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Lauren Bacall: the lady and ‘The Look’

The Old Hollywood set is brimming with style icons. One of the stand out faces and personalities from the Forties, which still continues to fascinate us today, is Lauren Bacall. Alison Rowley looks at...
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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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How to find the perfect vintage bag

Vintage: you love the movies, you wear the clothes, you've even mastered some pretty fancy hair, so what's next? Topping off your vintage look with the right accessories can be fun, but it can also be a...
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Kings of Vintage: Rockers

With their love for motorcycles, leather and beer, Rockers have always had a bad reputation, even when they first began to emerge in post-war Britain. Christopher Raymond Brocklebank takes a look at a youth...
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Weimar Berlin’s fashion photographer: Yva

Else Ernestine Neulaender, also known as Yva, ran a flourishing atelier in Twenties and Thirties Berlin, where she established herself as the go to photographer for magazine fashion shoots. Her photographs...
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Retro find of the week: Bettie Robe by Betty Blue’s

I'm having a baby in the next few weeks, which has been an interesting challenge clothes-wise. Most modern maternity wear is incredibly boring and full of matronly wrap dresses or polka-dotted monstrosities,...
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Pioneering American fashion design: Bonnie Cashin

Born in Fresno, California and named after a beloved family horse, Bonnie Cashin emerged from modest surroundings to become a pioneer of American style in the mid-20th century and be hailed as the ‘mother’...