The Hillbilly Cat or how Elvis’ career began

Writer Paul Culshaw takes us back to the very beginning of the Hillbilly Cat - the beginning of Elvis' career. We travel back to 1935, to a two-room ‘shotgun’ shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, for the start...
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Queens meets: The Hour star Lisa Greenwood

Gripping BBC drama The Hour has just finished its second series run, much to our disappointment - we want more! The drama centres around a team of journalists and broadcasters working for the BBC in late...

Three retro Christmas cards we love

If you are still looking for retro Christmas cards or greeting cards to send out for this holiday season, fear not. We have found three designs we think you'll like -  we love them - and best of all you...

Book review: The Little Book of…

Written by Emma Baxter-Wright, The Little Book of Chanel and The Little Book of Schiaparelli (both Carlton Books, now on Amazon for £12 Chanel and £9 Schiaparelli) are deceptively detailed and jam-packed...

Book review: 100 Years of Fashion

Today I am offering up another fashion book review. This time round it is 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman (Laurence King, now £16 on Amazon). This is a fashion book - that unlike some other histories...

Vintage wedding traditions

Everybody knows about old-fashioned wedding customs that are still relevant today from wearing something borrowed on your wedding cake to cutting a cake after the wedding meal. Here we have a list of...