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The Village Markets

Boutique Fashion & Lifestyle Market for Creative Entrepreneurs - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast & Stones Corner, Brisbane Queensland

Shop Small & Local for Dad at TVM Today

Today’s market is full of rad gifts for Dad so you can make his day! There’s live tunes, the preloved Rack Sale and eats galore. Come hang! Sunday 18th August…

Today's market is full of rad gifts for Dad so you can make his day! There's live tunes, the preloved Rack Sale and eats galore. Come hang!

Sunday 18th August 10 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Rad Dads Takeover :: Fathers Day at TVM

With Fathers Day fast approaching on Sunday 1 September, we wanted to give you plenty of time to prep for the big occasion to ensure that a) your main man…

With Fathers Day fast approaching on Sunday 1 September, we wanted to give you plenty of time to prep for the big occasion to ensure that a) your main man is well dressed with all of his fave local brands from TVM and b) you know the best way to spoil him with a Sunday well spent at TVM on the big day.

Introducing two of our favourite local ‘rad dads’ Nick Atkins and Darran Franks, founders of our local co-working space Hotel Miami amongst many other titles, best mates and most importantly dads to two pretty cute little people.

They’ll be taking over TVM’s Instagram this Sunday 18 August to give you a taste of a Fathers Day well spent at TVM, through a [rad] dads eyes – trust us, this will be FUN!

We sat down with the guys (not true, this was all done via email) so that you can get to know the men behind the lens this Sunday 18 August at Burleigh Heads at TVM. Be sure you're following along @thevillagemarkets

For those who don’t know you both, who are you and what do you do?

I’m Nicka, I’m a Pisces, photographer and I once travelled to Colombia with Shakira on a private jet. I also part own Hotel Miami our Agency and co-working space.

I'm Darran. I'm a creative Director working across a few businesses and projects including Hotel Miami our Agency and co-working space.

Who are your offspring?

Nick: I have 1 x offspring and his name is ABE. His nickname is Abey baby, he’s only 10 months old and doesn’t speak yet so I’m not sure if he’s cool or not.

Darran: I have 1 x offspring and her name is Ester. Her friends call her Essy. And, you definitely want to be her friend.

What kind of dad are you?

Nick: So far so good. I get upset when he cries all the time though.

Darran: I try my best to engage with Essy through art, being in nature, taking time to explain what I can and letting her make choices. I also occasionally use the ipad for bribery.

When you’re not being rad dads, where do you like to hang of a weekend?

Nick: Darran and I spend most of our time together and so ultimately our kids hang all the time too. I tell Essy all the time that her and Abe are cousins but she has figured out that I’m lying.

I spend a lot of time at The Burleigh Co Op along with being at Hotel Miami and sitting on the beach in Burleigh.

Darran: I try to make surfing a priority, but this is often stifled by places like Cambus Wallace, Rosellas, and The Scottish Prince. Most daytime action consists of hanging around Burleigh and hitting Tallebudgera creek on the high tide.

What do you love about coming to TVM with your fam?

Nick: TVM is part of the fabric of the community here in Burleigh Heads and an absolute necessity for the area. I believe its one of the reasons our little part of the Gold Coast has become the eclectic, creative hub that it is.

Without people like Marissa And Sarah having the foresight to create things like this for the GC we would still be the sleepy retirement town of yesteryear. You guys have given so many opportunities to the GC community to expand their ideas/brands and feel worthy as creatives in this region. The Gold Coast is a better place for your courage and persistence in keeping a fucking great thing going for these 10 years.

I LOVE TVM because you guys have made an environment that I love being in. Daz and I both support the continued growth of this city in the cultural realm and have only the utmost respect for people who love this place and see the future potential like we do. 

Darran: It's a great place to run into friends. I enjoy grabbing a coffee and watching the music - it's great to just sprawl out on a blanket and stop for a while. I've also got huge respect for the stallholders. These are the people who stopped talking and started doing something about their idea and I like to try and support people like that. I think it's inspiring, and I love exposing Essy to our creative community.

