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Join us for the DC Trans Ladies’ Spring Soiree in Arlington, VA on April 23!

Join us for the DC Trans Ladies’ Spring Soiree in Arlington, VA on April 23!

Greeting ladies! Join the DC Trans Ladies Meetup group once again at Samuel Beckett’s, an Irish gastropub in Shirlington, Virginia for our spring Soiree event. Dress up to impress with your favorite flirty, spring dress or a similar chic ensemble, perhaps complimented with a new purse or other accent accessory to lend sparkle to the night. And you can savor Irish-themed food and drink offered by the establishment while socializing with friends.

The Sam Beckett’s management is excited to host our 4th event. We’ve had about 50 guests at our first two affairs with a smaller crowd at the holiday party. Beckett’s has an intimate atmosphere yet they can accommodate up to 70 of us!

As was the case last time, we will be getting separate checks and ordering off their standard dinner menu. Price range is moderate. Check out a typical dinner menu here: https://samuelbecketts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Food-Menu-November-Draft-2.pdf

To attend the Spring Soiree, please join the DC Trans Ladies Meetup and RSVP to the spring soiree there. The soiree is from 7-11:30 p.m. Although the event states an end time of 11:30PM this is not a hard limit since Beckett’s is usually open to as late as 1 a.m. Everyone is free to mingle and chat after 11:30 — and we definitely hope you do!

Guests
Significant others are welcome! Please be sure to include them as your +1 when you RSVP. Please RSVP soonest as we need to update the venue with our numbers one week prior to the event.

Attire
We want to reinforce the goodwill produced at our first three events so we expect everyone to wear attire appropriate for a mainstream space. No fetish wear, please.

Parking
Shirlington has extensive, free, garage parking on weekends and evenings. Our preferred parking facility is the Quincy St. Garage at 2901 S Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22206. There’s a staircase to Randolph Street on the NW corner of the garage. This garage is just a two minute walk to the pub and has ample parking on all levels.

Drop-off Location & Entrance
The entrance to Sam Beckett’s is located on Campbell Street across from the Peet’s Coffee even though the address is 2800 S Randolph St. If you are getting dropped off, please use 4150 Campbell Avenue for closer access to the front door.

Feeling nervous?
If you’d like someone to meet you at your car and walk in with you, no problem! Just text Beth, and she (or another guest) will come out to walk you in and introduce you to the other ladies.

Lodging
The Hilton Garden Inn in Shirlington has rooms available from $140 and up. We don’t have any special rate negotiated so be sure to check out your discount options online when you book, e.g. use hotel chain points, AAA membership discounts, etc. It’s just a two minute walk from the hotel to the pub! Hotel website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dcaasgi-hilton-garden-inn-arlington-shirlington/

COVID-19 Guidance
It would be prudent to bring a face mask for use outside or inside the restaurant as needed. Stay home if you’re feeling ill. Michelle and Beth have been fully vaccinated and anticipate that most of our guests will be too.

Makeup Artist
Elizabeth Taylor has one makeup makeover slot available on April 23 at 2 p.m. at her studio in Takoma Park, MD. You can book online at her makeover menu.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2022 in Parties

 

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Welcome to Addison’s Lair

Welcome to Addison’s Lair

Addison is on the prowl!

Photos and makeup by Elizabeth Taylor

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Watch my makeup tutorial on facebook!

Watch my makeup tutorial on facebook!

In this video, I did my own makeup on facebook with a live audience and addressed questions. I also talk you through the process of applying your makeup and addressed common issues I’ve seen in the studio. In particular, I covered skin care, makeup 101, contouring, and eye makeup. I focused on a look that’s more on the natural side. (For dramatic looks, I have several archived facebook makeup tutorials that focus on intense smokey eyes, dramatic lips, etc.)

Watch my makeup video here: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/10158079682177360/

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Here Comes the Bride!

Here Comes the Bride!

Marie pampered herself with a bridal day with two of her friends acting as bridesmaids.

Bride’s makeup and photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Wedding wardrobing by Marie, Erica, and Cynthia

Interested in a wedding day fantasy experience at my Takoma Park studio? I have bridal gowns from size 10 to size 3X, petticoats, veils, bouquets, and more. Email me at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com to plan your fantasy.

Bridal portrait of Marie

Marie loves wearing her wedding gown.

Bride in white stands next to two bridesmaids

Marie is attended by her bridesmaids, Erica and Cynthia, at her wedding-themed photoshoot.

Bouquet toss

Time for the bouquet toss! Who’s the lucky girl?

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2020 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Allison Relaxes at Takoma Park Studio

Allison Relaxes at Takoma Park Studio

Allison loves relaxing with a total makeover and an all-day photography session. She visited my new Takoma Park studio this summer, and we had a blast shooting in the yard, on the deck, and in the “girl cave.”

