Mr Men and Little Miss Google Doodles for Roger Hargreaves 76th Anniversary

If you, like zillions of other people require the services of Google today, you will be greeted by a series of wicked Mr Men or Little Miss doodles. Honouring the birthday of Roger Hargreaves, the master illustrator and author behind the Little Miss and Mr Men books we all adored as kids (and as adults too) who would have been 76 today. Who was your favourite character? Mine was Little Miss Splendid (for reasons I really shouldn’t need to explain, teehee). Why not check out our splendid offering of wicked Mr Men and Little Miss clothing and gifts. Whether you are grumpy, naughty or a real chatterbox, there’s bound to be something for you! Us peeps here at Truffle Towers have chosen some of our favourite picks:

Mr Men for the Chaps

Mr Grumpy Tee from Junk Food £24.99
Mr Messy Mug £6.95

Little Miss for the Ladies

Little Miss Princess Tee £24.99
Mr Men and Little Miss Canvas Tote £7.99

… And some really, really cute Kids stuff too!

Little Miss Sunshine Booties from Fabric Flavours £17
Mr Tickle Babygrow from Fabric Flavours £16

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Fashion With Fizz – Coca Cola Hits The Runways At Dolce & Gabanna

D&G Mens Fall 2011

The world’s most loved fizzy drink ever has made it’s fashion debut on the AW11 Catwalks, and high time too we say! Coca Cola has been refreshing our palates and tantalising our taste buds since it first popped onto store shelves back in 1944 and now that universally recognised logo has been used to spruce up our wardrobes! When we want to be uber cool, it’s ‘Always Coca Cola!

Men's Red Coca Cola Tee from Fame and Fortune £20
Men's White V Neck Coca Cola Tee from Fame and Fortune £20

If you are now feeling inspired and want to freshen up your look why not have a browse through our wicked collection of men’s Coca Cola tees!

AND, ladies, what sweet treats we have for you too! We have spotted some awesome outfits featuring Coca Cola tees, why not tie the hem in a knot for a retro look, tuck your tee into a sexy leather mini for a foxy rock chick look or slip on an effortlessly cool slouchy pullover with a bright pair of denim shorts for a relaxed and casual, luxe look. Our special vintage style official Cola tees are all you need to get started, with some fab designs and shapes, we are sure you will find you star tee of this summer!

Ladies Grey Diet Coke Tee from Fame and Fortune £20

Ladies Coca Cola Off The Shoulder Pullover from Fame and Fortune £20
Ladies Red Coca Cola Logo Tee from Fame and Fortune £20

New styles we’re loving this week!

We’re always adding shedloads of awesome new stuff to the site but here’s a few of our favourites from this week….

With only 25 days to go to THE BIG DAY, we’re starting to get pretty excited about the impending Royal Wedding and our new fit for a Princess, Little Miss tee is the perfect way to welcome the celebrations. With sparkly blue jewels on her golden crown, Little Miss Princess is the latest addition to the classic series of children’s stories, created by Adam Hargreaves in time for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Our exclusive tee features a shot of her in all her royal glory making it perfect for any fellow princesses in waiting! Click the pic to find out more…

Ladies Little Miss Princess T-Shirt £24.99 +£1.95 P&P
Ladies Little Miss Princess T-Shirt £24.99

This unmistakeable Kiss tee from Amplified is definitely a stand out design from their Spring Summer collection.  Featuring a cracking shot of Kiss frontman, Gene Simmons complete of course with his trademark facepaint, we think this Lick It Up tee is a future Amplified classic. Click the pic to buy.

Men's Kiss Lick It Up T-Shirt from Amplified Ikons at www.truffleshuffle.com
Men's Kiss Lick It Up T-Shirt from Amplified Ikons £30

If TruffleShuffle did cameras………

Oh wait, we do! This is no ordinary bit of kit though. Built completely from LEGO bricks, it can’t be taken apart but bricks can be added to the top or bottom of the camera so you can dig out your old toy box and start putting those boxes of lego back into use. Perfect for us grown ups who can still smell those little plastics bricks as if we were ten years old, kids will obviously love it too making it perfect for their first foray into the world of photography. Let’s be clear, this is no toy though; it’s a full functioning 3 Megapixel digital camera, featuring a color 1.5” LCD screen.  It takes high quality photos with the built-in flash, fixed focus and digital zoom and  holds up to 80 photos at a time. Prepare for the nods of approval when you get this out and start snapping away…..

