The Business of being creative #2

Last weekend we held our second Creative Business + Styling workshop… the last one was a heap of fun so couldn’t wait to do it all over again!

An eclectic bunch of creatives descended upon our new HQ on a sunny Melbourne Saturday.

On day one these florists, stylists, designers and up & comers nutted out the fundamentals of creative business, how to make magic and how to make money doing it. Marie + Sarah gave everyone a backstage pass into The Style Co. First, The Style Co. story from it’s beginnings to it’s growing pains, high highs to now and future plans. Our new HQ has never looked better with the help from Dann Event Hire.

We covered branding, our mistakes and lessons learned, developing your ideas, concept creation and hot tips and tricks

Our lucky attendees were caffeinated and fuelled by the boys at Tommy Collins, refreshed by the beautiful Finn Pressed Juice, hydrated by elegant antipodes water and liquored up with cheeky Fog City sangria.

Day two took place at Circa on their stunning deck. Marie + Sarah, when through an entire concept and how the team brought it to life. After a bit of floral play, we all sat down to Circa’s mouth-watering menu (and more than a little champagne and wine)

Thanks to our generous friends.. our lucky attendees headed home with a beautiful scented Ecoya candle, custom pencils made just for us by Ingrained, a delightful Myrtle and Moss hand cream, motivating postcard from Press Print Digital, stunning silk Indus scarf, a collection of paper treats form The Paper Empire, stylish notebook form Inky Co., guilt free indulgent Pana Chocolate, a very handy Whileaway Guide, adorable Paper hearts form Alex Mae and a copy of the ever inspiring HOORAY! Mag.

Thank you to all of our friends for letting as show off your amazing products. We love what you do and not afraid to share it!

We feel so lucky to get to share our knowledge and experience with others trying to make it happen in the crazy word of being creative. These workshops are an amazing opportunity for us to connect and create a community of creatives that work together.

We cannot wait for our final Melbourne workshop for 2014 in October! Hope to see some of you lovelies there!

To our interstate friends.. dates being released this week (yay!)

xxx

Collective Mag Feature – Just Keep Stylin’

We’re still over the moon being featured in the Collective Hub mag we had to share it! Thanks @collectivehub @lisamessenger and @cleanbeautytalk for the love xx

An extract:
“Frustration births many ideas and it was no different when bride-to-be Marie Cruz couldn’t find anyone who would understand the styling vision for her big day. With limited options in the event marketplace, Marie knew that something was missing, so armed with nothing but skills in graphic design, which were predominantly self-taught, she took a single gamble and launched The Style Co., hoping that if it felt this way surely others did too.”

Collective Mag Feature – Just Keep Stylin’

We’re still over the moon being featured in the Collective Hub mag we had to share it! Thanks @collectivehub @lisamessenger and @cleanbeautytalk for the love xx

An extract:
“Frustration births many ideas and it was no different when bride-to-be Marie Cruz couldn’t find anyone who would understand the styling vision for her big day. With limited options in the event marketplace, Marie knew that something was missing, so armed with nothing but skills in graphic design, which were predominantly self-taught, she took a single gamble and launched The Style Co., hoping that if it felt this way surely others did too.”