Christmas traditions through the decades

With just a few weeks to go until the carefully wrapped presents are no longer under the Christmas tree,  Eleanor Claire Hilton Domm was asked to do a little celebratory research. What was Christmas like in...

Book review: Fashion in the ’70s

Fashion in the '70s promises to bring to life a decade of styles many would rather forget. Yet from hippie chic to punk, the decade's fashion influence remains relevant even today....
vintage lingerie

The ultimate vintage lingerie shopping guide

Vlingerie is to ladies what clotted cream is to chocolate fondant; luxurious, frivolous, must-have decoration - so get whipped up. Leigh Morrow has some great tips and tricks on how to shop for vintage...

How to throw a Fifties cocktail party

Cocktail parties were a popular social event for the middle and upper classes on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the Fifties. Here we have some top tips from how to dress for a cocktail party , to...

How to wear brogues without looking like your dad

Brogues are the perfect option for those wanting to inject a bit of smart vintage style into their look. If worn correctly, these shoes can bring an ideal balance of British eccentricity and timeless...

Thirties make-up tutorial

Need help making the best out of your facial features with a little make-up? Then check out this short 1936 make-up video tutorial 'Secrets of Make-up', which shows how to get the best cupids bow lips and...

Inspirational gallery: Twenties stars

The women of early cinema and stage still fascinate with their wide-eyed innocence, vampish charms and confident sexuality. Here is a little gallery of Twenties and early Thirties stars whose style, wit and...

Video: How to tie a turban

If you're after a Forties turban tying tutorial, here's a brilliant one. This British Pathe film shows how to tie a variety of turban shapes using one or two...

Mysterious girl: Tina and the art of J.H Lynch

You may not know her name or where she came from, but chances are you’ll know her face. “Tina” the mysterious and exotic painting by the equally mysterious J.H Lynch has graced our walls since her birth...