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Rolling by

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Today marks the eighth anniversary of this site. (Eighth? What the…?) I’m often asked where the name ‘Disneyrollergirl’ came from and I don’t really have a clever answer. It’s a combo of my love for Californian rollerskating imagery, retro Mickey Mouse paraphernalia and the Beach Boys tune, Disney Girls.

Rollerskating seems to be undergoing yet another revival, which is OK by me. Here’s a video I love, made by breathy French chanteuses Brigitte for their song, J’sais Pas

Girls On Wheels #9 (plus that time Hugh Hefner turned his tennis court into a roller rink)

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I haven’t done one of these for ages and it’s the closest I’ll come to doing anything Tour De France related (hmm tenuous much?), so here goes. See if you can spot Grace Kelly on rollerskates and don’t miss the Playboy vid at the end…


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Boys on wheels: Elliot Stevens

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A short film about skating…

Robert Rauschenberg on rollerskates

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Things I didn’t know about Robert Rauschenberg: In 1963, he choreographed a performance piece called Pelican. And rollerskated in it. With a parachute on his back. Pelican was a tribute to the Wright Brothers (Rauschenberg’s heroes) and took part at the America on Wheels roller rink as part of a festival by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. There’s even a video of it. Isn’t it bonkers fabulous?

More rollerskate weddings!

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1939 wedding on rollerskates

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Jasper Conran (the company, not the man) saw this and tweeted it to me. Possibly the best thing I’ve seen this year so far…(click on the picture to watch the video)

Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out: The Lowdown (plus my contribution)

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What am I looking forward to on Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out? Jeez, where to start? At the Vogue bloggers’ preview last Wednesday morning, I chatted to Alex Shulman and what seemed like half the Vogue staff about their magnificent plans for September 8th. Continue reading

Pop stars and their rollerskates

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Loved seeing these photos of Chic’s Nile Rodgers rollerskating in his kitchen on his blog.

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Girls on wheels #4

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The L.A. diaries part 3

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My third and final day in L.A. (back in March I hasten to add, I’m back in Blighty now) brought yet more cobalt blue sky and incessant sunshine. And the grand finale of the trip, the filming of the main rollerskating scene for the Lucozade ad. Oh how I wish I could say I was plucked from the watching crowd, ‘wardrobed’ in hotpants and gold quads and given a masterclass in whirling on wheels. Continue reading