Competition: Viveros And SuicideGirls Tee Off
Nov 2012 13

Competition: Viveros And SuicideGirls Tee Off  

Posted In Blog,Fashion,Vanity

SuicideGirls Special Promotion.

SuicideGirls have teemed up with celebrated artist Brian M. Viveros to offer you the chance to win one of the rocking designer T-shirts from his brand new men’s and women’s clothing collections.

Viveros is internationally embraced for his dark and evocative oil, airbrush, acrylic and ink paintings of seductive, doe-eyed beauties. His work has been in numerous gallery exhibitions all over North America and Europe, and his celebrity fans include Metallica and David Lynch.

To enter, head over to SuicideGirls’ Facebook page and share this post featuring the above photo of Ackley Suicide wearing her Viveros T. While you’re on Facebook, like the Viveros Brand Clothing page, and be sure to checkout the super hot “SuicideGirls wear Viveros” slideshow at viverosbrand.com/.

You must be aged 18 or over to enter. The competition closes at midnight PST on Thursday, November 15th, so be sure to share Ackley’s picture before then! Two winners will be selected at random. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 16th at noon PST.

Good Luck!
XOX

<B>My Size Cannot Define Me</B>
Sep 2012 14

My Size Cannot Define Me  

Posted In Activism,Beauty,Blog,Fashion,Favorites,Politics,Vanity

by M. J. Johnson


[Zoey in Envy]

“Look at that fat, lazy bitch!”
“Eat a sandwich!”
“Why don’t you go to the gym?”
“You’re too skinny to be a good role model.”
“Lard-ass!”
“Skinny Skank!”
“Lose some weight!”
“Put some meat on your bones!”
“No fatties!”
“Look out, wide load coming through!”
“Bean-pole!”
“Why don’t you do something about your weight?”

When someone is trying to prove how open minded they are about people, they will often say something along the lines of “I don’t care if they’re black, white, yellow, red, gay, straight, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, or Buddhist.” This is supposed to prove that all people are equal in their mind.

But what about a person’s body size?

We live in a sizeist society. Long past the time when it was acceptable to judge someone’s worth based on sex, gender, race, culture, religion, body mods, or ethnicity (though such judgments DO still occur), it is common and largely acceptable to judge someone based on their body type. Comedians commonly joke about Chris Christie’s weight, as if that has something to do with his terrible politics. Articles are written about Keira Knightley’s body type in which self-proclaimed beauty experts call her “dangerously thin” and encourage parents to keep their daughters from seeing her movies, lest the young girls think they need to look like her.

I am a fat man. I’m 6’2” tall and weigh somewhere around 335 lbs. I have a ring of fat around my middle, and climbing 6 flights of stairs makes me breath heavy. Based on that physical description, many people would write me off as an individual, not worth their time and effort. Any opinion of mine could be dismissed because it came from my body.

And I can hear the criticisms: “You’re smart, why don’t you exercise? Why don’t you eat right?” Well, it just so happens that I do. Until I moved to a different state, I was going to the gym 4-5 times per week, 1-2 hours at a time, where I did a cross between aerobic and weight training. My blood pressure is well within the normal range for my age, and my resting pulse is below 80.

But I am still fat. I don’t overeat any more often than a normal sized person; I average about 2500 calories per day, which is just enough to keep someone my size going. I rarely use salt, eat lots of fruit and little red meat, drink water almost exclusively (with an exception for a daily coffee, no sugar, no flavors). I avoid sodas like the plague, and cook almost all my own meals.

Maybe I’m atypical. Maybe I’m genetically predisposed to obesity. Maybe nothing I can do will ever result in me being thin. Or, maybe I just haven’t hit that perfect relation of exercise to food that will turn me into an Adonis.

The point is, nobody can tell that by looking at me. Nobody can tell whether I exercise or sit around playing video games all day. (I don’t. Can’t stand the things.) All anyone can see is that I’m a fat man, and far too many people will dismiss me as such.