As a Navy veteran, Allison wanted some photos in tribute to her service as shown by her service dress blue jumper. After her patriotic photos, we went for a casual purple and blue dress that hit at the mid-thigh topped with a blue sweater. Then we did a few ballerina photos on the back deck followed by a glamorous look in a blue velvet dress on the deck and in our “girl cave.”

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
View my makeover menu and book your makeover experience online

Navy Veteran

Allison in the Front Garden

 

Ballerina Dreaming

Glamour in the Girl Cave

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2019 in Images

 

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Desi

Desi

The camera loves Desi!

Makeup artistry and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor. Book your makeover and photoshoot online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

My studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland adjacent to Washington, DC. Priding itself as LGBT-friendly, Takoma Park boasts several delicious restaurants including Republic, where I’ve hosted dinners for the DC Trans Ladies Meetup. Republic is also a great venue for grabbing drinks or dinner as part of one of my outing packages.

Desi looks down

Desi gazes downward as if waiting to reveal herself.

Desi sits on barstool

Desi knows how to show off her curves.

Desi crosses ankles on barstool

Check out those heels!

Desi stands with hands on hips wearing a blue dress

Desi looks beautiful.

Desi stands and pops out a hip to showcase her curves

Check out Desi’s curves!

Desi stands with hand on one hip

Desi is ready. Are you?

Desi's body faces the back wall. Desi rotates her torso and face toward the camera with hands on her hips..

Desi shows off her legs and curves.

Desi's body faces the back wall. Desi rotates her torso and face toward the camera with her arms at her sides.

Desi

A close up portrait of Desi

A portrait of Desi

A close up portrait of Desi with her head leaning back slightly

A portrait of Desi

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Allison Relaxes with Outdoor Photography

Allison Relaxes with Outdoor Photography

Allison loves outdoor photography. For her eye makeup, we used MAC‘s on-trend palette called “Art Library: Flame-Boyant” and the lipstick color “Brick-o-La.” For photography, I used photo strobes and colored gels to create the purple backdrop of bamboo and the richly-hued blue sky.

Makeup artistry and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.  Book your makeover, photoshoot, and outing adventure at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

I’m located in Takoma Park, Maryland inside the I-495 beltway adjacent to Washington, DC. Takoma Park prides itself on being LGBT-friendly and inclusive.

Allison leans against a tree

Allison leans against a tree in my backyard.

Portrait of Allison

Allison shows off her beautiful smile.

Photo of Allison sitting on the grass

Allison has matched the reds and oranges of her outfit to her eyeshadow and lipstick.

Image of Allison in front of purple bamboo on bench

Allison relaxes on a bench in front of the purple bamboo.

Allison on bench in front of purple bamboo

Allison savors the relaxation of outdoor photography.

Portrait of Allison

Check out the gleam in Allison’s eyes!

Portrait of Allison

Allison is a happy girl!

Portrait of peaceful Allison

Allison looks peaceful and relaxed. A few minutes later, we ran inside to escape the Maryland thunderstorms and then went shopping at the MAC store at Tyson’s Corner Center mall.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Connies Struts her Stuff

Connies Struts her Stuff

Connie had a blast modeling several outfits at our recent total makeover and photoshoot at my studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. Book your Elizabeth Taylor experience online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

Connie in skirt and bodysuit

Connie shows off her chevron print miniskirt with a navy bodysuit by Guess.

Connie in black dress

Connie looks terrific in this black dress from my wardrobe. These shoes are her favorites from her own collection.

Connie in black dress

Connie looks terrific in this black dress from my wardrobe.

Connie in black dress

Connie looks terrific in this black dress from my wardrobe.

Connie makes a crouching cat look

Roar! Connie is on the prowl.

Connie arches back in black dress

Connie looks terrific in this black dress from my wardrobe. These shoes are her favorites from her own collection.

Connie smiles

Connie smiles after her total makeover.

Connie in blue club dress

Connie sports a blue halter-top dress from G by Guess.

Connie sports blue club dress

Connie shows off this G by Guess halter-top blue dress.

Connie wears light coral top with black skirt

Connie pairs this light coral top with a silver belt to show off her curves.

Connie wear coral top and black skirt

Connie shows off her a coral top from my wardrobe with a black miniskirt of her own.

Connie wears red dress

Connie wears a red dress from my wardrobe.

Connie wears red dress

Connie smiles wide in this red dress from my wardrobe.

Connie wears black dress

Connie wrapped up her total makeover and photoshoot with a little black dress from her collection.

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Posted by on July 2, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Let Me Transform You!

Let Me Transform You!

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Taylor, and I love my job! I am a makeup artist and photographer who works full-time with transgender women across the gender spectrum at my studio in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, MD, minutes from Washington, DC. I offer full male-to-female transformation dressing, makeup, and photography services along with feminine coaching. My website contains lots of resources including my portfolio and latest work, upcoming events, and other trans-friendly service providers.

