The Jazz Singer


This video marks my first venture into "talkies." In the video I announce my upcoming adventures which I will not type out so you will have to watch the video for the big reveal. Watching the video myself I'm struck by a few things: I make ridiculous faces while I'm talking to a camera, I don't usually talk out of the side of my mouth like that, and the background looks totally fake (in a good way). If I do more talking videos hopefully I will get more comfortable with it. Anyway, enjoy.

Outfit details:
Bona Drag flats
assorted rings via Gilt

*The song in the video is Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

CONVERSATION

76 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your summer plans! That sounds like so much fun- and I bet it'll be fun to spend time with your sister. I can't wait to read all of your exciting posts from far and away, and good luck arranging the blogger meetups! Bon voyage!

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  2. Fab video! You're going to have so much fun in Europe!

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  3. oooh, it'll be interesting to see your perspective on places such as london and paris! looking forward to it :) xxx

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  4. Such awesome plans, I am looking forward to your posts while you are overseas!

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  5. That's so fantastically exciting! I hope you have a wonderful time, I know you will! Europe is fantastic.

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  6. Awwww. Nice video! And you have a sweet voice! ;)

    Have fun in Europe.

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  7. Aw! You're even cuter with sound! Hope you have a lovely trip. Let me know if you need any tips on where to go in London.

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  8. Wow, those travel plans sound super exciting!! Too bad you're not coming to Australia, hehe just kidding.

    P.S. if you don't mind me asking - how did you edit that video?? I would love to learn to do something like that.

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  9. That's so exciting that you're going to Europe! I'm sure you're going to have crazy crazy adventures and this video is really cute.

    I always find I sound strange recorded but you seem pretty natural in front of the lens.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  10. Lovely video! Mmmm I love travelling.

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  11. I hope you have fun in europe! Don't worry you don't look ridiculous, seriously you should see some of my faces when I talk to cameras, my friends find it hilarious I'm telling you :D

    xx

    www.anadorablecliche.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh I absolutely loved this, it's such a novelty hearing other bloggers talk! You are going to have an amazing time in Europe and I cannot wait to meet you!

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  13. Bring wellies to England. It is unbelievably wet here right now...

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  14. Congrats! It'll be soo fun!

    And that album is my summer album, I can't get enough of Edward Sharpe. Love!

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  15. Oh, so super cute. You have a beautiful voice! And that video was so much fun! And how fun is that? Going to Europe? FUN! Can't wait to see all the pics in European locales!

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  16. ooh! i'm so super jealous of your European adventure ahead and can't wait to see all the postings about it!

    p.s. it's quite nice to put a voice to the darling face we see :)

    bex.

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  17. Cute video! Hearing your voice and seeing you move actually brought you into reality, for me. Not in a creepy way, just that seeing your still photos for so long it's like...I don't know. Hopefully you get my drift!

    Your summer plans sound amazing, and I look forward to seeing your posts from Western Europe!

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  18. I love your wreath, great video!SarahD:)

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  19. Great video and what an exciting adventure! I bet you will have lots of fun! Hope it all goes well and look forward to seeing the pictures and everything!

    Daisy Dayz Home

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  20. How fun, what a great vacation. Cute and creative video. What computer program did you use?

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  21. aww! we loved your video! It makes it seem so much more personal/like friends. And it's very nice to know that you sound just as laid-back as you've always seemed in your posts. We're looking forward to hearing about your travels!

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  22. aww! we loved your video! It makes it seem so much more personal/like friends. And it's very nice to know that you sound just as laid-back as you've always seemed in your posts. We're looking forward to hearing about your travels!

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  23. Ohmy goodness that sounds amazing!!! Europe and England! It'll be epic :) Totally lovin' the vlog. *Big fan*

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  24. yay for talkies!! im jealous that you can actually go to gorgeous secluded places and videotape yourself without having other people see you :D

    have fun in europe!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  25. You sound so grown up! I don't know why I always assumed your voice to be less so. Also, this head piece is gorgeous. Anyway, I am so jealous of your summer plans. Have fun, and stay safe!

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  26. omg rebecca!
    I love the scenery!
    and I love your voices!
    the LBD and flats! gorgeous as you!

    xx

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  27. Oh wow I'm jealous! That sounds like it's going to be a ton of fun.
    I can't wait to see how European style influences your outfits, too.

