Transgender woman launches lingerie line for others who have made male-to-female transition after fruitless hunt for the perfect underwear. By Sadie Whitelocks Published: 23:28 GMT, 4 February 2013 | Updated: 14:46 GMT, 5 February 2013 A transgender woman has designed a lingerie collection for others who have made the transition from male-to-female. New York-based Cy Lauz launched her underwear label Chrysalis after she saw a gap in the market. She set to work fashioning bras with full-cup inserts and seamless panties in a bid to enhance the transgender body. Scroll down for video Complimentary designs: A transgender woman has designed a lingerie line for other trans-females featuring bras that can hold custom full-cup inserts and panties that provide a 'perfect seamless look' Discussing her ventures with Lingerie Talk Ms Lauz said: 'A lot of women have been waiting a long time for something like this. 'Speaking from personal experience, I found no products that specifically cater to transgender women. 'I found no products that specifically cater to transgender women' 'I had to look inside myself for that courage.
Some transgender men need period underwear like this. Underwear brand THINX launched two summers ago with the tagline "Underwear for women with periods. " The briefs have an insert in each pair that is absorbent, moisture-wicking and antimicrobial, so wearers can avoid leakage. But after the brand's launch, CEO Miki Agrawal encountered some feedback from the transgender community: Women aren't the only people with periods. Many transgender men menstruate as well. Along with her team, Agrawal admits she didn't think twice about the transgender experience and was struck by how right these individuals were to be so passionate about the issue.
"We hadn't give a lot of thought to it, which is not super surprising given the lack of trans male visibility even now," she says. After much research, Agrawal decided to offer underwear for everyone. Depending on the person, that monthly experience can be a traumatic reminder of a physical body that does not coincide with their gender identity. Have something to add to this story? Caitlyn Jenner GLAMOUR Awards US: Woman of the Year Speech.
Caitlyn Jenner certainly had a big night last night. The 66-year-old was given the Transgender Champion award at American GLAMOUR's Women of the Year awards. For the occasion, Caitlyn Jenner chose a custom midnight blue Moschino gown and took to he stage to share some a heartfelt speech about her journey in the transgender community. Actress Judith Light presented Caitlyn with the prestigious GLAMOUR award, a woman who Caitlyn says has been "such a supporter of our community. You have done so many things for so many gender non-conforming people. Having you present this to me tonight means so much to me and our community. " Caitlyn Jenner continued by telling the audience that "when it comes to gender, everyone in this room is on a journey. Caitlyn added that her decision kept her awake at night wondering what she should do about her life, and confessed that she spent a lot of time isolating herself.
"Over the last six months, it has been the most eye-opening experience of my life. Shiloh Transgender Claims — Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Kids Coping With Gender Identity Issues. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has told her parents she wants to be a boy, but she’ll always be a beloved sibling to her brothers and sisters! RadarOnline.com has learned that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s five children are coping well with their sibling’s gender identity issues, as the parents work to protect their daughter from being teased.
As Shiloh, 9, continues to dress in boys clothing, “Brad and Angie have been doing everything possible to protect her from being bullied by her peers and outsiders,” an insider told Radar. “They have also been gently setting the tone for how their five other children interact with Shiloh.” “Shiloh typically wants to play with her three brothers,” the source explained. “Maddox, 14, is old enough to help the younger siblings understand what Shiloh is dealing with.” PHOTOS: Take A Look Inside Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Malibu Mansion PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie’s Secret Struggle – How She Hid Her Cancer Battle From The World In 16 Clicks. & Other Stories Transgender Campaign - & Other Stories Features Transgender Models in New Campaign.
H&M sister brand & Other Stories—beloved among the fashion crowd for its luxe minimalism at a doable price point—is the latest brand to feature transgender models in an advertising campaign (previous brands include Barneys and Make Up For Ever). But beyond having models Valentijn De Hingh and Hari Nefstylist star in the images, the label took it one step further by recruiting a trans creative team behind the camera as well: Amos Mac shot the campaign, which was styled by Love Bailey and features makeup by Nina Poon.
The behind-the-scenes process was all captured on film, entitled "The Gaze & Other Stories. " & Other Stories Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Sara Hilden, the brand's creative director, said that this "gaze" was the concept that drove the campaign. "There's a lot of talk about transgender today, but for us, it was a lateral step to do [the campaign]," she tells WWD. We reached out to & Other Stories for additional comment. In All-Gender Restrooms, the Signs Reflect the Times. Photo Before the Whitney Museum of American Art moved to its new location in Lower Manhattan, it hosted a discussion about what it means for a museum to be a safe and welcoming space.
Providing restrooms for everyone on the gender spectrum was near the top of the list. “We invited artists of all gender identifications in,” said Danielle Linzer, the director of access and community programs, “and we heard loud and clear that it was something they really needed access to. Rather than being euphemistic, we decided to be direct.” The signs at the new building say “All Gender Restroom,” and Ms. Linzer has observed women wondering aloud, “You mean I can go in the men’s room?” The Whitney isn’t alone in being challenged to rethink one of the most basic uses of public space. Part of the reason is legal. Philadelphia businesses will have 90 days to become compliant, said Helen L. Introducing a new lexicon is part of the process. Even when the intention is inclusivity, the reality is complicated. Meet the models signed to New York's Trans Models transgender fashion agency. Transgender model Peche Di, 26, founded the Trans Models in MayPeche, who was born in Bangkok, moved to New York in 2010She now has 19 models - 10 men and nine women - on her books By Valerie Siebert For Dailymail.com Published: 13:30 GMT, 28 October 2015 | Updated: 18:19 GMT, 28 October 2015 Transgender models are becoming more and more accepted on the catwalks and glossy magazine pages of the fashion world - and now, they have their own New York agency.
When transgender model Peche Di moved to New York City from Thailand in 2010 and began making waves on the fashion scene, she went about trying to get signed by a modelling agency - to no avail. 'I went to Ford Models and Women Management and I didn’t really get accepted that well,' Peche told Refinery29. Scroll down for video Paving the way: Founded in May by Peche Di (center), 26, Trans Models is the first modelling agency in New York to cater exclusively to transgender talent Inside New York's First Trans Modeling Agency - Trans Models.