Houston we have a problem!
Oh no we don’t we have a vintage lover!
History and a love of old things usually go hand in hand – especially as we start looking for the story behind the items we collect.
So it’s not surprising that a woman with a love of space history also loves mid century modern.
This week, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the woman behind Vintage Space Amy Shira Teitel.
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.
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?
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.
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!
1948 Vagabond Trailer
It’s time for stop three on our virtual vintage voyage!
Pack a bag we are going on a roadtrip.
Think of your perfect vintage camper trailer, the classic car you want pulling it and that’s our ride this week.
We’re off to California, America to meet Paul Lacitinola from Vintage Camper Trailers!
Capetown Apartments Shanghai
Right now I am travelling through China with my husband and creative podcast soundboard Scott.
So what better to celebrate going on an adventure than to take you with me!
So this week on the podcast we are going on a walking tour around Shanghai with Patrick Cranley from Shanghai Art Deco.
Dr Colleen Darnell in Egypt with a 1970’s Land rover in front of a house built in 1906!
So every week on the podcast I nerd out a little. I can’t help it. I get to talk to my people! Those that share a passion for vintage and who have incredible collections or have achieved amazing things.
But this weeks episode pushes my nerdy fan girl to the very edge! This week we aren’t just talking to a beautiful 1920’s dame, you get to meet an Egyptologist with an incredible vintage flare!
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Dr Colleen Darnell!!!
Lucy Watusi on tour in Japan with The Beehives Go Go Dancers. Photo by @kazuyuki_n
We are sharing some fun loving 1960’s vibes on the podcast this week.
Before you hit play you need your dancing shoes, a bottle of water and 100% energy.
We are going Go-Go Dancing with Lucy Watusi, one of the members of the Beehive Go-Go Dancers.
Photo: John Paul Bichard
This week we are off to Berlin to meet an Australian who is ingrained in the German cities burlesque scene.
It was a first date that saw La Viola Vixen first experience the art of burlesque.