Angelic Pretty Spring 2017 Line!

Angelic Pretty had their winter tea party last night, and snaps are already surfacing that hint at their new pieces for spring. Here is a rundown of what I’ve found so far!

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Misty Sky 

2 ombre colors of misty sky are being sold to tea party attendees on a make to order basis.

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Brilliant Princess Story Dress Set

This dress has horses pulling what looks like an royal carriage. It also has flowers or snow? And some sort of circle with a flower type motif? I’m pretty sure this is the print that they used for all the party branding.

~ Take a white horse carriage and go to the ball ~
¥ 469,800 (tax included)
Dark blue
Set contents 2 pieces: Headdress and Dress

Reservation acceptance period – Tokyo Shop Only
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)

Secret Rose Princess

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Sucre Rose Princess Dress Set

A very OTT OP. The main fabric has a 4-petal flower texture.

~ Sweet dreams of Princess like sugar confectionery ~
¥ 297,000 (tax included)
Sax
Set contents 3 pieces bonnet, choker, dress

Reservation acceptance period (Tokyo Shop Only)
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)

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Angelic Pretty Lady Cocoa

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Lady Cocoa Dress Set

This print features poodles in hatboxes, bows, cameos with crowns in them, hearts, crowns and chandeliers

~ Mademoisel in love with Paris ~
¥ 183,600 (tax included)
Color black
Set Contents (2 pieces) Ribbon barrette × 3, dress

Reservation acceptance period
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)
Online Shop is 12/10 (Sat) 12: 00PM

http://yaplog.jp/ap-tokyo/archive/10959

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Dolly Cappuccino Dress Set
~ The scent of bittersweet cappuccino drifts Tea Time ~
¥ 205,200 (tax included)
Set contents (3 pieces):
Ribbon Barrette × 2
Dress
Wristcuffs

Reservation acceptance period
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)
Online Shop is 12/10 (Sat)12: 00PM

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Lady Milk Dress Set
~ Mademoisel dreaming of Paris ~
¥ 172,800 (tax included)

Set contents (2 pieces):
Ribbon Barrette ×3
JSK

Reservation acceptance period
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)
Online Shop is 12/10 (Sat)12: 00PM
http://yaplog.jp/ap-tokyo/archive/10959

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Something in red and black?

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Prism Princess Dress Set
~ Fantasy dress interwoven with light ~
¥ 221,400 (tax included)
Color: Ivory
Set Contents: Ribbon clip × 4, OP

An elaborate pink and lavender OP. The main fabric appears to be a rose brocade.

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L’ETOILE DU THEATER Dress Set
~ An angel who flew to the stage ~
¥ 162,000 (tax included)
Color: White × Pink
Set Contents: ribbon clip × 3, feather head dress 1 pair, dress, 4 sleeves set sleeve Set

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Dreamy Perfume Dress Set (top left)
~ Dressed with a little admiration ~
¥ 297,000 (tax included)
Color: Lavender
Set contents: 4 points of long veil, headband, choker, dress Set

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Queen Rose Princess Dress Set
~ The garden loved by the Queen ~
¥ 243,000 (tax included)
Color: mint
Set contents: choker, dress

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Rinrin in some sort of lace OP

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Something that matches a tricolor bow? They accessorized with french bread, so I’m saying probably something similar in concept to french cafe?

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Some sort of school look?

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This looks to be a blue based print, probably cherry themed, with cherry applique on the collar. The accessories are tartan.

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Update: this is Blue with crowns! And they look like they are the crowns from the navigation on the party page. The OP is pictured has rows of crowns that flip rightside up / upside down, long sleeves, a white collar and a red belt.

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Some sort of trump or circus print? There are trump applique on Kimura u’s blouse collar.

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Imai Kira x Angelic Pretty – Daydreamer Bed

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Strawberries, bunnies, daisies and gingham, perhaps?

“This one is a border print with rabbits (realistic style drawing) and strawberries and the background is gingham.”

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Some sort of big cherry print on white?

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I’m thinking it’s probably a match to the tea set they gave attendees?

