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>>10849782Thanks for posting pictures, anon.Yet again, only the accessories look interesting. I wonder if we'll get any surprise MTOs that are good.
>>10849783>>10849784I liked these until I saw the scallops and the cheap tulle at the bottom. What the actual fuck. AP can’t afford even one of their generic polka dot or bunny laces?>>10849782>>10849785The print looks fine. What are these colourways? They dull down the illustrations. A brighter red or pink would have been better choices.
>>10849792Wow, this is so ugly
>>10849791>>10849795>>10849783Who’s brilliant idea was it to have the model cover half the dress??? We can’t see shit
>>10849784The blue colorway is cute but the pink literally looks like jelly candy toys on a first glance
>>10849784I actually like the print but the fabric looks like shit >>10849788I love this that’s so pretty>>10849786Hoping for some cute ankle socks release the star bag is cute and accessories are fine otherwise I only like the solid OP with hearts I’m looking forwards for good rerealese or mto
>>10849783The sad models and the cutsey prints are the worst.
>>10849801I bet youd be able to find this on taobao or AliExpress
>>10849783Two more pictures have been uploaded
>>10849819>>10849818I wish they used Lyrical Bunny lace or something else at the bottom. Looks so cheap.Party Garland's concept is cute, but it's way too simple
>>10849783I like the design with the socks but the lace for it looks cheap
>>10849792>>10849793>>10849794>>10849795is it just me or are these more otome than lolita
>>10849819i love the idea but the dress is taobao quality tier
I swear to fucking god can AP just quit it with the gingham already???
>>10849826Are new lolitas just unaware of AP lavender label?>>10849832It's summer/spring, of course they're going to have a fuck ton of gingham.The Party Garland dress looks really cute. I love that there are a couple mini hats coming in these releases.
>>10849826Otome is a western term, why would a japanese company adhere to it?
>>10849841>western term>literally originated in japan decades agofull retard. anyway.
>>10849833not new, just a hardcore Baby loyalist until recently.
>>10849844Are you new? Otome isn't a fashion. Or do you have a Japanese source, newfag?
>>10849855if you can't be bothered to do your own research the least you could do is take your medication and be quiet
>>10849793>>10849794These are just big ank rouge dresses
>>10849833>>10849819>I love that there are a couple mini hats coming in these releases.It looks like the party hat is only sold as part of the Party Garland set, which sucks. I would buy the hat separately, but the dress looks like AP took the popularity of the Happy Garland accessories and assumed they could make a quick buck off of us.
>>10849819>plainest blouse>no attempt to really accessorize>model not even smiling>that laceLiterally going to the saddest party ever>>10849881They are going to make a quick buck despite the low effort unfortunately
>>10849887I would totally wear that party outfit to the escape the backrooms party level
>>10849800I love scalloped hems but you’re right, that tulle is not doing them any favors…
>>10849819The design is so cute, too bad the quality looks so bad
>>10849855way to out yourself for not understanding how google works. took me like five minutes to find it mentioned on wikipedia, to find fashion blogs related to it, and to find brands identifying with the style
>>10849968The scallops look poorly sewn
>>10849845You may want to switch back, to save yourself the disappointment
>>10849887>model not even smilingThat's just Risa, most of us have given up caring because now she represents how miserable anyone who likes AP is in 2023.
>>10849887and have you guys seen how the baby models are all dolled up on their Instagram right now? They went all out with accessories and hair.
>>10850034I'm aware, but still. lolThey use Myla occasionally now, so it'd be nice to see her model it when we get stock photos. She actually smiles.
>>10850038Baby always giving us so much, while AP gives us crumbs.
>>10849819I don't even want this dress but I want to recreate it just to prove it's possible to make it not shit
Do we know when the ETA for Milky Planet is?
>>10850033i'm already thinking the same thing-- i got chocolate teatime recently because i liked the teacup lace and oh my god it looks JARRINGLY cheap in my closet next to all my baby dresses. the material is practically halloween costume tier. tragic.
