Sunday, 25 November 2012

New Shoot! Plus New Threads too!

It's been a while between drinks since Powderpuff Boutique had a photoshoot and some of the photos on the website hadn't been updated for 3 and a half years ago from the very first shoot!!!  So it was definitely time for a refresh and revamp of the online store.

Enter local Adelaide photographer, Steven Jones of Etch Studio whom had photographed myself a couple of years ago.  I told him what I was after this time around and got exactly what I wanted, so we'll be going back for sure!

The lovely lady of the latest shoot was my lovely friend and also the teacher of the Vintage Hair Workshops at Powderpuff Boutique's store, Miss Molly Doll.  I was so happy Molly said she'll model, she has such a great natural figure, she's short in stature, curvy, has a butt that just don't quit, but most importantly I find that customers really appreciate having a natural, realistic gal modelling.

So we re-shot some of the older styles and some new too.  And as I said, was very pleased with the results, so we'll all be back in the studio together hoepfully before the end of the year to photograph more vintage inspired Playsuits, Skirts, Blouses and Frocks! 

We have a gorgeous new teal satin for our 'Kelly' Full Circle Skirts.  This is a great lil classic piece for formal occassions, it's finished with a large diamonte button, perfect for vintage gals with parties for the festive season.

We have a couple of new Playsuit styles too.  Our new 'Polly Picnic' Skirted Playsuit has a mini full circle skirt over the lil shorties and is a great lil 50s style playsuit in classic gingham and trimmed with ric rac.  Available in 3 colourways, canary, red and candy.


With new photos of our capris, tops and frocks, please visit our webstore and check out the new styles and photos for yourself

Powderpuff Boutique xo

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ticket Giveaway thanks to Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

Last week Powderpuff Boutique was lucky enough to be contacted by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival asking if we would like tickets to a couple of cabaret shows to giveaway to our Facebook followers.

Adelaide is aptly named the 'Festival State' for a good reason, not so much the sleepy large country town most of Australia thinks it is.  So many amazing acts and artists travel from around Australia and internationally to perform in this state's great festivals, not to forget local artists too of course.  Well looking through the Adelaide Cabaret Festival program, once again it's hard to choose what to go and see, it's oozing with talent from the weird and wonderful, to the classic cabaret types and famous musicians also.

The two shows that Powderpuff Boutique has tickets to giveaway for are those Sydney bad boys, The Snowdroppers and Melbourne's macabre men, The Suitcase Royale.

Firstly we have tickets The Snowdroppers, whom can often be heard playing in the Powderpuff store.  Like most gals, it's hard to resist dangerous boys in bands.  With tag lines like, 'music to get laid too', you can see that The Snowdroppers are this generations Tom Jones.  Panties better be flying up on stage at this years Adelaide Cabaret Festival and you'll have three nights of opportunities ladies!

The Snowdroppers are playing the opening night of the festival on the 8th of June and also the 9th and 10th.  We have a double pass to give away to their show on the 8th, but if you don't win, trust me these boys are a must see, so book your tickets!!!  You don't want to miss out on their dark, dirty, blues that are sure to get your hips shaking and moving (gyrating).

The COMPETITION is taking place on our Facebook page.  The members names are Wishbone, London, Pauly K and Cougar.  So we want to know from you, if you were an honorary bad girl member of The Snowdroppers, what would your stage name be?  Go to our Facebook page and find the same photo of the band above and place your answer there.  The winner will be chosen by the best name judged by Powderpuff and will be announced on the 31st of May on our FB page.

Watch The Snowdroppers, Rosemary clip here on youtube for a taste of what you want to make sure you experience at the festival or in a city near you.

The Suitcase Royale are performing their show, The Ballad of Blackbone Joe on the 15th and 16th of June in the Space Theatre.  I have heard great things about these men from all the right kind of people.  Travelling from Melbourne on the run from the law are these 3 men whom come to Adelaide to tell their tale of a gruesome murder through their Rag'n'Bone music and junkyard theatre with some dirty blues and a gravely voice.

Several words have got me excited to see The Suitcase Royale.  1. Swampy. and 2. the comparison of Tom Waits meets The Mighty Boosh.  After reading awesome reviews from their shows abroad, I have to make sure I see them in my own town.

