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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 Twosome: Melanie and Aaron

Meet our latest Vintage Twosome, Melanie and Aaron from London. These two swing dancing hep cats have amazing style and always incorporate their love for vintage into their looks, whether it's for a casual...

Vintage Home Peep: A mid-century home in Hampshire

Sophie Crocket runs vintage homeware shop Pineapple Retro but her love for designs of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies also extends to her house in Lymington, Hampshire, where she lives with her fiance,...

The Hillbilly Cat or how Elvis’ career began

Writer Paul Culshaw takes us back to the very beginning of the Hillbilly Cat - the beginning of Elvis' career. We travel back to 1935, to a two-room ‘shotgun’ shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, for the start...
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Fifties novelty prints

Advantage in Vintage: When I first got into wearing vintage many many moons ago one of the factors that most appealed to me was prints. In my humble opinion the novelty prints in the Fifties were amongst...

Tippi Hedren ‘The Birds’ make-up tutorial

I absolutely love this amazing make-up tutorial by Lisa Eldridge, which is inspired by Tippi Hedren's make-up in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Lisa's step-by-step guide is easy to follow, and she shares many...

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...

Retro denim from Freddies of Pinewood

British company Freddies of Pinewood are true pioneers of Forties and Fifties reproduction jeans for both women and men. Made from proper 100% cotton and high quality washable indigo denim with no stretch,...