What is takes to become a Doll

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WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A DOLL; What an amazing opportunity to be hired to do what you love. That’s what all the great teachers teach- when your heart leads your way you can never go wrong.

With the Mrs. Bella’s Dolls brand, I personally created a job in which I wanted to work it myself. I wanted to create an opportunity to use a little bit of niche acting skills, all my years of dance and comedy, super glam costumes and hair and somehow “entertain” people. As I grew more and more into the Miss Bella role, I realized how amazing it was to engage with people, get to know perfect strangers, help them remissness to the glamor girls of Classic Hollywood bringing that style to life for them to experience and of course bring them treats from my tray.

Along the Bella’s Doll journey, I also created a space to bring in more girls with the same passion and vision as myself. That was more than 16 years ago, and today Bella’s Dolls is one of the most successful retro pin up girl companies. Bella’s Dolls was Hollywood’s very first candy girl company and if the saying is true that “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery”- then we are flattered! It seems everyone wants to be a Bella’s Doll! we love being the pioneers to bring back the classic cigarette girl!

So what does it take to become a Bella’s Doll!? (we get asked this one a lot)-

We are quite specific about who we hire to represent our brand so here are just some of what we look for when hiring our girls;

* Integrity. You would think beautiful looks would be #1 but we actually look for models who have integrity to their character. A girl who makes choices from the heart and displays her class in all she does. Are you motivated by money only? or do you make choices from joy and passion? we prefer to hire the the happy, joyful types who make integrity a priority of their character. Jayne Russell in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES who married for love is right up our alley!

*Professionalism. A savvy girl who can make the best of any situation with a Grace Kelly smile. Working as a Doll may find you in many different situations so a professional girl will need to go with the flow and always remain elegant and charming even if she is not feeling that on the inside. Our regular working Dolls know how to keep the grace in all situations.

*Face and legs. Of course to be a Bella’s beauty great legs are always a crowd pleaser and giving good face is important too, but we believe each female has her own unique beautiful face so knowing how to enhance your natural beauty and bring the red lips and lashes to life will get you hired. Can you become your favorite bombshell with hair and make-up?

* Taking direction. Bella’s bookings have lots of details so it’s very important to read job sheets well and clear, and pay attention to all the wordy details. Some times the job bookings change on a moments notice, so its important to listen to the clients needs and take direction on any new changes on the job. A good listener and reader is something we always notice and will book girls based on this detail alone for some jobs where we need to rely on all the small details.

*Sweet as candy. We only hire girls who have a genuine sweetness in who they are. Are you as sweet as the candy in the trays? that is what we look for. Not only sweet with us, the clients and guests, but to the other Bella’s Dolls you are working with. Bella’s Dolls pride themselves with being “like family” and that is the tone we like to keep. We look for genuine sweetness.

*Acting & Entertaining. We love girls who can bring something to the role of dancer, Champagne Doll, or candy girl. Be it on stage or in the ballrooms, our Dolls have a way with what they do that they make an entrance on every event booking. Can you add something to your part? we need much more than a pretty girl holding a tray. Can you be so memorable that the client requests you back? we make notes of which girls get the requests.

*Gratitude. Finally one of the most important factors to us is gratitude. We realize models, dancers and actresses want to work, and we feel like we offer a fun & great opportunity that pays great- so we hope whoever we hire never forget to say “thank you”. When you express gratitude- you will always create more abundance in your life. A true and honest happiness that beams from within will shine in your energy and it can be infectious- so share your gratitude generously and watch what happens. We love grateful girls who are not afraid to let us know they love working with us and show it.

*Become a Doll. So if you feel you have all the requirements to become a Mrs. Bella’s Doll you can email us a recent un-touched up head shot and body shot and bio to info@tributeproductions.com

Tell us your special skills and why you would like to become a Doll.

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See us on TV!

We had an amazing day shooting our music video yesterday- stay tuned for snippets from a TV show shoot & music video with Bella’s Dancin Dolls #1940s #pinupgirls #tvshoot #mrsbellasdolls #bellasdancindolls #candygirls #dancers #bookings #uso #singers1A-BELLASDOLLSGROUP3

How dance changed my life

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Dance has always been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations.  Dancing is an enjoyable way to be more physically active and stay fit. For some it is a career and way of life.

For me, I started dancing lessons at age 9 when my sister found a flyer to try a local class of ballet and tap. I was curious to say the least and can honestly say, after begging mom to let us try a class, that decision changed my life forever.

Since that very first ballet class at the Legion Hall in Laguna Beach, I knew dance would be a part of my life somehow, some way!

I was blessed to have a teacher who took notice of my natural drive and potential to learn, and my teacher even offered free lessons to me just to keep me coming to class when times were harder for my parents to pay for lessons. Thanks to the generous heart of my first dance teacher for seeing something in me, that spark and ability to learn quickly- my life direction was somehow put in place like a perfect puzzle piece and synced with a life purpose at a very early age. Because of my love for movement, for discipline, and music and bringing it all to life as an expression through my body, dance became like food for a starving soul.

The way dance felt in my heart, the way dancing made me feel in my body, to stretch beyond my ideas of what I was able to do, and push past the pains and aches to grow. To work towards something positive was a perfect metaphor for life.  It helped me develop my ability to go from awkward un-sure little girl to grace and confidence in myself. And no matter how much bullying or mean kid experiences I may have had to face, I always had dance to light my way and help me keep my head high.

Dance became my heart and soul, my best friend and something that kept me out of trouble in my teenage years :).

It was a thing I would wait all week to experience again and again- awaiting anxiously to see my teacher and fellow students. To see if my technique had improved in one weeks time, what new routine would we be learning, and hopefully become better at the choreography and craft.

