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Trans Ladies Spa Social @ Azure Dream Day Spa

Trans Ladies Spa Social @ Azure Dream Day Spa

Hi ladies, Azure Dream Day Spa has invited us to a Trans Ladies Spa Social on Saturday, April 29 at their beautiful, new location in Arlington, Virginia. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and live music and receive complimentary consultations for laser hair removal, electrolysis, and beauty treatments. My wife, Giselle, and I look forward to seeing you there!

A quick testimonial: I recently learned about Azure from several local trans-women who regularly get electrolysis done there. Since then, Giselle and I have both enjoyed our experiences at Azure. I received a pampering facial, eyebrow wax, and eyebrow tint and absolutely loved the results and the feel of a destination spa. Giselle received two hours of two electrologists simultaneously removing body hair, a rare find! They have three electrologists on staff and even offer electrolysis in preparation for GCS. The owner, Leila, and her manager, Desire, along with their entire staff are eager to work with more trans-women.

A group of 10 women in cocktail dresses stand with one man crouched in front. Azure Dream Spa and a balloon arch are in the background.
The staff of Azure welcome trans-women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Here’s the invitation from Azure:

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music starting at 4 p.m. on April 29. There is no charge for the event. Free consultations and demos will be offered for Azure’s array of services including all Med Spa & Hair Removal services (electrolysis, laser hair removal, etc.)

Please arrive no later than 5:30 pm. to enter the raffle drawing for a chance to win fabulous prizes. The drawing will take place at 6 p.m.

Azure seeks to provide a welcoming spa environment for all walks of life with compassion and inclusion and strives to create and promote positive LGBTQ+ awareness among all.

RSVP by April 19th by calling Azure at 703-243-4343. Limited Space Available.

Street parking is available using Parkmobile. There is a paid parking garage on the same block. Metro directions: Ballston Metro is the closest Metro stop with a 3 block walk.

A flyer announces the Azure Dream Spa Trans Ladies Spa Social
Azure Dream Day Spa invites you to their spa social for trans women.
A women in a black cocktail dress holds a purple balloon in front of Azure Dream Spa.
Leila, the owner of Azure, has been working with trans-women since the 1990s and loves doing electrolysis.
Partygoers stand near a balloon arch with Azure Dream Spa in the background.
Azure hosted a grand opening party at their new location last year.

Posted by on March 23, 2023 in Images, Parties


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Kate, A Glam-Next-Door Girl

Kate, A Glam-Next-Door Girl

Kate and I had a great time getting her ready in her glamorous but casual style. She brought her wardrobe including dresses, sweaters, jeans, wigs, and sunglasses. For makeup, she knew she wanted a bold, black eyeliner look including on her waterline. We matched the color of her sequin dress to champagne, copper, rose, and brown eyeshadows from MAC. Kate loves light pink lipstick topped with shiny gloss. We waited to add the gloss until the indoor photos since wind combined with long hair can make a mess of gloss in no time.

Kate invites you to follow her on Instagram @kateshields78. Here’s how Kate describes herself:

“Since she was eight, Kate has known that her gender identity includes a significant female component. She is still discovering where on the gender identity spectrum she fits but has felt a strong pull toward female gender identity and expression since 2020. Kate loves fashion. Over the years she has evolved her look by merging casual and glamorous styles to create a unique ‘glam next door’ look. Her other photos, past and present, can be found on Instagram @kateshields78.”

Wardrobing by Kate Shields

Makeup artistry, photography, and photo editing by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Beth sees clients six days a week at her private Takoma Park, Maryland studio for male-to-female transformations, makeup artistry, photography, feminine coaching, and accompanied outings. Clients regularly travel from other areas in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Southeast United States including Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Read more about her services and book online anytime at her makeover menu.

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Posted by on January 5, 2023 in Images, Makeovers


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Nikki Rose, A Country Girl

Nikki Rose, A Country Girl

Nikki and I had so much fun at her four hour total makeover and photoshoot. She brought her own outfits and wig, and we listened to country music. She showed me inspiration photos for makeup on her iPhone and texted me the three best ones so that we could create just the look she was going for from my makeup kit. We took photos in my backyard and in my photo studio against an exposed brick wall.

