I recently ordered Luna Rosa - End of the Vanitas JSK along with CEL's St. Augustine's Abby OP from taobao. I am pleasantly pleased with both so here is my review:
Luna Rosa: http://shop100693419.taobao.com/
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this dress. The skirt is made of a soft printed chiffon and the bodice is a soft silky black material.
The back has corset lacing which I did up really tight because I have the world's smallest dress form.
The print is amazingly clear and crisp.
The stitches are straight and the skirt is lined with a soft taffeta like material.
The bodice fits is less than stellar though, especially if you are busty. The material is very slippery and clingy so the lack of structure and lack of darts makes the dress just kind of....hang. If you have the average asian frame (petite, more rectangular in shape) this dress is great. However if you have an hourglass, Apple, or triangle shaped torso this dress may hang rather awkwardly. It's not cut to accommodate figures outside the asian frame so curves tend to make it either bulge out in a sacklike fashion or clingy in all the wrong places.
Overall I would give the dress an B. The print is crisp and clean, the lace and material is nice, the only real problem is the cut. And considering this dress wasn't really made for Western frames, its hard to hold that too heavily against it in the final judgement.
CEL - St Augustine's Abbey Series
This dress is GORGEOUS! I was initially nervous as it is CEL's first release, but everything was perfect!
The fabric is printed on a soft material that has this lovely iridescent diamond pattern.
The dress has darts for a flattering fit.
The front collar was nicely done, the cotton is soft and the lace is good quality. Everything is sewn straight, no loose threads or anything.
Again, worlds smallest dress form so I had to lace it up really tight. The measurements where on par though. The dress has a side zipper and corset lacing in the back.
The corset lacing was well done and laced with a velvet ribbon.
The print is really crisp and the colors are vibrant.
The lace is thick and soft.
The stitches were nice and even.
I LOVE this dress. My only complaint is the buttons are plastic and don't seem very sturdy. I would give this dress an A as well though.
Let me know if you would like any additional pictures or details about the dresses added to this review!