Metamorphose's Nostalgic Chess & Victoria Princess

Metamorphose has a couple new prints out in their winter line, and I think I'm in love with them! First up is Nostalgic Chess, a design reminiscent of their Old Emblem series, only featuring huge bold chessboards at the hem.

This print is fantastic! It reminds me of more indi Lolita brands such as Excentrique. This design will come in quite a number of different options. I am counting 3 JSK designs, a vest, and 2 skirts, as well as 2 different matching headdresses and a really awesome pair of socks.

Their other new print is a bit less bold, it's more of an all over floral print, called Victoria Princess

I am all sorts of in love with this series! I love the delicate antique-looking print, as well as the princessy designs. The Victoria Princess print also comes in quite a few different design options, a JSK, a short sleeved dress, 2 different tops, and 3 skirts as well as a bonnet and a rose corsage to accessorize with. My favorite piece is definitely this very princessy top. Tops like this used to be a standard Lolita design, but they have faded in popularity in the years so now they are quite a rare and refreshing sight! I don't know about the huge lace on the pink version (which doesn't seem to be there for the worn picture?) but it has it's charm, and is definitely very Metamorphose looking.

In keeping with their old school roots, Meta has also released this skirt in the Victoria Princess print:

*Gasp* It's not the standard Lolita shape! This style of skirt is another thing that was much more common way back when, before bell shaped skirts became the standard. The question "Is something like this still Lolita?" has always been debated, or at least, it has been in the past 6 or so years, but really, right now I don't care if it's Lolita or not, because I know that it's gorgeous.

In blog related news, sorry to bother everyone yesterday with a couple technical updates, but I am in the process of doing a lot of stuff to the blog and I don't want anyone to get horribly confused if things start looking weird! Comments should be back to normal in the next couple of days, I have Disqus migrating all my old comments to the new domain name (haha, I hope that's what I did at least!) and that usually takes a while. I have noticed that people have still been able to comment, bravo to them because I can't figure out how to right now XD

19 comments:

  1. Aw, that first blue jsk is gorgeous. Well done Metamorphose~! =D You have to love navy/red colour co-ordinates.

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  2. I'm still not sure about the chess print, but I love Victoria Princess! I really love how diverse Meta is with their print selection, these are so drastically different.

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  3. While it might not be a Lolita shape it's still beautiful and I'd still buy it had I the money :)

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  4. I love the Chess series and I especially love it in green.

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  5. I am not too keen on Victoria Princess print but I want the chess one. I agree, the socks are awesome!
    The non-standard shape skirt (I have been calling it a mermaid skirt!) was an interesting choice. I have been waiting eagerly to see the finished product. It is really pretty! It could have looked a lot worse and I think Meta did a good job.

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  6. I'm loving that new print~ *___* Hory cow. See, why couldn't they do this for the Alice themes? Seriously, there WERE chess board pieces in the book.

    I might have to think about getting this one.

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  7. I wish I liked Victoria Princess cause... it's called Victoria Princess but it's not for me ^^;;;

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  8. loving the new layout

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  9. Seems like Meta's been out for my soul this year. I don't think I've disliked any of the prints they've released.
    And I do wish I could have both of these prints...

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  10. The Victoria Princess print is adorable, especially in the dark colorway.

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  11. Really :D?! That's so cool! What color bonnet was it that you saw?

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  12. XD Aww, that's too bad! Not many of us get to have a print with our name in it. I thought it was "Victorian Princess" at first then I realized the actual name and was wondering whether or not you would like it!

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  13. I really like the Victoria Princess print, especially the OP. So pretty.

    (On a more random note, I went to a convention yesterday, and at the Lolita Tea Party, I spotted someone wearing what I was sure was one of your bonnets- I asked her, and it turned out to be true. She had to advertise you later, ha ha. Beautiful bonnet, by the way, glad I could see it up close!)

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  14. Yes! Especially the green. There are not nearly enough dark green Lolita dresses out there, let alone prints in a dark green colorway.

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  15. I'm surprised there aren't more alice/chess themed prints. Cards always seem to be the focus of such prints put the whole second Alice book was about chess!

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  16. Oh I agree! Meta can always do a whole lot worse XD I'm not really excited to see how people coordinate it, it looks like so much fun to play around with because of all the colors and motifs!

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  17. Agreed, they're practically on different ends of the style spectrum! It's one of the reasons I'm so fond of Meta.

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  18. I know just how you feel, my soul and my credit card. Lol

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  19. You probably already know, but that last Meta skirt shape is based on Victorian bustle dresses. It's a cute idea for an alternate silhouette!

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