This Month in Sister House

october 2016

10-19     Sorry about being so slow this month but I’m finally catching up with my backlog of great articles for your enjoyment.

First we have two new authors in the Lounge, specifically in our Out and About stories. Well Donnakelli is not new but her adventure stories are. Donnakelli takes us to the ever exciting Sparkle gala put on by the River City Gems in Sacramento on October 8th. It’s glitzy and glamorous, so enjoy.

Next a truly new author, Michelle Popkov, and you will be seeing more of her in the Dressing Room as she writes about being a tall girl in a dress (6-4 without shoes). But for now Michelle takes us across the ocean to the UK where she visited the Pink Punters, the largest LGBT club in the London area, for a weekend of fun and frivolity.

Next we introduce you to Catie Maye who has written a marvelous book, Men Can Wear Dresses Too, which we review in the Library.

And another Caty with a Tale of Two Cities, Toronto and Melbourne, and the fun time she had in each in the Out and About section of the Lounge

Then Tasi brings sexiness back to the pencil skirt on TG Forum in How To Be Super Sexy in a Pencil Skirt.

Finally all our efforts to improve the style of cross-dressers seems to be lost when we walk through the doors of Walmart. We have about 200 pics of Crossdressers at Walmart with 130 pics in the album so far. Seeing is believing and I shutter at the sight, literally.

And we’ve added hundreds of new pics to the other albums too…more style ideas than you can possible imagine.

09-25    Have fun reading Tasi’s Musings for October. We talk about Mexican beer, mistaken identities in the “Bathroom Wars”, news you may not have heard, what’s going on with “Transparent”, some great fashion articles including one on the use of color, and some great humor including a Womanless Beauty Pageant and a Pinterest page on “House Husbands

09-23     The conflict between cross-dressers and transsexuals/fulltime trans girls over the use of the term “transgender” continues. Maybe we need a new term for those cross-dressers that are neither fetish dressers nor sissies. We explore the use of Gender Fluid as an alternate definition in this new section of the Library under transgender resources.

09-19   Tasi  touts the adaptability and style of the bell sleeve. Whether on tops or dresses the bell sleeve adds a feminine boho touch to any outfit. With different accessories and fabrics they can work on anyone and go anywhere. Check out this primer on how to wear bell sleeves and look fabulous on TG Forum

09-12      Mandy’s adventures in the Out and About section of the Lounge is based on a series of videos by Mandy White, a UK-based trans woman, who enjoys shopping, clubbing and the everyday activities of a normal single woman. The stories are not unlike mine and probably yours too and they express the joy of being a woman in a woman’s world. If you were ever afraid to step out the door, these videos show you how easy it is and what rewards await you.

09-11     We try to improve our posts/articles as time marches on and we have done so in our Comedy Theater in the Family Room (right sidebar) by adding a special feature on gender-swapping roles in the movies and by adding a link to our Pinterest page on Crossdressers at Walmart (and a few other places too). Scroll to bottom of article

09-10     Check out this short but cute video on the history of high heels over the last 100 years. Scroll to the bottom but enjoy some great info on shoes on the way down

And talking about shoes, check out the shoe trends this fall in Fashion News

You’ve heard that Age is Just a Number, but more so for beauty queens as we look at some beauty pageants for the mature women in Femme d’Certain Age, and they are beautiful.

09-05     DonnaKelli  talks about dresses for special events since she attended one in August and has two more approaching in October.  Also the make-up and jewelry to accessorize daytime into evening. And introducing Michelle Popkov, a tall t-girl with style

09-04      The secrets on how to dress your outfit up or down are now revealed to you. From casual to dressy, these lessons can be learned for any outfit including the tiny style details that you don’t think people will notice, but they do. Check out Putting It Together in the Dressing Room

09-03     To really understand transgenderism, we need to look into  the Foundations of LGBT Normalcy and this essay by E.S.Carpenter talks about LGBT from a Historical, Psychological, Biological and Religious Perspective. It’s a long piece (9600 words), but it provides all the evidence and argument needed to refute the hateful detractors of the LGBT community. It’s part of our larger essay  on “All About Transgenderism”

Love Wonder Woman. Vera Wylde shows us how to put the costume together for her cosplay at ComicCon. Scroll down to the costume. And we have added a history of the costume (lots of changes over the years) and a fun video of the many WW costumes at a recent Comic-Con.

08-29     If you love the 1920s styles, then this addition to our article on fashion in the 1920s with 50 street scenes is just your ticket. I just love these photos.

08-27     The World of Draq is closely entwined with the trans community both in history and fashion so we talk All About Drag starting with the Queen of Queens, Ru Paul


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TasiAll Bladders Matter!

According to the Republican-controlled legislatures in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kansas, transgender Americans should start developing ninja-level bladder control skills, because whole chunks of the South and Midwest are now, officially, “No Trans Zones.”  Thanks to new, “religious freedom,” laws in those states, we’re no longer allowed to enter the gender-specific restroom, changing room or locker room of our gender identity.  We have to use the facility that serves the gender on our birth certificates.

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