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History of Halloween

Falling between Autumn and Winter, History of Halloween ( All Hallows Eve, Al Hallows Evening ) is a celebration of superstition with costumes, gatherings and lots of sweet treats! It began as the festival of Samhain and was part of the ancient Celtic […]

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Hair and Makeup of the 1960s

Hair and Makeup of the 1960s Hair and Makeup of the 1960s varied considerably; from the au naturel look of the Hippies to the bright and bold statement style of the Mod movement. Here we take a look at the […]

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Swinging Sixties

It’s that time of year again, trade show season, and many of you may have already noticed that we have been travelling far and wide showcasing our upcoming collection. You may also have noticed that we have included some beautiful […]

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The Punk Movement

Origins of the Punk Movement and Subculture. It is, still to this day, heavily debated as to where and when the Punk movement exactly began. Everyone has their own thoughts and definitions and there are foundation stones found in several […]

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Day of the Dead

History of Day of the Dead and the Sugar Skull Tradition. The wonderful and most fascinating celebration of the Day of the Dead takes place in central and southern Mexico on the 1st and 2nd of November and is an […]

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1950s Dancing Days

Oh what we would give to relive some of the wonderful 1950s dancing and the exciting atmosphere, and the fashion (!) that went along with it. Whether it be at a school prom, homecoming or, in fact, anywhere that there […]

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1940s Victory Rolls

1940s Victory Rolls, just one of the reasons why the 40’s is one of our favourite decades along with the emergence of beautiful, feminine fashion and style. After the stresses and strains of World War II and the economic troubles that came […]

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Vintage Inspired Shoes

Our vintage inspired shoes echoes similarities from the war torn 40’s and dazzling 50’s. Shoes in the 1940’s, because of the Second World War, became very difficult and expensive to buy and heel lengths were restricted due to rationing of materials such as […]

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1940s Swing Pants

Before the 1940s swing pants weren’t a wardrobe staple for most women. They were only needed when working in the factories for health and safety reasons and they were much easier to wear than skirts and dresses. Many women did not want to […]

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