Gather your crew and make the most of your weekend at The Village Markets today. There’s the best in boutique market stalls, live tunes and a impressive lineup of street…
TVM is on this Sunday 17 March and we can’t wait to soak in those Sunday vibes with you guys! Find a sweet lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats,…
TVM is on this Sunday 17 March and we can't wait to soak in those Sunday vibes with you guys!
Find a sweet lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes and we'll be shooting our new campaign so keep your eyes peeled - you may even be featured.
Foodies include Baby It’s Cold Outside, Beetnik, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Jardin Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, Wiener Haus, Wild Flower Patisserie and more.
The stall lineup includes Alton Goods, ALULU, Attic Collective, Bali Batik at Home. Bandicoot, Batch Design Studio, Born The Label, Coastal Coral, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures,, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Fabric of Society, Faith Designs, Forgotten Modern, Handmade Dreaming Co, Huckleberry Flowers, karasuccs, La Carolina, Lakiki, Lewd, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Louv, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Mermaid Collective, NIAS Jewellery, Nicotte, Night Tiger The Label, Olas Supply Co, Rustic Peppermint, Smidge, STEVIE JEAN, The Lobster Shanty, The Love of, The Miniature Treasury, The Woven Store, Tusk Linen Co, Ukiyo Boutique, VASH, Zeffa and Fosse, Zella Swim and more.
Plus tunes by Chocolate Ganache and Ondre Solien.
Pick up a TVM Good Vibes market tote from our info tent!
TVM | Sunday 17 March 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets
We’re back with sweet live tunes for your Sunday morning at TVM – 17th March at Burleigh Heads State School. Come and find a cool space under the trees and…
We're back with sweet live tunes for your Sunday morning at TVM - 17th March at Burleigh Heads State School. Come and find a cool space under the trees and listen to live local tunes.
8:30am - 10:30am - Chocolate Ganache
11am - 12:30 pm - Ondre Solien
TVM Co-founders Marissa and Sarah recently featured in an International Women’s Day campaign for Surf Stitch alongside a handful of inspiring local women, you can check out the full feature…
TVM Co-founders Marissa and Sarah recently featured in an International Women's Day campaign for Surf Stitch alongside a handful of inspiring local women, you can check out the full feature over on the Surf Stitch blog.
Thanks to the team for having us and to Carly Brown for the epic photos!
The style snaps from Sunday 3rd March TVM are now up, were you snapped? #PeopleofTVM Gemma & Bianca Steven, Aria & Lauren Sophie & Phoebe (in @ukiyoboutique). Kaori & Kotomi…
The style snaps from Sunday 3rd March TVM are now up, were you snapped?
Gemma & Bianca
Steven, Aria & Lauren
Nao, Noa & Sana.
Pam & Mike.
Happy International Women’s Day to our beautiful community! As you know, we are passionate about supporting our stallholders and the small businesses we work with. We are equally passionate about…
Happy International Women’s Day to our beautiful community!
As you know, we are passionate about supporting our stallholders and the small businesses we work with. We are equally passionate about female empowerment and being strong, positive role models for our children.
Between us, we also have four little ladies and we are damn proud that they see how much love and passion we put into our work, that we have worked hard to create a business that we love just as much now as the day we started The Village Markets a decade ago. We want to teach our girls to have a voice, to be cheerleaders for their female friends and peers, live a life they love on their own terms and to work hard and continue to fight for equality. After all, we have come so far but we still have a long way to go.
So, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we decided to create this video with our talented friends at Desert Island Media interviewing our own girls, Stevie, Pepper, Lola and Posie, about what being female means to them. We hope you enjoy it.
A big thank you to Little Auguste for the girls Future Woman tees.
Hey friends, it’s time to get down to Burleigh Heads State School for the first of our three March markets. This one is bursting with all the usual TVM goodness,…
Hey friends, it's time to get down to Burleigh Heads State School for the first of our three March markets.
The Village Markets :: Sunday 3 MARCH 20019 :: 8.30AM-1PM
The temp has dropped, the storm has passed and we’re on this Sunday at Burleigh Heads, come and hang with us! We’re so excited to be bringing you an incredible…
The temp has dropped, the storm has passed and we're on this Sunday at Burleigh Heads, come and hang with us!
