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Flappers – how to do Twenties make-up

The Roaring Twenties heralded liberation for the fairer sex, from the abandonment of the corset to the celebration of the pillar-box red pout - so if you want to revamp your look, the fresh faces of the...
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Review: Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

Until now I have been a hair extensions snob. For some reason I just couldn't see how I could make them work for me as I like a simple, no-fuss every day look or Sixties styling. Then a friend of mine wore the...
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Vintage style – five blonde icons

Here are five  influential blondes whose golden tresses have found many imitators and even more admirers. Jean Harlow The original platinum blonde, Harlow is recognized as one of the most gifted and...
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Tried and tested: the best red lipsticks!

One of the easiest ways to add a touch of vintage glamour to your makeup is to wear red lipstick. It adds a sense of occasion to the mundane, and can transform you from office worker to Hollywood starlet at...
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Vintage style tip: beauty spots

One of the trademarks of timeless sex appeal is the beauty spot. A true vintage bombshell look doesn't seem complete without it. It's something modern day burlesque queens like Dita von Teese and Immodesty...
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We love vintage manicures

One of the quickest ways to add polish and authenticity to a vintage ensemble is with a vintage manicure.  But just what is a vintage manicure and how does it differ from today's styles? Candice Deville...
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Book review: A Century of Hairstyles

Nifty little guide A Century of Hairstyles (Pamela Church Gibson, Shire Publications, £7.20 on Amazon) is a lovely overview of 20th Century male and female hair styles from Edwardian Gibson girls to...
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Make-up guide: how to re-create a Forties look

Creating a vintage face is a definite art form, and getting just the right look takes practice and care.  Amanda Newsum from Jitterbug Doll is often asked about her favorite make-up products and...
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Fashion video: 50s glasses

Check out this fab video from 1955 on how glasses can be fashionable and glamorous, plus tips on choosing the right pair of specs in terms of frame colour and shape for a woman's face. The suggested pairs are...