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Partial Reopening for Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor on June 19!

It’s finally time to reopen Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor! I am pleased to announce that I am reopening for limited in-person services starting this Friday, June 19. All of my virtual services are still available along with a modified makeover menu for in-person visits. I am really excited to reconnect with you all and help you express and embrace your femininity.

Here’s the biggest change. I can’t offer makeup artistry yet based on the MoCo rules. Yikes! That’s going to make nearly everything I do more challenging. And that means that if you want makeup done, you’ll need to do your own makeup with your own products. We will also both need to wear face masks when we are within six feet of each other. And I’ll be checking your temperature before you come in to help reduce the risk to everyone. I have been taking my temperature daily to help protect you as well. If you are feeling sick, please contact me to reschedule your appointment even if you are within the 48-hour window before your appointment.

Here are the details:

1. Makeup artistry: The makeup artist aspect of my business does not fall into the Phase 2 reopening criteria of the draft 19 June 2020 executive order by County Executive Marc Elrich. “Esthetic services” are specifically prohibited. That means that my core offering of “Total Makeovers” will need to be altered as I cannot do your makeup for you.

You are welcome to do your own makeup and arrive with it on. Or you can do your makeup here with your own makeup kit. If you would like feedback as you do your makeup, I can offer feedback from a distance. I cannot physically help you with touchups or provide makeup or makeup brushes for you to use.

2. Photography, Consultations, & Hangout Time: Based on the new rules, I will now be offering photography, wardrobe/makeup consultations (but no makeup touchups), feminine deportment, and hangout time in-person! And this can be indoors or outdoors, weather dependent.

Montgomery County, Maryland (MoCo) is opening for retail business indoors, such as photography, with capacity limits. As usual, I only see one client at a time and by appointment only. I have no waiting area and zero overlap time between clients. Based on this guidance, I can offer indoor services at this time including studio photography, hangout time, girl chat, feminine deportment, makeup and wardrobe feedback (but no makeup touchups). I can also offer outdoor services for those who prefer that such as photography in my yard or girl chat on my back deck or front yard. I don’t have a covered porch, so we couldn’t meet outside in the rain.

3. Dressing services: I will be offering dressing services even though I can’t offer makeup artistry. Clothing will be washed between clients. Silicone items like breast forms and hip/butt pads will be washed with soap and water. Corsets will be spritzed with rubbing alcohol. New wig caps will be worn with all wigs as always. As always, you are welcome to bring your own wardrobe and mix-and-match with mine. Masks will be worn during the dressing process. You will need to provide your own mask.

4. Outings and Fantasy Services: Please contact me if you have a specific idea for an outing or fantasy service. Since I can’t do your makeup or provide you with makeup supplies, it could be challenging to do an outing en femme unless you are skilled at doing your makeup or you wear a mask for the whole outing like to a nail salon. If we go to Freddie’s Beach Bar or similar for outdoor dining, wearing a mask could present a challenge with eating and drinking. Limited stores are open and some are not allowing clothing to be tried on in the store. Makeup testers at MAC, Sephora, and other makeup stores/counters are not available to help with color matching. Clubs and bars are closed throughout the DC, MD, and VA metro area. Museums are closed.

I will only be offering fantasy services that can be done while we are six feet apart (except during the dressing stage). Any additional props for your fantasy experience will need to be your own. As always, you are required to contact me before booking a fantasy appointment to discuss your ideas.

4. Cleanliness: I will be cleaning high-touch surfaces such as chairs, handrails, counters, bathrooms, and faucets with an EPA-approved cleanser after every appointment. I will be allowing additional time between appointments to facilitate this.

5. Masks are Mandatory: If we are within six feet of each, we both are required to wear masks. At greater than six feet such as for photography or socially distanced hang out time/feminine deportment, you may remove your mask.

