Pioneering American fashion design: Bonnie Cashin

Born in Fresno, California and named after a beloved family horse, Bonnie Cashin emerged from modest surroundings to become a pioneer of American style in the mid-20th century and be hailed as the ‘mother’...

King Of Vintage: Ben Morgan

Meet our latest King of Vintage, Ben, aka 1940s Ben who lives and dresses entirely inspired by the Thirties and Forties. " Hi, I am Ben Morgan (1940s Ben) and I live in the East Midlands of the United...

Book review: Tiger Woman, My Story

Few autobiographies have drawn me in more than Tiger Woman, My Story (Betty May, Duckworth, publication date: 17 July 2014), the story of  London-born dancer, singer, gang member, cocaine addict and...

Vintage Bollywood icons

When searching for vintage style inspiration our first instincts might be to turn to America and Europe. But as we all know, beauty knows no boundaries. For some international inspiration and full-on Seventies...

Vintage style icon: Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac was a Peruvian singer and Fifties star whose wide vocal range and exotic Peruvian background made her an international phenomenon of her time. With her striking looks and eccentric fashion style...

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...

Retro find of the week: Tara Starlet Picnic Skirt

Tropical patterns aside, nothing says 'summer picnic' more than classic gingham. This midi-length cotton skirt (£70) by London repro label Tara Starlet has a real Fifties vibe with its blue or pink colour...

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My Mom, The Style Icon is a fantastic, although sadly no longer updated blog showcasing pictures readers send in of their mothers.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...