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...
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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 style icon: Grace Jones

Grace Jones is the fearsome model, actress and singer, synonymous with Seventies and Eighties disco culture. Her striking androgynous looks created a bold visual impact, and her chameleon like costume...

80s how to: The Iron Lady look

With new film Iron Lady - starring Meryl Streep - in the cinemas at the moment, Margaret Thatcher is back in the headlines, but not just for her politics. Her extremely tailored style, typical of Eighties...

Prom queens of vintage

The high school prom is a seminal moment in every American girl’s teenage years.  It’s that time of year when corsages, taffeta and hairspray step out of the vintage world into mainstream consciousness...

Kings of Vintage: ARR! It be Eighties pirate style!

Well shiver me timbers! On a recent delve into the fashion archive I found a real fashion treasure me hearties: Pirate style! Comment that I may be the victim of  too many tankards of rum if you wish, but a...

Vintage Accessories thoughout the decades

When talking of vintage style and fashion we must remember that’s not all about the clothes. It’s also the all important accessories that support, accentuate and sometimes even make the outfit. Angel...

Get creative – reinvent your vintage

With the recession attempting to upset our seasonal wardrobe updates, it’s time to get creative with the clothes we already have. Laura Terry has five top tips to reinvent your clothes and help get your...