Saturday, 27 July 2013

My online shop and next month's big event!

Bonjour tout le monde! I haven't really had a chance to blog in the last couple of weeks because I have been super busy. It's my summer term at university already (I get less holidays than most students because I'm doing my degree in two years as opposed to three) and I have more modules to be getting on with, including a side order of French! Anyway, I thought I would share with you the goings on of the last fortnight or so.

After having decided that I really did want to open an online hair accessory shop, I got busy buying materials and packaging, buying a font license so I could make a header and generally doing the million and one things that seem to be necessary when you start a small business. 

The name of my brand? Sugar Trampoline.

I actually named it after the lyrics in one of my favourite songs, as there was something about it I found clever and likeable. Plus, it seems to go with the sugary, fun aesthetic I'm going for.

Will it be successful? I really don't know. I am aware that as far as selling products or getting various opportunities goes, a degree of internet fame is important, and something I certainly don't have! Hopefully, the products will speak for themselves.

At this point in time, I've got a batch of simple, ribbon hair bows, and I'm adding more to it each day. I'm also working on making other products, so there's a range of things for people to choose from. 

In the meantime, it would mean a lot to me if you would like my Facebook page. I hope to have everything going within the next month or so, and people's support is very much appreciated!

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In other news, I'm going to Frock On! 

I could not be more excited to be going to a lolita convention! I actually missed my chance to grab a ticket initially. The event completely sold out and it seemed like there was absolutely no way I'd be going. And then one day, on the Facebook event page, someone was selling theirs! Usually when this happens, a flood of people dive in before you can even finish writing a coherent comment of interest. This time, however, it was like nobody had even noticed this post at all. A few messages, a Paypal transaction, and a several days later, I had my ticket! And not just any old ticket, but a VIP Entry ticket! This means I'll be allowed early entry, get the best seating, and even get a goody bag! I'm so thrilled.

I've been trying to come up with the perfect coordinate for the day, something classic. It's a style I do not normally wear, so I'm anxious as to how well I'll be able to pull it off. 

Well, that's about all I have to say for the time being. I have an irritatingly large amount of homework to do, and many more accessories to make. Until next time, au revoir! 


  1. oh goodness that event sounds so amazing *0* i'm so jealous of all the events that the UK lolitas put on, they all sound great!! (also I liked your fbook page, I'm excited to see what you have to offer!! :)

    1. I know! This will be my first time going to anything like this so I'm probably a bit too hyper about it XD
      And thanks so much for liking my page :)