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: Angie Delarie Pinup Photography
Could the vintage community be the secret to stamping out online trolls with positivity?
This is the question one incredible pinup from Perth in Australia is asking as she combines her love of vintage with her academic career.
Ladies and Gents, in episode 51 it’s time for you to jump on the red eye flight, head to Western Australia to meet Miss Lillian Rose .
Photo: Shannon Brooke Imagery Hair: Mavis Mayhem
Growing up during the Rockabilly revival in the 1980’s Kirsty Wallett, aka France Flathead , was surrounded by vintage cars, fashion and music.
So it’s not surprising that as an adult she found herself living a vintage life.
But even still, like so many of us, it has been an interesting journey.
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.
Miss Emerald Elle at Fifi La Roux’s Summer Emporium Photo: Turlach O’Broin-Photography
We have already met one finalist in the Miss Pinup International competition when you met Miss Lexi Heart, but now it’s time to meet another.
This time we are off Ireland to meet someone with a love of pinup, Burlesque and world war two re-enacting.
Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to Miss Emerald Elle.
(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!
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!
There are some incredible people in the Australian and global vintage community.
Every week at the end of the podcast I say to get in touch with my if you know someone or are someone who would be great to feature on this podcast!
And I mean it.
I want all your suggestions so that I have the privilege of meeting passionate, enthusiastic and interesting folk that share our passion for all things old and shiny!
And Laila Shalimar is one of these people.
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.