I hope you like them!
This weekend I did another photo shoot for En Femme, the premier clothing brand for the crossdresser and trans woman!
I modeled four different outfits, including the Luxurious Sleeveless Swing Dress as seen in these photos. If you want to add one to your wardrobe, you can shop for it at EnFemmeStyle.com here! I also have a special discount code (ENFHANNAH) that you can use at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase!*
The photos were taken near downtown Saint Paul by my friend and incomparable photographer Shannonlee. It was a fun day and I can’t wait for you to see the finished pictures!
*Please note the discount does not apply to ultra-premium products
Last year I had the honor of visiting La Femme Mystique, a gender transformation studio in Saint Paul run by the incredibly talented Rebecca. I know many of you have had the pleasure of getting a makeover and photos from her, and I wanted to share the pictures from my visit.
Not only is Rebecca an accomplished makeup artist and a skilled photographer, her studio is located in a really beautiful building which seems like it was built for perfect photo shoots. We did pictures in the hall, on the roof, by huge windows…. I loved the variety. Rebecca’s eye for the camera always gave her the perfect shot.
La Femme Mystique is a wonderful little studio and Rebecca couldn’t be nicer. I hope you all visit her soon!
I am thrilled to share that I am now partnering with En Femme, the premier clothing brand for the crossdresser and trans woman!
I will be doing some modeling (remember that photo shoot earlier this month?) as well as some blogging.
Our partnership was officially announced last night and I am excited to share the details below:
En Femme is thrilled to announce our latest partnership with blogger, trans-activist and fashionista, Hannah McKnight! You may know Hannah from her blog where she discusses more in-depth her journey as a self-described T-girl!
Hannah will be a regular contributor to our Learning Center and social media, and we are excited to have her be part of the En Femme family!
Hannah’s Learning Center articles will focus on relationships – something most if not all of us are managing – and could use advice on from time to time! Hannah draws on her own experiences living between male and female identities – she shares inspiration, insight and ways to incorporate our full selves in a positive way whether we are crossdressers, transgender, non-binary or gender fluid.
Here is Hannah’s first article for the Learning Center – we hope you enjoy it, comment on it and look forward to seeing more from Hannah at En Femme.
I hope you enjoy my contributions to their Learning Center, and I know you’ll love their clothes. I am modeling the Sleek Body Contour Dress in Black and White and the Seamless Stripe Teddy Top paired with the Skater Style Swing Skirt. The dress is gorgeous and incredibly flattering and the top has cap sleeves that fit my shoulders and arms.
Photos by Shannonlee and makeup by MAC.
Here’s a very tiny sneak peek from this weekend’s photo shoot with photographer extraordinaire Shannonlee. Instead of shooting in a studio we hit the streets of Minneapolis for some fun on location shots.
I can’t wait to share more details about this. Stay tuned!
I think it’s probably safe to say that a t-girl loves clothes. I have a fascination with certain styles and fabrics. I love a really cute peplum dress, I love leather, I love pleated skirts…oh, I could go on.
I think we have a certain emotional connection with many of the items that hang in our wardrobe. I can pick out a pair of stilettos and think of a half dozen events that I wore them to. I can remember when and where I found a certain bodycon dress that hangs in my closet. I can recall how I felt when I tried on that flared skirt that I love so much.
The point is that, well, I love clothes. I think some of this adoration comes from growing up and seeing a whole world of beautiful dresses, lingerie, and shoes that boys weren’t allowed to wear. This helped fuel my curiosity and longing.
Not only was I fascinated with the clothes themselves, but there was a whole world of fabrics that were off-limits to me as a boy. I never had patent-leather shoes, I didn’t have anything made of corduroy, and I certainly didn’t have silk underwear.
Of course, these days my wardrobe now includes Mary Janes, corduroy skirts, and if I am being honest, my lingerie drawer has panties in just about every fabric and texture you could possibly dream of.
One fabric that I was always mesmerized with was velvet. Dark and seductive, it was a fabric that begged to be touched. A girl in a velvet dress seemed mysterious, classy, and fashionable. What’s more alluring than a girl like that? I wanted to be a girl like that. Thanks to Glamour Boutique‘s Black Crushed Velvet Fit and Flare Dress, I can finally be that girl.
My first thought when I slipped this on is how happy the dress made me feel that the sleeves were long enough. It can be frustrating to try to find a long sleeve dress that fits, but this is perfect. The shoulders in the dress are wide enough for it to fit comfortably and not compromise the length of the sleeves.
And the flare!
The dress has a seam under the bust which provides a very flattering fit but also creates a flirty flare for the skirt. It’s not something I see in a lot of dresses and I appreciate how it downplays my longer torso.
I love when I put on a dress and I immediately think of an event I can wear it too. This dress begs to be worn at a holiday party and December seems too far away.
I paired it with patent leather stilettos and nude stockings, but I think perhaps black stockings would work just as well.
As we grew up there were so many things that were denied to us, clothes we weren’t allowed to wear. A dress like this evokes memories of those moments when we longed to wear something beautiful. We have a second chance to finally have the wardrobe that we always wanted and I am so happy that this beautiful dress hangs in my closet.
I know I stand out.
Not because I am a goddess or the most beautiful girl on the planet, no, I stand out because I am a six foot tall (without heels, and I am never without heels) t-girl who is likely the most overdressed person wherever I am. I can’t change who I am, so I may as well embrace it and make it work.
For a long time I was afraid to go out because I didn’t “pass” (because there’s no such thing) or blend in. After a while I was tired of this keeping me from experiencing the world in the way I wanted so I left the house and never looked back.
Some days I stand out a little more because I want to stand out a little more.
I like wearing leather and I have dresses in my wardrobe that might turn a head at the mall, but would barely cause someone to bat an eyelash at a club. Again, there are times I want to be noticed more than usual.
I have a lot of dresses in my closet that I would consider pretty bold, but I think this outshines (literally, look at that glossy finish!) them all. Made out of PVC, this dress shines bright which is not easy for a black dress to do.
It’s not always easy for a t-girl to find a dress that fits comfortably across the shoulders and has sleeves that are long enough, so I was thrilled to find that this dress fits like a dream. PVC/latex/rubber/vinyl/leather are not very forgiving so finding a dress made out of these materials that fits isn’t always easy. This dress was designed for girls like us and runs true to size. Take your measurements before ordering.
Wearing a dress made out of material like this can be a little challenging, but it has a two-way zipper on the front and zips up or down the entire dress. Simply step into it, and zip it all the way up.
If you want.
The dress is a lot more versatile than it appears as you can adjust how much cleavage or leg you want to show off.
This is not a dress to wear while running errands. This is a dress that, to be honest, is not designed to be practical. Due to the PVC material, the dress is a little… noisy and doesn’t have a lot of stretch in the shoulders once you put it on.
But that’s not a bad thing. There are some dresses I wear that show off my legs or my figure. These are not dresses I wear to the mall and I think every girl needs a few outfits that are designed to do nothing except get you noticed. Pairing any dress with fishnets and stilettos will give any outfit extra allure and this is no exception.
There’s no question that a dress like this makes a statement. Whatever that statement is is up to you. This is a super fun and super sexy dress. Yes, not a dress to wear to Target, but it certainly inspired me to think of all the places where I could go in it. 🙂