Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Voodoo New Year News!

We've had a fantastic Christmas on Voodoo Street, with friends and family.  In spite of a disastrous Christmas dinner (don’t go there), we’ve consumed an incredible variety of food and drink, from the hottest Mexican cheese known to mankind (the challenge being to eat it with a spoonful of Habanero sauce), the best ever roast spuds, an array of heart-bothering puddings, including a bowl of sherry served with a side order of trifle and a spiced orange cake, all washed down with tequila beers, our special reserve Voodoo Street cider and some re-discovered home made Elderberry wine, which, over time, has morphed into a sherry like no other!  Trust us, anything that can drive you to applying lipstick to mini burgers and dressing with table confetti in order to turn them into “talking party food” is worth a try!

In between, we’ve managed to squeeze in one pitiful run and a couple of bracing walks.  In fact, the winter storms have added a certain frisson of excitement to these walks, which have been re-christened “branch dodgers.”

We haven’t hit the sales as yet, as we’ve been too busy thinking of some exciting offers for you good people.  Follow us on twitter (@VoodooStreet) for up-to-date details on these.

Whatever you’re up to tonight, enjoy!  All that remains is for us to wish you all a truly awesome 2014! 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Getting into gear

It’s been a typically varied week here on Voodoo Street.

This week we said goodbye to one of our elders, a 90 year-old much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who, in spite of her frailty (and lack of interest in popular culture post 1945!) was still championing Voodoo Street in her final days!   Kath, you will be missed.

We also attended a hot rod meet (Greasy) and saw some pretty incredible cars and truly stylish people, showcasing their tattoos, hairdos and vintage style to perfection!   Looking forward to meeting them again.

We now have stock and have been busy photographing garments on our old school shop mannequins.  We find that these are less troublesome and display far fewer diva qualities than living and breathing models.  As our followers on Facebook and Instagram will have spotted, given a little attention, even these mannequins can become narcissistic, as our mannequin “selfie” proves!

We have more stock on the way, courtesy of some extremely talented screen printers, namely Get a Grip, who work tirelessly for punk rock bands and indecisive clothing companies…ahem.

They will be bringing to life the awesome artwork of one Dan Bowden, a Brighton based illustrator who more than satisfied our brief to produce a limited edition ocean festival poster launching the Voodoo Street brand.  The hand pulled, water based screen prints will imminently be available on our organic cotton T-shirts.  We hope that their base on Floodgate Street is an omen for our sales!  Keep an eye on the website for updates.

We are also pleased to see that word is spreading.  Only this morning, I walked past someone wearing a Voodoo Street T-shirt and spotted a mint VW van bearing one of our stickers.  Makes all the hard work seem worthwhile.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Final Push

So it’s been a hectic few months on the street gearing up for the annual wallet battering that is Christmas.

We have some really cool, design-led images for you this Christmas, including a muscle car inspired design from Vampire Bodyshop and limited stock of the awesome Voodoo Street Ocean Fest poster design, sponsored by all our friends on Voodoo Street.  Official recognition of this design has been forthcoming from one of the area’s renowned graffiti artists, so job done as far as we’re concerned!  There’s also a funky tribute to vintage magazines in “The Haunting of Voodoo Street” which we’re currently selling on women’s winter warmer, long line French Navy hoodies.

Meanwhile, the supper club’s still going strong.  Recently, we’ve been treated to super-sized home made profiteroles and Evo has been banging out his famous roast pork and crackling, spicy pulled pork and an amazing lamb, coconut and mango curry.  Tonight it’s his turn again and, given that it’s now December, he’s made a bread and butter pudding with chocolate chip panettone and Baileys.  So I expect to see more twilight runners than usual, busy burning those calories!

Meanwhile, our almost antique car is going in for its MOT – still on original clutch and turbo engine with a terrifying number of miles on the clock!  We have every faith that she’ll pass.  But if not, the beast (for the uninitiated, that’s our beloved P6 Rover 3500S) will roam the streets once again!

Keep an eye on the website for testimonials and offers.  There’s free delivery on all UK orders this December.  Have a good one!