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Vivian Davis, Vinyl, and the Beat Generation

Vivian Davis, Vinyl, and the Beat Generation

Vivian Davis loves the 1950s Beat Movement aesthetic, often characterized by berets, bongos, vinyl records, and books that challenged publishing norms of the time.

Vivian requested smokey eyes with strong eyeliner wings and a soft, pink nude lip. To keep the feel of the 1950s, we shot Vivian in black and white and pumped up the contrast in the resulting images. Vivian and her wife, Jes, rounded out the shoot cuddling together while listening to vinyl.

Models: Vivian Davis and Jes
Makeup Artistry for Vivian: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Do you have a hobby or special interest that you’d like to incorporate into your shoot? Bring props like Vivian did and make your photo shoot uniquely your own. Check out my makeover menu and book online here.

Vivian reads during a winter snow.

Vivian watches the snow fall.


Vivian loves playing vinyl records.

Vivian loves the aesthetics of the Beat generation.

Vivian listens to her vinyl albums.

Vivian has killer eyes accentuated by Beat-inspired makeup.

Vivian and her bongos make for a fetching winter portrait.

The Beat generation often brings to mind bongos and berets. Vivian embraces both.

Vivian and Jes are a perfect match!

Vivian and Jes listen to vinyl on a midwinter day.

Romance is in the air with these lovebirds.

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Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Images, Makeovers


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New Makeover Menu Options—Friends, Gift Certificates and Package Deals

New Makeover Menu Options—Friends, Gift Certificates and Package Deals

Hey girls! I hope you’re having a most excellent winter. I’ve added a few new services and options to my makeover menu. Check them out.

Bring a Friend and Multiply the Fun

Bring a friend with you for a makeup lesson, Total Makeover and Photoshoot, or a Fantasy Feminization experience.

Joint Makeup Lesson

Learn makeup skills with your bestie at this joint makeup lesson. You and your friend should want to achieve similar looks (daytime/natural, evening/dramatic, club/smokey eye) and have some experience applying makeup. I will demo on my face and you will copy me. I’ll coach you both each step of the way and touch-up your look as we go to make sure you’re ready to go out and continue your girls’ day of fun.

Book here: Joint Makeup Lesson for Two–Side-by-Side–3 hrs

Add your Friend to your Total Makeover and Photoshoot

Want to bring your friend with you for total makeovers and photos? With this add-on, your friend can also get a total makeover including makeup application and use of wardrobe for length of stay. You’ll both get SD cards with original photos.

Add your friend to your makeover here: Bring your Friend & Make it a Girls’ Day Out

Multiply your Fantasy—Bring your Friend

Want to bring your friend with you to enjoy your fantasy? With this add-on, your friend can also get a total makeover including makeup application and use of wardrobe for length of stay. You’ll both get SD cards with original photos of your fantasy experience. And you’ll get to design your fantasy with both of you involved from start to finish. (As always, we must discuss your fantasy prior to booking.)

Add your friend to your fantasy here: Multiply your Fantasy–Bring your Friend

Packages and Gift Certificates

Give a gift to a loved one with my gift certificate options. If you see a service you’d like to gift that’s not under gift certificates, let me know and I’ll add it.

Plan amazing femme adventures with my packages. Each package groups together commonly used services at a discounted rate. Check them out!

Gift Certificates

3-hour Total Makeover with Full Photoshoot $225

Makeup Lesson–2 hours $150

2 hour hands-on makeup lesson at my studio



The Makeup Makeover Fix $450

Buy 5 makeup makeovers and get the 6th one free with this package. Package includes 6 makeup makeovers for use during the next year.

The Confidence Builder $1,200

Schedule these sessions on back-to-back days or throughout the year to build your confidence in how you look, feel, and present as a woman. We’ll start with a 4-hour Total Makeover and Photoshoot so you can see how gorgeous you can be. At our next session, we’ll get you confident in going out in public as a woman such as for a shopping excursion or manis/pedis and dinner during this 8-hour Total Makeover with Full Day Immersion. During your third session, we’ll make sure you know how to get yourself ready for going out with a hands-on 3-hour Makeup Lesson and Starter Makeup Kit.

Save $110 compared with booking a la carte.


