Each episode of Very Vintage is a conversation between friends, Debra & Rachel.
Debra is a professional milliner (Millinery, Etc.) and Rachel is a Chicago-based vintage collector. They will dive deep into vintage fashion and history, as well as give modern takes on life, love, business, and more. You never know where a conversation starting with peep-toe pumps will end!
Debra recently relocated to Los Angeles and this podcast is a fun way for them to keep in touch while sharing their collective vintage knowledge, giving advice, and telling stories.
Episode 8: Snap Out of It! Top Tips for Getting Out of a Fashion Funk
What do you do when your closet isn't inspiring you? When you can't manage to trade in your sweats for a beloved vintage dress? Never fear! Debra & Rachel will provide you with top tips to shake that fashion funk and fall back in love with your wardrobe in the a new segment called, "Very Vintage Hotline". They also kick off the show with a classic "Find, Make, or Mend" story that anyone who buys vintage online will be all too familiar with!
Do you have a question you'd like to submit to the Very Vintage Hotline? DM us on Instagram @VeryVintagePodcast and we may feature you in an upcoming episode!
Episode 7: Chicago Loves St. Patrick's Day!
A tale as old as time.....or at least as far back as 1961! Join Debra and Rachel as they dive deep into Chicago's Very Vintage infatuation with Irish pride. In this episode, Debra and Rachel uncover the history of the peculiar and secretive traditions behind why the Chicago River turns a mysterious bright green hue on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick's Day nearly every year for over half a decade. Is it the work of leprechauns? Listen to find out!
6: Let me Mask you a question......The past, present, and future of face masks
The 2020 accessory that everyone had to have, but no one really wanted....the face mask! Debra and Rachel talk face mask history, find amusing ads from 1918, factcheck popular mask photos found on social media and look forward to how face masks will impact style, fashion, and society moving in the future.
5: Deep Dive: It's a Very Vintage Christmas!
Join us for a super-sized Deep Dive episode of vintage Christmas stories, traditions, and holiday fun!
This episode was born when we wanted to find out more about the iconic silver aluminum Christmas trees of the 1950s and 60s and that took us on a wild ride! We talk about Christmas decor trends from the 1920s through the 1970s, as well as share anecdotes from family and friends. Rachel gets her burning questions answered, such as: What is a flocked Christmas tree? And Debra learns the history of the Christmas Pickle ornament.
Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa....or something a little stronger from your bar cart....and enjoy this special episode!
4: Deep Dive on Old Hollywood Star, Rudolph Valentino pt. 2
In the second episode of our two part "Deep Dive" of Rudolph Valentino we tie up loose ends of the silent film star and old Hollywood heartthrob who died far too young. We fall hard for his mysterious ways as we discover just how brightly his star still shines today and how much of an impact he's made on the world. We do our best to solve some of the mysteries we uncover - his ghostly figure roaming around L.A., a phantom-like "woman in black" who seems to follow him, we even possibly find the current location of his missing cursed tiger's eye ring. So pour yourself a Blood & Sand cocktail and join us as we get Very Vintage about Rudolph Valentino!
3: Deep Dive on Old Hollywood Star, Rudolph Valentino pt. 1
Join us as we dive deep into the lore of silent film star and old Hollywood heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. Mysterious and beguiling, Valentino captivated women all over the world with his charming characterizations and good looks. However, murders, feuds, accidents and chaos followed him throughout his life....and his afterlife. It's even said that he owned a ring that was so cursed that it was the responsible for at least 5 deaths. Will we ever be able to separate fact from fiction?
Love love love
I look forward to each podcast. Debra and I live on opposite sides of the US, listening to her makes us feel much closer. Thank you for your voice, your stories, and you!
Hooked from the start!
I was so happy I came across this podcast! As a vintage seller and buyer, I was thrilled to hear these two intelligent women talk about the issues that are important me. They know what they’re taking about....the first episode about tips for buying vintage online was a home run. They mention everything I want my buyers to know, and great tips for sellers, as well. Looking forward to many more episodes!