Fashion for Old Ladies (Like Me)

sissy I am an old lady (65 years old and counting). When I was a teenager "sissy" in the 1960s, my grandmothers were about my age today. They dressed like peers their age. As I recall, here were the key items of their wardrobe: - Ankle-length, flowing dresses that left everything to the imagination, usually in a dark color or a floral pattern. - Black sensible laced shoes with short, thick heels. - Black sensible bags. - Hats festooned with flowers. - Little or no makeup or jewelry. - No pants. I never saw my grandmothers wear pants. I doubt if they owned a pair. Fifty years later and I am old enough to be a grandmother, but I dress nothing like my grandmothers (does anyone?). If anything, I dress like my mother when she was in her 40s and 50s. But sometimes I wonder if I should dress more like the old lady I am rather than a middle-aged woman. "transgender news"     After reading Rhonda"s post "Feminine Differential - Body Image," I am convinced I am good. Rhonda"s post is a good read and I urge you to see it for yourself. In it, she refers to a recent post about body image from a blog called Haute Business Fashion and Finance written by that blog"s author, Helen. After perusing Helen"s post, I added her blog to my Blog List for future reference. Helen is about 10 years younger than I, but we have some things in common... wouldn"t you say? "transgender" crossdressingHelen and I  
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crossdressing The beautiful Terence Stamp femulating for the 1994 Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

New Shoes

I had some gift cards from Payless and recently visited the local Payless store to use them. Lately, the local stores do not have much in my size for women, so I bought two pairs of men"s footwear and still had a balance left on the gift cards. "travesti" Going to Fantasia Fair in October, I decided I wanted some new shoes for the trip, so I used my gift card balance online where the inventory in women"s footwear in my size is much more plentiful. I bought four pairs (most on sale or clearance) and only had to add $20 out-of-pocket to cover the amount the gift card balance did not. And I spent enough to qualify for free shipping. (By the way, shipping is always free no matter how much you spend if you have the order delivered to a local Payless store.) "crossdress" The mailman delivered the first pair yesterday. They fit perfectly, were comfortable throughout the time I wore them and looked very attractive. The shoe is called "Eleanor Wedge" and this is its description:
Update your classic ballet flat with this stylish wedge! It features a round toe, pleated details with buckle accent, jersey lining, breathable insole, 2" wedge, "sissy" and sturdy outsole. The soft footbed boasts a two layer insole. Memory foam, like pillows provided in five-star hotels, absorbs shock, shapes and holds perfectly to cradle the foot for lasting comfort. Latex foam has a premier bouncing nature which provides cushion and a feeling of protection with every step. Manmade materials. "crossdressing"
I paid $16 for the pair.
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I have been buying more and more wedges lately. I find that they are usually more comfortable than flats and heels... not that I am giving up on flats and heels, but they are very comfortable without looking like they should be! "Transgender"
Source: Just Fab
Wearing Just Fab.
Graham Weaver, Richard Grieve, Jason Donovan
Graham Weaver, Richard Grieve and Jason Donovan on the London stage in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

New Shoes

I had some gift cards from Payless and recently visited the local Payless store to use them. Lately, the local stores do not have much in my size for women, so I bought two pairs of men"s footwear and still had a balance left on the gift cards. "travesti" Going to Fantasia Fair in October, I decided I wanted some new shoes for the trip, so I used my gift card balance online where the inventory in women"s footwear in my size is much more plentiful. I bought four pairs (most on sale or clearance) and only had to add $20 out-of-pocket to cover the amount the gift card balance did not. And I spent enough to qualify for free shipping. (By the way, shipping is always free no matter how much you spend if you have the order delivered to a local Payless store.) "crossdress" The mailman delivered the first pair yesterday. They fit perfectly, were comfortable throughout the time I wore them and looked very attractive. The shoe is called "Eleanor Wedge" and this is its description:
Update your classic ballet flat with this stylish wedge! It features a round toe, pleated details with buckle accent, jersey lining, breathable insole, 2" wedge, "sissy" and sturdy outsole. The soft footbed boasts a two layer insole. Memory foam, like pillows provided in five-star hotels, absorbs shock, shapes and holds perfectly to cradle the foot for lasting comfort. Latex foam has a premier bouncing nature which provides cushion and a feeling of protection with every step. Manmade materials. "crossdressing"
I paid $16 for the pair.
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I have been buying more and more wedges lately. I find that they are usually more comfortable than flats and heels... not that I am giving up on flats and heels, but they are very comfortable without looking like they should be! "Transgender"
Source: Just Fab
Wearing Just Fab.
Graham Weaver, Richard Grieve, Jason Donovan
Graham Weaver, Richard Grieve and Jason Donovan on the London stage in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Cures for Gender Dysphoria