Powderpuff has 2 double passes to giveaway in a COMPETITON on our Facebook page to The Suitcase Royale's show on the 15th of June.  Simply go the same photo as above on our FB page and write an answer to this question.... If you were on the run from the law and could only pack 3 things in your suitcase what would they be?  The two most fun, original, best answers that make Powderpuff giggle will win a double pass to the show each.

Below is a youtube clip of the suitcase boys in action and after you watch it and know you don't want to miss out on tickets yourself you can go here and book your own tickets just in case!  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook page on the 31st of June.

Even after this lil snippet of video, I'm in! Looks amazing!

And remember to check out the rest of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival program, you can view it online or there is a pile of them waiting to be nabbed in our store at 547 Port Rd West Croydon SA and scattered around pubs, cafes and shops around Adelaide.  Remember to spread the word of these two shows and of course the competition to your friends.

Powderpuff Boutique xo

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Back on the Blog!

Wow! 4 months has passed since the last post about the new store's Grand Opening Party!  Well Hip Hip Hoory, it was a fabulous night and I truly couldn't have hoped for it to have gone any better.  Thank you to everyone whom came along and helped celebrate.  Thanks to my family and friends, who have shown so much support and of course, Powderpuff's customers old and new, who have visited the store and continue too.

The Grand Opening Party was such a great night, so of course photos have to be shared!  Funnily many people commented on how there were so many good lookers present on the night and we can't argue with that!  Thanks to my lovely friend, Bouzi for all the photos from the night and my wonderful family for all their help that night and the lead up to it all.

Of course there had to be some kitsch for the night. The astro turf was laid out with my mate Dylan the night before.  Gosh it would've been funny to be a 'fly on the wall' watching us do it, there were some hilarious antics. My friends, Sam and Owen who did the signage for the store sure did have a great time watching us and lent us a hand with a giggle too. And talking about the signage, it's looks AMAZING!  Lil white picket fence framing the astro turf, pink flamingos, fake flowers and us Powderpuffettes were squealing with delight at the kitsch goodness.

Before the guests arrived my awesome assistant, Lady Hannah and I did some posing in front of the store, before we set at working hard all night, me mingling and Hannah helping and serving customers all night.  The posing was hard work too though, it was sweltering hot, but we couldn't let the moment pass without snaps to mark the occasion.  Thanks to Hannah, lots of ladies went home with new Powderpuff outfits that night, or placed orders for their new desired piece.  'Big Ups' Lady Hannah, she knows it all wouldn't have come together without her.

Lois from the night's sponsor Sailor Jerry Australia came along from Melbourne and was lovely enough to serve the tasty beverages all night.  Boy, was it a HOT night, and Sailor Jerry and Dry Ginger Ale sure was keeping everyone happy.  

Lots of lovely ladies wore gorgeous Summer frocks and as it was a family friendly event, lots of cute kiddies were running around in their snazzy shirts and pretty party frocks. 

The line up for the change room was constant all night, with ladies braving the heat to try on pretty things.  We giggled as ladies helped zip each other in and swapped sizes and helped each other out to find their perfect new purchase.

Of course it's never a PAR-TAE without music, so special thanks to Switchblade Jade for her swinging tunes on the night.  Always quirky, retro and fabulous is Jade's music selection and you can hear her on Adelaide's 3D Radion (93.7 FM) on two shows.  Tuesday afternoons with Suzie for (the whole) kit and caboodle and also every fortnight on Saturdays for the Revival show.  Her voice is sassy and her music is always cute to boot!

So many people attended and were coming and going all night.  The photographer did her best to photograph everyone, but there was just so many of you, it couldn't be done!  With hot rods and custom cars parked across the road, stylish people spilling out on the road, down the side street and in the lane way, it was quite a site to see.  Our lil store was crammed full of people, it was so great to see so many people turn out in support!

Rip It Up Magazine came along to the event as well and snapped some great pics.  Hannah and I were bummed we didn't make the cut though, ha ha!  Thanks to Chloe for the nice lil write up also that was placed in the following week's issue in the fashion section.

And since I am just a proud mumma, my all time fav moment of the whole night this photo above.  My friend Tiffany from Atomic Beauty's son, Clash and my son, Rocket (on the right) started play wrestling in their matching Hawaiian shirts.  As they started rolling around on the floor, Tiffany and I started chanting in unison, "Fight, fight, fight, fight!", so happy this moment was caught on camera.

