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Stall Profile :: Shawnee Made and Found

A painting degree, teaching art and English in India and establishing a love for well-made fabrics and materials lead Shawnee Dean to create beautiful handwoven wall-hangings, cushion covers, pouches and…

A painting degree, teaching art and English in India and establishing a love for well-made fabrics and materials lead Shawnee Dean to create beautiful handwoven wall-hangings, cushion covers, pouches and accessories, with care and intention. Coupled with a 'found' collection of vintage ceramics and other curated vessels, the brand Shawnee Made and Found was born.

Tell us about your background, were you always creative?

I graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts majoring in painting at Queensland College of Art in 2016, before this though I spent 3 months teaching art and English in India. I've always been drawn to well-made and handmade fabrics and materials, and India is so huge on textiles, so these inspirations coupled with my desire to constantly learn new ways of making things and share that with people I think led me quite naturally to fibre arts and hand-weaving.

When I learnt about the art of loom weaving and saw some of the things people were making with it I became obsessed and eventually made my own loom and taught myself to weave. It's been about 2 years since I started weaving now and I feel like I've evolved a lot but I am continually learning new things about this process and where it can take me.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

I think the biggest driving force was my own need to be doing something creative with my life, and then when I started making the things I am now, the comments I got from people about how much they liked it or how unique my products were really solidified my beliefs that I was on the right track with this and I could take it somewhere.

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

For about the last year I have been working on things that had a customer or audience in mind, rather than just making them for myself, but having a part-time job and studying full time at university was distracting me from really focusing on turning this creative outlet into a business and a way of life for me. So in October this year I was at a point where I felt like I was really happy with the things I was creating but didn't have the time to invest in it properly, so decided to quit my retail job and take the plunge into working on my business full time. So far it's been a great decision, but I still have so much more growing to do.

What does your brand consist of?

Handwoven goods and art pieces, fibre based earrings and other accessories, handmade baskets and original artworks.

I also have a found collection that I hand select items I feel resonate with and compliment the items I make.

Where is the label designed and made?

Everything handmade is designed and created by me (Shawnee) on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Being a one-woman show means I limit the amount of things I can make and how quickly they are made, but I think it adds value to my products that they all have evidence of the hands that made them and are all original in their own way.

What inspires you?

I am extremely inspired by the Australian natural environment, so far as colours, shapes and materials. I use a lot of things from nature, and try to source as much of my materials as I can from within Australia, as well as hand dying some of my yarns and fibres with plants I can find locally. These processes of foraging and utilising the the environment around me continually inspires my work and design process.

Also, as weaving is such an ancient art form, I also get a lot of inspiration from textiles and tapestries from throughout history and across cultures.

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

My main goal for this brand was to prove to myself that I could support my way of life by making things with my hands and using my skills. I like the idea of sharing my creativity with the community to enrich it rather than keeping it to myself. Long term plans are to be creating bespoke woven art pieces for people's spaces all around the country, as well as teaching workshops to share my knowledge and skills.

I am currently in the process of making a website and an online sales point as well, so that is my short-term plans for the brand.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

I think my largest challenge is time, and the pressure of a consumer culture that wants things fast but still to an excellent quality. By choosing to pursue hand-weaving, the qualities that I value in my products can't be achieved quickly, and the idea of making enough products and on a frequent basis is daunting when thinking about the slow nature of my process. But I think more and more people are appreciating the extra time and often higher quality of hand-made and slow-made, artisan products these days, and I think are more willing to wait longer and pay more for something truly original and high standard that supports an individual artist, rather than a large corporation.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

I have only just begun the journey of owning my own business and being my own boss, and I have a lot of space to evolve and master the art of it, but so far I have found the work I do is so much more fulfilling and I am proud of what I am doing. Being able to dictate my work life and be in control of the direction I take is extremely satisfying.

