Happy, happy spring!! I’m so happy to finally stow my parka in storage!
I’ve got some pretty great news to start things off. On October 17th get ready for the very first BlytheCon!! It’s being held in Atlanta, GA at the Youngblood Gallery and Boutique. Linda, Kristen, Jessica and Megumi have been working tirelessly to pull this off and from what I can see, it’s gonna be fabulous!! I will be attending accompanied by TIB’s famed Megan/Minklet, Minister of On-line Conflict Resolution (and so much more!).
The Manna Energy Dress Drive is going gangbusters!! I’m expecting to get close to 300 dresses once I reach the April 15th deadline. THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this amazing event!! If you’d like to read about it, you can do so
here. To see the dresses that have come in so far, check out the Manna dress page in my TIB Shop. The dresses will be sold sometime before the end of April (date TBD). PLEASE c’mon by and pick a few up. It’s for such a wonderful cause!! to read more about Manna Energy, stop by their website here.
Manna dresses left to right: Millie and Jill, Jenink, and carousel.girl.
Speaking of gangbusters….my Blythe/Target/McQueen ads are out in full-force right now. Billboards (including a few that are SIX STORIES HIGH) are all over NYC. Here are just a few:
What fun it’s been to see Blythe peeping down at me from different spots around the city. We attended the kick-off party last month and were treated to a fantastic show by The Duke Spirit. We had a chance to go backstage to say hello to the band as well as some of the celebs who swung by. It was definitely a fun night.
Blythe and The Duke Spirit
Speaking of celebs, I had a very exciting encounter last month that I have to share with you. When I was a kid I was absolutely head over heels with the ENTIRE Osmond family. Even the non-singing brothers. My favorite of all wasn’t Donny or little Jimmy, it was Marie. I loved her fierce hairdos, the insane outfits she wore and those mile long false eyelashes. She was PERFECTION. Who would ever have guessed that decades later she and I would end up in similar circles? She designs her own line of dolls for QVC — and though they’re quite different than the dolly genre I dabble in, I really do appreciate their beauty. I met her (and Donny) backstage at their very fabulous Vegas show and got a chance to talk dolls with her (among other things). They’re both super sweet and the show is incredible!! If you’re anywhere near Vegas be sure to pop in as it’s a total treat! And by the way, Marie’s hair, outfits and lashes do not disappoint! It’s all better than ever!
Thanks!! Happy spring to all!!
Thanks to antiquewolf for the feature photo!