[PIC: Outside Junie Moon, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. July 2016]
H E L L O !
I'm Lounging Linda from London
I've been joyfully collecting and sewing for Blythe since 2005 after spotting her in a 2001 Sony campaign shot by Gina Garan, photographer of the cult book: This is Blythe. A couple of years later she popped up on crafting blogs and before I knew it I had purchased by first neo Blythe: Lounging Lovely. Not long after, my first Kenner Blythe then, my 2nd, 3rd, 4th ... you know the drill. These days my collecting repertoire has extended to other dolls too. Japanese Be My Baby Cherry (a favourite muse!), Korean Kuku Clara and Jjorori and Chinese Strawberry Planet.
As a doll seamstress I've had the longest love affair with gold and metallics, layering tulle, glitter, lace, accented with gold embellishments and combined with a sumptuous jewel toned palette. My inspiration has always come from outside of the hobby and I adore the silhouettes and aesthetics of the 50s, 60s and 70s fashion eras.
Sewing for Blythe has brought me so much joy and introduced me to so many cherished international friends. It's also helped me travel the world to attend Blythe Cons. Hopefully we'll meet some day too ^^