Monday, 12 July 2010

Tatty Devine Interview and Competition!


So, if you've never heard of the wonderful Tatty Devine, you must be under a rock or in a country other than England. They are the makers of gorgeous jewellery favoured by celebrities and hipsters alike, they started on a market stall and this year is their 10th birthday! To celebrate this, the two brains behind Tatty Devine, Rosie (in green) and Harriet (in red), agreed to a little interview with me as well as some awesome prizes for you guys!

This is an epic post, but it's definitely worth reading the interview and entering the competition!

NOW on to the competition part!

The lovely ladies at Tatty Devine sent me some gorgeous things to give away to you lucky people! I've split them up into first and second prizes so let's take a look...

First prize!
First prize is this rather delectable multi-coloured collar necklace all beautifully gift boxed especially for you, which is worth a whopping £75. Along with the necklace, you'll also get a special 10 Years of Tatty Devine commemorative tote bag, a heart shaped lollipop and a cute sticker, all of which you can see in the pictures at the bottom of this post. A rather lovely prize, I think you'll agree!

Second prize!
The second prize is this rather gentlemanly acrylic moustache ring! If you've ever wanted to sport a moustache (I can't be the only one surely...) now is your chance! Along with the ring you will also get a lovely heart lollipop and a cute sticker.

How to enter!  

All you have to do is answer this super simple question:
How many different colours of plectrums do Tatty Devine offer? (Click here for a hint and to visit their website!)

Just leave your answer in a comment below, easy as that!

For MORE chances to win just do one of these things below and leave me a separate comment to let me know that you have...

- Follow me on Google reader (on the right sidebar...)
- Follow me on Bloglovin'
- Follow me on Twitter 

- Tweet or Blog about this competition

All you have to do is do one of the things above (or all five if you want to enter more than once) then leave a comment on this post to let me know you have done. If you're entering more than once, let me know about each in a separate comment so I'll be able to pick a random number. Make sure to leave contact details too!

The competition will close next Monday, the 19th of July at midnight GMT and is open to international readers. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, GOOD LUCK! 


Here is the delightful interview with Rosie and Harriet, enjoy!

What made you want to start designing jewellery?
To start with it was more of a question of just wanting to MAKE! We both went to Art school and when we left we were both really keen to make stuff and try and sell it, in a way we thought it would subsidise us making paintings. The jewellery came about because Harriet found lots of leather sample books which we decided to cut up into leather cuffs. One thing led to another and we started concentrating on jewellery.

Who would you most like to see wearing a piece of your jewellery?
Powerful stylish ladies like Vivienne Westwood, Mary Portas, Beth Ditto or perhaps Cleopatra if she were around today.

What is it like to see Tatty Devine as a fully fledged brand after starting out on
a market stall?

It's quite mind blowing really. It feels a huge achievement to have made a mini universe from nothing and specifically from absolutely no money. A brand is like a living breathing thing that needs feeding and amusing and isn't something that we really contemplated creating ten years ago.

If you could only wear one designers' clothes for the rest of your life, who
would it be?

Vivienne Westwood

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Harriet wanted to be a page 3 model and I wanted to be an opera singer which is a bit silly considering that Harriet is flat chested and I can't sing!

Do you think it's better to work in a duo?
Absolutely, as it is impossible to do everything on your own. You would need a dichotomy of a brain! we find it really useful having 2 of us as often when you are making decisions it's really important that there is a dialogue involved.

You have collaborated countless times in the past, do you feel this is important
for a brand to develop?

It's really fun working with other people, it's a really interesting process and means we make things we might not have otherwise made. It is also a great way to reach out to new audiences. Also so many of our friends are creatives, but in different disciplines that it's a way of sharing what we all do.

Everyone who works at Tatty Devine is female, why is this?
We have had a few boys/men work at Tatty but they never seem to stay very long. I think it is a reflection on the type of person who wears and likes Tatty Devine- they tend to be female.

Do you think the internet is the way forward for the fashion industry?
The internet has obviously made huge changes to the fashion industry and I think it is the way forward ( I don't think there is much choice!) When we started the internet was just starting out too, and we operated in quite old school ways, but we and everyone has had to adjust and grow with the internet. It is such an amazing tool and has really changed the way the industry operates.

Do you think Tatty Devine would be different if it started today rather than 10
years ago?

