Have you met Blythe? She is a doll. She was born in 1972 and then died the same year. Manufactured by Kenner (which was later bought by Hasbro), this doll, with her large head and giant eyes, did not appeal to the little girls of the time. Hence her demise. (They preferred the other anatomically incorrect doll: Barbie).
So Blythe went bye-bye. Twenty-eight years later, vintage Blythe starred in a TV commercial for a Japanese department store. The rest is history. Ever since that appearance her fanbase (previously only die-hard collectors) has grown out of control. Japanese manufacturer CWC, with Hasbro's blessing, now makes Blythe.
And that is where I come in. I want a Blythe doll. I see her often posing in beautiful photos wearing gorgeous outfits. Don't you just love her? She is all of 11 inches-- though now there is a Petite Blythe at 4.5 inches. Her eyes move/change color with the pull of a string. Blythe-lovers have started making their own version of Blythe with amazing customizations. And etsy.com is full of Blythe clothing designers!
For now I will have to settle with her fashionable appearances all over, be it in virtual fashion shows (think Alexander McQueen for Target) or the interwebs... Don't you want a Blythe doll?
You can find out more about Blythe here and here.