REVIEW: Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie Charm
“Everybody wants to be a cat, Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.”
Dress like a lady with the new Disney x Pandora Marie Charm!
On the 2nd April Pandora fans across the world were delighted with the release of the adorable Disney x Pandora Favourites series. Created in collaboration with Disney’s in-house toy design team, the collection includes our eight of our favourite Disney babies!
My three favourites from the Disney Babies collection are; The Aristocats Marie, Stitch and The Cheshire Cat. In this post I will review the sweet Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie (798848C01) charm.
Dora Explores: Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie Charm
Each characters from the Disney x Pandora Favourites is a full bodied figure with an oversize head. As babies tend to have larger eyes and heads than adults, this doesn’t look distorted.
The shiny silver finish suits Marie’s bright white fur and the tuft of hair on her head is adorned in a candy pink enamel bow. Glossy black enamel adds emphasis to her big beautiful eyes and fluttering lashes. While subtle oxidisation highlights her nose, mouth and eyebrows. She sits in a ladylike manner with her fluffy chest pushed forward and her tail curled around one side.
The ‘PANDORA’ and ‘©Disney’ hallmarks are engraved on the back of The Aristocats Marie (798848C01) charm. Maries massive bow and collar is painted in pretty pink enamel.
The normal Pandora silver hallmarks, ‘S925’ and ‘ALE’ are engraved discreetly underneath the Pandora Marie charm.
Although The Aristocats Marie charm feels quite weighty, it has an unthreaded core.
Style 1: Cat Lady
Marie: Me first! Me first!
Toulouse: Why should you be first?
Marie: Because I’m a lady. That’s whyWalt Disney’s The Aristocats
“Ladies don’t start fights,Walt Disney’s The Aristocats
but they can finish them!”
“I’m ready, Maestro.”Walt Disney’s The Aristocats
My first styling with the Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie (798848C01) charm is a Crazy Cat Lady theme grown up style! This pretty styling is a mixture of silver and Pandora Rose charms set on the Pandora Rose Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet (580719).
Glamour puss Marie takes centre stage with the dainty Pandora Rose Intertwining Radiance (781968PCZ) and Shimmering Heart (781241CZ) charms on either side. The simple Sparkling Row (791972CZ) clips echo an elegant cat collar and the stunning Peach Blossom Spacer (788111ENMX) charms provide a pop of colour. Positioned opposite each other, the Disney Princess Crown (791580CZ) and Castle & Crown (791133PCZ) charms symbolise that a kitty is always a princess in her castle.
Style 2: My Favourite Things
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensJulie Andrews My Favourite Things
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things”
“Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudelsJulie Andrews My Favourite Things
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things”
“Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashesJulie Andrews My Favourite Things
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad”
The second styling with the Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie (798848C01) charm is a loose interpretation of the song ‘My Favourite Things’. Of course the ‘whiskers on kittens’ are represented with the Marie charm. ‘Raindrops on roses’ are a combination of the sweet Teardrops (796460) and Pavé Mystic Floral (791419CZ) charms. A two tone Teapot (790250) acts as the ‘bright copper kettle’ and the twisted ropes on the Binding Beauty (790410PSA) charm passes as ‘brown paper packages tied up with strings’!
Unfortunately I don’t have a pony or horse charm so Eeyore (791567EN80) begrudgingly takes place for the ‘Cream-coloured ponies’! I am sure there is a tiny door bell on the Castle & Crown (791133PCZ) charm and the Majestic Swan (791732CZ) does a good impersonation of ‘wild geese that fly’. While the Disney Wish Upon a Star (797490NBL) charm is ‘the moon on their wings’. Alice is my girl in ‘white dresses with blue satin sashes’ and the Frozen Snowflake (791563CZ) settles on my eyelashes.
‘Silver white winters that melt into springs’ are symbolised with the pretty Magnolia Bloom Clips (792078PCZ) and sparkling Heart of Winter (791996CZ) charm. Finally, the retired two tone Queen Bee (790227) charm can cause painful ‘bee stings’!
My verdict on the Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie Charm? Purrfect!Dora
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 9/109/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 9/109/10
Disney x Pandora The Aristocats Marie (798848C01)
All of the Disney x Pandora Favourites are incredibly cute and the Marie charm is especially adorable. It fully deserves 10/10 for both design and wow factor. As a Disney charm it has a premium which effects its value slightly and its large size makes it not as versatile as some. Altogether it is a fantastic charm and purrfect for Disney cat lovers!