Hi there you lovely lot,
So David Bowie turned 65 last weekend, and I have to say that he is hands down my favourite David. (Sorry Hoff) With a music career that has spanned 4 decades, I defy anybody to question his legend status. He is all kinds of awesome, not only is he one of the world’s biggest musical talents – but he is an eccentric crusader for the weird and wonderful.
I mean, he guest starred in Spongebob Squarepants. Some iconic megastars may (wrongly) think they are above smartly dressed sponges and meowing snails – but not our David. He was a guest on the 2007 episode Atlantis SquarePantis, and gave the show it’s highest ever ratings. What a guy.
In 1986 he starred in Labyrinth as Jareth the Goblin King, and the fabulous gang at TruffleShuffle have got a brilliant collection of t shirts celebrating the many faces of David Bowie. So, to quote Jareth (with some creative license) ‘I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and buy these T-shirts…’
It’s been an exciting week here at Truffle Towers, mainly thanks to the long awaited launch of our brand new, official and exclusive range of Labyrinth T-shirts. It’s something we’ve wanted to be able to represent on the site for what feels like years so getting the opportunity to work closely with the amazing Jim Henson Company to create our very own tribute range has been totally awesome in every way. We’ve been tweaking and perfecting this collection over the last few months so it’s been such a great feeling to finally unleash the tees to all you TruffleShufflers and we are so happy with the fantastic response they’ve all received!
As one of the designers of the range, it was a great experience to return to the fantastical world of the Goblin City and really get under the skin of one of the all-time ultimate 80’s classics! We started with David Bowie and his genius turn as the Goblin King Jareth and we were of course inspired by his outrageous fashion (those skin tight leggings made a particularly big impression…) and the ultra catchy song from the film (Dance Magic Dance!). After playing with lots of ideas, we plumped for a really cool flyer style design for what would clearly be the coolest club night in the world! Check it out below….
Although we knew you guys loved the worm as much as we did, even we were surprised by just how much – this design pretty much sold out after 24 hours on the site and has even been snapped up by the fabulous Una Healy from The Saturdays who even tweeted a pic of her wearing it!
We also had to pay homage to the films strangest pairing, with the slightly twisted love interest between Sarah (the heroine of the film) and Jareth the Goblin King. For this tee we just had to use imagery from the stunning and surreal ballroom dance scene, as that was one of the key points (and my favourite moment) from the whole film. Here’s the video for anyone who needs a recap…
And here are the men’s and ladies designs…
The final tee added this week was the ultra classic Labyrinth movie poster, done in a great vintage distressed style and perfect for anyone who had the same problem as me in trying to choose which one to go for! A real classic, I wore mine for an evening in the pub last week and had 4 people come up to me to show their appreciation so it’s a real talking point! Don’t know about you but just seeing this movie poster makes me want to see the film again…..
Arriving stylishly late to the party is Hoggle, Sarah’s devious guide to the maze, who ultimately comes good at the end of the film. This tee is anything but horrible though and will be available to order on the website very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
With so many interesting characters and magical moments it was a real pleasure to put together this collection. We can already tell you guys are enjoying the tees and we hope it helps to bring back many great memories of the magical goblin city. We would love to hear which tees you guys like the most and what are your favourite characters and moments from the film? Get in touch fellow Labyrinth fans…
We are loving the new range of rocking Amplified tees and hoodies which we have sneakily been adding to the site over the last couple of weeks!
If you love the Brit rockers Led Zeppelin and enjoy nothing more than flexing your air guitar muscles whilst listening to classic tracks such as ‘Stairway to heaven’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love’ you should definitely check out our fab new Mothership tees!
Maybe you like it a bit more raucous, thrashing guitars, tons of attitude… This Metallica tee may be right up your street! We’ve been waiting for Metallica tshirts for what seems like a lifetime and this wicked retro print of the ‘Justice For All’ album takes some beating!
We know there is much love for the toasty, cosy Amplified hoodie out there and what joy, when these brand new beauties arrived. With new additions in luscious green and athletic marl, these make are a must for any Amplified fans and come with your fave Rolling Stones and Stone Roses distressed prints!
We know you rock chicks love a bit of glitz and glamour and we would never deny you! With Bowie, AC/DC, Guns N Roses and Rolling Stones tees all given sparkling, gleaming, diamantes, chain-mail and foil print embellishments, this Xmas you really can dazzle!
We’re huge fans of Polyvore here at TruffleShuffle.com and we love seeing the fabulous sets that you guys create with our tees and accessories so we thought we’d pick a few of our faves for your viewing pleasure! Check them our below and prepare to be inspired!! xoxo
We love this fierce Bowie/Kate Moss inspired set which uses our best selling Aladdin Sane tee from Amplified to great effect. Get yours HERE!
Turn To The Right by Not-A-Human-Being featuring vintage t shirt
How cute is the Barbie inspired set which uses our fabulous ‘You Think It’s Easy Being This Beautiful’ tee from Mighty Fine! The ultimate in girlie gorgeousness, get the look with our amazing collection of official Barbie T-Shirts
We’re loving this super sophisticated look which uses one of our fave new Junk Food tri-blend tees. Looks fab paired with super skinnies and we are seriously lusting after those shoo-boots now. Want to copy the look? Start here with the tee…