asking for trouble

A Very Exciting Announcement!

I’ve been bursting to tell you all about this for nearly six months so you can imagine quite how excited I am to be able to spill the beans. Well, I am delighted to announce that I have been working with Plueys, a small niche brand specializing in rainboots with fun and whimsical designs like these:

Plueys is an independent label which reinvents the humble rubber boots of our childhood with brave, bright, fun designs that recall simple joys, like playing in the rain. Made in limited quantities, Plueys designs are unique, practical, and always attract lots of admiring attention.

My designs will be appearing on rainboots sometime this year, either in time for the Summer festivals or those Autumn downpours! They’ll be available online and hopefully in some stores too. I can’t show you any images at this point but I’ve seen the samples and it’s all looking great. I can’t wait to wear my own rainboots!

Do you wear rainboots? Would you wear some with my designs? I’d love to know!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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