Besame Cosmetics: Discover the Vintage Makeup Used in “The Artist”

“The Artist” struck cinemagoers with a bold take on the history of silent cinema by telling a stylised version of the arrival of dialogue-driven ‘talkies’. Watch closely and you might just catch a glimpse of a tin of Crimson Rouge vintage makeup, which is actually made by modern vintage cosmetics brand Besame Cosmetics. Besame Cosmetics 1938 Crimson … Read more

The Marvelous 1950s Costumes of Marvelous Mrs Maisel

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Costumes and Sets Bring "Magical Color" to Season 2

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Marvelous Mrs Maisel  is about a Jewish mother who explores her passions by becoming a comedian. The show uses 1950s fashion throughout the plot using colours and patterns to express both the glamour and austerity found in the post-war period. The 1950s costumes create an authentic portrayal of this time period, and illustrates … Read more

Top Online Vintage Clothing Stores

Shop at the best online vintage clothing stores as voted for by vintage fans! We’ve curated a list of suppliers so you can buy your perfect vintage dress and vote for your favourite retro shops. This list includes luxury second-hand designer pieces as well as vintage bargains on Ebay and Etsy. Start hunting for vintage … Read more

Stars Reveal 1960s Costumes for Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Margot Robbie has joined Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt in posting a photo of herself in 1960s costume for her new role in Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to be released in July 2019. She stars in the 1960s outfit as Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, who was famously murdered by the Manson Family … Read more

Liza Minnelli’s Cabaret Costume Sells for 10X Estimate

Liza Minnelli’s signature Cabaret costume of bowler hat, boots and halter top vest sold for $81,250 and smashed their estimate of just $6000. The auction on August 1st, Love Liza, was held by Profiles in History in Los Angeles and sold much of the actress’s personal archive as well as items belonging to her mother Judy … Read more

Legendary Punk Memorabilia For Sale

Some of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s early fashion designs will go under the hammer at Bonham’s auctioneers on July 18. The items are from the collection of Mark Jay who was a founding editor of the punk fanzine Skum. The punk pair of Sex Pistols manager McLaren and fashion designer Westwood noticed Jay’s artwork … Read more

World-Record-Breaking Chap Olympiad This Saturday

If you haven’t already heard about the Chap Olympiad – now into its second decade of events – then you have some catching up to do. Every year hundreds of well-dressed competitors assemble in London’s Bedford Square Gardens to compete in such games as ironing board surfing, umbrella jousting and volleyball with bowler hats. The … Read more

Bill Whitten – the Forgotten Story of Glam

You’ve probably never heard of Bill Whitten. He was the costume designer who gave Michael Jackson his white glove. “It was very simple,” Whitten once said. “The audience was missing his hand and feet movements. They couldn’t see the quick gestures he was making.” But his influence doesn’t stop there.  He put Elton John in … Read more

A Century of Fashion Photography

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 opened June 26 at the J. Paul Getty Museum and features more than 160 fashion photographs alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos and advertisements in the world’s most comprehensive analysis of fashion photography. Drawn from the Getty Museum’s photographs collection as well as … Read more