Who is Deana Delrose?

Hi There, I'm Deana Delrose!

Thank you for being curious enough about me to click the link. A few years ago I'd barely be able to write this as I really didn't know who I was. My identity for so long was warped around substances, cultural things, and straight up delusions. Well that escalated quickly, let's rewind a bit...

Jersey girl born, raised, and currently here. My name is Deana Marie Loria, but I wanted something with a little ring to it, so about 5 years I came up with Deana Delrose. My name is pronounced like James Dean with an A at the end, Deana. Yes, I get called Deanna all the time, and sometimes I respond.

I'm 32 and live at home with roommates; my dad, sister, and my adorable dog Lily. I'm appreciative of being here so I can spend time with my family, save money, and work on my passion projects aka everything on this website! ;)

I am a Junior at Montclair State University. My Major is Television and Digital Media with a Concentration in Television Production. It's a great University and I've been thoroughly enjoying my experience. (didn't think I'd ever say that!)

My Beautiful Mother Rae, passed away in 2017 to Lung Cancer. It devastated my family; especially my siblings and I. My mom is missed every single day, but she lives on in my heart and within all that I do. She was my number one cheerleader in life, especially when starting my business. Cancer freakin sucks, but what doesn't, is my constant love for you that will live on forever, mom. ❤️

Let's talk business... I started OGCJ Clothing Company in 2014, with the hopes of helping people not to judge themselves or others too harshly. It's been quite the rollercoaster! Having a business is remarkably challenging especially when you don't have the school background. However, I continue to learn and grow as much and as often as I can. By doing so, OGCJ and I have transformed over the years. My most recent challenges were the difficult attempts at splitting my time between the different areas that I am passionate in. Then it hit me to merge them all together, and that's when Life, Fashion, Freedom was born!

I don't want to reveal too much so you can hopefully continue to learn about me throughout my Life, Fashion, Freedom journey, but here are some fun random facts before you go: I am 4+ years sober from Marijuana and Alcohol (thank you JESUS). Speaking of, I was re-baptized and recommitted myself to Jesus on behalf of Hillsong Church in New York City in July of 2016. My life has been radically altered in the best ways ever since. I have social anxiety, depression, and migraines, that constantly try to stop me from living my best life, but I continue to press forward regardless (some days are easier than others). Lastly, I try my best to love myself and love others the way God does.

Ciao for now!

🖤 Deana Delrose