Nervous did not quite describe how I felt when I first took the plunge to contact a dressing service. After I had had the crazy moment and paid the very reasonable charge, panic set in. Have I done the right thing? What have I done? All the questions and still three weeks till the day.
Then, I discovered Susie had a facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/susiesangels/ so I joined. Soon I was invited to an outing in Bournemouth and the girls were very persuasive. I plucked the courage and went. OMG, what a night! But, I digress. This meet, put to rest a lot of the fears I had especially seeing as Suzie and the girls made me feel so at home.
The day of the makeover arrived. I shaved, moisturised, and dressed in drab. Got in the car and drove to the venue. Butterflies were fluttering, would Suzie be able to pull a butterfly from this pupae? Well, from the second I arrived, Suzie was the pinnacle of kindness, drew me out, made me feel welcome, comfortable and above all relaxed. We chose a few outfits from her amazing wardrobe, and she began her magic. The excitement built as she worked her magic. Suzie keeps you away from mirrors while she works!!
Then it was time for the big reveal.........OMG!! I hardly recognised the person looking back at me.
Suzie is a masterful artist when it comes to makeup. The morning whizzed by much too quickly with many costume changes, and the all important photo shoots. WARNING!! Be ready for a full workout as Suzie will get you moving from one pose to the next at the speed of light!
The photos are downloaded to a USB stick while you change back to drab but not once do you get to see her work. All the way home, all I could think of was getting to see the end result. And OMG, was it worth the wait!!!Absolutely stunning pictures. Top class photography. Artist at makeup, artist at photography.
A fantastic, confidant, professional woman who understands the man who loves to dress better than we know ourselves.
My advice, …....., book now, do not hesitate, oh, and book a full day, It is definitely worth it.
Suzie, thank you so very much for making the day so special.
Testimonials....usually, to quote Private Eye, a source of " gushing sentiment" all round are they not?.
So I will dispense with this from the start.
Chateau Femme....I had met Susie some years ago and knew that She is a Lady who, whilst not only having a deep and natural empathy for girls like us, also has a wonderful personality, a sense of humour and...integrity.
It's very easy to be exploited because of our nature and there are plenty of horror stories around about those who promised but failed to deliver as it were.
If you are nervous, which is understandable as we all are, don't be. Susie will make you feel very relaxed and comfortable. She will also talk to, and with, you, NOT at you. There's a BIG difference !.
The venue is quiet, discreet and relaxed, very comfortable and very conducive to dressing and photography. Susie is a very competent make up stylist and you will be transformed with care and expertise in equal measure.
Think of the day as being like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis as your femme nature is nurtured and emerges thereafter. Yes, there is a cost, but, think of this as being a small investment....... for a very long term reward.
Yourself and whom you want to be.
We have all faced those moments of angst and worry about being a girl, me included although I have been fortunate I admit in having some excellent guidance and encouragement over the years from certain Ladies I have known.
When you visit Chateau Femme therefore, you will be taking control of your own wishes as I say, and that really is the key.
I don't offer testimonials like confetti, in fact, I am generally critical of poor service or products when asked and I have nothing to gain by offering this one,,,,except that is, for one small point.
I have been where many of you are at present, possibly nervous and uncertain and, for me, helping others achieve their wishes is part of my nature and life in fact.
Bournemouth is very accessible, by road and rail.....the visit can, and will, change your life in a positive manner. What more could you wish for ?
