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Join the DC Trans Ladies for our Prom Night Soiree!

Join the DC Trans Ladies for our Prom Night Soiree!

Hi ladies! We are so excited to invite you to our first “Prom Night” Soiree in bustling downtown Bethesda at the Doubletree hotel on November 3!

This is the first time we have hosted a Prom Night and we know that the theme resonates on many levels. Clearly, proms offer a fantastic fashion platform for all of us to explore and revel in. Rather than recycling old Halloween cliches (been there, done that), we wanted this season’s soiree to combine the best of 20th Century traditions and 21st Century sensibilities.

The restaurant at the Doubletree Bethesda

Prom Night lets us focus on our inherent femininity inside and out, the passions of youth, the desire for elegance, and dreams of romance. As adults we can and do fully appreciate such things but constraints may not have permitted us to enjoy our prom as we would have liked. Ah—but now we can create memories and do Prom Night the way it should have been—with all the joys of strutting your feminine side.

The full-service bar at Doubletree Bethesda

We are kicking off the evening with a hosted happy hour especially for new girls in Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor’s hotel room. Sip complimentary wine, ask any last-minute questions, get a final zip-up of that dress, and make sure you’re all set for your first soiree. We would love for experienced girls to join our happy hour and help our new girls feel confident.

We will enjoy our Prom Night Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by our Prom Soiree ’til the bar closes around midnight. Our own Monica Miller will be our in-house DJ, piping tunes through the bar’s sounds system.

Crash at the hotel to make your life easier. Be sure to book using our group rate of $99/night by calling Brittany (or Zak) directly at 240.235.1663. Tell her you are part of the “DC Regional Trans Ladies” and she will give you the rate. If the rate drops later, you’ll get the lower rate. If you are members of Hilton Honors, AAA, or AARP, you can get potentially get discounts for those if you choose to book online instead of using the group rate.

The Doubletree Hotel staff are eager to host us and build on our successes from our Summer in the City Soiree.

At our signature soirees, we invite trans-women, their partners, and friends socialize, network, and relax. We encourage new girls to come out to help boost their confidence and garner tips from those more experienced. And of course, we love having our regulars come out too!

If you’re not feeling ready for girl mode in public, you are still welcome to attend in guy mode. Upon arrival, introduce yourself as a member to the hosts, and we will welcome you warmly. Please consider joining us at the Pre-Soiree Prom Dinner in the hotel’s dining room. It is an opportunity to sit with your sisters and get to know them.

If you’re looking to get your Soiree makeup professionally applied, our very own Elizabeth Taylor (Beth) will be offering makeup makeovers at her room in the hotel (http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com). She is now booked for this event. Other makeover artists are listed on our Meetup’s discussion board.

Guest photographer Matt Anderson will be taking event photos during dinner and the Soiree. Matt will also be available for a limited number of private, 20-minute mini-shoots in Beth’s room for an additional fee. Check out his work at http://www.dvj.photography/ He can be reached at dvjphoto@yahoo.com and 301-661-2291. Or you can contact Beth to arrange/ask any questions.

We look forward to seeing you all at Prom Night: A Soiree to Remember!

Your organizers,

Michelle, Monica, Suzanne, and Beth

RSVP for each Prom Night Soiree event here:
Hosted happy hour especially for new girls in Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor’s hotel room
Pre-Soiree Prom Dinner
Prom Night: A Soiree to Remember

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2018 in Parties

 

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DC Trans Ladies Leadership Change & Upcoming Events

Greetings! The DC Trans Ladies’ Meetup group is alive and well, and we would like to introduce you to the new management team. Most of you know one or more of us. Lead Organizer is Michelle Boyle. Co-Organizers, in alphabetical order, are Suzanne Freed, Monica Miller, and Elizabeth Taylor.

First, we want to recognize the accomplishments of past leadership. This team has assumed direction of the Group following the retirement of Christine McLean, our Founder, who has been the Lead Organizer of the Group from its inception. We thank Christine for her considerable efforts in managing the Group for nearly seven years. She has done so much for the community and we are indebted to her!

Second, we want to talk about the future of Group activities. We are excited to announce our plans to take the Group’s marquee event, the Soiree, to new upscale locations and with new, more sophisticated or playful themes. Much of what you like about the Soiree will continue, but there will also be fresh, new elements that make it feel just a tad different every time out. Stay tuned for postings of our soon-to-be-announced upcoming Soirees and special events.

Third, we need to reaffirm our commitment to the principle of inclusion and rededicate ourselves to the philosophy of interaction—both within the community and externally with the mainstream.