Connect with Shawnee Made and Found online, here.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 18 November

TVM is on this Sunday 18 November at Burleigh Heads – come and hang with us! Start your Christmas shopping early and escape the shopping centre craziness, while supporting local…

TVM is on this Sunday 18 November at Burleigh Heads – come and hang with us! Start your Christmas shopping early and escape the shopping centre craziness, while supporting local small businesses.

Eats by Coffee and me, Double zero mobile pizza, Hungarian Food Factory, Jardin Juice Co, Kokonut Kid, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice,

New stalls include Julia Jay Art, Khaki Carriers Australia, LOUV, Mahashe, Ocean Luxe, Okay Pretty, SEAMONE Swimwear, Stonemade, Succulents Gold Coast, Two Brides Presents.

Plus all your faves including Akazi, ALESSANDRA et BRIDGETTE, Astrocytes Label, Au Fait, Aulieude, Balibatikathome, bandicoot, barefoot blonde, Bonita Havana, Coco Lou the Label, Collect and Conquer, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Divine Creatures jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Eco Sisters, Feather & Grant, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, FREESOUL STUDIO, Frocktail Party, Ghost and Lola, Halo & Horns Company, Harvest Clay, HAUS, House Of Paloma, Huckleberry Flowers, Isabelle Quinn, Jack Tars Locker, Jbk designs, La Carolina Label, Layday, Leather Me Baby, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, LOUV, Malu Le, Manningmade, Maple Organic Wear, Melon & Goliath, Mermaid Collective, Nicotte, Night Tiger the Label, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Sissy and me, Staple & Hue, Tahlee & Bench, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, the pod.me, The SunLounge, Trance McShady, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, wanderers co, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Xandi Swimwear, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Tunes by  Ondre Solien (8:30am – 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am – 1pm).

Tag your pics so we can see them #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets and why not swing by the TVM info tent to pickup your very own TVM Good Vibes Market Tote!

The Village Markets | Sunday 18 November 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

 

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 19 August ’18

We’re all set for SUN-day and can’t wait to see you for another amazing morning celebrating creative local talent, epic tunes, the Gold Coast winter sunshine and good vibes. Make…

We're all set for SUN-day and can't wait to see you for another amazing morning celebrating creative local talent, epic tunes, the Gold Coast winter sunshine and good vibes.

Make sure you grab one of our brand spanking new TVM Good Vibes Market Totes from the TVM info tent to stash all of your #TVMFaveFinds. They are bigger, better and more re-useable than ever.

Food by Coffee and Me, Flat Earth Orgaic, Hungarian Food, Jardin Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, smoothjuice, Stix+Stone Street Grill and The Wiener Haus and new foodie Garlic and Spice (Korean food).

We have so many new stalls this weekend including Arcade Vintage Boutique, Born A Grain, Gather & Moss, Heather Macrame, Stump and Co, Style Pose Click Camera Straps, SUUN MOON, taz Jewellery, Toteally Recycled, and Tusk Linen Co.

We welcome back Nakawe Trading and Lotus and Luxe Jewellery and all of your loyal faves A  Happy Home, Ace of swords, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, BONES SOCIETY, Bonita Havana, Coco Lou the Label, Comfort & Calm, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Eco Sisters, ELKII, Frocktail Party, Ghost and Lola, Halo & Horns Company, Huckleberry Flowers, Imogen Stone, Iron and Cub, karasuccs, Lakiki, Little Leas, Luxe Luna, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Mermaid Collective, Minarga, MOSSY, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Rustic Peppermint, South Seas Beard Co, The Botanica Whyte Collective, The Elements Co, The Lobster Shanty, THE PUP CLUB, The Sunlounge, Two In The Sun, VX Label, wanderers co, Wood Sky Sage, Young Squad, Zeffa and Fosse, ZYLO and more.

Live music by Ondre Solien and Laura Hill. See here for times.

