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The Village Markets

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

Author: Sarah Schoeller

Preview :: Sunday 2nd December

It’s time to start the Christmas shopping and there’s no better gift than a locally designed and/or made piece from your favourite designer, creative or collector. Start that gift list!…

It's time to start the Christmas shopping and there's no better gift than a locally designed and/or made piece from your favourite designer, creative or collector. Start that gift list!

Come shop this Sunday and browse this epic lineup of stalls, including Sweet Child of Mine, Jbk, Olas Supply Co, Frankly My Dear, Aulieude, Yacca Stone, Reclaimed Diamonds, Isabelle Quinn, The Elements Co, Business & Pleasure, Forgotten Modern, House of Paloma, Drift Trading Co, Min Ceramics, Sahara Blue Co, Au Fait, A Happy Home, The SunLounge, Little Leas, Isabelle Quinn, Bowl de coco, Caz Creations, Iron and Cub, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Limbo Collective, the Bondi Alchemist, Huckleberry Flowers, Feather and Grant, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Tahlee & Bench, Lokoa, Lui the label, Comfort & Calm, Rustic Peppermint, Alfie EST 2011, The Miniature Treasury, Lowanna Collection, TFPR&Co, Coastal Coral Co, Sleep-in Society, Love St, Bandikoot kids, Always On The Run, My Gold, Akazi, Night Tiger the Label, Vash, Shawnee Made & Found, Harvest Clay, Little Fisher Co., Amber Days, Haus, Wild Heart,  Desert Wanderer, Zeffa and Fosse, wanderers co, Lakiki, Lewd, Bam Loves Boo, Hazel, SNRKLBR Swimwear, Succulents Gold Coast, Eco Sisters, manning made, seamone, Melon & Goliath, Zoozap Eyewear, Bonita havana, Dust and The Lobster Shanty.

Street eats by Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkeymagic dumpling, Flat Earth Organic, The Hungarian Food Factory and Jardin Juice Co.

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Come Hang at TVM Today

We’re on the Christmas countdown with only five markets left until Saint Nick makes his appearance. Get in early and stock up on  locally made and designed goods that are…

We're on the Christmas countdown with only five markets left until Saint Nick makes his appearance. Get in early and stock up on  locally made and designed goods that are bound to impress your family and friends this year. Plus you'll be supporting a small business owner and just make their day!

Today's lineup is epic, plus there's live tunes by Liy Budiasa and Ondre Solien and don't forget delish street eats.

Sunday 18th November 2018 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

After a Good Vibes market bag to stash your haul? Shop here.

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Dive in :: Seamone Swimwear

We chat to local designer Simone Ainsworth prior to her debut at The Village Markets this Sunday, 18th November 2018, about her eco-luxe cozzie label Seamone, the inspiration behind the…

We chat to local designer Simone Ainsworth prior to her debut at The Village Markets this Sunday, 18th November 2018, about her eco-luxe cozzie label Seamone, the inspiration behind the brand and what makes her tick.

Tell us about your background?

I had a fantasy childhood, literally raised on the beaches of Sydney. Inevitably finding comfort in the salt and sand while learning life's greatest lessons from the sea. As a young girl I was able to understand the importance of nature and discovered I was a deeply visual person while traveling around Australia's entire coastline in a caravan my surfing father, beautiful gypsy mother and adventurous brothers. Our family then settled into a idyllic 70's beach house in Coolangatta, simply because the surf was consistent and the weather forever perfect. My late teens and early adulthood was an exploration in discovering new tropical destinations, traveling around Australia Solo, uncovering the layers of my spirituality, and experimenting with undeniable creative desires. Now with several years experience in the fashion industry... my free spirit, obsession with romance and strong sense of nostalgia plays the role of expressing the alluring femininity and sentimental emotion of the unique swimwear designs for Seamone. I am currently back living in my family's Coolangatta home, of now 20 years... Im very lucky and grateful to have the people I love around me and supporting me on this new chapter of my life... right now the world is my oyster and I'm so blessed to be in a position to welcome love and success into my life with arms wide open.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

After working in the fashion industry for different companies and labels for sometime, having studied Business and also gaining Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and IT qualifications, it just felt like the right time to put all my passions into one. It feels like all the pieces of the puzzle have finally come together to create the bigger picture. Now looking back on my life I can appreciate all the life lessons I have learnt and all the experience I've accumulated that has brought me here running an entire business completely on my own. Beacuse of my creative passion, I just woke up one day and just started working on Seamone and just haven't stopped since.

