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The Timeless Trumpet Skirt
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I absolutely love wearing skirts…there’s such a touch of femininity about them.  There’s always plenty of room in my closet for more. One of the first skirts that my partner bought me was a black trumpet skirt that fell below the knee, but oh! did it twirl. It’s hard to put a finger on exactly […]

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The Strapless Dress, Demon or Damon
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There’s nothing quite so sexy as a strapless dress; it promises so much, but there are risks.  This durable but fragile looking bit of femininity gives the impression that at any moment the garment will slip down or that, better yet, certain parts may slip out of place. If you’ve worn a strapless dress, you’ve […]

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Looking Back at Fashion
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As I explore all facets of fashion, I enjoy looking back at bygone ages and what better way to do that then to visit a fashion museum and see their latest exhibits. That’s why I created a section in Sister House on Fashion Exhibits. I remember not too long ago while living in El Paso […]

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Every Girl Needs Sunglasses, But Which One?
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If you live in the tropics, like me, then sunglasses are essential everyday wear. And of course, in the summer they are a given. But which ones are flattering to our faces. And more than that, those sunglasses can hide some of those unflattering masculine features so getting the right ones are important. I have […]

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Transgender Women in Paris in the 50s and 60s
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Reprinted from Dangerous Minds These beautiful photographs of transgender women, in Paris from the late 1950s and early 1960s were taken by Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm, who traveled to Paris in the late-fifties, where he hoped to create a new kind of night-life street photography. Strömholm lived in the Red Light district, around Place Blanche […]

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The Drag Explosion
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Reposted fron Helen Boyd’s EN GENDER With many recent exhibitions, screenings and publications, the queer community, particularly in New York, seems to be on an archival bent, mapping a genealogy of various aspects of LGBTQ history. Not only is queer culture experiencing archive fever, but the era of the 1980s and 1990s has been given […]

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Casa Susanna
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Reprinted from the New York Times, July 2006 In the early 1960’s, Susanna Valenti, otherwise known as Tito, created a refuge for transvestites on 150 acres in the Catskills I have to thank Helen Boyd for reprinting this article as it is marvelous, but not quite as marvelous as the book itself which I am […]

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Showing Your Boobies After a Certain Age
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Reprinted from Fashion After 50  with comment How low should we go after a certain age? Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You can’t stare at it long; it’s too risky. You get a sense of it, then you look away. — Jerry Seinfeld I’m not sure my friend, Sabrina would agree […]

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Tootsie Was Never a Comedy For Me
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Much to do is being made about the recent video by Dustin Hoffman talking about his comedy, Tootsie, some years ago. Tears came to his eyes when he reminisces over the interesting women he didn’t talk to because their beauty standards weren’t quite up to snuff. Well, this is certainly something that women know and […]

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