6. Temperature Taken at Arrival: When you arrive, I will be taking your temperature with an infrared forehead thermometer. If your temperature is at 100.4 F or above, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment. You will also be asked about your recent possible exposure to COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, please contact me to reschedule your appointment even if you’re inside the 48-hour cancellation window. (Guidelines from Professional Photographers of America). Be prepared to answer the following:

  • How are you feeling?
  • Have you had a cough or any flu-like or COVID symptoms in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms with the last 14 days?
  • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

I updated my makeover menu on June 16, 2020 to reflect my current offerings. And I will continue to post updates on my website as MoCo and Maryland release more guidance. Like you, I look forward to reopening and being able to connect with you all again.

 
 

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MoCo Enters Phase 1 on June 1; Virtual Appointments Continue

I have been enjoying seeing you all via virtual appointments (text, voice, and video) since I closed for in-person appointments in March due to COVID-19. I hope to see many more of you for virtual appointments for makeup lessons, consultations, girl talk, fantasy sessions, wardrobe assistance, online shopping, and more. Check out the options on my makeup menu. If you have something else that you’re interested in, just let me know and we can create a virtual option that works for you.

You may have seen that Montgomery County in Maryland will be entering Phase 1 of reopening this Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. However, my business will not be reopening to in-person clients this Monday based on the published guidelines.

Here’s why:

1. Makeup artistry: The makeup artist aspect of my business does not fall into the Phase 1 reopening criteria of the 13 May 2020 executive order by Governor Hogan.

2. Local jurisdiction: Montgomery County, Maryland (MoCo) is opened for limited business in its version of Phase 1. For example, retail businesses can only offer curb-side pickup not indoor shopping experiences. Hair salons can only provide hair services not other cosmetology services. Nail salons are not allowed to reopen. Based on this guidance, I cannot offer any indoor services at this time including studio photography or consultations.

3. Outdoor services: I have considered offering outdoor, socially-distanced services such as hangout time, girl chat, feminine deportment, makeup and wardrobe feedback (from a distance), outdoor photography, etc. on my front porch or back deck at a six foot or greater distance. This would require clients to arrived dressed in their preferred mode. However, MoCo is not allowing outdoor fitness classes to resume at this time even though the state of Maryland has as part of its Phase 1, part 2 roll-out. Additionally, curbside-pickup does not seem to mean sidewalk and outdoor shopping. Thus, I can’t justify offering outdoor services yet. The limited outdoor services I listed in this section will likely be the first ones I can offer as MoCo continues to reopen.

I will continue to post updates on my website as MoCo and Maryland release more guidance. Like you, I look forward to reopening and being able to connect with you all.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Maryland Reopening Updates: Virtual Appointments Continue

I have been enjoying seeing you all via virtual appointments (text, voice, and video) since I closed for in-person appointments in March due to COVID-19. I hope to see many more of you for virtual appointments for makeup lessons, consultations, girl talk, fantasy sessions, wardrobing assistance, online shopping, and more. Check out the options on my makeup menu. If you have something else that you’re interested in, just let me know and we can create a virtual option that works for you.

You may have seen that Maryland will be entering Phase 1 of reopening this Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. However, my business will not be reopening to in-person clients this Friday.

Here’s why:

1. The makeup artist aspect of my business does not fall into the Phase 1 reopening criteria of the 13 May 2020 executive order by Governor Hogan.

2. Montgomery County, Maryland is still open for essential businesses only and will enter Phase 1 at a later date. When Montgomery County enters Phase 1, I will reassess if and how I can offer services that meet the Phase 1 criteria. For example, I may be able to offer photography and consultation services but not makeup artistry and total transformations.

Unfortunately, that means that I do not have any further guidance as to what date I can reopen for in-person clients.

