So now we're on to Samantha. She was the very first doll I had, and I loved her story. She was an orphan who lived with her super rich grandmother (who she called Rosemary for some reason) and was trying to be raised as a lady but she just wanted to have fun. My kind of girl. I was originally going to have her as a super rich New York upper east ender, ala Gossip Girl, but then I realized that I've only ever seen like 2 episodes of Gossip Girl so that was going to be difficult. But then I decided I was going to base her on Kate Middleton, because Rosemary was very strict and old fashioned and that kind of reminded me of the Queen (I guess? Somehow?). And everything just fell into place after that. So Sam is going to be refined and proper for the moment, but we may get a little rebellious later on. Also, do you know how hard it is to find a plaid dress like the one she's wearing that doesn't look ridiculous? So I just avoided the plaid completely. We'll have plenty of that with Molly - I've already decided to make her a hipster.