This is the story of how I first discovered Blythe. It was circa 2000, I was living in Milan at the time and I was coming back home sitting on the tram. At a tramstop, I looked through the window and saw the Sony walkman advertisment. Yes, this advertisment, the one with an unknown doll listing at her music. Actually, I thought it was an ad about that particular doll, so I suddenly got off the tram to see who she was. Can you imagine how I felt when I found out it was only about Sony? So I returned home thinking of that doll, thinking that I probably would never discover the name of that doll.
I must say I was not into dolls world at the time. The only dolls I had were the Barbies from my childhood. Internet was not as common as nowdays, I used to browse the internet few minutes a day, the web was not a “natural” part of our life. Life itself was so different because of it. But this is another story
So, with no clue at all of who the doll that stole my attention (and I must say my heart too) was, I soon forgot the whole story.
Some years later, I was looking for something I don’t even remember what it was on ebay, when I saw an auction with the picture of… let me read what the title says… Blythe doll… OMG, I remember that doll. Shes’s the one of Sony walkman ad, yes!
You know how it worked then. In few days I collected all the infos I needed, I knew who she was, where I could buy her, which dolls had been produced so far, and I also found a really wonderful Italian comunity that helped me in choosing my first Blythe doll (unfortunatly, this comunity not still alive).
So, on March 2, 2006 I received my very first Blythe, a sweet Mademoiselle Rosebud that I named Shannon (yes, her name is after a character from Lost I loved so much).
Here’s a picutre of that day, I was so excited!
How did I decide Mademoiselle Rosebud was becoming my first Blythe? I’ll tell you next time