Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Brand Feature: Listen Flavor

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Listen Flavor is really cute Japanese clothing brand that does lots of comfy casual clothes perfect for Fairy Kei, Yume Kei or any other pastel based fashion style! (They also have lots of black clothes too that are super cool if you are more into that!) They make adorable prints, some of their own and some collaborations with others, like Sanrio for example. They have both simple printed t-shirts and oversized cute sweaters with sailor collars. 

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I just love their designs so much and they are really comfy. On top of that its a pretty affordable brand, of course you will have to pay shipping and customs fees as always though. They have pants, skirts, dresses, sweaters and anything else you would need. You could build your whole wardrobe from this brand only.

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Angelic Pretty: Dreamy Parfait

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A while back Angelic Pretty released this adorable dress. I think Dreamy Parfait looks really summery and fresh. The colorways are really pretty and cuts go well with the style too. It reminds me of Strawberry Parlour and Fruits Parlor, but it still had a pretty unique look to it.


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The gingham texture of the fabric and trims is really interesting, I dont think Ive seen it on other dresses. It makes it more pop instead of just frilly. My favorite colorway is the mint color by far, even though I like all the others too.


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The accessories they made for this dress looks really sweet too. The blouse with the contrasting pastel details is just adorable and I want it in every colorway. I also love the ankle socks and they would be perfect for the summer.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Angelic Pretty: Dreamy Perfume


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A couple of weeks ago Angelic Pretty released Dreamy Perfume and its adorable. Perfume bottles is always a cute theme and its done really well here. I like that they made the print contrast nicely in the different colorways, putting pink bows on the lavender colorway and vice verse on the pink one. Not sure what I think of the black colorway, I feel like black colorways of pastel prints rarely look good in stock photos. 

I see what they are trying to do with the bodice on the OP but I don't think it really works. That kind of just sown on lacing looks cheap. The jsk looks a lot better and I like that it has some extra frill on the bottom. I think the design feels really sweet and dainty, it could be coorded both to be really pop sweet or more on the classic side depending on how you coord it.

I would love to have this dress, I think I would pick the jsk in Lavender or Pink, both are adorable. 

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Angelic Pretty: Mademoiselle de Paris

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Recently Angelic Pretty released Mademoiselle de Paris, a simple all over print with poodles and crowns. I think they pick good colors for their prints with black details. It always looks Amazing in lavender (Like Cinema Doll or Dolly Dot and many more). Choosing to put red details on the white colorway makes it stand out from the others, I think you could make some interesting coords with it.

This dress is cute but I'm not a huge fan of the general aesthetic, the small dots and thin lines of the black motifs is not my thing. I like big cute chunky designs more. But even if I wouldn't buy it myself I think its pretty and look forward to seeing coords with it!

My favorite colorway is the lavender because I just think black and lavender is a great match.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Online Store: Kawaii Honbu

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I've been asked by online store Kawaii Honbu to review a few things from their shop! The sell cute clothing, accessories, plushies and anime merch. They sell a lot of stuff from china, I think its a really good option if you feel like shopping services, taobao and everything like that is a bit complicated. They also offer free worldwide shipping with every order, which makes it easy to order just a few things at the time from them. If you just need one thing shipping can make cheap items expensive. 

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Here are the items from them:

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So I put together an outfit to try them out! The dress if from kokokim, striped socks from Angelic Pretty and necklace from Vivienne Westwood.

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The shoes are pretty comfortable for high heel shoes and they are stable to walk in. The quality feels nice. The plastic part work great for showing off pretty lolita socks. Its a pretty pale shade of pink, I would probably prefer a bit more bright pink but since you can change out the laces that makes them more diverse.
I was very positively surprised by the stockings actually. They are very stretchy both over the legs and in the waist. I often have problems with stockings being uncomfortable over the waist because I'm pretty sensitive and have sensory issues so its a really big deal for me. This also means that I would totally recommend these if you are plus size, they would probably fit comfortably even if you're twice my size. They don't feel fragile either and are soft. The pattern is really cute and doesn't look cheap like many lace style stockings often do.

