April 13, 2010 - 4 comments

Writers, cross dressers and neon pink brogues

I'm not sure how one thing leads to another. I've wanted to do a post about  admired women, past and present who cross dress in style.

I wrote a title for the post and saved it in my drafts in November. Since then I have debated on how to do these women justice on this blog. I  prefer impulse writing and was starting to get paranoid that I was elaborating on it too much.

 The events of the last couple of days have lead to this.......

Last week my wonderful friends at Hennessy sent me an invitation to their Literary Awards on the 20th. 

Hennessy invite

That same day I ran into a cafe on the second floor of a children's department store, and came across an identical pair of shoes which I had bought in the same place two or three years earlier and was wearing,  even though they were falling apart


Posting on  Twitter and Facebook my delight about finding the 'little lads' shoes, I was subjected to public inquisition and 'teasing' about my taste in boys  attire.


Shoes 2


Considering I'm 5ft and barely a size 3, choice of shoes, in Ireland is quite limited...and yes.... I admit to the universe... I love men's clothes and the written word....!

So if that makes me a 'BlueStockingcross dresser ...so be it.  ; )

And in true bluestocking style,

Pob by pob

POB by POB, styling by Mark and yours truly. 

I will be sharing over the next few days some of the shortlisted's work.

Published by: eilisboyle in Humour and fashion


Hope Ava
April 13, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Your post made me laugh out loud…I am 5′ 2″ and can often wear a size 0. More than once I’ve found myself buying a piece of clothing out of the children’s section. And my narrow high arched size five feet have a devil of a time finding shoes that fit! One of my favorite pair of boots came from the junior aisle. Junior solidarity sister bluestocking!
Have a wonderful week!
Hope Ava

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April 15, 2010 at 4:46 am

I would say about 30-40% of my wardrobe total is men’s.
I once was admiring the way a man walking in my direction was dressed when I realized…we were wearing the exact same outfit. It registered with him as well, I could see it in his eyes, and I am sorry to say I doubt he was as pleased as I was.

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Madeleine Gallay
April 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Laughing too, love the visuals. The best babes in fashion, historically and currently, have always taken what they want from that side of the aisle. My fave image is still Ava Gardner in Frank’s shirt tied at the waist, that impossibly small ’50’s waist women had, with a full skirt. Runway material …

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Silent Storyteller
April 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I knew I wouldn’t be the only one with a love interests in mens attire!!! Glad you liked the post!!!
Love Ava Gardner in ‘drag’ too..Errant Aesthete has published wonderful images of my kind of ‘gal’

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