The Makeover Experience

I want to share with you how I treat makeovers, photography, and your experience with me. When you arrive, I greet you and get you settled in with your drink of choice, and we talk about what you’re looking for in your makeover and photo-shoot. I listen to what you have to say and make suggestions on how we can achieve the overall image you’d like to project. And then we’ll have a look at clothing, wigs, and whatever else you brought.

I love getting to know my clients personally and sharing our experiences with each other. Making new friends is one the best parts of my job. And I love helping my clients make new friends with other crossdressers, trans-women, and allies both at outings I schedule and other trans-friendly events. That being said, I want my closeted clients to leave closeted so I’m just as thorough with protecting your privacy. I want you to look and feel beautiful, confident and pampered. To being fabulous, ladies!

Is this your first makeover?

Lots of girls come to me with little to no experience with dressing. Some have lots of clothes while others have none. I have everything you need to transform from a male to female presentation: wigs, shoes, bras, breastforms, clothings, shapewear, jewelry, accessories, makeup, etc. I have clothes from size 6 to size 4X and shoes form size 8 to size 15. I just ask that you bring nylons/stockings/garter belts if you’d like to wear legwear other than opaque tights and bring your shaving kit so you can get a fresh beard shave.

1. For your first package, I recommend the 3-hour or 4-hour Total Makeover so you can see how you look in femme mode. Then you’ll have time to enjoy the experience with either a 45-minute or 105-min photo shoot or, if you prefer, girl chat or feminine deportment training. This will help you build your confidence and learn more about how you like to express your femininity.

2. For your next package, I recommend a 5-hour or 6-hour Total Makeover and Outing so you can try another look, pose for more photos, and experience interacting with others in a public setting. Now that you know you can happily conquer the outside world, you’ll want to be able to have the skills to do this on your own…

3. So you’ll want to book a 2- to 3- hour makeup lesson. At the makeup lesson, you can learn anything from a simple daytime-to-evening makeup look to a more complex, evening/club eye looks and more advanced contouring if you like. I do the makeup on half your face and you apply it on the other for kinesthetic/hands-on and audio learners. I include written, step-by-step makeup notes that I created for those who love procedure and order. I also have a face map where we can draw your look in your colors if you are more visually/spatially oriented. I have makeup and skin care available for purchase including kits.

Optional: At any point, feel free to add on feminine deportment training where we focus on your feminine movements for an entire hour. Otherwise, I can integrate tips into our other sessions.

4. After your first outing, you’ll likely want to build your feminine wardrobe so you can go out on your own. Shopping is always more fun with a friend so take me along for a good time and to help you find the sizes, styles and looks that fit your personality and body type. Book a 5-hour or 6-hour Total Makeover and Outing and I’ll do your makeup first and you can use my studio wardrobe for our shopping adventure. Or book my 3-hour Shopping Companion Package and arrive in femme or in boy mode ready to shop. If you choose to shop in boy mode, I’ll pack girl items like breast forms, bra, shape wear, heels, and a wig to discreetly bring with us to try on in a dressing room. I’ll help you select items that you like and work with the sales associates on your behalf. If you’re wig shopping, I definitely suggest going with your makeup done. It’s so much easier to tell whether a wig is flattering when you have your face feminized with makeup.

Feel free to come back for more Total Makeovers and Photoshoots to show off your wardrobe, play with the studio wardrobe, and try out new makeup looks. Get a Makeup Makeover before a night out or before a shopping trip with a friend. I’m here to support you and help you connect with our community. 🙂

How to Book your Appointment

Schedule your appointment online today. Select a base package and any add-ons and then you can view my availability in real time. Book your appointment with a 50% deposit (67% deposit for fantasy sessions) using PayPal.

Makeover Menu

Book Online: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

PayPal is the default method for making your deposit when you book online. If you’re not comfortable with making a deposit by PayPal on my booking website, you can book with a money order via postal mail. To book with a money order, please confirm appointment availability online & with me and then send the USPS money order with tracking info to

Elizabeth Taylor

7304 Carroll Ave #158

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Send me the tracking info. After I confirm the tracking info, I’ll book the appointment for you at my end. You’ll receive a confirmation email with my exact address and further details. Be sure to include your female name and the date and time of your appointment.

More Questions?

My website contains lots of resources including my portfolio and latest work, upcoming events, and links to other trans-friendly service providers. Also be sure to check out my makeover menu at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com to see my detailed list of offerings and pricing. If you’ve still got questions, drop me an email at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com or call me at 202-803-3231. Talk soon!
 
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Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Makeovers

 

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Lauren Strums her Guitar

Lauren Strums her Guitar

Lauren DeHart is in her happy place when her guitar is close at hand.

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Lauren in sun rays

Lauren is bathed in rays of light.

Lauren with her guitar

Lauren loves her guitar.

Lauren loves her guitar

Lauren strums her guitar.

Lauren strums guitar

Lauren strums away.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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