Shake, Rattle and Roll: a history of the jukebox

The jukebox is an undeniable symbol of the spirit of 1950s American youth. Almost any film or TV programme set in that decade features a scene with kids crowded around one, picking out a record to dance to....

Christmas traditions through the decades

With just a few weeks to go until the carefully wrapped presents are no longer under the Christmas tree,  Eleanor Claire Hilton Domm was asked to do a little celebratory research. What was Christmas like in...

Book review: Fashion in the ’70s

Fashion in the '70s promises to bring to life a decade of styles many would rather forget. Yet from hippie chic to punk, the decade's fashion influence remains relevant even today....

Vintage Bollywood icons

When searching for vintage style inspiration our first instincts might be to turn to America and Europe. But as we all know, beauty knows no boundaries. For some international inspiration and full-on Seventies...

A vintage classic: the Adidas Gazelle trainer

Introduced in 1968 as a running shoe, the Adidas Gazelle trainer has remained one of the most popular models ever and has become a true design classic over the last five decades.  With its hundreds...

Vintage style heroes: our mothers!

My Mom, The Style Icon is a fantastic, although sadly no longer updated blog showcasing pictures readers send in of their mothers. We've met up with the website's founder, Piper Weiss, to find out more...
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The world’s first black cover girl: Donyale Luna

Born to a mother of African-American and European heritage and a father of African-American and South American Indian ancestry, Donyale Luna transcended all racial stereotypes and categorisations. When she...

70s fashion: platform sandals

Summer, or at least spring, seems right around the corner, which means it's time to dig out summer shoes and sandals. Platforms, that Seventies fashion staple, has never really completely gone out of fashion....

Secretary chic: a style retrospective

Secretaries have been depicted on the silver screen for decades. Initially often only as the witty side-kick to a male lead, but increasingly so as career women in their own right.  Tara Gardner has found...

Vintage wedding dress fashion

Are you looking for inspiration for your outfit on your big day?  Well, you are not alone. What dress to wear has been the crucial question for brides for decades. Here Charlotte Freestone takes a...