From Nikki: “Hi, my name is Nikki. I’m a part-time girl! I love to spend my free time in girl mode and have been for the past six years. I’m 23-years-old and slowly becoming more confident in my feminine self. And now that I know what I could look like courtesy of Elizabeth Taylor, I have the upmost confidence I can perfect my girl mode.” Nikki is on Instagram and invites you to follow her at @nikki_rose_24.

My makeover studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic United States. I regularly see clients from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina along with clients from throughout the US and the world. Book your own total makeover and photoshoot anytime online at

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Wardrobing by Nikki Rose

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Posted by on September 15, 2022 in Images, Makeovers


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Meet Sabrina!

Meet Sabrina!

Sabrina and I had a great time at her makeover and photoshoot this weekend. She brought two outfits: a red, shoulder-baring blouse with shiny, black leggings and a black, crop top paired with a long, black skirt with leg-flaunting slits.

She selected deep, red eye shadows from the MAC Flameboyant Palette and a vivid, orange lipstick to pair with her red blouse. For hair, she started with her natural hair. Then she tried on several wigs before settling on an ombré-auburn, long, curly wig from Joi Wigs in Springfield, Virginia.

Sabrina is a dedicated athlete and a repeat client.

Makeup and Photography by Elizabeth Taylor


Posted by on August 7, 2022 in Images, Makeovers


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Meet Bethany!

Meet Bethany!

Check out Bethany! Bethany enjoyed a total makeover and photoshoot at Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor. She chose two outfits from the studio wardrobe and a gray dress of her own that she paired with three studio wigs. Neutral, brown eyeshadows and a bold, red lip gave her a classic, timeless look. Bethany’s looks range from sophisticated to clubby to the girl-next-door. Which one is your favorite?

Makeup Artist and Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Wardrobing by Elizabeth Anne Taylor and Bethany

Book your total makeover and photoshoot online today. Browse the makeover menu here. Beth’s studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland near I-95, I-495, and Washington, DC. Her makeover studio is in easy driving distance from many locations in Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is standing and looking toward the camera.
Bethany looks poised and elegant.
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is standing and looking away from the camera.
Who does she see?
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red top. She is standing outdoors and looking away from the camera. Green foliage is in the background.
What’s Bethany thinking about?
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is leaning against a tall post with a lush, green yard behind her.
Bethany looks at home in the outdoors.
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is standing next to a tall post with a lush, green yard behind her.
Bethany tries out a short, sequined club dress.
Killer legs!
Wow! Bethany’s red lipstick really pops with this dress.
Bethany twirls in her princess-cut dress.
She looks so peaceful.
What a great smile!

Posted by on June 27, 2022 in Images, Makeovers


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Missy: Off to Never Never Land

Missy: Off to Never Never Land

Melissa arrived decked out in daytime makeup and leather after spending the day strolling around Crystal City. We readily agreed to rock out to a Metallica playlist, kicking off with “Enter Sandman.” We updated her makeup to a dramatic smokey eye and MAC’s “Sin” colored lipstick for a nighttime vibe for heading to Freddie’s Beach Bar. In addition to standard studio shots with a gray background, Missy wanted some rocker chick pics against the brick wall. We looked up ideas online and one with blue side-lighting caught her eye. After some lighting experimentation, we captured the backstage look she was going for.

Photography: Elizabeth Taylor

Makeup Artistry: Missy with updates by Elizabeth Taylor

Wardrobe: Missy with assistance by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor offers total makeovers, makeup artistry, photography, male-to-female transformations, feminine coaching, accompanied outings, and more at her private studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. She works with transgender women, mtf crossdressers, and femme-presenting genderfluid people. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.

Missy arrives backstage
Check out Missy’s blue eyes.
Rocking the Affliction t-shirt and baring those shoulders
Now that looks like joy!
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Posted by on March 6, 2022 in Images, Makeover Studio


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A Perfect Rose: Jeny Becomes a Bride

A Perfect Rose: Jeny Becomes a Bride

Jeny Rose looks gorgeous as a bride! For our bridal photoshoot, Jeny decided on two wedding gowns from my studio wardrobe. We got lucky with gorgeous weather and a cloudy sky, perfect for outdoor portraits in my yard.

Makeup artistry, photography, and wardrobing by Elizabeth Anne Taylor. Hair by Jeny Rose.

