I never imagined that I would live in a city with not one, but two gender transformation studios. In addition to Femme Makeovers, our fine city also has the fabulously Rebecca, owner of La Femme Mystique! Even more impressive than a city with two gender transformation studios is hearing that Rebecca has been in business for over five years! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Rebecca and visiting her studio recently.
Rebecca’s studio is in Saint Paul, not far from The Townhouse, arguably one of the safest and most well-known places a t-girl visits.
The La Femme Mystique studio is located in a beautifully refurbished warehouse. I fell in love with the building and Rebecca’s studio is perfect for makeovers and photos. I sat down and spoke with Rebecca for a while and we chatted about everything from photography to gender identity to makeup. Her perspective on what a portrait is and what her goals are when it comes to capturing our femme selves made me realize that she really “gets” it. Being transgender is not something that a lot of people understand, and it’s not something I always understand myself, so it was refreshing to hear that she understands our goals. Perhaps she put it best on her website when she wrote that she is “…honored to participate in the journey – whether it’s in a spirit of playfulness and fun, or as part of a deeper exploration of self”.
Rebecca’s studio and makeup kit says that she is ready to transform and capture a t-girl’s inner beauty.
After chatting for a bit, it was time for my makeover. Needless to say she did an amazing job. I was very impressed with what she did with my eyeshadow. After my makeup was done, it was time for my favorite thing in the world…pictures!
Rebecca and I explored the building and took a lot of photos and I cannot wait to see how they turned out. I’ll share them when they are ready. 😉
It was a unforgettable afternoon and I will definitely be back. I absolutely recommend visiting Rebecca whether you are visiting the Twin Cities or looking for an incredible makeover and a fun photo session.