(Photo: Chris Stowell Photography)
“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.
Photo: Shannon Brooke Imagery Hair: Mavis Mayhem
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.
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.
A collection starts with just one piece.
Something catches your eye because of the colour, the design, the purpose and then before you know it you have 2, 5, 10 and on it goes, until you hit 1,500 pieces of Pyrex!
Or is that just what happened to Stan Savellis from That Retro Piece?
For some of us, we find our love of vintage later in life after decades of trying to make skinny jeans and t-shirts feel right.
But for this weeks guest, the love affair with old things started when she was young.
Now it’s a fully fledged hobby, it’s helped shaped her career and helped her meet her husband and some of her closest friends.
Meet Michelle Coursey from My Vintage Love.
(Photographer Mark Greenmantle)
Ladies and gentlemen this is your captain speaking. Please ensure your seams are straight, hat is in the upright position and that you are ready for the ride of your life.
It’s time to meet The Flying Pinup.
(Photo: J.S. Almonte for The Blue Sky Five album)
What was the first vintage item that you owned?
For this weeks guest it was a hand me down box of polyester beauties that first spiked her interest.
And that box of goodies has lead to a vintage journey with many twists and turns.
This week we meet the amazing Miss Baltimore Bombshell.