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