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The 2016 Italian Doll Convention part 1

May 10, 2016

At first I wanted to write a LOOOOOOOONG post about the entire event but then I changed my mind as I don’t want to write an entire novel on my blog. :))
This was my 4th IDC (I skiped the 2014 edition as I was heavily pregnant) and it was by far the best one to date! Mario and Gianni are getting better and better at this and each year they do such a great job at creating the perfect enviroment for collectors.

Held at the same Melia Hotel, this year the convention’s theme was IDC goes to America. I left for Milano on Friday the 6th and arrived at the hotel with a two hour delay because my flight was late. The joy… “Thank you”, Blue Air!! But that didn’t stop me from runing to my room, freshen up a bit and then go down to the hotel bar to have an Aperol spritz with my dear Simon from DollObservers.com, his husband Carl, Francesco from Fred-Dolls.com and his partner Edgar.

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Right after this we went across the hotel at the Ristorante Ranch Roberta and were joined by other collectors: Marcelo Jacob, Felix Kim, Hafizh Atfin, Muhammed Bagci, Doug Martinez, Maria Margarida Salvado and her husband and Rosam Gasco. Such a nice restaurant and the food is really good! If you are a fan of seafood I highly recommed it.

That was it for the first day as I quickly went to bed so I could wake up on Saturday early in the morning. Little did I know that my wish would come true in the most unexpected way. :)) At 6 in the morning our AC decided to break down and start squicking like a dog in heat. Lawd!! The joy! Monica and I woke up and couldn’t sleep any more so we decided to go down and have breakfast.

During breakfast I met with Alex Jauregui and he showed me some amazing dolls from Mexican artists. Check out two of them on my Facebook page HERE and HERE. Here’s a beautiful creation by Unique Lady Trend Dolls. She was available for sale in Sales Room.

After breakfast it was time for the registration. As always we got a HUGE and heavy bag of goodies. I love the Biopoint cosmetics. :X It’s the second year we get stuff from this company and I’m beyond excited for this. I already washed my hair with the shampoo we got and it’s amazig. Highly recomend it if you have a chance to buy it.

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Shortly after the registration the workshops took place. There were three but I managed to sneak in to Rogier’s and Monica’s ones. Rogier had a workshop about miniatures and Monica about jewelery.

After spending some time with my Queen Ibrahim, I went up to get ready for the gala dinner. I put on my Little Black Dress Silkstone inspired dress, my white sneakers and went down to the lobby. The Fashion parade had already started but I managed to see some of it. Monica, Mario and Sebastiano killed it!!! :))

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Right after we took some pictures with the contestants it was time for the Cocktail Party. I sipped some champagne with Simon and off we were to the Gala Dinner. But I’ll tell you all about that in the next post. ;)

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1 Comment

  • Reply Silvia May 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Thank you for this amazing post !!
    I was there on Sunday only but these pictures are making me think to partecipate to all the convention next year,
    Never say never…
    Again, thank you very much ! Silvia

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