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Odeco & Nikki patterns

Here are the patterns that you can find in the last issue of DollyDolly magazine (vol.19).

They were exhibited on Petworks’ booth at the Dollshow. They were using the exact same display they used for the magazine. The outfits are from allnurds. They were selling a colour variation at their own booth:

And at A-line’s booth we could see the outfits they made for DollyDolly magazine vol.18. I had shown a crapy picture from the magazine at the time. Here is a better one:

As usual you can find all pictures from those booths on my Flickr stream.

P.S.: by the way Songes de poupées will be moving soon. I’ll let you know as soon as I have the new address.

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Dollshow 25 ~ CCS

Petworks was showing the samples of the next CCS collection (for this autumn). Here is a selection of pictures, you can see the others on my Flickr (I’m not showing all color variations here).

(note the reappearance of the high boots)

Once again this new collection is very different from the previous ones. I don’t love all the pieces, but I do appreciate their originality.

They didn’t know yet whether the collection would be sold as a set or each pieces separately. I surely hope those will be separates! First, because I want to dream and I want other people to dream also. The sets are too constraining, you can’t buy a piece at a time (and they’re sold through preorder only, which means you have to buy them and then wait for half a year to get your clothes!). And while the idea of a unique set destined to give you a doll and basic pieces is nice, if they do it each time you can’t really talk of “starting sets” anymore.

And here is a pic of the yukata girls to come out this summer (the others are here).

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I didn’t know this maker, but I found those doll really funny and kind of cute with their gigantic head and innocent face. It seems they’re on an Obitsu 23cm body. I think maybe a less skinny body would look better on them. Maybe a custom body, or a Pure Neemo one?

They have two types of faces: ones with painted eyes and mouth, and ones with 3D eyes and mouth (I don’t know how to describe them).

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Dollshow 25

Last Sunday was the Dollshow, once again. You can guess that by then I was back from Kyoto and ready for hours of dolly craziness. ^^ The day was a little more difficult, as I hadn’t had much sleep the last days in Kyoto (I’m pretty sure our room had bad vibes, as time went by my sleep got worse and worse, to end with almost no sleep and a horrible nightmare the last night… :s) and getting up early and standing up for hours left me totally exhausted in the evening. But all the pretty things and nice chat with dolly people really made up for it, and once again I spent a great day!

Highlights of the day:
– lots of beautiful dolls/clothes/accessories
– really nice people that I enjoy seing at events
– looooots of pictures taken back home (my camera says 663 pics… O_O )
– lots of dolly news to share
– explanation of the Jun Planning/Groove thing
– a good entrance ticket (n°80)!
– tea time with two friends afterwards (scone & cinnamon roll with hot chocolate, yummy!)

Of course as usual I plan to upload all the pictures I took on my Flickr, although it might take some time. And I plan to write a few separate reports here about what I saw. Part of it deserves more details than just pictures.
Here’s a teaser to help you wait:
– description of the prototype Pullip/Taeyang/Dal/Byul dolls exhibited (no pictures allowed :()
– next Momoko CCS collection (autumn/winter 2009)
– new BJD I just discovered and found absolutely beautiful (the custom work done on them helped)
– some less known cute or interesting dolls
– pictures of the Mottee samples
– pictures of the new Momolita items
– new doll from Zero Goods Universe/Momolita
– next Dollybird magazine and the related exhibition
– next Momoko releases, which I also photographed at the Ninita event, but still haven’t uploaded the pics

That’s all I can think of right now. But that will probably keep us busy for some time! 😉

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Dollshow

Today I went to the Dollshow in Tokyo. ^_^

I think we can say it’s the biggest doll event in Tokyo. Four floors full of people selling stuff for dolls. Hundreds of visitors who come here to buy, see, play, see their friends. I love those events, although they’re very tiring. Especially when you stay the whole time (from 11am to 4pm) and arrive earlier than 11 to get a chance to have a good number ticket. They give you a ticket when you buy your pamphlet (which describes the shops at each floor). If you arrive earlier than let’s say 9:30/10am, you have to pick your ticket randomly. I guess they do that to prevent people from sleeping there the night before. ^^; When you arrive after, you get them in your order of arrival, but usually I guess you won’t have a number under 500 or 600… Some items here are in very limited quantities, and if you’re interested in those you’d better be there before that. I’ve learned that from experience.

Usually I stay the whole time because you really need that time to see and photograph everything. And now that I have friends there, I chat a lot more, so even that is not enough! ^^; Although I can’t complain that I get to talk with them, because I love that, and it’s a big part of the fun of going there now. If you go each time you get used to it, and it doesn’t seem as magical the 5th time as it was the first. This is sad, I know, but it’s true. :s I think that part of it though comes from the fact that I’m not able to spend as much money now as I could the first times. If you can’t buy, you just take pictures, and then after some time some things look the same. But don’t get me wrong, I will go to the future Dollshow, because even if I get used to it a little, I still love it! I don’t want to miss any.

Today I got to meet Bubujojo, who was there for the first time. She’s really nice! And I’m happy I got to see her work for real (I had seen Jardin de Money when she was exhibited, but it’s not exactly the same), because she makes really cute stuff! I was surprised to see a two foreigners that I didn’t know, among whom one journalist it seems.  And of course I got to see my friends and the people I met before once more, which made me really happy!! I talked a lot with some of them. And I could give them the address of this blog with the brand new cards I made on Friday. ^^ But I’m afraid I forgot to give it to some people, I’m not used to it yet… :s Hopefully I will be able to give them the cards next time!

I thought I had taken less pictures than what I’m used too, because I got late and had to skip more than half of the 5th floor (didn’t get to see Each Style’s booth or the display by F.L.C. for the Hajimete no DCR at Graphic-sha booth -_- ) and got quite quickly through the 4th, but I still have more than 500. So please be patient, I want to start uploading them on Flickr next week, but I don’t know how long it will take, since I have to sort and resize them. I’ll try to write some reports here if I have interesting things to say about some of them. 🙂

And now I’m going to bed because it’s all I dream of since I came back home! See you soon. ^^

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