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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 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


Episode Forty Four: Miss Baltimore Bombshell

9/25/2017
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What was the first vintage clothing item you owned? For many of us it can be hand me downs that end up int eh dress up box. We might only wear them around the house. But Miss Baltimore Bombshell was different. The second she found herself in the possession of a box of polyester beauties she knew she was onto something that made her happy and she bucked the teenage trend to rock old clothes whenever she could. Now, she's a modern vintage lass with an incredible story to tell.

Duration: 00:33:28


Episode Forty Three: Miss Chan Delier

9/18/2017
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This week we're travelling to Norway to meet the reigning Miss Pinup International. This week Miss Chan Delier will hand over her crown and title to another fabulous lady. But before she does let's find out more about this passionate vintage lover, what makes her tick and about the vintage scene in Norway.

Duration: 00:27:19


Episode Forty Two: Mid-Century Home

9/4/2017
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Step inside some of the best mid century modern homes in the world. We are taking a trip into homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Alto, Charles and Ray Eames and so many more. What started as a passion for vases in a flea market has turned into a full blown passion for vintage architecture for Marco Guagliardo. So hit play and meet the man behind Mid-Century Home.

Duration: 00:24:48


Episode Forty One: Emileigh Rogers

8/28/2017
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This episode needs to be consumed with a delicious, piping hot cup of tea. Because it's one of the things guest Emileigh Rogers loves to do. Paired with a love for vintage, a passion for blogging and a love of connecting with people Emileigh is one of the most interesting and lovely people you can meet. So pop the kettle on, brew the pot and as you sip enjoy this weeks episode.

Duration: 00:26:31


Episode Forty: Sophie Caligari

8/21/2017
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Say cheese! This week is all about vintage photography. But we aren't looking at magazine spreads of the 1980's. Glamour shots of the 1950's. We are going all the way back to the 1800's. When carnivals had a tent with a man, a trunk and an odd looking machine that would capture your image for ever. Today we're looking at wet plate photography and how Melbourne based photographer Sophie Caligari is keeping this old technique alive all these centuries later.

Duration: 00:22:31


Episode Thirty Nine: True Crime Historian

8/14/2017
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Passion for true crime is everywhere at the moment. Podcasts, books, articles and general conversation. But most true crime lovers tend to focus on modern history. Not Richard Jones from the True Crime Historian podcast. He is all about the vintage scoundrels that caused trouble from the late 1800's until early 1940's. So this week on This Retro Life we are taking a look at vintage and historic crime.

Duration: 00:31:32

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