Harpers & Queen have asked me to do a piece under the title “Lilly, what would you wear on a Mediterranean island holiday?” Ooooh, now that is a question! And the answer is going to be far too long for my usual 60 second column. First of all, I would take my friend Ginny on … Continue reading Lilly on the Spot: Sun, Sea and Clothes Galore
Now, this is a question that has troubled womankind for thousands of years. Well, at least since the 1960s, any way. Just how short does a dress or skirt have to be before it is too short? And, I would like to ask, is the answer any different for us cross-dressers? This question arose for … Continue reading How Short is Too Short?
Part 2 The story so far: I have slipped away from a backstage tour at a Kylie Minogue concert and found myself in the Megastar's dressing room. Being a helpless cross-dresser I can't resist trying on one of her glorious costumes but am discovered by the Stage Manager. Kylie has twisted her ankle and, in … Continue reading Can’t Get You Out of My Dress!
Part 1 My postman Dave has a part-time job as a security guard. He needs the money but there are occasional perks too. One Saturday morning, he rings the doorbell and presents me with two backstage passes for the Kylie Minogue concert at Wembley Arena! “Dave, that’s amazing!” I cry, beside myself with excitement. As … Continue reading Can’t Get You Out Of My Dress!
I am super excited! Hello Magazine wants to feature me in their ‘Celebrities and their Walk-in-Wardrobes’ column. They are sending around Peter and Edmund, their top reporter and photographer, on Sunday morning. When I tell Ginny, she’s dead impressed but a little concerned too. “Blimey!” she says “That doesn’t give you much time. You’re going … Continue reading The Lie-in, the Switch and the Walk-in Wardrobe
How the seasons fly by! It’s already summer, and time for me to see what wonderful creation world-famous fashion designer Vivienne Levandi has conjured up for me. I catch up with her in Paris, the city of haute couture. I am just approaching her apartment on the Rue Saint Michelle when I notice a figure … Continue reading The Power of Movement
My dear friends, I have been doing a lot of soul-searching lately and I am worried that there is something about me that maybe I should change. I have been living with it for quite some time now, since October last year, actually. It’s not something I was particularly aware of myself but, since I … Continue reading Making My Mark
Last week, one of my greatest all-time fantasies came true when my friend Ginny and I dressed up as flapper girls and went out for afternoon tea. I booked a table for two in the brasserie at Hemsley Manor. The house and grounds looked gorgeous on the website, the food looked amazing and it was … Continue reading In a Bit of a Flap!
One by one, the women file into the Meeting Room, waving their invitations. “Lee invites you to a special evening event to celebrate” it says. “Celebrate what?” Everyone wonders. “How mysterious!” They are amazed at how the room has changed – a low stage has been set up in the centre with rows of seats … Continue reading The New Face
This time, it’s the turn of Marie Claire Magazine to put me on the spot with a one-question, sixty-second fashion interview. Ingrid, their Senior Fashion Editor, rings me up when I’m putting out the recycling and I take the call in the street, much to the amusement of my neighbour Pete who is washing his … Continue reading Lilly on the Spot: a Society Wedding