Our winter has been very mild this year, more like many winters of the past going back 6 or 7 years before global warming brought us several of the coldest winters in Oklahoma history. So I can’t say I’m longing for a beach destination to escape frigid weather. No, just looking for something for a Rule 5 – ya know what they are, pretty girls, beautiful women, a little fashion for the ladies, so as to escape all politics, all the time. I’m simply out of ideas, so swimsuits are a good bet to create a little interest.
A message for my girlfriends: as I look around for photos of well-known actresses and models in swimsuits, I find their natural photos (those caught on the beach with family and friends) are, in general, messy and unattractive – saggy, cellulite, poochie tummies, and all that. Most need a little touch up and a professional photographer, with the exception of Julianne Hough in the photo about half-way down the page (and maybe Brooklyn Decker). Believe me, remove the face and your body isn’t so different now, or maybe ‘back then’ from any untouched SI model.
See a list of my friends hosting Rule 5s this weekend below the photos (some double links because I missed last week with my Mom in the hospital).
Ana Beatriz Barros
Inspiration for Amit from Proof Positive 8)
Thanks to Daley Gator for the Maria inspirationÂ 8)
Last one: look to your left at my new ad for the two foods never to eat to look good in a swimsuit (includes men and swimsuits as well). Give it a click if you have time.
2012 Rule 5 link policy: if you link something of mine sometime during the week, a Rule 5 or other, Iâ€™ll link to your Rule 5. If you want to join the link-around and I have missed yours, please send an email.
NOTE: some of the following will have an update this weekend.
The Other McCain is the master aggregator of all thingsÂ Rule 5. Find last week’s Rule 5 Oshiete Koi wa Happiness? here and this week’s full menu Short Skirt/Long Jacket, is here.
Opus atÂ American Perspective is my Rule 5 mentor. She showed me how to do it right with this post. Last week: Alessandro Ambrosio.Â This week is Taylor Swift
Reaganite Republican: Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs and Miss Poland 2011 Dzien Dobry with video of Miss Universe swimsuits and body painting!
American Power Blog: Evan Rachel Wood toplessÂ and Candice Swanepole’s Victoria Secret 2012 Bikini Video
William Teach at Pirateâ€™s Cove: last week a Zoe Moezert pinup (time for golf?), AND speaking of bathing suits…Â and this week is a foxy pinup by Gil Elvgren and Teach’s Patriotic Pup.
Bob at the Camp of the Saints: Politically, sweater vests are all the range. Bob found a Rule 5 sweater vest. You want to see it!Â The latest Swedish Diet (video), Winter Vacation Bikinis,Â Â and your latest bevy here.
Theo Sparkâ€™s Saturday Night Bath is here.Â Saturday Totty here.Â The Bonus Babe.
Proof Positiveâ€™s Friday Night Babe: Last week, Claudia Bassols, andÂ this week, Ana de la Reguera.Â Vintage Babes Elsa Martinelli andÂ Theda Bara.
Teresamerica: Last week, Shaghayegh Claudia Lynx (Iranian Goddess)Â
DaleyGatorâ€™s DaleyBabe: Olivia Munn – that naked PETA ad, and Â This week Leola Bell
The POH Diaries: Gloria Steinem – Demi MooreÂ and this week also, Kate Beckinsale is Hot!
Fritz at A View From the Beach: Kelly Brook
Jamie at Eye of Polyphemus: Gillian JacobsÂ andÂ Adrianna Lima
Randy’s Roundtable Thursday Nite Tart isÂ Mayra Suarez
Full Metal Patriotâ€™s Midweek Peek is Gina Carano
Jake Finneganâ€™s Burkelesque Babe is Irina Shayk
Rio Norte Line: Amanda Harrington
Ran at Si Vis Pacem is back with Retro Rule 5s by John Singer Sargent and Diego Velasquez.
Wyblog: A late edition, and not technically a Rule 5, but oh so guy-worthy – Chloe Vevrier
My Top 13 Rule 5s (click here to see all):
Lt. Col â€œMacâ€ McKenzie
The Donaldâ€™s Daughter
A Conservative Darlinâ€™ â€“ Kelly Pickler
Ana Beatriz Barros
Ten Beautiful Swim Suits and the Women in Them
Girls With Guns
Bonnie Jill Laflin
Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook