20th century ring styles

Vintage and antique rings are an easy way of adding a vintage feel to your look. Here we take a look at some popular ring styles during the 20th century....

Four vintage hat styles for spring

It all started when Jo-Anne Rolfe stumbled across a vintage hat pattern. Inspired by the one pattern, her hat making has now grown into her business Vintage Hat Designs. Here, Jo-Anne picks four vintage...

Collecting 1920s jewellery

The Vintage Dancer: For Christmas I asked for and received a free standing jewelry armoire. You may think that that means I have a lot of vintage jewelry, but I actually have very little. Jewelry is...

How to wash gloves

While looking through her Thirties pattern magazines, Jennifer Knox came across an article on glove care she just had to share. Here is some great, original Thirties advice on how to wash your...

Victorian Marcasite jewellery

Landgirl1980: Although I dress in a Forties inspired way, I have a deep love of Victorian and Edwardian fashion too. Perhaps this stems from being obsessed with period drama -  the corsets, long skirts,...

The most expensive vintage jewellery pieces

A vintage piece of jewellery is a luxurious item for anyone to own. But there are some pieces that are out of financial reach for all but the world's richest people. Below are some of the vintage pieces of...

A short history of diamonds

From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, diamonds have been considered to be magical, powerful and potent symbols. Here we take inspiration from jeweller Ernest Jones for a short history of diamonds. The...

History of Men’s Ties

During the Teens and most of the Twenties men’s neckwear came in such a varieties of colors, shapes and styles that I would call it the best era of men’s ties. The bowtie was very popular for day wear with...

Get ahead – Get a hat!

The Fabulous Miss K: I love this time of year for the one reason only -  with the cold nip in the air and the fact that I have naturally curly hair which goes into frizz every time I walk out the front...

Win a fab retro Tiki gift with Sourpuss Clothing!

  We've teamed up with the fab Sourpuss Clothing to be giving one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic retro tiki bracelet and bag! Specialising in all things retro, rockabilly and punk,...

Top tips: brooch thrifting

Landgirl1980: Vintage jewellery is, for me, a fast and effective way of adding style to an outfit. Be it a modern high street jumper, a Thirties tailored jacket or a chic Beret from eBay - a quick securing...