Very Vintage

A podcast for peculiar people.

About the show

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.


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    Episode 8: Snap Out of It! Top Tips for Getting Out of a Fashion Funk

    June 16th, 2021  |  37 mins 5 secs
    clothing, conversation, fashion, friends, old hollywood, retro, storytelling, vintage, vintage clothing, vintage fashion

    Debra & Rachel start out the 8th episode of Very Vintage Podcast with the classic segment "Find, Make, or Mend" and then introduce "Very Vintage Hotline". A new segment of the show where the ladies answer listener submitted questions. This episode Rachel seeks Debra's expertise on how to dig yourself out of a fashion run.

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    Episode 7: Chicago Loves St. Patrick's Day!

    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!

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    6: Let me Mask you a question......The past, present, and future of face masks

    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.

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    5: Deep Dive: It's a Very Vintage Christmas!

    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!

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    4: Deep Dive on Old Hollywood Star, Rudolph Valentino pt. 2

    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!

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    3: Deep Dive on Old Hollywood Star, Rudolph Valentino pt. 1

    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?

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    2: Deep Dive on Fashion Turbans

    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.

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    1: Top Tips for Buying Vintage Clothing Online

    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.

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    0: Introducing....Very Vintage!

    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!