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I don't write a lot of reviews, mostly because I am a brandwhore and nobody wants to listen to another Angelic Pretty review. But this time I felt really excited to write one. I have never heard of this indie brand before a post popped up on the Lolita Updates facebook page about an upcoming release of theirs. I hemmed and hawed for weeks until I decided to take the plunge and order from them.
I couldn't find any reviews on DaisyDaisy, so this might be really helpful to anyone interested in purchasing from them in the future.
My order consisted of the Candy Balloons OP and matching Candy in the Sky necklace. I feel like I'm the only one in the world who likes this dress! Both my mom and my boyfriend gave me "it's cute", which we all know means they don't like it but want to be supportive... But I had been eyeing it for a long time and loved it despite being the only one around me feeling that way. I'm dressing for myself, so what I think is what matters right?
Anyways, here is the cost of my purchase broken down:
Candy Balloons -OPS: 175 USD
Candy in the Sky -Necklace: 20 USD
EMS: 30 USD
Amount total: 225 USD
The ordering process - 5/5
DaisyDaisy takes all orders by email, which is okay because it prevents any mis-ordering and prompt communication. I love that everything on their Facebook page and website is in English as well as Korean, which is really friendly to overseas buyers. I was initially afraid she wouldn't ship to me in the United States, but it never rose as an issue. On the product pages themselves, a reasonable EMS price is provided. There aren't any other shipping options listed, but I didn't ask if they would ship out with any other method.
I first messaged her account on Facebook asking if "*custom sizing available" meant length and if she could tell me what the current length of the bodice was. She answered politely saying she could make it to any size and told me what the length for the skirt and whole dress was. I could do the math myself easily enough. The reason why I wanted custom sizing was because the dress on the model looked to be high-waisted, which I know I am not a fan off on my body shape. I was so excited to be able to give her the length of my favorite-lengthed BTSSB dress and bodice for to her adjust this dress to.
When I sent in the formal request to her email, every reply was fast and concise. She had me confirm the measurements and sent out a paypal request.
Manufacturing and shipping time- 5/5
It says on the website and in her email to expect 3-4 weeks to make the dress - custom or not. I'm neutral about the bespoke aspect of her business. Some people don't like to wait, and some people appreciate that each dress is made individually for them.
I sent in my payment June 19th, and she emailed me July 17th saying that my items were shipped out with my tracking number. Four weeks on the nose! Of course, EMS being as fast as it usually is, got my dress to my door on July 20th.
Communication - 5/5
I can only say good things about communicating with DaisyDaisy. Since I don't have any complaints, there isn't much to say at all. Every message and email was prompt, polite, and accomodating.
Here is a quote from one of her emails to me: "If there are any questions, feel free to write to me anytime. I will be happy to hear from you! :)" I just thought it was kind of her to say, even if communication is a given with any business.
Quality and overall fit - 5/5
I have nothing bad to say about the quality! The fabric is really soft, almost like pear-skin. The entire dress is fully lined, and extremely comfortable.
The fit... She made the dress exactly to the size I asked for, custom length and all. Unfortunately, I should have added a few extra centimeters onto my request for the bodice because it still is not at my natural waist. But it is definitely better than it would have been! I wish she would have added lacing to the back shirring to help pull it in a bit. When I first tried it on, I felt like I looked wider than I really am, and I like showing off my small waist. The cheap ribbon sent to me for a waist tie won't be much good for that purpose.
I would definitely recommend DaisyDaisy! Everything got 5/5 from me, and I am immensely satisfied with my purchase. Do I think the price is justified? Of course. The seams are all pressed, the stitches perfectly straight, everything is fully lined, and there are no misprints. It is a good deal to get anything custom sized for no extra cost. She even threw in a small bow clip as a surprise~
I have one small issue with this transaction. The necklace I bought for $20, I saw later on Storenvy for $8 from a Taobao reseller. I don't know what the details are about these products, but it was a little discomforting to see that...
Nevertheless, please check out my unboxing video down below, and I hope you consider ordering from DaisyDaisy yourself: