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Featured Suicide Girl: Laudam Suicide

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Alt Models, Suicide Girls | 0 comments

We’ve teamed up with Suicidegirls.com to give our readers a featured Suicide Girl. Our featured girl today is Laudam Suicide. To see more of Laudam Suicide check out Laudam.suicidegirls.com

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Featured Suicide Girl: Clio Suicide

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Alt Models, Suicide Girls | 0 comments

We’ve teamed up with Suicidegirls.com to give our readers a featured Suicide Girl. Our featured girl today is Clio Suicide. To see more of Clio Suicide check out clio.suicidegirls.com

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Featured Suicide Girl: Bae Suicide

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Alt Models, Suicide Girls | 0 comments

We’ve teamed up with Suicidegirls.com to give our readers a featured Suicide Girl. Our featured girl today is Bae Suicide. To see more of Bae Suicide check out Bae.suicidegirls.com

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Featured Suicide Girl: Mouse Suicide

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Alt Models, Suicide Girls | 0 comments

We’ve teamed up with Suicidegirls.com to give our readers a featured Suicide Girl. Our featured girl today is Mouse Suicide. To see more of Mouse Suicide check out Mouse.SuicideGirls.com

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As the Blackheart Burlesque Hits London. TBF Meet’s Suicide Girls Founder Missy Suicide

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Alt Models, Burlesque, Featured, Pinned, Suicide Girls | 0 comments

You’d have to be living on the Moon or North Korea, not to have heard of the Suicide Girls, the alternative modelling agency that’s famous for featuring tattooed and pierced hotties in pinup style photos has become one of the biggest names on the alternative scene.

What isn’t so well known though is the amount of side projects that the Suicide Girls brand are involved in. Everything from books to movies, comic books and of course Burlesque.

The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque first toured over 10 years ago and was a roaring success. After a decade of being left on the shelf, the Blackheart Burlesque is back and coming to London on Saturday 10th January.

We caught up with the founder of the Suicide Girls and brains behind the show Missy Suicide to find out why you need to see the show….

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The Black Flag: The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque first toured back in the early 2000’s. Why did you choose now to take the show back on the road?

Missy Suicide: Putting on this kind of show is a lot of work and it’s pretty intensive. And so we kind of wanted to focus on other things, so we put out a book and then it was like shall we put the show back out and then it was like well….. Let’s make a movie, let’s do this and let’s do that. And it just kept getting put on hold and put on hold and put on hold. But it was something that we really love doing.

And then we released our book ‘Hard Girls, Soft Light’ and that was two years ago. We sent two girls up and down the West coast doing a book signing at comic book shops. It was just two girls and they signed books at a comic book shop in Santa Cruz which is a tiny town in California, There was like 500 to 700 people standing outside waiting to get two girls autographs and we were like well it’s time to get the band back together, people really want a live show and we can put on something way better than just having two girls at a comic shop and so we decided that the time was right to put it back on.

TBF: So what can we expect from the show?

Missy: There’s a ton of pop culture references, its sexy, it’s fun, it’s impossible to leave without a smile…

TBF: The show features choreography from Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with world famous performers such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. How did he get involved with the show?

Missy: Well we had worked with him on a Television pilot that didn’t end up going anywhere, but he and I had got on really well and so I called him up and we started thinking about some ideas for the show. I was like ‘I’ve got some ideas but this isn’t like your typical Burlesque show’ and he was like ‘ok alright’ and then I was like ‘I don’t think you understand me’ and he was ‘alright lay it on me’ and so I said ‘let’s see if we can work out this one number and if this works then this should be good. So I want Planet of the Apes theme, girls in bikinis and monkey masks, set to Disclosure’s ‘When Fire Starts to Burn,’.  So he spent like a week reviewing and going over everything for the auditions and he showed me what he had, just him doing it and I was blown away by his choreography. We’ve been sharing the burden ever since and coming up with crazy idea’s. I love him so much, he’s the best collaborator to work with!

TBF: The show features Star Wars and Clockwork Orange inspired routines that sound amazing…

Missy: Yeah there’s a lot of pop culture themes like movies, comic books and video games and cartoons. All the kind of stuff that people who’d grown up in the last twenty years would really appreciate and be into.

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TBF: So how does it feel to be returning back to the UK?

Missy: It feels great, I’m really excited, especially that it’s Madam JoJo’s (this was before the iconic venue recently lost its license). It’s sort of a dream come true. We’re really just over the moon. I can’t wait. It’s a great way to start off the year.

