Written by Le CITY Deluxe USA Contributing Editor and Brand Ambassador, Derek H. Sparks; Photo Credit: World Red Eye
On July 16th, Australian designer Camilla Franks hosted a standing-room-only, pre-sunset soiree atop the FAENA Hotel in Miami Beach celebrating the U.S. launch of the CAMILLA African-inspired print collection – Jambo, Jambo! In discussing her inspiration, Franks remarks, “Africa truly awakened me. The vibrancy of color, the beauty of the land, and the spirit of the people. I found inner peace in the arms of the tribeswomen, and was transfixed by the bohemian melting pot of Morocco. This collection is an expression of the love and light I felt during my time in this stunning part of the world. A true celebration of life.”
Camilla Beach House guests were treated to healing rituals by FAENA’s own resident Shaman, hair-styling and makeup by GLAMSQUAD, an exquisite Moroccan-themed buffet, and hand-crafted cocktails. The magnificent FAENA oceanfront suite provided the perfect backdrop with panoramic views of Miami Beach and a wraparound balcony adorned with Moroccan Rugs and CAMILLA Cushions.
Of course, Camilla and her tribe – models Jenny Lopez, Daniella Botero, and Sandra Kubicka – were decked out in Jambo, Jambo! Collection pieces. Other notable guests included Francis Mallmann (Argentine celebrity chef and restaurateur) and Alina Villasante (Peace Love World Designer).
Daniela Botero & Camila Franks
Camilla Franks launched her brand 12 years ago, in Sydney. The CAMILLA line is now available in 56 countries at select retail partners, as well as her own online site. The CAMILLA vision awakens the adventurous heart that resides within all of us (no matter who you are). Each luxurious piece features vibrant color, digital print, bohemian detailing, and intricate craftsmanship.