Meet The Team
JC GNANTE-CHAIRMAN and CEO
JC Gnante, Chairman and CEO of FASH'FOLIES GLAMOUR has a wealth of international experience (Paris, Tours, France; Philadelphia, PA, USA; London, U.K.; Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain) and he is multilingual with native French, fluent English, intermediate German and basic Spanish.
He brings with him a profound experience in the Client Services arena, heading a workforce in providing seamless customer service to not only satisfy the client experience, but encourage retention as well. An understanding of how to cater to a client, whilst bringing honesty and integrity to his work is key to JC's approach in business.
He has always had a passion for the Fashion Industry and designing clothes for women. JC aspires to bring first class service, and knowledge to his clients domestically, and internationally in the world of Fashion.
"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
JENNIFER GRIFFEY-Fashion Design and Traffic Director
"Women are ever changing, adventurous creatures and need a wardrobe which reflects that. We wear many hats and put on many faces but underneath it all, women carry the belief that we're fabulous. My designs aim to release that glamorous and confident woman, bringing her to the surface and captivating those around her. Head turning, jaw-dropping, female empowering-fashion."
Jennifer Griffey shaped her design philosophy while studying at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. An enthusiastic and dedicated designer, she spent every waking moment honing her craft and studying under some of the leading professionals in the industry of design. Most inspiring was her instructor and mentor for sewing and construction who worked under Vivienne Westwood and had a penchant for bold designs and couture techniques.
Her enthusiasm and talent caught the eye of global retailer, Abercrombie and Fitch, in 2009 and the company brought her on as a designer for women's tops at their home office in Columbus, Ohio.
After an exciting journey with the corporate retail brand and great success in her position, Jennifer decided to exit the company with expertise gained in production management and ready to wear design.
Jennifer was eager to return to her roots in eveningwear and couture and began designing upscale dresses for her three-year-old daughter, Valen. The "couture for girls" pieces turned into a brand titled Valen Haute Couture which Jennifer privately nurtures. After foraying into social media to market the brand, Jennifer realized the interest in her illustrations and began selling prints in local and online galleries inspired by her same driving fashion muse-the classic and glamorous female.
"I thought it flattering when my instructors would say I was perhaps a designer trapped in the old-world glamour and ideals of Chanel and Dior. I'm deeply inspired by the female form, by our ingenuity, our resilience and femininity. I want to design for a woman who knows her worth and exudes confidence and a strong sense of self-because when that woman is wearing the right dress, nothing can stop her and no one will forget her."
Jennifer's many opportunities and projects have led her to the Designer role at FASH' FOLIES GLAMOUR and the unique opportunity to contribute to this growing fashion brand that exudes glamour, sophistication and femininity. Jennifer also speaks French and she is based in Ohio, United States of America.
OLGA ELIZA TUMALEWSKA-Operations and Planning Manager
Born in the magical city of Warsaw and hailing from Poland, Olga Eliza Tumalewska, studied at the university in her homeland then London, U.K. and Bern, Switzerland. She is a multi-faceted woman with a long standing international experience, as a talented and professional Fashion Photographer.
Her dedication to the fashion world is unparalleled at every level. She is well-travelled and has made the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain her new home for the past 5 years.
Being passionate about new trends in fashion, having a refined taste for quality clothing is what defines Olga.
She joined our FASH' FOLIES GLAMOUR LIMITED Barcelona Hub to shape our vision for sophisticated and beautiful fashion designs and apparel, heading FASH' FOLIES GLAMOUR Operations and Planning Department.
Olga speaks Polish, English and Spanish.
PAULINA-Photo Shoots Fashion Model
Paulina hails from Poland, she is 26 years old and the mother of one-year-old Max.
She loves different styles of fashion and just like all girls, she enjoys dressing up and feel very feminine. Paulina's passion is dancing and singing; she is a member of dance group J&D Cool Team, and professionally she holds the position of Director in a logistics firm.