Share your pics with us so we can share the love with our creative community, #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 19 August | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School, Gold Coast

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How To :: Merchandise Your Stall, with Kari from Night Tiger

There’s a certain art to ensuring your stall looks inviting, well thought-out and importantly your products highlighted to maximise sales. We spoke with the master Kari, from Night Tiger and…

There's a certain art to ensuring your stall looks inviting, well thought-out and importantly your products highlighted to maximise sales. We spoke with the master Kari, from Night Tiger and got the low down on Visual Merchandising for your market stall.

I first learnt about visual merchandising when I was working for a designer label called 'RICH'  in Melbourne. It was a large store on Brunswick street Fitzroy consisting of Australian made but Italian sourced fabrics with Men's and Women's clothing shoes and accessories.

My manger had been professionally trained and every Monday we would re-merch the store for a fresh look. She taught me everything she knew and I realised I loved the process. I worked there for about two years and then for a few other labels in Melbourne.

When I moved back up to the Byron Shire I worked with my dear friend Rowie, from Rowie the Label. I worked for her for about four years at the headquarters managing stock and online customer service, retail in her shops and sometimes doing markets. I worked in a lot of different roles at the label, one of them being a favourite, Merchandising her stores.

I created Night Tiger because I had always loved making my own clothes and dressing up (I also have a background in dance where I made a lot of costumes). After a while people wanted me to make clothes for them because they liked the garments I was wearing so I realised that I could make a small business out of it.  I did a course in Fashion Design and Technology and it kept growing from there.

My 5 tips for merchandising your market stall would be:

  1. I never over clutter my stall. Variety and options are good but simplicity is key, especially clothing racks, not having too many items on each rack so the customer can easily touch and see each item.
  2. Have an inviting space. Possibly something the customer can walk into and a centrepiece of some sort, maybe a table or rack in the middle is good for me. Occasionally I will hang macramé or hanging pants to compliment the clothes but not always. A little bit of extra decor is always nice though as customers don't like feeling to exposed in a bare open selling environment.
  3. For each rack in my stall, the clothing is hung in a complimentary colour scheme. I also hang things in a way so that the longer items and shorter items aren't bunched together and it all has a flow and balance on the rack. These factors are aesthetically pleasing to the human eye and unconsciously it draws customers in as there is an ease for them to look at it all. My racks and the way the clothing is presented is the main focus of my stall.
  4. Having some sort of Mat or floor is really good because it separates you from the path outside and psychologically 'slows' people down in your stall to stay a while and relax and have look.
  5. The stall should just have an over-all simple shop feel. I try to keep all equipment that is not necessary out of the stall i.e. marquee covers, rack ropes, trolleys.....anything that's not nice to look at. And my extra clothing boxes of stock I put under a table or cover with nice discreet throws out of the way.

Thanks so much Kari for this incredibly insightful info! You can find Night Tiger at most TVM events, including the next one on Sunday 5 August 2018.

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TVM Startup Stall :: Bronte

Each market we give one start-up business that catches our eye the opportunity to launch their brand at TVM and introduce their creative business to our community, via our TVM…

Each market we give one start-up business that catches our eye the opportunity to launch their brand at TVM and introduce their creative business to our community, via our TVM Startup Stall initiative. We’re excited to introduce Bronte Cooper and her label Bronte to TVM this weekend, as this weeks recipient.

After growing up in Bali, Indonesia and going on to work in a manufacturing factory for a year, Bronte moved back to Australia and studied Fashion in Brisbane.

Inspired by the women in her life who were running their own businesses, she decided to take the plunge and create her own. Bronte designs elegant women’s clothing, designed to cultivate confidence, femininity and individuality.

Find Bronte at TVM this Sunday 15 July and you can also shop online via her website, here.

 

 

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TVM Street Style :: July 1st

Check out the street style at TVM on Sunday July 1st 2018….were you snapped? You can follow our snaps on the day and share your own pics with us at…

Check out the street style at TVM on Sunday July 1st 2018....were you snapped?

