Why You Need A Makeover

| Jan 25, 2010
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red02You need a makeover because from time to time we all fall into a rut. And the dirt and scratches do nothing for us. Seriously, I’ve been doing this crossdressing thing for quite some time and in years gone by I’ve done the over-the-top look for drag events or clubbing in NYC but for the past few years I’ve settled into mostly (excepting how I doll up for my twice monthly Laptop Lounge parties) a semi hip, suburban housewife look. And I think I do it fairly well. Well enough that I get called “ma’am” while in a store or having dinner and it is fun, but, lately I found myself missing the thrill of four inch heels, big hair, and — most important — just doing something different.

To shake off your drag doldrums there’s nothing as effective as a professional makeover. It doesn’t matter if you’re a TG lady or a GG. Going to a makeover pro is a lot of fun. You put yourself in their hands and they turn you into a vision of, if not loveliness, an exotic and different version of yourself. Want some shots of you as Lady Gaga? How about Cher or Marilyn Monroe? The makeover studio is a world of fantasy and you can be whatever sexy vixen you like.

For my makeover experience I chose someone I’ve know since before she got into the makeover biz, Miss Amanda Richards. Amanda, who is extremely photogenic, decided to leave behind the corporate world and start doing for others what she did for herself, provide fabulous transformations, so she opened True Colors Makeup Artistry. Last week I took a trip to her studio and put myself in her capable hands for a glamor makeover. Snap shots you take with your digital camera can be fun and instructive but click the “more” link to see what you can get by going to a professional with their trained eye, good lighting and high end camera.

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Basically, I’m an animal. Or a glamor goddess. Or a hot blonde in red.
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About the Author ()

Angela Gardner is a founding member of The Renaissance Transgender Assoc., Inc., former editor of its newsletter and magazine, Transgender Community News. She was the Diva of Dish for TGF in the late 1990s and Editor of LadyLike magazine until its untimely demise. She has appeared in film and television shows portraying TG characters, as well as representing Renaissance on numerous talk shows.

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  1. cena cena says:

    Hey, Angela, the red and black outfit will always attract a man’s eye. You look great in all the shots!

  2. angela_g angela_g says:

    I owe it all to Amanda at True Colors. And the animal print dress from Bloomingdales. On sale of course!

  3. says:

    Angela, your hair and look in the “I’m an animal” pic is awesome, it really brings out the femme that is you.