Tuesday, 31 July 2007

A few bits and bobs...

I'm notoriously bad at keeping any form of diary or journal, however I'm going to do my very best to keep this one up to date but more importantly alive! So, if it goes a couple of weeks without an entry, feel free to give me a nudge in the right direction.

I've been thinking about getting some hair removal done, just on my chest and stomach first to see how it goes but ultimately I'm thinking I might get my face done! Eek, I think that will be a big step, I hate having to shave my face so it will certainly be better from that point of view. I was thinking either IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Electrolysis, I've put links to the Wikipedia entry's for them if you're not sure what they are, also worth reading is the Wikipedia Hair Removal. I'm still not sure how far I will go with Jenny in terms of going full time or the like, I will have to take it one step at a time and see how I feel along the way, one thing's for sure I will not be having another purge and Jenny will certainly be around from now on. Anyway, I've contacted a salon that I've been recommended so I'll let you know how it goes, if/when I get it done.

Also after the weekend and having spoken to a few other girls, I'm thinking of telling some of my friends as I think it's only fair, admittedly it will only be a select few that I think I can trust but it will be nice to be able to talk to them about it and a little weight lifted.

Ooooh, I just got the cutest top through the post today, it's lovely... I've not a clue what I'm going to wear with it but I've got a few ideas. Ok ok, I'll explain what it's like: It has 3/4 length sleeves which flare at the ends in different lenghts, it's cream with pink (only a little bit), green and white flowers in a gypsy style and can be worn on or off the shoulders. It's pretty see through but luckily the bust has two layers. As you can probably gather that was mostly gleamed from the item description but it's a lot better than I could have done so, shhhh!

I've come to the conclusion I'm quite a girly "girl" from the clothes I like to wear, I'm not even sure it's been a conscious decision but that's how it seems to have turned out so far, who knows I might turn in to an Emo! I do like My Chemical Romance (before The Black Parade) hehe.

This entry's become way too long so I'm going to leave it at that for now.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

The BNO experience...

Wow... I had a great night! I'm obviously talking about the BNO (Big Night Out) at the Pink Punters last night.

From the start... I drove down to Milton Keynes and got there about mid day, Nicky and I were supposed to be going shopping but unfortunately she got held up with work and joined me a bit later by which time I'd been around most of the shops and got the few bits I had wanted to get. Nicky and I went for some food, afterwards I left Nicky to do her shopping as my parking ticket was running out and headed over to the hotel.

Arrived at the Campanile Hotel, as I pulled into the car park there was a t-girl standing outside in the shortest mini-dress and what must have been 5" stiletto boots, if I had any doubt I was at the right place before, it was now gone. I went to reception and booked in uneventfully and was issued my room number, I was a bit tired so I had a Power Nap in preparation for going out.

Nataskia (Natty) turned up and we both got ready, we decided to go down the the hotel bar semi-conservative so I wore my footless tights with my (ridiculously short) denim micro-mini and a red top with my red heels, Nicky was still getting ready at this point. There were quite a few girls down there which was nice, we had a chat over a drink and decided we'd get changed into something slightly more exciting for going over to the club in, I put on my LBD (little black dress), pink shrug with my pink peep-toe shoes. After checking on Nicky's progress Natty was wondering if it was possible to run in her altitude sickness inducing heels so decided to have a go much to my amusement as she sprinted off down the corridor, to describe it would do it no justice as it's something to witness, let's just say I could hardly breath from laughing so much.

After changing Nicky joined us for a drink in the hotel bar again, we chatted to a few other girls there too before heading over to the Pink Punters. This seemed to be some kind of tranny assault course which involved negotiating a ditch, a road, gravel, a hill and some super steep steps. Fortunately we all passed, but it was certainly a close call at times.

