My first Blythe doll.
Hmm what to wear?
Visiting my sister in Venice Beach, CA. (Melia Turquesa with Ila Paradisa)
Lux Lisbon in Paris
Breakfast on the rooftop
Melia overlooking the lake near Mt Fuji
Isla Paradisa was a highly anticipated birthday present!
Isla is my favorite as she loves the beach.
Melia after her makeover
Ila and Isla - When I met up my sister in DC
The day I met Gina Garan.
Birdie in SF
Blythe in Saigon
My Christmas card one year...
Visiting the Junie Moon store in Tokyo!
In our ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Kyoto where we got engaged.
These were taken with my first camera, a Canon Elph point and shoot. Fun with blur, grainyness and harsh flash!
Blythe was my little muse. I had just graduated college and had abruptly moved out of my parents without a car nor a job. Having lived a very sheltered life it was a very challenging time. I had found this whole forum of people collecting, customizing, dressing up this big-eyed doll and photographing them. Everyone would post their pictures and we would all admire. I literally had $150 to my name and spent $90 to buy my first Blythe doll from FAO Schwartz. During that time that I spent it making her clothes, dressing her up and taking pictures- all my worries simply disappeared. Nothing else mattered. I was elated. Over the next few years I went on to collect more dolls and took them everywhere with me when I traveled.