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...

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...

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...

Vintage nightwear: a short history

There is something blasé about nightwear today. It is considered to be comfort wear, a pair of women’s boxers and that t-shirt you got free on holiday. Often, the nightwear sections of vintage are left...

5 highstreet buys for you mid-century kitchen

If your kitchen deco is mid-century inspired, take a look at these five highstreet finds for some potential new additions to your home.   1) Habitat Freda range I'm a big fan of the Habitat...

Sixties style icon: Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick, muse to Andy Warhol, American socialite, actress and model was one of America's first It girls. Her pioneering sense of style - from her blond crop to her black leotards- is still influential...

Mary Quant: The Chelsea girl

Did she or didn't she invent the mini skirt? Well, what we do know is that Mary Quant brought us that quintessential London Sixties look. Martha Hayes looks back at a British fashion icon....

Space Age interiors

On the 20th July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, leading to Armstrong’s infamous saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The moon...

Style retrospective: Bond girl fashion

Bond girls have become as legendary as the world's favourite British spy himself. Rebecca Martin takes a look at some of 007's most intriguing side-kicks and their fabulous wardrobes. Honey Ryder (Ursula...

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...