I honestly really like Carpatina's boxes. They are sturdy, my favorite blue and decorated with pretty flowers.
I have been considering a Carpatina doll for some time. Especially after I saw the pictures of my friend's Ana Ming doll. Of all the Carpatina dolls Ana Ming and Kohanna are my favorites. They are basically the only ones that don't weird me out. There is something about the rest of them that I don't find very appealing. Their eyes are way too big or something!
I was pretty sure I'd find a Kohanna in here but I took my time. First was a layer of tissue paper.
|Hello shadow self|
Then bubble wrap!
And then there she was!
Under the ribbon was a soft plastic strap that I had to carefully cut away.
It was a bit scary cutting the plastic off of her neck but we got through it unscathed.
|First glimpse at her pretty face!|
And here she is out of the box but still with her hair net on.
Closer look at the pamphlet attached to her wrist
I oohed and ahhed over her and took some pictures, but the day I got her was a bit overcast so I didn't have any good light. Most of the rest of these pictures come from the last few days when I had a little sun to work with!
Here she is out of the box with no hair net and her bag!
I always thought that while very pretty, Kohanna looked a little mad in the pictures on the Carpatina website. Like this one:
|She kind of looks ready to kick some butt to me!|
|No anger! Just sweetness!|
She also has waist length, layered brown hair. Carpatina says that her hair is auburn but I don't see any red and I've even had her in the sun. I would call this a light brown.
Carpatina says her eyes are hazel and I would agree with that. They are very pretty! She has both painted and applied lashes and very delicately painted eyebrows.
She comes dressed in her private school uniform. In her hair is a yellow ribbon with a bow.
|Very Snow White!|
Her top is actually two pieces. The first is a shiny purple vest with a yellow bow.
It's fully lined and closes with snaps at the front.
The second piece is a blouse with a sailor style collar.
The skirt is pleated and also trimmed in purple ribbons.
Under her skirt is a simple pair of white underwear trimmed with lace at the legs.
And a pair of white, knee-high socks.
Lastly she wears a pair of black Mary Janes. At first I thought that the white showing through he design on the toe was her socks, but there is actually a bit of stiff white fabric there.
Kohanna comes with an accessory and that is her school bag. It's a black fake leather bag trimmed in brown fake leather.
Kohanna is 18 inches tall and is completely vinyl with a slim body. She has five points of articulation.
|No belly button!|
|cute little bum!|
Across the top of her back is Carpatina's mark.
Her fingers aren't quite as elegant as Matilda's but they are adorably pudgy with very nice detail! I love those little round nails.
Her feet are just as detailed as her hands. They are not flat and the toes curve down a bit so getting her to stand on her own is difficult but it can be done! She stands perfectly fine in shoes.
I wanted to compare her to the other two types of large doll I have. Ivy (American Girl) and Matilda (A Girl for all Time) volunteered!
Kohanna didn't even come close to fitting in Matilda's clothes. Her skirts wouldn't close and neither would her top but she could wear Matilda's shoes! Kohanna's clothing fit Matilda fairly well.
Ivy had no chance of fitting in any of Kohanna's clothing and her pants were way too big! But Ivy's shirt fit well enough that I decided to try a few more of my AG sized outfits on Kohanna.
I found that if the pants/leggings had elastic they fit okay, a little baggy around the rear but okay. Tops and dresses were large but looked alright and if they had a sash they actually looked pretty good!
Kohanna has a nice range of motion in her neck. Like Matilda she can look down.
And now here comes the part where I just pic spam the rest of this post! Kohanna is such a beautiful doll and she photographs so nicely that I took a TON of pictures. These are my favorites:
|Kohanna and the sunset.|
|Showing off her bag and all her pretty hair!|
|She has such a cute profile|
|Climbing on the trellis|
|And in the tree!|
|Looking pretty in front of the door|
|With the leaves|