Elle DeGore

DTKindler Photography

I never know how to pose for pictures, let alone pictures of me in my roller derby gear. Angry face? Tried it. I’m not tough! So a wink it is. *Wink!*

I’m such a dork.

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  • Kathleen
    December 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Love it! You look fantastic.

    One of my clients is an original flat track rollergirl from Austin, TX. She wrote the book Rollergirl: Totally True Tales From the Flat Track. She’s PERFECTED the mean tough face (but is in reality a total sweetheart).

    Kathleen (formerly KatAtomic 3000)

    • Making it Lovely
      December 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      Lots of derby girls are total sweethearts! It’s funny, the perception vs. the reality.

  • Cinthya
    December 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    You look awesome. I love the wink. It makes the picture look like a lot of fun.

  • meg
    December 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I LOVE this picture! You look great. Fun tights too.

    That name is he-larious.

  • Helen
    December 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    a bone crunching, elbow bashing, floor shredding dork. I totally love it! What a great alter ego!

  • Bobbi
    December 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Um, you don’t have to have a tough face, when you are in roller derby! That’s intimidation enough, in my mind. :)

  • Erin
    December 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    You look so much like Eleanor in this picture!

  • Giulia
    December 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Love it! Even the track is pink to match.

  • m @ random musings
    December 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    what an awesome alter ego!

  • Heather
    December 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    AWESOME! Hey dorks of the world unite! You have fabulous design with the occasional roller derby, Storm Troopers and zombie-attack wedding photos thrown in. What more could you ask for in a blog?

    Love it, I do! (there’s some Yoda for ya.)

    BTW, my fourteen-year-old son has determined that Home Depot is the best place to be in a zombie apocalypse just so you’re prepared… Now that I think of it, you could have an interesting roller-derby in Home Depot too…

  • Anna
    December 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I’m with Erin; you look just like your daughter–or more accurately, I can really see that she looks like you when I look at this picture.

  • Carla
    December 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    So cute! The wink works!

  • Michelle
    December 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Love the picture! I think the wink works. I usually go for a half smile/smirk in my headshots.

    I always look like such a dork in game pictures. Either my mouth is open and all you can see is mouth guard or the photographer catches me in mid-blink.

    Did you get a chance to watch the final game in the World Cup yesterday? Although Team USA spanked Team Canada, I’m still really proud of the way my country’s team played.

    Michelle (aka Veronica Mar)

    • Making it Lovely
      December 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      I took my mouth guard out for the pictures! I saw some of the early bouts, but I wasn’t able to catch the final ones. I bet it was great fun to watch.

  • The Distressed Mother
    December 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    How awesome was the World Cup? With personal friends and team mates in Team Australia, it made it extra exciting.

    TDM xx

    (Tootsie RollHer)

  • Danielle
    December 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

    My mom always said, kill em with kindness. So the wink works lol.

  • Cecilia
    December 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

    You are a rockin dork!

  • Kristin
    December 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

    You look great! I love the tights.

  • Lindsey @ arkadian belle woods
    December 6, 2011 at 8:49 am

    That’s awesome! I love those hot pink tights!

  • Melissa
    December 6, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Love love love. I wish I had the guts to do roller derby!

  • Dee's House
    December 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Now see.. I just don’t get it.

    You do look cute as all get out, but I don’t get the whole roller derby thing. It seems like a lot of aggression to me.

    • Making it Lovely
      December 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I like a little competition now and then, more than aggression. But we don’t scrimmage much — I’m focused on improving my skating skills.

  • fifi fo fum
    December 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    AWESOME! I’ve been following your blog since before you had Eleanor, and I LOVE that you’re playing derby now. Isn’t it amazing? :)

  • Leone
    December 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    But you’re such a cute dork and DORKS RULE!

  • Sara
    December 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Nothing wrong with being dorkie.
    I make my bout debut this weekend and I’m so excited.
    How’s your training?

    • Making it Lovely
      December 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      I’m not getting better as quickly as I’d like, but I can’t devote more than once a week to it (and I’ve missed some weeks lately too).

  • Jennifer
    December 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Okay, I feel like an idiot, but I have to ask about your name. I’m assuming it’s some kind of play on words, but I can’t figure out what it’s referring to? (I have a feeling I’m going to feel really dumb once it’s explained…)

  • GirlsGoneChild
    December 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I am obsessed with you. You are darling x infinity.

  • Sara Rose
    December 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I’ll admit that I’m not cut out to be a roller derby princess but my inner goddess TOTALLY WISHES I WERE. Oh and I am SERIOUSLY COVETING THE TIGHTS. You look fabulous!

  • lindsay
    December 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

    AH! This picture is perfect. I love the wink. And good on ya for being such a bad ass Roller Girl!

  • Marcella
    December 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    It’s official; I think you’re awesome!

  • SAWK
    December 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I wasn’t sure you could get any cooler, but you are!
    Go derby!

  • katrina
    December 13, 2011 at 12:32 am

    very pretty, nicole and for what it’s worth, you look mighty tough!

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  • Kacey @ Kacey's Kitchen
    February 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Love this shot! It’s so fun! I just had to leave my Florida team (Emerald Coast Roller Derby) to move out of state. I miss it so much!

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  • Lorissa
    October 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I had no idea you played derby too! Excellent! It is so much fun :)