More previews of the new 2018 prints, from the Tea Party back in December.
Sky Banquet still looks SO nice. I want the JSK. That hat looks ridiculous though. I can’t remember what all the colorways are, but there are mint and lavender shown here, probably a pink, and I think red? I bet mint and lavender will be the popular colorways. I really like the lavender shown here. Anyway, assuming the order here is somewhat similar to the actual release dates, Sky Banquet will be released later this month or sometime next month, which means there is no hope of me getting it. Maybe it will be unpopular like Fairy Rose and will go on sale. Though the AP Japan Winter Sale actually started on 1/13/18 (last night at 9pm for me…hehe I didn’t even notice) and Fairy Rose STILL isn’t on sale. ಠ_ಠ Well okay then.
The Wonder Patisserie JSK appears to have an odd bodice, but the OP is cute and I think a lot of people will like the little apron it has. Probably not included though. I am interested in that grey colorway, since grey doesn’t happen too often.
Sugar Candy Shop reminds me of older AP prints, and I think it will be popular with people who miss the good old days of AP. But what the heck is that melty apron on the JSK? Why? The skirt of both cuts is really nice though, and I almost want it because of that.
Doll’s Tea Party release will be insane, because Kira Imai. Fresh Cherry looks kind of cute, but I don’t really like the JSK that much. Maybe it’s just the black colorway, because it looks too sexy to me.
Dessert Berry looks adorable! I want the pink, and whatever cut the left image is. I think it is the OP because it has sleeves, but the right image looks way fancier so I wonder if both cuts will have some variety of sleeves? I don’t like the mini apron the right cut has. And once again, there is a red colorway, but I can see the berries a bit better compared to the red colorway of Ribbon Berry Bunny.
Honestly, I am not able to make out too much detail from any of these prints. Fantastic Horoscope and Space Lollipop both seem to have prints that appear somewhat subdued, but maybe because I am focusing on the ones with periwinkle/lavender colorways and the print seems to include very similar colors. However, I like both JSK cuts! They are cute, and I actually like the subdued nature of the prints! This is a surprise, because I was expecting super bright pastel something.
Unicorn Mermaid continues to baffle me. I see unicorns and crosses (AP loves cross motifs) but still no idea where the mermaid part fits in.
Finally, the one I am super excited for, Sweet Lacy Basket! That JSK cut is great! I hope that I am employed when it comes out this summer so I can buy it…in pink. I really like it. The little wicker basket is super cute too. I wonder if they are going to sell that.
And then here is a nice group picture of the models.
There are also the Exclusice Couture Dresses, which I don’t know if people actually buy these or what. They are ridiculously OTT.
Happy Bunny Party – I don’t even know what to say about this.
Wonder Patisserie Queen – I like the detail on the skirt that looks like frosting. Also, the cake on her head is a nice touch.
Space Lollipop Fantasy – The cut of this dress is actually nicer than the simpler cuts. The little star side-bustle thing is neat. I feel like people would actually buy this.
Brilliant Jewelry – Why those striped ribbons?
??? Holy Dress that RinRin is wearing – I am just confused by this.
Extra Fancy Holy Lacy Basket – The bodice is hidden here by the bouquet of flowers, but the skirt looks really good. Why NOT do a longer JSK/OP with a longer skirt as a third cut?
Flower Shower – It’s like someone sewed tulle poofs to it and called it a day. The more I look at it, the more I hate it. Are those ankle cuffs? Also made of tulle poof balls?
Melody Dress – WHAT THE FUCK ARE THOOOOOOSE?? Meaning the leg warmers. No one does leg warmers. Leg warmers never looked good. Is AP trolling? I think they are trolling.
Dramatic Princess – Is that a long sack dress? I can see this selling if it was a more standard lenght actually.
Victoria Dress – This is just slightly more OTT than some of their existing OPs, and is longer.
Something Starlight Angel Dress – clearly a wedding dress. Seems completely appropriate.
As I clearly do not understand couture, these dresses just confuse me. I am aware that couture dresses for fashion shows don’t necessarily exist for people to actually wear them, but more as showing off art. It mostly just befuddles me though. This is what I get for not paying attention in art history classes, hah.