I think it would be completely different and I have no idea what would have become of us. We were protected by a cloak of naivety, a DIY aesthetic (we couldn't even use Photoshop so used to take photos, develop them, cut them out and stick them on white paper and photocopy!) and it felt like there were very few people around to compete with. Without the internet, London was our world wide web and it felt slightly easier to conquer.

What kind of cake did you have for your birthday?
A multi-layered extravaganza that Harriet made with all my favourite fillings- butter icing, almond sponge, chocolate, toffee- it goes on and on! Yum.

Big thanks so Rosie, Harriet and the lovely Amy who does their PR for taking part in this over long blog post!
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159 comments

  1. I love this interview :) They seem like really cool people!! There are 13 colours.

    fashionteapot.blogspot.com

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  2. Another stormin interview. Lovin the site and adore Tatty Devine (always 'windowshop' there, longingly!)
    The answer is: 13
    Anna M x

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  3. 13 - unlucky for some! And I've done all of the above so please throw my names many times in the hat! xxx

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  4. wow, I didn't know them!!!! awesome!
    and the mustache ring...
    13 plactrums... The have brilliant stuff!!!!

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  5. Oo lovely stuff, and fab interview miss :) there are 13 colours. Bec xoxo

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  6. Hva e been a Tatty fan for years and love the girls' style and approach. There are 13 different coloured plectrums. Please add me to the comp x

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  7. 13! Here is my comment for the follow of la Googlez (so sorry, I thought I already was!)...

    wolfwhistle.org

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  8. ...and here is my comment entry for posting about it on Twitter...


    wolfwhistle.org

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  9. ...and here is my comment entry for posting about it on Twitter...


    wolfwhistle.org

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  10. ...and here is my comment entry for following on Twitter!

    Hope I win: I lovelovelove that necklace. SO GOOD!


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  11. I love this competition!! There are 13 colours.

    Liane xx

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  12. Lucky 13. Brilliant post I really enjoyed this interview. Like them it would be Vivienne Westwood I would go for too. How is your tattoo healing - OK? Xxxx

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  13. Excellent post - there are 13 colours of plectrum & i've posted here - http://fashionwomble.blogspot.com/2010/07/10-years-of-tatty-devine.html

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  15. Brilliant interview! They are such inspirational women.
    There are 13 colours, I absolutely love their jewellery! The ring is amazing!
    Rebecca

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  16. woah those earrings are so cool! and there are 13 different colours! lucky number so hopefully im lucky enough to win, i am absolutely in love with that mustache ring, GENIUS!
    im following you on blogger...

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  17. and on twitter: https://twitter.com/MBruises

    xx

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  18. and i tweeted about your blog and competitions on numerous occasions

    haha im looking like a massive stalker right now! but i just really want that amazing ring!
    thanks so much for doing this awesome giveaway!
    xx
    email: mysterybruises@live.com

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  19. 13 magic colours!!!
    plz pick me, i'm a huge fan of TATTY DEVINE!i'm from Greece and i love love love their stuff!!!!!!!!!!

    i cross my fingers!

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  20. amazin post here!!!!!!!!

    cool interview and the pics are so great!!!!!!!!!!!

    kiss

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  21. lucky number 13!
    great post hun xx

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  22. There are 13 Colours - certainly NOT unlucky!

    I have followed on Twitter, Blog loving and google reader, I have tweeted about the comp too!

    FAB FAB Article, gotta love the ececltic designs they have!

    S_S

    Sarahs_Scribbles

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  23. Followed with Google reader thingy for another entry

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  24. Followed on twitter for another...

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  25. Oh, and I already follow you on Bloglovin' :)

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  26. 13! Eeeep, would love to win.


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  28. the plectrums come in 13 gorgeous colours!

    i really want the second prize, that moustache ring is too cute!

    Nav
    xox

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  29. also, following on google friends

    xox

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  30. AND following on bloglovin'

    xox

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  31. andandand following on twitter!

    (twitter.com/roboticlove)

    xox

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  32. These are fabulous! I am daydreaming about the number of poses I can do with that tash ring.. "look! I've spontaneously sprouted facial hair" etc etc There are 13 colours oui!

    Claire @ Jazzpad

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  33. andandand (this is my last comment, i swear!) i have also tweeted about your excellent competition!

    twitter.com/roboticlove

    fingers crossed i win that moustache ring!

    xox

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  34. Sweets, this is such an awesome giveaway! already following of course and the answer is 13.

