Felicity's second meet accessories set consists of a purse, hankie, bit coin, and garters very much like the ones available in the first meet set. She also has a mob cap with a purple ribbon on it and a purple chocker.
Personally, I feel this is the inferior version of the meet accessories. The main reason is the chocker. It is just ribbon and elastic. It doesn't match any of Lissie's other outfits and therefore isn't very useful. Her coral necklace from her original meet accessories is much more versatile. Actually, her original mob cap matches more outfits than her purple ribbon mob cap as well.
The brocade purse, bit, handkerchief, and garters are very similar to the originals.
I love the lavender ribbon on the mob cap -- it is pretty, subtle, and surprisingly versatile.
I don't care for the purse. Perhaps they didn't change it since they changed the dress, because it's mostly burgundy and I think it clashes with the lavender dress. Also, I have to pull really hard on the ribbon to tighten the drawstring and I'm afraid it won't last
The Purse: Very pretty. It has a ribbon tie to keep it closed, but it doesn't stay closed very well. It's my only complaint about the whole set. The Handkerchief: It's a lacy white hankie, simple, but cute. The Bit Coin: It's made of metal. Nothing much to say about it. Very simple. No complaint. The Garters: Two ribbons. You tie them at the top of her socks. The Mob Cap: It stays on very easily, and is very cute. The Purple Choker: Very cute. It claps easily at the back, and goes very well with her dress.
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Interesting. I have the purse I got in 1991. I got another one in an eBay lot a month or so ago and noticed that it was different than mine. I had assumed that it was Traveling gown version, but it has the two different sides, so it must be an in-between version. The fabrics feel different, though both are real brocade, not screen-printed, and my 1991 closes much easier.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 15, 2012 7:38:03 GMT -5
Love the cap... it's the main reason I got this set. The choker is cute, but it's disappointing that it'll only go with the one outfit, and my Lissie hardly wears that outfit. The purse is pretty. The handkerchief is boring but nice. Feels a bit cheaper than some AG hankies but better than others. I love the garters. They're not all necessary, but they're extremely cute and my Lissie is never without them. The bit is very cute, but mine feels super plasticy.
I've been trying to get Lissie at least one version of her accessories for ages. I finally picked up an older, maroon box version of her lavender accessories mint on eBay. Everything looks like it's never been touched. I kind of wish the drawstring bag had been - it's very stiff and hard to close. I'm not a fan of the choker, either. It's kind of blahh. The cap is nice, though (especially since my Lissie only had one cap). My bit seems really plastic-y as well, a disappointment considering some of the more realistic historical coins I've seen.
The version of the accessories you get probably depends on which "meet" outfit your Lissie came in and your own personal preferences. While I'm glad I got this one, if just for the cap, I may see if I can find the original PM coral necklace and red-bow cap around as well.