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“French and Fabulous” Cocktail Party

Join us a “French and Fabulous”-themed cocktail party for trans-women and allies (any gender identity or sexual orientation as long as you respect trans-women) on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.! Dress fabulously to fit the theme. 🙂

_DSC3400_smallGuests are requested to bring French wine ($12+) or other French beverages (e.g., spirits, beers, sparkling waters) and a wine-friendly food item to share. Suggestions for wine and food items and more details to follow. Guests are requested to post what they will be bringing so we’ll have a good assortment of wine and food.

Since I’m a sommelier and wine educator, you’ll get the chance to learn more about French wines over the course of the evening too. We’ll have a blast!

RSVPs: As an FYI, I’ve had a wait list for my last few TG and allies parties, so make your plans early to avoid disappointment. 🙂 If you are one of my clients and I’ve met you in person, you may RSVP to me directly. If not, then RSVP at either the DC Trans Ladies Meetup Group or the Washington DC Area Transgender Meetup Group. Please maintain a complete, respectable profile with a photo on the Meetup site so that I can know who to expect.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor

E-mail: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com
Web: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.com
Bookings: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, feminization, and photography for MtF crossdressers and transgender women and has transformed over 300 girls. Beth loves working with first-timers and helping them embrace their femininity and beauty, grow their confidence, and get involved in the online and in-person trans-women communities.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Makeover Studio, Parties

 

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Erica Goes Red!

Red, red, red! Red hair, red dress, red lips--that's Erica's latest look! Love it!

Red, red, red! Red hair, red dress, red lips–that’s Erica’s latest look! Love it!

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2014 in Images, Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Chef Chris Shows off her New Look and Outfits

Chef Chris Shows off her New Look and Outfits

Chris created her new look at her January makeover with Elizabeth Taylor. Chris loves wine, food, cooking, and hospitality so much so that she cooked and presented Anglo-Indian food for my February Trans-Women and Allies party. As a sommelier and wine educator, I paired the wines to her flavor-packed dishes to rave reviews. Check out the DC Trans-Ladies Meetup Group to find out about and RSVP to my parties.
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My First Southern Comfort Conference

I returned late Sunday night from my first Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) after driving over 600 miles from Atlanta, GA, to Washington, DC. My mind is still whirling from four days of total immersion in the trans* community.

Beth dresses in a black top and skirt, black wedge sandals, silver jewelry, and Mulberry Forest Glossy Lip Stain to head down for her first night of networking at SCC.

Beth dresses in a black top and skirt, black wedge sandals, silver jewelry, and Mulberry Forest Glossy Lip Stain to head down for her first night of networking at SCC.

I arrived late Wednesday night to a bustling patio filled with trans-women. My minivan was packed full of Riedel wine glasses, wine, Mary Kay demos and products, Ardyss corsets and shapewear, and one small suitcase of my clothes. After three bell hop carts delivered my wares, I changed and went downstairs to mingle with the ladies, including several I’ve met before in the DC area. I went to bed early by SCC standards between 1 and 2 a.m.

On Thursday, I was completely consumed by preparing for and running my wine education seminar and wine tasting social. Twenty guests attended my wine education seminar and gave me excellent feedback on the information I presented, my presentation style, and personal appearance. Yes, I love getting compliments and trans-women never cease to compliment my appearance! 🙂 We tasted three United States wines during the seminar and used a simplified Court of Master Sommeliers tasting grid to analyze the wines together. The guests enjoyed this so much that one girl even asked for permission to take a photo of my slide!

After my seminar, I had to hurry to set up for the wine tasting social in the bistro area. The hotel graciously provided tables, ice and ice buckets, and standing cocktail tables while SCC volunteers helped me move 15 dozen wine glasses and three cases of wine from my room to the bistro area. My friend Laura and SCC volunteers helped me with many set-up and logistics details. We tasted six wines from the lands of the Romance languages (Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Portugal). I’ll post more details of the wine tasting on my zindiva.com website soon. Guests had a great time and many thanked me as they left. After tear down, I was exhausted and went back to my room and fell asleep by 11 p.m.

Beth and Kristin Beck both attended the trans-vets reception on Friday. Kristin recently published the book "Warrior Princess" that described her time on Seal Team 6 and life as a transgender woman.

Beth and Kristin Beck both attended the trans-vets reception on Friday. Kristin recently published the book “Warrior Princess” that described her time on Seal Team 6 and life as a transgender woman.

