Thursday, May 11, 2023

Breaking News!

I went out among the civilians yesterday – first time en femme since my knee replacement surgery 14 weeks ago.

On Tuesday, my wife commented on the nice weather we are having and suggested that it would be a good time for me to go out en femme. Now that I am getting around without difficulty on my new knee, I agreed to her suggestion and planned to go out on Wednesday.

So after breakfast with Morning Joe on Wednesday, I began to get en femme

I was a little concerned that since I had not put on my face in a long while that I might be a little rusty. But it’s like riding a bike and I had no problems with my makeup. However, I had to add a new step to my makeup routine. 

My knee is not completely healed and there is a thin six-inch long red scar where the surgeon cut my knee. I covered the scar with the foundation that I use on my face followed by translucent powder. That did a good job disguising the scar and under my hosiery, it was less noticeable. 

I wore my new blazer mini dress that I have been dying to wear ever since I bought it from Venus as a self-gifted birthday present back in March. I accessorized with white pumps, white bag and gold jewelry including my deceased mother’s gold serpentine necklace.

I decided to drive to my favorite Italian restaurant and have lunch. I arrived at 1 PM and found a full parking lot, but managed to find a spot to park my Subaru. I walked in, noticed a few people noticing me, asked for a table for one and was quickly seated in the main dining room.

To start me off, I had a glass of white sangria and ordered a vegetable panini sandwich. My waiter Alex was very attentive and was happy to take my photo when I asked him. The sandwich was very good, but it was very filling and I took half of it home. I left the restaurant about 2:15 and took the scenic route home.

Not many highlights. Minimal interaction with the civilians. But it was wonderful to be out en femme again after a long hiatus. And the very good news is that my new knee did not give me any problems – no pain, no stiffness and wearing heels was a non-issue.

Source: Rue La La
Wearing Max Mara shirt and Frances Valentine skirt.

Richard O’Brien
Richard O’Brien


  1. Wonderful news! So great to hear about the knee ... here's to more Out and About!

  2. AnonymousMay 11, 2023

    It was quite heartwarming to see that you were able to venture out for the first time following your knee surgery. I do hope that there was no "day after high heels" pain or soreness to contend with? May this be just the first of many outdoor adventures with your brand new knee!

    1. There was no day after high heel pain.

  3. Congratulations! Had to feel wonderful! :)

  4. AnonymousMay 11, 2023

    Happy to read the knee is coming along nicely. My wife is going to have her "other knee" replaced this summer.

  5. Congrats on breaking the drought, it's good be a girl, you look smashing

  6. AnonymousMay 11, 2023

    Stana, you probably have not looked better.....Hugs Brenda

  7. Thanks for showing us the gorgeous Richard O'Brien. How many folks know Richard created and wrote "The Rocky Horror Show"? Richard was in the film, too, but not quite so beautiful!

  8. A white dress on a sunny day has to be the most striking look. You earned the special bravery award for wearing it and then having a large sandwich!

  9. AnonymousMay 11, 2023

    Stana, that picture of you in the polka dot dress is the best picture of your face I have seen. You don't just pass; you are a heart breaker.
    Penny from Edinburgh.

  10. Seriously well pulled together look dear Stana. Thanks for reminding us of the joy that goes along with a pretty day out after a long time away.

    Cheers - Petra

  11. AnonymousMay 21, 2023

    Back in 2009 I had a major infection in my lower legs. It left both very scared and ugly. I use opaque hose to cover them of various colors, it has become a signature look for me. After a few months I’m sure your scar will virtually disappear.
    This is my first post here. I am age 73, been cross dressing since I was 6 or 7 years old and full time since 2002. I am not by any means beautiful, but I love my life now.