Here at Truffle Towers we often receive requests for help with charity events and fundraising. As much as we would like to help everyone (and we have a lot of love to give!) it’s not always possible however we wanted to share with you one of the recent requests we were able to help with.
The fabulous idea of “SWISHING”! was explained to us by the Bristol Crisis Service for Women Fundraising Team and we love it. The art of “swishing” involves getting together to swap clothes, shoes, bags and accessories meaning you can get a whole new wardrobe for all your old clobber – recycling at its best!!
As well as a fantastic clothes filled evening the fundraising team are also holding a raffle so we have donated a prize of a gift voucher to be spent on our site so even more reason to join in the swishing fun!
Set up in 1986, Bristol Crisis Service for Women was created to support women in emotional distress. The charity aims to offer support to women in need and particularly to those who self-injure. In the UK at least one in every 15 young people has experience of self-injury and this charity with many volunteer workers offers different forms of continuous support for anyone who needs it. For more information about this worthy charity you can visit their website here and if you would like to contact them for information, help or support you can text, email or call them here.
If any of our fans are in the Bristol area on Saturday 17th September and fancy getting in on the Swishing action as well as supporting a fantastic cause why not pop along – be sure to let us know how you get on!
We wish the Fundraising Team all the best for their event and look forward to hearing all about it.
There was an air of happy happy joy joy when we heard Chunk were doing a range of Ren and Stimpy tees. To celebrate here’s a cocktail of moments to remind you of the intense, sometimes gross comedy of the psychotic Chihuahua Ren and his dim witted life partner Stimpy.
I can’t believe we got to watch this as kids, the twisted, disturbing and most of the time disgusting humor of Ren and Stimpy is firmly lodged in the nasal cavity of our generations subconscious mind!
If you remember any gross out Ren and Stimpy moments be sure to let us know and don’t forget to cast your grubby eyes over our new Chunk range of Ren and Stimpy tees including the especially for us, exclusive ladies designs!
Those clever kids at Worn By have done it again – spruced up our home page with some of their outstanding designs!
If you aren’t familiar with the brand – let us fill you in….
Worn By is a label dedicated to capturing the most iconic moments in Rock’n’Roll history. They search the world for inspiration and work with original artists, musicians and photographers to revive original imagery and designs worn by legends of the past. Since 2004 Worn By has become a leading brand for many of the world’s premium fashion retailers (including TruffleShuffle of course!)
The TruffleShuffle gang have been excitedly waiting for the release of the new Captain America movie. Having watched the trailer months ago we have been eagerly anticipating a staff night out to the flicks, after the rave reviews, bring on the pop corn, hurry up 5pm – we are off tonight!!
For those of you who might not have seen it here is a little taster:
We shall of course be wearing a selection of Captain America t-shirts, strategically planned so as not to commit a fashion faux pas in turning up in the same outfit – error!
Before I started to guest blog for TruffleShuffle I was already a regular customer (some would say TS tees contributed to my current financial situation of ‘not good’) and owned more than a few t-shirts in my Wardrobe.
Amongst those tees were a few from the label ‘Amplified’ who have an amazing range of music t-shirts. As much as I love my fashion, I love my music more but if I can combine the two then why not! So when TruffleShuffle asked me to do my next post based on a ‘Rock Chick’ theme, I didn’t have to think twice. And of course there was only one label that I was going to choose from…
Even though I will be the first to admit that I have the most random/eclectic taste in music (anything goes- within reason) one genre has to be a firm fave: Rock & Roll. It was tough choosing an Amplified tee as there are so many amazing tees to pick from but I really wanted one from the lyrics range. Unfortunately the ladies “I wanna be adored” Stone Roses tee was sold out but I wasn’t upset for too long as the AC/DC “Back in Black” T Shirt wasn’t!
AC squiggly line DC’s “Back in Black” is one of my favourite rock anthems ever. From the intro you are hooked. It’s got everything a rock song should have in my opinion; epic guitar riffs, shouty vocals and catchy lyrics. This song definitely brings out the inner rock chick in me complete with air guitar and head banging.
My personal everyday style has a lot of rock influence so I found it pretty natural to style the tee. Taking inspiration from music videos from the early 80’s & 90’s (Madonna and Slash from Guns N Roses etc) to the modern day fashionistas such as Fearne Cotton, Kate Moss and Alice Dellal.
The t-shirt is actually quite long so in the first outfit photo I’ve folded it under to make it look shorter. One item every rock chick needs in her wardrobe is the biker jacket, guaranteed to give any outfit an edge. To inject slight colour into my outfit I opted for grey jeans instead of black. If only I owned some ripped stonewash jeans… (though my parents would not be impressed!) As it was such a nice day I chose black espadrille wedges, adding a bit of glamour to my look. My bandana scarf which I used as a makeshift belt is an ode to Guns N Roses front man Axl Rose…
This next outfit shows that t-shirts like this one can be styled for the night time and not just for a casual daytime look. All I’ve done to glam my outfit up is to swap my jeans for this seasons ‘it’ skirt: the midi- in black of course. The rest of the look is down to its accessories. Skulls, eyelets, studs and chains add a tough yet glam vibe whilst red lips and black eyeliner polish the look off well. As you can see even a pair of heels couldn’t stop me from rocking out in the garden… *air guitars*
After styling my “Back in Black” tee I got a tad carried away and dug out some of my other Amplified t-shirts which are still available to buy on TruffleShuffle. Next up was my Guns N Roses t-shirt.
Not as rock & roll as the previous outfits, I wanted to give this one a grunge feel, so what better way to do that then to wear an oversized tartan shirt? Although I live in my black lace up boots (another wardrobe staple for a rock chick) I thought these brown boots complimented the khaki jeans and the worn out colour of the tee well. I think this has to be my favourite lazy day outfit. If grunge isn’t as rock n roll for you then swap the shirt for your leathers and if you’ve got the legs then some denim cut-offs will transform this outfit to a super cool rock chick look that Kate Moss would be proud of…
And last but not least; the Rolling Stones T Shirt. I think EVERY wardrobe should have a Rolling Stones tee in it, not just any Stones tee but one with the famous lips and tongue logo.
Luckily for us Amplified have a wide range of t-shirts and jumpers for you Rolling Stones fans. I absolutely love the fit of this t-shirt.
I’ve worn my t-shirt with some dark blue skinny jeans but I’m still searching for some red skinny jeans (that aren’t too tight!) which would be perfect for this outfit. Leopard print is another way of injecting colour and a glam edge to any rock outfit hence the shoes. But my piece de resistance is my beautiful Alexander McQueen skull scarf, which lets face it adds rock n roll chic to any outfit.
Anyway all this talk of rock and roll has given me the sudden urge to throw a TV out the window! As some famous dude with big lips once sang “Its only rock and roll, but I like it…”