Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Clockwork Tea Party by BABY

It is time to discuss another brand print! Today I will be looking at Clockwork Tea Party by BABY. This series has 2 dresses, a skirt, a shirt, a bonnet, a headbow, socks and several bits of jewellery.

This is the pearl JSK. The bodice looks like it will fit nicely. I absolutely love the neckline on this dress. Baby have paid attention to the shaping of the lace along the sleeves, which then blends in with the lace on the edge of the bow which is on the front. The bow on the front is huge and the dress description suggests it is not removable. However, I do think the bow looks pretty. The bow material has a check pattern, which matches the check part of the print. The bow is also a pretty shape and looks well structured compared to some bows on other recent Baby releases, which have looked a bit floppy. The bow also has a string of detachable pearls which look pretty. There is a thin line of the check print ribbon running along the waist line. Whilst I don't dislike this, I think it might have been better without this detail. The straps are a good width and the lace softens the inner edge nicely. The back has some shirring which is concealed well with a ribbon corset. The skirt shape is pretty. Personally, I would have liked it if the shape was a little rounder. It looks like the skirt will flare outwards very well so will probably hold a decent petticoat. The skirt has been kept fairly plain, but the print is quite busy so it looks better with simpler details. The bottom hem is finished with a ruffle, topped with pretty lace.

This is the Lumiere JSK. The bodice on this dress looks very well fitted and figure hugging. I think the design on this bodice is very interesting. The bodice has layering. The top layer has a scalloped edge. I really like this use of scalloping because it is a bit different. The edges of the scalloping has ruffles and rose lace. It is all very heavily detailed but somehow, it works! Hidden underneath the scallop layer, the main part of the bodice has a ribbon corset lined with wide lace. The lace is pretty but maybe thinner lace would have worked better here. There is another ruffle along the neckline. These ruffles have very small gold stitches running along the edges. The straps are a bit on the thin side but is finished with pretty lace. The back has shirring covered by a ribbon corset. The skirt is a really pretty shape and the skirt flares outwards quite a bit. The skirt on this dress has also been kept plain, which again, I feel works best with this print. The bottom hem is finished with pretty lace.

This is one of the print close-ups. I love the hints of gold. The colours are very deep and rich. I also really like the use of check, which reminds me of a chess board. The only thing I am unsure about is the teddy bear. There are 5 colours available which are ivory (which confusingly, is actually light pink. See the picture of the 1st JSK above), Strawberry Tea (which is a raspberry pink shade), rose (deep red), blue and black. Although I like all the shades, I think the deep rose red is especially beautiful.

This is my pick of the jewellery. It is a cage necklace but if you look inside, you will see one of the cakes with a butterfly perched on top, just like in the print. It comes in gold and antique silver but I think the gold would work best with the gold in the print.

Overall, I think this is a very beautiful series. I think both JSK designs are good but I prefer the Lumiere JSK. Would I buy from this series? Definitely! I think either dress would be a good addition to a lolita wardrobe and the matching jewellery is beautiful. I am hoping that this series is a bit hit.


  1. I like the Lumiere JSK best as well. In deep red, of course. <3 It´s rather lovely, though I think that the print is too busy for me to actually wear.... The jewlery is absolutely gorgeous; I love it all.

  2. The deep red is gorgeous! So is the jewellery but at first I thought it was a fairy inside the cage necklace. I am glad I double checked before I wrote this post!

  3. I don't like this one at all... it's something about the print I guess :S

  4. I think this print is super cute! I love teddy bears!

  5. I think it is cute too! I like the little teacups.


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