I moved back to Israel on my own as a graduate student and left my parents and brothers behind. I got married and made my life there, and did not know anything about the fashion doll collecting hobby and community. There were plenty of play dolls in many large toy stores in Israel but no collectible fashion dolls or collectors that I knew of.
Jump forward almost 30 years later I took my family to visit my parents and we toured NYC.
On a visit to FAO Schwartz I saw HER !!!
The doll of my dreams - and she reignited my love for dolls. She was a "Going in Circles" Ellowyne. I didn't buy her because she was so expensive and I regretted it so much upon our return. I frantically searched Ebay for any Ellowyne and bought the nicest, cheapest NRFB doll I could find, which was Dark Days. But of course one Ellowyne is never enough and "Going in Circles" finally joined my collection a few months later. She was my first love and 4th doll and she is still here in her original outfit. She gave off sophisticated French vibes so I named her Sophie.
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