(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.
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.
Glamorous, luxurious and captivating are all words to describe the work of Melissa Heart.
She is the latest in a long family line of seamstress and is channeling the skills her grandmother learnt working in the fashion industry in the 1950’s and 60’s to create beautiful pieces today.
She is the creative mind behind Evette Dubois Lingerie.
How big is your vinyl record collection?
There is no doubt there is something incredible about playing records with friends in our lounge rooms. But what if you could take your favourite records, head to a swanky bar and hit the turntables for the night.
Thanks to the Melbourne Record Club and Leif van den Dungen you can!
(photo: Ripple Digital Designs)
This week we are running away and joining the circus!
What is it about that big top, the acrobats, trapeze artists and clowns that inspire us to dream of a life travelling the world performing.
But what if you made the dream a reality?
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Adele La Belle!
Miller-Stockman catalogue 1946 – note the ‘Welcome home’ message to WWII returned service folk.
Saddle up guys and dolls we are heading into the wild wild west.
In episode 18 we are focusing on vintage western wear because we have found someone who is a keen collector.
Some might call it an obsession but here at This Retro Life we call our love of vintage a passion.
Marc Rondeau’s passion is everything 1950’s! And he means EVERYTHING.
Sarah Frare and Susie Gipton
This week we sit down with two vintage lovers!