March 10th, 2021 | 27 mins 53 secs
1960s, chicago history, history, history podcast, irish pride, st. patricks day, st. pattys day, storytelling, vintage, vintage chicago, vintage history
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!
February 2nd, 2021 | 51 mins 32 secs
deep dive, fashion podcast, history podcast, millinery, style podcast vintage style, vintage, vintage fashion
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.
December 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
1920s, 1930s, 1940s history, 1950s, 1960s, christmas, christmas podcast, holiday history, thrift store, vintage, vintage decor, vintage fashion, vintage style
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!
December 14th, 2020 | 47 mins 2 secs
1920s history, creepy, fashion, film history, mystery, old hollywood, rudolph valentino, silent films, spooky, vintage style, vintage vintage
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!
November 23rd, 2020 | 35 mins 55 secs
1920s history, creepy, film history, mystery, old hollywood, rudolph valentino, silent films, spooky, vintage, vintage fashion, vintage style
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?
November 16th, 2020 | 43 mins 46 secs
1940s history, fashion history, fashion turban, millinery, secondhand fashion, thrift store, vintage, vintage fashion, vintage style
This episode we'll be discussing one of the most enchanting and enduring accessories - The Fashion Turban.
We'll dive deep on the history of draped style fashion turbans, count down our top turban fashion moments from the 1940s-1970s, and share personal stories about the accessory.
November 3rd, 2020 | 40 mins
ebay, etsy, fashion podcast, millinery, style podcast vintage style, thrift store, vintage, vintage fashion
Vintage boutique shutdown? Thrift store closed? Is the Flea Market Canceled? Or maybe digging for old clothes in person isn't your thing. It's time to go online shopping! In this episode we'll breakdown our Top Tips for buying vintage clothing online.
October 21st, 2020 | 49 secs
millinery, thrift store, trailer, vintage, vintage fashion, vintage style
Very Vintage Podcast is for people who love bygone eras, but appreciate modern living. We'll talk thrift store scores, techniques for shopping online, and geek out over fashion history. Join us!