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I don’t know what this is, but it looks pretty fabulous…

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Some sort of swirly lace print? XD

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I got nothing on this one. Bunnies, or gingham, maybe?

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We’ve got a big crown on her head, a blue blouse, a crown on her shoulder. Some sort of red sash, and a white dress?

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Looks like there is a pink bow across the front, and it’s got a headdress that is sax or mint with pink?

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We’ve got a white  collar with a /\ sort of shape in the middle that goes into a red (textured?) stripe. The headbow is tricolor, and the blouse is navy with a stripe bow. Could be a border print or some sort of school print? Probably books or bears in there somewhere given the book bag she’s holding up?

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Winter 2016-2017 Lucky Pack Round Up!

Luckypack reservations started really early last year, so I’m going to start the list today, even though it’s still November!

Lucky Packs, or “Fukubukuro” (sometimes called “Lucky Bags”, “Happy Bags”, “Happy Packs”, “Happy Sets” or sometimes “Special Sets”) are blind bags of clearance merchandise that you can buy from Japanese stores at the end of the year. It’s believed that keeping old things into the new year is bad luck, so to get rid of all of last year’s clearance that didn’t sell in winter clearance sales, shops will put it in these blind bags and then sell them at a huge discount. It’s a great way to get a lot of brand new stuff for very cheap… as long as you like and fit into pretty much everything a brand makes. Be aware though; you will not get the best selling, most perfect item from the brand of your dreams. If they had a dud item this season, chances are that’s what you are going to get.

It’s become a little like “black friday” in the United States where some stores that don’t have great things to put on sale (maybe they just don’t have a lot of clearance) will often stock a limited number of a specific item just for these sales. In these cases, they usually call them “Special Sets”, instead of “Lucky Packs”. These bags can contain either all items that were made just for these sets, or a mix of special items and clearance. Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty both design new prints for their new years special sets. While Metamorphose is known to use leftover material to make skirts and dresses in simple patterns.

The list got super long last year, so I’m including a quick-jump list. Brands in the quick jump list which do NOT have links, had lucky packs last year, but have not yet posted lucky pack info for this year.

Japanese Brands

ALGONQUINSAlice and The Pirates | Angelic PrettyBaby the Stars Shine Bright | Enchantlic Enchantilly | GrimoireInnocent World |  Listen Flavor | Liz Lisa | Marble | Metamorphose | Midas | Milklim | Pooh-Chan (the cat) | Putumayo | S · D | Swan Kiss | TOXIC STAR | Wrouge

Outside of Japan

Tour New Souls | SouffleSong


Japanese Brands

ALGONQUINS

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Alice and The Pirates [source]

Madame Blanche’s Magnificent Store SET –  ¥17,280
☆ SHOP reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (month) each store closed at the time
☆ mail order-only shopping cart reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (Mon) 11:00
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Two colorways have been shown; red and navy blue.

Bust: 84cm-102cm
Waist: 68cm-86cm

Angelic Pretty [Source]

December 1st – Tokyo Shop
December 3rd – All others

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Wonder Toy JSK Set -¥17,280 

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Contains a blouse, headbow, OTKs and JSK
3 Colors: Pink, Sax, Black

  • Wonder Toy ??? JSK
  • Wonder Toy Blouse
  • Wonder Toy ?? Headbow
  • Wonder Toy OTKs

Wonder Toy Special Set – ¥32,400 

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Contains a headbow, socks, JSK and coat.
3 Colors: Pink, Sax, Black

  • Wonder Toy Coat
  • Wonder Toy ?? JSK
  • Wonder Toy Blouse
  • Wonder Toy ?? Headbow
  • Wonder Toy OTKs

Dreamy Fairy JSK Set ¥12,960 

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Contains a headbow, blouse, JSK and socks.
4 colors: pink, lavender, red, black

  • Dreamy Fairy JSK
  • Dreamy Fairy Blouse
  • Dreamy Fairy Headbow
  • Dreamy Fairy OTKs

Baby the Stars Shine Bright [source]

Little rabbit’s Sparkly Droplet Rendezvous SET – ¥17,280
☆ SHOP reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (month) each store closed at the time
☆ mail order-only shopping cart reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (Mon) 11:00

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Two colorways have been shown, pink and mint.