You can follow our snaps on the day and share your own pics with us at @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 4 March ’18

TVM is on this Sunday 4 and it’s set to be a goodie! Our monthly Rack Sales are on, we’ve got a huge lineup of boutique market stalls in fashion,…

TVM is on this Sunday 4 and it’s set to be a goodie!

Our monthly Rack Sales are on, we’ve got a huge lineup of boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, street eats, live tunes and the best Sunday vibes. We’re also shooting our latest campaign images with the rad Mel Carrero and Wilde Visual and will be featuring a bunch of incredible TVM brands. Gather your crew, pickup a TVM tote and fill it with all of your finds! Make sure you share your pics with us too @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets.

Stalls include SWEET CHILD of MINE, a beautiful life, Alpine + Sea, Amanda Monique, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Auric Alchemy, Bali Batik at Home, Boho Candles, Cascade Swimwear, Chris Sinclair Imagery, Comfort & Calm, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Eco Sisters, ELKII, Forgotten Modern, gritCERAMICS, Halo & Horns Company, Hatch 4221, Iron & Cub, Jack Tars Locker, Lakiki, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, little drifters,, Little Leas, Luxe Luna, Maginis Bikinis Australia, Malu Le, manning made, Mindlessly Creative, MOSSY Australia, My little glass jar, Neon Magpie, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co., One Fable, Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear,Santography by danny santangelo, Sissy and me, The Beeswax Co, The Kindred Kind, The SunLounge, The Travelling Kimono, Todd Clare Art & Photography, W I L L O W, WILD HEART, Wood Sky Sage, Yarn the label, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, ZYLO and more.

Food by Hungarian Food, Jardin Juice Co, Koconut kid, Little Bonnie Dot, Little Wahaca, Little Sprinkles Bakery, smoothjuice, The Wiener Haus, Verace pizza mobile, Waikika Moo Cow and more.

Tunes by Rob Edwards and Ondre Solien.

See you Sunday, friends!

TVM | Sunday 4 March 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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TVM Preview 21 Jan ’18

TVM is on this Sunday 21 January ~ come and hang with us, soak in those summer sunshiney vibes and enjoy the best boutique market stalls the east coast has…

TVM is on this Sunday 21 January ~ come and hang with us, soak in those summer sunshiney vibes and enjoy the best boutique market stalls the east coast has to offer, plus devour street food and listen to live local tunes.

Food by CAPTAIN CROQUETA, Flat Earth Organic, HUNGARIAN FOOD FACTORY, Jardin Juice Co, Koconut Kid, Little Bonnie Dot, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice, Spud The Food Truck, The Kitchen Garden and Waikika Moo Cow.

New stalls include Chris Sinclair Imagery, Blue Lotus Designs, Mindlessly Creative and Sissy & Me. Plus all your faves including A Beautiful Life, AKAZI, Alpine + Sea, Attic Collective, Bali Batik at Home, Bandikoot kids, , Boho Candles,Bones Society, Caz Creations, , Come Fly With Me Lola Vintage, comfort and calm, Desert Wanderer, Diamond Dozen, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., dust, Eco Sisters, Fiola Rose Swim, FlowYogaWear, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Halo & Horns, JACK TARS LOCKER, Jbkdesigns, knot Shibari Collections, Lakiki, Limbo Collective, love st, Luxe Luna, Marho, Mermaid Collective, Milk & Moss, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, Mossy, NIGHT TIGER, Noose and dagger,, OLAS SUPPLY CO, One Fable, OneThing The Label, Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Salty Soul Surfwear, Santography by danny santangelo, STAPLE & HUE, Studio Lemonade, TFPR&Co., The Lobster Shanty, The Travelling Kimono, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Xandi Swimwear, Zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, ZYLO and more.

TVM | Sunday 21 January 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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Hey hey it’s Sunday & time for TVM!

Good morning fine folks! TVM is on today and we can’t wait to spend our Sunday with you. Find us at Burleigh Heads State School today from 8:30am – 1pm…

Good morning fine folks! TVM is on today and we can't wait to spend our Sunday with you.

