Rosamaria has just arrived and she is the first doll I have opened to have a good look at because she looks like a real baby with her pretty face and chubby body.
She is 44cm with soft to the touch vinyl limbs and head. The vinyl is phthalate free and very lightly scented. Rosamaria has sparkly grey/blue fixed eyes with long eyelashes on the top eyelid. I love her blushing cheeks and slightly open glossy lips which look as if she is chatting. Her hair is moulded and lightly painted brown. Her soft body is chubby and very cuddly and she has a voice box in her chest which when pressed results in lots of laughter followed by her saying 'Mama, Papa'. What is really clever about this doll is that she has swivel joints where her arms and legs meet the soft body so she can be posed, and is able to sit up on her own.
Rosamaria is wearing a pretty pale pink outfit consisting of a pinafore dress with a large appliqued star over a long sleeved T shirt. Her hat has a very long floppy point with a large pom pom on the end. On her feet she wears matching socks trimmed with bows and also wears a disposable nappy. Jade comes with a snuggly pale pink knitted blanket trimmed around the edge with spale pink swirling fur.
A lovely doll for a little girl from age 3.
There is one thing that I would like to point out that I have fed back to Llorens. For some reason some of the Spanish doll makers don't believe it is worth neatening the inside seams of the clothes because this would make the product more expensive. Most of the time we just accept that that is how it is, but there is a part of this outfit that is disappointing. Inside the pinafore is a lining made from pale pink cotton and this has been left with a raw edge which in the doll I have looked at, is fraying madly. It's a shame as the doll is delightful and if you are a dab hand with a needle I believe this could be easily rectified with a hem. Just be warned but don't let this put you off considering the doll because she is absolutely lovely.
Ordered for my daughter for Christmas so hasnít been opened yet. But even from inside the box the doll is absolutely wonderful. My daughter is going to be over the moon!
I've bought a number of. Dolls over the past four years and this one is perfect also each doll comes well packed with pink tissue and ribbon. I love all the dolls. I have purchased as has my little grandaughter. The service is first class and I have previously put my name on a wait list for a doll and had a speedy response as soon as it came in. I love the Continental dolls, in fact, I love them all and it is always so difficult to decide which one Santa will bring. I've never been disappointed with any of the dolls. The expression on this doll is so happy and lifelike. I cannot wait to order another doll for a birthday present.
This product can be surface cleaned using a damp cloth.