(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.
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.
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!
For the month of June we are taking you on a virtual vintage tour of the world.
Each week you’ll meet someone who is living in vintage life in different countries. You’ll get to hear about their local vintage scene and be inspired by their retro events.
Our first stop is Barcelona, Spain to meet Miss Sixties Twist.
Ellen Hookey (Photo: Sarah Matray)
Today we are going op shopping!!
We are heading to the beautiful city of Melbourne to go on a tour of some of the best op shops with Ellen Hookey. Ellen is the brilliant mind behind the Op Shop ‘Til You Get Enough tours. She took her expertise as a tour guide, combined it with her personal love of hunting for a bargain and runs three different tours throughout the month.
We are featuring our first international guest on This Retro Life.
It’s something we want to do more of this year, so if you know someone from anywhere in the world we should talk to or you want to know more about their vintage story then let us know! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a line on our Facebook page.
OK now its time to introduce Miss Charlotte Cake a vintage doll from New Zealand!