Bust: 80cm-113cm
Waist: 71cm-102cm

Enchantlic Enchantilly

December 9th 21:00 (9pm)

2017 Happy Lucky Bag – Payment by paypal – ¥ 22,680

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Shipping is within Japan only, so use Tenso if you want it. There is a listing for bank transfer payment as well, but most people are going to want to use paypal if they are overseas.

it says 6 items, though it sounds like it’s really an OP and socks? Maybe there are 4 tiny things? not 100% sure on this one. You can pick “Red” (light colors) or Black (black). The banner is a hint about the print inside. Fully shirred OP.  Value of 30,000 yen (this is what makes me question if the 6 items is correct).

Length: 100cm (BNP ~)
bust: ~ about 100cm
West: to about 90cm
skirt length: about 63cm

Innocent World

December 1st – 5pm Japan time

2017 Special Happy Pack  – ¥ 30,000

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Image is just a sample of what the contents might be, however, in the past some people have gotten the sample contents or close to it. So if you do not like the sample contents, it’s best to skip it.

Your choice, M or L size.

2017 Special Happy Pack  – ¥ 50,000

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No preview yet, but it’s your choice, M or L size.

2017 Special Happy Pack  – ¥ 80,000

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No preview yet, but it’s your choice, M or L size.

  

Grimoire

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Listen Flavor [Source]

Available now

LISTEN FLAVOR / 2017 Happy Pack “10000 yen pack” – ¥ 10,800

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Contents

  • T-shirt × 1
  • BIG Ron T × 1 (pictured)
  • design cut × 1
  • skirts, fleece Parker or trainer × 1

22,500 yen value

LISTEN FLAVOR / 2017 Happy Pack “8000 yen pack” – ¥ 8,640

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Contents

  • T-shirt × 1
  • BIG Ron T × 1 (pictured)
  • Printed cutsew × 2
  • Fleece Parka or trainer × 1

22,500 yen value

Liz Lisa [source]

December 16th, 19:00

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10,000 Yen Pack

Everyone gets the pictured tote bag, and it’s a pack of 4 items.

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30,000 Yen Pack

Collaboration with Sanrio’s My Melody. Everyone gets the hard suitcase pictured, and 7 items.

Marble

Available Now

MARBLE / 19 Anniversary total coordination pack – ¥ 20,520

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This is actually from the spring and is still in stock, make of that what you will. You can pick your type and size.

Each pack has three pieces of clothing, plus accessories like mini hats and headdresses to make a total of 19 pieces.

  • [Gothic] Size: M / L
  • [ Alt-based] size: M / L
  • [Lolita] size: M only

Metamorphose [Source]

Harajuku shop is already selling them, other shops and online pending

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Set includes 4 pieces: a JSK, socks, blouse and hat

Apple Holic OP Set – ¥ 18,000 

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Set includes 4 pieces: OP, socks, bloomers and ribbon combs

Apple Holic Side Frill JSK Set – ¥ 20,000 

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Set includes 4 pieces: a JSK, socks, blouse and ribbon.

Fun-Fun JSK Set (おたのしみJSK) – ¥ 20,000 

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Sample set shown; sets will be made from random fabric left over from older series.

Midas

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Milklim

Available Now

milklim Special Coordination pack – ¥ 8,640

Milklim Lucky Pack

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Your choice of three color options:

Two piece set; I believe you get one of each of the shirt dress and the fur trimmed dress?

milklim / spring coordination 3-piece pack – ¥ 10,800

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This was actually put out in the spring, but is still in stock, so make of that what you will. There is a blouse with a moon/star print, a miniskirt and a plastic ring. You can pick the colors.

 

Pooh-Chan (the cat)

Kera Limited Bag (large) – ¥ 5,400
Available Now

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You can pick the “Kera” or “Cute” set. It’s not immediately clear if you get everything in the set photo or if it’s a random lucky pack; you do get 6 pieces valued at 14000 yen though.

Kera Limited Bag (small) – ¥ 3,240
Available Now

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You can pick the “Kera” or “Cute” set. It’s not immediately clear if you get everything in the set photo or if it’s a random lucky pack; you do get 5 pieces though.

