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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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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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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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Fashion video: 50s glasses

Check out this fab video from 1955 on how glasses can be fashionable and glamorous, plus tips on choosing the right pair of specs in terms of frame colour and shape for a woman's face. The suggested pairs are...
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Vintage swimwear guide: A suit for all body shapes

Everyone can look good in a bathing suit, you just have to know what you want to emphasise and what not to draw attention to. Thinking about your body shape is a good start towards finding your dream bathing...
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The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...
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Video: How to tie a turban

If you're after a Forties turban tying tutorial, here's a brilliant one. This British Pathe film shows how to tie a variety of turban shapes using one or two...
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Headwear through the decades

It's no secret, we'd be nowhere without our accessories. For decades, women have accessorised, attaching a brooch here, popping on some pearls there, and buckling up a belt around their waists. But there is...
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Kings of Vintage: milliner masterpieces

From beautiful bowlers to tip-top top-hats, from fantastic fedoras to perfect pork pies- the range of vintage hat styles on offer to men means there's no way the excuse 'hats don't suit me' can ever be used....
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Bad hair day? Wear a turban!

A quick and chic solution to a bad hair day for any vintage-loving girl is to don a turban. Turbans were first introduced into English fashion in the 1790’s inspired by England’s increased trade with...