On Friday, I slept through the seminar I planned to attend on trans-veterans but did make it to lunch, Kristin Beck‘s talk, the trans-veteran’s reception, cocktail hour, dinner, and the Jungle. I met some awesome people at the trans-veteran’s reception including veterans from the Korean and Vietnam eras up to the present and all branches of service. I really hit it off with Christine, who is also a Mary Kay consultant who works primarily with trans-women but also has some genetic girl (GG) clients. She also took photos of the conference and I loved posing at her portable studio on Saturday night. At dinner, I sat with a couple of cute girls, Markee and Raven, who had attended my wine tasting.

Beth had a blast dancing and flirting with trans-women at Jungle, the largest LGBT club in Atlanta.

Beth had a blast dancing and flirting with trans-women at Jungle, the largest LGBT club in Atlanta.

Later that evening, I headed with the SCC ladies via shuttle bus to the Jungle, the largest LGBT club in Atlanta, though about half the size of Town Danceboutique in DC. I had a blast at Jungle, the best night out at a club for me in quite some time. I loved dancing and flirting with the trans-ladies and before I knew it, it was 3 a.m. and time to take the last shuttle back to the hotel. Did I do the smart thing and go to bed? Of course not–it’s SCC! I had a few girls up for some wine and hanging out and stayed up til 6 a.m.!

On Saturday, I slept through the SCC lunch and ate at Maggiano’s across the street.

Laura looks fabulous with her Mary Kay makeover. Despite her hard work on video production and lighting, her makeup stayed put all night!

Laura looks fabulous with her Mary Kay makeover. Despite her hard work on video production and lighting, her makeup stayed put all night!

Then I had a Mary Kay makeup makeover for my friend, Laura, who wanted a simple yet elegant look for the ball. After applying skin care and liquid foundation, I set to work on the fun part–color! Her soft blue eyes invited me to use beautiful golds, browns, and coppers (Honey Spice, Gold Coast, Amber Blaze, Copper Glow) for eyeshadows along with black eyeliner, lash primer, and Lash Love Lash-Lengthening Black Mascara. We created light pink cheeks (Shy Blush) and subtle contouring (Bronzer and Highlight Powder). We finished off her look with the Enchanted Mauve Glossy Lip Stain and the Finishing Spray. I love the limited edition Glossy Lip Stains! The stain stays all night long and into the next day unless removed with eye makeup remover!

Beth gets ready for the ball and the last night of SCC.

Beth gets ready for the ball and the last night of SCC.

After that, I took a nap, applied my Fantasy and Fairytales makeup, then went to dinner, danced, and socialized.

As the final official SCC event, the dance and bar areas drew lots of trans* people.

As the final official SCC event, the dance and bar areas drew lots of trans* people.

With it being the last night of SCC, I made sure to talk to lots of girls and dance with a few too.

It's time to get silly! Beth helps Tiffany, a first-timer, smile for photos by being her silly self.

It’s time to get silly! Beth helps Tiffany, a first-timer, smile for photos by being her silly self.

Then I invited a couple girls up to my room for some wine and I stayed up til 4 a.m. chatting. Yikes–this SCC schedule is nuts!

Sarissa loved her new look and how easy it is to apply.

Sarissa loved her new look and how easy it is to apply.

Sunday morning, Sarissa invited me to join her for breakfast and then she came up to my room for a makeup makeover before my late checkout. She loved her look and the tips she picked up.

I finally got on the road to leave SCC close to 3 p.m. Sunday when there were very few trans* people still at the hotel. I felt like I was leaving almost a ghost town compared to the bustling venue that greeted me when I arrived.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Makeovers, Parties

 

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Southern Comfort Conference: I’ll be there–Will you?

Elizabeth Taylor pours wine and educates guests at her Romance in a Glass wine tasting.

Elizabeth Taylor pours wine and educates guests at her Romance in a Glass wine tasting.

I’ll be attending The Southern Comfort Conference this September in Atlanta. I will be conducting a wine education seminar and running the wine education and networking event! I’ll also be bringing my makeup and corset/shape wear collection with me. In fact, one friend of mine has already booked a makeup makeover and a corset fitting for during the conference!

Perhaps it strikes you as odd that I’m talking about a conference and a wine tasting on a makeover blog. Here’s the connection: The Southern Comfort Conference is the largest transgender social, educational, and entertainment conference in the world! Meanwhile, the majority of my makeover clients belong to the transgender community! Thus, I will be sharing multiple passions of mine–wine education and transformation makeovers–with a community a truly enjoy. 🙂

If you’ll be at the 2013 Southern Comfort Conference, I look forward to meeting you there! I hope to see you at my wine education seminar or at the wine education and networking event on Thursday!

Let me know if you’d like to book a private makeup lesson, makeup makeover, or a corset/body shaper fitting at the Southern Comfort Conference. To being fabulous, ladies!

~Elizabeth Taylor~
elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Corsets, Makeovers

 

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