We're so excited to be bringing you an incredible lineup of boutique market stalls including designer, vintage, homewares and art, as well as food stalls, our pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and live tunes by Ondre Solien and Wildflower.
Stalls include ALULU, Arvia Active, Attic Collective, Bam Loves Boo, barefoot blonde, Brave & Fearless, Coastal Coral Co, Collect and Conquer, comfort and calm, Creations for LB, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dizzy Peaches, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sisters, Figbowl, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Haize the label, HARVEST CLAY, HAUS, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, karasuccs, Lakiki, Lewd, Little Leas, LOCA SPORTSWEAR, Lokoa, Lowanna Collection, Manning Made, Nicottekids, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Papelaria, Rustic Peppermint, STEVIE JEAN, Sweet Child of Mine, The Lobster Shanty, The Love of, The SunLounge, Ukiyo Boutique, Woods & White by Bethany Grace, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.
Foodies include Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Tattys Superfoods, The Weiner Haus, Greens on Grains and more.
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TVM | Sunday 3 March 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School
Image by Frankie the Creative.
We’re back at beautiful Burleigh this Sunday 3 March and we’ve got some killer live tunes courtesy of Ondre Solien and duo Wildflower. Come and hang with us as we…
We're back at beautiful Burleigh this Sunday 3 March and we've got some killer live tunes courtesy of Ondre Solien and duo Wildflower. Come and hang with us as we kick off Autumn in style!
TVM | Sunday 3 March 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets
We’re heading North to Brisbane again next month and can’t wait to be back down the leafy Logan Road, Stones Corner. Join us Sunday 31st March 2019 at Logan Road,…
We're heading North to Brisbane again next month and can't wait to be back down the leafy Logan Road, Stones Corner.
Join us Sunday 31st March 2019 at Logan Road, Stones Corner 9AM - 2PM for boutique market stalls, live tunes, our preloved and Vintage Rack Sale + more.
It’s our favourite day of the week and we’re at Burleigh Heads State School with an amazing lineup of stalls, lives tunes and street eats. Come pull out a rug,…
Come pull out a rug, grab a coffee, listen to live local music and muse over local designers.
Sunday 17 February 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM
TVM is on this Sunday and we can’t wait to see you there! We love nothing more than supporting talented local creatives and this weekends lineup is looking amazing. Come…
TVM is on this Sunday and we can't wait to see you there! We love nothing more than supporting talented local creatives and this weekends lineup is looking amazing. Come and shop unique wares by local designers, artists, curators and collectors, try our delicious street food for brekkie and lunch and enjoy live tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am - 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am - 1pm) under the trees. There will be plenty of refreshing options to beat the summer heat!
Food stalls include Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali and Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice and Weiner Haus.
S W E E T Child of Mine, 88 Fahrenheit, Arvia Active, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bandikoot, Bones Society, Coastal Coral, Collect and Conquer, comfort and calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine creatures, Eco Sisters, Edie Jewellery, Elke the Label, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Hello Lola, Hemp & Nettle, Huckleberry Flowers, Indriati Keramik, Jbk, Lakiki, Lewd, Limbo, Little Leas, Louv, manning made, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, nicottekids, Night Tiger The Label, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co, Rustic Peppermint, SAHARA BLUE CO, swell & solis, the Bondi Alchemist, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, The Woven Store, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, WILD HEART, zeffa and fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap Eyewear, Olas Supply Co, Drift Trading Co, zeffa and fosse, Tahlee and Bench and more.
TVM | Sunday 17 February 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets
TVM is on this Sunday and the lineup is looking mighty fine! Whilst you’re at it, enjoy live local tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am – 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa…
TVM is on this Sunday and the lineup is looking mighty fine! Whilst you're at it, enjoy live local tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am - 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am - 1pm) under the trees - the perfect Sunday morning hang.
TVM | Sunday 17 Feb 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets
Age is certainly no barrier when you are passionate and willing to take risks. In fact, there has never been a better time to go for it. Josie Cross is…
Age is certainly no barrier when you are passionate and willing to take risks. In fact, there has never been a better time to go for it. Josie Cross is a great example of this. The 17 year old entrepreneur is a fifth generation Gold Coaster and co-founder of newly launched swimwear label 88 Fahrenheit, which will be part of the line-up this Sunday 17 February at TVM.