This is far from a new idea. For over a century, obesity has been used as a symbol of greed, corruption, and downright evil. There is a reason Dashiell Hammett made the principle villain in his book The Maltese Falcon obese, known for the first half only as “The Fat Man.” This was the Great Depression; anyone with more than enough to eat must have been crooked. The film version came out in the 1940s, at a time when the only roles black actors could get were as servants. Funny how one type of prejudice is not acceptable today, but the other is.

“But people have no control over their race like they do their weight.”

That would be a valid argument, if it were anywhere close to reality. But the truth is, the reasons behind obesity, and why one person gets fat while another does not, are myriad. And, while an inactive lifestyle is, if not the main factor, often a large reason, it is not the only one. Medications, medical conditions, genetics, depression, sleeping habits, limited access to healthy foods or safe free exercise areas (parks, walking trails), even the weather can be factors to obesity.

Of course, us fat folks aren’t the only ones being attacked by sizeism; thin people are often stereotyped as bulimic or anorexic. Yes, those are terrible diseases, but they are not the only reason people are thin. Where an obese person can have an underactive thyroid, a thin person’s can be overactive. This can result in a metabolism that burns away huge amounts of food, faster than the person can eat. And before anyone gets their “Oh, I wish I had that problem” hat on, think about it: always being hungry, needing to eat huge amounts to keep from feeling ill or passing out, spending larger and larger amounts of money just on food.

Why does this happen? Why is sizeism an acceptable prejudice? Maybe it has some connection to the “Cult of the Perfect,” the subconscious worship of beauty. Angelina Jolie wrote a book a few years ago, about her work among the poor children of Third World countries. The message of this book is good, but the writing is pretty pedestrian, and it is far from the only book on the topic. But, because of her celebrity, built largely on her looks, the book was a best seller. It is great, or would be if people actually read the book. I fear many people just bought the book because it was by her than for actual social/cause awareness. Sally Struthers has been doing much the same work for decades, but the most common reaction to her is to make a fat joke.

The point of all this is, you simply cannot tell what is going on by looking at the outside. The basis for all prejudice is ignorance, and that applies to sizeism as well. Unless you are that person’s doctor, with a complete medical history in front of you, it is impossible for you to make any judgment about a person based on their body. And even if you do have that information, passing judgments about someone as a person based on their body-type is no different than passing judgment based on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, or any other physical attribute.

This isn’t about attractiveness; everyone has, and is allowed to have, their type. If someone is not your cup of tea, so be it. This is about making assumptions about a person, stereotyping them, based on their physical form.

And that is always wrong.

International Lolita Day
Jun 2012 07

International Lolita Day  

Posted In Blog,Fashion,Trends,Vanity

by Blogbot

This past weekend, aficionados of the Lolita look gathered in New York’s Central Park for a Tea Party in honor of International Lolita Day. Taking place but a stone’s throw away from the park’s larger than life Alice In Wonderland bronze tableau, the affair had a distinct down-the-rabbit-hole air.

When not preoccupied by his pocket watch, the Mad Hatter strummed a guitar, as attendees indulged in sweet treats worthy of the Queen of Hearts herself while elegantly perched on picnic blankets beneath trees in a shaded grove near Belvedere Castle. Though, had the fowl-mouthed monarch from the Lewis Carroll tale been in attendance, she’d likely have disapproved of the fact that her beloved game of croquet was being played with mallets rather than livestock.

International Lolita Day is a curiosity that pays homage to a fashion that emerged out of Japan, which is heavily influenced by clothing from the Victorian era and art in the Rococo style. The idea for the biannual celebration, which occurs on the first Saturdays of June and December so that both Summer and Winter fashions can be displayed, was first floated by the EGL Community on LiveJournal, and is now celebrated in numerous cities around the world.

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SuicideGirls Team With Bubble Punch And Meltdown To Transform American Apparel Basics Into Sexy Cosplay Outfits For SG’s Comic-Con Crew
Jun 2012 05

SuicideGirls Team With Bubble Punch And Meltdown To Transform American Apparel Basics Into Sexy Cosplay Outfits For SG’s Comic-Con Crew  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Comics,Fashion,Geek,Trends

by Blogbot


[Kemper and Bob in Droids You're Looking For]

Suicide Girls love getting dressed up almost as much as they like taking their clothes off. San Diego’s monster Comic-Con event is therefore a major highlight on our calendar each year, since it’s an excuse to play dress up.

