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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My Mom, The Style Icon is a fantastic, although sadly no longer updated blog showcasing pictures readers send in of their mothers.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...
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Top 5 vintage Hispanic silver screen stars

Ethnic minorities such as Latinos hardly appeared in early Hollywood and if so, were often typecast in negative, subservient roles. To celebrate some of the women who broke the mold, here we've compiled a...
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5 silent film actresses everyone should know

Mary Pickford Hailed 'America's sweetheart', Mary Pickford was one of Hollywood's first super stars. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1892, Mary started acting at the theatre at the age of seven. She began in...
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And God created Brigitte

Are you feeling that your look is a bit too tame and restrained? Well then, why not bring a touch of Gallic va-va-voom to your style, courtesy of Brigitte Bardot? Nell Darby looks at La Bardot for some vintage...
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Vintage style icon: Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish was one of cinema's first female stars. Her innocent beauty on screen matched with her hard-working attitude and business sense made for career that spanned over seven decades. Louise Black takes...