This Month in Sister House   
October 2018

The fabulous Cherie Amor

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New Poll – Shopping Struggles

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Female Voice Club

Isn’t it great to have a lovely female voice as you are out and about shopping, attending parties,and meeting friends during the holidays. Join the Female Voice Club and you’ll be quickly watching your wonderful holiday looks to a beautiful voice too.

What’s Your Favorite Look?

A brand new and fun poll below. Just scroll down. .7 fabulous choices with photos to help you choose. And click the link for past polls to see the results on your favorite lingerie items. Bras and panties were neck and neck with 25% each (only 3 votes separated them)

10-16     We all love our LBDs – little black dress – but have you ever considered the LRD – little red dress as an option. Marie Greene explores this wonderful option and how and where to best wear it. in Tall Gal Chit Chat in the Lounge.

10-15     Today we go into exhaustive detail on how to wear a “body conscious” or “bodycon” dress on TG Forum. In the past these tight style dresses were thought to only be flattering on skinny and slightly curvy women, and many ladies still don’t wear them fearing their tightness will only highlight figure flaws. Tasi gives you ways to wear that sexy dress you love no matter what your figure is like

10-14    Growing Up Alone is the story of Mcki Finn, a married heterosexual crossdresser living in the Los Angeles area.. A member of CHIC, her story resonates with with those of us that grew up in the 50s and 60s.

10-10    Skirting Gender:  Life and Lessons of a Crossdresser by Vera Wylde is not just the typical crossdresser autobiography, but an insight into the real world of crossdressers, the lives we live, the challenges we face and with some real answers on where we fit into the greater transgender spectrum. Vera Wylde is an icon in the world of crossdressers and I give her book 5 of 5 stars. Read the review here

9-19   The neckline is one of the most overlooked parts of clothing styles that greatly affect how flattering a top or dress will be, regardless of accessories so here we present your guide to the most flattering necklines for your body type in the All About section of the Library

Judy Lynn Daniels is a near fulltime trans girl and a good friend from Fargo. ND wirh an accepting and encouraging wife. She has near total acceptance wherever she goes. This is one of her stories. in our Out and About section of the Lounge.

9-17     Tasi looks at the 2018-2019 Fashion Trends on TG Forum. Looks from the runway, from the bloggers and all those millions of ladies on Pinterest and even a few looks to avoid. Learn the picks of our experts, what body types suit them and how to style them.

9-15     Volunteering is perhaps one of the best ways to gain acceptance by the cis-gender community and Kandi Robbins shows us the results of an active volunteer schedule in Acceptance by Volunteering – Part 1. in Visibility With Style in the Dressing Room

The average older woman still struggles with feelings of invisibility This is not a good thing be you a genetic or a trans women. Tasi talks about how to overcome these feeling of invisibility in The Invisible Older Woman in Femme d’Certain Age in the Dressing Room.

9-09     Determining the quality of your clothing and accessories will have an immediate and a long term impact on your selection of clothing and accessories, how long your clothes will actually last and on your happiness with your overall look.  We look at women’s clothing, shoes and handbags    Check it out in the Library.

9-06     Going out in public may be one of the biggest challenges you face as a crossdresser. 1/3 of all crossdressers never do go out and the reasons are many. Tasi talks about this on her blog

8-27     Tasi talks about Fashion Changes To Make As You Grow Older and they may not be why you expect..So check the latest on Tasi’s blog.

8-26     Our Body Shape Compendium has all the answers in determining your body shape, why that is important in selecting your clothes and how to select clothes that will flatter you. Now we have enhanced the compendium with tips from Justine LeConte, a young French fashion designer, who videos are the most useful and practical I have seen  in explaining how your clothes make the girl. These are not to be missed videos, one for each of the five major body shapes.

8-25     I love the Bohemian style of dress as its flowing skirts, bright colors, lace and embroidery speak to my feminine soul. Find out why I embrace this feminine style on Tasi’s blog in How I Embrace My Love of Fashion Into the Bohemian Style.

8-23    I love clothes but can they really bring more joy into your life. Yes, by adding color, roundness and patterns. Polka dots, florals and leopard prints are everybody’s favorites. Read it on Tasi’s blog.

This article in Femme d’Certain Age in the Dressing Room deals with a largely unseen part of being transgender, that being the joys. fears and hopes of older transgender people. The photographer Jess T. Dugan and the professor Vanessa Fabbre have created a road map, archive and remarkably moving body of work about a group almost entirely left out of many narratives.

8-20     It may be a Hodgepodge of Fashionable Thoughts but this post by Tasi on TG Forum is thoughtful, funny and challenging to accepted dressing ideas and as usual the photos are great.

8-18    Kandi Robbins discusses a fulfilling way to be visible by finding a place with a sense of community. For her, it’s her church. It’s a great place to dress as you’ll read in A Welcoming Church.

Bustle recently surveyed 448 women to explore shopping challenges, sizing issues, and the intersection of the two. The goal of the survey was to find out people’s feelings about the experience of trying to find clothes that fit — their tips and tricks, their favorite stores, their frustrations, and what they’d like to see changed. Get the scope here in Shopping Challenges If You Are Tall, Plus Size or Have Large Feet

8-16    If you enjoy Nora Simone’s wonderful series on Photography for the Trans Girl in the Lounge. then you’ll also enjoy her latest article on Life As a Fashion Model. Some interesting and astute observations. We were pleased to help Nora get her start in this fun and exciting profession.

8-14     There are many challenges to finding a bathing suit for a crossdresser or trans girl. Join us as we share Rhonda Lee’s shopping experience in Bathing Suit Shopping: Decisions! Decisions!.in the Dressing Room. It is both practical and funny.

8-11     It’s rare to be able to combine my love of fashion with my love of trains but Fashion on the Orient Express does just that. Romance, mystery and fashion in one short article on Tasi’s blog but there are some great links and a full length movie.

8-07   If you love Womanless Beauty Pageants as I do, then don’t miss Womanless Beauty Pageants Are Still a Big Hit also on Tasi’s blog. Updated on 8-7 to include a new list of Womanless Beauty Pageants from Stana at Femulate and an interesting link to a historical trend on Womanless Weddings.

8-02    Not Trans Enough – The Ugly Side of Being Trans is the story on Tasi’s blog of yet another group of transsexuals claiming support for transgender women but who want nothing to do with “just us crossdressers”. When will it stop and we start to become a whole community. This article was updated on 8-14 with a postscript.

8-01    A purse is a mysterious thing even more so because it’s the second most favorite accessory for women (close 2nd to shoes). It says a lot about you so find out all the secrets to choosing a purse in our section on All About Handbags. And scroll to the bottom for that fun video about being a mysterious thing

Raise your hand if you have thin lips. Corrie from Femme Makeovers and Lisa Eldridge have the answers and techniques to correct thin lips no more and you’ll be more lovely. It’s all in Best Face Forward in the Dressing Room.

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Tasi2018 and Beyond

It’s tough maintaining a large website like Sister House and being the primary contributor of new content spread across 7 rooms, each with its own focus and writing monthly columns for TG Forum and quarterly columns for Repartee which are linked to in our What’s New Section. I am blessed with some excellent contributing authors but they have lives to live too so their contributions vary widely over time.

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