Vintage style icon: Veronica Lake

An icy blonde whose trademark hairstyle - a cascade of golden tresses that obscured one heavy-lidded eye - remains among the enduring images of Hollywood glamour, Veronica Lake was for a time, one of the most...

Vintage style icon: Jane Fonda

Frequently cited as one of the world's finest actresses, Jane Fonda is a star who exudes class and intelligence. The Fonda acting dynasty includes brother Peter and niece Bridget, though it is Jane's talent...

Vintage wedding dress fashion

Are you looking for inspiration for your outfit on your big day?  Well, you are not alone. What dress to wear has been the crucial question for brides for decades. Here Charlotte Freestone takes a...
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Top 5 vintage Hispanic silver screen stars

Ethnic minorities such as Latinos hardly appeared in early Hollywood and if so, were often typecast in negative, subservient roles. To celebrate some of the women who broke the mold, here we've compiled a...

Make-up guide: how to re-create a Forties look

Creating a vintage face is a definite art form, and getting just the right look takes practice and care.  Amanda Newsum from Jitterbug Doll is often asked about her favorite make-up products and...

Give your kitchen a Fifties diner twist

The Fifties – the era of drive-in movies, classic American diners and modern living. It was an innovative age whose distinctive interiors style lends itself well to contemporary kitchens. Add a touch of...

5 silent film actresses everyone should know

Mary Pickford Hailed 'America's sweetheart', Mary Pickford was one of Hollywood's first super stars. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1892, Mary started acting at the theatre at the age of seven. She began in...

Fashion video: 50s glasses

Check out this fab video from 1955 on how glasses can be fashionable and glamorous, plus tips on choosing the right pair of specs in terms of frame colour and shape for a woman's face. The suggested pairs are...

Iconic hair styles: the beehive

Vidal Sassoon's precision cuts aside, the beehive has to be the most famous hair do to emerge from the Sixties. But where did it originate and what actually is a beehive? The up-do was developed in 1960 by...

Vintage swimwear guide: A suit for all body shapes

Everyone can look good in a bathing suit, you just have to know what you want to emphasise and what not to draw attention to. Thinking about your body shape is a good start towards finding your dream bathing...