The Village Markets

The Village Markets

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

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Good Vibes All Day

We’re loving our latest campaign images, shot by the talented Mel Carrero, with film by Jess from Wilde Visual and featuring TVM muse Billie Edwards and Amber Garde. Held on…

We're loving our latest campaign images, shot by the talented Mel Carrero, with film by Jess from Wilde Visual and featuring TVM muse Billie Edwards and Amber Garde.

Held on location at TVM Paradise Point, the shoot features Hattie, Lokoa, Amilita and Marho clothing. Love!

The Village Markets

The Village Markets

The Village Markets

The Village Markets

The Village Markets

The Dream Team

Photographer: Mel Carrero

Videographer: Jess from Wilde Visual

Models: Billie Edwards (Insta @billiebillie) and Amber Garde

Styling and Creative Direction: Marissa Bowden TVM

Wearing: Hattie, Lokoa, Marho and Amilita

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Designer Profile – Amilita

It’s safe to say the coastal shores of Byron Bay have become quite the creative haven over the years, housing many amazingly talented young movers and shakers in the fashion…

It's safe to say the coastal shores of Byron Bay have become quite the creative haven over the years, housing many amazingly talented young movers and shakers in the fashion and design industry. One such designer, is the lovely Sara Afonso with her label, Amilita.

Amilita has become a much loved stall at TVM over the past couple of years, consistently presenting a stunning collection of pieces from chunky knitted cardigans and cool biker boots, to kimono's, dresses, gorgeous lingerie and much much more.

Read on to find out more about Amilita...

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Amilita at TVM

Tell us about how and when your label was created?

I started about 5 years ago, after completing a TAFE diploma in Fashion Design. I started making Lingerie, with the ethos of making comfortable and yet still sexy Lingerie. I was sewing things myself back then, and I decided to throw a couple styles of clothing I had made onto my rack at the Bondi Markets… the entire 8 pieces sold out in the first hour of trade! And from there, it just snowballed into what it is today.

What pieces are included within your latest range? 

The Spring Summer collection “Black Magic Woman” that dropped a couple weeks back consists of about 20 different styles. It ranges from Tencel denim flares to Lace evening dresses with the usual boho mix of dresses in between which has become the Amilita signature.

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Amilita Spring Summer

What is your creative background?

Art and all things art have always been a huge part of my life. And at 23 I decided to make my hobby/passion my career and enrolled in TAFE to study fashion design.

Where is the label designed and made?

It’s designed wherever inspiration hits me! I live in Byron so this place is a constant source of inspiration for me… and I always have a notebook handy. When I am sitting down to pull the collection together my favorite thing to get the creative juices flowing is to hide away somewhere beachside and just draw for days. I used to produce in Bali so this was easy. But just last year we moved production to China, so a little Thailand stop off en route really helps me get in the flow.

What inspires you?

So many things! Travel, the ocean and nature, music and films, vintage furniture and art, the list could go on and on…

What's on your mood board?

About a month before I do each collection I put pictures up on my mood board…I’m between designing collections at the moment, so it’s currently empty! But my constant mood board is our tumblr… http://amilita.tumblr.com/ . Things get rather hectic running Amilita, but I just love when I have the time to tune out and get lost in tumblr world.

What’s your creative space like?

We have a beautiful space in the industrial estate in Byron (moving to an even better space in 1.5months!). It’s our office, warehouse and showroom. Sometimes though when designing I need to get out of there and escape to nature, to tune out of the daily biz and get creative.

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Sara 'having a giggle' in the showroom.

What music do you listen to while designing/creating?

I’m a fan of all music from the late 60s early 70s that never changes. Then I always have a flavor of the month…at the moment it’s Haim.

A day in the life of you consists of?

I live up in the hills of Byron on a 90acre property, so the day starts on the deck with tea and admiring the view. I’m constantly late to the office as I struggle to tear myself away from this wake up ritual. But I generally make it to the office by 10am where I juggle and delegate all that needs to be done, and out the door at around 5 where I often do the lighthouse circuit or jump in the ocean in summer. Weekends are full of socializing and playing around in Byron town… listening to live music, garage saleing, swimming, walking… and wishing the weekends were longer.

Often there has to be some work squeezed into that mix.

Favourite TVM stall (besides yours of course)?

It’s hard as I love so many stalls at TVM! I’ve been in the markets game for quite sometime now and it’s by far my fav! But I would have to say  Takoda and Millie are real stand outs for me…oh and I got the most amazing crochet dress there once but I can’t remember the name of the talented soul who crafted it! It’s so amazing!!

