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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 21 April ’19

This Easter Sunday at TVM is looking pretty sweet indeed (pardon the pun!). Among an unrivaled lineup of boutique market stalls and delicious street eats, you’ll find live tunes by…

This Easter Sunday at TVM is looking pretty sweet indeed (pardon the pun!).

Among an unrivaled lineup of boutique market stalls and delicious street eats, you'll find live tunes by Phil and Tilley and Scott Dalton.

8:30am - 10:30am Phil and Tilley
11am - 1pm Scott Dalton

Grab a spot under the trees with your favourite people and hang here for the morning - good vibes, always!

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

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Phil and Tilley

Phil and Tilley started writing music together in the autumn of 2012 surrounded by the New Forest (UK) - an ancient woodland situated on the southern coast of England and an inspiration for these lifelong friends.

Phil and Tilley play a blend of alternative acoustic/folk music, with influences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Martyn. They incorporate their own ideas, using a slide guitar, the more traditional acoustic guitar and an unusual, fold-up-for-travel, upright bass, to create a sound that is uniquely their own. A yearning for travel and playing music has seen them play in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium and South East Asia but their story continues to take them wherever the music allows them to go.

Scott Dalton

When Scott Dalton was barely seven, he had abandoned bionicles, swapping Lego for Ludwig. A natural aptitude for the keyboard created a fierce passion for music unfulfilled by just one instrument. By 13, Scott had added guitar to his repertoire of skills, alternating between electric and acoustic. It was in his senior year that Scott realised the potential in his voice, honing his vocals into something of incredible power. Never the underachiever, Scott combined passion, an intrinsic knowledge of the music industry and undeniable talent into launching his singer-songwriter career. Influenced by a mixture of Matt Corby, John Mayer, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, Scott's unique sound is one that does not demand attention but entices it. Both intimate and emboldening, Scott's music resonates with his listeners, irrespective of numbers and is not just a song but an experience.

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TVM Preview :: Easter Sunday 21 April

If you’re on the Coast this Sunday then you’re in for a treat – the Gold Coast’s fave boutique market (that’s us!) and Sunday must-do event is happening. Join us…

If you're on the Coast this Sunday then you're in for a treat - the Gold Coast's fave boutique market (that's us!) and Sunday must-do event is happening. Join us for boutique market stalls by local creatives, live music, street food stalls and plenty of good vibes. We can't wait to see you!

Food stalls include Baby It's Cold Outside, BEETNIK, Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali and Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, Weiner Haus, Wild Flower Patisserie.

Stalls by Dandelion Wine Art, DESERT WANDERER, Dust, Figbowl, For The Love of Grace, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Girlgoneretro, Haize the label, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, Kopal, La Carolina, Lakiki, Lanaci, Lewd , Liineage, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Lubajo Apparel, manning made, Mermaid Collective, Moggy Designs, Nicotte, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Owlet, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear, Sleep-in Society, STEVIE JEAN, The Essential Cleaner, Tusk Linen Co, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes by Phil and Tilley (it's their first time at TVM!) and a crowd fave, Scott Dalton.

Make sure you pick up a limited edition Good Vibes market tote from the TVM info tent on arrival so you can fill it with your market finds and take a little piece of TVM home with you.

Tag your photos #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets so we can see them!

TVM | Sunday 21 April 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

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Stall Profile :: One Fable

We love getting to know our TVM community and this week we spoke to Natasha Knight, creative and founder behind inspiring fashion and lifestyle brand, One Fable. What does One…

We love getting to know our TVM community and this week we spoke to Natasha Knight, creative and founder behind inspiring fashion and lifestyle brand, One Fable.

What does One Fable stand for and how did the label come about?

Here at One Fable we stand for simple, natural and uncomplicated style.

The label began as my Graduate project at UNSW Art and Design in 2015, where I studied Textile and Product Design, with a focus on Artisan made goods. My husband and I spent 6 months living in India, working with various Artisan groups (weaving, block printing, leather craft, & bell makers ).

