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Monday, February 29, 2016

L is for love

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

it's my party

if you are not familiar with lia pamina yet - get with it - she rules! i cannot wait for her album.....

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

very nice indeed

just back from a few wonderful days in Nice where of course, i scoured the markets to increase my vinyl collection. look- minouche barelli only 2euros!!!!!!!!!

we also went to a well intentioned (but not very good) carnival where this was played - the crowd enjoyed it and it made me very happy indeed! and just how camp is this video?!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

got wood?

such a great version. and an iconic hairstyle too.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

livres : mlle age tendre

les annees mlle age tendre
287 pages of utter gloriousness! an overview of this iconic magazine from the 60's into the 70's. it features copies of articles and has lots of the wonderful colourful and creative photos we'd expect to see of our favourite dolls. it also has lots of pictures i've never seen before - i just wanted to rip out almost every page and put them on my wall. if, like me, you've bought copies of the original magazines over the years - you'll know how pricey they can be so this is a fantastic (and cheaper) alternative. i have a spare copy too - so get in touch if you want to buy it!


Thursday, February 18, 2016

venus in furs

i'm not sure if there are enough words to describe how wonderful this clip is. j'adore

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

facebook finds: dolls

Sunday, February 14, 2016

i'll be your mirror

nicos warhol screen test set to 'all tomorrows parties'

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Friday, February 12, 2016

en dansant le twist

such a treat to see pussycat advertising 'johnny twist' ice creams! yummo!

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

di doo dah

a great vannier/gainsbourg song for france gall. another song about small breasts i think!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

facebook finds: francoise


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

fly me high

 this is one of my most favourite songs. written by serge with a lush cinematic production. it's great to see this video - although it feels like a wasted opportunity to really make something more stylish and breathtaking.

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Monday, February 08, 2016

bye bye birdie

this is such a beautiful song - it breaks my heart every time i hear it. her voice is simply gorgeous.

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

livres : sylvie

sylvie vartan - irresistiblement 
i've lots of doll related books so i thought a new feature i might add to blowupdoll is sharing them with you! this is a nice big book that is packed with reproductions of sylvies letters, postcards, tickets, souvenir programmes, sheet music, bob mackie costume sketches and a fridge magnet! 
i bought it in la rochelle in a bargain bookshop for a great price and it was worth every penny. 
highly recommended.

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Saturday, February 06, 2016

the thoughts of molly drake

i love this crackling, quintessentially english and utterly adorble song by nick drakes mum