Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Announcing a move

This blog is moving!

After almost 4 years on Blogger, we're moving on! We had a great start here, but now we're ready to switch to a domain, which suits our today's technical needs, and could be better integrated  with the rest of our social media.

Find us in our new location, starting today: http://jolavblog.tumblr.com/

Our posts, Instagram images, and event announcements will be landing at our new and refreshed Jola V. Blog.We will update both locations simultaneously for several more postings,but then, this one will be phased out afterwards.

We hope to see you all on Tumblr.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

North Shore News Features Pouchey Bag

Our Pouchey design has been featured in the North Shore News, a local weekly for North and West Vancouver, as a part of an article about vendors of the upcoming Harmony Arts Festival, where we will be debuting our new Fall/ Winter 2014 Collection this year.

Full article here.

After a great weekend at Circle Craft Summer Market, this press coverage is such a boost. Thanks, Universe...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Trends Magazine For Canadian Fashion Retailers features our Quilchena Backpack

Our Quilchena backpack (SS13 Cruise collection) - has been included in this Accessories Trend Forecasting article for the upcoming fall, by Trends Magazine along with several other fashion forward Canadian labels. 

We are very pleased to have this design recognized, considering it was created nearly two years ago....
By the way - we are working on a backpack design currently.

And, just a reminder, our new Fall/ Winter 2014 Collection makes its public debut tomorrow in Vancouver.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our new Fall/ Winter 2014 Collection debuts in Vancouver this Summer

It is getting so close to our on-line launch! We just have the Summer show season to breeze through...
Quite a few of you already own our all new FW14 styles, but the full collection will be debuting, starting next weekend, at the following events:

Circle Craft Summer Market - Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver
Harmony Arts Festival -- Argyle Avenue at 15th Street, West Vancouver

Also - to all three weekends: wear and show off your JVD armcandy and get 15% off of your next purchase (this discount offer excludes single section Featherlights and Keychains)

Don't have our bag yet? - Tag us on Instagram: @jolavdesigns #LoveJolaV - and 15% off is yours.

**We will also have an August trunkshow at a new venue - check back for the dates**

xo - j

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Friday, June 20, 2014

... and this is why here is the best place ever...

After a few intense days it is plain wonderful to return to the studio - and work. Here, the ever-present scent of tea helps to concentrate, the light beams through windows and the sound of the sewing machine sets the rhythm for the day...

The 'ready' racks

More ready goodies

Rooftops below

The needle, that threads...

Exciting day of arrivals

Studio tea/ espresso

We're slowly working our way to stock up a number of festival weekends this summer.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

A brief FW'14 collection video

Here is a few seconds long slide-over view of our upcoming FW'14 collection:

(Instagram video)

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Quick Recap

The past few weeks have been busy.

As usual, when we take time to travel (yes, travel) there are things to catch up on afterwards. Feels like the month of April was just here, but it was the one month that packed in two trips, a press feature (previous post), which resulted in some backlog of orders, followed by a rush to send out wholesale supply, and get ready for the creation of the Spring 2015 LookBook.

Working with a wholesale agency completely changed the way we do things at JVD. The deadlines are no longer loosy-goosey, the decisions on colour selection for each design have to happen early, and overall, things need to be ready. Done. Early. Nearly a year ahead of the targeted season.

Also, this Summer we’re planning to show at a number of festivals, where you will be able to get the first look at the complete FW’14 Collection, stock of which we’ve also been building these past number of weeks.

But first, the travel in April...

We once again hit the road to Edmonton for the 2nd Spring show, and it was great. We’re thankful to fans, new customers, sale customers, and all who came and supported. The Sarah bags were the shoppers’ choice once again, but we also got great response on the new, unreleased Bison leather pieces. We had our best Alberta showing to date. Here are some snapshots of the trip, and the show.

 With only a one day break – because, 1 day is enough – our designer was off to the Old Country for a long overdue break and family visit. And, apparently, was greeted with early summer weather, full on patio season, great shopping and some much needed time with friends and a t home. A week and a half flew in, what seemed, a few short moments. Here are some of the many photo highlights brought back by J.

Cloudless sky and white walls...

A defense wall is your back yard...



Sakura blooms

Traveler's outfit

Uncovered bricks



The queen of sandwich boards

And the bunny of sandwich boards

Old and beautiful

Amazing Gothic ensemble of St. Anne's

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