designer?
I would take this moment to let her know that her art was marvelous, and brought great joy to us. I hope that God gives her the strength to get well soon and the courage to grace us with more of her talents. My dream is to meet her one day and learn her craft.
Get addicted…visit the website of G’s Addiction HERE.