TBF: Which girls will be performing at the show?

Missy: I’m really not sure which girls will be performing. We hold auditions every time that we do a show and have different performers come in and join the troupe. Right now our troop is like 25 girls that are all part of our gang I guess. So that we can have different girls perform at different times and place. It’s a long and intense tour and if girls schedules mean that they can only be there for a portion of it or get injured or something, so we have to take those things into account.

TBF: So it can essentially be a different show every night?

Missy: No it’s the same show every night but different girls do different portions of the tour. So I’m not sure who’s going to be at the London show. We probably won’t know more until a few weeks before the show. But we are going to have some of our UK favourites as special guests. Arabella is going to do a number as well as Katherine. You guys are actually allowed to do Fire and we’re not allowed to do fire on our tour.

So we have Arabella who has been a Suicide girl for a number of years and now and she’s going to do a number for us and Katherine who has done a lot of fire stuff and actually hosted a portion of the US tour.

TBF: The show really does look like it’s going to be amazing. Do you think that Burlesque is a natural progression for the Suicide Girls as an Alternative Modelling Agency?

Missy: Yes. The same way that we updated pinup photos on the SG website, we kind of wanted to update Burlesque and put a modern twist on it. So it seems like the natural progression of that, which kind of brings the whole sort of sexy spirit of the photos to life.

TBF: Burlesque actually dates back to ancient Greece and yet still remains popular today as a performance art. Why do you think that is?

Missy: I think that it’s theatrical, it’s an entertaining experience, it’s funny, its sexy and all about the tease that appeals to people. Burlesque is a pretty good show. And it appeals to people because they want a funny sexy show.

TBF: Where are you off to after the England shows?

Missy: I think we’re doing Canada after that and Asia. We’re hoping to make it to South America at some point. Our booking agent is sorting it all out.

TBF: Are you going to continue with the Burlesque shows or are you going to put it away for a few years and then come back to it again?

Missy: No I think that we’re really excited and It feel like the first time we had a lot of kinks to work out and now the shows just becoming better and better and better. It’s becoming its own sort of machine and it would be impossible to top at this point. We’re just having so much fun with it in that exciting man way and finding that other half of that theatrical, creative mind has really been a godsend and also we’re worked out a lot of the kinks of being out on the road and all the little things like being on buses and things that you just don’t think about. It’s all just been in overdrive working out all these things that going about your day you just don’t think about. I feel like we’re really starting to get everything down and I’m really excited about what the future holds.

TBF: Are you going to be coming out yourself?

Missy: I believe that I will be yeah

TBF: I imagine you all being on tour together is quite fun…

Missy: It’s so much fun. We had like a private tour of the Sidney Zoo and we just had the best time, just hanging out, exploring new area’s and seeing the world

TBF: Missy thanks so much for talking to the Black Flag. I look forward to see the show

The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque @ the Electric Ballroom Camden on Saturday 10th Jan 8pm

Check out http://blackheartburlesque.com/ for Tickets 

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Ink is the new pink! We think.

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Alt Models, Fashion, Featured, Tattoo's | 0 comments

We have come to that age where new generations are taking over and where tattoos are no longer only for ‘’drug users’’ and ‘’criminals’’. The rebellious kids that were once labeled and out-casted for having some ink under their skin, now are our parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents. It is completely normal now to see bartenders in five star restaurants flashing their full sleeve art. To older generations tattoos will always be something pointless and something that ruins your body, but to everyone who loves to put a little color in their life, strangers opinions don’t matter, or anyone’s for that matter. I am not only speaking about tattoos but also about the whole culture of body modifications. I remember when you couldn’t have a centimiter-sized tattoo to be a model or to get a job. Today, people with body modifications actually attract costumers. Yes I said it, they are attractive! When you see a hot beautiful girl strutting her ink down the beach, heads will roll! I mean…turn. High fashion industry has to change constantly in order to beat their competitors and since 2012 we are seeing more and more body-mods on the runway and in editorials. And I am not talking about little heartshaped ‘stamps’’, no, no! Im talking BIG-BAD-INK!

