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.
(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!
Ladies and gentlemen meet Miss Viva Las Vegas 20 – Miss Monique Sweet
In April some of the most incredible women from around the world came together to compete for the title.
And it was a lass from New Zealand who took home the crown.
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.
I first found Melanie on instagram and was instantly drawn to her pinup style and posts about her sweet pooch Archie.
But when I started learning more about her (in a completely non creepy podcast research kind of way) a whole world opened up around me.
What I love about meeting people from around the world with a love of vintage is the communities they belong to.
Sometimes those communities are online, via social media, they can be at yearly events and festivals or living right next door.
Wherever they are the community the develops around our vintage passions are strong and supportive and this weeks episode is a shining example of that!
Hayley Cooke with Baymax
If you went on a road trip over the summer period what was your drive like?
Hitting the open road can be one of the best ways to travel and for Hayley Cooke aka Miss VeeDub getting around in her vintage Volkswagen Beetle Baymax is the best way to travel.