Love is in the air, and we are celebrating with the extraordinarily cool roller derby gals of the Tragic City Rollers — Birmingham’s one and only roller derby team! We’ve rounded up a grand total of 12 looks, modeled by these fab ladies on skates, for three exciting February events to take all the stress out of looking good for your Valentine.
Established in 2005, the Tragic City Rollers, a.k.a. “TCR,” are a competitive roller derby league whose primary goal is to empower women and make a positive impact on the community through developing women of athleticism and character. And these beautiful and fearless ladies are definitely making that happen! Six TCR competitors modeled looks for us this month. Meet Teneisha Jones a.k.a. “Dame Cobain,” Heather Meadows a.k.a. “Claw & Order,” Rachel Fallin a.k.a. “Road Rach,” Hannah Faulkner a.k.a. “Lattitude Problem,” Diana Bostic a.k.a. “Lana del Slay” and Katie Fiquett a.k.a. “Shreddie Mercury”! Photographed at Saturn Birmingham, see the girls skate at the Tragic City Rollers’ Double Header this February 18!
Today’s looks come from the style mavens at Gus Mayer, The Clothes Tree by Deborah and Manhattan South, who each deliver fabulous style solutions for three upcoming February events: The Tragic City Rollers Double Header at the Zamora Shrine Temple, The Camp Smile-A-Mile Red Nose Ball at the Birmingham Sheraton and the Hiss Golden Messenger concert at Saturn Birmingham.
The Event: Hiss Golden Messenger at Saturn Birmingham
- February 7, 2017
- Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.
- Tickets are $15
- For more information visit, saturnbirmingham.com.
Hiss Golden Messenger, with guest Phil Cook, will bring their wistful sounds to the Saturn stage, one of Birmingham’s hippest venues in the heart of Avondale, this February 7. They will be performing their hit record, Heart Like a Levee, which lead singer, M.C. Taylor Durham poetically describes as “my taking stock of my universe, my span, my inventory, my leave-taking and return over back-roads so blue they look black until the dawn.”
What to Wear: Concerts are the perfect time to show off your rocker side, and with Saturn as the venue, let your personal, funky style really shine. To reflect the dreamy sounds of Hiss Golden Messenger, we’ve put together three playful looks. With help from the effortlessly chic stylists at Manhattan South, these styles will keep you dancing through the night!
The Event: Tragic City Rollers Double Header
- February 18, 2017
- Doors open at 4 p.m.; first bout begins at 5 p.m.
- $10 online in advance; $15 at the door
- For more information visit, tragiccityrollers.com.
There is no better way to celebrate girl power than by cheering on Birmingham’s roller derby gals. Head to Zamora Shrine Temple and get rowdy as the Tragic City Rollers face off against Tennessee’s Chattanooga Rollergirls! Last season, these two teams went head to head in an epic battle, leaving both teams hungry for more. Plus, rounding out the double header, the main event will feature the Rollsheviks as they fight to retain their crown against the Hot Quads. Which home team will get to represent the Steel City for 2017? There’s only one way to find out. It’s winner takes all for this bout! Come cheer for your favorite skaters as this Southeastern saga continues right here at home in Birmingham.
What to Wear: Casual comfort is key for this event, but that does not mean you have to compromise style. The fashion gurus at Gus Mayer and The Clothes Tree by Deborah helped us create cute and comfy looks, so you can feel chic while cheering on our derby champs!
- February 25, 2017
- 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Tickets start at $300 per person
- For more information visit, campsam.org.
Celebrating its 25th year with the theme of “Dreaming Big,” Camp Smile-A-Mile’s Red Nose Ball is back again for an evening of glamour for a good cause at the Birmingham Sheraton. This black-tie affair will feature silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, live music by the Schmohawks and dancing into the night. All funds raised will support the mission of Camp Smile-A-Mile, which provides year-round enriching and challenging educational experiences, as well as unforgettable recreational activities for young cancer patients and their families as well as young adult survivors from Alabama at no cost.
What to Wear: This event is black-tie, so it’s time to shop for a striking gown, sparkling jewels and heels that will make you feel like a star on the red carpet. Get gussied up and feel oh-so-elegant with these looks from The Clothes Tree by Deborah and Gus Mayer.
And thank you to Teneisha Jones a.k.a. “Dame Cobain,” Heather Meadows a.k.a. “Claw & Order,” Rachel Fallin a.k.a. “Road Rach,” Hannah Faulkner a.k.a. “Lattitude Problem,” Diana Bostic a.k.a. “Lana del Slay” and Katie Fiquett a.k.a. “Shreddie Mercury” of the Tragic City Rollers for being our lovely models!