right from the off there was a mutual trust that created the right atmosphere for a truly memorable day. Your attention to detail can only be the product of many years experience. Everything I asked for, I got – and I did ask for some silly things ! I won`t be painting toe nails again in a hurry, after about three attempts to clean them up, I believe that they are now more or less in their original and dilapidated condition. Without that silly request I could have had at least another half hour encased in stockings – never mind. o ignored
There were so many moments to savour, I don`t really know where to begin... But if I can try to make a very short list... the preparaIt really is difficult to know where to begin to describe my pleasure and satisfaction with my visit to you on Wednesday. Firstly I have to say you are a top class lady doing a first class job. You totally understood the customer`s needs, his state of mind, his expectations and limitations and tion and pre match build up – making myself smell all girlie and discreetly preparing my legs; the red dress – no need for more words; and of course the bondage . But I can`t proceed further without again congratulating you on your preparation and attention to detail – the perfect seams, the perfect wig, the well fitting shoes, the lovely jewelry, the make up, the perfume, the conversation, the photographs. First class would be a total understatement. o ignored
As for next time – we spoke about so many different things, I think it boils down to a short list of three: a) an outdoor escorted session – going public; b) the T-Girl club or whatever its known as on the fourth Friday of the month or c) a session with some serious bondage. My preference is probably option "c" and I will give you my further thoughts on the subject in a separate mail. Likely timing will be when my wife is next away – possibly sometime in October but not yet arranged. Optin "a" may be a close second though. o ignored
I must also mention what a lovely end to a lovely day after I left you – a short walk down to a lovely beach where I just laid on the sand for a short while and unwound. Now enjoying the delights of Ilfracombe for two days before my other half returns. o ignored
Thank you once again.
Finally took the plunge for a first ever make-over and after looking on-line and
based on the galleries decided to go with Chateau Femme. I booked a full day
and Susie met me at the station.
Being on the mature side I was concerned that fantasy might part with reality
and nervous about being dressed with someone else in the room but I needn’t have
worried. Susie has an easy manner and puts you at ease instantly. After a
brief chat it was time for lingerie then makeup, nails, and hair. She knows the
scene and what works and what doesn’t – the final result was kept secret for the
big reveal in front of a full length mirror ... and there was my alter ego,
Lucy ... so exciting!
We had chatted about the look before hand and there were plenty of outfits on
hand to try. The rest of the day flew past in a blur of changes and photo shoots
broken briefly by lunch, a glass of bubbly, and a chance to chat en-femme. You
can’t help but relax under Susie’s guidance. She has a good eye, knows just how
to pose you, and make you feel special. At one point she made a simple change
to my hair styling and suddenly the whole look came together and I felt like I
really had connected with Lucy for the first time.
The efforts of the day were all captured on a memory stick to take away. Later
at home, I was stunned by the number of photos she had taken and spent another
few hours of enjoyment sorting and selecting the best.
This really is a top-draw service ... I can’t recommend it enough ... I’ll
certainly be back again as soon as I can.
Thanks for a wonderful day!
Well what can i say...
I have admired the www.chaeafemme.co.uk website for sometime and found myself in the area and booked. Having spoken to Susie on the phone we agreed some of my sizes and what i was looking for
The venue is easy to find, in a lovely location and lots of parking.
Susie is very welcoming as soon as you enter and showed me around the flat before having a cup of tea. We discussed various looks whilst looking at the outfits she had chosen and then we started.
Firstly into a bra pants and stockings then an eyebrow shape and facial. Then the make-up of which i didn't see a thing. Susie kept re-assuring me it looked great. I was then told to close my eyes whilst wig colour's were chosen. I then slipped into my first outfit. I still adnt seen myself and Susie did point out that i had a patch of chest hair spoiling the look that was soon sorted and i stood back to admire her work. Stunning in a basque and suspenders I couldnt believe it was me.
Several more outfit changes and the hours flew by with lots of surprise pictures inbetween We both laughed a lot.
It was a great day and fantastic experience. Susie is so welcoming and will help with any request you may have for a shoot.
What can i say...Just book xx
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo shoot on Monday. Nearly a week on and I'm still buzzing from the experience and, most of all, the fantastic pics that you took over the course of the day. I've been doing this dressing as a girl thing now for nearly two years and can honestly say that the pics I have from the shoot on Monday are the best pics anyone has ever taken of me, ever! Considering I started out by going to the Fourth Space for a photo shoot, that's very high praise for your photo skills if your shots of me are even better than theirs!
