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 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.
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.
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.
Me: Sure, please have a seat.
Vedette: Good, because I have an idea. Thank you so much.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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