Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thoughts from under the Hair Dryer

Young man reads magazine while getting his hair done 
Youth is Wasted on the Young Dept.

Don't you wish you could run in heels like the woman in this video?

There's More to the Story Dept.

Remember this intriguing Internet image?

Well, here's what happened when the artist who created that art project dressed more feminine for her job. (Thank you, Marlena.)

Too Much Information Dept.

Bra geeks may appreciate "Methods element model of bra materials," which was unearthed by my ham radio sister, Alison.

Author! Author! Dept.

My BFF Cyrsti of Cyrsti's Transgender Condo fame has a best seller on her hands: Stilettos on Thin Ice!

Wearing Movado Bold watch, Nanette Lepore jacket, top, clutch and skirt,
Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and Vita Fede jewelry.

Androgyn Beauty
The always lovely Androgyn wishing you a Happy New Year!

Jimmy Slater
Mr. Jimmy Slater, professional femulator, circa 1920

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Attending the 2014 True Colors Conference 
This spring, I will attend and present at two trans-related conferences this spring.

True Colors Conference on March 17 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

Transgender Lives Conference on April 29 at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT.

True Colors is a two-day conference where thousands of LGBT youths and their supporters from throughout the Northeast (and beyond) meet to attend what is essentially a GLBT youth convention. The conference is put together by True Colors, a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.

Transgender Lives is a one-day event  is for service providers, medical and legal professionals, the trans and gender non-conforming community, allies and all those interested in the  issues facing the trans and gender non-conforming communities. The event is brought about by Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC), a coalition and grassroots oriented organization comprised of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full human rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society.

"Makeup Basics for Trans Females" is the title of my presentation and is described, as follows: Putting on your face can be a cosmetic calamity if you don't have a roadmap. This workshop provides guidance and tips for the transgender female on how to successfully navigate the world of cosmetics so that she can start looking like the female she really is.

I have presented at Transgender Lives once before and at True Colors five previous times and  and I look forward to doing so again.

Source: Madeleine
Wearing Madeleine.

Vice Ganda
Vice Ganda is a Filipino comedian, television presenter, endorser, actor, author, fashion icon, recording artist and has starred in several films, six of which are considered the highest-grossing films in Philippine cinema. (Source: Wikipedia)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Being Tall

Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil
Peaches reminded me that I have not updated my Famous Females of Height page in awhile (almost two years). In case you just tuned in, you may wonder how my Famous Females of Height list relates to the topic of this blog. Here is a quick explanation:

The average female is not as tall as the average femulator. That height discrepancy might prevent some femulators from going out in public en femme because they feel that they are too tall to pass as a female.

The purpose of my Famous Females of Height list is to show that there really are a lot of tall genetic women out there and therefore, height should not be a factor that prevents femulators from going out en femme.


The following are the latest additions to the list, which you can view in its entirety here.

5’8” – Tammy Baird – stuntwoman – Source: Peaches

5’8” – Sissi Fleitas – model – tv, Sabado Gigante – Source: Peaches

5’8” – Marla Maples – actress – tv, Dallas – Source: Peaches

5’8” – Tiffany Trump – Internet celebrity – Source: Peaches

5’9” – Brooke Baldwin – newscaster – tv, CNN – Source: Pat

5’9” – Corrine Cole – actress – tv and film, The Party – Source: G Kunz

5'9" – Dayna Grant - stuntwoman – Source: Peaches

5'9" – Kay Francis – actress – film, Charley's Aunt – Source: Peaches

5’9” – Cathy Moriarity – actress – film, Soapdish, in which she plays a post-op male-to-female transsexual TV soap opera actress – Source: Stana

5’9” – Rebekah Staton – actress – tv UK, Spy – Source: Peaches

5’10” – Eva Amurri (Martino) – actress – tv, Undateable – Source: Peaches

5’10” – Zendaya Coleman – singer, actress, dancer – tv, Shake It Up – Source: Meg Winters and Peaches

