Book review: A Century of Hairstyles

Nifty little guide A Century of Hairstyles (Pamela Church Gibson, Shire Publications, £7.20 on Amazon) is a lovely overview of 20th Century male and female hair styles from Edwardian Gibson girls to...

Vintage-inspired wedding dress inspiration

If you're planning a vintage-inspired wedding, finding the right dress is, of course, one of the most important elements. If you don't want to go vintage, repro might be the right choice for you. I've asked...

Has it become impossible to make money on vintage?

I've never been a professional vintage seller, yet as I'm having a baby this summer and need more space and some extra money, I've tried to sell off some of my personal vintage collection - to my surprise...

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...

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...

DVD review: The Harvey Girls

The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound is a new documentary film that explores how the Harvey Girls, who worked as waitresses along the transcontinental railways in the USA from 1880 onwards, helped open the...

Top five vintage wedding movies

We all love a good old romantic chick-flick, especially when the plot is the classic boy-meets-girl-boy-gets-girl and the film ends with a big white wedding . So here are the top five vintage wedding films...

How vintage is your family?

Now that I'm about to take on a new role, that of mama, - my first child is due this summer - I've been wondering about how vintage my son or daughter might end up. Although my own parents aren't really...

Queens meets: Tara Moss

Novelist, TV presenter and journalist Tara Moss is perhaps best known for her nine bestselling novels, international journalistic career and her work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Yet she is also a...

Vintage movie icons and the films that defined them

Over the years there have been many leading ladies who have caught our eye, thanks to their vintage signature style and defining film roles. Their private lives also attracted enough attention to make them...

New documentary: Teenage

Before the ‘teenager’ was invented, there was no second stage of life, you were either a child or you went to work as an adult. New documentary Teenage captures milestones in youth culture from some of the...