Summer is calling, jumping the queue to get first crack at you ladies. You want to be free, unfettered by boring old ecru button down blouses and skirt suits you’d find in a catalog at your dentist’s office. You want to whip from your office, to the theatre, to a candlelit dinner…on the front seat of a motorcycle or in the back seat of a chauffeured luxury sedan…in style. Your current get up and go wear speaks expense report at 9, power point presentation at 15H and run in with a free falling latte from Starbucks at 16H. What you want it to say is: independent, free-spirited, ambitious, driven, passionate, and more.
Say hello to Camilla World. The dresses here aren’t dresses. They’re statements of purpose: long flowing frocks with Native American motif, slim fit cuts that accentuate every asset, active sets that cut a head-turning silhouette, when jaunting from one meeting, to picking up the kids, to frolicking with the boyfriend, to navigating the subway. And the active wear is for any brand of wonder woman. Here are some brilliant ideas to boost your ensemble from blah to blazingly beautiful with help from Camilla.
Bling for Spring. Camilla’s Rise and Unveil Long V Neck Kaftan comes embellished with Swarovski crystals, giving the perfect accent of bling to any woman who sparkles. The kaftan jumps out at you immediately with its beautiful psychedelic print, gathered waist and delicious v cut, along the neck line. This is what you wear in the city on the go… or to the beach… or to that lover’s picnic. Its simple and comfy design is one size fits all. And yet there’s no threat of looking baggy or too fitted. This falls squarely in the Goldilocks zone of “just right.” Pair with your favorite sandaled heels or boots.
Lovers Holiday. Valentine’s Day is behind us. But for the real lovers, everyday can be a romantic getaway filled with escapist delights. One such delight is the simply stunning Lover Long Sleeve Peasant Dress. What can be said about a dress that cinches at the waist, with the perfect mix of leopard and floral prints interspersed throughout, to suggest the wearer is equally part fierce and feminine? This is that dress. Yes, the dress you wear to turn heads and leave all onlookers speechless. This silk chiffon number uses Swarovski crystals for garnish, a button down front for teasing the neckline, and a tie waist for accentuating dimension. It’s a brilliant wardrobe piece to unveil in the office or out on the town. Fun, flirty, feminine, fierce and fabulous are all the “F” words needed to describe this A+ ensemble.
These are The Days. Halcyon Days at that. Perhaps my favorite piece of newly unveiled items in Camilla’s collection, the Halcyon Days Long Sleeve Dress is youthful and free-spirited, plunging and seductive, sporty and adventurous all in one breath. This scoop back dress comes up high enough on the thigh to turn heads without causing a scandal. And it plunges just enough at the nape and neck line to give a sense of daring. Fitted with Swarovski crystals and one of Camilla’s remarkable prints, it moves effortlessly. The silk crepe fabric adheres flawlessly to the contours of the body and absolutely loves the skin. So you won’t be constantly tugging at the dress to keep everything in place or scratching at the fabric to feel at ease. This one is a scene-stealer. Wear with two parts bravado, one part adventure.
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