Angelic Pretty In Paris Photo Book & S/S 2017 Sneak Previews

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Angelic pretty has announce a new E-Mook, Angelic Pretty in Paris Photobook. It will come out on May 29th, 2017 and features the model Risa on the cover. It’s ¥ 1,814 (~$16.32 USD) on Amazon Japan and they ship internationally at a pretty cheap rate as far as book shipping goes! If you have never used Amazon Japan before, you will need to make an account first; your US (or other home country) amazon account will not work for Amazon Japan.

On a positive note though, Amazon Japan gives you points when you shop that you can later turn in for a discount! It’s only like 1% back, but if you buy a lot of books / magazines it adds up over time.

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While the price is a little high for the book alone, it’s an absolute steal when you factor in that it comes with a small purse! Keep in mind that the bag will not be the same quality as a normal Angelic Pretty Bag. You can expect something on par with what you might get at a store like Claire’s. It’s also very small. For comparison, an iphone 6 Plus is 15.82cm and a Samsun Gallaxy S7 is 14.24cm… so it’s really just barely bigger than a smart phone and less than an inch thick! This is definitely just meant to hold a credit card / ID or two, your phone and a lip gloss!  It’s awfully cute though and it’s quite detailed for the price. It’s also a big step up from the eco totes that often come with these books.

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Letter Pochette
Vertical: approximately 13.5 cm
Horizontal: about 16.5 cm
Depth: about 2.5 cm
 Strap: about 120 cm

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The cover of the book is also our first look at a new Angelic Pretty print, which seems to feature carousel horses.

This particular image is of a short sleeve OP with lace and bows at the neck, and it has waist ties, and a large black bow at the front of the waist. If AP holds to tradition, the other colorways will likely be pastel.

Hopefully, we will get some better photos in the near future; I know Amazon tends to have very large, high resolution book covers… But for now, here is a terrible blown up image…

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We definitely have carousel horses, and trumps. It looks like there are large white or pastel trumps around them, and in front of each one (Club, heart, spade, diamond), we have a carousel horse that appears to have pink and sax detailing. This is on a solid colored base that has chains of medium trumps with bows and then thinner stripes of solid white and what appears to be a diamond patterned stripe flanking that. The base color here is black, but there is enough subtle variation on the “white” to indicate that the print has multiple pastel shades in it.

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AP Candy, of Tokyo shop has given us a preview of another new print. The phrase “Berry Biscuits” is scattered around the print, so that could be a clue as to the name.  It features cookie windows, plush animals sitting on icing, and strawberries. If you are into AP’s children’s room thematic prints, then this looks like it’s headed firmly in that direction. Personally, I think I’ll pass on this one. I’m more into retro 80’s/90’s toy cute than baby nursery wall paper cute, but the cat is pretty great. Maybe we will see more of it in accessories or other prints? There is pretty much no cut information on this one, but we have two colors: mint and what is looks like either a very cool pink, or a warm lavender and it definitely features rickrack and custom lace.

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Update! Apparently Angelic Pretty Shanghai shared a picture of this from the Shnghai Tea Party Fashion Show on the Angelic Pretty Shanghai weibo account!

It looks like this girl is wearing a JSK with a short sleeved blouse, a bunny ear headband with a small mint bow and a plush rabbit on the side of her head (maybe a keychain that they pinned on?)

She also appears to be wearing matching print tights.

 

 

 

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I’m getting some Antique Chocolatier vibes from this with it’s muted medium color scheme. Hope it’s a bit better than  Antique Chocolatier; that print fell a little flat, if I remember correctly. Anyway, we seem to have a collared OP (with 3/4 sleeves?) and a cute little bow knot headbow.

 

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And of course, we are still waiting on dreamy parfait! So far we have seen a yukata set, but the main print release has been stubbornly on hold, despite it showing up in numerous fashions shows, being teased by AP candy on social media and even showing up in multiple magazines.

What are you waiting for, AP?

I really like the textured fabric they used for this, and it’s one print that I’m super excited for this season. Hope to see it soon!

 

What do you think? Excited about either of these summer prints?

 

Girlism: A Chinese Lolita Fashion Magazine

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I’ve been “reading” Girlism since they started publication (I say “reading” because I can’t read a single word of Chinese, so it’s more of just a picture book to me), and it’s quickly becomes one of my favorite lolita fashion publications. I just picked up volume 6, shown above.

Each issue comes with gifts, and I’m not talking just a post card (though they do often include those!). This particular issue came with a heavy duty screen print canvas tote bag from Yolanda…

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this set of post-card sized prints from Yolanda in a sheer envelope,
two cute postcards from the Japanese otome brand, Leur Getter,
…and a big double sided poster!
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Here are the front and back covers of the latest issue. One thing I will note is that shipping inside of China is a little rough. Some of the issues (including this one) have gotten to my shopping service with busted corners. One of the earlier issues came with a clear file that got shattered in the mail. It’s definitely happening before it gets to my shopping service or at the office of my shopping service though, as they are putting them in the middle of a package full of lace for their trip overseas.
Overall, the photo quality in Girlism is really high, as is the print quality. It’s nicer, IMHO, than Kera or the GLB. Here is a quick flip through of the latest issue. It features Japanese brands like Angelic Pretty, Innocent World, Baby and Meta, as well as the best of Chinese lolita brands.

Each issue is 80 yuan + 10 yuan shipping inside of China, which comes out to about $13 USD. Some of the nicer gifts are limited to the first x-number sold though, so to get the most for your money, order early! Some of the past gifts I’ve gotten included a peel-off lip stain, a Berry-Q heart shaped pouchette, Baby the Stars Shine Bright Clear files and a ton of post cards and stationary.

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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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)
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Set contents 3 pieces bonnet, choker, dress

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

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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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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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