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

I began working on Seamone last year in 2017 and launched the label and website site just before Christmas last year, So the business is still within its first year being available to the public, it's still very small and new indeed. I have developed 2 annual collections so far 'Black Rose' and 'Surrender' and currently making plans to begin the design process of my third collection, that will include RTW apparel as well as swimwear.

What does your brand consist of?

The second swimwear collection SURRENDER, Crafted in premium Italian fabrics and introducing an exciting new technology that microencapsulates skin-nourishing antioxidants including Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.... works as the body activates the material, allowing the skin to be hydrated, soft and luminous. SS19 Is a simple collection with thoughtfully placed panels, quality handmade trims and romantic lingerie inspired tailoring. These limited edition separates spread over a romantically luxe palette including our new Antioxidant Infusion 'Sea Black', our gorgeous 'Sea Blue' magically made from recycled fishing nets and of course our much anticipated exclusive print 'Sea Jungle' that visually depicts our story of Surrender. Designed for those in an uninhibited and fearless pursuit of liberation and love.

Where is the label designed and made?

Seamone Swimwear is designed on the glorious Gold Coast. The patterns are all original and expertly cut in-house, fitted and refitted until the most superior shapes are achieved. The exclusive prints are either designed by myself or commissioned through artists I personally admire the most. The collections are then meticulously handmade in the peaceful, nature based island of Bali. Committed to ethical business practices, I truly value my role in the employment and well-being of my team and artisans. It is my goal to contribute positively to the staff and the communities in the area so that I can be involved personally as well as professionally in Bali when I am there. The journey to create each Seamone piece defiantly takes patience and dedicated ‘island time’.

What inspires you?

This is defiantly the hardest question. Because if I say 'everything', it still won't feel like enough...maybe its limitless topic on what inspires me. I guess all the usual suspects on the surface... art, culture, religion, nature, music, fashion are always fluctuating with offerings. I always try to widen my perspective on a lot of things... knowledge, understanding and appreciation must always come first. Right now in life I'm inspired by people who are brave, I'm totally inspired by technology and for some reason lately I'm finding myself completely obsessed with swimming pools! ( I even had to start a private "pools" moodboard on Pinterest to fuel this... ha!)

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

I have only just embarked on this remarkable journey and I'm so inspired to learn more about this industry and continue to slowly grow. I founded Seamone only after I had researched and sourced the worlds most eco-conscious fabrics, eco-conscious operations and eco-conscious team of people. I hope to collaborate with like minded businesses and individuals to make a positive change in the fashion world. The plans for the label are to stay slow, exclusive and boutique, create beautiful, luxury, timeless resort wear pieces for women around the world... 'sustainability', not just in an environmental sense but also in regards to longevity of the label. Personally I hope this all leads me to a place where I'll meet my mystery forever person, I'm single and my dream is to have my own family to come into my life soon. Everything I am doing now with Seamone is for them, with the future in mind. Maybe I'll meet the man of my dreams at the markets! 😉

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

The biggest challenge for me is defiantly the emotional roller-coaster, I'm naturally a very soft/watery person...very sensitive, very shy. I run the label completely solo, so to stand up and take the role as a boss woman is a huge 180 for me to step out of my comfort zone. I have also felt this struggle to keep the fashion and my spirituality seperate... I've felt a collision, and been on a quest to find balance and merge the two... I have to mediate alot on certain things, the intention for what I am doing has to be from the heart. I like to be a very private person in all aspects of my personal life... so putting something out there to the world that deeply reflects who I am... has been a really scary thing to do.

Seamone Swim

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing about having my business, is the creative control and having the freedom to express what I think is beautiful. Combining all my passions into one. My favourite part is shooting the content, that's when I push myself and can let my imagination run wild. As a start up its hard to know if your on the right path or not, and I'm really just trying to let go and enjoy the lessons and the process as much as I can. I think the most positive thing I have noticed... are the changes with in myself... I've become stronger in the sense of my values, using my voice and taking control in reaching my goals.

Connect with Seamone Swimwear

@seamone.swimwear

seamone.com.au

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Spend your Sunday at TVM

Today grab your gang and get to TVM. Bursting with a stellar lineup of local goodness, live local music, street eats and the original Rack Sale, you’ll find everything and…

Today grab your gang and get to TVM. Bursting with a stellar lineup of local goodness, live local music, street eats and the original Rack Sale, you'll find everything and more at your fave  Sunday hangout.

Sunday 4 November 2019 8.30am - 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School

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See you at Burleigh Today!

