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A Dream Come True for Michaela Lee

A Dream Come True for Michaela Lee

Michaela Lee pampered herself with her first makeover after years of dreaming of time in girl mode. Now she’s joined the DC Trans Ladies Meetup group and hopes to make it to a soiree next year.

“When I arrived, I was nervous having never done this before. Beth is very understanding and made me comfortable,” Michaela Lee said in her online review. “By the time the photo session started, I was so elated with my makeover, I could not stop beaming and smiling! I cannot wait to return! This is the most fun and rewarding experience I have had in a long time.”

Book your total makeover and photoshoot with Elizabeth Taylor today at her makeover menu. Beth has seen clients from teenagers to 80-something though minors must be accompanied by a parent. She sees clients at her private makeover studio in Takoma Park, Maryland, which is located just a mile from Washington, DC and 15 minutes by car from the I-495/I-95 interchange near College Park, MD.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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It’s party time! Join the DC Trans Ladies for our Fall Soiree in Bethesda, Oct. 15!

It’s party time! Join the DC Trans Ladies for our Fall Soiree in Bethesda, Oct. 15!

Hi ladies! I know you all have been asking for another event so I’m excited to announce that the Bethesdan Hotel has reopened their restaurant and is eager to have us return for our signature Soiree! So assemble your favorite fall outfit (boots anyone?) and join us at our Fall Soiree in bustling downtown Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, October 15! We will be having dinner at 7 p.m. and hanging out at the bar, lounge, and restaurant areas ’til the bar closes around 11 pm. Crash at the hotel, and be sure to book using our discounted group rate of $119.

The Bethesdan Hotel hosted the DC Trans Ladies at the Saint Patrick’s Day Soiree in 2019.

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 haven’t joined the DC Trans Ladies Meetup group yet, this would be a great time to do so if you are a trans-woman, an MtF crossdresser, or genderfluid! (Men are not accepted as members but are welcome at events as guests of members.) We have active members from their twenties into their seventies, and we’d love to have you join us.

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 Soiree Dinner in the hotel’s dining room. It is an opportunity to sit with your sisters and get to know them.

RSVP to the Soiree dinner here: https://www.meetup.com/dc-transladies-community/events/288362699/

RSVP to the post-dinner Soiree here: https://www.meetup.com/dc-transladies-community/events/288362761/

The Bethesdan hotel staff is delighted to have us, and to demonstrate their appreciation they’ve set up a special room rate of $119/night and discounted event parking. Visit the Meetup events, above, for the booking link and to check out all the event details.

If you’re looking to get your Soiree makeup professionally applied, I will be offering makeup makeovers at my studio in Takoma Park, MD.

Bring your smartphones and cameras, and take pics to share on our meetup site.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Fall Soiree!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2022 in Makeovers, Parties

 

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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

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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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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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
Stunning!
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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Jasmine Rocks!

Jasmine Rocks!

Jasmine decided to play to her punk rock side today during our makeover. We listened to 2000s hard rock music and took “backstage” photos in my studio.

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Taylor. Wardrobing by Jasmine assisted 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.

Girl in pink bodysuit, black flare skirt, black fishnets, and black leather high heel boots leans against a brick wall while holding a purse. A blue light illuminates her from the upper, rear left.
Channeling that rockstar feel today…
Girl in pink bodysuit plays with her long, wavy hair with her right hand with painted red nails. A blue light illuminates her hair from the rear left.
Check out Jasmine’s hair! Wow!
Girl in pink bodysuit, black flare skirt, black fishnets, and black leather high heel boots bends over with purse in hand near a brick wall. A blue light illuminates her from the upper, rear left.
Jasmine reaches down to retrieve her purse.
 
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Posted by on March 5, 2022 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Becki Channels her inner Business Woman

Becki Channels her inner Business Woman

Becki Ashley and I had a blast at her latest total makeover and photoshoot. This time we mixed things up a bit. Last time, Becki came to my studio for a makeup lesson, and she has been practicing a ton and going out on her own. This time, she did her makeup in advance so that I could critique it and glam it up. I was thrilled at Becki’s progress on her makeup skills. I amped up all the makeup colors, and we chose a longer, bolder false eyelash. Instead of shooting on a white paper background, we opted for the brick wall and stone floor of my studio using a single light to give a moody to noir-ish feel.

I continue to see clients six days per week at my private, discreet studio in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, Maryland. I’m close to Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore. Check out my makeover menu here.

Makeup and Wardrobing by Becki Ashley and Elizabeth Taylor

Photography by Elizabeth Taylor

Becki shows off her daring match of orange boots with a purple and burgundy striped dress. We channeled her vibe with ’60s music.
Becki looks at home as a business woman!
Becki looks stern but inviting. Wouldn’t you take a meeting with her?
Becki has a faraway look in her eyes. What do you think is on her mind?
Check out Becki’s long legs!
Her eyes pierce your soul.
Very elegant!
 
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Posted by on January 20, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Diana Readies for the Hunt

Diana Readies for the Hunt

Diana gets ready for a night of clubbing. For makeup, she’s chosen a sexy, smokey eye and a nude lip. But which outfit should she wear?

Makeup, wardrobe, and photography by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in photography, makeup artistry, feminization, total makeovers, and coaching for transgender women, MtF crossdressers, and genderfluid people. Beth loves working with first-timers and established trans-women and helping them embrace their femininity and beauty, grow their confidence, and get involved in the online and in-person trans-women communities. Her studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland close to I-95 & the I-495 beltway around Washington, DC. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.

Diana looks stunning in this navy blue dress by Guess.
Fierce!
Wow! Check out those legs, curves, and sky-high pumps!
Legs & crazy tall pumps plus a bright pink, short dress—she’d stand out in this choice!
 
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Posted by on August 18, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Lexi Roars to Life on her Bike

Lexi Roars to Life on her Bike

Lexi loves her motorcycle! She glows during the soft light of the “hour of magic” as she stops at several old church buildings a short walk from my makeover studio.

Makeup & photography by Elizabeth Taylor. Wardrobe and motorcycle courtesy of Lexi.

Elizabeth Taylor offers makeup artistry, total makeovers, photoshoots, feminine coaching, and outings for transgender women and mtf crossdressers. Check out Beth’s makeover menu here. Her makeover and photography studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland, just a mile from Washington, DC and easily accessible from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York via I-95 via car. The studio is also accessible via train on the Red Line Metro from Union Station and is a 45 minute drive from the IAD, DCA, and BWI airports.

Off she goes!
Lexi stops at an old church in her journeys.
Lexi is bathed in the golden light of sunset.
Lexi arrives at her next stop.
Check out that old nunnery in the background.
Wow! Lexi’s glowing in the hour of magic!
Lexi is on the move!
 
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Posted by on July 9, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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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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