Entering the club was something I've not experienced before, even at the WOC (Way Out Club), I think it felt more intimidating than WOC, the middle floor (where we entered) seemed to be populated solely by lesbians and a distinct lack of trannies. We got some drinks and decided to head up stairs which certainly seemed to be the place to be, phew! Natty seemed to know everyone some how, we're not sure how as it was only her second time out too, the first being Sparkle (which I missed). We chatted to a few girls and everyone seemed lovely. Lena was lovely and made an effort to come over and talk to us, although I'm not sure I believe she was 84 as she claimed, hehe.

The toilets were on the ground floor which was two flights below us, it was pretty busy getting to and from the toilets but no-one really seemed to bat an eyelid (which is nice). On my return I got talking to Selena who was really pretty and super convincing, we got on really well finding we had seemingly an infinite amount of things in common. I once again needed the toilet and in true girly fashion went to the toilets together, now I know what girls get up to in the toilets when they go together ;o). During this time Nicky was guarding my handbag (thank you Nicky :oD ) so I felt I should not leave her much longer despite enjoying Selena's company. By this time everyone was getting pretty tired so we decided to end it on a high note, Selena walked with me to the door where we exchanged numbers and a good night peck on the cheek (as girls do).

Natty and I made it safely back to the hotel where Nicky had locked her self out, she called the reception people from our room and got a spare to get back in. We took off our make up and went to sleep, after chatting for a few mins about the night.

We all had a cooked breakfast together in the hotel restaurant and talked for a bit. Thanks Nicky and Natty, it was a great evening, good to see Nicky again and to meet Natty. We'll certainly have to do it again sometime.

Natty posted her experiences here on Tranny International which is worth a read if you're interested in going.

Kisses Jenn x

Friday, 27 July 2007

General Thoughts...

Well, it's been a week or so since I met up with Chloe for the makeover, it still feels like it was yesterday, partly because we had such a fun time. Anyway, this entry's going to be filled with some thoughts I've had over the last few weeks and now I should be up to date with the blog (woo hoo!).

A lovely person sent me a message last week which had the quote:
"Be yourself, because those that matter don't mind and those the mind don't matter"
I've come across this before but it was a great reminder so I thought I'd share it here too as I feel it's something to bear in mind. Especially for me as other peoples opinions are important to me for some reason, possibly for acceptance, who knows but it's something I should be less concerned with I feel as the quote definitely has a point.

I read a great article interviewing Eddie Izzard which addresses some of the things most articles/media don't, here's a link to the article: Eddie Izzard Interview

I'm going down to Milton Keynes tomorrow for some shopping and then out to Pink Punters - The Big Night out tranny night, I'm meeting up with Nicky again and also Nataskia which should be great fun. This will be my first time there, I think it's going to be a lot less nerve wracking than going to the WOC as I've been out a couple of times now. All I've got to worry this time about is what to wear! ;o) Worst case scenario, I'll wear what I wore to WOC which was a little black strapless dress but I'm going shopping with Nicky in MK before hand so I might get something to wear there.

Talking of clothes, I've ordered a few items from ebay recently, it's a really good way to get some excellent clothes for a fraction of what the should cost. Unfortunately, everything I've ordered will be turning up next week so I won't be able to wear it this weekend. Some of the items are pretty casual with the idea of going out shopping dressed some time (probably with Rihanna), that will be slightly scary as it won't be in a tranny environment, I've certainly got to get my confidence up before that will happen. A note to self, "STOP buying pink clothes! There are other colours out there!" lol

Kisses Jenn x

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The Sal and Sara Makeover

I never know how to start these off so this is probably as good as any, anyway, I was talking to a tranny friend of mine and she mentioned that she was probably going to get a makeover done. I said to her "Wow, it'd be fun to do it together", which looking back was a little cheeky of me but if you don't ask you don't get eh? Luckily she thought it was great idea and asked them if there was space for another to join them, they're a mother daughter team which sounded like it had the potential of working really well.

