Saturday, 5 December 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


Be sure to order in time for Christmas Delivery!

Lots of items are selling out fast, so if you've had your eye on something grab it quick :)

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Halloween is Coming! - 17th October

Yup, Halloween is now only a fortnight away - squee!

The shop has been busy with people hunting down outfits for parties and "trick or treating" it's all go go go.

In the online shop we've got some swell Halloween themed treats: Necklaces, earrings, hair bows, rings and bracelets. They're not full on 31st Oct though and most would look just as fab at any other time of the year :)

Rock n Retro Halloween Treats

We've got our Halloween themed window sorted, including an in-shop carved pumpkin: Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King


He glows an eerie blue tinged colour overnight and I love him so!

As for my own costume? Well I'm keeping with it d.i.y as always with my Halloween Costumes, and am currently hunting down the last few pieces I need. . . . . Until the 31st it'll be kept underwraps :)

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

It's Like Christmas! - 23rd September

Or my birthday! We've had some fab new stuff into the Bricks & Mortar over the last week:

An all new to Lewis range of Manic Panic Dyes - 10 different colours/shades and the Cotton Candy Pink makes me want to dye my hair again, even though I said no more after the orange!




Yes, that is me, in the croft with my old car announcing to the Photo-Taker that my Hair actually matches my Lazy Oaf I Like Donuts Hoodie :D The stoopid look on my face is actually a manic woop grin, hahah!


Our current MP colours.

AND even more excitingly we're very proud to be a new stockist of Kitsch-Tique

Scrummy button and cupcake jewels in awesomely bright colours - be sure to pop in to check them out!


And! We've had some more Fancy Dress orders come in in preperation for Halloween - it's all go here :)

Sarah @ Rock n Retro


Friday, 11 September 2009

Rock n Retro Wins! - 11th September


A week ago today I was uber nervous, attending the ceremony for the Regional Finals of the PSYBT Business Awards (Outer Hebrides Region)

From those eligible we had been whittled down to two Businesses, myself with Rock n Retro and Anna Donachie from Barraheads Salon - The first and only salon on the Isle of Barra, no mean feat when the Island has a population of just around 1000 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barra http://www.isleofbarra.com

When the results were announced I was a bit gobsmacked, I honestly didn't think I would win, surprise! The following hour consisted of millions of photos, lots of talking and sneaking a few bites from the buffet before heading back to open the shop! (I really don't like the photo of me in the link below - I'm all pasty and dark circled eyes, doh!

http://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/Rock-n-success-story-for.5623506.jp

Love how they've got me as being 24 not 25 :D

Now the excitement and build up has gone, I'm back to knuckling down and working on lots of new designs and items ready for a shop update in the very near future!

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Friday, 21 August 2009

Win! £30 of Rock n Retro Goodies - 21st August



How?

Since moving our shopping cart over to bigcartel we've had 989 customers!

Lucky customer number 1000 will receive a goodie bag packed full of Rock n Retro goodies

Including a preview piece from our super new range!


Lucky customer number 1000 will receive an email after their order and their goodie bag will be posted out with their order - awesome!

Sarah @ Rock N Retro

www.rocknretro.co.uk

Thursday, 13 August 2009

3 Months!!! - 13th August

Oh my gosh! Has it really been 3 MONTHS! since we last posted a blog!

A lot has been going on in the world of Rock n Retro, mostly just settling into our new premesis and keeping up with the Internet side of things.

Last night myself and the boy set to work on trying to finally get our shiny new machine working properly, and we're nearly there - woop! Hoping to have it up and running by the end of next week so we can get to work on a fantabulous new range of jewels, fingers crossed :)

Other news in the land of Rock n Retro is that we've got ourselves a stand at the local music festival Sounds in the Grounds again this year. If your local then pop along for some fab music all day from 12-midnight on the Castle Green, there's lots of other wee bits to do and of course the scrummy tea & cakes will be there again this year.

Since we've got the shop now we're planning something a bit different this year, it's currently top secret but we promise it's uber fun!



Saturday 22nd August on the Castle Green - put it in your diary!

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Monday, 4 May 2009

Long Time No Blog! - 4th May

Wow!

It's been nearly 2 months since my last blog entry - bad baaadd me :(

I promised myself that I would be good and blog at least once a week but things got majorly hectic with the shop/workshop and blogging had to take a backseat.

I've now been in the shop for just over a week and it's FAB

New view from my desk:



And a little close up of one of my fabby window displays:



Juicy 70's flock wallpaper that I picked up in a charity shop about 3 years ago, I KNEW I'd find a good use for it :) - along with gold painted 70's plastic photo frames displaying some of my wears and I made myself some Hilda Ogden flying ducks :D

I'm now settling into a more 9-6 working day, and it's great for my work & life to be seperate!

So over the next month or so things will be bang back on track with the website and ebay, along with me keeping up my shiny new shop.

I'm also hoping to get some exciting new tools and machinery now I have the space for them - just have to wait for my supplier to get them back in stock. So sign up to the mailing list and you'll be amongst the first to know!

Sarah ('',) @ Rock N Retro

Thursday, 12 March 2009

12th March - News and New Products!