Find us at Burleigh Heads State School today from 8:30am - 1pm with boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes across two stages, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and the best vibes in town.

Some parking is available on the school oval and in surrounding streets, alternatively there's a large carpark on Connor Street just a short stroll over the road.

Follow us @thevillagemarkets and tag us in your pics so we can share the love #thevillagemarkets

TVM | TODAY 1 October 2017 | Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Preview 1 October ’17

We’re excited to bring you another sweet TVM Sunday courtesy of the best creatives in town, with boutique market stalls, delicious street eats, live tunes across two stages and our…

We're excited to bring you another sweet TVM Sunday courtesy of the best creatives in town, with boutique market stalls, delicious street eats, live tunes across two stages and our pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales. Come and hang with us this weekend!

Eats by CAPTAIN CROQUETA, Hungarian Food Factory, Koconut kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice,Tonic Juice Co, Waikika Moo Cow, Mio Wrap and The Weiner Haus.

New friends include Formerly Known As, MOOI Store, Mojo Co, Polli, Shop Hazelnut, tails swimwear, YOGA + SCULPT.

Stalls include AKAZI, Attic Collective, Baby Bird, Bali Batik at Home, Boho Candles, Bonita Havana, Bubbles Lane, Comfort and Calm, Diamond Dozen Collective, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., Dust, Dusty Child, Forgotten Modern, Frankly my dear, Frocktail Party, Gold bohemian, Halo & Horns Company, HARVEST CLAY, Hatch 4221, Jack Tars Locker, JbK, Knot Shibari Collections, Lakiki, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, MS MEL SHOES, My little glass jar, OLAS SUPPLY CO., OneThing The Label, Rustic Peppermint, Shop Hazelnut, Studio Lemonade, SWEET CHILD of MINE, TFPR&Co, The Beeswax Co, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The Soho Movement, The Sunday Co, The Sunlounge, VANTOM, wanderers co, Weave and Willow, zeffa and fosse, ZOOZAP and more.

A huge lineup of Rack Sales and sweet live tunes across two stages (check the lineup here).

Follow us at @thevillagemarkets and be sure to tag us #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 1 October 2017 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Preview Sunday 17 September ’17

We’ve got Sunday on our mind! Bring on 100 boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes, friendly folk and good vibes. New stalls are élodie jewellery, Formerly Known As –…

We've got Sunday on our mind! Bring on 100 boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes, friendly folk and good vibes.

New stalls are ̩lodie jewellery, Formerly Known As РVintage, Ivy Jean Dreams, KALOEA Bikinis, MOJOCO, LunaTunica, Mabel & Moose, Poletti Jewellery and The Throw Co.

Plus a beautiful life, Akasha Creative, AKAZI, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, bandikoot kids, Boho Candles, Bones Society, Born In Paper, Comfort & Calm, Creations for Lb., Desert Wanderer, Diamond Dozen Collective, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., Estelle's haven, Fiola Rose Swim, Forgotten Modern, , Franki & Bee, Frocktail Party, Halo & Horns, Hatch 4221, , Jack Tars Locker, JbK, Joe Weaven, , Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, Maginis Bikinis Australia, Mahiya, Makers and Me, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, , Mossy Boutique, Night Tiger, OLAS SUPPLY CO., OneThing The Label, Opia, ROVE designs, Rustic Peppermint, SALT LEATHER CO, Stevie Wanders, Sweet Child of Mine, TALL POPPY SURF, TFPR&Co., The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The soho movement, The Sunday Co, The Sunlounge, , VANTOM, Weave and Willow, Young Squad, Zeffa and Fosse, ZOOZAP, ZYLO, Wild Heart Jewellery and more.

Food by CAPTAIN CROQUETA, Hungarian Food Factory, Koconut kid, Little bonnie dot, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, MiO Wraps, smoothjuice, The Kitchen Garden, Verace mobile pizza and Waikika MC.

And a sweet live tunes lineup across two stages.

