Category “Events”

Upcoming Spring 2017 Events

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Jolanta Fashions will be exhibiting at two events in April 2017:
1) The Fibre Shindig
Fibre Shindig

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Centre, 1320 – 5Ave NW, Calgary, AB

 

 

2) Calyx Distinctive Arts
Calyx Invite Front

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
( a different set of artists is showing on either day of the weekend; I will be showing on Sunday only)

Where: Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101- 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB

 

Details of the upcoming events on the Events page.

Arrows and Dragons

Friday, 31 March, 2017

This delicate and colourful necklace features a silver arrow with a tiny dragon wrapped around it. Arrows means focus, direction, and strength, while dragons are believed to bring good luck. The prototype was commissioned by a friend of mine as a gift for her daughter, a talented archer. I heard that she is wearing it to her competitions.

Since then made a few similar necklaces in various colour schemes. All are made with sterling silver, semiprecious stones, and Swarovski crystals. You can pick them at my Etsy store.

Turquoise Arrow Dragon Necklace

Turquoise Arrow Dragon Necklace

Gray Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Gray Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Red Orange Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Red Orange Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Pictures from RED Welcomes SAL’s RedunDance

Friday, 4 October, 2013

Jolanta Fashions jewellery adorned both upcycled couture of SAL’s RedunDance (www.salsredundance.com ) and couture dresses of Ruby Ellen Designs (www.rubyellendesigns.com ) in our recent party at RED Collective. Makeup: Douglas Cressman. Hair: Krystal Ergang. Models: Janel, Krista, and Laura. Photography: Jolanta.

Come and visit RED Collective at 1023 12-Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Modern Exotic Fashion Show + Art Exhibit at Eleven Eleven Boutique on June 25, 2013

Sunday, 28 July, 2013

Jolanta Fashions showed jewellery with Ruby Johnson’s (Ruby Ellen Designs) dresses.

   

 

Fashionable Sunshine

Monday, 10 June, 2013

RED Collective presented a fashion show and a sale event on the weekend of June 7-9. It started with a Fashionable Sunshine event on Friday night with a fashion show featuring designers: Couture by Laura (Laura Beth Chisholm), SAL’s RedunDance (Sally Argast), and Ruby Ellen Designs (Ruby Johnson). All Jewellery was created by Jolanta Fashions (Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca). The beautiful models (Nadezhda Vitalyevna, Louise Greaves, and Cathy Comrie) were prepared for the show by Kristal Ergang (hair) and Douglas Cressman (makup). Katie entertained guesses with a singing performance, and artists Allan Briks and Valerie Speer showed their paintings.
Photography by Jolanta.

Fashionable Sunshine

Fashion Show at Ruby Ellen Designs, June 7, 2013. Designers: Ruby Ellen Designs (Ruby Johnson), Couture By Laura (Laura Beth Chisholm), SAL's RedunDance (Sally Argast). Jewellery: Jolanta Fashions (Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca). Hair: Krystal Ergang. Makeup: Douglas Cressman. Models: Nadezhda Vitalyevna (Nana Ru), Louise Greaves, Cathy Comrie. Performance by Katie. Artists: Allan Briks, Valerie Speer.

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Fashinable Sunshine

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013

 

Fashion Show

When: Friday, June 7, 2013,  8 pm

Where: Ruby Ellen Designs: 1023 12 Ave SW (upstairs), Calgary, AB

This is the last opportunity to see the beautiful dresses that Ruby Johnson showed with Jolanta Fashions jewellery in the Couture Fashion Week in New York. The show on Friday night will be followed by designers’ sample sale on Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, 10-4.

Featured Designers: Couture by Laura, SAL’s RedunDance, and Ruby Ellen Designs, and Jolanta Fashions.

Artists: Alan Briks and  Valerie Speer

Kati has a special song for us

Gifts and goodies

Tickets at the door   $10.00 (Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Sonshine Center)

Sample Sale (Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 10 – 4) – free admission

For those who are on Facebook, please visit our event page (created under RED Collective): https://www.facebook.com/events/336391013156194/ and help us spread the word.

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.

 

 

1 Of – Fall 2012

Monday, 3 September, 2012

Glenda Savard and Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca present 1 Of: