Today was a beautiful day at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with two of my bestest friends, perfect for our photoshoot today! Sandy wanted to do a yukata photoshoot, and since it was free admission on Tuesdays, we went today. Sarah also came to help us out with light reflector and checking to make sure if things looked alright. I have two yukata that I bought on my trip in Japan a few years back, but we went with pink since I look better in pink than blue hehe.
Sandy said looked like an anime character in that photo, so I decided to upload it as a sneak peak to the photoshoot. She uploaded an edited photo, but I want to wait for more and choose my favorite ones to put here ^^ It looks really nice so far, I’m always at awe how she edits the photos!
Today was also crazy! We thought if we go on a weekday there will be less people, but there were still a lot of people and people were non stop taking photos of me! Where ever we go, a crowd gathers and I see iphones and cameras in my direction @__@” Some people asked me to take photos with them. I felt so bad because it made it difficult for Sandy to do her photoshoot >__<” But good thing that was mostly in the beginning, and plus if we went during Sakura Matsuri, we would have never got our shoot done haha. I always wondered though, what do these strangers do with the photos!? One guy said he was putting it in his portfolio and gave me his buisness card. Some lady filmed me, and I thought she would walk away after she said thank you, but she just picked up her camera and filmed me in another angle and did that like 5 times!! LOL I dont get it!! Some people also followed me. It was such an interesting experience. I had people take or ask me for photos on train before, but I never had this much people LOL
I’m also glad we got to go while the sakura blossoms were still plenty on the trees! It’s like what Katherine said to me before, it’s so warm that they would probably be blossomed before the matsuri. They’re so pretty, especially when the wind blew and the petals scattered down. I think Sandy tried taking a photo when that happened, but not sure if it came out good or not XD
After about 280 shots, I switched into my normal outfit for the second shoot. It was this high-low skirt with a lace top and my Liz Lisa belt. I thought there wouldn’t be anyone following me with cameras after this, but we still saw so many people taking photos of me @__@” I don’t know why LOL!! I’m a normal person!!
Sneak peak of second outfit XD I didn’t take one of myself on my iphone >_<” So I have to wait for Sandy to upload the photos~ I also wanted to take a photo with her but she didn’t want to today T__T”
Yesterday I went to Sarah’s dorm and she played make up artist and tried to replicate Yang Mi’s makeup pictured above, and the photo below it is what she got at the end. She admitted it doesn’t really look like it (I think it’s mainly because I’m not as pretty as her X__X), but I still think it was pretty what she did for me ^__^ I think it’s fun when other people put make up for me since I’m usually the one doing it for myself, so it’s nice when someone else can do it for me hehe XD
For the make up for today’s shoot, I used Kanno Yui’s as reference. The one I used was the image above but with her other lip color. I thought it’ll be fun to take a photo of each few steps I did and see the progress XD So this is my first time, and also first time showing my unedited photo with no make up on my blog > U <“!
I think the concealer and eyeshadow already made a big difference! I was able to use my new make up that came in yesterday just in time for today’s shoot.
Laura Mercier Tinte Moisturizer in Porcelain
Revlon Photoready concealer in 02
Garnier Under Eye Roller
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray
Cosmagic pink blush
Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blissful
Dollywink Eyeliner (liquid and pencil)
Majolica Majorca pink palette
Global Goddess Beautyi Divine Eye Color in Shambala
Jane Iredale Mystikol Powder Eyeliner and Highlighter in Citrine
Integrate White Eyeliner
Car Mela Mascara
After a lovely day, I’m quite tired and going to head to sleep now. Excited for this week! Too bad once it ends, it’s back to school >__<” I have to learn how to dye fabrics this week!