We finally picked a date in April when we both had time and the items we wanted to use and agreed on a location. I packed up my car with all the things I thought I might possibly need since I don't live close to the place where we'd be shooting and I didn't want to have any regrets about not bringing something lol.
|3 piles of clothes like this in the backseat that almost prevented me from seeing out lol|
I left my house thinking that I'd arrive around 10-15 minutes early, but somehow there was a huge accident (and then subsequent smaller accidents as a result of the main's accident's traffic) and it took me almost 1.5 hours to park my car near where we planned to meet, and I was half an hour late FML. Bad first impression or not? Sigh. And then I couldn't get the parking meter to read my credit card which I was forced to use because I didn't have enough quarters (and using nickels and dimes would have been a rip off). In any case, Rei and Taka (the photographer and Rei's friend) were really nice about the whole thing, but I still felt so bad!
Rei's first outfit is her pink Liz Lisa off shoulder long sleeve floral dress from the 2014 fukubukuro and No Fall sandals. I was wearing my Liz Lisa x My Melody 4th collab OP in pink and Liz Lisa floral wedges. We wanted to try and be cohesive without being overly matchy.
Rei is wearing her pink Liz Lisa border x stripe set up (off shoulder top + shorts) with No Fall sandals, and I'm wearing my pink Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno collab rose fairy story OP with my rose clip from the same collab and pink Liz Lisa ribbon pumps with white socks from Tutuanna.
Rei is wearing her Liz Lisa lace sleeveless top and Liz Lisa bow shorts with Flag J heels and Liz Lisa 2014 fukubukuro 3-way bag. I am wearing the same Liz Lisa lace sleeveless top with my Liz Lisa wagon skirt and Liz Lisa knot wedges and Liz Lisa lace-up side 3-way bag.
These last three are my favorites of the day so I made them extra big lol -
All photos of me and/or Rei were taken by @takacosplay on IG and edited by @ramirei on Tumblr. (Except the first photo in this post which was both taken and edited by Taka.) Please do not repost these without crediting Taka and Rei! I don't own the copyright on these but received permission to post them. Please be respectful and do the same if you'd like to share them (otherwise please do not share them at all). The poor quality photos of the mounds of stuff in my car and the stalkerish looking photos of Taka and Rei were taken by me lol.
I want to send a big thank you out to Rei for including me in this project and also just being a generally nice person to be around. It was so great to meet you and Taka and have the opportunity to get pictures like this! I really don't have many "good" photos of (me in) my Liz Lisa clothes because I don't really have anyone to take them, and I'm so, so happy to have been asked to be a part of this small photoshoot! I think I still need a lot of practice to be able to actually look good in more of the photos, but I'm thankful to have these, and I appreciate all the effort that went into the planning and shooting and editing. ♡♡♡