This Friday’s doll is Brooklyn! “Hey-A!” she says. (Brooklyn has a very outgoing personality and will probably be jumping in with comments through this whole post.)
Brooklyn is a Journey Girl ‘Chavonne’ from Toys R Us. I have the 2013 Paris release (center – the above photo links to the current sale version at TRU London version online, pictured right. The left image is also listed as Paris but I cannot verify if it was early 2013 or fall 2012). Chavonne has been part of the JG world since about 2012. Prior to that, a darker skinned, brown eyed doll named Taryn was available apparently instead as she disappeared with Chavonne’s arrival. Jessica Gray shared a great comparison photo of their on her blog (click photo for link).
Chavonne’s eyes are a lovely hazel and, I think, the same as espari’s new Lily Rae. (Brooklyn here – Taryn’s eyes remind me of a tiger!). Special Edition JG Jordanna also shares this eye color.
Chavonne quickly became Brooklyn at our house since one of my dear friends has a daughter named Brooklyn who shares many of traits and characteristics with the doll. To illustrate, how about a story? (I love stories! – Brooklyn again!)
“Hey, Brooklyn! How are you today?” said Marisol.
“Marisol! I didn’t know you worked here.” replied Brooklyn.
“Just an afterschool gig, you know.”
“Cool. Can I get a chocolate shake? I’ve been thinking about one all day.”
“Of course! Hey, did you meet the new girl, Briar Rose?”
“Hi! You must be Briar Rose. My name is Brooklyn. Would you like some company?”
“Sure,” she said, “but everyone just calls me Briar. You can too.”
“Cool, ” said Brooklyn glancing at the table.
“Did YOU order ALL THAT?” she asked Briar.
“Um, no. I don’t think so. Well, maybe. I said I was hungry and it all looks so good. Marisol said it was on the house and I should try whatever I wanted since it was my first time here.”
Brooklyn laughed as her milkshake arrived.
“Oo, ice cream!” said Briar. “What a great idea! Maybe I’ll just start with this cone. You know, before it melts!” The two new friends burst into giggles like they’d been friends forever.
“I need to get going but maybe we can meet up tomorrow for more food,” Brooklyn said to Briar as she left. Briar just nodded as she kept eating and smiling.
“Bye, Marisol!” hollered Brooklyn as she left.
“Bye, Brooklyn. She you later!”
Marisol and Briar (AGJLY61) are American Girl dolls. The playsets shown include the OG Diner, OG Jenny’s Baking Set, OG Tea Set, OG Sick at Home set, various erasers, The Queen’s Treasures cupcakes and pies, and clearance mugs from the National Zoo. Brooklyn’s chocolate shake is Christmas ornament from Kmart several years ago. (Good story and good milkshake! – So long from Brooklyn!)
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