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Vintage style icon: Jane Fonda

Frequently cited as one of the world's finest actresses, Jane Fonda is a star who exudes class and intelligence. The Fonda acting dynasty includes brother Peter and niece Bridget, though it is Jane's talent...
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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...
Dolores del Rio

Top 5 vintage Hispanic silver screen stars

Ethnic minorities such as Latinos hardly appeared in early Hollywood and if so, were often typecast in negative, subservient roles. To celebrate some of the women who broke the mold, here we've compiled a...
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Iconic hair styles: the beehive

Vidal Sassoon's precision cuts aside, the beehive has to be the most famous hair do to emerge from the Sixties. But where did it originate and what actually is a beehive? The up-do was developed in 1960 by...
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Vintage swimwear guide: A suit for all body shapes

Everyone can look good in a bathing suit, you just have to know what you want to emphasise and what not to draw attention to. Thinking about your body shape is a good start towards finding your dream bathing...
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Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...
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And God created Brigitte

Are you feeling that your look is a bit too tame and restrained? Well then, why not bring a touch of Gallic va-va-voom to your style, courtesy of Brigitte Bardot? Nell Darby looks at La Bardot for some vintage...
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The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...
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Coming soon: Yves Saint Laurent

I'm really looking forward to the UK release of new French film Yves Saint Laurent, which follows the designers early career, focusing on the Sixties. Picture the scene: It is Paris, 1957. 21 year-old Yves...
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Headwear through the decades

It's no secret, we'd be nowhere without our accessories. For decades, women have accessorised, attaching a brooch here, popping on some pearls there, and buckling up a belt around their waists. But there is...
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Collectable vintage ceramics: fat lava

One of the hottest and just about still affordable areas of vintage homeware on the rise right now are the garish but beautiful West German ceramics – produced in Germany mainly between the Sixties and...