Haenuli's Sleeping Beauty Review

Thursday, September 20, 2012

When I saw Korean brand Heanuli's beautiful Sleeping Beauty print pop up on Facebook I fell immediately in love, the beautiful and elegant print is very versatile and can easily work in classic, gothic and sweet styles due to the large amount of color choices that are available!

There were 2 different styles of OP, 1 JSK and 1 high waisted skirt.

There was one "basic" style OP (shown left upper picture, $210) with puff sleeves and lacing at the sides of the waist and lace running through the middle of the waist, I really love the lacing at the sides, but OP's never fit me correctly because I have tiny shoulders and bust.

The other OP (shown left lower picture, $240) is a special edition, with a white top part (wich I absolutely love - it's so elegant looking) and detachable sleeves. It has no shirring.

The JSK (shown right upper picture, $190) has lacing at the sides like the basic style OP and is in my opinion the most versatile piece of the collection.

And not to forget the high waisted skirt (shown right lower picture, $110), it has plastic corset boning and partial shirring! 

What I noticed is that the designs are actually quite long, so if you're a tall girl then you don't have to worry about the length at all!  ♥

The dresses and skirt are available in 7 different color choices, now here is where the problem came in for me... choosing the dress/skirt style was already difficult, but the color even more!
I didn't want to go for the black, because I already have so much black in my closet, and I thought the ivory colorway was very beautiful and suitable for classic, but it wouldn't really fit in my closet.

Haenuli actually helped me with picking a color, and in the end I settled for the bordeaux colorway of the JSK! I have to say... this preview picture doesn't do it justice at all!

Pre-ordering was really easy and Haenuli was an absolute sweetheart to work with, despite having problems with the factory that printed her fabric, everything was delivered in a very timely manner!
The order was shipped with EMS and I surprisingly didn't have to pay any customs fee and the package was marked as a gift without me having to ask for it ( ´∀`)

She even included a cute mousepad, card holder and a super sweet note!  \(*T▽T*)/

The pink packaging contains my order! And some more goodies, I think Haenuli wants to make me fat with the candy hahah! Omnomnom (`▽´)Ψ 

 The dress and the headbow! The headbow has lace added as I requested ♥

 Close up of the bodice and the headbow (click the picture to enlarge),
it has a detachable bow on the front! 

Close up of the back, corset lacing and shirring! I like that it's not through
the lace like with Baby for example, I'm always afraid that the lace rips!

 Beautiful, crisp print with amazing colors and matching lace!


The dress is made of a super soft feeling polyester that has a bit of a stretch to it.
I prefer fabric like this because it doesn't wrinkle or attract hair, so it's quite low maintenance.
On the inside there was an extra fabric covered button (for the straps) attached, a business card, a fabric sample and instructions on how to take care of the dress! It's good to know that you can wash it by hand, I always worry about that! She also made the dress a bit smaller than usual so it would fit me better, I didn't request it because I didn't know that would be ok so it was such a pleasant and sweet surprise!

I didn't take any pictures of the dress worn yet, because I'm waiting on a blouse that matches, I think that it will look absolutely beautiful paired with an ivory blouse, since that comes back in the print. So hopefully I can wear it soon! 

My rating of Haenuli & Sleeping Beauty:
Quality of items: ★★★★★
Finishing of items: ★★★★☆ (no loose threads or anything, but there were 2 small pulls in the fabric)
Price: ★★★★★ (I think this price is absolutely fine for the quality, but I think it might make people a bit uncertain because it's not a very wellknown brand)
Communication:  ★★★★★ (I would give more than 5 stars if possible)

Overall: ★★★★★
Would I buy again? 
YES! It was a pleasure to deal with Haenuli, and the items are so much better than I ever imagined ♥