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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Top tip for dating vintage: take a look at the label

It might seem really obvious, but labels are a great way of dating vintage and finding out a little more about your garment. Personally I think there has been a real influx over the past year of sellers - both...

Five key pieces for a 50s Beatnik look

The Beatniks of the late Fifties that populated cafes in New York, the bars in Paris and roamed the streets of Soho were a hipper version of Jack Kerouac's anti-conformist, unwashed, post-war Beat...

Top tip for dating vintage: care labels

If you're new to vintage it can often be quite confusing to spot what is truly vintage and what is retro. Ebay and some more dodgy vintage shops are full of last week's Forties look-a-like Primark tea dresses...

Get hair like Veronica Lake: do the peek-a-boo!

Veronica Lake was known for her long blonde tresses, which she wore slightly curled covering half of her face. The look became known as the peek-a-boo, and was so famous that Lake had to publicly change her...

How to add some colour to your vintage wardrobe

Now that spring has possibly sprung I'm thinking about one of the reasons why I love vintage clothes – colour! Through the depths of winter and grey days all you see around you is people dressed in dull...