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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Iconic hair styles: the beehive

Vidal Sassoon's precision cuts aside, the beehive has to be the most famous hair do to emerge from the Sixties. But where did it originate and what actually is a beehive? The up-do was developed in 1960 by...

Video how-to: 1930s eyebrows

Have you ever wondered how to draw the perfect late Thirties eye brows? If so this British Pathe Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial from 1938, taken from the original British Pathe newsreel "Beautifying! Where...

Video guide: Diana Dors inspired pin-curl set

Fifties pin-up and actor Diana Dors was not only known for her bombshell looks and real acting talent but also her gorgeously set blonde locks. Here's a great video tutorial showing you how to set your hair...

Five minute vintage hair style

There just are some days when we wake up, tired, late for work, kids not ready for school yet and can't be bothered with heated rollers, finger waves or pin curls but still want to look vintage fabulous....