What should the kids get you this Sunday at TVM, if they needed a hint?

Nick: I need a new Hawaiian shirt.

Darran: I'm into outrageous socks so a little four pack from Funky Sock Co would be sweet! I'm also a sucker for a little Lobster Shanty number.

Number one pick for eats this Sunday at TVM - are you a hotdog and coffee kinda dad, or a bowl and kombucha kinda dad?

Nick: Little Wahaca is my go-to favourite.

Darran: All of those sound delicious and I'll take them in that order please.

You can read more content from these witty and intelligent fella’s over at the brand new Hotel Miami blog ‘Fake News’, check it out:

http://www.hotelmiami.com.au/fake-news/

Nick Atkins and Darran Franks, Hotel Miami.

 

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Live Tunes :: Sunday 18 August ’19

Catch live tunes this Sunday at TVM, under the trees. Grab your family or your besties, stroll the stalls, rummage the Rack Sales and then sprawl out on a blanket…

Catch live tunes this Sunday at TVM, under the trees. Grab your family or your besties, stroll the stalls, rummage the Rack Sales and then sprawl out on a blanket with some street eats soaking in live local tunes.

The lineup:
8:30am - 10:30am Ondre Solien
11am - 1pm Rob Edwards

Make sure you tag your photos so we can feature them #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 18 August 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 18 August ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and it’s shaping up to be one amazing morning, with an impressive lineup of boutique market stalls showcasing local creative businesses, street food vendors, live…

TVM is on this Sunday and it's shaping up to be one amazing morning, with an impressive lineup of boutique market stalls showcasing local creative businesses, street food vendors, live tunes and our pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales.

It's your last chance to shop at TVM prior to Fathers Day, so why not pickup a locally designed and or made product and support your local community?

We're excited to have face painting for the kids this Sunday under the trees by the wonderful, Fairy Folk, and fresh market blooms by Huckleberry Flowers.

Food stalls include Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, The Salty Turtle, The Weiner Haus, Smoothjuice and more.

Stalls include Attic Collective, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bam Loves Boo, Bandikoot Kids, Brother Nature, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, Coastal Coral, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Esther Shelley Studios, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Haize the label, HARVEST CLAY, Hellolola, Honu Living, Jbk, Johansen, Kaiz Studio, La Carolina, Lakiki, lewd & funky sock co., Limbo, Little Knot Studio, Little Leas, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, mandy collective, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Minarga, My little glass jar, NIAS Jewellery, Night Tiger The label, Nudes, nuna jewelry, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Salted Cure, Sand & Stone, Scent of a Rebel, Sockielala, STEVIE JEAN, tahlee & bench, The Handmade Collective & Co, The Lobster Shanty, The Milkmaid's Closet, The Sunlounge, Tusk Linen Co, Two In The Sun, VASH, VSolochildren, Wolf and Clay, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live music by Ondre Solien and Rob Edwards.

Head to the TVM info tent to pickup your re-useable market tote for only $10, as well as Good Vibes TVM merchandise.

Make sure you tag your photos with #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets so we can feature them - we love seeing you guys soak in those good vibes TVM brings.

The Village Markets | Sunday 18 August 2019 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Shop Local this Fathers Day

Spoil Dad with a gift designed or made locally this Father’s Day. We’ve rounded up some of our faves for Dad that you can find at TVM this Sunday. For…

Spoil Dad with a gift designed or made locally this Father's Day. We've rounded up some of our faves for Dad that you can find at TVM this Sunday.

For a bit of fun, we've got two local 'Cool Dads' taking over our IG this Sunday, to get you pumped for Dads Day!

 

Brother Nature - Any sunglass and watch combo $80

Byron Bay Bath Bombs - Lemongrass and Cittus Soak $10

Drift Trading Co - Leather and Sandalwood Candal $35* Market price

Shop this Sunday 18th August 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Your Sunday is Sorted!

