Pioneering American fashion design: Bonnie Cashin

Born in Fresno, California and named after a beloved family horse, Bonnie Cashin emerged from modest surroundings to become a pioneer of American style in the mid-20th century and be hailed as the ‘mother’...

Vintage style icon: Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac was a Peruvian singer and Fifties star whose wide vocal range and exotic Peruvian background made her an international phenomenon of her time. With her striking looks and eccentric fashion style...

Retro find of the week: Tara Starlet Picnic Skirt

Tropical patterns aside, nothing says 'summer picnic' more than classic gingham. This midi-length cotton skirt (£70) by London repro label Tara Starlet has a real Fifties vibe with its blue or pink colour...

Vintage style tip: beauty spots

One of the trademarks of timeless sex appeal is the beauty spot. A true vintage bombshell look doesn't seem complete without it. It's something modern day burlesque queens like Dita von Teese and Immodesty...

Secretary chic: a style retrospective

Secretaries have been depicted on the silver screen for decades. Initially often only as the witty side-kick to a male lead, but increasingly so as career women in their own right.  Tara Gardner has found...

Vintage style icon – Grace Kelly

Sara de Velasco takes a look at one of the most understated icons of the Fifties: Grace Kelly While Monroe, Hepburn and Loren continue to have a more vocal fanbase, ingrained in the public mind by their...

Vintage-inspired wedding dress inspiration

If you're planning a vintage-inspired wedding, finding the right dress is, of course, one of the most important elements. If you don't want to go vintage, repro might be the right choice for you. I've asked...

Vintage wedding dress fashion

Are you looking for inspiration for your outfit on your big day?  Well, you are not alone. What dress to wear has been the crucial question for brides for decades. Here Charlotte Freestone takes a...