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Vintage wedding dress fashion

Are you looking for inspiration for your outfit on your big day?  Well, you are not alone. What dress to wear has been the crucial question for brides for decades. Here Charlotte Freestone takes a...
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5 silent film actresses everyone should know

Mary Pickford Hailed 'America's sweetheart', Mary Pickford was one of Hollywood's first super stars. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1892, Mary started acting at the theatre at the age of seven. She began in...
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Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...
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Vintage sub cultures: Zooties

When a piece of clothing lends its name to a social riot, you know you're looking at an iconic garment. The Zoot Suit certainly fits the bill. The typical Zoot Suit is a two-piece suit with high-waisted,...
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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...
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New documentary: Teenage

Before the ‘teenager’ was invented, there was no second stage of life, you were either a child or you went to work as an adult. New documentary Teenage captures milestones in youth culture from some of the...
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Headwear through the decades

It's no secret, we'd be nowhere without our accessories. For decades, women have accessorised, attaching a brooch here, popping on some pearls there, and buckling up a belt around their waists. But there is...
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Pola Negri – the last vamp

Born Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec to a poor Polish family, Pola Negri was one of the greatest Hollywood stars of the Twenties and at one point the wealthiest woman in the film industry.  A master of...
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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...
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Vintage nightwear: a short history

There is something blasé about nightwear today. It is considered to be comfort wear, a pair of women’s boxers and that t-shirt you got free on holiday. Often, the nightwear sections of vintage are left...