Favorite reads/blogs?

Sadly I don’t have a great deal of time on my hands. Amilita keeps me well busy! That and I’m a little bit old school. When time allows I love snuggling up with a good book. I just finished Just Kids by Patti Smith and have started on one by the famous Indonesian author.

What can we expect from the next collection/what are your plans for 2013 and beyond?

I’m so excited about our high summer collection that’s dropping in October! I don’t actually think I’ve ever been so excited about a collection. Now that we are working out of China my design ideas are limitless…something I always struggled with in Bali due to fabric availabilities. But yes, high summer has an incredible fern/Hawaiian/retro style print and a bunch of yummy crochet in bright mustards and in natural off whites. As for the rest of 2013 and beyond… just keep on “living the dream”.

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Sneak peak of the Amilita High Summer collection, dropping in October.

A couple of quick one's!....

Why TVM?
It’s the best!

What do you love most about attending TVM?
Being in the mix of such a great bunch of creative souls.

Find Amilita at TVM and you can follow the label on Facebook, here.

 

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Treat your Mumma at TVM

This Sunday find the most beautiful and unique gifts for Mum at TVM. We’ve sourced our fave gift ideas below… 1. Amilita Janis Jumper in Charcoal $108 2. Nara Saca…

This Sunday find the most beautiful and unique gifts for Mum at TVM. We've sourced our fave gift ideas below...

Mothers Day Gift Guide 2013

1. Amilita Janis Jumper in Charcoal $108
2. Nara Saca Double Hoop Leather Bracelet $$26
3. Francesca Rockette Chevron Print Leather Elbow Purse $25
4. Millie 'Tallow's Heart' Organic Cotton Wall Flag $40
5. Takoda Decor Wall Piece $195
6. Nat Kent Jewellery Cosmic Rocks Necklace $129
7. BU. Designs Vertigo Dress $60
8. Barefoot and Blonde Jewellery Hand Stamped Brass Cuff $20
9. Bluebird Designs Wattlebird Jumpsuit $169
10. The Hudson Tree Black Gloss Candle $25
11. Lokoa Venita Bag in Coco $190 (TVM Special $170)
11. Miss Darcy Tigerframe Threadthrough Earrings starting at $65

See you Sunday 8AM - 1PM at Burleigh Heads State School.

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Sarah’s Fave Finds

With summer sales still in full swing there was little excuse not to shop on Sunday. I was lucky enough to score one of the last Evie Pepper tribal fringe…

With summer sales still in full swing there was little excuse not to shop on Sunday.

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I was lucky enough to score one of the last Evie Pepper tribal fringe clutches for just $30 and I couldn't resist a crochet bikini top from LoveBird $25.

Other bargain purchases included a pair of marle grey Bassike slouch pants $25 from the Rack Sale and a couple of stunning Amilita pieces to add to my collection!

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Marissa’s Fave Finds

Both the Amilita sale and Rack Sale ‘radness’ made me a one very happy girl yesterday at TVM. I managed to score a number of amazing finds. Here are my…

Both the Amilita sale and Rack Sale 'radness' made me a one very happy girl yesterday at TVM. I managed to score a number of amazing finds. Here are my faves:

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Vintage shirt, Skye's Rack Sale, $10
Leopard leather Sportsgirl sandals, Rack Sale, $10
Valentines Day 'Star Wars - Yoda Loves You' handmade card by 5 year old Rafferty, Skye's Rack Sale, $5 ($2 including a little tip)
Amilita cape, reduced from $80 to $40.
Amilita black dress, reduced from $99 to $70.

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Sarah’s Fave Christmas Finds

As promised, I shopped up a storm at TVM on Sunday (the biggest and best TVM to-date!). Here are the goods… From little x&y, two super cool flatbrims $21.95, a…

As promised, I shopped up a storm at TVM on Sunday (the biggest and best TVM to-date!). Here are the goods...

Sarah's Face Finds

From little x&y, two super cool flatbrims $21.95, a soy candle from The Hudson Tree $20 and swan succulent from Hattie $20.

Sarah's Fave FindsAnd for myself… a BU. Designs Frill Maxi $40, Amilita Maxi $59 and gifted from the amazing Faith Design, a bracelet set and from the lovely Dinjuan a neon chain bracelet (so spoilt!).

Other purchases included peonies, easter daisies and sunflowers from Crystal Creek Flowers and two vintage petrol station numbers from Signs of Wear.

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It’s almost here… The last TVM for 2012!