Today we chat to Josie about motivation, creating a brand that reflects your beliefs and the opportunities created by social media.
“Born and raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, with a family history dating back 5 generations of local Gold Coasters, I have a definite obsession with the beach. Intertwining my love for the sun, sand and sea with my passion for fashion and travel, in my senior years of highschool, at just 17, I decided it was time to live out my dreams and create a lifestyle label that incorporates all of my favourite things. With my mum and co-founder by my side together we ensure that 88 Fahrenheit offers only the highest quality fabrics manufactured ethically and with love in one of our favourite places to travel - the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia.”
What made you pursue your creative passion?
I’ve certainly had an obsession with bikinis from a very young age and have always had a very creative mind. As I got older I started messing around with designs and discovered the concept of working for myself. Alongside my passion for acting I had my dad telling me “I would never make any money as an actor’, so I decided it was time to prove him wrong and become my own boss – and that’s where it all started.
When did you take the plunge and start your own business?
During my senior years of high school, I would come home after being at school all day and then acting classes at night and meet with my mum about what I needed to do to make this really happen. Together we developed my ideas and design concept to create a brand that reflected everything I believed would embody the perfect beach day.
What does your brand consist of?
Dreaming of a perfect beach day, 88Fahrenheit (or 31ºC) is exactly that - sun, surf, sand and salt. Inspired to create a brand that reflects the beauty of nature, 88Fahrenheit offers beautifully designed swimwear to beach lovers throughout the world. Create your perfect beach day and join our tribe to share your stories with us, as together we celebrate life!
Where is the label designed and made?
Our label is designed In Australia and made in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia.
What inspires you?
Being inspired by strong women who are willing to take risks creating the life they want, and the way that social media embraces young entrepreneurs and gives them opportunities that has never been afforded to young people before; I discovered there is no better time to take the leap of faith than now.
What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?
The idea of travel is one that I find immensely appealing, so I aspire to create a life where the brand will allow me to travel the world and share the story of 88Fahrenheit with other young entrepreneurs who are looking to create their own pathway. I plan on expanding the brand to include everything for the ‘perfect beach day’, not just swimwear. Every photoshoot we do, every time new stock arrives, or we are showcased at a fashion show or now a market, I feel as though I have gone on a new adventure and look forward to continuing that for the brand.
What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?
Obviously as a high school student, being categorised as ‘just a 17-year-old girl’ has a stigma that encourages some people to overlook the potential of the brand – which was certainly something I had to work hard to overcome in the development phase. However, with my mum and co-founder, Michelle, by my side we worked extremely hard to create a professional, authentic brand that is ethical, mindful of environmental sustainability and we hope to encourage growth in young entrepreneurs and promote the amazing Gold Coast lifestyle.
What is the best thing about having your own business?
Without a doubt the best part of owning your own business would have to be working your own hours from anywhere in the world. A week before we launched 88Fahrenheit (on December 16, 2018) my family and I were on a trip to the US to celebrate my graduation, however, not for one second did 88 Fahrenheit stop. Whether it be in bed, by the ocean, on a plane, train or at my dining room table I can really work from anywhere in the world to create the brand of my dreams, which is something I am extremely grateful for.
Visit 88 Fahrenheit online, here.
I first met you at my sisters hens weekend in Avoca and was fascinated by your story and determination. You moved from your home on the Gold Coast to the…
I first met you at my sisters hens weekend in Avoca and was fascinated by your story and determination. You moved from your home on the Gold Coast to the big smoke (Sydney) at 21, lived in a backpackers and worked for free to secure your future in publishing. You’ve since worked for NW Magazine, worked as a producer for channel 9’s Today Show, edited Cosmopolitan Magazine, married the love of your life, birthed an incredible little human and now you head-up Who magazine, Australia’s most trusted weekly. All by the age of 30. Wow woman, we salute you!
Q – Can you take us back to the beginning, I have heard that you knew you wanted to work in magazines from a very young age? Did you study journalism at University and how did you manage to secure that very first gig which helped kick-start your career?
