Coach Hook’er?

15 Jul

I have been playing roller derby for about 15 months. This is my first full season, I am the captain of my home team, the Psycho Ex-Girlfriends and I play on our travel B team, Pulp Friction. I absolutely love it and have worked really hard to do well in it.

Totally being a bad ass….or something

The league’s freshmeat is having a beta bout today. A beta bout is essentially a glorified scrimmage of freshmeat girls that isn’t for rankings but is open to the public. It helps them get used to skating in front of people and gives them a chance to show off. They are a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the experiences when I was in freshmeat. It really helped when had your first game in home teams/travel teams.  One of the teams needed a last minute coach and I was asked if I would be willing to help out. I’m Terrified.

I am totally afraid of not being able to help them as much as a coach should. I believe your coach needs to know your players and know their skill level. I have some idea but I haven’t seen most of these girls skate in weeks and never as a full team. When you skate roller derby at a freshmeat level you can learn entire new skills in a few weeks. I am also not a very authoritative person if I’m in a position I don’t feel comfortable with. I do not feel comfortable coaching. at all. I get super nervous in front of people especially when I  ‘m not 100% sure I know everything they need to know.

I want these girls to do well and love derby as much as I do. I’m going to try to focus on that and hope that it goes well. Wish me luck!

LET’S GO BACK BAY BOMBSHELLS!!!!

xoxo

Scarlette Amber

Boy leaves to go to Comic Con; Girl stays to make messes

14 Jul

I got all of my screen printing equipment today and most of my shirts yesterday!

Now it is all over my “dining room”

THINGS JUST GOT REAL! I have a little over a week to get sooo many things done:

1. Make Merchandise (kind of important)

2. phone number

3. business cards

4. website

5. clothing tags

I can’t do any of this until I decide on a name. I actually already registered a domain for one of the two names I was thinking of using but now that I have a logo and some designs I am questioning if this is the right name.

The two names are: “Seams” and “Scarlette” or variation on the second “Scarlette Michelle”

Now would probably be the time to explain what kind of business I plan on having. I want to do a clothing line that starts with screen printed art print shirts featuring mine and hopefully soon, local artists artwork. Eventually (when money allows expansion) I would like to add in dresses, skirts, pants and accessories for home and person that are trendy yet classic enough you can wear them over and over again with a focus on quality materials/ construction.

I’m struggling with the name because “Seams” feels like a small arty brand, not super specific but also clearly clothing/sewing related. I also like the punny tag line “Life isn’t as it seams” while “Scarlette” or “Scarlette Michelle” is more encompassing of other items not specifically sewing/clothing related, its also my name, and I don’t feel like it has a predisposed feeling, I can make the brand feel however I want.

 

I need to make a decision right now. Like by tomorrow so I can work on all of those things on my list above. This whole questioning started after I made my logo:

Its me…but not because it could be anyone

 

Then some of my art work:

Vintage Gal

3D Jammer

 

These are the designs I made specifically for Roller Derby/RollerCon I do have other designs that aren’t done/roller derby related but this is a start. I am hoping these plus the others I am taking to RollerCon do well enough to put more money into this to make more things!! Yay for making stuff!!

 

*sigh* what to do, what to do. I guess I will dwell on it some more, ask more people and just print stuff in the meantime.

 

XOXO

Scarlette Amber

Super excited!!

10 Jul

I just finished working on some art for the first shirts I will make under my own name. Well not my name specifically, (duh) but my company name. This isn’t like me printing some shirts in class, throwing together an etsy and hoping. I have learned so much in the past year or so that I finally feel ready to do this. I’m also in a better place in my life with people that are truly supporting my crazy ideas. This is just going to be a trial run but I can’t wait for RollerCon!!

I turned off my computer since I’ve been staring at practically since 3:30pm but I’m so excited/nervous/antsy I just had to share it.
I’m hoping this is finally going to send me in the direction I wanted to be heading in since moving to California with no idea of what I’m getting myself into.

Hello world!

22 Jun

I’m Scarlette Amber. I went to fashion design school in LA and now I am trying to put it to good use. While I am doing that I play roller derby, travel, eat, go on adventure and try to figure out life. Recently I left a roller derby apparel company over a disagreement regarding customer service. I think its important to respond as quickly as possible, the owner doesn’t. I wasn’t going to be happy working that way, I hope everything works out for them. However this has left me with out a job and trying to figure out a path.

I wanted a place to voice what I am doing in roller derby, its a huge part of my life, and what I am doing to try to have my own business. Hopefully someone finds reading about my neurosis’s entertaining, if not helpful.

My life is truly awesome, I’m super lucky to have the people around me that are willing to go on these adventures with me. I have a lot of fun and I want everyone around me to have fun too.

Roller Derby Prom.

 

This is my first “personal” blog that isn’t for a business so we will see how I do with writing about myself, my life, my business and not anyone else’s. I hope it works out!

 

xoxo

Scarlette Amber

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