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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

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

Episode Fifty Six: Tara Moss

1/22/2018
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You've probably read her books, seen her on TV or follow her sewing, vintage or steampunk pages on social media. Tara Moss has been on a fabulous vintage journey like the rest of us and is now able to thread a love of old things into everything she does. So find out why she rescues pieces, how she learnt to sew and why for her vintage = self care!

Duration:00:41:19

Episode Fifty Five: The music that influenced Elvis Presely

1/15/2018
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At the Parkes Elvis Festival we were lucky enough to chair a symposium into the music that influenced Elvis Presley. Joining Kia Handley on stage was Louisiana musician Bernard Pearce, music journalist Glenn A Baker and Australian Elvis Tribute Artist Mark Andrew.

Duration:01:01:01

Episode Fifty Five: The music that influenced Elvis Presely

1/15/2018
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At the Parkes Elvis Festival we were lucky enough to chair a symposium into the music that influenced Elvis Presley. Joining Kia Handley on stage was Louisiana musician Bernard Pearce, music journalist Glenn A Baker and Australian Elvis Tribute Artist Mark Andrew.

Duration:01:01:01

Episode Fifty Four: House of Hats

1/8/2018
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How often do you wear a hat? When it's sunny outside or you're going to a special event - how do you think you'd go wearing a hat or headpiece 365 days a year! That's what milliner Ilana Meilak would like us all to do. She's been collecting pieces of vintage headwear since she was 8 years old! Hit play to hear how she turned this love into her work at House of Hats.

Duration:00:16:36

Episode Fifty Four: House of Hats

1/8/2018
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How often do you wear a hat? When it's sunny outside or you're going to a special event - how do you think you'd go wearing a hat or headpiece 365 days a year! That's what milliner Ilana Meilak would like us all to do. She's been collecting pieces of vintage headwear since she was 8 years old! Hit play to hear how she turned this love into her work at House of Hats.

Duration:00:16:36

Episode Fifty Three: Miss Cherrybomb

1/1/2018
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We're kicking off 2018 with a story all about family, perfect for the festive season. How two mothers ended up involved in their daughters passions. One who wanted to ensure her daughter made friends with a common interest, and another who has been able to bond over a love of vintage. In this episode meet the incredible Miss Cherrybomb, a pinup who's competed around the world, has the best sense of humour and personality and an infectious passion for old things.

Duration:00:24:24

Episode Fifty Two: Bernice Bell

12/4/2017
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It's like a Cinderella story, when across a crowded vintage store you spot the perfect vintage shoe. As you approach it you dare to dream that this 100 year old beauty feels at home on your foot and then..... it's perfect! It's moments like this that inspired Bernice Bell's love of the 1920's and 1930's. Hear about her incredible style and collection in this episode.

Duration:00:16:15

Episode Fifty One: Miss Lillian Rose

11/27/2017
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Could the vintage community be the secret weapon to fighting online trolls? This is the question being asked by the incredible mind of Miss Lillian Rose who has combined academia with her passion for vintage and old things. So what is the answer? Hit play to find out.

Duration:00:19:30

Episode Fifty: American Duchess

11/13/2017
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Bustles, stays, rumps and hoops! Get ready to tight lace your corset because we're going back to the 18th century. In this episode meet a woman who brings 1700's fashion to life in 2017, that has created a business around historic and vintage dress and has just released a book to teach you to be 1700's fabulous today! Meet Lauren Stowell from American Duchess.

Duration:00:35:47

Episode Forty Nine: Retro Betty

11/6/2017
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It's our first birthday! We have been telling modern vintage stories for a year now and to celebrate we sit down with one of the incredible minds behind the online magazine Retro Betty. So get comfy, maybe in the backseat of a classic car, because this week we're going cruising with Kirsty Wallett aka Francie Flathead.

Duration:00:34:46

Episode Forty Eight: Pinup Doll Australia

10/30/2017
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We went behind the scenes of the Pinup Doll Australia finals held at Chromefest in NSW, Australia. The winner gets a golden ticket to the Miss Pinup International contest in London. So come inside the backstage tent and meet the wonderful finalists and men and women behind an event that grows each and every year.

Duration:00:39:20

Episode Forty Seven: That Retro Piece

10/23/2017
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How does one man end up with over 1500 pieces of vintage Pyrex? It starts with just one. Then slowly grows and grows and becomes more and more addictive. But for Stan from That Retro Piece his love of Pyrex has turned into a resource for others and a world first book. We go down the dangerously obsessive (in a fun way) road of Pyrex collection in this episode.

Duration:00:26:52

Episode Forty Six: My Vintage Love

10/16/2017
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From perm machines that look like they might electrocute you to leave in hair rollers made of metal, beauty through the ages hasn't always been painless. But thanks to those inventions we now have the technology today that makes recreating vintage looks so much easier. Michelle Coursey is the makeup artist and vintage fashionista behind My Vintage Love and our guest this week

Duration:00:17:01

Episode Forty Five: The Flying Pinup

10/9/2017
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are preparing for takeoff so could you please make sure your tray tables and seats are in the upright position, your vintage hat is cocked at the correct angle and that you're ready to take to the skies in a vintage warbird. Your pilot for this adventure is The Flying Pinup. I hope you enjoy your ride.

Duration:00:24:25

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