She's very open-minded, likes to socialize and meet friends as well as having a passion for organizing large glamorous parties and cook for friends and family alike. She has a very professional mindset and requires as well the same from people she is dealing with and she knows exactly what she wants from life.
Being very positive and always filled with strong emotions of dreams, Paulina loves new challenges to fulfill herself and is not afraid to go through any hurdles, overcome them and achieve her goals.
NATALIA-Photo Shoots Fashion Model
Natalia hails from Poland where she was born, studied and where her passion for fashion started.
She has lived in London and Barcelona getting in touch with different fashion styles and tastes.
Besides fashion, she is passionate about theatre and she is currently collaborating actively with alternative theatre taking part in various plays.
Natalia has gained some valuable experience in the fashion industry by taking part in photo sessions for wedding magazines, catwalks for small companies e.g. "FUKU" and has as well been involved in some photo sessions backstage.
Additionally, Natalia has taken part in photo shoot sessions for Puro Hotels in Wroclaw:
Natalia loves to travel and meet new cultures; she speaks Polish, English, German and Spanish.
DANUSIA-MARIA-Photo Shoots Fashion Model
Danusia-Maria is an Art Historian and Interior Designer from Wroclaw, Poland. She lives and runs her own business in Barcelona, Spain.
From 2006 to 2009 she worked for SPOT Management Models Agency around Europe.
Her interests among others are fashion, design and horse riding!!!
Danusia-Maria speaks Polish, English and Spanish.
NAJLA MANSOUR-Graphic Designer
Najla Mansour is an Architect and a Graphic Designer, who graduated in 2009 and worked as a lecturer in design in Al-Baath University until 2011. She obtained a degree in Masters of Arts from Newcastle University in 2012. Nowadays her style in design has been focusing on whimsical and fashion illustrations.
Najla is the U.K. based Graphic Designer, who designed the bespoke hand-drawn sketch style logo, made as vector file and copyrighted for FASH' FOLIES GLAMOUR based on the concept of three ladies dressed in glamour glittering cocktail dresses and enjoying champagne at a high profile event while chatting away.
She speaks English and Arabic and is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
ANA BARRAGAN-Creative Director
Ana is a Graphic Designer born in Bogota, Colombia, where she did graphic design and management work in advertising agencies and TV stations. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design-Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia 1992-1997, along with a Minor in Interior Design obtained from Miami Dade College in 2012.
Parallel to this she was a Haute Couture Designer for international Colombian Designer Hernan Zajar. They took part in Miami Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week with her collection of woven silk threads. Later on Ana owned a handmade collection boutique, where she became a Wardrobe Stylist. She is currently working on a new line of wooden sunglasses frames, leather and wooden bags, machine crochet and macrame wooden dresses.
She moved to Florida six years ago and did TV commercials, pilots for TV series, worked with Telemundo NBC Universal as Image Designer and Art Director. She is still involved in filming, TV commercials and special projects with big brands in the TV and Advertising Industries. She is joining FASH' FOLIES GALMOUR to bring in her unparalleled experience and contribute to our vision and growth, while her designs will be showcased on our online boutique with that additional touch of glamour. Ana speaks Spanish and English and she is based in Florida, United States of America.
BRODY and KATHY-Copywriter and PR Consultant
Brody and Kathy, the team at 11:59 Media is proud to be the official Public Relations firm of FASH'FOLIES GLAMOUR LIMITED.
11:59 Media (http://www.elevenfiftynineit.com) has been the PR firm for over 150 companies worldwide, most existing in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.
Brody, the firm's CEO, has a Doctorate of Law and has served as a speechwriter and consultant to numerous political candidates and business leaders.
Kathy serves as the firm's lead press guru and brings a wealth of writing experience from being a middle school teacher and as a graduate student in marriage and family therapy.
Both bring unique backgrounds that are often not seen in the PR world. Together, they will work to take
- Global Market Fashion Advertising Campaign Manager (English, French, Spanish and Italian)
- Product/Lifestyle Photographer (Position Vacant/To be hired)