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Gender Fluidity

On Stana's Femulate blog, today, she linked a photo of Oslo Grace who, as a gender fluid model, models both men's and women's wear. As usual, it has me thinking and, truth be told, again a little envious!

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Finally found my foundation!

At long last, I have finally found a foundation that looks natural on my skin!

It's actually been really tricky to find, for me, for some reason and that's despite my willingness to try samples in Shopper's Drug Mart. However, recently, we popped into Sephora looking for a particular eye shadow palette by Tarte when I started looking at the foundations and tried out a couple. I didn't immediately buy, though my spouse really felt Light Medium Honey was a good match, because I wanted to think about it. It is, admittedly, spendy, especially when you consider that I don't wear it daily.

Fast forward a few days later and, when I discover that Sephora has a generous return policy, I decided to order the foundation, along with a few other goodies. It arrived today. Hooray!

So, verdict? Wow! Once I really had a chance to apply it, I was super impressed at how well it blended into my skin naturally, evening tone, but not looking like I was being caked on. It just looked li…

Gender Reveal Parties

What a curious notion, the gender reveal party...

Yes, I'm envious...

This is the Alice Cos Group, a dance group from China that features only males in their cast. They are all, to put it mildly, simply gorgeous and dammit, I'm just a little jealous!

Admittedly, at my current age (let's just say that I go back a few decades and leave it at that) there is zero chance that I would ever be able to pull off the look even remotely as well as they can, but hey, a gal can dream! I'm also really jealous that they actually live a life practically straight out of a Fictionmania story; I would have leapt at such a chance at that age.

Ah well, such is the dice of life. Anyways, a sample of their work:


The Un-Gendering of Airline Tickets

Back in 2017, the Canadian government announced that it would allow a third option for gender on the passport which, basically, is an X for unspecified.

Fairly recently, US airlines have started to allow for two additional options when buying tickets: unspecified and unidentified. Canadian airlines are pending guidance from the federal government before they proceed.

All of which leads to me to ask, why is gender even on either?

The prevailing argument I have heard is about identity confirmation, but I'm not really buying that. My passport has an "M" designation, but there is no law that specifies that I can't travel dressed and appearing very androgynous or feminine as long as the photo and I match up, at least within and between countries that don't kill transgender people. It's not like they check inside everyone's pants or up everyone's skirt at passport control points. Airlines also don't stop to confirm your bits before allowing you to boar…

Shopping Online as Joanne

Ever wondered how to shop online as your lovely self? There's a way and it's called, in the credit card industry, the authorized user. What is that you say? It's simple...

An authorized user is basically a second card on your account where you simply need to provide some basic information, such as first, last, date of birth, and the like, but don't specifically have to provide additional identity information. Why? Because the credit is still only extended to the primary card holder, they're just authorizing another person to make use of it and thus they still hold liability. That means that the credit card issuer doesn't care and doesn't have a legal obligation, known as KYC, to confirm.

So, needless to say, I have a credit card as lil' ole me, set up with Paypal as well, that lets me shop online for lots of clothing, shoes, and other feminine products as Joanne and have them sent to my home address. For spendier items, where you need a signature, just…

Sweater Weather

We're into sweater weather here in Ontario and that means cozy slippers, fleece-lined leggings and a nice wood fire. My last post was about comfy too. I think I reached those years where over-sized sweaters and fuzzy slipper socks are my go-to choices in evening wear.

All that aside, I was thinking about the choices I have been making in clothing purchases lately and a great deal of them have been leggings/jeggings, hoodies, t-shirts, and other casual choices. Even some of my recent shoe choices have been way more on the casual side, despite the fact that I clearly enjoy heels as well.

These sneakers I recently purchased, by Blowfish, are a great example of fun and casual that's caught my eye recently. Pair these up with a nice jegging and over-sized sweater, and you'd fit in nicely in almost any mall or store setting. Dressing to the nines is fun, but I highly recommend a major stock of casual in closet as well.