‘Retro Lifestyle’

What does a Modern Vintage Gal get for her birthday?

October 10, 2017 | Retro Lifestyle | 0 comments

Autumn. The time when the leaves start falling on te ground. It rains and rains some more and…it’s also the time when I celebrate that I am officially getting older again! My birthday was on a Monday. As a personal tradition, I usually take the day off for some (family +) me time, but due to circumstances for the first time in my career, I went to work on my birthday. I celebrated my birthday on Monday evening with my family, but I have to say, I really like my personal tradition… On the Friday after, I went for dinner and drinks with some family members and friends in a very vintage meets present restaurant. So what does a Modern Vintage Gal get for her birthday? Check out a few lovely Modern Vintage gifts I received this year!

Vintage Diva photoshoot get-a-way in Hamburg with Ava Elderwood!

August 24, 2017 | Retro Lifestyle | 0 comments

So this story actually started a year ago on a random summer day in June with my retro sister from another mister. We had a lot of fun that night, which included a lot of laughter, a lot of tapas and a cat. Like a lot of other days, we were dressed in modern vintage style and we also took some pictures that evening.
Summer passed;
The leaves were falling on the ground;
Christmas was around the corner again and we entered the new year;
I entered the new year with zero New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of Netflix resolutions and dreams about warm Spring and Summer days;
The days became longer again;
and just like that…a year had passed: It was Spring again.

Binge-watch your way to the fashionable 1950s with Velvet

For a retrospective (fictive) peek at the 1960s, we had Mad Men. For the 1950s (and a small part of the 1960s), we have Velvet, also knowns as Galerías Velvet. As you may have read, when I finished the Spanish serie Gran Hotel, I was happy that there was yet another Spanish retro serie waiting for me: Velvet. A serie that is set in the late 1950s in Spain, with a serious ode to high class fashion of those days. Last week, I came back from my holiday and I couldn’t wait to watch the last two seasons. Season 3 and 4 were added to Netflix (Netherlands) on the 1st of August and I finished the final episode on the 5th of August. Yes, that’s how addictive this serie is. I’ve set my own personal binge-watch record, although now I regret that I didn’t spread my binge-watch pleasure over a …

Retro bedtime!

February 7, 2017 | Retro Lifestyle | 2 comments

You know those moments when you look around in your apartment and you’re like: ”Hey you know what I haven’t done in a while: bought something new. You know what they say: your home is never finished. I recognize that a lot when it comes to accessories. Every time when I think I have bought the last decoration item (or clothes), my retro eyes find something else I want. And Fast. I went from wall decoration to pillows and from pillows to decoration for my bedroom. Because a good night sleep and sweet retro dreams are of course also a must.

Back to the fifties on a random Sunday

June 20, 2016 | Retro Lifestyle | 8 comments

Yesterday was definitely not a lazy Sunday. With a friend, I went Back to the fifties.. Sunny weather, good company and a fifties environment. Just a few ingredients for a lovely vintage meets present Sunday.
So this Back to the fifties festival was in the centre of Roosendaal (Netherlands). It was not very nearby and I’ve never been in Roosendaal except for a transfer to another track in the railway station. So my friend and I felt like tourists in our own country. Tourists in a temporary time machine. Rewind to the 1950s and stay there, at least for a few hours.


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