2017 Update lacies fantasygirl

A lot has been happening in the world of Lacies fantasygirl we have and are hunting all round the world to bring you the best products for the transgender girl of all age groups. Recent additions i…

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2017 Update lacies fantasygirl

A lot has been happening in the world of Lacies fantasygirl we have and are hunting all round the world to bring you the best products for the transgender girl of all age groups.
Recent additions include our best selling realisitic female mask with hair we can now offer and keep in stock this item with chestnut hairhttp://www.fantasygirl.co.uk/acatalog/Realistic-Female-Wig-with-Chestnut-Hair-sexych.html
Whilst at the other end of the body our new Seline vagina gaff is a remarkable easy way to project a female persona downstairs so to speak. Sorry British so I am often a bit awkward discussing private parts but suffice to say these realistic gaffs are contained within a sheer gaff panty and are a very comfortable way to project female sexual organs.
http://www.fantasygirl.co.uk/acatalog/The-Selene-Gaff-with-built-in-vagina-4024144230618.html
Realistic Breasts
For those wanting greater realism then you can not go wrong with Aphrodite Lifelike Silicone forms. These I can vouch are the most realistic breastforms that I have ever seen a bit pricey but worth every penny why not check them out.
http://www.fantasygirl.co.uk/acatalog/Aphrodite-Breasts-DELXE.html
For those with a more omdest budget we always keep in stock our Triangle Silicones with nipple these are smaller forms tohugh we hope ot get osme large sizes soon but at £45 they are great value for money.
http://www.fantasygirl.co.uk/acatalog/Assymetrical-Value-Silicone-Breasts-SALE.html

2017
We hope to bring you more of our ever popular videos so please carry on watching this space.

Finally it was really great to speak to Michael Salem of drag boutique over in New York USA ; as well as his fulsome view of Trump this guy at 76 is the most longest established trans specialist in the world having started his boutique in 1969. Check out his youtube videos for more.

hope ot hear and see some of you in the near future

best wishes
Sue A Sheppard

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A Window into the past of Ladies Underwear

a modern corset style on a Victorian design

a modern corset style on a Victorian design

Inspired by a visit to the Victoria and Albert museum and their current exhibition ‘Undress: a brief history of Underwear’  Lacies Folkestones last remaining lingerie store thought it only fitting that they do their own homage to the history of Ladies underwear.  The shop based in a 1908 building once heart of a community parade of shops in Dover Road. Since the 1930’s the shop has sold ladies underwear as well as the materials for making and repairing clothing. There are still small wooden drawers that would store the cotton and wool for sale.
The exhibition which is in the front windows is divided into two parts Victorian Edwardian period and the 1950’s. The left side is devoted to the Corset which has been a central part of women’s underwear since the sixteenth century before even panties were worn. The fashion for shaping the waist with a normally whale boned Corset was at its zenith from the Victorian period onwards, when women copied Queen Victoria’s minute 18 inch waist. For those who wonder what that looks like Lacies have managed to acquire an 18 inch Victorian style  corset. A Corset was considered medically and morally necessary since as women were considered  the weaker sex they needed something that would keep them upright being tightly laced in also kept them from temptation, literally from being a loose woman. In the Victorian period there was even a corset for breastfeeding children.

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A Nursing Corset

 

In the Edwardian period these corsets became more colourful and decorated there were lighter ones invented for the hot colonial countries.  However World War 1 saw a decline in Corset wearing. When the menfolk went to war often travelling through Dover and Folkestone with thousands walking down THE Road of Remembrance to fight On the front line, the women who remained worked in their jobs in the factories and keeping essential services going. Not surprisingly the rigid corset was sidelined in favour  more practical underwear. And after the war women demanded greater freedom and with it more comfortable clothing. The bra became more common place in the 1920’s and after
However Corsets were not totally abandoned but given more flexibility . The Spirella corset offered a great range of movement than the old whalebone based corsets. The makers of these ‘modern’ corsets would send a representative round to the customer’s home to ensure a perfect fit.  Added by the development of rubber in 1911 the girdle sometimes called a Corselette replaced the corset which became worn only by overweight and pregnant women and then only underbust corsets. Their was a brief return to the nipper corset in the late 1930’s but the need for steel and the practicalities of war time working women once again meant lingerie became more minimalist and practical.