    Have you entered my giveaway to win a See by Chloe purse? get on it! Sarah xx

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  35. woop what a great competition, you always have the best ones! 13 colours and you know i follow you on google reader...

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  36. I love Tatty Devine stuff - enter me please lady - the answer is 13!

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  37. Also, am following you on bloglovin!

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  38. and I have tweeted about it too!

    @lou_tweets

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  39. Great interview. I guess I might be one of the few people who are new to the label. Thanks for the introduction! And giveaway!=)

    As for the question, there are 13 colours.

    street.stylista@gmail.com

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  40. Also, I'm already following on bloglovin'!=)

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  41. Heart-shaped lollipops!! That's enough to make me enter already haha. As for the answer; they offer 13 colours of lovely plectrums. I really enjoyed the interview, and that picture of the both of them is quite charming.

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  42. Oh and I follow your blog with bloglovin'!

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  43. 13 colors! If I can count right.. haha :)

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  44. I follow your blog through Google, btw.

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  45. Ahh, I once applied for a job at Tatty Devine..didn't get it sadly!

    I love all their jewellery still though..no grudges held ha!

    There are 13 different plectrums.

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  46. http://twitter.com/lenixoxo

    My twitter page - tweeted you darling!

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  47. The answer is 13! Fabulous competition claire! x

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  48. This is my comment for google following you!

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  49. This is my entry for following you on bloglovin!

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  50. And my entry for following you on twitter of course!

    myneonlights@hotmail.com xx

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  51. How great that they've been going strong for 10 years. Answer is 13. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  52. 13 colours! i follow you on here, i'll tweet you too babe x

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  53. Hello! Nice interview and great giveaway! I do believe there are 13 different colours to choose from. I follow you on blogger, bloglovin', twitter and am about to tweet about this giveaway!

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  54. There are 13!
    Oh my goodness their jewellery is SO ME! haha, im a plastic lover!
    I can never afford it though so winning this would make me faint a little! :P
    Lots o love x

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  55. 2nd entry:
    Following you on google!
    x

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  56. 3rd entry: Following you on bloglovin
    x

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  57. 4th entry!
    Tweeted about it!
    x

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  58. Hi lovely!
    The colours are 13.
    Following you... EVERYWHERE! ;) haha
    thanks for the great interview.
    xx

    Emmes

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  60. I heart tatty devine so much!

    THe answer is 13, my lucky number, girl!

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  61. there are 13 !

    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

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  62. i follow via GFC with the name evil_eva12

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  63. i follow you on twitter w/ @evajiang

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  64. 13 Colours!

    Lovin your work, Tatty!

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  65. I follow you on my google reader, on twitter, but I'm not on bloglovin' :(

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  66. 13
    :D
    which I'm hoping could be my new lucky number

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  68. And the answer is...13!!

    Thanks for the great interview and comp!!
    X

    @fifiifif

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  69. I just started following you on twitter as well , I'm @katiecutspaper

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  70. Great interview, I love Tatty Devine. This is the first time I have visited your blog (sorry!) but have read previous posts and now follow you.

    The answer is 13
    Would muchly love to win either of the prizes, on Looklet.com I always accessorise with Tatty Devine jewellery :)
    MyaLou

    http://wannabestylistgirl.blogspot.com/

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  71. 13 colours! I am following by google reader...

    Great giveaway

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  72. I love that mustache piece. I know I've seen it before and thought it was so fun!

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  73. The answer is... 13!
    I live in Australia and the psotage s too much, so I never buy it, and I LOVE this jewellry, so it'd be cool to win :-D

    I am also following YOU on twitter!

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  74. oh, and my twitter is @TheParkaPerson

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  75. 13 colours! loved the interview- Tatty Devine is so cool, good to see the faces behind it

    I'm following you on twitter too

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  76. ...I'm now following you via Blogger & Twitter. :)

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  77. I want to raid their wardrobes and jewellery boxes, stripey-jumper-and-eyemask-style. Oh, and...

    THIRTEEN!

    Following your tweets: http://twitter.com/onigirisuki

    <3

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  78. Start of a monster commenting haul - 13 colours!

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  79. ...And I'm now following you on google...

