Crimson Reflections

Because sometimes the world is too complex for black and white
Lolita Fashion History

Angelic Pretty 2022S/S Collection

Images from model kawamura_kokoa on Instagram, Spoon vol 79 and the AP 2022 Spring Collection book.

Cream Soda Mermaid

Because there are so many coords for this and because it’s not out yet, breaking it up by picture…

Sax OP

  • Cream Soda Mermaid Head Bow¥4,400
  • Heart Lace Charm Choker ¥4,400
  • Cream Soda Mermaid Necklace¥5,940
  • Cream Soda Mermaid OP ¥30,580
  • Galaxy Twinkle Bracelet ¥3,520
  • Galaxy Twinkle Ring ¥2,970
  • Airy Lovely Heart OTKs¥3,850
  • Organdy Petticoat ¥11,880

White JSK

  • Little Cherry Headdress¥6,490
  • Cream Soda Mermaid Blouse ¥16,290
  • Cream Soda Mermaid JSK ¥29,480
  • Cream Soda Mermaid Necklace¥5,940
  • Cute Ribbon Wrist cuffs ¥4,400
  • Airy Lovely Heart OTKs¥3,850
  • Colorful Star Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Party Ribbon Shoes (Sample / Reference Item)
  • Organdy Petticoat ¥11,880

Darker Sax (?) JSK

  • Cream Soda Mermaid Head Bow¥4,400
  • Little Cherry Headdress¥6,490
  • Cream Soda Mermaid JSK ¥29,480
  • Cream Soda Mermaid Necklace¥5,940
  • Cute Ribbon Wrist cuffs ¥4,400
  • Galaxy Twinkle Bracelet ¥3,520
  • Colorful Star Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Airy Lovely Heart OTKs¥3,850
  • Party Ribbon Shoes (Sample / Reference Item)

Pink OP

  • Cream Soda Mermaid Head Bow¥4,400
  • Heart Lace Charm Choker ¥4,400
  • Cream Soda Mermaid OP ¥30,580
  • Twin Pearl Necklace ¥3,300
  • Cream Soda Mermaid Necklace¥5,940
  • Heart Lace Gloves ¥5,390
  • Galaxy Twinkle Bracelet ¥3,520
  • Galaxy Twinkle Ring ¥2,970
  • Airy Lovely Heart OTKs¥3,850
  • Colorful Star Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Tea Party Shoes ¥15,180
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

AP has been teasing this print for months, and I have to say, it is growing on me even though I’m not normally an ocean theme person. The darker sax color especially, is really right up my alley. I like the necklace as well, and the material (looks like a glitter-dot chiffon they have used in the past) is one I rather like.

Sailor Marine Kitten

  • Sailor Marine Kitten Beret ¥8,690
  • Sailor Marine Kitten OP¥29,490
  • Sailor Marine Kitten Necklace¥5,940
  • Sailor Marine Kitten Ring¥3,300
  • Sailor Marine Kitten OTKs¥2,750
  • Jewelry Ribbon Shoes¥16,280
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

I think this is most precious sailor series I’ve ever seen. I love these kittens with my whole heart already.

Soap Bubbles

  • Soap Bubbles Headdress ¥4,400
  • Soap Bubbles OP ¥30,580
  • Colorful Star Choker ¥3,850
  • Colorful Star Wristcuffs ¥TBA
  • Airy Dot Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Jewelry Ribbon Shoes¥16,280
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

I’ve never been a big soap bubbles person, but I know a lot of people love it, so I’m happy to see it for their sake’s.

Gingham Sherbet

  • Gingham Sherbet Head Bow ¥4,400
  • Dot Lovely Cushion Earrings ¥4,620
  • Topping Heart Blouse ¥15,180
  • Gingham Sherbet JSK ¥29,480
  • Dot Lovely Cushion Necklace ¥4,950
  • Heart Charm Gingham Ribbon Wrist Cuffs ¥4,400
  • Dot Lovely Cushion Ring ¥3,300
  • Lovely Hat Box Ring ¥3,300
  • Tea Party Shoes ¥15,180
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

This is like… the best era of AP, IMHO. I don’t personally love this particular dress (I think the initial version was kinda small? It was never on my radar) but I love this kind of dress, and I know that it’s popular right now, so I hope they make a bunch of things in this style. That headbow is just so good.

