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...

What was a 1930s beauty salon like?

If you've ever wondered how women in the Thirties got their beautiful wave sets, then watch this amazing video. It shows a beauty salon in 1934 detailing how hair was permed and set - a very lengthy process by...

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...

Vintage style icon: Toshia Mori

Japanese-born Toshia Mori was one of classic Hollywood's rare Asian stars with a series of successful films during the Thirties. Mostly forgotten today, her beauty, style and talent deserve to be...

Vintage Style Icon: Josephine Baker

Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker grew up to be one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, a born entertainer, resistance fighter, humanitarian and vintage...

New 20s and 30s inspired coat collection

I am lucky to have some very talented friends, and Irma aka The Vintage Dressmaker, is certainly one of the most talented people I know. Point in case, her uber cool new Twenties and Thirties inspired coat...

Vintage wedding style – the skirt suit

When I got married earlier this year I seriously considered wearing a skirt suit. Casual and a typically vintage choice, it would have been a great option for our low key day. I went for a dress in the end,...

Vintage hair inspiration: Lucille Ball

When it comes to Forties hair inspiration, actor Lucille Ball is my go-to source for amazing up-dos. Here are some of my favourite pictures of Lucille's impeccable hair...