Brand: Replica of Alice and the Pirates
Print Name: Saint Mephisto’s Cathedral
Colorways: Black, Iris, Ivory, Pink
Retail Price: Estimated $250-$350USD (Non-inclusive)
Rarity: (Of the original) Moderately Rare
Replicator: Oo Jia
Price of Replica: $104.50 USD (inclusive of shipping)
Overall Score: 4.5/5
The purchase of this dress was shortly after Oo Jia featured her Iris colorway of Saint Mephisto. I didn’t particularly like it since it seemed a bit “muddy”, if you will. The color seemed off from the photos, so I settled for the black as it looked pretty close in terms of print quality to the brand. It was purchased April 6th, and I received it May 1st.
The print features actually, minor details that are designed to make you look all over. It’s decorated with little white crosses in the pattern and the border print features religious scripts, crosses and a few (of course) cathedrals outlined by roses. It’s very visually appealing and I have already received many comments on it.
The dress is actually quite beautiful for a replica. The details are beautiful, but there are a couple of things that set this off from the original, which we will get to in a bit. It came out of package with just a head bow this time. I was expecting socks again, but I also didn’t ask for them like I did with Midsummer Night. ;81 So that was probably my fault.
Beautiful, clear print. The fabric, again, not textured as AATP uses, but that’s one of the details that lets you know this is a replica.
No lace on the hem. The original uses a beautiful, almost hand-tatted looking lace lace that’s very soft to the touch. Oo Jia used grosgrain ribbon in place of the lace. It’s a nice touch but it takes away a little bit of the flare of the bottom. I’m going to see about finding some black chiffon trimming to put around the bottom just to give it a little something extra.
Beautiful stitch work. It’s a lot cleaner than Midsummer night’s dream. There were some crooked seams on the inside of Midsummer, but these are pretty straight and very well put together.
Oo Jia used beautiful venetian lace being used in the bust details. It’s not quite like the lace on the original but this lace is quite the eye-catcher. Very soft to the touch and just beautiful. I kind of wish she had hemmed it with this lace but venetian laces cost a bit more. I remember paying $13.50 a yard on some gorgeous venetian lace I found at a fabric shop. Spensive, but damn does it look good on a garment. ;91
The dress is a dream fit. Last time, the bust was a bit tight, but for some reason, this dress fits quite a bit better. I ordered with the same measurements. Maybe it was a fluke, but it’s ok. I’m not bothered by it so much.
Eh, I thew the hair and make up together on a quick whim. It doesn’t really suit the look as well as I would like, but it would really suit hime-lolita or maybe gyaru. :fyeah: