Pullip Dilettante was released in February of this year in Japan and is just now being released here in the US. Dilettante is the only non-collaboration release for the month. She has a MSRP of 15000 yen.
JPGroove sent me Dilettante as a sample item along with Pullip Sakura Miku and Taeyang AKIRA x Destinee de la Rose , when I saw her promotional photos initially Dilettante had failed to leave any sort of impression on me, I have to say in person she is stunner! She is a very classy and sophisticated, sort of lady. She reminds me a bit of an updated release of the classic Pullip release Afternoon whereas Afternoon seems idyllic in her 1950s-esque outfit Dilettante is a more of a modern classic. Dilettante’s stock look seems much more practical and suited in realism when compared to most Pullip stock, I could actually see someone wearing this to work in real life.
Dilettante’s stock consists of a blouse, a skirt, stockings, a trench coat, sunglasses and high heels. She also comes with the standard card and stand. Her stock comes with some great pieces like the blouse and skirt which are pretty versatile. I absolutely adore her stockings they have a somewhat subtle floral print. The trench coat was pretty hyped with this release, none of the promotional photos even showed what she had underneath it. It’s a nice piece and it’s partially lined (inside of coat is lined but not the sleeves) but I prefer the style of Afternoon’s trench coat, a couple of J-dolls had really nice fitted coats as well. The shoes are just standard black high heels similar to Barbie shoes.
The wig is decent quality for a Pullip wig, I prefer wigs with bangs personally. I was not especially fond of the color so I ended up rewigging her in one of the MIO wigs.
I really love her face up, especially the smokey eye make up and her lips. Dilettante has deep brown eyes.
For years, the doll community has been talking about wanting Pullips in more casual clothing especially since there have been so many lolita themed releases lately (while they are lovely, most people seem to prefer a variety of themes) so Dilettante is almost like a fresh breath of air. She isn’t a collaboration, she isn’t overly elaborate she could be a real girl.
While I like the concept of a trench coat with this girl, I wish it was a bit more fitted. The trench coat is still a really nice piece though.
This is what she has going on underneath the trench coat, I was quite pleasantly surprised to find such a cute outfit underneath as the promotional photos didn’t really show the outfit underneath off.
I love her skirt.
Dilettante definitely has a lot of potential, I think in time she will become a modern classic and will go unto become one of the more popular Pullip releases.
More pictures of the lovely Dilettante are available on my flickr.
Thanks again to JPGroove for making this review possible.