Vintage Style Icon: Josephine Baker

Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker grew up to be one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, a born entertainer, resistance fighter, humanitarian and vintage...

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...

New 20s and 30s inspired coat collection

I am lucky to have some very talented friends, and Irma aka The Vintage Dressmaker, is certainly one of the most talented people I know. Point in case, her uber cool new Twenties and Thirties inspired coat...

Vintage wedding style – the skirt suit

When I got married earlier this year I seriously considered wearing a skirt suit. Casual and a typically vintage choice, it would have been a great option for our low key day. I went for a dress in the end,...

Book review: Fashion in the 1920s

If you're looking for an introductory guide to Twenties fashion, look no further. Fashion in the 1920s (Jayne Shrimpton, Shire Library, £6.67 on Amazon right now) gives an excellent overview of the decade's...

Book review: Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 (Kathleen York, Shire Publications,£5.99 on Amazon) gives a fascinating overview of American bridal fashion in the first half of the 20th Century....

20th century ring styles

Vintage and antique rings are an easy way of adding a vintage feel to your look. Here we take a look at some popular ring styles during the 20th century....

Inspirational gallery: Anna May Wong

The first Chinese-American movie star, Anna May Wong (1905 - 61) truly broke down barriers. Her career continues to fascinate, mainly because her charisma and talent far transgressed the stereotypical exotic...

Four vintage hat styles for spring

It all started when Jo-Anne Rolfe stumbled across a vintage hat pattern. Inspired by the one pattern, her hat making has now grown into her business Vintage Hat Designs. Here, Jo-Anne picks four vintage...

Twenties key style elements: fashion meets leisure

Think Twenties fashion and plenty comes to mind: short, fringed dresses in loose fitting, sensuous fabrics, silhouetting willowy, boyish bodies. Cloche hats covered bobbed hair and framed flirtatious eyes and...