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Firstly I wanna say a big ole thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our halloween competition, what a bunch of sickos you really are. I love it! I sat and read each and every one with a big bag of chocolate eyeballs this morning and nearly choked when I read the tale of the evil broccoli. Dead scary. I also loved the living dead 1950s housewives, the decadently deceased Victorian opium addict, Louise Brooks - silent movie star extraordinaire, the buzzing bumblebee, the twister board, the shower scene from psycho (I wanna see photos), Malice In Horrorland, Alan Partridge Zombie, Cherry from Robert Rodriguez's gore masterpiece "Planet Terror." (love that film) and Scary Poppins!
But as always there could only be one winner...da da da...Lynsay with her fabulous tale of how she will recreate Bette Davis' look in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?". Read Lynsays' super cool entry below...
Well Done Lynsay! Hope you have a ball wearing your scarily cute one-of-a-kind Reko frock! Bette would be proud!
To celebrate halloween this year we've snagged a scarily cute one-of-a-kind frock from Reko with a boo-tiful fantasy horror print. The bad news is it's not for sale...but the super ace news is - you can WIN it!
Just tell us about the frightfully fun outfit you plan to wear this halloween in all its gory detail and what the inspiration is behind your horrifically good look! We'll choose the most freakin' stylish look with the most creatively ghoulish inspiration! Whether you'll be shredding your ex boyfriends clothes to dress up as a zombie after watching Dawn of the Dead; dolling up in the style of the Beautiful and the Damned to enjoy the celebration of the spookiest time of year in sophisticated elegance; or dressing down as a small school boy with cute cap, short shorts and knee socks like the 1963 science fiction film Children of the Damned.
We look forward to seeing what your twisted minds can come up with! Post your answers below! You have until midnight on Wednesday October 22nd (UK time) to post your entries. We'll announce the super spook winner the day after!
We've just closed the doors to our first ever Superette Saturday Street Sale and I'm exhausted! We arrived at the shop at 8am this morning to ice the cakes we'd made at home last night, set up the tables and rails and hang the bunting! Our first customer was a sweet guy on his way to work and he bought both of Sam's Lynch paintings and my roller girl print. It then went crazy! Crowds of thrift lovin' ladies all arrived at once and our rummage boxes were cleared out in double quick time.
Whilst Penni and I bagged up everyone's purchases our lovely new intern Joanne offered around cups of tea and cake! In between the rushes we managed to snag a cupcake too, yum yum.
We were lucky to get a sunny day with beautiful blue skies and it was really lovely to see so many old faces! Suzy and Ian from Nude came along with their teeny tiny 6 week old baby Astrid. We caught up with a bunch of Lady Luck's past interns - Hannah, Leah, Ann, Julie, Heather - great to see all of you! And super to see lots of girls and guys we met at Loud Tate last month. Plus lots of familiar faces from past LLROK events - it's always so nice to see you girls! I hope you managed to get everything home OK, some girls literally had bin bags full of goodies.
Superette's dear friend Betsy and her Mum came along to sell stuff too! They had the tables and rail on the end and their vintage finds were snapped up a plenty. I think we'll make the sale a bi-annual event so maybe we'll do it all again around Spring time 2009.
But back to 2008 and we've got a new collection to launch...soon...very soon. I promise!
To celebrate halloween we've given our Russian Dolls a ghoulish make over! The Goth Doll has ditched the red lipstick in favour of spook black, the rosy cheeks are now pale circles and her outfit is strictly black and purple. She's hoping you'll show her a horrifically good time! The Goth Dolls are available on short or long necklaces, alternatively we can make one into a brooch.
Can't decide between the Russian Doll and the Goth Doll Name Necklaces? You can have both! Develop a double life with our Miss Jekyll and Sister Hyde double sided necklace! Each wooden doll is printed on both sides with the names or words of your choice (up to 9 letters), varnished by hand and made into a necklace on a short or long chain.
Sylvia Ugga is a French graphic designer, screen printer and red devil living between Paris and London. We were introduced by John Griffin when he was teaming up like minded artists and shops in Shoreditch for Through the Pane which is part of the Concrete and Glass festival. John says "From the 2nd-19th October a range of art is being displayed in the windows of shops, bars and restaurants of Shoreditch. Peer in and find out who might be peering back at you. Go inside those shops to see what else may be on display; a broad selection of media, displaying the works of various independent photographers and artists from around London."
Sylvia popped into Superette last week to create her window installation with a zillion pink balloons and a cherry picked selection of her amazing Derby Girl prints. She painstakingly strung all the balloons together and then hung them from the ceiling with the use of a very long thin stick and a piece of blu tack, oh the dedication! After half an hour and a few pops here and there the ceiling of Superette was a sea of neon pink and the fluoro prints look perfect against our pink and black wall. All in all it's one of the best window displays we've ever had!
We hope you can come and meet the Derby Girls! The prints are also for sale and if you wanna commission Sylvia for a graphic or screen printing project we can give you all her details.
Superette Saturday Street Sale
4 days to go!
We created a Facebook event so you can let us know if you're coming along...I want to make sure I bake enough cakes! Click here.
We collaborated with Tate Britain to produce a super fun set of art based name jewellery for Loud Tate 2008 - a festival of live performance, art and music. The event took place last weekend and it was absolutely crazy! It attracted over 5000 people so it's no wonder we were sold out in just 30 minutes! We had such a good time and want to say a big thank you to everyone who visited our stand. For those of you who couldn't come along on the day or if you came after we had sold out I have good news! All three designs are now available to buy online, yay!
The Drawing Pencil will delight all you daydreamin' doodle dandies! You can personalise it with 1 line of text, up to 11 letters and add an initial or heart to the pencil top too! The wooden pencil is printed to order, varnished by hand and can be made into a brooch, a single earring or a necklace. If you choose a necklace we decided to hang the pencil from a short 45cm necklet because it's quite a dinky charm.
The Artist's Palette is for serious art freaks! You can personalise it with 1 line of text in a super cool brush font, up to 9 letters. The wooden palette is printed to order, varnished by hand and available as a brooch or a necklace. If you choose a necklace we decided to hang the palette from a long 70cm gold toned necklet because the palette is quite chunky.
Calling all fans of Warhol's factory! Come and checkout the Pop Art Paint Can! You can personalise it with 1 or 2 lines of text, up to 9 letters in each line. The wooden paint can is printed to order, varnished by hand and available as a brooch or a necklace. If you choose a necklace we decided to hang the can from a long 70cm gold toned necklet because the can is quite large.
The trio of designs are available in an enormous variety of colourways to give you maximum creative input. So get ready to make a statement with a fun piece of wearable art!
We heart Anna from the Sexual Hot Bitches! Thanks so much for swinging by Superette at such short notice to model our new collection. You really are hot!