the style co workshops
Business of being Creative workshop Sydneytown 2016
Hey hey! We just hit new squad goal heights. About a week ago we headed off for (slightly) warmer Sydney shores for our full day workshop.
We transformed the über chic La Porte space in Waterloo into an equally chic classroom for 28 lucky ‘girl bosses’ (says so on the hand creams)
Empowering, insightful and honest (according to the cool folk that attended), Marie + Sarah let our crew for the day into the inner workings of The Style Co, where they broke out some hard earned lessons, awesome tips on what it means to be in the business of being creative and general ‘game upping’ (yeah, we just made that a thing).
This time around we teamed up with the good peeps at Timbermill, Damselfly, Pressed Juices and Doughnut Time – high fives!
A special thanks to all our guests who travelled far and wide to hang out with us for the day. Go forth and get hustling!
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New workshop now up here, finer details TBC.
Workshops 2016 Melbourne and New Zealand
Goodbye 2015… and hellooo 2016! What better way to reign in the year than with a healthy dose of The Style Co magic.
We kick started the year off with 2 ahh-mazing workshops in Melbourne and… wait for it… New Zealand!! This was the first time our leading ladies – Marie and Sarah, headed across the borders to host a workshop, and boy, were we excited.
A big shout out to all our attendees who travelled from near and far to join us.
Both workshops were buzzing with ideas and inspiration, business mistakes and successes… and we got to share all of that with awesomely brilliant individuals.
We could never thank you enough for sharing your time with us and helping us create some pretty damn spectacular memories.
A massive thank you to Dann Event Hire for making our classroom look amazing!
Of course how could we forget our ridiculously generous friends at: Caboose Coffee, Thank you Group, Popped, Health Lab, The Hello Workshop, Loving Earth, Fete Magazine, Musq Cosmetics, Go – To Skincare, Pressed Juices and Pics Peanut Butter for spoiling our attendees rotten. And Linen by Di Simmons, In-grained and Mi Goals for helping us make the days nothing short of magnificent!
Don’t forget to follow @howtostyleco on Instagram to see what adventures we get up to this year and stay updated on our future workshops. 2016 has started with a bang at The Style Co HQ and we can’t wait to share with you the exciting things we have planned xx
Dann Event Hire, Caboose Coffee, Linen by Di Simmons, com.au/ In-grained, Mi Goals, Thank you Group, Popped, Health Lab, The Hello Workshop, Loving Earth, Fete Magazine, Musq Cosmetics, Go – To Skincare, Pressed Juices, Pics Peanut Butter,
Interstate workshop dates announced!
The Business of Being Creative goes on the road – 1 day workshop with The Style Co.
We are stupidly excited to be holding our first interstate Creative Business workshops. We’re hitting Sydney and Brissy at this stage, here’s the deets:
Sydney: 18th January 2015
Brisbane: 1st February 2015
For all creatives and general misfits, those at start up phase, those ready to step up their game or those that just simply want to hang out with us for the day.
We know that being in the business of being creative is a tough gig, and we want let you in on some of the lessons we’ve learned; finding your magic and make a living out of doing it.
After ‘get to know you’s’ we head straight into the story behind The Style Co. and of course, the business of Business.
You may have the creative down pat, but we know the business side doesn’t always come so easily.
Marie & Sarah give you a backstage pass on what makes The Style Co. tick, how they’ve grown and run a profitable design business in a competitive landscape. They discuss brand, fees and charging your worth, finding your voice, getting the word out there, etc!
Then we feed you some lunchy goodness!
In the afternoon Marie and Sarah cover The Style Co’s design process. From the first meeting with the client to the concept creation and refining your ideas, to sourcing and producing product and the all important execution.
We finish off with open Q&A’s.
We’ve had an awesome time with our previous workshops and so have our attendees .. here’s what the wonderful folks from our last workshops had to say…
So what happens now?
Spots are limited so get in quick!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9425 9797.
Looking forward to meeting you!
The Style Co. Ladies
Our last workshop for 2014!
We recently held our 3rd and final Creative Business + Styling workshop for the year and just as much fun as our first two. It was a weekend packed with food, flowers, wine, and of course learning the business of being creative!
Thank you to all of those who came, especially those from interstate and team New Zealand! We know it is a massive effort and we feel privileged to have you share your precious time with us. We have loved meeting everyone and know we have begun some really beautiful friendships.