So nearer the time Chloe sent over her address as we were doing the makeover at hers, I got all my stuff together in a bag and put it in my car ready to go straight from work the night before. My day at work seemed to go really slowly as I was excited (and nervous) about meeting Chloe and having the makeover, home time came and I vacated the premises with haste shooting out the doors ;) I cunningly got some rough directions from the internet that weren't particularly good so I had to give Chloe a call to be guided in - well I am half blond ;)

I knocked on Chloe's door to have it opened silently from within, Chloe was already dressed bar makeup as she wanted to leave a "blank" canvas for the girls to play with. I brought my stuff in, went up stairs, had a shave and put on some jeans, a red t-shirt and my red stilettos. I went down stairs and Chloe and I chatted for a while until we got a knock at the door, Chloe opened the door and let Sal and Sara in.

We all chatted for a few mins and then Sara started making me up while Sal took on Chloe, Sara was great at explaining what she was using and what she was doing and after a few minutes we were both done. We both rushed up stairs (to the mirror) to see the final result and WOW! we both looked great!

Chloe (right) and I posing

We took a few photos, and got changed...
I love this wig

...and took some photos, and got changed...
Work it baby ;)
I think this is a little Natalie Portman from Closer, I'm not sure if that's a good thing as she's playing a stripper.

...and took some photos, and got changed...
I really like this photo

...and took some photos. hehe. Sara was great at giving direction as to what pose to do or sorting out our hair for a shot. There's more pictures on my Flickr page: Jenny Ford Pictures

Big thanks to the girls, their web page can be found here: http://www.allison-smith.net/page149.html

Hugs Jenn x

Sunday, 8 July 2007

First time out...

Like I say, I've been dressing on and off since school, always behind closed doors until a couple of weeks ago when I met up with Nicky Derwent and Rihanna in London. I received a message from Nicky saying a few girls were meeting up in London to go out to the Way Out Club and whether I'd like to go? I was shocked and honored that I'd been invited so it would have been rude to turn down such a lovely offer, thanks Nicky!

I had a great weekend, Friday we dressed in the hotel, had a few drinks in the bar and had a meal in the restaurant, I was wearing my corset (underneath) which was a bad idea with the meal in mind. urrrh! lol All in all thought the night was pretty magic ;)

Saturday we went in to London shopping (not dressed), went to Doreen's (http://www.doreenfashions.com/) where I got my boobs and a lovely black strapless dress. Doreen's is a bit like Transformation but it's even more relaxed and friendly (and better priced), it's very much just like any other shop that you might walk in to, they had some lovely dresses.

We then went to Oxford street and went in pretty much most of the girls shops there, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, New Look, H&M etc... My feet were killing me by the end of it and I was wearing trainers. Once finished we made our way back to the hotel where I had a quick power nap as I felt cream crackered!

Saturday evening, we all got dressed, had a few drinks at the hotel again, there were also some other trannys there to talk to which helped a lot to put me at ease.
Before going out
Nicky Derwent, Me, Emma and Rihanna

Then we went to the Way Out Club which according to a girl that has been going for SIX years said it was most quiet she'd seen it! I was quite happy with this as I was still a little self conscious. It was great being out and seeing and talking to other people at the club, I think next time I'll talk to a few more people as I'll be slightly less nervous. Nicky was great, a real confidence booster! We had a few drinks and left about 2ish, on the way to the toilets just before we left there was a girl singing "on stage", as I walked past I tripped a little and sent the artist in to laughter. It was quite embarrassing but hey, it was my first time out and I probably would have giggled if I'd seen the same.
Enjoying a drink
Enjoying a Smirnoff Ice ;o)

The taxi dropped us off at the end of the road which meant we had to walk for a couple of mins to get to the hotel (I quite enjoyed this, not sure why). I had a lovely night but thought it was a shame that I had to get undressed and take my make-up off, ah well, all good things must come to an end... I left my nails on until the next day though, I quite enjoy having long nails.

I think going out for the first time is like opening a Pringles tube: "Once you pop, you can't stop!" ;)

Kisses Jenn.x