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Sixties style icons

One of Liz Kennedy's  favourite eras to draw inspiration from is the Sixties, a decade which bursts at the seams with creative confidence and energy. A time when fashion and music ran wild together and...
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Lauren Bacall: the lady and ‘The Look’

The Old Hollywood set is brimming with style icons. One of the stand out faces and personalities from the Forties, which still continues to fascinate us today, is Lauren Bacall. Alison Rowley looks at...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Vintage style heroes: our mothers!

My Mom, The Style Icon is a fantastic, although sadly no longer updated blog showcasing pictures readers send in of their mothers. We've met up with the website's founder, Piper Weiss, to find out more...
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The world’s first black cover girl: Donyale Luna

Born to a mother of African-American and European heritage and a father of African-American and South American Indian ancestry, Donyale Luna transcended all racial stereotypes and categorisations. When she...
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Vintage style icon – Grace Kelly

Sara de Velasco takes a look at one of the most understated icons of the Fifties: Grace Kelly While Monroe, Hepburn and Loren continue to have a more vocal fanbase, ingrained in the public mind by their...
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Vintage style icon: Veronica Lake

An icy blonde whose trademark hairstyle - a cascade of golden tresses that obscured one heavy-lidded eye - remains among the enduring images of Hollywood glamour, Veronica Lake was for a time, one of the most...
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Vintage style icon: Jane Fonda

Frequently cited as one of the world's finest actresses, Jane Fonda is a star who exudes class and intelligence. The Fonda acting dynasty includes brother Peter and niece Bridget, though it is Jane's talent...