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We had a Forties wartime Christmas

When Forties retro lifestyler Amanda ‘Edna’ Pickard received her nephew's Christmas list by text message, she wondered if it would be possible to recapture the joy of Christmas past by recreating a...
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Kings of Vintage: How to wear a trench coat

The trench coat: An iconic garment for vintage lovers and secret detectives alike. It’s been worn by Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon; by Peter Sellers as the Pink Panther and by,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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How to plan a vintage wedding

As a vintage lover it seems only natural to bring your passion for by-gone eras to your wedding day. But how do you successfully pull off a vintage wedding? Rebecca Hoh-Hale describes how she planned her own...
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Book review: The Fashion Book

Spanning nearly 200 years of fashion history, The Fashion Book (Phaidon) is a great way of discovering vintage designers, fashion makers, style icons, editors and photographers. Each entry is illustrated with...
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Book review: Style Me Vintage Accessories

The latest addition to the popular book series, Style Me Vintage Accessories (Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, Pavilion, out 25 September) highlights an often forgotten side to vintage styling: accessories...
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Weimar Berlin’s fashion photographer: Yva

Else Ernestine Neulaender, also known as Yva, ran a flourishing atelier in Twenties and Thirties Berlin, where she established herself as the go to photographer for magazine fashion shoots. Her photographs...
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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...
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Inspirational spaces: America’s Art Deco cinemas

If you're unfamiliar with French photographer Franck Bohbot's work, you need to head to his portfolio now. With an incredible collection of images, including a wonderful series on America's Art Deco cinemas,...