Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Vinyl

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After finally getting around to buying a record player that I had been debating over for longer than I care to remember, I am slowly starting to build a small collection of vinyl. I procrastinated over a vintage player or a modern reproduction, the price decided for me on the latter. Somehow, it seems that records from a different era suit this medium so much better. I'm relishing the crackles, quite happy to leave the modern tunes for my ipod. So far, my collection includes Francoise Hardy, Leonard Cohen, Nat King Cole and Juliette Gréco. I'm quite obsessed over the song Sous le Ciel de Paris, that was featured in the film An Education, so I was pleased to be able to get my hands on a copy on vinyl. Here is a little (very home-made) video of me listening to the song and wearing a 60's vintage dress.

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36 comments:

TimbarikaDoll said...

Lovely!! I really need a record player, I have records & no player, so that must be fixed. I love the crackles when the needle hits the vinyl..wonderful sound!! You look great in that colour :) x

Valentine said...

ADORABLE.

Love seeing you on a video :)

Mari Mari said...

congrats on getting one! love your dress and wallpaper!

Beth Retro said...

oooh lovely!
wow that is so exciting. i wish i had a record player. my parents have one but it's not the same!
love your dress to! and that you like leonard cohen... i'd love to talk to you about him sometime! haha :)
have a great day x

Making Magique said...

love the pics of you Paula!

xoxox

Sher said...

Truly wonderful. You're such a doll:)

xx

❤Cate❤ said...

I love record players we have two in our house but they're not as pretty as yours, my dad has a pretty impressive collection on vinyls in fact he probably has more vinyls than CDs! xoxo

Melanie's Randomness said...

So there is a twilight zone episode with an actor named Robert Duvall called "Miniature". He sees a lady in a doll house & she happens to be moving, but only he sees her. You remind me of the lil lady in the dollhouse. Beautiful pictures & video!! I love your dress!!

Melanie's Randomness

à la Modest said...

It's a great asset to have a record player. We have tons of records at home, and the only two downsides you have for having records are 1) they are bulky 2) they physically wear out after playing them after a while unlike CDs

Other than that, they sound amazing. I might have to check that album out by Juliette. I did enjoy An Education.

That is such gorgeous pink dress!

sacramento said...

Suych an inspiration: you in your beautiful pink dress playing records...
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Little Lj said...

Ahh this reminds me of when I was little and played my dads Beatles LPs on his player.. so much ritual involved and careful handling, and reading of the sleeves! Haha.

normalityandme said...

Absolute Inspiration :) I am such a fan of Juliette Greco ever since I heard her on that film. I haven't a record player so I imagine it sounds that much better on proper vinyl. Love to see you enjoying the new purchase x

Filipa said...

How sweet is this little video?? :) Vinyls are amazing, there's nothing nicer to a sound than that little cracking noise they make at the beginning :)

Sherin said...

I've always wanted a record player. My uncles has hundreds of vinyls.
I loved the video. You look so pretty. The dress is gorgeous and your make up looks great.

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Electric Lady said...

Love it! You look fantastic and the video is super cute.

Ena said...

Oh I really adore this video! You look so elegant in that pink dress, and the music is just so beautiful!

*Ena*

Maria said...

You always look so gorgeous! I really love the movement of your dress too, so pretty! I always think that vinyl is so delightfully retro, I love the crackling and the slightly grainy sound...amazing!

Maria xxx

Kate said...

Lovely! I've got a little collection of vinyls, they sound so much better than cds! x

Haute World said...

What a great investment! I see a lot of record players in vintage stores (especially in Paris), but I have yet to take the plunge, although I actually do own vinyl (which I can't play). A friend of mine loves playing Edith Piaf on a record player though and it's definitely one of those things that just won't sound as good digitally.

mpgirrrl said...

Your bloog is a true inspiration to me! I have linked you in my blogroll!

The dress is just beautiful!

xxx Maria

Shamini said...

your dress is real cute!
and yes! i absolutely need to buy a record player!!
xoxo

Alice said...

This is so beautiful to watch x

Marinka said...

great vynils ^^

yiqin; said...

I want one too. Hehe

Susu Paris Chic said...

Sous le ciel de Paris... here I am, thinking of you, and wanting to tell you how Parisian you are, dear. Sweet, bubblegum and marshmallow delicate.

nina-im-wunderland said...

i love that song and you look really sweet in the video

Maria Ana said...

you.are.so.adorable Paula :)
I love this song......so dreamy!
Have a great weekend.

maria ana

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos and video. You look stunning!

Madame Noirex

Dotti said...

Haven't been over here for a while, dear Paula. So much to do, so little time.

Now, after cleaning the house, I'm relaxing a bit on and enjoy your latest posts, especially this particular one. Lovely music, lovely dress, lovely Paula.

Bisou, Dotti

Kim said...

I love this, there's such a vintage and romantic feel to a record player :)

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vint junky said...

Wonderful! I dithered over buying reuben a new record player for his birthday and then decided against it as i think we both would have known i was really buying it for me!
Beautiful photos x

hollie said...

Ohh I have been toying with the idea of buying that particular record player! Is it good?

Your wallpaper is so pretty, it's quite similar to my bedroom wallpaper in fact!

Hollie

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rainbows & fairydust said...

LOVE ur dress! sooo gorgeous xoxo

keatleyandco said...

You take great pictures, very nice!

beingdena said...

Such dreamy video Paula. Beautiful music and beautiful girl. Please make more video's. I love to own a record player. It's on my wish list. Got lots of vinyls that I've inherited. x