Vintage Style Icon: Josephine Baker

Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker grew up to be one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, a born entertainer, resistance fighter, humanitarian and vintage...

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 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,...

The “black Marilyn Monroe” – Joyce Bryant

Known for her perfect hour-glass figure and incredibly sultry act, jazz singer Joyce Bryant was dubbed "the black Marilyn Monroe". Much like Monroe's, Bryant's life and talent were marked by failed...

Five key pieces for a 50s Beatnik look

The Beatniks of the late Fifties that populated cafes in New York, the bars in Paris and roamed the streets of Soho were a hipper version of Jack Kerouac's anti-conformist, unwashed, post-war Beat...
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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...

Three classic screen seductresses

The vamp and the femme fatale are two of the most intriguing figures to emerge from classic cinema. Both are strong female characters who openly live out their desire for money, sex and independence. It's time...

We chat vintage beauty with Hula Nails

If you're in London make sure you pop round at Hula Nails, a fun Tiki  beauty salon that does some of the best half-moon manicures you can get in the capital. I met the girls behind the salon and sipped...

Four vintage hat styles for spring

It all started when Jo-Anne Rolfe stumbled across a vintage hat pattern. Inspired by the one pattern, her hat making has now grown into her business Vintage Hat Designs. Here, Jo-Anne picks four vintage...