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 🙂