Want to pamper yourself with a bridal transformation and photos? Bridal photoshoots are an option under the fantasy feminization experience on my makeover menu. Please contact me at before booking to discuss details. My studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland near Washington, DC and Northern Virginia and easily accessible from Pennsylvania and New Jersey via I-95.


Posted by on June 11, 2021 in Images, Makeovers


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I’m having a blast shooting in my new photo studio! Check out these pics of my client, Katherine, from tonight’s total makeover and photoshoot. She’s a cutie!

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Posted by on June 7, 2019 in Images, Makeover Studio


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Join the DC Trans Ladies for our St. Patrick’s Day with a Twist Soiree

Hi ladies, don your favorite green attire and join us at our “Saint Patrick’s Day with a Twist” Soiree in bustling downtown Bethesda! ☘️We will be hanging out at the bar, lounge, and restaurant ’til the bar closes around 11 pm. Be sure to join us for our new girls’ hosted happy hour in Beth’s suite (5-6 pm) followed by dinner at the hotel’s restaurant (6-8 pm).

The full-service bar at Doubletree Bethesda


After 11 pm, we have the option of heading to a local bar such as the Brickside, or Harp & Fiddle, or another local venue that makes sense to the post-11pm adventurers (if you have ideas or a strong preference please let us know through messages or conversations). Crash at the hotel, and be sure to book using our group rate.

At 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 come out too!

If you’re not feeling ready for girl mode in public, you are still welcome to attend in guy mode. Upon arrival, introduce yourself as a member to the hosts, 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.

The Doubletree hotel staff is eager to have us, and they’ve set up a special room rate of $89/night. For the discount, book directly with Brittany at 240.235.1663 and tell her you are with the DC Regional Trans Ladies group.

If you’re looking to get your Soiree makeup professionally applied, our very own Elizabeth Taylor (Beth) will be offering makeup makeovers at her room in the hotel ( Other makeover artists are listed on our discussion board.

Beth Taylor will be taking event photos during dinner and the Soiree, which will save many girl’s smartphone battery. Bring out your ☘️ Irish props ☘️ and have some fun!

We look forward to seeing you all at our Saint Patrick’s Day Soiree!

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Posted by on March 6, 2019 in Parties


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Holiday Sushi Soiree Spectacular!

Join the DC Trans Ladies Meetup in a modern, dark, stylish room with full bar, a kick-ass sound system, and great food at Hanaro Restaurant and Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 8. From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., women and their guests will enjoy awesome sushi and a pan-Asian menu. After dinner, we will mingle with the other patrons and gradually take over the bar, dancing if you wish.

Dinner: Fun atmosphere. Locally popular and highly regarded on Yelp, and deservedly so. Members of the DC Trans Ladies group and their guests only. Main event is open to all. Important to RSVP here so we have an accurate headcount for the restaurant.

Main Soiree: Starting 9ish, we mingle with the other patrons and gradually take over the bar. Dance. Or just inhale raw fish and Sapporo drafts. It’s all good. Due to the venue and format change, this event will be publicly listed and all are invited, including gentlemen. This change does not necessarily apply to future Soirees. View the main soiree event and RSVP here.

Dress: This is not the Ramada Inn and this is not a “gala,” so do not wear a sparkly floor-length gown. Wear either smart casual/neighborhood bar attire, or something just slightly dressier than that, such as a relatively plain cocktail dress. If uncertain, better to be more casual than formal.

Parking: The municipal garages are free on Saturdays; Hanaro is about 2 blocks from either the Woodmont Triangle garage (on Woodmont) and the St. Elmo/Cordell garage (you can enter from St. Elmo, just one long block west of Hanaro). Park on the street if you wish, but you will have to pay until 10 p.m. 12 minute walk from Bethesda Metro (Red Line).

Lodging: The Doubletree Bethesda is just 2 blocks away and welcomes us with open arms. Free parking is available at the city garage on weekends and is an easier fit for large vehicles (like SUVS, minivans, and pickup trucks) than the hotel parking garage, which has a daily fee.

Makeup Makeovers: Beth will be providing makeup makeovers at her home studio in Cabin John, Maryland.

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Posted by on November 21, 2018 in Parties


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