5’10” – Gigi Hadid – model – Source: Stana

5’10” – Brittany Howard – singer, Mississippi Shakes – Source: Peaches

5’10” – Lindsey Vonn – skier – Source: Peaches

5’11’ – Jameela Jamil – actress – tv, The Good Place – Source: Stana

5’11” – Alysia Reiner – actress - film and tv, Orange is the New Black – Source: Peaches

5’11” – Melanie Trump – former model – Source: Peaches

6’0” – Jennifer Gan – actress – tv and film, Yours, Mine and Ours – Source: G Kunz

6’0” – Maria Höfl-Riesch – skier – Source: Peaches

6’0” – Ivana Trump – former model – Source: Peaches

6’0” – Christine Williams – actress – film and tv, The Monkees – Source: G Kunz

6’1” – Karlie Kloss – model – Source: Ron

6’1” – Marinka – burlesque performer, “Queen of the Amazons” – Source: Peaches

6’2” – Natalie Bush – model – Source: Peaches

6’2” – Liz Levin – producer – tv, The Late Show -– Source: Meg Winters

6’2” – Carol Worthington – actress – tv and film, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Source: G Kunz

6’4” – Lauren Williams – model – Source: Elaine Armen

6’5” – Alexis Skye – model – Source: Peaches

Source: Metisu
Wearing Metisu.

Jan Cina
Jan Cina femulates Madonna on the Czech Republic's
version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pulling Off Body-Con at Any Age

Best shapewear for body-con dresses. The three checked examples are the
best choices for most femulators. (Image source:

A lot of girls like us favor very short hemlines and very high heels. We also favor body-conscious or body-con clothing—skintight clothing that emphasizes the contours of the body. (I plead guilty of all three trans trends.)

Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger divulges her fashion expertise on body-con in a recent installment of Who What Wear's "Ask a Stylist" column.

"Hot topic of the week? Body-con clothing and whether there's a right age to give up the figure-forming pieces. I have a simple approach to body-con, and it comes down to these three rules. 1) Only wear something if you feel comfortable. 2) Pay attention to the silhouette. And 3) Never forget about shapewear. While I always remind my clients and friends of these guidelines, the most important thing to keep in mind is to know your body and acknowledge when you don't feel comfortable—end of story."

Well, that's not actually the end of the story, so please read the rest of Ms. Erlanger's story here.

Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore

Sam Concepcion
Sam Concepcion femulates Mandy Moore on Philippines'
version of television's Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Intriguing Internet Images

Coco Layne's "Warpaint"
Coco Layne's "Warpaint," a photo project about gender
presentation within the masculine and feminine spectrum

Source: DeviantArt
"Just A Boy" by TraeCrae

Wearing a dress in a Los Angeles jail, circa 1945
Wearing a dress in a Los Angeles jail, circa 1945

Gender Switch Day
Gender Switch Day

Jimmy James
Professional femulator Jimmy James as Marilyn Monroe
in Greg Gorman's 1990 L.A. Eyeworks campaign

Boy George
Beautiful Boy George

Source: Venus
Wearing Venus.

Andrew Semuel
Andrew Semuel, male womenswear model

FF femulating Kate Bush on Portugal television's Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weighty Matters

Pricilla wrote, "Maybe you can share your dieting methods which enabled you to loose that weight? What is your final goal?"

I have lost 14 pounds so far. My goal is to lose 9 more pounds  25 total.

Three-fifths of the way to my goal, I noticed my face is thinner, my feet no longer hurt (yes, my toes are skinnier), my high heels are more comfortable for a longer period of time and my girdle is not killing me as soon as it did when I was 14 pounds heavier, in fact, the last few times out, my foundation garments were no problem at all.

I started this diet in early November. On the eve of the holidays, I had lost about a dozen pounds. It was difficult to maintain that loss through the holidays, but I managed.

