Please note that this doll is slightly different to the photo. She has slightly lighter lips and no painted lashes beneath the eye.
This was the first doll to be purchased when the new range of Bonnie & Pearl dolls arrived at Petalina. Her new owner has described her as innocent and traditional, which I think is a perfect description. Bonnie & Pearl is a new British brand. Everything is designed in the UK but made in China to a very high standard indeed. The dolls are recommended by Bonnie & Pearl for girls of age 8 and up. Due to the hair being a wig these dolls are not suitable for younger girls.
The dolls arrive in a colourful and pretty presentation box with a small window showing the dolls face. There is little indication of the treasures that lie within, because every doll arrives tied into the base of the box which is actually a card bed all ready for colouring in, complete with a soft pillow. All of the dolls arrive in the same outfit consisting of a pretty white shirt in cotton with a floral collar, lace trim and tiny coral buttons down the front. The same floral fabric has been used for the gathered skirt with net petticoat and shoes. The outfit is finished with a coral coloured across body bag.
This particular Bonnie & Pearl doll has light skin which is made from phthalate free vinyl with a matt finish that reminds me of porcelain. Her long hair is a high quality thick brunette wig with a side parting and everything is very neatly done. I love the little pink clip complete with pink bow that she wears in her hair. Her eyes are brown and open and close, and the quality is evident because the eyes really sparkle. There are also long lashes on the top lid and lots of tiny painted lashes around the eye sockets.
Bonnie & Pearl dolls have an unusual face with a little pout that is actually very, very pretty in the flesh and their appeal really grows on you. Their limbs are articulated so can be moved around more than just in circles. Another feature about the dolls that is really good is their vinyl chest plate which means they look good when wearing strappy clothes such as sundresses or swimsuits, but the fabric below means they are also very cuddly and nice to hold.
Not suitable for the under 3s due to small parts.
A very beautiful doll with her big brown eyes and silky long hair. The hair can be styled in lots of ways and she is so beautiful she suits all the hair styles. She has a stunning profile with a turned up nose. I love the packaging too. She is very easy to get out of the box as she is tied in with ribbons not those awful wires. The box that turns into a bed is such a clever idea and there is even a little pillow. Ideal for any child with the soft body to cuddle but she is sturdy and can stand well. Her sleeping eyes add to the play value. All the Bonnie & Pearl clothes are gorgeous too. A wonderful range of dolls.
This doll is absolutely gorgeous! So sturdy and well made, but with a cloth body for cuddling. She stands by herself. Her hair is so soft and silky, wonderful for brushing and styling. I can't wait to begin making clothes for her. Any child or doll collector would be pleased with Charlotte from Bonnie and Pearl. Also, I was delighted with the way she was packed so beautifully and carefully. She would make a wonderful special gift for a child or an adult. I love the way her box is made to be her bed and can be colored by the child! That is a very nice extra touch. Thank you, Petalina, you have made me a loyal customer!
First- the service was out standing, came the next day wrapped and had a bow on. The service alone gets 5 Daisy's ! Secondly - the doll is just beautiful and worth every single penny, I'm jealous of my own daughters birthday present! The clothes are so well made to a high standard. She was lying down when she came out of the box so it looked like she was sleeping. I'm so tempted to get another for Christmas. If anyone is in doubt over the price don't be they are a good old fashioned strong well made doll. I'm so excited for my daughter to meet her, but I've got 20 days until her birthday arghhhh can't I wait that long?
I bought this doll for my 6 year old granddaughter in Melbourne and lugged it all the way to Australia. It was certainly a hit with her. It is a very pretty doll with nice long hair, for which I bought a brush. Cate helped me make my decision which was a good one.
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.