Recommendation: House Of Alexzander

Oh, this! An initiative that turns feminine fashionable-edge-affordable clothing more gender-variant-inclusive by adapting to other bodies than the cis-normative.

In meantime there’s only stuff adapted to the owner’s body, but the ambition seems to be in creating a store for other sizes too. Yeah, it’s called a thrift store. The sales go to the same prospect! Please support if you have the opportunity.

And the news-feed is greatly inspiring showing off the styles and their context. Just another way to say they can be subversive and look awesome, teehee!

— rikku

A Genderplayful Update.

Hello friends,
You may of noticed there’s been some activity round these parts recently. You may also of noticed, that previous to this, the activity was considerably less.

There are many reasons for this, mostly to do with time, energy and possibly kittens, but basically the key thing to take on board here is that we are back!
We’re starting off small, but we hope to create something pretty great, that will provide you, our wonderful, (and patient) readers, with information, looks, places to get things, and more besides.

At the moment most of our content comes from scouring the internet for cool things, but what we’d really, really love is content from you.
It’s pretty easy to submit stuff, so here’s what we’re looking for right now……

Photos of your favourite things, and looks, be that your best boots, an awesome blouse, or that lucky necklace you wear when you go on dates.
We want to see your greatest fashion hits!
We are also looking for complete looks, so favourite outfits and the like. Tell us where you got your beautiful things and what they mean to you!
(not sure what we mean? take a look at these previous submissions)
To submit stuff for this click here!

Recommendations.
It could be a Genderqueer friendly clothes shop, a website that caters for particular body shapes, or just a really ace photo project about clothing and gender. If you’ve seen something about fashion you just have to share then we want to see it too!
(not sure what we mean? take a look at these examples of previous submissions)
To submit your Recommendations click here!

Questions. Ask us something!
Not sure how to tie a bowtie?
Struggling to find shoes for larger feet?
Drop us a line! We, and our community, will try our best to answer your burning questions. (obviously that are relevant to Genderplayful’s ‘theme’, so to speak, although I also know a surprising amount of useless information, so you never know, we may still be able to help!)
To submit Questions click here!

Articles. Have you got something to say? We want to hear it!
Fashion is a complex thing, and when it comes to fashion for people outside of the binary, there’s lots to be said. We’re looking for people to submit articles, written, drawn (If you’ve got an illustration, comic or anything like this that you think would be perfect for Genderplayful, then we would love to see it, and share it with everyone!) or even filmed vlog style.
If you want to know more email us at genderplayful.articles at gmail dot com and we can give you some guidelines, or, if you want to cut to the chase then just email the whole thing, and we’ll take a look, and quite possibly put it out there.
Here are some examples of the sort of thing we’ve published previously……

Phew! That was a lot of information, so we’ll leave it at that, and get back to finding amazing things to show you!
Thanks for sticking around, thanks for reading, and thanks for being just awesome.

Freya
Genderplayful Editor at Large.

Genderplayful Links Round Up for early October

There’s a crispness in the air over here in the Uk, as Autumn starts to weave its way into our lives again. Time to start breaking out the scarves and hats!
Here are some links we’ve been checking out recently, that may ,or may not, be vaguely related…..

-Andreja Pejic, known for her modelling with Paris Vogue, and Jean Paul Gaultier, amongst others, came out as a trans woman earlier this year, and is no longer modelling as androgynous. There’s a really interesting interview with her here.
Talking about trends in fashion that explore androgyny and trans beauty and why there’s a focus on it right now, she says

I think that’s because it represents a social layer of people who feel that they don’t want to conform to traditional forms of gender—who feel traditional forms of gender are outdated. That social base feeds the trend, and it feeds the exploration in fashion.

 

-Laura Jane Grace, from band Against Me!, has a new web series. In it she meets up with other Trans people and hears their stories, whilst also talking about her life.

(photo by Leslie Lyons, via this article)

All the episodes are here and are well worth watching when you’ve got a moment.
In an interview with Elle, which is also worth a read, she says, in regards to making this series,

You put all this out there, you make it part of the topic of conversation and [a part of] culture, and it gets to the point where more and more people become educated and then it becomes less of a big deal.

Basically, it looks pretty awesome, and as Trans people become increasing visible in the media, and world as a whole, it’s wonderful to see more and more positive representation like this.

 

-Finally, if you want to just see something really beautiful and calming then this website about the magic of water should fit the bill nicely.

Recommendation: Borrowed Dresses

Check out Borrowed Dresses!

“Borrowing dresses from people has allowed me the opportunity to start a dialogue with those lending me clothes. Those discussions have been a way of engaging in discussion about the binary gender system we are forced into by society. I may not have reached the world with my work, but I have reached those in my life, and those who through the project have come into my life. A small circle of influence, yes, but one equally as important as those who are blessed with talking to and influencing audiences in the thousands or millions.

This post is a collection of links to the 35 dresses I have managed to photograph so far. I hope you enjoy them, and if you do, please like or reblog :)