Very Vintage

Very Vintage

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.


June 16, 2021 37 mins
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 ...
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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 leprech...
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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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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:...
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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 phant...
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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 dea...
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November 16, 2020 43 mins
This episode we'll be discussing one of the most enchanting and enduring accessories - The Fashion Turban. We'll dive deep into the millinery history of draped style fashion turbans, count down our top turban fashion moments from the 1940s-1970s, and share personal stories about the accessory. What do Dolley Madison, Carmen Miranda, and Norma Desmond have in common? Their love of fashion turbans!
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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 true vintage clothing online. From making sure you get all of the details to how to measure yourself properly, Debra and Rachel will guide you through making sure that when you buy a garment on...
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October 21, 2020 49 secs
Each episode of Very Vintage is a conversation between friends Debra and Rachel. They discovered their mutual love of vintage nearly 10 years ago and their friendship has blossomed ever since. Rachel is a vintage collector located in Chicago, and Debra is a professional milliner who recently relocated to Los Angeles. This podcast is a fun way for them to share their collective vintage knowledge, give advice, and keep in touch whil...
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