On November 19th, my friend Kelly came in from Missouri where she goes to college to visit. She couldn’t stay the whole weekend, but that day, Kim and I already had a photoshoot planned and I wanted to go to Phipps with Kelly, so we all went together.  By the time we got there, it was much later than we had planned, and Kim had a photoshoot she had to go to, so unfortunately, Kim didn’t get to actually go in Phipps with us. We have a trip planned for New Years that I’m really looking forward to though. It was really sunny and windy that day, and it doesn’t help that Phipps is on top of a large hill. Kim’s photoshoot was vintage themed, and I went all Meiji Era with yabane and hakama, so no new outfit for me there, but Kim’s is new!

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I tied a tsunodashi variation on Kim ^^

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#models
I wasn’t actually trying to copy Kim, my foot got stuck XD

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My favorite picture ever XD

This was my first time inside Phipps and I really enjoyed it. I am a biologist, but my least favorite thing is plants <.< but there was some really cool stuff to see! I threw in some of my favorites:

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My friend Kelly =D

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The village display.

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These are the spider chrysanthemums (kangiku) featured on kimono. They are pretty cool!

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Coolest thing I saw!

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Maple (momiji/kaede).

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Japanese pine (matsu).

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There was one part that was a Japanese style garden, so I had a fun time doing some cool Zen-style shots. I took a few serious pics for something different, and they turned out better than I thought they would.

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Playing with editors to make some vintage:

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The whole set is here.

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