Tag: crossdressing

The Occasional Woman — Spring! Time to Shop!

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

it’s almost spring and that means it’s time to shop! Lorraine Anderson, the owner of The Occasional Woman custom clothing and alteration service urges you to take advantage of the sales at deep discounts on winter apparel and accessories so you are prepared for next winter. And there are bargains to be had that you can wear this spring. Get her fashion tips in today’s blog from The Occasional Woman.

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Princessas de la Noche – Miss Crossdresser

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

As Katherine Diaz has learned more and been tutored in the art of crossdressing she has been exposed to many of the great female impersonators and drag artists of her country. Today she goes back stage at a drag pageant to show what goes on when transformistas gather for a contest. Her blog is in English along with her original Spanish text.

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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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Dreams Take Flight

| Mar 4, 2019 | Reply

It was the 1970s, less than 50 years ago but it might as well have been centuries ago when it came to the transphobic and homophobic attitudes prevalent in society. What would happen when a gay, trans person was ‘outed’ to his colleagues? It wasn’t always good but for Patrick it was a life-changing experience.

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A Guide to Age Related Clothing

| Feb 25, 2019 | 4 Replies

Pauline Estelle has some tips for the older lady who wants to dress appropriately for her age but desires to avoid the “frumpy” label. You know what we mean; baggy tops with dark floral prints paired with polyester pants with an elastic waist. It my be comfortable but it puts you firmly into the frump category. Pauline has some tips that will boost your fashionable looks and take a few years off of your age.

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Emily Chapter Two: Meeting the Hot List

| Feb 25, 2019 | Reply

Robert was just exploring his sister’s closet looking in wonder at the variety of colors and fabrics. Just as he was zipping up one of her skirts which he had paired with a white short sleeved blouse he was startled by a shriek from the doorway of her room. After she settled down, his sister Daisy was scared that it was a stranger in her room, she asked Robert if he’d like to have her help him dress like a girl. When he said yes she applied makeup to his face and dressed him is a cute dress. Then their mother found out what was going but was supportive. Find out what’s next for Emily in chapter 2.

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Princesas De La Noche – Experienca Drag

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

Katherine Diaz is exploring the world of drag “transformsitas” in her city of Bogota, Columbia. one thing has led to another and she went from a lone crossdresser to becoming a glamorous drag performer who appears on stage in various venues around the city. Her acceptance by the performers has allowed her to learn about many aspects of drag. Today she blogs about her experiences and as always provides a video.

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Our Gang’s Drag Fun

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

Crossdressers of a certain age will recall the adventures of The Little Rascals, also known as Our Gang. In more of their adventures that you might think the boys were required by the plot, for comedic purposes of course, to get dolled up in drag. Today we bring back a post from our Archives by TGF member Zoe Zyzzyx that covers many of the instances of drag in the Rascal’s short films. We even have one of their films you can watch right here on TGF. Keep in mind that the film was shot in 1936 and the racism and sexism were characteristic of those times.

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Miss TGForum 1999 — Today!

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

Today we step back in time and present a look at the winner of the Miss TGForum Contest for 1999. You will see the winner and the first and second runner ups. Then we show you how the winner of the 1999 contest looks today. Hint: Just awesome!

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Trans Fiction: Emily

| Jan 28, 2019 | Reply

Robert was just exploring his sister’s closet looking in wonder at the variety of colors and fabrics. Just as he was zipping up one of her skirts which he had paired with a white short sleeved blouse he was startled by a shriek from the doorway of her room. What would she do to him to for trying on her clothes without permission? Maybe let him try on some other outfits? Today we present Emily, a story by Ashli Kleier. The first chapter is How It All Started.

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Forced Into the Closet! Bah, Humbug!

| Jan 21, 2019 | Reply

Christmas 2018 has come and gone and our contributor Linda Jensen comes out as a bit of a Scrooge. Why? Who doesn’t love the holiday season? Well, Christmas with all its dress up parties, gift buying and then more dress up parties should be a ‘happy time of the year.’ But for Linda but often it is not. What could stifle her holiday spirit? It has something to do with ‘when friends come to call.’

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Princesses of the Night — Once upon a time . . . .

| Jan 21, 2019 | Reply

Our Correspondent in Columbia, Katherine Diaz, has filed a report in text and video about her experience at a professional photo session. She had a makeup artist and professional photographer working to make her look her best. Read about her experience and view the video in Princesas de la Noche.

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The Car Hop in the ‘50s

| Jan 14, 2019 | Reply

Former TGForum contributor Bobbi Swan passed away last month. During her time as a contributor she wrote a column titled Maidhood. Her first foray into the world of maid dressing wasn’t about maids per se. Bobbi extolled the charms of the Car Hop. Those were the young women who took orders and delivered food and drinks to patrons of the drive-in restaurants that got popular after WW II. We suspect it was the Car Hop costume that drew Bobbi’s praise. Take a step back, both in the TGF Archives and into the post war world, with Bobbi Swan.

