What kind of gift do you buy for girls? With Christmas coming, there is no better present than a Blythe Doll to provide your daughter, relative or friend with a hobby that will keep her happy and creative for months and years to come.
For the girl who has everything, for the geeky girl and for the style-conscious kid, a Blythe Doll is different, imaginative and incredibly versatile.
Blythe has been made famous by a host of celebrities and fashionistas. But not everyone is familiar with this iconic figurine. For the uninitiated recipient of a Blythe, a door is opened into a whole new world of possibilities.
What draws us to a Blythe Doll, is firstly her eyes. They are unmistakable. Her eyes tell a story that leads into an imaginary world of Alice Through the Looking Glass. They project a dream-like image of somewhere familiar, yet far distant. Somewhere otherworldly and sublime. That somewhere is our alter ego and our fantasy life.
No one ever forgets a Blythe. They are a truly special gift. They can, of course, be a plaything for children, but they are more than just a toy or a one-off gift. Blythes have a character and value all of their own. They carry meaning and resonate with our inner selves. For this reason, they rise in value with time and when curated properly, many collections amass a vast wardrobe of clothes and accessories, clothes and shoes. There’s literally a whole world out there for Blythe collectors, hobbyists, and eager craft enthusiasts.
Blythes just beg to be on the show. They naturally lend themselves to endless modeling of new styles and constantly changing attire. For many, crafting Blythe Dolls is a huge part of being a Blythe owner. A Blythe is a blank canvas to create your own expressions. That’s why those who are creative, who have an eye for detail and handy skills, often design dolls that fetch astonishing prices.
A Blythe Doll will keep her owner occupied for hours, styling and designing, creating photo opportunities and scenes to show to the world. So if you, like many of us, are stuck for a gift this Christmas or a birthday gift for a fashion-minded female friend, you can’t go wrong with a Blythe Doll. They instantly radiate wonder and they grow in value all the time.
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Blythe’s unique look was envisioned by the toy designer and Arts Institute of Chicago alumna, Allison Katzman’s early 1970s creations while working as a toy designer for Marvin Glass and Associates. Allison passed away recently at the age of 95 at her home in Seattle. Her dolls were ahead of their time, being not so...
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Meet Jenna Anderson, the charming Customer Service Enchantress and Blythe doll aficionado at This Is Blythe. With her passion for all things Blythe and exceptional communication skills, Jenna guides customers to their perfect dolls while crafting enchanting blog posts that captivate the Blythe community. Known fondly as the "Blythe Whisperer," her dedication, expertise, and love for Blythe dolls make her an invaluable team member. Outside of work, Jenna's creativity extends to miniature doll accessories, photography, and arts and crafts, inspiring those around her. Read more about Jenna's captivating journey in the world of Blythe dolls here.