The whole day was fabulous from the moment I arrived to the (reluctant) end. You're warm, friendly, and deeply understanding of the whole T-girl thing. It's refreshing to find someone like you who genuinely means what they say when they not only accept, but encourage guys to dress up as girls. The world would be a much better place if there were more women like you out there. :) I'm pretty sure that if I'd been doing this for the very first time when I turned up at your door, nervous, unsure of myself, you would have put me right at ease within the first ten minutes.
It's safe to say you coaxed a better set of poses out of me than the average photographer would have done. The Rock Chick shots misbehaving in the kitchen for example were genius, and some of my favourites. Again, any run of the mill 'glam' photographer wouldn't have thought to add those at the end.
Emma loves wine and so the inclusion of a bottle of champagne (not to mention a great lunch) was a lovely touch. It was a baking hot day, but I like to think the fizz helped me deal with the rising temperature!
Not only have I come away with a great set of photos, but you've also sold me on the delights of well fitted steel boned corsets. So I've come away having learnt something too. My posture looked much better, and my figure in your photos could never have been matched by my usual waist cincher. I may have only been able to breathe in short girlish gasps of air while wearing it, but as the saying goes, no pain, no gain! ;) And as for that short little black number by 'Guess' that you dressed me in – my God, but it was such a sexy dress. I felt like a supermodel when I was wearing it. So glad I managed to persuade you to sell it to me afterwards, mind. I don't think I could have looked at your website again for fear of other T-girls wearing it in their photo shoots... It is Emma's dress! ;)
Rest assured you'll be seeing me again before the end of the year for another set of photos. And probably on a permanent and regular basis after that! You have the magic touch when it comes to getting the best performance out of me for the camera. Thank you so much, honey. :)
Hugs and kisses,
- Emma Reid x
What a fantastic four hours spent with you! From the ease of booking my appointment, to meeting you on the day, I can honestly say that I should have visited you sooner!! Once I stepped into your magical world, it was as if we had know each other for ages as you turned me into the kind of girl that you like. You are a true artist with make up, clothing style and getting the right pose and look from behind the camera. Feeling so relaxed and happy, made for a super day and when I got home to look at all of the pictures from the various outfits, I was stunned and elated; so many thanks to you.......
I will certainly be back for more outfits and ideas from you.
Hugs and kisses
After what seemed a very long six week wait makeover day arrived. I felt calm as I caught the train to Bournemouth then the excitement kicked in. Wow it is Polly's day, having spoken to Susie and felt het warmth I knew there would be no let downs. This turned out to be the truth and more.
Susie collected me and I was wisked to the venue. We chatted and the day was outlined. Once Polly saw the clothes selection she had no hesitation in showing her delight and choice.
I was left to change while coffee was made, then Susie came in and helped me into a stockings, bra, corset and suspenders. Then stilettos which Polly walked in over to the makeup as though she had worn them all of her life instead of for the first time. We were both amazed, it felt good to sit down in a silky robe.
Susie is an artist when applying makeup, the results are remarkable and transforming. She really has a talent for bringing out the woman in you. Next a black hair wig, then to a mirror, Polly looked beautiful, then stepping into a full length taffeta skirt. Now the first photo session, Polly threw herself into poses without hesitation or any inhibitions, it was enjoyable,fun, and extremely liberating. Susie brings out the best, and is a very good photographer.
After lunch a change I into a waist cincher,tighter if you are able to Polly said, then a lovely polka dot dress. By now Polly was suggesting poses, moving into them naturally showing what she has. More photos then another change into a bullet bra, knee length red silk skirt and auburn wig. Make up touched up, then another photo shoot. Susie working tirelessly to achieve wonderful pictures.
One last change into a 60's mini dress and knee high boots, mmmmm. Then time to change, then leave taking.
I know I have found a friend in Susie and will definitely go back. I cannot recommend her highly enough. One last thought, feeling and being yourself is one of the highest blessings we can give ourselves. Enjoy when you go
"Susie's warm, relaxed welcome combined with her enthusiasm are sure to bring out the best in any girl. Don't be shy - Susie wants to bring out the inner girl in you and will soon make you feel at ease. Best of all, her love of 50s fashions, corsetry, burlesque and gorgeous hosiery will have you looking and feeling a million dollars. Thank you Susie, I'm sure I'll be back! Sara xxxx"
All I can say is thanks and wow!!!!
