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...

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...

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...

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,...

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’...

Vintage style – five blonde icons

Here are five  influential blondes whose golden tresses have found many imitators and even more admirers. Jean Harlow The original platinum blonde, Harlow is recognized as one of the most gifted and...

Vintage Bollywood icons

When searching for vintage style inspiration our first instincts might be to turn to America and Europe. But as we all know, beauty knows no boundaries. For some international inspiration and full-on Seventies...

Vintage style icon: Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac was a Peruvian singer and Fifties star whose wide vocal range and exotic Peruvian background made her an international phenomenon of her time. With her striking looks and eccentric fashion style...