Friday, 30 December 2016

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Carrie Fisher in quotes

One of the great things to pretend is that you're not only alright, you're in great shape. Now to have that come true - I've actually gone on stage depressed and that's worked its magic on me, 'cause if I can convince you that I'm alright, then maybe I can convince me.

I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.

Instant gratification takes too long.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Thursday, 22 December 2016

The shortest day, the longest night, indoors dressing up...

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas TV listings, and their share of pretty people. No Poldark brooding and swooning Christmas special, sadly...

Monday, 12 December 2016

Sunday, 11 December 2016


A new time travel TV show with a female lead grumbling as she puts on various historical costumes? Well, that appeal is certainly Timeless to me. ;)

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Scream Queens is even sillier than last year. But darn if I don't like some of the outfits.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Xmas shopping done apart from parents. Time for a little treat...

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

And for my next trick, a TG comedy space opera. (Hi WB!)

Monday, 5 December 2016

I'd probably feel that way too...

The Tumblr dashboard appears to be borked. So I had to go sideways to find this picture from Simone...

"I'm wearing retro 50s girls clothes and I love it!" 
Photo by Harrison Hurwitz... doesn't say who she is.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Frost on the pavement, making it sparkly and dangerous. Like me.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Resist the sweater, wear the party dress

Winter's here, to an extent. No snow yet, just a few days of frost, but it's warm thick tights time anyway. Boo.

Still, party dresses in the windows of every department store, so that's something...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

World AIDS Day

We've had a little good news on AIDS treatment recently, but there is still a long way to go. Don't let it be forgotten.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Well, I signed the online petition against the new wonky internet snooping and censorship rules.

So now they have me on that list. :)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Friday, 25 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Remember. Stay safe, stay sane. Take care of yourselves and others. We go on.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Emilia Clarke...

The new Star Wars movies sure like their pretty English brunettes who can kick ass.

... I want to appear in a new Star Wars movie.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Time to slip into something a little more comfortable...

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wow, someone PMed me about RPing on the Elliquiy forum!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Trying to get back to a normal concern

There's a really pretty dress in the window of a local charity store. I wish it would fit me.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Ghost In The Shell

Okay, talking about things again.

Ghost In The Shell has always feature fluid identities, changeable bodies and attractions, and it looks from the trailer that at least some of that will appear in the live-action version. Which is nice.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Wear a safety pin, if you feel equipped to back it up.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

Your Name

Laboured with a really unhelpful English title, Your Name is a huge hit anime film about a boy and girl switching bodies with comic/romantic/other consequences.

I've seen the sensory overlap romance before in Joss Whedon and Brin Hill's In Your Eyes but this also goes full body-swap.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

So, the US election polls are rather closer than I'd like...

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Look in the mirror and see...?

It's still Halloween night...

An old idea of looking in a mirror after lighting a candle (or saying a spell, or peeling an apple) to see what you would look like crossgendered your future spouse...

But yeah, this old greetings card showing a woman seeing a man in the mirror suggests a different idea to me at least. ;) None showing the other way round, for some reason...

Happy, er, November

NaNoWriMo maybe?

Ah well. It was nice to be able to buy my annual black lipstick without being looked at suspiciously. :D

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

Fixing your makeup...

... you may give some clue about Stepford's little secret.

The Stepford Wife, by Greta Punch.

Friday, 21 October 2016

This is what you will wear...

By Horst P. Horst, November 1954. (or 1947, or 1948... the internet isn't sure)
Thanks to Jennifer

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Good Wife's Guide

Housekeeping Monthly, 1955, with all the rules a good Stepford Wife has to follow. Because surely no-one would accept it without a proper Stepford mind...

Monday, 17 October 2016

This week's theme: Stepfordization

Being turned against my will into a powerful man's perfect housewife. Looking, dressing and acting the way he wants.

Stepford can be horror, or comedy, or both - The Stepford Wives has been adapted as both, and Jordan Peele's new film Get Out looks to do something similar to a different target.

