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
You know, there comes a point when you just have to admit you are not as young as you used to be. You stop resisting. You roll with it. And do you know what? That's when life starts getting better! Take nights out, for example. My friend Ginny and I used to love our Tuesday … Continue reading One for the Road
There are some things that we just cannot do. We can learn to walk in heels, we can perfect our make-up, and we can pad out our bras until we look like Dolly Parton. But we just can't get on with G-strings! They are the one item of ladies' clothing that we cannot ever make … Continue reading Quantum Panties
We all love to put on a show for ourselves in the mirror but wouldn't it be nice to have a real audience for a change? Well this idea got my imagination going and, as usual, out came the pen... How could I be so so careless? I have been so caught up in my … Continue reading The Audience in the Mirror
Once I have figured out how to monetize this blog I am going to invest the proceeds and start a business building actual walk-in wardrobes. Because that is my real passion in life. The walk-in wardrobe is the ultimate 'My Space'. Every girl needs one. A place to relax, to be yourself. Somewhere to keep … Continue reading Wondrous Walk-in Wardrobes!
Man-bits. Let's talk about them! We all have them and we all worry about what to do with them when we are 'en femme'. Most of the time we get along with them just fine but when we are trying to be in touch with our feminine side we don't want to know about them … Continue reading Fair-weather Friends
Scene: A charity clothing shop somewhere in London. The phone rings... Phyllis: Good morning! Poorly Paws charity shop. How can I help you? Me: Is that Phyllis? Phyllis: Yes, that's right. This is Phyllis. To whom am I speaking? Me. Phyllis, it's Lee. Phyllis: Who? Me. It's Lee Phyllis: I don't think I know a … Continue reading I’m a crossdresser, get me out of here!
Everyone should have a bucket list. Ambition is a good thing and we should look forward and outward, not inward and backward. A bucket list is a roadmap to the future. And here is mine! 1. Shout out "I'm a Transvestite!" very loud. Really. Just like that. Just when the feeling takes me. But hopefully … Continue reading What’s in the bucket, Lilly?