Walking in comfort – with new vintage-style shoes

If there is one thing that can make or break an entire vintage style, it is the shoes. Modern style shoes worn with a vintage dress or suit can ruin the overall vintage feel of your outfit quickly. The best...

A Parisian time-capsule apartment

A remarkable discovery was unearthed in Paris’ 9th arrondissement recently when an apartment left untouched since WWII welcomed its first visitors in 70 years. The owner, one Madame de...

Review: vintage make-up guides by Glamour Daze

If you regularly wear a period look, you will love these vintage make-up guides (Glamour Daze, $9.99 each or $19.99 for all) based on lovingly restored instruction leaflets from the Twenties, Thirties,...

A brief history of the platform shoe

An example of an early 17th century Chopine Advantage in Vintage: Platform shoes aren’t a fashion trend restricted to the 20th century, with examples existing of chopines -the forerunner of the platform...

Vintage style inspiration: Tamara de Lempicka

Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka remained fabulously moneyed despite the Great Depression and two World Wars, cultivating that golden elixir of 20th century:  glamour – a successful, shameless...

Home chic: how to add a Victorian touch to your place

What comes to mind when you think about Victorian homes? It’s likely that you think of clutter, of overly decorated homes with mirrors, photograph frames and trinkets taking up every available surface. Or...

Design pioneers: Paul Follot

Interior designer, furniture, textiles, ceramics and silverware designer, Paul Follot (1877 - 1941) was a pioneer in a glorious new era of French design. Making his mark on the Belle Époque, this Art Deco...

The cult of sunbathing

Nowadays, despite health scares, most of us yearn to lounge on a beach in the summer, wear skimpy beachwear, dowse ourselves in delicious smelling oils and sprays and acquire a gorgeous dark tan designed...

Clara Bow: career and style

Think of the name Clara Bow and the description the ‘It Girl’ probably springs to mind. So-called after the title of one of her most famous films, the star is still associated with an indefinable sex...