KK - I did! I was in year six when I first told my parents that I wanted to work in the media. I loved the idea of chasing a story, sharing someone’s experience and of breaking national news. I felt like it combined interests in psychology, law and an intense need-to-do-everything-now attitude.
When I was in year eleven I started going through all of my favourite magazines to find a contact to email to ask for work experience. When they said they’d take me on for a week to work for free I was thrilled! I asked my mum if my plane ticket could be my birthday present as saved up working weekends for accommodation costs at a city backpacker hostel. I loved every single minute of the experience. I couldn’t believe I was so lucky. When I finished the first week as an intern, I asked if I could come back and they said yes - so I went home and I saved up and went back again.
I travelled to Sydney three or four times to work for free and started establishing relationships with the team at what was then Bauer Media. I did everything I could - no questions asked. If they wanted lunch, mail, coffees, transcribing - I’d get it and I’d get it with a smile. On my final week of work experience, I was in my second year of a Bachelor of Journalism degree and I pitched a story to the features editor. To my absolute shock, the editor at the time gave me the opportunity to write it. I poured my heart and soul into the story and they published it. Of course, it had been heavily edited but when I saw my name in print I was blown away. I felt like I’d made it! I asked if I were to move to Sydney if they’d be able to give me one day a week to work for free as an intern. When they said yes, I decided the opportunity was too good to miss. I deferred my degree and I packed my bags for Sydney - not knowing a soul there. I picked up casual work at a Speedo store to afford to eat and lived in a backpacker’s in Bondi. After three months in the city, I was offered an editorial coordinator position and the rest is history!
Publishing has changed so much since you launched your career, the focus is very much digital, how has this impacted on your career?
I am obsessed with the changing scape of media. It’s been a focus of mine to learn as much as possible across different platforms. I’ve worked in print, in television and in digital and when I think about my experience now, it really is in engaging audiences wherever they are. It’s not medium specific, it’s more audience specific. WHO has an incredibly large and engaged digital audience, we’re definitely not a print brand anymore.
What is one piece of advice you have been given, that has stuck with you during your career and personal life?
I was always taught to work hard, to be kind to people and to believe in myself. It sounds so cliché but ten years ago I was fetching coffee for the boss I’m working for now. People remember you, they remember your attitude, they remember the passion you have for your work and how you treat other people. No one is given anything for free - everything worth having takes work. I also think it’s really valuable to be only competitive with yourself. People can be so lost in what other people are doing. I genuinely only put pressure on myself if I feel like I can do better.
Have you ever had a mentor? If so, do you mind sharing who this was and how it has benefited you?
I have had SO MANY and I think it’s important to have different mentors who give you inspiration in different ways - after all, you shouldn’t be looking to be a carbon copy of someone else. In the early days I worked with your sister Amy Mills and she was a huge inspiration to me. She was (and is still!) so passionate about her work and that’s inspiring. Louisa Hatfield, who is the general manager of the entertainment portfolio at Pacific Magazines has also been a guiding force in my career. There have been heaps. I like mentors who don’t sugar coat advice.
If you could share five tips for folks who are fresh out of study and may be looking at a career in media, journalism or the digital realm, what would they be?
- No excuses, work hard. Or someone else who is willing to work for it will take your dream job
- Be nice! No one likes the girl who is willing to stamp all over others to get to the top
- Stand your ground (it’s cool to be nice and also have an opinion)
- Back yourself. If you know you’ve got what it takes, back yourself. And don’t be disheartened by a knock back. Everyone gets them!
- Smell the roses! I was talking to Elle Halliwell recently and we were both saying we never really took the time in our careers (thus far) to say ‘Fuck, I nailed that!’ and celebrate the wins. Make sure you do.
As an editor, do you have any tips for brands who may be doing their PR in-house in those early stages of business – how do they cut-through to get their brand in-front of the right people?
Oh my goodness - know who you’re pitching too. I just received a pitch for something that was SO not WHO. Completely off brand. And this same PR agent has done it a billion times. I totally understand that everyone has a job to do, but it really is frustrating being flooded with emails about content that really would never, ever work on your brand. And make it personal, use a name. A couple of clever PR’s have even referenced my little boy from Instagram.
