BTW – I totally don’t get the clown thing. I think the makeup creates a barrier between me and the clown. I don’t like fake facades and not being able to touch/kiss without ruining makeup. Want you to be yourself. I just don’t get it.
I wanted to write this blog post to explain my sissy style a little bit, so that others can get an idea of who I am and what I’m about.
First of all, the way I introduce myself: Sissy Clown Princess Taylah Maid. I’m a big fan of plays on words, so the play on “Crown Princess” is something I’m really proud of. It’s also the easiest way to explain my style in simple terms to people new to sissification, or people outside the scene – for example, I have a friend who knows about my sissy side, and whom I occasionally visit as somewhere to escape to and dress up. Having no understanding of the scene, I was able to explain how I wanted to look quite simply. (She occasionally gives me makeovers - my display photo is of a recent day out.)
Next, I thought I’d go through each word to explain what I mean by each part, as well as how they all link together.
Sissy: The most broad term to describe a male who cross dresses, particularly in frilly outfits. I like having “sissy” right up front so that people know they’re speaking to a sissy, since that most accurately describes me.
Clown: When you think “clown”, what’s the first thing you think of? Is it white-faced makeup? Novelty oversize shoes? Pretend flowers that squirt water when you go to smell them? Perhaps getting a pie to the face?
Well, my clown style actually has nothing to do with that!
Commonly, a woman who wears too much makeup is told one of two things: that she looks like a whore, or that she looks like a clown. The latter is something I hope to apply to myself! I love having every type of makeup on my face; as much as possible.
When I think of clowns, the first thing that I think of is colour! Who’s ever seen a kid’s clown dressed only in black and white? I’m a big fan of colour, and my preferred style is wearing as many colours as possible at the same time. There are a few very convincing sissies (and traps) who can dress up so convincingly that people mistake them for a real, genetic woman. This is called being able to pass as a woman. I believe it should be clear that I am not really a woman, so I very much prefer being made to wear clothes that make me stand out, so that I can’t pass as a woman.
My love of colour applies to clothing, hair, and makeup. Some would call the style of makeup I like drag makeup, but that’s not quite the style I’m talking about. Typically, drag makeup is very glittery. While I do love glitter (and really, all sissies should), I prefer the use of very obvious, bright makeup, in out-there colours, teamed with a crazy hair colour.
Think makeup like this:
or an outfit like this:
One thing Mistress Magick specifically mentioned was that she doesn’t like “fake facades and not being able to touch/kiss without ruining makeup. Want you to be yourself”. I understand the desire to be able to touch/kiss without ruining makeup, and aside from permanent makeup (which is quite a way away for now) I don’t have a solution to that problem. As for the makeup creating “a barrier between me and the clown”, with no white makeup there is much less of a barrier than when a face is entirely white.
Imagine the three following outfits without white facepaint:
(especially this last image, without the white face paint - lovely!)
Princess: (edit: I’ve gone off the princess thing lately, as it’s kind of included in the “sissy” part) - A princess has three key things that set her apart from other women: the way she speaks, the way she carries herself, and her style. You’ll never hear a princess use slang to describe something; every word is carefully selected. A princess always walks in a feminine manner, seems to move her arms in a flowing motion, and is always in flattering ball-gown style dresses (well, in Disney movies they are!)
taylahmaid: a bloody amazing pun. Also plays on my submissive nature.
Lipstick-sissy-lesbian: A lipstick lesbian is a lesbian who enjoys wearing makeup to express her femininity, as opposed to a butch girl, who looks more masculine. A lipstick-sissy-lesbian is only attracted to women and sissies, which is why you haven’t seen many gratuitous dick pics on my Tumblr.
Therefore, Sissy Clown Princess Taylah Maid, a lipstick-sissy-lesbian: a (submissive) sissy, who enjoys wearing lots of bright colours at the same time so as to not be confused with a real woman, carries herself like a princess, and is only attracted to women or other sissies.
My Style Inspiration: My biggest style inspiration is someone I discovered through Tumblr: Alexandra Metal Clown.
First of all, this woman is beautiful! She always has creative, colourful ways of expressing herself through clothes, hair, and makeup. I’m heavily influenced by her style, because very few people are brave enough to dress the way she does!
My dream is to have a wardrobe like hers!
I also admire the work of Ulorin Vex:
as well as Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry.
The ultimate, fantasy, in-my-dreams outfit:
- My real hair, bleached, dyed pink, and then teased up into a giant afro using glitter hairspray
- Eye shadow – one eye blue, the other orange – that goes all the way up to the eyebrow, extends way out to the temple, and even underneath the eye so that the entire eye is covered
- GIANT fake eyelashes
- stick-on body jewels
- bright fluoro green lipstick with black lip liner around the outside to define the shape in a really obvious, comical way
- lots of blusher
- hot pink glitter nail polish on my fingers and toes
- Yellow dress with multi-coloured polka dots over the top of a purple and pink striped long-sleeved leotard
- Rainbow striped leggings/tights
- Red platform heels
As you can imagine, if you saw someone walking down the street dressed like that, you’d definitely look twice, and you’d definitely not get them confused for an actual woman!
All of this leads me to my key style tip. It’s my motto, my request, my desire…
make me look ridiculous!