Some exciting news in the world of Rock N Retro, last weekend I signed a lease on a workshop/office space in my local town :D

A few pics below of how it was at the start. Myself and everyone I can get to help me are currently sorting it out and getting it how I want - the plan is to have it mainly as a workshop and office but to also have my Clothes Show retail counter so the fabby local people can drop in too!





Some more plans are afoot but they're top secret at the moment ;)

I've just added quite a few new items to the website today - including the much missed charm bracelets - each one is unique - and we sold out of them super early at the Clothes Show Live in December!

Now to go and do more work in the shop :D

Sarah ('',)

Monday, 23 February 2009

23rd Feb - I'm Now Tweeting :)

I got a little tired of doing my paperwork tonight (book keeping isn't my favourite task of running my own business!) so what was a girl to do?

The light is all off so no use for taking photos, all the orders are packed ready for posting in the morning, I got a stack of new stuff listed on ebay over the weekend so I needed a distraction . . . . . and signed up to twitter to see what all the fuss is about!

I think finding people to follow is going to be a task for later in the week as I really should be getting some work done, but pop along and follow me as there's sure to be some hilarious moments as I figure out how the blooming thing works :D

http://twitter.com/RockNRetro

Oh! And these cuties will be coming to the website this week - they're already in the ebay shop if you just can't wait ;)

Sarah @ Rock N Retro

Monday, 16 February 2009

16th Feb - Rock N Retro Birthday Offer


We've been so busy (and ill!) at Rock N Retro towers that our Fabulous Birthday offer has started late.

This means that it'll run from today - Monday 16th February - until Monday 16th March

What's the offer I hear you cry!

Well spend just £15 on your order from us and you'll receive a super retro Party Bag




A Punch Ball Balloon for hours of fun - A Pack of Fizz Wiz Popping Candy - A Friendship Bracelet - A Fortune Telling Fish - A Mini Pack of Love Hearts and last but not least a discount voucher with a code that'll give you 20% off your next order at www.rock-n-retro.co.uk

All packaged up in a stripey paper bag, Awesome!

Please note that colours and flavours may vary from those in the picture :)

Be sure to check the website out as there are oodles of new items as well as some old favourites appearing again.

Sarah @ Rock N Retro

www.rock-n-retro.co.uk
www.stores.ebay.co.uk/rock-n-retro

Friday, 30 January 2009

30th Jan 09 - Email's All Sorted :)



My email problem's all been sorted now, phew! You can still contact me via the contact form on the main website (the most reliable way of me getting your email it seems!) or by emailing direct to sarah(at)rock-n-retro.co.uk with the at sign instead of the words :)

The regular visitors amongst you might have noticed a whole host of new items have arrived over the past week, but there are STILL some more to come! I'm so busy beavering away trying to keep up with orders and making and listing new stuff that my monthly mailing list email hasn't materialised in January, but will be back with some fab offers next month so keep your eyes on your inbox.

Did you notice the blog's now the website front page? Do you like it? Click the link at the bottom of the page to be taken to the full blog, you can now leave comments there, awesome!

To brighten up the front page I've uploaded a couple of photos of the Rock N Retro stand from The Clothes Show Live in December 08, did you come visit? I wasn't feeling too great the whole time I was down so spent most of it hiding behind the counter :(

Remember to add yourself to the mailing list (in the info menu bar to the right) and you'll be the first to know all the going's on in February - to give you just a little idea, Rock N Retro will be 3 ;)

Sarah @ Rock N Retro

Saturday, 24 January 2009

24th Jan 09 - Email Problems

Unfortunately I seem to be having some email problems at the moment during my reshuffle of the website.

If you need to get in touch with me for any reason please only use the contact form in the info menu (on the main website, column is at the right of the screen underneath categories) as everything put through there is reaching me :)

As it's just me here things can get super busy but if you haven't heard back from me within 3 days please send me another email.

Lots of new items due on the website and ebay over the weekend - keep your eyes peeled

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Sunday, 11 January 2009

20th September 2008 - News

It's been all go in the land of Rock N Retro this past month and a bit!

We're kept busy busy sorting out all the little details for our trip to The Clothes Show Live - Last year was a blast but this year is going to be even better, promise :)

We've got oodles of new items coming up over the next fortnight, just ironing out sctuff like photos and descriptions. Our Animal Hearts necklaces have had a little revamp - we're not able to get the same sized heart anymore (Boo! We loved them so) but they're now bigger and better - new photos will be coming soon.

And if all that wasn't enough we've been featured on the Mizz website again AND in Mizz Magazine - A First for Rock N Retro, woop woop!

Measure Up! Brooch:





Animal Hearts Necklaces:






Mizz Online:





Love

Sarah @ Rock N Retro

5th August 2008 - News

Hola!

At long last Rock N Retro towers has got it's butt in gear and got themselves a little mini blog giving you all the latest Rock N Retro info :)

This fortnight we've been super busy so get yourself on the mailing list asap and you'll be the first to know all the latest news on product updates and special offers - the mailing list form is on the first page of the main site www.rock-n-retro.co.uk

Exciting news this fortnight is that our Build Me Up earrings have been featured on www.mizz.com



Awesomeness!

Love

Sarah @ Rock N Retro

Saturday, 10 January 2009