About Rachelle Briton...
Rachelle Briton is a former freelance stylist for MTV Networks who moved home to Austin in 2009 to start her signature label Rachelle Briton Design. Art and creativity have always been a part of Briton's inherent nature, but she refined her craft at Baylor University where she earned a bachelor's degree in fashion design. During college she studied fashion in Italy and France which has played an influential role in various pieces of her collection.
Named as a Designer Favorite by from nbcdfw.com, Rachelle has also taken home the Girly Award by Dallas Fashion Calendar and Style Geek, as well as Austin Fashion Week Best Mash-up Team Member
and Austin Fashion Week Nominee for Best Designer. You can check out Rachelle Briton on facebook or Twitter.
While Rachelle Briton is known for her signature guitar pick label, her clothing features unique details and clever silhouettes which highlight the various components of a rock star's wife/girlfriend, including lifestyle, cocktail, and evening-wear. Briton's designs transform ideas of femininity, vintage elegance, and rock star glamour into wearable masterpieces and she has something to offer every fashion lover for occasions ranging from a chic Austin party to the Academy Awards.
Rachelle's Battle with Chronic Sclerosing Osteomyelitis
Over the past two and a half years, Rachelle has been forced to put her fashion career on hold. She was diagnosed with Chronic Sclerosing Osteomyelitis (CSO), which is a very rare and delibitating/painful bone infection in her right lower jaw. She has undergone three surgeries in Austin, two at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and two in Miami, Florida. During her last surgery, she had a substantial portion of her right lower jaw removed and replaced with a titanium chain. As her pain has decreased as a result of the latest surgery, she still experiences pain on a daily basis. Additionally, the doctor had to cut the nerve in her jaw during surgery, which resulted in her losing feeling on the right lower side of her face permanently.
Rachelle is now scheduled to have a bone graft on August 27, 2014 to restore the jaw bone to it's natural appearance and functionality. A year or so later, Rachelle will begin the process of receiving dental implants to restore her mouth to how it was prior to this awful disease setting in and reaching havoc on her. Learn more about Rachelle's journey by clicking the link to her Indiegogo page below.
As this has been an extremely difficult time for Rachelle and her family, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Additionally, we are attempting to raise money to help pay for the costs associated with this next surgery, and to pay off some of the medical debt we have accrued as a result of this disease.