This post is to fill you in on some of the characters personalities and why some of the upcoming things will happen in Dolls and the City. I will be making other posts soon to sort of bring you up to speed to new characters and minor changes here and there.
First up: Vanessa Bell, named after our friend Vanessa of Vans doll treasures. My first plan was to bring her into the Femme Fatales group but this girl gives much "diva-tude" so, I've decided to go another route. I realized that my doll's city, doesn't have a real diva! C'mon...you've gotta have at least one real diva to shake things up a bit. Originally, she was going to replace my MM #08 with the curly fro because I just wasn't bonding with her...BUT...I took some acetone and rubbed off that really red lipstick and wallah...I like her again. Plus, I needed to rescue her from my daughter who literally dogged one of my other girls, which I will talk about here in a minute.
So, here's the skinny...Vanessa has an identical twin sister named Valerie but personality wise, they are like night and day. Valerie is very Earthy and not really into glam, where as Vanessa is all about glam, bling and status. Vanessa, graduated top of her class at UCLA, has a law degree and is a professional model. However, she can be very controlling and that's exactly what she planned to do once she became Mrs. Jody Owens...run it! Yes, I said Mrs. Jody Owens! Keep reading, it'll all make sense real soon. ;)
Valerie, graduated from art school but has always wanted to be married, have children, run a small daycare out of her home and teach arts & crafts to pre-school age children. Currently, Valerie and husband Tyre have a 2yr old daughter named, Tatiana Sinclair. Valerie handles her husbands client book for Champions Gym, which he owns while he travels as the personal trainer of the NBA team, the Los Angleles Clippers.
Now, here's the kicker...Vanessa use to be engaged to Jody Owens but they broke up when it became clear to Jody, she was only with him for the fame of being an NFL player's wife. Six months after they parted, he met and fell in love with Brooklyn and the rest you already know. However, there's more drama...Vanessa and Jody's mother, Beverly, are really close and continued to stay in touch.
Beverly doesn't care for Brooklyn because she doesn't think she's "polished" enough for her son and has been looking for ways to cause a break up between the two. Brook, doesn't fit into the high society social setting that the Owen's family has been surrounded by for years. Beverly does not care for Brook's "wild untamed hair" as she puts it...the tattoos, The Word Shop, which she considers a "seedy bar for low lives to hang out" and the fact that Brook drives a motorcycle. She does not consider Brook to be a lady. It's a good thing she doesn't know about the Femme Fatale's Agency, she'd really take issue with Brook as a lady investigator. Beverly, would do anything to keep her son from marrying Brook, so as soon as she heard Vanessa had plans to move to the city, she contacted her and offered to let her stay rent free in one of many Condo's owned by Mr. and Mrs. Owens. Vanessa, jumped at the chance and since she still has designs on Jody, she is now in cahoots with Beverly to break up the happy couple.
So, Jody has no idea Vanessa moved back to the city and Brooklyn has no idea that Jody was once...engaged! Let the games begin....
So, on to the news about my character Kenya Brown who was dating Kevin Stewart until I broke them up. A couple of weeks ago, I started doing some spring cleaning and while trying to re-organize my closet (which is where I film my stories and keep my dolls) somehow my daughter got a hold of Kenya and decided to do a make over using a marker! The damage is far too much for acetone to fix, so...D&C pictures decided not to renew her contract, LOL.
Anyway, in my story, Kenya decided she wanted to go back to Baltimore to be closer to her family and head up her own CPA firm. Unfortunately, the distance would not work for Kevin since he's opening up The Huddle (sports bar) and is the sports agent of two of the most sought-after newly drafted NFL Players in the league! He didn't stay single for long though, you know how things go here at Dolls and the City, right? Well, he's been spotted around town canoodling with Marley Jones.
Other changes include: A last name change to better fit the character's ethnicity (you can check the profiles for updates) NEW characters arriving to be introduced and some characters are now family members of others, to cut down on the amount of random stories and characters.
More info coming up...
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