Any big NO NO’s for small businesses when it comes to PR?
Don’t spend all your money on influencers. Numbers don’t always (and often don’t) result in a conversion.
A few quick ones:
Fave podcast - This changes allll the time, depending on my mood. But on my recently played list is Slow Burn (a political podcast) and I also love Here’s The Thing by Alec Baldwin. I used to enjoy the Girl Boss podcast too.
Fave book – So hard to pick a favourite! I love A Thousand Splendid Suns but also loved from the corner of the oval office.
Fave show – I don’t get to watch much TV with bub to be honest but I loved Ozark and The Fall.
Fave movie – I love The Holiday!!! And Pulp Fiction.
Just for fun:
Fave GC/Brisbane restaurant – Balboa Italian
Fave GC/Brisbane coffee haunt – BSKT
Fave TVM stall (if any): My girlfriend Lisa (@lisa danielle_) recently had a pre-loved stall there that I’m sure was AMAZING.
www.who.com.au Australia’s #1 site for the latest celebrity news and photos: @whomagazine
Keshnee Kemp: @keshnee
Thanks so much for your time Kesh!
We had the pleasure of hosting local photographer Tracey Moakes at TVM recently with her Christmas photobooth, where she was able to capture her signature natural candid shots of our…
We had the pleasure of hosting local photographer Tracey Moakes at TVM recently with her Christmas photobooth, where she was able to capture her signature natural candid shots of our community and their loved ones.
Tracey kindly returned in January to snap a typical TVM morning and we have shared some of her images below - we love them! Here we chat to Tracey to learn more about how she turned her hobby into a business and what we can expect from her in the future. Grab a cuppa and enjoy the read.
I grew up loving art and have always enjoyed creating, often crafting cards or wall hangings, or playing with a bit of paint. I studied black and white film photography during high school and totally loved it. After high school I studied graphic design where I started to learn my way around Photoshop.
Tell us about your journey into photography?
I bought my first DSLR camera when I was pregnant with my first child. A friend had shown me theirs and I was keen to learn more. After my son was born I had plenty to photograph.
Seeing how quick my own kids were growing, I knew it was important to capture every little moment I could. I wanted to do the same for other families.
When did you decide to create a business out of your creative passion?
It kind of happened accidentally, I started taking photos for friends, and friends of friends, mainly of babies and families. I decided to turn it into a business and I have never looked back. I've learnt so much along the way and I'm pretty proud of how far my work has come.
What style of photography do you focus on?
I currently shoot mostly newborns, maternity, and families. I want to document your life. I aim to capture real moments. I want real smiles and real interactions between you and your family. Capturing your everyday moments that one day you will look back on and go, "Oh remember when (your child) used to do that!" and you will wonder how you had ever forgot.
What inspires you?
Definitely my kids, watching the funny little things they do has me running for my camera every time. And beautiful light. A beautiful sun flare coming through a tree will always make me grab whatever camera is nearby, I've been known to use friend's phones if I don't have my own handy. I'll usually come back to that spot again with my kids and my DSLR.
What are your plans for your business in 2019 and beyond?
I would love to grow my business bigger, shoot some more weddings and possibly branch out into other types of photography. One day I hope to own a studio and also have printing capabilities to be able to offer prints to clients too. But I really just want to continue my documentary approach to family photography and help capture those precious memories for families.
What were the biggest challenges when starting your own business?
Learning about running a business and learning to respect it. Learning to say no to free shoots. Letting go of what a perfect photo should look like (many of my favourite shots have imperfections that I now love).
What is the best thing about having your own business?
Freedom! I book in sessions for when suits me and my family, and I can still be there to watch my kids get an award at school etc. Also creative freedom.
Connect with Tracey Moakes Photography, here.
It’s our favourite day of the week and we’re lining Burleigh with the most beautiful selection of stalls, plus it’s the first Sunday of the month so come early and…
It's our favourite day of the week and we're lining Burleigh with the most beautiful selection of stalls, plus it's the first Sunday of the month so come early and raid the Rack Sale + there's live tunes from this touring act! Yas!
Sunday 3 February 2019 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School
Image by Tracey Moakes Photography