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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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A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”

A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”
Beth and Giselle kiss

Beth and Giselle kiss at the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore.

Giselle and I would LOVE for you to join us for a cocktail party, film screening, discussion, and fundraiser for our filmmakers and dear friends, Jane Pittman and Sarah Park. Over the past three years, Jane and Sarah have documented how Giselle and I have evolved — “been transformed,” so to speak — and grown together. The result, entitled “The Makeover,” is all but complete and ready for the upcoming film festival circuit. After the screening, Jane, Sarah, Giselle, and I will talk about the making of the film. Of course, we will provide plenty of delicious wine and some finger foods since this is a cocktail party after all. 🙂

We’re very proud of the film, not just because it captures our experience but because we think our love may resonate with many across our community, including our families and friends. We look forward to sharing our story with you, and hope you’ll help Jane and Sarah put the finishing touches on a wonderful documentary.

Event link on Meetup

Event link on Facebook:

When & Where: Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 p.m. at my studio in Cabin John, MD inside the I-495 beltway near Washington, DC

RSVP at either event link or by email at


• Film Synopsis

Beth and Tom head to dinner gala

Beth and Tom head to a dinner gala.

“The Makeover” is a distinctly traditional love story set in a decidedly non-traditional milieu of BDSM and shifting gender. Tom is an aging conservative policy wonk, in private known as Jizzelle la Creme. He meets Elizabeth Taylor, once a nuclear power instructor with the US Navy but now a photographer and make-up artist who sees hundreds of trans clients per year. Together this unlikely couple transform one another into what they most want to be.

• Donation Options

Jane and Sarah will be accepting cash donations, checks (perfect if you’d like a tax-deductible gift to charity), and GoFundMe for credit cards. They will use the funds to complete the film music scoring, final editing, and film marketing and distribution. Donate Anytime at GoFundMe

We love our lives! To being fabulous, everyone!

Elizabeth Taylor & Giselle Frances ni Donnhaile

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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Advocacy, Parties


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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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Pamper yourself this Holiday Season with #ShopSmall Savings!

Pamper yourself this Holiday Season with #ShopSmall Savings!

Savor the crisp days of fall with a pampering makeover and photoshoot at my new studio spaces in Cabin John, Maryland. I have a makeup and dressing studio upstairs and a huge walk-in wardrobe and photography area downstairs. My white seamless background and black felt background are hung, and my photography light strobes are set up. I also have a separate “fantasy space” equipped with club lights, fog machine, music videos, and custom-made furniture. My clients and I have been having a blast creating fun looks and original images together. Book now and join me in the fun and excitement of a new look combined with #ShopSmall savings this fall!

#ShopSmall Promotion: SAVE $25 on any 4-hour+ session from Nov. 13 to Dec. 23

Nov. 13 – Dec. 23: Give yourself a day of pampering this holiday season and SAVE $25 on any 4-hour+ session. Use the PROMO code #ShopSmall when booking. Discount applies to balance when the original appointment date holds. Use this promo as many times as you like for appointments during this time period. This can be used toward your your of 4-hr+ Total Makeovers or Fantasy Feminization sessions.

Nov. 13: Start using my #ShopSmall promotion of $25 off any 4-hr+ session

Dec. 23: Last day to redeem my #ShopSmall promotion of $25 off any 4-hr+ session

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Posted by on October 25, 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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