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Well… my story wasn´t selected as one of the favorites (you can vote for your favorite story and photo here: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Cast-your-Vote-in-the-D-j–vu-Contest—Win-a-Doll-.html?soid=1101884918625&aid=ihsDQoK6OAU ) but I really enjoyed to write it so if you are interested in another Déjà Vu story, here is my contribution :D.
The Loneliness …
My name is Marie Michelle of Châtillon. I am one of the ladies of my cousins’ court. My cousin is wife of the County of Luxemburg, Margrave of Moravia and the future King of Bohemia – Charles IV. I was born in Paris, on 18th of May of 1316, the same year as my cousin Blanche and only four days after her husband. I´m part of the same family as Blanche of Valois, I grew up with her at the French court and everyone says that we are so similar – blond hair, very white skin and a very fragile look… but, I´m not Blanche. I am not cousin of the King of France, I´m only the cousin of the fabulous and beautiful cousin of the King of France – Blanche of Valois.
I understand. The so ambitious king of Bohemia, John the Blind, the eldest son of the Holy Roman Emperor, wants to see his son as close as possible to the King of France. I am only another courtesan.
I met Wenceslaus, who is now called Charles IV in honor of the King of France, when he came to Paris in 1323. We were only 7 years old. We had no idea about politics, ambitions or love.
Very soon Charles IV was engaged to Blanche. The situation changed completely. After their marriage, Blanche returned to her parents’ castle. Charles was left to study in Paris, close to me. We became excellent friends but I never realized I was in love with him until Charles, Blanche and I, as Blanche´s courtesan, gathered in Luxemburg. For the first time I was very, very jealous.
The following years I spent with Blanche in Luxemburg, but Charles joined his haughty father to Italy. Finally, Charles became the future king of Bohemia so in 1333 he returned to his native Prague. I was 18 years old when I came to this magical city and I have never felt as alone as I do here. The local people are very distant and I don´t understand the language and their culture. Charles forgot our friendship. Now I am another boring and annoying lady of the court of his beloved wife. Why? They were married for political reasons only. It is not possible that he would have loved her so much in so little time.
I accepted to come to Prague to be close to him. I accept my situation but I cannot accept the fact that he really loves Blanche. I just received a notice regarding the return of all French courtesans to Paris. The Czech nobles don’t want us in Prague and Charles agrees. He doesn’t love me and now I know that he isn´t interested in being close to me.
I will not return to France. It doesn´t matter if he forgets me completely… I want to be close to him forever.
The best place to end my loneliness…
New doll in my collection… new head sculpt in my collection and new BODY in my collection :D… So here are the photos of comparisons and a small report on the fabulous newest Tonnerdoll girl – Déjà Vu:
From the left to the right: Vinyl Evangeline (first generation) by Wilde Imagination, Antoinette body by Tonnerdoll, Déjà Vu body by Tonnerdoll, Tyler BW body by Tonnerdoll, FR 16 body by Integrity Toys, Resin Evangeline (first generation) by Wilde Imagination.
You can see, she has a bigger head and her body is very skinny. She is so thin that her body almost looks like the bodies of some 1:6 dolls, I think, specially in the case of Revlon 13´ body. Although obviously Déjà Vu body is much higher. From the left to the right: Playline Barbie body by Mattel, Déjà Vu body by Tonnerdoll, Revlon 13´body by Tonnerdoll.
Déjà Vu vs. Tyler : She can use all Tyler clothes, but they don´t fit perfectly because Déjà Vu is very thin. Some of the clothes would need to be adjusted. I suppose the strapless tops or dresses, corsets or another similar Tyler clothes couldn´t be used for Déjà Vu because her bust is really small. But you can see, generally she looks good in Tyler´clothes :D. Unfortunatelly Tyler cannot to wear Déjà Vu´s clothes! They can exchange the shoes and jewelry without any problems.
Sweter made for Tyler – too big. Original tonnerdoll jeans – big in the waist and thighs. Shoes for Ellowyne fits perfectly.
Original gown for Tyler body – too big in the bust and the shoulders.
Déjà Vu vs. Teen body : She can use all Teen´s clothes, but they don´t fit perfectly because Deja Vu is thinner and taller. Some of the clothes would need to be adjusted. I suppose the strapless tops or dresses, corsets or another similar teen´s clothes couldn´t be used for Déjà Vu – the same problem as with Tyler´s body. Some pants and long dresses made for Teen body would be short for Déjà Vu. Unfortunatelly Teen body cannot to wear Deja Vu´s clothes! They can exchange the shoes and jewelry without any problems.
Déjà Vu vs. Antoinette: The Antoinette body is the most similar to the Déjà Vu. She can use all Antoinette´s clothes, but some pants don´t fit perfectly because Deja Vu is thinner. Some of the clothes would need to be adjusted. Unfortunatelly Antoinette body cannot to wear all Deja Vu´s clothes! The dress I have doesn´t close on Antoinette body. They can exchange the shoes and jewelry without any problems.
Déjà Vu vs. FR16: She can use all FR16´s clothes, but they don´t fit perfectly because Deja Vu is thinner and smaller. Some of the clothes would need to be adjusted. I suppose the strapless tops or dresses, corsets or another similar FR16´s clothes couldn´t be used for Déjà Vu – the same problem as with Tyler´s body. Unfortunatelly FR16 cannot to wear Deja Vu´s clothes! They exchange the jewelry without any problems.
