January 2017, CWC is transforming Blythe into a high flying super model with an ANNA SUI X Blythe collaboration.
The doll is named Blythe Adores Anna. (When translated in Google this is the name that appears. This may not be the correct name).
ANNA SUI is a well known fashion designer from America.
Her fashion style consist of colorful textile which have a whimsical feel about them.
Anna Sui made her debut in Japan in 1997.
2017 will mark her 20th anniversary in Japan.
On May 4, 2016 an exhibition titled “ANNA SUI PARTY” took place at Isetan’s Shinjuku Store to celebrate this milestone.
At the event custom dolls were on display wearing fabrics from Anna Sui’s collection.
Each doll had an extremely limited quantity.
Blythe’s were limited to 2 each & cost ¥200,000 about $1,800.
Middie Blythe were limited to 1 each & cost ¥130,000 about $1,170.
Fans could only bring home these dolls by way of a lottery.
A few of the dolls appeared on Yahoo Japan auction & other Japanese auction services.
1 sold recently for ¥160,000 about $1,441.
Fast forward a few months later, a wider audience will have a chance of owning an ANNA SUI Blythe doll.
At this time, CWC hasn’t made an English announcement about this release.
There is no info on whether Blythe Adores Anna will be a lottery doll or not, but I suspect she will given how popular the exhibition dolls were.
Updated: June Moon posted the following:
Updated December 9, 2016:
Blythe 15th Anniversary Exhibition “Sweet Celebration” at the Yokohama Doll Museum
If I had unlimited funds, I would grab this girl in a heartbeat!
The price for Blythe has been steadily increasing each year and I wonder if this is something we should come to expect with Blythe releases including collaborations.
The lavender purple tone & butterfly detail which is a common trait for ANNA SUI looks spectacular!
I’m also crazy in love with Blythe Adores Anna’s outfit, though kooky it has a sophisticated air.
Blythe looks very mature in her oversized shades, purple tights, and stylish beret.
I wasn’t familiar with Anna Sui but thanks to the arrival of this gorgeous doll I’m a fan of ANNA SUI.
Hopefully an infinite amount of money, will cross paths with me soon, so I can splurge on this doll and a couple of Anna Sui’s clothing pieces.
Price: ¥29,300 about $263
Release Date: January 2016
Where to Order:
No info on where to order. Will update when I come across info
I’m curious to see what your reaction is to such a prestige fashion collaboration with ANNA SUI!
Did you know of ANNA SUI before this release & if so, do you find that this doll is a great representation of the brand?
What is your favorite feature of Blythe Adores Anna?
What would you change?
Do you like it when CWC offers lotteries or do wish CWC would get rid of it and release dolls as a first come first served bases?
Leave your comments in the box below!