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  28. You voice is so sweet, quite like how I pictured it. The scenery and the outfit are both gorgeous!

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  29. The plans sounds so fun and the video was really lovely( as are all your videos). You didn't sound how I imagined you to sound,which is a little odd ....I guess its quite a novelty for me to hear an american accent!
    Sofie
    onetoomanywishes.blogspot.com

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  30. Rebecca, you are too adorable for words! I love your voice. it's playful and fun, and kind of soothing.

    Good luck with your trip. It sounds absolutely perfect! I can't wait to see your photos. Your photos from Greece were to die for.

    I'm so excited for you!

    We're going to England and Iceland in September for our honeymoon! If you're still in England in September, we should meet up!

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  31. Yay! You have a voice! ;) hehe

    I'm sure you'll have an amazing time in Europe! I went backpacking with a couple friends last year for a little over six weeks and it was incredible.

    x
    michal

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  32. aww your voice!! so cute, and american!! :P (i always forget for some reason). that sounds awesome! you travel so much, but that's great! at least you're good at taking photos (i'm kinda terrible at it as i just recently got a DSLR and trying to work out how to use it..) haha!
    love your outfitx

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  33. What's the third country you will visit? And why don't you come to Prague?
    Ha, what a stupid question... :D

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  34. I am beyond excited for you; I will be able to get to live out on of my dreams of going to Europe vicariously through you.
    I am so glad you will continue to post and that we all know now what your voice sounds like. Maybe some more videos to come?

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  35. I love that song! My friend would sing it in the subway when I visited him in New York a few weeks ago =]
    You really have a great iTunes. What you should do one day is post the top 10 songs that you've listened most to on your computer. I really love all the music you've had in your videos so far, so it would be nice to see what you listen to.

    And enjoy the trip! Can't wait to see pictures of you from abroad.

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  36. This is lovely! The flowers in your hair add just the right touch =)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  37. You should come to Edinburgh! All through August there's the Fringe Festival (biggest theatre festival in the world) and the city is rockin'. Also, great place to take some thoroughly medieval blog pics. Hope you have the best trip! If you choose to come to Bonnie Scotland, I'd love to give you some recommendations for pubs/tours/vintage shops/etc.

    my email is mdowdsullivan@gmail.com

    Bon Voyage!

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  38. Ah, lucky! Have fun in Europe! You should've done more talking videos! You've been around blogging for a very long. Take care! Sweet ring, by the way. I know you flashed it for a few seconds... but I noticed! :)

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  39. ooh I hope I could make one of the england meet-ups! I've always wanted to go to one! :) x

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  40. gosh, you sound just as cute as you look. Hope you have tons of fun in Europe!

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  41. Fantastic video! Is it weird that you sound almost exactly like I thought you would! :) that never happens!

    I'm excited for your European trip! I'll also be in England (possible Paris) sometime in September. can't wait!

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  42. sounds like a blast. i kind of thought this is what you would do because i follow both you and diamondcanopy on twitter!

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  43. Ahhh, it's always strange to hear a blogger's voice after so long. I did not expect you to sound the way you do at all, but I imagine that's because I tend to forget accents. Everyone sounds English in my head.

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  44. You are ADORABLE! I've done one vlog in the past and I've been asked to do more, but I'm soo uncomfortable in front of the camera and also don't really know what to talk about! I'm glad you finally did a 'talky' as it's nice to hear what you sound like! :)

    Leia's Delights

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  45. happy vacations, i like your blog very much!

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  46. Your plans sound so exciting! You should come to Ireland!

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  47. You remind me a bit of drew barrymore :~)

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  48. It's ridiculous but I'm always so shocked to hear bloggers I've been visiting for absolutely ages talking with American accents! I mean, of course I know you're American but because I read all your words in an English voice in my head it still freaks me out!
    But yay, you're coming to England! :o)

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  49. Yay for awesome summer plans! It'll be wonderful to spend two months in Europe! I love long long trips where you get to feel like you're actually living in a new place rather than just visiting. I'm going to be working and looking for a place to live in the South of France (near Avignon and Marseille) sometime in mid-September. Maybe our paths will cross then!

    xo Jenny

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  50. Woooo! Europe look out. You'll definitely have a great time visiting my fair continent - it's easy to get around and there's so much variety. Also, I agree with Molly's comment above that Edinburgh is a great place to visit in August. The Fringe Festival is fun-packed, and it's a beautiful city.

