Goodness knows that my own YouTube posting is, to put it mildly, sporadic at best, but I do love creating videos a great deal and know that in periodic bursts, all things willing, I'll continue to post there when possible.
I might not be uploading every day or even every month, but like many people, I do swing by YouTube numerous times throughout an average week as a viewer and always delight in seeing new videos from some of my very favourite vintage related YouTubers.
A delightful blend of more traditional vintage, pinup, rockabilly, retro, and vintage inspired, the following selection of thirteen awesome YouTube channels - a number that was selected in honor of the fact that today is none other than Friday the 13th - never fails to entertain, inspire, and often teach me.
I really feel like each of them deserves all the viewership love that they can get and am so happy to get a chance to share them here with you in this post.
You may already be following some, or even most, of these awesome ladies, but I hope that amongst this baker's dozen of talented, friendly vintage adoring YouTubers, you'll discover at least a name or two that is new to you.
Without further ado, may I present (in alphabetical order) thirteen seriously fabulous vintage related YoutTubers and their channels (along with one of their videos for you to get a taste of what their channels are like).
1. A Vintage Vanity: Passionate long-time YouTuber Jennifer, aka, A Vintage Vanity is one of the most vivacious, enjoyable, and talented people you could ever hope to encounter. With frequent videos spanning a wide range of topics (from styling and beauty how-tos to giveaways, reviews of classic movies, and so much more!), a killer sense of humour, beautiful pink locks that will make you want to up your dye job game big time, this vintage YouTube maven is an absolute must-follow in my books.
2. Bonita Vear: It might surprise you to learn that a fair number of us longtime (and a few newer, too) vintage bloggers also have YouTube channels (love that!). One of whom is my dear Australian friend, the endlessly lovely Bonita Vear (from the blog Lavender & Twill), whose YouTube channel is a terrific place to get to know her better, very much including through charming haul videos featuring products from some of the leading vintage repro brands around the world.
3. Glamourdaze: From the immensely popular, longstanding website of the same name, comes a YouTube channel that is sure to make any vintage fan's heart skip many a beat. Jam packed with incredible real world vintage video clips (many pertaining directly to fashion or beauty), plus twenty-first century how-tos to help you nail the perfect vintage look, this channel is simply not to be missed! (I've been known to binge watch Glamourdaze's videos on many an occasion! :))
4. How To Be Fancy: This channel is a downright joy! Bursting with colour, happiness, fun and great videos highlighting her passion for style and beauty, Heather blends old school glamour with modern know-how to create videos that are sure to inspire and entertain many both within and outside of the vintage world alike.
5. Iris J: One of the first vintage related YouTube channels I ever subscribed to, easily seven or eight years ago now, was that of Iris J's phenomenal hairstyling videos. With her warm smile, friendly demeanour, and super helpful (not to mention continually creative) hairstyling videos, Iris brings vintage and rockabilly gals the world over a treasure trove of 'do ideas year after wonderfully enjoyable year. She's a font of knowledge and definitely worth following no matter your level of vintage hairstyling ability.
6. Lilly Jarlsson: From Northern Germany comes the immensely elegant and very charming Lilly Jarlsson, a freelance writer and beautician who imparts her passion for living a vintage lifestyle to her beautifully shot videos, which abound with how-tos and great tips alike to help us all join her in celebrating so much of what is wonderful about being an old school fan.
7. Lisa Freemont Street: A vintage related YouTube channel that likely needs no introduction to many in our midst, this longstanding and highly popular account is chock-a-block with fantastic vintage/pinup hairstyle tutorials, repro fashion reviews, and oodles more that is sure to have you digging deep through the achieves of this fantastic account.
8. Making It Modern: From Bethany, aka The Glamorous Housewife, comes this seriously fab channel that shines the spotlight on revamping vintage recipes into appealing dishes for the 21st century palette, as offering up handy household management and cooking tips. Fun, well shot videos and Bethany's gorgeous wardrobe (and kitchen!) will have you coming back for another helping, so to speak, time and time again.
9. Miss Rockabilly Ruby: From sunny California one encounters the beautiful and talented, Miss Rockabilly Ruby, a pinup modern, retro hair stylist and makeup artist who brings her passion for all three areas to her lovely YouTube how-tos. So far she's only shared a handful of videos with us, but those that have appeared are aces and you'll quickly find yourself champing at the bit for her next upload!
10. Nora Finds: A beloved fixture in the vintage fashion and social media world, Nora (who you may remember from her recent blog interview here on CV) from the blog Nora Finds launched a YouTube channel a while back and has been filling it with a delightful array of videos, such as how to style a vintage inspired hair scarf turban and a beginner's guide to dating vintage fashion. Just like her blog, these videos are captivating and oodles of fun!
11. Ruby's Musings: Created by a woman of many talents and interests, this recently launched channel is helmed by Ruby from the eponymously named blog Ruby's Musings. Both do a great job at presenting a diverse assortment of topics pertaining to vintage and modern homemaking, cooking, fashion, and other elements of life in general from the perspective of a deeply passionate long time vintage fan.
12. Stephanie Lynn: From the wonderful lady who has long brought you the vintage and historical sewing blog, Girl with a Star Spangled Heart, you'll discover this engagingly lovely YouTube channel that documents many of the different vintage and everyday happenings (including travel vlog videos and recently her exploration of the Konmari system of home decluttering) in Stephanie's life.
13. The Long Haired Flapper: Talented fellow vintage adoring Canadian Kate (from the blog Vintage in a Modern World) presents a wonderful channel that focuses primarily on Victorian and early 20th century hair and beauty related topics, complete with scores of seriously inspiring hairstyle tutorials, each of which will have you itching you get your 1920s look on something fierce!
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Naturally, this list does not include every channel pertaining to vintage out there on the ol' interwebz and if you, or an account you love watching, didn't appear here, chances are it was simply because this list was capped at a mere thirteen entries. By all means, if you have a vintage related channel or want to share some of your favourites that fall under that heading, please feel free to do so in the comments below. The more names, the better!
With so few TV shows that have even the slightest to do with the vintage/rockabilly/pin up lifestyle (I don't mean those set in the past, such as Mad Men and Call the Midwife, but rather ones that realistically portray what it's like to be a vintage adoring and wearing lady or gent), YouTube helps to fill the gap for us there and the work, dedication and creativity that the video makers highlighted here today put into their channels cannot be praised highly enough.
It requires a great deal of time and effort to regularly (or even just semi-regularly) create (and edit!) videos and I have nothing but respect for those in our circle who take on this wonderful roll and help to enrich many of our lives all the more with their own unique take on vintage.
Let's all shower these hardworking individuals with adoration and subscribe to their accounts on the double (if you're not doing so already, that is).
Who knows, with these thirteen talented gals frequently filling your Subscriptions tab with new videos, it might just inspire you to start a vintage related YouTube channels of your own! :)