Monday, April 23, 2012

Frivolous Friday: Transgender Dressing

by Becky

I hope your enjoyed your foray into androgyny, all!

200412 111j awayfromblue cotton on 3 colour top slim trousers blazer statement necklace and heels

Mica looks so lovely in her blazer and heels. It's amazing how masculine details can make ladies look even more womanly.

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Anne has got some foxy curves and her vest and mens dress shirt really showed them off. Hot!

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I always joke with my family that my pencil-esque figure makes me look like a dude anyway but dressing the part made me feel totally badass.


Says Frédérik: "Neither of these ensembles are office-appropriate or practical for daily wear (given LA's temperature highs), but this is the sort of ensemble I'd put together when dressing up for a night out at the Goth club. (Alas, the last club to appeal passed away several years ago, so the skirt and kilt remain in the closet.) Although I have worn both the skirt and kilt out in public before, the opportunity just wasn't there for this week's challenge. Hence, a bit of indoor modelling.  The kilt is from the now-defunct Toronto Goth store Siren - a legend in its day - while the brocaded A-line skirt is from Lip Service. The vest (left image) is from local LA institution Shrine, while the shirt (right image) is also from Lip Service. I wrote about it here. And the boots? Those are my Corcoran Field Boots."

A closeup of the skirt's brocade pattern:



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Frédérik, here, with apologies that the pictures of me above don't offer you a good look at my gorgeous legs. Disappointing, I know. But hey: Becky's ploy to get me into a skirt worked, more or less. And all the lads - that's short for ladies, right? - looked fabulous in their response to the gender-blender experiment.

This week, I offer an easy challenge:

funky footwear

That's right: shoes! Here's an image for inspiration:

Image via toxel.com. Copyright unknown.
But you don't have to go to quite those extremes. Show me your fun, your silly, your unusual, your unique, your favourite footwear, and the outfit you'd wear with them. Send pics and comments to me by Sunday, April 29th, via electronic pigeon.

5 comments:

Becky Haltermon said...

F, the photo of you on the right is awesome. You should smirk more often!

Mica said...

Love the kilt Frederick! And the detail on that skirt is amazing! Really like everyone's outfits for the challenge :)

And looking forward to the shoe challenge - I do have some very fun pairs of shoes :)

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Frederik Sisa said...

Thank you, ladies.

And Becky: Okay. But only because you asked. :)

Mandi said...

I agree with Becky, the photo on the right is a kick ass one and the smirk :) You pull off the kilt so well. I think it's all about the attitude for a kilt to work. Love the detailing on the shirt too. Enough detail and interesting with the varied spacing between the buttons is it?

I'm all for all the ladies looks. Masculine dressing is a winner. I'm never one for something too pretty on ladies.

Happy Tuesday Frederik

~ Mandi

Frederik Sisa said...

Happy Tuesday, Mandi, and thank you. Much appreciated! I agree, attitude is a big part of it. It's not so much what you wear but how you wear it. :)

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