This year we’re cooking up an extra-special Comic Con cosplay wardrobe, with a little help from clothing manufacturer and retailer American Apparel, pop-culture event planners Bubble Punch, and our fave Sunset Strip geek emporium, Meltdown Comics.

Comic chic chicks Chubby Bunny and Yume Ninja of Bubble Punch will be designing a series of three different sexy cosplay themed outfits for our ladies to wear while they man our Comic-Con booth. Each of the outfits will be made using basics available at your local American Apparel store. We’ll also be producing “How To” videos with the help of our friends from Meltdown so you can recreate the costumes the Suicide Girls will be wearing to Comic Con at home.

The three “How to” videos – one for each SG cosplay costume – will be posted on SuicideGirls’ Facebook page in June. The costumes will then be debuted live at a special pre-Comic Con party to be held at Meltdown Comics on July 7th. Follow @SuicideGirls on Twitter for up to the minute news, updates, and photos.

You can also catch our ladies in their unforgettable cosplay outfits at booth #1730 of Comic Con San Diego 2012. If you’re planning on attending the convention on more than one day, be sure to come back and visit us again, since our team of sexy booth girls will be cosplaying new outfits each day!

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SuicideGirls’ Dirty Laundry: Super Sexy Corset Edition Part 1
Aug 2011 16

SuicideGirls’ Dirty Laundry: Super Sexy Corset Edition Part 1  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Fashion,Vanity

by Blogbot

What Suicide Girls are putting on – and taking off…

Regardless of the season, corsets are a cinch when it comes to sexy and sensual (un)dressing.


[Allura in Tempted]

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SuicideGirls’ Group Therapy: Dreadlocks


Aug 2011 10

SuicideGirls’ Group Therapy: Dreadlocks

  

Posted In All Things SG,Beauty,Blog,Fashion,Vanity

by Blogbot

A column which highlights Suicide Girls and their fave groups.


[Damsel in Bold]

This week, Damsel Suicide tells us why she gets all tied up in the Dreadlocks

 Group.

Members: 1057 / Comments: 3,640

  • WHY DO YOU LOVE IT?: It offers lots of tips, methods, and advice. Every set of dreadlocks is unique, and there are so many different ways to maintain them. Some people are anti-product and choose the natty route, while others enjoy the benefits of using wax and other dreadlock products. Either way, if you see a set of locks you think are beautiful, it’s nice to find out how they keep them that way!



  • DISCUSSION TIP: Respect the opinions and differences of others. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to do dreadlocks, only a variety of methods that all work equally. Different strokes for different folks!


  • BEST RANDOM QUOTE: “My mane is my source of power. I am able to do superhuman things that I couldn’t do otherwise.”




  • MOST HEATED DISCUSSION THREAD: Synthetic Dreads…People who have spent years developing their dreadlocks claim synth dreads are the easy way out, while people with synth dreads argue they are still dreadheads. Either way, having synthetic dreads does NOT make you a pussy bitch.


  • WHO’S WELCOME TO JOIN?: Appreciate lovely locks and natty ladies? Come on in and appreciate the nappy goodness…




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The Art of SuicideGirls feat. Hezza Suicide
Jul 2011 21

The Art of SuicideGirls feat. Hezza Suicide  

Posted In All Things SG,Art,Blog,DIY,Fashion,Vanity

by Blogbot


[Above: Hezza Suicide in Melancolia]

SG / Artist Name: Hezza Suicide a.k.a. Majo Rey

Mission Statement: Having experimented with other kinds of clothes I began my lingerie line in 2004. I was always a lingerie consumer, but couldn’t find nice things over here (I live in South América). After working in a big factorywhich made swimwear, I decide to start with my personal own line, and launched my brand Majo Rey. What I do, or want to transmit to the people who consume the brand, is the spirit of being young and sexy. It’s important to feel comfortable and sexy at the same time. The brand has a lot of myself in it; It’s for powerful, independent women with a rock & roll spirit.


[Above: Gold Label Collection 2011]

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