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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...
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Lauren Bacall: the lady and ‘The Look’

The Old Hollywood set is brimming with style icons. One of the stand out faces and personalities from the Forties, which still continues to fascinate us today, is Lauren Bacall. Alison Rowley looks at...
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What is your antique jewellery collection worth?

Antique and vintage jewellery collections often hold a lot of sentimental value so it is important that you get the right amount of money if you ever do consider selling. Take the time to visit auctions,...
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How to find the perfect vintage bag

Vintage: you love the movies, you wear the clothes, you've even mastered some pretty fancy hair, so what's next? Topping off your vintage look with the right accessories can be fun, but it can also be a...
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How far should we go with vintage alterations?

How far is too far when it comes to altering vintage clothing or furniture? Can there even be a too far or should the objective of recycling clothing overrule any concerns about preserving...
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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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Retro find of the week: Bettie Robe by Betty Blue’s

I'm having a baby in the next few weeks, which has been an interesting challenge clothes-wise. Most modern maternity wear is incredibly boring and full of matronly wrap dresses or polka-dotted monstrosities,...
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Pioneering American fashion design: Bonnie Cashin

Born in Fresno, California and named after a beloved family horse, Bonnie Cashin emerged from modest surroundings to become a pioneer of American style in the mid-20th century and be hailed as the ‘mother’...