Come and get amongst the good vibes of our market today at Burleigh Heads State School. There’s a killer lineup of boutique market stalls, live music and our famous preloved…

Come and get amongst the good vibes of our market today at Burleigh Heads State School.

There's a killer lineup of boutique market stalls, live music and our famous preloved Rack Sale.

Sunday 4th August 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 4 August ’19

It’s almost the weekend and your Sunday morning plans are sorted, at TVM Burleigh Heads. Catch live tunes by Byron Bay based DJ duo In The Flowers and incredible local…

It's almost the weekend and your Sunday morning plans are sorted, at TVM Burleigh Heads.

Catch live tunes by Byron Bay based DJ duo In The Flowers and incredible local artist Lily Budiasa while you stroll boutique market stalls and pre-loved Rack Sales. You can feast on our range of street food stalls, make your own floral bouquet and soak in the winter sunshine.

Our street food stalls include Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Bellingen Brew House, Greens On Grains, Hungarian, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus and Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include Sweet Child of Mine, A Happy Home, Attic Collective, Au Fait Living, Coastal Copper Designs, Coastal Coral, Crawford & Co Handmade, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dolce Organico, Earthdrawn Studio, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co/Lewd, Harvest Clay, Holly Harper Art, Honu Living, Huckleberry Flowers, JBK designs, Lakiki, Leather Me Baby, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Lotus and Luxe, Louv, manning made, Minarga, Olas Supply Co., Rustic Peppermint, Salted Cure, Savia Skincare, Scent of a Rebel, STEVIE JEAN, Sunday Rae, Tahlee & Bench, Ted & Patrick, The Handmade Collective & Co, The Lobster Shanty, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, VSolo, , Drift Trading Co and more.

Make sure you bring your own keep cup and you can grab one of our very own re-useable good vibes market totes from the TVM info tent, to stash all of your market finds.

Some parking is available on the oval and in surrounding streets, or why not ride your bike, carpool or use the public transport options available?

Make sure you tag us in your pics @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM Sunday 4 August 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Live tunes by In The Flowers at TVM this Sunday

Producer Marquee Moon and MC Kimbosabi fell in love via a Byron Bay garage to the beat of disco samples and Japanese elevator music. Now, not only a typical couple…

Producer Marquee Moon and MC Kimbosabi fell in love via a Byron Bay garage to the beat of disco samples and Japanese elevator music. Now, not only a typical couple that wears each others clothes, the DJ duo burst onto the scene in a big way last summer as In the Flowers, steamrolling a major set at Party in the Paddock, a residency at Soultrain Byron Bay and Locura's CherryPop Drag night.

Blooming with a fresh scent of 'funkadelic jungle grooves', likened to influences; Daft Punk and Steve Monite's Nigerian Funk represented in their rumbling downtempo house to frantic footwork.

TVM's resident Intern Gemma Lyndon chatted with the pair in the lead up to their debut set at TVM this Sunday 4 August at Burleigh Heads, followed by TVM crowd fave Lily Budiasa.

The lineup:
8:30am - 10:30am In The Flowers
11am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

Hi Kim and Marcos! Welcome to The Village Markets!

We are so excited for your first gig at TVM this Sunday. What should we expect from you guys?

Hi there! Expect some torrential rains because we are going to be sweating up a storm! LOL just kidding. We will bringing only good vibes to TVM. Expect a lot of disco classics as well as a mix of jungle funk grooves that really get your feet stomping through the markets.

Tell us a little bit about yourselves? Where are you from and where did you come up with the idea and inspiration for In the Flowers?

Kimbosabi is originally from Central Queensland and Marcos is all the way from Buenos Aires Argentina… Hola! We met about a year ago and fell in love via a Byron Bay garage to the beat of disco samples and Japanese elevator music.

In The Flowers is the concept of bringing you out of your mind and dropping into your body. We love having an energy exchange with our crowd and bringing good vibes to the people. We are obviously inspired by nature and flowers and how they blossom in their own way.

Why did you choose the Gold Coast’s The Village Markets to perform at?

