Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Post number 50!

I have just finished eating my favourite soup: spicy butternut squash and sweet potato with a sprinkle of stilton cheese. Nom. Well here we are at post number 50. Took me over a year to get there but I'm here. Hoping to get at least 100 posts this year but will try and do more. Since I'm trying to step it up with Random Quirks and preferably Toast Rack this will hopefully be a weekly thing. Am getting a weekly schedule going now where I do all the shop stuff that I need to do along with my uni work.

I'm just getting in the last of my new supplies so am starting to make my new pieces for Random Quirks. My first one was completed last night. I have decided to do a more trendy range, but in the Random Quirks style that is slightly more expensive than previous ranges. Of course you will get more for your money and these pieces should hopefully be more appealing this season as well. I think I have been rather safe with my designs so this is my experiment for the season. The new section will be called RQ Limited. So we shall see how that goes.

Now, Toast Rack, I'm not sure whether to test the vintage section by introducing the vintage pieces I have now which are a pair of 1950s earrings and a pair of 1980s Bally shoes. Or should I get a few more pieces then introduce them all at once? At the moment, I'm thinking of just testing out the two pieces and seeing how they are received before I invest in more.

In other news, I am about to start the proposal for my masters dissertation. Magazines vs Internet in terms of where women go for their fashion information. So, where do you go? The internet, magazines or both? I also went to Berlin last weekend with my uni which was really fun. There was still snow there so it was really cold. Got back on Saturday and am still shattered but luckily my Gossip Girl season one DVDs arrived so I've been watching that.

Until next time...

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Not the year 2010, but the year 10

Ah, a new year. Lots of fun new things to do. I've already done things I've never done before like go see a film at the cinema at midnight (Avatar 3D - awesome - go see it!), built a snowman at 2am (he was called George and a few days later got hit by a car) and randomly got a side fringe haircut during my lunch break at work. As you do :D Still plenty of the year to have fun with.

Omg, the snow! (yay, snow!) I can't believe how much snow there has been the last few weeks. And very proud that I only fell over once...in the middle of a road...in front of a car. No need to worry, the car was going so slow because of the ice that I had plenty of time to get up :) There are deceased snowmen everywhere. I saw one with a scarf but no head :S That was quite traumatising.

So, what's going on with Random Quirks? I've been supply shopping like crazy and have been impatiently waiting for since they are delayed because of the snow, grr, snow. Now that I have ran out of pieces to list from my latest collection, I decided that I want to increase sales this year so I'm introducing more choice. So plenty of new different items to make a change from barbie shoe earrings because I reckon there is enough choice for awhile, lol. I've been getting lots of barbie accessories to make new and interesting designs so stay tuned.

Toast Rack vintage plans are still in the pipeline, so keep checking here to find out the latest news. I think I might test one or two products at first to test the market. Have gotton one of them already, just waiting for the other through the post (grr, snow).

It was the first day back at uni today. Was alrighty. 2 of my deadlines this week have been delayed by a week (yay, snow) so I have more time to finish them :) Woop. Oh, and didn't get kept on at Bench after my contract was up so have applied to some new jobs, Topshop and Accessorize/Monsoon included.

Hope everyone had a good new year, I enjoyed playing a 2 decade long game of Articulate :)