We’re back at Burleigh today with an all round amazing lineup of local talent, delish street eats and live tunes. Come hang! Sunday 21st October 2018 8.30am – 1pm at…

We're back at Burleigh today with an all round amazing lineup of local talent, delish street eats and live tunes. Come hang!

Sunday 21st October 2018 8.30am - 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Turns 10 – Take Us Back!

We celebrated 10 creative years on the Coast on Sunday 7th October and what a party! Tunes on the Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage by Tones and 1, Lily Budiasa…

We celebrated 10 creative years on the Coast on Sunday 7th October and what a party!

Tunes on the Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage by Tones and 1, Lily Budiasa and an old fave Mitch King, returned to finish the day.

Thank you to our sponsors Stockland Burleigh Heads, Realty Blue, Centaur Financial Services, Concrete Nation, Three Balls Red, Atm2go, Parkway Insurance Australia and 1029 Hot Tomato

Epic workshops by Paper Rokk, The Craft Parlour // Gold Coast and Whole Beings, flower photo wall by Gather and Good Vibes Lounge by The Luxe Social.

Huckleberry Flowers

TVM Turns 1O

Tunes

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.


Images by the talented Nat NcComas.

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Stall Profile :: ArchNOllie

When it comes to cute kids swim, there’s one brand you MUST know about… ArchNOllie. We chat to designers and founders Renea and Candice about the inspo for the label…

When it comes to cute kids swim, there's one brand you MUST know about... ArchNOllie.

We chat to designers and founders Renea and Candice about the inspo for the label and its humble beginnings as they prepare to join TVM for the first time this Sunday 7th October.

What's your background?
Both Candice and I had very different backgrounds. Candice was an event manager, travelled the world for international brands such as Rolex and Kia before she took on the role of Motherhood and then ArchNOllie.

Myself (Renea) was worked in creative arts in some form. Whether it was Drama, dance and later as a School teacher with an interest in performing arts and special education.

What made your pursue your creative passion?
ArchNOllie was created by sisters Renea and Candice, borne from a shared passion for creating things that are unique, beautiful and made to be loved. The brand was inspired by the arrival of Renea’s children Archer and Olive, who epitomise the vitality and spirit for life that exists in all of us. What started with custom design headwear has so quickly grown into so much more.

With the brand continually growing we hope you will always find that special something you are searching for. Always stylish, always different, whatever you choose you can be content knowing that ArchNOllie doesn’t follow trends. We always design from the heart, and hope you can find something that will bring some joy to yours.


When did you take the plunge and start your own business?
It never started as a business, we have grown organically from the beginning. After making items for my son and daughter people would ask to buy or 'where is that from' on my Instagram and when I saw other people were wanting what I made, I started as small big cartel website and we have been growing ever since that day.

What does your brand consist of?
Originally known for our headwear consisting of headbands and hair jewellery we expanded into hats and Summer apparel for both boys and girls. We have a huge following and love of our UPF 50+ rated reversible long sleeve swimwear.


Where is the label designed and made?
The label is designed in rural NSW behind the hills of Byron Bay (a 40min drive) Our manufacturer is in China.

What inspires you?
Our children and their love of play. So both colour and the environment inspire us daily.


What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?
Our plans are the international market as we have lots of interest in.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?
As sisters, working and living in two states of Australia can be a challenge. Also, no retail experience caused a lot of headaches in the infancy of ArchNOllie.

What is the best thing about having your own business?
Being able to work from home and around the needs of our very busy family lives

Connect with ArchNOllie

aerchnollie.com

@archnollie

Photo credit: Miller Roberts Photography.

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TVM Featured on Channel 7’s The Great Day Out

Did you catch us on Channel 7’s The Great Day Out with our friend Jess Skarratt and her adorable little family. Watch the episode here.  

Did you catch us on Channel 7's The Great Day Out with our friend Jess Skarratt and her adorable little family.

Watch the episode here.

 

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On Sunday’s there’s only one thing to do…

YAAASS for TVM Sunday’s… today’s lineup is looking rather epic and there’s live tunes all day by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards. Make a day of it and come shop,…

YAAASS for TVM Sunday's... today's lineup is looking rather epic and there's live tunes all day by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards. Make a day of it and come shop, eat and hang at TVM.

8.30AM - 1PM Sunday 16th September 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School

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Make Dad’s day with a trip to TVM

Make Dad’s day with a trip to TVM and treat him to a delicious breakkie or lunch under the trees, whilst listening to live local tunes. There’s loads to check…

Make Dad's day with a trip to TVM and treat him to a delicious breakkie or lunch under the trees, whilst listening to live local tunes.

