April 2013

We’ve just heard some pretty spectacular news here at Truffle Towers…while we’re usually pretty hot on this stuff, this one has been slow to get to us so we apologize :) Anywho, it appears that 80s child sensation and the kid we all wanted to be…in fact still to..came to TruffleShuffles hometown Bristol just a few weeks ago!

Child star was seen belting out Kokomo, when he took to the stage as Adam Green’s special guest much to the surprise of the gig goers.

A spokesperson for the iconic Bristol venue Thekla, where the remarkable event happened, told papers: ‘He just turned up as a surprise guest. Adam said we’d recognise him from Home Alone, but still nobody believed it. When he got on stage it was surreal at first, then people started realising it was him.’


Adam then hugged his famous pal before the duo began singing Kokomo together. Admittedly, we’re of course green with envy that we missed this as we’d love to meet our childhood hero for a few extra home security tips at the very least.

Check out this little clip…

Well who’d have thunk it huh! Even more reason for us to get out our awesome Home Alone T-Shirts and show some love in our own special way. Take a look at our designs below…

 Ladies White Kevin T-Shirt from Worn By

Ladies White Kevin T-Shirt from Worn By

Men's White Kevin T-Shirt from Worn By

Men's White Kevin T-Shirt from Worn By

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If you were born in the eighties/grew up in the nineties, this is sure to strike a nostalgic chord!

Your ‘look’ simply wasn’t complete without these trusty beauty essentials…..

Hair Mascara

Sounded great but inevitably always ended up looking absolutely rubbish – even the posh Dior ones! And even worse was when they started flaking out – bright red/blue/purple dandruff was never going to be a good look. Thank god for the disguise of butterfly clips and scrunchies!

Photo credit: The Style Rawr

Rimmel’s Heather & Coffee Shimmer Lipsticks

Any self respecting 90′s girl knew that the perect way to top off their look was with a slick of Rimmel’s massively popular Heather Shimmer! This purpley brown shade somehow became THE lipstick of the 90′s – must have complimented the overplucked eyebrows and bubble perms? Or not…..

Exclamation Perfume

A splash of !Exclamation perfume with it’s eye catching bottle that looked great on your makeup table! Can’t remember for the life of me how it smelled though?

Other favourites included So….?, Body Shop classics, dewberry and white musk, Versace’s red and blue jeans, Impulse, Anais Anais, CK 1…… anymore?

Sun in!

Sun in hair dye – with it’s promise of beautiful beachy blonde highlights – was a beauty cabinet essential of many a 90s kid! I remember several sleepovers revolving around us dyeing our hair with this little gem. Sadly it always seem to end up looking more ginger than blonde and what was with the slightly crispy texture? Don’t think my poor hair has ever quite recovered….

Babyliss Crimpers

For those of us not lucky (hmmm?) enough to have managed to persuade our mums to let us have a perm back in the day, these Babyliss crimpers were the next best thing. Can’t beat a bit of volume!

Blogger Lou models the look perfectly!

Photo credit: A Sprinkle of Glitter

Topsy Tail Hair Tools

Possibly the least offensive on the list so far, the Topsy Tail made creating an inside-out ponytail AKA THE hairstyle of the early 90′s, total childs play!

If you can ponytail, you can Topsy-Tail!

The variations and therefore the styling possibilities were endless and I definitely tried out most of them during my school years – well that is until I started doing the scraped back high ponytail with two pieces of hair pulled down at the front. What a bad ass!

Body Glitter

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For those special occasions (school discos/nappy night etc etc) it was only right to crack out the body glitter. The more the merrier so it seemed to my teenage self – no bodily territory was sacred! I seem to remember investing in a scented one too – madness!

All that remained was to grab our floppy hats, Bennetton/NafNaf/Sweater shop jumpers, waistcoat teamed with a skirt over trousers and puffa jacket and boy were we looking HOT!

Oh the memories……

Have we missed any of your old school make up/fashion essentials?

xoxo

For those of us not lucky (hmmm?) enough to have managed to persuade our mums to let us have a perm back in the day, these Babyliss crimpers were the next best thing.