>>10850686I'm glad I didn't waste money on it. Meanwhile I grabbed the BTSSB Meiji collab and it has chocolate, tea, and kumyas all in one.I actually think AP didn't even bother to collab with Meiji this last time despite Meta, HeiHei, BTSSB, MILK and every other brand doing it. They randomly chickened out of the Laforet BTS collab a couple years back too.I love AP and their designs are still cute most of the time but the quality and materials are so hit and miss.
>>10850692the baby-meiji collab was so cute! sadly i'm lazy as shit and didn't feel like using a shopping service. the sa*ku*ra kumya line really impressed me though! hell, even the reject pieces i got in the lucky bag were pretty nice. AP i'm kind of glad didn't bother with a meiji collab, that final fantasy collab was just sad. it's just a massive tragedy-- i remember back in the day AP was known for being fantastic, but these days i've only gotten quality from them when i've bought ancient secondhand dresses off LM-- even 5-10 year old pieces are in better shape than brand new ones. probably why they sell for $500 on the regular. i just wanted the space and chocolate themed prints...
I’m asking here because the stupid questions thread is filled with too many non-lolitas.What dresses can you wear with the Sunny Smile Laundry blouses? I have the yellow white and pink colours. I tried wearing the pink with Sugary Carnival and was unsure if it was too mismatched.
>>10850726Milky Planet in navy
>>10849818>>10849819I swear a couple years ago an anon here predicted that AP would eventually get rid of lace on the hem of dresses and I think about it every day now.
>>10850726Merry Making Party?
angelic prophet i miss youwhen will milky chan is going to be re release
>>10849783>>10849784I am so fucking hyped for this. It looks like the lovechild of Suya Suya Toys and JCT.>>10850726Neon Star DinerMaybe Fancy Candy or Diner Doll, depending on the colourway. Anything Americana-adjacent
>>10850789Same feels. I am lost without the Prophet.
Sunny Day Brunch week
>>10850900I like how the only prop for brunch is alcohol, and one of the bottles is already open. Hilarious
>>10850900It’s giving straight to the discount rack, 50% off energy
>>10850900>>10850905How could AP seriously have gone this far off the rails? I'm actually confused. Do they not look at their own data and see 2010's MTOs slaughtering their recent releases? Did they run out of ideas? Or are they just stupid?>>10850916End of year lucky pack-kei
>>10850903This looks EXTREMELY cheap. What the hell is going on?
>>10850905Costume-tier garbage.The print concept could have been executed about 10000 time better than whatever this is. Imagine a cotton dress, maybe a cute apron cut, lots of ribbons, frilly maid style headdress, with the photos styled in a cute retro cafe style room with lots of fun food props..
>>10850900this is NOT like the fairytale princess i've dreamed of as a little girl.
>>10850903<$10 generic taobao accessory shop kei
>>10850962i don't know what they were thinking! i actually think that print has potential, and i really wanted to like it, but the accessories and everything are awful. also why do the models look so lifeless even in cheery prints?
>>10850905legit looks like bodyline
>>10850905lol this looks like soviet young pioneers shirt
>>10851126Damn now you suddenly made me want it, anon.
I really want to like AP but the last few dresses I bought are polyester and cheap feeling. It doesn't justify the price and their prints are a bit lackluster. I'm scared to even buy a handbag for 200$ usd just to have it peel
>>10851303Reject AP, convert to BABY.
>>10851348No leave us alone I don't need more competition on release day
>>10851348btssb stans are disgusting. fuck off.
>>10851303Just buy replicas of the handbags or find nice loliable ones. Their pleather goods are the worst and a waste of money
Were the rereleased Melty Ribbon Chocolate the good stretchy kind of socks or the awful ones? Lolibrary say they're the same material as Galaxy Cocktail and Happy Garland's but I never know which AP socks to trust anymore.
>>10851355Says the person who buys $300 Taobao
>>10851303Did you not scroll up or read the last thread? AP has been using less of the shitty pleather. Most of their bags are pvc now.
what are your pronostic for the next mto ? when will it be and what ?
>>10851912Praying it's finally fucking milkychan and they release the og otks and bag with it
>>10851912Holy Lantern for Halloween yet again. Milky-Chan next year maybe.
