Book review: Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 (Kathleen York, Shire Publications,£5.99 on Amazon) gives a fascinating overview of American bridal fashion in the first half of the 20th Century....

Five repro summer wedges available to buy now

If you're looking after a stylish, suitably vintage yet comfortable summer shoe, consider the wedge. The humble wedge first became fashionable in the late Thirties and has remained a go-to-style ever since....

German label VinSinn: 20s to 50s-inspired style

Lots of repro labels seem to have been founded by swing dancers keen on getting the perfect vintage-style clothes, including German label VinSinn, which specialises in clothing inspired by the Twenties to...

Marlene Dietrich – a short biography

“I am at heart, a gentleman”, Marlene Dietrich would say, smile and light a cigarette. Famous for her signature masculine look, 'The Dietrich' still remains the poster girl for the androgynous...

Inspirational gallery: Anna May Wong

The first Chinese-American movie star, Anna May Wong (1905 - 61) truly broke down barriers. Her career continues to fascinate, mainly because her charisma and talent far transgressed the stereotypical exotic...

Get hair like Veronica Lake: do the peek-a-boo!

Veronica Lake was known for her long blonde tresses, which she wore slightly curled covering half of her face. The look became known as the peek-a-boo, and was so famous that Lake had to publicly change her...

Four vintage hat styles for spring

It all started when Jo-Anne Rolfe stumbled across a vintage hat pattern. Inspired by the one pattern, her hat making has now grown into her business Vintage Hat Designs. Here, Jo-Anne picks four vintage...
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Vintage style icon: Mae West

Even if you know nothing about her life or career, you've probably spoken a line or two of hers. The lady in question is Mae West, possibly one of the most quotable actresses of all time.  " Is that a...
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Online retro hair class with The Amazings

Learn how to get a Thirties Mignon, a 'Bridget Bardot' and a Fifties-inspired rockabilly style at this online class with The Amazings, a website promoting  younger people learning new skills from an older...
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Step back in time at The Festival of Vintage

If you live in the north of England, this will be one for you! The Festival of Vintage returns to York's racecourse on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April, taking you back in time to celebrate the...
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Book review: Classic Hollywood Style

Classic Hollywood Style (Frances Lincoln, buy on Amazon now for £12.80) explores the impact of film costumes and movie fashion on everyday style. From Claudette Colbert's fringed, exotic gowns in Cecil B...