Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Curves in the House (Musings of a Blogger)

So let me start by saying, when Mattel introduced the Madam Lavinia, I had to have her.  I mean an articulated curvy fashion doll!  Who could pass that up?  She was not inexpensive, yet I bought two. One to play, one to display.  But now Mattel has put out a new, and way less expensive articulated curvy doll in their '#The Barbie Look Collection. 

She's only $29.99 and there was free shipping.  I controlled myself and only bought one, although I tempted to get another one AND the other new doll in the same line wearing that cute sweater dress and looking so much like Jayna (Pool Chic).  Plus, I can see Tandra's niece in her, so I may just have to do it. 

Anyway, the newest lady arrived today.  So it's time to welcome her to the group.

I'm loving the accessories.  The dress fabric is lovely.  I'm not too thrilled with the sleeves, but up close, I think she looks good.  Of course there is no waiting to take her out of the box, so let's get to it.

I decided I could take a few minutes to let her speak to me.  She needs to tell me who she is and what career she has.  This could take a while, so I pulled out a sofa and let her have a seat.

Me: Tell me all about yourself. 
New Lady:  Well, I'm happy you invited me to be here.  This place looks so comfortable.  I'm not too sure yet about what I'd like to do.  I'm pretty open to anything.  I would, however, like to be stylish.  I love my curves.  I love fashions, but nothing garish, of course.
Me:  That makes sense.  I think I can see that in you.

Oh, boy!  I think it is becoming a custom around here for someone to show up each time a new resident arrives.  Here comes Vedette.

Vedette:  Hi! Welcome!  I'm glad you're here.  I just wanted to be sure you know at least one resident here who can show you around.
New Lady:  Hello.  Thank you so much for making me feel welcome.
Vedette:  Of course. We've all been talking and we think we should extend our hospitality when someone new gets here.  Besides, you look like someone we'd all like.  So, what's your name?
New Lady:  I don't know yet.  I've just been chatting with the mayor, I think.  She and I are working that out right now.
Vedette:  Good.

Vedette:  I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to be of some assistance.  Can I stay while you chat and then I can show our new resident around?
Me:  Sure, please have a seat.
Vedette:  Good, because I have an idea.  Thank you so much.

Me:  I'm glad you have an idea.  What is it?
Vedette:  First of all, I'm the first curvy girl to have arrived around here.  I love that you have spoiled me by giving me my own wardrobe.  You're such a sweetheart.  Thank you!
Me:  Awww!  Thank you!
Vedette:  Now, having said that, you also have not made a lot of clothes for me lately.  Yes, there are lots of pants and skirts, but shirts right now are limited.
Me (frowning):  I know I've been busy.  I'm sorry.
Vedette: No, I didn't mean it that way.  I'm not blaming you, I know there are events to execute and only one of you.  We out number you by, well all of us to one.  My point is, I have a solution that will help a few of us. 
Me:  Yes?
Vedette:  I think you should have Leera take over designing clothes for us curvy ladies.  Make my new friend a curvy size model and help Ember expand her modeling roster.  Maybe that will give you some incentive to make more fashions. 

New Lady: I love that idea.  I love fashions and who doesn't like wearing new ones.  That feels right to me.
Vedette: I'm glad you like that idea.  It just came to me.  Plus, I'm looking forward to more clothes.  I'm sure you can help inspire them.  And us curvy girls need to look good too.
Me:  I agree.  That's why you're both here.
New Lady:  I am totally in for that idea.  Where do I sign up?

Me:  I have to talk it over with Leera and you will have to interview with Ember.  It's her agency, so she needs to be sure she can get you gigs.
Vedette:  I think it will work out.  You're awesome.  I know you can pull it together.
New Lady:  You really have confidence in her, huh?
Vedette:  I sure do.  I'm an event planner with my own business.  Miss Jaye's great at placement.  You'll be very happy.
New Lady:  I'm so looking forward to it.
Me:  Well, then that's settled.  Well except your name.  I need some time to noodle over it.

Vedette:  Speaking of noodles, are you hungry.  I know you've had a long trip.
New Lady:  I sure am. 
Vedette:  I know a place we can get something to eat and some drinks.  Drinks with a kick if you're in.
New Lady:  I'm in! 

They get up to leave, but I stop them because I need to take at least one photo.  They both seemed happy to pose.  The new lady because she plans to work on her modeling looks and Vedette because she knows she's sexy, she just doesn't flaunt it.

Yep.  I may just have to break down and get another curvy girl and Tandra's niece (from Brazil).  The addiction is real.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye


  1. Congrats! She really, and I mean REALLY, looks like Maryanne from Gilligan's Island to me.

    1. Thanks, Muff. That's interesting you think she looks like Maryanne. Hmmm...

  2. Nice review! I did order 2 of the new Curvy girls and 1 of the new City Chic Style dolls. They are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. It looks like Nighttime Glamour has the same skintone as Lavinia. I was hoping we would get a new skintone, but this one is priced better so it would be more affordable to buy her as a body donor than Lavinia. Anyway, Barbie has really been rolling out then new dolls lately! Lots of new faces, skintones and the new male body types. Now we need to flood them with letters about getting more articulation for these dolls!

    1. Hi, Phyllis. They are the same skin tone. They even have the same ring. It's like they kept mass producing the body and just added a different head.

  3. Well I like both Vedette and the New Lady! Congrats on your newest family member.

    1. Thank you. I do need to make more clothes. As if I have room to store anything else. SMH!

  4. Finally, Mattel does something to excite me! I haven't bought much this year, but I did order two curvy gals and the cutie with the Karl sculpt. I took advantage of their awesome sale and bought the Natalia doll, too. Thanks for taking and sharing these awesome pictures. I can't wait for my dolls to arrive.

    1. Today I broke down and just bought another curvy girl for her body and Tandra's niece should be arriving soon too. I can't wait to se how you fit them into your stories.

  5. Nice review! I purchased a few of her for body donors. I need them for Curvy Girlz Inc. Mattel did something right by giving us an articulated AA curvy doll. Thanks Mattel!! Lol!


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