New Year's weekend, I caught a stomach flu and when it was all over, I lost a few more pounds! I don't recommend losing weight by catching a stomach flu, but as they say, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

My dieting method is not ground-breaking. Cut out sweets, reduce my bread intake and don't eat in between meals. I seldom drink alcoholic beverages, so for me, there is no gain in avoiding booze. On weekends, I often eat only two meals instead of three. And I walk at least one mile per day.

And so it goes.

Source: Intermix
Wearing Intermix.

womanless wedding, circa 1950
Seven femulators make a womanless wedding, circa 1950.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda

By Robert Reich

Trump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the rich and big corporations a huge tax cut, and putting in place a cabinet that doesn’t believe in the Voting Rights Act or public schools or Medicare or the Fair Housing Act.

Our 100 days of resistance begins a sustained and powerful opposition. Here’s what you can do (it will take about an hour of your time each day):

1. Get your senators and representatives to pledge to oppose Trump’s agenda. Reject his nominees, prolong the process of approving them, draw out hearings on legislation. Call your senator and your representative and don’t stop calling.

2. March and demonstrate. The Women’s March on Washington will be the day after the Inauguration. There should be “sister” marches around the country. And then monthly marches against hate. Keep the momentum alive and keep the message going.

3. Make your city and state sanctuaries that won’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities in deporting undocumented immigrants, especially people who have been here since they were very young.

4. Boycott all Trump products, real estate, hotels, resorts, everything. And then boycott all stores (like Nordstrom) that carry merchandise from Trump family brands.

5. Write letters to the editor of your newspaper and op-eds, with a steady flow of arguments about the fallacies and dangers of Trump’s First 100 Day policies and initiatives.

6. Contribute to social media with up-to-date daily bulletins on what Trump is up to, and actions in your region in opposition.

7. Contribute to the most effective opposition groups. The American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Economic Policy Institute, Inequality Media, MoveOn, and others.

8. Make the resistance visible with bumper stickers, lapel pins, wrist bands.

9. Push progressive causes at your state and local level – environmental reform, progressive taxes, a higher minimum wage, ending gerrymandering, stopping mass incarceration. Make your state a model of what the federal government should do.

10. Start a move in your state to abolish the electoral college by committing your state’s electors to vote for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

11. Reach out to independents and even Trump supporters who agree with this agenda, and get them involved.

12. Your idea goes here. Meet with family and friends this weekend, and decide what you’ll contribute.

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda. An hour a day. Send a powerful message. We aren’t going away.

Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper.

Three femulators entertain the Canadian troops during World War I.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls

Mr. Evan Rachel Wood at the Golden Globe Awards.

Miss Jonathan Holleman at Northwood High School's Switch Day.

Upon first glance you might just think Evan Wood was making a fashion statement, but as she explained, the move was more than just sartorial.

"This is my third nomination and I've been to the Globes six times, and I've worn a dress every time," Wood said. "And I love dresses, I'm not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew they aren't a requirement. And that you don't have to wear one if you don't want to, and to just be yourself because your worth is more than that." (source: The Huffington Post)

Similarly, Miss Jonathan is not trying to protest trousers. Rather, he represents a long tradition of mothers dressing up their sons as daughters for a variety of gender-bending scholastic events. Of course, some sons are more willing than others to forgo trousers for frocks. When those special boys slip on a bra or girdle for the first time, they know it is so right and will prefer female finery for the rest of their lives.

Miss Jonathan is just one of the pretty girls that Starla has uncovered in her search of online yearbooks, which resulted in over 200 new photos of male girls attending high school events en femme.

Those photos are now available on flickr, where you may view the new photos by opening one of the Yearbooks sets (A through Z). There you will find the newest uploads at the end/bottom of the set. (The oldest uploads appear at the beginning/top of the set.) The contents of the Yearbook A through Z sets are organized according to school name, for example, the photos from Sacred Heart High School would be in the Yearbooks S set.

By the way, if you participated in your school's womanless beauty pageant or attended some other school activity en femme, I would love to post your photos along with any description you would like to provide.

Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper.

Goan Fragoso
Goan Fragoso, male womenswear model