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What's your best tranny tip?

  • Hi Janis,

    I did that too. It was a real pain to pick up the book from the floor with my little belt on. An extra incentive to maintain poise...

    Best,
    Mellie
    <p><span style="color: #800080;">Girls will be boys and boys will be girls It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola</span> - Ray Davies, The Kinks</p> <p><span style="color: #3366ff;">(S)he's a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction</span> - Kris Kristofferson</p>
      December 8, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
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  • Melody,
    Wow!
    Now that is a long, long way from practising walking with a book balanced on your head.
      December 8, 2010 7:03 AM GMT
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  • Hi All,

    Here's a tip I'll bet you've never heard before...

    Long ago, when I was young, I had a lot of trouble getting the feminine walk just right. I seemed to drift from over-exaggerated cat-walk gaits to reverting back to male walking from the hips.

    After some thought I realized the problem was I was forgetting to treat my hips as my feminine center of gravity. We natal males have it up around the chest and shoulders.

    At the time I was co-owner of a custom bike shop and had access to metal working equipment. I cut a strip of steel 2" wide and 1/4" thick. Then I heated it with a welding torch and formed it so it would closely follow my body around my lower hips, just below the joints where my legs started, a very laborious task I must say. The result was quite heavy and looked like a medieval torture devise of some sort. But, it lowered my center of gravity from chest to lower hips.

    I would put it on with a pair of high heels and practice walking one foot in front of the other in short steps. I soon was walking in a rather fetching feminine manner. I eventually could walk the same way without my little creation.

    Best,
    Mellie

    <p><span style="color: #800080;">Girls will be boys and boys will be girls It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola</span> - Ray Davies, The Kinks</p> <p><span style="color: #3366ff;">(S)he's a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction</span> - Kris Kristofferson</p>
      December 7, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
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  • Hair is all important.

    My tip is to get a good wig, that's not tarty or over the top. A nice ladies hairstyle cut that doesn't draw attention. And buy the new French lace frontals.
      June 29, 2010 10:31 PM BST
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  • Katie,
    I love clothes.. and I know how to wear them to get "Maximum effect", but if you can't do the makeup properly...the clothes won't help you in a face to face situation.
    Once you get a "look" you like from makeup, you should then try many different looks. I can look like two completely different girls in the same afternoon if I want...
    Never be afraid to experiment.

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    "and my needs entwined like ribbons of light...and I came through the doorway...some where... in the night"
    <p>Doanna Highland</p>
      June 17, 2010 5:00 PM BST
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  • Hair and makeup.
    I know it's two but I honestly think if you can get those two reasonably ok then your a good deal of the way there.
      June 17, 2010 11:16 AM BST
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  • 1. Study your Color Season. http://www.beauty-and-the[...]is.html

    http://www.squidoo.com/pp_seasons

    Your eyes, skin tone and hair will give you your color season.

    Know your colors. Carry a list.

    2. Know your complementary colors. Study a color wheel. http://www.ficml.org/jemi[...]el.html Know what adding white, black and grey does to basic colors. For example, red with white = scarlet.

    Match them up with paint cards in a hardware store. They are free. They show different shades of your colors. Carry them with you when you shop for clothing, jewelry, accessories and even shoes. When you know what goes together and have your matching color cards you can know instantly if that thrift shop or sale item will go with your color season/wardrobe. This will help give you a "put together" look in colors that make you look radiant.

    3. Know your body type and facial shape.
    They will help you pick clothing styles and wigs that make you look good.

    4. If you are transitioning, at least read DRESS FOR SUCCESS to learn how to put together a work wardrobe. While dated, it is useful.

    If you do these things, even if you do not pass, women will admire how good you look. You are more likely to pass a cursory examination in public than if your wardrobe screams "she has not got a clue how to dress". At the very least, you will have pride, and that goes a long way for self-confidence.

    "A live lived in fear is a life half-lived." - Native American proverb. "Inside every man is a woman who was drowned in testosterone before birth". - Wendy Jeanette Larsen "It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you're not." - Andre Gide (French writer)
      June 17, 2010 8:45 AM BST
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  • Hmmm well for me it would be voice because even though I am six foot tall and a nice "handsome" face etc etc, the thing that got me outed before was my voice ALL the time.

    So yeah I suppose it would be voice. Get that and I think you got most of it made



    Stephenie
      September 29, 2009 12:54 PM BST
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    My best tip is "Have a support group." Don't be afraid of asking questions. As the saying goes "Give a little, get a little." TW is my best bet.
    hugs
    <p>If it isn't fun - don't do it.</p>
      June 12, 2008 7:54 PM BST
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    For me it`s the voice,you could look like the perfect female but if you sound like Barry white when you speak,you will never pass! So work on perfecting your female voice.
    Hugs and kisses Michellexxxx
      June 12, 2008 4:53 PM BST
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  • For me, its wear soming you feel comfortable in. If I chose to wear soming a little more daring than usual I can end up being self concious and concerned with what others think. On the odd occasion I have spent times not being able to relax and not enjoy myself as much as I should have. We all live and learn. I supose its a matter of taking little steps and working up to ones aspirations. X penny.

    oh, quick tip.. I went to a Mac Shop and had a sit in test for my foundation. I got the perfect foundation and Mac is really good for beard cover too. A little expensive but worth every penny in my book.
    Just an ordinary girl finding her way in this strange life. - What will it take to get everyone to realise that everyone else is also a human being that deserves just as much respect? - How does someone tell their doctor they have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia? - When I was a student I specialised in Alcopology. It always starts with Alco and always ends with pology. - Waiter! There's a hare in my rabbit pie!
      June 12, 2008 9:43 AM BST
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    For me, its definately deportement. Its how you carry yourself. Its the basics. Men slouch, slump, crawl and scratch their nether regions at will. Women walk tall and proud. Shoulders back, breasts forward, stomach in and bum out. Its the walk.

    [Ok, I'll admit way too many of the younger gg's want to morph into slouchy guys....]

    My tuppence anyway.

    Much love

    Rae xx

    www.raekelcou.com
      June 11, 2008 11:22 PM BST
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  • Dress your age. Enough said.
    Hugs,
    Marsha
      June 11, 2008 9:44 PM BST
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  • Mine is simple, go into the real world and watch GG's. See how they dress, how their make up is worn at various times of the day and the often subtle differences in their body langauge.

    Watch and learn and you will blend in without difficulty.

    Nikki
    Every woman is beautiful, some show it with their faces, others show it with their hearts.
      June 11, 2008 7:06 PM BST
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  • If you could give one single tip to your TG sisters, on make-up, clothes, shoes, nails, wigs, passing in public, getting the best look or whatever, what would it be?

    Hugs,

    Katie x
    <p>Success is the ability to go from one failure to the next without any loss of enthusiasm!</p>
      June 11, 2008 6:10 PM BST
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