Inspirational Women – Camilla
Who doesn’t love a brightly coloured Camilla outfit on a beautiful Summer’s day or Winter’s day too.
Camilla Franks founded her label Camilla 14 years ago and she’s a true inspiration with the business she’s built and the amazing designs she keeps coming up with.
Image: Camilla Franks in one of her stunning designs alongside our Sienna Swarovski crystal sandals
Camilla isn’t someone who studied fashion design. Early in her career she was a stage actress who created her own pieces to wear in between scenes and on stage. People in the fashion industry who saw her on stage asked to buy her kaftans and rehearsal gear.
Image: Beautiful Camilla swimwear alongside our Lara sandals
It was Camilla’s simple kaftan concept that saw the evolution of her brand and a debut collection at the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney in 2004.
Image: Camilla dress and my Terena sandals in gold leather with Emerald green Swarovski crystals
That same year she got her first big break when the department store David Jones made the decision to stock her first collection. I believe at the time David Jones thought Camilla would be a one hit wonder. Gee, she proved them soooo wrong!
Image: Camilla does gorgeous little dresses too!
Fourteen years on and Camilla is stocked worldwide and worn by an array of celebrities such as Oprah and Beyoncé. Wow! You can’t get better than that. Well done Camilla! I have my fingers crossed that someday soon I will also get lucky with my label of handcrafted sandals - Ankalia, which by-the-way are a perfect match with every Camilla outfit.
Image: Oprah Winfrey looking stunning in a Camilla kaftan alongside my Amanda sandals in apple green
Well done Camilla! You are a true role model and inspiration to me. Keep your amazing designs coming and I’ll keep our beautiful sandal designs coming too!
Lots of love,