A Look Back In Time: Casio First Founded Today in 1957!

Possibly THE biggest retro brand ever, Casio has been a household name for a long as we can remember. When it came to gadgets in the 80s, 90s and well…even today, it’s hard to think of some of the most iconic products without something from this
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Perhaps not one of the best and most successful launches ever known to man, Casio’s first attempt at wowing potential customers pretty much ended in failure. Boarding the plane to their very first product reveal, two of the founding Kashio brothers quickly learned that their super delicate and high-tech calculator was simply too large for them to take onto the plane…
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A quick solution was to remove the top part of the contraption, which, much to the brother’s dismay, would irreparably damage it.

Well…it did and made for a less than impressive first presentation. But fear not! Just as the brothers arrived home, somewhat discouraged to say the least, a representative from Uchida Yoko Co. Ltd, paid them a visit and asked to see their wonder calculator. It was a success and seven years of hard work in development had suddenly paid off. A contract was signed with Uchida Yoko as the exclusive dealer, and in today back in June 1957, Casio Computer Co. Ltd, was born!

So what about the watches you cry?? Well seeing huge success with their range of personal calculators, Casio took the leap further afield and produced their very own wrist watches later in 1974 called The Casiotron, a watch that features a fully automatic calendar.This watch not only showed the hours, minutes, and seconds, but also had a unique function that could automatically determine the number of days in a month. Instant cool!
From then we’ve seen countless amazing designs from this vintage brand covering all shapes, colours, functions and siza….most of which we’ve owned!
Why not celebrate this momentous moment in time with a classic wristwatch of you very own. Take a look at our very own range of retro Casio Watches available from only £16.99….
So what are your memories of this iconic brand? Which designs have you owned? xoxo

Kitsch, Retro Jewellery From New Brand – Chelsea Doll!

Chelsea Doll Jewellery offer the perfect accessory to go with your finest retro t-shirts and general attire. To add a bit of fun and sparkle, this statement retro jewellery is just the ticket!

Chelsea Doll is an independent fashion accessory emporium, founded with love in 2009. With a real love of fashion and the inspiration it breeds, their passion has resulted in a collection of on-the-pulse and individual styles. From the vintage to the wild, their jewellery epitomises individuality which gives people that eureka moment in front of the mirror!

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Our Ultimate Accessories for Your 2013 Look

TruffleShuffle.com is a wonderland of fabulously magical, quirky, funky and retro accessories. This year is all about taking risks and adding a touch of humour to your look or adding a statement piece to set you apart from the crowd and become a real talking point.

Whether to edge towards the girly, whimsical pieces or the out there, vibrant colours and bold designs, we have something that will compliment any look for 2013.

Proving ever popular are these stunning, official Disney Couture pieces, cute yet still contemporary.

For something on the more daring side, injecting a humorous touch, these funky rings could be just the ticket!

Time to update your watch with something a little different, check out these wicked quirky finds

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What time is it? It’s O clock….

‘The coolest unisex Italian watch brand to hit the UK…’

The Italian watch that has taken Europe by storm has arrived in the UK. O clock watches are designed & manufactured in Italy & the brand already has something of a cult following in Europe.

The brilliance of O clock lies in it’s interchangeable concept. You not only build up a collection of practical, functional & aesthetically pleasing watches, the interchangeable faces & straps allows you to mix & match your look depending on your mood & your outfit. Other designs include some fabulously unique Disney designs for the adult market – original sketches of favourite characters. O clock is so much more than just a watch – it is also an object of design that is constantly pleasing to the eye. You will feel equally happy wearing this watch on the beach or in the office. The watches are extremely comfortable to wear, made from hypoallergenic silicon & come in three sizes. They can be worn loose like a bracelet or with a tighter fit.

O clock Disney collection is inspired by the most famous Disney characters. Whether you’re an adult or child you’ll love the subtle character sketches on these watches featuring Mickey or Minnie Mouse, Goofy or even the iconic Mickey silhouette.
O clock Disney comes with its own collectable tuna-tin and are still as interchangeable as the rest of the range. So Minnie can look just as at home in the red strap as she does in the white, or you can rock goofy in a slick black strap. The only limit is your creativity!!

White Minnie Mouse Disney Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Red Mickey Mouse Disney Watch from O Clock  - £34.99 Blue Goofy Disney Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Black Mickey Mouse Icon Disney Watch from O Clock - £34.99

I can’t actually remember how long I’ve been waiting for these O clock watches to arrive at Truffle towers. Being a real 80s kid I find it extremely hard to resist anything neon. Green, Yellow, Pink… Whatever it is, I love it. So when 3 neon watches come in to stock how do pick which colour to buy?? Easiest answer is I don’t, I just buy all of them… The fact that I can mix and match faces with straps adds a whole new level of creativity to simply wearing a watch! They’re amazing….

Neon Pink Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Neon Green Watch from O Clock - £34.99 Neon Yellow Watch from O Clock - £34.99

Want one? Well, you’ll have to be quick as these watches will be gone in no time at all. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) Click here to see the full range.

Nooka Watches Launch At TruffleShuffle.com

This November we’re excited to announce the introduction of six statement time pieces from coveted New York accessories brand, Nooka.

White Zub 40 Watch from Nooka £99.00
White Zub 40 Watch from Nooka £99.00

Born out of a commitment to universal communication, Nooka was founded by artist and design obsessive, Matthew Waldman, creating a range of eye-catching wristwear that offer a new and innovative way to view time. Along with striking timepieces from the mainline collection, TruffleShuffle.com will also be stocking Nooka’s limited edition collaborations with MTV and Nickelodeon’s celebration of cult pop-culture icon, Spongebob Squarepants.

SpongeBob Squarepants Zub Zot Watch from Nooka £125.0
SpongeBob Squarepants Zub Zot Watch from Nooka £125.00
Patrick SpongeBob Squarepants Zub Zot Watch from Nooka £125.0
Patrick SpongeBob Squarepants Zub Zot Watch from Nooka £125.00

Nooka watches marry modern graphic style with unique design functions which take the concept of telling time into an entirely new realm! In a move away from analogue and digital traditions, time is represented in a variety of pioneering mechanical methods and pop aesthetics that mix numbers with both dots and horizontal and vertical bars- also known as the ‘time capsule’ display. Available in an array of attention grabbing colour pop shades and clean and contemporary materials, Nooka watches are the grown up, style conscious alernative to your favourite childhood wrist candy.

MTV Headphones Zub Zenh Watch from Nooka £125.00
MTV Headphones Zub Zenh Watch from Nooka £125.00

From LA to London, Nooka time pieces are loved by design savvy individuals and A-list celebrities alike, including Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland and Freida Pinto.

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