... in the Summer of 2002 a friend gave me a copy of Gina Garan's book "This Is Blythe" ... one look at her dolls and I was hooked, so in September I bought my very first Blythe: a "All Gold in One" and I named her BLEETHEUX.

My second doll was a "Bohemian Beats" and I named her HORTENSIA, an old-fashioned latin name which I just love, and up to now she is probably still my favorite girl!

Over the years I bought more dolls and I now have 14 Blythes: each one has been named, they have very defined personalities and they have traveled with me quite extensively, in their very stylish personalised wardrobes.
For quite sometime I have not paid much attention to my dolls, but now I'm again very attracted to them, so I've decided that I will post a different picture of one girl every day.

Ilaria, September 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Violette goes out in the evening

Violette was so excited... she went out - on a school night - to our friend birthday celebration! Here she is with the "B.DAY" girl

No alcohol for her (she's too young) strictly Coca~Cola, and she was home before midnight!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Poil de Carotte"

DOMITILLA still wishes for summer
(did I say how much I looove her red air and green eyes???)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

a tribute to my Sister's Blythes!

In the center - still in the box - you see my ALYCJE, in Beijing saying her goodbyes to my Sister's girls, from left to right, Phaedra (black hair, Lounging Lovely), Phoenix (red hair, Rouge Noir), Daphne (very blond hair, Fruit Punch), Ophelia (standing, dark blond hair, Tea for Two) and Sophia (blond hair, Bohemian Beats)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cool Girl

HORTENSIA chilling on the balcony at the hotel in Saint-Malo in the Summer of 2003.
Isn't she the prettiest? I know, I know, she has an attitude but... I still love her!
(for more photos of Hortensia's vacation see here)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Is that a BlyPod?

BLEETHEUX loves music, while Raoul looks confused... as always!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Introducing Raoul

BLEETHEUX and Raoul, a puppy from "Mono Comme Ça", having Dim Sum at City Hall

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Off to Shanghai

BLEETHEUX on DragonAir on her way to Shanghai.
(for more photos of her trip see here)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I know I said that I did not like BLEETHEUX original make-up: too orange, too tacky, too spooky, in fact I later cleaned her with solvent (and I made a mess :( ...poor girl!)
but in this picture she reminds me of the Orangina drink.

Monday, October 11, 2010

this is going to be Bleetheux's week!

As I mentioned in the very first post, BLEETHEAUX was my first Blythe doll: back in the Fall of 2002 she was very much "the girl about town", so I've decided that this week she's going to be the star in all posts.

In this photo she's enjoying a junk boat trip, the best way to spend a Sunday in Hong Kong.
Ohh, how do we miss that...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tiny Dress Patterns

Today no photos of my girls, but a question: should I get this sewing pattern?
It looks cute, but I'm not sure my girls will like any of these styles (plus, I'm not sure I will ever have the time to actually sew the tiny clothes...)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

a "beauty" at the swimming pool

HORTENSIA, posing graciously at the swimming pool of the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok.
The photo was taken 8 years ago, but it is still one of my favorite ever: I think she looks just perfect (and I bet she knows just how pretty she is!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Because I'm worth it!

JEANNE at Ricci Salon: one must suffer to be beautiful...

... but the final result is definitely wort it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


AGNETHA's hair has never been more beautiful: thanks to "Ricci Salon"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Au revoir Paris

At Charles De Gaulle airport, waiting to board our flight back to Milan ...so sad...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Enjoying the last night in Paris

at my favorite hotel in Paris, The Pershing Hall, for a drink... or two :)

super-cute window at Parfums Caron: this dress is made with pastel colours down powder puffs ... I want one just like that!!

CHANEL in Avenue Montaigne
look... I'm wearing black & white, I can be a Chanel model too

Afternoon tea with macarons, bien sûr!

Window shopping at Le Bon Marché

Very cute window display by Marc Jacob at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Monday, October 4, 2010

... sleepwalking in Paris... can be a bit spooky!

CECILE couldn't sleep and she went out for a walk - in her pajamas! - around Hotel de Ville, Pont Louis Philippe and Notre Dame

J'adore les bijoux

CECILE went to Place Vendôme to see the new collection from our friend "BABE"
(to see the more gorgeous bijoux click here)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Looove Hermès!

CECILE wants to borrow my bag to go out, she says that it goes well with what she's wearing, and with her boots. What can I say?!? .... she has expensive tastes...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Copper Cookware is the best

Like all the best chefs CECILE knows that copper is the most desirable material for cooking.
Here she's heading to the Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute with the new utensils we found at "Miniatures World", a cute little shops full of the most delightful dollhouse miniatures.

De retour du marché

CECILE went to lively Rue Montorgueil and bought some yummy french specialities!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Vintage shopping

CECILE found pretty vintage ribbons, and hat-making accessories at "Mercerie Utramod", which has been in business since 1890... WOW!

This place is just amazing: buttons galore, embroidery materials, lace, pins and even old rolls of fabrics. "Ultramode" has two shops, at no. 3 and no. 4 Rue de Choiseul, 75002 Paris - tel. +, closed Saturday and Sunday (unfortunately they don't have website)