And if you play with the politics and the subtext... it could also be a forced TF fantasy...

Saturday, 15 October 2016

She looks so surprised...

... almost like she wasn't expecting to look or dress like this.

Perhaps he wasn't.

(Picture thanks to Simone)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

150 years old, waiting to be worn

Evening dress ca. 1860
From Kerry Taylor Auctions, London
Thanks to fripperiesandfobs

Monday, 10 October 2016

Ride with me

Riding habit, ca. 1825
Rijks Museum, Amsterdam
Via omgthatdress, via historicaldress

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Persimmon silk satin

Evening dress
Medium: Persimmon silk satin and ecru lace
Date: c. 1895
Country: England
The waist of this evening gown measures an atypically slender 18 inches. Although stories of severely tight-laced corsets are almost certainly exaggerated, women often did lace more tightly for formal occasions. The full, puffed sleeves of dresses in the 1890s also made waists appear even smaller.

via historicaldress

Saturday, 8 October 2016

A week of 19th century dresses...

Via historicaldress on tumblr:

Emerald green silk taffeta trimmed with large black velvet bows with cut steel beading applied. American, attributed, ca. 1860s. Silk Taffeta.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


And just to not be all kinky outfits all month:

The long-awaited release of indie TGTF comedy Sam, reviewed by Courtney. Sounds like it's fun but not quite up to the wait.


And now, Ulorin Vex.

Those shoes are terrifying. I want them.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

September ends...

... time for the annual run of Halloween costumes I'd like to wear.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

The heating has come on. Time for autumn fashions...

Sunday, 25 September 2016

I'm hoping for a ballgown or two...

Strictly Come Dancing is back... and that means hopefully a few weeks of this.

Laura Whitmore

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Such is life

Was out this evening and a friend had the cutest top and I couldn't comment on it. :/

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Shopping does not work that way

The Amazon Fashion adverts with models delivering packages... I'm pretty sure that's not how that works.

If it is, then where do I apply for the job?

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Looking forward to the cyberpunk future arriving in four years.

Monday, 19 September 2016

We lost the Lady Chablis last week too. 2016 really can stop now.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Thought on seeing a pretty vintage style dress

I'm betting that most young ladies who make pretty vintage style clothing would be happier not knowing how much I admire their work...

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016

All things considered I would rather be a sexy vampire girl.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette, genderqueer and "gender suspicious" actor and activist, has died, just 47.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Window shopping at the museum

Local museum has upgraded its wardrobe history bit so now you can get closer to the dresses.

Just not in them...

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Okay, I cried at the Paralympic opening ceremony. Just once...

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

This may be too girly, even for me!

Dove Cameron in Hairspray Live

Obviously I would have to try it to confirm...

Thanks to Wenterburn for the picture!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Miss Peregrine

Tim Burton's film of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children features Eva Green as the titular protector of kids with odd powers, like Edward Gorey's X-Men. Her pointy-shouldered Goth riding ensemble is... interesting as well.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Will you be mine...?

The main local DVD store is moving, so I bought a few things in the sale. I was very good and only bought one film because of the dresses.

It was Crimson Peak.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016

Anything response

After the Anything thing, producer Mark Ruffalo responded, "We are all learning." Yes, we are. I'm glad he tried, anyway, as a fan of his environmental activism. And the Hulk of course.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Another week, another non-TG TG starring role

Sense8 star Jamie Clayton is not happy about Matt Bomer taking a transfemale role. (The role of a sex worker, like Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers' Club. I'd be happier still if that wasn't the main thing we did on screen.)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Yes, I'm weird...

Jenna Coleman playing Queen Victoria is one thing, but I admit it's not quite as appealing as Clara being a modern girl having to wear Victorian attire when she travels to that era...

Saturday, 27 August 2016

All things considered, I like safe spaces and trigger warnings, kthxbai.

Friday, 26 August 2016