Candy Stripe Ribbon

Mint

  • Gingham Heart Petit Ribbon Head Bow ¥4,950
  • Torchon Lace Ribbon Clip ¥4,180
  • Whip Doll Blouse ¥15,180
  • Candy Tripe Ribbon JSK ¥28,380
  • Lyrical Bunny Face Clip ¥4,290
  • Toybox Lyrical Bunny Necklace ¥5,390
  • Cute Ribbon Wrist Cuffs ¥4,400
  • Toybox Lyrical Bunny Ring ¥3,630
  • Dot Lovely Heart Cushion Ring ¥3,300
  • Toybox Lyrical Bunny Plush Pouch ¥15,180
  • Airy Love Heart OTKs ¥3,850
  • Topping Heart Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Party Ribbon Shoes (Sample)
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280
  • Princess Long petticoat ¥17,380

Pink

  • Gingham Heart Petit Ribbon Head Bow ¥4,950
  • Candy Stripe Ribbon OP ¥30,580
  • Twin pearl Necklace ¥3,300
  • Heart Charm Color Scheme Wrist Cuffs (Sample)
  • Dot Lovely Heart Cushion Ring ¥3,300
  • Lovely Hat Box Ring ¥3,300
  • Toybox Shy Bear Plush Pouch ¥15,180
  • Airy Love Heart OTKs ¥3,850
  • Topping Heart Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Tea Party Shoes ¥15,180
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280
  • Princess Long petticoat ¥17,380

This is cute. I’m more interested in the lyrical bunny accessories than the main JSK, but it’s interesting. It has a nice stripe fabric that is more old school with a more modern organdy… it’s cute.

Topping Heart

  • Topping Heart Headdress ¥4,180
  • Lyrical bunny Face Clip ¥4,290
  • Heart Lace Charm Choker ¥4,400
  • Topping Heart Blouse ¥15,180
  • Topping Heart JSK ¥31,680
  • Dot Lovely Heart Cushion Necklace ¥ 4,500
  • Dot Lovely Heart Cushion Ring ¥3,300
  • Lovely Hatbox Ring ¥3,300
  • Heart Charm Color Scheme Wrist Cuffs (Sample)
  • Airy Love Heart OTKs ¥3,850
  • Topping Heart Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Tea Party Shoes ¥15,180
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

We have seen this like 4 times already now, I think? And it’s unclear if this is for another round, or the round we just had. Either way, it’s a little old hat at this point; people have seen this and it’s not really “news”.

Princess in Love

  • Princess in Love JSK Set ¥59,180 (MTO: Set of JSK & Headdress)
  • Romantic Beauty Blouse ¥20,680
  • Heart Lace Gloves ¥5,390
  • Elegant Petticoat (Sample)
  • Dress up Petticoat ¥16,280
  • Other Accessories are sample / reference items

Princess in Love is a 2009/2014 series. If it’s not obvious from this photo, it’s the dress with a bunch of random different bows on the front. I don’t like this series personally, and they used that floral lace fabric I don’t care for in this release, so, I’m going to be real honest, this could have come out already and I could have just straight up ignored that it existed. I don’t think it has? It’s a good time for them to re-release it, it has been popular in the last couple years. The new lace does give it a little more modern of a look too.

Strawberry Bread Bakery
This series is dropping today (April 23rd) at Angelic Pretty Japan.

Strawberry Bread Bakery OP ¥32,780

Strawberry Bread Bakery JSK ¥31,680

Strawberry Bread Bakery Cafe Skirt Set ¥31,680

Strawberry Bread Bakery Headdress ¥4,400

Tri-Color Ribbon Blouse ¥16,280

Tri-Color Ribbon Cafe Headdress ¥4,950

Tri-Color Ribbon Straw Hat ¥10,780

Tri-Color Ribbon Clip Set ¥4,180

Tri-Color Ribbon Lace Gloves ¥5,390

Tri-Color Ribbon Wristcuffs ¥4,400

Scalloped Stripe Crew Socks ¥2,750

Additionally, models are wearing

I neither love nor hate this series. It’s… it exists, it reminds me of Emily Temple Cute and the cosmo tex fabrics that every indie brand was using in 2008. It’s fine. I doesn’t feel like a piece I’d pay AP prices for though, because I associate this style of print with ‘things that are cheaper alternatives to AP’.

The sizing isn’t particularly generous; the apron skirt goes up to an 80cm waist, but the JSK maxes out at 95 bust / 79 waist and the OP has no shirring. So… again… it exists.

