Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Art of the "Selfie"

Detox is never an option for us this month, as January also spells party season for several members of the Voodoo Street community who celebrate birthdays.  

And so it follows that the fitness regime needs to be upped to keep the body in line.  Our local tow paths have taken a pounding and my recommended track for tackling inclines is "Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat," which provides an apt sound track for us this month, although "work" needs to be substituted for "rave."

Just in time for the plummeting temperatures, we now have back in stock our popular long line women's vintage/retro hoodies, featuring "The Haunting of Voodoo Street."  These really keep the cold out and come in French Navy and are pretty awesome, even though we say so ourselves!

We're also blown away by the number of cool and interesting people we have liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter.  We appreciate each and every one of you.  You also give great feedback!

One area where you're not so forthcoming, is entering competitions!  The deadline of 31st January is fast approaching.  All you need to do is send in a selfie to enquiries@voodoostreet.com and we'll pick 3 winners!  (See Facebook page www.facebook.com/VSTREET for details).  

For the less vain amongst you, here's a definition of "selfie" courtesy of Urban Dictionary:-

A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person's arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.

Champions of the "selfie" include Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Madonna, President Obama, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber.  It was probably the most overused phrase of 2013 and supermodels also jumped on the bandwagon, modifying the tried and tested method of the "full facial selfie" by instead taking a shot of their sun worshipping torsos.  Our tongues are firmly in our cheeks with this competition challenge. 

We would like to see what you all look like, but there's no need to take yourselves too seriously! We're tired of being force fed celebrity pouts, we just want to see the folk who like what we do!  

Friday, 10 January 2014



The bad news is, January is probably the most depressing month of the year.  We're all partied out like we've partied since 1999 and are experiencing a permanent fog, which has nothing to do with the weather!

The good news is, we've officially survived the most depressing day of the year and can now look forward...and that's where we come in.  To cheer everyone up, we have some news to share with you.

First up, we've kick started the year with a sale, which sees many items slashed to ridiculous prices and have
even thrown in free UK delivery!  This week, the sun has decided to show its face and as we all know here in the UK, as soon as the sun comes out, we are required by law to don a T-shirt!  

Secondly, we're nurturing our ever-growing Facebook family by giving them the heads up on any offers and competitions before we spread the word.  So a couple of days ago, we launched a competition.  If you haven't already done so, check it:  www.facebook.com/VSTREET as we have some awesome prizes to give away to 3 lucky winners.  We'll level with you, even we haven't decided exactly what's going to be included in the goody bags yet, but winners are guaranteed a free T-shirt and some surprises!  Oh and did we mention, that many of our designs are intended to be one offs, so once they've been sold, they won't be repeated?!

In other news, we're hoping to support a worthy local cause, Unit 3 Sixty, a proposed urban recreation centre in nearby Stourbridge (for those of you who remember 90s bands The Wonderstuff and Pop Will Eat Itself will know it) by donating some T-shirts to a fund raising event.  Any skaters might want to take a look: 

And finally...we're working on a new range of designs, one of which I can't wait to get my hands on!  It has all the hallmarks of Voodoo Street and is being inked in as we speak.