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Kimberly Models her Fall Look

Kimberly Models her Fall Look

Kimberly Moore modeled her fall wardrobe and makeup at my makeover studio this week. She debuted her new Raquel Welch Upstage wig that she purchased at Southern Comfort Conference and showed off three of her fall outfits. I selected an emerald eye shadow palette to create her subtle smokey eye look and a semi-matte dark berry lipstick to create drama. I loved shooting with my new AlienBees studio lighting and white paper background!

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Images, Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Kimberly Shows off her Summer Look in the Shade

Kimberly Moore shows us beach blonde beauty in the shade of evergreen trees after her latest makeover with Elizabeth Taylor. A dark blue liquid eyeliner added drama to her look while the tangerine lipstick played off the coral blouse and accessories for a fun, summer look. Makeup and photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Corsets, Images, Makeovers

 

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The Mermaid

The Mermaid

The Mermaid

Poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Model: Kimberly Moore
Photographer and Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Taylor
I

Who would be
A mermaid fair,
Singing alone,
Combing her hair
Under the sea,
In a golden curl
With a comb of pearl,
On a throne?

II

I would be a mermaid fair;
I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;
And still as I comb’d I would sing and say,
‘Who is it loves me? who loves not me?’
I would comb my hair till my ringlets would fall
Low adown, low adown,
From under my starry sea-bud crown
Low adown and around,
And I should look like a fountain of gold
Springing alone
With a shrill inner sound
Over the throne
In the midst of the hall;
Till that great sea-snake under the sea
From his coiled sleeps in the central deeps
Would slowly trail himself sevenfold
Round the hall where I sate, and look in at the gate
With his large calm eyes for the love of me.
And all the mermen under the sea
Would feel their immortality
Die in their hearts for the love of me.

III

But at night I would wander away, away,
I would fling on each side my low-flowing locks,
And lightly vault from the throne and play
With the mermen in and out of the rocks;
We would run to and fro, and hide and seek,
On the broad sea-wolds in the crimson shells,
Whose silvery spikes are nighest the sea.
But if any came near I would call and shriek,
And adown the steep like a wave I would leap
From the diamond-ledges that jut from the dells;
For I would not be kiss’d by all who would list
Of the bold merry mermen under the sea.
They would sue me, and woo me, and flatter me,
In the purple twilights under the sea;
But the king of them all would carry me,
Woo me, and win me, and marry me,
In the branching jaspers under the sea.
Then all the dry-pied things that be
In the hueless mosses under the sea
Would curl round my silver feet silently,
All looking up for the love of me.
And if I should carol aloud, from aloft
All things that are forked, and horned, and soft
Would lean out from the hollow sphere of the sea,
All looking down for the love of me.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2018 in Images

 

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Ask Beth: I’m considering transition. How can you help?

bethiecard1Question: Beth, I am a transgender woman presenting to the world as a man. I’m considering transitioning to live full-time as a woman in the next few years. I’m still in the closet and not sure of what resources are available or how to proceed with living as my authentic self. How can you help me with my transition, Beth? (adapted from recent conversations with clients)

-Changing Times

Answer:

Dear Changing Times,

Congratulations on beginning your journey toward living authentically! Many of my friends and clients have transitioned since I’ve known them, and transition can be a long, challenging but rewarding process. Everyone’s transition is different and advice can differ dramatically. I don’t have all the answers and am not an authoritative source, but I have worked with many people during their transitions and can point to you to many resources.

Many of my friends tell me there are three aspects to transitioning: a social transition, a medical transition, and a legal transition. You may choose to do none, some, or many/all of the options under each of these broad categories. If you choose to get involved in social or support networks in the area, you’ll quickly learn about many of the resources. A lot of my friends regularly attend MAGIC in Falls Church and Second Friday at MCC in Fairfax. Second Friday encourages spouses to attend as well since transition affects the whole family. I have listed several groups and resources in my links session in the right toolbar (bottom of the screen on a mobile device).

Some transgender women have never dressed or presented as a woman even though they have internally felt female for a very long time. I recently had a client like this who had already come out to her wife and family members but had never seen what she looked like with a femme presentation. More commonly, clients will be completely closeted and want to see how they look presenting as a woman. Many of my full-time friends presented as women on a part-time basis for some time prior to coming to me. In all these cases, I would suggest starting with the 3-hour or 4-hour Total Makeover with Photoshoot so that you can build confidence in your feminine identity and presentation. Take a look at my ideas for people new to presenting as a woman for follow-on sessions.

How I can help with your transition goals

Going forward you may be interested in medical procedures like facial feminization surgery (FFS), permanent hair removal, hormone replacement therapy, and other surgeries. Before visiting surgeons for FFS consultations, you may want to see what the range of options looks like with an FFS Visualization Service. I can take photos for the FFS Visualization Service as I describe below. Legally, you may wish to change your legal name, legal gender, and related legal and work documents. Socially, you may wish to update your clothing and makeup presentation for the workplace and daytime, especially if you’ve mainly been going out at night. You may also choose to come out to friends, family, and coworkers, and you may wish to share a photo of you presenting as your true self. As you transition in the workplace, you may want an updated professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, resumes, and other professional documents.

