He’s the first Australian musician since the 1950’s to release a 78 gramophone record.
He embraced his love of vintage fashion when he was still in high school.
He’s got a collection of over 5 thousand 500 gramophone records.
And he even has his own orchestra!
He is Andrew Nolte.
(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.
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?
(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.
Paris Brown’s great grandparents lived through a lot; war, depression, innovation and modernisation.
They saw tv and the internet develop, presidents assassinated, nations recover from war and man walk on the moon, how can you not be inspired by that!
It’s not surprising Paris now lives a modern vintage life.
Alright hands up. Who here has tried one of those diets that seem to good to be true?
You are not alone. In fact people have been trying fad diets since the early 20th Century.
This week on This Retro Life we delve into vintage fitness and nutrition with Kitty Von Tastique .
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.
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!
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.
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!