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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The same group photo also seems to have what looks like it might be a chocolate print hiding in the back.
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.
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!