Facial Feminization Surgery Visualization

If you’re curious about feminizing your face with surgery, then you may want to see how each procedure could potentially enhance your feminine appearance. In conjunction with the UK-based Virtual FFS service, I can help with that! Check this out:

Makeup Makeover with FFS Virtual Visualization Photos $150

This session starts with photos en femme (you wear/bring your own clothes) but no wig or makeup to submit to an FFS Virtual Visualization Service such as Virtual FFS. We’ll do a makeup makeover and take the same photo poses with makeup and your wig. After you work with the unaffiliated Virtual FFS service, then you’ll be able to compare no makeup, FFS visualization, and with makeup looks to see what makeup achieves compared to surgery options.

Makeup Lesson for a daytime, work-appropriate look

You may already know how to do a glamorous, evening makeup look but you should be prepared to dial it back for the work environment. We can go over both the basics for a 15-min out-the-door, just-the-basics look and a full-scale, daytime look

Makeup Lesson–2 hours $150
Makeup Lessons includes hands-on skincare and makeup application. I will apply makeup to half your face and you’ll apply it to the other side with my guidance. You’ll leave with a complete list of your formulas & colors along with written instructions for application. Makeup is available for purchase at my studio and online at http://youniquebyelizabethtaylor.com

Professional Headshot

Studio photography available for your professional head shots for your business card, avatar, and LinkedIn. Images will be lightly retouched with Photoshop and delivered via email within 7 days. Add on a makeup makeover ($90) if desired.

Other Services of Interest

Feminine Deportment

Shopping Companion (or use a personal shopper at Macy’s, Nordstrom, or similar)

Photos (from a Total Makeover + Photography or similar)

Other Service Providers

Hair Removal

Many transitioning and full-time transgender women tell me you should start permanent hair removal as soon as possible even if you don’t have a complete plan toward transition. Hair color and density of hair follicles determines what permanent hair removal options could work for you. Many women tell me it takes two years of laser and electrolysis to eliminate their facial hair. I have a couple of options in my Hair & Nail Services links session that come highly recommended from friends and clients. Kimberly Moore and Giselle both have had great results and value from Fay (Forugh Irani), who can be reached at 202-706-4848. She has offices in Vienna and Arlington.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are interested in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), then you should typically start by seeing a gender therapist such as those listed under my Therapists section of my links or a therapist at Whitman-Walker Health in DC. Some providers, such as Signey Olson in DC, use the informed-consent/harm-reduction protocol, which gets you started on gender-affirming hormone therapy faster than using the WPATH protocol.

Get Professional Help Growing out your Hair

See SanDee in Fairfax City for help growing out your hair in a way that you can style in both guy and girl modes. My friends and clients rave to me about her and I have sat through a session while my friend, Tracy Lynn, got her first girl hair cut and style.

Best wishes on your journey!

I wish you the very best on your journey to discover and express your authentic self. I look forward to being a part of it.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)

Phone: 202-803-3231 (voice only)

Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Images

 

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Escaping the Shadows

Escaping the Shadows

Kimberly Moore nestles on the stairs contemplating her future. Suffering is inevitable. Does she remain in the shadows or live her truth?

Photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor, Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor

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Posted by on January 7, 2017 in Images

 

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I’m considering transition. How can you help me?

bethiecard1Question: Beth, I am a transgender woman presenting to the world as a man. I’m considering transitioning to live full-time as a woman in the next few years. I’m still in the closet and not sure of what resources are available or how to proceed with living as my authentic self. How can you help me with my transition, Beth? (adapted from recent conversations with clients)

-Changing Times

Answer:

Dear Changing Times,

Congratulations on beginning your journey toward living authentically! Many of my friends and clients have transitioned since I’ve known them, and transition can be a long, challenging but rewarding process. Everyone’s transition is different and advice can differ dramatically. I don’t have all the answers and am not an authoritative source, but I have worked with many people during their transitions and can point to you to many resources.

Many of my friends tell me there are three aspects to transitioning: a social transition, a medical transition, and a legal transition. You may choose to do none, some, or many/all of the options under each of these broad categories. If you choose to get involved in social or support networks in the area, you’ll quickly learn about many of the resources. A lot of my friends regularly attend MAGIC in Falls Church and Second Friday at MCC in Fairfax. Second Friday encourages spouses to attend as well since transition affects the whole family. I have listed several groups and resources in my links session in the right toolbar (bottom of the screen on a mobile device).

Some transgender women have never dressed or presented as a woman even though they have internally felt female for a very long time. I recently had a client like this who had already come out to her wife and family members but had never seen what she looked like with a femme presentation. More commonly, clients will be completely closeted and want to see how they look presenting as a woman. Many of my full-time friends presented as women on a part-time basis for some time prior to coming to me. In all these cases, I would suggest starting with the 3-hour or 4-hour Total Makeover with Photoshoot so that you can build confidence in your feminine identity and presentation. Take a look at my ideas for people new to presenting as a woman for follow-on sessions.

