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...

The wonderful world of vintage: Lady Head Vases

For those of us who love the unique and quirky side of vintage, Lady Head Vases make a stunning addition to any vintage home. Wonderfully (and addictively) collectible, these fantastic vases first emerged...
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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...

Vintage hair tutorial: how to create faux bangs

If you fancy a Forties-style fringe a la Bettie Page but don't want to reach for the scissors, try this fab vintage hair tutorial showing you how to create faux bangs. The wonderful Marianne of Esmy And The...
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What can we learn from the Home Front kitchen?

Landgirl1980: Winter seems to be going on a bit in the Northern Hemisphere, doesn't it? Although the snowdrops are looking mighty fine and the daffs are on their way, the flurries of snow and brr-some wind...

Book review: The 1940s Style Guide

Our regular blogger, writer Debbie Sessions aka The Vintage Dancer, has just published her latest ebook The 1940s Style Guide - The Complete Illustrated Guide to 1940?s Fashion for Men and Women (download...

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...

Top 10 Most Iconic Vintage Hairstyles

Forget Jennifer Aniston's 'Rachel' hair cut that caused such a storm in the 90s'. Rebecca Martin has found ten truly iconic vintage hairstyles, which make us want to book an appointment at the hairdressers...