Not mine but my friend, Dana, had her 66th birthday and her very special wife, Kiki, arranged a special time for her here in Merida. And I was invited to join the party as there are just two of us native English-speaking crossdressers in the city.
It was doubly special for me as I had just gotten my first custom-made party dress, a silver sequin, empire-style dress and was eager to wear it out to a nice event. As a plus-size gal, I’ll not win any prizes for svelte modeling, but even us plus-size gals can feel glamorous (and I did). I accessorized the dress with silver dangly earrings (Kiki complimented me on them), burgundy pumps with 2 in heels and a red handbag.
Gin 57 is an indoor/outdoor nightclub on the top floor of Sky City, a new high rise apartment building in north Merida and every Wednesday they have an absolutely wonderful jazz group whose lead singer has a fantastic voice. We stayed and listened for several hours and were joined by a Mexican friend later in the evening. Both Dana and Kiki were in evening dress and what a wonderful experience to have a wife with us.
Kiki had rented an apartment in the building for a day so it was our base of operations. Dana and I started the day with Makeovers at the Kate Maisik Hair Salon. It was my second time there and Daná’s first time. Kate is an English-speaking Polish girl and a great friend to the trans community. Needless to say, we were treated wonderfully.
I was greatly amused when Dana went back for another makeover the next morning and had a lengthy discussion with the stylists and customers about which heels to wear for her outfit that day. Now Dana, as you can tell from the pics, is 6-6 in heels and she took her clothes to change into to the salon. No pretense here about being anything but a crossdresser. No problem…they loved her. And we’re always welcome there. If we are successful in reestablishing Magic in Merida in the fall. Kate and her ladies will be our go-to people for all things hair and makeup related.
The next day Dana and I decided to go shopping at Altabrisa Mall, a high-end luxury mall in north Merida and we found a new makeup outlet which sell brands I hadn’t seen here before. For me, its “Wet n’Wlld, a drugstore brand with some products I love. Lots of fun but I can’t stand for long periods of time so I was exhausted by the time the day was done and we both had to head home.
I did try the Ïguana”margarita at Chilis and it was fantastic. I got more Tasi time than normal and it was oh so very special for me as it was for Dana. If you love those sequin dresses then check out my article in TG Forum, Oh! Those Sparkling Sequins .
As you see, I have a love for purple which has become my go-to color often instead of black (which often is not friendly to older faces)