Girls if you haven’t used Susie to make you over and take some photos of you, then you haven’t lived. She is so very friendly and warm hearted she makes so very relaxed and brings out the very best in her photo subject. I never knew I could look that good, and you won’t unless you let her have a go with you! I felt like a million dollars and I promise I will do it all again soon.
Everyone let me just say that I know what I want to be when I grow up – a glamour model! Oh to be young again
Well I got to spend my day with Susie and it was so much fun I thought I would share some of the experience with you.
I found Susie on TvChix but actually made contact via her website, Susie replied within a day. Communication was good and once I had arranged a suitable day I posted my deposit to her and she confirmed it had arrived. My appointment was three weeks away and I had mixed emotions, excited but also nervous….
Just a couple of emails later, to keep in touch and check that all was still ok for the day then the day was upon me. I drove down and found parking was not an issue, however it was March and Susie works near the beach so this may not be the case all year. If you do drive add an extra 10 minutes as the traffic around Poole is a nightmare and you will kick yourself if you are late.
I found the entrance easily and rang the bell and Susie answered. Within seconds my apprehension vanished. Susie welcomed me in and offered me a seat and tea or coffee. A quick chat over a drink followed discussing what was in store. I had gone all out and opted for a whole day and Susie enthusiasm filled me with confidence that this was going to be a fun day. By the way Susie advertises the whole day as 10-5 however she was accommodating with my request to do 9-4 when I asked.
Susie took me through to look at the selection of clothes and shoes in the wardrobe she had selected for me. It is important you let her know what sort of appearance you are looking for in your correspondence beforehand as she selects outfits and shoes according to this. Susie gave me some underwear, stockings, heels and a satin robe and left me to shed my male attire and start my transformation.
Susie returned when I was ready and slipped in a pair of boobs and then started my makeup and then completed the transformation by placing a hairpiece on my head and then pulled in my waist with a waist cincher. I think she enjoys this bit Susie offered to paint my nails but avoids false nails (she explained her reasons). I might source my own false nails for next time.
Susie demonstrated a few basic poses and then the photos began, first with underwear and then with different outfits. Susie was really enthusiastic and adjusted hair and clothing as required and snapped away. Susie provided a flash drive with these on at the end of the day and does not put them on her website without your express permission.
Lunch was a salad and pizza with bubbly I was not that hungry and spent all the time squeezed in the cincher. More changes of outfit and some mild bondage ensued and more posing and pictures as well and then it was almost time to go. Susie downloaded the pictures whilst I changed back to male attire then wipes were provided to allow the makeup to be removed. Susie checked that all was gone then a big hug and I left.
Susie is friendly and enthusiast. I will be going back hopefully later in the year. Next time I might take some of my own shoes and boots.
Thanks again for a fantastic day. 384 pictures achieved and a content and good nights sleep followed
Big Hugz and Kisses
Llast week I had one of the very best dressing experiences I have ever had. As a closet CD its always a bit worrying going to a dressing service. But Susie was just so nice and easy going and put me completely at ease I had such a lovely three hours trying on cloths and and having makeup done and feeling very girlie. Susie just took so many photos and so many great pics for me and helped me get some photos on the site. I can recommend her services to any shy girls she is just so nice.
See you again soon Susie
PS I have got my photos up - Thank YOU speak soon!
They say that you should be careful of what you wish for but this was not the case of my first visit to to Susie at Chateu femme in the new forest.
The best thing about Susie is her sheer enthusiasm and enjoyment in helping us girls become what we want to be. Her attention to detail is fantastic and it was so easy to open up to her and let her know what I wanted to be.
As soon as you step through the front door you are imersed in a world of total femininity. There is everthing from sissy party girl, french maid sophisticated secretary to street hooker but all with a certain style and class.
