Win A Copy Of ‘Vintage T-Shirts’ by Taschen

We are feeling generous at Truffle Towers today and have decided to run a small Twitter competition/giveaway.

The Prize
We are giving away a copy of the ‘Vintage T-Shirts‘ book by Taschen. If you are not familiar with the book here is a short description:
“This wicked ‘Vintage T Shirts’ Taschen book is a real education in the mastery of T-shirt design! Compiled by Patrick and Marc Guetta and Alison A Nieder. This book includes some really iconic images selected by the Guetta brothers who’s experiences as T-Shirt retailers in America and life-long passion for vintage design make this a truely special sentimental read. Get ready for a real nostaligia trip!”

How To Enter
Entry into the competition is really really simple. All you have to do is tweet the text below and you will be entered into a draw with a winner being picked at random from all the entries:

RT for the chance to Win a copy of ‘Vintage T-Shirts’ by Taschen from @truffleshuffle_ More details on our blog: http://bit.ly/bxEaXc #tsvb

The competition will close at 10am (GMT) on Friday 19th November, so get your entry in ASAP.

Do I need to follow @TruffleShuffle_ on Twitter to be entered in the giveaway?
You do not have to follow us (@TruffleShuffle_) to be eligible for the giveaway. However, we will be announcing our winners and fulfilling prizes via Twitter and so following us will be helpful should you be selected as the winner. See “How will you contact the winners?” below.

How will you contact the winners?
We will announce each winner via our Twitter account (@TruffleShuffle_). In addition, we will attempt to contact each winner directly via Twitter. If the winner follows @TruffleShuffle_ on Twitter, we will be able to send them a direct message. If the winner does not follow us, we will send them an @reply and ask them to follow us so that we can then direct message them. If we do not receive a response from a winner after a period of five business days or if for any reason we are unable to work out the details of fulfillment with a winner, we will select a new winner and begin the process again.

Disney Couture’s Amazing New Inspiration Collection!

We have had to keep this collection top secret for what seems like forever! But with all of these stunningly magical pieces due to arrive with us any day now, we can now give you a sneak peek into the brand new Inspiration Collection from Disney Couture! And oh my, it sure was worth the wait!
Every single piece is gorgeously special with exquisite, intricate details which come in the form of hidden gems, charms and adorable little messages (lines from your favourite Disney movies) such as ‘Have Faith in Your Dreams’ and ‘Believing is Just the Beginning’. Disney classics, Tinkerbell, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella are all here, with Winnie The Pooh, Pinocchio and Dumbo making their debut here at TruffleShuffle, we really are super-duper excited and just know you will be too!
With a choice of fabulous sparkling designs in both silver and gold, and an offering including rings, bracelets, stacking bangles and necklaces to choose from, it really is a Disney Couture fan’s dream! All this, and just in time for Christmas too! Snuggled neatly in their Disney Couture branded satin pouches, any of the fantastic pieces in this collection would make the perfect gift for someone uber special and stylish! Keep a look out , they are coming very soon! xoxo

Cooking just got a whole lot more fun with Mr Men and Little Miss!

With a whole host of little helpers ready and waiting to aid you in your quest for domestic perfection, why not let:
Little Miss Sunshine time your eggs           Mr Happy crack open the beers,
Mr Strong battle with those tough              Mr Tall keep a tight grip
tin opening operations                               on your kitchen roll
…and Mr Greedy and Little Miss Naughty sprinkle some magic on your culinary creations!
With Mr Messy on hand to look out for your well-being in the kitchen, you can protect your fabulous TruffleShuffle tees and baby soft fingers with our wicked Apron and Oven Glove!

My Turn! My Turn!

Mayhem has set in at Truffle Towers this week as us shufflers scramble for our controllers for some seriously old school, retro, and awesomely classic games. Who cares about growing up?!

Brushing the cobwebs aside from our Nintendo NES, Atari, N 64, Sega Master System and the like, TruffleShuffle is reliving the good old days of our mis-spent childhoods with some finger numbing sessions on everyone’s favourite retro video games. Top of our list, of course, it’s the plucky little Italian we have all come to love, King of retro games….Mario! There is no better way to while away the hours than in the world of Mario and his brother Luigi, ducking and diving, level after level, in evermore risky situations. Mama Mia!!

For those who like us never made it to the end, this is how it should be done:

If you’re as mad on it as us, take a sneaky look into what we are all wearing and rocking to show our love for retro games here
The shufflers were subjected to a little poll and asked for their top 5 retro games. The votes are in, check them out below! Do you agree, have we missed anything? Let us know your comments!!!
1. Super Mario
2. Sonic
3. Paper Boy
4. Lemmings
5. Street Fighter
 

Of course, retro games wouldn’t be the same without their iconic ‘stick in your head’ soundtracks. We’ve been scouring the web to find other peoples takes on such classics, here’s one for you guys:
Also, a few interesting, but useless facts for today:
Mario was originally known as Jumpman. However, when Nintendo‘s US office were trying to think of a better name in time for the American release of the game, they were interrupted by their landlord Mario Segale, after whom they christened the character.
A Q Score survey in the early nineties revealed that Mario was more recognisable to American children than Mickey Mouse!

Have a great weekend!

You know you were an 80′s child when…

As children of the 80’s we are always on the look-out for nostalgic, retro memories to inspire us in our quest to find you the most amazingly fabulous tees and gifts! We recently stumbled across these wicked ‘you know you are a child of the 80’s when…’ quotes which made us chuckle and got us thinking this would be an ace idea for our Friday comp! So if you need a little inspiration to help you come up with the most amusing/strange/quirky answer then take a wee look below!
You know you are a child of the 80’s when:
Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.

Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn’t be broken.

You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.

You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.


You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

You wanted to be on “Jim’ll Fix It”.

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.

You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at somepoint…or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global
Hypercolour) or one of those t-shirt rings on one side.

You had slouch socks and puff painted your own t-shirt at least once.

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.

You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.

You can remember watching Saved by the Bell for endless hours, back when they were new episodes.

You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.

You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”

You know someone who appeared on Wac-a-day.

You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”

You wanted to be a Goonie. (“Goonies never say die.”)

You remember Madonna in her cone stage.

You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”

You say ‘PJ and Duncan’ not ‘Ant and Dec’.

Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks. And who can forget those shellsuits!!!

You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)

You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

You remember M.C. Hammer.

You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”….

You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

You own any cassettes.

You owned a pair of L.A. Gear, Keds, or Converse tennis shoes.

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.

You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

You ever had a Swatch Watch.

You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the “Care Bear stare.”

You had Wonder Woman or Superman undies.

You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”

You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.

Big wheels and BMX’s were the way to go.

With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!

If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.

If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.

You know what ” Psyche” means.

Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.

You knew that Transformers were “more than meets the eye”.

Watching Neighbours was considered essential

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.

Go on, give it a go, you know you want to! And you are in with a chance of winning a £25.00 voucher to spend on the site! Wooooo!!!
xoxo