On Saturday, Wallingford’s Comics Dungeon is being graced with an amatory display of “dark” beauty as members of the world-famous Suicide Girls will be signing copies of their new book, Hard Girls, Soft Light.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Suicide Girls, it is a Gothic, counter-culture, punk-inspired community of women who present their raw beauty — defying practices of mainstream supermodels and fashion icons — in unconventional ways.
“These are the most beautiful girls in the world,” says founder of the organization, Missy Suicide. “We’re showcased in a way that shows natural beauty.”
Missy founded the organization in 2001 as a website for women who wanted to express themselves in an underground fashion — keep in mind this was long before social media. And without the help of tweets or Facebook invites, Missy now says the once “underground” cult following is now a worldwide operation.
“We have 2,500 Suicide Girls around the globe,” says Missy. “That’s including one in Antarctica!”
Suicide Girls is now a full-blown type of culture; it has a clothing line, a dominant social media presence (10 million combined Twitter followers and Facebook fans) and has even had members appear on network TV (CSI New York in 2007).
“We’re excited to come to Seattle,” says Missy. “It’s a great town where there’s a lot of forward thinking.”
If you are one of the first 25 people to be present for the Hard Girls, Soft Light singing, you’ll receive a free yearlong membership to SuicideGirls.com.
After the book signing, local Suicide Girls as well as Radeo, Rigel, Cherry, Brandie, Toxic, Selene, Venus, Cruella, and Peatrie will be in party mode for the official after party at the Cha Cha Lounge on Capitol Hill.
-Chris Coyle, JACK FM