TVM | 8:30am - 1pm | Sunday 17 September 2017 | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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Spring is here and so is TVM!

TVM is on today, come and hang with us! Bring the whole family for epic live tunes across two stages, street eats, boutique market stalls, Rack Sales and the best…

TVM is on today, come and hang with us! Bring the whole family for epic live tunes across two stages, street eats, boutique market stalls, Rack Sales and the best Sunday vibes.

TVM | 8:30am - 1pm | Sunday 3 September 2017 | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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TVM Startup Stall :: Tall Poppy Surf

Introducing Poppy Kaalund, surfer, designer and founder of Tall Poppy Surf and the latest recipient of our TVM Startup Stall initiative. TVM: Tell us about how and when your label…

Introducing Poppy Kaalund, surfer, designer and founder of Tall Poppy Surf and the latest recipient of our TVM Startup Stall initiative.

TVM: Tell us about how and when your label was created?

TALL POPPY SURF was created out of the desire for stylish looking and better fitting swimwear that's practical for surfing.

In 2014 I started making swimwear on my domestic machine for myself and friends. I then looked for work with a swimwear manufacturer to further hone my skills where I learnt to make swimwear on industrial machines. I then purchased the industrial machines that I needed and started TALL POPPY SURF as a hobby on the side of a full time job.

After a surf trip to the Mentawais in 2015, I was even more inspired to make swimwear with a focus on beautiful prints and vintage inspired silhouettes. I am not into g-string cut swimwear for surfing so when I talked to other women who surfed, I realised I was not alone in my pursuit for style and practicality.

At the end of 2016 I decided to leave my full time job and work for myself because it was so fun and the feedback I was getting from friends, family and customers was very encouraging.

What pieces are included within your range?

All of my styles are one piece swimsuits because I find this is the most practical style for surfing and being active in the water. I have 3 x styles in my range which are available in different prints:

  1. Long Sleeve Surf Suit
  2. Short Sleeve Surf Suit
  3. Cross Over One Piece

What is your creative background?

I have worked as a designer for many years for companies such as Ripcurl, Billabong, Phyllis Boho & Mimosa just to name a few. I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own brand in 2016 designing and making swimwear for women who surf and like to be active in the water with a sense of style.

Where is the label designed and made?

I design and hand make all my swimwear right here in Burleigh Heads!

What inspires you?

Other people who follow their true passions is always inspiring whatever their endeavor and travel is always inspiring as it takes you out of your comfort zone and teaches you to deal with challenges and you get to meet new people that change your life forever.

Latest collection consists of?

One Pieces in a variety of vintage inspired prints and shapes.

What's on your mood board?

I LOVE vintage prints so my mood board is covered with prints and also female surfers who shred. If I look at their pictures for long enough, just maybe their skills might symbiotically work their way into my surfing.

What’s your creative space like?

It’s a very modest space within a big factory in Burleigh Heads. It is my home away from home so I’ve made it very comfortable with a cool couch for lounging and everything I need to create in a harmonious environment.

What music do you listen to while designing/creating?

I have all my favourites on hand through Spotify. I LOVE music and must have music playing while I work or I cannot work. Lately I’ve had Solange on high rotation (Album: A Seat at the Table)… but I have a playlist I add to nearly everyday which consists of everything from Outkast, London Grammar, Blondie, Prince, Living Colour to Billy Ocean! And sometimes I turn the radio on to 94.1 FM – GOLD!!!

A day in the life of you consists of?

Either a swim or surf most mornings, then into my factory space to work/ play for the day. Lunch and Dinner are very much thought about and are a big part of enjoying my day.

Favourite TVM stall (besides yours of course)?

To be honest, I am a born again virgin to TVM as I am usually out looking for surf on Sunday mornings…but I want to be more involved with the markets and I look forward to discovering my favourite stalls. I’m guessing I’ll be scouring through the vintage clothing racks mostly and at the food stalls!

Favourite reads/blogs?

