Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dodging Old Age and the Draft

Aubrey from Tony of Beverly
Old ladies like me can knock 10 years off our age just by femulating. The makeup hides some of our faces' signs of old age. Girdles hide some of the pounds we put on as we mature. But I think wearing a wig makes the biggest difference. Replace thinning gray hair (or no hair) with a beautiful hairdo in a pretty color and a 60-year-old guy becomes a 50-something lady.

Some hairstyles are better than others when you step aboard the time machine and put it in reverse. And Fabulous 55 suggests 21 hairstyles that will knock 10 years off your age. (That's a total of 20 years off for a femulator wearing the right wig!)

For what it's worth, some of the suggested hairstyles are actually wigs. I recognized styles offered by Raquel Welch and Tony of Beverly, so if they are one of the hairstyles you would like to try, it is easy-peasy finding a matching wig.

Here is the link to Fabulous 55's article. Happy hairstyle shopping!

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At the height of the Vietnam War, my buddies were cooking up ways of avoiding the draft.

My friend Jack came up with the bright idea of showing up at the draft board dressed as a woman if he ever got drafted. It seemed like a surefire way of getting a deferment and sent back home to mother, but Jack never had to wear frillies and become Jackie because he received a high draft number.

Anyway, I find it a little ironic that 50 years later, the US military is now accepting transgender recruits (not that there is anything wrong with that).




Source: Moda Operandi
Wearing Alex Perry (Source: Moda Operandi)




Femulator or modern male fashionista?
Femulator or modern male fashionista?
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7 comments:

  1. Dressing as a woman did not help Corporal Klinger in the TV series Mash, set in Korea
    Would it have worked in Vietnam?

    Lucy

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  2. One of the members of our support group showed up at the draft board wearing panties, it worked.

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  3. Well it didn't work for Corporal Klinger!

    On the two photos today, WOW and I thought I had long legs!

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  4. Hair on a woman is often a clue as to her age. There is a reason hair coloring is a huge business.

    It was a common joke about wearing panties or a dress to a draft physical and everyone figured it was worth it. If I were called (did not happen since my number was 164) I do not know if I would have done it. America is a great country and regardless of my views on Vietnam I always felt a great sense of duty to our country. My father and all my uncles served in WWII or Korea. I just figured that if my number came up that Vietnam was simply my turn to do my duty.

    Pat

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  5. Diane SmithJanuary 04, 2018

    I really like the hair shown in your lead photo today - do you happen to know the make and model?

    - Diane

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    1. Aubrey from Tony of Beverly

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  6. does anyone know if the fabulous hair of ageless beauty jane fonda is actually a wig? or is it just a case of her spending an awful long time at the hair salon? surely she doesn't wake up in the morning with it looking like that?!?

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