>>10851922Have you seen AP's plush bags recently? They're horrendous. If AP offered the Milky-Chan bag as part of the MTO, it would wind up looking like more of a failed replica than the real thing. I mean, look at the Bear Toy/Bunny Toy bags. They were an informal rerelease of Poppo Bear and Pippi Bunny in more colors, but they fell completely flat because of how bad the quality was.The Pony bags suffer the same fate of never being rereleased. Unless AP focuses on better quality/construction + possibly smaller batches of items, they'll never be able to produce those more "complex" bags again.I own a lot of old AP plush, so maybe the differences between the new and old plush is more obvious to me. It's crazy how different they are though. It's like AP forget how to actually care if something is good or not.But yes, I agree that Milky-Chan is overdue for a MTO. Hopefully at least the dress happens. I can't think of any other release that's more deserving on an MTO right now.
>>10851954>Have you seen AP's plush bags recently? They're horrendous. If AP offered the Milky-Chan bag as part of the MTO, it would wind up looking like more of a failed replica than the real thing.Don't remind me anon. I will pray if they go through with it they'll do her justice
It’s 7 pm JST. Still no sign of this weeks new items. Wtf AP.
>>10852068Samefag, never mind. No releases this week. AP Harajuku posted about it to instagram.
>>10851954"milky chan mto soon i bet" starting to sound like "when jesus comes back" like are we all just in denial at this point or is there any real actual chance of a rerelease
>>10852375Stay strong, anon. I think a lot of people didn't believe AP would actually do an MTO for Milky Planet either, but it happened. I also think it's pretty hard for AP to ignore when their old dresses start going for $1-2k secondhand.Also there was Sugary Carnival, Candy Fairy, Dream Doll... anything is possible at this point. The more their new releases fail, the more they'll be tempted to rerelease things they know people want.
>petit heart drops at SF>every single dress in the shop has sloppy loose threads on the hearts you'd have to trim off>almost $500insulting.
Got my email from AP USA that the Melty Berry Princess MTO is going to ship soon. I assume Japan and Paris customers already got theirs.
>>10852463We got ours months ago. Sorry APUSA took this long.
>>10852484I was expecting it from the start based on the last few MTOs. I think it was a little before the yen shit the bed completely so it was cheaper to do the USA store as a burger than use a SS and pay fees.
Fantasic Heart this week
>>10852668Comes in OP, JSK, and SK cuts
>>10852668this is taobao tier
>>10852668I want to like this, but something feels off. What is it? Is it the bodice? Is it the 3 layers of ruffles? The middle part with the twirling hearts is good, but I'm struggling with everything else.
>>10852669This looks so itchy
>>10852671this looks awful
>>10852686I think it’s the rolled edges. Back in The Good Old Days the frills would have been properly finished.
>>10852668The ribbons look like cheap shit
Not exactly AP specific, but I'm in Fukuoka for a few days and I can't find much in the way of Jfashion. All the hip resell shops American thrift store shit selling at 4,500 yen and up.I've visited AP in Hakata and BtssB in Tenjin so far, just can't find anything else. Any help is appreciated!
>>10852739Fukuoka isn’t exactly a big j fashion hub.
>>10853328>Soap Bubbles mto when?>best we can do is another bloodbath :^)Also why do they keep replacing the lavender colourways with sax lately? The lavender OP was my favourite.These cardigans are really cute!
>>10853328I hope I get the dress i want because I already know these are going to get scalped real bad again
>>10853328>>10853333>>10853361Watch them just have one dress per colorway at each store again.
>>10853328fuck i want this so bad
>>10853328People must not be paying attention this week because there's still 4 white JSKs on the Paris site and you can easily add them to cart right now. Maybe everyone is holding out for getting it in yen.
>>10853381Seems like Paris got more white OPs and JSKs. I saw 13 white OPs at 18:01. Other colorways had only 6 to 8 pieces.
>>10853333these are adorable i want this!
>>10853333It’s cute, but the wool looks extremely thin, especially when looking at the sleeves of the white cardigan.I miss older AP cardigans. They were amazing.
