Friday, 21 September 2012

Sweet Cream House by AP

Today I will be taking a look at a new series by Angelic Pretty called Sweet Cream House. This set is already available. The series includes 2 dresses, a salopette, an apron style skirt, a head bow, hair ties, lots of biscuit themed accessories and tights.

This is the high waist JSK. The bodice is an okay overall shape, albeit slightly dull. But perhaps this style will appeal to the more casual AP fan. I like the use of thin semi-circle lace running vertically up the bodice, as it looks like whipped cream. Very print appropriate. However, I am unsure I like the use of velvet. There is an obvious difference in textures and I think it stands out a bit too much. Perhaps it would be best to team it with other velvet themed items when making an outfit. The velvet "belt" design is quite cute though. It defines the waist area, even though it doesn't really act like an actual belt. I like the lace running along the neckline. It softens the edge well. I don't really like the big velvet ribbon which tops it off though. This is just my personal taste, but I prefer smaller velvet bows (like that on the other JSK) because I think smaller velvet bows look smarter. The dress straps look a bit flimsy and I can't imagine them offering a lot of support. The back has a panel of shirring running the whole way across. It is not concealed and doesn't look that attractive, but I suppose it gives a wider sizing range. Although I would have preferred a ribbon corset over it. The skirt has a pretty flared shape to it. I like the slightly rounded shape and it will hold a lot of petticoat. The skirt is free from detail, so the print is shown off really well. The bottom hem is finished off with cute cake lace.

This is the JSK with collar. The bodice looks fairly well fitting. The bodice shape is nice, but I think it could have been a bit less boxy in shape. However, the collar does perk it up considerably. The waist ribbon is cute and about the right size for the dress. It is very shapely too. It does blend in a lot though, and I don't think I would miss it if it wasn't there. The 3 velvet ribbons are very cute. I like the size of the bows and I prefer the use of velvet on this JSK compared to the other JSK. But I still think there could be more velvet used throughout the dress design so it ties in a bit better. The velvet really stands out as it is.

I really like the use of thin lace running vertically up the bodice. The semi-circle shape mimics whipped cream and really suits the print. The collar is also really pretty. It is a nice shape and it gives the JSK a smarter look.  The collar is detachable, but I prefer this dress with the collar left on. I think it gives the dress a nice finish. The lace used on the collar is lovely. The lace around the edge looks like little blobs of cream. The bow lace is very cute and is shaped nicely around the collar. I think AP have got the balance of lace right. The only thing I would change would be to use thinner ribbon to tie the collar at the back because it looks a bit bulky.

The back has a panel of shirring which is concealed by a ribbon corset. Maybe in places the ribbon colour used doesn't match up exactly to the print, but it still keep the area looking neater. The skirt is a lovely full cupcake shape. It flares out nicely and has a pretty rounded shape. It will also hold a lot of petticoat. The skirt is clutter-free so the print is displayed really well. AP have used some very cute cake themed lace on the bottom hem.

And this is the print close-up. For some reason, Blogger is not liking this picture, so I apologise if the size is a bit off when I publish this. This print comes in caramel, strawberry milk, mint milk and cocoa. All the colours work really well. The caramel and cocoa colours really compliment the print. The strawberry and mint colours offer an interesting contrast but work brilliantly. I think my favourite colours are the caramel and mint ones. The print itself is very sweet. I bet some people are groaning at the thought of yet another food print, done in a very similar style to previous prints. But it has been drawn very well. You can tell it is AP, but I get a slight feel of Emily Temple Cute from it as well. The biscuits are drawn so well that they almost look real. It is certainly making me very hungry looking at this print! The houses really do look like they have been made from cream and chocolate. It is quite inventive. I especially like the chocolate doors, framed with whipped cream. The gingerbread men and bears are another favourite part of mine. I do think the inclusion of woodland animals is a bit random and I kind of wonder what they are doing there. But they look cute enough and I really like the squirrel. So it is not that original, but the print is very good for what it is.

I couldn't find a decent picture, but the tights for this series are very cute! If you look on the Japanese AP site's page for this series, you should be able to find them. Unfortunately, the bottom features the biscuit part of the print, which may restrict how many different series you could pair them with. It looks like they have been made with this specific print in mind. But despite this, I hope that AP release more tights in the future. I was gutted when the AP inspired Merry Go Round tights GO on Facebook fell through, and if AP were to make more tights, it would be amazing.

So I think this is a nice enough print. I don't like it enough to put it on my wishlist, but then again, this is more down to my personal tastes. It is still very cute though! I think I would go for the JSK with collar, as I think the design is better than the high waist JSK. If I had to pick a colour I would go for mint. It is very unusual for me to pick mint, but I thought the colours worked well on that colour way. Maybe it is because it contrasts with the brown chocolate parts of the print. I can imagine this series being quite popular, despite it being familiar to previous prints.


  1. Where are these said cookie tights? ^_^
    I really would like to see a pair.

    1. Bottom left-


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