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The little Big Shop Fair

The little Big Shop Fair

  Tala Swan is co – hosting The Little Big Shop Fair Event, it will take place April 15th – May 15th  She’s  teamed up with a real life charity called  “THE WATER PROJECT” http://thewaterproject.org/  . The idea behind the LBSF is that well known creators get together with less well known creators and share tips etc. Some also collaborate together on an item that is sold at the event. There are market stalls with some pretty cool items on special offers for the fair, plus a few art installations (water themed naturally)

The layout this year is just superb, high fives all around for the team who put this together, it was a real pleasure to stroll around, some of the stores  went crazzzzylegs on the watery theme! Just beautiful. Dont forget to check the upstairs collections, I missed them on my first visit durrrrr !. You will also notice some items are set out giving 100% to  the designated charity.

Bleh Tee & Atooly pose set

I snaffled up a few items , above I’m wearing the “bleh” water bottle tee  – oh noessss spillage! Under my arm is one of the poses from a pack of water jugs  by Atooly.

Dotted around the event are donation water coolers, please share a few pennies, its such a worthy cause..the goal is $500 USD, last time I spoke to Tala they had just teetered over the $200, way to go!

Go get wet: The Little Big Shop Fair

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Got Water?

The Little Big Shop Event

I’m always keen to get involved with events that support a real life charity, and today Tala Swan (of ello poppet fame !) contacted me about her latest project. Some of you might recall we covered an event by Tala & Yasmino Gossipgirl  the “Little big shop” fair a few months back. This time its similar but it will support “The water project”. (see here for info about this organisation http://thewaterproject.org/ )

Whenever I see those adverts on television, where children have to walk miles to get a bowl of water, or even worse are forced to drink dirty water and try to cope with the effects & diseases that has, my hand digs deep. I think a lot of us may be a wee bit guilty of taking our fresh water supply SO much for granted!

Little big shop is an awesome concept, briefly…its about Larger stores & creators helping the smaller / newer people. Advice is given & support. Each little store is teamed up with a big one for the event..its kinda sweet but actually VERY smart.

Sooo the best of both worlds, raising awareness & cash for The water project and sharing  knowledge with other creators..cool huh ? Apart from that..its also damm fine shopping yay!

If you’re a creator and are interested in applying for a spot in the event, please contact Tala Swan (notecard is prolly bestest) If you’re an artist and would like to apply to make an installation at the event, you need to contact Faint Paulse. The brief I read sounds devine…I cant WAIT to come see it all !

The event runs for a whole month (hurrrah!)  April 15th to May 15th – this is a heads up for designers & artists (as deadlines are tight to get everything organised-you’ll need to make contact soooon!) and a whistle wetter for us shoppers ..I will remind you nearer the time also !

Here is the rather illustrious list of sponsors for the event :

Four Yip -Artist
Am Radio – Artist
Tala Swan – TLBS Co- owner – Ello Poppet
Maddox Dupont -MAD Designs
Lavinia Laviolette
Faint Pulse – ladies with lunch
Yasmino Gossipgirl – TLBS Co -owner – Honey and Vingar 
LovelyMiwako7399 Menna – Outrageous Glamour INC.
Pennelope Thiessam – Owner od Rumor

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Do they exist? what do YOU think?

I’m talking about Fairys or Fae, elfins…I think they do ! So does Tala Swan who made these magical Fae skins with stunning elfin ears AND eyes!…Infact she has a competition on at the moment for you to show her what a pretty fae you can be ! The blossom fae skin is set to just 10L so you can snap it up and enter ! (if you cant find the rules poke me, I’ve got them -and I like being prodded !) Soooo here we go, check these out, click the pics for a closerrrr view!

ello poppet blossom fae

This is blossom fae and its PINK(ish) I’m not a big fan of coloured skins BUT I adore this..click for a better look at the details across the eyes, its awesomely pretty, matching elfin ears for each skin (125 each set of ears or a fat pack of them allll for 325 bargain!) Have you ever seen ears like these? encrusted with jewels that glow delicately and co-ordinate with each skin purrrrfectly.

ello poppet autumn fae & autumn elfin ears

The Autumn fae skin is sweetly orangey & gold..

ello poppet winter fae & winter elfin ears also winter fae eyes

The winter fae set of skin, eyes & ears is a hot contender for my favourite. The awesome eyes are just 5 L…yes I treated myself ! and I’ll be back for the others, totally wearable with a lot of non fae skins.

ello poppet spring fae & spring elfin ears

The spring fae skin is soooper cute..gorjusss around the eye texturing..

ello poppet summer fae & summer elfin ears

The summer fae skin completes the range..600L for all 5 skins.

Tala  along with Yasmino Gossipgirl has also organised an event called “The Little BIG Shop Fair” open from November 8-29th, in her own words it’s about…

“The Little BIG Shop Event is to encourage designers to stick together and share their talents. It focuses on established big stores helping out little shops that havent grown, by teaching them how to manage or build, and to make quality products.”

Go take a look around, you’ll find the fae skins plus HEAPS more !

The Little big shop fair

(if you land on the ground , use the url again to get up to the fair !)

ello poppet main store
Have fun

Fai xxx