Nellie Rose – Clothing Review

When looking for clothes for my Petitcollin Minouche Joelle, I came across a fabulous website here in the UK called Nellie Rose, that sells handmade clothing for dolls of various sizes, including not only Minouche but also American Girl.

Unfortunately they are not open for custom orders at present, but they had a couple of outfits ready in stock that I just loved and that seemed a really great price so I decided to try ordering from them. I ordered one outfit for Joelle, and one for my American Girl doll whom I had literally just ordered.

The clothes arrived really fast and were so beautifully packaged, as you can see.

Nellie Rose Order

The outfit I ordered for my Minouche girl consisted of a lovely pink cord dress with matching headband and a little cross body bag. They fit her perfectly and are so beautifully made. The dress has a little bow on the front which is a lovely added detail, and the little bag is an adorable finishing touch. It all goes well with her socks and shoes from her default outfit too.

Nellie Rose - Minouche Outfit

Joelle

Joelle

Joelle

Joelle

Joelle

Joelle

Joelle

The outfit I ordered for my American Girl doll consists of some denim look jegging type pants, a red with white spots short sleeved shirt, and a sweater that is made of a kind of gold sparkly jersey lurex type material. Honestly, this outfit is amazing! The quality is incredible, especially for the price!! The shirt is a proper shirt that you do up with the real buttons rather than decorative buttons with velcro, and the collar is perfect. The sweater is perfect, just the right amount of sparkle to it’ and it opens all the way down the back with velcro so its nice and easy to get on and off. The pants have a nice elasticated waist and have been made to fit an American Girl bottom perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

Nellie Rose - American Girl Outfit

Nellie Rose - American Girl Outfit

Quinn

Quinn

Quinn

Quinn

Quinn

I’ll definitely order again, although there is currently nothing else in stock at the moment that suits the style of my dolls; but I will keep checking frequently for new stock updates ๐Ÿ™‚

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

As part of my mission to enjoy dolls more again this year, I have decided to expand my collection to other kinds of dolls rather than primarily focus on BJDs. I have been wanting to try out some different types of dolls for a long time and after a few sales on ebay, I was able to get some that I had been curious about.

The first is a Minouche doll from Petitcollin, designed by Sylvia Natterer. The dolls have simple yet beautiful painted faces and reminded me a little of Sasha dolls. They are much more limited in their posing abilities than a BJD as theyย have complete arms/legs but they can be moved at the shoulder etc and the head can be turned from side to side. One of the arms comes bent at an angle which I thought would annoy me but actually, its great as you can convey many more poses and emotion with it than if they had two straight arms.

The one I chose is called “Joelle” and she will probably keep it is a name. I mainly got her because I found her for a great price, but she was one of my top choices of the dolls available too so the good price was a welcome bonus.

She has light blonde hair and blue eyes, and came dressed in a pretty flora dress, a shrug cardigan, white socks and white shoes. She also has a body suit on underneath which was a lovely touch. I must admit her hair is a bit much for me at the back so I may need to try and restyle it at some point, but aside from that, she is just wonderful. I love her face, she is so photogenic. Her outfit is beautiful, and she is beautifully sculpted, especially her knees. She is also able to sit with her legs straight in front of her rather than out to the sides in the dreaded V shape that a lot of dolls are cursed with.

I am really thrilled to have added her to my collection and I would definitely like to add a boy in the same size in the future; as well as get some of the other sizes of the dolls available.

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Petitcollin Minouche Joelle

Adori is Available!

24190973449_15113864bd_oI found out some great news that I have to share with you all and it is that you can now pre-order your own Adori from Haru Casting!! As some of you know, I already have an Adori head that Haru sent to me as a gift and which I have on a Littlefee body. However, now you can order a complete Adori doll direct from Haru Casting!

There are 2 different bodies available and lots of different options for resin colour, as well as TWO heads – Regularย Adori and Smiling Adori, and you can choose just one, or both of them. I think you can just order the heads on their own too but you’ll have to email Haru and double check that. I believe you can also do a 2 part layaway but again, you’ll have to check with Haru.

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So you know what happened right? Of course, a Smiling Adori will be coming home here ๐Ÿ˜€ I have ordered a Smiling Adori on the Version 2 body in the Volks Normal skin so that it matches my current Adori head. Then Hanni (my Adori) will move off the Littlefee body onto the actual Adori body and I will alternate the heads depending on which one I want to use in photos. I can then sell the Littlefee body (well actually it will be sold as a complete doll, a Littlefee Piki) to get funds to go towards another doll I want to get. I will send the smiling head to the same person who painted my normal Adori head and get her to do a matching faceup ๐Ÿ™‚

The pictures I have used in this post belong to Haru Casting. For more information on the prices for ordering Adori, check their website here. In case you have difficulty finding the contact email, you can email Haruย at this address.

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