I've been hitting the reviews pretty hard over the past week. I need a break from doing in-depth coverage, but Black Carpet Clawdeen is too gorgeous to not discuss. So today we'll hop on caption lane and make it quick. But it'll be worth your time, I promise!
Clawdeen aligns nicely with the other Black Carpet dolls. Fairly simple (but very pretty) dress, elaborately molded accessories, minimalist purse, etc.
Like the other dolls, her shoes are one solid color (in this case gold), with one small black embellishment on the strap that covers her toes.
When we first saw pics of this doll I found her faceup to be kinda clash-y. Oh how wrong I was! Teal eyeliner and shadow give way to a very subtle golden shimmer that goes to her brows. More gold shimmer runs under the eyes, but it shines much more intensely. Her shimmering lips come in a muted burgundy.
Clawdeen wears an elaborate choker and shoulder guard of strung beads. Crescent moon charms of various sizes connect the beads.
Her hairstyle is a doozy. In front the hair is purple and parted on her right, with the portion on her left gelled into a tight curl. The right side is pulled under the ear into a ponytail in back. Aside from three purple streaks, the hair in the ponytail is a beautiful light auburn color. It's rather different from her usual chocolate brown hair color. The ponytail is rife with thick, lush curls that fall to her shoulder blades. It's a fussy 'do, but wow is it gorgeous!
The only earring she wears is this large crescent moon in her right ear. Beaded moonbeams reach outward toward the sky.
Her belt is made up of several rows of studs and a large buckle. A chain dangles underneath baring skullette charms.
Black Carpet Lagoona is mostly Art Nouveau in design; Cleo is Nouveau with small touches of Art Deco. Clawdeen is full-on Art Deco.
Her simple purse is a studded crescent moon in violet. Six strings of beads dangle below, each ending with a crescent charm.
In keeping with the other dolls in this line, the print of her cocktail dress is genuinely beautiful. A black base features a print of purple tiger stripes in a stylized, repeating "X" pattern. They frame gold and purple crescent moons and are accented with golden, Art Deco starbursts.
The bodice is topped by purple netting with a black leopard print. Unlike Lagoona and Cleo's dresses, Clawdeen's has sleeves rather than straps. The asymmetrical skirt features purple ruffles, below which hang two layers of pleated netting.
Psst! I have a secret to tell you: I like this doll more than her Scaremester doll! A lot more!