…and as expected, the white colorway for both OP and JSK is sold out in under a minute.
>>10853449To be fair, almost every release sells out that quickly as long as it's not terrible.The real gauge is how many were in JP stores.
How long does it take for Paris to receive their stock after a release these days? Still a couple weeks? I was hoping it'd go faster now that EMS is back
>>10854298They always had a 2 weeks/1 month wait time even before covid.
>>10854303Yet in practice they'd been faster.
Anyone get anything from AP USA today? What'd you purchase?
>>10854440I fucked up and tried to add all the accessories to cart while checking out and lost the Lyrical Bunny Parlor main piece I wanted. I still bought it all and then a second set in my second colorway. Praying someone's card cancels so I get snag what I missed.
>>10854440must not have, most stuff is still in stock lol
>>10854440no, i overslept and missed out on tulip bouquet :(
Genuinely surprised tulip bouquet sold out before lyrical bunny. I regret hesitating now.
>>10854440Got the red strawberry choker, the white and black crew socks, the white otks and a strawberry ring from the lyrical bunny drop today! Decided to skip the main piece because I grabbed a strawberry parfait main piece from baby yesterday. Might pick up lyrical bunny parlor later but for now very stoked on all my overpriced kawaii ichigo accessories
>>10854463>I regret hesitating nowDon't. Honestly Tulip Bouquet looks really bad. I know you're disappointed, but I think you dodged a bullet. It's polyester too and probably feels just as cheap as all of AP's other flop releases. Don't let fomo get you.
Why does this dress fill me with hatred?
>>10855125The pointy garland flaps at the bottom evoke "shitty Halloween costume" feelings in me.
>>10855125bobo the clown vibes
>>10855125Honestly I love it. I'm excited that AP has been bringing back mini hats in general.
>>10855125Cute but I can already see the fat gendie itas being obsessed with it.
>>10855143The sad part is that the hat is so simple. It's just an old star patch slapped on a fabric wrapped cone with one band of ribbon. And then the string handing down from the top just looks pathetic. I which they pushed the design more. The whole thing is trying to be OTT but somehow looks very simplistic.
>>10855125>that sad tulle bottom>that nasty ricracIt's like AP is scared of custom lace these days.
>>10855125the idea could have been so cute but it ended up looking like a costume mother crafted for a 5yo
>>10855125Store display posted
>>10855230is that raw serging on the hem of the scallops? tf
>>10855230shit son, that reminds me of a clown parade or something, top lmao
>>10855230Love the little hat but everything about this dress is just so poorly executed. Yikes.
>>10855230I want to hate it but I can't. It looks so cheap and bad but something I see the charm in it. I feel it could be so good with a bit more effort put into it.
>>10855231Looks like striped cording to me.
>>10855221Tons of old AP dresses that are really cute have rickrack, pompoms, and other trim besides custom lace. Even prints. I hate the vast majority of nu-AP and this is actually fine if you like this style of solids. Not sure about the quality of the materials from just photos but the design is fine.
>>10855230Wow it looks even worse in real life. The jaggedness of the garland border just looks like teeth in the lighting.>>10855257We want to like it because if this was released by the AP we knew 10 years ago, it would have been amazing. It's like the Final Fantasy 7 collab all over again. AP squandered a good opportunity and make it look worse than any of use could have imagined.
More ugly rubbish
>>10855375The JSK model pictures have some kind of white underskirt adding a whole new layer to the dress and I don't know why. It just seems dumb. And very short.
>>10855262good catch, makes sense for the pennants to be hanging from a cord
>>10855230Hoping AP makes more MTOs because this is a mess
Wish angelic prophet would come back and spill some good news
>>10855389Same. And please let the next leaked MTO be Milky-Chan.
>>10855382this is a pretty common way to coord things in classic, i dont see why it can't be done with sweet. if anything it's adding balance and interest to an otherwise kind of plain dress.
>>10855467I'm just not used to seeing it in AP's model photos. At first I thought it was part of the dress and to me it looked unbalanced (mainly because it's just a chunk of white at the bottom). I'm worried that some people might buy the JSK without realizing that the white tier is an underskirt that doesn't come with the dress.