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  80. ...and Twitter...

    www.twitter.com/thelicentiate

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  81. ...and I tweeted about your competition! I can also tap dance if that get me any closer to winning that necklace.

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  82. I've also tweeted!

    www.twitter.com/charliecarly

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  83. Also followed your twitter from www.twitter.com/charliecarly!

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  84. also following you on google reader.... x

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  85. 13 different colour plectrums! Though i guess if you wore all of them at once it could create a new colour. Like a new one in the spectrum? :D

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  86. 13 beautiful colours! I want them all! I just can't get enough of Tatty <3

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  87. 13!

    Fantastic interview and competition! Very well done.

    Mary

    Email: mary@marybenson.co.uk

    http://marybenson.blogspot.com/

    http://twitter.com/mary_benson

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  88. they have 13 different colours of plectrums! :)

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  89. 13! ;)
    lovewantvintage@gmail.com

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  90. My entry for following you on bloglovin.
    lovewantvintage@gmail.com

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  91. Thirteen.. Unlucky for some (but not me, hopefully!)

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  92. Entry for following you on twitter!
    lovewantvintage@gmail.com

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  93. Last one! Entry for tweeting the contest! Hope I win yeah!

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  94. 13 :) also, i want the second prize more than the first... i am already following you!?

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  95. 13. and all very lovely colours too.
    very cool competition.

    ember004@hotmail.com

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  96. i followed you on google reader

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  97. blogged it ;) dafnadiamant.blogspot.com

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  98. and here is my comment for following on twitter x

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  99. aaaaand for following on Bloglovin x

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  100. and for mentioning the article and comp on twitter :D xx

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  101. and finally, for following on google reader *phew*

    xx

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  102. 13 - love their jewellery!

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  103. Just followed you...fingers crossed!
    @Masgara

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  104. Just followed you @laurasnoad.

    Happy 10 Tatty Devine.

    x

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  105. Here is my entry for the answer 13! xxx

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  106. ... and cause I follow you on google! xxx

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  107. ... And cause I posted about this on my blog! xxx

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  108. ... and because i follow you on twitter :) xxx

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  109. just followed you on twitter, i'm sandraaa_xo

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  110. I love Tatty Devine and already have the Dinosaur necklace… I'd love to have another one. There are 13 colours :)

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  111. Had to let you know I tweeted! So that's two pour moi!

    victoriafrost@hotmail.co.uk

    Tor x

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  112. Oh, I have loved tatty devine for so long! The answer is...13!

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  113. Awesome giveaway! I've never heard of Tatty Devine before.. I live in Finland, which is quite the same as under a rock!
    Those jewellery are stunning, love the colourful necklace, and the moustache ring is so cute and fun!

    There is 13 colours.

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  114. I follow you on google reader! Of course.

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  115. I'm also following you on twitter. (@jonnahammaren)

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  116. AH Lovely lovely giveaway. I just did all of them, following on everything and twitted about it, but would have done it anyway, can't believe I was already following on blogloving and twitter. Oh and the lucky color number is 13.

    Hugs,
    Ioana

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  117. 13 colors! if i were fortunate enough to live in England i think i would buy one purple, one teal and one gray earring. and then mix and match. also the record earrings are delicious. ahh the misfortunes of living in the slightly less fashion-savvy america. :D

    ali marjorie

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  118. also i am following you on twitter :D

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  119. There are 13 colours :)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  120. I'm following on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  121. I'm following via Blog Lovin'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  122. I'm following via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  123. Hopefully it proves a lucky 13! ;)

    Following you on blogspot already.

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  124. Bloglovin too! It's sheikh.ruhi at gmail.

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  125. wow, what a great prize! I'd love to win, especially as I never knew one of the Tatty Devine founders had such a good name...

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  126. 13! and I am followig you ongoogle reader, bloglovin', and twitter :)

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  127. It is of course - 13 - Such a fab interview !

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  128. I LOVE Tatty Devine!!

    There are 13 colours. :)

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  129. I'm following you on Twitter (@nakedtile)

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  130. This is very nice and beautiful article that you have shared over here. It is interesting too and really I have enjoyed reading it.
    mbt footwear

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  131. Tatty Devine are amazing!! The answer is 13 colours. xoxo

    meanieleanie1@yahoo.com

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  132. Also, I shall follow you on twitter (I'm @judeclarke)

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  133. Also ALSO, I'll RT about the competition. Ta x

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