Loving Our New Maxi

Cozy is one of my favorite words. We designed our new Modal Maxi with input from our partner friends at the Four Seasons Hotel Spa Silicon Valley who definitely know how to make you feel cozy. 

While versatility can be hard for me to say, due to a lingering lisp, I love its meaning. Our Maxi is so versatile that our client and friend Karen loves keeping one in her suitcase at all times. She says it is perfect for lounging, shopping, pool side, or an unexpected fancy dinner. 

Recently Karen asked us to help dress her for the Healthcare Policy Ball in Washington DC. We based her design on our and her favorite Maxi with a deeper neckline and made a second layer from a faggotted silk chiffon fabric. The silk pattern looked like it would be perfectly at home in the neoclassical architecture predominant in Washington DC.

The result? I'm sure she was the most cozy and gorgeous woman at the Ball. 

Karen Appleton, SVP Box, with Andy Page, President 23andme, at the 2015 Healthcare Ball; Karen wears a custom Camilla Olson gown. 

Karen Appleton, SVP Box, with Andy Page, President 23andme, at the 2015 Healthcare Ball; Karen wears a custom Camilla Olson gown

Karen Appleton, SVP Box, with Andy Page, President 23andme, at the 2015 Healthcare Ball; Karen wears a custom Camilla Olson gown. Close-up. 

Karen Appleton, SVP Box, with Andy Page, President 23andme, at the 2015 Healthcare Ball; Karen wears a custom Camilla Olson gown. Close-up. 

Karen Appleton, SVP Box, tries on shoes to wear to the 2015 Healthcare Ball; Karen also shows the side slit on a custom Camilla Olson gown.

Karen Appleton, SVP Box, tries on shoes to wear to the 2015 Healthcare Ball; Karen also shows the side slit on a custom Camilla Olson gown.

Camilla Olson

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Camilla Olson designs for the modern professional woman. Camilla Olson worked her way through college at the U of MD Medical School, shifting to industry for 8 years post graduate. Once learning about Wall Street she invested as a VC for 4 years and then made her move to the entrepreneur side of the table, on the founding team of 5 companies, Later she earned her MFA, Fashion & Textile Design from Academy of Art Univ, cum laude. Honors include: designs on the NY Fashion Week Runway; Alumna of the Yr, Best Reinvention, Born: Fairbanks Alaska. B.S. microbiology University of Maryland MBA marketing Fairleigh Dickinson University. Awarded two U.S. patents. MFA fashion & textile design, Academy of Art University