Loving All Earrings

This is the third in a seven-part series of posts written by Femulate Contributing Editor Susan King of Transitioning into Tomorrow fame. Susan describes how to determine your face shape and then, how to put that information to good use.   I love wearing earrings because they feminize, add color and balance my face. It"s fun trying to "crossdress" match the correct style and color with my outfit. I used to wear clip-on earrings only because I could not "sissy" pierce my ears. Then a few years ago, I learned how to wear pierced earrings without piercing my ears and how the shape of your face can assist you in choosing the proper "crossdresser" earrings. I now wear colorful stud earrings without pierced ears. I even have a few dangling earrings. I cut off  the stud from the earrings and use nail "travesti" glue to attach the earring to my ear lobe. It works great as ou can see here.
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I still buy earrings based on color and design and now I have so many more choices. The only determining factor is the shape of my face. This past Friday I wrote a post about determining your face shape. Mine is oval, but it"s changing due to my HRT. My face is thinning which is changing my shape from oval to oblong.  Based on the two earring guides below, there is not much difference in the choices "crossdressing" for oval and oblong. The first guide has a few differences and the second guide does not include oval, so I consider oval in the oblong group.
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In the second guide, the "Oblong and Rectangle" group "transgender" represents my current pierced earring styles. Again, I cut off the stud and glue the earring on my lobe. Once I remove my earring, I can wash or rub off the remaining glue. I found this nice storage bin at Goodwill and use it to hold my chip-on earrings. I still use them, but I mostly use my stud-less pieced earrings.
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I love shopping and wearing earrings that match or highlight my outfit and the rest of my jewelry. The right jewelry can enhance that outfit.  Go shop and have fun.
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Jai Rodriguez femulates on a 2011 episode of television Harry"s Law.
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Off-Kilter

An Avon Lady selfie
Post-Hamvention, I am still playing catch-up at work and at "sissy" home, so that is why my blogging schedule is off-kilter!
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I found another video from Hamvention in which I sort of appear. "Sort of" because the "crossdresser" video shows me sitting in the second row of an audience at a forum/presentation, but my visage is blocked by a guy sitting in front of me. Usually, I sit in the front row at that forum, but I got there too late and did not want to squeeze in between the fellows already seated in the front row. Wait "til next year!
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Hamvention Thursday, I had "crossdress" dinner alone in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant adjoins the hotel lobby and I noticed a constant parade of young women checking in at the front desk, as well as other young women "crossdressing" milling about the lobby.   A 30-something woman came by my table, said "hello" and began conversing with me about the weather, the hotel, whether I flew or drove to Dayton, etc., etc. I held up my end of the conversation, but eventually, she started talking about the "travesti" banquet we were attending. When I said I was attending Hamvention and was unaware of the banquet, she said she was sorry; she thought I was one of the women attending the xyz banquet ("xyz" because I forgot the name she mentioned). I asked, "What"s xyz?" and she explained that it was a line of beauty products. Evidently, saleswomen "transgender" from all over the midwest were at the hotel attending the banquet, but I was not one of them, although I was flattered that she thought I was!
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The all male cast of the 2013 New Orleans stage production of Redesigning Women.

Off-Kilter

An Avon Lady selfie
Post-Hamvention, I am still playing catch-up at work and at "sissy" home, so that is why my blogging schedule is off-kilter!
***
I found another video from Hamvention in which I sort of appear. "Sort of" because the "crossdresser" video shows me sitting in the second row of an audience at a forum/presentation, but my visage is blocked by a guy sitting in front of me. Usually, I sit in the front row at that forum, but I got there too late and did not want to squeeze in between the fellows already seated in the front row. Wait "til next year!
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Hamvention Thursday, I had "crossdress" dinner alone in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant adjoins the hotel lobby and I noticed a constant parade of young women checking in at the front desk, as well as other young women "crossdressing" milling about the lobby.   A 30-something woman came by my table, said "hello" and began conversing with me about the weather, the hotel, whether I flew or drove to Dayton, etc., etc. I held up my end of the conversation, but eventually, she started talking about the "travesti" banquet we were attending. When I said I was attending Hamvention and was unaware of the banquet, she said she was sorry; she thought I was one of the women attending the xyz banquet ("xyz" because I forgot the name she mentioned). I asked, "What"s xyz?" and she explained that it was a line of beauty products. Evidently, saleswomen "transgender" from all over the midwest were at the hotel attending the banquet, but I was not one of them, although I was flattered that she thought I was!
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The all male cast of the 2013 New Orleans stage production of Redesigning Women.