We love TVM and would always pop in whenever we’re around Goldy. We love the vibe and walking around with a coffee then sitting under the trees listening to some good tunes. Sunday sorted!

We hear you are now resident DJs at the Northern in Byron! What has been your biggest highlight to date?

The Soultrain night at The Northern was definitely a highlight for us! We were so impressed by the turn out of the town and especially how dressed up everyone was! Can we please live in cheetah print shirts and flares forever?!

How do you describe your performance style ?

Our performance style is a mix of Kimbosabi’s love for dancing and expression whilst blending Marquee Moon’s experience as a live artist in psychedelic rock and funk.

When you aren’t performing in front of crowds, what do you do in your spare time?

Marquee is a music producer so he is constantly working in other projects as well as working on a light installation for live sets at Festivals. Kimbosabi is working at Spell & the Gypsy as well as studying Kinesiology. She is preparing to launch her first womens dance night in Byron! Watch this space.

Favourite artists (other than yourself ).

Kevin Parker, anyone from 90s HipHop, The Flaming Lips, Andre 3000, Unkown Mortal Orchestra, Khruangbin, Gorillaz, Noname, Daft Punk, PNAU.

How do you get inspired and what do you do to get the creative ideas flowing?

Lately we have been traveling up and down the coast and actually find a lot of inspiration on our road trips. We would turn it into our own game where we pick a theme and start making a playlist about it like Psychedelic Hungover where we combine dreamy-hipnotic beats with psychedelic rock like Air, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The Beatles.

What part of your job would people find most surprising?

The amount of times people request Staying Alive by Bee-Gees… luckily for us we froth the Bee-Gees!

Who would you like to have a 30-minute meeting with?

Oprah.

Best advice you have ever received?

"Nothing in nature blooms all year, be patient with yourself"

Thanks so much for sharing guys! x

Come see Kim and Marcos play at TVM Burleigh this Sunday August 4th or listen to In The Flowers, here.

Follow In The Flowers on Instagram, here.

 

 

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Artist Profile :: Lily Budiasa

Q & A with musician and TVM performer Lily Budiasa, by TVM Intern Gemma Lyndon. I must admit every time I visit The Village Markets I am constantly drawn to…

Q & A with musician and TVM performer Lily Budiasa, by TVM Intern Gemma Lyndon.

I must admit every time I visit The Village Markets I am constantly drawn to your remarkable voice accompanied by your beautifully written guitar melodies. Tell us Lily, when did you begin your singing career and what initially inspired you to perform for others?

Ever since I was a little girl, music has always been second nature. I never wanted dolls or had an interest in anything else, it was instruments, karaoke machines, what piece of furniture could be my stage. When most children were listening to The Wiggles (don’t get me wrong Dorothy the Dinosaur was my gal)… My family introduced me to the greats so they were my childhood soundtrack.

I remember living back home in Bali when I was 8 years old, we had the album “1” by The Beatles, all their number 1 hits. My neighbor Alan was British. Everyday I got out my drum sticks and he got his guitar, we pressed play and when the CD finished we started from the start over and over. That was my inspiration, I knew then that music was the only thing for me.

Besides school talent shows, it wasn’t until I was 17, studying music at University where I first started to gig properly and start making a living from it. Here I am still going.

From recording singing videos on youtube to playing at Bleach festival and Triple J to supporting Amy Shark on her Adore tour (amazing!),  what has been your biggest highlight to date?

This is hard. I’ve played so many shows, that there are highlights everywhere from as small as…

Being 18 and having a goal of headlining Elsewhere, which I’ve now done numerous times with my band.

 To playing shows in Bali, playing festivals,singing at childhood friends weddings. I think for me though, when I was 17 I saw one of my favourite bands Bon Iver at The Tivoli in Brisbane. I said to myself, one day I will be on that stage singing to a full room where SO many of my favourite artists have stood. In 2017 I was the only supporting act for Lindsay Stirling (an insanely talented violinist/ performer). I played a solo set in front of a sold-out Tivoli theatre. I cried in the Green Groom.

Many musicians similar to yourself often perform for local crowds at community spaces like the markets,  how did you see The Village Markets as a platform for reaching listeners and showcasing yourself as a brand?

I first started singing at TVM about 5 years ago. It’s been my constant. Through the markets I’ve been able to show people who I am, with my originals, covers and the Lily spin I put on them, to being able to meet new people and socialize. My favourite thing to do when I’m performing is watch the enjoyment it brings to people. Every TVM gig I play, just watching people sit and take time to listen to my music is really cool and humbling. I’ve gotten so much out of The Village Markets, gigs obviously and a platform to network but the relationships I have made with the people is the best part. 

You have studied a bachelor of popular music, how do you think studying this degree went in hand with your passion for music?

My degree was a dream! Going to University to study what you adore. Amazing. Walking into your block and hearing music left right and center. People think Arts degrees are abit you know.. “but it’s not a real degree”… They are, and they are hard, and no its by all means not Astrophysics but in the field of what you love, there are always things to learn and study and you still have to work for it.

It was the lecturers that became friends and your friends that became family. Ultimately the motivator that pushed me more and more to make this a full time job and prepare me for my Masters in Music Therapy. 

You are currently in a band ‘TH’FIKA’ how do you stay inspired and what do you do to get creative?

Being around my band or creatives in general is my inspiration. Every musician needs someone or something to vibe off and to get the juices flowing and for me it’s being around other people. When you walk into a rehearsal or a jam with one small idea that turns into another and another and by the end you’ve made something incredible. That’s inspiration. 

You are a born and bred Gold Coast gal, how do you feel living in the sunny spot of the Gold Coast reflects on your creative processes?

For a born and bred Gold Coast Girl, who is also Balinese. I would 100% take winter any day haha. In saying that, if it wasn’t for this beautiful city, the people around me and the amazing GC venues that have hosted me, I wouldn’t be the musician that people know me as. 

Where can Gold Coasters hear Lily Budiasa?

My band TH’FIKA is on Spotify and all the other music platforms. I post on my Instagram where my next gigs are. So come say Hi and boogie. 

Your voice has previously been known for its ‘hauntingly earthy vocals’, how would you describe your singing style?

My style has changed so much over the years from the artists I listen to , the music I write, the change in my playing and singing.

Right now I’m in a pocket where my voice carries so much soul with rasp and husk yet can still be fragile with hints of operatic and pop tones. When you sing as much as I do, you hear changes and inflections everyday. It’s kind of the fun of it, seeing what your voice can do.

What part of your job would people find most surprising? 

Even though I’ve been doing this now for years. I still wake up everyday and want to practice, learn something I didn’t know the day before.

The crazy hours!! Never ending rehearsing, keeping up the maintenance of all your equipment, meetings, the heavy lifting loading in gear to every gig ie.. getting to a gig with no elevator but 7 flights of stairs. PRO TIP if you ever see a musician loading in or out just give them a helping hand.. even if it’s a microphone stand. I promise you it helps. 

Who would you like to have a 30-minute meeting with?

Hans Zimmer. To pick his brain on how he orchestrated some of the best film soundtracks of all time. His creative process. Wow  

Ok yep him.

Who do you love to follow on Instagram?

My mum – she’s still trying to get 200 followers.

Best advice you have ever received?

“Be humble. Be kind “

-   simple. Straight forward. How you should be in every aspect of your life. 

My advice though -  We are all human beings and we should always embrace inclusion and diversity

Favorite TVM stall?

Lalah Bali – not being biased because they are family but who doesn’t love a Nasi Goreng

Shuturp

Huckleberry Flowers. 

Listen to Lily’s latest tracks here

Follow Lily here

 

Thanks so much for sharing Lily, much love xx

Catch Lily at TVM Sunday 4th August 2019.

 

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Catch Chriddy & Mitch from The Voice at TVM Today

The Gold Coasts favourite boutique market and community for creative small businesses would love you to come and spend your Sunday morning with us! We’re excited to announce Mitch Paulsen…

The Gold Coasts favourite boutique market and community for creative small businesses would love you to come and spend your Sunday morning with us!

