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
A continuation of ‘Lilly Bellissima' (24 May). Lilly has just been fitted with her first pair of fake boobs... I return from Milan a happier man and an even happier woman. As soon as the ‘Fasten Seat Belts’ light goes off I am on the phone to Ginny. 'Ginny, you've simply got to see them!' … Continue reading Lilly Takes the Plunge
I have flown into Milan on the 09:15 from Heathrow. The world famous fashion designer Vivienne Levandi has arranged for me to have a consultation with her friend Maria Fibonacci. Maria is known as the Queen of Silicon. This is going to be quite an experience - I don’t think I will ever have done … Continue reading Lilly Bellissima
Lilly has been put on the spot again, this time by Vogue Magazine. She has 60 seconds to answer a question for their back-page ‘Fashion Focus‘ feature. Vogue: “Lilly, Janice from the Shetland Islands has written in to ask what you would wear to a masked ball.” Lilly: “A mask? No, just kidding, Janice from … Continue reading Lilly on the Spot: A Masked Ball
I have commissioned the world famous fashion designer Vivienne Levandi to design me a whole series of costumes for the coming year. I have flown over to New York and I catch up with her in her Greenwich Village studio to see what she has managed to pull off, and to interview her for Lilly's … Continue reading Lillies in Spring
I have agreed to do a series of 60-second interviews for the fashion press. This is a very popular format for features on celebrities – it’s quick to do and fits easily on the magazines’ back pages. The plan is for them to ring me up with no notice and 'put me on the spot'. … Continue reading Lilly on the Spot!
Boy, have I had some narrow escapes while shopping for my 'special' wardrobe! Shopping is one of the greatest pleasures for a crossdresser; but can be fraught with difficulty. You can feel like a child in a sweetshop one minute and then like a fugitive on the run the next. Let me give you two … Continue reading The Perils of Shopping