For a full album of snaps from the night please visit our Facebook page.
So thanks again to everyone!!! Five months on since opening the store's doors and I'm still smiling and happy to say, I've met some truly amazing ladies that have walked through the doors.  Make sure you pop in and say HI! 

I have highly neglected Powderpuff's Blog, but I have it set in my head now that I will be updating it regularly from now on, so stay tuned....

Powderpuff Boutique xo

Monday, 23 January 2012


After 3 years online Powderpuff Boutique, is excited to announce has now opened a bricks and mortar store in Adelaide, South Australia.  To celebrate Powderpuff is hosting a Grand Opening Party at the new store at 547 Port Road, West Croydon this Friday the 27th of January at 6pm and you're invited!
Come along on the night for discounts, prizes and drinks from the evenings sponsor, Sailor Jerry Australia and enjoy their tasty spiced rum!

There will be 15% OFF on the night on all stock from Powderpuff, including clothing from our vintgae rack and from Ruby Mae Millinery and Seam Queen.  Orders placed on the evening will also recieve 15% OFF.  Please remember if you wish to make purchases on the night we are cash only.  Or just come and join in the fun and hopefully win some of Powderpuff's give aways or prize packs from Sailor Jerry!

Can't make in on Friday night?  Come along to our store another time.  We have a studio section in the store so you can also spy on us whilst we work!  Or of course you can always shop online 24/7 where ever you are.

Hope to see you soon.
Powderpuff Boutique xo

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Welcome 2012!

WOW! 4 months in under the new branding and it's been CRAZY!  Already we are into 2012 and we've been so busy that time has just flown by.  Happy New Year to you all!!!

Firstly I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our customers for your continued support under our new label name, Powderpuff Boutique.  Four months ago when I wrote my first blog about the re-branding and all of our trademark nightmare, I was unsure about what direction the label would go.  Would we sink or would the label come out on the other side bigger and better?  Well I'm super happy to report it was the later of these two and it would of never of happened without everyone's support, purchases and spreading the word for us.  For that I am really truly greatful.

We've been so busy filling orders that we havn't had too much time to bring out many new styles.  We managed a few, but there are definitely plans to get some new frocks out by the end of this Summer and other goodies.

Our BIGGEST news of 2011 (after the re-branding of course), was our brand new store in Adelaide!  We leased the sweetest lil shop that I had my eyes on for a while.  I always thought it was a great location and beautiful building and then one day it was empty and the next, it was going to be the new home for Powderpuff H.Q.!  It all happened so fast, but I new only good things would come from it, so I bit off another huge chunk of work to do for myself and set out to get the new store ready and looking extra pretty.  I am so lucky to have amazing parents that are hugely supportive and also happy to get dirty and put in the elbow grease to get the shop looking fabulous.  Thanks Mum and Dad!!!

Lots of people have asked, and yes, the building was already purple when we leased it.  Funny how it matched our new branding.  We did however ever give it a new lick of paint inside, cleaned old paint on the stained glass, give it a huge clean and a great guy, Adam built new fittings for the store and did an amazing job!

Two days before Christmas we opened the doors for the first time.  It's been great meeting the locals and of course our existing customers that popped into the shop.  The shop is still a work in progress at the moment as we continue to get it just right and get it stocked up with more Powderpuff garments.  In store we also have millinery from a great Adelaide company making quality hats and fascinators called Ruby Mae Millinery.  Some of their creations are even made from our fabrics, so you can get the full perfect matching outfit!  We also have some goodies from Seam Queen and a retro and vintage rack in store too.

547 Port Road, Croydon, SA.  Not even 10 minutes from the CBD, bus stop 13 right out the front and a couple of minutes walk from the train station.  Across from Dan Murphy's at Welland.  We are currently looking at Mon, Tues, Fri and Sat for our opening hours at the moment and via appointment.  Check our website over the next month for proper opening hours and until then, keep up to date on our Facebook page or ask via email,  This shop will never replace the website, ( it's just a lil something extra for Adelaide.  We have a studio section in there too, so you can come and spy on us whilst we work...

Now we are working towards our Grand Opening Party planned for Friday the 27th of January.  More details will be announced on that soon.  We have fun things planned for that night and a great sponsor that we're lucky to have for the event also!  And there are plans to actually keep our blog updated too, so fingers crossed that actually works!

Thanks again for your support and wishing you and your loved ones a happy and safe 2012 from Powderpuff Boutique.

Paula-Jane xo