Inclusion means being an umbrella group, catering to trans-women who dress only occasionally, to those who live full-time 24×7, and all of those in-between. Having more experienced trans-women and allies actively engaged in the community provides invaluable expertise and resources to those who are interested in improving their presentation and getting out in the world more often. This group is about not just socializing and having fun (although it is a primary goal)—but also enhancing the emotional health of this diverse community and affording opportunities for networking.

This leads to the theme of interaction. Interaction means going everywhere and sometimes leaving our usual comfort zones. We grow through stretching our boundaries—bit by bit. The Soiree will always be a place to enjoy camaraderie with, and draw support from, one’s peers. But it should also be a place to grow and not a place to stagnate. We are recommitting the Soiree to involve more mingling with mainstream society and not roping ourselves off. We are also recommitting to scheduling more small-group excursions to public venues that encourage members to step into new spaces and experiences such as new-to-us restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, and more.

Finally, our Group has an expanding membership—and that is a Good Thing. As a result, expect to see familiar faces at our events – but also be primed to meet fresh faces, visit new places, and build memories based on new experiences. Join now!

We are recharged and embracing an exciting future. We are the Same Community—Just Better.

Your Organizers,

Michelle, Monica, Suzanne, and Beth

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2018 in Parties

 

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Join the DC Trans Ladies for our Summer in the City Soiree!

Hi ladies! We are so excited to invite you to our “Summer in the City” Soiree in bustling downtown Bethesda on September 15!

The full-service bar at Doubletree Bethesda

We will be hanging out at the Doubletree Bethesda bar, lounge, and restaurant from 6 p.m. ’til the bar closes around midnight to 1 a.m. Our own Monica Miller will be our in-house DJ, piping tunes through the bar’s sounds system. Crash at the hotel, and be sure to book using our group rate.

Rooftop Deck Sunset

Sunset from the Bethesda Doubletree Rooftop Deck

Scope out the hotel and neighborhood ahead of time at our August 25th Girls’ Night Out on the rooftop deck of the Doubletree followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Here’s the scoop on our signature soirees. We invite trans-women, their partners, and friends to socialize, network, and relax. We encourage new girls to come out to help boost their confidence and garner tips from those more experienced. And of course, we love having our regulars join us too!

New to this soiree, we are kicking off the evening with a hosted happy hour especially for new girls in Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor’s hotel room. Sip complimentary wine, ask any last-minute questions, get a final zip-up of that dress, and make sure you’re all set for your first soiree. We would love for experienced girls to join our happy hour and help our new girls feel confident.

The restaurant at the Doubletree Bethesda

If you’re not feeling ready for girl mode in public, you are still welcome to attend in guy mode. When you arrive, introduce yourself as a member to one of the organizers, and we will welcome you warmly. Please consider joining us at the Pre-Soiree Dinner in the hotel’s dining room. It is an opportunity to sit with your sisters and get to know them.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Summer in the City Soiree!

Your organizers,

Michelle, Monica, Suzanne, and Beth

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2018 in Parties

 

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Backyard BBQ & Band Birthday Bash with Beth & Giselle!

Summer celebration! Beth’s business turns 5… and Giselle’s turning 65! We’re hosting a Backyard BBQ & Band Birthday Bash at our home and studio the evening of Saturday, June 30.

  • Live Music by Delta 88 now featuring Giselle Donnelly as lead singer and guitarist on a cool stage. Denis will be on bass with Eric on drums.
  • Catering by The Smoking Swine of Baltimore with their food truck. Menu includes pulled pork, brisket, ribs, mac & cheese, cucumber salad, coleslaw, and baked beans!
  • Tent to provide shade and protection from rain
  • Beverages by Elizabeth Taylor of Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor

Who: Friends, neighbors, clients, and coworkers of Beth and Giselle

When: Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 5 – 10 pm

Where: Beth’s makeover studio and home in Cabin John, MD. Address provided to those who RSVP. Park on the street. Parking is free and unlimited though streets are narrow. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants.

RSVP: Please RSVP on Meetup or to me directly at Elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com if you’re not on Meetup. This is a catered event so we need a headcount to ensure plenty of food and drink for all. 🙂

What to bring: Bring your picnic blanket and beach chair, and prepare for a relaxing summer evening with friends. Event will be held rain or shine. We will have a tent available as a rain and shade shelter.

What to wear: Picnic clothes! Jean shorts, tank top, and sandals would fit right in. I advise against spiky heels as the ground is soft. We are inviting the neighbors, family, and Giselle’s coworkers so no fetish attire, please.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth.Taylor.Makeover@gmail.com

Phone: 202-803-3231

Web: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.com

Appointments: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, makeup artistry, photography, and coaching for transgender women.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Parties

 

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A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”

A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”
Beth and Giselle kiss

Beth and Giselle kiss at the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore.

Giselle and I would LOVE for you to join us for a cocktail party, film screening, discussion, and fundraiser for our filmmakers and dear friends, Jane Pittman and Sarah Park. Over the past three years, Jane and Sarah have documented how Giselle and I have evolved — “been transformed,” so to speak — and grown together. The result, entitled “The Makeover,” is all but complete and ready for the upcoming film festival circuit. After the screening, Jane, Sarah, Giselle, and I will talk about the making of the film. Of course, we will provide plenty of delicious wine and some finger foods since this is a cocktail party after all. 🙂

We’re very proud of the film, not just because it captures our experience but because we think our love may resonate with many across our community, including our families and friends. We look forward to sharing our story with you, and hope you’ll help Jane and Sarah put the finishing touches on a wonderful documentary.

Event link on Meetuphttps://www.meetup.com/DC-TransLadies-Community/events/246851242/

Event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/154018035254035/

When & Where: Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 p.m. at my studio in Cabin John, MD inside the I-495 beltway near Washington, DC

RSVP at either event link or by email at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/251537640

• Film Synopsis

Beth and Tom head to dinner gala

Beth and Tom head to a dinner gala.

“The Makeover” is a distinctly traditional love story set in a decidedly non-traditional milieu of BDSM and shifting gender. Tom is an aging conservative policy wonk, in private known as Giselle. He meets Elizabeth Taylor, once a nuclear power instructor with the US Navy but now a photographer and make-up artist who sees hundreds of trans clients per year. Together this unlikely couple transform one another into what they most want to be.

• Donation Options

Jane and Sarah will be accepting cash donations, checks (perfect if you’d like a tax-deductible gift to charity), and GoFundMe for credit cards. They will use the funds to complete the film music scoring, final editing, and film marketing and distribution. Donate Anytime at GoFundMe

We love our lives! To being fabulous, everyone!

Elizabeth Taylor & Giselle Frances ni Donnhaile

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Advocacy, Parties

 

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tgirlnation party on Dec. 2

The next tgirlnation cocktail party will be December 2 in Bethesda! Here’s the scoop straight from Miss Monica:

“Greetings, nation. For those visiting for the first, time, tgirlnation is a party for tgirls, their friends, admirers, and anybody else who can put up with us. tgirlnation events are open to all – no membership or cover required – as always, just be nice!

“…a change of venue for the next party, December 2, 2017, 8:00pm-12ish at Cooper’s Mill, in the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814. At I-495 and Rockville Pike.”

Book your makeup makeover or Total Makeover with Photoshoot and Outing for the tgirlnation party today!

 

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Makeovers, Parties

 

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Elizabeth Taylor & Kimberly Moore to Cohost Holiday Cocktail Party!

Elizabeth Taylor & Kimberly Moore to Cohost Holiday Cocktail Party!

Beth & Kim’s Holiday Cocktail Party is coming!

Photo credit: Luis Rosenfeld Models: Elizabeth Taylor and Jizzelle Location: Graffiti Warehouse

Photo credit: Graffiti Warehouse
Models: Elizabeth Taylor and Jizzelle
Location: Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore Beth’s Party Location: Beth’s DC-area Studio

Elizabeth Taylor & Kimberly Moore cordially invite you to join us in a holiday cocktail party, Friday, Dec. 2, with some bonus fun–shopping, makeup, and selfies! Bring wine and/or snacks to share (bonus points for healthy snacks!). Try out the new Younique Splash Matte liquid lipsticks and Sugar Scrub + Shea Butter lip Exfoliator to make those lips pop.

Participate in an optional interactive workshop on how to take your best selfie using your cell phone. I will cover lighting and light sources, camera positioning, body positioning and posing, and composition. Then take selfies with your Splash lipstick looks. 🙂

Shop from my Black Friday sale with specials on all in-stock products! Let’s have some fun, ladies, and show off our holiday attire!

If you would like to change here, you can arrive as early as 6:30 pm by prior arrangement. Party is from 7:30 pm to 11:30 p.m.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth.Taylor.Makeover@gmail.com
202-803-3231
Web: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.com
Appointments: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, makeup artistry, and photography for transgender women.

RSVP at the DC Trans Ladies Meetup event:

https://www.meetup.com//DC-TransLadies-Community/events/235672328/?showDescription=true

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2016 in Images, Makeovers, Parties

 

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