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This Retro Life is dedicated to telling the stories of people who are bringing the lifestyle, fashion, collections and music back from a bygone era. Meet some of the best modern day pinups, burlesque dancers and vintage collectors and hear the stories behind why they are make this modern life a little more retro.

This Retro Life is dedicated to telling the stories of people who are bringing the lifestyle, fashion, collections and music back from a bygone era. Meet some of the best modern day pinups, burlesque dancers and vintage collectors and hear the stories behind why they are make this modern life a little more retro.
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Australia

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This Retro Life is dedicated to telling the stories of people who are bringing the lifestyle, fashion, collections and music back from a bygone era. Meet some of the best modern day pinups, burlesque dancers and vintage collectors and hear the stories behind why they are make this modern life a little more retro.

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English

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0430155096


Episodes

Episode Seventy Four: Tiara Clara Vintage

12/11/2018
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Think pops of pink, orange, brown, green and all the clashing patterns in the world - that's the colour pallete of Nicole from Tiara Clara's vintage life. Thrifting is in her genes, so it's not surprising she now sells vintage pieces from the 1960's and 1970's.

Duration:00:14:02

Episode Seventy Three: Tom Ingram

12/3/2018
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His mission is to bring Rockabilly culture to the world and he's doing it through the worlds biggest festival, Viva Las Vegas. Meet man behind the event that brings rockabilly, burlesque and vintage fans from around the world together each and every year. This is Tom Ingram's vintage story.

Duration:00:25:59

Episode Seventy Two: The Vintage Inn

11/19/2018
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Loving vintage is about extending life. About taking something old and giving it years more love and life. Like the old photos that Liz Gruening-Hay from The Vintage Inn finds and shares. A family photo taken in the 50's get a new lease on life on Liz's blog - along with the rest of her extensive vintage passion.

Duration:00:25:20

Episode Seventy One: Retro Radio Farm

11/12/2018
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The come in bright blues and greens and yellows, but just how much can a radio from the 1950's tell us about the family who owned it? Alot, according to Allen Chiang from Retro Radio Farm. He has found a passion for restoring and modernising radios of old to keep the old pieces of technology alive and find homes for these old beauties.

Duration:00:20:35

Episode Seventy: Daria Nelson

10/30/2018
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Bonjour! This week we're off to Paris to meet a Ukranian with a passion for vintage fashion, icons and photography. In just a few years she's become a vintage influencer with big dreams. Meet Daria Nelson.

Duration:00:15:26

Episode Sixty Nine: Jon Morris

10/22/2018
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It's vintage comic researcher, collector and lover Jon Morris talking about the weird, the wonderful, the kitsch and quirky vintage comic characters that have graced our newspapers and graphic novels since the 1930's.

Duration:00:36:15

BONUS! Back in Time for Dinner

10/19/2018
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Because we're talking about vintage food this week I wanted to share a little something extra with you. There's a TV show that started in Britain and has gone around the world that's all about vintage food. It's called Back in Time for Dinner and in Australia it was the Ferrone family who voluntered to spend a week in a different era and cook only with the recipes, technology and social norms of the time. Carol Feronne reflected on the experience.

Duration:00:11:04

Episode Sixty Eight: Cup of Zest

10/15/2018
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Hands up if you love food! Ok, now that one hand is raised keep it up if you've ever experimented with recipes from an earlier era. I'm talking 60's dinner parties, aspic salads, tiered potato salads (yeah really)! Michelle Ferrand is the brains behind Cup of Zest and she is all about bringing vintage recipes back to life!

Duration:00:17:17

Episode Sixty Seven: The Homemade Pinup

10/1/2018
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A big part of living a modern vintage life is DIY. We do it ourselves when it comes to fashion, repairs, research, starting events, creating community - the list goes on. So meet someone who has not one, but two homemade vintage passions, Lauren De Marti, aka The Homemade Pinup.

