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