Burlesque and Pinup
Wearing red lipstick is an art and a ritual to savour. These makeup tips may help you wear red lipstick to its fullest effect, whether you're into vintage or the gothic aesthetic. With video tutorial.
Australians know too well that devastating moment upon clicking “check out” when a $40 fantasy skirt doubles in price with shipping. So... here are places to buy vintage clothing online. If you live in Australia.
A quick guide to incorporating retro style, from corsets to 1940s daywear to 1950s rockabilly clothing for night. We follow up with a retro makeup tutorial and a hairstyles how to guide for Sweetheart Rolls!
To celebrate the special edition DVD releases of It's a Wonderful Life and Holiday Inn (8 and 22 November respectively), we have scoured the high street to locate 1940s fashion replica clothing. And for those wanting to support indie retro clothing stores, that'll be a separate article :)
Nouveau, Beatniks, Gypsy, Boho Chic. Ah, the allure of bohemian style. We explore both the lifestyle and wardrobe of the starving artist. Delve into the decadence of la vie Boheme with our guide to the roots of bohemianism - and bohemian clothing.
They had style, they had grace. Rita Hayworth gave good face. Old Hollywood had a mystique, panache and, dammit, glamour that is sadly lacking today. Achieve the old Hollywood glamour with our style guide and ideas for glamorous ensembles.
Rockabilly clothing: Rockabilly (that's rock and roll spliced with hillbilly) has a distinctive style and sound. Sure, we tell you how to get the feisty look - but we'll also help you source amazing rockabilly bands.
Nylon stockings: In WW2 women couldn't get hold of nylon stockings so they'd dye their legs with tea bags and paint seams down their legs. Our style guide tells you what to look for in both modern and vintage nylon stockings, and how to wear them.
Gothic / burlesque corsets: Invented by the father of the Modern Primitive art movement, corsets were an attempt to give women the 'ideal' figure. Early corsets were so extreme that bodily organs would literally be dislodged from their resting places...
Pin up girl style: What is fashion without glamour? Clothing is a statement, a reflection of individuality and sometimes can even be seen as art. The roaring twenties, flapper thirties, and even swinging sixties were a time of glittering larger than life Hollywood screen starlets with furs, jewels, and suave leading men. Even today, names such as Marilyn or Bettie send thrills down our spines. What better season than spring, a time of promise and renewal, to revive classic pinup style looks for the new generation?
Burlesque clothing: You've probably heard of the Burlesque revival even if you don't know what it is. Roswell Ivory tells you how to achieve the burlesque look through dress, accessories, hairstyling and - of course - a certain flouncy yet ladylike attitude.
Vintage clothing: Kitsch, retro and vintage handbags are objects worthy of lust. Ruby Mae James names her handbags like children. Find out more about where you can get kitsch, vintage and retro handbags - and about Ruby's super-charming obsession.
Hanky panky - retro silk hankies Vintage clothing: Silk hankies are sweet, sexy and very romantic. Learn how to wear a sexy silk hanky in a modern style, a number of uses for your silk hanky, and how to speak privately with lovers through a subtle hanky code...
Gothic clothing: There comes a point where you decide the best way to emulate luxurious Victorian and Burlesque styles is to fall in love with quality and detail. Discover the perfect satin or lace choker for you and learn how to wear it and care for it. Who knows? One day it might become your family heirloom...
Gothic / burlesque corsets: Corsets make us feel beautiful and look striking but they really embody the phrase 'gilded cage'. Since the hourglass fantasy is confined by the back-aching reality, here is some advice on wearing corsets so you don't have to learn the hard way.
Goth / burlesque corsets: Fine, so you're wearing your corset... and you get the dreaded, notorious corset itch. Just a little one initially, but it spreads until you're in a creepy crawly challenge from 'I'm a Celebrity'. The ideal solution is to disrobe, but sadly you can't go whipping your corset off in most public spaces. Here's how to deal.
Style: Mary Quant was one of the style pioneers of Swinging London - she introduced the bewildered world to not only patterned tights, not only Jean Shrimpton, not only the very concept of a high street fashion boutique... But also... the Mini!
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