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The Amazing Claire: Part V Conclusion

| Dec 31, 2018 | Reply

Linda wraps up her story about her friend Claire who started and still lives a large part of her life as Calvin, the mild-mannered retired banker who in the evenings would shed his male clothes and emerge as Claire the wonder escort of the Toronto sex trade scene.

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Fashioning a Fashionable Waist

| Dec 31, 2018 | Reply

Today Pauline Estelle has TGF tips on how to create a slim looking waistline. If diet and exercise will not work for you Pauline recommends several undergarments that may do the trick and she has examples of the kinds of dresses, skirts and tops that can be worn to camouflage an unfortunately masculine figure. See if her waistline control tips work for you.

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The Occasional Woman — Holiday Finery

| Dec 24, 2018 | Reply

Today Lorraine Anderson the lady in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, talks about how to dress yourself up for the holidays! Whether you want to make an elegant fashion statement with a cashmere top over velvet jeans, or want to pull out the stops with a sequined jacket and sparkly heels, this is the season to show off your festive fashion sense. Lorraine provides a slew of ideas to help you sparkle.

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Princesas de la Noche – Diario de una Crossdresser , Mi 2018

| Dec 24, 2018 | Reply

2018 for a big year of change for our Columbian correspondent Katherine Diaz. She enrolled in a course to improve her crossdressing skills and through that course she was noticed by a leading impersonator in Bogota who took her under her wing. Katherine modeled fashions on the runway for the city’s leading transformation boutique, competed in a drag contest and started performing an act in local clubs. In today’s blog and vlog she catches you up on what she has experienced in 2018.

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Dina’s Diner 12/17/18

| Dec 17, 2018 | Reply

Baby it’s cold outside! If you live in most of the USA that is. Come on into Dina’s Diner and get a hot cup of java and peruse her menu of comfort food. Today she has some sizzle over the trans woman who did her own Victoria’s Secret lingerie show video. Then things go up to broil with a few tasty paragraphs about the 12-year-old drag queen who bought her parent’s a house. Leggings make the menu as well, and there’s still more to tempt your tastebuds. Don’t miss out on a trip to Dina’s Diner.

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Who Really Has a Mental Disorder?

| Dec 17, 2018 | Reply

Christine B. asks why is it that people who are uniformed about transgender people often assume that transgender people have mental health issues and that’s why they want to change their gender. The evidence that gender is not set in stone at birth is there for anyone to see throughout history, and in all cultures. Why do people say transgender identities are not real when there are other things that they accept completely on faith with no physical proof?

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Retro Rerun: Crossdressing in Mad Magazine

| Dec 17, 2018 | Reply

Brittany’s Cartoon Corner was a regular feature on TGForum on the 1990s. Brittany scoured the comic book world for examples of crossdressing and any hint of a transgender character. Today we bring you two of her columns married together into one article on crossdressing humor in Mad Magazine. These appeared in September and November of 1997.

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‘Tis The Season To Be Festive

| Dec 10, 2018 | 1 Reply

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 Tasi Zuriack has rounded up a slew of her favorite festive fashion blogger looks to give you some ideas of what to wear to a Christmas party, or just for an informal gathering among friends.

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Am I Really a Crossdresser?

| Dec 3, 2018 | 5 Replies

Pauline Estelle is one of a number of members of the transgender community who feels the need to express a feminine side now and then but is content being a male for the rest of the time. She has an arrangement with her spouse that gives her a certain number of days per week that she can dress up but often one thing or another may interfere with her plans and she has to present as male for the day. Then, if this happens too many days in a row, she feels a greater need to let Pauline get out and about. Today Pauline wonders, because of the way she handles her dressing, if she is truly bi-gendered.

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Product Review: Attachable Silicone Thigh Pads

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

For many crossdresser or trans women pre-transition the silicone breast prosthesis is a wonderful thing. These lovely, realistic breast forms help to make the user feel their most feminine. Whether slipped into a bra or attached with adhesive to allow the user to wear strapless looks, it’s natural to desire adding them to your feminine […]

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Collar Fashions

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Today Lorraine Anderson the lady in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, talks about collars. From the status implying ruffs of yesteryear to crew necks, v-necks, cowl necks and more, Lorraine let’s you know how your collar can affect your style.

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Drag in the Cinema — The Mid ’60s

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Years ago on TGForum Laurie Sheril did a series of articles on drag in the cinema. She started back in the days of silent film and worked her way forward in time to the ’90s. Today we dip into the TGForum Archives to bring you her thoughts on films from the mid 1960s that featured characters in drag.

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Princesses of the Night — Katherine Will Compete for a Golden Lion Award

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

For the past few months our Correspondent in Columbia, Katherine Diaz, has been studying the art of female impersonation and drag. I Spanish as drag performer is a transformista. Katherine’s blog today announces that after she has been performing for awhile in smaller venues she has been accepted as a performer in the Glardones León Dorado on December 6. In December Katherine’s blog will be about how the competition went and she will have a video.

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