Camilla Franks stunned in white as she makes her first official outing since ovarian removal surgery
Fashion designer Camilla Franks made her first official appearance on Monday after undergoing ovary removal surgery earlier this month.
The 44-year-old Celebrity Apprentice star was stunned in a white tuxedo on Monday during the star-studded Afterpay Australian Fashion Week after the life-saving surgery.
Camilla paired her show-stopping ensemble with an animal print blouse and strappy heels.
On the road: Fashion designer Camilla Franks made her first official appearance on the red carpet on Monday after undergoing heartbreaking and painful ovarian removal surgery earlier this month
Her wavy ombre locks were swept back for the event.
The founder of the Camilla label rubbed shoulders with former Secretary of State Julie Bishop during the show.
Stunning: The Celebrity Apprentice star, 44, stunned in a white tuxedo during star-studded Afterpay Australian Fashion Week on Monday after life-saving surgery
Wild thing! Camilla paired the showstop ensemble with an animal print blouse and strappy heels
The outing comes after Camilla spoke of the “big mistake” she made before having her ovaries removed earlier this month.
The fashion designer and current Celebrity Apprentice Australia contestant admitted she wished she had frozen her eggs years earlier during an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.
She revealed that she took the first steps in the process before she got too “busy with work,” saying, “I’m really sorry now.”
The right circles: the founder of the Camilla label rubbed shoulders with former Secretary of State Julie Bishop during the show
Emotional: The outing comes after Camilla spoke about the ‘big mistake’ she made before having her ovaries removed earlier this month
The entrepreneur has one child: daughter Luna, three, who she shares with fiancé JP Jones.
In the interview, she also revealed that she had postponed her “life-saving surgery” for as long as she could in the hopes that she would “perform another small miracle.”
She and her Welsh musician partner are now exploring adoption or surrogacy in hopes of expanding their family.
Regret: The fashion designer and contestant of Celebrity Apprentice Australia admitted she wished she had frozen her eggs years earlier
The candid interview comes less than a month after Camilla shared a heartbreaking Instagram post about her surgery and the grief she felt after her ovaries were removed.
On May 6, she uploaded a photo of herself lying next to Luna’s teddy bear in a hospital bed, calling the toy “ comfort in a sea of grief. ”
I cling to it like a life raft, inhaling its scent, feeling its presence and warmth. His little hairy body is drenched in a torrent of tears that I can’t stop, ‘she wrote in the caption.
‘I’m lying here with a broken heart, recovering from surgery to finally remove my ovaries. The grief and pain is excruciating. I feel like my chest is going to burst when I mourn the loss of children I can no longer bear. ‘
Camilla described her battle with breast cancer as ‘horrific’ and confessed that her battle against the insidious disease is ongoing.
“The heartbreaking fear, illness, and grueling rounds of immediate treatment are one thing, but it goes on and on,” she continued.
Recovering: Camilla shared a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed on May 6, recovering from surgery to remove her ovaries
‘I have a harmful BRCA2 gene variant and with that diagnosis came a terrible reality. That I not only had to fight the breast cancer that I had, I also had to prevent the future cancers that I was so much more likely to get – more breast cancer, ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and others. ‘
She added: ‘I had to fight to save my life. A life that is so much more precious now that I have a little girl who loves and needs me. ‘
Camilla was first diagnosed with stage three breast cancer just months after welcoming her daughter in January 2018.
Horrible: Camilla described her battle with breast cancer as “ horrible ” and confessed that her battle with the insidious disease is ongoing. Pictured at a fashion show in Sydney in May 2018
“The first was the discovery of a lump and the heartbreak of having to wean my eight-week-old baby off my breast within days,” she wrote.
‘Then six months of the bazooka of all chemo to attack my cancer, with success. Then my treatment shifted to prevention.
I had a double mastectomy and said goodbye to my breasts that had only just fed my beautiful newborn baby. Then my fallopian tubes went.
But now this. The divine essence of my femininity. My ovaries, the most sacred givers of life, leave the biggest hole of all when they are taken from me. ‘
Camilla revealed that she had undergone IVF treatment in hopes of having another child when her dream of becoming a mother for the second time was shattered.
“I’ve spent the last 18 years pursuing the dream of becoming a mother again,” she confessed.
“I kept putting off this last life-saving surgery in the hope that I could perform a miracle … I just really wanted to have another baby.”