Tasi is transgendered, married, and a lifelong crossdresser. She’s the founder of the Ladies of the Blue Ridge transgender group in Roanoke VA, a prolific writer, commentator and blogger including fashion articles for Tri-Ess, TG Reporter, Repartee, and Pretty T-Girls magazine. Tasi currently resides in Merida, (Yucatan) Mexico. Her new website, Sister House and her blog, the Fashionable TG Woman are dedicated to fashion and style for the transgendered woman. Please visit her. Tasi’s new book, "Top Ten Fashion Mistakes By Crossdressers and How To Fix Them" is available on Amazon or on her site free to subscribers.
Looking for maximum fashion effect? You might want to think about adding a maxi skirt to your wardrobe. But, they’re so long. Can you wear a maxi and not look silly? Tasi Zuriack has the answers to all your questions concerning ways to work a maxi skirt into your style menu. From daytime, at work, to evenings out Tasi shows you how to make the maxi skirt look work for you.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! That romantic holiday that fills restaurants with loving couples and makes the greeting card industry a healthy profit every February. What’s important to ladies is looking fabulous on this important holiday. The most fabulous color outfit you can wear is red. Red is “the” color of Valentine’s Day. But how do you wear it well? If you do it wrong a red dress can make you look cheap and tawdry. Fortunately our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack, has all the tips you need on how to wear a fantastic red outfit for your Valentine’s Day excursions.
Monochromatic outfits don’t have to be monotonous. That’s Tasi Zuriack’s thesis in this report on fashion. She tells you all the tips and style secrets that can help you put together an outfit that utilizes a pallet of shades of one color. Properly done and accessorized you can work one color and become a fashion star.
Have a dress or skirt that you love but it’s a bit too short to wear out and about? Fix your length problem and add a “pop of pretty” to the hemline with a lace, tulle or chiffon skirt extender under your dress or skirt. Today Tasi Zuriack, our fashion maven, tells you about the many ways to use these versatile and sexy garments.
Our fashion consultant Tasi Zuriack says it’s time for a return to elegance in fashion. Casual Friday has lead to a landslide of sweat pants, workout clothes and other less than elegant attire being seen on the streets and in the malls. But can you be feminine and elegant without being a wimp? True elegance commands a room and lets people know you are a woman to be reckoned with. Let Tasi give you her tips on how to work the look in today’s post.
Today Tasi sings the praises of the pencil skirt. It’s called that because it is a slim silhouette that fits tight at the waist, tight at the hips and tight at the knees. Okay, it’s a tight, sexy skirt and wearing it right can make you feel at your most attractive, sexy best. Tasi outlines the many types of pencil skirts that are available and gives you hints and tips on how to work one, or many more, into your wardrobe. There are also video demos and links to other articles on this versatile wardrobe piece.
Our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack, touts the adaptability and style of the bell sleeve. Whether on tops or dresses the bell sleeve adds a feminine boho touch to any outfit. With different accessories and fabrics they can work on anyone and go anywhere. Check out this primer on how to wear bell sleeves and look fabulous.
Tasi Zuriack, our fashion guru, laments that the United States just isn’t a world leader anymore in the attire of its citizens. The malls are filled with people in t-shirts, ripped jeans, and flip flops or plastic shoes. And don’t even get her started about the kind of things you’ll see in a Walmart. According to Tasi this descent into fashion hell began in the 1960s and ’70s and by the ’90s all was lost. She feels it may be one reason that a well dressed crossdresser gets more attention at the mall. Her stylish outfit stands out from the drab ripped jeans and graphic t-shirt crowd. See if you agree.
Our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack, runs a website called Sister House which is devoted to all things femme. Tasi tells us she has recently expanded the Sister House offerings with a new addition called the Playroom. Find out what treats await you in the Sister House Playroom. With that name you just know there will be dress up fun.
Do you suffer from “closet stuffed with clothes and not a thing to wear” syndrome? It’s an affliction that can happen when you don’t stop to think how you will wear that cute new top or what to pair those chunky heels with. With the vast array of gorgeous femme fashion available in brick and mortar stores and online the temptation to buy every pretty thing you see can be overwhelming. Tasi Zuriack has a way to make sure you aren’t looking into the closet and being stymied about a choice of outfit. She suggests you remember the 9 timeless looks you can pick from quickly.
Ruffles! You may think that ruffled attire is strictly for the pre-teen set but, as Tasi Zuriack reveals, you would be wrong. More mature ladies can integrate ruffles into their wardrobe by following a few simple rules on when and where to ruffle. Find out where a ruffle is appropriate and flattering and where a ruffle can mean fashion disaster. Read on and learn the ruffle secrets from Tasi Zuriack.
Today our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack, tells you how to add sparkle to your look anytime of day or night by adding sequins. But won’t sequins during the daytime be much too much? Not if you follow Tasi’s sage advice on how to put together an outfit with the proper balance of contrasting areas to sequined areas. Give her column a read and add some sparkle to your day.
