When I started into lolita, my favorite brand was Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. A lot of this was based on the fact that I really liked Kamikaze Girls and Momoko spends about half the book talking about how great Baby is. Plus I wasn't too familiar with all the brands. This is pretty ironic seen as I started wearing lolita after going into the Angelic Pretty boutique at PMX in 2007, and AP was my first brand.
However, I moved on over to AP and eventually got rid of all of my Baby. I sold my last Baby item over a year ago. One of the major reasons was that Baby doesn't fit me all that well; they have a tendency to go all or nothing with the shirring, where I look best in either half or quarter shirring. And a lot of times when they have shirring, it will be in the front which looks terrible on me.
While Baby may not be the ideal brand for me, there were still some pieces that I found myself pining after, and when they happened to show up on Closet Child, I decided to get them.
The first dress is Rose Ribbon Gingham JSK in Pink
The second dress is Swan Lake in Pink
I'm quite excited about this dress since it was my favorite when I owned it (I actually ended up selling it to one of my good friends, so I know the original went to a good home!) I'd love to do a photoshoot with the dress and pointe shoes if I could, although I'm not sure where I would do it; my apartment is not exactly a lovely backdrop.