Camilla shares her point of view below, but she'd rather hear your thoughts. Don't even think twice about contacting us though our contact page or social media. 2014. 

Every morning I walk to my closet and the same thing happens. I remember the voices that trigger an instinct to search for clothes to make parts of me smaller, taller, more business-like or to quiet an occasionally loud personality. This happened as a corporate executive, a VC, as a founder through several biotech start ups, and again this morning. I worked with friends and consultants to learn ways to make it easier, but it was a mystery. Finally in 2007 I went back to school to do a second master’s degree, fashion design.

We believe there are many women who are interested in their wardrobes but are more interested in other pursuits or don’t have the time to follow fashion closely. There are also many women who are not confident in their ability to assemble a good-looking outfit. We think there is a need for a practical approach to designing interesting clothing for women who lead busy and sometimes complicated lives.

Today, my goal is to make clothes that make it easier for women to get dressed to help them get on their way. We have designed a foundational collection that takes a woman from the work place and into the rest of her life. A fundamental philosophy is to provide 9 pieces that make 30 washable looks. We offer workshops, along with an executive coach, on Visualize Success, getting where you want to go.

We design and manufacture ready-to-wear in northern California, that is ridiculously comfortable and can be worn both to work and in your life Monday through Sunday.
— Camilla

 

Visualize Success 

Our purpose in creating the Visualize Success program is to help women build confidence in their competence. We do this by encouraging the to reflect their goals in the way they speak, act, and dress. Camilla has joined with an executive coach, Anna Ranieri MBA PhD, to fully execute this plan. We offer workshops and content toward these goals. VIsit our website to learn more.                

Bio for Camilla Olson

Camilla Olson is an accomplished businesswoman, inventor & designer, and sees fashion as a language to express self and competence.

B.S. Microbiology, U of MD
MBA Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson U. 
MFA Fashion & Textile Design, Academy of Art University, cum laude

Camilla is an inventor holding two US patents. She has thirty years of life sciences industry experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, operating manager and was on the founding team for five start-ups. Following time as community & school volunteer, Camilla returned to school to earn her MFA.
Camilla Olson designs accessories and ready-to-wear clothing that is primarily available through her showroom and online stores. Camilla also designs custom work for very special situations. Her work has appeared at the Directors Guild of America, on the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards, and in the White House. 

Camilla has enjoyed a partnership with the Four Seasons Silicon Valley since June 2011, and has been an early partner of the Lean In program. She mentors high school students in her area through a work-study program in the local schools. Camilla has also been a long time supporter of women's programs, particularly Stanford WSDM Center (Health Research on Women and Sex Differences in Medicine). 

Camilla wears a dress she made, at home with her brother.

Camilla wears a dress she made, at home with her brother.

Image Editing Note

With respect to the portrait of Camilla at the top, Camilla says, "This is what 60 looks like," but she adds the image may have had a Blur technique applied to soften facial edges. 

        Wired August1998

 
Camilla during her venture capital days in NY, 1985, with her cousin Jay. 

Camilla during her venture capital days in NY, 1985, with her cousin Jay.