At Owl and Bear, we love shining a spotlight on one of life’s finest things: music. And though music may be the proverbial soundtrack to our lives, nothing puts a song in our hearts the way a beautiful, tattooed woman does. Alt-erotica site SuicideGirls shares our appreciation, which is why they’re releasing Hard Girls, Soft Light, a lovingly photographed and pristinely printed collection of some of some of the site’s most gorgeous ladies.
You can pick up the 204-page book at Mysterious Galaxy on March 21 at 7pm, when a group of SuicideGirls will be on hand to sign your copy. The first 25 people to get Hard Girls, Soft Light autographed will also receive a free yearlong membership to SuicideGirls.com. Then at 9pm, hang out with the models at Bar Pink during the official after party which will feature a mysterious, SG-themed cocktail.
One of the site’s many beautiful women is Brewin Suicide. We asked Brewin about the things that inspire her, and you can read her Poetic Memory below.
Poetic Memory: Brewin Suicide
1. Boston: Boston is the highest on my list of influences. It’s the city where I feel I started to come into my own. Everything from the fun jobs I worked, to the amazing people who inspired me along the way, to the fact there are so many different subcultures nestled in each part of the city. It’s eye opening and I can say I wouldn’t be who I am without it.
2. The ocean: The ocean, as cheesy as that sounds, tough cookies. I puts me in my place when I’m feeling inflated and it inspires me when I’m feeling deflated. I’ve lived within a mile or two of the ocean my entire life (until now) and it’s that convenience and time I spent there that has given me a lot of perspective and calm.
3. My cats: My cats, meaning the one that’s alive and the one that died a few years ago. They’re so kick ass. They’ve given me responsibility and cuddles along the way.
4. Design: Design influences me in a career aspect, furniture design more than anything. I’m the biggest nerd when it comes to stuff that fills and creates environments, it’s kind of a big deal to me. If I feel a coffee table that is crazy out of my price range will bring the right vibe to my living space, who needs to eat that week anyway?!
5.Tattoos: Tattoos, obvious? Not only having tattoos but the actual art of tattooing and all the creativity around it. I spend my free time watching these processes. I still find that, even though it is very “mainstream” now, it’s the most unique way one can influence the initial impression of your self on a daily basis.
6. Wood: Wood, lumber, timber, whichever you want to refer to it. Again going to back to me being a super dork, I love all the different creative process you can do with it. My favorite classes in college were my wood-working ones such as joinery. I like how you have to work in unison with it and it can’t be forced in any way in which it wasn’t intended to be.
7. The weather: I moved to California because of the weather, sun, warmth, and energy.
8. Quality: Turn of the century and mid-century quality in objects. It just inspires me to make sure that the things I create are worth the time and effort and to not cut corners because the process is tedious.
9. Food: Food influences my life because it keeps me alive. I choose selectively what I feel is right for my body and what makes me feel the best.
10. SuicideGirls: SuicideGirls, last but not least. I’ve made my most dearest friends through the site and can easily say the best experiences I’ve had in my life are a result of it.