Category: Style

Retro Rerun: Honey Harlow on Luscious Lips

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

Honey Harlow is one of the great entertainers in our community and a recognized expert in makeup for both glamorous occasions and everyday wear. This article on creating luscious lips was published on TGForum in 1998. Today Honey Harlow has an online store selling the glamorous accessories every girl needs. My makeup tip for luscious lips […]

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Winterize Your Outfit With a Sweater Dress

| Nov 12, 2018 | 1 Reply

Transgender ladies in the Northern Hemisphere have reluctantly put away their sundresses and short shorts to prepare for the bundled up winter months ahead. But there is no need to shiver through the holidays and into next year. Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack tunes you in to the cozy and comfortable sweater dress. Read Tasi’s blog for hints and tips on how to take a sweater dress from a daytime look to a dressy night out outfit.

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Make Up — How you may or may not apply it

| Nov 5, 2018 | Reply

Today Pauline Estelle shares makeup tips she has gathered over the years. From the basics like preparing your canvas by cleaning it, getting rid of manly beard hair, and moisturizing to more advanced topics like color choices, application techniques and contouring, Pauline touches on all to do with makeup.

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Transgender Fashion: Dress Styles with The Occasional Woman

| Oct 29, 2018 | Reply

Our cisgender style consultant who is dedicated to improving the fashion sense of transgender women is Lorraine Anderson, the woman behind The Occasional Woman custom clothing and seamstress service. Last month she wrote about a few of the basic dress styles and her post proved so popular that she delves deeper into the dress styles that can make you a well dressed woman. And there are many flattering styles to list.

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Yes, Ladies of Every Shape Can Wear a Bodycon Dress

| Oct 15, 2018 | 9 Replies

Today Tasi Zuriack our fashion maven goes into exhaustive detail on how to wear a “body conscious” or “bodycon” dress. 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.

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The Occasional Woman: Dress Styles

| Oct 1, 2018 | 1 Reply

Dresses! Oh the joy of a lovely dress. Despite the efforts of some fashion designers to make dresses for men over the past few decades it never catches on and dresses remain the property of ladies. A dress is just what a crossdresser needs to feel womanly and like one of the girls. Today Lorraine Anderson, the woman in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, talks about the many variety of these simple but sexy garments. There are dress styles for every occasion and Lorraine introduces you to a few of them.

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2018-2019 Fashion Trends

| Sep 17, 2018 | 1 Reply

Our Fashion Maven from south of the border, Tasi Zuriack, devotes her post to lists of things you must have for the fall season, and some things you should avoid. What’s to avoid? Dramatic sleeves that make you look like you have no hands. Tiny handbags are a no no and avoid quilted attire. Quilts are only good on your bed. Check out the fashion must haves as you devote some time to reading Tasi’s post. She includes videos, too!

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Dressing Appropriately

| Sep 10, 2018 | Reply

To look your best when out and about en femme you mustn’t just put on any dress from your wardrobe and waltz out the door. A stylish woman takes into consideration where she is going, and who she will be mingling with. What you wear for an outdoor barbecue is different from what you’d wear to another outdoor event such as a garden party, or a sporting event. Each destination sets a tone for the look you want. Then you apply your personal style. Don’t miss Pauline Estelle’s tips on how to dress appropriately for any occasion.

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A Hodgepodge of Fashionable Thoughts

| Aug 20, 2018 | 2 Replies

Our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack gathers her fashion wisdom from many sources. From the runways of New York, London, and Paris to street fashion and traditional garb. Today Tasi doesn’t focus on just one aspect of the world of fashion but pulls it all in and creates, as she calls it, a hodgepodge. Better would perhaps be a fashion melange. In any event get ready for a walk through the world of fashion and fun.

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Fashion for Trans Girls Over 50

| Aug 13, 2018 | 1 Reply

Just you’re no longer a “spring chicken” doesn’t mean you have to become a dowdy old lady. Today women over fifty have many fashion options they can explore. Finding the looks that work for you and say that you’re an attractive, vital woman who isn’t done having fun can be as easy as an internet search. But it’s helpful to have a guide. Someone like our own Pauline Estelle. Today she gives you some pointers on fashion for those over fifty.

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The Occasional Woman — Halloween and Thrift Shops

| Aug 6, 2018 | Reply

Today Lorraine Anderson, the woman behind The Occasional Woman seamstress and custom costume service, takes on two topics and they are connected. First she brings up the fact that Halloween, the holy day of obligation for crossdressers, is coming in just a few short months. Then she tells you how to shop for costume pieces and accessories in thrift shops.

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Loving Leopard – a Timeless Trend

| Jul 23, 2018 | 1 Reply

Now and then you may hear someone disparage leopard print in fashion as an “old lady” look. Why is that? Because 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. Today Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, takes you on a journey to the land of leopard print clothes, gives you some history and shows you how to style if for the most flattering effect.

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The Occasional Woman — Beat the Heat!

| Jul 9, 2018 | Reply

Lorraine Anderson, the proprietor of seamstress service called The Occasional Woman, has some tips for beating the heat by choosing the proper fabrics for summertime attire. She also offers advice on important steps to take before wearing sandals, and even goes so far as to suggest what perfumes and body spray scents will help you achieve a cooler state of mind when the humidity is high and the unforgiving sun beats down.

