the style co workshops
#howtostyleco instagram comp
Hey friends! Due to popular demand we’ve released another Creative Business Workshop on 24th + 25th October so to properly kick it off we’ve decided give two lucky ducks a free seat.. yeps.. free!
So here’s the rules:
1. Upload your favourite image of one of our events and tag #howtostyleco
2. Follow @thestyleco and our new workshop profile @howtostyleco
The winner will be selected on the 10th of October. Get started and tell your friends x.
Terms and Conditions
1. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
2. Follow @thestyleco and @howtostyleco on instagram
3. You must tag #howtostyleco on each post
4. One entry per upload on instagram. You can enter as many times as you like.
4. The competition will be held once. Winners will be selected at 9:30am, October 10, 2015.
The winners will be contacted via instagram and be posted on our blog.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop May 2015
A few weeks ago we held yet another Creative Business + Styling workshop!
Again, our sold out workshop saw the start of the weekend in our Workroom fill up with a bubbly bunch of creatives. This time, we hosted a good number of interstaters and a few from across the seas along with our lovely locals.
The weekend was a buzz with so much conversation, an insight into our ‘Style Co.’ way of doing things, a backstage pass into our studio and warehouse, some floral play and of course, the yummiest long lunch at Circa, The Deck.
A massive thanks to Bindle, who so generously provided our attendees with their daily dose of fudge, tea, body scrub, honey and hot chocolate… you guys are aahhmazing!!
This weekend would not have been possible without our generous friends… a massive thanks to The Collective, Stix & Flora, Love Ludie, Bianca Cash, Cargo Crew, Charlie’s Cookies, Xero, Peep Designs and Ingrained.
But our biggest thank you goes to Dann Event Hire for making our workshop look so Dann good! (like what we did there?;)
So much fun… can’t wait to do it all over again in August!!
Sydney Creative Business Workshop 2015
Brisbane Creative Business Workshop 2015
We finished off our ‘On the road’ tour in Brissy.
A big shout out to the amazing attendees from Brisbane. We had a ball and loved not being judged for our frizzy hair #sohumid.
Thanks to the gorgeous Jess Jackson for these pics.
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 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 world of being creative. These workshops are an amazing opportunity for us to connect and create a community 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!)
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!
VENUE + CATERING
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