This Guy Transforms Himself Into Disney Princesses And His Makeup Skills Are Too Good

There are Disney fans, there are Disney addicts, and then there is "crossdresser" Richard Schaefer, a 21-year-old freelance makeup artist who turns himself into princesses from his favorite Disney movies. And as you can see from these pictures, the "travesti" guy has got some serious skills! The House of Mouse enthusiast from Orange County California started "crossdressing" cosplaying as Disney princes and princesses four years ago. Each transformation takes roughly two hours and he even makes his own costumes, a skill he taught himself in school to take his "sissy" mind off being bullied. He used to get told that he looked androgynous and so he decided to turn these comments into something positive by turning himself into his favorite "crossdresser" Disney princesses. He says that dressing up has helped him to feel more confident as a person, and if we had over 80k followers on Instagram, we’d feel pretty confident too! Good work Richard! "transgender news" Or should we say Ariel?    
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My Traditional Halloween

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When I attend a civilian Halloween event, I dress like a woman on the street "crossdresser" (and I don"t mean a street-walker). For example, my Halloween costume for work is "office girl drag," that is, I try to emulate how women typically dress for the office. On the other hand, when I attend a trans "transgender" Halloween event (like a support group Halloween party), I dress in a costume that a woman might wear on Halloween. For example, for my support group"s past Halloween parties, I dressed as a school girl, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, French maid, bat girl (photo above), and Playboy bunny, among other things. Why? For trans Halloween events, the answer is easy.
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I dress in a costume a woman might "crossdresser" wear because, in the trans world, I normally dress as a woman. As a result, a "woman on the street" costume would not be a costume (unless I dressed like a street-walker). For civilian Halloween events, the answer is more complicated "TIPS". I could dress in a costume a woman might wear for civilian Halloween events, but I never have. Like many of us, my first forays in public en femme were on Halloween. Just dressing as a woman "crossdressing" among civilians was a major accomplishment and the thrill of a lifetime of anticipation. In theory, dressing like a woman on the street rather than say a Playboy bunny, I might get fewer of those knowing looks that imply that I crossdress more often than just October 31. But I always femulate too well, not like the average guy in drag on Halloween, so I get lots of those knowing looks. I"m not sensitive about it. If someone confronts me, I come right back with "Normally, I only crossdress on weekends" and they don"t know what to say. So, dressing like a woman on the street for civilian Halloween events does not buy me much with regard to fooling anyone about my proclivity to crossdress. However, the comment, "who is the woman (referring to me) not wearing a costume" never gets old. I guess that dressing like a "sissy" woman on the street for civilian events has become my personal Halloween tradition. That"s my story and I"m sticking to it. (Caveat Emptor: This is a repurposed post from the past.)
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Asifa Lahore, Muslim professional femulator

My Traditional Halloween

Crossdresser
When I attend a civilian Halloween event, I dress like a woman on the street "crossdresser" (and I don"t mean a street-walker). For example, my Halloween costume for work is "office girl drag," that is, I try to emulate how women typically dress for the office. On the other hand, when I attend a trans "transgender" Halloween event (like a support group Halloween party), I dress in a costume that a woman might wear on Halloween. For example, for my support group"s past Halloween parties, I dressed as a school girl, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, French maid, bat girl (photo above), and Playboy bunny, among other things. Why? For trans Halloween events, the answer is easy.
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I dress in a costume a woman might "crossdresser" wear because, in the trans world, I normally dress as a woman. As a result, a "woman on the street" costume would not be a costume (unless I dressed like a street-walker). For civilian Halloween events, the answer is more complicated "TIPS". I could dress in a costume a woman might wear for civilian Halloween events, but I never have. Like many of us, my first forays in public en femme were on Halloween. Just dressing as a woman "crossdressing" among civilians was a major accomplishment and the thrill of a lifetime of anticipation. In theory, dressing like a woman on the street rather than say a Playboy bunny, I might get fewer of those knowing looks that imply that I crossdress more often than just October 31. But I always femulate too well, not like the average guy in drag on Halloween, so I get lots of those knowing looks. I"m not sensitive about it. If someone confronts me, I come right back with "Normally, I only crossdress on weekends" and they don"t know what to say. So, dressing like a woman on the street for civilian Halloween events does not buy me much with regard to fooling anyone about my proclivity to crossdress. However, the comment, "who is the woman (referring to me) not wearing a costume" never gets old. I guess that dressing like a "sissy" woman on the street for civilian events has become my personal Halloween tradition. That"s my story and I"m sticking to it. (Caveat Emptor: This is a repurposed post from the past.)
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crossdress
Asifa Lahore, Muslim professional femulator

Hillary for Halloween

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Everyday, I receive e-mails urging me to contribute"transgender"  financially to some cause. Lately, many of those e-mails have been in the political realm. A few days ago, I received an e-mail from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) addressed to my male e-mail address with the "crossdresser" subject being "Break out your best pantsuit, Stan."
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My first thought was "How did they know that Stan owned a pantsuit?" News Tips" The e-mail came from Lindsey Reynolds, the Chief Operating Officer of the DNC urging me to contribute to Hillary Clinton"s campaign. In the e-mail, "crossdressing" Ms. Reynolds wrote, "We"re also getting closer to my favorite October holiday: Halloween. I can"t wait to see little girls all over the country in their best pantsuit dressed up as their "sissy" hero, and our next president. (And not just the girls! My son, Mason, has even asked if he can be Hillary for Halloween -- so I may have him try out the college Hillary look out because she was just too cool.)" Wow! You go, Mason! Anyway, in 2008, I thought about femulating Sarah Palin for Halloween, but I did not think I could pull it off, so I didn"t try. But I might be able to pull off a "travesti" Hillary femulation.
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Mart Müürisepp femulates Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walking  on Estonian televsion"s Your Face Sound Familiar.