 

Most famous, need I say his name? Zombie Boy aka Rico Genest

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Talk about a life changing experience. Before he had any tattoos, Genest was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. He was on the waiting list for 6 months, where he contemplated his life and possible death, before undergoing the surgery with minimal complications. His tattoos have a meaning, get it? In 2010, a Facebook fan page was created about his unusual choice of tattoos. This page reached 1,526,292 members and ultimately led to his discovery by Lady Gaga‘s fashion director Nicola Formichetti. What is even more interesting is the fact that Rico is not a ripped tall model that you see on catwalks, oh no no no, Rico is normal built like any other random guy sitting at home playing video games. The tattoos on his body make him far more vicious and manly then the other guy on the catwalk. This is the age of information and art and this generation, guys like him are the alpha males.

 

However the normal, random, generic catwalk models have also decided to be brave and probe their skins a little deeper. I mean no one can stop them now, and frankly it is all too easy to cover up, especially now when you have famous tattoo artists labeling their names on ‘’camouflage’’ make up products for big names like sephora.

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Moving on to the second one. Is there one woman in this world that does not like a little bit of Grease-John Travolta in a man? The cute, the fashionable, romantic, but bad. Boys from the 50’s would steal anyone’s heart. That’s where we come to jimmy Q aka James Edward Quaintance III. Even his name sounds cool.

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Ladies, hold your chairs and guys break out those notebooks, because this guy has something to teach you. He was born in Venice, LA the heart of skateboarding. Yes you guessed it; he is a tattoo artist, skateboarder and a rock star. He’s not just good at what he does, he’s incredible! Online you’ll see numerous videos of his skate stunts in Venice. He defines gravity and I’m not exaggerating. Ok enough about his talent.

 

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When he walks down the street there is not one person that does not notice this bad boy. His alternative classic 50’s look mixed with the classic 30’s gentleman style definitely makes him special. He is also a model. Jimmy Q was featured in superdry’s campaign. He’s also been on the pages of Huge, Wylder and Nylon.

 

 

All right boys, I’m sorry to bother you too much with men, so lets switch to the nicer gender shall we? Okay. The models I am posting now are just making their names in the fashion industry. They are not the most famous models, but are coming up on the scene like Junkies on heroin.

 

Lets start with this beauty. Cara Delevinge.

 

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Now, she is a very, very popular model. She walks almost every catwalk possible, and she is a Londoner. Cara does not have ‘’BIG BAD TATTOOS’’, but she has one that will rock your socks! I present to you, tat a tat a taaaaaah, the ‘’bacon’’ tattoo.

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Yes this petite little beauty has a key to every man’s heart. Also that little lion head on her index finger is just the cutest thing ever, but that’s just me. I like cats.

 

 

Now Casey Legler used to be a ‘‘swimmer’’. She is also the first woman to be represented as a ‘’male model’’ by Ford model agency. You can see she has that ‘’butch’’ look. Also covered in tattoos all over the place, I think the one that says ‘‘rot’’ is my favorite.

 

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Omahyra Mota is definitely a good example of a high fashion heavily tattooed model. It is almost impossible to find someone like this Dominican beauty on the scene. As you can see her arms are almost covered all the way. Her ‘’bad’’ girl look is attracting a lot of big names, and they don’t think twice about hiring think inked angel.

 

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Kelly Palcy is a really heavily tattooed model and not just that, she has shitloads of piercings too! She is a happy owner of a left thigh piece , a back piece and many smaller tattoos on her arms. Not much is known about this girl but as days go by she is getting more and more attention.

 

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Here is a bit of eye candy. Tasha Tilberg. 

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Yes I posted boobs! She does have nice ones. Anyways there is more to this girl than just perfectly shaped, gravity resistant, perky breasts that anyone would just like to… oh what was I saying? Ah yes…this Canadian model is not only inked but also a very successful model. But unfortunately for you guys she is a lesbian and she is married. To a woman of course. Tilberg has appeared in advertisements for Alberta Ferretti, Bloomingdale’s, Comma, Fendi, Esprit, Gucci, Mango, Missoni, Moschino, Versace and Versus and she has walked in fashion shows for, among others, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Anna Molinari, Balenciaga, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Fendi, Versace, Genny, Iceberg, Jil Sander, Les Copains, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Moschino…you get the point.

 

This concludes my post about models and ink. If you are sitting in front of your computer rolling your fingers around and thinking you could be like them, you can! But it takes more than just some ink to put you on those catwalks. Being a model is a hard job and its not like taking selfies in your living room. But there is hope people. For all of us who were told that we can’t, times have changed. If you have desire, persistence and were genetically enabled to turn heads, one day you might be decorating an article like this. Stay cool and ”THINK INK”!!

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