So we’ve given you our three Gift Guides, jam packed with beautiful gifts, now all you need to do is come along to TVM this Sunday and shop like crazy!…

So we've given you our three Gift Guides, jam packed with beautiful gifts, now all you need to do is come along to TVM this Sunday and shop like crazy!

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Signs of Wear

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Peony Swimwear

Stalls this Sunday include 337Design, Alfie. By Kobi, Always on the Run, Amilita, Annake Swimwear, Atebit Design, Attic Collections, Be Bitko, Bluebird Designs, BU Designs, Bungalow12, Candy Store, House of CÒR, Crystal Creek Flowers, Damsel In This Dress, Diamond Dozen, Dinjuan, Divine Creatures, Dust, East of Grey, Evie Pepper, Faded Hearts, Faith Design, Frocktail Party, Grace Bijoux, Hattie, Hippy Tree Surfwear, Hypnowl Empire, idibidi, Indigo Flower, Jewellery by Kim, Kippy Skateboards, Kivari, Lacey Lane, littlexandy, LoKoa, Long Way Home, Lou-est, Love St, LoveBird, Madison & Montana Soy Candle Coz, Mia Patsy Shoes & Accessories, Minksy, Nala, Nara Saca, Navajo Joe Vintage, Nelly K, Neverland by Tink, Nik, Nineth Life Fashion, Penni Lane Vintage, pennyforyourthoughts, Peony Swimwear, Positive Threads, Qui Qui, Red Vintage, Reeden Clothing, Reinvented Treasures, Saintees, Sàlte Resort, Sandi's Jumble, Sea & Stone, Shakah, Shikoba Delicates, Signs of Wear, Sisterhood Sewing, Somewhere, Sweet Child Of Mine, Team Kitten, Tenspeed & Brownshoes, The Hudson Tree, The Sentimentalist, The Stache Range, The SunLounge Collection, The Thong Emporium, Tongue in Cheek Vintage, Toska, Vasen, Vintage Junkyard, Violet Grey, Vita Projects, Wild Heart Jewellery, Frill Seeker, Little Wing and Paisley St.

Cool down with a shaved ice from Hawaiian Life, grab a coffee from A ship Called Hummingbird and The Wandering Bean and lunch on a delicious fresh salad from Inside Taste.

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Christmas Gift Guide – Double Whammy!

It’s here! The last of our two part guide to a TVM Christmas and its a double whammy! Packed full of amazing locally made and designed gifts – all available…

It's here! The last of our two part guide to a TVM Christmas and its a double whammy!

Packed full of amazing locally made and designed gifts - all available at TVM this Sunday!

1. Lokoa Samba Wallet $70
2. Saintees Floral Arrangement Singlet $29.95
3. Nala Shoes Evie Sandal $30 at TVM
4. Amilita Isabella Cami $79 & Flores Skirt $99
5. Bluebird Designs Red Finch Jumpsuit $69
6. Amilita Bangle $25
7. Dear Prudence Crochet Collar $25
8. re:new vintage Vintage Fruit Embroidered Dress S $40
9. Nara Saca Leather Bow Tie Necklace $32
10. The Sentimentalist 1950s Vintage Swim Cap Ladies Brooches $25 each
11. Ekolouv Anthela Earrings $169
12. BU. Designs Cowhide Clutch $90
13. Kivari The Keeper Bag $185



1. Little Wing Accessories Leather Candy Skull Cushion $169
2. House of CÒR Aztec Tee $45
3. Mia Patsy Mens Sweet Sugar Wallet $79
4. Kippy Skateboards Deck $129.95
5. Shikoba Delicates 'Origin' Skull Wall Piece $120
6. BU. Designs Soy Candle $10
7. Homely Creatures Little Things Print $20
8. The SunLounge Collection Pacific Pineapple Love $55
9. The Thong Emporium Pentax Thongs $25

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Shop Local this Christmas

Here’s a sneak peek at Sunday’s lineup… full of cracking stalls and loads of locally designed and made gifts for Christmas. Stalls this Sunday include Dust, Annake Swimwear, Bluebird Designs,…

Here's a sneak peek at Sunday's lineup… full of cracking stalls and loads of locally designed and made gifts for Christmas.

