So, as discussed in the last post, it’s cherry blossom season again, and cherry blossom season means doll Hanami season, of course. I’ve been saving up my Ever After High recruits for this, as I think their fairytale themes and stunning outfits suit the occasion very well. I just can’t get enough of these dolls – quite literally, as the prices are generally high compared to the MH crew, for instance. Well, maybe this is deserved, as the quality of the design and the production is second to none among contemporary playline dolls.
For example, the Thronecoming wave. These dolls are just breathtaking. I bought a Raven on extreme sale, which I still can’t quite believe. I mean, look at her.
This doll makes me think of several fantasy looks that I love – Princess Lily in the 80s film Legend, the goblins in the ballroom scene in Labyrinth (showing my age there I think, haha). I particularly like her super-long purple hair, which I would love to take down and mess with, and that huge, Elizabethan-style ruff.
Downsides? Dunno – I suppose I’m still not a fan of the spots on the bottom lip. I think they look good from a distance, but just weird close-up. Because Thronecoming Raven has silver spots on her very dark purple lips, they really draw the eye in a way I’m not completely sure about. That’s the only thing, though – the rest of her is pretty much perfect. I know that some people do not like dolls with coloured hands that are meant to suggest gloves (Raven’s hands are black) but personally I don’t mind this. I think that it’s certainly a better solution than the horrible mitten gloves that Barbie is often given.
Anyhoo, I have three more EAH-and-cherry-blossom posts to come. I’ve photographed another one after this, but when the other two turn up will complete depend on the British weather 🙂 I shall hope for sunny days with free time, wish me luck …