Every so often, I become so inspired and excited by a designer that I find myself wanting to tell their story, beyond a single photo or a line in a blog about multiple trends. I’ve mentioned Camilla here before, but the Australian-based line warrants its very own post, perpetually stealing the show with its vibrant hues, luxe fabrics and inventive style. They’re inspired prints from all over the world, and come in a variety of bold colors and graphic patterns.
Founded a decade ago by designer Camilla Frank, I was first introduced to the luxury brand a couple months ago, when I scooped up a few colorful kaftans for Tres Marisposas and we sold out within three days. I was infatuated with Camilla at first sight. The line is brimming with “forever” pieces—precious silk and Swarovski crystals that can be worn through countless summer events, each garment unique and distinctive. I can see these pieces on women of every age, since the kaftans, maxis, kimonos and flowing blouses are flattering on all figures. You’d be in good company in Camilla, since everyone from Beyonce to Kate Hudson to Miranda Kerr are fans.
My very favorite thing about the brand is that the Camilla dress can be worn half a dozen ways. That’s right—one dress is really six gorgeous styles: one shoulder, high, low, bra tuck, short, and mini. I had so much fun experimenting with this dress in particular. I’ve learned that when you look good, you really do feel good.
We’ve got a new batch of Camilla goodies at Tres, and I invite you to come by and try the line for yourself. Nothing says summer quite like Camilla.
Note: In the photos below, I’m wearing flash tattoos by Lulu DK. Both the tattoos and Camilla dress are available at Tres Mariposas.