Archive for July, 2009

Poupée Mécanique Misaki & Amelie

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

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The girls are just out for pre-orders!!
Available through
biccoltd.ocnk.net/
toygoods-e.ocnk.net/
doll-collectible.com/

Poupee mecanique Misaki & Amelie

Monday, July 27th, 2009

My Misaki and Amelie were shown off at Azone’s booth at the recent Dollchick+ 2 event in Tokyo!

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I found their pictures on this blog.
http://ymds37.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-07-20

And Hiroko/Daisy D posted a picture of the special editions also!

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They were in good company, displayed along these wonderful customs by Daisy D & Honey drops. I just love it when they work together.

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Daisy D blog – http://yaplog.jp/daisy_d/
Honey drops website – http://honeybee.hacca.jp/

The Young Victoria

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I watched the Young Victoria, a film about Queen Victoria’s early years. It was more of a romance than a historical drama, but visually stunning nevertheless. The costumes were incredible and made according to paintings and photographs of the time. Each one of Victoria’s dresses were insured for

Frister & Rossmann

Monday, July 27th, 2009

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I found this antique Frister & Rossmann machine for very cheap. It’s from around 1937. I had to get it because it’s the machine used in Paradise Kiss. ^_^ But it seems to work perfectly so I think I’ll be using it for human clothes. It’s incredibly beautiful and incredibly heavy.

Victorian children and lace

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

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Mahou Shoujo Lalabel

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Lalabel is one of my favourite anime series from my childhood. We were lucky in Greece to get wonderful vintage anime in the 80s and early 90s. All of my generation has grown up with Candy Candy, Sandybelle, Ribbon no kishi, Igano Kabamaru and more.

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I used to rent Lalabel on videotape and was obsessed with her magical abilities, especially the pendant. This was one of my best finds in my last Tokyo trip.

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Series like these are hard to find, sometimes even in Japan. Candy Candy for example was never released on DVD and never will be, because of copyright issues. Countries like France, Spain and Italy usually have DVDs of such vintage anime but dubbed. In Greece of course no one cares to release this stuff, so they only come up when someone digs up an old tape, rips it and puts it on the internet. I hope to eventually be able to compile everything.

Kaze to Ki no Uta: Seinaru ka na, 1987

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Rainy days

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Dear blog,
I’m sorry to have neglected you for that long. I promise to write more often.
Love
Leo