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Street Style Fashion and You

| Jun 25, 2018 | 1 Reply

In the internet age there are tons of bloggers and fashion influencers out there with their opinions about what to wear. The web is packed with styles from the runways and designer houses to the influence of street fashion, and the ideas of a legion of bloggers. What’s a girl to do? Who do you listen to for fashion ideas to try out? Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, has some ideas on where to look to find the styles that work for you.

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Accessories Polish an Outfit

| Jun 25, 2018 | 1 Reply

Pauline Estelle and her wife Gail have put together a slideshow of how you can take a basic dress or skirt and top and add accessories that can make the basic look more dressy, or keep it casual. A little black dress by itself projects class. Add a statement necklace, long earrings and a glittery clutch handbag and you have something to wear to that fancy dinner or cocktail party. The same dress with a simple scarf can be worn for shopping trip or lunch at your favorite restaurant. See all the looks in Pauline’s blog.

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| May 21, 2018 | 2 Replies

Our contributor Pauline Estelle is an experienced crossdresser who has accumulated much knowledge about the art of wearing women’s clothes. And she has access to the knowledge her wife has gathered on fashion and style. Today Pauline presents a post approved by her wife that covers all aspects of buying, wearing, and even stretching women’s shoes.

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The Occasional Woman — Accentuate the Positive!

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

Lorraine Anderson offers advice on how to make the most of your best feature. Everyone has something going for them and the trick is to identify it and highlight it. Do you have sexy, curvaceous legs? Then always be sure to showcase them with shorter length skirts and short shorts. Is you derriere ample? Tight, light colored skirts will draw the eye. Take it from The Occasional Woman, it’s time to Accentuate the Positive.

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How To Wear Black and White

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

Tired of all black, well there’s nothing chicer—or easier—than styling an outfit that’s purely black and white. Both bold and classic, black-and-white combinations are understated enough to work for any event on your calendar. Coco Chanel once said that black and white’s beauty was “the perfect harmony,” that women “think of all colors except the […]

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The Occasional Woman — Springtime!

| Apr 16, 2018 | Reply

Spring is in the air and spring fashions have wandered off of the runway and into many women’s closets. How do you determine which of the many springtime looks is right for you? With help and advice from Lorraine Anderson, the woman in the know when it comes to fashion! Lorraine is the owner of The Occasional Woman custom clothing and alterations service. Now, let’s leap into spring fashion!

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Perfeccionando Tú Dualidad (Perfecting Your Duality)

| Apr 16, 2018 | Reply

Today Katherine Diaz tells you about a makeover place in her city that shows trans women how to do their makeup. She learns all the trick and tips that a crossdresser needs to be her loveliest. From covering eyebrows with glue stick so they can be drawn on in a better spot to using art techniques to minimize a large nose. Roxana Miranda teaches it all at her Tranxtienda salon. The text in en Español but Katherine speaks English in her video.

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How To Make Floral Prints Work For You

| Apr 2, 2018 | Reply

Spring is in the air and a lady’s thoughts soon turn to how pretty and feminine she will look in lovely floral print outfits. But not all ladies know how to pick the floral pattern that works best for them. What to do? Turn to our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack for all the information you need on picking the right print in the style that will flatter you, and how to accessorize you floral print outfit for optimum flower power.

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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

| Mar 5, 2018 | Reply

Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack veers aways, somewhat, from fashion in today’s post and takes a look at beauty and what women strive for in creating their “look.” We may see women we feel are over painted or gaudily attired but they did their makeup that way or chose those clothes for a reason. Perhaps one that they’re not even consciously aware of. Tasi writes about how makeup artist Ellen Malone approaches makeovers on folks who have a fixed idea of what is attractive when it isn’t. Tasi and Ms. Malone remind us that Beauty is More Than Skin Deep.

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Work the Classics!

| Jan 22, 2018 | Reply

Lorraine Anderson, the woman in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service has advice that will never leave you standing in front of your closet saying “I don’t have a thing to wear.” She suggests investing in the classic pieces of attire that can be accessorized for any occasion. From the Little Black Dress to a denim jacket, Ms. Anderson tells you what you’ll need to pull a look together.

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Your Sweater Dress…a Winter Delight

| Jan 8, 2018 | Reply

Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, expound on the versatile and stylish sweater dress. Even those of us on the high side of fifty can work this look using some of Tasi’s tips. And no matter what your age you will love the soft feel of your sweater dress and appreciate how it makes you look great while it keeps you toasty warm. Now go on and get all the tips from Tasi so you can start working this look.

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Holiday Party? Highlight Your Strengths

| Dec 25, 2017 | 1 Reply

Our seamstress with fashion tips, Lorraine Anderson, proprietor of The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, has some suggestions for how to dress to impress for holiday parties without buying a whole new wardrobe. Since this is Christmas Day and the majority of Christmas parties are over use the next week to prepare for your New Year’s Eve affair. You’re sure to turn heads and make an impression with Lorraine’s budget fashion tips.

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Are You Playing Dress-Up

| Dec 11, 2017 | 3 Replies

They say that clothes make the man. Since crossdressing is mostly centered around clothes it’s reasonable to say that clothes also make the woman. How much do different styles of attire affect us? Tasi Zuriack investigates just how clothes affect the way we feel and present ourselves to the world. She has conducted some research on which of the varied styles women have available to them that are most popular among the crossdressing community. Are you classical, everyday chic, or little girl?

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