Some days when i've got one specific task to complete my inspiration is totally dead, i sit staring at the screen and trying to form the ideas into some original shape. On other days however, when I don't plan anything, the ideas just jump out of anywhere, perfectly formed and ready to go, like if I didn't have anything to do with the whole process :) I love this kind of spontanous work, it's more easy to digest, straightforward and inspiring :)
This was the case with LBC Deal Hunting Squad, which worked well as email marketing campaign, but I should really sit and work on it to keep it live - which means to create more deals and upload them online :)
Today I was working on completely different promotion, and I hope you're going to like it, it's brand new LBC Explorers Club, little place where you can discover unusual and quirky things about all the clothes available at LBC! For example the first item to go were Darkside Casette Tape Skinny Skinny Jeans - made from super thick industrial feel denim, with camouflaged back pockets ('hidden' pockets) and cute little Darkside logo stitched on the back with silver metallic thread.
I absolutely adore these Casette Skinnies Jeans, the print is so unbelievably strong and bold, it will fix the whole outfit for you, just add simple black vest, sudded wristbands and layered chain necklaces - perfect for those sweet & rebel days :)
I've been reading about Special Effects hair dyes today, and I'm pretty impressed with the quality of these dyes as submitted by the users. These dyes are dominantly temporary hair dyes (as most of the alternative colours giving the vibrant rich shades) yet the colour stays from 6 weeks up to 4 months!
That's quite good, but the best thing about Special Effects is that with every wash the colour doesn't just fade, it kinda gets brighter, revealing vibrant new shade. For example the girl in the photo has used the Special Effects Virgin Rose hair dye, which in the beginning gives quite deep magenta shade, but with every wash the colour gets slightly brighter, and it turns into Neon Pink, so it's still vibrant and rich.
It's also worth noting that with Special Effects shade (as well as Manic Panic, Star Gazer etc. etc.) the final effect depends on the colour base of the hair before dying, if it's pre-coloured, if it's dark or fair, but if you want to get the most vibrant colour it's advisable to bleach it first (with manufacturer's bleaching kit). Also wash the hair with cheap shampoo (which strips the hair clean) and don't use any conditioner prior to dying. Leave the dye to develop according to the instructions on the box, yet with these Veggie dyes (which don't contain ammonia) you can leave it for longer, some users recommended leaving the Special Effects for up to 2 hours for more vibrant shade.
Also good tip: if you have any of the hair dye left over, mix it with the hair conditioner and use it after every wash to preserve the colour for longer!
Today I've been uploading new Poizen Industries Girl Tshirt online, and I've realised it has got pink cross stitch details at the bottom and by one sleeve - it makes such a huge difference, it just looks so wicked & punky, the simplest ideas are really the best!!! But you can do it yourself and give any of your old Tshirt bit of Glam Punk look! Take hot pink yarn and create 3 - 4 stitches along the seam - by the sleeves or at the bottom!!! Yes, 3 simple stitches can transform your old-boring tee into new wicked edgy top, and it takes few seconds - I'm gonna do that myself tomorrow :)))
it's been extremely cold today again, it's still Winter after all... The forecasts say there's another three weeks of cold, which doesn't make me happy. I'm going to London Edge this weekend to order new stock and the temperature in Londres is supposed to be around -2 degrees!
I think first I will visit Poizen Industries stand, it's going to be pure indulgence, plenty of plushie, acid, cyber, lolita treats, from Fluffy Bunny Hoodie and Jacket to cutest eye popping girls tshirts. I just need to remember not to order all at once, it's always a temptation, because you never know when to stop :)
Ok, today I'm so inspired by super skinny skinny jeans, baby zebra skinnies to be precise. I've grabbed these babies few weeks ago, and honestly they work like magic every time. Don't want to repeat opinion old as the world that skinnies jeans are back, as we all know that. But difference is all in the design - material, colour, fit and comfort. Jeans Skinny should be well fitted on bum, and shouldn't require extra trips ot shops to make them look fab. They should fit into your style, and the clothes you already have ;) Now, when it comes to my Baby Zebra Skinny Jean, they can transform my old boring plain vest or cardi into glam rock chick outfit! Honestly, even my green waterproof parka looks like from fashion catalogue when i wear it with zebra skinnies to my local co-op! It's insane! These Girls Jeans do half work when it comes ot pimping a style. Best investment of last year. Hope there's few more to come still :>
LBC knows good things taste better when shared. That's why we're giving away (yeah, just like that!) totally awesome and freaking cute Goodie Bag worth £20! It's full of Scene Treats to brighten up your days and re-store the joy! But how to get this amazing Goodie Bag?
There's one sure way - take part in our Survey! Click the link below to start the fun, answer few questions and Goodie Bag might be flying your way! Don't hesitate, get clicking now:
We all love changing our look every now and again - new hair, heavy make up, new clothing style... We also like trying something more permanent - tatoos, piercing, hair dye (maybe not super permanent change, but still tricky to get rid of when it goes wrong). Now, how to convince your parents you really want to get piercing, dye your hair,
or start wearing something new and different?
We collected few really helpful (and tested!) tips from you, check them out now and if you've got any of your own tips too, share them with us!
