A Priscilla’s Makeover for Lola

Lola is one of our members who has taken advantage of one of our membership packages.
She recently came to Priscilla’s and made use of our venue for a day of dressing fun. She also availed herself of Irene’s exceptional makeup skills.
Lola has graciously agreed to allow us to share some of her fabulous pictures with you all.

There were a number of wardrobe changes and a mixture of photographs taken by Irene and a few self portraits…

I think we all agree that Lola looks beautiful!

The ‘blue period’:

Princess in khaki:

Ballgown:

Remember, you too could feel this beautiful. All you need to do is contact us to make a booking. We provide the clothes, the makeup, the wigs, the shoes and the venue where you can transform into your true self.
Feel free to use the ‘services’ and ‘pricing’ drop down menus above for more details.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

September/October Newsletter

Wow, where has the time gone? It seems September has flown by in a flash of blusher, lipstick, stilettos, lingerie and jewelry. I am very sorry, but it seems in the excitement I missed the September newsletter, so I have decided to combine the September and October newsletters in one.

As always I would like to thank all our clients for their ongoing support. Meeting with and making some real connections with you makes this endeavour so much more rewarding. I would also like to extend a hearty welcome to our new clients who continue to join us at a healthy rate. And of course to all of you who are on our mailing list, but who are not yet clients, thanks for your interest, I know it is just a matter of time before we will be seeing you.

I invite all of you all to let us know if there is anything we can do to help or improve: are we providing the services you need? What else can we do to help you? Is there anything we can do to improve? Is there anything we should stop doing? It is only through interacting with you that we can make sure we meet your needs and we welcome all feedback.

We had a very successful outing/get together in August. I was sorry to be unable to attend but I am assured everyone had a great time. You can read all about it here. Unfortunately, September has come and gone without a formal Priscilla’s event. We did try and get some people interested in attending Slut Walk 2016 with me but I think the lead time was a bit short for some of you also I fully realise that walking the streets of Greenside in a dress may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially as there was quite a lot of press there (photographers, television crews etc) and it was the epitome of an ‘open’ event. Nonetheless, I was there with some friends and it was a good experience for me (more about that on my personal blog in the coming week or so).

The exciting news for October is that we are co-hosting an event with Mantopia! For those of you who do not know, Mantopia specialises in hosting parties for gay and bisexual men*. They want to reach out to the crossdresser/transgender community in Gauteng. They have identified the need for a regular and private social gathering place for our community. They have a fantastic venue in Midrand that is easily accessible and above all is private. That means that we can all socialise in perfect safety knowing that nobody other than other crossdressers/TG people will be there. The venue comes with a fully licensed cash bar as well as all the usual facilities (dance floor, DJ booth etc) needed for a great time. Additionally (and perhaps crucially for us) there are private rooms that will allow you to dress in peace and privacy. There are also showers on site if needed.

The first get together is a cocktail evening and will be taking place on 22 October from 8 pm until 3 am. The venue will open at 7 pm and Priscilla’s Services staff will be on hand to help you dress, do your makeup etc. Please note that booking for the event and for the dressing and makeup services is essential. Of course we can also help those who want to arrive at the club en femme by providing dressing and makeup services at our usual venue, but this will need to be done quite early in the evening to give us time to get to the venue by 7 pm.

We will also be happy to provide you with clothing, wigs and shoes for hire (size permitting) and we would also love to shop for you (seriously, we love shopping). Please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote or further information in this regard.

This event differs from our usual events in that it is being hosted together with Mantopia. Booking is thus necessary and there is a cover charge of R250 per person (this includes your snacks). The good news is that if you use the booking code ‘PS Mantopia’ you will get 10% off the price provided you book and pay before 15 October.

Although Mantopia usually operates for gay and bisexual men they realise that our community is a little different. Therefore all transgender people (crossdressers, transexuals, gender fluid, gender queer etc) and their partners are welcome to attend.

This is an ideal opportunity for those of you who are a little shy to get out and about and meet other people with similar interests. The venue is private and ‘closed’ we will be the only people on site therefore you will not bump into anyone you know unless they too are a crossdresser/transgender etc. Your privacy and safety is thus guaranteed. This is also a good opportunity for you to get out and about with your significant others and they will have an opportunity to meet other partners, spouses etc of crossdressers/transgender people. This is could be a wonderful opportunity for them to network, get some support and share experiences.

Oh and of course there will be music so bring your dancing shoes, your fabulous selves and have FUN!

In other news I can confirm that we will start work on our venue on 19 December and we are hopeful that it will be available from late January 2017. The venue will have a private entrance, a dressing room, a small kitchen and an en suite bathroom. Complimentary WiFi is provided and you will be able to dress and lounge around for a few hours or go out (either alone or accompanied by us) and have a  fabulous time. We will keep you updated on progress.

We have acquired some more storage space, but we are running out of space fast. If you are interested in storage I suggest that you book space with us soon to avoid disappointment.

