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(Left: Alice and the Pirates Wicked Princess, released 2013.Right: Baby the Stars Shine Bright’s Claudia, released 2011.)

One of Alice and the Piratesrecent releases, the Wicked Princessdress is clearly reminiscent of Baby the Stars Shine Bright’s Claudia design that was released back in 2011. (As it happens, Claudia is one of my all-time favourite lolita designs.)

Wicked Princess seems like an attempt at improving the design, one which largely succeeds. The child-like innocence of Claudia is replaced with whimsy and fantasy. The longer, fuller skirt is almost battle-worn in its appearance, with the darker fabric panels keeping the white from becoming overbearing.

Which design do you prefer?

octavekitten:

AatP x Disney Store Red Queen Collaboration Dress
(is it october yet, I’m ready for my reserve to come in!!!)

octavekitten:

AatP x Disney Store Red Queen Collaboration Dress

(is it october yet, I’m ready for my reserve to come in!!!)

Alice and the Pirates new Treasure Hunt in Mystic Island series. From KERA April 2012.

Alice and the Pirates new Treasure Hunt in Mystic Island series. From KERA April 2012.

Lolita brand Baby the Stars Shine Bright has collaborated with the Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo to produce two items designed by students at the school. “Paris Princess” (left) will be produced under the Baby the Stars Shine Bright label, while the ”Marie Antoinette” (right) will be produced under sister-brand Alice and the Pirates. Both items will be available September 16th.

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Alice and the Pirates’ beautiful new Night Fairy Fantasia series.
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Alice and the Pirates’ beautiful new Night Fairy Fantasia series.

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dailylolita:

daang, herajika! those sleeves are chic and fabulous.

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dailylolita:

daang, herajika! those sleeves are chic and fabulous.

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