Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wheels On Fire

It makes me pretty sad to think that I haven't had a chance to write a blog post in almost a month! Things have been so insanely hectic! Me & mine moved out of our house in exactly 30 days. That my friends was HARD. Austin (my manpanion) was in the studio recording a record & getting ready for a 3 month tour. I was in the middle of designing new items for fall and creating lots of new jewelry for the Texas Roller Derby Battle on the Bank II - The largest roller derby event in the world! Making a creative mess while packing and downsizing is something I hope to never have to do again. But I have to say - it all went off with out a hitch. I'm in my new temporary home now, living in South Austin with my talented friend Adrienne who is an architect & all around design genius. She is also married to the drummer of Austin's band so we are keeping eachother company while our dudes tour across the US. We work out together every morning and trade off making dinner almost every night. This might just be the most healthy & grown up relationship I've ever had ;)

But what about the Battle on the Bank you say? Well, it was kind of incredible! Women from all across the country came out to compete against our "All Scar" Texas Roller Derby Girls! I spent the past weekend in a huge room filled with some seriously tough women on wheels!

In true Texas style - the theme was capital punishment and when you walked in the door you immediately saw an electric chair sitting just in front of the ring! Kinda scary, but people popped in and out of it all day posing for pictures. The crowd for this event really brought it! I'm talking costumes i.e. Jedi's, Ninja's, peacocks & of course the derby dolls themselves we decked out in war paint, tattoos, super cute booty shorts and flashy safety gear. Eye candy everywhere!

Of course, I was cheering for Austin's very own Lonestar All-Scar Army but the San Diego Derby Dolls reigned supreme, beating the LA Ri-ettes 78 to 76 in the final bout! SO Close! To see everyone's final scores check out

As if all this heavy competition wasn't exciting enough - I am happy to report that I was in good crafty company all weekend long! So much talent! I had to keep reminding myself that I was there to work and make money, not shop and blow it all. Although I couldn't pass up a bottle of Bruise Balm from Glimmerance. Designed to help heal those of us who like to play rough so we can get back in the saddle a little sooner. I hope every derby doll went home with a bottle of this magical lotion! Oh did I mention that it smells lovely too? '

Other heavy hitters you should know about?
Diamonds & Guns
Devil Girl Designs
Lucy Blue Studio
Goth Martha
E Street Jewelry (etsy shop coming soon)

For all you ladies on wheels I highly recommend that you check out Jane Awesome. She has great gear, is a wealth of roller derby knowledge & can help you breath new life into your skates!

And if your wheels are on fire & you like it that way you should pick up a subscription to Blood & Thunder Magazine - the largest magazine dedicated to the revival of this awesome sport!

Bonnie Rue


Anonymous said...

I love your RAWRRR kitties! I want them tattooed on my face : )


Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

Aww! Thank you!
I say go for it! I will put you in every Model Citizen ad Forever!

Action Jackson said...


Just wanted to say thanks again for all your helpful words of wisdom as well as mentioning me in your blog. I really appreciate it. Anyway, I went ahead and took your advice and revived my old blog that I hadn't used but once or twice before; I think it'll pan out to be something really great for me. I just found out I'll be participating in Austin Fashion Week, which sounds like a really great prospect too! Hope you ended up doing great at the tournament. Thanks again!

Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

Anytime Ms. Jackson!
It was great to meet you again & I am sure we will be seeing more of each other :)
Perhaps at fashion week...
Oh and I'll be checking out your blog!

Action Jackson said...

Hey! Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I'll be hosting a Sparkles and Sweets Soiree with Urban Betty Salon on July 18th from 8:30-10:00pm. The soiree will be at their salon on 38th St., and we'll have sparkling pink cocktails, cupcakes, a pretty sweet DJ, swag bags, and some raffles! Whew! Anyway, if you're free, it should be a lot of fun! And if you know anyone who'd like to come, feel free to invite them too!