Lego Digital Camera £69.99

If your man ‘has the power,’  looks great in red and is the master of your universe, our excusive My Boyfriend is A Real He-Man T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune is an essential buy. Inspired by our very own Prince of Eternia AKA He-Man, this gorgeous fitted grey tee brings memories of a legendary 80’s hero in true TruffleShuffle style.

Ladies My Boyfriend Is A Real He-Man T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune
Ladies My Boyfriend Is A Real He-Man T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20

We all know times are pretty tough right now so if worrying about the pennies is getting you down, try cheering yourself up with our exclusive tongue in cheek Monopoly Skint tee. A definite conversation starter….

Men's Green Skint Monopoly T-Shirt £20
Men's Green Skint Monopoly T-Shirt £20

And finally.. Chocoholics rejoice! The Chococase is a high-quality silicon protective casing for the iPhone that looks just like a delicious bar of chocolate. Leave it face down and it looks like tasty confectionary, but turn it over and the secret is revealed – it conceals and protects your iPhone! The perfect way to indulge your love for chocolate without the calories… mmmmmm!

Chocolate iPhone 3G Protective Case
Chocolate iPhone 3G Protective Case £9.99
Chocolate iPhone 3G Protective Case
Even the packaging is hard to resist....

That’s all for this week folks but fear not, there is a TONNE more new stuff on the site for you to check out! From Glee to Grease, Buffy The Vampire Slayer to The Sex Pistols, check it all out here… http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php.

xoxo

Buyers, Breakfast, Berlin and Bread & Butter – An Inspired Trip

Last Thursday, alarm clocks set at 3am (yes, that’s right) us TruffleShuffle buyers, hazily awoke from our slumbers and prepared ourselves for a long day of trade show fun. The destination, Bread & Butter in Berlin. This is where we head for a bi-annual buying trip, a place to meet up with existing suppliers for a chin-wag and view of the new collections for 2011. It’s also a fab opportunity to source new ranges and expand our current supplier base as we are always super keen to introduce new exciting brands and product to the site.

Yummy pancakes with honeycomb butter and caramel drizzle. Ahhhh dreamy...

Upon arriving at Heathrow, the first thing on our minds was BREKKIE! We needed some serious fuel for the day ahead and some kind of a feast to keep us awake and perky! After checking in, we swiftly made our way to Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food restaurant and one Eggs Norwegian, one full English, one Pancakes with banana, two apple juices and two coffees later we were ready to go!

High up in the sky

Taking off at 7.05am, we flew high above the clouds and took in the most stunning sun rise; some more coffees and a little nap later, we had arrived! Set in the amazing old Tempelhof airport, Bread & Butter attracts buyers from all over the world and is a showcase for major brands such as Replay and Superdry as well as smaller up and coming brands.

Entrance to B&B
Bread and Butter info boards - old school!
Conveyor belt full of goodie bags!

What an amazing setting! With all the original airport signs, baggage conveyor belt, check in desks and design details still intact, we even had to show our passports upon entering along with our boarding pass style entrance tickets. It is a very slick operation, and a really fantastic show. Zig-zagging our way through the numerous stands, we caught up with some of our favourite suppliers including, Chunk, Amplified, Coloud, Chaser LA and Junk Food. We were buzzing with excitement at the new ranges, there are some real treats in store for you this year!

The fabulous Martin at Chunk
Amplified's industrial style stand
A cage of tees (And sneak preview of the new leather jacket)
Model behaviour at Amplified
Gum-ball goodies at Junk Food
Vintage distressed wall pics!
Chaser LA looking slick with a nod to the sixties!

After all our buyer dealings we had a little time to take in the sights of the show and I got quite snap happy taking photo’s of all the wicked design details and decorative stands, these were a few of my fave bits!

Bottled beauty
Disco pants
Got my eyes on you...
Hangin on the line
Sneaky aerial(ish) view

And so, back to Blighty to write up and follow up on this year’s finds! Roll on July, when we head back for more… xoxo

Time to depart 🙁