Mandy Sherman visited my studio for a makeover and photo shoot in August to pamper herself with a new look during a weekend trip to Washington, D.C. Mandy typically presents as androgynous, somewhere between male and female, but she tells me that she’d prefer to be in femme mode all the time. Since Mandy wanted to try a wig, I French braided Mandy’s long, brown hair and tucked the tail under her braid so her hair would lay flat under the wig. Adorned in the Revlon Scorpio Cherry Cola wig, natural makeup, and clothes from my studio wardrobe, Mandy looked like a whole new girl.
Check out these photos from our makeover, and read her account of our makeover at her blog including her initial reluctance and then delight at wearing a short skirt and high heels.
Lexi shows off her stunning blue eyes with brown eyeshadows and long eyelashes. Lexi wanted a business look, so she prepared to go to the office in an Ann Taylor jacket, long black skirt, pink blouse and scarf, and a black, leather, Coach briefcase. For her evening at the opera, Lexi donned a black, velvet gown with sheer arms, adorned herself in pearls, and carried a vintage, crystal-studded clutch made in West Germany.
Kimberly Moore shows us beach blonde beauty in the shade of evergreen trees after her latest makeover with Elizabeth Taylor. A dark blue liquid eyeliner added drama to her look while the tangerine lipstick played off the coral blouse and accessories for a fun, summer look. Makeup and photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.
I met Susan and Jude at the Keystone Conference 2014 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This summer, Susan asked me to take a professional portrait for her acupuncture business, Tending Chi, based in Maryland, and an updated portrait for Jude’s desk that showed off her naturally long hair. Susan selected light, business-appropriate makeup to make her skin more radiant. Full of positive energy, Susan has a passion for the environment, healthy living, and the transgender community. In fact, she even has a section of her website devoted to transgender care.