... 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

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)

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