It sounds like Rococo Soul’s Paris Impression JSK.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA
I’m not sure how I feel about the JSK yet. The bodice reminds me of a figure skating costume, but I loooove the skirt. The colors look so beautiful and of course I’m a fan of the subject matter. Of course nobody ever makes prints of my favorite Shakespeare plays but I do love John Simmons’ paintings.
Not at all. The print is completely different. The theme is similar and they may have made Royal Carousel in response to Royal Carousel (“Oh hey, horses and royal things are popular let’s take advantage of that”), but there is nothing about it that would make it a replica.
Well there’s Angelic Pretty’s Dreamy Horoscope which was mentioned earlier and Alice and the Pirates also did a horoscope print. Innocent World is also releasing a new zodiac themed print soon.
Aside from that you may be interested in Twinkle Constellation (BTSSB) and Galactic Journey to the Stars (AatP). There are a lot of other prints that feature stars, but I can’t think of any more with specific constellations.
I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a bad thing. Like you said, there may be a chance that you can get them cheaper if they’re really that unpopular. (I personally love the Dreamy Horoscope print and I wouldn’t call the dresses ugly, I just think they look like nightgowns.) I think how bad it would be considered depends on the item. How you can coordinate it, whether or not it’s actually classified as Lolita, etc. I think it can actually be a good opportunity to see if you can take a dress that’s very unpopular and put it with a kick-ass coord and see how many people you impress by coming up with something so amazing for a dress they wouldn’t have ever thought to use. Obviously impressing people isn’t the point of Lolita, but it can be a lot of fun and who doesn’t like to get compliments? If you like a dress and think you could rock it you should totally go for it no matter how popular or unpopular it is.