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The girl with the violet eyes: Liz Taylor’s style

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor is known today for her numerous ailments, her amazing head of hair, briefly grey but usually jet black despite her being aged 77, her friendship with the late Michael Jackson...
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Is this the best 20s make-up tutorial on YouTube?

There are plenty of Twenties make-up videos on YouTube, but few are historically accurate. If you're looking for the real deal, with plenty of historical references and details thrown in as extra info, check...
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We had a Forties wartime Christmas

When Forties retro lifestyler Amanda ‘Edna’ Pickard received her nephew's Christmas list by text message, she wondered if it would be possible to recapture the joy of Christmas past by recreating a...
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Vintage Style Icons: Modesty Blaise

I'm sure QueensOfVintage.com readers enjoyed our interview with the living burlesque goddess that is Immodesty Blaize. To some of you her name might sound familiar, others may be intrigued to know Ms Blaize...
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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...
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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....
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The ultimate vintage lingerie shopping guide

Vlingerie is to ladies what clotted cream is to chocolate fondant; luxurious, frivolous, must-have decoration - so get whipped up. Leigh Morrow has some great tips and tricks on how to shop for vintage...
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How to throw a Fifties cocktail party

Cocktail parties were a popular social event for the middle and upper classes on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the Fifties. Here we have some top tips from how to dress for a cocktail party , to...
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How to wear brogues without looking like your dad

Brogues are the perfect option for those wanting to inject a bit of smart vintage style into their look. If worn correctly, these shoes can bring an ideal balance of British eccentricity and timeless...
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Thirties make-up tutorial

Need help making the best out of your facial features with a little make-up? Then check out this short 1936 make-up video tutorial 'Secrets of Make-up', which shows how to get the best cupids bow lips and...