Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Feelin' Vinyl

Yesterday was really quite special. Not only did I get to hang out with one of my oldest and dearest friends Naomi Thompson, but I got to dress up and have my photo taken in a fabulous 1970s dress with hair and makeup, too. Exhibit A:


As a newly converted 1970s aficionado, it was a bit of a dream. The shoot was in honour of the new HBO series Vinyl being released for digital download, today. Firstly, and most importantly, here's what Vinyl is all about:
VINYL is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life.
It has been created by none other than Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, author Rich Cohen and multi-gonged producer Terence Winter who is known for "The Wolf of Wall Street; HBO’s “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire”, so if that's not a recipe for an amazing series right there, I don't know what is!


The aim of the day was for the dream team of Naomi and Natasha from Pretty Me Vintage to transform a select few journalists and bloggers into (imaginary) characters from the series. Think glitzy, moneyed 1970s New York music industry clothing, rather than boho, wild-child hippies or English Laura Ashley frocks.

It's fair to say, they got it spot on!







I'm actually wearing one of my own dresses, because being so tall makes it very difficult to get vintage maxi dresses that are long enough. This was a lucky find on Etsy and is a handmade 1970s evening gown in a bird of paradise printed cotton. It has a matching belt and even a shawl, which I left off as it can make the outfit look more boho. Sleep, sophisticated but with a touch of 70s flower power... the perfect dress in my opinion! 

Naomi teamed it with some gold jewellery and a bag, plus some real 70s vintage sandals. I teamed it with a somewhat haughty expression. 


I loved my Farrah flicked hair and 70s makeup by Natasha! I clearly need more bronze eyeshadow in my life. And kaftans. And big sunglasses...

I haven't actually watched the show, since it only comes out over here today, but I have been browsing through the stills online. There are some truly wonderful costumes on it. 


As mentioned, VINYL is available to own on Digital HD today. The info is this: 
The star-studded HBO drama Vinyl: The Complete First Season on digital download will be available for the suggested pricing of £17.99 (SD) and £23.99 (HD) through several retailers including Amazon, BT TV, Google Play, iTunes, Sony, Talk Talk, Xbox, Wuaki. Digital download gives consumers the opportunity to own their favourite shows to watch instantly and forever across multiple devices.
I will genuinely be seeking it out to get stuck into as I've been bereft of anything good to watch since Mad Men finished and Walking Dead is on a break... and before Game Of Thrones comes back on. Yes I probably watch too much telly... no regrets. 


Thank you to Naomi, Natasha and the Premiere team for having me. 

Think you'll give Vinyl a watch?

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

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