Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Baby's Princess Honey's Tea Salon and Mephisto Cathedral

Baby the Stars Shine Bright have been very busy recently releasing a lot of designs recently. There is another dress they have released which I chose not to discuss (Aristo Kitty's invitation) and there are some Alice and the Pirates designs too which I hope to discuss if I can find a decent picture! Today I shall write about one Baby print and an Alice one.

Princess Honey's Tea Salon is a basic floral print which comes in classic colours. I have chosen the sweetest colour (pink) for my picture here. I love the structure of the dress here. The gathering with the bows at the bottom looks really cute. The lace used is of good quality and is used in an interesting way.

This is a close-up of some of the detailing at the bottom. There is a line of rose lace and underneath the bow is a double layer of lace. It sort of reminds me of one of those doilies that like what grandmother used to use. I think Baby have pulled this off well without making it look too old-fashioned.

Here is a close-up of the print. The print is sweet but somehow mature. I love the little rose cupcake.

Here we have Mephisto Cathedral by Alice and the Pirates. At the moment I can't get enough of their prints. They are elegant with clever details and I love them! This dress is quite simple (well, compared to some of their designs it is). The only detail I am unsure about is the collar in the photo below.

Here is a print close-up.

I like the cross necklace with the chain draped over the book. I also like the scroll and what looks like a sceptre. The cathedral has lots of different towers and spires.

Here is the collar featured on some of the designs. I don't think it matches the rest of the design very well. If the bodice part of the dress did not have the crosses on, I think it might have worked better. At least you have the option to remove it and I am sure the collar would look great with other pieces.

Given the choice, I would pick Princess Honey's Tea Salon over Mephisto Cathedral (and I am not just saying that because I like sweet!). Although I like Mephisto Cathedral, I think when you compare it to other AatP designs it is quite average. I think Princess Honey's Tea Salon would look great on a demure girl and I would love to wear this to a traditional afternoon tea. It is beautiful but not attention-grabbing. Fantastic.


  1. i live in SF, and these just arrived at the BABY store!
    i dont know which one i like more yet hah.


  2. The picture of the close-up of the print (of PHTS) is a lie, the roses are not that pink !


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