Shake, Rattle and Roll: a history of the jukebox

The jukebox is an undeniable symbol of the spirit of 1950s American youth. Almost any film or TV programme set in that decade features a scene with kids crowded around one, picking out a record to dance to....

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas, which is taking place next month from 14 - 17 April, is the world's largest Rockabilly festival. And yes as you might expect, it's one hell of a party. Held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino...

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...

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...
vintage lingerie

The ultimate vintage lingerie shopping guide

Vlingerie is to ladies what clotted cream is to chocolate fondant; luxurious, frivolous, must-have decoration - so get whipped up. Leigh Morrow has some great tips and tricks on how to shop for vintage...

How to throw a Fifties cocktail party

Cocktail parties were a popular social event for the middle and upper classes on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the Fifties. Here we have some top tips from how to dress for a cocktail party , to...

How to find the perfect vintage bag

Vintage: you love the movies, you wear the clothes, you've even mastered some pretty fancy hair, so what's next? Topping off your vintage look with the right accessories can be fun, but it can also be a...

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...