We're excited to announce Mitch Paulsen and Chriddy Black from Season 8 of The Voice will be performing live this Sunday! Following them will be crowd fave Lily Budiasa and touring Victorian artist Steve Cousins.

You'll find boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, street food stalls and pre-loved Rack Sales.

Come and support your local community, meet the makers and soak in those good vibes!

Sunday 21st July '19 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 21 July 19′

We’re pretty excited about this Sunday’s lineup of boutique market stalls at TVM, including plenty of new designer brands, plus our Rack Sales are on and there’ll be plenty of…

We're pretty excited about this Sunday's lineup of boutique market stalls at TVM, including plenty of new designer brands, plus our Rack Sales are on and there'll be plenty of delicious food to get you through your winter eating frenzy (guilty!).

Fans of The Voice get excited, if you haven't yet heard, we have a couple of talented local gents performing live for you this weekend. Were you #teammitch or #teamchriddy? Either way, cruise on down this weekend and listen to Mitch Paulsen and Chriddy Black as they share the mic for your listening pleasure, following our gal Lily Budiasa. We also have touring Victorian artist Steve Cousins performing from 11am.

Food by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Monkey Magic, Smoothjuice, Wildflower Patisserie, Raw Earth Organic.

Stalls include Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Coastal coral, DESERT WANDERER, divine creatures, Drift Trading Co, Esther Shelley Ceramics, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co/Lewd, girlgoneretro, Green heart., Hello Lola, Holly Harper Art, Honu Living, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, Lakiki, Limbo, Little Leas, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, manning made, Minarga, Night Tiger The Label, Nudes, Ocean Luxe, One Fable, Ora Skincare, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Salted Cure, Sand & Stone, Santography by Danny Santangelo, Savia Skincare, Senda Essentials, SockieLala, Sunday Rae, The Lobster Shanty, The Super Eco, Tusk Linen Co, ukiyo boutique, VASH, VSolochildren, Wolf and Clay, zeffa and fosse and more.

Come and support your local community, meet the makers and soak in those good vibes!

Pick up your re-useable Good Vibes tote from the TVM info tent and be sure to tag your snaps from the day with @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

Some parking is available at the school, in surrounding streets, Connor Street carpark (400m stroll away) or there are a number of public transport options available within close proximity.

TVM | Sunday 21 July | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

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Stall Profile :: VSolochildren

Valeria Solo, founder and designer of VSolochildren, has a multicultural approach to design. She’s an Indian-born Australian mom who lived in Shanghai, India, Singapore, US and now Australia. Her tailoring…

Valeria Solo, founder and designer of VSolochildren, has a multicultural approach to design. She’s an Indian-born Australian mom who lived in Shanghai, India, Singapore, US and now Australia. Her tailoring is inspired by classic European children’s wear, but she gives it a playful, Asian-inspired twist. The difference is in the details. As a mom, Valeria understands what many parents and kids are looking for: clothes that are timeless but playful. Stylish but comfortable. Fine fabrics at affordable prices.

VSolochildren was born when Valeria was scouring the children’s shops and realized how hard it is to find clothes that are original, reasonably priced and crafted with care. Since that’s the winning combination every parent is looking for, Valeria wondered why it was so hard to find. That’s when she resolved to launch her own clothing design studio for children ages 1-14.

VSolochildren designs are affordable, and that’s part of the brands mission. Valeria spent almost three years visiting suppliers throughout Asia to find the finest fabrics at the best prices. Because as much as everyone wants adorable outfits for their little ones, they outgrow them just as quickly.

What is your creative background/qualifications?

I do not have a technical/professional creative background, I hold and MBA, Master of Business Administration, UTS, University of Technology, (Sydney 2015), my past experiences were in the fields of Finance/Accounting. I have always been a big fan of timeless, practical, well-made, affordable and playful clothing pieces. These are my key drivers to pursuing my passion in creating unique children's clothing pieces.

