Two new prints for summer have hit the sweet lolita scene, and it looks like Baby and Angelic Pretty are duking it out in the motif arena yet again. On the left, we have Baby’s Twinkle Constellation and All the Stars (Candy?) print, and on the left is Angelic Pretty’s Dreamy Horoscope.
Don’t the models even have that “oops, guess I copied!” look?
credit to chibi_tenshi for scans, image edited by Victoria Suzanne
First Baby the Stars Shine Bright comes out with their new constellations print, and now Angelic Pretty has done the same. It’s almost like they were given a prompt – what dress would you design using these constellations? Unsurprisingly, they both reinterpretated the same few constellations, the “cute” constellations, which I do not even know existed until today – the Unicorn (Monocerous), Little Bear (Ursa Minor), and the Rabbit (Lepus).
Some better known constellations they could have tried… how about Pegasus, Sirius (the ‘dog’ star, rather than constellation, but who would argue with a starry lolita style puppy?), or Cassiopeia (the crown)? I will give Baby props for going with Gemini, the Twins, even if it does seem like a Little Twin Stars product (can’t complain, I love Little Twin Stars!)
All in all, as cute as these dresses are, in my opinion this is one of the most blatant “print wars” we’ve seen the two top sweet lolita brand houses compete in. Anybody remember Memorial Cake versus Sugar Rose Cake? Whether their similar style and very close release time is a coincidence or not, it pits them against each other more than ever.
Stars as a motif are nothing new in lolita, this new theme – lolitas in space – (bonus points if you read it in your PIGSSSS IN SPACEEEE voice like I did) is definitely and up-and-coming theme I’m dying to see more of. If you want to skip the brand wars and really stand out in a crowd, here’s some out-of-this-world fashion choices.
From left to right: Chubby Bunny “Galaxy Bow”; Strawberry Skies “Nebula” jumperskirt; Locketship “Kitten in Space” ring from their Galactic Glitter collection; Alice and the Pirates’ original try at a “horoscope print”!; Melty Dream “Pastel Galaxy”; Wildfox Couture; MILK x Uniqlo Constellation tunic