Another big thank you to our amazing friends for helping us out and indulging our attendees; you guys are the best. Tommy Collins were as amazing as ever, Circa treated us to a feast, Dann Event Hire and select AV decked out our HQ, Finn Cold Press antipodes water and Fog City sangria kept us hydrated. Myrtle & moss, Ingrained, HOORAY, Frankie Gusti, Shanghai Suzy and Whileaway sent our lucky attendees with a stack of goodies.
We have had so much fun doing these workshops. We feel super lucky to be able to share our story and adventure with so many people just beginning theirs.
We are already looking forward to next year’s workshops and have some exciting plans up our sleeve to make next years workshops even bigger and better!
The Style Co. Event Styling + Creative Business workshop – Day #2
Day two of our Creative Business + Styling Workshop was all about learning by getting our hands dirty! Circa was our stunning venue of choice and it was on their beautiful deck that we brought our two concepts to life. We went over the theory of styling and shared the low down on instagramming.
The weekend was a great chance for us to show off some of our fav suppliers. We were lucky to play with elements from Dann Event Hire, Middle of Nowhere and Papyrus Design. Each look was complete with the help of our Style Co floral fairies.
We wrapped up the weekend with a delicious and long lunch (yes adult beverages were served). Our attendees scored another armful of goodies, a stunning scarf from Indus Design, the latest edition of HOORAY!, Mi Goals notebook and Alex Mae’s adorable Paper Hearts. Thank you to all of our friends for helping us treat these talented ladies, we know they will love your wares as much as we do!
We had a blast and know that we have made some amazing friendships. We feel so honoured that these inspiring and talented ladies wanted to share their weekend with us. We are uber pumped for the next workshop and meeting more of you kind and creative folk!
Some feedback from Kate McLean:
Walking away from the workshop I felt energised, inspired and above all else, in awe! Experiencing the magic of The Style Co. firsthand filled me with confidence and a renewed sense of passion and purpose for my own business. It was amazing to hear about the evolution of The Style Co. All of a sudden, everything we each hoped to achieve in our own businesses became entirely possible, and it was great to be in a room of people who are so eager to offer their help and support. Overall, I absolutely loved it. I wish I could do it all over again!
Book your spot for the next workshop!
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Madeline Kate Photography
The Style Co. Event Styling + Creative Business workshop – Day #1
When we released our first 2 day Event Styling + Creative Business workshop.. it sold out!! Crazy..We know! Marie & Sarah were already humbled and honoured that so many people had booked in but to also have almost half the attendees come from interstate was amazing.
Here’s the skinny on what happened on Day One!
Our Workshop took place in our sparkly new Cremorne HQ. Our fervently enthusiastic attendees were greeted by the dapper Tommy Collins Barista before taking their seats, unplugging from the daily grind and allowing the magic of the workshops to unfold.
Day One was the business of business and a backstage pass into The Style Co. and how the business ticks.
Marie & Sarah started by sharing their story, how The Style Co was born and the challenges overcome along the journey to making it a successful & profitable design company in its short four years. They discussed the importance of branding and finding your voice, their intentions behind the brand and how this drives everything at The Style Co including interacting with clients, pricing and their designs and how to stand out in such a competitive market.
We rounded up all the nitty gritty with some playtime. Everyone was shown the basics of prepping flowers and before making their beautiful take home posies.
All in all it was a magnetising day of storytelling, learning and opportunity. Attendees left feeling focused about their businesses and super pumped for Day 2!
A massive shout out to our wonderful friends, Tommy Collins for making sure we were fuelled all day long. Dann Event furniture and Select AV for turning our studio into schmick little classroom. Thank you also to Antipodes Water, Pressed Juices and Fog City Sangria for keeping us hydrated.
We’ve also released our new October dates!
Some feedback we’ve received:
“I felt so inspired, motivated and passionate about the industry again as some times it’s easy to ask yourself if it’s really worth it whilst still working another part time job.
The weekend’s workshop validated that this is truly what I love and I’m more eager than ever to push the boundaries and make some changes to our business structure so it’s both emotionally and financially rewarding for us.”
“I absolutely loved the workshop and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I got out of it. I have also highly recommended it to a number of people.”
Madeline Kate Photography