I’ve been on the search for a good book of late. I love reading autobiographies, I find them very inspiring. the last book I read was Amy Schumer’s “The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo” which made me laugh but also made me feel better about being an introvert.

What are we likely to find you wearing on market day? Any favourite labels?

I am obsessed with One Pieces so probably either a jumpsuit, playsuit, Overalls or Pinafore and most probably from the Op Shop.

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

Expect more vintage inspired and beautiful prints.

I will also be adding clothing to my collection in the flavour of One Pieces.

Why TVM?

TVM seems like the perfect place for me to display my products. Located in Burleigh Heads, TVM is my local hub for all things I love: food, fashion, creative peeps and good vibes.

What do you love most about attending TVM?

I love that it’s keeping the community spirit and culture alive by giving small businesses like myself a platform to showcase our creativity.

Find Poppy and Tall Poppy Surf at TVM this Sunday 6 August 2017 or connect online:

Website: http://www.tallpoppy.surf/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tallpoppy.surf/

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TVM TODAY!

TVM is on today, come and have some fun! Live tunes, boutique market stalls, street eats and good vibes a-plenty! TVM | Sunday 16 July 2017 | 8:30am – 1pm…

TVM is on today, come and have some fun! Live tunes, boutique market stalls, street eats and good vibes a-plenty!

TVM | Sunday 16 July 2017 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Image by Alice Wint, @shecriedwolf.

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TVM Through The Lens

What’s a typical Sunday morning at TVM like? It’s all sunshine, creative folk and good vibes! Throw in epic live tunes and delicious street eats and you’ve got a pretty…

What's a typical Sunday morning at TVM like? It's all sunshine, creative folk and good vibes! Throw in epic live tunes and delicious street eats and you've got a pretty sweet morning indeed.

Thanks to the talented Alice Wint of She Cried Wolf for taking these snaps as she wandered TVM.

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TVM Preview Sunday 16 July ’17

We’re getting excited to see you all this Sunday at TVM! What a week it is for us, with TVM Talks happening tonight, we reached 50k on Instagram (yay!) and…

We're getting excited to see you all this Sunday at TVM! What a week it is for us, with TVM Talks happening tonight, we reached 50k on Instagram (yay!) and we are set to launch our first eBook to celebrate. We couldn't have done any of this without you guys, so thank you! We can't wait to see you all this weekend.

Our live tunes lineup is looking epic and to coincide with Poppy Galactic and The Beat playing on the main stage, we have kids face painting too!

There's fresh market blooms and a curated selection of boutique market stalls including Attic, AU FAIT, Bali Batik at Home, Bandikoot, boho creative, Bones Society, Bonita Havana, Brave & Fearless, Bubbles Lane, Come Fly With, Me Lola Vintage, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dream by Day Designs, Drift Trading Co., dust, EBONiiVORY, ELLKI BLU, Estelle's haven, Farmhouse flowers, Forgotten Modern, Frankly my dear, Frocktail Party, Halo & Horns, Hatch 4221, Hattie, iBark, Jack Tars Locker, jbk, Joe Weaven, Juno Stone and Silver, Leather Suede Designs, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, Lokoa, Makers and Me, Max Loves Coco, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, ms mel, My little glass jar, Neon Magpie, NIGHT TIGER, NOOSE AND DAGGER, OLAS SUPPLY CO, OneThing The Label, Opia, SALT LEATHER CO, selkie, Sepoy Trader, Studio Lemonade, THE BEESWAX CO, THE COCONUT DREAM CANDLE CO, The Lobster Shanty, The Parla, the plastic free collective, The SunLounge, Vantom, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Young Squad, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoo & Co, ZOOZAP, ZYLO and more.

Plus food by Captain croquet, Hungarian Food Factory, Koconut kid, Little bonnie dot, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, MiO Wraps, smoothjuice, The Kitchen Garden, Tonic Juice Co, Waikika Moo Cow, whips and co.

