Donned in a powder blue flowing formal dress she designed, beautiful Briona stands tall and confident as she graces the runway during her fashion show to raise money for local wish kids.
Before she was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition, Briona’s greatest joy was the fantasy of fashion design always dressing up her dolls or her little sister. So she combined her passion of design with her compassion for others and asked Make-A-Wish® Georgia and Alabama to help her design a line of dresses for auction to share the power of a wish®.
Her road to the runway starts at The English Design Lab to meet one-on-one with a design teacher to learn the art of design, perfect her drawing skills and experiment with fun and elegant fabrics.
Briona chooses her 12 favorite creations – including one designed especially for her. The seamstresses from the American Sewing Guild take her designs and go to work.
Now it’s the night she’s been waiting for: the fashion show to debut her new line Eyes on You Fashion by Briona. At the Make-A-Wish chapter’s 10th anniversary gala, professional models don six of Briona’s dresses. One local man, inspired by Briona’s brilliant work, purchases all six of the dresses. He gives one to his wife and then gives the others back to Briona.
But this man isn’t the only one touched by Briona. Fabrik, a boutique in Briona’s hometown, hears about her clothing line and offers to host a second fashion show starring models from the Elite Modeling Agency. This show – as successful as the first – auctions off four more original creations. Eyes on You Fashion by Briona raises over $6,000 from the two shows – more than the cost of the average wish.
Briona – a shining star – hopes to grace more red carpets soon. She has a bright future ahead of her.