Post Anime North mini doll meet!

Immediately after all the fun and crazy antics of Anime North, I went out for afternoon tea with PlasticFantastic, Meo, Machiko, AlphaZ and our friend Mahoro who was visiting us from Edmonton! Since this was rather improptu, there were only a few dollies in attendance. I brought Micaela (DD Aoko) out on her first outing, and Mahoro brought his custom Miku and a couple of his cute little girls: Mimi & Hanako.

Afternoon Tea Doll Meet

Warning – lots of delicious food photos!
We went to one of my favourite spots in Toronto – the Red Tea Box and ordered a mix of tea bentos and regular menu items. This is the Assam Tonganagoan Tea Feature Bento – with mango-raspberry mousse almond cake; Lime-coconut Tart; Spiced shrimp, pumpkin & coconut crispy triangles; tilapia cakes with tumeric cauliflower pickles, sesame and peanuts.

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Doll North 2013, Café Delish 2013 and the debut of the AkibaStar Cosplay Café!

Hi everyone! I caught a little cold right after Anime North (a.k.a. “post-con plague”), and have been super busy since so I apologize for this late convention write-up! Machiko and I arrived at the convention early Friday afternoon to pick up our badges, check into our hotel and move our luggage inside and that process took longer than we planned. We then went over to the convention center to visit Whitefrosty in the Crafter’s Corner, and Machiko set up a few little things to sell since they were sharing the table.

Afterward, I met up with Kevin and we walked across to the Crowne Plaza hotel to check out the Doll North events. It was awesome to see the marketplace area completely dedicated to dolls, as well as a room that was for panels, games, and workshop. PlasticFantastic and I presented a couple of panels on Dollfie Dreams and it was great to see some new faces, as well as a few familiar ones too! We had some audience members from as far away as Ottawa, Edmonton and Buffalo! Thank you to those of you that came to the panel! Here’s a lovely group shot of the lovely DD’s that were out for the evening!
Dollfie Dream panel at Anime North

Meo brought his beautiful Sasara out, and here she is serenading everyone on her harp.
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Photo by: FukamineRiko (Mahoro)
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Welcome Home Dollfie Dream Aoko Aozaki!

Today Rin and Serena were having a relaxed afternoon playing with Médée. So many plushies!

Welcome home Aoko!

Suddenly Gabi appeared out of nowhere with a big package that the postman just delivered! Angry Bunny was suspicious so he came out to investigate too.

Welcome home Aoko!

Gabi whipped open the box and peeled back the protective layer of bubble wrap to check out what was inside. I recognize that distinctive yellow box!

Welcome home Aoko!

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Dollfie Dream meet at Doll North (Anime North) next week!

Any Dollfie Dream owning comrades out there coming to Anime North 2013?

If so, bring the girls out for a meetup at the Dollfie Dream panels at Doll North on Friday, May 24, 2013.

PlasticFantastic and I will be presenting 2 panels on Dollfie Dreams and we’d love to have you and your dolls attend. Our panels will be starting at 7:00pm and 8:00pm in the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel (33 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6H5)

Each panel will have a slightly different focus – so we’ve nicknamed them Dollfie Dream 101 and Dollfie Dream 201! ^__~”

Melisande & Gabrielle

We will be discussing things such as:
– A brief history of Volks and Dollfie Dreams
– Basic care and maintenance
– Evolution and differences between body types
– How to get a DD
– Modifications
– Customization

If there are other topics you’d like us to discuss, please leave a comment!

Here’s a picture from the Dollfie Dream panel last year 🙂

Doll North at Anime North 2012

For more information about 6th annual Doll North, visit the Anime North website! There is lots of exciting doll programming and it’s not only about resin BJDS’s – Blythe dolls, Monster High, all are welcome!

I hope to meet some of you there!

♥ Archangeli

花見 ~ Hanami 2013 – Part 2

Having taken some dolls out earlier last week to High Park for a traditional hanami outing, wearing pretty spring-themed yukata, I wanted to take some girls out for a more casual day in the park.

This is one of my favourite photos of the day – Rin, Serena, nkei’s Summer and MrCool’s Sawako relaxing in a beautiful sakura tree.
Hanami 2013

Summer is a DD Rise Kujikawa, but nkei has styled her so beautifully in soft pastel greens that she is like a beautiful faerie!
Hanami 2013

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花見 ~ Hanami 2013 – Part 1

Hanami is the traditional Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of cherry blossoms blooming in the spring. We are fortunate in Toronto to have some beautiful Japanese sakura trees that were a gift from the citizens of Tokyo. It has been a very cold spring, so the sakura trees didn’t reach their peak bloom until early May this year! On Sunday, Kevin met up with PlasticFantastic and Sam for some early morning photos at High Park.

Hanami 2013
Here are Madeleine, Rin, Sakura and Melty wearing lovely spring yukata in homage to this lovely Japanese tradition.

The morning light is very soft and the girls look so pretty.
Hanami 2013
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