Putumayo

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S · D

Available Now

S · D / “KERA limited” Christmas bags – ¥ 10,800

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Non-woven fabric tote containing items like jacket, skirt, cutsew, neck warmer, arm warmer. Includes a novelty towel.

45,000 yen value

Swan Kiss

Available Now

Swankiss 2017 Fukubukuro – $232.99

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Contents:

  • Guaranteed to receive the winter coat shown in the photos
  • White or Pink tote pictured (your choice)
  • An Assortment of 2016 A/W Swankiss clothing
 

Total Value (approx.): $400+

TOXIC STAR

Available Now

TOXIC STAR / Summer Happy Pack – ¥ 3,240

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This is also left over from the summer, but posting it just because people might want it.

You get vinyl shopping bag containing clearance items like cutsews, tank tops and dresses 
 22,000 yen Value

Bag size: 55 × 54cm

Wrouge

pending

Outside of Japan

Tour New Souls

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Note: I am unfamiliar with this brand and can not vouch for it, but as always, I don’t include anything in these roundups unless I see something in their shop that appears to be of a high enough quality that I would be willing to purchase it (either for myself or a friend).

SouffleSong

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Note: I’ve never purchased from this brand, but they are well established and many people do purchase from them.

 

Angelic Pretty’s Weak Winter 2016 Collection

It’s getting cold outside again, and Angelic Pretty is bringing out their winter line, which is usually full of rich reds and blues that are right up my ally. But so far, their winter line has fallen really flat IMHO.

First up is Dreaming Present (Kera Images are from Natalie Ito on Lolita Updates)

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AP does scatter prints like this periodically, and they are kind of hit or miss. Florals and stars work well for them, Holy Lantern hit it out of the park… this is more of a fail IMHO. Bears are a hard thing to get right; just ask Innocent World. This is a weak scatter print, and it’s a bad subject matter for a scatter print. I come away from it thinking “Wow, that’s really cute for mass-market quilting fabric.” It’s one of those prints that if I was new, and I was set on making my own dress, I’d buy this fabric at JoAnne’s to make it, and it would be one of those utterly forgettable handmade dresses that just lacks a focal point.

I think the sad bit about this is that the print actually has some nice artwork in it. As a border print it might not have been super strong, but it would have been stronger than this, IMHO.

 

Next up is Chandelier Holic (Kera Images are from Natalie Ito on Lolita Updates)

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Known colorways are Red, Sax and Black, and known pieces are as follows:

  • Chandelier Holic Dress – 32,800 yen
  • Chandelier Holic ジャンパースカート (JSK) – 26,000 yen.
  • Chandelier Holic カチューシャ (Headbow)
  • Chandelier Holic ヘッドドレス (Headdress) – 3,900 yen
  • Chandelier Holic Tights – 4,000 yen

Lots of glow and gradient on this one, very busy pattern. The glow turns the candles and the middle of the chandelier into a blob, which makes the lighter colorway look slightly like it’s underwater, and the darker colorway has contrast up to 11, but is still a little blurry. People have mentioned it looks a little like what we are seeing from some of the Chinese indie brands who don’t have as much textile design experience and I have to agree. The glow really cheapens the look of the artwork to me. I’m just not a fan of this one.

Lastly (for now), we have Rosette Collection (Kera Images are from Natalie Ito on Lolita Updates)

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Known colors are black, green, red and ivory. Known items are as follows:

  • Rosette Collection ワンピース (OP) – 26,800 yen
  • Rosette Collection ジャンパースカート (JSK) – 25,800 yen
  • Rosette Collection スカート (Skirt) – 16,800 yen
  • Rosette Collection べレー (Beret) – 6,900 yen
  • Rosette Collection オーバーニー (OTKs) – 2,300 yen

This could be so good, but I just really don’t like it. Something about the muted dark melon red with brownish tan gold and muted jungle green just isn’t working for me. The stripe on the black is overly harsh, and the criss-cross braid illustration above the tassels feels awkward to me. It’s a strong concept, but weak execution.

Final verdict? I’m just not impressed