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Here at Truffle Towers, following the recent arrival of our very own official Mr Bean T-Shirts we’ve bean getting a little obsessed with the comedy legend himself Mr Bean. His troublesome antics have had the whole office in stitches.
His quirky and unique take on life has you watching in wonder and crying with joy as he scrabbles his way out of trouble in the most creative and inventive ways. Kind of like if you combined Charlie Chaplin’s silent slapstick style with the initiative of Mcgyver.
This Clip may explain my point a little clearer

Mr Bean is a true golden crown of British comedy, when you consider his ability to have you rolling on the flood with laughter with barely saying a word, he may even be the Charlie Chaplin of our time! His comedy spans across generations, countries, cultures and is so global despite any language barriers.

So, to help put our Bean cravings at rest, here are five of some of my favourite scenes from the Slapstick McGyver himself Mr Bean….

1) Mr Bean Paints his house


2) Mr Bean Parking Lot

3) Mr Bean Late for the Dentist

4) Mr Bean Swimming Pool

5) Mr Bean Makes a sandwich

If these have got you wanting more why not check out our new Mr Bean Tees below and why not let us know some of your favourite Mr Bean sketches by leaving a comment.

Men's Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

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Brand new retro iPhone cases!

by James on April 28, 2013

These modern iPhones are all well and good, but if you’re looking to inject some charm and retro appeal to your mobile we’ve got some cool iPhone cases that will be right up your street.  These retro iPhone cases remind us of what we used to entertain ourselves with before the invention of the smart phone, and what fun times they were!

Let me take you back to the early ‘Noughties’.  This Nokia inspired case will protect your phone and tar you with the ‘retro cool’ brush at the same time!

At the time you owned a handset like this, you probably thought you were cutting edge. And while compared to the iPhone now, this model seems like something from the dark ages – it actually wasn’t so long ago that it WAS cutting edge.

Retro Blue Nokia-esque Case for iPhone 5 - £9.99

Remember sitting in the back of the car on long trips fighting with your brother or sister over your favourite handheld computer game? Well now you can have your very own. And, what’s more, this one will house your very own 21st century gadget in hard-shell style!

Made to look like a genuine 90s Gameboy, the gaming cover will give your iPhone 5 some effortless retro flair..

Retro Gameboy-esque Case for iPhone 5 - £9.99

With technology moving so fast – sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of how we started! This Game Control iPhone Cover will remind you of a time when all that was needed for entertainment was the Nintendo NES.  Mario, Kirby and Mega Man were the only friends you needed!

Today you may find it hard to imagine a world without touchscreen technology, but it’s always nice to be taken back to the simpler technology of our youth.  The Game Controller Cover – with its familiar A and B buttons and solid retro hard-shell design will protect your iPhone 5 and give you a daily nostalgic boost at the same time..

Retro Gamer Controller Case for iPhone 5 - £9.99

The funky look and silky feel of this shock-resistant silicone cassette-style case will have you won over! You will look like you’ve just stepped out of the 80s with this protective cover – you can even use the included plastic cassette case as a handy phone stand.  Reminds me of the days of painstakingly putting together amazing mix tapes, MP3s make it far too easy nowadays!

Retro Black Cassette Case for iPhone 5 - £12.99

Retro White Cassette Case for iPhone 5 - £12.99


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The sun is shining which must mean it’s time to in-VEST in your new Summer wardrobe!

This month, the focus is all about keeping cool over the summer months. Whether you are planning on some festival trips, a beach holiday, city break or just generally lounging around outside, we have a great selection of retro vests and tees to create a fresh, funky look!

Look Your Best In A Vest

Sitting Pretty In A Retro Tee

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20% Off Everything!

Now Summer is on its way, why not let your wallet see the [sun]light & treat yourself to a pay day bargain in our big Super Summer Wardrobe Weekend!

We’ve got a huge range of cool t shirts, funky vests, jumpers and more… So if you’re looking for something loose for lazy summer days, flirty for the festivals or heavenly for your holidays, look no further!

Simply enter SUNSHINE13 at checkout to qualify

Don’t miss out on this HOT deal & give yourself a SPRING in your step with a great new TruffleShuffle buy! Ready… Steady… GO SHOP!

Offer expires Midnight Sunday 28th April 2013

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