Friday, May 29, 2015

The Life of Cross Dresser, Jessie Pierce

A longtime customer of GlamourBoutique.com, Jessie Pierce is now a huge inspiration in the CD/TG community. She has found a real passion in helping others feel more comfortable in their discovery of becoming a cross dresser. Like most cross dressers she was not always this confident, it was a gradual process and she still works on it daily. She went through most of her life not dressing, so she can relate to the struggle one feels with gender identity. Now that she has discovered Jessie she has blossomed into a beautiful woman who loves to help and share her wisdom with others in the community. Jessie was kind enough to share her story with us and all of you.

Jessie Pierce

I started cross dressing when I was 49-years-old, four and a half years ago. My first experience with women's clothing was when I was only five-years old. I hid under my mom's desk and tried on her pantyhose. I remember putting them on my legs and rubbing them…it made me feel like I never had before. They were the smoothest silkiest article of clothing ever to grace my 5 year old body. I was in a trance.
 I never did anything like that again, until I was 49.
 I was always an emotional guy and that sometimes was used against me. In relationships I’d take on the stereotypical ‘female’ role…emotional…wanting to talk about feelings and connect on a much deeper level. I had a personality that I felt was a huge weakness most of the time…And I can say there were many times I loathed myself for it. I wasn’t the stereotypical male but I had been called a “man’s man” several times.


At the age 49, I started wearing thigh highs and panties. I remember reading an article about a guy who did that too, but he liked to paint his toenails and look at them while he walked around. I thought there was no way I could go that far with this. Guess what? My toes are never NOT painted now. As I progressed in what I wanted to do with my girly side, makeup entered the picture. From the time I started using makeup I spent the next two years getting made up EVERY night.

I spent those two years learning all I could about being a girl for the simple reason that if I was going to be a girl sometimes, then I was going to BE a girl, for me. I was passionate and that passion continues to grow. Every day I get the hope that tonight I’ll get made up, though it doesn’t always happen. Even though I don’t get made up every day, I do wear girly clothes every day for the simple reason that I feel the most comfortable doing so.

YouTube has been a great resource for my development, and I can’t imagine what it would’ve been like without that. I looked up makeup tutorials, feminine movements, gestures, walking, walking in heels and so on. I learned there are a lot of guys who love to cross dress, and they didn’t look or act like some weird creatures from the back alleys. I learned there are some guys that are more feminine and beautiful than genetic girls.

Now I have a YouTube channel with 5000 subscribers…who watch me dance (or move) to songs while being the most girlie-girl I can be. They watch me and thank me. Really? For doing the thing in life I feel most passionate about? How incredible, what a dream. This is the LAST thing I would have ever thought I’d be doing…in fact it wasn’t even a thought. I get a lot of messages from confused guys, married guys who don’t know how to make dressing work within their marriages let alone how to tell their wives about their feelings/desires. You’re not alone I promise. We all have different reasons for dressing as well as some similar ones. It’s simple, complex and complicated…I think that’s pretty neat. If I could make one thing stick with you it would be to go explore…see where this may take you…accept yourself…and, HAVE FUN!
We hope that reading Jessie's story will provide a little inspiration to your day. We are thankful to have her as such a loyal customer to glamourboutique.com and really appreciate her contribution to our community.

Jessie loves to give back to the community and encourages you to reach out to her with any questions you may have.You can visit her You Tube Channel and send her a message through there- https://www.youtube.com/user/jessiepierce 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wig Terms & Construction




Believe it or not the construction of the cap is very important when choosing a wig. The way the wig is constructed determines how natural the wig will look, whether it can be styled or not, the breath ability of the wig, and much more. You also want to consider human vs synthetic hair, as this too makes a big difference in how natural your hair will look, and the styling capabilities.

Capless Wigs

Capless wigs are made with synthetic or human hair. They have rows of hair that are sewn onto a thin cotton or lace which takes the place of a solid cap. They have adjustable straps to shape the wig to your particular head. Another advantage of the capless wig is that it will keep your head nice and cool.

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 Lace Wigs

Lace wigs are made with synthetic or human hair which are tied to a sheer lace base. They are typically attached with an adhesive glue or tape. The famous, Beyonce is known for wearing front laced wigs. Since it is glued on, it provides a more natural hairline.
  •  Full Lace Wigs: Base is made entirely of lace
  •  Front Lace Wigs: More commonly used- Has sheer lace in the front by the hairline.



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Monofilament Wigs


Monofilament wigs are made out of breathable nylon or silk. The hair is knotted into the mesh and disappears into the scalp allowing the natural skin color to come through. This provides for a more natural look. There are different types of monofilament wigs which are listed below.

Monofilament part: Only the part area is monofilament.
Monofilament top: The whole top of the wig is monofilament.
Monofilament crown: Only the crown portion of the wig is monofilament.


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Skin Part (Scalp) Wigs 

Skin Part wigs have a strip of silk where the hair is threaded to give you a natural look. It allows the hair to look as if it growing directly from the scalp. The part cannot be changed on a Skin Part wig.

Traditional Weft Wigs

Weft wigs are made from strips of material that run from one side of the wig to the other. The hair is then woven onto these strips by hand or machine. The hair runs in one direction so the wig should be left alone and not styled. 

Types of Hair

 


Human Hair: Human hair is the most natural looking and feeling type of wig. It can be easily styled or cut to your preference.  Although human hair is more expensive than synthetic hair it is much better quality and will last longer with the proper care. There are four different types of human hair; Causasian/ European, Indonesian, Chinese, and Indian. Generally most human hair wigs will be made from Asian hair. Human hair is either processed or virgin (non-processed) which is explained below. 

Processed Hair: Processed wigs mean that they have been chemically treated to appear a certain way. Processed wigs first have to be stripped of their cuticles to add a new color and appearance. The life span of processed hair will be less than unprocessed hair since it has been chemically treated, which may also cause it to be more brittle. 

Unprocessed Hair: Hair that is natural and has not been chemically treated.

Virgin Unprocessed Hair: Human hair that is natural and has not been chemically treated. Virgin human hair will be the most natural and the most comfortable. Of course since it is real hair it can  tangle more easily if not correctly styled and cared for. 

Synthetic Hair Synthetic hair is made of fibers either monofilmaent, polyfilament, acrylic, polyester or a combination of two or three. The fibers are made to resemble human hair. These wigs are more affordable and are often preferred becasue they do not require styling. They typically come already styled and can be worn right out of the box. Regular synthetic hair should not be styled with a curling iron or straightener unless they are heat resistant like the wigs made with Kanekalon fibers. 


 GlamourBoutique.com offers both synthetic and human hair wigs with various construction types. There are many different styles, colors, and lengths to choose from to fit your personal preference. Also consider choosing a wig for your specific face shape to get the most natural looking wig.