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....

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas, which is taking place next month from 14 - 17 April, is the world's largest Rockabilly festival. And yes as you might expect, it's one hell of a party. Held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino...

How to Throw the Ultimate Great Gatsby Party

For most people, the mere mention of 1920s America conjures up images of lavish parties, endless streams of champagne and all-around decadence, which is a somewhat ironic assumption considering the country was...

Book review: Style Me Vintage – 1940s

Too many books portray the 1940s as the decade that fashion forgot. Luckily new book Style Me Vintage - 1940s (Liz Tregenza, Pavillion, £11.99) does away with the myth of an era of drab, home-made style....

Win a classic Rotary Dial Retro Telephone!

New year, new home style? Start 2015 with bang and win a fantastic classic rotary dial retro phone based on a Thirties design! Introducing the GPO-200 Classic Retro Telephone, a contemporary British design...

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...

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 If you're looking for the real deal, with plenty of historical references and details thrown in as extra info, check...

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...

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...

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....