Base Layers

We went to the park this morning for a brisk walk, reveling in the beauty of January and breathing in the cool morning air. After about five minutes my friend announced that he’s freezing and is going back to the car.

The beauty of January

The beauty of January

Sure, it was 20 degrees, but I was dressed for the weather wearing several layers of tight, thin clothing commonly known as base layers. Most guys do not wear the right base layers to stay warm and comfortable.

A base layer should be tight fitting so it traps air next to the skin and insulates the body from the cold as demonstrated by this man. Don’t forget a warm, comfortable pair of gloves. Wig, lipstick and adorable necklace are optional but highly recommended.

Base Layers

Base Layers

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Documentary

I watched a fascinating documentary tonight about body dysmorphic disorder. It seems that a basement accident horribly disfigures a young man though he is physically alright.

Towards the end of the film the man transitions into a woman, but that doesn’t really solve anything. “It’s just like your first haircut” he is told as he resorts to desperate measures in an attempt to get back to what he thinks is normal.

This is the story of how his family coped with the aftermath. It’s a story of courage and bravery, and it will make you question everything you thought about beauty. Fortunately someone uploaded it to YouTube earlier this year. Let’s go to the video:

Just Another Pretty Face-Video

The Problem With Sissies

The problem with sissies is that they rarely take good photos of themselves. Maybe its a lack of technical knowledge, but I think its probably more of being in a hurry to get their panties off and change back into non sissy mode.

Yes, I know there are some sissies that dress up and prance around all the livelong day, but I think they are the exception.

So here is a very interesting Tumblr blog I found featuring a little bit of everything. Its called Menelwena for some reason, possibly because that’s her name. Some images are NSFW but are very tasteful. Enjoy.

Menelwena.Tumblr

Rita Ora from Menelwena.Tumblr

Rita Ora from Menelwena.Tumblr

2014 Fall Fashion Trends for Crossdressers, Transvestites and Sissies

If you’ve been reading fashion magazines and are keeping up with all the pre-fall and fall trends, you’re probably very confused. But there is one fashion basic that never goes out of style -The Slut Dress.

You want a dress that’s simple, sexy and tasteful. You want a dress that tells the world who you really are. And many of you want that dress in extra large. You want, you need, the Her Name is Tasty Sexy Mini Dress from Spicy Lingerie.

The description tells you everything you need to know: “This sexy dress with criss-cross back detail will have all the men dying to get a taste of you.”

Tip 1: Make sure that a man tasting you is what you really want.

Tip 2: Consider an edible body lotion.

Tip 3: Bring extra panties in your purse.

Her Name is Tasty Sexy Mini Dress

Her Name is Tasty Sexy Mini Dress

Crossdressing Photography Tips part 2-Portraits a Specialty

In an earlier post about crossdressing photography I focused on my friend Claudia Tyler Mae. Claudia was not only lucky enough to get a professional makeover and try on beautiful clothes, he also had a photographer shoot him.

You may not have that option, or perhaps you’re just shy when you’re all dressed up. Butt wait…you don’t need a photographer, you don’t need a fancy $5,000 camera, and you don’t need Photoshop and/or Lightroom.

I have several cameras as well as all the editing software, but the real key is a good subject. And what better subject than a very girly-girl that loves to dress up from head to toe, and pose in all kinds of sexy positions-you!

Use any camera you have or even your phone. The real key to a great portrait is the look of the model-you.

Sure, you can read about portrait photography and they’ll insist that the real keys are lighting, background, aperture, composition, and possibly the rule of thirds. Well listen; any time I hear the rule of thirds mentioned I want to throw up. Photography is about capturing a moment, if the image isn’t tack sharp, perfectly composed or has a bit of noise it doesn’t matter. Your crossdressing selfies are probably not going to appear in National Geographic.

By the way, there are actually two different Pinterest pages titled crossdressing selfies. Google it if you need inspiration.

Be bold, be creative, and most of all have fun like this young man. Not only does he look great and have a wonderful expression, he found a unique location at his storage shed. Photo found on Pinterest.

Crossdressing Photography

Crossdressing Photography

Hair Salon daydreams

Do you ever find yourself at the hair salon, trying to sneak a peek at those beautiful hairdressing books? Or maybe you watch with envy as a young woman gets a perm.

When your stylist asks how you’d like it today, do you just say “The Usual”?

Maybe, as she does your 15 minute haircut, you drift off into your own favorite fantasy, the one where you get a TOTAL transformation and become a gorgeous, sexy, woman!

It can be a lot easier than you think. There are transformation salons in more places now than ever before. The prices are reasonable, they understand you completely, and they even take pictures! How cool is that!

There are at least 2 of these places on my resources page under Makeup and Hair, 1 in New Jersey and the other on Long Island. Go for it Boys!

Hair Salon daydreams

Hair Salon daydreams

The Makeover

The Makeover

And A Manicure!

And A Manicure!

Dressing for pleasure-The Shirt Dress

Popular in the 1950s, the shirt dress is just like its name sake. Made of a button-down front and sleeves and shirt collar, these kinds of dresses resemble a tailored shirt. A modest and more causal style of dress, it falls right at or slightly below the knee, with either a full or straight skirt below the waist.

Shirt dresses have a lot going for them. They can easily go from one season to the next with a simple change of footwear and possibly the addition of a sweater, and they can be worn casually or glammed up. And, the right shirt dress can be very flattering.

There are a few things that you should watch for. First and most important, your shirt dress should not gap in the front, nor should it show your bra when you move around. If it does, it’s either the wrong size or a bad cut for you. Some styles will let you get away with a cami underneath for modesty, but ideally, you want one that fits your chest. Additionally, make sure the sleeves fit your arms properly (not too tight) and that the skirt flows out around your hips. If anything is tight, jump up a size.

Don’t forget to accessorize. Simple jewelry adds the perfect touch to a shirt dress. Polished pieces add just the right amount of interest without appearing overdone. Bangles or cuffs and long necklaces are the ultimate shirt dress accessories, especially for denim shirt dresses. Chandelier earrings can also add a nice touch.

This is an extremely expensive example. Its a Roberto Cavalli Floral Print Satin Shirt dress. There are plenty of others to choose from in hundreds of different colors and styles for about a thousand dollars less!

A good choice for casual Fridays at the office, an interview with your new Dominatrix, or a Tupperware party.

Roberto Cavalli Floral Print Satin Shirtdress

Roberto Cavalli Floral Print Satin Shirtdress