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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Last and Final - Renata in Putty

That is the thing with the rescued leather - you find it, you love it, and then it is all used up. 

Putty, the unfinished, velvety and bare upholstery find was one of those. Quite a number of our shoppers walked away with a version of this bag - Renata in Putty. It has been one of your favourites of the past couple of seasons.




I am curious where will the last and final one of its finish will end up...

And then, just like many a time, after discovering a true 'hit' finish, we move onto more searching/ sourcing/ rescuing in hopes to find more things we - and you - will love..

**This is the second-last post on this blog platform, before we permanently migrate to http://jolavblog.tumblr.com/




Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall Winter 2014 “Ahto” Collection reveal

With the Fall season beautifully setting in here, in the Pacific North West, it is time to show off our full Fall/ Winter 2014 Ahto Collection.

Collection marks 8 years since the designer Jolanta Va, arrived in Canada and eventually decided to settle (title “Ahto”, means Middle Dutch for Eight).
It portrays Bohemia, Returning to Basics, through humble, timeless shapes and minimalist aesthetics, representing renewal and clean slate. The designer re-imagined simplicity through a vagabond’s perspective, inspired by her quest to find a place she belongs.
Ahto features a selection of 5 new handbag styles, built of leather, including BC grown/ tanned bison and elk, giving it a Canadian edge; as well as recycled vintage garment and upholstery.
Here are the designs:
Pouchey - a slouchy bucket cross-body, which converts to a tote;
Festivalette - a small, sleek cross-body or waist bag;
Dreamer - Lightweight cross-body or shoulder bag with our signature pleat detail. Mostly OOAK.
Bastra - large, cushion shaped cross-body, built from BC sourced and tanned Bison leather.
Bastra Tote - large Bison leather tote, that switches to a cross-body. Limited run piece.
here we are - all 5 new designs. These, and our Permanent styles, along with those from the previous collections, are now online at the Webshop.

Our posts are transitioning to the new location of the Jola V. Blog.

Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com

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.



Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com

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...


Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com

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.

Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com

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

Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com

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.

Posted by Jolanta http://jolavdesigns.com