News & Updates
September 4, 2015
Ruby Red Industries | Vintage & Styling
Ruby Red is a girl with a lots of pearl’s on her string and a love of all things vintage.
Who is Ruby Red in the Vintage & Styling sense and where did it all start?
I’m a Brisbane girl that moved from the big smoke to the not so sleepy town of Toowoomba six years ago. I discovered a town coming out of it’s cocoon at the time with a decent music scene and a growing art scene. It was during this time that two women were starting an artist run gallery. I expanded from stocking my vintage fashion in some local stores and joined forces with them in the space to start “Old Fangled Beauties” a little retro vintage store.
Then the industry grew when a number of local fashion outlets and my store were all part of a bi monthly fashion market in a large photographic studio that featured a runway to showcase each stores wares. I then found myself in the role of model stylist and runway co-ordinator.
What is it about Ruby Red Industries and the Vintage element?
Well I have my collection of both small and large vintage treasures that adorn my home and bring a beauty and comfort to my life on a daily basis so I thought it might be about time I put my good eye for finding little beauties to good use and help others in their quests to find these no longer produced items.
So Ruby Red Industries Vintage is a treasure trove of all things vintage, retro, quirky, rare, classic and collectable. It’s the realisation and beginning of a bigger dream I’ve had for a number of years.
What services do you offer for with your vintage shop & styling?
RETRO SHOP & STYLING SERVICES
Ruby Red Industries offers a range of styling services including event, home interiors, shop fronts to fashion and model styling for photographic shoots and fashion parades.
– Online Store, Markets and Rummages
– High Tea Hire
– Styling & Photographic Shoots
You can find vintage homewares, my collection of vintage fashion, and furniture on my online store and I also have a small collection of vintage books and vinyl. In the future when I find the right space, I have plans for combining all of this into one shop with an Espresso Bar.
Ruby Red Industries can be found to be organising Rummages and Pop up Shops as a regular thing, as well as attending large markets in Brisbane such as the West End markets. Whether you are local or anywhere else in Australia I can still help you to find your vintage desires.
High Tea Hire
High Tea Hire
I offer furniture and homewares both for purchase or hire for events and pop up shops that employ my services so when you get me you get my unique styling services which are naturally drawn to the use of vintage furniture, prints and decorative items.
I also have a love and passion for repurposing and giving new life to discarded items, you will recognise this in my styling for creation’s such as hung art works and planter boxes used in indoor and outdoor green spaces.
Ruby Red Industries also offers a range of styling services for personal home interiors, shop fronts and event styling.
Styling & Photographic Shoots
Styling & Photographic Shoots
Whether it be for an event or for a fixed shopfront or venue, I thrive on creating beautiful spaces from nothing. I am able transform an unusable, bland and awkward area into an inspiring, comfortable, and functional space.
A number of local cafes stock the potted succulents that I create, this has now spilled over to being commissioned to create one off stylised potted plants for individuals and local shops.
Ruby Red Industries offers a number of different commercial services including fashion shoots…. article coming up soon..!
If you need some magic for your space, event or fashion shoot give Ruby a holla! firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Ruby Red Industries | Vintage & Styling Services
Need some vintage magic?….Look at Ruby Red’s passion and ye shall find!
July 21, 2015
This may sound cheesy, but, it started in year 10 art. Our class had to create a poster against violence. My poster was of a dagger piercing an anatomical heart that I had hand drawn. From there I continued to practice drawing in the many art books I had lying around.
But when year 11 came around, I discovered the wonders of Photoshop.
With Photoshop the possibilities are endless and I’m always learning; just last weekend I discovered how to do a disintegration effect. Now, most of my art consists of Photoshop. Photoshop is definitely an investment but I think that anyone can use it, whether they are ‘arty’ or not.
Through my immense love of art, I have had many opportunities to get my work ‘out there’. From exhibitions to murals in shops, I’ve done it. And I couldn’t of been more thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve had so far.
I may only be a 17 year old, but I do believe I have some wisdom (and wits) up my sleeve. I am a strong believer in the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.
To think that a friend I made in year 10 English could change my life forever. You never know it’s going to happen, until it happens.
July 21, 2015
Candice Griswold | Artist
A native Texan, Candice Griswold found her passion in art while living in Australia.
Candice spent most of her childhood dreaming of a world where anything was possible.
In 2014 Candice embarked on an amazing journey to explore art and artists each day for 365 days (2014-2015).
During this time she invested an hour a day for an entire year creating and experiencing art.
A Technology Consultant by day Candice now spends most of her free time pursuing her passion in art. During her journey she noticed that day-to-day life can be quite stressful and wanted to create a safe place to express those emotions. Candice hopes to raise art awareness and demonstrate how art can be a great way to increase mental health and decrease stress.
Candice is still in the process of creating her own personal style. She’s currently working on her first exhibition titled “Take A Walk With Me”, a journey of expression and creativity.
When asked what advice she would give to up and coming artists Candice says,
“Be fearless, express yourself and inspire!”
“As a child I created a vision for the life I wanted and it was without fear. Dreams were always a possibility. Thirty years later I am living the life I dreamed as a child. Today I want to inspire and motivate others to be fearless when creating their dreams.”
Candice currently lives in Kangaroo Point with her husband Brian.
We are so excited to welcome Candice to our magazine and look forward to following this inspiring artist as she brings her talent to life right before our eyes.
We appreciate Candice’s musings for creating and together we are hopeful that sharing this forward moving artists motivation for making art is an experience that resonates with you.
Take a walk with me…
July 20, 2015
What Makes A Deer & Fox Collective
– by Alex Stalling
Deer & Fox who?
Well we are a transient collective of makers, dreamers, experimenters, appreciators and tea drinkers. We are still new to this big wide world and finding out just where we fit in but the journey has been fun and definitely eye opening.
Deer & Fox Collective – Boutique Designers
D&F started in 2014 when I discovered that I just made a lot of stuff. I am pretty prolific when it comes to getting a bit of craft on, so one day I *harassed* my sisters into the journey of marketing and online business-ing. We happily argued over names, product lines, branding, which markets to do until something that was the bare bones of what D&F is today was born. The three of us have learnt a lot in the 1.5 years of business but the important things remained the same.
We are happy to make, create and hang out. This for us was key, we never started out with a major brand concept in mind, or to turn our little loves into a craft empire. D&F was always, and will always be about the process and that we enjoy it.
We still create, promote and love handmade, artist & designer. Our products embody everything we love about this industry. When we shop for ourselves we love the thrill of the hunt, finding that special something that no one else has. We love to support the individual, the creative the maker.
We create high quality pieces. Each of us at D&F have different interests, skills, loves. Our range showcases that. What we all have in common is an appreciation of quality. We want to buy quality for ourselves, so we want to provide quality for our customers.
Skip forward to now and who is Deer & Fox?
Currently comprised of six artisans Alex Stalling, Tessa Jeffrey, Gaby Isaacson, Melita Chambers, Aaron Stalling & Rhi Johnson.
With all the fresh makers coming on board our 2015-2016 collection is set to explode with 3D printed vases, children’s clothing, cushions, headbands, artwork dresses, candles, play-dough packs, crayons, plushies, polymer clay jewellery, artwork necklaces and earrings, lasercut earrings, oh and block printed notebooks there is sure to be something for everyone.
We have a full list of the markets we attend available on our website at all times.
If you need a little Deer & Fox in your life we should chat, this also applies for retailers.
Deer & Fox