"If you want to convince your parents you really want piercing, try doing things to get them change their minds. Such as
getting good grades
cleaning without them asking
if u do things such as smoking, drinking, or even drugs, try to stop, so you can show them that u can be responsible.
If they see a change in you, they might feel the need to reward you."
"I wanted a lip piercings but my mom wouldn't approve. I tried convincing her into it, but she kept saying no. So I went against her and pierced my lip myself. She was disappointed in me, but I talked to her. It was just a stud, and the one thing that got her to let me keep it was "you have tattoos, those are permanent. I can take out the piercings, if you're scarred." ha, it worked. And now I have snakebites. I guess you can pull that line if your parents have tattoos. :D"
"Try getting the magnet piercing first and then tell your parents it's real - note their reaction and if they are like gasp about it, take them out and show them, but if they don't make too big of deal about it just tell them that they are real and later go get them done 4 real..."
"What I did to convince my parents was I went online and got all the info about taking care of piercing and the cost and everything and showed it to them to prove I had thought about it and knew what I was getting into so they knew I was serious about it and that it wasn't just a phase or something I wanted because one of my friends had it done..."
"Well, if you pay for it with your own money and tell them that you will help out around the house I'm sure they will let you. I'm 17, I'll be 18 in february.. but with my parents if you pay for it then its okay, they wouldn't
like it if i did but once it's done they get over it eventually... so good luck!"
"You could say that's the only thing you want for christmas or your birthday. oh and comprimises are good too. example: my mom wants me to have good grades, so i asked her.. "so if i get all straight A's will you let me dye my hair purple?" and she said yes. something like that sort of comprimise. good luck :)"
Festival season is nearly here! From muddy Glastonbury to posh Wireless, whatever the place, occassion or music, we all wait for these events. It's more then just pure music apprecciation, it's time to go crazy, forget about everyday rules, and eventually mingle with celebrities!
Now, what to take with you to stay safe, warm and comfy? There are two secrets to festival fashion:
Festival goers know there are far more important issues then looking good - first of all you need to feel comfy to enjoy music - often in rainy weather, cold or late at night! Check the weather forecast before you take off and pack accordingly
STYLE IS A BONUS, NOT A NECCESSITY - anything goes, so go crazy! Pack List:
Wellies - opt for plain version rather then novelty prints as flowery wellies will make you look like farmers' market reject
Casual dresses / tunics - easy way to make an outfit, and they look awesome with wellies!
Show The World what's your Style! Share a photo of you wearing LBC gear (LBC skinnies, t shirt, hoodie etc) set in super awesome outfit and upload it to our Facebook fan page!
Pros: you get super fun times, show the world your awesomnesss, and once we publish guide 'How To Wear...' based on your outfit, you'll get £20.00 shopping voucher to spend at www.littleblackcherry.co.uk!
How can you beat that?
Cons: none so far
Get creative, stay awesome and show the World How It's Done!
Marlene Tuczapska from www.littleblackcherry.co.uk has teamed up with Face of Plymouth’08 and photographer Rebecca Bond for Christmas Photoshoot. It’s main purpose was to showcase store’s new arrivals: Men’s and Ladies Vacant T-shirts, Fingerless Gloves and Jewellery. Professional eye of Rebecca Bond, young Devon’s photographer created relaxed atmosphere. Along Debbie posing for photos were Clinton Richard Lancaster, experienced young model, and just starting up Shelby Whyte and Ruta Kazenite. Rebecca and Debbie are often seen working together, and Marlene was happy to join forces once more with the talented duo. Clinton Lancaster was glad to model with Debbie again, as both met during their preparation for Face of Plymouth 2008 contest.
All items were set together in urban outfits with shop’s classic bestsellers: Kitty Ears Hoodies, Skinny Jeans and Scene Queen Jewellery. Four models had great fun posing for the photos. Ruta and Shelby enjoyed posing as two Elves competing for attention of Father Christmas – Clinton.
Little Black Cherry proved once more to support local talents and create opportunity for young models and photographers to be seen and appreciated worldwide. Marlene has got great experience in online marketing, and all photos are being strongly promoted on the internet, with focus on prime Google placement, as well as being featured on popular social sites as Facebook, MySpace, You Tube, Twitter and more. Little Black Cherry has been featured not a long ago on Channel 4 website, as Hollyaoks’ Laura was spotted wearing LBC Pink Chequered Emo Hoody.
Marlene has just returned from London Edge, international Trade Show, from where she brought new stock, in order to prepare for Christmas time. Fresh arrivals in the shop are Vacant Men’s and Ladies T-shirts full of cult characters, and hit straight from USA – NewBreed Girl T-shirts, so popular on highstreet, and also seen in Topshop. It proves Little Black Cherry’s changing face, as it’s moving from ‘underground’ fashion to mainstream, bringing big labels and highest quality clothing along.
Little Black Cherry is online shop based in Plymouth, with two years of trading experience. Selling urban Hooded Jackets, T-shirts, Skinny Jeans and Accessories, it’s focused on young market of 13 – 35 year olds. Marlene tries to keep up with latest trends on Scene Emo fashion, which dictates what’s next appearing on a website: from funky Kitsch Jewellery to Neon Clothing and Accessories.