Friday, March 26, 2010

Are you Canadian?

Ohhhh Canada!!

The world works in strange ways - we all know that - and this blog post will detail one such event that has got me scratching my head with bewildered delight...

We got our first sale of our ladies t-shirts to Canada and are delighted to be sending them to the land famed for it's maple syrup, hockey and pretty stunning views..One thing I didn't know Canada had going for it though were unusual and interesting place names..

So, onto the uncanny part of the tale. At the time of receiving the sale from Canada I was talking my friend Richie..Unbeknownst to me he just happened to be talking to a Canadian at the time, the relevance of that will become more startling in a line or two..

So, with elation and CAPS LOCKS I told Richie that we had got our first sale to Canada and that our t-shirts were bound to a nifty place called "Cloudberry Drive, Paradise"..I remarked at how cool the name was and how different it is to the names we have here like Baltinglass, Lahinch, Stillorgan, Tubbercurry and Termonfeckin (which probably sound pretty alien to some Canadians, ye?)..Almost instantly though Richie started to enlighten me with more interesting Canadian place names like Moose Jaw, Eyebrow, Elbow and Medicine Hat....Are they even real or was Richie being spoofed?...

Anyway, remember I said Richie was talking to a Canadian friend? (who he doesn't even talk to very often)...well, and it turned out that they happened to be talking about random place names in Canada at the very same time that we sold our first t-shirts to Paradise, Canada..To both of us it was uncanny and bizarre that our first sale to Canada just happens to be when he is talking to a Candian friend he rarely talks to about interesting place names in Canada..Uncanny or not though the fact remains our t-shirts are going to Paradise and I like the sound of that...

So, like the title asks, are you Canadian? Can you confirm the Canadian place names mentioned above or even add some to the list? Or, what about where you live, any interesting place names to share? Anything uncanny like this ever happen to you? lets hear it...

P.S. Press the retweet button on the top right of this post, its new and awesome ;)
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

We need YOUR Help!!

...and we'll reward you for it :)

So, the other day we had a ton of fun on the facebook fanpage and started off a bit of a "me me me" riot as we asked our beloved facebook fans if any of them would be able to help us out for a reward..

Well, here it is..We launched our online store about 2 months ago and want to get some feedback on it to improve it - we always want to improve. We have set up a short and simple survey which will take you no more than 5 minutes to do (check it out, loads of drop down boxes and stuff, real easy) and you'll help us out no end..

OHH..before talking about the reward, those with keen observation skills might notice the addition of a regal retweet button in the top right of this post..well, that RT button wants to be friends with you and really wants you to click it..go on, click it ;)

And now, back to the scheduled broadcast..So, for those who help us out we're going to lavish them with a whopping 30% off promo code that is valid until April 1st (and no, we ain't fooling hehe).

The way I see it is that it is win win - those of you who want to get a good deal get one and we find out a bit more about our site so that we can make it better (for you!).

I'd really love to hear you thoughts on our site and any suggestions you have so please check out our survey and get yourself a 30% off coupon...Also, leave a comment with any additional suggestions you'd like to give us..stay happy..
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

LadyUmbrella in 2,000,000 Newspapers!

The mind continues to boggle here as we continue to get mentions in the national press. On Saturday 20th of March we got a lovely mention The Irish Daily Mail "YOU Magazine" which is incredibly cool and unprecedented and we have to say thanks to Niamh O'Dea for wanting to feature our ladies t-shirts in it...

By my mere maths skills I estimate that LadyUmbrella has now been printed in an accumulated total of about 2,000,000 newspapers between all of the press we have received..that is a rather large number I think and it's kind of exciting to think that some of those pages where we have been printed will somehow linger around on buses or in shops or park benches..have you seen a LadyUmbrella newspaper mention in real life?

Anyway, before I go off on a hope fueled philosophical rant about LadyUmbrella in black and white here is the clipping from the Irish Daily Mail (in black and white)..

And so, there you have it..would love to hear if anyone has seen it in "real life" and your thoughts as to where copies of LadyUmbrella in "black and white" may be lingering - go on, get creative! ;)
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SXSW 2010 Update

Well, we hope you all saw our video of our ladies t-shirts when they embarked on their journey to Texas and the SXSW 2010 music festival.

This is just a brief update on our t-shirts progress. I have heard from Carla from and can confirm that our t-shirts have arrived safe and sound. Now, we cross our fingers and hope that some of the performers at SXSW 2010 in Texas will like and wear our this space for more updates and cross your fingers for us!

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv #1 from YouTube is Amazing

Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv #1 from YouTube is an awesome video I just found on youtube and wanted to share it with you all...

Chat Roulette is a new type of website where you see and talk to random people in realtime. What one guy did is, well, funny piano improv to whoever he was randomly paired up with. The guy is well able to play the piano, think of lyrics and sing at the same time and the video is pretty great..Maybe I should dust off the old guitar and improv some tunes about our ladies t-shirts but until I come up with something check out this great video and let me know what you think...Stay happy...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Extra, extra, read all about it!

The power of Twitter was hammered home to us on Sunday when we were notified about an article mentioning our ladies t-shirts in the Irish Mail on Sunday..

"@sharonmcnally @ladyumbrellaltd No bother! Did you know that you are featured in The Irish Mail On Sunday TV Week?"

Needless to say we legged it to the shop to pick up a copy of the paper and low and behold there we were, listed in an article with 20 style tips. Many thanks to @sharonmcnally for letting us know, much appreciated. We were tip number 7 - "have some fun". There are 20 tips there in total - some quite useful ones as well (needless to say we thing tip 7 is a strong candidate for top tip) - so have a read of the article...any tips you'd like to share with us?

So, for two weekends in a row now we have been mentioned in national newspapers which is astounding. No doubt these are exciting times for us here and really thanks to all who have bought a t-shirt or told a friend about us..Lots more good times aheard and sush, but we're working on the next designs - stay tuned...

Please subscribe to this blog now so we can keep you to date with what's happening in the world of LadyUmbrella - fun times ahead...

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

LadyUmbrella T-Shirts Travel to Texas for SXSW

Well, this is quite exciting news LUFANs and quite unbelievable..Our ladies t-shirts are traveling to Texas for the SXSW (South by South West) music festival 2010 to be included in the gifting suite...

A few weeks ago a really nice lady called Carla who works with got in touch with us asking if we'd be interested in sending some t-shirts over to be included in their gifting suite for the performers at SXSW 2010. Now, I was unaware of the notion of a gifting suite but I've been informed that it is a place where the movers and shakers can choose a gift or item that they would like from all of the gifts available..Happy to say some LadyUmbrella t-shirts will be in the mix and our fingers are well and truly crossed..

There are some great female artists performing at SXSW this year such as Nneka, Nicole Atkins and Mandi Perkins to name but a few and the idea that one of them might get a LadyUmbrella t-shirt and possibly perform in it or do an interview in it is quite exciting for all of us here...So exciting we had to make a little video about it...The video shows the first leg of the journey from Dublin to Texas - enjoy...Would love to hear your comments on it..ole..

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Look! The LadyUmbrella Lookbook and Discount Code

Hello all, have something great to share with you all..It has been a month or so in creation but it is finally finished and we are now delighted to offer our lookbook to you all (for free of course). Our LadyUmbrella lookbook contains pictures of our ladies t-shirts, some info about us, some pictures of us and most importantly a sweet 15% discount code..To get the lookbook just fill in the little thing below, we'll add you to our mailing list (you know you want to be on it!) and get the lookbook and good dispatch..

Some more sweet news coming soon - join the mailing list so you don't miss it!

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