 

 
 

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Join the DC Trans Ladies for Dinner @ Republic on Saturday, March 14

Hi ladies! Join us on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. for our March Girls’ Night Out event at Republic, a well known restaurant and bar in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, MD. Show off your favorite spring look, and savor the delicious food and drink at Republic while socializing with friends. Last time, we had a blast hanging out in the back room and mingled easily between our three bar height tables. RSVP to our DC Trans Ladies meetup event here

The Republic management is eager to have us, and we have reservations for their back room that can seat up to 21! Check out a typical dinner menu here: https://republictakoma.com/dinner

Two women wear leather jackets and smile

Giselle and I smile after my birthday party at Republic restaurant in Takoma Park.
Photo by Alexandra Kitaen

Parking
Street parking in Takoma Park can be challenging but it is free starting at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Street parking just across the DC line is free starting at 6 p.m. Please double-check the meter to verify. There are two paid lots available. Across the street from the restaurant on Carroll Avenue, you can park for a $5 flat fee for the entire evening. There’s also a paid parking lot behind the restaurant off Laurel Avenue between Republic and the barber’s shop. At this lot, parking is free for the first hour and $3.50/hr after that.

Address
6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Lodging
Nearby Silver Spring has several hotels. Takoma Park has a motel on New Hampshire Avenue about 10 minutes from the venue by car.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2020 in Images, Parties

 

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Join us for live music by Swampoodle at Paradise Springs Winery!

Join us for live music by Swampoodle at Paradise Springs Winery!

Join the DC Trans Ladies Meetup group for live, acoustic music by Swampoodle at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 2-6 p.m. We will be in the adults-only back room.

Paradise Springs makes some of the best wine in Virginia and is located in Fairfax County less than an hour from downtown DC. Buy wine by the glass or bottle and snacks like cheese and deli meat from the winery. If you don’t drink, you can still join us and buy snacks to support the winery.

The band: Swampoodle plays eclectic Americana tunes. Many of you have met Steph Nelson, lead vocalist. Our own Giselle Donnelly (Beth’s wife) plays guitar and sings tenor. Steve sings and plays guitar, harmonica, and more. Eric Todd is on bass.

Swampoodle event on facebook
Swampoodle video on YouTube

Logistics: There’s plenty of free parking at the winery. The parking lot is gravel so sensible shoes are recommended. Paradise Springs is located at 13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA. We will be in the back room of the winery with the band.

Attire: This is a daytime event at a mainstream venue with families present so please take this into account when planning your look. Pants, a top, jacket, and flats/sneakers/boots would fit right in.

Guests: Guests are welcomed and encouraged regardless of gender.

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Swampoodle to play at Paradise Springs Winery!

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2020 in Images, Parties

 

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Shake it, Tiffany!

Shake it, Tiffany!

Tiffany and I had a blast at her 1950s-themed makeover and photoshoot. We played rockabilly music in the photo studio to get us in the pin-up spirit.

Makeup, wardrobing, and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Garter and stockings by Tiffany

Book your total makeover and photoshoot online today!

Tiffany sits in a red and white polka dot dress with hand under her chin

Tiffany gives a huge smile in pin-up dress and pearls

Pin-up girl looks surprised. She wears a red and white polka dot dress with a petticoat.

Surprise!

Pin-up girl in red and white polka dot dress and black mary jane shoes shimmies to music

Shake it!

Pin-up girl blows you a kiss

Tiffany sends us off with kisses.

 

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2020 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Makeup tutorial tonight!

Makeup tutorial tonight!

Join me for a Facebook Live makeup video tonight at 6 p.m. EST. I’ll be doing my own makeup and talking you through the process along with issues that you all have brought up and that I’ve seen in the studio. In particular, I’ll be covering skin care, makeup 101, contouring, and eye makeup. I’ll be focusing 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.)

You can join in at my personal facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1

Update: You can view tonight’s makeup video at https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/10158079682177360/

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Meet Stacie Stevens!

Meet Stacie Stevens!

Flickr legend Stacie Stevens shows off her latest makeover and photoshoot with Elizabeth Taylor. Check out my makeover menu and book online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

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Posted by on July 11, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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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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