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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...
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A vintage classic: the Adidas Gazelle trainer

Introduced in 1968 as a running shoe, the Adidas Gazelle trainer has remained one of the most popular models ever and has become a true design classic over the last five decades.  With its hundreds...
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Vintage style heroes: our mothers!

My Mom, The Style Icon is a fantastic, although sadly no longer updated blog showcasing pictures readers send in of their mothers. We've met up with the website's founder, Piper Weiss, to find out more...
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Book review: Lifestyle Illustrations of the 1960s

Few books show the monumental social change that happened throughout the Sixties in a more appealing visual style than Lifestyle Illustrations of the 1960s (Rian Hughes & David Roach, Carlton Books,...
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The world’s first black cover girl: Donyale Luna

Born to a mother of African-American and European heritage and a father of African-American and South American Indian ancestry, Donyale Luna transcended all racial stereotypes and categorisations. When she...
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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...
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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...