Archive for January, 2013

R.E.D. Collective featured in Fashion Sign Magazine

Monday, 28 January, 2013

“Photos and Creative Journalism by Joyce Jebose

This past Friday night there was an opening of a new boutique in Calgary by Ruby Ellen Designs and the R.E.D Collective. The event featured fashions from Ruby Johnson, founder of Ruby Ellen Designs and a few other designers who are part of the R.E.D Collective such as Jolanta Fashions, Fehu Leather, and Couture by Laura. These designers are collaborating on a level that Calgary has never seen before.

They have converged a showroom and a workspace to feature their unique designs. The event started with guests being entertained by a magician while enjoying assortments of hors d’oeurves and wine, then a mini fashion show ensued shortly after. The fashion show featured custom pieces from each designer, ranging from wedding gowns, to cocktail dresses to jewelry showcasing their amazing talents and attention to detail. The event was so beautifully put together and I got a chance to mingle with some of the designers and other partygoers. If you would like a custom made piece from any of these designers, then stop by their boutique located at 1023-12 Ave SW (Upper Level) in Calgary, Alberta.”

http://fashionsignmagazine.com/a-magical-night-featuring-ruby-ellen-and-the-r-e-d-collective-january-18th-2013/

 

Photoshoot for Fashion Sign Magazine

Tuesday, 22 January, 2013

Now that Fashion Sign Magazine January 2013 is out, I can share some photos from the photoshoot on December 30, 2012, where I supplied my jewellery. Most of the photos are mine, except for the last two that were taken by FSM photographer Megan Jolie. Hair: Courtney McCallum and  Michelle Scabar. Make-up: Kada Issa. Purses: Nuage 9.

Link to the 6th issue of Fashion Sign Magazine: http://issuu.com/fashionsign/docs/jan2013lowres . Jolanta is featured as one of the contributors on page 6, and pictures with Jolanta Fashions jewellery are on pages 44-54.

Pictures from the R.E.D Collective Opening Party

Monday, 21 January, 2013

 1023 12-Ave. SW, Calgary, AB (upper level)

R.E.D. Collective Opening Party

New Showroom and Workrooms at 1023 12-Ave. SW, Calgary.R.E.D. Collective: Ruby Ellen Designs, Couture by Laura, Fehu Leather, and Jolanta FashionsFashion show:Dresses: Ruby Johnson of Ruby Ellen DesignsJewellery: Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca of Jolanta FashionsLeather Accessories: Freyja Ulveland of Fehu LeatherHair and Make-up: Douglass CressmanModels: Jennifer Arbeau, Rohinin Singh, SanazMC: Master Sarah Moanies

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R.E.D. Collective: Ruby Ellen Designs, Couture by Laura, Fehu Leather, and Jolanta Fashions

Dresses: Ruby Ellen Designs

Jewellery:  Jolanta Fashions

Leather Accessories: Fehu Leather

Hair and Make-up: Douglass Cressman

Models: Jennifer Arbeau, Rohinin Singh, Sanaz

MC: Master Sarah Moanies

A Little Magic

Friday, 4 January, 2013

What: Grand Opening for Calgary’s Premier Boutique Fashion Shop!

When: Friday, January 18, 2013, at 8 pm

Where: 1023 12 Ave SW, Upper Level

Designer and founder of Ruby Ellen Designs, Ruby Johnson, is pleased to present a memorable moment in fashion for Calgary. A Little Magic is the grand opening for Calgary’s newest fashion boutique featuring a collective of Calgary’s finest designers. Ruby Ellen Designs, Jolanta Fashions, Fehu Leather, and Couture by Laura will line the walls of the new boutique. On January 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM (MST) a petite fashion show featuring pieces from latest collections of these designers, including jewelry, leather, haute couture and bridal wear.

In addition to the fashion show, attendees will be entertained by The Magic Assistant, Gwyn, view the works of Artist Joel Monea, be able to meet the designers in-person and enjoy light snacks and beverages as they peruse the new space. Every girl has dreamed of having a fairy godmother or a little magic for that special day, event or celebration. Now, four extremely talented designers have come together to provide a little magic to fashion seekers in Calgary.

For over 25 years, Ruby has been designing one-of-a-kind bridal gowns and haute couture, priding herself on creating custom dresses for women. At Ruby Ellen Designs, clients receive a specialized experience involving the client in the selection of the best fabrics, flattering designs and incorporating special details to reflect personal style. Ruby Ellen Designs’ collections have been featured in Boston Fashion Week and Brooklyn Fashion Week.

This event is free and is open to the public and to the media. As we do not want our guests walking to their vehicles alone, Escorted Parking will be available to our guests, whereby guests will be escorted to their car.

Wedding Show Part 6

Friday, 4 January, 2013

What: Wedding Show Part 6.

Where: 906, 8-th Ave SW (U of C Downtown Campus)

When: February 24, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Check out Ruby Ellen Designs booth where I will provide jewellery accessories for whimsical, creative, lush R.E.D. wedding dresses.

I will have gift for visitors, too.