Déjà Vu vs. Revlon 13´: She can use some elastic Revlon´s clothes. Obviously Revlon is smaller so her pans, skirts and dresses would be too short. I supose the Revlon´s shoes would be small for Déjà Vu . For the same reasons the Revlon cannot use Deja Vu´s clothes or shoes!
I had really horrible two months. Every day there are demonstrations near the house. Daily we are kidnapped in the middle of a ridiculous theater protagonized by politicians, police and protester (managed by another politicians) – all of them very unpleasant. We was extorted across the telephone – again – something very common in Mexico: (. My son is sick all the time so I´m 24 hours with him. When he is not sick I’m sick or muy husband is sick. More than a year I have working six days week without taking a vacation. I have three years of not going to Prague and two years have not been out of Mexico. I’m really very very tired. First time (in 10 years) I´m seriously thinking about to leave Mexico…
So I decided it’s time to brighten my life a little. First I was thinking about some other male doll but in the end, when I saw the actual photos of the new Tonnerdoll girl, I prefered her. And I’m really delighted.
What a gorgeous doll …
And now… why I called my Déjà Vu Michelle? Well, I chose that name the same moment I decided to buy the doll. One of my big passions are the dolls and the another one are the languages (Spanish and Czech, above all) so when I discovered that one of my students is a teacher of French and Portuguese languages, I offered her the language exchange between Czech and French. So I started to study French … and I love it… obviously my new doll had to be French with some very french name :D.
And another coincidence… or not? I’m not patient enough and both of the systems (Tonnerdirect and USPS) that inform about the status of the packet were not reporting any movement almost a week (tecnical problem only because I received my doll very quickly), so I wrote to Tonnerdoll and I was attended by a very nice and very patient girl named Michelle :D. No way… my Déjà Vu´s name is Michelle.
Déjà Vu body… (comparations: HERE)
And more Déjà Vu…
Time ago I wrote about my friendship with some collectors of action figures: http://milendomagazine.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/collectors-of-fashion-doll-vs-collectors-of-action-figures/ and I presented the fantastic 1:6 accessories made by Gustavo modeled by my FR Homme.
But in this post I would like to show you my contribution to the friendship between the action and the fashion miniature world :D. One of my friends was looking for a beautiful, realistaic and cheap Lara Croft 1:6 doll… You can see in ebay it was not an easy task. So when he had the opportunity to buy only the head of the figure, he decided to set his own Lara with hot toys body and my outfit for her.
First, I´m really sorry for my very long silence!
When I wrote about the future of Plaza Mildendo here one year ago, I really wanted to find new carpenter and revive the proyect with him, but I was so disillusioned that I put more atention to my real job… I almost left the world of dolls. My passion for the fashion dolls was severely affected and I also sold a lot of them :(. I really hated to think about Plaza Mildendo. But so far I was able to leave it – finally. Plaza Mildendo is closed! But I feel so relieved now! I can breathe more easily! I think I finally can to play with my dolls and create for them again. No furniture, no irresponsable e impuntual carpenter = no stress for me = new start.
New start = Nuevo inicio = N. I.= N. I. by T. F. - My new dolly (not only because I would like to add creations for humans :D) project. T. F. because I´m the only person behind this project.
Obviously, I’m aware that without the fabulous Mildendo´s furniture my project is only one more in the dolly world. But the dolls are my hobby and my therapy, not real job, so I really prefer not to sell anything to be stressed about working with a new carpenter. I would like to feel again the same passion for this hobby as before Plaza Mildendo.
For the same reason I decided to created new name, new logo, new design and new website. I have no relation with Mildendo Furniture and I really don´t want to have it!
Thank you very much for your understanding and support!
Lately I have no time for my dolls… You can see it here in the blog or worse in the Plaza Mildendo´s website :(. I´m really sorry, but when Rogelio dediced to leave Plaza Mildendo everything changed. I had to put more atention to my “real” job – translations to the Czech language and Czech language lessons. No relations with the dolls…
The good news is that I have so much students now. And all of them are fabulous and very clever people so I enjoy so much to teach them. But the bad news is that all my dolls are closed nude at their boxies and Plaza Mildendo is very abandoned because when I’m not teaching I’m taking care of my little son.
But I really miss my dolly time… SO I had a great idea some of my students asked me for some simple and practical texts in Czech… something very “light” and funny apart from the texts of the book. I remembered my dolly diaries… and thus was born the story of Kateřina (my Basic Blond Cami – first generation – litllte bit modificated) I publish on my another blog – Czechmex.
Here I wrote three short stories in the Czech language about Kateřina (Cami), Claudia (Basic Jon – first generation) and Karolína (Check This Out Sydney – modificated) – http://czechmex.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/el-diario-votacion/ My students and another blog readers voted for to decide which of the dolls will be the main caracter of the stories. They chose Kateřina – Cami.
I just uploaded two chapters. All of the post with the Kateřina´s stories have the simple czech text, audio with the same text, czech-spanish vocabulary and the photo of course :D. I think the reaction of the blog readers was very nice. They aren´t doll collectors or doll lovers, but they appreciate the texts and they are interested in the future of Kateřina :D. Kateřina isn´t doll only… So I´m really very happy. I could connect two of my big but very divergent pasions – dolls and Czech lessons. Incredible :DDD.
Anybody want to learn Czech language with Kateřina?