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.
Earlier this year I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Christi Williams’ pin-up and boudoir photography studio for an unforgettable photo shoot.
Christi put together a mock magazine cover that I wanted to show off. 🙂
I hope you like it!
Earlier this year, I had a photo shoot with Christi Williams, the owner of Grinkie Girls, a boudoir and pinup photography studio. Christi’s studio is located in Vandalia Tower, a former mattress factory that has been transformed into artist studios and local businesses. Vandalia Tower is also the home of Corrie Dupay’s new gender transformation studio, Femme Makeovers.
I fell in love with the building. It has amazing light, interesting art deco and a lot of fun little touches everywhere. I thought the building itself would be perfect for a photo shoot and thanks to the talented Shannonlee McNeely, that dream became a reality!
After an amazing makeover by Corrie, Shannonlee and I explored the building and took a zillion photos on every floor. It was such a fun day and I can’t wait to see the pictures. Until then, here are some behind the scenes shots of the fun.
I’ve written a lot about Corrie Dupay and her business Midwest Makeup Supply on my blog. If you’re looking for an amazing makeover from a huge advocate for the trans community, you cannot do better than Corrie.
Corrie has recently revamped her gender transformation studio for her business ‘Femme Makeovers‘. I’ve had a chance to visit her new studio at the Vandalia Building in Saint Paul and she has everything you need for an amazing experience…heels, clothes, makeup, wigs….anything a t-girl could want.
Corrie also offers lessons, makeovers, outings and consultations.
I cannot recommend Corrie enough. If you go, let me know how much fun you had!
A short while ago, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Christi Williams’ pinup and boudoir studio for an afternoon of vintage glam.
Each year she puts out a calendar and every month a different girl is featured. I am in the running to be February’s girl for the 2019 calendar!
If you’d like to vote, you can do so here!
This is the final photo set from my recent visit to Christi William’s boudoir and pinup photography studio last week. I had two outfit changes and I posted the first set the other day, but I have to say that of the two sets, this is my favorite.
I love, love, love the poses, the dress and the mischievous smile Christi coaxed out of me. It was hard to pull off these shots but she made it so fun and I had an absolute blast.
If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experiences and looking to feel your sexiest, I highly recommend visiting Christi and treating yourself.
Thank you to Christi and to Corrie of Midwest Makeup Supply who did a fabulous job with my makeup.
Last week I had the honor of visiting Christi Williams, the photographer of one of Minneapolis’ most incredible boudoir and pinup photography studios. I had an amazing time modeling, smiling, posing and trying on clothes. I heard she had a fun wardrobe to pick from but I was blown away but how many fun things there were to wear.
I love the fit of this dress and I love how these photos turned out.
What do you think?