Tasi Zuriack

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.

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Do Crossdressers Really Exist

| Feb 5, 2018 | Comments (3)

Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack takes a fashion break and writes today about crossdressing in general. She asks if crossdressers even exist. Since many of our readers identify as crossdressers we suspect that they do exist. TGForum’s official policy on crossdressers is that they exist under the transgender umbrella. They’re part of the transgender community and the Tasi points out that the word “transgender” may be causing problems for people who just like to dress up like ladies and feel pretty. Read on and see what you think.

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Your Sweater Dress…a Winter Delight

| Jan 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, expound on the versatile and stylish sweater dress. Even those of us on the high side of fifty can work this look using some of Tasi’s tips. And no matter what your age you will love the soft feel of your sweater dress and appreciate how it makes you look great while it keeps you toasty warm. Now go on and get all the tips from Tasi so you can start working this look.

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Are You Playing Dress-Up

| Dec 11, 2017 | Comments (3)

They say that clothes make the man. Since crossdressing is mostly centered around clothes it’s reasonable to say that clothes also make the woman. How much do different styles of attire affect us? Tasi Zuriack investigates just how clothes affect the way we feel and present ourselves to the world. She has conducted some research on which of the varied styles women have available to them that are most popular among the crossdressing community. Are you classical, everyday chic, or little girl?

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Wear Velvet For That Luxurious, Elegant Look

| Nov 13, 2017 | Comments (2)

What’s the biggest fashion trend of the moment? It’s velvet and Tasi Zuriack explains the many ways you can tap into this trend and use it to show the world how elegant you can be. Everything from the velvet little black dress, to velvet accessories and velvet shoes are now out there for you to experiment with. Tasi tells you how to pair things so that the overall effect is fabulous. One of her warning — don’t go overboard on the velvet. If your dress is velvet your shoes should not be. Learn all the ways to rock the velvet trend this fall and winter from our Fashion Maven!

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The Ubiquitous and Essential Cocktail Dress

| Oct 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, tells you everything you need to know about cocktail dresses. Even a teetotaler needs a fancy dress for parties, celebrations, and such. As long as the invitation doesn’t say it’s a formal event a great cocktail dress is your best friend. Tasi tells you the styles the work best for every figure and what things to avoid.

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Hot Look: How to Wear Tribal Prints

| Sep 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Have you seen the bold African print fashions that feature what’s known as Ankara? If you have and you’ve thought they might be fun to wear but you weren’t sure about how to successfully wear them, fear not! Our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack has advice on how to bring the Ankara prints into your wardrobe and make yourself look fabulous.

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How To Instantly Look “Put Together”

| Aug 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Some women always seem to be “put together.” They seem perfectly styled as if they had a personal stylist come to their home and pick their outfit for the day. Of course some lucky ladies do have that service available to them but for those who don’t we offer the advice of our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack. Today Tasi tells you how to achieve that “put together” look easily by picking items from your wardrobe and accessories that are always ready to make you fashion forward when there is not time to spend hours going through the closet looking for the exact right thing. Read on for Tasi’s secrets.

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2017 Fall Fashion Trends

| Jul 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack spends her days wearing down her manicure by clicking from one fashion site to another in order to bring you the scoop on just what are the most on trend fashions to come out of the designer houses, and up from the streets. Today she focuses on the biggest fashion trends for Fall 2017. It’s almost upon us and the well dressed lady needs to know she can step out in style when September and October arrive. Everything from fishnets to hats, to ’70s retro and wide belts have shown up on the runways in Paris and New York. Tasi has all the hot style choices waiting for you.

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The Ubiquitous and Essential Cocktail Dress

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

The prince has invited you to a glittering cocktail party and all the “right people” will be there. What do you wear? A cocktail dress, of course! Or, maybe you just want to glam up your look for Saturday night at the trans friendly piano bar. The cocktail dress is also your friend in that situation. Tasi Zuriack, our fashion maven, has some suggestions on how to rock a cocktail dress for any occasion. From one shoulder looks to long sleeves, and of course the essential little black dress, Tasi has many ideas on how to add glam, enhance your figure with fashion, and be the darling of the cocktail party.

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Behind the Fashion Code

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack shares a secret passed down from the ancients that will transform fashion faux pas into fabulous fashion. It’s a hidden code that sets the rules that make the difference between dowdy and svelte. At the root of it is the Divine Proportion and that stands behind The Fashion Code. The Divine Proportion was used in the creation of the universe and rules all from galaxies to the Eiffel Tower, to the outfits in your closet when it’s implemented as The Fashion Code. Get this secret knowledge from Tasi and start transforming blah outfits into fun outfits.

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2017 Fashion Trends I love

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our Fashion Mavin Tasi Zuriack talks about her favorite fashion trends for 2017. Tasi lives in Mexico and she talks about how the ladies in her city in the Yucatan are fashion forward and as such are a good indication of what the ladies in the USA will be wearing in the coming months. From ruffles to the slip dress, and from pink to platform shoes, Tasi previews it all in today’s column.

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Advanced Style . . . Older and Wiser

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today Tasi Zuriack lauds the style of older women. After living through several decades of fashion older women have seen it all, and they have found their personal style. While today’s fashion trends seem to be shorter, tighter, and more casual, older women have often learned how to project their personal style in feminine ways that range from elegant to bohemian. Give Tasi’s post a read and get some tips from some fashionable and stylish older ladies.

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The Maxi Trend — Here To Stay

| Mar 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

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.

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Dressing Sexy Without Letting It All Hangout

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

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.

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Monochromatic Outfits for a New Sense of Style

| Jan 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

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.

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The Slip Extender – A New Way To Create Style

| Dec 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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.

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A Return to Elegance

| Nov 15, 2016 | Comments (1)

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.

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How To Be Super Sexy in a Pencil Skirt

| Oct 17, 2016 | Comments (2)

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.

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The Bell Sleeve and Return to the ’70s

| Sep 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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.

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There Is No Joy in Mudville

| Aug 22, 2016 | Comments (3)

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.

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Sister house Adds a Playroom

| Aug 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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.

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Forever Outfits Never Out of Style

| Jul 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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.

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Wear Ruffles at Any Age

| Jun 27, 2016 | Comments (1)

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.

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Oh! Those Sparkling Sequins

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

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.

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All About Necklaces

| May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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.

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The Tulle Skirt — Not Just For the Young and Thin

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

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.

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