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Lisa Metcalf, a successful business woman, is one of the two women behind ‘Oli & Lina’. For years, Metcalf owned and operated her own consulting company, mainly working with new and established companies to launch, redefine, or reposition their businesses. One day Metcalf was employed by Rene Chrisan to help launch a new line geared toward delivering chic and contemporary clothing to the “in-home party” shopping market. Because the two ladies found themselves in synch, it soon became obvious a partnership was in the making, thus the creation of ‘Oli & Lina’. In their first year of business three well received collections were designed, manufactured, and sold by launching a successful regional sales effort, resulting in a budding customer base.
After wearing multi-colored plaid pants in high school, Lisa Metcalf’s fashion sense eventually changed. She has acquired an appreciation for the fine points of Lanvin designs, which can be seen in certain aspects of the Oli & Lina label. Oli & Lina designs are sold exclusively through venue presentations to invited customers.