I like how they were all, "Yeeeeaaah. It could be more pink. Flower pattern, maybe?"
I went to middle school with a Thai transsexual boy-turned-girl called Sushi. Tying this back to the news story: As a guy, he used the girls' room and changed into his PE clothes in the library, where I was the TA. He also sported a Baby G watch and a Polo Sport messenger bag before any of the girls did. Sure he got beat up a lot, but hey: he was fashion-forward.
When her parents finally agreed to the sex change (we were maybe 15), she was gorgeosity. Standing next to her, even I felt like less than a woman. (And you know I'm all the woman you need, baby.)
Not sure what's happened to Sushi since. I saw her one last time on the streets of Berkeley, maybe during my sophomore year of college. I was with my boyfriend. Sushi walked by us, gave me a knowing grin, flipped her hair and kept going.
Dude on my arm did a complete 180, stopped walking and stared after her for at least 30 seconds. Girl's got range.