Friday, February 25, 2011

TALENT UPDATE: Jacquelyn Brooks

Jacquelyn Brooks is a fashion designer from Gainesville, FL. Her designs include: bridal, formal, semi-formal gowns and resort wear. She has a B.S in Apparel Design from Florida State University. After graduation, she returned to The Swamp where she opened a design studio across from the University of Florida campus.

Brooks passion is designing women's formalwear. Clients commission Jacquelyn to design their red carpet, formal gowns for the area's premiere social events including: the annual Noche de Gala benefit, Oscar Night at the Hippodrome, STOP Children's Cancer fantasy events, Five Point of Live fundraisers and original bridal gowns.

Brooks has also designed competition gowns for the Miss University of Florida and Miss Gainesville pageants.

She's a strong advocate for community service and has donated her gowns to local charities and silent auctions including The American Heart Association's annual ball and STOP Children's Cancer Holiday Concert.

Her design auctioned in the Cure by Design Fashion Show, supporting cancer research, raised $5000 for the American Cancer Society.

You can see more of Jacquelyn Brooks fantastic work at the Rocket for the Art Black Tie Gala on Friday April 8th.

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