Is the business your sole income, or do you juggle multiple jobs whilst starting out?

We just moved back to Australia, at this stage, this business is my only occupation.

Tell us about your brand name, how did this come about?

VSolochildren - My initial and family name.

People often guess my country of birth incorrectly, I was born in a tiny state in the north east part of India called Mizoram. The brand name represents the truly wonderful birth place that reflects our unique pieces.

What products or services are included within your range?

Clothing for Children 1-14yr and in the process of getting shoes/sandals range too.

What inspires you creatively?

Timelessness, affordability, uniqueness, originality and most importantly practicality for everyday/ occasion wear.

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace?

Yes, home.

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company, if so tell us about this?

Keeping in mind the sensitive nature of children's skin, we are very selective about the quality of fabrics used and the processes involved in crafting our pieces. Our high-quality cottons, linens, cashmeres are soft and easy to wear. We vastly use hand painted/vegetable dyes for our prints. All our pieces are made with fine and natural fabrics like linen, cotton, silk and cashmere. Our aim is to continually meet our niche market's demand and want rather than focusing on big picture and also to continually get feedback from our customers how our timeless yet playful, superior quality yet affordable, comfortable yet chic pieces last younger siblings and how unique they feel in it.

Connect with VSolochildren and shop online, here.


 

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Mitch & Chriddy from The Voice Season 8 at TVM this Sunday!

We’re excited to announce that Mitch Paulsen and Chriddy Black from The Voice Season 8 will be performing live at TVM this Sunday 21st July. This will be one of…

We're excited to announce that Mitch Paulsen and Chriddy Black from The Voice Season 8 will be performing live at TVM this Sunday 21st July. This will be one of the first times the Gold Coast based pair has ever played together, so you wont want to miss it!

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, 18 year-old semi-finalist Mitch Paulsen and 26-year-old fan favorite Chris ‘Chriddy’ Black blew audiences away throughout season eight of the top-rated TV show.

The pair will kick off this Sunday's event performing individually and as a duo, following TVM fave Lily Budiasa who is first up at 8:30am.

Touring Victorian artist Steve Cousins will perform at 11am.

TVM is known Australia-wide as being a cultural hub for thousands of creatives over the past 10 years, hosting the likes of international brand Peony swimwear and musicians Ziggy Alberts and Tones and I, prior to their international success.

Having only performed in public twice prior to The Voice, Paulsen says he’s looking forward to playing at TVM this Sunday.

 ‘The Village Market has the best Sunday atmosphere on the Gold Coast. This will be one of the first gigs we will have done together and we can’t wait to share the stage and sing some tunes,’ says Paulsen.

The Village Markets co-founder Marissa Bowden says it’s exciting for the Coast to be able to celebrate homegrown talent when the pair kicks off this Sundays event.

“We’re excited to have Mitch and Chriddy join us this Sunday for their first live performance since The Voice and allow locals to enjoy the act in a free, relaxed, open-air environment,” says Bowden.

When we discovered the guys were Gold Coast locals we just knew we needed them here at TVM, which is known as the go-to for local creatives across design, art, fashion and music.

The Village Markets is on this Sunday 21 July from 8:30am - 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

Some parking is available at the school and in surrounding streets, alternatively there is a large carpark 400m away on Connor Street and ample public transport options withing walking distance.

Any artists wishing to attend TVM can apply via our website, here.

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When Emma Jade Visits TVM

We teamed up with local Brisbane photographer Emma Jade at the last Stones Corner market and we’re thrilled with Emma’s beautiful photos of the day. Take a look at the…

We teamed up with local Brisbane photographer Emma Jade at the last Stones Corner market and we're thrilled with Emma's beautiful photos of the day.
Take a look at the event through the eyes of Emma Jade...
To connect with Emma
Call. 0408686638

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TVM Stones Corner with Kelly Holden

We were lucky enough to have a visit by Brissy photographer, Kelly Holden at our most recent Stones Corner market on 30 June ’19. We love seeing TVM captured through…

We were lucky enough to have a visit by Brissy photographer, Kelly Holden at our most recent Stones Corner market on 30 June '19.

