Vintage King: Paul Crook

Kicking off our new series Vintage Kings, featuring the best vintage-dressers and sartorially inspirational gentlemen from around the globe, is swing enthusiast Paul Crook. His Thirties and Forties-influenced,...
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How to pick a good corset

Not all corsets were created equal. In fact, a lot of the garments that are sold as 'corsets' today are more corset-style tops than the real deal. They might look good but they won't shape the waist and...

We like: Flirty Thirtys repro lingerie

We love well-made, vintage-inspired lingerie so Flirty Thirtys, a new UK-based brand, who offer Art deco-esque lingerie designed in softest satin and crepe de chine, won us over in no time. The label use...

Vintage style inspiration: Tamara de Lempicka

Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka remained fabulously moneyed despite the Great Depression and two World Wars, cultivating that golden elixir of 20th century:  glamour – a successful, shameless...

Hair tutorial: Thirties sweetheart style

We love this fab Thirties hair tutorial by Miss Amethyst (she's one of our Vintage Queens!) who runs lovely blog The Pink Retro Powder Room, where she shares lots of great tips about vintage styling. In this...

The cult of sunbathing

Nowadays, despite health scares, most of us yearn to lounge on a beach in the summer, wear skimpy beachwear, dowse ourselves in delicious smelling oils and sprays and acquire a gorgeous dark tan designed...

Eat Like the Stars – Silver Screen Sandwiches

Why not sprinkle some stardust over your lunchtime sandwiches? In Hollywood’s Golden Era, stars regularly shared their favourite recipes with their fans through articles in fan magazines and promotional...

Vintage style inspiration: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo chose herself as the object of most of her paintings, exploring her gender and identity through her art. Her clothes and looks were an important prop, not only in her portraits but also in her...

Vintage make-up: learn how to do a Marlene Dietrich

If you've ever wanted to emulate the dramatic Thirties make-up of screen legend Marlene Dietrich, then check out this wonderful video how-to by lovely YouTuber Sanni. Sanni has done a whole range of video...