I wanted to look and to pose like a total bondage slut and Susie knew exactly how to achieve this desire. It was great to wear ff nylons and retro underwear while being transformed and then laced into a satin waist cincher while holning on to the end of the bed post. Next was the walk to a large mirror and to see the transformation for the first time.....WOW.
The next couple of hours flew by as Susie carefully posed each photo to her very high standards and attention to detail.
I am so proud of the photos and cant wait to get them on my profile so all the other girls can see what a bound slut I was that day.
I will definitely be booking another appointment as soon as I can..
Thank you so much Susie for such a great day and I cant stop thinking about it.
Please use this as a testimonial love from slut No 2 Pansy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Just had a wonderful session with Susi,(www.chateaufemme.co.uk). Being very nervous for the few days prior to our meeting, I was immediately put at ease with lots of tea and talking. She has made my dream come true, completing that part of me that I had suppressed for so long. This lady is so enthusiastic about what she does,as well as being a very professional photographer. I stayed for a whole day's makeover with several theme changes, at the end of the day we were both knackered, she said she had completely worn out her batteries!. Well that goes for me too.. Just about had enough energy to drive home. After that, well a rainy day turns into a sunny one!
I want to dedicate a song to you Susi, it's called 'Tuesday afternoon' by the moody blues', thank you so much, I value your friendship and dedication:
I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way
It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away.
Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.
I'm looking at myself reflections of my mind,
It's just the kind of day to leave myself behind.
So gently swaying through the fairyland of love,
If you'll just come with me you'll see the beauty of
Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon.
Hope to see ya soon
I was feeling very nervous inside,but after meeting Susie With in a
short space of time I felt at ease.
She made me look and feel amazing and her energy is great.
The 3 hours that I spent with her were fantastic and I never thought
that I would look as good as I did, I felt so hot in some of the
shots and it's all thanks to Susie.
Thank you again kiss kiss Carly
I can thoroughly recommend ChateauFemme as an inspiring way to explore the femme side of any t-girl's persona. The warmth and enthusiasm of Susie's personality immediately puts a nervous visitor like me at ease and I look forward to becoming one of her many regular clients. Thank you again for a truly memorable experience! Kisses, Stevie xx
Living in Norway it is difficult to find a decent dressing service, so I decided to look for one in the UK offering overnight stays as I didn't want to travel such a long way just for a few hours dressing. On TvChix I got in contact with Susie and she arranged for me to come and visit for three nights in her lovely manor house in Christchurch. Arriving at Heathrow I traveled to Christchurch by coach and train where I finally was picked up by a smiling and friendly woman called Susie at the railway station. We spent three wonderful days together taking lots of pics, chatting, wining, dining and having lots of fun! Susie's maid Selina joined us the last day and prepared dinner for all three of us - really good fun!!
It turned out to be my best experience ever as Sylvia and I really want to come back soon to meet my good friend, dresser and photographer Susie!
Many Thanks Susie!!
I nervously contacted Susie about her dressing service and immediately felt at ease talking to her, she asked me what particular outfits i liked and assured me that she had the outfits i have always wanted to see myself in. On the day i met Susie i was both excited and Nervous, but as soon as i met her i felt totally calm and relaxed, and my oh my what a fantastic time was had, we had a great time trying her superb range of corsetts, dresses and petticoats. She delicately applied make up and different wigs so when i saw the final transformation i was so happy i couldn't stop smiling and posing in her mirrors. Susie took so many pictures of me in different outfits and poses i lost count. I know excactly what its like for those T girls out there nervously concidering trying out this type of service but please take it from me Susie will take care of you completely. I can't wait to make my next appointment. Thanks again Susie Love Emma xxx
What a great time I had with Susie at her sumptuous New Forest Flat. I spent a lovely time trying on several outfits both mine and hers (she has great taste and had pre selected me a few items to choose from, all stunning). After a chat to discuss the afternoon I slipped into my lingerie and sat for Susie to apply my makeup, talking through it as she did. Then into the first outfit and lots of gorgeous pictures, more outfits and then suddenly the sad time had arrived to dress back into drab and look through the pictures, all fantastically posed!