The Weekender, Standard Edition $1,125

Take a standard 2-day weekend and make it special with this weekender package. Get a Total Makeover with photos and an outing Friday (6 hrs) followed by a full-day in girl mode Saturday (12 hours) where we can shop, dine, get pampered, go out on the town, and have a blast. On Sunday, drive home after a Makeup Makeover to put you in your happy zone and wear your new clothes home.

Save $90 with this package—that’s like getting a makeup makeover for free. Hurray!


The Weekender, Extended Edition $1,575

Live full-time for 3-days in a row with this Weekender package, which includes three 10-hour days for the price of three 8-hour days. We will structure our schedule in advance so we can make sure to hit your favorite attractions and check off those bucket-list items. Don’t have your own wardrobe? No worries. You can borrow wardrobe items for your consecutive 3-day experience and return them the final night or the next morning.

I recommend hotel accommodations in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, or Bethesda, Maryland.



Posted by on February 17, 2018 in Makeovers


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Updated Bio

Updated Bio

Makeup artist and photographer Elizabeth Taylor works full-time with transgender women across the gender spectrum at her studio in bucolic Cabin John, MD, minutes from downtown Washington, DC. She puts clients at ease and helps them feel beautiful and confident. She earned her A.A.S. degree in Photography and Media from Northern Virginia Community College following her eleven years as a US Naval Officer. Her other degrees include a M.S in Human Systems Integration from Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics from Gordon College. In 2017, Beth married Giselle Frances Donnelly of Washington, DC.

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Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Makeover Studio


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Meet Cloe!

Meet Cloe!

Cloe Dunn treated herself to a fall photoshoot at my new studio in Cabin John, MD. Here’s a sneak peak of a few of her favorite pics from our shoot.

Makeup & Photography: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Model: Cloe Dunn

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Posted by on November 15, 2017 in Images, Makeovers


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Buy Makeup this Holiday Season and #PayItForward

Buy Makeup this Holiday Season and #PayItForward

Shop at this holiday season and #PayitForward

‘Tis the season to pay it forward! I am personally matching 1-for-1 every makeup/skincare purchase that people make from me between now and ‪Dec. 31‬, 2017 with an equal value of makeup and skincare products for Casa Ruby. The purchase can be a gift for you, a friend, or Casa Ruby, and I will match it!

Based in DC, Casa Ruby reaches out to multicultural transgender, gender-queer, and gender-nonconforming LGBT people particularly those in poverty. As part of their mission, their “job seeker services give clients access to the tools and materials needed to present themselves in a professional and effective manner.”

I called Casa Ruby directly and confirmed that they accept makeup and toiletries. You can read more at If you would prefer to donate directly to Casa Ruby, visit their page here:

#payitforward #giveback #casaruby #shopsmall

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Posted by on November 15, 2017 in Makeovers


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tgirlnation party on Dec. 2

The next tgirlnation cocktail party will be December 2 in Bethesda! Here’s the scoop straight from Miss Monica:

“Greetings, nation. For those visiting for the first, time, tgirlnation is a party for tgirls, their friends, admirers, and anybody else who can put up with us. tgirlnation events are open to all – no membership or cover required – as always, just be nice!

“…a change of venue for the next party, December 2, 2017, 8:00pm-12ish at Cooper’s Mill, in the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814. At I-495 and Rockville Pike.”

Book your makeup makeover or Total Makeover with Photoshoot and Outing for the tgirlnation party today!


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Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Makeovers, Parties


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Giselle by Candlelight

Giselle by Candlelight

Giselle and I love relaxing on our front porch in Cabin John, Maryland. Here Giselle is lit by candlelight.

Book your relaxing girl time at my Maryland makeup and photography studio located near Bethesda in Montgomery County. I offer makeup artistry, photography, male-to-female transformations, a full wardrobe, personal shopping, feminine coaching, and more. View my full list of services here.

Photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Makeup by Giselle

Giselle by Candlelight 1

Giselle describes her look as “suburban housewife.” Here she pairs a Ralph Lauren duster with a blouse and jeans from NYDJ.

Giselle with Wine Glass

There’s nothing quite like a glass of Pinot Noir on the front porch to cap off the night.

Giselle and I love good wine with good friends.

Giselle portrait

A close-up portrait of Giselle

Dream Girl

My dreamy girl, Giselle


Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Images, Makeover Studio


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