Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Transgender Day Of Visibility

Transgender Day Of Visibility has been running since 2009.

As a closeted dresser and dreamer, this blog is my main visibility.

So here I am...


From the knees down, anyway.

I'd love to show you more... to look the way I'd want for that to happen. To open that closet door. Maybe someday.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Sure enough... a girl in a corset, pencil skirt and peaked cap, pin-up makeup and tattoos.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Today I travel down to a games convention... no doubt I'll see at least one girl I want to look like, dressed like I want to dress. They tend not to appreciate that compliment...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A moment's fancy

The silk is delightfully soft, cool and smooth as you fasten yourself into the dress. It has been so long since you were allowed to be feminine, you have to stop your hands trembling as you apply your lipstick. Looking in the mirror, you see your true self. She smiles as you smile. She is beautiful... you are beautiful.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

300 posts!

Posting effectively daily will do that. Looking back, wow, there's a lot of complaints about the weather. Well, it has been terrible this autumn/winter/spring.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

TG representation? Divergent

A series about how people who don't fit into neat little boxes when given mind-analysing tests sadly doesn't have much literal LGBTQ stuff going on. (Compare The Matrix, of course.)

Friday, 20 March 2015

Joanna Vanderham

Since I mentioned her...

in The Paradise... looks like my idea of Paradise!


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Banished lacks the best frocks of period drama... but it has Joanna Vanderham.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A Brief History Of Beauty

100 Years of Beauty tracks makeup and hair fashion over a century, and now looks at Korea, going splitscreen for North and South.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

(swoon)

Seriously. This. Now. Please.

Alexander McQueen, Spring 2007, 'Sarabande'

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Alexander McQueen

A new exhibition at the V&A celebrating one of the most interesting, and very very Goth, fashion designers in my lifetime, the late great Alexander McQueen.

(And this weekend overlaps with the end of the exhibition on the history of the wedding dress...)

Every time I go to the V&A, I see something I want to wear. Next time I'm there it'll be a roomful...

Monday, 9 March 2015

Mondays

Monday, Monday, urgh, Monday. Still, after the Sunday I just had, bring it on.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Happy International Women's Day to the side of the fence I'd like to join!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Still too cold

There's a faint possibility that spring might actually happen sometime soon here. That would be nice. I get tired of sleeping in male pyjamas, male underwear and male socks. I want to be able to slip into a slinky little nightdress...

Friday, 6 March 2015

Judging a book by its cover

I have no idea what this book is about but liking the cover. Wielding swords appeals to my boy side but doing it in a ballgown and perfect hair and makeup very appeals to my girl side.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Read a book!

It's World Book Day. (World Book Night is in six weeks' time.)

I don't own any actual books of TG fiction... although I do have a horror story collection that falls open at a two-page sequence of a modern woman in a possibly haunted house being dressed in Victorian clothing, wondering why this seems strange to her...

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Poldark

The story of a handsome man in uniform brooding in the late 18th century (and probably some kind of plot, I guess) returns to TV this Sunday in a new version with Aidan Turner from Being Human and The Hobbit brooding on the cover of every TV listings magazine and Eleanor Tomlinson from Jack The Giant Slayer swooning in a corset beside him (lucky girl) so there's plenty to look at even though The Musketeers has finished romping for the moment, although really Poldark sounds like a soap with nice costumes.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Catwoman

Apparently Catwoman has been declared bisexual in DC Comics. Not a particularly big deal in terms of characteisation - it means she can hit on Batman and Batwoman - but still nice to see a really major character doing so. (Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn have been friends with ambiguously bisexual hints for decades now.)

It comes a couple months after a physically male character tried to take over the role of Batgirl, and was totally convincing until being unmasked then totally unconvincing. Must be nice to have that kind of disguise skill.

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Danish Girl

The true story of Lili Elbe, one of the first TS recipients in the 1930s, is to be told as The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne of Jupiter Ascending and I guess that Stephen Hawking movie. A trans actor could have taken the role, although I guess an Oscar winner brings the story more attention.

Sunday, 1 March 2015