We love seeing TVM captured through the eyes of others and Kelly snapped beautiful pics of our vendors and market goers that we love!

If you're looking for a local photographer, we can highly recommend Kelly and you can connect with here below.

Kelly Holden
0434433768

 

The Village Markets Stones Corner

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Market Mornings Filled with Good Vibes

Catch all your favourite TVM stalls at Burleigh Heads State School today, along with delish street eats, live tunes and the preloved Rack Sale. Sunday 7th July 2019 at Burleigh…

Catch all your favourite TVM stalls at Burleigh Heads State School today, along with delish street eats, live tunes and the preloved Rack Sale.

Sunday 7th July 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Stall Profile :: Ted & Patrick

We all know that no two pups are exactly the same, so why should their wardrobe be? New to TVM this Sunday is Ted & Patrick, a brand made for…

We all know that no two pups are exactly the same, so why should their wardrobe be? New to TVM this Sunday is Ted & Patrick, a brand made for a humans best friend.

Since 2017, Jennie McKinlay and her furry friend Teddie (Ted) have been specialising in handmade cotton rope and vegetable tanned leather products, designed to be just as unique as your fur ball.

Jennie’s passion started when Teddie joined her family and she just couldn’t find anything that conveyed a bit of her pup’s personality, so she decided to come up with her own hand made creations, designed to celebrate some of Teddie’s favourite things and places to go!

Ted & Patrick pride themselves on doing everything small batch and handcraft all of their branding right down to the anodized logo tags on their leads. Their signature products are designed and made in New Farm QLD under the watchful eyes of Ted.

If you haven't yet met Ted & Patrick then head to TVM this Sunday 7th July.

Jennie welcome to TVM, tell us a bit about your background?

Growing up on property on the Sunshine Coast, animals (especially dogs) and nature have always played a massive role in my life. Creative pathways has always been my thing since a child and although dabbling in graphic design and advertising degrees, travel took me to the other side of the world where I worked on private motor yachts and learnt traditional marine rope skills.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

The business started purely by accident, I had a new pup (Teddie aka Ted) and I couldn't find a lead in the colour or style I wanted, plus I wanted a lead that was unique, like her. I had a bundle of marine rope and decided, if I really wanted something that I could visualise, then I simply had to make it. We got so many comments on "where did you get your lead" that we realised there was more people out there like me looking for something special but didn't know where to get it, and so the business grew.

When did you take the plunge and start your own business?

It was six months of development and testing leading up to the launch to ensure our products were strong and suitable and the business started in April 2017 with the launch of our website

What does your brand consist of?

Ted & Patrick specialises in handmade cotton rope and vegetable tanned leather products, we pride ourselves on doing everything small batch and handcraft all of our branding right down to the anodized logo tags on our leads.


Where is the label designed and made?

Our signature products are designed and made in New Farm QLD under the watchful eyes of Ted. We do import a small product range from Japan as a little something fun but the dream as the business grows is to develop a range similar to our imported range but entirely from recycled materials.

What inspires you?

Well of course, I love dogs. I think these days they are very much part of the family and deserve to be spoilt too. As a creative I am inspired by constantly improving and refining my craft, coming up with new designs and evolving the existing lines.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

I would love to involve a recycled line - more dog products made from recycled plastics and focus proceeds from these lines to cleaning up our oceans and helping out dogs in need in Australia and globally.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

The biggest challenge of launching your own brand is overcoming your own fear of failure. Will people like my products, will I succeed - the thing is, they are all questions only answered by taking the leap of faith.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing about having your own business is having a creative outlet you can share with others. I think my happiest moments are when puppies and their humans send in photos or tag us on Instagram, out and about on their adventures.

Connect with Ted & Patrick:
Online,  https://www.tedandpatrick.com.au/
Or find them this Sunday at TVM 7th July 2019

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