TVM | Sunday 16 July | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Preview Sunday 18 June ’17

Sunday can’t come soon enough! We’re hanging out for this one – bring on those sunny weekend vibes and all of that incredible creative goodness. Find us on Sunday 18…

Sunday can't come soon enough! We're hanging out for this one - bring on those sunny weekend vibes and all of that incredible creative goodness.

Find us on Sunday 18 June with eats by CAPTAIN CROQUETA, diegos drop, Koconut kid, Little bonnie dot, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, MiO Wraps, Smoothjuice, The Wandering Bean, The Kitchen Garden, Tonic Juice Waikika Moo Cow and more.

Stalls include Abby Rose, AKAZI, Ardor Apparel, Attic, Au Fait, Baby Bird, Bali Batik at Home, Bandikoot, Boho Creatives, Bones Society, Come Fly With Me Lola Vintage, Creations For LB., Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., Dust, Estelle's haven, Forgotten Modern, Franki & Bee, Gold bohemian, Halo & Horns, HARVEST CLAY, Hatch 4221, Indigo Monkey, Jack Tars Locker, Jbk, Leather Me Baby, Leather Suede Designs, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, Little treasure trove, Lokoa, Lulu Stars, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, ms mel shoes, Neon Magpie, Night Tiger, NOOSE AND DAGGER, Opia, RSPCA, SALT LEATHER CO, Sweet Child of Mine, The Bee Sisters, The Parla, The Sunlounge, Thunderbird Vintage, VANTOM, Villa Salise, , Young Squad, zakiiah, Zeffa and Fosse, ZOOZAP and more.

Plus incredible live tunes across two stages.

Make sure you tag your pics and follow us for all the updates @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 18 June 2017 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Preview | Sunday 21 May 2017

Sunday can’t come soon enough! Get ready for an epic morning of shopping, eating and hanging with your fave creative community at TVM. Shop boutique market stalls including a bunch…

Sunday can't come soon enough! Get ready for an epic morning of shopping, eating and hanging with your fave creative community at TVM.

Shop boutique market stalls including a bunch of new talent and all your faves - Alika, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Baby Bird, Bali Batik at Home, Halo&Horns, Boho Candles, Brave & Fearless, Creations for LB., Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., Dusty Child, ella & Sunday, Far East Apparel, Fiola Rose Swim, Forgotten Moder, Franki and bee Salia JAC, Frankly my dear, Frocktail Party, Gaia Soul Designs, Global Bambino, Gold bohemian, Gypsy and the Thief, Gypsy Hustle, House Of Cubs, iBark, Jack Tars Locker, Jbk, Juno Stone + Silver, LaLaLa Designs, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, little drifters, Little Leas, Lokoa, Love St, Lumen + Luxe, Luna's Treasures. Maginis Bikinis Australia, Manning & CO, Mason Ryder Collective, Max Loves Coco, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, Modern Mumsy, Ms Mel shoes, my little glass jar, Neon Magpie, Night Tiger, NOOSE AND DAGGER, OLAS SUPPLY CO., One Sixteenth, Pastel designs, Sacred Bundle, Stag Collective, Sweet Child of Mine, THE COCONUT DREAM CANDLE CO, THe Lobster Shanty, The Parla, The Plastic Free Collective, The Sunday Company, The Sunlounge, V/X, Vantom, WILD HEART, Xandi Swimwear, zakiiah, Zeffa and Fosse and more.

Eats by CAPTAIN CROQUETA, hungarian food factory, Koconut kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Little bonnie dot, MiO wrap, Smoothjuice, The Kitchen Garden, The Wandering Bean, The Wiener Haus, Tonic Juice Co, Waikika Moo Cow, whips and co and more.

Plus live tunes across two stages.

Keep up with our live updates via our Instagram and FB pages and be sure to tag your pics #thevillagemarkets

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

Some parking is available on the oval and in surrounding streets, or in the large free GCCC carpark on Connor Street (a 400m stroll).

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