Today’s post offers another Pandora Disney review, with an in-depth look at the new Eeyore charm from the Spring 2015 collection! <3 Eeyore is a delightfully grumpy donkey from the Winnie the Pooh series and, if you are a regular reader, then you’ll be aware that I’ve been wanting a charm to represent for him for a long time! I am very excited that we finally have one. :D
I’ll be offering some close-up shots of this new charm and some suggestions as to how you could style him!
I love the pose that Pandora have gone for in representing Eeyore (Chamilia opted to have him standing) – it’s my favourite Eeyore pose, as it is appropriately pensive & depressed, and yet so adorable at the same time. ^^ On a personal note, too, my puppy (well, she’s one now…) plonks herself down in exactly the same way when she’s interested in something – like she doesn’t know what to do with all her feet – and I used to nickname her Eeyore. So I was thrilled that Pandora went for this pose, as it’s perfect to represent her, too ;)
This is one of Pandora’s most detailed charms, and there are lots of cute things to notice when you get him up close. His ears and his nose are just adorable! However, he has quite soft, droopy eyes – as Eeyore should – which I love. Some representations make him a tad too cutesy, and I think Pandora have hit a good balance with this design. The bow on his tail is rather a bright, hot pink, detailed in enamel.
The back of the charm features his mane, and some beautiful oxidised detailing. <3 You can also just see the top of his tail, which has a pin at the top. ^^
The only thing I wasn’t so keen on was the branding on the base. His legs are entirely covered with writing. I expect there’s some kind of contractual issue that requires ‘DISNEY’ and ‘PANDORA’ to be written on each charm. They usually manage to make that pretty unobtrusive, but it’s noticeable here, and not in a good way. However, the stitching details are adorable – Eeyore is described as being stuffed with sawdust in the original books, and you can see the seams, with little stitches in them, in the charm. So cute! :D All the right details are there in this charm.
My stylings will inevitably focus a lot on pink, as he does have rather a nice pink bow (and I love pink anyway), but Eeyore also looks great with more neutral shades. Here, I’ve styled him with the new white florals from the Spring 2015 collection – ideally the new Pooh portrait charm would go where the Hedgehog is. ^^
The bow is quite a hot pink, so it looks fab with the new Anna’s Signature Colour murano, which is also from the new Pandora Disney collection. <3
Eeyore also works well with softer pinks; he blends in perfectly with the delicate pink cherry blossom collection, and a little hint of two-tone. It’s also worth noting that Eeyore is quite a small charm, compared to Pandora’s other silvers; these styling pictures make you notice how petite he is!
Ultimately I am adding Eeyore to the pink oxidised bracelet that I’m currently working on. It has a floral, forest-y theme on it, which seems perfect for Eeyore! Unfortunately, however, Pandora don’t do any thistle charms :P He has a lot of oxidised detailing, and so he fits in nicely.
Inevitably, Eeyore is already one of my favourite charms I own <3 He’s incredibly cute and Pandora have managed to pack so much detail into a very little charm. It’s just a slight shame about the extent of the branding on the base. I’d love them to do some more characters from Winnie the Pooh – especially Tigger and Piglet!
Eeyore is $50 USD or $55 CAD – unfortunately the Pandora Disney collections are exclusive to North America, so he is not available elsewhere.
Have you bought this charm, or is it on your wish list? Would you like to see more Winnie the Pooh designs from Pandora?