Stalls this Sunday include Dust, Annake Swimwear, Bluebird Designs, Frankie & Finch, Kivari, Saintees, Be Bitko, LoveBird, Sweet Child Of Mine, Forgotten Modern, Reinvented Treasures, Wild Heart Jewellery, Amilita, Millie, Indigo Flower, Shikoba Delicates, LoKoa, Crystal Creek Flowers, Love St, Toska, East of Grey, Penni Lane Vintage, Lou-est, Nelly K, Candy Store, Duke of London, Homely Creatures, The SunLounge Collection, Lara Parker, MIA PATSY Shoes & Accessories, Kezini, Bungalow12, Minksy, Peony Swimwear, Neverland by Tink, Madison & Montana Soy Candle Coz, Nzkat Designs, dear prudence.., Alfie. By Kobi, Karen Neilsen Collection, Drowning In Decadence, Little Miss Riot, Positive Threads, Nara Saca, The Stache Range, Long Way Home, Nala, Hippy Tree Surfwear, Frocktail Party, Jewellery by Kim, 337Design, Vanya Vintage, Grace Bijoux, Minc, Faded Hearts, littlexandy, Evie Pepper, Damsel In This Dress, Violet Grey, The Hudson Tree, Team Kitten, Steffany Wilson Vintage, BU Designs and Divine Creatures.

Plus there's loads of live music and gourmet goodies to snack on!

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Go for Gold – See you at TVM!

This week TVM was featured in NW Magazine’s Gold Coast Feature ‘Go for Gold’. And to round off the week, the first market for 2012 is today at Burleigh Heads…

This week TVM was featured in NW Magazine's Gold Coast Feature 'Go for Gold'. And to round off the week, the first market for 2012 is today at Burleigh Heads State School from 8am - 1pm.

Shop Chrissa Alexion Jewellery, Boom Boom Bikinis, Re:new Vintage, Kivari, McKlaren Creations, Alfie. By Kobi, The Porcelain Tree, Love St, Dust, Jewellery by Kim, Nik, Long Way Home, Hattie Petite Handmade Hats, Laus, BU Designs, Wild Heart Jewellery, Bluebird Designs, LoKoa, Drowning In Decadence, Bikini Lover, LoveBird, Divine Creatures, Blossom, Lost. Found. Made, Indiegovintage, Amilita, Vintage Carnivale, Kitty's Vintage & Kitsch, Liquid Boulevard, Riot by Amber, 337Design, Nala, Red Vintage, Magini's Bikini's, Sisterhood Sewing, The Hudson Tree, Idibidi, Tenspeed & Brownshoes, Sandi's Jumble, Beneath the Sun, From the Ashes, Crooked Wonderland, Dinjuan, OmdiddyOm Vintage, Gypsy Emporium, Lou-Est, Minksy and Reinvented Treasures all at TVM this today! See you there!

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Summer Dreaming – TVM Christmas Gift Guide – Part 1

Get set for giving with the first instalment of our TVM Christmas Gift Guide. Loaded with summer staples, we’ve catalogued 11 top gifts, now you just need to take your…

Get set for giving with the first instalment of our TVM Christmas Gift Guide.

Loaded with summer staples, we've catalogued 11 top gifts, now you just need to take your pick!

1. Sisterhood Sewing Small Spotty Owl $20

2. Amilita Tribal Necklace $70

3. LoveBird Crochet Bikini Top $25

4. Lokoa Kohuna Leather Clutch $70

5. Bikini Lover Sunset Shorties $35

6. Hunter Gatherer Black Birdy Bracelet Set $22

7. Blossom Floral Headpiece $30

8. som & tooby Handmade Leather Two-Tone Envelope Clutches $90

9. The Sentimentalist Art Cards $4 each or 3 for $10

10. Nala Cruise Sandals $35

11. Kivari Raya Fringed Leather Bag $149

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TVM Time!

Head down to Burleigh Heads State School to shop 50 Art, Designer, Vintage and Jumble fashion stalls from 8am – 1pm.                  …

Head down to Burleigh Heads State School to shop 50 Art, Designer, Vintage and Jumble fashion stalls from 8am - 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stalls this Sunday include Blossom, Magini's Bikini's, Lilac Skin, LoveBird, LoKoa, BU Designs, Chrissa Alexion Jewellery, Indiegovintage, Winter Rose Vintage, Kivari, The Sentimentalist, Soy Chai Latte, Qui Qui, Dust, Neverland, Nala Shoes, Alfie. By Kobi, Minksy, Bluebird Designs, Forgotten Modern, Lost. Found. Made, Long Way Home, The Porcelain Tree, Wild Heart Jewellery, Amilita, Faith Design, McKlaren Creations, lola & maree, Candy Store and Vincija.

Plus live music by The Koroi's and Will Miller.

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