How I can help with your transition goals

Going forward you may be interested in medical procedures like facial feminization surgery (FFS), permanent hair removal, hormone replacement therapy, and other surgeries. Before visiting surgeons for FFS consultations, you may want to see what the range of options looks like with an FFS Visualization Service. I can take photos for the FFS Visualization Service as I describe below. Legally, you may wish to change your legal name, legal gender, and related legal and work documents. Socially, you may wish to update your clothing and makeup presentation for the workplace and daytime, especially if you’ve mainly been going out at night. You may also choose to come out to friends, family, and coworkers, and you may wish to share a photo of you presenting as your true self. As you transition in the workplace, you may want an updated professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, resumes, and other professional documents.

Facial Feminization Surgery Visualization

If you’re curious about feminizing your face with surgery, then you may want to see how each procedure could potentially enhance your feminine appearance. In conjunction with the UK-based Virtual FFS service, I can help with that! Check this out:

Makeup Makeover with FFS Virtual Visualization Photos

This session starts with photos en femme (you wear/bring your own clothes) but no wig or makeup to submit to an FFS Virtual Visualization Service such as Virtual FFS. We’ll do a makeup makeover and take the same photo poses with makeup and your wig. After you work with the unaffiliated Virtual FFS service, then you’ll be able to compare no makeup, FFS visualization, and with makeup looks to see what makeup achieves compared to surgery options.

Makeup Lesson for a daytime, work-appropriate look

You may already know how to do a glamorous, evening makeup look but you should be prepared to dial it back for the work environment. We can go over both the basics for a 15-min out-the-door, just-the-basics look and a full-scale, daytime look

Makeup Lesson–2-3 hours
Makeup Lessons includes hands-on skincare and makeup application. I will apply makeup to half your face and you’ll apply it to the other side with my guidance. You’ll leave with a complete list of your formulas & colors along with written instructions for application.

Professional Headshot

Studio photography available for your professional head shots for your business card, avatar, and LinkedIn. Images will be lightly retouched with Photoshop and delivered via email within 7 days. Add on a makeup makeover ($90) if desired.

Other Services of Interest

Feminine Deportment

Shopping Companion (or use a personal shopper at Macy’s, Nordstrom, or similar)

Photos (from a Total Makeover + Photography or similar)

Other Service Providers

Hair Removal

Many transitioning and full-time transgender women tell me you should start permanent hair removal as soon as possible even if you don’t have a complete plan toward transition. Hair color and density of hair follicles determines what permanent hair removal options could work for you. Many women tell me it takes two years of laser and electrolysis to eliminate their facial hair. I have a couple of options in my Hair & Nail Services links session that come highly recommended from friends and clients. Tracy Lynn, Kimberly Moore and Giselle both have had great results and value from Fay (Forugh Irani) at Vishka Skincare in Lyons Park in Arlington, VA.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are interested in hormone replacement therapy, then you should typically start by seeing a gender therapist such as those listed under my Therapists section of my links or a therapist at Whitman-Walker Health. Whitman-Walker uses the informed consent protocol for HRT.

Get Professional Help Growing out your Hair

Work with a professional hair stylist to grow out your hair strategically.

I highly recommend my personal stylist, Katie Harty, and her team at PR Partners in Alexandria. You will feel pampered from beginning to end and leave with a great cut, color (if you so choose), and blowout. Free street parking is available on Prince Street if you hunt about 2-3 blocks away or you can pay at the meter or in a lot behind the store. The salon is LGBT-friendly and proudly displays LGBT Pride and Trans Pride flag emblems in the window. Several of my trans-women friends are happily working with stylists here.

For a private one-on-one salon experience, consider seeing SanDee in Fairfax City for help growing out your hair in a way that you can style in both guy and girl modes. Her discreet salon is by appointment only and decorated in pink and Old Hollywood.

Best wishes on your journey!

I wish you the very best on your journey to discover and express your authentic self. I look forward to being a part of it.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)

Phone: 202-803-3231 (voice only)

Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 

To Rick with Love

Makeup and Photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.

Featuring Kimberly Moore as herself.

Featuring Rick as himself. Who is he? How does he know Kimberly? Who is this mysterious Marine?

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Beach Blonde Kim Poses Poolside

Kimberly Moore shows us beach blonde beauty poolside after her latest makeover with Elizabeth Taylor. A dark blue liquid eyeliner added drama to her look while the tangerine lipstick played off the coral blouse and accessories for a fun, summer look. Makeup and photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Narrative Photoshoots

Classic Makeovers and Photoshoots

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Leilani looks even more beautiful after her Photoshop makeover to her traditional Elizabeth Taylor makeover.
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Kim Shows off her Blonde, Beachy Look

Kim’s back, and she’s hotter than ever with curly, blonde hair and beachy makeup and clothes. This is a teaser pic with more to follow including poolside shots.

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Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Images, Makeovers

 

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