Duration:00:18:37

Episode Sixty Six: Stephanie Lanora

9/17/2018
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What does your vintage passion mean for you? For Stephanie Lanora it's helped her find love, strength, community and even a second home. She's a 1940 loving history buff with an incredible story to tell. Hit play to hear it.

Duration:00:21:38

Episode Sixty Five: Killer Kitsch

9/3/2018
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Using your vintage passion for good not evil. It's something we should all aim for and Lizzie from Killer Kitsch is putting her collection of vintage sewing and knitting patterns out there for others to learn from, study and magic modern vintage magic. We learnt more about her vintage passion!

Duration:00:21:16

Episode Sixty Four: Nicholas Arnold

8/27/2018
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They were the superstars of their time. Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin were a comedy duo that took the world by storm n the 1940's and 1950's. And in 2018 they are still finding new fans just like Nicholas Arnold. Who found a calling in life thanks to his ability to sound, look and act just like Jerry Lewis.

Duration:00:22:00

Episode Sixty Three: Sofonda Blackmen

8/20/2018
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We're on the road this week to the tiny Australian town of Taylor's Arm. It's known for the Pub with No Beer and is the new home of Burlesque queen Sofonda Blackmen. She has an incredible vintage clothing collection, loves the 1970's and has just started the first ever Bowraville Burlesque Society. Bowraville Burlesque Society: https://www.facebook.com/bowraburlesque/ Sofonda Blackmen: https://www.facebook.com/sofonda/

Duration:00:22:09

Episode Sixty Two: Maggie Wilds

5/28/2018
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What do Manatees and mannequins have in common? There's only one woman who can answer this question and that's Maggie Wilds. She's the vintage wonder behind Denise Brain and has developed an impeccable knowledge about vintage brands and clothes. Now she's helping you live your best vintage life. How? Hit play!

Duration:00:23:22

Update: Where you been girl?

4/7/2018
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A short update on what's been going on behind the scenes at This Retro Life, and what's to come after a short break.

Duration:00:03:08

Episode Sixty One: Miss Lady Lace

3/12/2018
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With auburn hair, beautiful vintage fashion and a very cute sausage dog Miss Lady Lace is hard to miss. So how did discovering Dita Von Teese as a teenager lead to a vintage pasion that has consumed her entire life (and that of her husband too)? Miss Lady Lace tells her story of being a pretty cool teen in this episode.

Duration:00:14:52

Episode Sixty: Vintage Space

2/26/2018
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How much do you know about space flight? I'm talking pre 1975. Before man walked on the moon, before the space race ended and before a heap of regulation and safety measures we associate with space flight today. Vintage space is Amy Shira Teitel's passion. She digs out historic gems about space flight in the 50's and 60's and shares some of them with us in this episode.

Duration:00:30:16

Episode Fifty Nine: Andrew Nolte

2/19/2018
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Time for you to meet the first Australian musician since the 1950's to release a 78 record. Someone who has over 5,000 gramophone records in his collection. Who started wearing vintage clothes in highschool and now has his own orchestra bringing 1920's jazz to life! Ladies and Gents, meet Andrew Nolte!

Duration:00:26:46

Episode Fifty Eight: Tammy Twinkletoes

2/12/2018
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It was an entire town and it's architecture that led Tammy Twinkletoes (aka Tamsin Smith) to fully embrace her love of vintage. After trips to the same art deco festival in Napier New Zealand she packed up and moved there! Now she designs vintage inspired dresses for others, has started the first swing dancing school in the village and is living a modern vintage life!

Duration:00:18:58

Episode Fifty Seven: Sugar St Claire

1/29/2018
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Some people have a knack for creating community and bringing folks together. Sugar St Claire is one of those people! In the vintage, disability, online and performing community she rallies the troops and makes everyone feel welcome. So when vintage can equal confidence, what does finding your passion for old things mean when you have a disability? Hit play to find out!

Duration:00:14:46