My grandma the Forties pin-up model

It's all too easy to forget our parents and grandparents lived through those years and periods we now obsess about and show so much interest in. Ah, the stories they can often tell! Just last week, Laura of...

Are classic cars the ultimate vintage accessory?

Are classic cars the ultimate vintage accessory? Emily Buchanan investigates the allure of classic motors. For years and years, I’ve lusted over the Nissan Figaro. With its retro design credentials and...

Vintage weddings: Elvis-inspired post elopement party

Remember our amazing Vintage Twosome Annabelle and Phife? I really love their uber cool rock'n'roll style, so I was thrilled when Annabelle contacted me about featuring their one year anniversary party, which...

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,...

5 key pieces for a 40s Mexican look

Although a Sixties and Seventies lover at heart, the Forties Mexicana look is one of my favourite vintage styles. Here are five key pieces, all available to buy right now, to recreate that Forties Mexican...

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...

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....

Forties subculture: Zazou

From mid- June 1940, until its liberation by the Allied forces in 1944, Paris was under German occupation. With little possibilities of expressing their anger and disgust for their Fascist invaders,...
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Buy them now: 5 vintage-inspired swimsuits

Summer has finally reached Britain with a vengeance, what better time to lounge around on beaches, at lidos or simply at home wearing your best vintage-inspired swimwear. Here are five retro swimsuits all...

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...

Would a wartime diet help our waistlines?

By 1939 the Second World War was underway and enemy u-boats targeted goods vessels bound for Great Britain hoping to weaken the home front. Food supplies were threatened and to help keep control of...