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The girl with the violet eyes: Liz Taylor’s style

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor is known today for her numerous ailments, her amazing head of hair, briefly grey but usually jet black despite her being aged 77, her friendship with the late Michael Jackson...
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We had a Forties wartime Christmas

When Forties retro lifestyler Amanda ‘Edna’ Pickard received her nephew's Christmas list by text message, she wondered if it would be possible to recapture the joy of Christmas past by recreating a...
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Christmas traditions through the decades

With just a few weeks to go until the carefully wrapped presents are no longer under the Christmas tree,  Eleanor Claire Hilton Domm was asked to do a little celebratory research. What was Christmas like in...
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Video: How to tie a turban

If you're after a Forties turban tying tutorial, here's a brilliant one. This British Pathe film shows how to tie a variety of turban shapes using one or two...
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Lauren Bacall: the lady and ‘The Look’

The Old Hollywood set is brimming with style icons. One of the stand out faces and personalities from the Forties, which still continues to fascinate us today, is Lauren Bacall. Alison Rowley looks at...
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Kings of Vintage: Rockers

With their love for motorcycles, leather and beer, Rockers have always had a bad reputation, even when they first began to emerge in post-war Britain. Christopher Raymond Brocklebank takes a look at a youth...
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Retro find of the week: Bettie Robe by Betty Blue’s

I'm having a baby in the next few weeks, which has been an interesting challenge clothes-wise. Most modern maternity wear is incredibly boring and full of matronly wrap dresses or polka-dotted monstrosities,...
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King Of Vintage: Ben Morgan

Meet our latest King of Vintage, Ben, aka 1940s Ben who lives and dresses entirely inspired by the Thirties and Forties. " Hi, I am Ben Morgan (1940s Ben) and I live in the East Midlands of the United...