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By Susan King, Transitioning into Tomorrow Five things I do when my gender dysphoria kicks in and I am locked in the closet. "crossdressing" 1. Take some time to pamper myself like take a bubble bath, shave my body hair, watch TV while giving myself a manicure "travesti" 2. Create a pretty outfit on Polyvore. 3. Build a nice board on Pinterest. 4. Read a book. I am currently reading books with transgender or woman lead characters. I love SF books, so I am trying authors of SF books with female leads. I have tried fiction books with a transgender theme. But I have not found the right author. 5. Snuggle under a nice soft blanket and watch a comedy with a female lead. I get some popcorn and a diet soda (water now) and enjoy. "crossdresser"
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These five things do not always work. But I will  try one of them when I am stuck in the closet. How do you handle your gender dysphoria? "crossdress"  
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Wearing Trina Turk.
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Wanda Zambella, mid-20th Century professional femulator

Cures for Gender Dysphoria

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By Susan King, Transitioning into Tomorrow Five things I do when my gender dysphoria kicks in and I am locked in the closet. "crossdressing" 1. Take some time to pamper myself like take a bubble bath, shave my body hair, watch TV while giving myself a manicure "travesti" 2. Create a pretty outfit on Polyvore. 3. Build a nice board on Pinterest. 4. Read a book. I am currently reading books with transgender or woman lead characters. I love SF books, so I am trying authors of SF books with female leads. I have tried fiction books with a transgender theme. But I have not found the right author. 5. Snuggle under a nice soft blanket and watch a comedy with a female lead. I get some popcorn and a diet soda (water now) and enjoy. "crossdresser"
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These five things do not always work. But I will  try one of them when I am stuck in the closet. How do you handle your gender dysphoria? "crossdress"  
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Wearing Trina Turk.
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Wanda Zambella, mid-20th Century professional femulator

I’m so tired, I’m feeling so upset

All day and all of the night, I get e-mails from Google Alerts, which monitors "the web for interesting new content" on topics I want to know about. "crossdress news" About 95% of the alerts I receive are on the topic "transgender." Each e-mail alert typically contains one to a half dozen new web content about "transgender." I typically receive one transgender alert every hour or so, therefore, on an average day, I may receive 24 to 144 new transgender web contents. It didn"t used to be that way. Two or three years ago, there were only a handful of transgender alerts each day. That was before Caitlyn and before the right wing and/or "Christian" bathroom fetishists went apeshit about transpeople peeing in the same pots where they pee.   Everyday I read stories about some judge or attorney general ruling against laws and policies that favor transpeople or politicians advocating the same. And then there are the religious folks who preach against us never taking under consideration what Jesus would do. I am very tired of reading bad news that makes me sad and upset. Even the good news make me sad because often it is only temporary and will soon be short-circuited by the haters. When will it end?
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(Stop the world, I want to get off.)
Source: Madeleine
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Falete femulates Sara Montiel on Spain"s version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

A Fix

I seldom test "my" links ("my art," "my photos," etc.) listed in the left sidebar of this blog. Lo and behold, today I wanted to view "my Pinterests" and the link did not work. I tested "my" other links and they did not work either! "My" links and the "send me e-mail" link were all contained within one Blogger gadget and they all used to work in a previous time. Something in Blogger must have changed. I guessed correctly that the e-mail Javascript no longer got along with "my" html links, so I separated them. The e-mail Javascript is now in one gadget and the html links in another gadget.
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  Now everything works again. Go figure!  
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Wearing Nicholas Deep.
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Vincent Beier, male model (Visit Juan"s NewMaleFashion for more Vincent Beier images.)

Miss Bebot (Beyond Miss Eng’g)

In the past, Femulate "sissy" has noted the Miss Eng"g pageant at the College of Engineering, University of Philippines-Diliman, which many acclaim as one of the best womanless "travesti"contests in existence. It turns out that the Miss Eng"g pageant is just the tip of the iceberg; the Philippines is a hotbed of womanless pageantry.
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The word "bebot" is Filipino slang for "pretty woman," similar to how the word "babe" "crossdressing Tips" is slang in many English-speaking countries. "Bebot" is also used as the name of a variety of womanless beauty pageants, for example, "crossdresser" "Miss Bebot," "Ms. Bebot, "Mr. Bebot," etc. These contests are held throughout the Philippines... in grade schools, high schools, colleges, civic groups and beyond. For example, at one Filipino hospital"s Christmas party, the male "crossdressing" nurses competed in a Miss Bebot Contest (photo above). On Pinterest, Kelly Crossita has a collection of photos from various Bebot pageants. I think you will enjoy the "TIPS" view.
Source: Metrostyle
 
