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Make-up guide: how to re-create a Forties look

Creating a vintage face is a definite art form, and getting just the right look takes practice and care.  Amanda Newsum from Jitterbug Doll is often asked about her favorite make-up products and...
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Is this the best 20s make-up tutorial on YouTube?

There are plenty of Twenties make-up videos on YouTube, but few are historically accurate. If you're looking for the real deal, with plenty of historical references and details thrown in as extra info, check...
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Video how-to: 1930s eyebrows

Have you ever wondered how to draw the perfect late Thirties eye brows? If so this British Pathe Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial from 1938, taken from the original British Pathe newsreel "Beautifying! Where...
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Video guide: Diana Dors inspired pin-curl set

Fifties pin-up and actor Diana Dors was not only known for her bombshell looks and real acting talent but also her gorgeously set blonde locks. Here's a great video tutorial showing you how to set your hair...
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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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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...
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How to throw a Twenties party

Whether you are after a truly vintage-inspired evening or just want a bit of cheeky fancy dress fun, a Twenties party is bound to be a good night. Here are some top tips for hosting your very own Twenties...
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Video how-to: Marilyn Monroe’s make-up look

Marilyn Monroe often went for nearly bare-faced, natural make-up in her private life. Her professional make-up, the one she wore to film premiers and in front of the camera was ultra glamorous. Here, make-up...
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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...
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How to create a 20s silhouette

The Twenties slimline silhouette is certainly back in fashion right now, but how do you recreate an authentic Twenties shape with modern underwear? Last week M&S got in touch with me and asked if I...
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Why it’s time to move on from eBay

In theory I should love eBay to shop for or sell vintage: it's super easy to use, you can nab a real bargain and the whole world really is your market place. In reality however I'm about to turn my back on it...