We will be placing an overseas order for some specialist stock  in the next few weeks. Please let us know if you are interested in ordering anything as we would be very happy to assist you with high end breast forms, larger shoes, gaffes, corsets, lingerie and anything else you may want but cannot get in South Africa.

Looking forward to seeing you all on 22 October. Please remember to book!

*  Please note that whilst the usual Mantopia parties are ‘sexual’ in nature and whilst the venue is usually used as a swinger/lifestyle/BDSM party venue and is set up with such activities in mind this evening is primarily about us all just meeting up with fellow transgender people. It is not envisaged as a ‘hookup’ event and there is absolutely no expectation of that from anyone. It just so happens that this venue is perfect for our needs and the people running the venue ‘get’ what we are looking for, so please do not worry about that side of things. Of course what consenting adults decide to do in their own time is entirely up to them! 😉

July 2016 Newsletter

Hi Everyone
I hope you are all well and those of you in Gauteng are keeping nice and warm. Flip it is getting chilly.

A big welcome to our new clients. I trust that you are all satisfied with the service that you have received. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve or make things better for you.

Some good news is that Priscilla’s is growing up. We now have our own domain name and will be upgrading our website soon. Thanks to Mike for his very kind assistance in this regard. Also, his enthusiasm for all things digital is amazing (and catching) and is matched only by his knowledge of all things digital. If anybody needs any digital work done, please contact me so I can refer you to him. Please look out for the new site and let us know what you think (once it goes live).

We held our first ever midweek outing on 5 July. We had 8 people attend which is small but given that it was our first event, the cold and the fact that it is a school night, we were happy with the attendance. I think everyone had  a good time. Irene and  I certainly enjoyed the company. I hope that at our next event more of you will be able to attend (and that the weather is warmer). We will write a full review on the website, in a few days time so please keep an eye out for that. I thought though that I would share this with you all right away… One of our guests, E, had this to say to me today:
‘I felt really comfortable with you all. And I told B this morning how important it is for us all to have safe space to move in.
Last night made a difference for me.’
This really warms my heart and makes me feel very special. If we can make a difference to people in even a small way I am happy!

I would also like to take this opportunity to share some information with you:
As I think you all know we are working hard on getting a permanent, private venue for you all. It looks like we will have access to a venue from December 2016. We will need to do some renovations (we have had someone come and look at our plans and he is confident he can do what needs to be done), so we are hoping to have it up and running by early 2017 depending on when the builder can start work. December is a bad month for this.
In the meantime we are using our property for storage. This is fast running out so I recommend that if you are considering getting some storage (before December 2016) that you get in early to avoid disappointment.
We have secured access to an accommodating and friendly guest house nearby with very reasonable rates. We are happy to book this for you and assist you with all your dealings with them, to ensure your identity remains private if that is important to you. Rooms are small but mostly adequate and they are very flexible regarding check in times etc. They also offer a five hour rate which could work for some of you. Please be in touch for details.

Once again, thank you to all of you for your ongoing support. Please contact us should you need anything, we are happy to help wherever we can. We are happy to meet over a coffee anytime that suits you to find out what you may need.

Outing, 5 July, an update.

We are all set for our trip to Amuse Cafe, Dirck is expecting us, we have reserved a table and we already have a few confirmations.If more than 8 of us are going to do this, we will reserve a second table. How cool would that be?
We have also secured the venue for dressing. We need to pay for the booking by no later than Friday to ensure we keep the rooms and we therefore need those of you who are keen to please confirm your reservation by no later than Friday 24 June. we will also need you to pay with your reservation as we will need to pay for the rooms in full to secure the space.
Rooms are available for R450 for the night.
Or, a special rate of R350 for 5 hours only if that suits you, but then you will need to either get changed before your time is up, or somewhere else. We will do the reservations in our names and we will check in on the day so you will be able to retain your privacy and anonymity.
Please note that we will be available to do your makeup and that you are of course free to hire wigs, shoes or clothes.
Please let us know if you are coming asap so we can secure space. We will need to operate on a first come first served basis here…
Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Who we are and what we do

Some of you may be interested in watching a little video I put together. Our plan doesn’t allow for video on this site, so please feel free to follow this link.

Please letuse know what you think.

Thank You

As a new business we are of course beset by a few challenges. Acquiring stock for the rental side of our business was always going to be tricky as it requires a significant outlay in terms of capital expenditure. An outlay that takes some time to recoup and this can lead to cash flow challenges. A problem for any new enterprise.

I am happy to say that we have been greatly assisted by a number of members of the trans community who have donated product to us. These donations have been a huge help to us as it gives us a basis of stock to rent out without incurring massive expenses and has allowed us to add to this stock gradually with new wigs, clothes and shoes.

Some of our donors have asked to remain anonymous but those who have not will be acknowledged here:
Cara Cross
Anonymous 1
Anonymous 2

You are all very kind and we really appreciate your contributions.