Many of you know by now that Tasi passed away in December 2018. With Tasi gone, the Sister House site has lost its owner. There will be no new material posted to the site unless someone is found who wants to take this project on. In the meantime, DO take the time to do the “deep exploration” of SisterHouse.net that you might have been putting off. There is a lot here for you! I will keep you informed as decisions are made by Tasi’s loving widow; SisterHouse won’t just suddenly disappear from your screen. With love and hugs, RenoDana Tasi’s Friend in Yucatan, Mexico
Our friend Tasi passed away on Christmas Day. She was a pioneer in the CD/TG community and she will be sadly missed. I know she is in a lovely gown now looking down on all of us. Bless you, Tasi.
From the Housemistress
2018 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.
This Month in Sister House
Tasi Has Passed On
Webmistress Tasi passed away at the end of December, 2018. The site will remain online for an unknown period. If someone is open to taking this very large project on, please contact Dana Bourne via the TheTGWoman Yahoo!Group. Thank you!
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.
A Special Tribute To My Sister House Authors
The Sister House authors are a special breed of ladies that bring a unique perspective to fashion, style and the understanding of relationships in the trans and crossdressing communities. Here is My Tribute to my Sister House Authors.
12-20 If ever there was an ambassador for the trans and crossdressing community to the world of ciswomen and men, Kandi Robbins would be my unequivocal choice. In her two-part article on Acceptance by Volunteering, she has proven beyond all doubts that we can and are accepted by others for who we are. This girl is a shining light and advocate for crossdressers everywhere. Read all of Kandi’s articles in the Dressing Room under her banner, Visibility With Style.
12-13 The wig is the crowning glory of your image and the single most important feature in determining your femininity so choose well. Carollyn Olson and Kathy Hamilton give us some help in Choosing a Proper Wig in All About Wigs in the Library
12-10 The Christmas holiday season is a great time to be festive for many reasons. We love all the tinsel and traditions, and spending quality time with family, and friends. So here are some favorite festive fashion blogger looks in Tis the Season To Be Festive on TG Forum.
12-02 Finding your personal style takes time and effort but will result in long lasting satisfaction. Sally McGraw leads us through the process to help you find your personal style on Tasi’s Blog.
11-29 Fishnet stockings are wrapped up in the history and performance of being sexy and being female and they still have that allure. Learn how women today wear fishnets in The Sexy History of Fishnets and How To Wear Them in Fashion by Tasi in the Dressing Room.
11-28 We have an extensive article on All About Belting in the Library which we have supplemented with some great advice on how to get started and save a few dollars along the way,
11-25 Being a masculine looking woman is a challenge for a crossdresser. We tackle what you need to know about improving your femininity through makeup and clothes on Tasi’s Blog, Passing and the Masculine Woman
11-20 These 9 photogenic lessons from one of the most in-demand models in the fashion industry, Gigi Hadid will make you an expert at posing for the camera, from Photography for the Trans Woman in the Lounge
11-19 Why do women love accessories, particularly boots, so much? Anna Mc Connell, a wardrobe stylist, tells us how boots can transform your outfit and create an amazing look. in The Best Boots for the Season in the Dressing Room Guest Corner
Dumbleton Days is a UK event sponsored by Martine Rose of Roses Repartee held October 21-23, 2018. Martine walks us through all the fun events with lots of pictures describing its theme of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Lounge. The video is a must watch as these amazing ladies strut their stuff.
11-18 Local fashion shows are better than window shopping. Many smaller cities and small boutiques now offer fashion shows for their local customers and they are a wonderful opportunity to experience great fashion in a very personal manner. Find out more on Tasi’s Blog.
11-16 These 10 Commandments of Dressing on Tasi’s blog provide structure for your wardrobe which is an important investment by you in your image, your style and your finances.
11-12 Winter is coming and it’s time to winterize our wardrobe with that great seasonal outfit…the Sweater Dress. Read Tasi’s tips for accessorizing this chic but comfortable dress on TG Forum.
11-8 Marie Is Princess Natalia Dragomiroff. Read how Marie creates the inner character spirit of the Princess from Murder on the Orient Express for Halloween, the special feelings embued by the character and the authenticity of the Princess’s dress
An often forgotten accessory is the scarf. We’re going to explore the many stylish ways to wear a scarf in this fun scarf outfit guide in the All About section of the Library
11-6 What is personal branding photography and how do you get great photos taken that represent you in your best self. Listen to this podcast by Carolyn White
11-5 What are fashion styles…well it’s hard to define but we’ll look at some current names women use to describe their current fashion styles and some should resonate with you in our Primer on Understanding Different Fashion Styles in the Dressing Room
11-4A Bodycon Dress for a Plus-Sized Girl in Tasi’s blog is my personal story on wearing a bodycon dress. Here are some tips for wearing a bodycon dress correctly when you are curvy and want to be stylish and chic.
Updates to Tasi’s Fashion Articles in the Dressing Room
10-27 Doris Day was known as “the girl next door” and her style inspiration often reflects the look of the average woman and one that we try to emulate as crossdressers and transwomen. I’ve updated the original article from last year with more information about Doris. As a star in romantic comedies, Doris’s look is one that you’ll enjoy.
10-26 Every year during the first week of October for the last 11 years the River City Gems have hosted “Sparkle” which is one of the best organized and planned CD/TG/TS events on the West Coast. This year was no disappointment as DonnaKelli walks us through four fun days of the event. Read about DonnaKelli and Friends in the Lounge.
10-24 We cached together a composite of some of the better makeup tricks and tips for trans women that are actually practical and helpful. These are the best on the internet and some you can download and printout for future reference. Now there is no reason not to look your very best. So here are Actually Helpful Makeup Tricks for Trans Women in Best Face Forward in the Dressing Room
10-23 16 Looks that Women Love and all but two are new, from thin to plus size. You will be amazed. I’m keeping my dressmaker busy. They are all so chic and beautiful.
Caty Ryan, after a long absence, has the chance to once again be herself. Follow her progress as she transforms herself into Caty for a long weekend.in the Return of “She”. in Out and About stories in the Lounge.
10-19Should Your Style Change After 50 – a look at how to modernize your style as you grow older. These 5 style hints on Tasi’s blog may just be what you need to feel and look better.
10-17So You Need To Use the Ladies Room, originally published in 2013, has now been updated with Information on using toilets around the world. Having lived in Iran and Saudi Arabia and traveled in over 60 countries, I can tell you there are many differences, but these guidelines will give you a heads up on what to expect. An unlike American toilets, foreign toilets are more often unisex than not, especially outside the major tourist areas.
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.
Looks Women Love is a compilation of looks from leading fashion-forward retailers, from pages of my favorite bloggers both in the U.S. and abroad, and from Sister House pins most looked at by other pinners on Pinterest. We have expanded our reach by including fashions from fashion-forward retailers loved by our readers so go check out our latest looks and check back often
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
10-14Growing 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.
10-10Skirting 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
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