July 25, 2013

The Ruby Workshop No. 2

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

(All photos by Molly Winters)

Our second Ruby Workshop was held this past Saturday at Argus Cidery and it was an incredible morning thanks to all the girls who attended (were you there?) and our awesome speakers, Camille and Chelsea. We learned how to pitch clients big and small, sipped bubbly cider and made some lovely new friends. I’d love to share more photos with you after the jump!

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

This was our second workshop at Argus Cidery—we love the natural light and attention to design details. It’s a perfect day trip when the weather is nice and you can now buy their cider at Central Market, Whole Foods and tons of other locations around town. Candice’s adorable flowers throughout the room gave it a wonderfully colorful touch.

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Our sweet friend Clare gave us these adorable Thank You cards to give to each girl. We loved getting to put one at everyone’s space! Check out more of Clare’s beautiful cards, designed and letterpressed in Austin, right here.

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

One of our favorite parts of having Ruby gatherings is meeting new creative women in Austin. From hand letterers to wedding dress designers to creative directors of big brands, it’s always an incredibly talented  group and we love chatting, trading cards and dreaming up new projects and coffee dates together.

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Camille was fantastic and shared so many insightful experiences and tips with the group. I loved the Q&A when girls got to ask her their specific questions.

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Notes and more notes!  Chelsea made some awesome worksheets for the girls to scribble on—I was so impressed by this notebook, above, filled to the brim with tips from the workshop!

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Chelsea did an incredible job of homing in on the specifics of pitching a brand as a smaller business from the beginning.  She gave an awesome Do’s and Don’ts list of what to do when approaching someone you want to work with. Since last Saturday I’ve already made one pitch (I know, I move fast!) and can easily count five things I did that Chelsea and Camille suggested that I know made a huge difference in my pitch and in the brand’s consideration of me.

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

Also want to note how darling every single one of the girls are that come to our Ruby events—definitely making me step up my workshop wardrobe game:) Thanks to everyone who came and to Camille, Chelsea, Molly, Argus Cidery and Clare for making it extra special!

Ruby Workshop | grownupshoes.com

3 Comments

  • sara @ the by & by  / 

    So wish I could have gone – sounds like it was an awesome workshop! Maybe a second class is in order for some of us who didn’t make it…? : )

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  • celine {aquahaus}  / 

    It was delightful. Looking forward to the next…

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  • Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles  / 

    Ana, as I’ve mentioned before – this workshop (& space!) looks awesome! Sounds like you all had a great time & that the ideas & inspirations were flowing. I need to get myself down to Austin to join ya’ll next time. ;) Have a great weekend!

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