Archive for June, 2011
I hope you girls are having a fabulous summer! It’s a chilly 56 degrees F in San Francisco today, so I am eagerly planning my next beach vacation …
Speaking of beaches, check out these incredible photos of transgender supermodel Lea T:
She recently shot her first swimwear campaign in addition to modeling for Givency and Vogue Paris. Bravo!
This inspired me to share some tips on how YOU can be a bikini babe …
Even if you’re not ready to hit the beach en femme, I think every t-girl should own a bikini for sunbathing, lounging by the pool, or posing in a bikini babe photoshoot.
Here are my top 4 tips for looking hot in a bikini:
1. Downplay your shoulders
The secret to a bikini babe body is BALANCED PROPORTIONS. That means you need to balance out the proportions of your hips and shoulders.
Here are some tricks for making broad shoulders look more delicate:
- Avoid string bikinis unless you are truly tiny. Instead, select a bikini top with wide straps to balance the proportions of your shoulders.
- Try a halter top. Halter tops draw the eye in, creating a slimming effect. They’re also great for showing off cleavage.
- Avoid bandeau tops that cut straight across the chest. Bandeau tops make your upper body look even wider.
|String bikini||Halter top w/ wide straps||Bandeau top|
2. Enhance your hips
The next step is to enhance your hips. Here’s how to do it:
- Look for bikini bottoms with ruffles, belts, or side ties to add volume to your lower body.
- Try a skirted bikini bottom that flares out at the hips.
- Wear printed bikini bottoms. Prints visually enlarge an area, making your hips look wider.
|Ruffles||Skirt||Print + side ties|
3. Pose pretty
You should always be aware of the way you hold your body when you’re in a bikini – whether you’re sitting around a pool chatting with friends or posing for the camera.
To create the illusion of an hourglass shape, try the classic pin-up pose: Sit or stand with your hips facing sideways and twist at the waist so your shoulders face forward (see the image below). Don’t forget to keep your tummy in and avoid slouching at all times.
4. Smooth your silhouette
Bikini bottoms leave nothing to the imagination, so you’ll want to master the art of the tuck. This is NOT my area of expertise, but “Katie” gives a good rundown on her blog here.
So what do you think, my dear? Do you like Ms. Lea’s photos? Are YOU ready to be a bikini babe? Leave me your comments below! (And if you’re feeling extra brave, be sure share your bikini babe photos with us!)
I confess: I have a foot fetish …
No, not THAT kind of foot fetish! I mean, I am obsessed with having beautiful feet and I think you should be too!
Feet take a lot of abuse and a lot of girls neglect their feet. But well-cared for feet can be one of the most beautiful and feminine parts of your body.
According to reflexology (a healing method based on foot stimulation), the feet are the largest energy center in the body. Feet have over 7,000 nerve endings, so they are very sensual – and thus, can be a powerful way to connect with your femininity.
Here are my top 4 tips for beautifying and feminizing your feet:
1. Get a professional pedicure
You can give yourself a pedicure at home, but I recommend going to a salon for a pampering experience. It’s VERY worth the $20-$50 you’ll spend for a professional pedicure.
It’s easier to maintain pretty feet at home after you’ve let a professional get rid of your calluses, trim your cuticles, and reshape your nails. Lots of guys get pedicures with clear nail polish, so don’t feel shy about going to the salon in male mode.
2. Stop stinky feet
It’s hard to feel sexy and sensual if you have stinky feet! The main cause of foot odor is sweat, so here are a few tips for controlling sweaty, stinky feet:
- Try using a heavy duty antiperspirant like Maxim on your feet.
- Take your shoes off when you are at home to let your feet breath.
- Wear cotton socks instead of polyester or nylon socks.
- Put some baking soda in your shoes. Sodium bicarbonate helps control the bacteria that causes foot odor.
3. Get rid of foot hair
I’m always surprised to see how many girls (including genetic girls!) neglect to remove the hair from their feet. Eew! Please don’t forget to shave or wax your feet and toes on a regular basis.
4. Try nail art on your toes
Your feet are a great place to express your femininity since you can cover them up if you have to. So go crazy and have some fun with colorful nail polishes and nail art!
I’m a big fan of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips. These are dry press on nail polish strips that come in all kinds of fun designs. If your toenails aren’t too big, you can use them on your feet!
I hope these tips inspire you to take good care of your feet. I’d love to see the results, so post your pretty feet photos and comments below! (Just keep it G-rated. No actual foot fetish photos, please – LOL!)