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...

Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...

The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...

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...

New documentary: Teenage

Before the ‘teenager’ was invented, there was no second stage of life, you were either a child or you went to work as an adult. New documentary Teenage captures milestones in youth culture from some of the...

Pola Negri – the last vamp

Born Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec to a poor Polish family, Pola Negri was one of the greatest Hollywood stars of the Twenties and at one point the wealthiest woman in the film industry.  A master of...

Vintage style icons: Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong was the first Chinese-American movie star to conquer Hollywood. Born Wong Liu Tsong (meaning "frosted yellow willows") in Los Angeles’ Chinatown in 1905, she was truly a child of American...

Vintage nightwear: a short history

There is something blasé about nightwear today. It is considered to be comfort wear, a pair of women’s boxers and that t-shirt you got free on holiday. Often, the nightwear sections of vintage are left...

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...

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...