Have you seen a necklace in the store and loved it but when you brought it home and put it on it just didn’t seem to go with your look? There is an art to wearing the right necklace to compliment your face, body and outfit. Some women have this as an instinct and their necklaces are always perfection. If you’re not one of those lucky ladies Tasi Zuriack has some tips on how to use a scientific method and learn to look good and easily wear any necklace.
Are you a woman of a certain age? Think you can’t wear a trendy tulle skirt? Why not? Fashion maven Tasi Zuriack believes that women of all ages can express themselves in the great variety of tulle skirts that can currently be found in your favorite store. Whether short, mid, or long length Tasi has recommendations on how to rock that tulle skirt without being mistaken for a ballerina or a bride.
One problem for many males who wish to dress as females is the size of their facial features. Males typically have larger, wider faces than females. This is not to say that all females have small faces and petite features. Fortunately for males wishing to dress and comport themselves as ladies there are ladies who have larger faces so they can provide some insight into how one may camouflage a large face. Today Tasi Zuriack gives you several tried and true methods to help you use what you’ve got to good effect.
It’s fairly obvious what constitutes fashion. It’s the designs, the clothing and accessories that make the woman. But what is “style”? That’s a concept that is a bit less concrete. It’s possible to wear thrift shop chic and have style. It’s equally possible to wear a designer suit and not have style. Today Tasi Zuriack writes about style and tells you about a Style Contest.
They say clothes make the man but so often it’s accessories that define the woman. A basic outfit can be upscaled, cooled down or made sizzling hot with the proper accessories. Jewelry, scarves, shoes, hats, hair clips and pins are just some of the things you can do to take a basic outfit, like a little black dress, into new territory. Today Tasi Zuriack takes you on an exploratory journey into the land of accessories.
At holiday time you my want to be bold and stand out at the office party or an upscale event. In that case Tasi Zuriack recommends you go red. As Tasi says, “Every woman should own a bright red dress. The color red says ‘look at me!’ and ‘yes, I can’ or maybe even ‘yes I will.’ The color red sparks in us an enthusiasm and energy that increases the heartbeat and protects us from stress and fear.”
What’s a car wash skirt? Something you wear when you and your sorority sisters do a car wash fundraiser? No. A car wash skirt is one that has slits all around like the sponges that you drive your car through in a car wash. They vibrate and rub your car clean. A car wash skirt flounces around your legs and exposes them as you walk. They can be daring, and demure, depending on the fabric, length and the length of the slits. Get all the info on car wash skirts and how to integrate them into your wardrobe from our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack.
Tasi Zuriack lives on the fringe. Actually she lives in Mexico but she enjoys the fashion trend that has brought garments and accessories with fringe back into style. Today she teaches us all about fringe fashion, from the fringe on flappers’ dresses to the latest uses of fringe adorning skirts, accessories and even jewelry. Tasi takes you on a tour of the fringe phenomena that will leave you knowledgeable about all that is fringe.
Tasi is visited by an old friend who has transitioned. She brings her sisters, her friend and her fashion consultant to Merida, Mexico where Tasi lives. They ladies do it all from the beach to dining and shopping. Tasi documents the visit and of course views it through a fashion lens.
Do you not fit into the classic styles? Do plain steady styles bore you? If that’s the case you just might find joy in Bohemian attire. Boho for short. Today Tasi Zuriack examines the many flavor of Boho Chic. Long skirts, short skirts, if they are interesting and fancy they are Boho. Learn all about this fashion trend with Tasi.
The drop waist dress has popped back up in the fashion rotation. All fashion seems to do that but the drop waits hasn’t been around since the ’80s and this incarnation of this fashion trend has evolved since it was worn by Lady Dianna. Tasi Zuriack, our fashion maven, tells you the history of this style and tells you how to wear it in an updated manner to flatter all figures.
Today Tasi Zuriack takes a look at skirts. Why women don’t seem to like wearing them and why the majority of crossdressers can’t get enough, and the shorter the better. What keeps women from wearing skirts all the time and why do they spend so much time in pants of some kind? Tasi fills you in today.
There once was a day when a woman’s outfit was not complete without a stylish and statement making hat. Of course in our modern times when women go out and about in the most casual of outfits and flip flops are considered proper footwear who expects to see a hat on anyone unless it’s worn ironically? Tasi Zuriack says — don’t give up on hats! They can be a valuable accessory for any woman.
The pin-up girls in the mid 20th century had amazing rocket nose cone breasts. Were they somehow differently endowed than modern women? No. Madonna proved that when she brought the “bullet bra” back in 1990. It’s the shape of the bra that gave the pin-up girls that conical silhouette. If you want to look like Madonna on her 1990 tour or be a pin-up girl, Tasi Zuriack has some tips on where to find your bullet bra.