Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 1, 2011 19:33:39 GMT -5
Neela is gorgeous. She reminds me a lot of Jahanara from the Royal Diaries series. (They're both from India, and they're both wearing orange saris.)
Neela has a gorgeous sari. The skirt fastens with snaps and is easily removable. It's embroidered heavily in silver thread. The underskirt is orange satin-like material, to match the top. The skirt fastens with snaps too. The top laces up the back, with a modesty panel. I have never examined a real sari so I have no idea how authentic this all is.
Her jewelry is a lovely accent. Neela is barefoot, but she has a silver anklet on each foot and four gold bracelets on each arm. In addition there is a gold hoop necklace and a gold chain (instrumental to the story), both tacked to the blouse. She also has gold hoop earrings. My doll's ears are turning slightly green where the earrings are attached. At present it's not really noticeable.
Her hair is long and gorgeous, a single black braid with a fake flower, which reminds me very much of Josefina. There's something different about Neela's head posture; her head is wired to look down slightly and will not stay raised. Also, her arms are made to stay closely by her sides. I think this makes her more charming.
Overall, one of my favorite GOMLs. A+
Proud Mommy of Mini Felicity ('06), Mini Elizabeth (05), Addy ('93), my 1950s Historical, Rosemary (2000 AGOT#19), Cécile, Neela, Elizabeth, Saba and Minuk Auntie of Mini Samantha ('04), Mini Nellie ('05), Kit ('09), Amelia (#39, '11), Ruthie (Goetz), Mini Molly ('06) Caelie ('07 AGOT#7) and Ashley & Abigail (blond Bitties)