Susie made me feel relaxed, comfortable andsexy, when I left I felt I had known her for years, a true friend and confident, just what a girlneeds.
Will Fiona return – YES!
Thankyou Susie, for a memorable exciting and totally feminine time.
Lots of loveFiona XXXXXX
Whether it's your first visit to a dressing service or if you have experienced others, you will have a great relaxing time at Chateau Femme. Susie makes you feel at ease straight away with a coffee and a chat about the look you are seeking. Then its off to choose the outfits. She seems to know straight away what outfits will give you a great look. Then it is the make up and once dressed time for a photo shoot. Mine lasted the whole visit with four lovely outfits and plenty of snaps to take away. It was great fun in such lovely surroundings. I didn't want it to end, but I'll be back soon.
"I had been to a dressing service once before and left unimpressed with the service and even more unimpressed with how I looked once made up. I gave up pursuing being a convincing Tgirl until I thought I would have one more go. I went to see Suzie and all I can say is that the result was amazing – I never thought I could be turned into a convincing looking girl. Suzie's recommended dress style was very different from what I thought would work but looking at the photos she was 100% right. I cant wait to find time to go back. Thanks Suzie A
I have visited Susie once and am annoyed with myself for not going sooner. She is fantastic company and her enthusiasm made the whole evening a pleasure. Her apartment is a burlesque paradise and just made for photography. I am very specific in my retro tastes but Susie made me feel like I had visited ten times before as she seamed to know exactly what I wanted. If you haven't been then go! If you have then go again. Thank you Susie xx LisaSeams
After much mailing to and fro I finally met the wonderful Susie for a dressing session and shoot. My expectations of our time together was surpassed and we both had a wonderful time. Having visited other services before this was by no means a first time for me, but if you are looking for a service to visit for the first time then rest assured you have nothing to fear. Susie is such a wonderful, fun, chatty lady, you will feel at ease very quickly and those first time nerves will soon disappear. Following a nice cuppa and chat upon arrival, we had a browse through outfits to decide upon looks before Susie will leave you to change into your underwear and pop on a lovely satin robe. When you are ready, your makeup will be expertly applied to give you a look suitable for your chosen outfit, then it's time to be corseted, have to bring that waist in girls.... Once you are dressed it's time for Susie to get snapping and for you to strike some poses, don't worry Susie will help you. With her fabulous apartment being within a manor house it has many period features you would expect lending itself to some very good backdrops, it also looks out across lovely countryside so nobody is going to see you by the window in your maid outfit. If you are considering visiting then have no doubts, contact Susie for a chat or via mail, put your nerves to bed and look to enjoy some real girly dressing up time. Highly recommended and I for one will be visiting Susie again.
I followed Susie down a long single track lane, just as I thought we had left the world behind, there it was, a magnificent manor house in its own grounds. Susie's appartement kept the theme. Like her it is stylish in quality and decor with a hint of suttle opulence.
Being my first visit, Susie smoothly put me at ease and discussed my likes, she has a remarkable selection of a CD's fantasy wear to be worn and/or buy. With her guidance we used a mix and match of her's and my things. Then the makeup her skill and patience in taking on the challenge of my face were brilliant which, with her scintilating company provided a wonderfull couple of hours with some 100 photos to take away.
Thank You Susie xx More please Mystie
'Had such fun at Chateau Femme, was made to feel completely at ease, and you could tell Susie enjoyed the whole experience too. Thankyou Susie pics were great'
What can I say. Would highly recommend this dressing service.
Shall be back
I love you Susie, shall definately be back soon. So many lovely pretty things to try on
"Thanks very very much Susie. I had an immensely enjoyable afternoon in the company of a lovely and beautiful lady. Fantastic value for money too!. I can't wait to visit you again"
Was my first experience of a dressing service and Susie made me feel so relaxed, and at home. I felt like a real woman, and it was 'real'. I shall be coming back