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Thirties make-up tutorial

Need help making the best out of your facial features with a little make-up? Then check out this short 1936 make-up video tutorial 'Secrets of Make-up', which shows how to get the best cupids bow lips and...
Pina Menichellie

Inspirational gallery: Twenties stars

The women of early cinema and stage still fascinate with their wide-eyed innocence, vampish charms and confident sexuality. Here is a little gallery of Twenties and early Thirties stars whose style, wit and...
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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...
Virginia Welles

Halloween special – vintage noir images

Once upon a time it was a customary thing for Hollywood starlets to pose for Halloween-themed promotional pictures. These noir images are the perfect inspiration for all of us looking to celebrate Halloween...
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Vintage shopping tips: we’ve asked the expert!

Do you know your Bertex from your Biba? Could you spot a Forties wiggle dress from a pile of Eighties puffball prom dresses? There's one lady who can, and unsurprisingly she makes her living from it! Author...
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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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Diamonds are forever: steps to stylish vintage jewels

We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But what about emeralds, pearls, and sparkly gems? Our motto: Anything goes! Vicki Sipe, founder of Nostalgic Collections, has this step by step guide...
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Win £100 to spend at Collectif!

Win £100 to spend at Collectif and get yourself a fantastic vintage-inspired wardrobe in time for autumn! The Collectif Vintage Collection for AW14 captures the romance of original vintage but made it...
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Sixties style icons

One of Liz Kennedy's  favourite eras to draw inspiration from is the Sixties, a decade which bursts at the seams with creative confidence and energy. A time when fashion and music ran wild together and...
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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...