My mother could not deny the sparkle in my eyes when I would tell her stories about class that week, and what songs we were dancing to, or how hard or easy the steps were for me.

My parents encouraged me to dance, and even put up with the noise when I would put on my tap shoes and tap all day and night at the house next door that was under construction with the perfect wood flooring to tear up. Dancing away on a perfect flat wood floor just me and my taps, dancing to the sounds of the ocean crashing. Life was perfect at the wood skeleton of a house that over looked the beautiful ocean skyline. I would dance until the orange sun rays disappeared behind the ocean floor.

My heart was full and all reality of time and space completely disappeared for me when I danced.

Dance was my soul and the love of my life. I became dance- and dance became me!
How blessed I felt that I was able to utilize my dance into my later career as a performer and to this day I call upon my choreography experience to produce dance shows for my companies.

Today I hire professional dancers and choreographers for many events, corporate parties, Gatsby theme parties, private parties. I LOVE that just like my 1st dance teacher Pauline, I too can help ignite a dream for other dancers. With my talent agency, I can watch dancers live their dream and fulfill a hope to share their beautiful gifts with the world.

What moves me most now days, is to see my daughter with that same sparkle in her eyes when she is in class dancing.

Dance has come full circle for me- and my hope is that the circle continues.

Dance is far more than something you do for an hour or two in a class room.

Dance is an energy within each of our bodies that should be expressed in whatever form it can. Dance is very much a passion within each of us that needs an outlet to strive and survive.

There is no such thing as “I don’t know how to dance”.

Each of us have our own unique dial that we can tune into and allow to release through our bodies if we just have the courage to.

So I encourage each of you to “dance like no one is watching”- your heart and soul will thank you!

If you don’t believe me that dance will make you a happier, more vibrant person- check out the health benefits that are statistically proven;

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs

  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness

  • increased aerobic fitness

  • improved muscle tone and strength

  • weight management

  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis

  • better coordination, agility and flexibility

  • improved balance and spatial awareness

  • increased physical confidence

  • improved mental functioning

  • improved general and psychological wellbeing

  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem

  • better social skills.

There is a style for everyone…

  • Ballet – mostly performed to classical music, this dance style focuses on strength, technique and flexibility.

  • Ballroom dancing – this involves a number of partner-dancing styles such as the waltz, swing, foxtrot, rumba and tango.

  • Belly dancing – originating in the Middle East, this dance style is a fun way to exercise.

  • Hip-hop – performed mostly to hip-hop music, this urban dance style can involve breaking, popping, locking and freestyling.

  • Jazz – a high-energy dance style involving kicks, leaps and turns to the beat of the music.

  • Pole dancing – has become increasingly popular as a form of exercise. It involves sensual dancing with a vertical pole, and requires muscle endurance, coordination, and upper- and lower-body strength.

  • Salsa – involving a mixture of Caribbean, Latin American and African influences, salsa is usually a partner dance and emphasises rhythms and sensuality.

  • Square-dancing – a type of folk dancing where four couples dance in a square pattern, moving around each other and changing partners.

  • Tap dancing – focuses on timing and beats. The name originates from the tapping sounds made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch the ground

  • What time is it!? ‪#‎timetodance‬!!! ‪#‎mrsbellasdolls‬ ‪#‎dancerslife‬ ‪#‎dancersinLA‬ ‪#‎LAbased‬ ‪#‎hiredancers‬ ‪#‎danceshows‬ ‪#‎choeography‬ ‪#‎professionaldancers‬ ‪#‎USO‬ ‪#‎pinupgirls‬ ‪#‎bookings‬

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Bringing the glam to every event!

 

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Mrs. Bella’s Dolls have become synonymous with Classic Hollywood glamor and serving a unique, pin-up style brand at special events, weddings, and parties since the company began in 1999.
We love seeing our event planners eye’s light up when we set up our Dolls and get them in place before the special event begins. What brings us more joy, are the looks on the guests faces as they get to engage, snap photos and selfies with our girls.
We strive to make every event we book unforgettable! and something guests will talk about for years to come.
Last night in Laguna Beach, our Champagne Dolls did just that! and we loved making our wedding planner look like the star!
When you or your party planner hire Mrs. Bella’s Dolls, we make sure we represent YOU!
We take great pride in our professional services we offer, and know our repeat Clients will get treated to the very best in service when they hire Mrs. Bella’s Dolls.
What could be better than having a beautiful Champagne Doll sitting in a life size champagne glass prop, pouring the bubbly and posing for photos with your party guests! We can’t think of anything! except maybe more MRS.BELLA’S DOLLS! #champagnegirls #lifesizeglass #giantchampagneglass #giantmartiniglass #champagnegirl #champagneshowgirls #mrsbellasdolls #girlinglass

Champagne Dolls this weekend

Bella’s Dolls are getting ready for the weekend with our Champagne Dolls by Mrs. Bella’s Dolls booked in Laguna tomorrow and then off to our photo shoot ❤ Summertime is the best time for our bathing beauties to Doll up your Event! #1940s #pinup #mrsbellasdolls #champagnedolls #lifezieglass #giantmartiniglass #tributeproductions #evententertainment #weddingentertainment #retro #photoshoot #models #LAbased #glamorgirls #bellasdolls #retroswinsuit1tumblr_mn5u155wzw1qh1z3go1_1280

Happy 4th from San Diego Candy Girls

Celebrating freedom!Happy 4th everyone!! Love, Mrs Bella’s Dolls and Tribute Productions Talent & Entertainment ‪#‎4thofjuly‬ ‪#‎usvets‬ ‪#‎army‬ ‪#‎navy‬ ‪#‎airforce‬ ‪#‎marines‬ ‪#‎dancers‬ ‪#‎1940s‬ ‪#‎la‬ based ‪#‎pinupgirls‬Militarygirls