1940’s War Time Sacrifice

Not surprisingly women thought of helping the war effort more than their vanity and donated steel boning to the war effort and war time shortages made even stockings hard ot get many women painted lines on the back of their legs ot miitate that they were wearing stockings. American GI when they came over helped endear themselves with the local with their gifts of nylons.

traditional style fully fashioned seamed stockings

traditional style fully fashioned seamed stockings

 

 

1950’s An Age of Hollywood Glamour

The right hand of the shop shows lingerie as it was in the 1950’s and for many beyond; it includes Corslettes a rubberized version of a corset. Also shown are Girdles all of which are of which are for sale. Nowadays these are either functional or considered retro and even artistic.

The 1950’s was all about glamour the rise of Hollywood films by Lana Turner, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe amongst other made every women want the film star ideal of big breasts, big hips and small waists and the achievement of this hour glass  silhouette  happened  thanks to the lingerie of the time. To achieve the desired fit and look of clothes on the outside, it was important to have the correct garments underneath to push up or flatten down areas of the body that needed to be. The many styles of lingerie include bras, panties, slips, petticoats, girdles, stockings, and garters. Shopping was a national past time and instead of personal service a whole industry of manufacture and retail outlets both specialist store and department store prospered.  Corslette differed form Corset in that unlike the corset which pushed everything together corslette separated the breast from the rest of the body The 1960’s female liberation trousers and tights became more widely worn meaning even less was worn by women panties and maybe bras even these were burnt by the feminists of the 1970’s.

 

 

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Modern Resurgence of the Corset.

In recent years the Corset has made a limited come back as a fashion item which started in the 1970’s when Vivienne Westwood used them in her fashion shows.
Other designers such as John Paul Gautier followed in the 1980s, In Jean-Paul Gaultier  and Thierry Mugler’s hands, corsets would become armour
for a late 20th-century cyber-woman out of a science-fiction cartoon.
Corsets were also increasingly used in Fetish designs and popped up in films such as Moulin Rouge and Chicago.  Madonna and Lady Gaga often wear them.
Plus although there have always had a customer base interested in corsetry. Fifty Shades of Grey has introduced a lot of new people
to the idea of using our products….and gave people the permission they needed to try.
ALL THESE CORSETS ARE FOR SALE THEY ARE GENUINE EDWARDIAN AND VICTORIAN STYLES – they bring your waist in by up to 4 to 6 inches
Likewise our 1950’s genuine fully fashioned seam stockings and the 1950’s CORSLETTES AND GIRDLES are also for sale though they have been made more comfortable for the truly modern liberated woman of today!!
Lacies Exhibition ‘A Window into the Past’ lasts approx. week starting Tuesday 2nd May 2016

 

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New looks for Jan/Feb 2016

 

Part 2 of our Wig Salesin the  last Wig video we had great feedback form viewers who wanted Clip on Earrings we are now in the process of getting osme more diamante. Watch this space ofr more details.

Why Monofilament Wigs Are better than ordinary Wigs ?

Making a monofilament wig your choice means that it will be much harder for people to tell that you are wearing a wig. The reason is the material used in constructing the wig. Monofilament wigs are much more comfortable, especially for those with sensitive scalps. Instead of a cloth fabric, monofilament wigs use ultra thin, breathable gauze or silicon material. The breathable polyester or nylon mesh blends with the wearer’s scalp color creating a realistic, undetectable look. With the reduced weight and ultimate comfort, it is a natural choice and why they are so widely desired.

 

Enjoy we did

Sue Sheppard

29th Jan 2016

 

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Winter 2016 Quality Wig Sale – part 1 Blush monofilament Wig

We had fun yesterday trying on these new wigs that are for sale in our Winter Wig sale. We did three takes for this one as we are still learning how to do videos hope you like it. Both wigs are for sale we have other of this monofilament style also in the shop and on the website Click here for more info on Wigs Sale Jan 22nd 2016

Why Monofilament Wigs Are better than ordinary Wigs ?

Making a monofilament wig your choice means that it will be much harder for people to tell that you are wearing a wig. The reason is the material used in constructing the wig. Monofilament wigs are much more comfortable, especially for those with sensitive scalps. Instead of a cloth fabric, monofilament wigs use ultra thin, breathable gauze or silicon material. The breathable polyester or nylon mesh blends with the wearer’s scalp color creating a realistic, undetectable look. With the reduced weight and ultimate comfort, it is a natural choice and why they are so widely desired.

