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Episode 54: House of Hats

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“If you have a head you can wear a hat”.

It’s not surprising that this sentence came out of the mouth of a passionate milliner.

Someone who can remember being enamored with a vintage hat when she was 8 years old.

It’s time for you to meet the artist behind the incredible House of Hats Ilana Meilak.
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Episode 53: Miss Cherrybomb

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We’re kicking 2018 off with a bang here at This Retro Life.

You are about to meet a woman with big hair, big personality and a big passion for old things!

In her life, vintage is a family affair with her mum and dad both sharing and embracing their own love of cars and fashion.

Unlike so many of us, she stuck it to the man and started dabbling in vintage fashion while she was still in high school and now her style is refined, sophisticated and the inspiration for so many others.

Ladies and Gents, meet Miss Cherrybomb. 
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Episode 51: Miss Lillian Rose

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Could the vintage community be the secret to stamping out online trolls with positivity?

This is the question one incredible pinup from Perth in Australia is asking as she combines her love of vintage with her academic career.

Ladies and Gents, in episode 51 it’s time for you to jump on the red eye flight, head to Western Australia to meet Miss Lillian Rose .

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Episode 50: American Duchess

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“I feel like a princess when I’m wearing pink taffeta with organza puffs all over it. But at the same time I feel like myself.”

No matter what your vintage passion is, most of us tend to prefer certain eras.

This week on the podcast we’re going back to the 18th century.

Think pre Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

You’re about to meet a woman who dresses in vintage attire ranging from the 18th century to 1950.

She’s a blogger and founder of American Duchess and Royal Vintage Shoes .

Meet Lauren Stowell.
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Episode 49: Retro Betty

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Growing up during the Rockabilly revival in the 1980’s Kirsty Wallett, aka France Flathead , was surrounded by vintage cars, fashion and music.

So it’s not surprising that as an adult she found herself living a vintage life.

But even still, like so many of us, it has been an interesting journey.
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Episode 48: Pinup Doll Australia

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We spent the weekend with the finalists of Pinup Doll Australia 2017! 

Congratulations to all the incredible women who broke all the fundraising records, doubling the target of $11,000.

And to the winners:

Miss Kelly the Flying Pinup: Pinup Doll Australia 2017, Best Hair, Best Wardrobe and Best Makeup

Miss Jessi Leigh: Pinup Doll Australia 2017 Runner Up

Miss Maple May: Best Talent

Miss Ruby Alabaster: Peoples Pinup and Miss Charity

Miss Bambi L’Amour: Miss Congeniality.

You can go behind the scenes in our latest episode.