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The bunny ears are cute but not totally my style. They sit comfortably and are not too tight on your head. One thing that I really did like is that it has lace laying under it which really nicely covers my unbleached roots, which is a plus.
The plush is cute, though its not proper San-x which I think you also can see by the cheap price. Its well made and really soft. So its up to you whats most important! I think some of their stuff is from the brands, you can usually see on the price which is which.


The shop owner is based in England so you can easily message them questions in English. Though the items are sent directly from china, which means if they are from different original sources you might not get everything in the same package. A actually good thing with this is its a lot less likely to get hit by customs fees if you are ordering a lot of stuff. And if you live in London they will also be selling at Hyper Japan this summer!


Photos by: Emma Macintosh

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Angelic Pretty: Daydream Bed [Imai Kira collab]


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This seasons Angelic Pretty x Imai Kira collab print is Daydream Bed and its adorable! This really fits into the aesthetic of 'yume kawaii' (dream cute) that I myself am really into right now. Its a really cute print that I think stands out from other Angelic Pretty releases this season. Having beds as the print theme is an adorable idea. I'm not much for white colorways but I must admit this print is really cute in white. The pink is cute but I think it should of been a little bit more bright. 

Another thing that stands out about this dress is how they styled it. I adore the nightcap and eye-mask accessories along with the sleepy plushies. The cuts are simple but I think they suit the style of the print. I think the highwaist jsk looks really comfy, though I know not everyone likes the highwaist style. The collar of the OP looks cute and I think the arms actually look pretty loose which is nice.

I would totally want to get this dress someday, more of this please!

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Angelic Pretty: Fancy Hospital

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This dress just came out of nowhere for me, didn't see any pictures of it before it came up this week. This weekend Angelic Pretty will be releasing Fancy Hospital. This really feels like the cutest Menhera clothes ever. I don't think this is a theme that Angelic Pretty has done before at all (from what I can remember, correct me if I'm wrong). Since most themes Angelic Pretty does are kinda overdone (toys, chocolate, marine, carnival, skies etc) it's really nice seeing them venture into a new one.

The dress has a really casual feel to it due to the light silk fabric and the skirt not being as wide as usual. The cutsew version looks really sweet and comfortable. The scale and style of the print is really suitable for the different cuts. 

The thing that makes me most exited about this dress is seeing the menhera themed coords that people will do with it! Good job mixing it up and giving us something a little less predictable!

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Angelic Pretty: Romantic Cat

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Recently Angelic Pretty released this adorable cat themed print, which I think might be one of their best cat themed dresses to date! I feels like a combination of Dolly Cat and Romantic Rose Letter. Its a very sweet print and its feels like the cats are in the same style as the bunnies on the recent Ribbon Berry Bunny. The cuts are simple but have really nice detailing. The lace layered over the fabric on the bodice gives a bit of a classy touch to it. 

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I think the colorways are really cute. I didn't see it at first but its both a nice bright lavender and a color that is more grey than lavender. I don't think there has been much of this grey shade on Angelic Pretty prints before but we might be seeing more of it coming up since the new rerelease of popular Misty Sky includes grey as a new colorway. Just like they added a lot of the darker turquoise in the last season maybe grey is this seasons new color.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Angelic Pretty: Ribbon Berry Bunny

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A while back Angelic Pretty released 'Ribbon Berry Bunny'. This dress really reminds me of Sweet Ribbon Strawberry mixed with Cherry Berry Bunny. I think its a really cute print, the bunnies are adorable. I think the blue colorway has a really interesting look that could make for really cool coords but I like the red version the most!

The detachable sleeves really just feels like older cookie cutter AP, since I don't like coording with white I dont like at all. The jsk is cute and as you all know Im a big fan of scallop designs. Though the way the print ends looks a bit off, not bad but could of been improved.

Its a really cute dress that I do like, but its nothing I would buy myself.
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