There's loads to check out, including a killer lineup of boutique stalls + preloved and vintage Rack Sales.

8.30am - 1pm Sunday 2 September 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School

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Win a $5000 Travel Voucher by Voting for TVM

We’re excited to announce that we’re finalists in the RACQ People’s Choice category for Queensland Tourism Awards. By voting for The Village Markets as the best experience, and with thanks…

We're excited to announce that we're finalists in the RACQ People’s Choice category for Queensland Tourism Awards. By voting for The Village Markets as the best experience, and with thanks to RACQ, you go into the draw to win a $5000 RACQ Travel Voucher. Get voting friends!

Voting closes 24th September 2018.

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Stroll through Sunday’s Market

Bursting at the seams with goodness, take a stroll through Sunday’s market filled with local talent, live tunes and gourmet eats. View the full album here.

Bursting at the seams with goodness, take a stroll through Sunday's market filled with local talent, live tunes and gourmet eats.

View the full album here.

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Get your TVM Fix Today

Grab your pals and get down to Burleigh Heads State School today to bask in the sun, enjoy live local tunes and soak up the goodness of 100 boutique market…

Grab your pals and get down to Burleigh Heads State School today to bask in the sun, enjoy live local tunes and soak up the goodness of 100 boutique market stalls.

Sunday 19 August ‘18 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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Stall Profile :: Ghost & Lola

Meet Wendy Powitt, founder and creative behind jewellery label Ghost & Lola. Read on to find out more about this experienced fashion powerhouse who handcrafts bespoke pieces from her rainforest…

Meet Wendy Powitt, founder and creative behind jewellery label Ghost & Lola. Read on to find out more about this experienced fashion powerhouse who handcrafts bespoke pieces from her rainforest home set on 100 acres.

I studied Fashion and Textile Design at Sydney College of the Arts and worked in the Fashion Industry in Australia and USA as a Fashion Designer, then Illustrator and then Creative Director before deciding to move up North to Byron Bay. In Byron I studied Fine Arts Sculpture at Southern Cross University and started making jewellery. Ive always been fascinated with vintage fashion and I had been collecting the pieces long before I started to make jewellery. Once Ghost and Lola was born there was no turning back. It is the perfect combination of fashion and craft. I love the hands on artisan making and also meeting with people who get the label and understand the vision of making something new from something old.

What made your pursue your creative passion?:

I have always been creative and I always believed in making things. It was how I was brought up. Dad was building the house around us and mum was always creating. It was just a normal way to be.

We all have a creative spark, the trick is to believe in yourself and allow it to shine.

What does your brand consist of?

I make Ghost and Lola jewellery from vintage components. I source the pieces from all over the world through vintage and antique dealers and also travel and explore to find precious pieces.

Where is the label designed and made?

Everything is designed and handmade by me in Northern NSW. I have a studio in my house that I work from. My house is surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful rainforest so it provides endless inspiration.

The pieces that I collect connect me to a past once vibrant and now largely forgotten. I am inspired by Mythology, Alchemy and tales of the past when the world was interpreted as less scientific and more spirited and creative. And I like to connect that to our contemporary lifestyle because I believe that we all need a little more meaning and to feel special.

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

I am hoping to share Ghost and Lola with a larger audience. I find that my style attracts customers of all age groups and people are fascinated with the product because it is so unique. The marriage of old with new is immediately apparent when you see the pieces. I love hand-making the pieces and want to retain that aspect, so it will always be an artisan brand and each piece will be limited and special.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

I am committed to working full-time with Ghost and Lola, so sometimes the unpredictability of cash-flow is daunting. Also learning to navigate a fresh world of digital Marketing is a 'thrill'. I have learnt so much since launching the brand, from my customers and I truly want them to feel special that they are wearing something unique and handcrafted that is sustainable in its use of re-purposing what is already existent in the world.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Freedom! Creative freedom, and freedom in each day. I love what I do so nothing is an effort!

Find Ghost and Lola online, here.
And follow on Instagram, here.

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Sunday Sorted!

We’re all set for an epic Sunday so come hang! Splash some cash on the best local talent by way of designer threads, homewares, jewellery, art and more, enjoy live…

We're all set for an epic Sunday so come hang! Splash some cash on the best local talent by way of designer threads, homewares, jewellery, art and more, enjoy live local music all day, devour delish gourmet eats and hit up the Rack Sale for some serious bargains.

8.30am - 1pm Sunday 5th August 2108 at Burleigh Heads State School

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