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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.

Swampoodle band photo holding instruments

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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Growing Comfortable in Your Speaking Voice:  A Workshop for Transgender Individuals 

Hi everyone,
 
I wanted to pass on this great opportunity to attend a voice coaching workshop that local gender therapist John Thomas is hosting at his Falls Church office. Private voice instructor Anne Hurley will be featured at the session. Several of my clients have spoken highly of both John and Anne. Reach out to John directly if you are interested in the workshop.
 
To being fabulous!
Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)

 

This is the email I received from John:

 
Hi Beth,
 
I wanted to let you know I’m hosting a voice coaching workshop at my office featuring Anne Hurley, who does excellent voice training/coaching for transfeminine and transmasculine folks in the community.
 
This will take place one evening this summer at my office in Falls Church (tbd based on response).  I’ve expanded my space and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 participants for this event.
 
The workshop is about an hour plus I’ll be providing light refreshments for anyone who wants to stay afterwards to socialize, network and make friends in an affirming environment.
 
Scroll down to read more details about Anne and her work for the trans community.
 
If you know anyone who might be interested in this event, please forward this to them.
 
Warmly,
John Thomas
703-665-7000

 

Growing Comfortable in Your Speaking Voice: 

A Workshop for Transgender Individuals 

 
Anne Hurley is a soprano soloist and private voice instructor with a studio in Fairfax, Virginia. She has 35 years of experience teaching singing and providing coaching for the speaking voice for adolescents and adults.
 
Over the past few years, Anne has developed custom-designed speaking voice training for transmasculine and transfeminine clients to help reduce dysphoria surrounding speaking and support them in finding and developing their authentic voice.
 
Her speaking voice training/coaching focuses on:
  • changing accents, 
  • addressing vocal health issues, 
  • increasing range, 
  • improving clarity of speech, and
  • erasing vocal fry
Anne’s full bio is available at her website:  http://www.annehurley-cole.com.
 
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Posted by on July 1, 2019 in Therapy

 

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Photos from St. Patrick’s Day with a Twist Soiree

Photos from St. Patrick’s Day with a Twist Soiree

The DC Trans Ladies Meetup celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Bethesda last weekend. We had a mix of new and returning women and started off with a hosted happy hour in my hotel suite to welcome our new girls. Then we ate dinner at the hotel restaurant followed our signature soiree with music, talking, and even some dancing. Giselle brought in a sound system and treated us to Irish tunes, classic rock, and dance music. Meanwhile, I took photos of the soiree focusing on individual pics and encouraging self-expression. Late night, some of the women kept the party going at the nearby Harp and Fiddle til closing time at 3 a.m.

If you are a crossdresser, transgender woman, or a cis-woman ally, we would love to have you join our Meetup group and attend our upcoming events.

Enjoy the pics of our event!

Photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Makeup for Julie and Christina Napoli by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

 

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2019 in Images, Parties

 

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Luna’s Boudoir

Luna’s Boudoir

Luna plays up her sensual side in these black and white boudoir images.

Model & MUA: Luna
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor


 
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Posted by on January 15, 2019 in Images

 

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