One to collect: Cathrineholm cookware

If you like mid-century design you will have probably come across Cathrineholm, the colourful enamel cookware with its trademark lotus pattern design. You could be forgiven to think the name refers to a...

Happy birthday lava lamp!

The first ever lava lamp, the Mathmos Astro, was launched in 1963 - it became a symbol of the swinging Sixties and has been in continuous British production ever since. Happy 50th! Mathmos company founder...

Bad hair day? Wear a turban!

A quick and chic solution to a bad hair day for any vintage-loving girl is to don a turban. Turbans were first introduced into English fashion in the 1790’s inspired by England’s increased trade with...

Vintage style icon: Sophia Loren

Surely one of the most iconic screen goddesses of all time has to be the incomparable Sophia Loren. Now in her seventh decade, she has had a long and distinguished career stretching back to the Fifties, when...

Vintage style icon: Jackie O

Much attention has been paid throughout modern history as to the dress sense of women in the political arena. This applies both to female politicians, but also to the wives and partners of male politicians...

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,...

My vintage 70s wedding

When a vintage-loving girl meets a vintage-loving guy who shares her passion for all things Sixties and early Seventies and they decide to get married, you know it's going to involve a lot of vintage. Which is...

Remembering French Icon Yves Saint Laurent

Five years ago mourners gathered in Paris at the Church of Saint-Roch to bid farewell to French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent—just one block from where he began his career more than 50 years earlier....

Ossie Clark: The king of King’s Road

The Sixties were in full swing. The Beatles thought they’d try their luck in America, Andy Warhol painted soup cans from his silver-foiled factory, and Stanley Kubrick made some film about an evolutionary...