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  51. Great job with the video and congrats! I am very envious,I wish I could go too. I am so happy that you are going to be updating!

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  52. Love your video! It's always so interesting to hear what bloggers sound like. BTW, the background music ("Home") is one of my favorite songs!

    xoxo Hannah

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  53. Ah I love hearing what people sound like on the internet! It's fun to find out if my idea of what they should sound like actually matches the reality. You have a lovely voice!

    Also, I'm dying of jealousy over here about your Europe trip. I've been to Florence and Rome, so if you're gonna be in those cities, say hello to them for me! They're so amazing; so much history and art. <3

    And lastly, I adore the song you used in your video! You have such great musical taste. :)

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  54. Cuteness level increased by 1.5 cajilliion. You seemed very drew barrymore like in the video, it must be the speaking out of the corner of your mouth.
    Europe! SOOOOOOO jealous. Hope you go to Florence its my dream city.
    And Edward Sharpe is so so good.
    -indgio

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  55. Aw you have a beautiful voice! I imagine you'd be a pretty singer, like Ingrid Michaelson

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  56. How exciting! I can't wait to return to Europe some day. There are so many places I'm longing to see, but I'd revisit the countries I've been to in a heartbeat as well! Do make an effort to go to the Uffizi gallery while in Florence. There are so many wonderful pieces of artwork housed there.

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  57. Awe! It's great to hear you talk! You sound absolutely confident in front of the camera; you should record more videos like this! Maybe while you're in Europe? ;-)

    You speak perfectly clear to me, I'm a Spanish speaker, btw.

    Another hug!

    Miki.

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  58. You sound so amazing, this is first time I've seen a talking video by any blogger and you don't sound at all like I imagined. In a good way though. Do you talk just like this in real life, or did you feel a difference from your real self while watching this later?

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  59. i never ever comment but i have to say, omg you are even more adorable now that i've heard you speak!

    have tons of fun in europe!

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  60. A whole month touring Europe? How exciting. I also loved your video, how you edited it in a scrapbook style. You're just a bundle of cuteness!

    :)

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  61. For some reason this is exactly how I imagined your voice to sound like! Haha. I'm so happy for you Rebecca, I'm sure you'll have a blast. :D can't wait to see pictures from your trip! <3

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  62. I'll admit that wasn't how I expected your voice.. I dunno why but I still love it!! ITs so cute <3 hahaah well.. cant wait for more vids!
    Bellesme

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  63. ha you told me your voice was not as deep as it was I that conference video! :) I enjoyed reading you and good luck for your summer trip!!

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  64. U look gorgeous!
    And haha and u do talk from the side of ur mouth, but it looks cute on u:)

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  65. It is exciting to put a voice to a face. Have a fantastic time!
    I'll be curious about your take on packing. I had to pack super wisely for my Peace Corps stint, and my strategy was to stick to one neutral family (black/grey) and bring lots of scarves and jewelry. Ooh, and black pumps alongside a baggie of vintage shoe clips.

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  66. hehe you look adorable!! Not ridiculous at all! Three countries.. three countries,I'm telling it to myself so that I realize how AMAZINLGY GREAT this can be!!

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  67. you look fantastic... i love to hear how bloggers sound as well as look! even though i do not dare myself. your plans sound quite amazing & i look forward to seeing your adventures on the blog.

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  68. You are exquisite! This video was lovely. Can't wait to read about your upcoming Euroventures.

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  69. YOU ARE TOO CUTE!!
    You have to email me your London dates and your Paris dates so I can try and come meet you.
    hopefully i will be back before you leave!
    xxx

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  70. I'll be in England in the Fall, fingers crossed! Too bad I'll be going as you're leaving...

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  71. I actually really love your voice!! Please do more speaking videos, you're very soothing to listen to, haha!

    :)

    thingsididmyself.blogspot.com

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  72. I will love that song forever and ever. Have fun in Europe!

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  73. ah this video is fab, although i do feel spoiled that we'll actually be able to meet up! it's incredible that that background is real xx

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