Vintage Style Icon: Veronica Lake

Although only 4’ 11’ tall, Veronika Lake had an intense, erotically charged screen presence that made her a larger-than-life pin-up of the Forties and one of the silver screen's most enduring vintage...
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How to date vintage clothing by looking at zips

Example of a Schiaparelli zip (Victoria and Albert Museum) T.393-1974 Advantage in Vintage: I think one of the biggest misconceptions out there with relation to vintage clothing is that plastic zips...

How to wash gloves

While looking through her Thirties pattern magazines, Jennifer Knox came across an article on glove care she just had to share. Here is some great, original Thirties advice on how to wash your...

Once a war-time duty, still a great skill: knitting

Landgirl1980: With this new year of ours, I have reaffirmed my need to learn a new skill. I adore embroidery but crafts with wool have been out of my reach for some time. I curse myself for not choosing...

Vintage King: Paul Hayward

Next in our new series Vintage Kings, featuring the best vintage-dressers and sartorially inspirational gentlemen from around the globe, we have Spanish vintage lover Paul Hayward. "I was born in Madrid in...

Book review: The Little Book of…

Written by Emma Baxter-Wright, The Little Book of Chanel and The Little Book of Schiaparelli (both Carlton Books, now on Amazon for £12 Chanel and £9 Schiaparelli) are deceptively detailed and jam-packed...

Book review: Fashion Sourcebook – 1930s

Much like the first book in the series, which focuses on the Twenties, Fashion Sourcebook - 1930s (Edited by Charlotte Fiell & Emmanuelle Dirix, Goodman Fiell, currently £19.46 on Amazon) is a...

Three Etsy bargains for a 1930s night

Etsy is one of a favourite market places to shop for vintage. Not only is it full of wonderful creative and vintage finds, but you can come across a few great bargains as well. Peta Coote went window...