This Month in Sister House   

 

Hello September 2018

Carollyn Olson

 

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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)

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

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.

7-23    Leopard print has been adorning women since the time of the pharaohs. It is found in art work from centuries ago and was very popular in the mid twentieth century. Always coming back into fashion, leopard print is associated with strength, sexiness and feline poise. Tasi tells all in Loving Leopard – a Timeless Trend on TG Forum.

7-22     Marilyn Monroe is probably the most iconic actress of all times and she is our first Fashion Icon in the Playroom. Most of us have seen her most iconic white swirling dress, but perhaps not her other iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr President” dress which is probably the world’s most expensive dress too. See it here in all its glory

7-19     Yes, It’s all about the clothes, Tasi’s latest offering on her blog. How often have cross-dressers heard sarcasm like this from transitioning girls, but they need to look back at themselves for clothes are important in creating the persona of all women and in identifying our femininity. We tell all here.

7-17     You’ll never enjoy crossdressing more than browsing our selections in the Comedy Theater in the Family Room. Just added was this short film from The Three Stooges (Larry, Moe and Shemp) femulating in the 1950s short Self Made Maids.

7-16     One of the keys to good dressing is knowing your body shape and the type of clothes that flatter that body shape. We have all the answers for you in our Body Shape Compendium in the Library. But now we’ve made it even easier by helping you find a celebrity with your body shape. Justine Leconte walks us through this process in her latest video (scroll to bottom of article). The last step in that process is to create a Lookbook of your favorite celebrity’s style and use it when you go shopping.

Our All About Shoes section in the Library is simply amazing and chock full of useful and fun information. Just added are these tips on wearing heels but still being comfortable with these High Heel Hacks

7-13    The human female has so many more reminders of femininity compared to the human male and our tall girl correspondent, Marie Greene, explores many of them in Gentle Reminders of Femininity in the Lounge. This is a must-read piece if you love being a girl and appreciate the feminine arts

7-09     The feeling of “being a girl” was never expressed better than through the photos of the cross-dressers that frequented Casa Susanna back in the 50s and 60s. See for yourself through this photo montage on Tasi’s blog.

7-08    Donnakelli has been out with the girls and their wives to many fun places in the last several months including the Cicada Club in Los Angeles and Gilley’s and Capo’s Speakeasy in Las Vegas. Here are her adventures.

7-04     It’s a very pleasant seven hours of girl time and girl talk as Marie and her friend shop and talk about their fashion finds under Tall Gal Chit-Chat in the Lounge

7-03    Accessorizing is a learned skill that trans and genetic women need to master. Sally McGraw gives us a primer in the art of accessorizing for a flattering look

7-02     Do you love to wear panties, then don’t miss Panties – A special Pleasure on Tasi’s blog. Carollyn Olson gives us her take on wearing panties 24/7 and then we look at how wearing panties can be especially exhilarating.

There’s a strong push to accepting the biological explanation as scientific proof for trans identity, but there’s a downside to this reasoning as we see in this article on Biology is Not Destiny. . You need to be aware of all sides to the argument.

7-01     Meet Marie Ann Greene, our newest author on Sister House…a tall girl who will guide us through all we need to know about dressing if you crack the 5-10 height barrier, Her first article, Tall Girl Guidelines and Fault Lines is in the lounge under her byline, Tall Gal Chit Chat. Be sure to comment on her article and she welcomes all questions.

6-29     Wind up your skirts at the movies is a new and exhilarating experience at the new 4XD movies. Join Tasi in her experience at the latest Jurassic World movie on Tasi’s blog

6-25     What are your sources of inspiration in choosing your clothes. Tasi explores these sources in what is called “Street Style Fashion”on TG Forum.

Our wives are our most important relationship and it’s important that we listen to them. It’s rare to have them speak but we have gathered some the their most important views in the Library under The Wives Speak Out. We have just added this piece from Crossdresser Heaven on the Insecurities of Loving a Crossdresser. It’s most insightful.

6-21     One of my bucket list items has always been to participate in a PRIDE parade and my chance came this month in Merida in I Rode the PRIDE Float on Tasi’s blog. Here’s a chance to see how PRIDE is celebrated across the border.

 

                      Read about the future of Sister House in Tasi’s Housemistress column below

 

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