Vintage style inspiration: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo chose herself as the object of most of her paintings, exploring her gender and identity through her art. Her clothes and looks were an important prop, not only in her portraits but also in her...

The rise and fall of Mae Murray

Silent movie stars seem to have been forever falling from grace. Hollywood Hubris ran rampant through the paradisic Beverly Hills in the Twenties, and none of them seemed to learn from the crash-and-burn...

Book review: Fashion Sourcebook 1920s

Fashion Sourcebook - 1920s (Fiell Publishing Limited, Charlotte Fiell and Emanuelle Dirix, £19.46 on Amazon right now) is the first book in a new series documenting the fashion styles of the 20th...

Suffragette fashion: A political statement

It has often been said that the way you dress says something about you and your believes, and the political campaigners of the late 19th and early 20th century were certainly examples of this adage. Nell...

A history of style: the feather

Prada, Fendi and Burberry have all included it in their collections, it used to be strictly reserved for those of social standing, and cabaret dancers made it seductive. We are talking about the humble...

Inspirational gallery: Ziegfeld Girls

When it comes to glamour, poise and beauty, nothing beats the famous Ziegfeld Girls. These chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theatrical spectaculars known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1907–1931) - based on...

Forget the talkies – why silent film must live on

Silent film The Artist has been a surprise box office hit this month, introducing a whole new generation of cinema goers to silent films QueensOfVintage.com has met up with silent film enthusiast Hala...

Party like it’s 1920!

An economic downturn, the government complaining about anti-social behaviour because of too much drinking - does it all sound a bit familiar? Here at QueensOfVintage.com we're having a little deja vu. Hold on,...

Postcards from the past: A snapshot of time

Before the instant gratification of Facebook, mobile phones, e-mails and even before most people had a telephone hooked up in their homes there was the postcard. Not  just holiday souvenirs, in the first half...

Editor’s pick of the week: Edwardian jacket

Every week Queens editor Lena Weber highlights one amazing vintage item that has caught her eye. This week she has found an Edwardian jacket that adds an interesting twist to the current cropped top trend....