Post by Main Admin Account on Sept 26, 2006 3:37:00 GMT -5
Starflower Outfit $24 GSOM Grade: A
I simply love this outfit. It has so many pieces and parts it is a wonderful one to have in any collection of AGoT dolls.
It comes with lilac tights that were about the same colour as the tights for the Go Anywhere outfit, but not quite the same. The outfit has a set of faux crocodile clogs with an elastic strap in the back to keep them secure.
The light-weight blouse is like a rayon. I don't know if it really is but it surely seems like it. It velcros closed in the front, and if not done just right the velcro will show. The sleeves come down with a ruffle bell at the end that has a small ribbon attached for decoration.
The teal wrap sweater is lovely. It is a great knit decorated with embroidery and beaded. It closes by the sweater snapping on the inside, then wrapped and tied closed. The small hair elastic is the light lilac and has two small purple star pony beads. A nice little touch.
I really like that the outfit can be changed a bit. Remove the ruffle that snaps into the bottom edge of the skirt. Then remove her sweater, and it is a different look all together.
I still can't believe that I didn't like this outfit for the longest time! I have say that it was other people's personal pictures that sold me on the outfit. By the time I realized I liked the outfit, it was off of the website. I was a bit bummed but I lucked out when I found out they still had it in stock at AGPC when I was there in July of 2005. This set is just amazing, my favorite parts would definitely have to be the blouse and the wrap-around sweater. I really like how the bottom of the skirt comes off as well for a different look. This is one of my favorite outfits and for that it gets an A++++++!
I didn't think too much of this in the AG catalog but purchased from a Wonderful seller here and I am beyond pleased.The Wrap sweater is delicate looking with beaded detailing! Love the mules and the color combination as well.The pony holder is a nice touch.
Feminine but modern looking.Bonus that the Ruffles of the skirt do detach.
Really pleased with this and I agree it to be a must have set!
I've always really liked this outfit and am happy to pull it out each fall. The color palette is very pleasant.
The skirt can be tight for older or plumper dolls like Stella pictured below (she is a PM customized JLY-2). The shirt creases easily so you can end up with a collar crease in an odd place that just won't settle. The knit sweater requires a bit of finagling to get chubby doll arms into over the blouse, and one must be careful with the wrap-around fastening not to tie it too tightly. For those reasons, it is not the most playable outfit for a young girl to work with.
But there are so many great details--e.g. the detachable skirt hem, the decorations on the sweater, the fancy sleeves on the blouse, the fun shoes that pull the star detailing together. The outfit has nice mix and match potential and has held up well over the years. My grade is somewhere in the middle with a B+.
The main pieces come up with some regularity on the secondary market for perhaps a third more than original retail at most, although it's unusual to find it with tights and hair barette.
Before reading this review, you should understand that, if you were to ask anyone who knows me what I love, they would tell you that I love stars and the color lavender. So this outfit should be my favorite, right?
Actually, I thought it looked really ugly in AG's stock photo. I was never interested in getting it until I decided to get a mini-me and started building a wardrobe for her. I decided that she needed the lavender blouse, tights, and ponytail holder, so I bought the whole outfit.
I love both the blouse and the sweater, but I'm not sure I get why they're supposed to go together. I like the blouse under Marisol's dark purple wrap sweater better. I'll try to remember to get a picture next time she's in it. The sweater looks good with a cami and jeans.
I don't care for the skirt or the shoes. The skirt is just strange to me, though removing the ruffle helps. It somehow makes my girl look overly slim in the hips and therefore top-heavy. The shoes look cheap and plastic and the color doesn't really match anything else in the outfit.
I give the oufit as a whole a B-, with A's going to the blouse and sweater and D's to the skirt and shoes.