Well gurls , another adventure report by Roberta. This one includes a Cameo by the **** the fashionista!!
This time another trip to LA and tacked on a stay thru Sunday to do three things, one meet up with **** from this site. 2nd, Get a 5 hour makeover lesson by Gina, 3rd Do some serious girl time and get some clubbing in.
The plan was to meet up with **** on Friday night for dinner and then off to the club shine oxwood INN ,, LGBT trans night.
Well rushed to the hotel from work and had to get ready to go out.. I had a 1 hour drive to get to the holiday inn, near universal studios,, for a 7 pm meet. I had planned on my burgundy top with leopard skirt. I decided on a more riskay skirt as we going out to a club. I thought the skirt matched the heels well. I had pondered get some acrylics for the weekend , but no time,, put on the French nails pack from target.. looked pretty good. Well got changed,, and madly trying to transition into girl mode,, (it usually takes me few hours mentally) . Headed out to the meet. **** and I had exchanged a few sms messages and phones calls on route, it was all good, we were on schedule.
Got to the café beside the restaurant on time. Went inside and had a few odd looks but no big deal.. “What” have they not seen a 225lb t girl before. Geesh. **** called and was running a bit late. I had a vantage point looking into the parking lot and saw her come in. OMG what a babe, I kind of was intimidated to meet her as her look , mannerisms, voice, femme aura was so POLISHED and a total sweet heart. None the less nervousness aside, we hit it off immediately and chatted away and ate for two hours. I was amazed by her knowledge of the makeup and fashion world. Wow I said you are taking me shopping. To bad that I need large girl clothes and that she is not up on that store selection. However our shoe size is close so shoe shopping it is!! She pulled out her make up bag that had all her lipstick freebees,, there must have been 50 lipsticks in there. She so know how to work the system at the big dept store make up counters. She gave me a whack of minimakup bags that she had extra of,, perfect!! I really needed them. Our domestic situations are similar and we had a lot in common to chat about. She has a enrapturing smile and is very friendly. A great new friend!!
Well, dinner done and off to the club for fun. She followed me and off we go. Arrived and went in. Met Laura , the hostess with the mostness ( I call her that) . She is the club host. Her girlfriend Dionne was there as well. **** quickly got hugs and its all good. Friday nights is a new night and was labeled as LGBT night. Saturdays is the main trans night. It was only half full, but was great has we chatted and socialized. I did a bit of dancing but **** passed. Great night I think she enjoyed her self. Back home at around 2 am.
Got up early, wanted to get a start on the day. Got dressed in girl mode of course, thought my look was pretty good. I had spied a wig shop near my hotel and wanted to check it out. And get some wig caps.
Well this is when it got interesting. I went in, they said hello , the manager said they had lots of cders coming in ,, but not in gurl mode,, I was the first!!! Chatted them up and they were very friendly. They had a few questions of how much I dressed and about cding, I was a good ambassador and did my mini education thingy. I will post details and reference later for the LA gurls. Pricing awesome and selection very good. I was weak and bought 2. One above the shoulder look (more age appropriate) and one kick ass,, strawberry blond, mid back length glamour wig. I fell in love with it. I will let the pics speak for themselves. Bought wig caps and some false eyelashes,, cheap and great selection. 90$ gone.
Well feeling good now, off to countesses closet a Tg friendly clothing boutique shop. An hour later I arrive , Darn, closed. So off to a Halloween store I saw the day before. I Wanted to pick up some bunny ears for a costume that I was putting together. Went in and had great vibs from the staff, the manager came up and chatted, a obviously gay guy, kept calling me “doll” . What a rush, a really nice guy. Bought some ears and a bunny tail, chatted for a bit about my costume, asked him if he does any clubbing. He said no, I was going to invite him out. Oh well.
Off to the main event for the day, a makeover lesson with Gina, the LA diva of transformations, many gurls on this site have used her. Wow, 5 hours later I would say that I have now 90% of the basic skills to recreate some of the greats looks that I have in my gallery. It was perfect timing to reset my skills and methods that I had cobbled together via this side and great girlfriends. I now understand and know the difference between concealler and foundation. The trick is technique and colors. Using the right tools and applying it correctly is very important.
Tried on one of Gina’s and my new wigs, OMG, I started crying. I think I needed a bit of release of emotions My femme aura was overpowering. She gave me a big hug. Its all good.
She wrote everything down with simple notes, and even did a mini shopping list. As it was I was doing reasonably well and my makeup selections were fairly on. She is a world class trainer who truly wants to help the gurls she works with. We went thru my make up stuff and tossed a few things. What a great value added afternoon totally content and on cloud 9. I left in boy mode as I need to shower and reshave and redo the make up lesson myself. One eye had daytime look, the other evening smokey! Stopped at stay rite to pick up a few key things that Gina had identified. Overwelmed and no time to find it all. got the key foundation that i needed.
Interesting interaction with the hotel staff as I was getting a very quick microwave meal. I was in the lobby chatting up the security host, a gent from morocco. He was being very helpful with my meal. I kind of playfully said that he would not recognize me in 2 hours. He laughed and said he would, I did not tell him I was a cross dresser. Maybe it was the pink toes in my sandals and French nails that I still had on. Lol. Too funny.
Now was 6pm,, kind of running out of time, needed to check in into hotel nearby and needed to start transition for revisit to club shine again tonight. This time fully armed with all my new knowledge. Well two hours later and a few frustrations with eyebrows and false lashes… its all good. I was really happy with the resultant look. Yes gurls I know, I’m such a ****,, but hey I’m in LA going to a trans club,, where else can you have a bit of fantasy fun dressing up.. come on. I love the new hair look and the corset slimming with the white blouse. If don’t say so , legs looking pretty hot.
Well off to club, and the gent in the lobby did recognize me , he came over and shook my hand and complimented me.
The club was booming as per normal on a Saturday night, had great fun dancing but especially trying to be social and chat up everyone I could. I hate it when people just stand around. I was even invited to sit with some regulars and the club hostess. Wow felt really comfortable and welcome. Even talked to some of the guy admirers that were in abundance. I must admit I found myself flirting a bit with them a bit. I think I will leave that issue for another days discussion right now. All in all great fun and I think mostly what I liked was really being able to get into girl mode. Its great fun really trying to perfect the role play mode that we part timers have.
In bed at 4am, Up at 8 am, flight out of lax. And yes I’m in guy mode, (Not ready to do the Kimberly thing yet)
Flight cancelled, mechanical. ^^%$#%$ 10am flight now at 9PM. Ok plan B.
Left air port, got company car back, went to the beach. Had a great time.
Back at airport.
In bar starting to write this blog. Am looking at pics to get into a mental state and remember the experience. A very cute English girl, east Indian, with great accent, sitting beside me. I chatting with her a bit. So I asked her opinion of my new makeover pic!! She guessed it was me (with a squeal) and wow we chatted about transgender issues for 45 min. I wanted to know if she saw gurl or boy, She explained that she saw girl first,, then the eyebrows led to the wig and then ok to a guy dressed as girl. She was very cool and intelligent about her answers. OMG what a cutie, and a new GG friend, even got her email. Picture this,, both of us with head on hands on counter with eye to eye , very close discussion. She was asking all sorts of questions regarding cross dressing. Ooo if I was 25 again. Ok I admit it ,, I fell in love with her. We parted with a kiss and hug and promised to hook up if I was in England. I have a new GG online friend!!!!!
On the flight back was reminiscing and reflecting on the great time I had. Being gurl for full two days, meeting wonderful ****, and being overwhelmed in pink fog. In a the dark cabin flight home, listening to ****h McLachlan Music. Tears flowing down my face.