Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Silly Magic Bandz

Silly Bandz have captured the attention of young children

IT wasn’t until some elementary schools banned Silly Bandz, those colourful plastic bracelets that are the latest fad among the pencil-box set, that Ramona Sidlo, who is 30, wanted them for herself.

“I thought, ‘This is nuts that a rubber band is causing so much hype,’” she said.

“If kids are going crazy over these, I have to have them.”

For the uninitiated, Silly Bandz are rubber bands, often in neon colours, that are shaped like everyday objects: a guitar, a baseball bat, a princess.

Unlike the beige round elastics stashed in your desk drawer, these are meant to be worn on the wrist, and they snap back into their original silicon-moulded shape — a turtle, perhaps, or a dinosaur or tiara — when you take them off.

Children like to collect them by the Ziploc bag, and some principals have banished them, saying they’re a distraction.

Sidlo, who lives in Brooklyn and runs a creative consulting company called threeNYC, now wears three on her left wrist — a palm tree, the number 3 and a monkey — along with a Rolex watch and several other bracelets, including one with a Tiffany silver heart charm, an evil eye, and one with purple beads.

“The Silly Bandz look great in there,” she said. She is not the only adult piling them on.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Sarah Jessica Parker have been seen wearing them, as have the model Agyness Deyn and her friend Henry Holland, the House of Holland designer.

Kelly Ripa wore them on “Live With Regis and Kelly” and got Regis Philbin to put one on, too.

Even the food writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain was photographed for New York magazine a few weeks ago with a turquoise one on his wrist.

“It’s a natural progression for the product,” said Robert Croak, the president of BCP Imports, the company in Toledo, Ohio, that makes Silly Bandz.

“When we developed them, we always thought they’d be a great fashion accessory for all ages.

Kids just took to them first.”
In the same way that children trade Silly Bandz (and their many knockoffs) among themselves — swapping, say, a glow-in-the dark elephant for a purple sea horse — people their 20s and 30s are introducing one another to the bracelets’ charms.

They hand them out to friends at bars, or even to strangers on the train.

One Silly Bandz evangelist is Anna Sheffield, a jewellery designer who lives on the Bowery and designs under her own name and the brand Bing Bang.

“I’m covered in tattoos, so they look a little different on me than on a little kid,” Sheffield said.

She wears Silly Bandz along with three oval bangles and a two-finger ring, both of her own design.

“I was in a meeting at Bergdorf’s, and everyone was like: ‘My kid has those.

Why are you wearing them?’” she said.

Sheffield learned of Silly Bandz from her friend Sidlo, who gave her a rainbow-coloured peace sign.

“I love wearing them and giving them away,” Sheffield said.

“If you haven’t seen one yet, it’s like the first time you tried an ice cream cone.”
Silly Bandz are so popular that there are now numerous imitations in stores nationwide, but the originals, which are US$4.95 (RM16) for a pack of 24, come from BCP Imports.

To keep up with demand, the company has grown to 200 employees, up from 20, in the last year.

For some young adults, wearing Silly Bandz may be something more than a kitschy fashion statement.

“I think if you’ve just entered the adult world, you look for things that make you feel younger, like you’re still a kid,” said Alyssa Bieler, 23, a design assistant at a book publisher who lives in Garden City, New York.

At work, Bieler wears bracelets shaped like hippos and ostriches.

“It’s depressing to sit in a cubicle for nine hours a day,” she said.

“If you have on a silly rubber band that glows in the dark, it makes everything a little better.”— NYT

Read more: Style: Silly Bandz not too silly for adults

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wow~ Silly bandz on celebrity

Price list Silly Magic Bandz

10 design to choose : (12pcs/pack, each 2pcs)
Sea Creature

Price List : (include postage within Malaysia)
*10 in 1 package (1 design each or you can choose to change 3) : RM 35 (RM3.50 each)
*5 pack free 1 pack (choose only 5 design) : RM25 (RM4.15 each)
*1 pack : RM4.50

For those who like to ask for wholesales price, please contact me by email :
Wholesales price quote in 100pack (10designx10pack) or more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Different Use For Silly Bandz!

Copying from the winner maker :

I threw a big party last night and needed over a dozen wine glasses. As I was setting them out I realized I had no wine charms or wine markers. How were people going to remember which wine glass was theirs? Suddenly I had a bright idea and called to my husband to bring down my son’s Silly Bandz!

I stretched each Silly Bandz out over the base of the glass and they hung perfectly around each base as the most unique wine markers anyone had ever seen. My friends went on and on about how creative an idea it was and how happy they were to see a different use for the Silly Bandz.

Everyone took their time picking out the perfect wine glass for their personality based on the Silly Bandz and no one lost their glass all night. One of the best parts was that it meant less dish washing for me which in turn uses less water. Smart and eco friendly.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Size Chart for some confuse mummy =)

Carter Size Chart (US Brand)

Nissen Size Chart (Japan brand)

Taiwan Size Chart refer to the blue column

Some sharing :
*US Brand & Europe Brand are same as Malaysia brand, most of it will communicate straight forwards the month & age.. like 3M, 6M, 9M... 2T(means 2 year old), 3T,4T.. refer Chart 1.

*Japan wear use to communicate by double digit like 50(NB),60(3M),70(6M),... 90(24M), see 2nd chart for more detail.

*Taiwan wear use to communicate by 5(NB),6(3M),7(6M),... 9(24M), see 3rd chart for more detail.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Go Green and Organic

I was dicking my brain storm all my free time for trying to figure out what and how to made sense to go green and organic. I had a new baby and a young son, and like many Moms, was becoming more conscious of how my purchasing decisions impacted my family’s health and the environment.

I will also
loves to review new products! If you want me to review your product, please Contact Me.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Girl Beige pant

Condition : Brand New imported from Taiwan
Size : 2T / 3T (Sold)
Selling : RM35.00