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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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Professional Headshot: Giselle

Giselle is going full-time at work this fall, and she’s getting all her ducks in a row with a professional headshot! Photo, wig styling, and makeup by Elizabeth Taylor. Book online here

Giselle shows off her new work wardrobe in this professional headshot.

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2018 in Images

 

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Triple Summer Savings with Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor!

Triple Summer Savings with Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor!

Save during these sizzling days of summer at Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor with three different discount options on your total makeovers, photographs, fantasies, makeup lessons, outings, and more through August 31!

This is the perfect chance to check out my beautiful Cabin John studio near Bethesda, Maryland (new as of September 2017). I have two floors of studio space including a large walk-in wardrobe, hardwood floors, a “fainting couch” chaise lounge, a traditional studio space with seamless backgrounds and studio lights, fantasy furniture with dedicated fantasy room, outdoor locations in the front garden and backyard, and more.

 

Sizzling Summer Triple Savings

  • $10 off a Makeup Lesson, Professional Headshot, or 3-hour Total Makeover & Photoshoot*
  • $25 off any 4-hour or longer session*
  • $50 off any 8-hour or longer session*

You can go online anytime and make your next appointment at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com/. Be sure to use the Coupon Code “SUMMER FUN” to save on your session. I look forward to seeing you soon!

To being fabulous!
Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor

Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor 
Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com
Voice: 202-803-3231

*Use Coupon Code “SUMMER FUN” when you book to save $10 off makeup lessons, professional headshots, and 3-hour Total Makeover & Photoshoots; $25 off any 4-hour+ service; and $50 off any 8-hour+ service in July or August at my Cabin John location. You may use the coupon as many times as you like during the promotion including on back-to-back days; however, coupons may not be applied to gift certificates or packages. Regular deposit policies apply. Savings is off the balance of session when you book and show up to your session by August 31, 2018.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2018 in Makeovers

 

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Allison

Allison

Allison and I had a ball at this photoshoot. We originally planned on an outdoor steampunk-themed shoot on the lake, but the weather just didn’t cooperate. So we took some of our favorite props—a corset, bustle skirt, choker, and peacock feathers and made a day of it inside.

Model: Allison
MUA & Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Book your total makeover and photoshoot with me today. Visit my makeover menu for pricing and availability.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2018 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Check out Desi!

Check out Desi!

Desi came to her makeover and photo shoot ready for some serious fun with posing and a simple prop: sunglasses. What would be your dream look for a photo shoot with me?

Model: Desi
MUA & Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Book your total makeover and photo shoot with Beth today. Check out my makeover menu for pricing and availability.



 
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Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Images

 

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Vivian Davis, Vinyl, and the Beat Generation

Vivian Davis, Vinyl, and the Beat Generation

Vivian Davis loves the 1950s Beat Movement aesthetic, often characterized by berets, bongos, vinyl records, and books that challenged publishing norms of the time.

Vivian requested smokey eyes with strong eyeliner wings and a soft, pink nude lip. To keep the feel of the 1950s, we shot Vivian in black and white and pumped up the contrast in the resulting images. Vivian and her wife, Jes, rounded out the shoot cuddling together while listening to vinyl.

Models: Vivian Davis and Jes
Makeup Artistry for Vivian: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Do you have a hobby or special interest that you’d like to incorporate into your shoot? Bring props like Vivian did and make your photo shoot uniquely your own. Check out my makeover menu and book online here.

Vivian reads during a winter snow.

Vivian watches the snow fall.

Vivian

Vivian loves playing vinyl records.

Vivian loves the aesthetics of the Beat generation.

Vivian listens to her vinyl albums.

Vivian has killer eyes accentuated by Beat-inspired makeup.

Vivian and her bongos make for a fetching winter portrait.

The Beat generation often brings to mind bongos and berets. Vivian embraces both.

Vivian and Jes are a perfect match!

Vivian and Jes listen to vinyl on a midwinter day.

Romance is in the air with these lovebirds.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Images, Makeovers

 

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