Petit Rose Garden

  • Coppelia Headbow ¥4,400
  • Petit Rose Garden OP ¥40,480
  • Twin Pearl Necklace ¥3,300
  • Heart Lace Gloves ¥5,390
  • Lace-up Ribbon OTKs ¥3,500
  • Party Glitter Shoes (Sample / Reference Item)
  • Princess Long Petticoat ¥18,480
  • Other Accessories are Sample / refence items

Bunny Pockets

  • Bunny Pocket OP Set ¥39,380 (3 piece set: OP, Headdress, Cuffs)
  • Lyrical Bunny Plush Backpack 20th Anniversary ¥19,580
  • Lovely Hatbox Ring ¥3,300 
  • Dot Lovely Heart Cushion Ring ¥3,300
  • Princess Logo OTKs ¥3,630
  • Tea Party Shoes ¥15,180
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

…it’s bunny pockets. It’s almost $400. It’s adorable. I.. what can I even say. It’s bunny pockets. I love it.

And that lyrical bunny bag. It’s pink and red and it has cute eyes. It’s not angry. Like… this whole thing is just good.

  • Happy Humming Bunny OP Set ¥ 50,380 (2 piece set: Headbow, OP)
  • Jewelry Heart Necklace ¥ 4,950
  • Jewelry Heart Ring ¥ 3,300
  • Lace-up Ribbon OTKs ¥3,500
  • Party Ribbon Shoes (Sample / Reference items)
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥ 16,280
  • Other accessories (Sample / Reference items)

Candy Pop

Lavender

Black

  • Candy Pop Canotier ¥4950
  • Candy Pop Clip Set ¥4,950
  • Heart Lace Charm Choker ¥4,400
  • Fluffy Sleeve Cutsew ¥10,780
  • Candy Pop JSK ¥28,380
  • Heart Lace Gloves ¥5,390
  • Cute Ribbon Wrist Cuffs ¥4,400
  • Airy Love Heart OTKs ¥3,850
  • Tea Party Shoes ¥15,180
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

I love candy pop. Absolutely love and adore Candy Pop. This series is so good. I have the JSK in Red x Candy Pink and it just makes me so happy. I’m so happy to see this getting another release, and it’s a great time for it.

Retro Cafe

Pink

  • Retro Care Head Bow ¥4,950
  • Retro Cafe OP ¥30,580
  • Gingham Lovely Heart Cushion Necklace ¥4,950
  • Cute Ribbon Wrist Cuffs ¥4,400
  • Gingham Lovely Heart Cushion Ring ¥3,300
  • Delicious Lemon Shoulder Bag ¥12,980
  • Airy Love Heart OTKs ¥3,850
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280

Sax

  • Lovely Lyrical Bunny Headbow ¥6,490
  • Tokimeki Ribbon Clip Set ¥4,950
  • Retro Cafe Blouse ¥15,180
  • Retro Cafe JSK ¥29,480
  • Delicious Lemon Necklace ¥5,390
  • Heart Lace Gloves ¥5,390
  • Delicious Lemon Ring ¥3,300
  • Party Glitter Shoes (Sample)
  • Airy Love Heart OTKs ¥3,850
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥16,280
  • Other Accessories are Sample / Reference items

Dots and Stripes. Cute, it’s what’s in… I like this.

Bunny College Seaside Campus

  • Bunny College Seaside Campus Set ¥47,300 (3 Pieces: Head Bow, Jacket, Skirt)
  • Lace-up Ribbon OTKs ¥3,500
  • Organdy Petticoat ¥11,880

I hope these bunnies never graduate because this is super cute.

This is already out, it’s super cute.

Additionally, models are wearing

  • Lace-up Ribbon OTKs ¥3,500
  • Twin Pearl Necklace ¥3,300
  • Airy Dot Crew Socks ¥3,300
  • Party Ribbon Shoes (Sample / Reference items)
  • Dress Up Petticoat ¥ 16,280
  • Other accessories (Sample / Reference items)
  • Stripe Chiffon Blouse ¥15,180
  • Cute Ribbon Wrist cuffs ¥4,400

Flower Garden Teatime

This is like way long sold out, so I’m not even going to do a breakdown on these, but it’s a cute series.

Sugar Cotton

This is already out, we got this one on April 16th.

Dolly Sailor
This is also already out. We got this one on April 16th.

Additionally, models are wearing

Overall Thoughts

While I love that they are re-releasing a lot of their solids, a lot of the new prints are a bit lack luster. I’d love to see some of the jubilance of the prints from the 2008-2010 era. While the new Cream Soda Mermaid and Lemonade Float have element evocative of things like Fruits Parlor, when put side by side, the seem a bit pale in comparison. Overall, I like some of the releases, but I like them in the ‘I’d buy this on sale’ sort of way, which isn’t really the norm for me with AP.

1 comment on “Angelic Pretty 2022S/S Collection

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Protected with IP Blacklist CloudIP Blacklist Cloud