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.
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.
Being crowned Miss Pinup International 2016 (Photo credit : Xavier Clarke)
This weekend in London fabulous vintage lovers from around the world will take part in the Miss Pinup International competition.
You’ve already met some of the pinups taking part, Miss Lexi Heart and Miss Emerald Elle.
But time now to meet the reigning champion.
Pack your vintage suitcase because we’re off to Oslo, Norway to meet the fabulous Miss Chan Delier.
Kauffman Desert House – Palm Springs. Marco’s favourite mid-century home.
I love looking at real estate.
The more out of my budget the better.
I don’t know if it’s getting a sense of how others live or being able to dream of a time (maybe, hopefully) that a house could be mine.
Of course most of my dream real estate hunting ends up with my focussing on mid-century modern homes from around the world. So I was pretty pleased to meet Marco Guagliardo from Mid-Century Home.
This episode is best consumed with a good cup of piping hot tea.
Why? Because it is one of the many things that blogger and vintage lover Emileigh Rogers enjoys in life.
And in this chat we cover all her life loves from thrift shopping to life abroad and the many complexities of living a vintage life in a modern time.
We’re off to get our photo taken and it’s going to be something special.
Because we won’t be sat in front of a fake cloud background and have someone snapping our pic on a fancy digital camera.
Instead, we are going to the studio of Sophie Caligari who has mastered the art of wet plate photography.
Photo: Emily Simer Braun
It’s amazing when two of your passions can come together!
This is what happens in this episode thanks to Richard Jones from the True Crime Historian podcast.
Just like you might collect vintage clothing, homewares or furniture, Richard collects stories of vintage criminals!