Get Fifties curls for New Year’s Eve

Why not welcome the new decade with a set of glamorous Fifties curls ala Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall  in How to Marry a Millionaire? YouTuber Cherry Dollface has a fantastic video tutorial....

Video: How to finger-wave your hair

With the new Great Gatsby film coming out in a few months, even mainstream fashion magazines are going into a Twenties overdrive - apparently Twenties Marcel and finger waves are going to be staging a style...

Make-up video guide: how to do a 70s Biba look

If the early Seventies Art Deco-inspired look Biba is famously known for is your thing, you will love this fantastic make-up video tutorial by the fabulous Lisa Eldridge. This is an experimental make-up...

Book review: Retro Makeup

I really enjoyed reading Lauren Rennells' first book on vintage hairstyling, which I still rate as one of the best step-by-step guides for re-creating vintage hair. I'm all the more excited she has also...

Review: vintage make-up guides by Glamour Daze

If you regularly wear a period look, you will love these vintage make-up guides (Glamour Daze, $9.99 each or $19.99 for all) based on lovingly restored instruction leaflets from the Twenties, Thirties,...

1938 Make-up tutorial

We just had to share this fantastic British Pathe make-up tutorial from 1938 showing you exactly how to accent your eye brows, how to do your make-up if you're 'over 40' and how to wear glasses that suit...

Vintage hair tutorial: The 10 minute beehive

Ana, the fabulous blogger behind Fairy Fay, loves a good beehive - especially if it is quick and easy. We're really excited that she's sharing her fabulous step-by-step tutorial with us: how to do a 10 minute...

Vintage style inspiration: Tamara de Lempicka

Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka remained fabulously moneyed despite the Great Depression and two World Wars, cultivating that golden elixir of 20th century:  glamour – a successful, shameless...

Video tutorial: Get Lucille Ball’s poodle do

Hollywood comedienne Lucille Ball was famous for her bright auburn hair which she often wore piled up high and curly in a so-called poodle do. If you fancy copying Lucie's famed Fifties up-do, then we've...

Hair tutorial: Thirties sweetheart style

We love this fab Thirties hair tutorial by Miss Amethyst (she's one of our Vintage Queens!) who runs lovely blog The Pink Retro Powder Room, where she shares lots of great tips about vintage styling. In this...

The cult of sunbathing

Nowadays, despite health scares, most of us yearn to lounge on a beach in the summer, wear skimpy beachwear, dowse ourselves in delicious smelling oils and sprays and acquire a gorgeous dark tan designed...

Video tutorial: how to do the perfect cat eyeliner

The easiest way of adding a bit of vintage glam to your every-day look is by wearing black eyeliner. This might seem a little tricky at first but fear not, we've found this excellent video tutorial giving you...