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.
It was while living in rural Austria that Waltraud Reiner remembers her first hat.
Even though it belonged to traditional dress, it was considered “out there” because of it’s vibrant red colour.
But that wasn’t where she fell in love with hats. That happened years later in Australia.
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!!!
This week we are taking a virtual tour of Australia’s longest running milk bar.
You might expect it to be based in Sydney or Melbourne but that’s not the case. This piece of history can be found in the remote mining town of Broken Hill.
So pull up a chair and get ready to devour a milkshake at Bells Milk Bar.
Pack your bags because we are off to a new city this week.
We are jumping on a train and travelling to the capital of Australia, Canberra to meet Bonita from Lavender and Twill.
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.