Blythe and Me: Violet of Blythe Ponytail Parades

What better way to start off this new Blythe and Me feature series than with Violet, the talented photographer from Indianapolis and the girl behind this cool slice of the internet called Blythe Ponytail Parades. From creative tutorials to fun and inspiring daily life posts coupled with professional photos, I'm sure you'd find yourself instantly hooked reading through her latest blog posts and archives. She has this distinct dreamy style that sets her photography apart from all the others and it doesn't hurt also that she happens to be one of the nicest ladies in the blogosphere ever. :)

I've always been such a huge fan of her, so I was more than glad and excited when she agreed to sign up for this mini interview. Here's her story:

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your awesome blog? 
My name is Violet and I'm obsessed with photography, my puppy, decorating, food and my husband. I blog over at Blythe Ponytail Parades, a compilation blog featuring my photography and life! I love keeping my blog fresh and up to date, because in the long run, it's really a visual journal for myself documenting the wonderful things in life.  

What got you into collecting Blythe dolls and can you share with us the story behind your very first Blythe?
I discovered Blythe dolls back in 2007 on Flickr. My love was instantaneous! I loved their large eyes and that they could change colors. Plus I've always been in love with all things Japanese. ;)

How many Blythe dolls do you currently have? Do you have a particular favorite?
I currently own four large Blythe dolls. I LOVE them all, but Sadie Jane is my favorite.

Do you also feature your Blythe dolls on your blog? Any other special activities you do with your dolls (like maybe bringing them when you travel, sewing clothes for them)? 
I do feature them from time to time. I used to do photoshoots with them ALL the time on my FLICKR. I loved taking them with me to places and showing them "doing things" with me. I haven't done it in a while, but I want to get back into it! :)

Aside from Blythe dolls, are you also into collecting other things? 
I LOVE old books. I have an enormous collection. I also love antiques in general, cameras and other Japanese toys!

Thank you so much, Violet for sharing your Blythe story! Get to know more about Violet and her dreamy photography through her blog. You can also connect with her through the following links: WebsiteTwitter, and Flickr.

Here are some of my favorite posts from Violet where you can spot some of her wide-eyed dollies:
Are you a blogger who's also into collecting Blythe dolls? I'd love to feature you and your collection here in Icing & Write! Please send an email to aizzing(at)icingandwrite(dot)com with the subject "Blythe and Me" so I can hook you up with the details.

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  1. what a cool post. i read her blog fairly often, and i really enjoyed this interview - i don't think i have seen any photos of her & the dolls like the first two - which are so cute!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

  2. and she's as cute as her dolls too! :)

  3. Oh I am so excited about this feature! Except it is making me want a Blythe so much... and I really should not be spending for one right now. But man I can still drool over other people's collections! Checking out Violet's introducing my dolly family post now and loving those customizations! I think Eureka is especially cool. =) Thanks for sharing a cool blogger with us, Aizzing!

  4. Oh wow, that's so cool! I've never heard of these Blythe dolls, but they're so cute. This is such an interesting feature. :)
    ♥ xixia |

  5. Blythe doll eyes change colours? haha wow that's pretty awesome! Blythe dolls are just absolutely beautiful and I can understand why people collect them. I love her little family! :)

  6. So jealous of her collection! I love Gwen's eyes :]

  7. OMG it's SEBAS-CHAN / SEBBY!!!!!!!!!!!
    I read and watch Black Butler too much.

  8. Are you sisters:lol: ?
    But the dollies style is just cool...Still young to have one;)
    Best wishes;)