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Interview with Emily Florence

Crossdresser Emily in Forever 21 Burgundy Faux Leather Mini Dress

Emily is a stunning mtf crossdresser from California, USA. We had a lovely opportunity to take her interview. Here it is.

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself, your hobbies/interest & where you are from?

Emily: Let’s get the obvious out of the way, I love crossdressing and I do consider that a hobby, the other two things that I spend a lot of my life on are video games and watching sports. I pride myself on my video game collection and follow baseball very closely. I was born and raised in Southern California so yes I am a fan of the Dodgers in baseball and Lakers in basketball, which are the two sports I follow most.


Q. When did you first get the urge to dress feminine and how did you get started with crossdressing?

Emily: This is a great question and over the years my exact memories elude me but I can place my earliest memories of having that urge to dress up at around the age of 10 when I was in the sixth grade.

It started with just putting on the pantyhose that belonged to my mother this then led to her heels which just my luck fit perfectly at the time. This slowly evolved to trying on clothes but it all slowly developed over the following months and years. The reason I ever even started was that I always thought women in pantyhose and heels were really sexy the curiosity of trying them on stemmed from that adoration.


Q. How often do you dress up now?

Emily: Something I should mention is that at around the age of 13 or 14 I stopped cross-dressing cold turkey, there wasn’t a reason why. The urge to dress up just completely disappeared and it would be more than a decade before those urges would reappear at around the age of 26. I am 35 now and for most of the past decade, I have dressed anywhere from once a week to as little to once a month. It’s mostly random and it all comes down to multiple factors. Life, priorities, and urges. Finding the time to dress up isn’t always easy.


Q. What type of activities do you like to do after getting dressed? anything particular?

Emily: There are always two things I do when I dress up. I either dress up 100% meaning I put on make-up, nails, jewelry, wig, the whole getup if I will be doing shoots that’s the only time I dress up completely.

Crossdresser Emily in Forever 21 Fushia Seamed Tube Mini Dress

Otherwise, I dress up doing only the basic things which include pantyhose, dress and heels only to just lounge about and do my regular home activities, nothing in particular.


Q. Do you go out in public in your femme self? if yes, can you share your experience about going out in public and being dressed feminine in front of other people?

Emily: No, I, unfortunately, have not built up the courage to go out in public yet. Absolutely no one has ever seen me dressed up in person.


Q. Any stories or experience you would like to share about yourself and your crossdressing journey?

Emily: Absolutely, When I first started cross-dressing back in the mid-’90s the internet wasn’t much of a thing yet. I had no access to it so finding out anything about what I was doing was impossible.

Crossdresser Emily

Trying to understand why I enjoyed the feeling of pantyhose or wearing heels was always confusing to me and it wasn’t until much more recently (in the past five years or so) that I was able to fully accept why I was cross-dressing and enjoying it for what it was and no longer questioning if it was right or wrong. I have learned a lot over the years by simply sharing my work and getting to know other CD’s and being open in a conversation about what I do.


Q. Have you come out to your friends and family as a crossdresser? If yes, how hard was it for you?

Emily: I did come out to my mother on New Year’s Eve leading into 2019, I have never held back any secrets from her and this one was starting to weigh on me. It’s not that I wanted her to be a part of it I just wanted to get it off my chest and it wasn’t easy at all. I talked to her for about two hours that night, setting up the conversation to a point where I would lead into my reveal and it was absolutely terrifying for me.

I didn’t plan any of it ahead of so I just winged it and during our conversation, there were multiple times where I was about to pull the trigger but eventually backed down until finally, I just decided to rip the band-aid off. It has to be one of the hardest if not the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life.


Q. Who is/are your female role model(s)?

Emily: I wouldn’t say I necessarily have any particular female role models but I have always been a fan of the outfit choices in the TV show Friends would inspire me a lot. I believe the costume designer for that show was Debra McGuire.

I loved how often women in that show were dressed up, meaning pantyhose, heels, and dresses. It also helps that Friends is my favorite show of all time. I think for role model’s I have always considered other popular cross-dressers as more of a role model than anything.


Q. What are some of your favorite outfits/styles?

Emily: To be honest with you I can go on forever with a list of my favorite outfits and styles. There are a few that come to mind immediately bodycon dresses I think are absolutely amazing. Bandage dresses as well, and dresses with side slits I think are super sexy. Long sleeve dresses are also cute as are strapless or the whole bare shoulder look. Let’s not forget skater dresses too. Yes, I think all kinds of dresses are amazing.

Emily FLorence

When it comes to putting outfits together I have to have pantyhose and heels, absolutely 100% of the time. I tried one shoot with flats and I was highly disappointed with the fact that it would have looked much better if I would have worn heels instead.

All my outfits have always included pantyhose and heels so without those I am not entirely happy with any look.


Q. Lastly, any tips or advice you would like to give to crossdressers are just starting out?

Emily: I think reaching out for advice is really helpful. This passion of ours isn’t very well documented or spoken about much. I have spent tons of money and time experimenting with different styles trying to discover what I like as well as methods to pull off the proper feminine look. I feel if I would have been much more open back then and seeking advice the process would have been much less tedious.

Emily crossdressing in Easter After Party Costume

The breastplate was something I had to eventually purchase to start showing cleavage in my pictures. I think breastplates are a worthwhile investment, they aren’t cheap but I highly recommend one as they open up the door to many more types of tops and dresses.

I think another thing I would also recommend is not to forget all the little details, like jewelry (bracelet, necklace, earrings, etc.) nails, eyelashes, and most of all posture, all can make you look much more feminine.


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Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdemilyflorence  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CDEmilyFlorence

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily_florence_cd/

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