>>10855230Giving ugly western indie brand vibes
>>10855469i like the look because it ties the blouse in with the skirt if that makes sense? but yeah, that's fair. usually there'll be mannequin photos that kind of help clarify but i can see how it might be worrisome.
I'm actually surprised this MTO made it overseas. RIP anyone in California paying sales tax on this.
>>10856008cannot imagine spending over 1k on this
>>10856374To me it's a worse version of the Princess in Love MTO we just had for ~$600. I really, really hate the sleeves on Sweet Tiara Princess. They're the ugly kind that go down to your elbows in the most unflattering way. For over 1k, there should have been bell sleeves at the very least.
>>10856008Goddamn the black x pink one is hideous1600 earth dollars for that taobao looking lace monster
>>10856394right, you can just get the same sort of stuff on taobao for a 10th of the cost. i still don't get why AP changed so drastically. only poorfag chinese girls like taobao shit and they can't afford AP, and now rich chinese girls don't like it because it looks like poorfag shit because they actually liked the stuff the west does.
>>10856008I like this dress design but the quality is garbage and the price is laughable
>>10850905I like it>>10850903I-i think this is cute too>>10849818>>10849795>>10849785And I think the popcorn print is really like it fits the lolita mood.
>>10856374I can find this on taobao for 100
I’m so sad it doesn’t come in white like the Angelina JSK and OP nooooo i was so hoping for it
>>10856895I just saw this and it looks terrible imo, like how is this still lolita...For me it's skirting the line between cheap satin costume and other j-fash
>>10856895It reminds me of something Hot Topic would sell and comes in a grand total of 2 colorways.
>>10855230It's honestly so sad what AP has become
>>10856895When's the release date?
>>10856935Are you retarded? It’s the same day and times AP always does their releases.
>>10856904It really does seem like the fashion has been reduced to cosplay a magical girl for a day or be a cross dressing 12 year old boy. Its sick
>>10856910the all black isn't so bad but i bet the fabric is cheap as hell
Since nothing interesting is happening and this thread is pretty dead, here's my questions to my fellow sad anons:1. What was the most recent new release you purchased from AP? (Non-MTO)2. What was the most recent MTO you purchased from AP?3. Do you think AP will get better or worse in 5 years?I'll go first.1. Sugar Decoration, but before that was Toy Doll Box.2. Milky Planet3. Probably worse, but I very much hope not.
>>108570301.The Parlor doll OP set2.Milky Planet3.Probably worse, they did kinda redeem themselves with the Lyrical bunny parlor dress tho but I can't imagine it continuing I wish they'd do a MTO re release for milky-chan and toy parade already so I don't have to deal with the second hand market.
>>10856962I'm not some APfag so I dont keep track. Also there are different stores that stock at different times
>>108570301. What was the most recent new release you purchased from AP? (Non-MTO)Chocolate Tea Time. Ended up selling it almost immediately, the quality was just painful2. What was the most recent MTO you purchased from AP?never purchased an MTO, but I do own a secondhand misty sky one3. Do you think AP will get better or worse in 5 years?worse-- people are still buying this shit and having bloodbath releases. as long as they're getting enough money they won't change. sadly at this point i imagine if they lost too much money they'd just close down rather than improve though, like many brands did over covid
>>108570301. Lyrical Bunny Parlor2. Milky Planet3. Worse. I would like to be wrong, but the FF collab was sad and the upcoming summer releases are disappointing.>>10857053I would also like a Toy Parade MTO
>>108570301. What was the most recent new release you purchased from AP? (Non-MTO)Soap bubble re-release idk if it counts 2. What was the most recent MTO you purchased from AP?Milky planet3. Do you think AP will get better or worse in 5 years?Saddly probably worse and might starting to be an otome brand more than a lolita one ( more focusing on lavender label type of design )
>>10857124>Soap bubble re-release idk if it countsWhoops, I should have said other than rereleases too. Even though it was sort of redesigned, I still view it as an old AP solid and not a "new" release.>>10857053I hope a Milky-Chan MTO is just a matter of "when" and not "if." Sugar Hearts would be another good MTO.
