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Innocent World, Rinks onepiece review

I brought the Rinks Onepiece and Cameo and Pearl ribbon clip from IW, and since I haven’t seen many brand reviews I thought I’d quickly write one. Since I can't be bothered battling with LJ, I've just provided links to the pictures. I apologise in advance for the picture quality, I live in a basement flat and as such the lighting is always rubbish no matter what time of day it is!

Timescale:
Order was placed on 23rd September 2011
Invoice was sent and paid on 27th September 2011
Shipped on 5th October 2011
The dress arrived in England on 7th October 2011 and I received the customs bill on 13th October 2011. These were paid the same day and the dress was delivered on 14th October 2011.
The order arrived packed in a thick paper envelope; there was no damage to it. The items were sealed into a clear plastic bag with a note from IW thanking me for the order and the clip was wrapped in bubble wrap and placed on top of the dress. Everything was then packed into an IW shop bag (which is nice, it’s also brown so it kinda matches the dress. Lol) which was sealed with lots of sticky tape (it took me a while to get into it!!) so everything would have been perfectly safe if the envelope was damaged. 
Packaging Picture:
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0041.jpg

Before I get on to the items I want to mention customs fees, this is purely for people in the UK so I apologise to those this doesn’t apply to.
Including postage and packaging the entire order came to ¥20,230 JPY, which at the time of ordering was £177.59. This was fine and I knew I was going to get fees so I was prepared, but boy were they are a shock! Below is a breakdown of the fees I was charged:
Customs Duty: £25.48
Import VAT: £63.54
Clearance fee: £13.50
Total: £102.52
Yes you read that right, £102. The major shock to me here was being charged Import VAT, I thought you had to buy a lot more than I did to get charged that! Apparently not, but with VAT being 20% at the moment import vat is a pretty crappy thing to get charged so be warned!!! And annoyingly I cannot find out what value a package has to be to get charged import vat.
Right now onto the items

Dress: http://innocent-w.jp/shopping/103604/index_e.html
The dress is well sewn, the skirt is lined but the bodice is not. I won’t say much about the fabric as I don’t know very much about fabric, what I will say is it’s very soft and extremely warm. It’s similar to the fabric used for a BABY hoody I own (one of the rabbit eared ones, no idea which!) as and IW say it is wrinkle resistant. I wore it all day the moment it arrived and it still looks good. The lining is just normal lining fabric with and there is no built in petti. The waist ties are removable and it fastens by means of 2 buttons and 2 press-studs on the back.  All seams have been over locked and the ruffles on the front, collar and cuff have also been over locked so there are no raw edges.
Be warned though, the waist is elasticised but the tops of the sleeves are not! So if you have larger arms this may not be a good buy.
The removable neck ribbon is just that, a ribbon. It’s an excellent colour match; I’m not sure what kind of ribbon it is though. It feels different to satin ribbon and isn’t anywhere near as shinny but it certainly isn’t grosgrain! It puzzles me greatly. The dress is really comfortable but rather warm. The only fault I have with it is the difference in colour from the stock picture.
I brought the dress in the chocolate colour and it is a lot darker than the stock picture, it’s more like a dark chocolate. (On my monitor the stock pic looks more like a milk chocolate colour) that’s not too big an issue for me as this is the first brown thing I’ve brought but I mention it as a warning to others who may own more brown stuff.  In case you can’t tell from my picture the stock pic for the clip I brought it a pretty similar colour to the dress colour.
Worn picture and some details:
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0040.jpg <<worn
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0051.jpg <<The dress
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0044.jpg <<dress lining
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0049.jpg << waist tie button
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0047.jpg <<Neck buttons
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0052.jpg <<ruffle details
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0058.jpg <<neck ribbon

Clip: http://innocent-w.jp/shopping/113938/index_e.html
I brought this as the hairband I originally wanted was sold out, initially I was worried that it wouldn’t match the dress (see previous comments about difference in stock pic colour). But the dress is pretty much the same colour this is in the stock picture so they match perfectly.
Not much to say about this really since it’s just a hairclip. It’s made of grosgrain ribbon with a plastic and metal cameo. It looks pretty sturdy, but the way the bow is designed (with the small bits on top) does make it look like you are wearing it upside down, especially as mine looks a little wonky compared to the stock pic.  Other than that it’s fine, looks cute and matches the dress.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/PICT0062.jpg


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