The project was originally a documentary, with a small textile collection, it was a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the textile industry and the role that sustainability plays within a consumer society. The project was really well received and we won a few Awards, so we decided to take things a step further and create a brand based around our passion for simple and authentic craft objects and fashion.

When did you launch?

At first, we sold our designs at local markets around Sydney where we were living but we officially launched at Life In-style in Feb 2017. We then had two beautiful babies and decided to move to Byron Bay to live the dream and get a little closer to nature.

What products does the label include?

We are a lifestyle brand, so our products are quite varied. We cover the full spectrum of needs, for a beautiful and laid-back home and wardrobe, such as home decor, fashion, and accessories. At the moment, we create limited edition capsule collections out of natural fibres, as well as Artisan made decor objects - always simple, and always natural. We believe each piece should compliment your lifestyle, by being easy to wear and beautiful to look at - nothing more and nothing less.

Where are the products designed and made?

All of our products are designed by myself, here in Byron Bay. We have a beautiful Studio by the beach, where we conceive and shoot our product ranges. We work with various Artisan groups in India, as well as Bali to bring our designs to life.

We travel with our 1 and 2 year old in tow, because its important for us that they understand the beauty and variety that this world has to offer.

In the future we plan on exploring Latin America and Europe (I am originally from Canada and my husband is from Italy), so I have always wanted to get back to that side of the world and see what magic we can create.

What can we expect to find at your One Fable market stall this Sunday at TVM?

As usual, we will try to curate a beautiful world of objects and fashion for you to choose from.

Our main focus is on helping others to achieve a bit of effortless calm and style in their lives, by focusing on form, texture and material. We believe surrounding ourselves with natural beauty has such a positive impact on your frame of mind, and consequently how you carry yourself in the world.

Do you have one piece of advice for anyone who might be starting a creative career, based on your own personal experience?

My only advice is, do it for the love of it - period.

If your heart is invested in what you are doing, everything else will eventually fall into place. Stay true to your passions and don’t be afraid of making mistakes (that is often where the magic is!)

Thank you so much Natasha!

You can find One Fable this Sunday 7 April at TVM (and most other TVM events) from 8:30am – 1pm at Burleigh Heads, or shop online here.

 

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TVM this Sunday :: 7 April ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and we can’t wait to see you for boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes and our monthly Rack Sales. Street food stalls include ALEGNA…

TVM is on this Sunday and we can't wait to see you for boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes and our monthly Rack Sales.

Street food stalls include ALEGNA WOODFIRE PIZZA, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Green Mango Salads, Greens On Grains, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Jardine Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Wiener Haus and Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include Sweet Child of Mine, 88 Fahrenheit, Alton Goods, Au Fait, Bandeaux, Beautiful Batches, Caz Creations, Coastal Coral, Crawford & Co Handmade, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellry, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sister, Fabric of Society, Forgotten Modern, Franklymydear, Frocktail Party, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, karasuccs, Lakiki, Lewd, Limbo, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Love of Lola, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Nicotte, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Rustic Peppermint, Tahlee & Bench, The Essential Cleaner, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, The, Woven Store, Villa Gaia, zeffa and fosse, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, Dolce Organico and more.

Pickup your TVM market tote from our info tent and join the Good Vibes club, you will be able to re-use it every time.

Some parking is available on the oval and in surrounding streets, or you can catch the many forms of public transport that are available to and from Burleigh Heads.

TVM | Sunday 7 April | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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Live tunes this Sunday :: 7 April at TVM

Catch live local tunes at TVM this Sunday in beautiful Burleigh Heads! The lineup: 8:30am – 10:30am Ondre Solien 11am – 1pm Rob Edwards TVM | Sunday 7 April |…

Catch live local tunes at TVM this Sunday in beautiful Burleigh Heads!

The lineup:

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

TVM | Sunday 7 April | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

 

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 31 March at Stones Corner

TVM is Brisbane bound this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited! Join our street party and our biggest Brissie lineup to date, with 90 boutique market stalls in fashion,…

TVM is Brisbane bound this weekend and we couldn't be more excited! Join our street party and our biggest Brissie lineup to date, with 90 boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, street food, live tunes and pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales.

Stalls include AKAZI, eLKa creative, Indie Boho, Knotted Honey, Lila n Me, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Lubajo Apparel, Lewd, Au Fait, Rustic Pastel, Lokoa the Label, McKenzie HOUSE, Osborne & Co, Solis & Mare, Sahara Blue Co, Alma Mexicana Boutique, Alton Goods, ALULU, Aneara, Annette Daley Designs, Attic Collective, Bam Loves Boo, Caz Creations, Clive Street, Coastal Coral, Comfort & Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Drift Trading Co., Dust, Fabric of Society, Forgotten Modern, Gabsies Beads, Grotti Lotti, Haize the label, Hemp and Nettle, Homely Creatures, inBLACK. the label, Indigo Bay, Jbk designs, Kaiz Studio, karasuccs, kiki j designs, Kita.Designs, Lava Living, Little Leas, Mad Plant Ladies, Melon & Goliath, Night Tiger The Label, Oh Hey Lovely, Prospere, Queenie's, Beeswax Wraps, Rustic Peppermint, Sluggers Swimwear, Smidge, Snoep, Son + Moon, Tahlee & Bench, The Essential Cleaner, The Handmade Collective & Co, The Lobster Shanty, VASH, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, Limbo , One fable, Born The Label, zeffa and fosse and Nicotte.

Food stalls include ICED TEA CO, Little Wahaca, Abiocco, The Wiener Haus and more.

We’re supporting local charity group the RSPCA this Sunday so come and swoon over their gorgeous adoption puppies!

We're also looking forward to welcoming Motorline MINI Garage Springwood and The Bower to TVM this Sunday.

Our first pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale is also happening this Sunday at TVM Stones Corner, with locals peddling their pre-loved wares for bargain prices. (There are still some last minute spots available to join this lineup so jump on and apply now).

You can pick-up your very own Good Vibes TVM merch and market tote from our TVM Info Tent this Sunday too!

Tag your pics so we can see them at @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets and be sure to tell your friends, here.

TVM | Sunday 31 March | 9am - 2pm | Logan Road, Stones Corner

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Stall Profile :: Bam Loves Boo

This week we introduce you to Hannah Holmes, founder and creative behind children’s label Bam Loves Boo. TVM: How did your journey into running your own business begin? BLB: Prior…

This week we introduce you to Hannah Holmes, founder and creative behind children's label Bam Loves Boo.

TVM: How did your journey into running your own business begin?

BLB: Prior to starting Bam Loves Boo, I was a ladies and children's wear designer in the surf-wear industry on the Gold Coast and had been a clothing designer for over 10 years.

When I started a family and went on maternity leave I felt I needed that creative outlet, so I turned my focus to starting my own babies-wear brand.

The flexibility and lifestyle that has come along with it has meant that instead of returning to work I have been fortunate enough to stay at home with my daughter and work from home.

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

I started my business in January 2017 but it wasn't until November that year that I launched my website and clothing. It was when sister came to visit that it really started, until then it had just all been in my head but then it was once I started saying it out loud and had someone to bounce-off and ask questions, that it started to put the wheels in motion.

What does your brand consist of?

Bam Loves Boo is a babies and children's clothing range with clean and neutral colour palettes, coordinating prints and unisex pieces.

All Bam Loves Boo clothing is made from a unique fabrication, a perfect blend of bamboo and certified organic cottons, which means they are beautifully soft, stretchy and breathable for comfortable wear and play. It also means that they are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

We are all about making beautiful clothing that you love, for the little people you love, in an eco-friendly and socially responsible way.

Where is the label designed and made?

Bam Loves Boo is designed by myself at my home in Brisbane, I design all the prints, garments and colours myself and then the fabric is woven specifically for us to our required blend and weight instead of off the roll. This is then dyed using eco-friendly dyes, to my chosen colours.

Bam Loves Boo is made in southern China with my fantastic manufacturer that I have known for over ten years, visited and built an amazing friendship with. This year I will be going over to stay with her family and see our pieces made first hand – and she just told me she is pregnant, so now I am even more excited to go and meet her own mini muse.

What inspires you?

It is very cliche by ultimately my daughter inspires a lot of my designs, as I learn as a mother from her what I look for in babies clothing. For example, we didn't find out her gender during pregnancy, which really helped to shape my brand to be entirely gender neutral. Then when she arrived, the priority was that it had to first be soft and comfortable but stretchy and easy to wear and put on and off.

I decided early on that my formula would be one colour repeat-patterns as well as each one being unisex and timeless. Although it can be limiting, I find having a formula really helps to keep me focused and make it cohesive.

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

Ultimately I hope it means I can stay at home working on Bam Loves Boo to allow me to be around my family in the early years. I have really enjoyed doing some fantastic collaborations with other local brands, where we have worked together on new products. I would really like to continue with this path.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Definitely the ethical and eco-friendly side was most challenging and still is really. Sadly, its not an easy area to navigate, it’s cheaper and easier not to be environmentally conscious, so I felt like I was really having to go against the grain in all areas to tick all the boxes I was after.

It was very challenging to ensure my ethical standards and needs were met and also to ensure these claims were backed with certifications.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The freedom to work from home around my daughter and the friendships I made this past year through Instagram - it’s a pretty great community to be a part of.

Find Hannah at TVM Stones Corner this Sunday 31 March and if you cannot make it to TVM, you can connect with Bam Loves Boo online:
Website
Instagram

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Live Tunes at TVM Stones Corner this Sunday

Join us for a party in the street this Sunday at TVM Stones Corner, where you’ll find boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes and good vibes from 9am until…

Join us for a party in the street this Sunday at TVM Stones Corner, where you'll find boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes and good vibes from 9am until 2pm.

Live tunes by:

9am - Nick Cunningham
11am - The Yams
1pm - Hannah Campbell

The Gold Coast's fave market is hitting the big city and we want you there celebrating with us and soaking in those creative vibes from some of the most talented small businesses around! Shop, eat, chat to the makers and then find a shady spot to sit and listen to great live tunes with your favourite people. What better way to spend your Sunday?

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TVM Stones Corner | Sunday 31 March 2019 | 9am - 2pm | Logan Road, Stones Corner

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Stall Preview :: Sunday 17 March ’19

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

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 17 March ’19

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

Chocolate Ganache

Acoustic soloists Nathan Melvin-Tong & Ash Riske recently formed together as Chocolate Ganache.
With a natural blend of vocal timbres, the pair creates luscious harmonies and unique renditions of popular covers to captivate and cultivate beautiful sounds.
Ondre Solien
One of our fave regular muso's at TVM, Ondre is not to be missed.
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News :: IWD Surf Stitch Campaign

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!

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People of TVM :: Sunday 3 March

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?

#PeopleofTVM

Gemma & Bianca

Steven, Aria & Lauren


Sophie & Phoebe (in @ukiyoboutique).


Kaori & Kotomi


Ash & Stacey

Daisy

Nao, Noa & Sana.

Pam & Mike.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 3 March ’19

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

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 3 March ’19

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!

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

TVM | Sunday 3 March 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 17 Feb ’19

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

 

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 17 February ’19

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

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Stall Profile :: 88 Fahrenheit

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.

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How to :: Hustle with grace, with Editor of Who Magazine Keshnee Kemp

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.

Who magazine:
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!

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