>>10857124what do people mean by "lavender label"? google has been totally unhelpful.
>>10857111That’s why I said timeS with an s you dumb newfag fuck.
>>10857142On the clothing somewhere, there will be a fabric AP label that's either pink or lavender. Lavender labelled items are more mature looking.
>>108570301. Aqua Pearl blouse. I haven't bought a non-MTO main piece direct from them since my Aquarium Carnival OP came with a bunch of defects.2. Milky Planet.3. Unless they undergo a massive overhaul things will continue to go downhill for them.
>>10857211>came with a bunch of defectsI'm sorry anon. What was wrong with it? I don't own Aquarium Carnival and maybe I was too new at the time to have heard stories about it. Defects have definitely me off from buying any new AP plush. Getting a new release dress with bad defects is pretty much my greatest fear though.
>>10857150>anyone who doesnt wear nu-AP is a newfaghave fun with your taobao garbage
>>108570301. All I bought was the mini hat in pink. I purchased an umbrella before that.2. Milky planet jsk set in black3. Not sure but ir does seem like the lolita trend is shifting again. Like certain materials are getting phased out like chiffon which I think is a plus.
>>10857030>1. What was the most recent new release you purchased from AP? (Non-MTO)pic related>2. What was the most recent MTO you purchased from AP?MP yellow JSK & bow>3. Do you think AP will get better or worse in 5 years?It's already worse. I think it will stay steady for a while now.
>>10857151thanks! this makes a lot of sense, looking at my closet all the AP items i like seem to have lavender labels. i'm over 25 though.
>>10857212The front bows were sewn on really badly. One was lopsided and the others had visible white stitches through them like they were added on by an amateur.
>Brilliant TulleMore like Brilliant Turd.
>>10858967This looks awful.
>>10858967I like this, but ¥47300 is a big ask for a basic tulle jsk with generic trims. I recently bought a similar dress from taobao for a fraction of the price.I thought this week would be a print for sure, but I’m happy to have more time to save money for Space Toys
>>10858967At this point, AP is dead to me. It makes me so sad to see.
>>10858967What is this ugly shite. RIP AP.
>>10858972>this week would be a print for sureI thought the same. I think we've had an entire month of solids (the last print was 4/22). And I love older solids, but not this crap. It feels like AP is purposefully trying to make itself irrelevant in the fashion (other than the occasional MTO we all want).
>>10859033>It feels like AP is purposefully trying to make itself irrelevant in the fashionimo it feels like they're trying to cater more to other j-fashion tastes and produce more items that are more on the edge/border of lolita aesthetically. I personally wish AP would revive some early 2000s designs. I'm 99.99% sure they're not going to but I can dream.
>>10859134You might be right. I have tunnel vision, and don't understand why they are moving so far away from what lolitas want. It feels awkward that they are rereleasing/doing MTOs of "the greats," like Soap Bubbles, Dream Doll, Milky Planet, etc etc, and in the same breath they give us... whatever the hell the dress was this week. It's like they know the old fans are paying attention, and they want to keep us on the hook so they throw us a bone. But for the most part, excitement around nu-AP is nonexistent. It's nothing new, but I'm an idiot and am surprised every release because I'm seeing my favorite brand kill itself in real time. We're all just here waiting to declare the time of death, I guess.
>>10858968It looks frighteningly cheap. That lace looks like paper
>>10859137Lolita isn't the cool edgy youth trend anymore. AP is clinging to relevance, releases are targeted at mainstream trends like cottagecore and jirai-kei (lots of gingham and sheers with black trim, the heart cut out dress, etc). I bet theyll do a fairycore dress next. Handkerchief hems is somehow an aesthetic to zoomies. AP is trying to keep up, people get bored of the same old releases. Lolitas cling to the nostalgia of old releases but in the 2010s those weren't selling well. Can't blame them for modernizing. There's a lot of us nostalgiafags but we don't have the money for every new AP release