How Much Can You Do in a Day?


A LOT, it actually turns out! Over the course of my first day in Beaumonde City, I encountered so many wonderful new friends and amazing new experiences, not least of which was the process of entering Beaumonde itself. I’ve been writing and dreaming about it all these months like it was a place I could really up and move to, but instead, it turns out to be a sort of dolls’ world, hidden in the back of a dollhouse that belonged to my grandmother. That’s right—she left me the magical key, and a couple of days ago, I decided to open the door. 


Just go with it—after all, I didn’t see any reason not to, and look where it got me!

What I found was a beautiful, perfect little fashion-forward world full of girls just like me—the kind of young women who want to leave their mark on the world around them by expressing themselves through their own unique sense of style. Not least of these is the lovely Sophie…


She’s the one who stepped out of the door onto my side, and offered her hand to help me through.


I had to create a “doll” version of myself first, of course—I’d never have fit otherwise!

It seems my grandmother was at least partly responsible for creating this place—she and Sophie’s grandmother used to be close friends, and, in their time, the head fashionistas of this city. The fashion craze seems to have fallen a bit by the wayside now, but that didn’t stop me from stepping right up to the plate when Sophie asked me to become the new manager of her boutique! 


I mean, how could I say no to working in a place like THIS?!?

The door home—to my boutique and my quiet life in Styleville—is always there for me in the back room, in case I want to step out for a minute; I’ve still got the key, of course. But for the time being, I think it’s safe to say I’ll be staying here. 


With so much to explore, I’m not sure where to begin…


I just know that I can’t WAIT to go along for the ride.


And to one day become as well-renowned and gorgeous as Callie, current reigning model in this city…SIGH.


But for the time being, it’s my home-away-from-home…


And I love it here!

Suddenly Stylish


It’s been months since I’d attempted an entry in the International Contest, or any fashion contest here in town, for that matter. I’ve had mixed successes with the International Contest in the past, and was stuck on one particular theme for so long that I almost threw in the towel. But earlier this month, I decided to give it another shot—just one more time. And, with the perfect outfit, I…



Well, after that victory, you better believe I gave it another go—and another, and another after that! Putting time and care into my outfit choices seemed to really wow the judges, because they handed out trophies and prizes from the exclusive brand Teatro Amare like I was some sort of fashion prodigy. And according to Avery, that’s actually what I am…

No one has ever won all of the themes before! Girlfriend, what ARE you?!

NO ONE has EVER won ALL of the themes before! Girlfriend, what ARE you?!

I have to say, it feels pretty good to not only have won the International Contest once or twice, but to have crushed it, to have complete and utter victory over it. I got to work with some of the top models in the business…


…and to attend the most posh after-party that I think I’ve ever been to.

Yes, that's right--it felt FABULOUS!

Yes, that’s right–it felt FABULOUS!

Pie, Anyone?


I’ll just start this off by saying: happy Pie Day! Yes, today is Pie Day, in honor of the resemblance of the date to that wonderful number, Pi. I had a really good day today, made better by the fact that the cake shop had a half-off special on slices or whole pies. Guess where I ate breakfast this morning? You’ll never imagine how good a fresh piece of hot blueberry pie with whole berries and whipped cream tastes when eaten at an outdoor table in the warm, springy air…sigh. You couldn’t get a more perfect experience—it was just lovely. After that I was back to business as usual—helping customers, getting my hair done, and hitting the Buyer’s Center to browse through the latest deals. Hope your Pi Day was every bit as delicious as mine!

See, even Phillip likes pie!

See, even Phillip likes pie!

Emmylou’s Valentine


Today Emmylou showed up at the boutique with Phillip in tow and asked for a casual, feminine dress. When I picked one out for her, she turned to Phillip and was all, “You need to learn, too! Let’s go downtown and people-watch.”

Nice, Emmylou!

Cute, Emmylou!

 So that’s what they did, because I ran into them downtown that night, strolling along and talking about their relationship. Emmylou wants nothing less than expensive salted caramels for Valentine’s Day—something I’ll have to keep in mind if I want to also keep her as a friend! 

None of this cheap chocolate, y’hear?

None of this cheap chocolate, y’hear?


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