Miss Bebot

Uplifting Experience

By Paula Gaikowski, Femulate Contributing Editor September is here in New England ladies… clear crisp days, and "sissy" warm cozy sweaters; pull the pantyhose out of the draw, it’s time to show our true colors. As cisgender women "transgender" can easily get away with bare shoulders and sleeveless tops this ol’ gal thrives on fall and winter fashions that allows for foundation garments and pantyhose to cover the effects of testosterone poisoning.
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Awhile back Stana and I had a discussion about using tape to pull back your eyelids to give a more youthful and feminine appearance. I have tried a number of methods, crossdress News  over the years and have come up with a simple and effective method to arch ones eyebrows and lessen wrinkles.
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Drag performers have used variations of this over the years, however, their techniques are usually more complex and intricate. I’ve come up with a quick and easy process that is incorporated into my "Travesti" makeup routine and adds only a minute or two to the process. And it is comfortable and holds for hours. You can see the difference in the accompanying "crossdressing" photo where one side is tape free and the other side is taped and my eye is wide open. The first step and key was finding a tape that held in place for several hours and doesn’t damage the skin. After years of research by Femulate’s team of scientists (well actually just me) :Crossdresser", I have found Nexcare works great and you can buy it at any leading drug store. DO NOT tape unless you use Nexcare because other brands will not hold and you will be disappointed. Next, wash your face well; remove all oil and lotion from your forehead. Finding where exactly to put the tape will take a little work. Arch your eyebrows and hold them in place with your fingertips and find the attachment point where the tape will work best (you may have to experiment to find the best point). Cut four 3 to 4 inch pieces of tape. Put one on the sweet spot, arch your brow and tape it back. As you hold that arch, use a second piece of tape to run alongside the first tape to help anchor in place. Refer to the photo below. Repeat this for the other brow and there it is! Now complete the transformation into your true self and then go forward and experience one of the most wonderful gifts there is: embracing the world as a woman.
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The left image represents how the tape actually appears. The right image was manipulated so you can clearly see how Paula positioned the tapes.
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Winner of a Relay for Life womanless beauty pageant.

Uplifting Experience

By Paula Gaikowski, Femulate Contributing Editor September is here in New England ladies… clear crisp days, and "sissy" warm cozy sweaters; pull the pantyhose out of the draw, it’s time to show our true colors. As cisgender women "transgender" can easily get away with bare shoulders and sleeveless tops this ol’ gal thrives on fall and winter fashions that allows for foundation garments and pantyhose to cover the effects of testosterone poisoning.
transgender
Awhile back Stana and I had a discussion about using tape to pull back your eyelids to give a more youthful and feminine appearance. I have tried a number of methods, crossdress News  over the years and have come up with a simple and effective method to arch ones eyebrows and lessen wrinkles.
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Drag performers have used variations of this over the years, however, their techniques are usually more complex and intricate. I’ve come up with a quick and easy process that is incorporated into my "Travesti" makeup routine and adds only a minute or two to the process. And it is comfortable and holds for hours. You can see the difference in the accompanying "crossdressing" photo where one side is tape free and the other side is taped and my eye is wide open. The first step and key was finding a tape that held in place for several hours and doesn’t damage the skin. After years of research by Femulate’s team of scientists (well actually just me) :Crossdresser", I have found Nexcare works great and you can buy it at any leading drug store. DO NOT tape unless you use Nexcare because other brands will not hold and you will be disappointed. Next, wash your face well; remove all oil and lotion from your forehead. Finding where exactly to put the tape will take a little work. Arch your eyebrows and hold them in place with your fingertips and find the attachment point where the tape will work best (you may have to experiment to find the best point). Cut four 3 to 4 inch pieces of tape. Put one on the sweet spot, arch your brow and tape it back. As you hold that arch, use a second piece of tape to run alongside the first tape to help anchor in place. Refer to the photo below. Repeat this for the other brow and there it is! Now complete the transformation into your true self and then go forward and experience one of the most wonderful gifts there is: embracing the world as a woman.
transgender
The left image represents how the tape actually appears. The right image was manipulated so you can clearly see how Paula positioned the tapes.
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Winner of a Relay for Life womanless beauty pageant.