How to throw a Fifties cocktail party

Cocktail parties were a popular social event for the middle and upper classes on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the Fifties. Here we have some...

Vintage style icon: Toshia Mori

Japanese-born Toshia Mori was one of classic Hollywood's rare Asian stars with a series of successful films during the Thirties. Mostly forgotten...

Bad hair day? Wear a turban!

A quick and chic solution to a bad hair day for any vintage-loving girl is to don a turban. Turbans were first introduced into English fashion in...

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...

Why it’s time to move on from eBay

In theory I should love eBay to shop for or sell vintage: it's super easy to use, you can nab a real bargain and the whole world really is your...

Forties subculture: Zazou

From mid- June 1940, until its liberation by the Allied forces in 1944, Paris was under German occupation. With little possibilities of expressing...