New Random Thread 4

Discussion in 'Random' started by Ashley, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 They call me Susie

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2020
    Messages:
    84
    Shimmys Received:
    50
    I am a(n)...:
    Athlete
    I think I might have read the first. Can’t remember.
     
  2. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    7,220
    Shimmys Received:
    19,488
    Location:
    The Queen of Queens
    I am a(n)...:
    Retired From Cheer
    I love this show so much. I think Netflix sometimes does a TERRIBLE job with their material, including promoting it. I know it got a HUGE pandemic bump and because it's so flipping wholesome. All the pain is real without being over-dramatic or forced.

    I know a lot of people were bummed that it meant other awesome stuff got shut out, but this is the unfortunate reality of these things. It's like Jennifer Lawrence getting the Oscar for SLP instead of her performance in Winter's Bone- made it up to her the next time around.
     
  3. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,141
    Shimmys Received:
    806
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    I got Invisalign today because I didn’t wear my retainer when I was a teen and now I’m paying for it years later.

    You’ll be happy to know that those orthodontic wax bars they give you haven’t changed since 1999.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020
  4. RobinSparkles

    RobinSparkles Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,597
    Shimmys Received:
    4,303
    Twitter:
    _robin_sparkles
    I am a(n)...:
    Retired From Cheer
    I'm glad it won, because it means more people are aware of it now. I saw a few people on twitter who were saying that they were going to start watching it after the Emmys. (and a depressing number of people who legitimately did not know/realise Dan and Eugene Levy are related.)
    Although I did want D'Arcy Carden to win. But I'm sure she'll land another role that will get her an award.
    (plus it's cool to see how many people you can recognize from Degrassi on it!)

    It's also my hope a network in the US acquires Kim's Convenience for their next 2 seasons, because I learned it's ineligible for Emmys because it doesn't air on an American network. (and also because Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is perfection in his role and deserves recognition for it.)
     
  5. cachoi

    cachoi Slow your roll, Sparkle.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,003
    Shimmys Received:
    2,783
    Location:
    Nashville
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Anyone in human resources? I'm considering taking the aPHR certification exam and would love your professional opinion on how to enter the field. I have customer service and marketing experience but just don't know how to get my foot in the door.
     
  6. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,141
    Shimmys Received:
    806
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    How does everyone else feel about the Rebel uni campaigns lately?
     
  7. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2016
    Messages:
    553
    Shimmys Received:
    646
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    Have only seen some clips on social media, the models in a small group singing/lip syncing etc. I think it is seriously tone deaf.
     
  8. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,141
    Shimmys Received:
    806
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    I’ve been side eyeing it hard this year.

    The whole thing just feels very unnecessary, transparent, condescending, and cliquish to me.
     
  9. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,166
    Shimmys Received:
    17,985
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    I am not familiar with Rebel catalogs.

    DO THE CATALOGS/LOOKBOOKS HAVE ACTUAL GAMEDAY OR COMP READY DESIGNS?

    All I see online in social media = couture runway type concept unis being modeled in exotic locations.

    That's all great and some of those are beautiful, but wasn't sure where a coach would look to see something their team could actually wear.
     
  10. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,141
    Shimmys Received:
    806
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Rebel does have a school lookbook but honestly those designs are nothing that Varsity hasn’t already covered. Rebel’s bread and butter are the comp unis, and their crown jewel is the “couture” line that they aggressively promote by taking cheer’s Cool Kids to Europe every year.

    Which is weird because every year they get further and further away from any viable cheer uni design in favor of what are essentially glorified Halloween costumes (over the last few years especially, the couture designs have literally been styled to reflect the next vacay spot than the demands of cheer). And while I understand that the couture designs are supposed to be “conceptual,” the fact remains that nobody is ordering a modified toga to wear to Worlds. I don’t care if Gabi Butler models it on top of a horse. It’s not happening. And they should know that if they have any cheer experience whatsoever. So ultimately, I’m not sure what the point of the whole campaign is, or how sustainable it’ll be in the future if they keep going down this road. Eventually the novelty will wear off.
     
    • Shimmy Shimmy x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  11. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    5,339
    Shimmys Received:
    19,239
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    Rebel is successful because of the new generation of cheer mommies and their ad campaigns cater to them. Many care more about their kid being an "ambassador" for Rebel (and any brand imaginable) and create IG and tik toks for their kids than they do about their child being in a quality cheer program and being a dedicated athlete. They don't blink when they spend hundreds on a Rebel sports bra or backpack and they fly to Rebel "casting calls" and photo shoots but they will rip a coach or gym owner up one side and down the other for charging a reasonable monthly tuition and uniform cost. Cheer is secondary to them.
     
  12. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,166
    Shimmys Received:
    17,985
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    I don't understand how Rebel modeling things work.

    If you're chosen as a Varsity model, you're in the catalog and actually used in their campaigns.

    I see lots of kids online who say they're Rebel models, but when you look at Rebel's print campaigns, social media stuff, it's the same 8-10 main cheerlebrities like Gabi, etc.

    What are the Rebel casting calls even for and what do these models actually do? Because it's not really modeling if you do not see them representing the brand in any official modeling capacity?

    That and how many photoshoots does one child need with the same CheerPhotographer if the photos are not actually being used by Rebel for paid work?

    Like, what even.

    Is it really just a way to get moms and kids to buy bras and shorts?
     
  13. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,166
    Shimmys Received:
    17,985
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    I also noticed that there are kids who want to use cheer type modeling to break into real modeling,

    Modeling agencies are generally looking for kids who look like KIDS in their portfolios, not like cheer models with tons of hair and make up, or cheer hairspray models, or bikini models. I feel like the time and money spent on that could be spent on some more "toned down" pics?
     
  14. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,166
    Shimmys Received:
    17,985
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Triple posting today but I had a free minute today and saw that Rebel made Youth Replicas of Worlds team uniforms & Navarro unis.

    For $160.

    The 'my daughter is a future ____" crowd is going to eat that up.

    Littles Replica Uniforms
     
  15. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,141
    Shimmys Received:
    806
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Lots of the models you’re seeing are probably in the ready-to-wear Purple Lookbook, which is the one nobody cares about. You’ll notice that’s where they shove their “diverse” models so the same high-profile, mostly white faces can be the couture models. Which comes across as particularly odious for all their “We’re different!” bluster. Because idk about you, but I’ve seen skinny blonde models literally since I was born in the 80’s. Nothing different about it.

    And regarding bras and purses: Rebel has always left me with the impression that it wanted to be a real fashion house, but their penchant for overt ostentatiousness wasn’t fashion forward enough (not when Versace did it in the 90’s, and not when things like sustainable and eco-friendly fashion are a thing now). So they took their ideas to the cheer world, where things like lace and baubles would be considered edgy, not passé. And it worked. So now they’re branching out into their desired arena: actual clothes/accessories. Purses, workout wear... this is their next move.

    And who knows; maybe that’ll work too. But honestly probably not if they keep charging hundreds for flashy, youth-friendly designs. Just ask Betsey Johnson and the Juicy Couture girls. You can’t market exclusively to young people and then charge prices they cannot possibly afford. Like I’m honestly a little surprised I’m seeing them go down the same road. It’s bankrupted better people.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2020