This is my favourite doll in the range of new dolls by Bonnie & Pearl, a new British brand of 19" play dolls and dolls clothes. The dolls have been beautifully designed, made to a high standard and we are very pleased to be able to stock them at Petalina as they fit in with our ideals perfectly. A doll should be beautiful, well made and last a lifetime, which I'm sure these girls will.
All of the Bonnie & Pearl dolls arrive in a brightly coloured presentation box with a small window which doesn't give away the secret inside. You see the doll is tied into the base of the box which slides out and is actually a white cardboard bed covered in doodles for colouring in. There's even a pillow included. The dolls are all dressed in the same outfit consisting of a pretty white cotton blouse with tiny pink buttons and a floral collar trimmed with lace. The matching skirt is gathered with a net petticoat and lining and fastens with a popper. The shoes are also made using the floral fabric and I love the little co-ordinating cross body bag which matches the coral pink bow in the hair. As underwear they wear simple white knickers.
This particular doll has long dark hair with a side parting, which is a neatly applied wig. A wire hair brush is recommended for use with the hair to prevent static and tangling. Her sparkly blue eyes have long eyelashes, and they open and close which little girls love. Her face is gorgeous with matt coral pink lips, a very slight smile and a little pout, which is so cute and even prettier in the flesh than in the photograph. The vinyl used for the doll is phthalate free and has a matt finish a little like porcelain. Her limbs are articulated and do a bit more than a circular swivel, and her head tilts and turns. What I really love is that she has a vinyl chest plate so looks lovely in swimsuits and strappy dresses, but the lower section of her body is firmly filled fabric so she still remains tactile and nice to cuddle and hold.
Bonnie & Pearl recommend these dolls for girls from age 8 and so do we. The hair on these dolls being a wig is not suitable for younger children. There are lots of gorgeous dolls clothes and accessories available too. Everything by Bonnie & Pearl has been designed in the UK and made to a very high standard in China. Not safe for children under the age of 3 due to small parts.
There has been some changes to eye colours, with Catherine changing to a dark blue, but our stock once again has light blue eyes.
Beautiful doll, very special face, great quality and great design. Arrived promptly as usual. Petalina rocks!
She is a gorgeous doll. She has a beautiful face, soft silky hair, lovely outfit, and is overall of great quality. One is instantly hooked and stuck on the thought on which one to purchase next!
The body of this doll can be cleaned using a damp cloth with a little mild detergent if required. The body should not be immersed in water as this will rot the elastic holding the limbs onto the body.
The hair can be carefully washed using a mild shampoo taking care not to create tangles. Care should be taken to avoid getting the wig wet as this may upset the glue used to attach the wig to the head.
The dolls clothes can be hand washed using a mild detergent in warm water. Do not tumble dry but dry flat, smoothing out creases whilst damp. Iron using a cool iron if needed.