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LDoll 4 Reportage :D

I came back from LDoll yesterday and it was awesome, so as usual I am writing a reportage πŸ˜€

This year I decided to go all weekend so I could enjoy both days of the Festival since I had time (unlike last year). I went by train again from Milan and I arrived Friday night, in the same hotel last year (Ibis Budget), very smooth trip and familiar places to start.

Saturday morning, I woke up early and I was excited for the first day of Festival, this time however I knew what I should expect so I went earlier to avoid big lines (last year I waited an hour to get in) and I was one of the first people to enter (I bought a presale obviously) πŸ˜€ I only bought a doll with me this year: Charlotte, my Minifee Ryeon, but she got a lot of attention πŸ˜‰
I must say it is always an amazing feeling to see so many doll stuff, even if it was not exactly new to me but it is so unusual!!! Everything was totally awesome, there were so many gorgeous dolls: SWITCH, Another Space, Migidoll, Sadol, Dollmore and the european art dolls: dust of dolls, Lillicats, etc. and then all the amazing talented people selling stuff! When I got in I decided to shop, enjoying the fact that there weren’t many people yet. I had an idea of what I needed but I have to confess I ended up doing a lot of impulse shopping too ^^; I decided to get the most possible since you always save so much on shipping fees and it’s actually so much better to see what you buy in person! But I tried to convince myself I didn’t need a doll (even if it didn’t go as planned, more on that later) And probably there won’t be much money for dolls until Christmas hehehe but I am happy!!!
After shopping I went to meet with Floriana from HarajukuDolls, who had a stand there and it basically become my favorite spot on Ldoll! I spent a lot of time with her and we had a lot of fun together, meeting other people and enjoying the festival, a special thanks to you dear, it was a pleasure!!! And I also bought some beautiful dresses for my Narae, from her and she even gave me an amazing set as a gift πŸ˜€ (check her out, her style is amazing, pics soon!)
I also saw some faces from last year, like lovely Sanna from SweetNeat, and met some new people: it was awesome to meet everyone

On Sunday, I took everything easier, I did some shopping of little things I had missed the first day and then I went back to Floriana’s stand because we decided to have Charlotte model on her stand with her Ryeon, Bambi as twins. They are identical because they were both painted by Caroline from Viridian House (a total coincidence though), and it was fun to have “twin dolls” for once hehe πŸ™‚

Then there was the “unexpected new BJD” story later… I had been adoring a little MSD girl Peanut from Another Space (when I learned they were coming I was drooling all over their MSD dolls) and she was there in fullset at a good price. I came by for a couple of times and asked about her and when Lee (we met one of the sculpters in person!) understood I wanted her but I was indecisive, he offered to include another set of clothes and he gave us (me and Floriana) extra freebies!!! I couldn’t resist the offer obviously! He was so nice, it was awesome to meet personally the person who sculpted the doll I bought: she became so very special ❀ And this is the story of how I brought home a new doll πŸ™‚ I must say it is awesome to buy a doll and have her immediately, I have been wanting a less mature MSD doll for a while now and she is perfect: I have been planning of bringing my old character Γ‰milie Mignon back (she used to be a Jerryberry Berry), but maybe with a slightly different name (more on her soon), and I am keeping her fullset look: I love her wig and clothes, I just changed the eyes for glass because they were acrylics πŸ™‚

All in all, it was an awesome festival, I met amazing people and BJD professionals, I made friends and I saw and bought beautiful things (wish I had money to buy everything!!!). Thank you to all who participated!!! I love coming to Lyon and hopefully I will be there next year again ❀

Find all my photos of the Festival on my Flickr here:Β http://www.flickr.com/photos/w_i_s_h_e_s/sets/72157631785396288/

And here are some pics of my girls (Charlotte and new girl) after the LDoll showing off all the new stuff I got:

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

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LDoll Reportage <3

Finally I have the time to do this!!!!

Back from LDoll

I came back from LDoll a week ago but I started classes immediately, with an intense week long workshop and I didn’t have time even to look at the photos or at the stuff I bought until now. However I am so glad I got the chance to go, even just for a day. I had the most amazing time and I now wish to have the change to go back next year!!! It was such a wonderful experience!!!

Since it was my first time attending this kind of Festival, I really didn’t know what to expect and I was so overwhelmed when I got there! First thing that really surprised me was the number of people: there was a huge line, everybody waiting to go in, whole families with their dolls, couples, old people with their dolls!!! There was a spirit that until now I didn’t know, since in Portugal it still is a really small hobby for few people.

After going in I was so excited I even forgot to pee or eat!!! I kept going around the stands looking at all the beautiful stuff and things for sale! I wish I had the money to buy most of it

In the afternoon I met some italian girls from the Italian forum and it was so much fun, they are great!!! People in general were so nice, all eager to let you see their dolls and talk and meet! And there were so many beautiful dolls walking around with their owners πŸ˜€ I saw some molds I had seen only in pics and are simply gorgeous and some HUGE dolls! I even saw some dolls from people I follow on Flickr!!! It’s weird to recognize people by their dolls πŸ˜‰

I arrived back to the Hotel exhausted but really happy!!! I met wonderful people and I really experienced the BJD hobby like I never had before!!! I only wish I had had more money to spend on goodies…! And obviously I am hoping to go back new year!!!

Please check my Flickr for some pics of the event. I didn’t take a lot because I was so distracted by everything around me I totally forgot to take out my camera!!! hehe

Here are my girls showing off the stuff we bought! Alice is also modelling a wig I got for my new Iplehouse Bianca, and it actually looks really great on her too ❀

Back from LDoll
Back from LDoll