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Mid January catch up

 

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Wow what a week its been it goes to show you never know whats going to happen next. We thought we were doing something worthwhile installing a door bell to our private accommodation however the first time it was actually used was by local Shepway Councillor Mary Lawes to inform us that our beloved Sheriff Nick Adams had suddenly died.  For those not in the know Nick is n0t actually a real sherif but a Community Warden whose job was to help local citizens in rundown East Folkestone improve their lives , get somewhere to live and generally improve their environment. He got the moniker Sherif because he once went to help rehouse a local drunk called Bobby Barton. Bobby was being evicted from his family home and returned their to collect some of his belongings. He said to Nick he was just going to the bedroom to collect some of his belongings but returned brandishing a rusty sword at Nick.  I asked Nick afterwards what he told his family when he got home that he spent some of the day being attacked with a sword.  No he replied he wouldn’t have stabbed me not old Bobby he was just annoyed about losing the family home. I am working to find him accommodation. Did you run away Nick oh yes just in case and then he rang the police ‘the posee’ who turned out in four police cars , tasers the lot.

This was also the week Sky TV proved New International are perennial users of little people. On the Tuesday they rang me could they do an interview for Sky News about the new Government report on transgender discrimination. For those not aware this is the first time a sitting Government had commissioned a report into the lot of Transgendered people to in modern UK Society. It found among other things widespread discrimination in everyday life and in government institutions like prison against trans people. It advocated that anti transgender abuse or transphobia giving it its official term be and a criminal offence on a par with racism. Which I for one think is a good idea  and much due. HM Government Report into Transgender I am not sure if my interview with Sky news which went on for over two and a half hours was actually used on the telly but it was used on the website. I hate looking at myself I do look a bit faded and my hair scruffy but I made my points. The final video used which is on the Sky News website features a very brief snippet which makes the shop look really good very pleased with that but the footage of me was  somewhat taken out of context. In it I said i was punched by a man whilst a taxi driver as a means of manning me up however what it fails to say was that it happened before I even transitioned. I never had any physical violence against me for which I am fortunate although some youths nearby where I lived-in Folkestone used to think it funny to shout at me. Heres my link to Sky News video on Britain Is Failing Transgender.

Yesterday The Guardian economics correspondant Philip Inman contacted us regarding the Kinky Boots film he wanted to know what happened after Steve patemans footwear company went bust and where we went to source our shoes. ALas I told him they are no longer UK based footwear manufactures butr everyone uses American firms and all the footwear is made in guess where China of course.

 

Who knows what might happen next week or next month watch this space ofr further exciting ventures. One thing i do know is that this bog is being read in some very high places. What I wnat to do I really want to do next is some work with the BBC. I do admirer the BBC and think it is a good use of our money both lcoally and nationally theire news converage alone is worth the licence fee. So if your at BBC Kent or BBC National please get in touch. I am sure oyu can do better than Sky.

 

 

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Mary Portas

Saw her 1st episode of her new series last night and boy is she over opinionated .
It was set in Maureen’s an ailing wedding shop in posh Surrey. OK it was poorly run and the owners a quirky couple were some £18,000 in debt however Mary_Twitter_400x400Mary went in foot in mouth “these clothes (prom dresses) look like they’re for transvestites” Oh you are a transvestite.Cue shock, one astonished look from an old female member of staff and one embarrassed Portas. Cue quick trip to see what she described as a established venue for Drag Queens which  included a quick interview with a obvious none Drag Queen indeed a convincing transsexual mature woman who worked in the female role as a plumber. No attempt to understand or explain transgender. The cross dressing husband was told it was not a good idea to cross dress at the salon and to leave purchases to his wife.

I take the point that women spending up to £1,000 on a wedding dress deserve a atmosphere devised for themselves and that they are often prejudiced ie no trannys.

But she comes across as an old dinosaur who along with that other old dinosaur Alan Sugar are becoming more and more past their sell by date. They are little more than middle class snobs Daily Mail on acid . She looks like a drag queen herself to boot. Lord Sugars Apprentice is about as relevant to the modern world as a game show and Mary Portas seems to have flopped in her desire to save ailing high street small businesses. Remember all the hoo ha the other year when she was for a while working for Mr Cameron.  Their prejudices are starting to look old fashioned anbd not helping much especially the Wedding episode in Marys new series.  I wonder how many more corny clichés will come out in the forthcoming episodes it’s looking a lot of old hat.

I did a programme for channel 4 once so know how stage-managed it all is. They even hired a drag act from London with an equity card to play the part of one of my customers. At one stage they threw shoes all over the floor. Stop mocking transpeople Mary Portas remember lesbians were mocked similarly just a few years ago . We are not all snotty toffs even if some of us still  do read the Daily Mail

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